February 4, 2020

Akerodolu To Meet Buhari On Amotekun Today

The Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, will meet with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd,), to discuss the details of the Operation Amotekun security initiative being championed by South-West Governors. A reliable presidency source on Monday said the governor had secured an appointment to meet with the President to explain the issue to him. The source said, “The governor has an appointment to meet with Mr President on the Amotekun issue tomorrow (Tuesday).” However, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogo, said, “I am hearing this from you. I just left a meeting with my governor and there was nothing like that. So, [Read]

Coronavirus: Reps Reject Move To Evacuate Nigerians From China

The House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a call for the evacuation of Nigerians from China as coronavirus spreads from the country to other parts of the world. The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Benjamin Kalu, had moved a motion praying that Nigerians stranded in China over the health crisis be brought back to their home country. The lawmakers, however, voted against consideration of the motion. Several efforts made by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to make the lawmakers listen to the content of the motion proved abortive. [Read]

Buhari, Bandits Are Taking Over Here – Punch Editorial

Bandits have become unstoppable, turning the country into a massive graveyard. Mourning, anguish and lamentations, therefore, have become routine to a lot of hapless citizens, compelling them to wonder what became of the government, whose statutory responsibility of protecting lives is a constitutional guarantee. So unbearable is the situation that the Christian Association of Nigeria staged a nationwide protest march on Sunday. Instructively, the usually optimistic Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, in Lagos, led the church’s faithful in the march with a placard, “All souls are precious to God.” Changing this horrific situation was one of the three campaign issues of the President, [Read]

Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry’s Commercial Operations

Lagos begins Commercial Water Transportation, as Sanwo-Olu launches new Speed Boats …Gov Calls For Private Sector Participation …Commissioner Unveils LAGFERRY’s Six Routes Of Operations Lagos State Government has formally kicked off commercial waterways transportation, with the official launch of eight newly acquired speed boats by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday. Sanwo-Olu unveiled the speed boats, which will be operated by the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), at a ceremony held at Badore Ferry Terminal in Eti-Osa Local Government Area. The event marked the commencement of commercial operations in waterways transportation by LAGFERRY. The Governor also launched a mobile application designed to facilitate easy access to the water transportation services. Sanwo-Olu said [Read]

Kola Ologbondiyan: APC’s Claim On Insecurity Misleading, Propaganda

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said claims by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), that President Muhammadu Buhari is winning the war against insecurity is misleading and mere propaganda. The APC had in a statement on Monday, faulted criticisms directed against the President, saying it was confident President Muhammadu Buhari would end insecurity in the country.       But the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said on Monday night that the ruling party’s statement was an attempt to allegedly deny the reality on ground. “The APC are just misleading Nigerians and doing mere propaganda with their incredible claims. What is happening today is the worst we have [Read]

Falana To Seyi Makinde: Pay Off Elected Chairmen Or Let Them Serve Their Tenure

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana waded into the local government crisis in Oyo State, on Monday, urging Governor Seyi Makinde to either allow the sacked elected Chairmen to serve out their tenure or pay them off if they won’t be allowed to complete their tenure.       Falana who held that caretaker chairmen were unknown to the nation’s constitution, charged Makinde to rather speed up the process of conducting a local government election in the state.       These were some of Falana’s remarks during the maiden edition of Emeritus Professor Muyiwa Awe Annual Memorial Lecture, held at the University of Ibadan, on Monday.       Responding [Read]

Falana: Posting Policemen Outside State Of Origin Is Unproductive

Human rights lawyer , Mr . Femi Falana ( SAN) , says the practice of posting policemen outside their states of origin is unproductive.   Falana said every police officer should operate in their community, speak the local language and mix freely with the people .   The activist said this at the Maiden Memorial Public Lecture in memory of Late Professor Olumuyiwa Awe in Ibadan , according to a statement on Monday .   The senior advocate said , “ The success of the civilian Joint Task Force in the counter -insurgency operations in Borno state has proved that the best way to police a country is to recruit [Read]

MURIC Reacts To Attempt To Bomb Living Faith Church, Mocks CAN

ARREST OF CHRISTIAN BOMBER IS MOCKERY OF CAN RALLY       The Kaduna State Police Command yesterday announced the arrest of a suspected suicide bomber inside a church located at Sabon Tasha in Chukun Local Government Area of the state. According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo, the suspect, a middle aged man by name Nathaniel Samuel, a Christian from Bauchi State, was apprehended inside the church with a bag containing items suspected to be Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). The suspect was arrested yesterday, Sunday, 2nd February, 2020. About 200 worshippers usually attend the church every Sunday.       The attempt to bomb [Read]

Edo Government Seeks Oshiomhole’s Arrest And Prosecution

The Edo State Government on Monday demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, accusing him of constantly creating security breaches in the state and holding rallies in defiance of orders.       The government said the former Governor has failed to obey lawful orders both by the state government and the Inspector General of Police and had held rallies in different parts of the state.       Deputy Governor Phillip Shuaibu told newsmen in Abuja that Oshiomhole was not above the law and nobody disobeyed his directives when he was governor.       While denying [Read]

Visa Ban: We Informed Nigeria Of Impending Action Since March 2019

The United States of America government says it notified all foreign governments of a change in its performance metrics for identity-management and information sharing criteria on March 11, 2019.       In a proclamation published on the White House website, the US said Nigeria and the five other affected countries were among the worst-performing in the world.       However, it said there are prospects for near-term improvements for the six countries.       “The process began on March 11, 2019, when the United States government formally notified all foreign governments (except for Iran, Syria, and North Korea) about the refined performance metrics for the identity-management and [Read]

Buhari is concerned over insecurity – Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the security situation in the country.       The two presiding officers of the National Assembly disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at the State House, Abuja, on the outcome of the meeting with President Buhari.       Gbajabiamila said the leadership of National Assembly told Mr President of the need to increase funding of the Nigeria Police Force and recruit more personnel to tackle the current challenges.       He said the lower chamber had constituted a committee involving the two arms [Read]