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-[[http://​www.ecowas.int/​member-states/​nigeria/​|ecowas.int]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​nairabet/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​[[//​www.youtube.com/​embed/​U3J151qkqWQ|external frame]] +The Nigeria Police ForceNPFis the worst in the world, according ​to Planet Internal Security and Police Index International,​ WISPI.
-Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy CentreCISLAChas [[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​category/​nigerian-newspapers/​daily-independent/​|expressed concern]] over the Federal Government’s plans to borrow $5 billion to finance the budget and called on the [[http://​www.Economist.com/​topics/​nigeria|supervisory committees]] ​in the National Assembly ​to [[http://​Reliefweb.int/​country/​nga|vigorously interrogate]] the move.+
  
  
-[[//​www.youtube.com/​embed/​F56oJkpKnU0|external frame]]CISLAC in a statementyesterday, further [[http://​travel.Nationalgeographic.com/​travel/​countries/​nigeria-guide/​|expressed concern]] over the administration’s debt profile ​was unrealistic in the light of a budget deficit that was already 31 per cent of annual budget a debt to [[http://​travel.Nationalgeographic.com/​travel/​countries/​nigeria-guide/​|GDP ratio]] of 16.+The WISPI reportwhich focused on the NPF’s ability to cope with internal safety challenges, ​was released by the International Police Science Association,​ IPSA, and the Institute for Economics and Peace.
  
  
-The [[http://​Thecommonwealth.org/​our-member-countries/​nigeria|CISLAC statement]] issued by its [[http://​travel.nationalgeographic.com/​travel/​countries/​nigeria-guide/​|Executive]] Director, Auwal Ibrahim read: "​We ​are worried that the failure of government to deliver ​on its promise to Nigerians on infrastructure development,​ after over two years in office, due to the financial challenges because of dwindling revenues from oilis driving her into panic mode and making her resort to desperate measures, including falling back on discredited ​and obsolete approach of handing out tax incentives to show results, probably for electioneering campaign prelude to 2019.+A total of 127 countries ​that are not at present embroiled in protracted civil conflicts had been assessed ​on four law enforcement associated fronts: capacity processeslegitimacy ​and outcomes ​and we came final in all 4 categories.
  
-"This must, however, not be done at the expense of long term national interest and development. 
  
-"​CISLAC finds it disturbing that a country that is posting a debt to GDP ratio of 16 per cent and a budget deficit of about 31 per cent of her annual budget in 2017planning to borrow another $5 billion (about N1.9 trillion) to fund the 2017 budgetwhile already spending about 36 per cent of scarce revenues to service debts and is in danger of losing international funding to provide social services, still finds it convenient to concede revenues through ​the use of incentivesThat this is done in exchange for road construction is quite embarrassing ​and an indictment of the government."+Singapore came initialfollowed by Finland, and then Denmark. And there have been only 4 non-Western countries ​in the prime 20The United Arab Emirates, which was ranked at 29th overall, came best in the Middle East and North African zone.
  
  
-"We are aware that this tendency for hasty and discretionary award of tax incentives is what makes it prone to abuse and corruption as has been with previous arrangements such as the Pioneer Status Incentives which this administration have had to cancel and review. For instance, have other cement companies being offered ​the opportunity to construct roads in exchange for tax incentives? How many of such is government willing to grant and what will be the cost? Is such concession exclusive to some entities? How many micro, small and medium enterprises businesses ​that have funded road rehabilitation,​ sunken boreholes ​and provided other public benefits to which the CITA (Exemption of Profits Order 2012) also applies have benefited from the order?+Chai! I’m reeling from the shame! I would count on us to be trailing in the wake of sophisticated developed nations ​that have a lot more encounter ​and sources. But you’d feel that we’d at least be numero uno in our area.
  
-[[https://​www.theguardian.com/​world/​nigeria|theguardian.com]][[http://www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​bet9ja/​|yohaig.ng]]</a>​Here ​is my page [[http://www.yohaig.ng/​category/​nigerian-newspapers/​daily-independent/​|Yohaig]]+ 
 +Having said that, regardless of getting the "giant of Africa"​ (supposedly!),​ we have been outranked by each and every other African nation on the list! 
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 +According to the report, the finest-performing African countries within this context are Botswana at 47, followed by Rwanda at 50. 
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 +Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali also made the major 10, in that order. 
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 +Meanwhile, the 10 lowest-performing African nations are Madagascar 111th, Zambia 112th, Ethiopia 115th, Sierra Leone 117th, Cameroon 120th, Mozambique 122nd, Uganda 124th, Kenya 125th and Democratic Republic of Congo 126th. 
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 +Then Nigeria, languishing at rock bottom. In the gutter, frankly. 
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 +"There are," the report scathingly pointed out, "219 police officers for just about every 100,000 Nigerians, ​[which is] nicely under both the Index median of 300, and the sub-Saharan Africa area average of 268…This limits the capacity of the force to measure up to its law and order mandate."​ 
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 +But rather of apologetically acknowledging its obvious shortcomings and promising to do superior, the NPF has descended into Delusional Mode, firmly rejected the report, accused its authors of mischief/ignorance and arrogantly elevated itself to the pinnacle of African policing! 
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 +According to a statement by spokesperson,​ Jimoh Moshood: "The Nigeria Police Force following a careful study of the report and the news products emanating from it, wishes to state categorically that the report is totally misleading, a clear misrepresentation of details and figures and essentially unempirical…" ​. 
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 +Moshood talks about NPF’s alleged triumphs inside the United Nations Peace Keeping System…and the fact that it is one of the only two African Delegates representing the whole continent on the executive committee of Interpol…thereby conveniently ignoring the reality that the report produced it clear that it was referring to INTERNAL safety challenges, not to foreign forays. 
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 +Moshood then defiantly instructed Nigerians and the international community to "​disregard the report as unfounded and misleading."​ 
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 +I have gone via a variety of news internet websites to come across out how Nigerians are responding to the report and the NPF’s reactions to it and I’m sure I do not have to inform Moshood that derision and disgust are widespread. 
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 +Nobody seems to have anything constructive to say about our boys in blue and black! Tales of police extortion, corruption in basic, violence, incompetence and collusion with criminals abound on the internet. 
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 +Police officers are supposed to be respected members of society. Police officers need to be regarded as the partners and protectors of the law-abiding majorityBut they are seen by most Nigerians as partners and protectors of criminals…and as predatory, stupid, useless and unsafe. 
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 +Having stated this, I’d like to put in excellent word for Nigerian police officers. 
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 +I was kidnapped in Port Harcourt two years ago and have subsequently been deeply touched by the moral and sensible support that I personally have received from several senior, junior and middle-ranking policemen and ladies. 
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 +If only ALL Nigerian policemen and women could be as good to ALL Nigerians, the NPF would inspire self-assurance and improve its terrible reputation. 
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 +To be fair, the NPF suffers from a chronic lack of resources. And police officers endure so significantly poverty though they are risking their lives for us. It is tricky to be truthful and to excel when you are below terrible pressure. 
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 +By the way, the report also took a swipe at our political class by declaring that"High levels of political terror have been an challenge for Nigeria because 1993.
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 +If only the politicians who inflict misery on the populace could concentrate on the need to provide standard on-the-ground police officers with greater coaching, much better income, improved todays and brighter tomorrows. 
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 +Men of substance 
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 +The Financial Instances, a British newspaper, hosted an Africa Summit in London last month. Vice President Osinbajo was the principal attraction and gave a terrific keynote speech. The man oozes class, competence and integrity. He actually impressed the foreigners and produced me feel so proud to be Nigerian. 
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 +Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State, also attended the above occasion and the point that struck me about him was how refreshingly modest and low-essential he was. 
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 +He didn’t have an entourage. He wasn’t surrounded by aides. There were no safety guards aggressively repelling any individual who dared to strategy him. 
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 +Obaseki just quietly mingled with other Summit participants and chatted to any individual who wanted to talk to him. My instincts, which are normally sound, inform me that this intelligent,​ charming political CEO will do pretty nicely for his state. 
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