The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) has now changed its name to National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
This is in accordance with Section 12 of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (ACT 1030).
Africa Articles sighted a publication in the Daily Graphic on Monday November 23, 2020 in which the Director-General of the NIB asked the public to take note of the change in name with immediate effect.
“The Bureau of National Investigation wishes to inform the general public that, per Section 12 of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020, (ACT 1030), the Bureau is now named the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE BUREAU with immediate effect”
The National Intelligence Bureau was established in 1996 as part of the National Security Council during the Presidency of Jerry John Rawlings. The outfit is empowered with investigate jurisdiction to “arrest, detain and interrogate over a wide range of criminal offenses.”
Prior to 1996 it was called the “Special Branch.”