Buhari Shatters DIGs Hopes, Appoints Muhammed

The appointment of Adamu Mohammed as the Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police by President Muhammadu Buhari may have suddenly ended the career of all the current Deputy Inspector Generals of Police, DIGs. By tradition the DIGs are expected to retire immediately their junior in the Force is appointed in their stead. Usman is an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG. Usman replaced the current IGP Ibrahim Idris as Nigeria’s top cop after the latter’s tenure ended on Tuesday having clocked 60 years, the mandatory age for any public officers in…

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NEC Move To Decentralise Police Operations Due To Insecurity

The National Economic Council presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday commenced the process that may eventually lead to the decentralisation of the operations of the Nigerian Police Force as one of the ways to tackle insecurity in the county. The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The council which is chaired by Osinbajo has all state governors and relevant ministers as members. Monguno said the council would set…

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Osinbajo Wants Immediate Re-Organisation Of SARS

By Akinwale Kasali Following the unpalatable news trending about the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately begin the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Osinbajo also directed the National Human Rights Commission to set up a panel to probe allegations of rights abuse by the Police unit. The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists. Akande said the…

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Saraki Summon raiese question of vendetta

Senator Bukola Saraki and Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu

The faceoff between the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris, has recently taken a dangerous turn when recently the Police invited the President of the Senate on the strength of an allegation of one of the robbers of Offa Robbers who claimed that he recruited by the Senate President and the Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatai Ahmed. The invitation was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. The senate recently has been inviting the IG to come and answer questions on the security situation in…

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Dino: The unseen Hands behind his Ordeal

Senator Dino Melaye has in recent times been under attack from the Police high command, with the police weaving one drama or the other around him. For one, the running battle between him and the unelected governor of his home state, Kogi, governor Yahaya Bello, has been common knowledge due to the rumored gubernatorial ambition of the embattled Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial zone. And the governor relies on fawning over the presidency to return to power in 2019, while Dino, a widely acclaimed rabble-rouser, is depending on his legendary…

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Again, IG Idris Shuns Senate

For the second time in nine days, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has once again failed to show up at the Senate as ordered by the senate. Idris was represented by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Joshak Habila, for his appearance before the Senate on the arrest and detention of Senator Dino Melaye last week. A security source had informed the magazine that the IG had arrived at the National Assembly ‎Complex while the Senate had begun a closed-door session. It was however reliably gathered that the IG is…

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Reps Order Police IG To Apologise To Gov. Ortom

The House of Representatives has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to apologise to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who was described as a “drowning man” by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood. The House is presently debating a motion on the killings by herdsmen in Benue State, specifically asking the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to apologise to the state governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom. The IGP is being asked to apologise for a statement made by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, calling…

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