Tag Archives: Police

Crisis: Police seal APC secretariat in Benue

The Benue State Police Command has sealed the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Makurdi, the state capital. The police also stopped the Mr. Austin Agada-led Executives from holding its scheduled meeting fixed for Friday March 1 and 3, 2024. The meeting was called by the executives of the APC with selected stakeholders and the newly appointed ...

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Re-run Election: Police assure adequate security in Niger

Niger State Commissioner of Police, CP, Shawulu Danmamman, has assured of adequate security to ensure a successful conduct of the State House of Assembly Re-run Election for Lavun Constituency scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. The re-run will hold in 32 polling units. The CP, in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said personnel ...

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Police disperse sacked Plateau PDP lawmakers with teargas

Armed policemen on Tuesday used teargas to disperse sacked Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers from the premises of the Plateau State House of Assembly. The 16 PDP lawmakers, who were sacked by the Court of Appeal, had arrived at the Assembly Complex on Tuesday, demanding to be admitted into the sitting of the House. It was gathered that  lawmakers arrived ...

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Kano: Police warn followers of PDP, NNPP

The Kano State police command has issued a fresh warning against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) planned rally. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hussaini Gumel, spoke in a telephone conversation with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kano. Gumel stated that the command has already begun vigorous patrols in ...

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How I rejected advice to bribe police and INEC in 1998

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has recalled how a political party, the Peoples Democratic Party he belonged to in 1998 lost a local government election in Ogun State because he rejected plans to bribe the police and personnel of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Obasanjo said party leaders had told him that there should be money allocated for the police ...

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Appeal Court Judgement: Police warn against violent protest in Kano

The police in Kano State have warned of moves by some party loyalists to commence violent protests in the state amid the Appeal Court judgement in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel warned that whoever attempts to disrupt the peace in the State will be arrested and made to face the ...

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Police confirm beheading of LP chieftain

Abia State Police command has confirmed the beheading of a chieftain of the Labour Party (LP), Zachary Maduka, popularly known as Power Zac. Maduka, 70, who was director general for Amobi Ogah, member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency was reportedly murdered at a drinking joint in Amelechi Akpukpa community. Confirming the gruesome murder, Abia State Police Command, in a statement by ...

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Police ban protest in Kano over possible outcome of election tribunal judgement

Amid growing tension in Kano State over a possible outcome of the Governorship election petition tribunal, the Kano State Police Command has banned all forms of street protest in the state. The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel who made the emergency public announcement while addressing newsmen at the Bompai police headquarters, said he got wind that both the ...

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May 29: Police boss warns politicians against creating tension

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Usman Baba has warned political actors and their collaborators against a creating tension in the country, ahead of the May 29 Presidential and governorship inaugurations. Baba gave the warming at a news conference on Monday in Abuja. He called on political actors to jettison their on-going attempts to create tension that could derail the inauguration. ...

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Police grant bail to suspended Adamawa REC

Suspended Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Hudu Yunusa-Ari, who is under police probe, has been granted bail. Also allowed to go home are two Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commissioners and other officials undergoing interrogation at the Police Headquarters in connection with Adamawa Governorship Election fiasco. Their release on administrative bail, is with conditions. •They must deposit their travel ...

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