‘State police impossible without national consensus, constitutional amendment’
Ade Adeogun is a member of the House of Representatives representing Akoko South East/West federal constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC)...
Insecurity: FG town hall meeting adopts state police
The Town Hall Meeting on National Security organised by the Federal Government has recommended that state police should be supported by the National Assembly as well as the House of Assembly in states.
As centralised policing fails, South-South leaders consider alternative models
As kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other social vices have continued to threaten communities and states in the South-South like Cross River, Rivers, Edo, Delta, Akwa Ibom, and Bayelsa are thinking of how to deal with the situation.
State police as an ill wind
The spate of insecurity in Nigeria, for quite some time now has assumed an alarming and worrisome dimension, and perhaps for the very first time in the history...
Why we must not shy away from state police
Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated that for an average Nigerian leader, once a direction is chosen, instead of examining process meticulously and set the right course; one that will allow us to overcome storm and reach safety before we can progress and achieve our goals.....
Implementation of State police would have reduced electoral violence - Wike
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the implementation of State police would have curbed violence during Nigeria's general election. "If the Amended Electoral Act had been assented to by the President, electoral violence would have been reduced to the barest minimum, as there wouldn't have been any incentive to snatch materials and manipulate the…
Adetuyi: We need more than state police to cure security challenges
I am not a prophet of doom, but we can see how things are going. If you draw a scale and you compare years ago to now, of course, you can analyse it and foretell what is likely going to happen in five years time.
State police: From rhetoric to action
AS the nation continues to grapple with existential and grave security issues, it behooves the Federal Government and all stakeholders to re-think its security strategies and re-jig the existing security architecture to save us from a free fall into the depths of anarchy reminiscent of Libya, Somalia, and Yugoslavia in modern times. No one needs…
Choked with insecurity, citizens still waver on state police
Halid’s case is better as she only lost her home and still has her children. But for former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, the year 2017 is a year that will not be easily forgotten by the family.
Likely hurdles before takeoff of state police
With the rising spate of insecurity spreading across the country, particularly with banditry and kidnapping taking frightening dimensions, even late convert President Muhammadu Buhari has seen reason to pursue the agenda of instituting state police.
Governors to take decision on state police soon - Fayemi
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum Kayode Fayemi has said the forum would make its decision on state police known to the public as soon as possible. "The forum has retained security as a growing concern and permanent issue on the agenda of our deliberation, state police is an issue that is of interest…