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Abducted Nasarawa APC candidate regains freedom

The Police Command in Nasarawa state has confirmed the release of Mr David Ayele, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Obi II state constituency in the 2019 election, abducted on Sunday in Lafia.

24-year-old man bag death sentence for killing stepmother

A Plateau High Court sitting in Jos on Thursday sentenced 24-year-old man, Binfa Lamde, to death-by-hanging for hacking his stepmother to death.

Yuletide: 2,000 policemen deployed in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom Police Command says it has deployed no fewer than 2,000 personnel to strategic locations across the state to ensure a hitch-free Christmas celebration.

Man allegedly swindles another of N4.1 million in mineral deposit scam

An Ilorin Senior Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 38-year-old man, Lawal Temitope, be remanded in Federal Prison for allegedly swindling a businessman of N4.1 million, being money to mine diatomite, a mineral deposit.

Police arraign censor board boss for stealing generator

Adedayo Thomas, the Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censor Board (NFVCB), who police accused of stealing a generator set, has appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja.

Police arrest 51 suspected IPOB members in Abia

The Police in Abia State on Wednesday arrested 51 persons suspected to be members of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) but operating as members of “Judaism’’, in Umuahia.
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Police arrest five abductors of Bauchi APC chieftains

Police have arrested five suspected kidnappers of 14-year-old son of Bauchi politician, Alhaji Bashir Bukar Rimin Zayam, and the daughter of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Toro Local Government Area, Alhaji Sha’aban.

LAUTECH student arrested for stabbing boyfriend to death

A 23-year-old final year female student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Abiodun Olabisi, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command over murder of a fresh graduate of the university, Adegun Lekan.
Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves

Police use cameras and fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves

Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves, reports the Associated Press. Using GPS trackers and doorbells cameras provided by Amazon, police are able to track and apprehend would-be thieves.

Eliminating corruption in Nigeria’s electoral process

The INEC boss noted further that “vote-buying is illegal, undemocratic and morally poignant and a threat to the sanctity of the ballot.

Court sentences mason to three years in prison for raping seven-year-old

An Upper Area Court I, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Wednesday, sentenced a 43-year-old mason, Augustine Arafan, to three years in prison for raping a seven-year-old girl.
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Two dead at rally for DR Congo opposition candidate

Two supporters of a Democratic Republic of Congo opposition presidential candidate were killed in clashes with police at a rally on Tuesday, a local human rights organisation said, as tensions rise just 12 days before a crucial election.

Four reportedly killed in Makurdi cult clash

No fewer than four persons were, on Monday night, reportedly killed during a clash between rival cult groups, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Police foil kidnap attempt, arrest 48 suspected cultists in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it had foiled kidnap attempts on some notable persons at Iba area of the state and arrested 47 suspected cultists at various hideouts.

Man arrested over death of girlfriend

The Police in Enugu State says it has started investigation into the incident involving one Chibuzor Okonkwo, who killed his lover, Nkemakonam Onovo.

104,289 applicants register for 10,000 police constable job

The Police Service Commission has received 104,289 applications from interested Nigerians who want employment into the Nigeria Police Force as Constables.

Solomon Arase: Let’s use African culture to address security challenges

A former Inspector General of Police, Dr Solomon E. Arase, has said that the complexities of insecurity in the country could be addressed if Nigerians embraces African culture and values.

Police arrest father for allegedly defiling daughter

The Police Command in Lagos state has arrested 58-year-old commercial motorcyclist, named withheld, for allegedly defiling his 14-year-old daughter.

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EFCC files 59 charges against Doyin Okupe over alleged N120 million fraud

Following his inability to return N120m allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has filed 59 charges against a former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

NECA tasks federal government on implementation of minimum wage by January 2019

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association says Federal Government must conclude all legal processes for the implementation of the 30,000 minimum wage before Dec. 31, to ensure its implementation by January 1, 2019.

Federal government says $4.2 billion of textiles, garments imported or smuggled into Nigeria annually

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, said the cumulative value of textiles and garments imported or smuggled into the country annually was estimated at 4.2 billion dollars.
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National Sports Festival: Biased officiating worry athletes, spectators

Some athletes and spectators at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja say they are getting worried at the quality and performance of those officiating at the competition.