President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the upward review of Police salaries and benefits.
He confirmed this while during a one-day visit to Lagos State on Thursday, where he inaugurated various projects.
“We are currently recruiting 10,000 new police officers to reinforce our personnel capacity across the country.
“In addition, I have directed the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission to carry out an upward review of Police salaries and benefits.
“Let me also use this opportunity to commend the leadership of the Force for their efforts, for the reforms being implemented in the area of police pensions.
“I have charged the Inspector General of Police to leave no stone unturned in the rebuilding of the morale of his officers and men.
“Let me also use this opportunity to reiterate that my directive to security agencies to shoot any person or persons found illegally with AK 47 and other assault weapons remain in place,” Buhari said.
President Buhari said that no government since 1999 had been as committed as his administration in reforming and repositioning the Nigeria Police Force and national policing architecture.
Nigeria's new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Faruk Yahaya, has carried out a major transfer of officers manning strategic department.
Outgoing spokesman of the army, Brig. Gen. M. Yerima, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.
Yerima explained that the shakeup was is in line with Yahaya's vision to have a professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in Defence of Nigeria.
Those affected include Major General FO Omoigui transferred from Headquarters Theatre Command, Operation HADIN KAI to Land Forces Simulation Centre, Nigeria and appointed Director General, Major General CG Musa moved from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI and appointed Theatre Commander, Major General OR Aiyenigba moved from Defence Headquarters to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of...
Is she pregnant? Actress Tonto Dikeh’s protruding stomach in new video sparks pregnancy speculations
Nollywood actress and popular philanthropist Tonto Dikeh has sparked pregnancy speculations in a new video that emerged online.
The actress, who celebrated her birthday on 9th June, held a birthday dinner with former Imo state Governor Rochas Okoroacha in attendance.
Sharing the video of the event on her Instagram page, the single mother of one expressed appreciation to the senator for honouring her, showing her fatherly love and always available whenever she needs him.
She wrote: MY GRATITUDE GOES TO THE SENATOR OF THE FEDERATION & FORMER GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE, SENATOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA …. Thank you for showing me that fatherly love and always being there anytime i need you… May the almighty bless your large heart.
Reacting to the video, social...
The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has told the President Muhammadu Buhari government, that restricting the use of social media has no place in a democracy.
Blinken's words were contained in a statement on Thursday signed by his spokesman, Ned Price.
He condemned the suspension of micro-blogging site, Twitter, by the Buhari government.
“The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter. The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter.
“Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy. Freedom of...