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Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: PDP has no preferred candidate in Bayelsa

Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, who is also the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for Bayelsa said the party has no preferred aspirant for its primary election in Bayelsa.

Taraba killings: Wounded policemen discharged from hospital

Four out of the five surviving police officers shot by soldiers of 93 Battalion Ibi, on the orders of their Commanding Officer Captain Balarabe Tijani, have been discharged from hospital.

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.
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.

Taraba police killings: How Army captain engaged welder to remove kingpin suspect cuffs

Fresh facts revealed, yesterday, that the Army captain fingered in the killing of three police officers attached to Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, and the subsequent release of suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, in Ibi, Taraba State, threatened to deal with police officers attached to Ibi police station for not cooperating with him.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa: No going back on Ruga – governor

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said there is no going back on RUGA programme of the federal government in Nasarawa state, insisting that it remains the surest way to end farmers and herders clashes.
The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the reported invasion and forced entry into the Abuja residence of the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku Dickson, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Taraba governor renews ban on tricycle movement from 8pm

Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, has restated that movement of tricycles from 8pm across the state remains an offence liable for prosecution.

APC stalwart tasks Nigerians on collaborative efforts to halt insecurity

Nigerians, irrespective of their tribe, religious and political affiliation, have been enjoined to be team players in curtailing the security challenges that have bedeviled the country in recent times.

Taraba police killing: Lawyer makes cash donation to slain sergeant’s family

A Benin based lawyer and Notary Public, Barr. Olayiwola Afolabi, yesterday made a cash donation to the family of late Sergeant Mark Ediale, one of the policemen killed by soldiers in Taraba State while on official assignment.
Usman Danjuma Shiddi

Taraba Reps member defends governor, ex-defence chief over Tiv/Jukun clashes

A member of the House of Representatives from Taraba State, Mr Danjuma Shiddi, has condemned the call by some Tiv nationalities for the relocation of the Federal University, Wukari, following the communal crisis in the state.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Federal government begins construction of bridge linking Northeast to Abuja

Engineers and materials have started arriving Ibbi town in Taraba State ahead of commencement of work on the Ibbi Bridge across River Benue.
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)

DHQ begs public not to pit police against army

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has appealed to Nigerians to refrain from comments and actions that could pit the police against the army.

Police parade ‘killers’ of Enugu Catholic priests

The Enugu State Police command has paraded two suspected killers of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, who was killed on August 1, along Ihe-Agbudu road in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Politicians accused in police, army clash in Taraba

Some politicians have been accused playing underground roles in the clash between men of the intelligence response team of the police and some personnel of the Nigerian Army in Ibbi, Taraba State.

Police killing: DHQ investigative team visits Taraba

The panel set up by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to investigate the killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba state have arrived in Jalingo to begin the investigation proper.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

Tiv youths, activists plead with President Buhari to end Tiv/Jukun crises

The Tiv Youth Council and a civil society organisation, Guardians of Democracy and Development, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to help end the communal clashes between the Tiv and Jukun tribes in Taraba State.

Taraba killings: Group urges police not to indulge in media trial

In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, constituted a 7-man joint investigation panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the unfortunate Wukari incident.

Taraba killing: Family of slain police officer, civilian calls for justice

The family of Inspector Mark Philips Ediale, a police officer that was killed by soldiers in Taraba State, has called for justice over his murder, saying that Ediale was the breadwinner of the family.

YDP: Wanted kidnap kingpin not our member

The Young Democratic Party (YDP) has urged members of the public to disregard posts and other information that suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, is its member.

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