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Police: We didn’t release ‘Baby Awka’ on Anambra governor’s orders

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John B. Abang, yesterday, cleared the air on the controversy surrounding the release of a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Emeka Agwumadu (a.k.a Baby Awka) and three others arrested for alleged sponsorship of cultists in Awka.

Eleven ‘notorious kidnappers’ nabbed in Plateau

The Plateau State Police command has arrested and paraded 11 people allegedly involved in kidnapping and other criminal acts in the State.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: Soldiers mistook attacked policemen for kidnappers

The Nigerian Army has said the three policemen and a civilian killed by soldiers during a gun battle along Ibi-Wukari Road in Taraba State were mistaken for kidnappers.

Kano guber: Agents agree to cancellation of Gawa poll – PDP

All the agents of the political parties that participated in the Kano governorship election agreed to the cancellation of the poll’s results in Gawa Ward of the state on March 9, 2019.

Governor Bagudu lauds security agencies’ resilience against banditry

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has commended security agencies for their resilience in waging war against banditry and other crimes in the state.
Italian Mafia boss Rocco Morabito has fled Uruguayan police cell in Montevideo,

Italian mafia boss Morabito flees Uruguayan police cell

El Pais reported that Morabito and three other detainees escaped through the roof of the Police Headquarters of Montevideo and entered a neighbor’s house.

ICPC: Nigeria must deploy intelligence to combat terrorism, banditry

Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has charged Nigeria to deploy intelligence if she wants to be able to combat terrorism, banditry and kidnapping.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: Political, religious leaders fueling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused ethnic, political and religious leaders of sponsoring and inciting inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence in the country.

Priest arrested for faking own ‘kidnap’

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a priest in the Methodist Church, Rev. Peter Adegoke Adewuyi, for allegedly faking his own kidnap to collect ransom from church members and other individuals.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: Political, religious leaders fueling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari says most instances of inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence were and are still being sponsored or incited by ethnic, political or religious leaders.
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Police nab 277 robbery, kidnapper suspects in Oyo

Oyo State Police Command has arrested 277 armed robbery and kidnapper suspects in the state between January and June 1.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey coup: 74 people sentenced to life imprisonment

A court in Ankara on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment 74 suspects, including former helicopter pilots, over their alleged role in the failed 2016 coup by a faction in the military.

Police begin move to recover stolen girl

The Edo State Police Command is in a dilemma on how to recover little Amanda Osaruoname who was stolen alongside her two years old sister, Christabel by two of their father’s female tenants.

Insecurity: No sacred cows in Anambra – Governor Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state on Thursday restated his commitment to fighting crime and criminality in the state.

Minister: We have depreciated Boko Haram’s efficacy

The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its position that it has “largely depreciated the efficiency and efficacy of Boko Haram” insurgents.

Gunmen abduct five-day-old baby, police detain father

A five-day-old baby allegedly abducted in their home in Ijagbe commmunity, Mopa-Muro Local Government Area, Kogi, is yet to be found 10 days after the incident.

Police arrests spiritual father of kidnappers terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna highway

The police headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48, said to be the “spiritual father” of armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals terrorizing motorists and other road users along the Abuja/Kaduna highway.

Man rapes seven-month pregnant woman, strangles her

For three months now, nightmare has become the companion of 25-year-old Timbring Namkut who raped and strangled to death a Fulani woman who was taking her bath in a river at Gamnan village, Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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The United States and China exchanged blows Friday as each side increased punitive tariffs on the other, intensifying a trade war that is threatening to engulf the global economy.

Gani Adams: How OPC fought for democracy in Nigeria

The Aare Onakakanfo, Chief Gani Adams, said the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election led to the establishment of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).
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Robert Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern beat Schalke

Hat-trick hero Robert Lewandowski hailed the strength of Bayern Munich’s squad after securing a 3-0 victory over Schalke on Saturday, as new signing Philippe Coutinho made his Bundesliga debut for the German giants.
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Nigerian ‘Iron Lady’ returns to face Martina Horgasz

Nigeria’s Helen ‘Iron Lady’ Joseph will fight Martina Horgasz from Hungary as she continues to rack up fights in her return to professional boxing.
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Ellah Lakes shareholders approve fresh capital raise

Shareholders of Ellah Lakes Plc have approved the plan by the company to raise additional capital to pursue its growth plan. They gave the approval at the company’s Extra-Ordinary General Meeting, EGM, in Lagos.