Thursday, March 19, 2020

Tag "Police"

    IG fires 50 ‘corrupt’ police officers

IG fires 50 ‘corrupt’ police officers

Solomon Arase, inspector general of police, says the police under his leadership have dismissed 50 officers for alleged corrupt practices and misconduct. Speaking at the end of year commissioners of police conference on Thursday in Abuja, Arase said these measures taken are part of the strategic policing plan contained in his vision to reposition the NPF. He said: “Between May and November, 2015, the anti-corruption [...]

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    Police warn Biafran group against protest

Police warn Biafran group against protest

The Nigeria Police Force has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against carrying out its planned protest in some south-eastern states. Olabisi Kolawole, the force spokeswoman, said this in a statement issued on Friday. "Information available to the Nigeria police indicates plans by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to embark on ill-advised protest using dangerous weapons across some south-eastern states," [...]

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    Panic in Lagos over gas explosion

Panic in Lagos over gas explosion

There was confusion in the Oworoshonki axis of Lagos on Sunday following a gas explosion that occurred in the area. Joshua Oluwole, a resident, who witnessed the incident, told TheCable that it occurred around 2pm. He said security personnel have since cordoned the area, while all those who sustained injuries, have been taken to the hospital. Oluwole added that a toddler was among [...]

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    Policeman in Yobe kills self, two colleagues

Policeman in Yobe kills self, two colleagues

A police officer in Yobe state shot and killed two of his senior colleagues on Friday morning. Toyin Gbadegesin, the police public relations officer of the state, confirmed the incident, saying the officer might have gone insane. Gbadegesin said the suspect also shot himself but did not die immediately. "A constable in Nangere went berserk this morning, grabbed a rifle and shot two [...]

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    IGP orders ‘immediate clampdown’ on MASSOB

IGP orders ‘immediate clampdown’ on MASSOB

 Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, has ordered an immediate clamp down on the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), and persons or group of persons inciting violence and social disorder across the country. According to Olabisi Kolawole, police spokesperson, the directive became imperative owing to recent activities of members of MASSOB and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in some [...]

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IGP bans use of commercial vehicles for patrol/operational duties

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, (IGP) has directed all police commands and formations immediately to stop the use of commercial vehicles or vehicles painted in known states’ commercial colours for police operations and patrol duties, Olabisi Kolawole, police spokesperson, said on Thursday. According to her, "this directive was contained in a circular issued to all police formations and commands nationwide today, [...]

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    FG to recruit 10, 000 police officers

FG to recruit 10, 000 police officers

‎With a view to checking crime and boosting police architecture, President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will employ 10, 000 police officers and expand closed-circuit television (CCTV) system across major cities in the country. Speaking at the national security summit in Abuja on Monday, Buhari also said his government was mindful of the challenges confronting the police; hence his decision to [...]

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    Police shoot one at Michael Brown’s death anniversary

Police shoot one at Michael Brown’s death anniversary

A police officer has shot a young man at the one-year anniversary protest of Michael Brown, the black teen who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in the United states (US).   Brown, who was shot on August 9, 2014, by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, was said to have suffered at least seven gunshots from Wilson's [...]

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    Police to conduct screening for pensioners May 25

Police to conduct screening for pensioners May 25

The pension transitional arrangement directorate (PTAD) has concluded arrangement to conduct a supplementary verification exercise for all unverified police pensioners who retired on or before June 2007. The affected police pensioners were asked to bring along the original and photocopies of letter/gazette of first appointment, letter of last promotion, letter of retirement, duly signed NUBAN bank statement with bank logo, and [...]

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    IGP Arase bans movement in rerun zones across 5 states

IGP Arase bans movement in rerun zones across 5 states

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, has ordered a restriction on vehicular movements in local government areas of Abia, Delta, Imo, Kogi and Taraba states where rerun elections are scheduled to take place on Saturday, between 8am to 5pm. Arase also issued a note of warning to all officers involved in the re-run elections in the states to conduct themselves in line with [...]

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    APC: DSS, police supporting ex-militants’ impunity

APC: DSS, police supporting ex-militants’ impunity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police for their silence on the threats of ex-militants to incite violence if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the presidential election. According to APC, the failure of the security agencies to act is an indication of their double standard and lack of fairness. “It is insightful to note [...]

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Police: PDP, APC guilty of attacks on each other

Both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are guilty of allowing their supporters launch attacks on each other, Shuaibu Gambo, commissioner of police, Sokoto state has said. He made this statement while reacting to comments allegedly made by Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Sokoto state governor, that Suleiman Abba, inspector-general of police had broken the peace accord signed [...]

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    Man arraigned over possession of 589 voters cards

Man arraigned over possession of 589 voters cards

Lukman Animashaun, a 29-year-old man, was arraigned in an Ikeja magistrates’ court in Lagos for being in possession of 589 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). Animashaun, who resides at No. 12a Itire road, Lagos, was charged with disobedience to law and a breach of public peace. Edet Okoi, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences at Itire primary school, [...]

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    Nollywood actor, Clems Onyeka, killed by stray bullet

Nollywood actor, Clems Onyeka, killed by stray bullet

Nollywood actor Clems Onyeka was shot dead on Tuesday in Asaba, Delta state. Nollywood is the third largest procure of movies in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood, and a major contributor to the nation's economy. According to a witness, the 37-year-old was hit by a stray bullet during a crossfire between the police and some armed robbers who were operating at a bank [...]

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    6 things you do that annoy a policeman on ‘stop and search’

6 things you do that annoy a policeman on ‘stop and search’

“Police is your friend,” an officer would proudly say. “Go tell that to the marines,” is the likely reply he would get anywhere outside a police station. We are now outside a station, specifically at Maryland junction, where the men-in-black/blue/camouflage/orange are going about their 'duties'. Some are controlling traffic but our ‘specimen’ for experiment are those flagging down vehicles and asking for their particulars [...]

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Police arrest woman for killing own children

A 25-year-old woman has arrested in Abraka, a community in Delta state, for allegedly killing two of her children. DSP Celestina Kalu, the police public relations officer in the state, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on Thursday. Kalu said the suspect confessed to the police that she asked the children aged nine months and two years [...]

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