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May 25, 2018

Why I Snubbed the Senate – Police IG

  Arresting the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for failing to appear before the Senate is not something the lawmakers may want to consider. But the IGP still has no plans to do as he was told by the National Assembly. He has snubbed the Senate three times and ignored their request to come before it to answer questions relating to the incessant killings across the country and the inhuman treatment meted to Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district The Senate has called the Idris an enemy of democracy and he has accused them of trying…

Disarming Vigilante  Groups – Bad Idea!

  We do not need a Nigeria where everyone must carry a gun to feel safe for sure. We also don’t want to live in a state where people are afraid to go to sleep at night for fear of being attacked. But it is a concern that we may be heading that way, if the excesses of gun-toting Fulani herdsmen are not checked. It is worrying that we now have herdsmen who carry guns and must feed their cattle on people’s farmland. What is more? Rather than arrest and discipline these killer herdsmen, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim…

The Subtle Dissimulation of Corruption (1)

In an article published in the Leader of Sunday, October 11, 2015, at page 6, titled WHO ARE THE NIGERIANS? The following was written: “ After Buhari was declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the ubiquitous press descended on him. A story supported by pictures, soon surfaced in the Internet that Buhari was the alleged owner of a multi-billion naira mansion located at No 9 Udo Udoma street Asokoro Abuja. The property was valued at 2.1 billion naira. Furthermore, the eagle-eyed media snoopers spotted the beautiful wristwatch that Hajiya Aisha Buhari wore in a clear flaunting manner…

Christmas: Watch out for explosive laden hampers – Police warn Nigerians

The Police High Command Monday joined other security agencies in calling on Nigerians to be security conscious and vigilant during the Yuletide season and warned all citizens to be extra alert while receiving gifts from unknown persons that may pose as friends during the season, to avoid explosive-laden hampers as gifts. Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase who gave the warning in a statement, also cautioned against the use of fireworks such as knockout, “bangers” and other explosives in the celebrations as they could cause distraction that may further heighten fear of insecurity. The statement signed by Force Public Relations officer,…

Jonathan Sacks Police Chief, Abba, appoints new IGP

  President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday April 21, sacked the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba Abba’s sack was announced by the president’s spokesman, Reuben Abati, in a statement on Tuesday. No reason was given for the sack while a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, was appointed to act in his stead. Abati’s statement read in full: “President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, of his appointment and duties with immediate effect. “President Jonathan has also appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, as Acting Inspector-General of Police, also with immediate effect. “Until…

Seven arrested over CP’s murder

A disclosure came from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Abubakar, that seven persons have been arrested in connection with the killing of the former Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chinwike Asadu.  Asadu was murdered about three months ago at his Amorji Nike residence in Enugu-East council of Enugu State. Briefing journalists in Enugu during his official visit to the state, the IGP said the arms used by the killers during the operations were also recovered by the police. He said following the confessional statements of the arrested suspects, the police were on the trail of other collaborators…