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Kidnapping: IG deploys helicopter, mobile cops to Kogi

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Solomon Arase, has approved the deployment of a helicopter and more policemen to Kogi to checkmate the increasing rate of kidnapping and armed robbery in the state. The Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, while addressing newly deployed policemen in Lokoja on Tuesday, said the helicopter was for aerial surveillance. Among […]

Ja’afaru is new Controller-General of Nigeria Prisons

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Ahmed Ja’afaru as the new Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS). This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Bassey Akpanyung, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, which was made available on Tuesday in Abuja. Until his appointment, Ja’afaru was an Assistant Controller General of […]

Nokia to sack 15,000 workers

Telecoms equipment maker Nokia is likely to cut about 15,000 jobs globally as part of a cost-cutting scheme, following its acquisition of Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent, a Finnish union representative said. Risto Lehtilahti, a trade union shop steward at Nokia’s Oulu site in Helsinki said on Tuesday although the figure was yet to be announced, it […]

DPR seals 15 filling stations in Sokoto, Kebbi

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has sealed no fewer than 16 petrol filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states in the last seven days for allegedly selling above the official pump price. Mr Mohammed Makera, the Operations Controller of the DPR in Sokoto State Field Office, announced this in Sokoto on Tuesday. […]

Lagos shortlisted for 100 resilient cities network

The Rockefeller Foundation on Tuesday expressed optimism that Lagos State might become one of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) in the world to qualify for the $1million grant for infrastructural development. Mr Michael Berkowitz, the President of the Foundation, said this when he led a delegation on a courtesy visit to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in […]

Police arraign okada riders found in robbers’ den

Two motorcyclists, Musa Badamasi and Yusuf Ibrahim, on Tuesday appeared in a Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Nasarawa State, for allegedly belonging to a gang of robbers. Badamasi, 28 and Ibrahim, 23, of Orange Market, Mararaba, were arraigned on a three-count charge of belonging to gang of robbers, public nuisance and making atmosphere […]

Driver docked over theft of beer

A 39-year old driver, Ademola Adesanya, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for alleged stealing cartons of beer valued at N240,000 . Adesanya, a resident of 24, Unity St., Agege, Lagos, is being tried for stealing. The Prosecutor, Inspector George Nwosu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on […]

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