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The Official Ranks In The Nigerian Police Force

The Ranks In Nigeria Police Force are divided across three structures; Administrative, Authority and Organizational structure.
The authority ranks in Nigeria police force (NPF), from top to bottom is the Inspector General of police down to the constable.

The Authority Structure of The Nigerian Police Force

Ranks In Nigeria Police Force.

The Inspector-General of Police

In accordance with section 215(2) of the 1999 Constitution, section 6 of the Police Act, 1990, “the Force shall be commanded by the Inspector-General of Police”.
This simply means that orders, directives and instructions to carry out the duties with which the Police is carried, flows from the Inspector-General of Police, through the chain of Command, to any Officer positioned to implement such order.
The office of the Inspector General of Police is the highest rank in the Nigeria Police force.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police

According to section 7(1) of the Police Act, the Deputy Inspector General of Police is the second in Command of the Force and shall so act for him in the Inspector-General’s absence.
Section 5 of the Act makes room for as many DIGs as the Nigeria Police Council considers appropriate. Every other rank below the IG, takes order of Command from him, in the performance of their lawful duties.

The Asst. Inspector-General of Police

The Office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police is provided for by section 5 and 8 of the Police Act. He shall act for the Inspector-General of Police in the event of the absence of the Inspector-General of Police and Deputy Inspector-General of Police
The Commissioner of Police (In-charge of contingents in a state)
Section 5 of the Police Act, in accordance with the provisions of section 215 (2), of the Nigeria Constitution, provides for the Office and rank of a Commissioner of Police who shall be in Control of contingents of the Police Force stationed in a State. He is subject however, to the command of the Inspector-General of Police or who-so-ever acts for him, in his absence.
Every other rank in the Force is legally provided for by section 5 of the Police Act.

The Command structure of the Nigeria Police can be presented in order of hierarchy as in the chain here under.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police
The Asst. Commissioner of Police
The Chief Superintendent of Police
The Superintendent of Police
The Deputy Superintendent of Police
The Asst. Superintendent of Police
The Inspector of Police
Sergeant Major

The Administrative Structure of The Nigerian Police Force

The Nigeria Police is administratively structured and divided into departments: ‘A’ – ‘G’ with each department charged with peculiar duties. Although their duties are inter-woven, they are distinguishable.
Direction, supervision and co-ordination of the various department within the Nigerian Police Force
Responsible for Planning and organizing internal security measures and monitoring the execution of such security measures in the country
Responsible for the supply of needed tools the Nigerian Police force needs to operate.
These includes; uniforms, planning of building programmes, construction and maintenance of Police Buildings and quarters, determination of costs of all equipment, e.g. vehicles, planes, Helicopters; Wireless equipment, Bomb Disposal equipment, Force Animals, Arms & Ammunition and other riot equipment, Boats, Medical, Stationers, Spare parts, Printing equipment.
This department is responsible for criminal Investigations; Interpol, Antiguitics, Crime Prevention Policies, Narcotics, Forensic Matters, Crime Records, Prosecution and Criminal Intelligence.
Formulation and implementation of a training policy and plan for the Nigerian Police Force. Well researched training programmes to keep pace with modern thought in the field of training, staff development and equipment.
The ‘F’ department is responsible for research, Planning, Inspectorate Division, Management Information, Organization and Method
The ICT department has become an important department and rightly so, as ICT has become a very important tool in fighting crime.
It is tasked with the duties of developing and implenting ICT Policies and programmes for the Nigeria Police Force.


The office of the force secretary is tasked with the duties of Promotion and appointment of Superior Police Officers, Deployment of Superior Police Officers, keeping records of Superior Police Officers, Discipline of Superior Police Officers, Police Council meeting, Inter-Ministerial matter; and Promotion Boards.

The Organizational Structure of The Nigerian Police Force

The Nigeria Force is further structured in line with the geo-political structure of the Country, with provisions for supervisory formations. The structure formation enables Police operational of the internal Territory of Nigeria.
The organisational structure of the Police Force is represented as shown below:
Force Headquarters
Zonal Headquarters
State Commands Headquarters
Area Commands Headquarters
Divisional Police Headquarters
Police Station
Police Post
Village Police Post.
This structure is supposed to help the entire populace feel the impact of the Nigerian Police Force.

Northern States have complied' We will disrupt activities in other regions – Nigerian military 

Operation positive Identification is a planned operation to demand identity cards from citizens across the country.
Nigerian military has said the Northern part of the country has complied to the operation show me your identity card.
In the news according source premiumtimes Soldiers had been taking similar measures to separate citizens from terrorists in the Boko Haram-ravaged northeastern part of Nigeria.
The military claimed last month that
citizens in the North-east had been cooperating with troops to make the exercise successful by carrying with them valid identity documents.
It said further that their next target is to extend the practice to other regions.

Border closure is not to generate revenue but to force other countries to respect us – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has said the border closure is for other countries to adhere to the commitment on a bilateral agreement made over the years.
According to Zainab Ahmed who spoke to some select journalists about some challenges facing the economy while asked if the closure of the border one of the new ways of increasing traffic at the ports and generating revenue said it’s because we were not getting cooperation with our nneighbouring countries.
She said thus:- We have over the years committed to some alliances and bilateral agreements but our neighbours are not respecting that bilateral agreement and at this time when the President has signed Nigeria up to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement , it becomes more important for us to make sure everybody complies with the commitments that are made .
The practice our neighbours have engaged in is hurting our economy ; it’s hurting our local businesses and we have to make sure that stops. That is the purpose of the border closure and not to generate revenue. So if revenues are generated , it’s a consequence but that ’s not the purpose.
Source: top hits

Bye bye to crimes in Nigeria: FG to procure additional fighter helicopters worth 7,612,500,000.00 naira from Russia

The Presidency has a plan to procure weapons including fighter helicopters from Russia.
According to the news, this will enhance the nation’s ongoing fight against insurgency, banditry and violence crimes.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Monday.
However, Buhari would hold security talks with President Vladimir Putin at the sideline of the Russia-Nigeria Summit, fixed for between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.
Source: NAN