A bill for an act to establish State Police in Nigeria, to ensure effective community policing has passed its second reading in the Senate. The bill was sponsored by Senator Bashiru Surajudeen Ajibola representing Osun Central Senatorial district. The sponsor is seeking to alter the provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended to reflect a provision for creation of State Police. “A bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to provide for the establishment of State Police and to ensure effective community policing in Nigeria and for other related matters.” Surajudeen Ajibola read However, the bill went through the second reading despite the fact that the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Security was yet to submi
The South-South Governors’ Forum, on Thursday, resolved to form a regional security outfit to check crimes and criminality in their region. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta made the announcement to newsmen at the end of their meeting in Government House, Asaba. Others in attendance were Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Douye Diri of Bayelsa and Godwin Obaseki of Edo. Okowa explained that the regional security outfit would help address the numerous security challenges in their respective states. He said: “I am sure you know the five governors standing here out of the six governors in the South South; We have just finished our governors forum meeting. “Unfortunately, the Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade, was held back in Abuja and could not make i
Governors of the South-South states have announced a plan to launch a regional security outfit that will secure the region. Speaking during a meeting in Asaba on Thursday, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State said the move is necessary to address the security challenges facing the oil-rich states. This is coming days after Houses of Assembly in the South-West passed the bill for the Operation Amotekun. Okowa also said that he and his colleague in the region deliberated on the resuscitation of the Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross-Rivers, Edo and Delta (BRACED) Commission. The Commission, according to the governors, will harmonise policies that would drive the economic cooperation and integration and set member states on a path for rapid economic growth and develo...
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of fifty people in Kerawa village, Kaduna State. DAILY POST reported that the affected villages are Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau. An indigene of the affected area had told DAILY POST in Kaduna State that unspecified numbers of bandits attacked the villages and killed over 50 people, including men and women. Reacting, Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity expressed deep sadness and regret over the latest bandits attack. He said it was obvious that the bandits were unleashing their fury and frustration on innocent people because of the ongoing military and police offensive against them in the Birnin Gwari and Kaduru forests. ...
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, urged religious leaders in the country to pray for Nigeria and its leadership, saying that the country would eventually overcome its tribulations. Ezrel Tobiowo, his Special Assistant (Press) in a statement in Abuja indicated that Lawan made the call at the funeral mass held for the Late Sen. Ignatius Longjan at St. Louis Catholic Church, Jos, Plateau State. The funeral mass was officiated by the Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama. “We need prayers as a country and a people, we cannot ask for this at a better place, we need to have a very peaceful, secured and safe country. “Prayers can do a lot of things, prayers can make leaders to perform. “So, Nigerian leaders need prayers so that w
Winners Chapel Amagba branch, Rev. Kingsley Emeke Mokwunye, lured her into drinking alcohol and when she was drunk, took advantage of her after. The girl whose identity was not revealed made this revelation when she spoke to reporters in Benin City. According to her, her sexual affair with Rev. Kingsley Emeke began in September 2019 after she completed her secondary education. Narrating her ordeal in tears, she called for the arrest and imprisonment of Rev. Kingsley. “That was how he started calling me, talking to me till it gets to a time he told me that he likes me. I took it as a normal thing. He started taking advantage of me. He tells me I do not know what he is doing for me. He started showing me things I have not seen before and took me to places I have neve
Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits stormed some villages in Igabi and Giwa Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, killed 30 and injured several others. The affected villages were Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau. Although the police authorities and Kaduna state government are yet to confirm the attack, an indigene of Giwa local government who do not want his name in print told DAILY POST in Kaduna on Monday that, unspecified numbers of bandits attacked the villages and killed over 30 people including men and women. He said, already troops of the Nigerian Army and Air Force launched offensive attacks against the bandits and in the process, killed many of them. Another source also said that the bandits launched the att...
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken on the increasing insecurity in Nigeria. Obasanjo spoke on Saturday at the 1st Memorial Lecture for the late founder of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Frederick Fasehun. The former leader stated security and political structure were of great concern to Fasehun. Obasanjo said the first duty and responsibility of a leader of any human community or organisation is security of life and property of all the members of the community, the organisation or the society. He said there is no doubt that the national security architecture, apparatus, system and arrangements in Nigeria today have failed to measure up to the needs of the citizens in different parts of the country. Obasanjo lamented that even the President Muhammadu
The bus driver is said to have saved many other passengers by speeding off as the bus was being sprayed with bullets. According to Kenya’s capital news, the owner of the bus told Capital News that they are still looking for the driver who sustained injuries on the hand, as he sped off. “This incident occurred at about 11am, three passengers are dead and six others are injured,” the driver who only gave his name as Abbas said on telephone. The bus owner said the crew was not given security when they left Mandera. “We don’t understand why they were not given security when they left,” he said. According to Abbas, quoting passengers, the ten gunmen started spraying the bus with bullets but the driver sped off, until they deflated the tyres. “They also shot him
Why was Ms. Laetitia Naankang Dagan, an Assistant Director of Administration at the Presidential Villa killed? The police have made a headway in their investigation, as two arrests have been made, P.M.News learnt on Wednesday. According to sources, the police were able to make the arrests after her assassins forgot one of their phones in her apartment, after raping her and gruesomely murdering her. “They left with Laetitia’s phones and left one of their own”, said an Aso Rock source, in the know of police investigation. The Police had used the abandoned phone to trace the suspects. Ms. Laetitia, 47 years old, was living as a spinster in an apartment in Lokogoma in Abuja. According to P.M.News sources, she had reported some bad guys dealing in drugs near her home