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Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed that no fewer than 15,000 security operatives would be deployed to monitor Saturday’s national election in the State.

15, 000 security operatives to monitor polls in Edo

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed that no fewer than 15,000 security operatives would be deployed to monitor Saturday’s national election in the State.

Election: NPS beefs up security in prisons in Enugu

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) says it has beefed up security in prison yards across Enugu State ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Rights groups have accused China of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims [Thomas Peter-Reuters]

China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet’s death

China has hit back at claims by Turkey over its treatment of Uighur people, and denied reports a prominent poet and musician from the ethnic Muslim minority was tortured to death in prison.
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Embassy: 102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons

The Embassy of Nigeria in Chad on Friday said no fewer than 102 Nigerians were in the country’s prisons, serving varying jail terms.

Gunmen kill retired Prisons chief, aide in Kogi

Unidentified assailants have murdered a retired Deputy Controller-General of Prisons, Dr. Adewale Oloyede, and his orderly, SIP Dauda Michael, near Osara town in Kogi State.
The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has urged residents of the state against being obsessd with ethnicity and religion.

Governor El-Rufai: Past election theft induced widespread violence

Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, has said electoral theft in the past induced widespread electoral violence in the state.

Court remands barber in Kirikiri Prisons over alleged armed robbery

A 26-year-old barber, Muhammed Omele, who allegedly robbed a man of N800,000, while armed with gun, was on Friday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

Nigeria Prisons donate to motherless babies’ home

The Nigeria Prisons Service, Cross River State Command, has donated items for the upkeep of the Uwanse Motherless Babies’ Home in Calabar.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C-L) and Fouzi Lekjaa (C-R), 3rd Vice President of CAF, speak to the press during the 12th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly meeting in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on September 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED

Egypt in race against time to host 2019 AFCON

Chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt faces a race against time to get ready for the event in five months, but experts say it will meet the challenge.

Cleric remanded in Lagos over alleged sodomy

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 44-year-old cleric, Taiwo Opaleke, charged with defiling a male teenager, should be kept at the Kirikiri Prisons.

Nasarawa chief judge faults condition of prison inmates

Irked over non-arraignment of many prison inmates four years after their arrest, Justice Suleiman Dikko, Chief Judge (CJ) of Nasarawa State, has threatened to stop signing arrest warrants for the police.

Governor Lalong secures release of 37 prison inmates

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has secured the release of 37 prisoners serving various jail terms at the Shendam Prisons.
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Lawyers back calls for prisoners’ right to vote

Some legal practitioners in the Federal Capital Territory have supported the calls for prisoners to exercise their civic rights during elections.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Boxing Day: Godwin Obaseki urges love, support, unity among Nigerians

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged residents of Edo State and Nigerians in general, to spread love and support for one another to deepen unity in the country, noting that only the feeling of oneness will help Nigeria survive hard times.

FRSC decorates 42 newly promoted officers in Kwara

The Kwara Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday in Ilorin decorated 42 officers promoted to different ranks.

Fred Ajudua’s counsel challenges Ishaya Bamaiyi to tell the court how he earned $8.4...

Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN), the defence counsel for Fred Ajudua, a former Lagos socialite, challenged a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (rtd), to provide proof of the source of the $8.4 million his client allegedly defrauded him of in 2004.

68 inmates gain freedom in Ogun

The Ogun Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, has granted pardon to 68 inmates from the five prisons in the state.

Controller: Nigeria’s prisons not punitive but correctional centres

Lagos State Controller of Prison, Mr Tunde Ladipo, on Tuesday said that Nigeria prisons were no longer a punishment institution rather a reformative and correctional centre

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Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State.

Election postponement: APC manipulating INEC to rig polls – Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Dr Jonah David Jang, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them rig the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Labour Party candidate receives postponement news with mix feeling

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Issa Aremu, has said the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was accompanied with mixed feelings.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
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Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.