CROSS RIVER POLICE ORDERS SHOPS SELLING ALCOHOL TO CLOSE BY 10 PM

In its efforts to curb incessant crimes in Cross River State, the State Command of the Nigeria Police has ordered the business men and women who deal on alcohol to close shop by 10pm. DAILY POST investigations revealed that Ogoja Command of the Force has started clamping down on traders who operated late in the night. Interestingly, this had led to the closure of several businesses in Ogoja and arrest of over 150 people. A letter referenced “CB:2002/CRS/Z/Vol.1/323” and titled ‘Operation Of Beer Parlour/Joint, Enforcement of Liquor Act’ signed by…

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OSINBAJO SETS UP JUDICIAL COMMISSION TO REVIEW COMPLIANCE WITH HUMAN RIGHTS DURING MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS BY THE NIGERIAN MILITARY

The Ag President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday appointed a 7-man Judicial Commission to review compliance of the Nigeria Armed Forces, human rights obligations and the rules of engagement. This was made known in a statement by the Presidency, noting that the Commission is empowered to review extant rules of engagement applicable in the Nigerian Armed Forces and the extent of compliance thereto. “It is also empowered to investigate alleged violation of humanitarian and human rights principles under the Constitution and other relevant laws,” the Presidency said. In addition, the commission has…

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KOGI GOVERNOR ARREST ANOTHER ONLINE BLOGGER FOR CRITICIZING HIM

Youths of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to order the immediate release of a front line activist, Comrade Johnson Musa who was arrested in a gestapo style while on transit on the 2nd of August, 2017.   The youths speaking under the aegis of the People’s Democratic Party Youth Frontier (PDPNYF), Kogi state chapter disclosed their demands after a stakeholders meeting of the party held at the Wadata plaza, Wuse Zone 5, in Abuja on Friday.   Read the full text…

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POLICE DETAIN, STARVE PREGNANT WOMAN OVER 50 NAIRA

Afeez Hanafi A pregnant pepper seller on Hassan Ogunlana Street, Ijaiye, Lagos State, has been traumatised after she was thrown into a police cell for reporting an assault on her. The woman, Iyabo Taiwo, had lodged a complaint at the Meiran Police Station against a resident, identified simply as Simon, aka Best, who allegedly pushed her into a drainage channel. PUNCH Metro learnt that the case was, however, turned against her because Simon was a relative of a senior officer at the station. Our correspondent was told that Simon had…

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NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL MUST REINSTATE AND COMPENSATE ME –BELLO, EXPELLED STUDENT

Kayode Bello, a student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja Campus, was expelled few days ago for acts described as misconduct. Sequel to the expulsion, Bello and the school management had been trading words over what led to his expulsion. In this interview, Bello tells TUNDE AJAJA his next line of action on the issue On the issue you have had with the Council of Legal Education and the Nigerian Law School in the past few days, what has been the reaction of your parents to your expulsion? I don’t…

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POLICE STOPS WOMEN’S WALK AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN KANO

Ted Odogwu, Kano A peaceful street walk organised by the St. Louis Old Girls’ Association in Kano State to call attention to rising cases of rape in the state was stopped on Tuesday by the police. SLOGA had planned the street walk in collaboration with some women groups, but the police stopped it for ‘security reasons’. However, the President of SLOGA, Hajya Aisha Dankani, who said the organisation obtained the permission of the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Rabi’u Yusuf, to embark on the work, described the disruption of the…

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MAMBILLA CRISIS: FULANIS DRAG FG, TARABA GOVT TO ECOWAS COURT, DEMANDS 200MIL DOLLARS COMPENSATION

A Fulani association has accused the federal goverment and Taraba state governments of destroying lives and properties in 19 communities in Mambilla – In June, residents of Mambilla plateau in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state took arms against each other over a protracted land dispute – The association has now sued the federal government $200m as compensation for the damages suffered by their members during the clash Nigeria’s federal government and Taraba state have been slammed with a $200m lawsuit by the the Fulani community in Nigeria over…

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THREAT TO LIFE: ADOKE DRAGS EFCC, FG BEFORE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) has filed a petition before the UN Human Rights Committee(UNHRC) against the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accusing them of threatening his life. He said the government and the anti graft agency have embarked on  unmitigated acts of persecution, intimidation, harassment, threat of deprivation right to life, unlawful interference with right to family life and livelihood as well as filing of phantom criminal charges against him. He said some powerful forces…

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BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS SUIT FOR ENFORCEMENT OF HIS RIGHTS ADJOURNED TILL JULY 27

The N300 million fundamental Human rights enforcement suit filed against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Lagos state commissioner for police Fatai Owoseni, by suspected notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, has been adjourned to July 27th. Also joined in the case are the Nigeria Police Force and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command. The presiding judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor, declined entertaining the case today on the grounds that counsel to the notorious kidnapper, Olukoya Ogungbeje, was yet to pay the punitive cost of N20,000 awarded against him at the…

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70- YR OLD WIDOW BANISHED FOR HAVING SEX ON HER LATE HUSBAND’S MATRIMONIAL BED

A 70-year-old widow has been banished from her community for allegedly having sex with another man on her late husband’s matrimonial bed. The widow, Mrs Maria Okoh, it was gathered, was allegedly caught by her granddaughter having sex with a 30-year-old man, said to be her lover, at Amaudo Nkpoghoro village in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. In Afikpo, it is considered a taboo for a widow to make love on her late husband’s matrimonial bed. The granddaughter was said to have gone to Madam Maria’s house…

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