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Lagos Kidnapped Victims Re-unite With Families After Release

Lagos Kidnapped Victims Re-unite With Families After Release

The eight kidnapped victims abducted in boarder towns between Lagos and Ogun states reunited with their families yesterday, following their release late on Thursday by their captors. Gunmen abducted four of the victims at Agbowa on September 16, while four other residents of Isheri were also kidnapped about the same period.The kidnappers had earlier demanded […]

Successful Police Job Applicants To undergo Lie Detector Test

Successful Police Job Applicants To undergo Lie Detector Test

Don Awunah, police spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday. Awunah said that the test is in addition to others that would be carried out on the recruits. According to him, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), directed that the test be carried out on recruits to ensure that persons of questionable character are […]

Malawi: Chanco Students Demand Police Apology

Malawi: Chanco Students Demand Police Apology

Atleast 24 students from Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), have come forward seeking compensation, claimed they were assaulted and brutalised by the police in Zomba during the anti university fee hike violent protests. Chancellor College Students Union president Ayuba James confirmed that the 24 are willing to prove that […]

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Political campaigning in Zambia’s capital Lusaka has been suspended for 10 days because of violent clashes before next month’s national elections, the electoral commission said. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) announced on Sunday that it was suspending campaigns in Lusaka and Namwala, south of the capital, until July 18 when the situation would be […]

President Buhari Appoints New Acting Police IG

President Buhari Appoints New Acting Police IG

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, an Assistant Inspector General of police, from Niger State, as the new acting Inspector General, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. Mr. Idris was before his new appointment the AIG in charge of operations at the force headquarters, Abuja. Mr. Idris’ appointment follows the retirement of […]

Rio Gang Rape Reveals Our Society’s Shocking Acceptance Of Violence Against Women

Rio Gang Rape Reveals Our Society’s Shocking Acceptance Of Violence Against Women

“Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious—and the most tolerated—human rights violations,” — UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by over 30 men in a Rio de Janeiro favela. Among the 30 men, not one of them stopped to ask why? Her […]

How Alleged Wife Killer Surrendered To Lagos Police

How Alleged Wife Killer Surrendered To Lagos Police

Mr. Lekan Shonde, who allegedly killed his wife, Ronke, surrendered himself to the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Monday. The suspect, who spoke exclusively with PUNCH Metro, had agreed to submit himself to the police after a conversation with our correspondent on Sunday. Our correspondent had reported how Lekan, a […]

Malaysian Woman Electrocuted While Talking On Plugged In Phone: Police

Malaysian Woman Electrocuted While Talking On Plugged In Phone: Police

A woman has reportedly died from being electrocuted while talking on her mobile phone while it was plugged in to its charging point. The victim, Suhana Mohamad, 30, was in her home in the Malaysian suburb of Cheras, off the capital of Kuala Lumpur, according to local police deputy chief Superintendent Abdul Ghani Mohamad Ji, who […]

Uganda’s President Extends 30-Year Rule, Detains Rivals After Election

Uganda’s President Extends 30-Year Rule, Detains Rivals After Election

KAMPALA, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni extended his 30-year rule on Saturday, winning an election that international observers said lacked transparency and his main opponent, under house arrest, denounced as a sham. One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, Museveni won 60.8 percent of the vote, while main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye secured 35.4 […]