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

Happening now: Vanguard reporter’s ‘killer’ nabbed

November 12, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Police, Friday, paraded a 29-year-old cab driver, Itoro Clement, for reportedly knocking down and killing Vanguard reporter, Henry Tordue Salam. Parading the suspect, Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, said Clement was arrested following investigation by operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and confessed to knocking down the journalist on October 13, 2021, at Read More

Happening now: Police parade Lawyers, herbalist, Journalist, bankers, others over invasion of Justice Odili’s house

November 11, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police, Thursday, paraded 14 suspects involved in the invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s Abuja residence. Parading the suspects including police officers and a staff of Thisday Newspaper, Stanley Nkwazema, bankers, lawyers, Islamic prayer warrior and herbalist, at the Force Criminal Investigation Departmenr Headquarters, Area 10, Abuja, said seven of the suspects were still at large. Justice Odili’s official Read More

Bandits ambush police team in Zamfara, gun down 7 officers

November 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected bandits have killed at least seven policemen in an ambush near Zonai village in Magami district in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state. The policemen were returning from duty where they mounted a check point near Zonai village along Gusau-Magami-Dansadau road when the armed gang opened fire on the vehicle conveying the officers, residents said. “It is a Read More

Anambra election: Improve welfare of policemen on election duty, CLEEN Foundation tells IGP

November 6, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The CLEEN Foundation has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the welfare package of police officers on election duties are improved.  The Foundation made the call in a statement by its acting Executive Director, Ruth Olofin, Saturday and made available to Blueprint in Abuja. According to the body, “the proper and adequate remuneration of security personnel 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

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

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

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

Breaking – ‘Bribery’: Embattled Super Cop, Abba Kyari, faces suspension from Police

August 1, 2021 Editor 0

The embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari has been recommended for immediate suspension from the country’s Police force following a multi-million dollar bribery alleged levelled against him. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba gave the recommendatiom pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation involving him. The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, 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

CLEEN foundation calls for resources to enhance community policing

July 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Programme Manager of CLEEN Foundation, Ruth Olofin has called for adequate resources in the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to enable  them discharge their duties diligently in the area of  community policing. She said it was very necessary because community policing is very critical across the country.  Ruth who noted this at the just concluded meeting of FCT command community policing unit Read More

Arrest: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer exposes Kenya’s role as DSS grants IPOB leader ‘crucial freedom’

July 3, 2021 Editor 0

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Lawyer to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has revealed that the Kenyan government was deeply involved in the arrest of his client. Kenyan high commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, had on Friday denied his country’s involvement in the arrest of Kanu who is currently in the custody of Department of State Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity looms as IPMAN threatens shutdown of filling stations

June 27, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said its members may shutdown all filling stations, and cut down supplies effective Tuesday, should the federal government and Inspector General of Police (IGP) fail to address “illegalities” by the police force. National Public Relation Officer, (PRO) of IPMAN, Yakubu Suleiman, revealed this on Sunday, in an interview with journalists in Read More

Lawyer writes Buhari over appointment of Alkali as IGP

May 13, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to avoid the embarrassment of being documented as a law breaker in the court records with the appointment of Mr Usman Alkali Baba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police. Barrister Maxwell Opara, a legal practitioner based in Abuja, appealed to the president to act in accordance with the law he assented to in Read More

Provide selfless leadership, IGP tasks POWA executive

May 12, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has tasked President of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) and her executive to strive towards providing selfless and purposeful leadership that will strengthen the association towards sustaining the attainment of its lofty goals. The Police boss handed the charge when he received the president, executive and members of POWA Read More

Insecurity: FG begins inter-agencies training on public safety, internal security

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to improve security agencies’ response to various threats to public peace and safety across the country, the federal government has flagged-off an inter-agencies training on Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (NISPSAS). Declaring open the training Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the ministry charged with responsibility of ensuring internal Read More

Mohammed Idris at 55, Blueprint at 10

May 2, 2021 Ibrahim Sheme 0

In my life, there are three people that I call Chairman, and they are related in more ways than one. First, all three happened to come from Niger State. Two of them are Nupe, so those are my “Katsina slaves”. But all three were my masters, on a serious note. Why? They employed me at one time or the other. Read More

Breaking: Joint security operatives kill IPOB commander, others

April 24, 2021 Editor 0

There are indications that a militia commander with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) simply identified as Ikonta has been killed. Unconfirmed report revealed that the commander and some members of his group were killed on Saturday morning in Imo state. Neither the Nigeria Police, nor any other security agency have confirmed the latest development. There have been series of attacks Read More

NAF, Police to strengthen collaboration in fight against insecurity

April 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the current security challenges in the country require a whole-of-nation approach to tackle. According to a statement by Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air force (NAF), Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Wednesday, the CAS stated this while playing host to the Acting Inspector General of Police Read More

An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More

Insecurity: Igbo body advocates community policing

March 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Ezumezu Isinweke, a worldwide apex socio-cultural body of Ihitte-Uboma people in Imo state has advocated for the formation of local security outfits, but must be in accordance with the stipulated laws of the country. This assertion was made by retired Superintendent of Police Geoffrey Iwuagwu, a guest speaker at the virtual summit of Ezumezu Isinweke monthly program with the Read More