• Police dismiss news of explosives in Abuja

    Police dismiss news of explosives in Abuja

    According to reports, the FCT Police Command has dispelled the rumours making the rounds that an explosive device was discovered around Jabi Lake on Thursday.

    The police said that contrary to the unverified rumours, findings by the Command’s Explosive Ordinance unit revealed that the device in question was an ultra sound flow metre used in measuring the volume of water that passes through a pipe.

    The device was said to have been deployed by a team of engineers handling the Federal Capital […]

  • Nigeria Police dismiss six senior officers

    Nigeria Police dismiss six senior officers

    According to reports, the Police Service Commission, has dismissed six senior officers for impersonation, forgery, insubordination, negligence and disobedience to lawful order.

    The dismissals involved Superintendents of Police, Assistant Superintendents and a Chief Superintendent of Police.

    The commission at its plenary meeting on Thursday in Abuja, also rejected the recommendation of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for special promotion of 12 officers.

    These were part of the decisions taken by the Commission on 55 disciplinary cases brought before it, a statement on […]

  • Niger Delta Avengers dismiss military action, vow to bomb more pipelines

    Niger Delta Avengers dismiss military action, vow to bomb more pipelines

    Militant group Niger Delta Avenger (NDA) has accused the military of deceiving Nigerians by publishing ‘false’ videos supposedly showing the Nigerian military bombarding targeted illegal bunkering camps in the Niger Delta region.

    The NDA has described the action of the Nigerian military as unprofessional and also a ploy to intimidate them with jet bombers, adding that they will not be intimidated, even if more jet bombers are deployed to the region.

    “They can deploy fourth generation jet-bombers and that will not stop […]

  • I did not dismiss Bunue killings – Gov. Ortom

    I did not dismiss Bunue killings – Gov. Ortom

    Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has debunked media reports claiming he denied that there were no much killings in the state following attacks on some communities by suspected herdsmen.

    Such reports according to him, were incorrect and do not reflect accurately what he said when he granted a joint interview with the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in Abuja last Tuesday.

    The Governor in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, said he was responding to a […]

  • Biafra: FG urges ECOWAS to Dismiss Nnamdi Kanu’s case

    Biafra: FG urges ECOWAS to Dismiss Nnamdi Kanu’s case

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has told the ECOWAS community court sitting in Abuja to hands off a matter brought before it by the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, over his continued detention and trial.

    The government, in its written preliminary objection filed by the Federal Ministry of Justice, over Kanu’s suit, No. ECW/CCJ/APP/06/16, submitted that the sub-regional court lacked, “the requisite jurisdiction” to hear and determine the matter before it.

    The FG also asked the […]

  • Court dismisses Metuh’s application seeking to disqualify the judge handling his case

    Court dismisses Metuh’s application seeking to disqualify the judge handling his case

    It can be recalled that Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed an application asking him to disqualify himself from further presiding over the trial of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, for money laundering charges.

    The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, had also in a March 24, 2016 letter dismissing Metuh’s petition asking for the transfer of the case from Justice Abang to another judge.

    Justice […]