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36 states governors endorse creation of state police

Thirty-six states governors on Monday endorsed the creation of state police to address rising insecurity in the country. Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari stated this during the National Security Summit organized by the Senate in Abuja. The Governors endorsement came days after the Vice President, Professor Yemi …

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Police Arrest Biafra Agitators In Jewish Synagogue

Police have arrested and subsequently paraded some Biafra activists in Aba, Abia State. It was gathered that about seven Biafra activists were arrested in a Jewish synagogue in Aba during a prayer meeting. A police source said the men were holding “illegal meeting,” an allegation which the men refuted, saying …

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IBB’s media aide, Afegbua sues police for N1bn

Kassim Afegbua, the media adviser to former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, who was declared wanted by the police, has sued for fundamental rights enforcement. Afegbua is also demanding N1 billion damages from the police, its spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, and two media houses.. His legal representative, Kayode Ajulo, filed the suit …

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Senator backs calls for Police SARS scrapping

Senator Isa Misau, Bauchi-APC, on Tuesday lent his voice to the trending social media outcry against the activities of the Nigeria Police Force’s Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS. An hashtag #ENDSARS, calling for the scrapping of the police unit, trended on the social media over the weekend. Nigerians, who used the …

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IGP Orders Reorganization Of SARS and Probe Of Alleged Crimes

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate reorganization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and an investigation into the allegations of atrocities leveled against its operatives. This was announced in a statement signed by Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO). According to the statement, …

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Allow protests against fire tenders, Hichilema urges police

HAKAINDE Hichilema says the police should allow tomorrow’s planned protests against the purchase of 42 fire tenders at a cost of $42 million by Grandview International. A consortium of civil society organisations and individuals such as musician Chama Fumba, aka Pilato, have formed Joint Action for Accountability in Zambia (JAAZ), …

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Why Nigeria wants to remove police roadblocks

Nigeria’s police chief Ibrahim Idris has ordered the immediate removal of all police roadblocks across the country. Many Nigerians will welcome the news because these roadblocks are often little more than excuses to demand bribes from both ordinary travellers and those transporting goods. The police statement, however, said the move …

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