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Nigerian Police on patrol

Why we’re not prosecuting woman whose ‘false alarm’ led to man’s death

The Nigerian police have explained why they are not prosecuting Bolanle Muhammed, a woman who raised a false alarm that made thugs kill Olamide Omolegbe, whom she had wrongly accused of stealing a cell phone. The police said they are acting on an 'advice' from the office of the Director…

File photo of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode addressing the press.

APC reacts to EFCC raid on Ambode’s home

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the search conducted by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) at the Epe home of a former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode. Mr Ambode left office on May 29 after serving a single four-year term and is believed to be under investigation…

#RevolutionNow: Sariyu Akanmu, 70-year-old fufu seller, who was brutalised in Osogbo, Osun State.

PHOTOS:#RevolutionNow: 70-year-old woman brutalised by police gets public support

Sariyu Akanmu, a 70-year-old fufu seller, who was brutalised in Osogbo, Osun State, by the police during #RevolutionNow protest, has started receiving help from the public. Mrs Akanmu also called for the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, who initiated the protest but was arrested by State Security Service.…

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Insecurity: 16 people killed, seven kidnapped across Nigeria last week

At least 16 people were reported killed in violent attacks across Nigeria last week. At least seven others were also kidnapped. The figures were higher than those of the previous week when 12 people were reported killed and four others kidnapped. However, the casualties from the violence in the past…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

One year after, Law, Dentistry, other courses yet to be re-accredited in OAU

One year after the National University Commission (NUC) withdrew its accreditation for Law, Dentistry, Fine Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, the institution is yet to get its accreditation back. This was revealed on enquiries by PREMIUM TIMES. This newspaper reported last August, how OAU…

Woman brutalised by police over RevolutionNow protest

#RevolutionNow: 70-year-old woman brutalized by police vows to support more protests

A 70-year-old fufu seller, Sariyu Akanmu, who was brutalised in Osogbo, Osun State, by the police during #RevolutionNow protest last week, has spoken on why she joined the protest and how she was attacked. PREMIUM TIMES reported how protesters across some states in Nigeria expressed their displeasure over the challenges…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Nine months after inauguration, Osun governor yet to appoint commissioners

Nine months after Gboyega Oyetola was sworn in as the governor of Osun State, he has refused to constitute his executive council. Rather than appoint commissioners, Mr Oyetola is running selected ministries with supervisors. Mr Oyetola was sworn in as Osun governor on November 27, 2018. It appears that his…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Insecurity: Eight killed as violent attacks across Nigeria last week drop

Violent attacks reduced drastically across Nigeria last week. Eight persons were killed across the country while there were only four reported kidnap cases. This is the lowest in the last 10 weeks that PREMIUM TIMES have been tracking the number of dead and kidnap victims in violent attacks across the…

Police operatives murdered by soldiers in Taraba

#Trending: How Nigerians reacted to killing of police officers by soldiers

Many Nigerians on social media have reacted to the killings of three police officers by some officials of the Nigerian Army. PREMIUM TIMES reported how three officers were killed and others injured after Nigerian soldiers opened fire on a police team in Taraba on Tuesday. The incident occurred along Ibi-Jalingo…

Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionNow: IPC denounces attacks on journalists

The International Press Centre (IPC) has condemned the attacks on journalists by security agents during the #RevolutionNow protests in 21 states on Monday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the police in Calabar accused three journalists of being members of the #RevolutionNow movement and took them into custody after brutalising them. The…

Mike Ozekhome, Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Sowore: Buhari is allergic to criticism — Ozekhome

Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has reacted to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and activist. Mr Sowore was arrested by the State Security Service on Saturday, ahead of the nationwide protest expected to start on Monday, in 21 cities. Despite Mr Sowore's arrest, organisers…

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ANALYSIS: 282 killed, 97 abducted in July violent attacks across Nigeria

No fewer than 282 persons were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria in July, as the nation continues to battle with security challenges. At least 97 other persons were kidnapped for ransom across the country, according to an analysis by PREMIUM TIMES. While the killings recorded in July were not…

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Insecurity: 86 killed, 14 abducted In violent attacks across Nigeria last week

No fewer than 86 persons were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria last week. At least 14 others were also reported kidnapped, including five pastors of Redeemed Christian Church of God. The major incident was reported on Sunday when Boko Haram insurgents killed over 60 persons in a funeral possession…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Insecurity: 35 killed, 40 kidnapped in violent attacks across Nigeria last week

The security challenges in Nigeria continued last week leading to the death of at least 35 people. The victims died in violent attacks across Nigeria last week, while 40 others were reported kidnapped during the week. The major incident, however, was the clash of Shiite protesters with the police in…

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members used to illustrate the story.

NYSC pays N1 million to families of slain corps members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has paid N1 million to the families of Oluwatobiloba Popoola and George Onakpoma, corps members killed at their place of primary assignment in Bayelsa State. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the corps members were killed on March 20 at Victory International School, Yenagoa. This newspaper…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police officer ‘wrongly’ suspended 25 years ago seeks justice

Almost 25 years after, Amos Olaniyan, a sergeant, who said he was verbally suspended from the Nigerian Police Force, is yet to be recalled. This is despite the Senate asking the police to do so, after an investigation, in 2015. Mr Olaniyan now battles with stroke and is homeless as…

One of the outpost belonging to NEMA set ablaze by Shiite members

Nigerian journalist shot dead while covering Shiites protest

Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, serving with Channels Television has been confirmed dead. He was hit by a stray bullet while covering a protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) that turned violent on Monday. He was a member of the TV station's…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © AFP]

Buhari is ‘on top’ of Nigeria’s security situation – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is effectively tackling the security situation in Nigeria despite the complaints to the contrary, a presidential aide said on Sunday. Mr Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu, spoke on a Channels Television programme, Sunday Politics. Many Nigerians have lamented the security situation with dozens of people killed and…

Nigerian Army on patrol in Borno, Boko Haram

72 killed, 32 kidnapped across Nigeria last week

No fewer than 72 people were killed in different violent attacks across Nigeria last week. At least 32 people were also kidnapped during the period. The number of victims killed increased from the 16 deaths recorded the previous week. The number of kidnapped victims also increased. https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/340888-insecurity-16-killed-as-violent-deaths-reduce-across-nigeria-last-week.html The latest killings…

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members used to illustrate the story.

Police arrest suspected killer of corps members

The police in Bayelsa have arrested the suspected killer of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Yenagoa, an official confirmed. The corps members were killed in March at Swali community of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. The state police spokesperson, Asinim Buswat, told PREMIUM TIMES Friday…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

NYSC to compensate families of corps members killed during service — Official

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is set to compensate the families of two corps members who were killed at their places of primary assignment in Bayelsa State. The Director of Corps Welfare and Inspectorate Department, Sanusi Abdulrasheed, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday evening. PREMIUM TIMES reported how…

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NYSC completes payment of allowance to corps member shot during service

Gbenga Dada, a corps member who was shot in March at his place of primary assignment in Bayelsa State, has expressed satisfaction as the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) completed the payment of his allowance for the period he spent in hospital. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that a day after…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

After Premium Times report, NYSC pays allowance of corps member shot during service

A day after PREMIUM TIMES’ report, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) paid part of an outstanding allowance of a corps member, Gbenga Dada, who was shot in March at his place of primary assignment in Bayelsa State. PREMIUM TIMES reported how hoodlums, on March 20, attacked a hostel where…

Tukur Buratai

We’ve tackled security across Nigeria, the cries are political – Buratai

Despite evidence that many Nigerians are being killed and kidnapped by gunmen across the nation on a regular basis, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has insisted that security agencies have successfully tackled the security situation. Mr Buratai said security officials have recorded 'great success' in the fight against…

NYSC withholds allowances of corps member shot during service

A corps member, Dada Gbenga, who was shot in March at his place of primary assignment in Bayelsa State, has accused the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) of withholding his two months allowances. PREMIUM TIMES reported how hoodlums on March 20 attacked a hostel where corps members serving at Victory…