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Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Philip Gyunka, on Monday asked the Federal Government to establish a military base along Garaku-Akwanga road to help tackle incessant attacks along the road.Gyunka (Nasarawa north) said that establishment of a military base on the road will also help to curb increased cases of kidnapping in the area.The lawmaker made the appeal after visiting Akwanga General Hospital to commiserate with victims of a fresh attack in Numa-Choku, a...
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An unidentified policeman was killed in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State by suspected militants last Friday.Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident on Monday, said an investigation has been launched into the matter.She said the policeman was at his duty post when suspected militants stormed the place and shot him.Read also:According to eyewitnesses, the policeman bled to death from the bullet wound.Bakassi local government area had been under...
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A commercial bus driver simply called Sapamo along with four passengers travelling from Ayetoro/Gbede in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State has been reportedly kidnapped along the Obajana Kabba road.The victims were said to be returning to Lokoja, the capital on Monday, when they were attacked and abducted.A relation of the driver said the kidnappers contacted the family demanding for N10 million for their release but that after much negotiation, the kidnappers lowered the ransom to N4 m...
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Kenyan Police detain 33 Nigerians despite court orderKenyan Police [Photo Credit: ethioalert.com]Thirty-three Nigerians arrested by Kenya anti-narcotic officers on suspicion of entering the country illegally are being held at various police cells in the country despite a court ordering their immediate and unconditional release, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Kenyan newspaper, Standard Digital, reported that the suspects were arrested in Kasarani, a suburb of the countrys capital, Nairobi on Thursday ...
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested the alleged refusal by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release election materials used for the February 23 presidential election, as ordered by the Court of Appeal.In a statement Monday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party cautioned INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, not to plunge the nation into a monumental crisis.The main opposition party said INEC, by this action, is blatantly standing in the way...
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The acting Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu Monday said the police would ban the use of firearms during patrols to stem incessant shootings of Nigerians by operatives.Adamu stated this during a visit in Lagos where he also warned that any cop who engages in indiscriminate use of firearms would be dismissed, charged with murder and his supervisor, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and Area Commander sanctioned for not executing their supervisory roles.According to the police chief, t...
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Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima on Monday threw his weight behind the candidature of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the President of the ninth Senate.Shettima, who spoke to reporters in Abuja, said his decision to back the candidature of Lawan is line with the position of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari.The APC has already endorsed Lawan (Yobe North) as the partys choice for the Senate President.Shettima insisted the decision of the APC about who becomes the Presi...
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The Ekiti State Government has begun moves to implement the decision of the Apex Court on Council relocation.The Supreme Court had in a judgment delivered by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour on 14th December, 2018 ordered the relocation of Ilejemeje council headquarters from Iye to Eda Oniyo ending a 19-year battle which began at the State High Court.The apex court held that the establishment of the headquarters of the Local Government in Eda Oniyo was backed by statute and could not be relocated else...
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As part of efforts to reduce casualty following misuse of weapons by policemen, the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu has disclosed that officers and men across the country will undergo weapon handling training.The IGP disclosed this in Lagos on Monday when he visited families of those who were injured or killed by his men in Lagos State.A statement in Abuja said the IGP assured the affected families that justice will not only be done but will be manifestly seen to have been do...
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) to the presidential election petitions tribunal.The PDP said if truly the President had the WAEC as he claimed, he should tender it before the tribunal, instead of allowing his campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, to insult the sensibility of Nigerians with lame attempt at diversionary tactics.The main opposition party also called on Nigerians to note that by claim...
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