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242,455 applicants jostle for 10,000 police vacancies

The Police Service Commission says it has received 242,455 applications in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commission had received 158,773 applications as of December 17, 2018, 12 days after the recruitment portal was opened. NAN also reports that President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved

As Idris retires Jan.3,   Intersociety makes case for Igbo IGP

Editor's note: The human rights group,  International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has notified that the imminent retirement of current Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, presents an opportunity for President Muhammadu Buhari to rebalance Nigeria's security architecture and manpower. Intersociety in a detailed  statement on

Vigilante Groups: Protectors or Predators?

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them. In this  week's publication, NextieSPD x-rayed oxymoron and double-edged sword within Nigeria's internal security operations in the name of vigilante or militia groups.   On November 10, 2018,

Ekweremadu’s house burgled, no assassination attempt – police

The Nigerian Police Force has said its investigation did not reveal assassination attempt on the life of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his family but a case of burglary and attempt to commit robbery. The principal suspect Mohammed Yusuf a native of Kauranamuda, Zamfara State who was arrested

IGP Idris decries shortfall in Police salaries over IPP

•Directs AIG Account & Budget to liaise with AGF Oluwatosin Komolafe The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr..Ibrahim Idris, has expressed concern over the issues of welfare of the entire personnel of the Force with regards to the delay in payment, short-payment and other problems associated with the payment of Salaries of

Police extorts N11.1m from Nigerians in 2 Years – PCRRU

The Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has revealed that the amount extorted from citizens by officers within November 13, 2015 and November 13, 2017 was N11.1 million and $800. According to the Head of PCRRU, Abayomi Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, (ACP), this

Police save 135 children aged 4-8 from human traffickers

  The Nigerian Police, Plateau state command has revealed that operatives of Operation Safe Haven, a special task force outfit in the command, has rescued 135 children, within the age range of four to eight years, from human traffickers in Jos, the state capital. The children, who are all male, were rescued

US donates 8 military-grade tents to Nigeria police in Borno

...By Nneoma Ndibe The United States of America on Friday, January 13, donated eight modular, general purpose, military grade tents to the Nigerian police. The tents were donated by the director US international narcotics and law enforcement affairs, Nigeria, Rosalyn Wiese and received by the assistant inspector general of police Yakubu Jibrin