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Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling revelations.
The Controller General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, says the service has not recorded jailbreaks in the country’s prisons in the last one year.
Members of Operation Whirl Stroke of the Nigerian Army in charge of Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states say they have recovered 37 arms and 389 ammunition from criminals in Nasarawa State.
The police in Niger State have arrested a 20-year-old housewife, Habiba Usman, for being the mastermind of her own kidnap.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, on Saturday joined his wife, Dr. Amina Sani Bello in a two-kilometer walk to create awareness for cancer in Minna.
The public relations officer of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Francis Enobore, has claimed that the incident at Minna Medium Security Prison in which over 200 inmates escaped was an attack, not jail break.
Following combined efforts of Nigerian Prison Service and other security agencies in Niger State, 30 inmates who escaped from Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday night have been recaptured.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has visited the Medium Security Prisons in Minna, the Niger State capital, where there was a jailbreak.
The Niger State Command of the Nigeria Prisons Service has confirmed the death of its officer and a motorcyclist in the Sunday jailbreak at the Minna Medium Security Prison.
“The unfortunate incident was perpetrated by armed criminals who attacked the prison and gain access after exchange of fire with prison armed men,” he said.
The Deputy Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Mohammed Ketso, reportedly hijacked the venue duly booked for the Minna, Niger State, town hall meeting of the Kingsley Moghalu Support Organisation (KIMSO).
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Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.
Some football enthusiasts on Sunday described as commendable the performance of the Super Eagles against Brazil, saying the team showed it can play against the best in the world.
Poland’s governing right-wing party took the lead in Sunday’s general election, an exit poll showed, expanding its majority thanks to a raft of welfare measures coupled with attacks on LGBT rights and Western values.
New Katsina United captain Usman Barau has stated he would stick with the Changi Boys despite the interest being shown in his services by a handful of other Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs.
Former Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has urged Phil Foden to leave the club in January in a bid to find first team football.
The Federal Government yesterday disclosed that it would support Bauchi State Government to modernize its grazing reserves in line with international best practice.
Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola in his letter dated October 2, but released on Tuesday to Kampala Metropolitan Police, said Bobi Wine did not consider plans for medical care, traffic and crowd control and security.
Fifteen members of the Boko Haram insurgents were reportedly killed during a fierce fight with troops at Jigalta village, 27 kilometres from Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State in the northeast Nigeria.
The Jigawa governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government and the government of Huanan Province of China, under which modern farming implements and tools factories would be established for the production of farming implements and tools locally.
Various Fulani associations on Wednesday stormed the Oyo State House of Assembly, venue of the public hearing on a bill for a law to prohibit open grazing in the state, voicing their stand against the bill.