Nigeria police team shines in Somalia, AMISOM honours officers

Christopher Oji A contingent Nigeria police officers on a foreign mission in Somalia as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) received lots of accolades as its members were honoured for exemplary service. The 159 officers and men who were part of the AMISOM’s Formed Police Unit (FPU), were awarded medals and certificates […]

Dino Melaye safe, moved to DSS hospital – Police

Dino Melaye safe, moved to DSS hospital – Police Molly Kilete The police force headquarters has denied reports making the rounds that some masked men whisked away Senator Dino Melaye from his hospital bed at a police clinic in Garki, Abuja. Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, who made this known recalled that the senator […]

Police kick against proposed Senate’s confirmation of IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, appeared at the public hearing on the Police Reform Bill where he rejected a proposal by the Senate that National Assembly should confirm the appointment of the Inspectors General of Police. He said that subjecting the confirmation of the appointment of IGP by senate would amount to […]

Opinion: Beyond the police wage increase

By Punch Editorial Board A planned increase in the salaries and allowances of officers of the Nigeria Police is bound to be like a Christmas gift to them. Their pensioners are also to benefit. The presidential gesture is well made, a morale booster, given the notoriously poor conditions under which they work. Media reports indicate […]

Ex-finance Minister, Nenadi Usman, family drag police to court over killing Anita Akapson

Demands justice, identity of killer-policeman, Also comprehensive reform of Nigeria Police Force By Joseph Erunke ABUJA – THE former Minister of Finance, Mrs Nenadi Usman and her family have dragged the Nigeria Police Force, to court over last Saturday’s night brutal killing of their daughter, Ms Anita Akapson, by a police personnel,in Gwarimpa area of […]

Family kicks as police gun down ex-finance minister’s daughter

Adelani Adepegba Abuja The family of a former finance minister, Nenadi Usman, has written the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over what it termed the cold murder of 31-year-old Anita Akapson, the daughter of the former minister. In a petition signed by the lawyer to the family, Kayode Ajulo, the Usmans alleged that the Akapson […]

Police arrest popular cleric over alleged involvement in murder of Enugu monarch

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state Police Command in has confirmed the arrest of an Enugu-based clergy man, Rev Kenneth Okafor, of the Methodist church, over his alleged involvement in the murder of a traditional ruler in the state. It would be recalled that the late monarch, Igwe Stephen Nwatu of […]

Dancing Senator: Exam Malpractice: Buhari Orders Police to Suspend Adeleke’s Criminal Investigation

  President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to suspend the investigation of Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun governorship candidate in the Sept. 22 election, on alleged exam malpractice. The I-G had on Sept. 19 summoned Adeleke and four others to report to the police Special […]

IPOB sit-at-home: 4 drivers missing, 15 trucks burnt in P’Harcourt

— 15th September 2018 No fewer than 15 trucks and buildings were reportedly destroyed and shops looted, as irate youths took advantage of the IPOB directive. – Police arrest 18 pro-Biafra supporters Tony John, Port Harcourt The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), yesterday, turned violent as youths suspected to be supporters […]

Buhari, Jonathan and I: Ex-IGP, Suleiman Abba, opens up

— 9th September 2018 ■ I didn’t betray former president Jonathan ■ Why police invaded NASS to stop Tambuwal ■ Jonathan wanted me to rig 2015 election for PDP Former Inspector-General of Police Suleiman Abba, a lawyer, has opened up on the actions he took to forestall the plan to scuttle the 2015 presidential election. […]

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