Sunday, February 17, 2019

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    Rivers rerun: Judge declares IGP probe panel illegal

Rivers rerun: Judge declares IGP probe panel illegal

Gabriel Kolawole, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has declared the panel set up by the inspector-general of police to investigate allegations of violence and malpractice in the last Rivers state national assembly rerun election as unconstitutional.Kolawole made this declaration in a judgment on Tuesday.“Section 4 of the police act allows the police to set up such a panel [...]

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    The 82 Chibok girls and other stories

The 82 Chibok girls and other stories

“E ku amojuba awon 82 Chibok girls, o”“What is that supposed to mean in plain English? You better watch your tongue. It will be politically incorrect and suicidal to start making a joke out of something that serious.”“Where is the joke?”“In your tone. I know you when you want to start your mischief.”“I am a born-again Christian”“I know. Like Stephanie [...]

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    Four students arrested over ‘annual tradition’ of molesting schoolgirls

Four students arrested over ‘annual tradition’ of molesting schoolgirls

The police have arrested four male students of Ireti Grammar School, Falomo, Lagos, for allegedly molesting some schoolgirls.According to PUNCH, final year female students of Falomo Senior High School are usually assaulted on the day of their last examination.The act is said to have become a yearly tradition.Michale Matthew, a witness quoted by the newspaper, said she saw a boy trying to [...]

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    Shekarau threatens to sue IGP over document ‘linking him to assassination’

Shekarau threatens to sue IGP over document ‘linking him to assassination’

Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano state, has threatened to sue Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), over a document accusing him of plotting the assassination of one Sheikh Jafaru.The said document was found in the house of Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, after the police raided it.In a letter addressed to the IGP, Shekarau said the police [...]

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    Police arraign Sule Lamido for alleged incitement

Police arraign Sule Lamido for alleged incitement

The police on Tuesday arraigned Sule Lamido, former Jigawa state governor, before a high court in the state for alleged incitement.Lamido had been in the custody of the Kano state police command since Sunday.He was brought to the state high court from Kano, where he had spent some nights in detention.His arrest followed a petition by the Jigawa state government [...]

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    Police warn IPOB against planned protest in Abuja

Police warn IPOB against planned protest in Abuja

Musa Kimo, commissioner of police, federal capital territory (FCT) command, has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against its planned protest in Abuja.Kimo gave the warning in a statement issued by Usen Omorodion, the command’s spokesman, in Abuja on Sunday.He said as a professional organisation, the command would not fold its arms and watch criminal elements hide under the [...]

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    Police arrest Lamido, former Jigawa gov

Police arrest Lamido, former Jigawa gov

The police in Kano on Sunday arrested Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state.Quoting a source NAN said Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of state’s upcoming local council polls.His arrest may be connected with a programme aired on one of the Kano local radio stations.Lamido was alleged to have directed his supporters, during [...]

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    Police arrest driver for ‘supplying fuel, food’ to Boko Haram insurgents

Police arrest driver for ‘supplying fuel, food’ to Boko Haram insurgents

The Borno state police command on Sunday said it had arrested Modu Mustapha, a driver, suspected to be purchasing fuel and food items for Boko Haram insurgents.Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police in the state, told NAN in Maiduguri that the suspect was arrested after a tip-off by members of the public.“The police have received information that one Modu Mustapha of Jumptilo [...]

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    We were hired to assassinate Melaye, says suspect

We were hired to assassinate Melaye, says suspect

Abdullahi Isah, one of the six suspects arrested in connection with the invasion of the residence of Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi west, has confessed that his gang was hired to assassinate Melaye.According to Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, Isah confessed that Taofiq Isah, chairman of Ijumu LGA, who is also in police custody, had contacted him and four [...]

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    EXTRA: Police to auction animals in Borno

EXTRA: Police to auction animals in Borno

Damian Chukwu, Borno state police commissioner, says 379 cows, 179 goats and sheep in the custody of the command may be auctioned.The livestock was recovered by the Nigeria army from Boko Haram suspects and handed over to the command on the April 7.Speaking at the news conference on Thursday, Chukwu said his command might be forced to approach a court [...]

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    Police return monies, documents seized from Goje’s house

Police return monies, documents seized from Goje’s house

The police have returned the monies and the documents they recovered from the Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, a senator from Gombe state.A source told TheCable that the police returned the $19,000, N18m, 9,400 Saudi Riyal and the documents they recovered in a raid on Thursday.‎The source said the police claimed they were misled by a whistle-blower, who told them [...]

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    Police: We recovered ‘stolen’ monies from Goje — not budget documents

Police: We recovered ‘stolen’ monies from Goje — not budget documents

The Nigeria police say they only recovered suspected stolen monies and some files from the Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, a senator from Gombe state.Last Friday, the police raided the house of Goje, carting away some monies and documents.Goje, who is the chairman of the senate committee on appropriation, had accused the police of taking away the 2017 budget document [...]

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    EXTRA: Police may be working on the 2017 budget, says Goje

EXTRA: Police may be working on the 2017 budget, says Goje

Danjuma Goje, chairman of the senate appropriation committee, says the police may be working on the 2017 budget.He said this in reaction to the invasion of his Abuja residence.At least 40 policemen stormed his house on Thursday, carting away some monies.Speaking at the senate on Wednesday, Goje accused the police of hijacking the budget during the raid.He said the development [...]

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    Goje: Raid on my house may delay passage of 2017 budget

Goje: Raid on my house may delay passage of 2017 budget

Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, has told Nigerians to blame the police if the 2017 budget is not passed on time.The lawmaker, who is chairman of the senate committee on appropriations, said the work on the 2017 budget was truncated during the police invasion.Over 40 policemen stormed the Abuja residence of Goje on Thursday.TheCable had revealed that the security [...]

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    Police arrest three over mob attack on FRSC officials

Police arrest three over mob attack on FRSC officials

The special anti-robbery squad of the Anambra state police command has arrested three persons connected to a recent mob attack on a patrol team of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).It was reported that the mob attacked the officials at the Igbo-Ukwu area of the state after they had allegedly demanded bribe from a motorcyclist.But in a statement, Bisi Kazeem, spokesperson [...]

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    Fadeyi foundation partners police in fight against corruption

Fadeyi foundation partners police in fight against corruption

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, and the management of Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF), are set to unveil a citizen-led advocacy against corruption in the country.In a statement on Monday, Akin Fadeyi, executive director of the foundation, said this would reaffirm the commitment of the police to stemming the tide of corruption in the country.He said this would also improve transparency [...]

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