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Abdulmutallab, Nigerian suicide bomber, sues US over ‘maltreatment in prison’

Abdulmutallab, Nigerian suicide bomber, sues US over ‘maltreatment in prison’

Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as “underwear bomber”, serving a life sentence in the US has sued the government for “infringing on his rights and maltreating him”. On Christmas day in 2009, Abdulmutallab attempted to explode a bomb hidden in his underpants, on a flight from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Detroit. Consequently, the son of

Igbo group walks to Villa, commends Buhari over Operation Python Dance

Several Igbo sons and daughters early this morning marched to the Presidential villa for eulogize the efforts of the Federal Government for introducing the operation python dance to tackle insecurity in the South East. The exercise, the group said has helped to maintain peace and unity in the South East. The group under the aegis

Police bows to pressure, transfer CP Gwandu out of Edo

After the outcry by Edo State indigenes and residents recently, the force headquarters, Abuja, yesterday yielded to reason and transferred the embattled Commissioner of Police, Edo State, Haliru Gwandu Abukar, who despite initial transfer by the Police Service Commission, PSC, refused deployment to his new station. Abukar’s posting order, issued on Tuesday October 17, 2017,

IGP: Kidnapping of police officers very embarrassing

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP) has expressed sadness over the kidnapping of policemen in the country, describing it as “very embarrassing and annoying”. Amos Aliyu, a divisional police officer (DPO), was abducted by unknown gunmen in Munya local government area of Niger state, alongside his orderly. Before the Niger incident, Emmanuel Adeniyi, an

Kidnapped Nigeria Police Commissioner freed

An Assistant Commissioner of Police who was abducted on Wednesday has been freed by his captors, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Emmanuel Adeniyi, serving in Zamfara State, was kidnapped alongside his family members and aides along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Highway in Kaduna State. His release Saturday night was confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES by Zamfara State Commissioner of Police,

Nigeria@57: Group hails Buhari, Service Chiefs for visiting Maiduguri

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism [CATE], has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs for using the occasion of the Independence Day celebration to visit Maiduguri, Borno State to asses the success of the fight against insurgency. CATE in a statement by its National President, Gabriel Onoja while felicitating with the government and

Buhari arrives Borno, celebrates independence with Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram October 1

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday travelled to Borno to celebrate the Independence Anniversary with soldiers fighting Boko Haram. According to a statement by Olatokunbo Adesanya, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, the president was received at an Air Force base by service chiefs and the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima. “Immediately after the brief

Buhari: I’m disappointed with some south-east leaders over IPOB

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disappointed in some community leaders who failed to caution “hot-headed” youth calling for the dismemberment of the country. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been seeking a sovereign state, citing marginalisation of Igbo people as its reason. In his Independence Day broadcast, Buhari said his government will not

FG should address only genuine agitations, group urges

A group under the auspice of Federalist Movement of Nigeria, has urged the Federal Government to do everything possible to address genuine concerns being expressed by those using the appropriate channels to demand for restructuring. Convener of the group, Dr. Emmanuel Ogah, said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. Dr. Ogah, also urged