Monday, November 12, 2018

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    Drama as ex-IGP Abba turns prayer warrior at APC headquarters

Drama as ex-IGP Abba turns prayer warrior at APC headquarters

Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, took many by surprise when he led what could be considered a prayer session at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday.Abba sought to contest the Jigawa central senatorial district election under the platform of the party in 2019 but was disqualified shortly before the primary.He stormed the party headquarters [...]

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    Ex-IGP Abba screened out of APC senatorial race

Ex-IGP Abba screened out of APC senatorial race

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police (IGP), from the senatorial race.Yekini Nabena, spokesman of the ruling party, said this in a statement on Tuesday.Abba had sought to contest the Jigawa south senatorial district election under the platform of the APC in 2019."The National Working Committee (APC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not [...]

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    As a former SUG leader, I’m not new in politics, says ex-IGP Abba

As a former SUG leader, I’m not new in politics, says ex-IGP Abba

Abba Suleiman, a former inspector-general of police (IGP), says he's not a newcomer in politics.Suleiman, who is contesting for the Jigawa Central senatorial seat, made the remark in an interview with NAN in Dutse on Saturday.He urged the people of the district to give him the mandate during the forthcoming general election in 2019 to represent them in the senate.“I [...]

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    Omokri to ex-IGP: I accept your challenge to a debate… I hope you won’t chicken out

Omokri to ex-IGP: I accept your challenge to a debate… I hope you won’t chicken out

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says he is ready to debate Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, over the 2015 presidential election.The duo has been entangled in a back and forth over Abba’s claim that the police forced Jonathan to concede defeat after losing the poll.In an interview with Daily Trust, Abba was quoted to have said: [...]

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    Ex-IGP blasts Omokri: Jonathan will be sad if I open up

Ex-IGP blasts Omokri: Jonathan will be sad if I open up

Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, has issued out a warning to Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Speaking with reporters when he visited the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Lagos, Abba expressed dissatisfaction with the reaction of Omokri to an interview he granted to Daily Trust last month.In the interview, the former number one [...]

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    Voters can’t loiter at polling units, Abba insists

Voters can’t loiter at polling units, Abba insists

Suleiman Abba, inspector-general of police (IGP), is insisting that Nigerian voters have to ‘go home and cool down’ after casting their ballots on Saturday.Abba caused controversy when he said at the briefing of accredited election observers in Abuja last week that voters should go home after voting instead of waiting at polling units to “protect their votes”.He had vowed to deal with [...]

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    APC tells voters: Ignore IGP, stay after voting

APC tells voters: Ignore IGP, stay after voting

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told voters to ignore Thursday's order of Suleiman Abba, inspector-general of police (IGP) warning the electorate against staying around polling booths after casting their ballots in the general election.Speaking at a briefing of accredited election observers for the 2015 elections in Abuja, Abba had advised the people to go home after voting, vowing to deal with anyone [...]

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    Election: Abba cautions policemen on use of firearms

Election: Abba cautions policemen on use of firearms

Suleiman Abba, the inspector-general of police, has cautioned personnel of the force against indiscriminate use of firearms during the general election.Emmanuel Ojukwu, the force public relations officer, quoted the police boss as giving the warning while addressing senior officers in Abuja on Saturday.He said Abba made it clear that the police had a mandate to save and protect lives, and [...]

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    APC: IGP must probe Bauchi stoning of Jonathan’s convoy

APC: IGP must probe Bauchi stoning of Jonathan’s convoy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Suleiman Abba, the inspector-general of police, to institute a probe into the stoning of President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign convoy in Bauchi last week, following the revelation by a top Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member that the attack was stage-managed by unnamed PDP stalwarts.Isa Yuguda, Bauchi state governor, had claimed that the attackers of [...]

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    Police redeploy Mbu, 27 AIGs

Police redeploy Mbu, 27 AIGs

As part of the current re-organisation of the Nigeria police force, Suleiman Abba, inspector-general of police, has ordered the redeployment of 28 assistant inspectors-general of police (AIGs) to various departments, zonal commands and formations of the force.Most prominent on the list is Mbu Joseph Mbu, who had a controversial reign as Rivers state commissioner of police before his redeployment to [...]

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    Families of slain, missing policemen get N500,000 gift

Families of slain, missing policemen get N500,000 gift

Suleiman Abba, the inspector-general of police, (IGP) on Tuesday donated the sum of N500, 000 to families of deceased and missing officers.According to Emmanuel Ojukwu, police spokesman, the donation was part of efforts to ease the pain of the families.He said N200, 000 was from the police reward fund; N200,000 from the Nigeria police welfare insurance and N100,000 from the [...]

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    Abba warns politicians against hiring thugs for 2015

Abba warns politicians against hiring thugs for 2015

Suleiman Abba, the inspector-general police, has warned politicians against using thugs to further their political interests.Abba also directed commissioners of police across the nation to ensure adequate screening and supervision of vigilante groups to ensure that they work in conformity with established regulations in order to avoid all forms of abuses.“The IGP also has issued a stern warning against the [...]

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    Abba confirmed substantive IGP

Abba confirmed substantive IGP

Suleiman Abba has been confirmed substantive inspector-general of police, following Tuesday's meeting of the police council.Abba was appointed acting inspector-general of police on July 31 after the resignation of Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar.Until his appointment, he was an assistant inspector-general of police in charge of zone 7.He also previously served as Rivers state commissioner of police, deputy force secretary, deputy commissioner of police, and [...]

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    Abba orders nationwide audit of police armouries

Abba orders nationwide audit of police armouries

Suleiman Abba, the inspector-general of police, has ordered an audit of all police armouries in the country.Emmanuel Ojukwu, police spokesman, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said that the exercise was part of measures to strengthen  accountability of the stock of weaponry of the force.“As part of measures to strengthen accountability of the stock of weaponry of the Nigeria police force, [...]

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    Abba empowers CPs to issue tinted glass permit

Abba empowers CPs to issue tinted glass permit

The inspector-general of police, Suleiman Abba, has decentralised the issuance of tinted glass permit, police spokesman, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, disclosed on Tuesday."He has delegated the power to commissioners of police in charge of state commands so as to bring service closer to the people. Such permits have the same authority as those previously issued by force headquarters and are valid [...]

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    2015: IG vows to disqualify ‘criminal candidates’

2015: IG vows to disqualify ‘criminal candidates’

The acting inspector-general of police, Mr Suleiman Abba, says politicians with criminal records will be stopped from contesting in  the 2015 general election.His pronouncement is bound to generate controversy as the supreme court had ruled in 2007 that only a court of law can stop a candidate from contesting in an election.Abba, at his maiden meeting with state commissioners of [...]

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