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Nigerian Police to establish 88 new area commands nationwide

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Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The Inspector General of
Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday said additional 88 area commands
would be created  to boost operational efficiency. The IG said this when he addressed policemen at the Police College, Ikeja during a two-day visit to Lagos.

Ibrahim said he has already written to the Police Service Commission (PSC) and was awaiting its approval.
“We
are waiting for approval from the PSC for the 88 new area commands and
by extension, this means we are going to have more assistant
commissioners of police.
“This
will also create room for more chief superintendents of police to be
promoted. Do your best in your duties and you will be promoted.
“We
are changing the face of policing in Nigeria, policemen that are
people-oriented with the satisfaction of the citizens as the primary
focus.”
he said.
Idris also frowned at the actions of some policemen, who took pictures with the self-acclaimed IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.
“Nationalism
is key. Some officers were taking pictures with Nnamdi Kanu and this is
someone that is challenging the unity of this country.
“We
will not take it with levity. There should be no double loyalty to
Nigeria. No matter your rank, your commitment to the country should be
absolute.
“As policemen, you
must be committed to unity, leadership and authority of government of
this country. No double standards are allowed.”
he added.
He commended them for their commitment to duty, adding that they are an important to the day-to-day policing activities.
“You are important for this job. We depend on you.”
He said10, 000 more personnel had been recruited and undergoing training to boost the nation’s police.
Speaking
on the ongoing move to pass into law for the setting up of  the Police
Trust Fund, the IG said it was being done after realising that
government  budget alone could not  cover police entire needs.
“This Trust Fund will address the issue of funding for the police forever and this will help us to  carry out effective service.
“We
just had a public hearing about the bill and we had a large turn out of
civil society organisations and other appropriate stakeholders. With
this trust fund, we can buy more equipment and pay allowances for
investigation.” he said.
The IG emphasised his zero tolerance for corruption and warned police personnel to shun collecting money for bail.
“Bail
is free. If you collect money for bail, you will pay the price and we
will kick you out of the force. Your duty is to provide services for the
protection of lives and properties of the citizens.”
he said.
He
also charged his men to respect the fundamental human rights of the
citizenry, as well as their right to free speech and movement.
“Section
four of the Nigeria Police Act gives you the police officer the right
to arrest anyone that constitutes offence, irrespective of your rank.
“Despite
the rank, a constable can arrest a minister or anyone that contravenes
the law of the nation but you must use that right judiciously.”
he said.

The IG also paid a visit to the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, where he commended the first class chief for his constant partnership with the police.
Akiolu
in his response emphasised that there was no shortcut in policing,
lamenting that the budget for the police is grossly inadequate.
“Nigeria
will burn in 2019 if the government does not fund internal security.
This is because internal security operations is the entire
responsibility of the Nigeria Police.
“Thus, they should be provided the requirements to do the job and the IG be given a free hand to run the force.”

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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