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Three killed, three injured in Abuja multiple accidents

At least three people have been killed while three others sustained varying degrees of injury after a white Mercedes Benz 4Matic 2016 model collided with two commercial tricycles around CITEC Estate, Gwarimpa, Abuja.

Taraba killings: How kidnap suspect was freed from home

An army captain allegedly freed suspected kidnapper, Hamisu Wadume, at his personal residence after whisking him away from the Ibi military base in Taraba State.

Police confirm abduction of pregnant woman in Sokoto

Police in Sokoto State has confirmed the abduction of a housewife identified as Luba Bello in Dange Shuni local Government area of the state by suspected gunmen.

Rebels kill 12 in South Sudan bus attack

At least 12 people, including a child, were on Thursday killed when unknown rebels ambushed two buses outside South Sudan’s capital Juba.

Police deny killing Lagos cleaner

The Lagos State Police Command has denied killing a cleaner, identified only as Francis, in the Ilupeju area of the state.
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Police discover kidnappers hideout in Minna

The Niger state Police Command has discovered some buildings that serve as hideouts for kidnappers in Minna, Niger state.

Police arrests 26-year-old fake drugs manufacturer in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi on Saturday arrested a 26-year-old man, Victor Oguwa, suspected to be fake drugs manufacturer.
Nigeria Police

Man allegedly detained, extorted for cautioning policemen over reckless driving

An office support staff of the Lagos State Inland Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr. Michael Green, has alleged that he was detained at Makinde Division, on false accusation of being a thief and phone snatcher.

Teacher commits suicide in Kano

Police Spokesman, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident, said they have already deposited Femi’s corpse at the Murtala Muhammad Hospital
Dapo Abiodun

Police uncover plans to disrupt Dapo Abiodun’s May 29 inauguration

The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday said it has uncovered plans by unscrupulous individuals to instigate crisis across the state, ostensibly to disrupt the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy; Engr. Noimot Salako–Oyedele on May 29, 2019.

Police demolish kidnapper’s den in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has demolished a building inside of a forest where kidnappers hid their victims while waiting for ransom to be paid.
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Authorities in Sri Lanka suspend social media

Government Officials on Monday said, some social media networks will be temporarily blocked in Sri Lanka, after messages shared online raised religious tensions that have been running high since the deadly Easter Sunday bombings.
Kidnap Victim

Kidnappers refuse to free lawyer after collecting N5 million ransom

The family of a Wukari-based senior legal practitioner, Barrister Yabura, have expressed concern over refusal of his abductors to release him after collecting N5million ransom.
Mina Mangal

Gunmen kill female ex-Afghan journalist in Kabul

Gunmen shot dead Mina Mangal, a former television journalist and adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation.
Nigeria Police

Police rescue toddler kidnapped from Lagos church

The police in Lagos have rescued a two-year-old child abducted from the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Church (MFM) regional headquarters in Agege in March.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

Police probe Easter procession tragedy in Gombe, 11 confirmed dead

The Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, has ordered a speedy and comprehensive investigation into the tragic accident on Sunday in Gombe, when the driver of a bus rammed into a procession of Easter revellers in Gombe state.
The family of Faye Mooney, a 29-year-old British aid worker killed in Nigeria by kidnappers, have paid tribute to her bravery and belief in societal change that “took her to places others feared”.

British tourist killed in Kaduna identified

The woman killed during the recent attack on Kajuru Castle has been named by the British high commission as Faye Mooney.
Police cordon off the area after an explosion hit St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo. [MA Pushpa Kumara-EPA]

Two killed in new blast in Sri Lankan capital

A fresh blast hit a hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Sunday, killing at least two people, a police spokesman said, after a string of explosions at churches and hotels.
A person shows a scar on his neck as he takes refuge outside a local park near the Sydenham Police Station soon after foreign nationals were displaced during xenophobic attacks in Durban on March 27, 2019 following violence against immigrants and other foreigners. PHOTO | RAJESH JANTILAL | AFP

South Africa government condemns xenophobic attacks

The South African government has condemned attacks against immigrants after a spate of assaults this week that raised fears of a resurgence of deadly xenophobic attacks.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police deploy officers as supplementary elections hold

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and their respective Commissioners of Police in states where supplementary elections are taking place to ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for the conduct of the elections.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Rivers elections: Police, Army resolve conflict

The Nigerian Police Force the Nigerian Army on Friday announced that they have resolved the conflict that ensued between them during the governorship and House of Assembly election in Rivers State.
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Police debunk raiding operation before elections in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has debunked a story in the social media that it will carry out general raiding in the state on Thursday and Friday before elections.

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An Appeal Court in Makurdi on Thursday held that the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Aliyu Tijani, for alleged N248.5million fraud, is illegal, null and of no effect.

Appeal court upturns high court judgement on Ibaji constituency

The Court of Appeal has upturned the judgement of the High court that quashed the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Ibaji state constituency re-run election in Kogi State.
NDLEA

Drug fight: NDLEA takes campaign to homes

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it is prepared to take its renewed campaign against the use of illicit drugs to nuclear families.

Experts urge federal government to provide ICT for vulnerable children

Experts in the technology and digital advocacy group have urged the Federal and State governments to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to the children and girls in vulnerable communities to enable them acquire skills to compete favourably and fairly among their peers.

NCC arrests five suspects over SIM cards fraud

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday announced the arrest of five suspects for alleged engagement in the fraudulent registration and sales of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Nigerian government reaffirms commitment to fund Unity Schools

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to fund the 104 unity schools across the country to enable them deliver quality education.

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The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Family announces funeral rites for late Yinka Odumakin

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of the late Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, has released the official funeral arrangements for the deceased.

NSF: Team Nasarawa attacked, one feared dead

Team Nasarawa contingent to the just concluded 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City, Edo State escaped death on Thursday nightwhile returning to Laifa.

Nigerian governors violating constitution by hindering financial autonomy of judiciary – lawyer

Mr Olalekan Babatunde, a former Secretary, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Ife Branch, says state governors are violating the Constitution by hindering financial autonomy of judiciary.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Global coronavirus deaths surpass three million

The platform’s record, which is updated by the minute, places the total number of recoveries at 119,432,902 out of the 140,598,859 cases recorded worldwide.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 15 over criminal conspiracy in Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State has arrested 15 suspects for alleged conspiracy, inciting disturbances and cruelty to animals.