Breaking: FG speaks on IGP retirement

January 18, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal government, has spoken on the retirement of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba. It said the IGP will not be retiring midway into the general elections. Instead, he already has an appointment letter extending his term in office. The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, disclosed that the Police Act 2020 has changed the rules for Read More

2023: INEC, IPAC, Police, EFCC, others reveal plot against vote-buying

December 20, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

   Various stakeholders- the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), among others- gathered in Abuja Monday to address the influence of money in the 2023 general elections. Addressing the gathering, INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu also said in preparation for the 2023 general Read More

Pictures: Laka ecstatic in NAPA ‘s victory as IGP storms 2022 National carnival polo tourney

December 18, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, was among dignitaries who graced the 2022 National Carnival Polo tournament held at Nigerian Army Polo ground in Abuja. The tournament which galloped off at the Nigeria Polo Resort/Guards Polo Club on December 10 is expected to end on Sunday December 18, 2022. Baba who spoke to newsmen after the FCT Minister’s Read More

FG, AL-Mustapha warns: Fake news, disinformation, arms proliferation threatening 2023

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has described fake news and disinformation as constituting a potent threat to the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections. Mohammed stated this Tuesday in an opening remark at the 4th edition of the “PMB Administration Scorecard 2015-2023” series, which hosted the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in Abuja. Recalling the Read More

I didn’t beat police orderly, professor insists, accuses IGP of rights violation

September 23, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

Abuja-based lawyer and human rights activist, Professor Zainab Duke Abiola, has denied assaulting her female police orderly, Inspector Teju Moses. The professor, who was arrested alongside her housemaid, Rebecca Enechido, on Thursday, reportedly assaulted the orderly for refusing to do some domestic chores she assigned to her. In a video clip that went viral Wednesday, the officer was seen in Read More

Breaking: IGP summons top officers over insecurity

September 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba is currently meeting with some top police officers at the force headquarters in Abuja over security concerns in the country. Amongst those summoned to the meeting is the Deputy Inspectors General of Police(DIGs), Assistant Generals of Police(AIGs), Commissioners of Police from the 36, States and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) among other senior Read More

IGP approves new beret, logo, other for EOD-CBRN command

August 26, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila Lagos 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has assured Nigerians of safety during the 2023 general elections. The IGP, who was represented by the DIG Operations, Bala Zama Senchi, stated this while commissioning the newly built EOD-CBRN conference hall in Lagos. He said all necessary equipment and other security training were being done for members of the police Read More

Find my father’s killers, teenager begs to IGP

August 12, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

An emotional 19-year-old senior secondary school girl, Stella Mbayin Ndoma, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, and the Cross River state Police Commissioner, Aminu Alhassan, to find those who killed her father, Chief Mbayin Ndoma, last week. Blueprint gathered that late Chief Ndoma, alias Otisco, was killed by hoodlums in his hometown, Orimekpang Junction, Read More

Breaking: Police IG orders arrest of Portable

July 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Inspector-General Of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the arrest and probe of music star, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, over his alleged ties to One Million Boys, a notorious cultist gang. IGP disclosed this in a statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Monday. In a video, which went viral on Monday, Portable was heard Read More

IGP mourns AIG Zone 16, Don Awunah, condoles family, course mates

May 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has condoled with the family of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG in charge of Zone 16, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Donald Ngorngor Awunah. IGP Baba, in a press statement by the Force Public Realtionw Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Monday in Abuja, said the deceased was a dedicated officer with great passion for Read More

Dingyagi hands over 34 vehicles to IGP

May 19, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has handed over 34 operational vehicles, comprising 15 Toyota Hilux, 16 Ford Rangers, and 3 Personnel Carrier Trunks, to the Inspector General of Police (IGP). The IGP is expected to distribute the vehicles to police commands across the country. Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters Read More

IGP approves new dress code for female police officers

March 4, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba, has approved a new and improved dress code for women police officers in the country. The Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Adejobi said the new dress code would permit female police officers to wear stud earrings, and headscarf under their Read More

Shake-up as IGP appoints new DIG, redeploys AIG Ciroma, others

February 26, 2022 NAN 0

The Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has appointed Mr Bala Senchi, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), as the Acting Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations. A statement by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday, in Abuja, said by the appointment, Senchi becomes the DIG representing the Read More

[Breaking] Cocaine saga: PSC suspends Abba Kyari’s men, issues fresh directive to IGP

February 17, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended two senior police officers working with the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Force Investigation and Intelligence Department (FIID) of the Nigeria Police Force in connection with the ongoing investigation of a 25kg cocaine deal involving embattled former IRT Commander, DCP Abba Kyari. PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a Read More

Police deploying drones, other technologies to tackle insecurity – IGP

January 20, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has disclosed that the Nigeria Police Force is deploying technology in virtually all areas of its operations in tackling new waves of banditry and kidnapping in the country. IGP Baba said the Marine unit of the Force has been reactivated, crime section digitalised, drones being acquired while the technical intelligent unit Read More

Kwara as new haven for investments

January 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Kwara State has emerged the new destination for investors and not an abode for criminals. The Inspector General of Police , Usman Alkali Baba who has detailed reports of insecurity in the country attested to impressive national rating of Kwara State as the most peaceful and best secured State in Nigeria during his recent official working visit to Kwara State. Read More

NANS lauds IGP, urges operatives to secure Okorocha, Nwosu

January 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for conducting immediate investigation into what it termed the “unlawful kidnap and attack of Comrade Uche Nwosu,” a former gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 election, and son-in-law to the former governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. President of NANS, Comrade Chuks Okafor, gave the Read More

Still on illegal use of sirens

January 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is public knowledge that successive Inspectors-General of Police have come raving with anger over the arbitrary use of sirens by every Tom, Dick and Harry but no sanctions are meted out to violators to the extent that such orders are laughed off as the barking of a toothless bulldog. Consequently, the practice has continued unabated to the chagrin of Read More

Christmas: IGP tasks CPs, AIGs on crime-prevention strategies

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba, has ordered the Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the 36 states and the FCT to coordinate crime-prevention strategies for the yuletide. This was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Frank Mba, on Friday in Abuja. The Police boss also directed their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police Read More

PSC promotes 2 AIGs, 6 CPs, 17 DCPs, 24 ACPs, 8166 others

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) to the next rank of Deputy Inspectors-General (DIGs). The Commission also approved the promotion of six Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the rank of AIGs as well as the elevation of 17 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP) to CPs. A press statement by PSC Read More

IGP orders investigation into Police officers’ N22m Bitcoin ‘extortion’, assures transparency

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered investigations into the professional misconduct, abuse of office, and extortion of N22 million worth of Bitcoin from some citizens in Lagos state by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nwawe Cordelia, and others, serving at the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Alagbon, Lagos. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, in Read More