Friday, February 14, 2020

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    Killings: Buhari sends 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara

Killings: Buhari sends 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the deployment of 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara state to stem the killings in the state. In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the security personnel comprise the army, air force, police and the civil defence. Zamfara has been on the receiving end of attacks by suspected bandits. Shehu said the personnel are being deployed [...]

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    Bill to establish state police scales second reading at house of reps

Bill to establish state police scales second reading at house of reps

The 1999 constitution amendment bill seeking to accommodate state and community policing on Tuesday passed second reading at the house of representatives. The bill sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, seeks to delete item 45 of the constitution – which domiciles policing exclusively with the federal government – from the exclusive list and move it to the concurrent list. Gbajabiamila, [...]

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    ‘Get out of there’ — Oyedepo asks Buhari to step down over nationwide killings

‘Get out of there’ — Oyedepo asks Buhari to step down over nationwide killings

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the killings in the country. Hundreds of Nigerians across different states have been killed since the turn of the year. The most recent of such attacks was in Plateau where more than 100 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen. Speaking during the church’s Sunday service at [...]

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    Northern, southern leaders chide FG over killings, say Nigeria drifting towards anarchy

Northern, southern leaders chide FG over killings, say Nigeria drifting towards anarchy

Leaders from across the country have criticised the federal government over its failure to find a solution to the killings recorded in various states. Since the turn of the year, hundreds have been killed in clashes between herdsmen and farmers, attacks by suspected herders, bandits, among others. A communique issued on Wednesday after a one-day summit of national elders and leaders said [...]

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    Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for an urgent meeting of the Nigeria police council. Falana said the meeting has become expedient as a result of the incessant killings being recorded across the country. In 2018 alone, hundreds of citizens have lost their lives following attacks by bandits, armed robbers as well as attacks and clashes between herdsmen and farmers. Falana said [...]

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    Police: We’ll soon withdraw Fayose, Fayemi’s security aides

Police: We’ll soon withdraw Fayose, Fayemi’s security aides

Habilal Joshak, a deputy inspector-general of police (DIG), says the security details of Ayodele Fayose and Kayode Fayemi will be withdrawn ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti state. Joshak disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Wednesday while addressing journalists. He said the security details of top politicians have been asked to report at the police headquarters in [...]

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US urges FG to intensify efforts to end killings

The United States has urged the federal government to put more efforts in ending the killings in some parts of the country. NAN reports that David Young, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, made the call on Monday when he visited Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, over the recent attack in the state. At least 100 persons were [...]

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    Time to listen to Governor Aminu Tambuwal

Time to listen to Governor Aminu Tambuwal

BY ANAYO UDE The media has been awash with reports on the recent comments of the Governor of Sokoto state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, on the wanton killings around the country. In the comments credited to the erudite former speaker on the state of insecurity in the country, he took to the cleaners the security policies of the present [...]

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    Resident speaks: How Plateau caught fire

Resident speaks: How Plateau caught fire

Mahdi Garba, a resident of Plateau state, says the incident that led to the attacks on some communities in the state occurred a week ago. Suspected herdsmen attacked three local government areas of the state on Saturday night. While residents said over 1oo lives were lost, the police confirmed 86 casualties. According to Garba, the attacks were triggered by a a face-off [...]

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    Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

The Nigerian army says it has confiscated three trucks loaded with thousands of live cartridges in Igbogila-Ilara area of Ogun state. Enobong Udoh, general officer commanding (GOC) of the army 82 division, disclosed this at a press conference on Thursday, in Lagos state. Represented Olusegun Olatunde, a brigadier-general, Udoh said the army intercepted the trucks on Thursday in conjunction with some security [...]

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    ‘They said their cows will graze inside the church’ — Taraba seminary speaks on ‘herdsmen’ attack

‘They said their cows will graze inside the church’ — Taraba seminary speaks on ‘herdsmen’ attack

A Catholic seminary in Jalingo, Taraba state, says it was invaded by herdsmen because they were not allowed to graze their cows inside the religious institution. Sacred Heart Minor Seminary was attacked on Monday by suspected herders who reportedly shot a priest identified as Cornelius Kobah. The armed intruders were said to have beaten up another priest and two students. Emmanuel Atsue, who [...]

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    Buhari questions state police, approves recruitment of 6,000 more officers

Buhari questions state police, approves recruitment of 6,000 more officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has questioned the demand for the establishment of state police in the country. Buhari was speaking in an interview with Voice of America. Most governors in the country have expressed support for the establishment of state police as a measure to address the nation's security challenges. The All Progressives Congress (APC) restructuring committee also recommended it. But Buhari described state police [...]

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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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Anglican bishop to herders: You can’t forcefully seize land and claim all benefits to the exclusion of host communities

Moses Tabwaye, the bishop of the Anglican diocese of Gwagwalada Abuja, says it is unjust for herders to forcefully seize land, claim indigenous rights and approrpiate all attendant benefits to themselves, to the exclusion of host communities. Speaking while giving his charge at the opening of the synod of the Anglican diocese of Gwagwalada on Friday, Tabwaye said it was criminal [...]

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NIMC: We’ll reject any database that can’t be verified

In a bid to ensure absolute integrity and security of information, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has vowed to reject any database that cannot be verified. Aliyu Aziz, chief executive of NIMC said this at the ongoing 4th annual meeting of the ID 4 Africa conference in Abuja. He said Nigeria was working towards leveraging on digital identity to ascertain the [...]

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    Police keep mum on withdrawal of VIPs’ escorts as deadline expires

Police keep mum on withdrawal of VIPs’ escorts as deadline expires

Friday, April 20, is the extended deadline given by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), for the withdrawal of police officers attached to very important personalities (VIPs), political and public office holders in the country. But as the deadline expires, the police has kept mum on whether the order is still in place or not. Giving the directive on March 19, Idris said [...]

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