Nigeria initiate moves to tackle violent extremism

By Lazarus Zakaa The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has held a one day workshop aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism and other related security challenges in the country. Speaking at the opening of the event, NSCDC Commandant -General Abdullahi Muhammadu in his opening speech stressed the importance of initiating an adequate […]

DEPOWA organises 3-day workshop for 53 teachers, instructors

Defence and Police Officers Wives Association DEPOWA has organised a 3-Day Workshop for fifty three School Teachers/Instructors in the DEPOWA School network. Declaring the workshop open at DEPOWA Secretariat in abuja, the President of DEPOWA, Omobolanle Olonisakin said the gesture is to promote excellent and effective teaching and learning environment for students, pupils and trainees. […]

Move against bandits gathers momentum

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has ordered security chiefs in the state to head field operations in the fight against bandits as the police ruled out negotiation with the hoodlums. Yari told newsmen at the end of the state Security Council meeting which held at his private residence in Talata-Mafara. The meeting which started at […]

Plateau denies diverting IDPs’ N20b

Plateau State government has denied allegations by the opposition that it diverted N20 billion meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. The denial came during the 2019 budget breakdown by the Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Sylvester Wallangko, at the ministry’s conference hall of the cabinet office. Wallangko explained that […]

Conductor faces jail term for snatching woman’s handbag

A bus conductor, Shitu Abubakar, on Friday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly snatching a woman’s handbag containing N150,000 and an iPhone worth N140, 000. Abubakar, who resides at Ketu Garage, Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, assault and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, […]

Kolade Johnson: Killer police team arrested

A police team under the Lagos State Police Command has been arrested over the alleged killing of a youth, Kolade Johnson on Sunday. The command’s spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had reported on Sunday that some residents of Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos […]

Gunmen disrupt fishing festival in Kogi, 5 injured

The 2019 edition of the annual Dankwo fishing festival in Lokoja ended abruptly on Saturday when gunmen opened fire on participants. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the festival, which is an annual event organised by the Lokoja Traditional Council, was just about one hour underway when the gunmen invaded the venue, Kabawa […]

Omo-Agege, others hit by court

The Federal High Court in Asaba has overruled the Jones Erue-led executive committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State and nullified candidates fielded by the faction of the party for 2019 elections. In its judgment, the court, presided over by Justice Toyin Adegoke, upheld the Cyril Ogodo-led Delta APC faction, declaring the […]