A nation’s strength is its youth, youths falling prey to evil practices and criminal activities not only ruin their lives, but also hamper the progress of the nation.Read more
One of the problems bedeviling the country in recent times is the rising wave of crime. Despite the dogged efforts of the Nigerian police force and other security agencies in tackling the menace, inadequate equipment and motivation, coupled with poverty; unemployment and the breakdown of family values among others have made crime prevention and control a difficult task.
The nature of these crimes includes armed robbery, murder, rape, car theft, burglary, fraud, bribery and corruption, food and drug adulteration, gambling, smuggling, human trafficking, kidnapping, drug trafficking, money laundering, internet scam, advanced fee fraud and other illegal activities. What is responsible for the increasing spate of these crimes?
The capacity of the police and other security agencies in Nigeria to effectively prevent and control crime has often been called to question. As a matter of fact, many have lost faith in the security agencies going by the incessant increase in the crime rate. This however does not undermine the efforts of the police in fighting crime in the country.
Experts say there is need to strengthen the family institution as well as develop a welfare programme for the children from broken homes, and unemployed youths as this will prevent them from being recruited into criminal gangs. Also, If crime is to be reduced to the barest minimum, the government must take pro-active measures towards poverty alleviation. Are these measures adequate?Read more
In times past, activities of cultism were limited to the school environment, but recently cultism seems to have taken new dimensions. The rise in many groups like the opc, bakassi, Niger delta avengers etc, has escalated the situation. What is responsible for the rise in this menace and why?Read more
On August 15 2016, the Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode signed the properties protection bill into law. This development ushered in a ray of hope for residents who had suffered untold harassment and frustration in the process of acquiring land.Read more
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