Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    EXTRA: COVID-19 is a fantastic phenomenon, says Buhari

EXTRA: COVID-19 is a fantastic phenomenon, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described COVID-19 as a "fantastic phenomenon". Speaking when he hosted governors from the north-east on Monday, the president said the pandemic has affected the finances of the country. Governors from the region and service chiefs met with the president over the attacks of the Boko Haram sect. The president asked the army to do more in terms of security, [...]

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    Kogi on insecurity: We’ll change the narrative in a couple of days

Kogi on insecurity: We’ll change the narrative in a couple of days

The Kogi government has vowed to keep residents safe, saying the state has the capacity to stamp out criminal activities. On Thursday, two persons, including a naval officer, were shot dead on Okene-Lokoja road. The officer and a woman were said to be travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when they were shot by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Reacting to the killings in a statement [...]

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    Buhari appoints new personal security officer — after Aso Rock shooting

Buhari appoints new personal security officer — after Aso Rock shooting

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Aliyu Musa, a deputy commissioner of police, as his chief personal security officer (CPSO). This was announced in a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman. "DCP Musa, from Nigerian Police Force Zone 5, Benin City, as his last station, hails from Niger State," the statement read. "Musa’s appointment follows the redeployment of his predecessor, Commissioner [...]

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    N640m for test kits, N450m for security — Oyo gives breakdown of N2.7bn spent on COVID-19

N640m for test kits, N450m for security — Oyo gives breakdown of N2.7bn spent on COVID-19

The Oyo state government says it has so far spent N2.7 billion on palliatives, security and medical supplies as part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Akinola Ojo, commissioner for finance, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday. Giving a breakdown of the figures, the commissioner said the amount was spent on setting up of treatment [...]

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    Buratai: Troops killed 1,429 Boko Haram insurgents in two months

Buratai: Troops killed 1,429 Boko Haram insurgents in two months

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says troops in the north-east killed 1,429 Boko Haram insurgents and arrested 166 informants of the group in two months. Speaking with journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Buratai said there have been "tremendous" achievements in the fight against the insurgents. The army chief expressed the hope that the security situation in the [...]

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    IGP, south-east governors strike deal on community policing

IGP, south-east governors strike deal on community policing

Governors in the south-east have finally reached an agreement with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), on the modalities for the implementation of community policing in the region. David Umahi, Ebonyi state governor and chairman of the South-east Governors Forum, told journalists on Wednesday that the deal was reached after a virtual meeting with the police IG. Earlier this week, the governors [...]

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CSOs reject bill on Armed Forces Commission

Some civil society organisations, on Tuesday, unanimously rejected the proposed Armed Forces Commission Bill, describing it as an “invitation to anarchy”. Led by Ogenyi Okpokwu, the double century CSOs, under the aegis of Parliament Watch, made their stand known at the end of a one-day town Hall meeting at the Confereence Hall, Top Rank Hotel, Abuja. In a communique signed by Danelsi [...]

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    South-south govs to establish regional security outfit

South-south govs to establish regional security outfit

Governors of south-south states have announced their intention to establish a regional security outfit. They made the announcement in Asaba, Delta state, on Thursday, while discussing ways to curb insecurity across the oil-rich region. They took the decision after their south-west counterparts established Amotekun as a regional initiative but agreed on it being converted to a state-based outfit after consulting with the [...]

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    Ondo, Lagos, Oyo pass Amotekun bill

Ondo, Lagos, Oyo pass Amotekun bill

The Ondo, Lagos and Oyo states house of assembly, on Tuesday, passed the Amotekun bill. Jamiu Maito, majority leader of the house in Ondo, moved the motion for the passage of the bill to establish the state security network agency and Amotekun corps bill and it was seconded by Favour Tomowemo representing Ilaje 2. According to the bill, the chairman of [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Herdsmen are not killing people on Benin-Ore road

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Herdsmen are not killing people on Benin-Ore road

A video claiming that herdsmen killed people along Benin-Ore road in Edo state has been confirmed to be false. The two-minute 39 seconds video showed stranded people and a queue of cars along the expressway. The person who made the video had claimed that people were stranded because herdsmen killed residents of Igbogi village along the expressway. "The machetes Fulani herdsmen carried were [...]

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    Kogi: We know cause of insecurity in the state… criminals will be flushed out

Kogi: We know cause of insecurity in the state… criminals will be flushed out

The Kogi government says securing the people of the state is at the top of its agenda. In a statement on Friday, Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication, said the recent security concerns spilled into Kogi from neighboring states. The commissioner said Yahaya Bello, the governor, is putting measures in place to rid the state of criminals. "We want to commend security [...]

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    Amotekun no longer a regional outfit — after IGP’s meeting with govs

Amotekun no longer a regional outfit — after IGP’s meeting with govs

Governors of south-west states have adopted Amotekun, a joint security outfit, as a state effort and not a regional initiative. The governors had launched Amotekun on January 9, as a regional security initiative. But Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had opposed the move, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. The governors later reached an agreement with the federal government [...]

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    We’re handling security well, says Osinbajo

We’re handling security well, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is handling the security of the country well. Osinbajo spoke when he received clergymen from the north -- the Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace -- at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Monday. In a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesperson, the VP said the federal government would recruit more troops and officers to increase the [...]

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    Opinions are divided on service chiefs, says Gbaja after meeting with Buhari

Opinions are divided on service chiefs, says Gbaja after meeting with Buhari

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says opinions are divided on the continuous stay of service chiefs in office despite rising insecurity. The speaker said this on Monday after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Gbajabiamila said during the meeting, the president opened up about the challenges associated with insecurity. "The question of security is uppermost in his [...]

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    Omokri to Femi Adesina: S’west govs won’t set up Amotekun if security is better under Buhari

Omokri to Femi Adesina: S’west govs won’t set up Amotekun if security is better under Buhari

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, why a regional outfit was set up in the south-west says if the security situation of the country has improved. Omokri said this in response to Adesina's claim that the country is more secure than it was before President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office. In a statement on [...]

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    ‘Don’t create unnecessary tension’ — Edwin Clark warns FG over ‘Amotekun’

‘Don’t create unnecessary tension’ — Edwin Clark warns FG over ‘Amotekun’

Edwin Clark, convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, says the declaration of "Amotekun", a south-west security outfit, as illegal will create unnecessary tension. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared Amotekun as illegal, on Tuesday, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But Clark described Malami's pronouncement as "unconstitutional". The Ijaw leader said the decision to create the regional security outfit was [...]

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