Sunday, July 21, 2019

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    COZA scandal: Police invite Timi, Busola Dakolo over ‘falsehood, criminal conspiracy’

COZA scandal: Police invite Timi, Busola Dakolo over ‘falsehood, criminal conspiracy’

The police have invited Timi Dakolo, singer-songwriter, and his wife for questioning over allegations of falsehood.According to a letter dated July 18 from the special tactical squad of the inspector-general of police (IGP), the police is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, mischief and threat to life.The couple were directed to report on July 23 for an interview.In June, Busola, [...]

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    IGP orders 24 hours surveillance in FCT over Shi’ites protest

IGP orders 24 hours surveillance in FCT over Shi’ites protest

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered a 24-hour surveillance in the federal capital territory (FCT) following a protest by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).The police IG also condemned the “unprovoked attack” on the police personnel by the IMN members in which nine police officers were injured.The movement better known as Shi’ites had invaded the National Assembly premises [...]

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    Mohammed Adamu confirmed as IGP

Mohammed Adamu confirmed as IGP

Mohammed Adamu has been confirmed as the inspector general of police.Adamu was confirmed at the police council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.Musiliu Smith, chairman of the police service commission, and governors of the 36 states were part of the meeting.Adamu, who succeeded Ibrahim Idris, took over the force on January 15, 2019.Until his appointment by the [...]

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    IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, says supervisors of trigger-happy police officers will be held liable for the infractions of those under their command.Adamu spoke during an interactive session with officers-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), anti-kidnapping squad and other special units on Thursday.The IGP issued the warning in respect of the recent killings by trigger-happy police officers.SARS has [...]

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    IGP reduces police daily shift to eight hours — from 12

IGP reduces police daily shift to eight hours — from 12

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police, says police officers will now do eight-hour daily shifts instead of the current 12.Adamu, who announced the directive at a conference of heads of police medical facilities on Thursday, said this is to curtail work-related stress.He said this will in turn reduce the misuse of firearms and extra-judicial killings in the country.The work structure [...]

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    ‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has alleged that Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, is plotting to implicate him in criminal conspiracy.In a letter dated March 21, the speaker told Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of Police (IGP), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), that he has credible information of an ongoing plot [...]

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    IGP deploys seven DIGs, 277 CPs for governorship poll

IGP deploys seven DIGs, 277 CPs for governorship poll

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP) has deployed seven deputy inspectors-general of police (DIGs) for Saturday's governorship election.He also deployed 19 assistant inspectors-general and "additional 277 Commissioners of Police" for the exercise.In a statement on Wednesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the deployment is to ensure adequate security during the poll which will hold in 29 states.He said the officers [...]

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    IGP outlaws use of concealed vehicle number plates

IGP outlaws use of concealed vehicle number plates

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), has outlawed the use of concealed vehicle number plates by unauthorised persons in the country.In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by Frank Mba, the force spokesperson, quoted the IGP as saying concealing number plates is a clear breach of the road traffic act.He maintained that the order which is with immediate effect [...]

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    Police: We lost two officers, arrested 323 suspects for electoral offences

Police: We lost two officers, arrested 323 suspects for electoral offences

The Nigeria police force say they have so far arrested 323 persons for allegedly committing electoral offences in the just concluded elections.Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, disclosed this on Monday at a post-election evaluation meeting held with senior police officers in Abuja."Two officers also paid the supreme sacrifice, while some others were assaulted and injured," the IGP added."For those arrested [...]

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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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