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Tension in Enugu as 38 criminal suspects escape from police custody

From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Enugu Tension and confusion best described the situation at the Enugu State Police Command on Monday following the escape from custody of over 38 criminal suspects. Though the Enugu State Police Command announced it was only 17 that escaped, inside sources say the numbers of the escapee suspects were between 38 and 40. […]

Sexual harassment cases against lecturers not swept under rug – UNILAG VC

University of Lagos (UNILAG) Vice-Chancellor Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe said on Monday that the school’s management has not swept sexual harassment cases against three lecturers under the rug. Prof Ogundipe, who disclosed this at the media parley, said the cases against a professor and two senior lecturers are still under investigations. In 2018, Prof Segun Awonusi […]

Amotekun operatives can’t bear firearms for now – Ex-IGP Ehindero (But herdsmen can)

From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta A retired former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, has appealed to operatives of the South West Security Network (Amotekun Corps) to strictly adhere to the country’s constitution that forbids them from bearing firearms in the course of their operation. Ehindero said the regional outfit was to be an information and intelligence gathering […]

Blasphemy: Court orders release of Mubarak Bala, detained Facebook user

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja A federal high court on Monday ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the Nigeria Police Force to release a detained Facebook user, Mubarak Bala, who was arrested in Kaduna on February 28 for alleged blasphemous posts about Islam. In his judgment on the case, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the […]

Reps probe lease of federal assets

From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives resolved on Monday to set up an ad-hoc committee to review all leasing and concession of federal assets across the country. The ad-hoc committee is expected to report back to the House within six weeks for further legislative action. This follows the adoption of a motion by Deputy […]

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