PRESIDENCY IGNORES PSC, DIRECTS POLICE AFFAIRS MINISTRY TO RECRUIT 400,000 POLICEMEN

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Ministry of Police Affairs said it has received a matching order from the Presidency to recruit additional 400,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police force to address the manpower shortage in the service. Head of Press and Public Relations Unit of the ministry, Odutayo Oluseyi, who made this known in a statement said already the minister Mohammed Dingyadi, has set up a 13-man Ministerial Project Coordination Committee to conduct the recruitment  process. The presidential directive may end the ongoing legal tussle between the Police Service Commission and…

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HOW FIGHT FOR FEDERAL CHARACTER, EQUALITY OF STATES PITCHED PSC AGAINST IGP,: SOUTH EAST HAS ONLY ONE COMPOL LEADING STATE COMMAND, 15 STATES HAVE NONE

PSC pushes for implementation of policy on balance, equality of states Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja There are mounting concerns over the constitutionality of appointment of Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). While some states have more than three CPs heading state police commands, many others have none contrary to the provision of Section 14 (3) of the Constitution as amended, which forbids domination of one section of the country by the other. It states: “The composition of the Government…

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AGAIN AGF HOLDS BACK HEARING OF PSC CASE AGAINST IGP OVER RECRUITMENT

Alex Enumah in Abuja Hearing in the suit filed by the Police Service Commission (PSC) against the recruitment of 10,000 police constables was on Wednesday stalled following a request for a short adjournment by the commission to respond to the objection of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to the suit. The commission had dragged the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to court over the recruitment of 10,000 constables following the approval of President Mohammadu Buhari. Sued along the NPF is the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed, and…

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SEE COURT DECISION IN CASE BETWEEN PSC AND THE POLICE OVER RECRUITMENT OF 10,000 CONSTABLES

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Inspector General (I-G) of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Police Service Commission (PSC) to maintain a status quo on the ongoing recruitment of 10, 000 officers. Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order at the hearing of the case brought by the PSC against the I-G. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PSC had brought the matter before the court, asking it to stop Mr Adamu from continue the recruitment exercise for usurping the power of the commission. The…

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WHY PSC AND POLICE ARE FIGHTING OVER RECRUITMENT OF CONSTABLES

Mohammed Adamu Nasarawa, IG’s home state, tops list with 528; Katsina, 435; Kano, 403; Bayelsa 71 Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja Lopsided recruitment of 9,036 constables, as part of the federal government’s strategy to promote community policing, is the source of the raging crisis between leadership of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Police Service Commission (PSC), THISDAY’s investigation has revealed. President Muhammadu Buhari had recently ordered the recruitment of 10,000 constables for community policing with emphasis on local government councils. The recruitment, THISDAY learnt, was supposed to be conducted…

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DESPITE SECURITY CHALLENGES, MILITARY, POLICE TO SPEND OVER 90% OF BUDGET ON SALARIES

Gbenro Adeoye, Mudiaga Affe, Adelani Adepegba, Tunde Ajaja and Olaleye Aluko Amid the prevailing insecurity in the country, the military and the police would spend a whopping 91 per cent of their budgets on recurrent expenditure, comprising overhead and personnel costs, while the remaining nine per cent would go to their capital expenditure, estimates in the 2020 Appropriation Bill have shown. Saturday PUNCH’s analysis of the bill revealed further that the chunk of the recurrent expenditure goes into personnel cost, comprising salaries, wages, allowances and social contributions, while a meagre amount…

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POLICE ADDED NAMES OF UNQUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO CONSTABLES LIST SAYS PSC MEMBER

Adelani Adepegba The Police Service Commission has said that it will remove the names of candidates who did not participate in the recruitment process for 10,000 constables, but whose names were added to the final list by the police high command. The board explained that a genuine list would be released after the strange names on the list had been weeded out. A PSC Commissioner, Mr Austin Braimoh, confirmed to Saturday PUNCH that the candidates’ list that was released by the force was “polluted.” It was gathered that the names of…

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CONSTABLE RECRUITMENT: BUHARI WADES INTO PSC, POLICE MESSY FIGHT

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday waded into the crisis rocking the recruitment of 10,000 police constable. Police There have been disagreement between the Nigeria Police Force, and the Police Service Commission, PSC, over the supervision of the recruitment process. Briefing State House correspondents after submitting  the 2018 Annual Report of the PSC, the Commission’s Chairman and former Inspector General of Police, IGP Musiliu Smith said the disagreement on the recruitment was discussed at the meeting with President Buhari. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after the meeting that…

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PSC TO DECIDE FATE OF 10,000 RECRUITED CONSTABLES AS DISAGREEMENT WITH POLICE CONTINUES

  The Police Service Commission (PSC), will meet this week to take a decision on the recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday by the Spokesman of the Commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani. Recall that the process which had reached the final stage was suspended last week by the Commission following a disagreement between it and the Police high Command over the mode of conduct…

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LAGOS ASP COLLECTS 5,500NAIRA TO INVESTIGATE MURDER COMMITTED BY SARS

  Afeez Hanafi Sunday Eni-Idum, the younger brother of a late cleaner, Francis Eni-Idum reportedly killed in the Ilupeju area of Lagos by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has accused an Assistant Superintendent of Police at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, of collecting N5,500 to investigate the murder. The officer, identified as one ASP Fatai, reportedly collected the money to fuel the vehicle that would be taken to the scene of the incident for on-the-spot investigation. The family also laments that an autopsy has yet been…

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