Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tag "Nigeria Police Force"

    Police: The previous statement Saraki submitted shows he has a case to answer

Police: The previous statement Saraki submitted shows he has a case to answer

Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer of the Nigeria police force, says Senate President Bukola Saraki still has a case to answer on his alleged link with suspects arrested over robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Moshood said this in response to a letter dated June 23, 2018, where Mohammed U.E, director, public prosecution of the federation, wrote to Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police [...]

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    SHAME: Total blackout at police headquarters ‘to save diesel for night duty’ (photos)

SHAME: Total blackout at police headquarters ‘to save diesel for night duty’ (photos)

When Folarin Falana, better known as Falz, said in his song - ‘This is Nigeria’ - that police stations across the country close by 6pm due to “security reasons”, many laughed but there is no doubt that his statement captured the sad state of things within the Nigeria police force.Unbelievable as it might sound, officers at the police headquarters in Abuja [...]

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    Police dismiss officer who shot Bamidele

Police dismiss officer who shot Bamidele

The Ekiti state police command says the officer who shot Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, and some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, has been dismissed.Bello Ahmed, Ekiti state police commissioner, announced this on Monday.Bamidele was shot on Friday at the party’s secretariat during a reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, the [...]

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    FULL LIST: Kano, Katsina have highest new police recruits

FULL LIST: Kano, Katsina have highest new police recruits

Kano and Katsina are the states with the highest newly recruited police officers, a list of successful applicants released by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has shown.About 37, 000 candidates from across Nigeria had written the examination for the 2018 police constable recruitment, and only 5, 233 were shortlisted.Kano has 308 candidates, followed by Katsina with 238.Oyo is in a [...]

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    REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

Not less than $670 million is spent on security votes in Nigeria every year, a new report by Transparency International Defence and Security (TIDS) and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) has revealed.The report, titled 'Camouflaged Cash', was launched in Abuja on Monday. According to the report, the $670m is more than the annual budget of the Nigerian army [...]

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    Mobil ordered to reinstate 860 staff illegally disengaged 18 years ago

Mobil ordered to reinstate 860 staff illegally disengaged 18 years ago

The supreme court has ordered the reinstatement of 860 employees sacked in 2000 by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited.In its judgement on Friday, the court also ordered the company to pay the staff all their due emoluments.The workers had been variously employed by Mobil in the 1990s into the company's security unit and were named supernumerary police officers.In 2000, however, Mobil [...]

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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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    CLOSE-UP: Is IGP Ibrahim Idris a danger to Nigeria’s democracy?

CLOSE-UP: Is IGP Ibrahim Idris a danger to Nigeria’s democracy?

In June 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Idris as the inspector-general of police.In less than two years since Kpotum, a lawyer and agriculturist, assumed office, freedom of assembly and expression has been threatened on a number of occasions while his handling of sensitive matters of national security appears to indicate an inherent lack of equity and fairness. ARRESTED BLOGGERS FOR 'NEGATIVE REPORT' On [...]

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    Reps reject ‘inadequate’ police budget

Reps reject ‘inadequate’ police budget

The house of representatives has rejected the 2018 budget estimate of the Nigerian police force on the grounds that it is “inadequate.”Appearing before the house committee on police affairs, on Wednesday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, was asked to mop up the budget estimate to meet the required standards.The N332 billion estimated budget comprises 10 percent for overhead and capital [...]

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    #EndSARS: IGP picks DIG to head SARS, asks its operatives to stay off civil matters

#EndSARS: IGP picks DIG to head SARS, asks its operatives to stay off civil matters

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), says henceforth, operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) will be answerable to Joshak Habila, deputy inspector-general of police in charge of operations.He announced this after a meeting with SARS commanders in Abuja.Idris said the the DIG operations would be acting as SARS “strategic commander” in the country.He also warned SARS operatives against acting as body-guards, [...]

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    How policemen barged into Lagos home after midnight and whisked away father of two

How policemen barged into Lagos home after midnight and whisked away father of two

At a time of an ongoing outrage to stop police brutality in Nigeria, policemen attached to the anti-kidnapping/cultism squad of Lagos police command, barged into some houses on Ogati street in  Fadeyi area of Lagos in the early hours of Thursday.  TheCable learnt that the policemen forced their way into at least five houses, while people were arrested from their sleeping [...]

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    Police: We are investigating sexual violence in Borno IDP camps

Police: We are investigating sexual violence in Borno IDP camps

The sexual violence at internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno state is being investigated, according to the Nigeria police force.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the force, said this in reaction to a New York Times report on how teenagers who fled Boko Haram captivity were allegedly raped by security officials.Moshood said all the cases reported were under investigation following a directive [...]

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    SARS ‘arrests BudgIT staff on senators’ directive’ but police deny claim

SARS ‘arrests BudgIT staff on senators’ directive’ but police deny claim

Officers of the Nigeria police force have reportedly arrested Moses Motoni, a tracking officer with BudgIT, Nigerian civic social enterprise.Motoni was reportedly arrested in an operation coordinated by the police’ special anti-robbery squad (SARS) working in Metro police station, Enugu road, Kaduna.BudgIT said Tuesday that Motoni was tracked to Jabi, Abuja and subsequently arrested by an IGP special squad.In a series [...]

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    Nigeria police rated ‘worst’ in the world

Nigeria police rated ‘worst’ in the world

Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is the worst in the world, according to the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI).The WISPI was produced by two bodies - the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace.The report measured the ability of the police to address internal security issues. The police in 127 countries were assessed across [...]

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    Court awards N12.5m to Peace Corps, orders police to unseal its headquarters

Court awards N12.5m to Peace Corps, orders police to unseal its headquarters

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the police to pay N12.5 million as damages to Peace Corps for unlawful invasion of the organisation's headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.At its sitting on Thursday, the court also ordered the police to unseal the headquarters of the corps.In February, security operatives stormed the organisation's headquarters and arrested Dickson Akoh, its commandant, alongside 48 officials.Six [...]

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    Police: AFEX Nigeria could not prove ownership of maize we took

Police: AFEX Nigeria could not prove ownership of maize we took

Abayomi Shogunle, head of public complaints rapid response unit (PCRRU), says AFEX Nigeria had no evidence to prove ownership of the maize taken away during a search of their warehouse by the police.Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, and Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, had accused the police of raiding the warehouse and carting away maize worth N85 [...]

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