Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tag "Police"

    We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

Former Senate President Ameh Ebute says the alliance between ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will wreak havoc on Nigeria.The elder statesman made this claim at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Ebute, who leads the Congress for Patriotic Citizens (CPC), therefore, called on Nigerians to rise up to the challenge of confronting and subduing [...]

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    INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will reprint all the permanent voter cards (PVCs) burnt in its office in Qua’an Pan local government area of Plateau state.It also said it has reprinted all the ones burnt in its office in Isiala Ngwa south local government area in Abia state, and delivered them for collection.The two INEC offices were [...]

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    Kogi PDP says there are plans to assassinate Melaye

Kogi PDP says there are plans to assassinate Melaye

The Kogi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says there are plans by the police to assassinate Dino Melaye.Usman Okai, spokesman of the council, alleged that the police are working on the alleged order of Yahaya Bello, the state governor, to invade Melaye’s Abuja residence.In December 2018, at least 30 policemen invaded Melaye’s residence, laying siege for days.Melaye, [...]

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    Acting IGP orders probe of officers who killed unarmed civilian

Acting IGP orders probe of officers who killed unarmed civilian

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered an investigation into the killing of an unarmed civilian.In  a video which went viral on social media, some security personnel were seen killing a civilian. The victim was making an attempt to run when he was shot.Some other persons were made to lie on the ground with guns pointed at them.Some Twitter [...]

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    Ibekwe-Abdallah, most senior female officer, among 7 DIGs retired by police

Ibekwe-Abdallah, most senior female officer, among 7 DIGs retired by police

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment of eight new deputy inspectors-general of police and retired seven others.The new DIGs are Aminchi Baraya, (north-east); Usman Abubakar, (north-west); Abdulmajid Ali (north-central); Taiwo Lakanu, (south-west); and Godwin Nwobodo, (south-east) and Anthony Ogbizi (south-south).Others are Yakubu Jibrin from the north-central and Usman Yakubu.Ikechukwu Ani, the commission’s head, press and public relations, [...]

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    Police seal off Onnoghen’s office

Police seal off Onnoghen’s office

The police have sealed off the office of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).TheCable understands that the police stormed the office located at the supreme court premises on Monday morning.On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Tanko Mohammed as the new CJN, pending the determination of the case against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Buhari based [...]

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    IN DETAIL: All the new charges filed against Melaye

IN DETAIL: All the new charges filed against Melaye

The police have slammed a nine-count charge on Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.The charges border on lying and resisting arrest.They were filed after the senator fulfilled the bail conditions a high court in Abuja granted him on Friday.In the charge sheet seen by TheCable, one Silas Omenka was named as a defendant in the suit filed by the [...]

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    Police refuse to release Melaye, move to arraign him on fresh charges

Police refuse to release Melaye, move to arraign him on fresh charges

The police have refused to release Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, despite meeting his bail conditions, TheCable understands.On Friday, a high court in Abuja granted Melaye bail on health grounds after about two weeks in detention.Yusuf Halilu, the judge, had granted the senator bail on health grounds.The bails conditions included presenting three sureties who reside and have properties in [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: Frank Mba returns as police spokesman

IT’S OFFICIAL: Frank Mba returns as police spokesman

Frank Mba, an assistant commissioner of police, had been appointed the police public relations officer (PPRO).Abubakar Adamu, the inspector-general of police, appointed Mba as the police spokesman on Wednesday, a day after he assumed office.Mba had served as the police spokesman between 2012 and 2014, before being replaced by Ibrahim Idris, immediate past inspector-general of police.According to a statement from [...]

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    I’ll implement new minimum wage, Akwa Ibom gov tells workers

I’ll implement new minimum wage, Akwa Ibom gov tells workers

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has assured workers of the full implementation of the proposed new minimum wage for workers in the state.Emmanuel gave the assurance when he consulted the organised labour unions comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union Congress, TUC and the United Labour Congress, ULC, on his second term ambition.Speaking at the event [...]

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    ‘Transmission transmission’, police marriage… 7 things we would remember ex-IGP Idris for

‘Transmission transmission’, police marriage… 7 things we would remember ex-IGP Idris for

Ibrahim Idris, outgoing inspector-general of police (IGP), like many public officers, is not bereft of controversies during the discharge of his duties.The ex-IGP, who clocked 60 on Tuesday, has made news headlines for many reasons — good, bad and ugly. His name is, currently, on many lips and news pages regarding his years of active service.On Monday, police sources disclosed [...]

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    Suspected thugs attack Kwara community

Suspected thugs attack Kwara community

Thugs alleged to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) have attacked the residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki family in Ilorin, Kwara state.Two people were reportedly shot and more than 20 cars destroyed in Agbaji, one of the affected compounds.Île Ottan, Sholagberu, Wopa, Olayeri, and Onilemarun families were affected in the attack which is the second in four days.On [...]

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    Melaye moved from DSS facility to SARS office

Melaye moved from DSS facility to SARS office

The police have moved Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) office in Guzape district, Abuja.On Friday, the police transferred the senator from their hospital to a Department of State Service (DSS) health facility for treatment after he complained that he was not getting better.The police hospital had certified him fit for trial.An associate of [...]

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    Police: Why we moved Melaye to DSS facility

Police: Why we moved Melaye to DSS facility

The police have explained the reason Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, was relocated to another hospital.TheCable had reported that Melaye was moved from the police hospital where he had been receiving treatment.In a statement on Friday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said Melaye was moved to a health facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) following complaints by the [...]

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    Sources: Police whisk Melaye to unknown destination

Sources: Police whisk Melaye to unknown destination

The police have whisked Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to an unknown location, sources have told TheCable.Since he was arrested last week, Melaye has been in a police hospital in Garki, Abuja, after he reportedly slumped.The senator surrendered to the police following a siege to his Abuja residence which lasted for about eight days.The police have accused Melaye of culpable [...]

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    Police declare 13 wanted over killing of general

Police declare 13 wanted over killing of general

The police command in Plateau state has declared 13 people wanted over the killing of Idris Alkali, a retired major-general.In September, Alkali was declared missing after he embarked on a trip to Bauchi but never reached his destination.Later that same month, his car was found in a pond in Dura-Du community of Jos South local government area.After an extensive search, [...]

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