Opinion

President Buhari: Taking Action On the Ganduje Bribery Videos Is In Your Court, By Audu Bukarti

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, "The Candidates", I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to…
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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 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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Opinion

Securing Society for All, Not A Privileged Few, By Rufus Kayode Oteniya

If the government had prioritised protecting the society as a whole, there wouldn’t have been any rationale for the parliamentarians and judges, just like their executive colleagues, to have round-the-clock orderlies and guarding police officers. Sometime in 2010, Nichi Vendola cried out loud to report a group of unruly teeangers…
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Opinion

The Urgent Need To Address Farmers-Pastoralists Conflicts In Nigeria, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu and Mohammed Bello Tukur

We call on all leaders and members of farming and pastoralist communities to exercise restraint and not to take the laws into their hands as violence benefits no one. We call on government to urgently take immediate steps address the underlying issues of the conflicts to curb the associated violence…
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Opinion

Towards a More Friendly Nigerian Police, By Paul Okolo

Beyond recruitments, public perception of the police needs to be improved. In recent years, the police has become adept at engaging the public through a number of avenues that have helped to polish its image. Police spokespersons appear regularly on radio and television programmes and answer questions posed by members…
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Opinion

Beyond Ese Oruru: Naming and Shaming the Kidnap-and-Convert Villains, By Moses E. Ochonu

In some sense, then, the menace of these kidnap-and-convert incidents involving underage Christian girls is galling precisely because it is new and departs radically from the familiar historical patterns of relations between proximate Muslims and Christians in the region. It must be understood as an offshoot of the over-politicisation of…
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Opinion

Police Reform: What Does the Evidence Tell Us About State Policing?, By CLEEN Foundation and Olly Owen

As a Federal Republic, Nigeria is hugely varied, as are its security challenges. So one-size-fits-all policing may have its problems. At the same time, top-down legislation that all states must have their own police could be equally problematic, and would go against the ideal that Constitutions should be basic enabling…
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