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Senate joins Obasanjo in tasking Buhari for National Security Summit



The Senate on Tuesday called on the federal government to immediately convene a National Security Summit to address the insecurity that plagues the country.

It will be recalled that President Olusegun Obasanjo made this call in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

The call followed a point of order raised by Sen. Ayo Akinyelure (APC-Ondo), about the murder of one of his constituents, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Afenifere Group, was gunned down by armed men along the Akure-Ore in Ondo state on Friday.

Akinyelure expressed concern over the murders and similar ones, which he described as “increasing and incessant killings of innocent Nigerians committed by armed men on the country’s main roads.”

He also warned that if immediate measures were not taken, the development could lead to an ethno-religious crisis, especially in the southern part of the country.

While urging the Senate to observe a minute of silence in memory of the deceased and others who died in similar circumstances, he said the federal government’s attention should be directed to the situation.

In addition, Senator Tolu Odebiyi (APC-Ogun) requested the Senate as an institution to meet with the presidency and security formations at a meeting to take immediate action. “We have to demand action from the security forces and the presidency.

“There is nothing we do here that is safe if we do not get our security.” We can not come here every day, cry and observe a minute of silence when Nigerians are being killed.

“As a Senate, we must send a delegation to meet with the presidency and the security forces to address what is happening.”

However, Senate Deputy Leader Senator Ajayi Boroface (APC-Ondo) urged his colleagues to be cautious about linking a particular tribe as perpetrators of the attacks.

“We must address this issue with maturity and encourage the federal government to improve the state of security.

“We should not link a particular tribe with the killings, as seen in social networks.” Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Fulani people have been killed, “he said.

The president of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, in his presentation, also regretted the situation, which he said was being felt throughout the country.

Therefore, he said that interested parties should converge immediately for a solid national security summit to discuss and address the situation.

“The security situation is in the whole country. It is very unfortunate, as all our colleagues have said in their contributions.

“We should have a national security summit on this. The summit must be everything
“Encompassing and encompassing everything, involving other government weapons and various security formations,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Senate, in its resolution, “unequivocally” condemned the murders, asking the Inspector General of the Police to extend its network to catch those responsible.

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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