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Delta Police Command Warns IPOB, Other Outlawed Group Against Illegal Protect

Delta Police Command Warns IPOB, Other Outlawed Group Against Illegal Protect

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  The Delta State Police Command on Friday warned the group, Indigenous People.of Biafra (IPOB) and any other outlawed group in the state against carrying out illegal protest in the state. The police says the warning was part of its deliberate resolve to ensure a violence-free Democracy Day in the state. This is coming amid intelligence reports of threats by some outlawed groups such as IPOB to disrupt the peace and stability of Delta State, the Command's spokesman, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka said in a statement issued on Friday. The statement sternly warns members of the IPOB and other allied Pro-Biafra groups and their sympathizers to retrace their steps as it will not condone any form of ill motivated protests or agitations that will jeopardize the peace and progress of th
Rivers APC Alleges Wike Set Aside N500m To Smear F-SARS Commander, ACP Fakorede

Rivers APC Alleges Wike Set Aside N500m To Smear F-SARS Commander, ACP Fakorede

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Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State set aside Five Hundred Million Naira (N500M) of the Rivers State government to sponsor a very devious smear campaign against the F-SARS Commander, Akin Fakorede, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP). The party in a statement by the Media Consultant to Dr Ibiamu Davies Ikanya, the ex-Rivers APC Chairman, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, alleged that Governor Wike had been plotting the sack of Fakorede through sponsoring smear campaign against him. The statement which was authorized by the newly elected Chairman of Rivers State APC, Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amaechree on Thursday, said Wike had plotted to remove the officer after the #endSARS campaign to blackmail the Commander of t...
Security Breach In Ikoyi Prison As Inmate Allegedly Hijacked Security System

Security Breach In Ikoyi Prison As Inmate Allegedly Hijacked Security System

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  A security breach has been reported at the Ikoyi maximum prison, BigPen Online can report. The breach followed the alleged installation of Close Circuit Cameras at the Prison by an inmate who was reportedly remanded over the 661 pumps action riffles that were unlawfully imported into the country in January 2017 through the Lagos port. The alleged security breach in the Ikoyi Prisons Security Network was carried out in connivance with one DCP Tolu Ogunsakin in the Lagos State Police Command. According to a report sourced from IGBERETV, an accused simply identified as Donatus Achinulo who has been refused bail by Justice Ayokunle Faji in view of the charges leveled against him and his co-defendants is having a field day and living like a Lord in Ikoyi Prisons. Inves...
Force Headquarters Replies Saraki, Says Don’t Interfere With Police Investigation

Force Headquarters Replies Saraki, Says Don’t Interfere With Police Investigation

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  The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to claims by Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki that Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris want to pin a crime on him, describing the claims as untrue, misleading and obstruction of Justice. Force Public Relation Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood in a statement on Wednesday night described the report credited to Saraki as unbelievable claims, unverifiable allegations and unfounded accusations. The statement said that there is no iota of truth in the allegation and false assertion by the Senate President of plot against him by the IGP to implicate the Kwara State Government and the Senate President in any criminal matter. The statement read in full: "The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to Press Statement cr...
Defence Official: How Military Busted 1,846 Suspects, Hauled Caches Of Arms In N/Delta Since 2016

Defence Official: How Military Busted 1,846 Suspects, Hauled Caches Of Arms In N/Delta Since 2016

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Acting Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters Abuja, Brigadier-General John Agim, has given a graphic account of military operations in the Niger Delta region since 2016. He spoke in Igbogene, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state while addressing newsmen on the activities of Joint Operations Area (JOA) of Operation DELTA SAFE (OPDS) in the Niger Delta region. According to him, the military within the period had achieved a lot including enhanced safety of lives, rise in crude oil production, recovery of arms and ammunition, seizure and impoundment, destruction of illegal refineries and its ancillaries as well as arrest of several suspects. He said that Operation DELTA SAFE (OPDS), in the region had recorded successes in area of prosecution of cases, profiling of suspects and pers...
CEPEJ Condemns Benue Killings, Appeal To In’t Community To Wade In

CEPEJ Condemns Benue Killings, Appeal To In’t Community To Wade In

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The Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), has condemned in strong terms the endless killings of Nigerians and destruction of houses in Benue State by suspected herdsmen. The National Coordinator of CEPEJ, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, while speaking to newsmen in Warri, Delta State, at the weekend, described the unabated killings of innocent Nigerians in Benue State as barbaric, inexcusable and unacceptable. He urged the Federal government to arrest the situation now and bring the perpetrators to book. Comrade Mulade who decried the April 24, 2018 fresh bloodbath in Benue State, leading to the killing of two Catholic Priests and 17 others by suspected herdsmen when they stormed St Ignatius Catholic Church, Ukpor-Mbalom Parish, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue S...
2019: Senator Hunkuyi, Ramalan Others Escape ‘Assassination’ Attempt

2019: Senator Hunkuyi, Ramalan Others Escape ‘Assassination’ Attempt

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  Senator representing Kaduna North, Suleiman Hunkuyi on Sunday escaped alleged assassination attempt alongside several other of his supporters and chieftains of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Mogadishu layout, Yan Doya. The senator who was in company of Tijjani Ramalan, the Chairman of Liberty TV/Radio were reportedly targeted by the assailants who allegedly invaded their meeting venue. Reports say the incident occurred on Sunday around 3:30pm, at the end of a stakeholders forum organised for stakeholders of Kaduna Central Zone at the NUT hall, Mogadishu layout, Yan Doya. Online Edition of Voice of Liberty, quoting a source from the area says “Sponsored assassins” found their way into the hall and sat amongst the audience. "Seeing the event was coming to a cl
Buhari, APC Govt. ‘Covering up’ Killers Herdsmen – Annkio Briggs

Buhari, APC Govt. ‘Covering up’ Killers Herdsmen – Annkio Briggs

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Firebrand Niger Delta rights activist, Ms. Annkio Briggs, has said that the marauding Fulani herdsmen are having their way, killing innocent citizens in the country because of the level of cover-up by the Federal Government. She said that the killings going on in Benue State and other parts of the northern region were orchestrated and organized to wipe out Christians from that part of the country. Speaking in a telephone conversation with one of our correspondents over the weekend, Ms. Briggs blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for reportedly encouraging the wanton killings, adding that the APC administration was culpable in the high scale killings. The Convener of Niger Delta Self Determination Movement, NDSDM, said; “These are very strategic well planned and well carried out m
N322m Fraud: Court Grants Delta Senator, Nwaoboshi Bail On Self Recognition

N322m Fraud: Court Grants Delta Senator, Nwaoboshi Bail On Self Recognition

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  The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday granted bail on self-recognizance to the senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N322m. Justice Mohammed Idris instructed him to get two sureties who will each sign a bail bond of N50m within 72 hours. The lawmaker was also asked to deposit his passport in the custody of the court pending the conclusion of the case. The judge stressed that he should not travel out of the country without the court’s permission until the end of the case. Justice Idris adjourned till June 13 and 20, 2018 for commencement of trial. Nwaoboshi walked out of the courtroom, greeted with shouts of “Oshimiri 1” by his legion of loyalists. The Economic and Financial Cr