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‘I Was Promised N50,000’, Says Teenager Arrested For Killing 4-Year-Old Boy In Lagos


A 16-year-old boy, Tajudeen Azeez, has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for allegedly killing a four-year-old boy in Ijaniki area of the state. The suspect, who was said to have lured his victim to the back of a primary school on Monday morning, killed him there and ... Read More »

Ekiti APC Accuses Gov. Fayose Of Persecuting Party Leaders In The State


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayo Fayose of clamping down on leaders and supporters of the opposition party. “Governor Fayose at his inauguration ceremony last October publicly declared a one-minute silence for the death of APC in the state, promising to send the party ... Read More »

Senate Rules Forgery: Ex-AGF, Akinjide Faults Police Investigation


A former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice in the defunct Second Republic, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN), has faulted the Nigeria Police for wading into the ongoing Senate leadership crisis on the strength of a petition that the 2015 Senate Standing Order was forged. The former Justice Minister argued that the ... Read More »

Yobe Police Parades Notorious Robbery Gang For Terrorizing Motorists On Nguru-Kano Highway

Armed Robbery Suspects

The Police Command in Yobe on Friday said it had smashed a notorious gang of armed robbery suspects terrorising motorists and commuters on the Nguru-Kano federal highway. The Commissioner of Police in Yobe, Mr Danladi Markus, who presented the gang to the public in Damaturu, said the robbers were arrested ... Read More »

Lagos Police On Trail Of Robbers Who Hypnotise Victims In Commercial Buses


The Lagos State Police Command on Friday said it was on the trail of some suspected criminals using handkerchief containing some substances to hypnotise people before robbing them of their valuables. The command’s spokesman, Kenneth Nwosu, made the disclosure in an interview while reacting to the command’s efforts to curb ... Read More »

Police Recover Bombs, IEDs From Insurgents’ Jeep In Yobe


The Police Command in Yobe has recovered four bombs, two improvised explosives, six mortar bombs, a machine gun and two Ak47 rifles inside a damaged Toyota Highlander, belonging to insurgents, an official said. Mr Markus Danladi, the Yobe State Commissioner of Police, made the fact known while displaying the ammunition ... Read More »

NAFDAC Dismisses Allegations Of Corruption Against DG

NAFDAC DG, Dr.Paul Orhii

Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Paul Orhii, today denied the allegation of corrupt practices levied against Orhii by Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, which alleged corrupt practices against the Director-General of the Agency. A statement on Tuesday by NAFDAC’s Director, Special Duties, Mr. Abubakar Jimoh, ... Read More »

Two Suspects In Police Net For Murder Of APC Chieftain In Lagos


Officers from the homicide section of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two suspects in connection with the killing of an All Progressives Congress chieftain, Salawe Daramola. The command’s spokesperson, Kenneth Nwosu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the arrest in an interview on Tuesday in Lagos. Mr. Nwosu, ... Read More »

Six Killed As Fresh Bombing Hits Yobe


At least six people have been killed in a fresh bomb blast that rocked Damaturu, Yobe State capital. According to repoorts, the blast occured near a police checkpoint at about 1.00pm today on the main road to Maiduguri, in neighbouring Borno state, the epicentre of insurgent attacks in the region. ... Read More »

Police Probe Of Saraki, Ekweremadu Elections Not A Witch Hunt, APC Insists

Bukola Saraki-Ike Ekweremadu

The All Progressives Congress has said the probe launched by the police into allegations that the Standing Rules used to elect the presiding officers of the 8th Senate was forged, is not a witch hunt just as it called for the prosecution of all those found culpable. This was the ... Read More »

Police Dispel Rumours Of Botched Bomb Attack In Sokoto


The Sokoto State Police Command on Saturday dispelled rumours of a botched bomb attack in Sokoto. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police anti bomb squad were alerted at about 1.30pm on Saturday of a suspiscious box near a major hotel in the city. NAN gathered that the ... Read More »

PDP Chieftain, 12 Others Killed By Unknown Gunmen In Benue


A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Atoza Hidan was shot dead yesterday in Katsina Ala, Benue State. Also shot dead around Yoyo District in the town were 12 other people after an attack the gunmen launched on the settlement. According to an eyewitness, Chief Hindan was shot while inspecting ... Read More »

We’ll Make Our Findings On Alleged Forgery Of Senate Rules Public Next Week – Police


The report of Police investigations into the alleged forgery of Senate rules by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and some principal officers and management of the National Assembly would be out next week. The police said on Wednesday that after interrogating all the persons involved, they had concluded their ... Read More »

OAU Lecturer Assassinated

Agricultural Economics of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Dr. Deji Adejobi

A lecturer in the department of Agricultural Economics of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Dr. Deji Adejobi has been killed by suspected assassins at his residence located at The-Dawn area, near the Ife Toll Gate Area, Ile-Ife, Osun State. Vanguard reports, citing thee deceased’s gateman, that the incident took place ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Police To Vacate Rivers Councils’ Secretariats


The Police and other security agencies who sealed up all the local government secretariats in Rivers State following a court order sacking the council chairmen elected in the twilight of the Rotimi Amaechi, have been given a vacation ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. The police said it sealed up the ... Read More »

Tension In Rivers As Unknown Gunmen Kill 8


Unknown gunmen, weekend, shot eight people dead at Agbonchia market area, Eleme Local Government of Rivers State, according to eyewitnesses. State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, however, said five people died, adding that a suspect had been arrested. According to him, the killers stormed a place around a ... Read More »

Gov Ahmed Commends FG Over Bailout, Promises To Improve IGR

Abdulfatah Ahmed

Kwara State governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for bailing out States so as to enable them offset outstanding salaries of workers. Speaking on Sunday in Ilorin, through a statement signed by his chief Press Secretary (CPS), Abdulwahab Oba, Ahmed said that the bailout would give the states ... Read More »

Police In Enugu Begin Investigation Into Murder Of Traditional Ruler, 3 Others


The police in Enugu have launched investigation into the murder of the traditional ruler of Nkerefi in Nkanu East local government, Igwe P.A. Onuoha. A statement from the spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command,Ebere Amaraizu, said that the traditional ruler was killed with three others in the early hours ... Read More »

PDP Asks Police To Unseal Rivers Councils

Olisa Metuh

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has called for the immediate unsealing of local government councils in Rivers State by the Police. The party described as unconstitutional, reprehensible abuse of power and brazen show of partisanship, the action of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government-controlled police in barring ... Read More »

Police Arrest 100 Beggars In Kaduna

More than 100 beggars have been arrested by the police in Kaduna following an order by the state government banning begging and street hawking in the state. The ban is part of security measures adopted after a suicide attack in Zaria which claimed 27 lives. Kaduna State Police command’s spokesman, ... Read More »