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Policemen killed by soldiers arrested Evans, rescued Daura District Head, says Frank Mba

Policemen killed by soldiers arrested Evans, rescued Daura District Head, says Frank Mba

…Disputes claims by Army. “Until their untimely death in the hands of soldiers of 93 Battalion Takum, Taraba State, these officers have participated in several high profile and high risk arrests, rescue missions and investigative operations.” TRIBUTE TO THE POLICE OFFICERS KILLED BY SOLDIERS IN TARABA STATE ON 6TH AUGUST, 2019. · Insp. Mark Edaile, from Edo State · Sgt. ... Read More »

Killing of Police: Buhari orders DHQ to probe incident

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence immediate investigation of incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba, which resulted to the death of three police officers and a civilian. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the National ... Read More »

Maurice Iwu Remanded In EFCC Custody Over N23.29 Billion Bribery Scandal

Maurice Iwu Remanded In EFCC Custody Over N23.29 Billion Bribery Scandal

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday ordered that Professor Maurice Iwu, former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) be remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), till Friday when his application for bail will be heard. Prior to the remand order, the EFCC had arraigned the former INEC Chairman before Justice ... Read More »

NANS pickets MTN, Stanbic, MultiChoice over killings of Nigerians in South Africa

NANS pickets MTN, Stanbic, MultiChoice over killings of Nigerians in South Africa

Students under the auspices of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday picketed three South African companies in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to protest against incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. The offices picketed were those of MTN, MultiChoice DSTV and Stanbic IBTC branch, all in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta. The protesting students led by National ... Read More »

Breaking: THE SUN appoints Ekeh new MD, Iheanacho Nwosu, DAILY EDITOR

Breaking: THE SUN appoints Ekeh new MD, Iheanacho Nwosu, DAILY EDITOR

  *Iheanacho Nwosu* The Board of Directors, The Sun Publishing Limited has approved the appointment of Mr. Onuoha Ukeh as new managing director. Ukeh, currently the Editor, Daily Sun, takes over from Mr. Eric Osagie, whose letter of resignation coincided with the expiration of his four year tenure as Managing Director/Editor-in-chief, and nine years in the Executive Directorate of the ... Read More »

Court Grants DSS Approval To Keep Sowore For 45 Days

Court Grants DSS Approval To Keep Sowore For 45 Days

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday granted the Department of State Services (DSS) 45 days to keep Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters is the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest. The approval granted DSS is to allow the agency conclude its investigation on the dealings of Sowore who was the Presidential candidate of the African Action ... Read More »

Opinion: Honourable minister, your face is familiar, By Dare Babarinsa

The current face-off between Yele Sowore, a presidential candidate in the last general elections, is an indication that certain things are missing in the corridors of power. I am almost sure that Sowore would be surprised at the lavish attention he is currently receiving from the Federal Government which has come up with the pre-historic allegation that Sowore is plotting ... Read More »

#RevolutionNow: SERAP seeks UN Human Rights Council Special Session over attacks on journalists, protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urging them to “urgently convene a special session on Nigeria over arbitrary arrests and repression by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other security forces of ‘RevolutionNow’ protesters, organizers, activists, and journalists who ... Read More »

Army confirm killing three policemen, one civilian mistaken for kidnappers

Army confirm killing three policemen, one civilian mistaken for kidnappers

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that its troops attached to 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba State, shot dead three policemen and one civilian in error after they were mistaken for kidnappers. The army in a statement Wednesday evening by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, claimed that the policemen refused to stop at a military checkpoint and were ... Read More »

El-Zakzaky: Kaduna State files terms for strict supervision of medical trip

“The Kaduna State Government respects the right of anyone to seek treatment anywhere in the world, even for malaria or common cold, so long as they are paying for it. But in the case of persons facing trial for serious offenses, necessary safeguards are required to ensure that such persons do not become fugitives from justice or frustrate trial by ... Read More »