Monday, February 17, 2020

Tag "Insecurity"

    Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the country's security challenges. Lawan said this in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday. The senate president said the legislature would also ensure that the federal government [...]

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    ‘You are expanding the kingdom of armed robbers’ — Bode George hits Sanwo-Olu over okada ban

‘You are expanding the kingdom of armed robbers’ — Bode George hits Sanwo-Olu over okada ban

Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the ban of okada and tricycles in some areas  of Lagos will only increase the spate of armed robbery in the state. On February 1, the government of Babajide Sanwo-Olu restricted commercial motorcycles and tricycles in 15 local government areas and local council development areas. The action was received with widespread criticisms [...]

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    ‘Young Parliamentarians’ demand removal of service chiefs

‘Young Parliamentarians’ demand removal of service chiefs

The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF), a group of lawmakers in the national assembly, has called for the removal of service chiefs over the widespread insecurity in the country. In a communique issued at the end of a retreat in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Saturday, the YPF asked the federal government to review the current security architecture in order to ensure [...]

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    Lawan: Govt should be run like business — and non-performers sacked

Lawan: Govt should be run like business — and non-performers sacked

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked. Lawan said this on Thursday while speaking on a motion sponsored by Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno. The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone. But some senators [...]

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    Sule Lamido to Buhari: Ask yourself why some of your allies abandoned you

Sule Lamido to Buhari: Ask yourself why some of your allies abandoned you

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to secure Nigerians. He said this in reaction to a statement credited to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, that the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is a one-man army. NEF had criticised Buhari over "his failure" to secure Nigerians but in his response, Adesina said the forum lacked credible membership [...]

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    Northern Elders Forum: Buhari in denial of his failure to secure the country

Northern Elders Forum: Buhari in denial of his failure to secure the country

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) says President Muhammadu Buhari is in denial of his failure to secure the country.  The forum, in a statement by Ango Abdullahi, its chairman, said it appears the current administration does not have any idea on what will provide relief or solution to insecurity and poverty in the land. It said poverty has worsened in the north under the Buhari [...]

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    Dogara blames widespread insecurity on leadership failure

Dogara blames widespread insecurity on leadership failure

Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, says the current level of insecurity is unparalleled in Nigeria's history. Dogara spoke in Kaduna on Thursday while  chairing  a northern security meeting convened by the Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP). He said the situation in the north is even worse, adding that of the 19 states in the region, only the [...]

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    Police on Kaduna raid: Two Ansaru commanders were killed but we lost an inspector

Police on Kaduna raid: Two Ansaru commanders were killed but we lost an inspector

The police say “one of the most wanted kidnappers in Nigeria" was among those killed during the raid on the camp of the Ansaru militant group in Kaduna state. In a statement on Thursday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said one Haruna Basullube was killed alongside a “notorious” commander of the militants identified as Bashir Leta. He added that the police also lost Muhammed Abubakar, an [...]

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    Reps: Neighbouring countries fuelling insecurity in Nigeria

Reps: Neighbouring countries fuelling insecurity in Nigeria

The house of representatives has accused neighbouring countries of fuelling insecurity in Nigeria. The lower legislative chamber made the allegation after its relevant committees met with the security chiefs to discuss Nigeria’s worsening security situation in Abuja on Wednesday. Briefing journalists after the closed-door session, Babajimi Benson, chairman, house committee on defence, said there “could be some truth” in allegations that neighbouring countries [...]

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    ‘It was a street show’ — NSCIA taunts CAN over protest led by Adeboye

‘It was a street show’ — NSCIA taunts CAN over protest led by Adeboye

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has described as a street show, the protests some Christian leaders held in different parts of the country on Sunday. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had organised a walk against widespread insecurity in the country. Accompanied by some members of his church, Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God [...]

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    Report: 27 killed, 22 abducted in Abuja in one year

Report: 27 killed, 22 abducted in Abuja in one year

This might cause you migraine: 27 persons are reported to have been victims of extra-judicial killings in Abuja since February 2019. According to a new report released by SBM Intelligence, a data analysis group, 22 persons have also been kidnapped in the nation's capital. The report, which the organisation said was derived form interviews, media reports and desk research, added that there [...]

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    Gunmen open fire on bus in Abuja, abduct passengers

Gunmen open fire on bus in Abuja, abduct passengers

Gunmen have abducted passengers of a public transport in the federal capital territory (FCT). Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT police command, said the gunmen opened fire on the bus before whisking their victims away. Manzah said the incident happened on Sunday evening along Piri Kwali expressway — barely one week after a student was abducted in the nation’s capital. The police spokesman said [...]

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    Peter Obi: Nigeria never had it this bad with insecurity

Peter Obi: Nigeria never had it this bad with insecurity

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says the current state of insecurity in Nigeria is the worst the country has experienced. Obi, a former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said there has been an upsurge in all forms of criminality in the country. Frequent attacks in various parts of the country have led to calls on the Buhari [...]

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    Nigeria is at war, says Ali Ndume

Nigeria is at war, says Ali Ndume

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says Nigeria is at war with criminals. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Sunday, the senator said the country's security challenges have gone beyond Boko Haram insurgency to other crimes in various parts of the country. There has been rising insecurity across the country -- from kidnapping to the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks and banditry. Despite the challenges, [...]

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    Demand for Buhari’s resignation a call for us to do more, says Keyamo

Demand for Buhari’s resignation a call for us to do more, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, says there is no need for a row over the call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. Reacting to a statement in which Buhari expressed shock over the insecurity in the country, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, asked the president to resign, saying his government "can no longer do anything” about the [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap district head, son in Zamfara

Gunmen kidnap district head, son in Zamfara

Hassan Mohammed, district head of Gayari in Gummi local government area of Zamfara state, and his son have been kidnapped by suspected bandits. According to the PUNCH, the kidnap happened when the bandits raided the community on Thursday night. Abubakar Sani, a resident of the community, was quoted as saying the bandits had AK 47 rifles. Sani said they began shooting sporadically when [...]

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