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Nigerian Police to Recruite Scientific Degree Holders – Olubolade

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The Police Affairs Minister Caleb Olubolade announced that the Nigeria Police will be professionalized in order to tackle recent challenges of terrorism, insecurity and kidnapping. He said this during his presentation of the ministry’s scorecard in the last two years to the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Minister used this opportunity to demand more funds for the realization of the plan. 

NPF-logo-300x233Mr Olubolade said he strives to provide adequate and updated training for the police personnel. “We have to look at the police intelligence gathering and training which is key to our focus in this administration. Police must be given enough equipment and be protected with bullet proof vests for them to carry out their assignments,” he said.

He also disclosed the plan of the Ministry to “raise the bar” by recruiting degree holders – especially those with scientific background – into the police . “Fighting crimes is scientific and we must raise the bar. That is why we must raise the qualifications of those who are coming to direct the affairs of the force,” he said.

Mr Olubolade said the Police Service Commission (PSC) will use significant experience of its new Chairman, Mike Okiro, a former Inspector General of Police, in the force affairs management.

Minister stated that police is going to develop and implement “the concept of community policing” that is instrumental in combating grassroots criminal activities. He, however, ruled out the creation of state police, explaining that the force as presently constituted must be better trained and equipped before creating alternatives. “We must make the present arrangement work first. I’m of the opinion that the present police must be trained, their welfare improved and equipments provided to them and this is the direction of my opinion now until we are assured that we are better and ready for the state police,” he said.

Mr Olubolader aslo disclosed that a thousand of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) are installed in Lagos and Abuja and ready for commissioning by the president, Goodluck Jonathan. He added that the vice president, Namadi Sambo, had already checked the new equipment and confirmed they were working properly.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Bamanga Tukur, in his opening remarks urged Mr. Olubolade to take a look at the manifesto of the ruling party and ensure that its programs of security of lives and property are implemented. Mr. Tukur also asked the minister to encourage and provide logistics for community policing and also checkmate recruitment exercise in the police force “to avoid garbage in, garbage out.”

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos (Video)

Popular Nigeria Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni just tweeted an ongoing shooting at Adekunle, Yaba in Lagos.

In the tweet, the twitter said the Nigeria Police are the ones shooting.

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Once you know who controls Toll Gate, who ordered the removal of CCTV, then you know who’s responsible for #LekkiMassacre – AY Comedian

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Comedian, movie producer, actor, writer and entrepreneur Ayo Richard Makun fondly called AY has asked intelligent questions with links to who is responsible for the unlawful Lekki killings last night.

Recall that last night, October 20, Nigerian security men shot and killed some #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.

Sequel to the above, Nigerians are now asking questions as to who masterminded the Lekki massacre?

Taking to Twitter, Comedian AY said once who controls toll gate, who ordered removal of CCTV from the toll gate is known, then the “who?” question becomes answered.

AY tweeted, “Who controls tollgate?
Who ordered for removal of light from the tollgate?
Who ordered the removal of cctv from the tollgate?
Once you know who has the authority over the above, you would know who was responsible for the shootings today. I am in my house come and kill me too”

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu denies having a hand in the Lekki Massacre, admits that he’s about to leave the country

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Nigerian politician and national leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied having a hand in the Lekki Massacre.

His phone number reportedly leaked online and angry youths have been sharing videos and voice records from their conversation with him.

They accused him of aiding and supporting the shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate because of the amount of money he has reportedly lost due to the protests.

Tinubu who had previously served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 however denied being responsible for the killings. He said he has no control of the Nigerian army, and he has no idea of who caused the killings.

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