EU, UK, US commend Osun guber-poll, call for peaceful re-run

Post Views: 22                                                                            By Emmanuel Udom Lagos Statement from the Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States on Osun Election  The Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States observed the voting in Osun State September 22. We commend the people of Osun for voting peacefully, the Independent National Electoral Commission for the improved organisation of the election, and security services for their conduct. We urge that all continue to support a peaceful, free, fair, and credible completion of the…

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Osun governorship poll: Why INEC should carry out maintenance checks on smart card readers- CLEEN

Post Views: 24 By Emmanuel Udom Osogbo Benson Olugbuo, PhD, Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to carry out a maintenance and checks on the Smart Card Readers ahead of the 2019 general elections. Olugbuo made the call in a post-election statement of CLEEN Foundation on the conduct of security agencies during the 2018 Osun state governorship election held on Saturday 22nd September, 2018 The call is contained in the 10-point recommendations based on the observations and analysis by the foundation.   Other…

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N50m ransom: How DSS operatives frustrated kidnapper’s effort in Kogi

Post Views: 17 By Adejoke Bakare When he bade his family and colleagues farewell on that faithful Wednesday, 25th of July , 2018 no one ever imagined what awaits Mr Moshood( not real name) later that day on his journey to Federal Capital Territory, Abuja where he was working before his transferred to the Center of excellence. He has just been reposted back to Lagos Council of Arts and Culture, a subsidiary of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture from Abuja Liaison’s office. After his resumption, a need arose for…

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Police recover over 9,657 firearms, 26,994 bullets from suspected herdsmen

Post Views: 12  Raymond Tedunjaye Lagos  Nigeria Police Force has reportedly recovered  over 9,657 assorted firearms and 26,994 bullets across the country within two years. The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement disclosed that the weapons were recovered from herdsmen, bandits, militiamen and vigilante groups. Moshood, an Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police stated that the recoveries were  part of the gain recorded by the Force  in its efforts to mop up and reduce prohibited arms from the society. According to the Force image maker, the prohibited firearms…

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4 held over ‘Killing’ of IGP-IRT men, kidnap of 15,year-old girl

Post Views: 13  Raymond Tedunjaye Lagos  Four members of a deadly kidnapping gang, allegedly responsible for the murder of some policemen attached to the IGP- Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT) recently, have been apprehended alive by police operatives. They were alleged to be responsible for the kidnapping of  a 15yr old girl identified as Hadiza Mohammed in Giwa council area of Kaduna state. The helpless girl, kidnapped on August 25th, 2018 has however been rescued by police detectives attached to the IGP-IRT unhurt. Police sources identified the suspected kidnappers cum armed…

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Yale psychiatrist says Trump is getting worse: ‘I suspect he is unable to tolerate reality’

Post Views: 34 Two weeks ago, the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed by a senior Trump administration official who was deeply concerned about President Trump’s mental health and his authoritarian tendencies. (Don Foster, a retired scholar who specializes in textual analysis — and correctly identified Joe Klein as the author of “Primary Colors” — thinks he knows who that person is.) For the New York Times to publish such an op-ed, and for a White House official to warn the American people and the world about a dangerous president is unprecedented…

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Esan South-East LGA chairman visits IDP camp

Post Views: 26     By Matthew Aramunde Ubiaja The Chairman Esan South East LGA Mr. Victor Emuakhagbon, has paid a visit to the temporary camp in Ubiaja the headquarters of the LGA where displaced persons from the flooded areas of Ifeku Island are presently accommodated. The No 1 man who was accompanied by the Vice- Chairman Mr. Innocent Onowalen, top council officials and members of the legislative arm, assured the affected people of continued government assistance even as he felicitate with the people over the arrival of a baby…

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Have we ever met before?, Buhari asks new DG DSS

Post Views: 24  By Ismaila Chafe Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja met, for the first time, with the newly appointed Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, when Bichi was ushered into the president’s office by protocol officials, he was asked by the president if they had met before. The new DG, however, `confessed’ that he was seeing President Buhari face-to-face for the first time in his life. NAN reports that…

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Truck ‘kills’ police officer in Ifo, Ogun surburb

Post Views: 21 By Emmanuel Udom Report just reaching us has it that a police officer in mufti was “killed” by a truck at bank bus-stop in Ifo, Ogun State. According to the report, the incident occurred at about 4.35 am on Thursday, while the officer was allegedly standing at the bus-stop. But, while some sources at the bus-stop alleged that the officer, who is popularly known as Baba Akin, serving at Ifo police station, was allegedly trying to extort money from commercial motorists at the place, he was knocked…

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Group charges Ayade not to succumb to unwarranted threat

Post Views: 30 Ita Akpan Calabar One social group operating under the auspices of the Clans Club International has charged Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State to continue with his good works and not to succumb to any unwarranted threat by miscreants to eliminate some top Government functionaries in the state. A communique signed by the Club chapter President, Dr. Fred Obeten and made available to our news desk Tuesday  at the 32nd Anniversary of the group  in Calabar stated that it was wrong for any individual or group…

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