Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tag "Solomon Arase"

    My predecessors left with 22 police vehicles, says Arase

My predecessors left with 22 police vehicles, says Arase

Solomon Arase, former inspector-general of police (IGP), has revealed that Mohammed Abubakar and Suleiman Abba, his predecessors, took 22 vehicles of the force away at the end of their service. According to PUNCH, Arase said this in response to the claim of Ibrahim Idris, the incumbent IGP, that he took 24 vehicles while retiring. Back in July, Idris had said Arase illegally [...]

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    ’24 vehicles’: You could have called my phone instead of addressing the media, Arase tells new IGP

’24 vehicles’: You could have called my phone instead of addressing the media, Arase tells new IGP

Solomon Arase, former inspector-general of police (IGP), has denied the allegation that he took away 24 police vehicles while leaving office. On Sunday, Ibrahim Idris, his successor, accused him and the deputy inspectors-general (DIG) who retired along with him of illegally leaving service with vehicles belonging to the force. The acting IGP had said he had written to Arase and all the officers [...]

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    Acting IGP: Arase went with 24 vehicles but I inherited an old car

Acting IGP: Arase went with 24 vehicles but I inherited an old car

Ibrahim Idris, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), has alleged that Solomon Arase, his predecessor, went away with 24 police vehicles – including an armoured BMW 7 series, while he inherited an old car. Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Sunday, Idris said the seven deputy inspectors-general of police (DIGs), who retired with Arase, also took away between seven and eight cars [...]

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    UN awardee, lover of agric… meet the new IGP who believes most ‘almajiris’ are foreigners

UN awardee, lover of agric… meet the new IGP who believes most ‘almajiris’ are foreigners

Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, the new inspector general of police (IGP), is a man of many sides. A lover and keeper of peace, a mix breed, and may just be the solution to Nigeria’s security problems. On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari named Idris to succeed Solomon Arase, who was the only security chief to survive Buhari’s sacking storm, when the president took [...]

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    I’ll give Nigerians nothing but the best, says new IGP

I’ll give Nigerians nothing but the best, says new IGP

Ibrahim Idris, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says he will do everything possible to give his best to Nigeria. Addressing state house correspondents at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Idris laid emphasis on accountability and integrity. Idris was accompanied by Solomon Arase, his predecessor. "That is the issue of integrity and accountability, issue of respect for diversity, issue of [...]

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    Arase, the only ‘one’ who survived Buhari’s storm, bows out on his 60th birthday

Arase, the only ‘one’ who survived Buhari’s storm, bows out on his 60th birthday

The last man standing is currently on his way out, but unlike his counterparts who were eased out, encomiums have been pouring in for Solomon Ehigiator Arase, the 18th inspector-general in the history of Nigeria police force. Upon assumption of office, President Muhammadu Buhari relieved all heads of security agencies of their duties, with the exception of Arase. Those affected by the [...]

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    IGP orders arrest of armed Biafra protesters

IGP orders arrest of armed Biafra protesters

‎Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the immediate disarmament of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Arase's order followed the killing some police officers in Asaba, Delta state, by a mob of Biafra campaigners on Monday. He gave the order to the heads of the police formations in the southeast, saying that IPOB had crossed the line. "Following the [...]

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    No group will overrun Nigeria under my watch, says Arase

No group will overrun Nigeria under my watch, says Arase

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, says no group will overrun Nigeria or illegally occupy any part of the country under his watch. Arase gave the assurance in Abuja at a public hearing on the influx of herdsmen to Benue, organised by the house of representatives’ committee on police affairs. He said the Nigeria police force (NPF) has so far arrested 18 people [...]

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    Kogi gov shuns reps, signs N99.9bn budget

Kogi gov shuns reps, signs N99.9bn budget

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, on Monday signed into law an appropriation bill of N99.99 billion, disregarding the directive of the national assembly that he should send the budget for approval. Following the crisis rocking the state house of assembly, the national assembly took over the functions of Kogi legislature, and ordered Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, to seal the [...]

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    Gunmen ambush, kill 5 policemen in Rivers

Gunmen ambush, kill 5 policemen in Rivers

Five policemen attached to 30 mobile police force (MPF) of the Nigerian police in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, were killed in an ambush at Okobie, Ahoada West local government area of Rivers state in the early hours of Monday. Confirming the development, Ahmad Muhammad, police public relations officers in Rivers, described the incident as "sad", saying the force was on the trail of [...]

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    Reps ask Bello to send his budget for approval, order IGP to re-seal Kogi assembly

Reps ask Bello to send his budget for approval, order IGP to re-seal Kogi assembly

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, is to send his budget to the house of representatives for approval, following the directive of the lower chamber of the national assembly that Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, re-seals the Kogi state house of assembly. The reseal order followed the recommendation of the ad hoc committee constituted by the house to reassess the assembly’s [...]

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    Police extend deadline for tinted glass permit

Police extend deadline for tinted glass permit

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, has again extended the deadline for the revalidation of tinted glass permit and firearms licence from May 31 to July 31. Arase gave the order in a statement issued by Olabisi Kolawole, the force public relations officer, on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the statement, Arase directed all commissioners of police in states to stay enforcement of [...]

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    Arase: Police lost 359 officers in the last 2 years

Arase: Police lost 359 officers in the last 2 years

At least 359 policemen were killed on duty between January 2014 and April 2016, Solomon Arase, the inspector-general of police, has said. Arase said this during a lecture at the University of Jos (UNIJOS). He said 272 policemen sustained various degrees of injuries within the same period, adding that the casualties occurred while intervening in civil conflicts. Arase said the officers paid the [...]

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    Arase apologises to reps over reopening of Kogi assembly

Arase apologises to reps over reopening of Kogi assembly

Solomon Arase, inspector general of police (IGP), apologised to the leadership of the house of representatives over the reopening of the Kogi state house of assembly. Following the crisis which broke out in the assembly after five members impeached the speaker, the lower chamber of the national assembly directed the IGP to seal off the Kogi legislative chambers until a peaceful [...]

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Insecurity in Kaduna: Arase orders relocation of AIG to state

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police (IGP), has directed Ballah Nasarawa assistant inspector-general of police in charge zone 7, to relocate to Kaduna state for effective supervision of security situation in the state. Olabisi Kolawole, police spokesperson, in a statement on Monday, said that the directive was necessary to rollback  the tide of insecurity in the north-western state. “While urging the AIG to [...]

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    My men were neutral during Rivers rerun, says IGP

My men were neutral during Rivers rerun, says IGP

Solomon Arase, inspector general of police (IGP), on Tuesday dismissed the allegation that policemen were biased during the legislative rerun election in Rivers state. He blamed the violence which marred the exercise on politicians, saying the police tried to prevent total breakdown of law and order. He was speaking in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital, during a one-day working visit to the state. “It [...]

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