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FOUR CONVICTS WHO ESCAPED FROM THE OKO PRISON IN EDO STATE DURING THE #ENDSARS PROTEST HAVE BEEN REARRESTED. THE SUSPECTS, INCLUDING A DEATH ROW CONVICT AND AN EX-SOLDIER, WERE ARRESTED IN KADUNA STATE WHERE THEY HAD RESORTED TO ROBBERY AND CAR SNATCHING. THEY WERE ARRESTED BY THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE INTELLIGENCE RESPONSE TEAM (IRT) AND […]

THE POLICE IN CROSS RIVER STATE HAVE PARADED CYPRIAN MBE (52) FOR ALLEGEDLY DEALING IN ARMS. HE WAS ARRESTED DURING A STOP AND SEARCH ACTION BY THE POLICE DIVISIONAL PATROL TEAM IN ETUNG LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA. MBE, A NATIVE OF BASHIA IN BOKI COUNCIL, WAS ARRESTED AT THE WEEKEND WITH 299 LIVE CARTRIDGES CONCEALED IN […]

EDO STATE CHAPTER OF THE NIGERIA UNION OF TEACHERS (NUT) HAS THREATENED TO EMBARK ON STRIKE IF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FAILS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING WELFARE ALLOWANCES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE. THE TEACHERS, IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE STATE GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI, DATED NOVEMBER 23, 2020, AND MADE AVAILABLE TO […]

FORMER SPEAKER OF THE AKWA IBOM STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, MR. ONOFIOK LUKE HAS BEEN SUMMONED BY THE JUDICIAL PANEL SET UP BY AKWA IBOM STATE GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE INCIDENCES OF POLICE BRUTALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION AND EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS IN THE STATE. THE JUDICIAL PANEL ORDERED THE FORMER SPEAKER AND ONE DSS PERSONNEL, MR. GODWIN […]

GOVERNORS FROM THE NORTH-EAST PART OF THE COUNTRY HAVE DEMANDED THE TRANSFER OF THE POWERS TO PROSECUTE TERRORISTS TO THE STATE GOVERNMENTS. THE GOVERNORS MADE THE CALL AT THE MEETING OF THE NORTH-EAST GOVERNORS’ FORUM IN YOLA, ADAMAWA. THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY GOVERNORS BABAGANA ZULUM (BORNO), AHMADU FINTIRI (ADAMAWA), BALA MOHAMMED (BAUCHI), AND INUWA […]

NORTHERN NIGERIA HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE WORST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY DUE TO WORSENING INSECURITY SITUATION IN THE REGION. THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA’AD ABUBAKAR, STATED THIS ON THURSDAY AT THE FOURTH QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE NIGERIA INTER-RELIGIOUS COUNCIL IN ABUJA. AT THE MEETING WITH THE THEME ‘QUESTIONING FOR PEACE IN […]

A FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVING A BUS BELONGING TO AGOFURE TRANSPORT LINE HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF THREE PERSONS ALONG THE OWHELOGBO ROAD IN THE ISOKO NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE. THE INCIDENT, ACCORDING TO EYEWITNESSES, OCCURRED ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, WHEN THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE LOST CONTROL AND RAMMED INTO THE VICTIMS, […]

UNKNOWN GUNMEN ON MONDAY ABDUCTED THE WIFE OF A LECTURER AT THE DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DR. SUNNY OJOBOH. EYEWITNESSES TOLD JOURNALISTS ON WEDNESDAY THE WOMAN WAS KIDNAPPED AT HER SHOP LOCATED ALONG THE OLD EKU-ABRAKA ROAD IN DELTA BY A FIVE-MAN GANG WHO SHOT SPORADICALLY TO SCARE AWAY PEOPLE BEFORE TAKING THEIR VICTIM TO […]

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH-SOUTH GOVERNORS’ FORUM AND GOVERNOR OF DELTA, SEN. IFEANYI OKOWA, WHO PRESENTED THE REGION’S DEMAND, SAID THAT THE NATION IS NOT AT PEACE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY HAS FAILED TO PRACTICE TRUE FEDERALISM. GOVERNOR OKOWA SAYS NOW IS THE TIME TO RESTORE THE COUNTRY BACK TO A TRUE FEDERATION WITH ALL THE […]

THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) SAID ON TUESDAY A TOTAL OF 1,449,153 VOTERS WOULD TAKE PART IN THE DECEMBER 5 BY-ELECTIONS IN LAGOS. THE RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER IN LAGOS, SAM OLUMEKUN, WHO DISCLOSED THIS IN A CHAT WITH JOURNALISTS, SAID 1, 168, 790 VOTERS WOULD TAKE PART IN THE LAGOS EAST SENATORIAL BY-ELECTION. HE, […]


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