States asking for state police can’t pay salaries — Presidency

The Presidency said, on Tuesday, that many states agitating for state police can hardly pay their workers’ monthly salaries.
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, who stated this on a Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, said the lack of capacity of states to manage state police informed the need by the Federal Government to embrace community policing which, according to him, is more sustainable.

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27-year-old man arrested for raping 10-year-old girl in Benue

By Peter Duru A 27-year-old young man, Inalegwu Ochekwu has been arrested by the Police in Otukpo for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl (name withheld). Vanguard gathered that the suspect, an apprentice dry cleaner, who was apprehended at the weekend allegedly did the act in a shop in Otukpo town, headquarters of Otukpo Local Government
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Emery switches Chukwueze to the right

Samuel Chukwueze has played his first game under new Villarreal coach Unai Emery, who took over the reins from Javi Calleja last month. The Yellow Submarine defeated Segunda División side Cartagena 3-1 at the Pinatar Arena in Murcia in their first pre-season friendly on Sunday. The official team sheet showed that the Nigerian international was
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PHOTOS: Wike buys 15 land cruiser prado VX, TXL for Rivers’ Federal Lawmakers

Demands fearless defense of Rivers interests By Egufe Yafugborhi GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike on Tuesday overwhelmed Rivers lawmakers in the National Assembly (NASS) with car gifts, charging them to defend Rivers state interests at all time in the discharge of their duties. Wike, through Amb Desmond Akawor, Rivers Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presented 15
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POLIO: Sierra Leone celebrates Africa’s landmark achievement

Sierra Leone is celebrating a strategic landmark public health achievement in Africa as the continent is certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO), to be free of wild poliovirus transmission. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, disclosed this in a statement posted on its website. The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for
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Edo 2020: Gunmen attack council chairman’s residence during son’s birthday

By Ozioruva Aliu SUSPECTED gunmen Tuesday evening attacked the private residence of the chairman of Owan East local government area, Andrew Osigwe at Ihievbe. Osigwe said the gunmen attacked when members of his family were celebrating the birthday party of one of his sons. He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being responsible for
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Zamfara Assembly wants better revenue generation, remittance by MDAs

The Zamfara State House of Assembly says it will ensure better revenue generation, remittance by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and private organisations. The house said that this be  part of its efforts to enhance Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the state. The Speaker of the house, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, stated this at the assembly’s
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13 parties to participate in 12 bye-elections in 8 states ― INEC

By Omeiza Ajayi The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC said 13 political parties have notified it of their intentions to participate in the forthcoming bye-elections spread across eight states of the Federation. National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. He said; “It
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