Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "Ibrahim Idris"

    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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    Police tackle senate: Don’t trivialise the criminal offence against Melaye

Police tackle senate: Don’t trivialise the criminal offence against Melaye

Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, has asked the senate not to “personalise” or “trivialise” the alleged criminal case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Melaye has been having a running battle with the police lately.The police accused him of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms after some crime suspects reportedly told the police he was [...]

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    Journalist petitions IGP: Yahaya Bello’s chief of staff after my life

Journalist petitions IGP: Yahaya Bello’s chief of staff after my life

Wale Odunsi, deputy editor of Daily Post, an online newspaper, has petitioned Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), over alleged threat to his life by Edward Onoja (pictured), chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.In the petition submitted to the police headquarters on Monday, Odunsi said Onoja called him on Sunday and threatened to kill him over [...]

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    Melaye to police: You must produce my accusers dead or alive

Melaye to police: You must produce my accusers dead or alive

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has threatened to sue Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), if he does not produce two suspects who levelled allegations against him.The police had accused Melaye of arming the suspects for robbery and kidnapping.On Wednesday, the police said the suspects escaped from custody hours to their arraignment in court.Speaking on the floor of the senate on [...]

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    IGP makes U-turn, asks police orderlies to remain with VIPs — for now

IGP makes U-turn, asks police orderlies to remain with VIPs — for now

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered a temporary halt of the order to withdraw police personnel attached to private individuals and companies.Ibrahim Moshood, the police spokesman, announced this in a statement on Thursday.He said the temporary halt is to carry out a thorough assessment of the deployment of police personnel."The withdrawal will now take effect from April 20," he [...]

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    Omokri: Jonathan, who was called ‘weak’, would sack an IGP that disobeys his order

Omokri: Jonathan, who was called ‘weak’, would sack an IGP that disobeys his order

Reno Omokri, former media aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for being "unaware" that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, did not obey his order to relocate to Benue.The president had asked Idris to move to Benue after 73 persons were killed in herdsmen-farmers clashes in January, but during his visit to the state on Monday, the [...]

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    ‘I may come back to campaign in Benue’ — Buhari hints at contesting in 2019

‘I may come back to campaign in Benue’ — Buhari hints at contesting in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari says he might return to Benue state to campaign, ahead of the 2019 presidential election.He said this on Monday while meeting with Benue stakeholders in Markurdi, the state capital.Buhari, who was in the state as part of his tour to troubled spots across the country, was reacting to a “shopping list” by some stakeholders.“When coming back on [...]

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