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An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

High Court dismisses former employee’s libel suit against Eunisell

An Abuja High Court has dismissed a defamation case filed against Eunisell Limited and two others.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

Senate moves to end discrimination against women police

The Senate has commenced moves to put an end to discrimination against women in the Nigeria Police Force with Thursday’s consideration of the Police Act Amendment Bill, 2019.

Court stops withdrawal of criminal charges against lawmaker-elect

An Edo State High Court, Criminal Division has stopped an attempt by the Nigeria Police to withdraw criminal charges against the member-elect for Ovia North East I Constituency, Mr. Dunez Onaiwu Ugiagbe.

Activist asks court to stop special military operations

Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, an activist has filed suits in Lagos and Abuja seeking to stop ongoing special operations by the Nigerian Army across the country.
Abubakar Malami

AGF backs IGP on police recruitment procedure

Attorney-General Abubakar Malami has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Nigeria Police Force conclude the ongoing recruitment of new constables, dealing a crucial blow to the Police Service Commission that has long asserted constitutional powers over recruitment and regulatory obligations of the police.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.
Biodun Fatoyinbo

Rape scandal: Lawyers ask police to investigate COZA pastor

The Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has urged the police to immediately commence investigation on the rape allegation levelled against Biodun Fatoyimbo by Busola Dakolo, wife of the musician, Timi Dakolo.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 1

President Buhari rejects bid to stop EFCC, ICPC, others from seizing assets

The bill is seeking to establish the Proceeds of Crimes Recovery and Management Agency (POCA), which will strip the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and six other agencies of powers to seize assets or invoke the forfeiture clause. It has been sent to the President.

Osun polls result protest: Court orders Senator Saraki, Melaye, Murray-Bruce to honour police invitation

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Senators Dino Melaye and Ben Murray-Bruce to immediately honour the invitation for questioning over their roles in the October 5, 2018 street procession staged in Abuja by the Peoples Democratic Party.

Court upholds sack of three policemen for receiving bribe

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday, affirmed the dismissal of three policemen, who were sacked for receiving 5,000 dollars as bribe.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed its disappointment and shock at the postponement of the Nigerian elections hours to the election.

Situation Room urges security agents not to infringe on people’s right

The coalition of civil society organisations, under the auspices of the Situation Room, has enjoined the security agents on election duty to be guided by the Electoral law and try to be as civil as possible in performing the duties on Saturday.
Mohammed Adamu, Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), on Wednesday tasked 68 Mobile Squadron Commanders across the country in Force Headquarters in Abuja, on the need to maintain the peace during the forthcoming general elections.

Election: Acting IGP Adamu warns MOPOL commanders against violence

Mohammed Adamu, Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), on Wednesday tasked 68 Mobile Squadron Commanders across the country in Force Headquarters in Abuja, on the need to maintain the peace during the forthcoming general elections.

Election: PMF to protect INEC officials, observers

As part of efforts to ensure hitch free election, the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has disclosed that the Police Mobile Force (PMF), will be in charge of the protection of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials, local and international observers, and other sensitive materials.

Police dismiss FSARS officer, demote others for extorting motorists

An inspector of the Nigerian Police Force attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robery Squad (FSARS), Charles Omotosho, has been dismissed for extorting road users in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

General Abacha’s ex-CSO Hamza Al-Mustapha set to join presidential race

Retired Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, says he will join the presidential race if prevailed upon by Nigerians to do so.

Senate questions deployment of 30,000 policemen in Ekiti

During plenary on Tuesday, Deputy Majority Leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah, said that “It is not acceptable for public funds to be used to deploy 30,000 policemen for the Ekiti election while the government could not moblise 10,000 policemen to stop the killings in Plateau and Zamfara states.

IGP Ibrahim ‎Idris drags Senate, Senator Saraki to court over summons

The hide and seek between the Senate and the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has taken a legal dimension with a suit by the latter challenging his summons by the Senate.

Supreme Court orders Mobil to reinstate, pay 860 sacked employees

The Supreme Court on Friday voided the sacking of about 860 employees by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited.

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Lagosians express concerns following NAFDAC’s alert on using paracetamol for food preparation

Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.
Nigeria;s striker, Victor Osimhen, has been sanctified fit and ready by medical doctors to play for Lille against Monaco on Saturday in the French Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen on target in Lille’s Coupe de la Ligue win

Victor Osimhen scored the second goal as Lille defeated Gonfreville 2-0 in a Coupe de la Ligue clash at the Stade Oceans, Le Havre on Saturday afternoon.
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo guber: Judiciary, electoral system on trial – Emeka Ihedioha

The sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the nation’s judiciary and the electoral system have been put on trial.
The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds

Amotekun: Cleric urges South-West governors to remain resolute in your determination to tackle insecurity

The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Reverend Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds.
In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.

Nigerian Airforce takes delivery of two new Augusta attack helicopters for combat operations

In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.