The Royal Sculpture of Benin City: you’ll love them, but you need tout permits

Benin Queen

Benin City Royal Sculpture

I was excited about visiting Benin City. Its sculptures fascinated me on my first visit but its touts almost took away the joy. (more…)


The Future of Nigeria’s Dumb Policing

I picked up playing basketball late in my secondary school years and

usually practiced at the nearest court to my house. It was the Police

College basketball court on Independence Way, Kaduna. It was about 2

kilometers from (more…)

The Press Statement That Sacked Hafiz Ringim

English: Seal of the President of Nigeria Cate...


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Mohammed D. Abubakar as Acting Inspector General of Police as a first step towards the comprehensive reorganization and repositioning of the Nigeria Police Force to make it more effective and capable of meeting emerging internal security challenges.
Mr. Abubakar who is currently an Assistant Inspector General of Police replaces Mr. Hafiz Ringim who (more…)

Boko Haram kingpin, Kabiru Sokoto, still at large, police offering N50 million for info on him

Kabiru Sokoto BOKO HARAM

Kabiru Sokoto

The Nigerian police has declared Kibiru Sokoto, the suspected Boko Haram Christmas Day bomber, who escaped  custody wanted, placing a bounty of N50 million on him.

The police placed the ransom on Thursday after the inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, was queried by President Goodluck Jonathan over the escape of the suspect. (more…)

President Jonathan sends troops after protesters, journalists

  1. The day started with a broadcast by President Jonathan announcing a reduction in gasoline price from N141 to N97 per litre. In the broadcast, as reported by Vanguard below, the president announced that said the price was reduced to pacify angry  Nigerians.

#OccupyNigeria protester, Ademola Aderinde, murdered in Lagos

  1. Late Ademola, before the protest day.
  2. RIP Ademola aderinde http://t.co/xnR7JcIr
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 05:05:44
  3. In this picture, Ademola is seen, surrounded by four police officers, in an altercation with the police officers. (more…)

Subsidy Protest Day 6: Protest Goes Cyber

  1. The morning started with this post by from NaijaCyberHack after they have brought down the website of Federal Ministry of Transport.
  2. We are flooding all the senators private phones with 1 million SMS each. What do you want the message to be? Pls reply. #occupyNigeria
    Fri, Jan 06 2012 05:52:41
  3. Senator David Mark – 08035008888 || BOMB him with calls/Sms. Tell him how you feel. #occupynigeria (more…)