Today's Headlines: 34 Security Personnel Killed In Anambra, Abia, Imo, Others, 36 Assembly speakers demand state police
Speakers of Houses of Assembly under the umbrella of the conference of speakers of state legislatures of Nigeria have decried the worsening state of insecurity in the country with they calling for state police as solution to it.
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Today's Headlines: Govs Should Shun Personal Interests-El-Rufai; Tenant Arraign For Beating Landlady
(Photos Credit: Google) Autonomy: El-Rufai asks fellow governors to shun personal interests Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has called on colleagues to forgo personal interests and fears to allow autonomy of other arms of government. (Photos Credit: People Gazette) He said the agitation by states Houses of Assembly for financial autonomy was “a welcome development.”
The Nigerian government in collaboration with efforts of the military keep fighting unscrupulous elements dubbed bandits ravaging mostly the north west region. These insurgents have carried out atrocities including abduction of school children, killing of innocent civilians and coordinated attacks on the government structures including the Nigerian Defence Academy and a fighter jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force which was gunned down in Zamfara State.
Wonders shall indeed never cease. The northern youths are calling out the government for the state of insecurity in their land. I'm curious though. Who is responsible for the state of insecurity? The old men and women and children? Not the youths?? Reports was that the Coalition of Northern Youths has given the Nigerian government two weeks ultimatum to address the current security challenges bewildering the northern part of the country or face protests. They also said that the youths are ready to occupy t
The federal government has warn-ed that any state government which withholds funds meant for their respective Houses of Assembly and judiciary would get their allocations deducted at source by the Accountant General of the Federation and remitted directly to the affected state organs. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, made the clarification yesterday in further explanation of the Executive Order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari last Friday, giving effect t
The Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Aniekan Bassey has called on his colleagues in the other 35 states' Houses of Assembly to see the signing into law an amended autonomy to state Assemblies and the judiciary by President Muhammadu Buhari, granting financial autonomy to the legislative and judicial arms of government across the country as a panacea towards the smooth conduct of government businesses within the three arms government. He has also called on his colleagues not to see the
According to report, the speakers of the 36 state Houses of Assembly in Nigeria approached the Federal Government to proclaim that banditry and kidnapping in the country ought to be managed definitively because bandits and kidnappers are terrorizing the country. However, sheikh Ahmad gumi, an islamic teacher and scholar in a statement said that pronouncing that bandit are terrorist will include some significant price and the moment bandits are named psychological oppressors, the direct unfamiliar Jihadist developments will set in power and many teaming young people might find this alluring and acceptable, and the direct unfamiliar Jihadist developments will set in power.
For me, it is cheering news that Mr. Frank Okiye has been impeached as speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly. My excitement is not because his impeachment will put food on my table. It is not because I am against his personal progress or growth. I am very happy because it offers an opportunity for us and our leaders, especially legislators to reflect our political culture, our attitude to power. It is now becoming a norm that the executive arm of government at the state levels to control the legislative
A well known human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has once again spoken. Aisha Yesufu is one woman who always speaks out when there is a need for her to do so without any fear or favour. According to a recent tweet she made on her verified twitter handle, she made it clear that before IPOB, there was MASSOB.
Abdullahi Bojedo, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore has said that his organisation will soon roll out 100,000 security vigilantes across Nigeria. Mr. Bodejo made this statement in an interview with Sunnewspaper. According to him, there is no place in Nigeria where you won't find a Fulani man. He said that the aim of setting the security vigilante is to deal with cattle rustling and banditry around Fulani settlement. Mr. Bodejo made mention of Amotekun which had to go through various Houses
The spiritual leader said this in a statement issued during the week as Houses of Assembly in the Southwest held hearings on Amotekun operations. “Amotekun should be seen as a reinforced and re-equipped version of the Forest Guards whose duty is to protect environmental flora and fauna but, Amotekun should go beyond that. It should be directly charged with the responsibility of combing the nooks and crannies of urban centres, our forests and hinterlands in order to fish out criminals such as kidnappers wh
The Second Republic of old Anambra state, Jim Nwobodo, on Saturday charged the South- East Governors to establish a regional security outfit in the mode of the Amotekun without delay. Nwobodo, who made the call at the convocation ceremony of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), lamented the growing insecurity in the region. He asked the governors to establish a regional security outfit and ensure that all the state Houses of Assembly in the zone passed laws to back it up. The ex-governor told the gathering that
Restructuring, opportunity for ation-building, says el-Rufai. Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called for a collective national endeavour to secure the necessary constitutional amendments to achieve a restructuring of the country. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, yesterday, El-Rufai noted that restructuring is a nation-building opportunity. “Restructuring is a pragmatic imperative for a more efficient governance structure. It will
Honourable Tajudeen Adefisoye said: my fears for Amotekun is that fellow politicians will not turn the corps into an instrument to harass, intimidate and possibly set up their political opponents. Another fear is in the area of funding. It is important that the welfare of the operatives of any security outfit that bear arms must be given thoughtful consideration. We cannot choose to pay members of Amotekun pittance and expect them not to misbehave and easily get compromised. He also said: The idea of Amotek
The word 'impeachment seems to be a regular term in Nigeria politics as everyone in one political office or the other may be impeached. In a nut-shell, 'Ghana-must-go' bags may not be enough to save yourself from this unfortunate menace of impeachment currently striving in our politics as a Nation. From the realm of impeachment of Governors to the pride Governors have in using Houses of Assembly to remove their deputy when ever they offend or are not loyal anymore. Even the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Houses
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made it position known regarding the Conduct of the forthcoming Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States respectively, which has already been slated to hold on the 19th of September 2020 and 10th of October 2020, and also pending are 5 Senatorial elections and 4 Houses of Assembly elections which are billed to be conducted across seven (7) States of the federation, was made public by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Vo
The very people that gave online feminism a horrible name are the ones denouncing it. They were never genuine to start with. From Nkechi Bianze and now that one called Solomon Buchi. All they did was pollute the struggle with selfish opinions in such intensity that decent protagonists just retreated and continued their authentic work in the background. The ones who worked underground to make sure that girl-child is not married away before her time. The ones who monitor every equality bill before the National
What Nigerians have to do to defeat COVID-19 Barely days to the give up of a 4- week lockdown declared with the aid of the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) to stem the spread of the coronavirus ailment in Nigeria , I ’ ve visible some range of “ pots and pan protests” on numerous social media structures . This left me with a few questions, among which is why some Nigerians could pick out to protest inside the face of an endemic that has shaken the very foundations of superior heal
The Speakers of the six Houses of Assembly have agreed to adopt a single legal framework to operate Amotekun security outfit across the region. This was concluded at the Conference of South West Speakers' meeting held in Ibadan. The reason according to the South West Conference of Speakers' Chairman and Ondo State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Oleleyelogun David, is to uniformity of the bill that would ensure a synergy of operation interms of working relationship, intelligence sharing, training and others