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Fresh facts have emerged on why the Department of State Services (DSS) detained Anthony Okolie for misusing a SIM card previously owned by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, following his confession that friends influenced him to put the SIM line into fraudulent use.

Some security cases can’t be brought to court – DSS tells judge

The Department of State Services has told a Federal High Court sitting in Asaba that some sensitive national security matters cannot be brought to court hence its decision to detain a trader, Anthony Okolie, for 10 weeks without a valid court order.

Army chief urges Nigerians to stop glorifying Boko Haram, bandits

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has called on Nigerians to stop glorifying and giving undue publicity to criminals and terrorists through social media and propaganda.

Court to hear Shi’ites’ case challenging proscription on September 11

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed September 11 to hear a motion filed by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, popularly called Shi’ites, asking the court to vacate the ex parte order it gave on July 26 proscribing its activities in the country.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

#RevolutionNow: 90-day detention must be challenged – Femi Falana

Is it constitutional for a judge to order the detention of a citizen for 90 days as provided under the Terrorism Prevention Act? Activist-lawyer Femi Falana SAN said yesterday that it is time to find out.

Court okays Omoyele Sowore’s detention for 45 days

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
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.

IGP: Police to prosecute banned Shiite protesters using Terrorism Act

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, said henceforth any protester arrested in connection with the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) would be prosecuted under the “Terrorism Act.’’
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

Police: We’ll treat Shiites as terrorists henceforth

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has said members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites will be treated as terrorists in line with a court order.
Abubakar Adamu Mohammed

Police: Federal government bans Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s Shi’ites activities nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government has officially classified as a terrorist organisation and proscribed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 1

President Buhari rejects bid to stop EFCC, ICPC, others from seizing assets

The bill is seeking to establish the Proceeds of Crimes Recovery and Management Agency (POCA), which will strip the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and six other agencies of powers to seize assets or invoke the forfeiture clause. It has been sent to the President.

Tijjani Bande: Nigeria has demonstrated respect for rule of law

Nigeria has consistently demonstrated respect for the rule of law at both the national and international levels, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande said.

IPOB asks Court of Appeal to set aside proscription order

The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has challenged the September 20, 2017 proscription order made by the acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdulkafarati, at the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division.

Boko Haram member who served as guard in Lagos jailed 25 years

The Federal High Court in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger State, on Thursday sentenced Babagana Ali to 25 years imprisonment for participating in Boko Haram’s attacks in different communities in Borno State in 2015.

IPOB: The thin line between terrorists and freedom fighters

The activities of the group are essentially characterized by moving in troops, with cardboards placards in their hands; singing, blowing whistles and flutes in agitation for self independence. They wear berets, t-shirts and carry flags with the Biafran insignia.

Group asks Southeast govs to probe Kanu, IPOB atrocities

Following the decision of South East governors to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a civil society group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has urged them to further probe the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

IPOB activities within civil order – INC

The National President of Ijaw National Congress, the apex sociocultural umbrella body for the Ijaw people, Dr. Boma Obuoforibo, on Saturday said the use of force to silence agitating youths in the South Eastern part of the country would not bring about peace.

IPOB: Kanu’s lawyer dismisses military, Southeast govs’ declarations

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has criticised the Nigerian Army for branding it a terror group.

Between hate speech and freedom of expression

Few weeks ago, the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo declared that henceforth, the Federal Government of Nigeria will classify hate speech as specie of Terrorism and offenders will be charged under the Terrorism Prevention Act, as amended

IGP commences action against purveyors of hate speeches

Following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari on hate speeches, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has set in motion necessary arrangements for the arrest and prosecution of offenders.

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At least four bodies have been recovered after a boat capsized in Lagos on Friday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said.

Five dead, two missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday, while two passengers were declared missing after a commercial boat enroute Ikorodu area of Lagos capsized.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Enugu couple arrested for using hot pressing iron, nails on maid

A police bulletin from the commands spokesman, ASP Daniel Ndukwe Ezea said the victim, Nneoma Nnadi, was being mistreated by her aunt whom she is living with to the extent of using different objects such as hot pressing iron, iron roads and nails to inflict grievous bodily harm as well as inserting pepper into her private part.

16 killed, N40.6 million property destroyed in Kano fire incidents in June

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed 16 persons killed in the state and property worth N40.6 million destroyed in various fire incidents in June.
Pape Gueye has expressed his delight after completing his move to French side Marseille on a four-year deal.

Pape Gueye admits need to integrate quickly at Marseille

New Marseille signing Pape Gueye has admitted that he needs to integrate quickly in a bid to make his mark at the club.
A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adedeji Olajide, on Saturday, clarified the role he played in the exiting of some journalists from the venue of a public hearing organised by the House Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 on Friday.

Rep Olajide: I didn’t bounce journalist, always hold them in high esteem

A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adedeji Olajide, on Saturday, clarified the role he played in the exiting of some journalists from the venue of a public hearing organised by the House Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 on Friday.