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Nigerian Police Force RANKS and Their Duties – Guide for (NPF) Ranking



Nigerian Police Force RANKS and Their Duties | For those that want to apply for, Nigeria Police force Recruitment , those that want to know about NPF Ranks, Nigerian Police Force Guide, Current Ranking about Nigerian Police, Full guide for (NPF) Ranking , How to check Current Nigerian Police Force Salary Structure , Brief History of Nigerian Police Force, things you should know about (NPF), Check here Step-by-Step

The duty of the Nigerian police is to protect and serve Nigerians. They are also mandated to do this with integrity.  They are the law enforcers in Nigeria and they work hand in hand with all the three arms of the government.

See:  Current Nigerian Police Salary Structure and Brief History of Nigerian Police Force

If you desire to go into a career in the Nigeria Police, you may want to know about their ranking.  This will give you an idea of what you are going into and it may help you begin to make plans on how to make it to the topmost level in your career as a Policeman or policewoman.  In this write-up, you will be educated about the various rank at Nigeria Police.  We will start from the highest rank to the lowest.


Ranks in the Nigeria Police [in descending order]

  • Inspector General of Police: This is the highest rank in the Nigeria Police. He is the one commanding the Nigeria police. He gives the instructions, directives and orders for others to follow. The Inspector General gets the instructions down to the populace via an organized chain of command.
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police: Every other rank that lies below the IG has to take orders from the Deputy Inspector General of Police. His appointment is in line with Section (1) of the Police Act, which has it that he is the second in Command of the Nigeria Police and shall so act for the Inspector General in the event of the latter’s absence.
  • Assistant Inspector General of Police: Office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police is provided for by the sections 5 and 8 of the Police Act. The sections states that the Assistant Inspector General of Police shall act on behalf of the Inspector General of Police in the event of the absence of the IG and the Deputy IG.
  • Commission of Police: He is in charge of contingents in a state. His appointment is provided for by the Section 5 of the Police Act. And Section 215; Subsection 2 of the Nigeria Constitution. This maintains that the Commissioner of Police 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 whoever acts on his behalf in the event of the latter’s absence.
  • Deputy Commissioner Of Police:
  • Assistant Commissioner Of Police
  • Chief Superintendent Of Police
  • Superintendent Of Police
  • Deputy Superintendent Of Police
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police
  • Cadet Superintendent Of Police
  • Inspector
  • Sergeant

Mention must also be made of the administrative structure of the Nigeria police. The administrative structure is categorized into seven departments. These are labeled A to G. Each of the departments is given specific duty to perform. There are however instances where their duties tend to overlap.  These seven departments are detailed below.

A Department

Its duties wound round administration. This department is responsible for the coordination and supervision of all other departments in the Nigeria Police.

B Department   

This department is concerned with operation. They are responsible for organizing and planning all activities related to internal security measures. They are equally involved in monitoring the execution of the security measures across the country.

C Department

This department is concerned with logistics and supply.  They are the ones that supply all the tools required by the Nigerian police for their operations.

Some of these supplies are printing equipment, spare parts, stationeries, medicals, boats, arms & ammunition, riot equipment, force animals, bomb disposal equipment, wireless equipment, helicopters, planes, vehicles and the likes.

The same department is also involved in the determination of cost of equipment. They manage police buildings and quarters too. In addition, they are involved in planning of building programs and supply of uniform

D Department

They are involved in investigation and intelligence. The department is the one that handles all criminal investigations. They are involved in criminal intelligence, prosecution, crime records, forensic matters, narcotics, crime prevention policies, antiquities and Interpol.

E Department

This department is the one involved in training and command.  They are the ones that formulate and implemented all training plans and policies for the Nigeria police.  They provide

They provide well-researched training programmers that ensure the Nigeria Police is up to date with what obtains in modern climes. They are involved in equipment training, field training, and staff development.

F Department

This department is involved in the method and organization aspects of the Nigeria Police. They are responsible for information management and planning. They are basically an Inspectorate Division.

G Department

The ICT department of the Nigeria police has become a very important department in the Nigeria police owning to the fact that ICT now rules the world.

The Nigeria Police now realize that ICT is a potent tool for fighting corruption. This department is saddled with the responsibility of developing and implementing various ICT Policies

Force Secretary

Another important official of the Nigeria Police that is worth mentioning is the Force Secretary.  He too has important duties to fulfill.  This official is responsible for managing appointment and promotion of superior police officers.

Also, he undertakes the task of deploying police officers from one place to another.  Also, the secretary keeps records of superior officers.  The discipline of superior police officers is yet another task assigned to this official.

He calls for and organizes police council meetings. Inter-ministerial matters are also part of his job description. He is a member of the Promotion Board.

The Nigeria Police is distributed across the country. The Inspection General of Police and a number of key officers have their offices at the Force Headquarters, which is now in Abuja.

There are zonal headquarters also in each of the geopolitical zones. Each of the states has a State Command Headquarters.  The Area Command Headquarters answer to the Sate Command Headquarters.

Each Area has a number of Divisional Police Headquarters under it.  The Police Stations in each division answer to the Divisional headquarters.

Police Post is a small unit of Police Station. In order to take security to the rural areas, there are also village police posts in many of the villages across the country.

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UNIOSUN/Departmental Cut-off Marks 2019/2020



UNIOSUN/Departmental Cut-off MarksOsun State University UNIOSUN UTME Departmental admission cut-off marks and Direct Entry  into the various courses for 2019/2020 academic session. is available online check here. Stay focus and go through;

Cut off mark is an agreed score set by a particular institution as a basic of admitting students into the department of study.  This score is usually accredited to candidates based on their performance in a particular examination. However, students who have scored above the required cut off mark will be given admission and preferentially treated in admission process above those who have met the exacts cut off mark.

There are certain criteria to be observed by students before being admitted to study in any of the courses in any Nigerian Institutions . One of these which include meeting the required cut of mark for each schools as well as the courses itself.  It is very easy to obtain admission if one has met the required cut off mark for the admission into a particular course.

Osun State University Jamb Fixed Cut-off Mark 2019

Following the scrapping out of post UTME by the federal government, the Joints Admission and Matriculation board (JAMB) had given a bench mark of 180 and above for candidates applying for Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education. Hitherto, the Osun State University has follow suit in the 180 general cut of mark of JAMB.

Sometimes You might ask questions like: I had 180 and above but was not still given the admission to study my desired course?

Candidates with higher scores are first considered; in admission basics, candidates with lower scores though might meet the cut off mark of 160 may likely not be admitted. In fact, it is the higher your scores, the higher the chance of being admitted.

Osun State University Departmental Cut-off Mark

The Osun State University does not really have a specific cut off mark for courses. However, candidates who have scored a minimum of one 180 in UTME examination is eligible to apply for admission into any of their choice courses.

Realted JAMB UTME Cut off Marks | for All Nigerian Institutions

Due to the high number of students wishing to study in the Delta State University, the admission processes is competitive and an admission is given based on JAMB score and O level grades.

This is to inform candidates that the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening exercise will hold for candidates who chose Osun State University as their first choice, with a minimum score of 160 and above.

Pleas NOT: However, candidates that scored less than 200 would not be considered for admission into any of the following programmes:

Business Administration
Political Science

Meanwhile candidates who chose any of these courses but scored less than 200 can change to any other relevant programme of their choice.

Candidates are to register on-line by accessing the University website: or to complete and submit applications. They are expected to print two (2) copies of the application form after submission.

Direct Entry candidates should complete the form on-line, following the same process as above and ensure that they read the admission requirements of the university before applying to any of its programmes. They are also expected to forward their Academic Transcripts to the Registrar of Osun State University. ALL Direct Entry candidates including those of UNIOSUN (IJMB) Programme, who wish to be considered for admission into Osun State University for the 2018/2019 academic session, must have obtained Direct Entry Forms from JAMB. Such candidates must apply for the screening exercise.

UNIOSUN will admit only candidates who made at least five (5) credit passes in SSCE/NECO/NABTEB in the relevant subjects at not more than two sittings except for Nursing and Law which require ONE sitting. The University also accepts a minimum of Lower credit for Direct Entry candidates. Candidates should meticulously provide their O’ Level results on the portal. Any candidate that provides false information would be prosecuted by law enforcement agencies and the admission of such candidates withdrawn once discovered. Candidates awaiting results should supply it within one week of release. Any candidate who fails to participate in the screening exercise will not be considered for admission.

The 2018/2019 admission exercise will be based on Central Admission Processing System (CAPS), a system designed by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to automate the admissions process to tertiary institutions

Visit the Uniosun Post UTME Portal via or This will take you to the online Application Platform. Ensure you read all registration guidelines and instructions before proceeding to register.

Payments of N2,000.00 for the Post UTME Screening and N5,500 portal access and administrative fees are through the Interswitch Web PAY platform, using your ATM cards (Master Card, Verve card and Interswitch enabled Cards.)

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office, Osun State University, Osogbo on Tel: 080-35769845, 08107976419

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FUWUKARI Registration Deadline 2018/2019



This is to inform the fresh student of The Federal University Wukari (FUWUKARI) that the school management Reopens Registration Portal and sets Sets New Deadline for 2018/2019 academic session.

FUWukari Post UTME Admission Form

This is to inform all the students of the Federal University Wukari (FUWUKARI), that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. A.M Kundiri, has directed to re-opening of the school portal to enable students who were unable to complete their course registrations before the portal was closed  to do so.

FUWUKARI portal ( will be opened for registration between 19th and 25th March, 2019.


Affected students are advised to comply and take this opportunity of grace serious.

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UNIOSUN New Intake Matriculation Numbers 2018/2019



The Osun State University (UNIOSUN) Currently released New Intake Matriculation Numbers for printing

UNIOSUN Acceptance Fee Process

This is to inform all the 2018/2019 freshers and transfer students of the Osun State University  (UNIOSUN) that the authorities of the institution have announced that those who have completed their online registration can now check and print their matriculation numbers online.

How to Check and Print UNIOSUN Matriculation Numbers.

  1. Go to
  2. Supply your UTME/DE registration number in the required column.
  3. Finally, click on ‘Check‘ button to access and print your UNIOSUN matriculation number.


1) Only Fresh students that have completed their online Acceptance Clearance and have made full payment of their tuition fees are allocated Matriculation Numbers.

2) If you run into any hitch accessing your Matriculation Number or you notice any spelling mistake in the biodata details , please send an email to:

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