Following some reports obtained from the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI), Nigerian Police has been ranked worst in the world.
The rating was made possible through the outcome of ‘Trends in Internal Security and Policing, Results and Trends by Domain: Capacity, Results and Trends by Domain: Process and Legitimacy and finally the Results and Trends by Domain: Outcomes.
Results obtained from the above four areas showed that Nigeria underperformed in all, with a score of 0.255.
According to Thecable news, the WISPI was released by two bodies – the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Highlights of 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) shows that:
“Terrorism remains one of the greatest threats to internal security. Terrorism has increased dramatically over the last three years, with more than 62,000 people being killed in terrorist attacks between 2012 and 2014. The biggest rise in the last year occurred in Nigeria, the worst performing country on the WISPI.
“Singapore performed best on the Index, followed by Finland, and then Denmark. There were only four non European countries in the top 20. The United Arab Emirates was the highest ranked country from the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, and ranked 29th overall.
“Nigeria performed worst on the Index, followed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, and Pakistan. However, countries with protracted civil conflicts are not eligible for the Index.
“North America and Europe were the two regions with the best average WISPI scores. Sub-Saharan Africa had the worst average score, followed by South Asia and then Central America and the Caribbean.
“Despite the turmoil in the Middle East, many Middle Eastern countries performed well on the Index. The MENA region had the fourth best average regional score of the nine regions in the Index.
“Countries with smaller populations performed better on the Index than larger ones. Only one country in the top ten had a population greater than 25 million, and conversely only one country in the bottom ten had a population of less than 25 million.
“Full democracies had the best average score on the Index, followed by flawed democracies. Authoritarian regimes outperform hybrid regimes, despite the fact that the country with the best score in the Index (Singapore) is a hybrid regime.
“Authoritarian regimes in sub-Saharan Africa had smaller police forces and militaries than their Middle Eastern counterparts. Overall, sub-Saharan African countries had the lowest capacity scores of any region.
“The resources devoted to policing and the criminal justice system have increased dramatically over the past 50 years. In the US, GDP per capita increased 191 per cent from 1961 to 2015 (when measured in constant 2005 US dollars). Over the same period, local, state, and federal government spending on the police increased 484 per cent.
“Corruption has been increasing around the globe in the last 20 years. In many countries, bribe payments to the police are still commonplace. The Index average for bribe payments to police was 30 per cent, with more than 50 per cent of respondents admitting to having paid a bribe to police in 33 of the 127 countries in the Index.”
However, Thecable news has it that Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the police force, rejected the report noting that Nigeria police is the best in Africa.
NDA Expels Cadets For Misconduct
Some cadets have been expelled by the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Friday, January 24 over misconduct.
This was disclosed by the NDA’s spokesperson, Major Abubakar Abdullahi in a statement made available to newsmen.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was established on 5 February 1964 in response to the defence needs of independent Nigeria to train officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Before then, the institution was known as the Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC). After independence in 1960, it became known as the Nigerian Military Training College.
Major Abdullahi disclosed that the military academy conducts periodic dossier reviews to address cadets’ disciplinary cases.
The statement read in parts;
“The recently concluded dossier review resulted in the relegation and withdrawal of some cadets found wanting in discipline and general misconduct. This is in line with the NDA’s continued demonstration of its commitment to produce quality officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces and to ensure that discipline is preserved.
“The exercise which is in line with provisions of the cadets’ hand book on discipline and General Administration 2018 (revised) and Armed Forces Act CAP A20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 aims to achieve the mission of the academy to provide each officer cadet the requisite knowledge, skills and values necessary to meet the requirements of a military officer through military training, academic excellence and character development.”
Leah Sharibu Allegedly Gives Birth In Boko Haram’s Captivity
Leah Sharibu has allegedly given birth to a son fathered by a top Boko Haram commander.
According to Sahara Reporters, Leah, the Christian girl who was kidnapped along with other schoolgirls but was not released with the others because she refused to renounce Christianity, allegedly gave birth to a baby boy weeks ago.
She was reportedly forced by the terror group to convert to Islam before being married off to a top Boko Haram commander, the publication claims.
The forced marriage has now allegedly produced a son.
‘Anytime I Peel Banana, I Get Erection’ — Nigerian Man Laments
A distraught 21-year-old Nigerian student has cried out over what started happening to him since last year.
The young man who wrote to popular online love doctor, Joro Olumofin and pleaded to be kept anonymous narrated that he gets erection anytime he eats banana, and not only that; his buttocks also gets wet.
Apparently worried, he wants to know if what is happening to him is normal or if he is simply gay.
See screenshot of his message to Joro below…