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Prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested

A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says.

Amassoma unrest: Police arrest 18, rescue 80 corps members

The Bayelsa State Police Command has given graphic details of how its men were attacked in Amassoma community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state over the unrest at the Niger Delta University.

Two feared killed in violence at Bayelsa university

At least two persons were on Tuesday feared killed while others were injured following a clash between the police and protesters at the Niger Delta University (NDU), Amasoma, in Bayelsa State.

Soldiers storm police station over murder of colleague

There was commotion along Ada George Road in Port Harcourt on Thursday morning as soldiers sacked the Rumukpakani Police Station, allegedly over the killing of their colleague by a policeman.

IGP’s wife urges police officers, men to empower women

Wife of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Princess Asmau Ndayako Idris, on Wednesday, made a passionate appeal to Police officers and men to empower their wives to support family sustenance.

Police Recruitment: Applicants to undergo mental evaluation

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police in charge of Training, Emmanuel Inyang, on Wednesday said that candidates being screened in the ongoing police recruitment exercise would go through a mental evaluation to ascertain their suitability for the job.

Kaduna Attack: Police confirm 45 killed in Birnin Gwari

The Kaduna State Police commissioner, Austin Iwar, on Sunday confirmed that 45 villagers were killed by bandits in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

Amnesty: Human rights at risk in Nigeria

The intimidation and harassment of journalists and bloggers, as well as violent crackdowns on peaceful protests, show the determination of the authorities to suppress the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Nigeria, said Amnesty International Nigeria on Thursday, World Press Freedom Day.

Senator Dino Melaye granted bail, re-arrested by police

The police on Wednesday arraigned Senator Dino Melaye before a Magistrate’s Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja amid heavy presence of police officers.

Man sentenced to death for armed robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court has sentenced a man, Kingsley Okorowande, to death by hanging after being found guilty of armed robbery.

Policeman assaults superior with iron bar, rejects assignment

A Zimbabwean policeman who was detailed to investigate the stabbing case between a Binga villager and another man severely assaulted his superior with an iron bar, while refusing to take on the case.

Police officers held for questioning over invasion of outpost by gang

Some police officers attached to an outpost in Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, are facing interrogation by authorities of the State Police Command following the invasion of the outpost by a gang hoodlums suspected to be cultists last week.

Sierra Leone’s ‘little gifts’ incite fight against graft

Whether you want to sit an exam, get electricity or just drive in town, life in Sierra Leone is punctuated by endless "little gifts" to those with power.

Pro-Buhari group condemns N22 billion ghost police scandal

The Buhari Media Support Group, BMSG, has said the discovery of N22.3 billion paid to ghost policemen monthly is most condemnable “and therefore deserving of the greatest penalties in our laws.”

South Africa opposition demands ministers’ arrest after Gupta raid

A South African opposition party has demanded that the police extend their Wednesday raid on the influential Gupta family to include government ministers linked to a corruption scandal.

HIV positive man to die for killing wife

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday sentenced one Katungi Phillips to death for stabbing his wife, Justina James, to death for allegedly infecting him with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Governor Okorocha rewards 50 outstanding police officers in Imo

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has rewarded 50 outstanding police officers in the state for their wonderful performances in curbing crime in 2017.

Police mobilise 12,000 personnel for Kano local council election

Over 12,000 police officers and other paramilitary personnel are expected to provide security during Saturday’s local government election in Kano.

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