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Benue Widow allegedly Shot and Burnt Alive at Home by Thugs
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Benue Widow allegedly Shot and Burnt Alive at Home by Thugs

A widow identified as Mrs Aondozungwe, was reportedly burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State. Benue activist, Ukan Kurugh, who confirmed the incident on Monday March 8, alleged the deceased, a nurse with Buruku LGA, was said to have been killed few days ago by thugs loyal to a powerful retired army general. He called on the Benue State Government and State Commissioner of Police to fish out the perpetrators. Read Ukan Kurugh's report below; THE PEOPLE OF MBAGEN IN BURUKU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE ARE LIVING IN FEAR The death of Mrs Aondozungwe is one that might not see or get justice at the end if the Governor Dr. Samuel Ortom does not wade into it because too many powerful actors have been m...
Kaduna Electric Withdraws Services from Three Communities Over Assault on Staff
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Kaduna Electric Withdraws Services from Three Communities Over Assault on Staff

Kaduna Electric said it has withdrawn electricity services from three communities in Kaduna State over assault meted out on its staff while conducting their lawful official duties. The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, disclosed this on Saturday, in a petition to the State Commissioner of Police, Umar Musa-Muri, Abdullahi said the assault, which took place on Feb. 22, at Danbushiya Community, Millennium City, Kaduna, was carried out by an armed group which caused injuries to the company’s Doka Area Manager,  Engr. Asmau Ahmed. "While the company staff were carrying out lawful official duties within the community, a well armed group of thugs and miscreants assaulted our  company staff . The leader of the thugs, who was  holding a shut gun, threat...
Why I Forgave Burna Boy for Sending Thugs after me – Mr 2kay
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Why I Forgave Burna Boy for Sending Thugs after me – Mr 2kay

Nigerian singer Mr 2kay, has revealed that he has forgiven top singer Burna Boy who allegedly sent thugs to attack him. It will be recalled that in 2017, Burna Boy had allegedly sent thugs to attack him at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. In an interview with The Punch, Mr 2kay said, “The incident happened about four years ago. We went back and forth on the case for some time. At some point, the guys who carried out the attack were arrested and they were locked up for over two years. Their parents and Burna Boy’s people kept begging. At the end of the day, I decided to withdraw the case out of court. A lot of people that I respect, including my godfather (Tonye Princewill), and kinsmen reached out to me. I listened to those people and withdrew the case.” Jumbo als...
Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace
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Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace

Deputy Speaker for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri has been arrested by the police for ''breach of public peace. '' Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said Kadiri was arrested on charges of alleged assault during the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in the state. He was accused of leading hoodlums to the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state where they attacked him and vandalised his House. They also vandalise the residence of a former State Legislator, Adebiyi Odugbesan. Kadiri who has allegedly accused the SSG and Adegbesan of hoarding the registration materials for the ongoing APC registration and revalidation exercise in the state, is be...
How I Was Attacked By Thugs, Imo Government House Police – Okorocha
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How I Was Attacked By Thugs, Imo Government House Police – Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has alleged that police officers watched on as thugs cut his “boys” with machetes during a clash in Imo state. The senator said he managed to escape the purported attack on Sunday after his orderlies “rushed me to a room and locked me up”. Okorocha was arrested on Sunday for unsealing a property seized by the state government on Friday. The property which reportedly belongs to his wife is said to be under investigation by the state government. Not long after forcefully gaining access into the property, masked police operatives arrived to escort him away. As the scene unfolded, Okorocha’s supporters clashed with those of Hope Uzodinma, the state governor, whom he has been at loggerheads with for some time. Speaking during ...
People Stopped Thugs From Burning My House – Dino Melaye
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People Stopped Thugs From Burning My House – Dino Melaye

The Senator who represented Kogi West in the 8th National Assembly, Dino Melaye, said on Tuesday that his people rallied him to save his house in his home town, Aiyetoro-Gbede, from being burnt by hired thugs. Melaye, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone, said the thugs were sighted at Obajana junction in 15 buses and armed with weapons. He, however, said majority of the people in the town, especially the youth, relocated to his house to prevent the thugs from perpetrating any evil action. He said, “My people moved into my house the moment they heard of the evil plans of the thugs to safeguard the place. “The thugs had to turn back when they probably heard that my people were battle ready for them.” Melaye had alerted Nigerians that some thugs were on their ...
Thugs During Election, Hoodlums When They Turn Against You – Femi Falana
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Thugs During Election, Hoodlums When They Turn Against You – Femi Falana

Popular Nigerian Lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has blasted Nigerian politicians over the recent happening in the country. During an interview with Arise Tv, Femi fumed at how quickly the narrative is changing due to the ongoing looting spree in the country blasting Nigerian Politicians, saying they call thugs 'Area Boys' during elections but have now rebranded the name to 'Hoodlums' now that they have turned against them. Watch the explosive interview below https://youtu.be/hAahmgmO1Vg
Senator’s Aides Conveyed Thugs Who Attacked #EndSARS Protesters – Ex-DSS Director, Dennis Amachree
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Senator’s Aides Conveyed Thugs Who Attacked #EndSARS Protesters – Ex-DSS Director, Dennis Amachree

Dennis Amachree, a former assistant director in the Department of State Services (DSS), says aide’s of an unnamed senator conveyed thugs to attack citizens protesting against police brutality in Abuja. In a video that has since gone viral, men in black suits were seen in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) picking up hoodlums and taking them towards the protesters. The video was shot along Adetokunbo Ademola crescent in Wuse 2 in the federal capital territory (FCT). Many had believed that men were DSS officials. But speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Amachree said the DSS headquarters confirmed to him that the men aiding the thugs were working for a senator. “I don’t want to follow the style of the army where they said people can buy uniforms and wear t...
Ijora Youths Stopped Thugs From Attacking Palace Of Ojora Of Ijora In Lagos
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Ijora Youths Stopped Thugs From Attacking Palace Of Ojora Of Ijora In Lagos

Here is the moment the youths of Ijora community of Lagos state prevented hoodlums from invading and destroying the palace of the Ojora of Ijora, Oba Fatai Oyeyinka. The Youths stood against the thugs who had come with the intention of destroying the palace, saying it was their heritage and they will not let it be destroyed. The palace of a number of Monarchs has been under attack of recent following the shooting of unarmed protesters by the military at the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday night. https://youtu.be/NUtuVtTgUDU
SERAP to sue Nigerian Government and ‘compel’ Buhari administration to protect citizens
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SERAP to sue Nigerian Government and ‘compel’ Buhari administration to protect citizens

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said that it will sue the Nigerian Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. The suit, according to SERAP, will also compel the government to protect the lives and properties of Nigerian citizens.   According to the rights group, SERAP - who on Wednesday submitted a report to the International Criminal Court informing them of the alleged killing of protesters by the Nigerian military - the suit comes after the inability and unwillingness of government to stop the ongoing crisis in the country caused by the government's refusal to meet the demands of the #EndSARS protesters. "President Buhari’s government seems unwilling or unable to stop the violence, looting and killings by armed thugs in Lagos and other...
Oke Obi-Enadhuze Was Killed By Thugs, Not Police – Brother Speaks
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Oke Obi-Enadhuze Was Killed By Thugs, Not Police – Brother Speaks

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State. Today at about 11 o'clock in the morning... . ... the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house, The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing.. ...this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom's 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door... ... they then proceeded to rans...
We Were Given N500 To Attack Protesters – Jos Hoodlum Confesses
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We Were Given N500 To Attack Protesters – Jos Hoodlum Confesses

There is pandemonium in Jos, the Plateau State capital today as some thugs parading as #ENDSARS protesters began the destruction of goods and services at Ahmadu Bello Way and Terminus Market. In one of the videos, one of the thugs, who spoke in a thick Hausa accent, confessed that they were paid N500 to attack people. Policemen were also spotted looking without any action as the thugs threw stones at People. It should be noted that the #ENDSARS protesters in the state had always carried out their protest peacefully from the Old Airport Junction for the last 10 days and there was no plan of any protest at Terminus Market. https://youtu.be/gwfANx_h1TM
Nigerian man, Anthony Unuode dies after he was allegedly stabbed by thugs during #EndSARS protest in Abuja, Twitter users mourns
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Nigerian man, Anthony Unuode dies after he was allegedly stabbed by thugs during #EndSARS protest in Abuja, Twitter users mourns

Nigerian Twitter users have taken to the social media space to mourn a Nigerian man, Anthony Onome Unuode, who died on Sunday October 18, after he was allegedly stabbed by hoodlums who attacked #EndSARS protesters in Kubwa, Abuja on Saturday, October 17.   A Twitter user @ree_vigilus, shared the sad news of Anthony's demise. ''This is my friend Anthony Onome Unuode! He has been very active with this protest #EndSARS for a week now! He was stabbed by thugs yesterday at Kubwa Abuja, during the protest! He died today! We can’t stop now!''   Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their shock and sadness at the news of his demise. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.    
DHQ Threatens To Deal With Thugs Disrupting EndSARS Protests
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DHQ Threatens To Deal With Thugs Disrupting EndSARS Protests

The military authorities have threatened to deal with thugs and miscreants disrupting the ongoing peaceful protests by #EndSARS campaigners demanding police reforms in the country. The Defence Headquarters frowned on the violent attacks on the activists and warned the perpetrators to desist or face sanctions. The PUNCH reports that some of the protesters were attacked and injured by thugs in Abuja and Lagos on Wednesday. About seven vehicles were also vandalised at the Berger roundabout, Wuse, Abuja. But the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, in a statement on Thursday, stated that the military would not condone further attacks on the peaceful protesters. The statement was titled, ‘Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies assured ...
We Will Use Armed Thugs, Others To Win Ondo Governorship Election – Kekemeke
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We Will Use Armed Thugs, Others To Win Ondo Governorship Election – Kekemeke

Kekemeke, who spoke in a video obtained by SaharaReporters, said the party would also contract leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state to rig the election in favour of the APC. Isaacs Kekemeke, a former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, has said that the party will use armed thugs and militants to disrupt the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state. Kekemeke, who spoke in a video obtained by SaharaReporters, said the party would also contract leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state to rig the election in favour of the APC. He said the APC needed to win the governorship election at all cost, noting that the party was prepared to use 'federal might' to influence the election. Kekemek...
We Will Deal With Imported Thugs And Their Sponsors – Obaseki
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We Will Deal With Imported Thugs And Their Sponsors – Obaseki

The Edo State Government also said it would sanction any individual or group of persons, who violates the regulations contained in the gazette on political gatherings The Edo State Government has warned that it will spare no resources within the ambit of the law to bring to justice any individual or group importing political thugs through riverine communities and other state borders to unleash mayhem on the people. In a statement on Thursday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said reports of such movements of hoodlums had been received and the government would ensure that those culpable of such acts were identified, arrested and prosecuted. He said, “The Edo State Government has received intelligence reports that some unscrupu...
Manchester United Chief Ed Woodward’s House now Being Protected by Police
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Manchester United Chief Ed Woodward’s House now Being Protected by Police

Manchester United chief executive, Ed Woodward's home is now being protected by police after angry fans attacked his Cheshire mansion on Tuesday night. The attack was done by about 20 balaclava-clad supporters who are said to be members of United's notorious 'Men In Black' hooligan firm. The fans launched fireworks and a smoke bomb before spray painting his gates red in protest of how he has been running the club since c retired in 2013. Luckily for Woodward, 48, his wife, and their young twins were not at home when the thugs attacked the property. Cheshire Police have now launched an investigation after the attack by hooded thugs In a statement, Police said:"At around 10.45pm on Tuesday, 28 January, Cheshire police were notified of an incident of criminal damage th...
Thugs Invade INEC Collation Centre In Imo
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Thugs Invade INEC Collation Centre In Imo

According to The PUCNH, there was panic at the Independent National Electoral Commission's collation centre for the supplementary election in Orlu/Orsu/Oru West Federal Constituency of Imo State as political thugs invaded the centre and tore the result sheets. The political thugs beat the intelligence of the security men at the entrance of the collation centre and made their way straight to the podium where the exercise was going on and disrupted the process. Apart from tearing the result sheets into shreds, the political thugs, who did not reveal the identity of the political party they were working for, alleged that the process had been compromised. While the agents of the various political party fled immediately, the Returning Officer ran immediately he realised that the th...
Hoodlums Set Oshiomhole’s Rally Venue Ablaze
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Hoodlums Set Oshiomhole’s Rally Venue Ablaze

According to reports, the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was scheduled to receive the defectors at the venue on Saturday. However, the suspected hoodlums reportedly set the venue ablaze after firing shots.Two cars, over 1000 chairs, canopies and the stage were burnt. Reacting to the situation, the factional chairman of APC in the area, Alhaji Abubakar Akokhia, said the rally would still hold despite activities of the suspected thugs.
We Arrested Shina Peller For Mobilizing 50 Thugs To Attack Maroko Police Station – Police
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We Arrested Shina Peller For Mobilizing 50 Thugs To Attack Maroko Police Station – Police

The Lagos State Police Command has explained the reason for the arrest and detention of House of Representatives member, Shina Peller. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said Peller’s club, Quilox, was fond of obstructing free flow of traffic. He explained that the lawmaker had been warned many times, but he refused to do anything about it. He said after some of his customers’ vehicles caused gridlock on Monday, the police intervened by towing three of the vehicles. Bala claimed that Peller mobilised thugs, invaded the station and forcefully removed the vehicles. He said, “The honourable is the owner of that club and his customers are fond of parking on the road and blocking the road. If you want to pass that place, you will have tough times. “Up ...
Post-Election Violence: Thugs Burn Kogi PDP Women Leader Alive
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Post-Election Violence: Thugs Burn Kogi PDP Women Leader Alive

Kogi State is witnessing a rein of fear and anarchy at the moment. Sporadic gunshots could be heard ringing out from major towns in the state, forcing peace-loving citizens to continue to live in fear and angiush. There is terror in land, walking on all fours. In Monday afternoon, political thugs were said to have gone on the rampage, killing a middle-aged PDP women leader who was said to have been locked up in her house and burnt to ashes. This was a sequel to the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Yahaya Bello had been re-elected for the second term even as the thugs trooped out to celebrate the victory. The victim, Mrs Acheju Abuh, the Women Leader of Wada Aro Campaign Council, O...
N13m: APC Disowns Wadume, Says We’ve No Budget For Thugs
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N13m: APC Disowns Wadume, Says We’ve No Budget For Thugs

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday dissociated itself from the N13 million allegedly given to the suspected Kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume for the Presidential election. In his confessional statement, Wadume allegedly confessed being given N13 million by the APC, but spent N7 million it the money for the election, in addition to collecting about N6 million from an unnamed sitting governor. However, reacting to the claim, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu said the party has not budget for political thugs, stressing that it would be better for the suspect to name who gave him the money. Onilu sais “It is expected that the alleged kidnapper, having come face to face with justice, would throw whatever he could lay his ...
Man Killed And Thrown Into Lagoon After Being Wrongly Accused Of Stealing Phone
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Man Killed And Thrown Into Lagoon After Being Wrongly Accused Of Stealing Phone

A man who was wrongly accused of stealing a phone has been killed and his body thrown into a lagoon by an angry mob in Lagos. The sad incident took place on Monday. It was gathered that the 22 year-old man who has been identified as Olamide Omolede was wrongfully accused of stealing a phone in Badore, Ajah area of Lagos state and was beaten to death by an angry mob. According to reports, the man was killed after a lady accused him of stealing her phone at a nearby store where he went to charge his phone for a fee, his body was later deposited in the lagoon. According to an eye witness who spoke with Premium Times, the deceased was first paraded half-naked to Iyalaye Store where the alleged theft occurred, before being beaten to death.  “After he eventually died, the thug...
‘Ngige Not Fit To Be Minister’ – NLC
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‘Ngige Not Fit To Be Minister’ – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged workers in the nation’s airports and those in the 163 countries that are members of the International Trade Union Confederation to embarrass the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and members of his family. Speaking with journalists, the national president of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said Ngige’s use of thugs against harmless protesters shows he against the union. Wanna said: ”He is not fit to be a minister. He has no reason to be called the minister of labor. He is a lord of his own and therefore instead of protecting us, he is against us. “Therefore we have nothing to do with him under the circumstance. “NLC has sent messages to all workers in the 163 countries who are members of the ITUC to embarrass the minister and members o...
Thugs invade Jime’s campaign office
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Thugs invade Jime’s campaign office

Suspected armed thugs on Wednesday night invaded the Jime/ Ode Campaign Organisation office in Makurdi. The invasion came a few hours to Barr. Emmanuel Jime’s filing a petition at the Benue State Election Tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom in the just- concluded governorship election. The thugs whose actual number could not be ascertained broke into the building by destroying one of the burglary proofs on the conference hall windows. They ransacked the office of the Director General of the Campaign Organisation and some offices in the building littering all relevant documents on the floor and carting away television sets and other valuables therein. The thugs were suspected to be sponsored and probably in search of legal documents relating to Jime’s tribunal case...
Lady Cries Out, Accuses AMCON Of Threatening Her Husband’s Life
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Lady Cries Out, Accuses AMCON Of Threatening Her Husband’s Life

Nigerian lady accuses Description Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) manager of threatening her husband’s life in Lagos. In her series of video she posted online, she said : "Nigerians my life has been threaten the life of my husband and my children have been threatened, because AMCON and their receiving manager Mr Lare Olaoluwa has threatening their life at victory park estate in Lagos, where they bought a land". She said if you go to the land to start work the AMCON manager will come with thugs, touts and military men to attack them. She called out on AMCON to leave their life and the life of her husband alone that she don't want to be a widow yet. Watch Video below as she Burst Into tears crying.   View this post on Instagram...
Kano Rerun: Conduct Fresh Or Cancel “Supplementary Election” – Kwankwaso
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Kano Rerun: Conduct Fresh Or Cancel “Supplementary Election” – Kwankwaso

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, leader of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, has accused Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Anthony Michael Obizi, of providing back-up for armed thugs to perpetrate violence and massive rigging during the supplementary election in Kano State. Kwankwaso, who spoke to newsmen at his residence, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh rerun elections in the state. According to him, the election was marred with violence and rigging. He said, “It is very sad that elections could not hold today because, by yesterday evening, all the polling units in the rerun areas were overtaken by thugs. Very early morning today elections were concluded in many polling centres. “And even more concerning ...
Thugs Set Electoral Materials Ablaze in Benue
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Thugs Set Electoral Materials Ablaze in Benue

The supplementary election in Azendeshi ward in Chito town of Benue state was disrupted as thugs attacked electoral officers and destroyed the electoral materials in the area. Chito town is the headquarters of Azendeshi ward with 13,000 voting population. The electoral materials were said to have been kept at a public primary school before thugs belonging to one of the political parties overpowered security men and set them ablaze There was also reports of a similar situation in part of Kwande local government area as thugs manhandled INEC staff and destroyed electoral materials but the situation was said to have been brought under control.
Lokoja road Blocked With Armed Thugs Against Citizens – SDM
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Lokoja road Blocked With Armed Thugs Against Citizens – SDM

Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has explained that the ADC to Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello barricaded the Abuja to Lokoja road with over 200 armed thugs to stop prominent citizens of the state from participating in elections. Dino said the ADC on the orders of his principal were on the road a day to the general elections, stopping and disarming Police orderliness of prominent Kogi citizens and turning them back to Abuja from Kotonkarfe. The lawmaker, speaking while presenting a motion, “Militarization of the Nigeria Electoral Process and the inconsistent application of electoral laws by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said, he entered his constituency through ‘celestial means..’ In his narrative, he said, the f...
INEC Issues Press Statement On Bauchi Governorship Election
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INEC Issues Press Statement On Bauchi Governorship Election

INEC issues press statement on Bauchi governorship election - approves resumption of collation The Independent National Electoral Commission has released a press statement on the Bauchi State governorship election. Collation of the results of the election was disrupted by thugs.
Corper Working As INEC Ad-hoc Staff Beaten Mercilessly By Thugs In Lagos
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Corper Working As INEC Ad-hoc Staff Beaten Mercilessly By Thugs In Lagos

A Corper working as INEC ad-hoc staff was beaten mercilessly by thugs for refusing to cooperate with them this morning in Mushin, Lagos during the governorship election. Watch the video #LagosDecides2019 This morning at mushin. An INEC ad-hoc staff beaten mercilessly by thugs for refusing to cooperate with them. @BennyUmoren @inecnigeria @adeyanjudeji @OfficialPDPNig pic.twitter.com/WQ66rIkuSN — F.O.L.A.R.I.N (@Folamatic) March 9, 2019
Imported Thugs Nabbed In Akwa Ibom Ahead Of Governorship Election
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Imported Thugs Nabbed In Akwa Ibom Ahead Of Governorship Election

Some suspected thugs have been apprehended by police operatives earlier today in Akwa Ibom state. According to reports, the men were allegedly imported from Edo and Ekiti states, ahead of the governorship election on Saturday, March 9, 2019. It is alleged that the some of them were dropped at the All Progressives Congress (APC) office along Ikot Ekpene while some were arrested. When they were questioned, the men allegedly said they came to work for the APC governorship candidate for Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Nsima Ekere. They also disclosed that four buses filled with able-bodied men have already arrived the state capital, Uyo. The men were forced to lie down on the ground as they were taken into custody by the police for further investigation.
Disrupt Saturday’s Election In Kwara And Risk Your Lives – Lai Mohammed To Thugs
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Disrupt Saturday’s Election In Kwara And Risk Your Lives – Lai Mohammed To Thugs

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections in Kwara State with higher margin than the Presidential and National Assembly polls. The minister, who is the leader of APC in the state, said this on Monday after a meeting with the party leaders from the 16 local government areas in the state. He said the meeting reviewed the past elections and strategised on how to garner more votes in the Saturday’s governorship and state assembly polls. Mr Mohammed told voters in the state to ignore the threat by the opposition to disrupt the Saturday’s poll, assuring them that the government would provide adequate security to protect them. He said he got the information that the oppositi...
Lawmaker Assaulted for Allegedly Sleeping With Politicians Wife, Speaks
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Lawmaker Assaulted for Allegedly Sleeping With Politicians Wife, Speaks

Senator-elect for Nasarawa North Senatorial District, Mr Godiya Akwashiki, who was reportedly beaten   for allegedly sleeping with politician’s wife, has spoken out on the issue. Akwashiki was accused of attempting to sleep with another politician from the state, Mr Danladi Envuluanza’s wife. According to a report by Sunday Sun, shortly after Mr Godiya Akwashiki was released from the police station, he told reporters he had never met Envuluanza’s wife in his life and wondered how he would attempt to sleep with someone he had never met before He said that the incident was a set up by the politician to embarrass him having failed in his bid to stop his election to the Senate. He maintained that there was no truth about the story, noting that it was En...
Agbaje Alleges Manipulation Of Lagos Result, Demands Prosecution Of Thugs
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Agbaje Alleges Manipulation Of Lagos Result, Demands Prosecution Of Thugs

The Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has alleged that manipulation of the results of last Saturday’s elections Agbaje, who addressed a Press Conference in his campaign office on Ikorodu Road, Lagos, expressed concern over the delay in the release of the result of the election. He spoke before the release of the results in Lagos. His words: “The problems started from the polling units. The guidelines were very clear, that after election and counting of votes, election results are supposed to be pasted on the wall at the polling unit. We have no reports that election results were pasted anywhere in Lagos State. That was the beginning of the problem. “At the collation centres, we had a lot of intimidation of our agents. The ...
Popular Pastor Reveals What Will Happen To Politicians Responsible For Killings
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Popular Pastor Reveals What Will Happen To Politicians Responsible For Killings

The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Paul Enenche has revealed that any politician responsible for the death of Nigerians in a bid to win elections shall face God’s wrath. Speaking during a Sunday Service, the cleric said that bloodshed should not be part of elections. He stated that whoever is responsible for the shedding of the blood of an innocent Nigerian shall not escape the bloodshed. “It is not by force to lead people because leadership ends when no one is following you and if people don’t like you, let them be,” Enenche said. “Any of you that sponsors killing in the name of delivering your constituency shall not escape being killed by others. “Jehovah shall deal with all of you who are responsible for the killing that took p...
Thugs Destroy Election Materials Amaechi’s Polling Unit After INEC Excluded APC From Rivers Polls
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Thugs Destroy Election Materials Amaechi’s Polling Unit After INEC Excluded APC From Rivers Polls

Electoral materials were destroyed by suspected thugs at Ubima ward 9,Unit 1 and 2 which is the polling unit of the minister of transport,Rotimi Amaechi in Rivers state. The suspected thugs destroyed the polling center after the super minister allegedly complained that the name of the APC senatorial candidates not appearing on the ballot papers. The polling centers are currently deserted as voters are scared of the rampaging thugs.
Corps Members Run For Safety as Gunmen Invade Polling Unit in Rivers
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Corps Members Run For Safety as Gunmen Invade Polling Unit in Rivers

National Youth Service Corps members working as ad hoc staff for INEC has escaped death after gunmen reportedly invaded a polling unit in Rivers State. The incident reportedly occurred in Bonny local government, Rivers State and the gunmen were reported to be over 20. They invaded the unit with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically, carting away ballot boxes, looting and robbing electoral officers. As at the time of this report, the unit is deserted, everyone has scampered for safety. Bonny LGA, Rivers State at the moment. The lives of NYSC ad-hoc INEC staffs in danger as gunshots rebt the air. #NigeraDecides2019 This is coming after a similar incident was reported in the Ikota Area of Lagos. Suspected thugs and ballot boxes snatchers ...
Inspector Caught Helping Thugs To Brand Private Vehicles In Police Colour
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Inspector Caught Helping Thugs To Brand Private Vehicles In Police Colour

An unidentified Police Inspector was on Thursday arrested at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for aiding some people to paint a fake Police patrol vehicle for use by politicians in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. The PUNCH learnt that two of the vehicles (Volvo V70), which was one of the types procured by the state government for the Command of the Nigeria Police Force, were brand new cars ostensibly bought for the purpose of aiding electoral fraud. A source, who was privy to the development, disclosed that the Police intercepted the thugs and the policeman at the hotel while they were branding the vehicles. He said, “There was information that some men suspected to be political thugs working for a political party were branding the...
If You Don’t Want to Die Don’t Snatch Ballot Boxes – Festus Keyamo
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If You Don’t Want to Die Don’t Snatch Ballot Boxes – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo has echoed President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement against ballot boxes snatchers and advised anyone with the the intention to desist. However, Festus Keyamo is in full support of the statement and even praised the President for it. In a report by The Vanguard, he said, legally, it was the right thing to say and he would encourage Buhari to repeat it if he has to. His words, “I have listened to so many uninformed comments, since yesterday, and comments that have political interpretation. But let me tell you straight away, there is no spin to put to the statement of Mr President, there is no need to repackage it. “What the President said, 100% correct, 100% defensible and I will urge him to repeat it over and over again. “Let me make it very clear, that Mr Pres...
Zahra Buhari Reacts as Dino Melaye and Festus Keyamo Argue
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Zahra Buhari Reacts as Dino Melaye and Festus Keyamo Argue

Zahra Buhari has reacted to the heated argument between Senator Dino Melaye and Festus Keyamo concerning President Buhari’s order against ballot box snatchers. Both men had the argument on live Television. The president few days ago ordered the military to take action against anyone caught snatching ballot box. “Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb it, maybe this is the last unlawful action you will take,” he said. “I really gave the military and the police (order) to be ruthless. We are not going to be blamed that we want to rig election. I want Nigerians to be respected. Let them vote whoever they want across the parties”. Reacting to the president’s order, Dino Melaye expressed disappointment. “I am utterly disappointed in my president. I am compl...
Snatch Ballot Box: Aisha Buhari Mocks President Buhari?
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Snatch Ballot Box: Aisha Buhari Mocks President Buhari?

The First lady, Aisha Buhari has been accused by some Nigerians of mocking President Muhammadu Buhari over his ‘snatch ballot box and pay with your life comment’ during the APC’s National caucus meeting. The wife of the President had taken to twitter to re-post the video of the President while making the statement, and she had referred to him as GMB instead of PMB. The President had said: ”Anybody who decides to snatch boxes or lead thugs to disturb the election, maybe that would be the last unlawful action you would take. I have given the military and police the order to be ruthless. ”I am going to warn anybody who thinks he would lead a body of thugs in his locality to snatch boxes or to disturb the voting system; he would do it at the expense of his/her own life,” the presid...
Snatch Ballot Boxes and Lose your Life – Buhari
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Snatch Ballot Boxes and Lose your Life – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that anyone that is willing to lose their lives should make an attempt to snatch ballot boxes on election days, especially on Presidential election day on February 23. At an emergency caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday morning, the president warned that anyone who foments trouble, especially by carrying ballot boxes, would be doing so at the “expense of his life.” ”Anybody who decides to snatch boxes or lead thugs to disturb the election, maybe that would be the last unlawful action you would take. I have given the military and police the order to be ruthless. ”I am going to warn anybody who thinks he would lead a body of thugs in his locality to snatch boxes or to disturb the voting system; he would do ...
Police Arrest 50 Political Thugs Over Attack on Innocent Passersby During PDP Presidential Campaign in Kano
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Police Arrest 50 Political Thugs Over Attack on Innocent Passersby During PDP Presidential Campaign in Kano

The Kano State Police have confirmed the arrest of 50 suspected political thugs in connection with attack on innocent passersby during PDP Presidential Campaign in the state. Addressing a press conference on Monday, the newly posted Police Commissioner, Wakili Mohammed, warned politicians to stop using thugs, weapons and intoxicants during rallies and other activities. "The Kano Police Command is pleased to intimate and update the general public on the rampage behavior of some thugs during the 10th February 2019 PDP Presidential Campaign held at Sani Abacha Stadium Kano. Some thugs armed with various forms of weapons went berserk and started attacking innocent passersby and dispossessing them of their belongings including GSM phones, money and other valuables," Mohammed said. ...
Thugs Prevent People From Collecting Their PVC’s In Kaduna
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Thugs Prevent People From Collecting Their PVC’s In Kaduna

A footage have emerged of thugs preventing people from collecting their PVC's at INEC office in Kaduna. According to an IG user who shared the video, he claimed they're political thugs. But at the time of filing this report, we are yet to ascertain the political party that contracted the thugs. Internet users frowned at the ugly incident and demanded security personnel deployed there immediately. Watch the video   View this post on Instagram   APC Political Thugs Flogging Members Of Opposition Parties and Preventing them from Collecting their PVC's at INEC office in Kaduna A post shared by Gossip Mill Nigeria (@gossipmillnaija) on Feb 9, 2019 at 2:01am PST
Thugs Break Into INEC Office, Set 15,000 Uncollected PVCS On Fire
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Thugs Break Into INEC Office, Set 15,000 Uncollected PVCS On Fire

The hoodlums set ablaze over 15,000 uncollected PVCs as well as the register containing all the names of registered voters in the area. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Joseph Iloh, confirmed the development to newsmen on Sunday. According to him, the arsonists broke into the INEC’s office through the window. He however said that although the PVCs and the register were burnt, that the commission’s headquarters in Umuahia, the state capital, has the authentic list of registered voters.
Thugs Beat Up Sylvester Adaka And Other Lawyers at The Court of Appeal in Rivers State
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Thugs Beat Up Sylvester Adaka And Other Lawyers at The Court of Appeal in Rivers State

Today, suspected thugs reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. According to reports, Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them. They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott court sittings to protest the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria. However, suspected thugs and litigants reportedly beat them up and subsequently chased them out of the court room. “While we were there in court, a couple of thugs in the court premises attacked the lawyers there, the thugs zeroed in on me and a couple of lawyers. If not for the intervention of my colleag...
Lagos 2019: Vote Out Thugs And Undesirable Elements — Agbaje
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Lagos 2019: Vote Out Thugs And Undesirable Elements — Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, has called on voters to end the reign of impunity and hooliganism in Lagos State with their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in the coming governorship election. Agbaje who spoke against the background of recent troubling developments in the camp of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC warned that Lagos State will not witness that great transformation it urgently needs if APC is allowed to remain in office. “The trouble with Nigeria, according to the famous novelist Chinua Achebe, is leadership and I agree completely with him. So, we must quickly tackle this problem especially in Lagos State where we are in dire need of responsible and responsive leadership. “This is so because no society de...
Dino Melaye Slumps In Police Custody
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Dino Melaye Slumps In Police Custody

Embattled Sanator Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Constituency, reportedly slumped after surrendering to the Police, 8 days after Police officers laid siege on his premises. The senator had slumped while leaving his residence to enter the police vehicle. He was aided as he walked to the office of the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS). The senator had refused to surrender to the police following attempts by the police to arrest him for a case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide committed on 19 July, 2018. Although Senator Melaye had earlier said he was not in the house, the police said he opened the door to the residence himself at about 3 pm today after which he was taken into custody. Spokesman for the police Jimo...

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