Opinion

Why Nigeria Needs A New Inspector-General of Police, By Eze Onyekpere & Gregory Okere

Should the president seek to reward poor service to the nation, thereby reinforcing failure and setting a dangerous precedent in matters involving lives and property? Is there no other police officer with enough experience, credibility and track record to succeed the outgoing IGP? The extant Nigerian security, law and order…
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Opinion

The IGP That I Knew Was Not An Imbecile, By Babafemi Adesina Badejo

Has he subsequently developed neurological problems since my last phone interaction with him in 2013? After all, we are a people who lack the courage to demand to know about the health status of our public officials, including the Or are we facing dirty political power-play manifesting in a technological…
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Columns

Is the Great Battle Between the Senate President and the Police Boss?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The view of Senate President Bukola Saraki is that the alleged plot is part of the strategy of IGP Idris Ibrahim to settle scores over the declaration by the Senate that he is not qualified and competent to hold any public office, within and outside the country. Over the past…
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Opinion

Senate Versus IGP: A Dissection of the Law, By Inibehe Effiong

...we must never condone the destruction of our institutions. Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye will not be in the Senate forever. We should resist the temptation to play to the gallery by trivialising the offensive, unlawful and arrogant conduct of the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, simply because we…
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Opinion

NNPC: Buhari’s Autumn As Moral Czar?, By Louis Odion

If we are to believe that President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) didn't know or couldn't have sanctioned all these all along, as being canvassed by his advocates, then there can only be a more frightening certainty: the president must be utterly oblivious of key happenings around him, being technically out of…
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Opinion

The Police Duty Solicitor Scheme: Looking Back, Looking Forward, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

The launch of Force Order 20 comes days after IGP Idris also unveiled the revised Community Policing and “Bail is Free” initiatives. It demonstrates, in principle, the NPF’s commitment to connecting with the people and respecting our rights. These new opportunities should enable us to be more supportive of the…
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Columns

For Sale: The Nigeria Police Force, By Dele Agekameh

The government needs to take formal notice of these funds and build a structure around its utilisation that promotes accountability and transparency. The Muhammadu Buhari administration came into power with the promise of a full scale war on corruption at all levels. While many see the fight against corruption as…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Speech: Changing the Sitting Order In a Stuck Titanic?, By Louis Odion

Overall, it is reassuring to hear Buhari speaking firmly, restating his promise to decisively tackle merchants of hate, kidnappers and "farmers versus herdsmen clashes" (sic). But the president needs to understand that these are only symptoms of deep structural defects long detected in the federal union. What remains is to…
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