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Femi Falana writes President Buhari over illegal arrests of Nigerians, foreigners

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to continued “indiscriminate illegal arrests and detention” of some Nigerian citizens as well as foreigners by the State Security Service.

Ex-President Jonathan’s men re-looted recovered Sani Abacha’s loot – Don

A professor of Law at the University of Lagos, Ayodele Atsenuwa, has said that most of the funds allegedly stolen under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were money recovered from late Nigeria’s dictator, Sani Abacha.

SERAP condemns face-off between EFCC, DSS, NIA

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has condemned the face-off between officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and those of the State Security Service (SSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) over the foiled attempt to arrest the former heads of SSS and NIA, Ita Ekpeyong and Ayo Oke respectively.

Governor Bagudu intervenes to end violent clash between farmers, herdsmen

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Friday visited the scene of a violent clash between farmers and herdsmen in the Bakoshi community in Suru local government area of the state.

Operation Lion Roars: 30 criminals arrested, curfew relaxed in Kogi

Kogi State government says 30 criminals have been arrested during a joint task force operation code named Operation Lion Roars, which necessitated the imposition of a 2-day full curfew on the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State made up of Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ogori/Magongo, Okehi and Okene LGAs.

President Buhari urged to free ailing Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Nigeria's government was on Thursday urged to order the release of a pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim group leader, who has been in custody for nearly two years since clashes with soldiers.

Why Justice Okon Abang struck out ex-Presient Jonathan’s N1 billion request from Olisa Metuh

A former President, Goodluck Jonathan, may have to repeat his request to be given N1 billion before appearing as a witness in the trial of former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisah Metuh.

Court fixes date to hear ex-President Jonathan’s ‘N1 billion application’ in Olisa Metuh’s trial

The trial of former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, has again been adjourned till Wednesday to allow the court entertain arguments by prospective witnesses in the matter.

You can’t bar Senator Kashamu from convention – Court tells PDP

A Federal High Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital, has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from preventing the Chief Makanjola Ogundipe-led South-West Zonal Executive Committee and other delegates from the zone from attending the December 9 elective national convention of the party.

Rotimi Amaechi launches app, short code *735# for passenger safety

Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated the Committee for the flag-off of Transport short code *735# and Transport Social Media (TSM) Mobile Application as a policy tool for the enhancement of passengers and Motor Parks safety as well as providing database for stakeholders.

Nigerian Army begins Operation Crocodile Smile II in Cross River

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday unveiled the second phase of a special operation code named ‘Operation Crocodile Smile II‘ in Cross River State.

Ex-SSS chief faults military operation in South-east

A former director of the State Security Service, SSS, Mike Ejiofor, has faulted the ongoing military operation in Nigeria’s South-east, describing it as having the potential to compound the security challenges in the country.

CDHR condemns SSS attack on journalists in Osun

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, in Osun State has described as barbaric and condemnable, the unprovoked attack on journalists by overzealous officers of the State Security Service, SSS.

Buhari orders arrest of perpetrators, sponsors of Plateau killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to crack down on the perpetrators and sponsors of the latest violent attacks in Ancha village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by Idris Mamman-Gatumbwa challenging the nomination of Governor Babagana Zulum by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as its governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections.

Federal government raises alarm over new cassava brown streak disease

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Cleric seeks end to 40 years marriage over sex denial after eight children

An Islamic cleric Ganiyu Salami, on Thursday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to end his 40 years marriage to Halimatu, for allegedly denying him sex and threatening his life.
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IMN kicks as court adjourns Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s bail hearing

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

CSOs give Governor Ayade 60 days to conduct council polls

A coalition of Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) in Cross River, have given Governor Ben Ayade 60 days to conduct local government election in the state.