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    Insecurity: Senate asks security chiefs to submit budget for special funding

Insecurity: Senate asks security chiefs to submit budget for special funding

The senate has asked heads of security agencies to send a special budget that would enable them tackle insecurity in the country.The senators had summoned heads of security agencies over the proliferation of firearms and widespread killings across the country.The lawmakers were briefed in a closed-door session that lasted about four hours on Wednesday.Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; [...]

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    Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

John Onaiyekan, cardinal of the Abuja Catholic diocese, says Nigeria is in a state of emergency.Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday while speaking on the incessant killings in various parts of the country.This year alone, hundreds have been killed in crisis situations such as attacks by suspected herdsmen, clashes involving the herders and farmers as well as armed robbery.Speaking during the [...]

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    Police reply senate: Why turn back IGP’s representatives if you’re worried about killings?

Police reply senate: Why turn back IGP’s representatives if you’re worried about killings?

The Nigeria police have accused the senate of “playing politics” with the lives of Nigerians and attempting to prevent the course of justice.The police said the senate's invitation of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, was only secondary as their major concern was intervening in the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Idris was summoned thrice but sent representatives on [...]

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    Rep to Buhari: I expected you to correct Trump that not only Christians are being killed

Rep to Buhari: I expected you to correct Trump that not only Christians are being killed

Aliyu Madaki, a member of the house of representatives, has asked US President Donald Trump not to bring his “divisive politics” into Nigeria.He said this on Tuesday in reaction to a comment Trump made when he recently hosted President Muhammadu Buhari last week.Trump had told Buhari, during their meeting, that America would not accept the killing of Christians in Nigeria.“We [...]

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    Ezekwesili: It’s sad that Nigerian children now see death as common

Ezekwesili: It’s sad that Nigerian children now see death as common

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says it is unfortunate that children are becoming accustomed to hearing news about death.She accused President Muhammadu Buhari of doing Nigerians “greatest disservice” by not coming up with solutions to the incessant killings.In 2018 alone, hundreds have been killed in Nigeria in crisis situations — and this is outside the Boko Haram violence.Crisis situations such [...]

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    I have no plan to dump APC, says Ortom

I have no plan to dump APC, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says he has no plan to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ortom said this in Sunday while reacting to a report naming him as among APC leaders planning to defect to another political party.Benue has witnessed several killings in 2018, with some accusing the APC-led federal government of failing to make adequate efforts to [...]

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    Na’Abba: This government can’t tackle killings because it is too slow

Na’Abba: This government can’t tackle killings because it is too slow

Gali Umar Na'Abba, former speaker of the house of representatives, says the widespread killings have shown that there is no governance in the country.In an interview with PUNCH, the former speaker said it is unacceptable that people are killed on a daily basis.He also said the government would not be able to tackle the problem because its decision making process [...]

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    Adeboye: Unless killings stop, 2019 elections may not hold

Adeboye: Unless killings stop, 2019 elections may not hold

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has warned that if Nigeria must survive, the killings around the country must stop.Adeboye said this on Friday during his sermon at the church’s May Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp.Mid-sermon, the cleric paused to call on the congregation of thousands of people to join him in [...]

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    Saraki: IGP known for disobeying orders… he did it to Buhari

Saraki: IGP known for disobeying orders… he did it to Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not surprised that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) refused to appear before the senate.The senate summoned the IGP on two different occasions — to brief them on the travails of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, and on the security situation in the country — but he sent a representative.Last week when [...]

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    Killings: Air force takes delivery of combat helicopters from Russia

Killings: Air force takes delivery of combat helicopters from Russia

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has taken delivery of two Mi-35M combat helicopters from Russia to combat the security challenges in the country.Abdulganiyu Olabisi, chief of aircraft engineering at NAF headquarters, received the new aircraft on Monday at the tactical air command in Makurdi, Benue state capital.He said the federal government had ordered the helicopters as part of its concerted effort [...]

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    18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says 18 of the 23 local government areas in the state are under attack by “herdsmen.”He lamented the “continued onslaught” against the state by the herdsmen, calling for vigilance from the people.Ortom was speaking in Makurdi on Monday while interacting with journalists after his return from China.The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari was working [...]

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    ‘May Nigerian Christians find peace’ — Pope speaks on killings

‘May Nigerian Christians find peace’ — Pope speaks on killings

Pope Francis has condemned the recent attack on a church in Benue state which led to the deaths of 19 persons.On April 24, suspected herdsmen invaded St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church in Gwer east local government area of the state, opening fire on worshippers that had come for an early morning mass.Among those killed in the attack were two priestsFew days after, [...]

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    Soyinka on nationwide killings: Nigeria on auto-pilot… the captain is missing

Soyinka on nationwide killings: Nigeria on auto-pilot… the captain is missing

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says Nigeria is on auto-pilot, and could crash if efforts are not made to regain control of the country in time.In a statement titled 'MAYDAY! MAYDAY!! MAYDAY!!!', the scholar likened the security situation in the country to that of the Aeroflot Flight 593 of September 28, 1994 where all passengers died because the pilot left the [...]

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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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    Femi Adesina: House of reps can summon anybody, Buhari will respond accordingly

Femi Adesina: House of reps can summon anybody, Buhari will respond accordingly

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal will respond to the summon by the house of representatives "accordingly".On Wednesday, the house summoned Buhari over the incessant killings in the country, particularly the killing of 19 persons in Benue state.Suspected herdsmen had invaded a Catholic church in Benue, killing two priests and 17 worshippers.The lawmakers said Buhari should [...]

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    ‘Seven IDPs’ killed in Nasarawa

‘Seven IDPs’ killed in Nasarawa

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed seven internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Awe local government area of Nasarawa state.Peter Ahemba, president of the Tiv Youth Organisation in the state, confirmed this to NAN on Wednesday.He said the attackers had ambushed the victims on Tuesday while on their way to pick foodstuff in Ihukan.The village is said to be deserted as a [...]

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