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A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday alleged that the governor of the State, Hope Uzodinma, attacked him with “more than 1000 thugs”.

Senator Okorocha to appear in court over breach of public peace

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Anayo Okorocha, is expected to be arraigned in court Monday (today) in Owerri over an alleged disturbance of public peace following a fracas between his aides and Imo state government personnel.
The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations has recommended payment of N500,000 as compensation to Mrs Ogunleye Ajayi, wife of a murdered officer in the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Ekiti panel recommends N500,000 compensation for widow of slain SARS officer

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations has recommended payment of N500,000 as compensation to Mrs Ogunleye Ajayi, wife of a murdered officer in the disbanded police Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS).
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

LCC decries bank debts, fate of over 500 workers

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has again appealed for the understanding of aggrieved youths who are bent on preventing the company from commencing the evaluation of the extent of the damage done to its assets on the night of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, citing the subsisting bank debts and the fate of its over 500 workers as compelling reasons the process ought to begin now.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor orders probe into ‘brutalisation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to institute an investigation into the harassment of some protesters who were arrested during last Saturday’s botched protest at the Lekki Tollgate.
The Inspector General of Police, IG Mohammed Adamu, yesterday vowed that the police would arrest the arsonists involved in the inferno that razed the house of Chief Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State last Tuesday.

IGP charges police officers to be ruthless with criminals

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has asked personnel of Nigerian Police Force to be firm and ruthless with “criminal elements”.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

Lagos CP orders immediate release of 35 protesters

The protesters were arrested on Saturday after they attempted to start a fresh protest against planned reopening of toll collection at the Lekki Toll Plaza, which was shut following the #EndSARS protest last October.
The new State Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command, CP Janet Agbede, has formally taken over the headship of the Command with a stern warning to criminals in Abia to flee from the state or face the full wrath of the law.

Abia journalists warn against police harassment of traditional rulers

Abia Media Forum, a body of media men from Abia State have condemned as double standard, the penchant of the State Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede who it accused of demeaning traditional institutions in the state and humiliating traditional rulers that she invites to state headquarter at will.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police canvass synergy with other security agencies to curb insecurity

The new Sango-Ota Area Commander of Nigerian Police Force, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Muyideen Obe, said this during a familiarisation visit to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) RS2.22, Ota Unit Command, in Ogun.
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Apostle Suleman sues Pastor David for N5 billion as IGP orders arrest

Senior Pastor and General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has instituted legal actions against one Pastor Mike Davids who accused him of interfering in his marriage.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

SANs: IGP Adamu’s tenure extension illegal, breach of Police Act

Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, on Thursday, described as illegal, the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to retain the retired Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in office for another three months.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020.

Police laud Lagos assembly for taking ‘bold step’ to curb cultism

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF), on Tuesday, commended Lagos House of Assembly for taking `bold step’ to curb the menace of cultism and other vices in the state.
Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC: Emergency communications centres will enhance public safety

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has disclosed that the activation of its Emergency Communications Centres (ECCs) across the country will enhance public safety.
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Exam malpractice: Court acquits Senator Adeleke’s brother, three others

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, discharged and acquitted Adeleke and three other Defendants- Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro, Osun State), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (the school’s Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (a teacher in the school)- of the seven-count charge the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, entered against them.

FRSC: Four die in road accident in Kwara

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara Command, on Sunday, said four persons died in a crash which occurred on the outskirt of Ilorin, on Ogbomoso-Ilorin road.
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Cross River State, Chief Linus Okom passed away on Tuesday.

Cross River PDP chieftain passes on

Confirming his death, Mr Edward Ajang the member representing Bekwara State Constituency in the House of Assembly said the demise of Chief Okom is a great loss to the state and country at large.
“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Police: We are monitoring #EndSARS panel to improve policing

The spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force, Frank Mba, has said that the force is closely monitoring all #EndSARS judicial panel across the entire nation towards improving policing and making ethical adjustments.

One dead, 3 children injured in Osun road mishap

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that one woman died while three children sustained various degree of injuries in a road accident on Gbogan-Ibadan highway on Thursday.
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ActionAid launches project against Gender-Based Violence

An international organization, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, Wednesday, joined the commemoration of 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-Based Violence, GBV, and officially launched the Women-Led Integrated Protection Action Against Gender-Based Violence (Wipe-GBV) Project.

Yuletide: FRSC urges drivers to be patient, maintain speed limit

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday, urged motorists and other road users to always be patient and maintain speed limit while driving on the highway.
The Independent Investigative Panel on alleged Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, recorded a landmark success following its recovery on behalf of a complainant, Mr. Gabriel Ofoma, of his landed property document.

#EndSARS: Abuja panel recovers land document seized by police monitoring unit

The Independent Investigative Panel on alleged Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, recorded a landmark success following its recovery on behalf of a complainant, Mr. Gabriel Ofoma, of his landed property document.

#EndSARS: Edo lawyer wants judicial panel of enquiry on police attacks

An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

Mixed reactions trail proposed police rehabilitation fund

Mixed reactions have continued to trail plans by the private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), to spend N100 billion in rehabilitating all the 44 damaged and destroyed police stations nationwide, during the #EndSARS protests.

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Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

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A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

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South-West PDP crisis deepens over congress

The party has been polarised following vested interests of the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde and a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose over who becomes the next zonal chairman of the party.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina cannot be trusted with another bail – court

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, told Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team (PRTT), that he cannot be trusted with another bail after jumping the first granted him.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

OYC: Nothing must happen to Sunday Igboho

Yoruba youths under the aegis of Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, weekend warned that nothing must happen to the freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
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