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Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked.
Lawan said this today while speaking on a motion sponsored by the senator representing Borno central, Kashim Shettima on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno.
The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone, but some senators have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs.
The senate president said when targets are set for appointees, they are likely to perform better.
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The Ogun State government has approved the proposal for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency, tagged the ‘Amotekun Bill’. The approval was given at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Dapo Abiodun. Addressing reporters at the end of the Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Adegbolahan Adeniran, said the presentation of the bill before the state council followed the earlier approval by the Attorney Generals and Commissioners of Justice of the six southwest states. Adeniran assured that the ‘Amotekun Corp’ will be headed by a State Commandant,… continue reading
There was an explosion in the old secretariat of the Ekiti State Government, Ado Ekiti today as a suspected bomb went off next door to the governor’s office. According to reports, the explosion brought down a building around the area and also affected a section of the state’s ministry of chieftaincy affairs. The explosion also damaged parts of the ministry of finance, and other buildings on the premises. There were however no casualties. Confirming the development, the state commissioner of police, Amba Asuquo who was reportedly at the scene of the blast said preliminary investigation revealed the bomb might have… continue reading
Former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara says the current level of insecurity is unparalleled in Nigeria’s history. Dogara spoke in Kaduna while chairing a northern security meeting convened by the Arewa Research and Development Project. He said the situation in the north is even worse, adding that of the 19 states in the region, only the federal capital territory and Kwara state are relatively peaceful. He blamed the situation on poor leadership and failure of leaders to organise a society that works for all. According to him, the red flags were there but the leaders failed to… continue reading
The Nigeria police says there will be no salary for the special constables that will serve as community police. According to police spokesman, Frank Mba, only employed persons will be absorbed into the service. He added that they will be volunteers who will be given stipends, but not paid salaries. He said the decision to pay allowances is informed by the fact that the police is trying to build patriotism among Nigerians. According to him, the engagement of special constabularies for local policing is not new to the law, and the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu is only reviving an… continue reading
Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi says the current state of insecurity in Nigeria is the worst the country has experienced. Obi, a former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, said there has been an upsurge in all forms of criminality in the country. Frequent attacks in various parts of the country have led to calls on the Buhari administration to act decisively or resign. Speaking during a TV programme, Obi said current realities show that the situation was not as bad as it is before President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015. Obi also said part… continue reading
Minister of state for labor and employment, Festus Keyamo, says there is no need for a row over the call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. Reacting to a statement in which Buhari expressed shock over the insecurity in the country, senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, asked the president to resign, saying his government can no longer do anything” about the situation. Abaribe’s demand sparked off controversy, with some Nigerians joining the call for the resignation of the president. While presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said it is foolish for anyone to ask the president to resign, his colleague, Femi… continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari today met with the service chiefs at the presidential villa, Abuja — about 24 hours after senators demanded their sack. The service chiefs are the chief of defence staff; Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of army staff; Tukur Buratai, chief of air staff; Sadique Abubakar and the chief of naval staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas. Also present at the meeting were the inspector-general of police; Mohammed Adamu, the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rafa’i Abubakar, and the director-general, Department of State Services. Yusuf Bichi The meeting follows the call for their sack some senators over the frightening spate… continue reading
The House of Representatives has lamented the security situation in Nigeria. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, House spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu said the security situation in the country is ‘alarming.’ Kalu stated the position of the House today while briefing journalists in the National Assembly after the lawmakers adjourned plenary to honour one of their deceased colleagues, Mohammed Fagen-Gawo. Amidst the insecurity, the presidency has said Nigerians have reasons to be grateful as the security situation is better than it was before President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office. Kalu also added that the 9th Assembly is going to look at various… continue reading
National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has called for dialogue between governors of South West states and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice over the zone’s security initiative, code-named Amotekun. In a statement titled “Public Discourse on Amotekun in Lagos, Tinubu said he does not believe the Western Nigeria Security Network is intended to put the country at risk. He said dialogue between the two parties will however address the grey areas. The APC leader, who was reacting for the first time since the issue became a national debate, however, said what can undo the country is the… continue reading