Monday, April 22, 2019

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    DSS ‘re-arrests’ journalist who spent two years in detention

DSS ‘re-arrests’ journalist who spent two years in detention

Jones Abiri, the publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, has reportedly been arrested again by the Department of State Services (DSS).Abiri was reportedly picked up on Saturday at Ayabowei Plaza in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, while he was having a discussion with his colleagues.The DSS first arrested Abiri in 2016 after he was accused of being the leader of the [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu vows to challenge arrest order in UK court

Nnamdi Kanu vows to challenge arrest order in UK court

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he will challenge the court order directing his arrest in the United Kingdom.The IPOB leader also tackled the federal government over his prosecution, insisting he is innocent of the accusations against him.A federal high court in Abuja had revoked the bail granted Kanu in 2017, after his continued absence [...]

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    Police arrest APC rep over attack on Kwankwaso’s convoy

Police arrest APC rep over attack on Kwankwaso’s convoy

The Kano state police command has arrested Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house of representatives, over the attack on the convoy of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central.TheCable can confirm that Jibrin who is in the All Progressives Congress (APC) was among the suspects arrested over the attack which occurred on Thursday.He is a known loyalist of President Muhammadu Buhari and [...]

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    ‘He broke the law’ — IGP defends arrest of PDP senator

‘He broke the law’ — IGP defends arrest of PDP senator

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has defended the arrest of Rafiu Ibrahim, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Kwara south.Adamu said the senator, who is seeking reelection, was arrested after being fingered in the violence which occured in the state earlier in the week.The violence which broke out in Ojuku community under Kwara south senatorial district, reportedly involved supporters of [...]

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    Kaduna group accuses el-Rufai of ordering arrest of its president

Kaduna group accuses el-Rufai of ordering arrest of its president

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has allegedly ordered the arrest of Awema Dio Maisamari, president of the Adara Development Association (ADA).According to a statement by Danladi Yarima, a former president of the association, Maisamari was arrested alongside Joseph Abdallah, treasurer of the association.Yarima said the duo were arrested by the state police command on Saturday on the orders of the [...]

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    ‘When will he end this drama?’ — and other reactions  to ‘collapse’ of Melaye

‘When will he end this drama?’ — and other reactions to ‘collapse’ of Melaye

After days of laying siege to the residence of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, the police finally have him in their custody.The police had stormed the Abuja residence of the lawmaker on December 28, with the intention of arresting him over alleged culpable homicide.When he surrendered on Friday, the lawmaker "fainted at his residence and at headquarters of the [...]

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    Reps ask IGP to arrest Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

Reps ask IGP to arrest Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

The house of representatives has recommended the arrest of Okoi Obono-Obla, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution.The house asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to arrest and prosecute the presidential aide for allegedly being in possession of a fake West African Examination Council (WAEC) result.The house also recommended the withdrawal of his law degree and law school [...]

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    Court halts Adeleke’s arrest

Court halts Adeleke’s arrest

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has obtained a court order restraining the police from arresting him.On Wednesday, the police summoned him for alleged examination malpractice and criminal conspiracy.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, had said Adeleke and Sikiru, his brother, sat for the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) as internal candidates in 2017, [...]

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    ‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

The Nigeria police force have declined to speak on the offence committed by the 114 women recently arrested in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the police on Friday and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since IPOB [...]

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    Group kicks against arrest of over 100 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu

Group kicks against arrest of over 100 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu

Igbo Ekunie Initiative, a socio-cultural Igbo organisation, has demanded the release of over 100 women recently arrested by security operatives in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the ecurity operative and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since [...]

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    Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Accountable Leadership for Better Nigeria Initiative (ALBNI), a civil society group, has condemned the arrest of Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter.In a statement signed by Remi Adebayo, president of ALBNI, the group said Ogundipe cannot be forced by the police to disclose the source of a factual story.On Tuesday, operatives of the special tactical squad (STS) arrested Ogundipe over [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, issued an arrest warrant on Thursday after Yakubu failed to appear before him for the third consecutive  time.The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before [...]

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    India arrests two Nigerians for forgery

India arrests two Nigerians for forgery

Indian security officials have arrested two Nigerians in the India-Nepal border town of Raxaul, Bihar for allegedly forging the documents used in entering the country.According to DNA India, they were arrested by Raxaul Immigration Department in East Champaran district.The Nigerians were also accused of having ties with ISI, Pakistani security agency.The broadsheet newspaper, which quoted security sources, said “a book on [...]

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    Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

The Nigeria police force has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the recent killings in Benue state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified one of the suspects arrested as Benjamin Tivfa, a serving councillor of Fidi ward in the state.Many have been killed in Benue this year alone.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Moshood said the councillor admitted to have supplied arms [...]

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    11 arrested over Plateau attack

11 arrested over Plateau attack

The military special task force 'Operation Safe Haven' in Plateau says it has arrested some suspects in connection to the recent mass killing in the state.According to The Nation, the suspects were paraded on Monday before journalists at the STF headquarters, Jos by Adam Umar, media officer of the task force, and Tyopev Terna, spokesman for the state police command.Umar [...]

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