Report accusing Correctional officers of extorting remanded suspects untrue – NCoS

August 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has denied a media reports accusing its officers of extorting money before admitting remanded suspects in custody, describing it as “unfounded, malicious and untrue.” An online platform had reported cases of extortion by some NCoS officials. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Service spokesman CSC Umar Abubakar, urged the public to disregard the Read More

The rise and fall of Nigeria’s ‘Super Cop’

April 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Abba Kyari, once regarded as Nigeria’s ‘super cop’, due to his outstanding performance in the Nigeria Police Force which included the arrest of Chukwudi Onuamadike, the notorious kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, in 2017. At the time of Evans’ arrest, Abba Kyari revealed that the kidnapper gave him $2 million to cover-up his nefarious business and let him go. Read More

Police partner mediators, conciliators on community-policing

February 25, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force is to partner with the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) for training of officers in the area of professional mediation, reconciliation processes and other related matters to engender peace- making and peace-building mechanisms. The Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said the Inspector-General of Police, Read More

Pension: Stakeholders back exemption of police from contributory scheme

February 23, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Several stakeholders have expressed support for the call to exempt personnel of the Nigeria Police from the contributory pension scheme, which into being after enactment of the Pension Reform Act of 2014. This happened during a public hearing on two pension-related bills on Tuesday, organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Pension Matters. The proposed legislations were; A Bill Read More

Breaking: Portal opens as Nigeria Police begin massive recruitment for 2021 *See how to apply, link

November 29, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Monday in conjunctionwith the Police Service Commission (PSC) has officially announced plan to recruit officers in the service. Already, the portal through which interested applicants should apply is up and running. A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, reads; “The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in conjunctionwith the Police Service Read More

FCT journalists protest over missing colleague, Tordue Salem

October 25, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ ), FCT Council, Monday, staged a peaceful protest in front of Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja over the disappearance of its member and reporter with Vangaurd newspaper, Tordue Salem, for over 12 days. The journalists from different media organisations, dressed in black outfits, marched from the Ministry of Women Affairs to force Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

At last, Police break silence on 2020 recruitment exercise

October 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in collaboration with the Police Service Commission (PSC) are set to conclude the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise of 10,000 Police Constables as the recruitment portal is set to open on Monday, October 18, just as examinations are to commence on Friday, October 29. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Read More

Our policemen baby-sitting our big men

October 14, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

The lives of important people matter.  Here is some evidence.  There are 400,000 personnel in the Nigeria Police Force. For a population of 170 million people that works out at one policeman to 425 people. The UN recommendation is one police man to 400 people. As the experts like to say, we are under-policed. We expect one policeman to effectively Read More

Police parades 2 for abducting priest, 45 others, recover 1 GPMB, 22 weapons

October 13, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested two suspects in connection with the abduction of a Catholic priest in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna state. Parading the suspects, alongside 45 other for various crimes, Tuesday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, said the abductors of the priest: Abubakar Usman, 21; and Salisu Abdullahi, Read More

CSOs, AGP disown Monday planned anti-CBN, Buhari’s economy agenda protest

September 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Abuja Grassroots Projects (AGP) have dissociated themselves from the Monday planned anti-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) protest. The groups noted that the protest will be carried out by a faceless group hired by those who are against the President Mohammadu Buhari’s economy agenda and the Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele. The groups, Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Minister canvasses medical support for police

September 17, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, has solicited medical support for personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and their children  from the  Doctors without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres to enable them to discharge their duty efficiently.  Dingyadi made the appeal during a courtesy visit by Doctors Without Boarders led by  the Head of Mission in Nigeria, Mr. Syed Shaukat Muttaqi, to Read More

Police institute graduates 51 officers in Abuja

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The National Institute of Police Studies, Abuja, has graduated 51 police officers, including 10 Sierra Leone Police officers, after eight weeks of undergoing the Strategic Leadership and Command Course (SLCC) with the theme: Strategic Leadership Roles in Policing Diverse Societies. Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Thursday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, said Read More

APC: Peace Corps boss retrieves car gift from party chair

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives and Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has decided to retrieve the Jeep he had given to the state party chairman, Chief Abba Yaro, three years ago, as part of the party’s crisis in Benue state. The state chairman, according to reports, has returned the Toyota Sequoia Jeep that the Read More

Hushpuppi-Kyari saga and the accentuated lessons

August 10, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Abba Kyari. The first time I heard his name was when I had the misfortune of being visited by night marauders in the early hours of the night a few years ago. It was a 30-minute operation but it became the most terrifying period of my life, the type you cannot even pray for your known sworn enemies to experience. Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity looms as IPMAN shuts down Calabar depot over ‘Police harassment’

August 3, 2021 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), late Tuesday, shut down its operation in Calabar depot over what they described as incessant harassment of its members by the Police. IPMAN chairman in Cross River, Mr. Robert Obi, who spoke on behalf of the petroleum marketers, said his members were withdrawing all the services in the area of lifting and Read More

Abba Kyari: Super cop with a sad end?

August 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the erswhile head of intelligence response unit, by the Police Service Commission on the directive of the inspector general of police, did not come to many Nigerians as a surprise. The highly decorated super cop who in the last one decade was in the good news for busting criminal syndicates has been indicted by Read More

Breaking – Hushpuppi: Police slam suspension on DCP Abba Kyari

August 1, 2021 Editor 0

With the approval of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to his suspension from his job, Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has sunk deeper into the mess which unravelled last week with his indictment in the US, with possible extradition to the US starring him in the face. Hours after the Inspector General of Read More

Kogi govt tasks police on adequate security

July 30, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has charged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force to re-double their effort to ensure that indigenes enjoyed adequate security of lives and property. The governor, who gave the charge Friday during the commissioning of the new multi-purpose hall at the Squadron Base in Lokoja, noted that the role of the police in providing Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More

Assault on secessionists in national interest, SNM declares

July 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Save Nigeria Movement (SNM), a pro-democracy group has described the onslaught against secessionists in the country as efforts in the best interest of the country. SNM convener, Mr Solomon Semaka while addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, endorsed the decision by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to ban rallies in the country, arguing that the measure is aimed Read More

Insecurity: Reps recommend vetting programme to fish out moles, okays use of private security contractors

July 13, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has recommended to the executive arm of the federal government, to initiate a screening and vetting programme of all frontline officers of the Nigerian military to fish out moles and double-agents who have so far compromised most efforts at combating insecurity and win the war against insurgents and terrorists. The recommendation was one among several others Read More

Defend yourselves if attacked, NPF tells personnel

July 7, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has directed its personnel to defend themselves from further attacks and killings. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Police Mobile Force, Aderemi Adeoye, who coordinates operations of the Police mobile force across the five states of South east, made the call Tuesday at police headquarters, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital, while addressing special mobile policemen from different parts Read More