Monday, March 25, 2019

Tag "Nigeria Police Force"

    Do the police have the power to arrest a deputy governor?

Do the police have the power to arrest a deputy governor?

Nasiru Gawuna, Kano state deputy governor, was arrested by the police on Monday for alleged electoral misconduct.Mutari Sule Garo, commissioner for local government, was also arrested for the same offence.They were accused of disrupting the collation of governorship election results at Nassarawa local government area of the state.Garo and Gawuna were reportedly rescued from an aggrieved mob before they were subsequently picked [...]

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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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    Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says the absence of transparent, accountable and knowledgeable leadership has been the missing link in the Nigeria police force.He said this on Wednesday while presenting a brief remark at the hand over ceremony at the force headquarters in Abuja.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Adamu’s appointment as acting IGP at a ceremony in [...]

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    Geography teacher, 17 years at INTERPOL — five things you probably didn’t know about IGP Adamu

Geography teacher, 17 years at INTERPOL — five things you probably didn’t know about IGP Adamu

Following the expiration of Ibrahim Idris' tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari named Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police on Tuesday. The acting IGP took over the force at a critical period - four weeks to the presidential election.Opposition parties had mounted pressure on the government to allow Idris retire after clocking the mandatory 35 years in service. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Buhari increases salaries of police officers

Buhari increases salaries of police officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an enhanced salary structure for officers of the Nigeria police force.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the new salary structure is aimed at boosting the performance of the officers.In a statement on Monday, Shehu quoted Buhari as saying that his administration would continue to give attention to the operational needs of the force to "restore its [...]

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    Ekweremadu home invasion: South-east govs reject ‘hasty’ police report of burglary

Ekweremadu home invasion: South-east govs reject ‘hasty’ police report of burglary

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the police report on the alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate, was rushed.Gunmen on Tuesday invaded the residence of Ekweremadu while he was at home with his family. Uche Anichukwu, his media aide, described the incident as an assassination attempt.The police said it has started an investigation and found the case to [...]

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    Police recover N8bn, $470m NNPC funds from banks

Police recover N8bn, $470m NNPC funds from banks

The Nigeria Police Force says it has recovered N8 billion and $470.5 million belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s Brass Liquefied Natural Gas hidden in some commercial banks.In a statement released on Thursday, Jimoh Moshood, the police spokesman, said the monies were not remitted to the treasury single account in violation of the directives of the federal government's directives."On [...]

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    ‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

The Nigeria police force have declined to speak on the offence committed by the 114 women recently arrested in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the police on Friday and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since IPOB [...]

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    Okiro: Govt should not succumb to #EndSars protest

Okiro: Govt should not succumb to #EndSars protest

Mike Okiro, former inspector general of police, says the federal government should not succumb to the calls to scrap the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).Okiro said although SARS has deviated from the reason it was established, the unit still has a role to play.Daily Trust quoted him as making the comment on Tuesday.He said: "We formed the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) way [...]

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    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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