George Ogala

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Nigeria Police

Police deploy over 1,000 personnel for Cross River bye-election

The Police Command in Cross River says it has deployed over 1,000 officers and men to maintain law and order in the August 11 Obudu State Constituency bye-election. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hafiz Inuwa, disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

Oyo Assembly chamber

My expulsion from APC ‘laughable’– Oyo Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Musah Abdulwasiu (APC-Saki West), has described his purported expulsion from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as laughable and undemocratic. Mr Abdulwasiu, spoke through his media aide, Yemi Azeez, on Thursday in Ibadan. “I am still a financial member of the party till…

10 oil thieves get 12 years prison sentence

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Monday sentenced 10 persons accused of fraudulently dealing in 200 metric tons of petroleum product to 12 years in prison. The convicts are crew members of a vessel, MV Peace. Mohammed Idris, the judge, ordered that the vessel and the recovered petroleum product…

EU agrees on data deal with Japan

The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday, allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening economic links as the two sides also agreed on a free-trade pact. The EU and Japan concluded several years of data talks in Tokyo in the margins of a…

Evidence shows Cameroonian soldiers responsible for extra-judicial killings – Amnesty International

An investigation by Amnesty International experts has gathered credible evidence that it was Cameroonian soldiers depicted in a video carrying out the horrific extrajudicial executions of two women and two young children. While an investigation has now been announced, the Ministry of Communication earlier dismissed video footage of the killings…

Permanent Voter Cards

132, 078 PVCs still unclaimed in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akwa Ibom State, says some 132, 078 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have yet to be collected in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mike Igini, who disclosed this while addressing journalists in Uyo, the state capital on Monday, said the response…

Professor Mahmud Yakubu, INEC chairman

Ekiti 2018: INEC identifies 299 flashpoints

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has identified 299 flash-points among polling units in Ekiti ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Abdulganiyu Raji, made this known at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room dialogue on Ekiti…

Cameroon fires two army chiefs over Boko Haram raids

The two dismissed officers were in charge of Cameroon’s special military force instituted to quell the rising number of Boko Haram attacks in the region. Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Tuesday, through a decree, sacked two senior army officers in charge of securing the country’s northern town of Kolofata, following…