Nigeria not yet ready for state police

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun believes Nigeria is not “mature” for state policing despite the myriad of security challenges facing it.  Speaking yesterday during a national dialogue on state police held in Abuja, the Police IG, represented by Assistant Inspector-General, Ben Okolo, said it is the submission of the leadership of the […]

Nigerian Police says no arrest for Cross Dressers

 The Nigerian Police has clarified that there is no provision of the law which empowers the police to “arrest Cross Dressers in the society.” Spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi who stated this in an interview on Channels TV, as monitored by our correspondent, also highlighted some police operations across the country […]

Police IG deploys mobile unit to rescue kidnapped pupils in Kaduna

In the meantime, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has directed the immediate deployment of a mobile police unit to the Kuriga community Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, following the kidnap of pupils and teachers. According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Egbetokun sympathised with the […]

PSC approves the promotion of 1,607 of DSPs

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 1,607 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) to the rank of Superintendents (SPs). The Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement yesterday said the commission had earlier stepped down the consideration of the officers’ promotion at its last management […]

Bill on Flag Act and coat of Arms Act passes second reading

A bill for an Act to amend the Flag and Coat of Arms Act to regulate the display and use of national flags has passed a second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill which was sponsored by Rep. Sada Soli (APC-Katsina) sought to increase the fine for offenders from N100 to N100,000, and […]

State Police Bill Passes Second Reading at House of Reps

A bill seeking to establish state police has passed second reading at the House of Representatives. Our correspondent Nathan Williams reports that the bill sponsored by Benjamin Kalu, deputy speaker of the house, and 14 others, proposes to transfer the term “police” in the 1999 constitution from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative […]

Police restricts movement in 26 states due to Bye-elections on Saturday

The Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has ordered restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation from 12 am to 6 pm in 26 states holding bye-elections on Saturday. This is with the exclusion of those on essential duties such as officials of INEC, accredited journalists, ambulances […]