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3000 kidnap suspects in custody –IGP

November 4, 2017 Administrator 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 Administrator 0

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

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Nigeria Police and its multiple odds

July 17, 2017 Administrator 0

A few successful operations that tend to diminish the activities of organized crime groups in Nigeria, and everyone is agitated about the achievement of the Nigeria Police Force, the same force we have hitherto considered to be so ineff ective. So, what has changed? Nigerians always see the Nigeria police as an institution which is failing in its statutory duty Read More

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Nigeria Police, so far, so good

June 23, 2017 Administrator 0

By Ayuba Ahmad No one else but the most nefarious and most wanted criminal in the recent history of crime, the cold-blooded Chukwueubem Onwuamadike, alias, Evans, admitted that indeed, “The Nigeria Police is no longer like before”. In apparent reference to his own sophistication in planning and gadgetry, the infamous kidnapper in captivity told journalists: “If the Nigeria Police can Read More

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New blood in Nigeria Police Force

June 12, 2017 Administrator 0

By Oladimeji Amuda There exist plethora of factors which act as clog in the wheels of Nigeria Police’s effective performance. Although, members of the public seldom perceive these factors as inimical to the emergence of a dynamic police force, they are nevertheless largely responsible for the poor outing of the organization which had attracted public cries. A critical analysis of Read More

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Nigeria Police Force and the masses

May 22, 2017 Administrator 0

By Oladele Oluwasogo As we discuss the importance of the Police Force, it is equally imperative to take a look at the proliferation of armed ‘security’ men on our roads and highways. Some of the questions to which I have been seeking answers in the past few weeks are: do we really need the Police Force in Nigeria? How relevant Read More

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Nigeria requires additional 155,000 police personnel – IGP

May 12, 2017 Administrator 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said that the Nigeria Police Force required additional 155,000 personnel to adequately provide security for the country. Idris, who said this at a two-day National Security Summit in Abuja yesterday, added that “to achieve this, the force needs to recruit 31,000 cadets annually for five years.” The theme of Read More

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Expose corrupt policemen, IG tasks Nigerians

April 21, 2017 Administrator 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has tasked Nigerians to expose corruption and misconduct in the police by using the various social media platforms set up for the purpose. Idris, who solicited the support of Nigerians, especially the youth, to stem the tide of corruption from the country, assured that any police officer found wanting would Read More

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Chidi Duru, Nigeria Police and justice for pensioners

January 17, 2017 Administrator 0

Convinced that successful prosecution of suspected perpetrators of pension fraud is panacea to the trend, Centre for Humanity (CfH), a pro-pensioners Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), recently took the police to task on the prosecution of a former member of the House of Representatives, Nze Chidi Duru, who is in police net over alleged involvement in armed invasion of the head office Read More

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Police arrest ‘killer’ of ex-Nigerian envoy

July 28, 2016 Administrator 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of Sunday Yusuf, a former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa. Yusuf was on June 9 murdered at his residence Wuse Zone 5, area. The outgoing Commissioner of Police, AIG Alkali Usman, made the disclosure at the hand-over ceremony on Wednesday. He said that the suspect was helping Read More

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TV series on Nigeria Police debuts today

June 7, 2016 Administrator 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja In furtherance of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase’s policing vision, a television series ‘Beyond Your Sight,’ woven around bridging the gap between the police and the citizens will today premiere in Abuja. Addressing journalists on the premiere, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Olabisi Kolawole, said the series: “Documents, serialises and disseminates landmark operational, Read More

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By Agboola Bayo Ibadan Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), at the weekend, said the federal government was determined to reposition the Nigeria Police Force to be able to properly tackle the insecurity challenges in the country. Dambazau, who stated this in Ibadan while delivering the inaugural lecture of the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies of University of Ibadan, declared that the repositioning of the Nigeria Police was part of the agenda of the present administration in the country towards sustaining its crusade against insecurity in Nigeria. The Minister pointed out that the time had come for all stakeholders in the country to ensure that insecurity in Nigeria “is reduced to the barest minimum for rapid socio-economic and political development of the country.” He noted that “Nigeria is presently contending with various forms of insecurity which the most recent is the issue of Boko-Haram in the North-east, the Fulani herdsmen and pastoral farmers’ crises in some parts of the country.” Emphasising further that the issues of trans-border crime involving arms and ammunition shipment and drug trafficking had been on the rise in the country for some time, the Minister said “insecurity is not only peculiar to Nigeria.” The Minister while urging that all hands must be on the deck to curtail the insecurity in the country, stressed that there would be no going back in the agenda of the present administration in Nigeria to ensure sustenance of its crusade against insecurity. Also speaking, at the lecture, the Chairman of Slash FM, Ibadan, Chief Adebayo Akande, tasked Nigerians to ensure that no effort was spared towards maintaining and sustaining peace in and across the country, saying “Nigeria presently is battling with a myriad of security threats ranging from Boko Haram crisis, killer herdsmen, Niger delta militants to the reincarnation of the Niger Delta Avengers.” Other speakers at the lecture also supported the Minister in the call for all hands to be on the deck to ensure adequate security.

June 6, 2016 Administrator 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu  Jos Ustaz Auwal Abdullahi,period for the country’s stability. Acting zonal director, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Jos Network Centre, Mr. Moses Ojowumi, made the call at the 7th edition of NTA annual Ramadan lectures held at the board room of the Jos Central Mosque. Represented by the NTA’s assistant director, news and current affairs, Malam Shehu Sa’ed, Read More

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Nigeria, Italy sign pact to enhance police operations, others

February 2, 2016 Administrator 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The federal government and Italian government yesterday signed an agreement on intelligence sharing, capacity building and provision of logistics that would enhance the operations of the Nigeria Police Force. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi, at the State House, Abuja. The agreement Read More

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ECOWAS court orders Nigeria on 5 missing men in police custody

December 7, 2015 Administrator 0

Ballason Gloria Mabeiam The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered Nigeria to account for the whereabouts of five Nigerian men allegedly killed extra-judicially by the Police in Benin, Edo State. The five – Ndubisi Christian Nnalue, Godwin Chigbo Isidienu, Chukwudi Eke, Uche Onuwuesi and Chinedu Onwe – were allegedly arrested by Read More

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A note of advice to Nigeria Police

October 9, 2015 Administrator 0

The news of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, coming home alive was a good one to all of us, as it is not unusual to hear that kidnappers have killed their victims even when ransom was paid. The act of kidnapping for ransom is now an all-too-common crime in Nigeria and in the Read More

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Nigeria Police as an institution of repression

December 2, 2014 Administrator 0

Emmanuel  Onwubiko Ironically, the appointment IGP Suleiman Abba came about the same time Major Hamza Al-Mustapha was surreptitiously freed by the Court of Appeal from his conviction by the Lagos state high court for murder of the wife of the winner of the 1993 presidential election Mrs Kudirat Abiola. There were sinister nexus drawn by opposition politicians between the release Read More

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Don’t turn Nigeria into a police state, Atiku tells FG

June 20, 2014 Administrator 0

By Samuel Ogidan Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar yesterday warned the federal government on turning the country into a police state following the restrictions placed on the way of some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and party members against attending the campaign rally for their Ekiti state counterpart. This is even as he described the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan as Read More

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Nigeria Police have good practices – NHRC

April 7, 2014 Administrator 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) last week presented to the Nigerian public its 2013 police stations’ visitation assessment report in Abuja. According to its Executive Secretary, Prof. Bem Angwe, the exercise was meant to motivate the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to improve on its obligations to Nigerians despite the hue and cry over police brutality and sundry violation of Read More

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Nigeria Police for counter-terrorism, bomb disposal training in Pakistan

February 21, 2014 Administrator 0

In a bid to meet the challenges of terrorism and other violent crimes in the country personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) are to undergo extensive training on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency as well as Bomb Diffusion and Disposal in Pakistan. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this during a courtesy call on him, by the Pakistani High Read More