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Insecurity: Gbajabiamila Calls For Constitutional Amendment, Declares ‘Our Cup Of Endurance Has Run Over’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has called on both the majority and minority leaders of the house to propose to the chamber appropriate amendments to the constitution that will ensure interventions to protect the life and property of Nigerians. Gbajabiamila made the call during Wednesday’s plenary against the backdrop of the rising insecurity, including banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram killings in the country. In a series of tweets on the house twitter handle @HouseNGR, the speaker

Baba Do Something, Your Fulani People Are Killing Yorubas – Media Practitioner Writes Buhari

A media practitioner, Alhaja Adeola Agoro JP, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the South-West. Agoro, in the open letter posted on her Facebook page, on Friday, asked Buhari to immediately do something about the menace, adding that Nigerians in Ekiti, Osun,  Ondo, Oyo and Kwara cannot travel by road again. According to her, Yoruba’s are now being killed by the same Fulani people they gave lands to. She alleged that the Fulani men are “escaped Boko

Senate Confirms Olukoyede As EFCC Secretary

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of Olanikekun Olukoyede, Esq as the secretary of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. A statement on the red chambers official twitter handle said the confirmation was made possible by the report of the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes presented by Senator Chukwuka Utazi. The statement read, “The appointment of Olanikekun Olukoyede, Esq is Confirmed as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). “Senate…

Reps Member, Funke Adedoyin, Dies In Abuja

A member of the House of Representatives representing Irepodun Isin/ Ekiti /Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State, Ms. Funke Adedoyin, has been reported dead. The lawmaker who returned from cancer treatment abroad not too long ago, dies in an Abuja hospital on Friday. The deceased death was confirmed by her sister, Mrs. Omolola Olobayo.

2019: Report Foresees Violence In 8 States, And For Shocking Reasons

Unless challenges that pose security threats to the 2019 general elections are properly understood and addressed, election and post-election violence may be inevitable in many parts of the country, a report has stated. An analysis of the 2019 election scenario by the United States Institute for Peace states that the likelihood of violence during and after the election is high but “not inevitable” and specially identified eight states with the highest risk of break- down of law and order. According to the report based…

You’ll Account For N10bn Supplementary Budget When I Take Office, Fayemi Tells Fayose

Ekiti Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday called on Gov. Ayodele Fayose to refrain from actions capable of plunging the state into further financial crisis through irregular and unconstitutional means. The governor-elect, in a statement issued by the Media Director of his campaign organisation, Mr Wole Olujujobi, said the consequences of illegal appropriation of public funds would be very grave for individuals who participated in any illegal act to defraud the state. Fayemi counselled ministry officials…

Fayemi Already Preparing Excuses For His Impending Failure At Tribunal – Fayose

Exactly 35 days to his leaving office, outgoing Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose on Sunday says his handover note is ready for the scrutiny of people making enquiries about his government. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the governor did not cooperate with the Transition Committee set up by Incoming-Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Fayose snubbed the request by the committee, for certain records of his tenure. He claimed the committeee is illegal. Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant…

God Will Judge Fayose, Says Fayemi

Ekiti State governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said he has left incumbent Governor Ayo Fayose to God to judge after leaving office. He said he would accept whatever liability and assets left behind by the outgoing government, saying he believed government is a continuum, and that he was coming to office to simply make a difference. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that Fayemi spoke while receiving the report of the Transition Committee constituted to interface with the outgoing administration to facilitate…

USIP Report: Call Buhari, APC To Order, PDP Urges World Leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to the international community to hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible, should there be violence before and during the 2019 general elections. The call comes on the heel of a report of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) fearing widespread violence in Nigeria during the electioneering period. The party also urged world leaders and international bodies to immediately call Buhari and the APC to order, so that their…

Buhari, 2019 Elections And The Law

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral integrity as it were, rests the political stability of our country and the legitimacy of democratic governments. Besides, President Buhari is a beneficiary of the framework of electoral integrity instituted by his predecessor in…
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