Osinbajo's opinion on state police contrasts Buhari's
Nigeria's Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo again on Tuesday made a case for state police in the country, which has been one of the many demands of the those calling for the restructuring of the country and has enjoyed the support of the Nigerian Senate. The Senate on Tuesday, July 3 passed a resolution directing its Constitutional…
State police, panacea for Nigeria’s security challenges
On paper, the protection of lives and property of every Nigerian is the priority of government at all levels. In reality, the evidences suggest otherwise.
State police and national security
The high state of insecurity and the inability of the Federal Government to deal with the orgy of killings by herdsmen in the country certainly challenge the very basis of Nigeria’s existence as a sovereign nation. The National Assembly, obviously responding to this dangerous scenario the other day started the process of amending the nation’s…
Creation of state police more than necessary, says Agbakoba
A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Olisa Agbakoba on Monday said the creation of state police was “more than necessary” to address the security issues in the country.
Top cop Yomi Shogunle slams move to create state police
If eventually created, state police will be prone to mismanagement and may become tools of vendetta in the hands of politicians, a top Nigerian police officer has warned. Yomi Shogunle, an assistant commissioner of police who heads the Nigerian Police's Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, insisted that community policing would yield better results. "How many…
Before the state police bill is passed
The call for State Police has been resonating in Nigeria for years, due to the realization that the Nigeria Police, as presently constituted cannot handle the increased demands of law enforcement, in the criminal justice system.
The state police revisited
It is astonishing, indeed shocking, that any group would still oppose the establishment of state police in this country in this day and age, especially given the grim security challenges Nigeria has been facing for a long while.
Speakers to lead call for state police
Obasa posited that the challenges of security as it currently affects all the 36 states of the federation, has made the demand for creation of state police “a must consider for the guarantee of safety of lives and property.”
‘Time for state police has come’
I personally do not subscribe to the notion of “Biafran state” out of Nigeria. At least, it can be appreciated that the geographical entity Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu conceptualized in 1967 is not the same as the present South East as constituted.