President Muhammadu Buhari says the type of insecurity that has taken over some parts of the country is “surprising’ and one evil plan against the country.” The president said this when he received a delegation of eminent and respected citizens of Niger state led by Abubakar Sani Bello, governor of the state, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has ordered the arrest of Fulani leaders and community heads following recent attacks in some parts of the state.Gunmen raided Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of the state during the weekend, killing more than 15 persons. During an emergency meeting of community leaders and stakeholders on Tuesday, Lalong ordered the arrest of the Fulani leaders, saying “it is no longer business as usual.”
The house of representatives says the cries of the people that have lost their lives due to the ravaging insecurity in the country are giving them sleepless nights. According to Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the green chamber, said lawmakers can no longer discuss Nigeria’s insecurity problems in hushed voices and “paint the situation with beautiful colours”.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has set March 31, 2020, for the resumption of the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. According to reports, the court fixed the date after the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari asked the court to reject a request to restore Kanu’s revoked bail.
The Buhari government filed a counter-motion before the court to oppose an application filed in April 2019 by Nnamdi Kanu seeking the restoration of his bail.
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, says the South-West geopolitical zone has no plans to secede from Nigeria, adding that the newly launched South-West Security Network, code-named “Amotekun” was to tackle armed robbery, kidnapping, banditry and illegal destruction of lives and property. The governor said Amotekun wasn’t formed so that the South-West region can secede from Nigeria as it remains an integral part of the country.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the country’s security has deteriorated, stressing that the continuous loss of lives is unacceptable. Lawan, while speaking on Tuesday in a welcome address on the floor of the senate, said there is a need for the senate “to speedily seek for solutions to fix the security problem bedevilling our dear country”.
Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, says he has forfeited his security vote to enable him settle economic challenges in the state, especially the payment of salaries and pension. Uzodinma made the announcement when he met with the Imo Economic Development Initiative, led by Professor Maurice Iwu, at government House in Owerri on Tuesday.In a statement, by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, Uzodinma said: “Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has stated his vision to establish power and Petrochemical plants to enable the state…
The National Examination Council (NECO) had said that the certificate Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is genuine. Ubah of member of Young Progressive Party (YPP), was sacked by a federal capital territory (FCT) high court as senator on that grounds that he submitted forged a NECO certificate to INEC.