Bayelsa guber: Declare state of emergency in Nembe over killings – Diri

Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s Bayelsa State governorship election, Douye Diri has said that a state of emergency should be declared in Nembe Local Government Area where he alleged that the opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC), maimed about six of their members on Wednesday. He made the plea in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday morning on a live radio programme. The PDP candidate said: “What APC is doing in Nembe is not different from what Boko Haram is doing in…

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Royal father raises alarm over killings, cultism in his community

The traditional ruler of Ohom Unadu community in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, Igwe Collins Uwakwe has raised the alarm over what he called rising cases of killings, kidnapping and other violent crimes in his domain. The traditional ruler has consequently drawn the attention of the Enugu State Commissioner of police, Mr Suleiman Balaraba to the menace through a petition, which he copied to Government House Enugu, DSS and Civil Defence. The traditional ruler, in the petition made available to journalists in Enugu on Monday, called on…

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Mass killings: Nigeria sliding into global irrelevance, says Buhari

…warns residents not to make Kaduna ‘home of violence’ …says FG to prosecute culprits   President Muhammadu BUhari, yesterday, in Kaduna noted sadly that Nigeria was slowly sliding into global irrelevance over the continued killings in the country. The president, who was on a visit to Kaduna State, vowed that those implicated in the killings in the state would be prosecuted by the Federal Government. Buhari argued that the because of the frequency of killings in the country, the world appeared not very much concerned again with the Nigerian situation.…

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Hash verdict of history awaits us if we fail to stop killings – Speaker Dogara

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that history will be hash to the present administration if it fails to stop mass killings of innocent Nigerians. Speaking at the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, Dogara argued that whatever achievement that is being recorded by the government will not be remembered if the orgy violence and mass killings of innocent Nigerians continue unabated. “History will have a harsh verdict for us as a Government if we fail to live up to this responsibility and it won’t matter…

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Killings: Amnesty Accuses FG Of Impunity, Says Over 1,813 Killed Since January

Global human rights group Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian Government of encouraging the impunity fueling the increasing insecurity in the country by failing to hold murderers to account. The group said in a statement on Thursday that independently verified figures indicate that at least 1,813 persons have been murdered across 17 states, which is double the 894 people killed in the entire 2017. They explained that the killings are usually the result of the farmers-herders conflict and Boko Haram attacks, as well as armed banditry among others. “We are…

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Governors meet over killings, minimum wage

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday night met in Abuja to discuss issues of minimum wage, insecurity and other matters of interests for the development of the country. While the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is proposing a minimum wage of N65,000 for workers, the governors have been insisting on the staggering of the implementation of the new wage, if approved. Also on the meeting agenda was a discussion on the issue of insecurity, especially the killings in Jos. The governors were also expected to meet with the postmaster-general of…

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Killings: Take responsibility and stop sitting on the fence, Catholics tell Buhari

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Catholic bishops, priests and faithful in Imo State yesterday embarked on a mournful procession across the major streets of Owerri, the state capital in condemnation of the widespread killings across the country. The clerics also called on the federal government to take responsibility and fish out the perpetrators of the serial killings in the country particularly the masterminds of the gruesome murder of Catholic priests in Benue state. The Catholics who marched from the Pastoral Centre on Wetheral road terminated the procession at Assumpta Cathedral at control post urged president…

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Killings: Monguno briefs Senate in a closed session

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Minguno (rtd), is currently briefing the Senate in a closed session on the proliferation of dangerous firearms, spate of killings by terrorists and kidnapping by hoodlums across the country. The Senate had earlier invited the heads of security and some paramilitary agencies following a motion sponsored by Senator Suleiman Hunkunyi on the above subject matter, which was adopted by the Red Chamber three weeks ago. Those invited to brief the Chamber were: the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defence Staff, Inspector-General…

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Insecurity: Atiku tackles Buhari

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said the Federal Government is paying lip-service to the spate of insecurity in the country. Atiku in a message to Nigerians yesterday to mark this year’s Democracy Day noted that instead of tackling the problem head-on, the Federal Government has been making contradictory and ridiculous excuses and engaging in diversionary finger-pointing. “In a letter that I sent to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria recently on these killings, I pointed out, and I repeat it here, that only government can stop these senseless killings…

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Activities grounded as Catholics defy downpour to protest wanton killings in Edo

Activities including vehicular movements were brought to a halt for several hours along major routes and streets of Benin, the capital town of Benin, Edo State as Catholic faithful of Benin Archdiocese in their large numbers protested against the killings of their priests and members as well as others across the nation. This came as the chairman, sub-Committee of the Centenary Torch Movement of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, (BCS), Christ Ambassador Emmanuel Inor, also yesterday appealed to Christians to embrace peace and emulate the canon manifestations of…

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