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Buhari directs commission to speed up action on new salary structure for police

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has directed the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force.He said the emoluments of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.The president disclosed thia during his live

DSS denies Aiding Attacks on #EndSARS Protesters

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied aiding pro-SARS supporters and thugs to attack #ENDSARS protesters in Abuja. The service in a statement on Tuesday signed by its spokesperson Peter Afunnaya said reports claiming that some of its officials attached to certain VIPs aided thugs is false. The service

#EndSARS: WANEP Expresses Concerns Over Killings, Destruction of Properties

*15 people reportedly killed since October 08 *Lists 5-point recommendations to resolve face-off  Godsgift Onyedinefu  The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its member organisations have expressed deep concerns over the killings, destruction of propertiesin ongoing protests against Police officers of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), and failure to

IGP Sets up New SWAT Team to Replace SARS

*Orders defunct SARS personnel to report for psychological, medical examination Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has set up a new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team that will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) . Prospective members of this new

Ondo Election: IGP Warns Politicians against Violence

Godsgift Onyedinefu With three days to the Ondo Gubernatorial Election, slated to hold on Saturday, 10th October 2020, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has again warned politicians against actions and utterances that could be inimical to a free, fair and credible election. Specifically, the IGP warnd that the full

Boko Haram: 11 Security Personnel Killed in Another Attack on Borno Governor’s Convoy–Police

*13 others critically injured Mukaila Ola in Maiduguri The Nigerian Police on Saturday confirmed the attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists/Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum. In the convoy the governor was however absent has he chose to travel by

Nigeria Launches Community Policing Initiative

By John Campbell In the face of apparently soaring levels of crime and violence, the Nigerian government has launched a community policing initiative. Abuja has set aside N13 billion (about $35 million) to fund the launch and is recruiting some 10,000 constables, according to Nigerian media. The Chief of Police for Ekiti

Shi’ites Accuse Police of Trying to Frame its Members

*Petitions police IG to investigate the act Godsgift Onyedinefu The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi'ites have accused operatives of the Nigeria Police Force of setting their own operational vehicle ablaze in Kaduna state, to frame it's members. The movement alleged that the policemen carried out the act on

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