Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tag "Insecurity"

    Kadaria: We’ll organise fresh protest if Zamfara killings continue

Kadaria: We’ll organise fresh protest if Zamfara killings continue

Kadaria Ahmed, media personality, says she is ready to go back to the streets to protest if the killings in Zamfara state returns.Speaking on Arise Television on Wednesday, Kadaria said it is her job as a citizen to hold the government accountable.On April 6, the journalist and a group of protesters had marched to the presidential villa in Abuja over [...]

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    Falana: Government has proved that it cannot secure lives

Falana: Government has proved that it cannot secure lives

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says government has repeatedly proven that it cannot secure the lives and property of its citizens.Falana, who spoke when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, blamed politicians for the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country.He said it has become a norm for insecurity to increase after elections, alleging that thugs abandoned by [...]

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    Defence minister: Some traditional rulers conspire with bandits

Defence minister: Some traditional rulers conspire with bandits

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has accused some traditional leaders of providing information to bandits.In a statement which Tukur Gusau, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Dan-Ali said the intensified air strikes by the Nigerian air force in Zamfara has led to the killing of many bandits and the rescue of innocent persons.He said the government is concerned about the [...]

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    Buhari: It’s ridiculous to say I’m not moved by Zamfara killings

Buhari: It’s ridiculous to say I’m not moved by Zamfara killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is "ridiculous" and "unfair" to suggest that he is not concerned about the killings in Zamfara state.Writing via his Twitter handle on Sunday, the president said ensuring the protection of lives of Nigerians remains his primary responsibility.Zamfara has been experiencing attacks by bandits which have caused many lives, including 50 killed on Tuesday.The attacks have [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Merchants of insecurity in Kogi will face hard times

Yahaya Bello: Merchants of insecurity in Kogi will face hard times

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says merchants of insecurity in the state, will face hard times.Onogwu Muhammed, chief press secretary to the governor, quoted Bello as saying this when he addressed Ebira Peoples Association in Kano.The governor said his administration takes the issue of security of lives and property of the Kogi people seriously and would not relent in [...]

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    Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity?

Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity?

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has accused northern elders of being silent in the face of the insecurity in the region.The speaker said while the elders in Borno and other northern states criticised former President Goodluck Jonathan over killings, they have kept mum under the current administration.Dogara said this on Thursday while speaking at the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says insecurity in the state has led to the loss of at least 2,300 people from 2011 till date.The governor said this while speaking at a special town meeting on security in Gusau, Zamfara capital, on Monday.Lai Mohammed, minister of information; Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence; and Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resources; attended the [...]

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    ‘You’re shedding crocodile tears’ — Garba Shehu blasts northern, southern elders over killings

‘You’re shedding crocodile tears’ — Garba Shehu blasts northern, southern elders over killings

Garna Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says some elders who recently raised the alarm over the high rate of insecurity are shedding crocodile tears.After a one-day summit, leaders across the country issued a communique, accusing the federal  government of incompetence in tackling insecurity.The leaders — from the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Afenifere, Ohaeneze Ndigbo, and Pan Niger Delta Forum [...]

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    Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has released details of the efforts the current administration has taken to curtail insecurity.Thousands of lives and properties worth millions of naira have been lost to wanton attacks and killings across the country, particularly in the northern region.President Muhammadu Buhari has come under heated criticisms for allegedly not doing [...]

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    Tackling insecurity and spectre of killer herdsmen in the north-central

Tackling insecurity and spectre of killer herdsmen in the north-central

BY EDWARD ONOJAThe killings by suspected herdsmen across the north-central and elsewhere in Nigeria are tragic and worrisome at the same time. Tragic because no one should have to lose his or her life or loved ones to such cowardly attacks in our nation. Worrisome because we have left the common enemy to fight one another along political, ethnic and [...]

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    APC: Buhari’s visit will provide succour to those affected by Plateau killings

APC: Buhari’s visit will provide succour to those affected by Plateau killings

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Plateau state is a reassurance of his commitment to tackling insecurity in the country.At the weekend, over 80 people were killed in Plateau by suspected herdsmen.In a statement on Wednesday, Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the APC, called on the security agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution [...]

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    Osinbajo: Leadership loses relevance when there is no peace

Osinbajo: Leadership loses relevance when there is no peace

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called on leaders in Nigeria to rise to the challenge of ending the continuous killings across the country.Speaking at a leadership and stakeholders’ meeting in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, Osinbajo said the loss of lives resulting from farmers and herdsmen crisis in the country must stop.The number two citizen called for an end to the blame [...]

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    Buhari is ‘greatly pained’, says Garba Shehu on Benue killings 

Buhari is ‘greatly pained’, says Garba Shehu on Benue killings 

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal is “greatly pained” over the continued violence in various parts of the country.He said this on Thursday while reacting to the fresh killings seven persons in Guma local government area of Benue.In a statement, Shehu said the repeated acts of mass killings in the country and Benue state in particular, “point [...]

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    Jonathan: 2015 elections will hold, with or without our security challenges

Jonathan: 2015 elections will hold, with or without our security challenges

President Goodluck Jonathan says the general election scheduled for February next year will hold irrespective of the security challenges in the country.There have been speculations that elections may not hold because of increasing terror attacks in the north.A member of the National Conference had last week canvassed that all elected officers in the country should have their tenures extended by [...]

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    Interest rates are unchanged, but 2015 polls cause for worry

Interest rates are unchanged, but 2015 polls cause for worry

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ended its two-day meeting Tuesday leaving the key interest rate and banking ratios unchanged.It was satisfied with the stability in the economy within the period it reviewed (March 26-May 16), but warned of threats to price stability in the medium term. It last met in March.MPC, which has responsibility [...]

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    Nigeria has over 1,400 illegal border routes, Immigration CG reveals

Nigeria has over 1,400 illegal border routes, Immigration CG reveals

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that there are more than 1,400 illegal border routes in the country.Comptroller-General of the service, Mr. David Parradang,  made the disclosure while addressing the National Conference Committee on Immigration.He said that though the country has only 84 approved land border control posts, there are more than 1,400 illegal borders in the country."Across the [...]

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