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    Nnamdi Kanu hints at not returning to Nigeria for parents’ funeral

Nnamdi Kanu hints at not returning to Nigeria for parents’ funeral

Nnamdi Kanu, leader the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has hinted at not returning to Nigeria for his parents' funeral scheduled for Friday. In a broadcast via London-based Radio Biafra at the weekend, the IPOB leader said he is monitoring developments on the event in Abia state from abroad. Kanu also said the ceremony would be broadcast live. The IPOB leader has been on [...]

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    ICYMI: We’ll disrupt funeral of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents if IPOB members attend, say police

ICYMI: We’ll disrupt funeral of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents if IPOB members attend, say police

The Abia state police command says it will disrupt the funeral of the parents of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), if members of the group attend the event. A federal high court in Abuja had declared the activities of IPOB as acts of terrorism, following an application filed by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF). Speaking with [...]

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    Police arrest ‘Ansaru militants who attacked emir of Potiskum’

Police arrest ‘Ansaru militants who attacked emir of Potiskum’

The police say three suspected members of Ansaru militant group were arrested during the raid on the militants' camp in Kaduna. Frank Mba, police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. He said the suspects are Munkailu Isah (32yrs), Abdullahi Saminu (21yrs) and Aminu Usman (22yrs). Mba said eight suspected militants have so far been arrested. He said investigation revealed that the suspects [...]

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    Another police officer involved in Kaduna raid dies

Another police officer involved in Kaduna raid dies

The Nigeria police force has lost another officer who was involved in the raid on Ansaru militant group's camp in Kaduna state. AbdulMajeed Ali, deputy inspector-general of police (operation), disclosed this when he visited officers wounded in the raid in Kaduna on Friday. He said the officer, whom he simply identified as Idris, died on Friday morning of wounds sustained during the mission. Idris [...]

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    How Lagosians ‘stood by me’ when the police seized my power bike over okada ban

How Lagosians ‘stood by me’ when the police seized my power bike over okada ban

Nmutaka Chikwendu, a resident of Lagos, on Thursday, narrated how he was arrested by the police for driving a power bike. The state government had enforced the restriction of commercial tricycles and motorcycles in 15 local councils on February 1. The restriction has been generating different reactions, with many accusing the government of failing to provide alternative plans to mitigate the effect of [...]

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    Police on Kaduna raid: Two Ansaru commanders were killed but we lost an inspector

Police on Kaduna raid: Two Ansaru commanders were killed but we lost an inspector

The police say “one of the most wanted kidnappers in Nigeria" was among those killed during the raid on the camp of the Ansaru militant group in Kaduna state. In a statement on Thursday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said one Haruna Basullube was killed alongside a “notorious” commander of the militants identified as Bashir Leta. He added that the police also lost Muhammed Abubakar, an [...]

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    CAN disowns man who ‘kidnapped self and demanded N5m ransom’

CAN disowns man who ‘kidnapped self and demanded N5m ransom’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says James Clement, a man said to have kidnapped himself, for a ransom of N5 million is not a pastor. Clement was arrested alongside one George Otokpa, his alleged accomplice, om Wednesday. In a statement on Thursday, Joseph Hayab (pictured), CAN chairman in Kaduna, said preliminary checks have revealed that the suspect is not a pastor. Hayab said anyone [...]

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    Woman ‘stabs husband to death’ in Katsina

Woman ‘stabs husband to death’ in Katsina

Rabi Shamsudden, a 19-year-old wife, has reportedly stabbed Shamsuddeen Salisu, her husband, to death in Katsina state. According to NAN, the incident occurred at Malumfashi local government area of the state. Speaking with reporters, Gambo Isah, spokesman of the police in the state, said Rabi reportedly stabbed her husband at 4am in Danjanku-Tasha village. "The shout for help by Salisu attracted neighbours. When [...]

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    NDDC: Who is afraid of Nunieh?

NDDC: Who is afraid of Nunieh?

BY DAVID ONMEJE There is a new campaign in town, and it is hinged on bringing down a high-profile target at all costs. The strategy is that if the target is not brought down, there would indeed be trouble, and the consequences might be severe. I have watched closely as the events are unfolding, and I dare say that this campaign, if [...]

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    Don’t cover up ‘Oko Oloyun’s’ murder, Afenifere warns police

Don’t cover up ‘Oko Oloyun’s’ murder, Afenifere warns police

Afenifere, Yoruba socio-political organisation, has accused the police of attempting to cover the murder of Fatai Yusuf, alternative medicine practitioner better known as “Oko Oloyun”. Yusuf was shot dead on the Eruwa-Igboora road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo state on Thursday. The police had linked his death to the alleged fraud discovered in his Lagos office. But in a statement on Friday, [...]

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    Police link ‘Oko Oloyun’s’ death to fraud discovered in his office

Police link ‘Oko Oloyun’s’ death to fraud discovered in his office

The police say Fatai Yusuf, alternative medicine practitioner better known as “Oko Oloyun”, may have been killed because of the alleged fraud discovered in his office in Lagos. Yusuf was shot dead on the Eruwa-Igboora road in Ibarapa central area of Oyo state when his convoy was attacked by gunmen on Thursday. In a statement on Friday, Olugbenga Fadeyi, spokesman of the state [...]

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    Seven-month-old baby rescued as police kill ‘kidnapper’ in Katsina

Seven-month-old baby rescued as police kill ‘kidnapper’ in Katsina

The Katsina police command says it has killed Yunusa Boka, an alleged kidnapper who operates in Danmusa and Kankara local government areas of the state. In a statement on Wednesday, Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesman, said Boka was killed in a gun duel at Gwarjo forest, Matazu local government area of the state on Tuesday. The spokesman also said security operatives comprising [...]

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    One feared dead as IMN members clash with police in Abuja

One feared dead as IMN members clash with police in Abuja

One person reportedly lost his life when policemen clashed with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Tuesday. The incident occurred around Berger, a busy interchange in the nation's capital. Trouble started after the IMN who were marching from Utako ran into some police officers at Berger. The protesters, who held banners with pictures of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, IMN leader, [...]

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    Journalist killed in Adamawa

Journalist killed in Adamawa

The Adamawa state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has confirmed the death of Maxwell Nashan, a member of the association. Nashan, a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) station, Fombina FM, was said to have been attacked by unknown assailants on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital. The assailants were said to have picked the journalist [...]

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    We need more advocates to check rogue police officers

We need more advocates to check rogue police officers

BY CHINEMELU NWOKIKE “This is unacceptable, how can you subject people to this kind of torture all in the name of National ID card? And you are all here collecting N500 and N1000 from poor travellers who don’t have a national ID card.” ~Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum. Last week, Governor Babagana Zulum was forced to express his displeasure at the misconduct [...]

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    Buhari to INEC: Don’t allow manipulation of elections

Buhari to INEC: Don’t allow manipulation of elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police not to allow the manipulation of the forthcoming rerun elections.  A statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Buhari spoke while meeting with Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, and other officials of the electoral body at the state house, on Tuesday, in Abuja. The [...]

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