Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, dies in London clinic

A former Nigerian Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, has died in a London clinic. As reported by SUN newspaper, a statement from his family said he died on Sunday. The statement, signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko ...

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Wife stabs son of former PDP National Chairman to death

The police are probing the stabbing to death of Bilyamin Muhammed Bello by his wife, Maryam, in Abuja. Bilyamin is a son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one-time minister, Dr. Haliru Bello. His ...

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6000 police personnel, 16 gunboats deployed to protect Bayelsa waterways

The police in Bayelsa have deployed 16 gunboats and 6,000 armed personnel in the creeks and waterways in the state. Asuquo Amba, the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, disclosed this in Yenagoa on Saturday during a visit by members ...

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DIG to officers: Don’t go and take “igbo” and “burukutu” and start harassing voters

The Nigeria police force has cautioned its officers against taking drugs and harassing voters during the Saturday governorship election in Anambra state. Joshak Habila, deputy inspector-general of police (DIG) in charge of the election, urged the officers to remain responsible ...

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NSCDC deploys 14,000 personnel for Anambra election, warns against ‘funny behaviour’

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it deployed 14, 000 personnel for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra to boost the number of personnel provided by other security agencies. The corps said the measure was also to guarantee ...

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Anambra polls: Police to restrict movement on Niger Bridge from Friday night

The Delta State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement between Delta and Anambra through the Niger Bridge, with effect from 12 mid-night on Friday. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Zanna ...

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Lagos Court convicts 87-year-old woman of drug trafficking

A Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, on Thursday looked into a case of 10.3 kg of Cannabis Sativa and convicted an 87-year-old woman, Maria Seriki, of drug trafficking. The judge, however, ordered that the ...

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Maina to appear before Reps’ panel next week

Embattled Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform Team, has written to appear before a House of Representatives investigative panel next week. The House is probing the circumstances of his controversial promotion and reinstatement into the ...

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Buhari promises to secure release of remaining Chibok girls soon; address security challenges and more

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the remaining Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity will be released soon. The president restated his commitment to their release on Thursday at the book presentation entitled: ‘Making Steady, Sustainable Progressive for Nigeria’s ...

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Court stops senate from probing IGP over corruption allegations

Inspector-General of Police

An Abuja high court on Thursday granted an interim order restraining the leadership of the senate from investigating Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police (IGP). Justice Abba-Bello Mohammed granted the application of an interim injunction pending the hearing of the ...

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