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Governor Dickson urges IGP Mohammed Adamu to reposition police for effective service

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has urged Mohammed Adamu, the newly-appointed Acting Inspector-General of Police, to refocus the police for more effective service delivery with emphasis on professionalism.
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Governor Dickson hails Buhari on choice of Mohammed Adamu as police chief

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the choice of Mr. Mohammed Adamu as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).
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Mohammed Adamu officially assumes office as acting IGP

Sequel to the retirement of the 19th Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to takeover in acting capacity.

Police boss decries attacks on personnel

The Police Command in Delta state has decried the recent attacks and killing of its officers.

Gunmen attack trader at ATM stand

Tina Osaretin, a trader, was attacked by gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday while operating an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in a bank along Uselu-Lagos road.

Police launch probe over arrest of ‘fake recruiter’ in Edo

The Edo State Police Command said it had launched an investigation into the activities of a Business Administration graduate identified as Benjamin Chukwurah, who was accused of operating a fake recruitment agency.

Police decorate 36 officers in Edo

Thirty-six police officers among those recently promoted were on Thursday decorated in Benin City, the Edo State capital, by Rasheed Akintunde, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), in charge of Zone 5.

Jubilation in Comrade Oshiomhole camp as APC holds national convention

The Campaign office of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, sole candidate for national chairmanship position of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was a beehive of activities on Friday as delegates from the states who arrived Abuja for the party’s National Convention besieged his office located in Aso Drive area to felicitate with him.

Court remands man for setting house ablaze in Osun

For willfully setting ablaze a residential building in Ile-Ife, an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife has ordered that a middle aged man, Usman Yinusa, be remanded in prison custody.

AIG orders arrest of three policemen who allegedly killed suspect

The Assistant Inspector-General of police, Zone 5, Rasheed Akintunde, has ordered the arrest of three policemen who were allegedly involved in the death of one Samson Omonuwa in Warri, Delta State.

Police nab chief priest for allegedly burying charm in Presco plantation

Police detectives have apprehended the Chief Priest of Ovre-Eku community, Delta State, for allegedly intruding and burying charm with live goat, hot drink and yam at the plantation of Presco Nigeria Plc in Orhiomwon Local Government Area, Edo State.

Police dole out N16.3m to families of slain policemen in Benin City

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5 headquarters, Benin City, Mr Rasheed Akintunde, has presented cheques valued at over N16.3 million to 14 beneficiaries /next of kin of officers who died in the line of duty in Bayelsa, Delta and Edo states, under the Nigeria Police Group Life Assurance Scheme.

Governor Dickson backs establishment of state police

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State yesterday restated his belief that unless the Federal Government agreed to agitations for the establishment of state police in Nigeria, insecurity throughout the country would not end soon.

Police HQ to move against officers misconduct

The Force headquarters of the Nigeria Police has concluded plans to check unprofessional conduct of its officers and men.

80% of Nigerian policemen provide personal security for prominent Nigerians – AIG

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Rasheed Akintunde, says only 20 per cent of policemen are engaged in protecting lives and ensuring peace in the country.

Governor Fayose, Uche Secondus react as group opens parallel PDP secretariat

A group made up of about five men on Wednesday ‘opened’ a parallel secretariat for the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, in Abuja.

National convention: PDP clears Bode George, Tunde Adeniran, Uche Secondus, others

The screening committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has cleared all the nine national chairmanship aspirants and certified them fit to take part in Saturday’s national convention of the party.

Lagos unveils roadmap to fix potholes, tackle flooding

The Lagos State Government yesterday unveiled its roadmap targeted at maintaining and rehabilitating roads across the state as well as comprehensive drainage maintenance and flood control programme between August and December 2017.

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Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

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Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.