Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "state of emergency"

    Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings.Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book.Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many lives have been lost in 2018 alone.Addressing [...]

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    FG to declare state of emergency in education sector

FG to declare state of emergency in education sector

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the federal government will declare a state of emergency in the education sector in April.He disclosed this on Monday when he received Abubakar Sani-Bello, governor of Niger state, at the ministry's headquarters in Abuja.Adamu requested the support of all states governors to do the same in their respective states.“By the end of April, we [...]

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    Boko Haram takes over police academy in Borno

Boko Haram takes over police academy in Borno

Boko Haram militants have taken over a riot police training academy around Gwoza, 160 kilometres away from Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, the BBC reported on Thursday.The militants reportedly arrived in three armoured vehicles and dozens of motorcycles and fired sporadic gunshots in the air, before blowing up an armored tank at the gate of the training camp in order to [...]

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    Boko Haram bombs Mubi in Adamawa State

Boko Haram bombs Mubi in Adamawa State

Several persons lost their lives in Mubi, Adamawa State, following a blast that occurred Sunday evening.Police confirmed 14 deaths while the military put the figure at 18.Adamawa is one of the three states under emergency rule.A senior military officer confirmed the blast to TheCable but said he could not give casualty figure because rescue operations were hampered by darkness.The blast occurred [...]

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    Tambuwal wants emergency relaxed at Ramadan

Tambuwal wants emergency relaxed at Ramadan

Speaker of the house of representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged the federal government to relax the state of emergency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states during the Ramadan period.This is to enable the Muslims perform the fasting ritual hitch-free, he said.This year's fasting at Ramadan ─ which is the holiest month in Islam ─ will start on or before [...]

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    Senate again postpones debate on emergency rule

Senate again postpones debate on emergency rule

The senate, for the second time, on Thursday, deferred debate on the President Goodluck Jonathan's request for an extension of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states for another six months.But the house of representatives has given Jonathan the go-ahead to extend the emergency.The senate postponed debate on the request to next Tuesday after a closed door [...]

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    Senate defers debate on emergency rule

Senate defers debate on emergency rule

The Senate has deferred debate on the request by President Goodluck Jonathan for an extension of  emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.Jonathan had, on Tuesday, asked the Senate to extend the state of emergency in the three states for additional six months.The President argued that the extension is necessary due to continued threats of Boko Haram insurgency in the [...]

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    State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

There could be six more months of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States following a request to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan.His request letter was read in senate Tuesday morning.It will have to be approved by the national assembly in line with the constitutional provision.The state of emergency was first introduced in May 2013 and [...]

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    Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Yobe and Adamawa State governors have come down hard on Edwin Clark, elder statesman and politician, for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a total state of emergency in the three north-east states presently under the insurgency.Referring to the call as unconstitutional, the governors through their spokesperson issued a statement claiming such comment were veil attempt at sabotaging Nigeria’s democracy.“Their [...]

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    Nyako under fire for ‘genocide’ letter

Nyako under fire for ‘genocide’ letter

The expanded security meeting with the 36 governors in attendance on Thursday condemned Gov. Murtala Nyako’s memorandum which allegedly accused the Federal Government of carrying out genocide against the people of the north.  Also at the meeting were the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor who have been at opposing ends in [...]

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