Saturday, February 23, 2019

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    ‘He broke the law’ — IGP defends arrest of PDP senator

‘He broke the law’ — IGP defends arrest of PDP senator

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has defended the arrest of Rafiu Ibrahim, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Kwara south.Adamu said the senator, who is seeking reelection, was arrested after being fingered in the violence which occured in the state earlier in the week.The violence which broke out in Ojuku community under Kwara south senatorial district, reportedly involved supporters of [...]

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    We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

Former Senate President Ameh Ebute says the alliance between ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will wreak havoc on Nigeria.The elder statesman made this claim at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Ebute, who leads the Congress for Patriotic Citizens (CPC), therefore, called on Nigerians to rise up to the challenge of confronting and subduing [...]

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    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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    ‘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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    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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    IGP deploys intelligence team, special squad to hunt for Badeh’s killers

IGP deploys intelligence team, special squad to hunt for Badeh’s killers

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has deployed the police intelligence response team and the special tactical squad to Nasarawa state to fish out the killers of Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff.Kennedy Idirisu, spokesman for Nasarawa police command, said the team, alongside senior military personnel, were led to the scene of the incident by Yahaya Bello, commissioner of police, [...]

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    APC tackles PDP for asking INEC chairman to resign

APC tackles PDP for asking INEC chairman to resign

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to resign, is suspicious.Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, made the call at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja on Thursday.In a statement on [...]

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    Okorocha sues IGP, EFCC, demands N1bn damages over home invasion

Okorocha sues IGP, EFCC, demands N1bn damages over home invasion

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has sued Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police (IGP), over an alleged breach of his fundamental human rights in respect to the “ransacking” of his house in Jos.The governor, who filed his case before justice Musa Kurya of the Jos federal high court, is demanding N1.25 billion as general damages for the action.Joined in the suit [...]

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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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    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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    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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    IGP sets up panel to probe killing of policemen in Abuja

IGP sets up panel to probe killing of policemen in Abuja

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has set up an eight-man team to probe the killing of seven police officers in the federal capital territory (FCT).Gunmen attacked the policemen while on stop-and-search duty in Galadimawa area of Abuja, on Monday night.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, said the team comprises specialised crack investigation detectives, police scene of crime experts [...]

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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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