Tag "Ibrahim Idris"

    Dambazau blames ex-IGP Idris for strained ties between police, interior ministry

Dambazau blames ex-IGP Idris for strained ties between police, interior ministry

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has blamed Ibrahim Idris, former inspector-general of police (IGP), for the strained relationship between the police and his ministry.The minister was speaking on Tuesday in Abuja when Mohammed Adamu, acting IGP, paid him a courtesy visit.Dambazzau said the ministry enjoyed a cordial relationship with the police during the tenure of Solomon Arase, a former IGP, [...]

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    Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says the absence of transparent, accountable and knowledgeable leadership has been the missing link in the Nigeria police force.He said this on Wednesday while presenting a brief remark at the hand over ceremony at the force headquarters in Abuja.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Adamu’s appointment as acting IGP at a ceremony in [...]

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    ‘Transmission transmission’, police marriage… 7 things we would remember ex-IGP Idris for

‘Transmission transmission’, police marriage… 7 things we would remember ex-IGP Idris for

Ibrahim Idris, outgoing inspector-general of police (IGP), like many public officers, is not bereft of controversies during the discharge of his duties.The ex-IGP, who clocked 60 on Tuesday, has made news headlines for many reasons — good, bad and ugly. His name is, currently, on many lips and news pages regarding his years of active service.On Monday, police sources disclosed [...]

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    Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians should hold Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, responsible if anything happens to him.Saraki said this on Friday while speaking with journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign headquarters in Abuja.He accused the IGP of trying to implicate him in criminal charges."The usual practice has been that the commissioner of police personally ensures [...]

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    IGP makes fresh appointment at police HQ amid tenure controversy

IGP makes fresh appointment at police HQ amid tenure controversy

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has appointed Frederick Lakanu as the new force secretary.In a statement on Tuesday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said by virtue of the appointment, Lakanu is a member of the force management team.Moshood said the new appointment is with immediate effect."The new Force Secretary has taken over from AIG Abdul Bube, who retired from the [...]

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    Saraki: Police might be planning to stop Melaye from contesting in 2019

Saraki: Police might be planning to stop Melaye from contesting in 2019

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the invasion of the Abuja residence of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, by some police officers could be an attempt to block him from the 2019 polls.On Friday, the police stormed the residence of Melaye, who is seeking reelection, saying they wanted to arrest for culpable homicide.But reacting through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki condemned the action [...]

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    PDP asks INEC chairman, IGP to resign

PDP asks INEC chairman, IGP to resign

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), and Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, to resign ahead of the 2019 general election.Secondus made the call at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja on Thursday.The PDP chairman accused the IGP [...]

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    Reps probe promotion of some police officers

Reps probe promotion of some police officers

The house of representatives has mandated its committee on police affairs to investigate the promotions of some police officers.The committee was asked to find out if the promotions were done in compliance with the provisions of the constitution and the general promotion guidelines of the Nigeria Police Force.The decision of the house was sequel to a motion sponsored by Frederick [...]

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    Police to charge 400 Shi’ites with terrorism

Police to charge 400 Shi’ites with terrorism

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has placed all commissioners of police on red alert over the activities of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the commissioners, especially those facing likely threats by the Shi'ites, to deal with them decisively in accordance with the law."They are to deal decisively in accordance with the law [...]

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    IGP summons Akwa Ibom PDP leaders over ‘destruction of Buhari’s campaign materials’

IGP summons Akwa Ibom PDP leaders over ‘destruction of Buhari’s campaign materials’

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has summoned some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Akwa Ibom state to Abuja over the violence which led to the destruction of some campaign materials of President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid.Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP clashed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, earlier in the month.Ini Okpodio, chairman of [...]

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    ‘Why make them scapegoats?’ — Clark kicks against dismissal of policemen who invaded his residence

‘Why make them scapegoats?’ — Clark kicks against dismissal of policemen who invaded his residence

Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader, has condemned the police for dismissing three of the officers who searched his house.TheCable had reported how some policemen invaded the Abuja residence of the elder statesman on Tuesday.After the incident, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, apologised to Clark and said the officers acted without taking permission.He later ordered the dismissal of the policemen responsible [...]

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    Offa robbery: Kwara governor’s aide sues IGP over his detention

Offa robbery: Kwara governor’s aide sues IGP over his detention

Olalekan Alabi, personal assistant on political matters to Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara state governor, has sued Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged contempt of court.Alabi filed an application against the IGP before a Kwara state high court for allegedly disobeying a court order directing his release from police custody.He has been in police custody since May 30 over his alleged [...]

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    Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says Senate President Bukola Saraki was never cleared of his alleged complicity in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Malami, alongside Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, countered insinuations that the director of public prosecution (DPP) exonerated Saraki of any role in the robbery incident, as contained in its interim report regarding it.According to The Nation, [...]

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    Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Accountable Leadership for Better Nigeria Initiative (ALBNI), a civil society group, has condemned the arrest of Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter.In a statement signed by Remi Adebayo, president of ALBNI, the group said Ogundipe cannot be forced by the police to disclose the source of a factual story.On Tuesday, operatives of the special tactical squad (STS) arrested Ogundipe over [...]

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    EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

On Tuesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to overhaul the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) with immediate effect. Osinbajo also asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to set up a committee that will conduct nationwide investigation of the alleged unlawful activities of SARS in order to afford members of the public an opportunity to present [...]

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    Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

In the past year, I have written at least three opinion pieces about Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police (IGP), and the Nigerian Police Force. If I did not know myself better, I may suspect that I have a personal issue with the former Kano commissioner of police. But I have no personal issues with him, I just have [...]

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