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TARABA KILLING: POLICE PANEL KEEPS MUM AFTER MEETING WITH GOV ISHAKU

The investigative panel set up by the Nigeria Police Force to unravel the rationale behind the killing of three of its officers in Taraba on Saturday met with the state governor, Mr Darius Ishaku.   The meeting which held behind closed-door is not unconnected to the findings of the committee sequel to their resumed investigation… Continue reading TARABA KILLING: POLICE PANEL KEEPS MUM AFTER MEETING WITH GOV ISHAKU

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NIGERIA: ABIA NLC THREATENS STRIKE OVER UNPAID SALARIES

The Chairmen of Nigeria Labour Congress, Uchenna Obigwe, said the organised labour in Abia State had issued a seven-day ultimatum to the state government ahead of a strike over the unpaid arrears of workers’ salaries and allowances in the state.   The ultimatum was contained in a statement jointly issued in Umuahia on Friday by… Continue reading NIGERIA: ABIA NLC THREATENS STRIKE OVER UNPAID SALARIES

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COURT SENDS SOWORE TO 45-DAY DETENTION, NIGERIANS ATTACK FG

Nigeria - The Federal Government and the judiciary came under attack on Thursday as a Federal High Court in Abuja granted the Department of State Services permission to detain the publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.   Operatives of the DSS, had on Saturday, arrested Sowore over… Continue reading COURT SENDS SOWORE TO 45-DAY DETENTION, NIGERIANS ATTACK FG

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IMN REJECTS BAIL CONDITIONS, SAYS IT’S PLOT TO KILL EL-ZAKZAKY

  The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has rejected the stringent conditions imposed by the Kaduna State Government on Ibrahim El-Zakzaky as part of his terms of release for a medical trip to India.   It described the conditions as “a desperate move by (Gov. Nasir) el-Rufai to assassinate the Sheikh in detention.”   The Shi’ites… Continue reading IMN REJECTS BAIL CONDITIONS, SAYS IT’S PLOT TO KILL EL-ZAKZAKY

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TARABA KILLING: WHERE’S KIDNAP KINGPIN? – POLICE ASK NIGERIAN ARMY

The police have asked the Nigerian Army to explain the whereabouts of the Taraba kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, allegedly set free by soldiers who reportedly attacked a police team conveying the suspect to Taraba State Police Command headquarters in Jalingo, on Tuesday.   The force also demanded explanations on why the suspect was released, insisting… Continue reading TARABA KILLING: WHERE’S KIDNAP KINGPIN? – POLICE ASK NIGERIAN ARMY

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#REVOLUTIONNOW: POLICE ARREST KALU, JOURNALIST IN CALABAR

The police in Cross River State on Monday arrested the correspondent of The Nation newspaper in the state, Nicholas Kalu.   He was picked up in Calabar while covering the nationwide ‘RevolutionNow’ protest.   Two other protesters were also allegedly whisked away along with Nicholas from the Cultural Centre muster point opposite the Etim Edem… Continue reading #REVOLUTIONNOW: POLICE ARREST KALU, JOURNALIST IN CALABAR

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POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED KILLERS OF ENUGU CATHOLIC PRIEST

Some suspected killers of Enugu State, Nigeria, Catholic priest, Rev Fr Paul Offu, were reportedly arrested by the police on Saturday.   However, the number of the suspects arrested could not be ascertained as of the time of filing the report.   The state Commissioner of Police, Sulieman Balarabe, who confirmed that they had made… Continue reading POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED KILLERS OF ENUGU CATHOLIC PRIEST