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Insecurity: Senate c’ttee wants almajiri system scrapped, decentralisation of police command structure

March 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for scrapping of Almajiri system of knowledge acquisition in the northern part of the country. This, it said, would block the recruitment avenue for Boko Haram insurgents. In the series of recommendations to be adopted by the Senate Thursday, the committee also called for the  decentralisation of the structural commands of the Read More

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Survey: SERAP tags police most corrupt institution in Nigeria

March 26, 2019 Editorial II 0

A new public survey released on Tuesday by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) reports high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past 5 years. Of the five major public institutions surveyed, the police emerge as the most corrupt, with the power sector identified as the second most corrupt in the country today.  Police and other Read More

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Monarch tasks police to unravel killer of late Sugar

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Monarch of Lalupon in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo state, Oba Muniru Adekunle yesterday tasked the Nigeria Police to further intensify efforts at finding the real killers of late Hon. Temitope Olatoye and bring them to book Oba Adekunle gave the charge in Ibadan during a chat with journalists on the killing of late House of Representatives member Read More

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Shehu Sani on killings: Why Northern leaders fear to speak up

December 25, 2018 Editor 0

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District of Kaduna state in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has declared that that northern leaders have refused to speak up on the mass killings, abductions and related crimes in the region for fear of being persecuted by the federal government. Apart from fear of reprisal by the government, the former APC lawmaker Read More

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Police recruitment: Application hits 104,289, 12 days after

December 11, 2018 Editor 0

Twelve days after recruitment portal was opened for the recruitment of Constables into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) 104,289 applications have been received from interested candidates. A press statement by the Head, Media and Publicity, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr Ikechukwu Ani, on Tuesday in Abuja, said that: “.. just twelve days after the commission’s recruitment portal was opened on Read More

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2019: Yobe holds roundtable on peaceful elections 

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

A one day roundtable meeting of Independent National Electoral Commission, security agencies, civil society organisations and other stakeholders in collaboration with British Council was held at the weekend in Damaturu, Yobe state, to discuss issues of the 2019 general elections.   A communiqué at the end of the meeting said the roundtable was aimed at providing participants the opportunity to receive updates from INEC and security Read More

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Kada 2018: Team NSCDC leads medals’ chase as curtains fall on MIGA

December 1, 2018 Editor 0

As 2018 edition of Ministry of Interior Games ends on Saturday, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has opened wide gap on top of medals table in a highly competitive sporting outing, ongoing in Kaduna. As at the time this report was being put together on Friday, NSCDC with mainly National and international-exposed Athletes were cruising on the Read More

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Police disburse N9.9mn to families of 20 slain officers

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Police Force yesterday in Abuja, disbursed N9.9 million to 20 families of police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of police in charge of Zone 7, Abuja, Taiwo Lakanu, who presented cheques to the beneficiaries in Abuja, said that the gesture was in fulfilment of the force`s life insurance policy. “The scheme was put in place Read More

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Anita Akpason: Why we’re dragging Police to court-Family

October 17, 2018 Editorial III 0

The family of former Minister of Finance, Mrs Nenadi Usman, have dragged the Nigeria Police Force, to court over last Saturday’s night killing of their daughter, Ms Anita Akapson, by a police personnel, in Gwarimpa Area of Abuja. This is as the family has also demanded for an independent prosecutor to handle the prosecution of the officers involved in the Read More

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Gunmen hit Abuja, kill 7 cops

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

The spate of killings in parts of the country is taking a frightening dimension, with some gunmen hitting Abuja, the nation’s capital city on Monday night, killing seven policemen and injuring one other. The tragic incident occurred at the Galadimawa roundabout, an Abuja suburb very close to the ever-busy Airport Road, at about 10.00 pm. A breakdown of the casualties Read More

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Stop kidnapping of expatriate engineers

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

  As if the policy somersaults and blunders of the government of the day are not bad enough, we have to contend with the dire prospects that on-the-field experts who would help bring the much-needed transformations of our communities are now the targets of kidnappers and other raving criminal bands. There were reports that North Korean road supervision engineers were Read More

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Police: Friends or foes?

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

The relationship between Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and members of the public has at best remained frosty and unfriendly, notwithstanding its slogan: Police Is Your Friend as captured by ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIAYAU in this report The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) was established in year 1930 with the constitutional mandate to maintain law and order, however, the role of the Police in Read More