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Breaking: IGP moves Rivers CP to Force headquarters, redeploys 2 others

April 17, 2020 Editor 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of three Commissioners of Police (CP) to command, formation, and department. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, disclosed this in a press statement, Friday in Abuja. He said affected officers were: “CP Dandaura Mustapha who was re-deployed as CP Provost FHQ, Abuja; and CP Read More

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Breaking: Police extend, adjust curfew in Bayelsa

February 17, 2020 Editor 0

The curfew imposed Bayelsa state by the Nigeria Police has been extended with some adjustments. While making this known on Monday, the Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, said the curfew is now extended to February 23 from February 13, and that the time is 10pm to 6pm following what he described as credible intelligence available to the police command. He Read More

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Insecurity: We won’t tolerate killing of Nigerians – Senate

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has said that the leadership of the National Assembly will no longer tolerate the unnecessary killing of Nigerians by criminals threatening the nation’s security.  He also demanded for a complete restructuring of the security architecture of the Nigeria Police Force, equipping of police training institutions and training of men and officers of the force. Read More

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How Police nabbed 60 suspected kidnappers, robbers on Kaduna highway

January 21, 2020 Editor 0

As part of the on-going Operation Puff Adder, the Nigeria Police have arrested 60 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) DCP Frank Mba stated this Monday while parading the suspects at the Police Divisional Headquarters, Katari, Kaduna state. He said the choice of Katari for the maiden briefing of the year was informed Read More

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Police Inspector slumps, dies on the way to work

March 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

A police inspector has slumped and died while going to work at the Abule-Ado bus stop on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos state. The inspector, who was identified as Amiel Dilli, was attached to the Trade Fair Complex Division of the Nigeria Police Force. A man, who said he knew the inspector but 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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Osun polls: Take bribe, lose your job, Police tell officers

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Police has warned its officers to refrain fraternizing with politicians or collecting bribe in the coming governorship election in Osun state. Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Public Complaint /Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), Mr. Abayomi Shogunle, gave the warning yesterday in Osogbo, Osun state capital when he visited the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Read More

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The psychiatric test on police recruits

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The recent explanation by the Nigeria Police hierarchy to the effect that it conducted psychiatric test on recruits to curb incidences of accidental discharge by its personnel is a right foot forward at repositioning the police force towards greater effi ciency. The policy will also help to way to improve the psyche of the rank and fi le of the Read More

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Killings: Any light at the end of the tunnel?

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Just as the killing of Buharin Daji, the Mafioso-in-chief of Zamfara state armed banditry has not stemmed the killings in Anka and Zurmi local governments, or have the arrests of some Boko Haram leaders stopped the insurgents’ attacks in Borno and Yobe states, the nabbing of Mr Aliyu Teshaku, head of Benue Livestock Guards, on suspicion of his involvement in Read More

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Melaye’s long walk to detention

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senator Dino Melaye has been variously described as a cat with nine lives, given his penchant for surviving plots against him, including the recent failed bid to recall him from the upper legislative chamber. However, the senator has cases in three different court against him. Last Thursday, a Lokoja Magistrate court had order his detention for 38 days with the Read More

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Police to Nigerian musicians: Stop promoting gangsterism with your songs

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Police to Nigerian musicians: Stop promoting gangsterism with your songs The Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Chike Oti, has said that Nigerian musicians should stop promoting gangsterism with their songs. Mr Oti said music had the potency to checkmate crime and other vices in the society, stressing that many musicians in other climes used their brands of music to promote Read More

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Police arrest 70 ‘sara suka’ thugs in Kaduna

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kaduna state Police Command has said that 70 members of the notorious ‘sara-suka’ thugs terrorising residents of the state, were arrested on Friday. The police also said they recovered dangerous weapons such as daggers, machetes, clubs and iron bars from the thugs. The State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, disclosed this while parading firearms recovered or surrendered by unauthorised persons Read More

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Nigeria Police, IGP Idris need support not condemnation

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The recent wave of attacks, condemnation and name-calling against the Nigeria Police Force as an institution and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, as a person, has become a source of concern to well-meaning Nigerians. It is even more worrisome to hear such attacks and condemnations coming from those who are supposed to know and understand the Read More

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…13 varsity students kidnapped

December 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

  At least 13 students of the Kwara State University (KWASU) Malete have been reportedly kidnapped by suspected ritualists. The abduction of the unsuspecting students reportedly took place Thursday evening while the victims were on their way to the university’s campus in Malete, Moro local government area of the state. The daughter of the chairman of the correspondents’ chapel of Read More

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3000 kidnap suspects in custody –IGP

November 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has disclosed that there are over 3,000 suspected kidnappers in various police cells across the country. Idris, who stated this yesterday while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said the suspects were being taken to the courts on daily basis. “Presently, we have over 3000 suspects in various Read More

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Nigeria Police and its enemies, -By OLAYINKA SALAMI

October 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Successful actualization of set objectives by public institutions are often met with multidimensional scheming manifest often in orchestrated blackmail, name calling, character assassination and other forms of shenanigans by sections of the public, especially the elite. This is very common in Nigeria and, to a large extent, it has been part of our under-development crisis. Ideally, achievements of any kind Read More

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Nigeria not ripe for state police – IGP

July 21, 2017 Blueprint 1

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said that “Nigeria does not yet have the political maturity for state police.” Instead, the country should improve funding for the agency under the current arrangement, Idris said this yesterday in Abuja at a meeting with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. He said he was not unaware of the agitations Read More