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Police recruitment: Court strikes out PSC’s suit against IGP

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the Police Service Commission (PSC)’s suit, challenging Muhammad Adamu, Inspector-General (I-G) of Police’s power to recruit 10, 000 police officers.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, has called on the Nigerian Police to come up with new ideas to tackle the security challenges facing the country.

Police ministry set up committee to tackle insecurity in Nigeria

The Minister of Police affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, has set up a Ministerial Project Coordination Committee (MPCC) to drive the implementation process of new policies to end security challenges in the country.Vice President
Mohammed Adamu

PSC: No rift with IGP

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has denied any rift with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohamed Adamu, or the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Delta community applauds police for swift response to distress calls

Residents of Enerhen community in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have commended men and officers of the Enerhen Division of the Nigeria Police Force for their quick response to distress calls for help by victims of violent crimes, especially robbery attacks within the area.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

Court reserves ruling on bail application of Cross River governor’s critic

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital has reserved November 21, 2019 for its ruling on the bail application of Barrister Joseph Odok, a critic of Governor Ben Ayade facing trial for alleged cybercrimes and terrorism. The case is presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda who had earlier struck out the application of the prosecution counsel, Dennis Tarhemba, to withdraw the charges against Mr. Odok.

Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Anambra: Senate sends delegation to condole tanker fire victims

The Senate on Thursday resolved to send a delegation to commiserate with the victims and people of Anambra State over the recent tanker fire incident which claimed scores of lives. The upper chamber while reacting to the incident through a motion considered on the floor, urged the Federal Government through the Nigeria Fire Service to provide firefighting equipment in all major markets across the country. One of the sponsors of the motion, Senator Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra North) lamented the incident which claimed many lives, especially that of a woman and her child after 16 years of childlessness. The lawmaker noted that between 2015 and 2018, fuel tanker infernos and accidents caused by vehicles have led to many deaths on Nigeria’s highway. Oduah recalled that in July this year, a motion on similar incident sponsored by Senator Orker-Jev Emmanuel Yisa (PDP, Benue North West) claimed many lives and destroyed property worth millions of naira. She called for strict enforcement of traffic safety rules by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and all relevant security agencies in order to ensure safer roads across the country. Accordingly, the Senate urged the NPF to work in conjunction with the FRSC to carry out a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading to the fuel tanker fire, with a view to prosecuting anyone found culpable. Meanwhile, the upper chamber on Thursday directed its Committees on Navy, Marine Transport and Finance to investigate the activities of Messrs OMSL limited and other security agencies at the Safe Anchorage Area in the Lagos Ports to determine the legality of their operations and revenue implications. The resolution was reached sequel to the consideration of a motion titled: “Illegal security activity by Messrs OMSL Limited at the Safe Anchorage Area of Lagos Ports and the need to investigate their excesses”. Sponsor of the motion, Senator George Thompson Sekibo (PDP, Rivers East), said that “a security company registered in the name of OMSL limited has since 2014 carried out provision of security of the Lagos Ports Safe Anchorage Area on fees from vessels without regard to the Nigerian Ports Authority. The lawmaker disclosed that “OMSL Limited charged every ship that anchored within the Safe Area $2,500 on the first day of anchorage and $1,500 on every subsequent day for the period any ship stayed at the anchorage area.” According to Sekibo, “it takes between 28 to 30 days for ships that anchor at the Safe Anchorage Area to exit, meaning that every ship pays as much as $46,500 for making use of the Anchorage Area within that period.” He added that, “OMSL in connivance with other security agencies are collecting a whooping sum of $133.28 million or N47.98 billion every year from 2014, meaning that over $733.04 or N263.89 billion have been collected by OMSL and its collaborators.” The lawmaker noted that by virtue of the Ports Act (1954), the Anchorage Area is an integral part of NPA statutory responsibility while NIMASA, Marine Police and Nigerian Navy have the sole responsibility to ensure safe and secure Nigeria territorial waters.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

Agba Jalingo: Court grants prosecution’s request to mask witness

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

#EndSARS lauds Senator Saraki for Police Trust Fund law

Convener of the EndSARS movement, Segun Awosanya, has acknowledged the role of the immediate Senate President Bukola Saraki in the Presidential assent of the Police Trust Fund Bill.

Court stops 10,000 constables recruitment

Justice Inyang Ekwo of Court 5 of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wwnesday urged the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Police Commission (PSC) to maintain the status quo in the recruitment of 10,000 constables by the NPF.

US donates radiation systems to Nigeria

The US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (US-DOE/NNSA/NSDD) has donated two Mobile Radiation Detection Systems to help combat terrorism in Nigeria.

PSC dismisses list released by Police on recruitment

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed a list of newly recruited Police officers by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Abubakar Malami

AGF backs IGP on police recruitment procedure

Attorney-General Abubakar Malami has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Nigeria Police Force conclude the ongoing recruitment of new constables, dealing a crucial blow to the Police Service Commission that has long asserted constitutional powers over recruitment and regulatory obligations of the police.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army dismisses three soldiers caught with kidnapping gang

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it has dismissed three soldiers arrested among a kidnapping gang in the outskirts of Maiduguri.

Recruitment: Police padded list with unqualified candidates – PSC commissioner

Austin Braimoh, a commissioner of the police service commission (PSC), has accused the Nigeria police force (NPF) of padding the recruitment list of 10,000 constables with unqualified candidates.

Security: Well funded police will curb bail collection – stakeholders

Security stakeholders in Lagos on Wednesday said only a well funded Nigeria police Force (NPF) would curb bail money collection from different police formations in the country.

President Buhari dissolves Okoi Obono-Obla’s presidential panel

President Muhammadu Buhari may have begun moves to reposition his administration with the dissolution of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) on Tuesday.g
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday charged members of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to redouble their efforts in ensuring that the Nigeria Police Force delivers on its responsibilities. 7

President Buhari backs PSC in tussle with IGP over employment

President Muhammadu Buhari has pitched his tent with the Police Service Commission (PSC) in the tussle between the commission and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) over appointments and promotions.

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