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Why Ringim fell, his lackluster tenure

By  Hugo Odiogor & Evelyn Usman On November 4, 2010, Mr Hafiz Ringim came on board  as the 15th helmsmen of the Nigeria Police Force, having served in acting capacity for two months. Like his predecessors, Ringim highlighted the curbing of violent crime as one major aspect of his five-point agenda. But barely 14 months into […]

A Word For Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – By Femi Fani-Kayode

By Femi Fani-Kayode, NNP, Jan. 25. 2012 – I read Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s article about of my friend Mallam Nasir El-Rufai with amusement (”Sanusi Lamido On El Rufai”  @ Omojuwa.com) and I have to say that I was pleased with the fact that he wrote it. I am glad that he has reiterated his love […]

Not Fuel Subsidy, But The Thieves in Our Midst – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria – Jan. 25, 2012 – “I am all-wise, I am all-knowing” kept the wasp from having as much venom as the bee. (Whoever will not listen to instruction will learn nothing.) “The fact that we have this debt reduction and we will be able to pay-off the balance of […]

Soldiers: Falana sues Jonathan, Adoke

  Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has sued President Goodluck Jonathan and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, for N500m over an alleged violation of his rights by soldiers deployed in Lagos. The soldiers were depolyed in the state to quell protests against the removal of subsidy […]

Fresh Momentum Against Corruption But Who Will Bell the Cat? – By Frisky Larr

By Frisky Larr, NNP, Jan. 25, 2012 – If there is any lesson to be learnt from President Jonathan’s latest Harakiri policy implementation on New Year’s Day, it’s just one. The government attempted to construct a long, windy by-pass road away from the fight against corruption in the oil sector. It sought to travel the […]

Military uniform: Suspected bandits allege JTF conspiracy

  Three suspected armed robbers on Wednesday said they got military uniforms they used in their operations in Warri, Delta State, from men of the Joint Taskforce in the Niger Delta. The suspects, according to the Police authorities, also claimed responsibility for the recent murder of some military men and policemen in Warri. More than […]

Mob sets policeman ablaze over driver’s killing (That should teach others a lesson)

A police Corporal, Olufemi Ajayi, was reportedly set ablaze on Wednesday by angry mob at Ayete, Ibarapa North Local Government Council of Oyo State for allegedly shooting and killing a middle aged commercial driver said to have refused to offer bribe at a checkpoint. The commercial driver, Mr. Emiola Kolade, allegedly had his eye pulled […]

Mixed reactions greet Abubakar’s appointment

    Mixed reactions on Wednesday greeted the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, as the acting Inspector-General of Police. Abubakar replaced Mr. Hafiz Ringim, who retired from service on Wednesday. While the President of the Campaign for Democracy, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, condemned the appointment, the Deputy Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Kawu Sumaila, hailed President […]

Biu, five policemen to be dismissed, tried

  The Commissioner of Police, Zakari Biu, who handled the case of a Boko Haram suspect, Kabir Sokoto, will be dismissed, investigations have revealed. Our correspondents learnt in Abuja on Wednesday that the five policemen, who accompanied  Sokoto to Abaji, would also face trial. It was learnt that a committee, headed by the National Security […]

Illegal Nigerian immigrant arraigned in UK for fake marriages

Two Church of England vicars conducted “hundreds” of sham marriages to help illegal immigrants stay in Britain, a court heard on Wednesday. The Reverend Elwon John, 44, and Reverend Brian Shipsides, 55, performed the sham wedding ceremonies at All Saints Church in Forest Gate, east London, jurors were told. Once wed, there were a “strikingly […]

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