Bayelsa raises alarm over worsening security situation

…blames opposition leaders for recent upsurge in crime …says it will challenge moves to truncate peace in the State The Bayelsa State Executive Council has condemned in strong terms the worsening security situation in the state, occasioned by the frequent change of Police Commissioners. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson stated this […]

Shiites’ killings: Military, police debunk Amnesty’s indictment

Both the Nigerian Police and the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in separate statements on Thursday, debunked Amnesty International report on the clashes between protesting Shiites and the security forces. Amnesty claimed that 45 Shiites, members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) were killed during the protests and accused both the police and the military of […]

Journalist’s arrest: Police in trouble as NUJ petitions Osinbajo

There are indications that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris may be fired if guilty of unlawful detention of a Premium Times’ Journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, following a petition sent to the acting President Yemi Osinbajo by Nigeria Union of Journalists. Ogundipe, who was secretly arraigned on Wednesday at a Magistrate Court in Kubwa has been […]