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Amina Zakari, IGP Tenure: PDP Giving Excuses For Impeding Defeat – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says PDP’s reactions to appointment of Mrs Amina Zakari as head of INEC Collation Centre Committee is “a sheer hysteria and excuse for the party’s impending defeat’’. The minister who stated this at a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday stressed that the PDP’s reaction resulted from “a pathological fear of impending political doom’’. Mohammed also said that the opposition party’s reactions to alleged tenure elongation of the Inspector-General of…

FLASHBACK: How Obasanjo Humiliated Buhari’s New PSC Appointee In Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari’s new appointee to the office of the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, was once disgraced by former President Olusegun Obasanjo at an event in Lagos. Smith, whose appointment by President Buhari was announced by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday, was also once sacked by Obasanjo in March 2002 as the Inspector General of Police. The former president retired Smith after the Nigerian Union of Policeman embarked on a strike in February 2002.…

BREAKING: Buhari Sacks Mike Okiro As Chairman Police Service Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced former Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro, as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). Okiro’s exit will usher in a new chairman for the commission in the person of Musiliu Smith, who is equally a former Inspector-General of Police. Smith’s appointment was contained in a letter written by President Buhari to the Senate and which was read by Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday. President Buhari,…

Court Orders Immediate Recall Of Police Commission Whistleblower

The National Industrial Court has ordered the Police Service Commission to immediately recall and reinstate a suspended whistle blower, Mr. Aaron Kaase, back to work. In a 10 page judgement, Justice R.B Hastrup held that the commission denied Kaase the constitutionally guaranteed right to fair hearing and did not follow the laid down disciplinary procedures enunciated in the Public Service Rules before arbitrarily suspending Mr Kaase indefinitely from work without pay. She therefore set aside the suspension as null,…

N120bn Bribe: FG Drags Misau To Court Over ‘False Claim’ Against IGP

The federal government has dragged the senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Misau to court over allegations he made against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris. Misau had accused the IGP of collecting money from police officers before they are posted, adding that he collects money from oil companies and banks where police officers are sent to provide security. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) which filed the charges against Misau at the Federal High Court, Abuja, is also…

Nigeria Police Admits Non-Payment Of Personnel Salaries, Denies Protest

The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has denied earlier reports that 2, 000 of its personnel attached to the Kaduna State Command protested non-payment of their August and September salaries. In a statement signed on Monday by Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer, and made available to THE WHSITLER, the NPF admitted that a few of its personnel were owed salaries, but maintained there was no protest recorded in any part of the country. It blamed the delayed payment to administrative challenges experienced as a…

Police Service Commission: We Lack Authority To Discipline IGP

The Police Service Commission (PSC) said on Sunday that it lacks the authority to discipline Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP). In a statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the PSC, the commission said the constitution did not grant it the powers to discipline the IGP, even when he refuses to implement its decisions. IGP Idris has come under intense criticism lately, owing to allegations levelled against him by the Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Hamma Misau. Senator Misau alleged…

IGP Squad, Magistrate In Whistle-blower Scandal, Blackmail Contractors

The whistleblower policy of the Federal Government might have become the leeway for some policemen attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Special Tactical Squad and an unscrupulous magistrate in Abuja to blackmail and extort varying sums of money from contractors working for Ministries, Department and Agencies, (MDA), believed to be involved in shady deals, The Whistler has learnt.