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Exercise Crocodile Smile VI has nothing to do with EndSARS protest – Army

By Sumaila Ogbaje Abuja, Oct. 18, 2020 The Nigerian Army has said the newly-launched Exercise Crocodile Smile VI has nothing to do with the ongoing ENDSARS protests across the country. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, indicated this in a statement on Sunday...

NEC wants governors to supervise new police tactical units

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Abuja, Oct. 16, 2020 The National Economic Council (NEC) has asked governors to supervise the newly formed police tactical units and other security agencies in their states. NEC made this resolution at the end of its fifth virtual meeting presided over...

SARS Reform: Presidential Panel recommends 37 officers for dismissal, 24 for prosecution

By Oladapo Udom Lagos, Oct. 16, 2020 The Presidential Panel on Reform of SARS has recommended 37 police officers for dismissal and 24 for prosecution following 113 complaints on alleged human rights violations from across the country received by the Panel. This is contained in a...

SARS: Gbajabiamila commends Buhari, I-G for dissolution, promises police reforms

By Femi Ogunshola Abuja, Oct. 12, 2020 The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for listening to the call by some Nigerians to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). He also said that the House would go...

SARS disbandment not enough to sanitise police-Prof. Orabueze

By Hilary Akalugwu Nsukka, (Enugu State) Oct. 12, 2020(NAN) Prof. Florence Orabueze, Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka, says disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is not enough to sanitise the police. Orabueze who spoke in an interview with newsmen ...

Nigeria Scraps Brutal Police Unit After Protests Against Human Rights Abuse

The Nigeria Police Force has dissolved an anti-robbery unit following days of protests against alleged human-rights abuses by some of its officers. “All officers serving in the unit will be redeployed to other police commands and formations with immediate effect,” the inspector general of police,...

#EndSARS Protests: NGO wants PSC to champion reforms in Nigeria police

By Emmanuel Afonne Abuja, Oct. 10, 2020 A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the United Global Resolve For Peace (UGRFP), on Saturday called for the empowerment of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to enable it carryout the necessary reforms in the Nigeria police. Mr Shalom Olaseni, Executive Director,...

#EndSARS Protests: Buhari meets IGP, appeals for calm

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Oct. 10, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday night met behind closed doors with the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, over ongoing efforts to reform the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) The president confirmed this development in a series of tweets on his...

Osinbajo confers with I-G, others on SARS

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Abuja, Oct. 10, 2020 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the Inspector-General of Police(I-G), Mohammed Adamu, Director-General, Department of State Services(DSS), Yusuf Bichi and Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission(NHRC), Tony Ojukwu. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja...

Reps to partner CSOs, NBA on framework to reform Nigeria Police Force

By EricJames Ochigbo/Femi Ogunshola Abuja, Oct. 7, 2020 Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday said that the House would collaborate with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), to develop a legal framework to police the Nigerian Police Force (NPF). Gbajabiamila, the Speaker...
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