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The Operatives of the Joint Military Task force JTF, codenamed,  Polu Shield,  has arrested eight suspected notorious pipeline vandals and crude oil thieves in communities of Niger Delta.
The  command said its sector 5 special squad for  anti-illegal oil bunkering  deployed to Agip Oil Company flow station in Akri community of Imo State has discovered an oil theft syndicates specialized in pipeline vandalism in the area.

Twelve young men were arrested in Kano  State for allegedly planning a gay wedding, the Islamic law-enforcement agency, the Hisbah, said on Tuesday.
According to AFP reports, the suspects, most of them teenagers, were detained on Monday at a popular resort on the outskirts of the city, said the head of the Hisbah, Aminu Daurawa.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun  State has inaugurated a six-man judicial commission of inquiry to look into the communal clash between Ipetumodu and Ashipa communities in Ife Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking at the inauguration, Aregbesola charged the commission, which has Justice Jide Falola as Chairman, to dig deep into the circumstances that caused crisis.

An Abuja-based veterinary doctor, Dr Yomi Nafiu, said  yesterday that bird flu viruses could not be transmitted to humans who ate carefully prepared poultry products.
Nafiu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that there was no empirical evidence to prove the claims that avian influenza is a human scourge.

IPAS, an international health-based non-governmental organisation,  yesterday urged the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill before its tenure expires.
The Country Director of IPAS, Dr Lola Mabogunje, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

•Advises youths against thuggery

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, has inaugurated a Joint Operation Centre for all security agencies involved in the conduct of the general elections in the FCT.
Abba said after inaugurating the centre at the FCT Police Command  testerday that senior officers would be deployed to the centre who would monitor field officers and the elections.

The Police Command in Kaduna State  yesterday confirmed the death of four persons in an attack at Yangal village in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state.
The command’s spokes-man, DSP Zubiaru Abubakar, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that 12 other persons were injured in the incident.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over fresh moves by anti-democratic forces to use the courts to postpone or scuttle next month’s general elections, calling on the judiciary to protect the nation’s democracy and on Nigerians to repudiate the desperadoes and their allies who are behind the plot.

IBRAHIM KADIRI

A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Solomon Olamilekan has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the electorate use the Temporal Voter Card (TVC) for the February polls.
Olamilekan who told journalists during a Press Conference which at NUJ secretariat, AlausaIkeja, appealed to the electoral body to allow the use of TVC in order not to disenfranchise majority of voters.

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