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Members Of The APC Arrested By The Police In Delta


The Delta State Police Command on Tuesday arrested some members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Asaba, Delta State, following a violent clash that ensued between two factions of the party at their secretariat. The party had in recent times been engulfed in leadership conflict with a faction loyal to …

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Police Arrest Domestic Staff For Stealing N91m From Ex-First Lady, Turai Yaradua


A domestic staff to former First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua, has been arrested by the Police in Katsina State for allegedly stealing N91million from her. The domestic staff, whose identity was revealed as Yusuf Sarkin Gida, had been serving the Yar’Adua family for over 40 years, the police said. The …

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Onazi Thanks Police For Arresting Robbers Who Attacked His Jos Home

Ogenyi Onazi

  Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has expressed his gratitude to the police for apprehending the robbers who raided his country home in Jos, Plateau state. The 23-year-old use Twitter as a medium to thank the police. The Trabzonspor player wrote: ”The 5 armed robbers that robbed my family home …

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IGP’s Sallah Message to Nigerians

IGP-Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim K. Idris NPM mni, on behalf of the Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force heartily felicitates with Muslims faithful in Nigeria on the occasion of the 2016 Eid-El-Kabir celebration. In order to ensure adequate security and guarantee utmost protection of life and …

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Late Abubakar Audu’s Eldest Son, Mohammed, Arraigned For Armed Robbery


The Kogi State Police Command on Thursday arraigned Mohammed Audu, eldest son of a former governor of the state, late Prince Abubakar Audu, for alleged robbery and attempted culpable homicide. The younger Audu, who was arrested on Wednesday night when he honoured the invitation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) …

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Edo Polls: Call Security Agencies To Order, PDP Tells Buhari


The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as shocking, bizarre and confusing, purported advice by the Department of State Service (DSS) and the police to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Edo State governorship election this Saturday. The spokesman of the caretaker …

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Calls To Postpone Edo Polls APC’s Plan To Perfect New Rigging Strategy, Says Fayose


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has condemned the call for the postponement of the Edo State governorship election by the State Security Services (SSS) and the Police, saying “It is obvious that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is challenged and afraid of losing the election and the party is …

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DSS, Police To INEC: Postpone Edo Guber Polls [UPDATED]

police-polling unit

As voters in Edo State warm to go to the polls to elect a new governor this Saturday, the Nigeria Police and State Security Services have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to consider possible postponement of the election. The security agencies made the call at a joint …

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Police Warns Against Unauthorized Protests In FCT

police on standy-women protest against Dino Melaye

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command says it has observed with serious concern, the flagrant disregard for the law by some individuals and group of persons who lay siege to the nation’s capital in the form of protests and demonstrations. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the …

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PDP Directs Members In Edo To Resist Police Arrest


Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on its members to resist arrests by the police unless there’s a warrant to such effect. The party said it was issuing the statement because it uncovered an alleged plot by the governor …

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Man Who Named Pet Dog Buhari Names Newly Born Daughter ‘Aisha’


Mr. Joachim Chinakwe, the Ogun State-based trader, who made news headlines when he was arrested last month by the police and charged to court for naming his pet dog ‘Buhari’, has outdone himself, this time, he named his newly-born daughter after the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari. The Assistant …

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Police Pick Up Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Loyalist For Criticizing Dickson


A loyalist of former Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State, Jonah Okah, has been arrested by the police in the state. As at the time of publishing this report, it was not clear what offence Mr. Okah committed that warranted his arrest. His associates, however, suspect that the arrest may …

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Court Gives SSS, Police Opportunity To Justify Kashamu’s Extradition To U.S


A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that an application against the extradition of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, to the United States, be served on the State Security Services and the Police. The court, on Tuesday, withheld its decision on whether to …

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Herdsman Arrested With AK47 Rifle, Ammunition In Enugu


The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Adamumale, for being in possession of an AK47 rifle. The suspect, who said he was an indigene of Nasarawa State, was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition. The spokesman of the Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the …

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Why Police Raided My Residence – Dickson’s Aide


An Accountant in the Bayelsa State Government House, Ritchie Etonye, yesterday said the police ransacked his house located at Brass Road Yenagoa, following a tip-off that he stockpiled arms and cash. In a statement issued last night by his lawyer, Doueyi Dominic Fiderikumo, the civil servant said that a team of …

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Zamfara Blasphemy Killings: Police Lifts Curfew On Talata-Mafara


The Zamfara State Police Command has lifted the curfew imposed on Talata-Mafara and its environs on Monday, August 22 following a mob attack that led to the killing of eight persons over alleged blasphemy against Islam. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed on the town to prevent further breakdown of law …

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Buhari Amused Over Case Of Man Who Named Dog After Him, Says Presidency

Buhari laughing

The Presidency has described as laughable, attempts to link President Muhammadu Buhari to the arrest and prosecution of Joachim Iroko, a 41 year old trader in Ogun State. Mr. Iroko was arrested by the Ogun Police Command for naming his dog ‘Buhari’. He was first arrested on August 14 by …

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Man Runs Amok In Sokoto, Kills Wife, Three Others


The Sokoto State Police Command yesterday confirmed the murder of Mrs. Yemisi Adio, 43, and three others, by her husband, Taiwo Adio. A statement by the spokesman El-mustapha Sani, said the incident happened on Saturday at the old Airport Area of Sokoto city. He said the suspect used the same …

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Bauchi Gov Denies Ordering Arrest Of Abuja-Based Social Media Critic

Governor of Bauchi State-Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar

The Bauchi State government has denied any culpability in the alleged arrest by the police of a social media critic, Musa Babale Azare, in Abuja. It was initially feared that Azare, a vocal critic of the activities of the Bauchi governor and staff of the federal judiciary, was abducted by …

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Police Arrest Kidnapping Gang Terrorizing Kaduna-Abuja


A notorious gang responsible for kidnap-for-ransom, has been arrested by the Police. The gang was particularly linked to kidnapping and violent crimes along Kaduna-Abuja and its environs. The kidnappers; Haruna Adamu (25), who is the gang leader, Shaibu Adamu (18) and Abubakar Saidu (30), were arrested after coordinated and painstaking …

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