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    ‘Nigerians may fight back one day’ —  Akinyemi speaks on state of the nation

‘Nigerians may fight back one day’ — Akinyemi speaks on state of the nation

Bolaji Akinyemi, former minister of external affairs, says Nigerians may fight back if the government continues "to oppress" the people.Akinyemi, who spoke in an interview with Nigerian Tribune, was commenting on the readiness of the country for state and community policing.A presidential panel had recommended the establishment of state police to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.Akinyemi said the "time [...]

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    Fayemi: Governors yet to take a position on state police

Fayemi: Governors yet to take a position on state police

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his colleagues are yet to take a stand on the issue of state police.The governor, who is chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), disclosed this at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.He said the meeting was convened to address the security [...]

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    Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

The presidential panel on the reform of special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has recommended the establishment of state and local government police to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.This is in the report it submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The panel, chaired by Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, was constituted [...]

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    Ajimobi: We can’t fight crime effectively without state police

Ajimobi: We can’t fight crime effectively without state police

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says there is a need for the creation of state police in order to fight crime effectively. He said this on Wednesday while hosting Leye Oyebade, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 11."I am one of the pioneer advocates of state police," he said."There is nowhere in the world where crime [...]

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    State police ‘will ruin Nigeria’

State police ‘will ruin Nigeria’

Ibrahim Olaniyan, national vice chairman, south/west of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Nigeria, has warned against the establishment of state police.In an interview with NAN, he said the establishment of state police will create anarchy and ruin Nigeria.Olaniyan said PCRC was opposed to the creation of state police because it would only cause more harm than good to [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Unitary police system has failed Nigeria woefully

Ekweremadu: Unitary police system has failed Nigeria woefully

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the unitary police system the country operates has failed it woefully.Ekweremadu said this in a New Year message to Nigerians.The senator said the country had sub-national police services from the colonial period up to 1966 and "Nigeria was better off" then.The deputy senate president urged Nigerians to push for the passing and signing [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari, Osinbajo have different views on restructuring

Atiku: Buhari, Osinbajo have different views on restructuring

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo have lopsided views on restructuring.Abubakar said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to Vice-President Osinbajo's view on state police."The president and his vice-president have asymmetrical views on restructuring. Thus, explains the lack of forthrightness on the matter by this government. This is a failed promise [...]

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    Govs should be stripped of immunity if they want state police, says Jibrin

Govs should be stripped of immunity if they want state police, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a Kano lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, says governors should be stripped of immunity if state police must be created.Jibrin said the governors cannot enjoy immunity and have control over the police at the same time.Nigerian state governors are immune to prosecution while in office.The lawmaker said if the argument for state police succeeds, "you cannot give the governors [...]

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    Bill to establish state police scales second reading at house of reps

Bill to establish state police scales second reading at house of reps

The 1999 constitution amendment bill seeking to accommodate state and community policing on Tuesday passed second reading at the house of representatives.The bill sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, seeks to delete item 45 of the constitution – which domiciles policing exclusively with the federal government – from the exclusive list and move it to the concurrent list.Gbajabiamila, [...]

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    No way state police bill will get two-thirds in n’assembly, says senator

No way state police bill will get two-thirds in n’assembly, says senator

Abu Ibrahim, chairman, senate committee on police affairs, says the fear of indiscriminate arrest and detention by state governors may kill the state and community police bill.The bill which is being sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has passed first reading in the senate.Ibrahim, however, told journalists on Sunday that the bill may not get two-third majority to get [...]

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    Bill seeking to establish state police passes first reading at senate

Bill seeking to establish state police passes first reading at senate

A bill seeking to establish community and state police has passed first reading at the senate.The bill which is entitled constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (alteration) bill, 2018 (SB. 694) is sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.After Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, read the bill, Ekeweramdu said the second reading would hold as soon as [...]

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    Atiku: I’m 100 percent behind n’assembly on state police

Atiku: I’m 100 percent behind n’assembly on state police

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he is fully behind the national assembly on its move to amend the constitution for the creation of state police.On Tuesday, the senate mandated its ad hoc committee on constitutional review to set in a motion a process to amend the constitution for this.In a statement on Wednesday, Abubakar said lawmakers have demonstrated courage in [...]

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    Senate to amend constitution for creation of state police

Senate to amend constitution for creation of state police

The senate has directed its constitutional review committee to put in place a process in view of amending the constitution for the creation of community and state police.The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Jonah Jang, senator representing Plateau north, on Tuesday.Jang had drawn to the attention of the senators to the recent [...]

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    Buhari questions state police, approves recruitment of 6,000 more officers

Buhari questions state police, approves recruitment of 6,000 more officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has questioned the demand for the establishment of state police in the country.Buhari was speaking in an interview with Voice of America.Most governors in the country have expressed support for the establishment of state police as a measure to address the nation's security challenges.The All Progressives Congress (APC) restructuring committee also recommended it.But Buhari described state police [...]

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    On Nigeria’s possible adoption of state police — assessing current realities

On Nigeria’s possible adoption of state police — assessing current realities

BY OLLY OWENThe issue of state police forces, never absent for long, is now back in the headlines, having been endorsed recently by first Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, then the 36 states in the form of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, and not forgetting the APC committee on restructuring headed by Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai which recommended moving policing from the [...]

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    IGP asked to stop Wike from inaugurating ‘state police’ in Rivers

IGP asked to stop Wike from inaugurating ‘state police’ in Rivers

A group known as the Free Rivers Development Initiative (FRDI) has called on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to stop Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, from inaugurating the neighborhood corps.Wike gave assent to a bill establishing the neighbourhood safety corps on Thursday.Some of the functions of the corps include detection of crime, arrest of offenders with or without a warrant [...]

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