Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tag "Ibrahim Idris"

    ‘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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    IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered immediate psychological evaluation on all operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Idris has also announced new measures aimed at overhauling the police outfit.Part of the measures include the constitution of a team that would review SARS operations and as well as the appointment of a new commissioner of police to head the squad.This [...]

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    Saraki replies IGP: Send officers investigating Offa robbery to my office

Saraki replies IGP: Send officers investigating Offa robbery to my office

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to send his personnel to his office to take further statements on the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April.Five banks were raided and 31 people lost their lives in the heist.On Monday night, Idris asked Saraki to report to the office of the intelligence [...]

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    Malami: N’assembly lacks power to declare no-confidence vote on IGP

Malami: N’assembly lacks power to declare no-confidence vote on IGP

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, says the national assembly does not have the power to declare a vote of no confidence on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police.The lawmakers declared the no-confidence vote on the IGP after an emergency joint meeting on Tuesday.They accused the police IGP of harassing their colleagues, including Senate President Bukola [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari’s ‘transmission’ letter sparks laughter among senators

EXTRA: Buhari’s ‘transmission’ letter sparks laughter among senators

The upper legislative chamber erupted in laughter after Senate President Bukola Saraki mentioned "transmission" while reading a letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the senate on Wednesday.Saraki opened the floodgate of laughter for his colleagues as he stopped abruptly and started all over again.Titled "Transmission of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Amendment Bill 2018”, the president asked [...]

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    When Ibadan interrogated Segun Adeniyi

When Ibadan interrogated Segun Adeniyi

At a time like this when virtually everyone in Nigeria is scrambling for material survival to enable them rise above our numerous problems of existence, if you ever come across those who still lay store by the pursuit of knowledge, please stop by and raise your thumb in their salute.I raised mine on Thursday last week at the Ibadan [...]

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    Nigerians can search police officers, says IGP

Nigerians can search police officers, says IGP

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, says police officers must first "surrender themselves" to be searched before they search Nigerians.He said this is the “procedure.”Idris said this during an interactive session with Nigerians on Twitter.“If an officer wants to search you in your house/car, he must first surrender himself for searching. This is the procedure. Ask politely,” he said in response [...]

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    IGP accuses Saraki of diverting attention from probe of ‘hired assassins’

IGP accuses Saraki of diverting attention from probe of ‘hired assassins’

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has denied the claims by Senate President Bukola Saraki that he (Idris) is plotting to frame him up.During senate plenary on Wednesday, Saraki said he had been hinted of a plot by Idris to implicate him in the trial of some suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin.He quoted Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, as telling [...]

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    Police reply senate: Why turn back IGP’s representatives if you’re worried about killings?

Police reply senate: Why turn back IGP’s representatives if you’re worried about killings?

The Nigeria police have accused the senate of “playing politics” with the lives of Nigerians and attempting to prevent the course of justice.The police said the senate's invitation of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, was only secondary as their major concern was intervening in the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Idris was summoned thrice but sent representatives on [...]

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    PDP: Nobody has treated n’assembly with disdain like IGP

PDP: Nobody has treated n’assembly with disdain like IGP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no one has treated the national assembly with disdain like Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP).The IGP was expected to appear before senate over growing security concerns and the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, but he failed to honour the senate's invitation on three different occasions.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola [...]

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    Saraki: IGP known for disobeying orders… he did it to Buhari

Saraki: IGP known for disobeying orders… he did it to Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not surprised that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) refused to appear before the senate.The senate summoned the IGP on two different occasions — to brief them on the travails of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, and on the security situation in the country — but he sent a representative.Last week when [...]

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