Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tag "Nigeria Police Force"

    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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    NSCDC suspends two officers for alleged oil theft

NSCDC suspends two officers for alleged oil theft

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has suspended two of its officers for alleged involvement in oil theft in Bayelsa.Emmanuel Okeh, spokesperson of the corps, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.Okeh said the management of the corps condemned the alleged possession of illegal petroleum products suspected to be [...]

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    46 people were killed in Ile-Ife, say police as 20 suspects are paraded

46 people were killed in Ile-Ife, say police as 20 suspects are paraded

At least 46 people lost their lives, while 96 others sustained injuries in the inter-ethnic crisis that broke out in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on March 8.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the police, said this in Abuja on Monday, revealing that 38 suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident.Speaking while the suspects were paraded on Monday, Moshood said 38 people [...]

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    We are the most oppressed community in Nigeria, say Shi’ites

We are the most oppressed community in Nigeria, say Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) say it is the "most oppressed community" in Nigeria's history.Qasim Umar, a leader of the movement, said this on Thursday while addressing members of the IMN, also known as Shi'ites, at a rally in Kaduna.They were subsequently dispersed by the police."The atrocities committed by the army are the first of its kind in [...]

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    Policemen harass youth corps member at Aso Rock gate

Policemen harass youth corps member at Aso Rock gate

Police officers harassed Obasi Sunday, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, at the entrance of the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.The incident happened about the time when members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) staged a protest to Aso Rock.Sunday later told journalists that he was on his way to supreme court – his [...]

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    Rivers govt: We won’t succumb to the antics of APC and its ‘security surrogates’

Rivers govt: We won’t succumb to the antics of APC and its ‘security surrogates’

The Rivers state government says it will not "succumb to the juvenile antics of the All Progressives Congress and its security surrogates".Reacting to the statement that N111 million had been recovered from the bribe Nyesom Wike, the governor, gave to some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Austin Tam-George, Rivers commissioner of information, accused the the federal government of launching a [...]

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