Nigeria’s police told to share bribes with superiors – BBC

Corruption in Nigeria’s police has become institutionalised and junior officers are expected to share bribes, US-based Human Rights Watch says. The BBC’s Caroline Duffield in Lagos says extortion of civilians and bribery of police is a fact of life in Nigeria – often taking place in public and in broad daylight. Motorists at checkpoints, traders, […]

Kenyan arrested by Tanzania police over ‘albino sale’

Police in Tanzania say they have arrested a Kenyan national who was attempting to sell an albino man. The arrest was made in a sting operation as police pretended to be businessmen buying albino body parts. Police say they struck a deal equivalent to more than $250,000 (£159,000) for the 20-year-old man. Albino body parts […]

Police Boss Arrested Over Stolen Bus

A Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) attached to a Divisional Headquarters, (name withheld) is currently being interrogated over a stolen bus in his possession. He was arrested by police detectives at Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria. Police sources revealed that a Mazda bus marked XT 963 FST now painted in yellow […]

Al-Shabab recruits in the Netherlands

Violent Islamist group Al-Shabab is recruiting in the Netherlands, according to American journalist Mark Hosenball on his Newsweek blog. He bases his comments on official Dutch government sources. Hosenball writes that two Dutch government officials, who requested anonimity, and Bart Stapert, an Amsterdam lawyer now representing Omar, told him Omar approached Dutch authorities in December […]


UNITED States (U.S.) Senate has confirmed the nomination of a new Ambassador to Nigeria. A statement by a US web site said Terence P. McCulley, selected by President Barack Obama on June 28, 2010, to serve as ambassador to Nigeria, has now been confirmed by the Senate. McCulley is a member of the Senior […]


Senator Florence Ita-Giwa has condemned the reaction of some members of the National Assembly to comments attributed to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the assembly’s finance management/administration and remunerations. Ita-Giwa, a former Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters to the ex-president, said: “Although I believe that, advertently or inadvertently, matters of ‘remuneration’ may have been […]

Jos-bound men with 27 guns arrested

Security agents have arrested six men who were trying to smuggle 27 rifles from Maiduguri to Jos, where internecine ethno-religious violence left hundreds dead since the beginning of the year. Another man was also arrested with 25 guns, which he hid in a taxi wagon loaded with dried fish and planned to take to Wukari, […]


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