Imo: Police investigate DPO, other officers over rape case 

November 28, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The police said they are investigating a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Imo state over failure to report a rape case to the police headquarters in the state. Police officers working under the DPO are also being investigated for the same case. The Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated this in a post on his X handle (formerly known as Twitter) Tuesday. Three Read More

Kano polls: Investigate controversy over Appeal Court judgement now, NNPP tells NJC 

November 24, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Comrade Olufemi Ajadi, has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC), to investigate the controversy surrounding the last Friday’s Appeal Court judgement in the  Kano state gubernatorial election tussle. Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Ambassador Ajadi said there was the urgent need for the investigation since a paragraph in one of Read More

Alleged assault on NLC President: At last, IGP orders investigation

November 10, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault of the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, allegedly by Policemen in Imo state. The Force Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP has directed the deputy inspector-general in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Read More

Reps condemn Otukpo banks robbery, order probe 

October 24, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has condemned in strong terms the gruesome and brutal killing of security personnel, bank officials and other citizens during a robbery attack on banks in Otukpo, Benue state last week. While urging the Nigerian police, Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies to as a matter of urgency, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of Read More

Tree falls, kills 2, injures 7 in Ilorin 

October 24, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  A branch of a tree reportedly fell on Monday killing two persons on the spot and leaving seven others with varying degrees of injuries in Ilorin, the  Kwara state capital. The victims included passers-by, shop owners and those awaiting commercial  vehicles at Oke Andi, Sango area in Ilorin,  Kwara state capital, when the tragedy occurred. Blueprint gathered that the incident, which happened early Monday Read More

NRM suspends own chairman over alleged unremitted N250 million  

October 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

  The National Management Committee (NMC) of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) has suspended its National Chairman, Hon Isaac Chigozie Udeh, for allegedly collecting the sum of $25,000 to N250 million from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the public endorsement of PDP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Udeh was suspended during the Movement’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Monday in Read More

Borno police nab 587 crime suspects in 3 months 

October 9, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state Commissioner of Police, CP Yusuf Muhammad, has said the command arrested over 500 criminals as suspects for various offences in different locations across the state.  He stated that the command also arrested  a rape suspect  and  a murder suspect  and investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecute them in  the period under review, which is  August Read More

15th Wole Soyinka Centre Lecture for July 12, 13

July 7, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The 15th edition of the Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series with the theme” ‘Building a resilient Nigerian media and democracy’ is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2023, on Twitter Spaces at 11 am daily. A press statement by Executive Director/CEO, WSCIJ, Motunrayo Alaka, said the Board Chair, WSCIJ, Ropo Sekoni; Chief Executive Read More

DSS investigates attack on staff in Adamawa

April 17, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has commenced investigation into attack by some staff of the Service staff in Adamawa state by miscreants. DSS Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Sunday, said, “The attention of the DSS has been drawn to a trending video on the social media in which someone suspected to be its Read More

20-year-old man commits suicide in Lagos, police begin probe

March 28, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Police in Lagos says it has commenced investigation into how a 20-year-old identified as Sodiq Olayemi, hanged himself with rope and died immediately in Lagos. Our correspondent gathered that Sodiq’s body was found hanging inside an uncompleted building in the area as he reportedly committed suicide in the early morning of Sunday in Epe area of the state.  “Preliminary investigations showed no Read More

3 feared killed in APC, PDP bloody clash in Oyo 

March 16, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Three persons have been reportedly feared dead on Thursday during a bloody clash between members of the Oyo state All Progressives Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at Ile-Tuntun area of Ibadan, South East local government area of Oyo state. During the bloody clash, over 10 others sustained severe injuries with many motorcycles and vehicles damaged. Sources said trouble started Read More

Enugu governorship election: Speak out on Mbah’s certificate, group tells NYSC DG

March 15, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yasha’u Dogara Ahmed, has been charged to speak out on the certificate issued to Mr. Peter Mbah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Enugu state. A group under the aegis of Total Support for the Rule of Law and Justice Initiative and Enugu Progressive Forum, made this Read More

2023 governorship elections: IGP gives additional support to commands, formations

March 14, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has extended additional human and logistic support to Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Commands and Formations across the country for effective election security management during the March 18 Governorship and State Assembly elections. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said the additional support includes the Read More

Barca have never bought a referee – Laporta

March 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Barcelona president Joan Laporta insisted Tuesday his club have never “bought referees” amid investigations into payments made to a former refereeing chief over several years. The Catalan side paid a reported 6.5 million euros ($6.9 million) between 2001 and 2018 to a company owned by Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, a former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) in Read More

Jarigbe tackles police, APC in Cross River over ‘cheap blackmail’

March 6, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe (PDP Cross River North), has challenged the Police in Cross River state to be professional in their conduct by not colluding in anyway with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in their cheap blackmail against him. Jarigbe who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the National Assembly election conducted penultimate Saturday, defeated Read More

Electoral violence: Obaseki visits victims’ families in Edo 

February 28, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, Monday, visited the families of the two persons who were allegedly killed while exercising their franchise at their polling units during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. The victims include late Festus Idahosa, 33, and late Mrs. Elizabeth Owie, 43, mother of three children, aged eight, six, and four years respectively.  While Festus Idahosa’s Read More

Edo attack: 2 traditional rulers arrested, remaining kidnapped victims rescued 

January 18, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Seven suspects; including two traditional rulers have been arrested in connection with Igueben train station attack in Edo State. The State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Nehikare, disclosed this to journalists in Benin City on Wednesday. He stated the suspects are currently helping the police in investigations. Nehikare also said the two remaining victims of the attack have Read More

Police kill 1 bandit, arrest 2 other 

January 15, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has killed one bandit and arrested two others, recovering AK-47 rifle, locally fabricated general purpose machine gun and 10 rounds of ammunition, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammed Jalige, has said.  Jalige, in a statement issued, Sunday, said the incident happened on Saturday in Amana Maimadachi village close to Rigachikun, Igabi local government area of Read More

Reps demand ban on alcohol, others for policemen on duty

December 28, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Worried by Sunday’s incident of a policeman shooting dead a young woman, Mrs Bolanle Raheem in Lagos, the House of Representatives has asked for the banning of alcohol and other intoxicating substances for police personnel on duty as a guard against unruly behaviour. While calling for an immediate investigation to be carried out to get justice for the latest victim, Read More

Marafa condoles victims of military airstrike in Zamfara

December 21, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Coordinator in Zamfara State, Kabiru Garba Marafa, has condoled with the families of victims caught in military fire against bandits in Maru Local Government Area of the state. At least, 64 people were reportedly killed in the airstrike on Sunday. Marafa, who is the senatorial Candidate for Zamfara Central, expressed sympathy over the Read More

Investigate ‘abortion programme’, UN Secretary-General beckons Nigeria 

December 19, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called on Nigerian authorities to investigate allegations of systemic and coerced abortions reportedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Army, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said. The Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday that the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast since at least 2013. The programme allegedly Read More