ACTOR WRITES OPEN LETTER TO BUHARI OVER INSECURITY

  Saddened by the worsening state of insecurity in the country, an actor, Olushola Michaels, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. Michaels called on the president to act decisively to bring an end to the killings going on in different parts of the country. He wrote, “Mr President, I do hope you are restless like every other Nigerian? I hope you have a bit of sympathy for the people you govern? I want to believe that the silence from you is for a better cause? I hope…

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WHY KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY IS INCREASING IN THE SOUTH WEST- AIG, ZONE 1

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 11, comprising Oyo, Ondo and Osun states, Leye Oyebade, speaks with BOLA BAMIGBOLA on the spate of kidnapping and other security challenges in the South-West In recent times, kidnappers seem to be on the rampage in the South-West region, what could be responsible for this surge? As a society develops, crime increases, and with the advent of technology with modernisation and globalisation come many negative developments. However, it is important to know that kidnapping has become part of the crimes being committed now because…

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GOVERNORS SHOULD SHARE SECURITY VOTES WITH TRADITIONAL RULERS SAYS LADEPO

By SANYA ADEJOKUN  AS an experienced military man, how do you describe the situation in Nigeria? Should we just learn to live with it? We should not learn to live with it. We can’t live with something like this. The first responsibility of a government is self-preservation. It must be able to secure itself in power before it can protect the citizens, protect the country’s territorial integrity and work on improving the general living condition of the people. This responsibility is an onerous one, especially in a country like ours,…

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WE ARE MOVING TOWARDS STATE COLLAPSE- EZEKWESILI

Dr Obiageli Ezekwsili wants “people in government to accept that the country is certainly not in a good place at all”. A former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has warned that Nigeria is edging closer to collapse and the leaders must act to prevent that from happening. “Initially, I kept saying that we were a fragile country. Now, we are fast-heading towards the threshold where you have a state collapse and we can’t stand watching while that happens,” she warned during an appearance on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics. For…

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DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER INSECURITY CHALLENGES, SOYINKA TELLS BUHARI

By Dayo Johnson AKURE—NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency as a way to addressing the state of insecurity in the country. Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and President Muhammadu Buhari Soyinka pointedly described insecurity generally in the country as calamitous. He said this in Akure while speaking with newsmen at the Fagunwa Study Group 2nd International Conference with the theme: Wole Soyinka, D O Fagunwa and the Yoruba Artistic Heritage. He decried the killings, kidnapping and all manner of…

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282 NIGERIANS KILLED OVER 90 ABDUCTED IN JULY

Buhari is ‘on top’ of Nigeria’s security situation – Presidency We’ve tackled security across Nigeria, the cries are political – Buratai Security still tops my list of priorities – Buhari No fewer than 282 persons were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria in July, as the nation continues to battle with security challenges. At least 97 other persons were kidnapped for ransom across the country, according to an analysis by PREMIUM TIMES. While the killings recorded in July were not up to 353 recorded in June, kidnapped victims rose from…

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86 NIGERIANS KILLED AND 14 KIDNAPPED LAST WEEK

No fewer than 86 persons were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria last week. At least 14 others were also reported kidnapped, including five pastors of Redeemed Christian Church of God. The major incident was reported on Sunday when Boko Haram insurgents killed over 60 persons in a funeral possession on Saturday in Borno. Three days after the attack, the presidency insisted that Boko Haram had been defeated. Following the incessant attack, Some Nigerians decided to organise a nationwide protest over in the country. The protest is expected to hold…

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DRONES, CCTV WON’T MAKE ARRESTS, CHARGE PEOPLE TO COURT SAYS AFENIFERE IN REACTION TO BUHARI’S PROMISE TO DEPLOY DRONES TO SOUTH WEST

MIXED reactions, yesterday, trailed the proposed plan by the Federal Government to deploy drones and Closed Circuit Televisions, CCTVs, to secure the South West. While Afenifere and Agbekoya disagreed with the Ooni, the Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, commended him for the initiative, describing it as a beautiful idea. This came as the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, yesterday, warned that Nigeria was fast losing its reputation as a result of the widespread insecurity and crisis fueled by divisive elements across the country. Leader of all Yoruba Obas comment:…

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FALLOUTS FROM THE ABDUSALAMI ABUBAKAR’S NATIONAL DISCOURSE ON SECURITY HELD IN NIGER STATE

Instability in Nigeria: The Maizube Farm Deliberations By Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D That Nigeria is politically charged and bereft of safety and scurity would be an understatement. Terrorists are competing for who can surpass the other in wanton destruction of lives. Drums of separation are recently getting louder among many nationalities. Kidnappings once restricted to the Niger Delta has now made travels except by air, a harrowing experience. Banditry goes on as usual as stupid people engage in rituals for money. The situation, rather than improve, has worsened in the…

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IGP, 8 GOVERNORS MEET IN KATSINA OVER INSECURITY

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is leading a team of senior police officers to a meeting with some state governors as part of efforts aimed at tackling security challenges being witnessed in parts of the country. Our correspondent learnt that the meeting will hold later today at the Katsina State Government House, Katsina. Those expected at the meeting are governors and commissioners of police from North Western states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara. The governor and commissioner of police from Niger State…

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