Author Archives: Samuel Torlumun

Police to Promote 36, 599 Officers

Police to Promote 36, 599 Officers

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has promised to motivate junior police officers of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, with immediate promotion.  The exercise will take place immediately after May 29 inauguration of the new government. The IGP who spoke through Hillary Okpara, deputy inspector general, DIG, Welfare, said 36,599 would be promoted within

Tension In Nassarawa

There is tension in Nassarawa state as the governorship and House of assembly elections are underway in the state. In some polling units at Angwan Yansanda PU, Giyam Ward, polling officers were having problems using the card reader. The consequence is that accreditation in some of the affected polling units is impeded. There are fears,

Sambo’s Dilemma

It is not certain where Namadi Sambo, vice president, will vote. There are speculations that he is changing polling units to avoid defeat at his ward as was the case in 2011. A source said he is likely to vote at the polling unit near the Swimming Pool at the Police College, Kaduna. Meanwhile accreditation

Heavy Security Presence in Kaduna

Security operatives took over the streets of Kaduna on Friday night few hours to today’s presidential and National Assembly polls. Detachments of combined military personnel, the police and other security agents were seen patrolling the streets, while members of the quick intervention team occupied strategic places across the city. Although the state police command asked

Jail break: Niger Prison Controller Suspended

Abba Moro, the Minister of Interior, has approved the recommendations of Peter Ekpendu, Controller General of Prisons,for the immediate removal and suspension of Musa Maiyaki, the Controller of Prisons, Niger State Command; Mohammed Ibana, the officer-in-Charge, Medium Security Prison, Minna and all other officers on duty on December 6, 2014 when a jail break occurred

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Making Way for Women

At the Abuja launch of a book by Amina Salihu, a farmer, newspaper columnist and feminist, the need for deliberate policies to promote women’s participation in politics was brought to the front burner In Nigeria where, more often than not, events such as book launches are targeted at fund raising, it is not out of

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