Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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    Police propose fake news prohibition act

Police propose fake news prohibition act

The Nigeria police force has proposed a fake news prohibition act in the country.The police made the proposal on Wednesday during a conference on countering fake news organised by the BBC world service in Abuja.But some experts at the programme including Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, argued that rather than introduce a new law to fight fake news, existing ones should [...]

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    IGP makes fresh appointment at police HQ amid tenure controversy

IGP makes fresh appointment at police HQ amid tenure controversy

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has appointed Frederick Lakanu as the new force secretary.In a statement on Tuesday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said by virtue of the appointment, Lakanu is a member of the force management team.Moshood said the new appointment is with immediate effect."The new Force Secretary has taken over from AIG Abdul Bube, who retired from the [...]

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    ‘Mastermind’ of Nyanya, Kuje bombings opens up on operations in Kogi, Kaduna

‘Mastermind’ of Nyanya, Kuje bombings opens up on operations in Kogi, Kaduna

Umar Abdulmalik, a suspected Boko Haram commander, has told of how the group carried out attacks across the country.According to The Nation, he also admitted being actively involved in the explosions that rocked Nyanya and Kuje in Abuja, in 2015.The 30-year-old reportedly said he was recruited into Boko Haram by an Islamic cleric who also indoctrinated him.He was quoted as [...]

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    VIDEO: Melaye ‘collapses’ in police custody

VIDEO: Melaye ‘collapses’ in police custody

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, slumped in police custody on Friday.He surrendered to the police after a week siege at his Abuja residence. Melaye opened the gate to his residence to the police at 3pm in the presence of some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators and his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome.The senator had slumped while leaving his residence to [...]

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    Police recruitment: 242,455 apply for 10,000 slots

Police recruitment: 242,455 apply for 10,000 slots

The Police Service Commission says it has received 242,455 applications in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria police force.In a statement on Thursday, Aaron Kaase, the commission’s acting spokesman, said the applications came four weeks after the recruitment portal was opened on November 30, 2018.President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the recruitment of the police constables to beef-up [...]

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    Court rejects Melaye’s request to order police out of his residence

Court rejects Melaye’s request to order police out of his residence

A federal high court in Abuja has refused to grant the request of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi central, to order police out of his residence.Some police officers have been at Melaye’s residence in Abuja since Friday in an attempt to arrest him over alleged culpable homicide.He is accused of attacking some police personnel alongside armed thugs.The senator approached the [...]

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    Sam Melaye: Police have made the life of my brother a living hell

Sam Melaye: Police have made the life of my brother a living hell

Samuel Melaye, brother to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has kicked against the police siege at the lawmaker's residence.The police have been at  the Abuja residence of Melaye since last week, seeking to arrest him over alleged culpable homicide.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, Samuel said the senator's whereabouts have remained unknown following the siege.He said the government [...]

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    VIDEO: They depend on guns but Jehovah is with me, says Melaye

VIDEO: They depend on guns but Jehovah is with me, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says those after him depend on guns but Jehovah is with him.Melaye said this in a video he tweeted on Wednesday.On Friday, police officers numbering about 30 invaded the Abuja residence of the senator in a bid to arrest him.Since then, they have not left Sangha street, off Mississippi street, Maitama, where the lawmaker’s house [...]

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    Police: Officers at Melaye’s residence won’t leave until he surrenders

Police: Officers at Melaye’s residence won’t leave until he surrenders

The police say the officers at the Abuja residence of Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west, will not leave until he surrenders.Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, said this in a statement Sunday night.Some police officers have been at Melaye's residence since Friday in an attempt to arrest him over culpable homicide. The police said the senator's armed thugs [...]

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    Saraki: Police might be planning to stop Melaye from contesting in 2019

Saraki: Police might be planning to stop Melaye from contesting in 2019

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the invasion of the Abuja residence of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, by some police officers could be an attempt to block him from the 2019 polls.On Friday, the police stormed the residence of Melaye, who is seeking reelection, saying they wanted to arrest for culpable homicide.But reacting through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki condemned the action [...]

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    Corpses burnt ‘beyond recognition’ in Anambra mortuary

Corpses burnt ‘beyond recognition’ in Anambra mortuary

A fire outbreak erupted at the mortuary section of a general hospital in Anambra state on Saturday, consuming corpses.The fire was said to have started around 5:40pm at the hospital located at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area of the state.Relatives, who had deposited remains of their loved ones at the mortuary, were said to have besieged the hospital and [...]

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    I’ll make myself available to police next week, says Melaye

I’ll make myself available to police next week, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he will make himself available to the police next week.In an interview with Channels Television on Friday, the lawmaker said he is not a criminal and has no reason to run from the police.He said the invasion of his residence was unnecessary.“I was informed that my house has been invaded. Over 40 policemen [...]

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    Police admit invading Melaye’s residence, accuse him of culpable homicide

Police admit invading Melaye’s residence, accuse him of culpable homicide

The police have admitted invading the Abuja residence of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, had earlier told TheCable that he was unaware of the invasion.But in a statement on Friday evening, Moshood said the senator's house was invaded to effect his arrest in "the case of attempted culpable homicide" against him."The Police operatives currently in the [...]

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    Police: Why we haven’t arrested Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

Police: Why we haven’t arrested Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

The Nigeria police force has spoken on the house of representatives demand seeking the arrest of one of President Muhammadu Buhari's aides for alleged result forgery.In an interview with TheCable, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the demand to arrest Okoi Obono-Obla, Buhari's senior special assistant on prosecution, is yet to be carried out because the police have not been officially [...]

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    We are not aware of the invasion of Melaye’s residence, say police

We are not aware of the invasion of Melaye’s residence, say police

The Nigeria police force have denied invading the residence of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Both Jimoh Moshood, the force spokesman, and Manzah Anjuguri, FCT police spokesman, told TheCable they were not aware of the police invasion.TheCable reported how policemen numbering 30 invaded the Abuja residence of Melaye on Friday.The incident happened three days after the senator alleged that Ibrahim [...]

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    Police rescue priests kidnapped in Anambra

Police rescue priests kidnapped in Anambra

The Catholic priests abducted at Nneyi Umeri area of Anambra have reportedly been rescued by the police.The Anambra state police command made the announcement in a statement issued on Friday by Haruna Mohammed, its spokesman.The clerics were abducted by suspected gunmen on Monday while on their way back from Onitsha.According to the statement, the victims were rescued on Thursday after [...]

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