Connect with us

Latest News

IGP Orders Takeoff Of New Salary Scheme For Police

Published

on

BREAKING: IGP Orders Mass Promotion Of Policemen On Same Rank Since 2017

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate implementation of a new salary scheme for police personnel in the country.

Baba also approved the distribution of uniforms and other accoutrements to men of the NPF.

This development came as rumour of a nationwide industrial action by police officers became rife during the week, forcing the police to issue a statement debunking the speculation.

The officers were said to be planning to embark on a strike over the non-implementation of their new police salary structure, failure in providing sophisticated weapons to fight crime and poor general welfare of officers.

READ ALSO: No Policeman Is Planning To Protest Over Salary – IGP

The acting Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Monday, had described the report as “a mischievous attempt by unscrupulous individuals to bring the Force to disrepute, misinform the public and heat up the polity.”

But with the new move by the IGP, the police hierarchy seems not to take the rumour lightly as he has mandated the NPF authorities to take urgent steps to nip any planned industrial action in the bud.

In a police wireless message dated March 15, 2022, with reference number, CB: 4001/DOPS/FHQ/ABJ/Vol, heads of departments and State Commissioners of Police are told to sensitise their officers to why they should not try to go on strike.

In the police signal, the IGP through the Force Headquarters also directed the immediate computation of police officers’ salaries under the new salary structure.

Part of the police signal reads: “Intelligence reports available to Inspector General of Police indicate that some members of the rank and file are intending to embark on strike over non-payment of the new police salary structure, failure in providing sophisticated weapons to fight crime and poor general welfare of policemen.

“Note that Inspector General of Police had directed the immediate computation of salary under the new salary structure, tax relief/exemption for officers and men for immediate implementation, distribution of kits and other accoutrements have been initiated with force headquarters already concluded.”

 

Read more authentic news on our social media platforms

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Latest News

BREAKING: Peter Obi Resigns From PDP

Published

on

BREAKING: Peter Obi Resigns From PDP

Former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi on Wednesday dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Obi announced his resignation in a letter dated 20 May, addressed to the National Chairman of the party.

READ ALSO: Okupe Drops Presidential Bid For Peter Obi

In the letter seen by New Times, Obi gave reasons for his withdrawal from the presidential race.

 

Read more authentic news on our social media platforms

Continue Reading

Latest News

Security Forces’ll Deal With Killings In South-East, Others – Buhari

Published

on

Security Forces'll Deal With Killings In South-East, Others - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that perpetrators of killings in the South-East and other parts of the country would be dealt with by security forces.

“I strongly condemn the wild, barbarous and wanton killings of innocent people in the South-East, as well as in other parts of Nigeria, Buhari wrote on his official Twitter handle.

“The perpetrators of these deeply distressing attacks should expect the toughest possible response from the security forces.”

The president was reacting to the recent gruesome killing of a mother – Fatima – and her four children in Anambra State.

READ ALSO: Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari

Several quarters have accused the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as the mastermind of the gruesome killings.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna chapter, has also condemned the killing urging that IPOB terrorism needs to be stopped.

“This unfortunate act is getting out of hand. IPOB members are murderers, cowards and subhumans who oppress the innocent and kill children. FG should treat them the same way as Boko Haram,” CAN said.

Unknown assailants have continued to wreak havoc around the South-East since the incarceration of IPOB’s leader Nnamdi Kanu. The separatist group has repeatedly distanced itself from attacks on state assets and government functionaries.

Attacks in Anambra have become vicious in recent days, with gruesome killings of politicians and arson on police and other statement establishments on the upswing.

 

Read more authentic news on our social media platforms

Continue Reading

Latest News

AfAW Lauds Church Of Scotland For Acknowledging Harm Linked To Witchcraft Accusations

Published

on

AfAW Lauds Church Of Scotland For l Harm Linked To Witchcraft Accusations

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) has lauded the Church of Scotland for taking steps to acknowledge inked to Scotland`s historic witchcraft laws centuries ago. At its 2022 General Assembly, the church accepted the motion brought by Rev Prof Susan Hardman that regrets the terrible harm caused to alleged witches in Scotland.

“AfAW received this news of the Church of Scotland`s acknowledgment with much excitement and hope for the future of its campaign to end witch-hunting in Africa”, a statement by Dr Leo Igwe, a leader of the group in Nigeria, said.

It continued : “This development marks a significant step in the efforts by Witches of Scotland to win justice, legal pardon, apology, and national monument for thousands of people mostly women who were convicted of witchcraft and executed between 1563 and 1736. AfAW is delighted by the progress that the campaign by Witches of Scotland has made. On March 8, 2022, the International Women`s Day, the Scottish first minister, Nicola Surgeon, offered a formal apology to people accused of witchcraft in the 16th and 18th centuries.

READ ALSO: AfAW Condemns Gouging Out Kano Child’s Eye, Offers To Help Victim

Incidentally, this campaign has elicited criticisms from some segments of the Scottish population who think that the initiative is unnecessary because these are wrongs committed centuries ago. Some people say that such a campaign is an anachronism to the current generation of Scottish people. But these critics are greatly mistaken. They have forgotten that injustice is injustice no matter how long in the past it was committed. And it is never too late to say: ‘I am sorry.’ It is never too late to acknowledge mistakes and wrongdoings. It is never too late to remedy past injustices, especially when these injustices are still meted out to people in some parts of the world.

“More importantly, this campaign has so much contemporary relevance and resonance. Tens of thousands of people, including women, children, and elderly persons, still suffer harm linked to witchcraft accusations and prosecution in many African countries. And churches with a direct and indirect link to the Church of Scotland often perpetuate these abuses. Churches in Africa are part of the problem of witch-hunting in the region. Churchmen and women are modern-day witch hunters, witchcraft accusers and witch persecutors. This acknowledgment by the Church of Scotland sends a clear and powerful message to its counterparts and affiliates in Africa. This regret provides the moral leadership that has been missing in this campaign. This development in Scotland will help persuade and mobilize African churches to become part of the efforts to end abuses linked to witchcraft beliefs in the region.”

 

Read more authentic news on our social media platforms

Continue Reading

Top Stories

%d bloggers like this: