Lottery commission threatens to arrest, revoke licences of erring operators
In a move to tackle challenges of dwindling revenue, the Director-General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) Lanre Gbajabiamila has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions which may include revocation of licenses, as well as arrests and prosecution.
NSITF urges contributors of defunct NPF to approach Trustfund for documentation
The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), has appealed to contributors to the defunct National Provident Fund (NPF), and NSITF contributory pension scheme to approach Trustfund Pensions Limited
Police recruitment crisis will not affect our relationship with NPF, says PSC
The Police Service Commission (PSC), yesterday said the recent crisis between the Commission and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) regarding the recruitment of over 10,000 Constables...
Fatoyinbo: Rights group accuses police of compromise
A human rights organisation, Social Justice League, has called on the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), and other security agencies to stop harassing and intimidating the founder and the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, over the allegation of rape leveled against him by Mrs. Bukola Dakolo.
Arrest of Hamisu Wadume and presidential investigation
Sir: The arrest of millionaire kidnapping kingpin and his video broadcast, which was released by the police, certain pertinent questions have become necessary in the interest of inter-agency cooperation.
State police revisited
The joy of the possibility of the establishment of state police being in the offing reverberated through the land. This is not surprising given the grave and yet worsening state of insecurity pervading the land. There is Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, with concentration in Borno State; there is armed herdsmen menace; there…
Niger gets new CP
Mr Adamu Usman, formerly of the finance and administration department in the Force Headquarters, Abuja has assumed office as Commissioner of the Police Command in Niger, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. Usman replaces Mr Sabo Ibrahim who retired recently after 35 years of service. A statement by Mr Mohammed Abubakar, spokesman of the…
Reopening the unfortunate case of the Nigerian police
Any Nigerian child with a fair level of social-awareness can tell you one or two negative things about the Nigerian police. The Nigerian Police Force is perceived as the primary symbol of corruption, administrative inefficiency, and state brutality in Nigeria. Bribery is seen as the official language of the uniform; investigative procedures are often dismissed as…
TMC prescribes solution to security threat in Nigeria
Perturbed by the rising wave of insecurity in the country, the Muslim Congress (TMC) has urged the three levels of government to focus on insecurity in their various economic blueprints for the new political dispensation. Amir of TMC, Luqman AbdurRaheem, in a statement made available to The Guardian, said the group feels that, “The country…
Citizens call for police overhaul, reform, others as #EndSARS protest spreads
The brutish killing of a football fan, Kolade Johnson, last Sunday in Lagos by trigger-happy policemen attached to the state’s anti-cultism unit, and the public outcry that followed, was one police killing too many and a rude awakening to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to rein in its personnel from citizens’ extortion and killing before…