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Kidnappings: Employ More Neighborhood Watch Officers, Lagos Assembly Tells Sanwo-Olu

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Kidnappings: Employ More Neighborhood Watch Officers, Lagos Assembly Tells Sanwo-Olu

– sympathises with affected states, families of victims

– commends Remi Tinubu for advocating capital punishment for kidnappers

 

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With incidents of kidnapping spreading across some states of the federation, the Lagos State House of Assembly has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to increase the personnel in the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) to effectively assist other security agencies.

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The House also commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his favourable disposition to the issue of state police just as it praised the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for raising a voice and advocating for capital punishments as a deterrent.

 

 

 

Kidnappings: Employ More Neighborhood Watch Officers, Lagos Assembly Tells Sanwo-Olu

The issue which was discussed under ‘Matter of Urgent Public Importance’ followed the recent kidnapping of about 280 children in Kaduna, the about 102 kidnapped in Borno and 15 kidnapped in Sokoto recently.

Noting that the case of the Chibok girls was yet to abate, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said it was very important for every Nigerian to rise up and speak against kidnapping just as he sympathised with affected states and families of victims.

Dr. Obasa said it was painful that while parents struggle to send their children to school to seek knowledge, “evil people in the name of kidnappers are hell-bent on destroying the future of the children

“It is very important for all of us to rise up and find a lasting solution. Security is very essential in every given society and if we fail to protect lives, then what do we have as responsibility?

“We must commend our First Lady for being bold and coming out and even talking about capital punishment.”

The Speaker commended the military for its effort, but said more can be done even if it means relocating to areas where these attacks are frequent.

He recalled the situation that necessitated the enactment of the anti-kidnapping law of Lagos State some years ago urging the National Assembly to review existing laws relating to kidnapping and expedite action on state police.

The Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, said it is necessary at this time to call on governors and speakers of states to act regarding related legislation.

In their contributions, Hon. Tobun Abiodun and Nureni Akinsanya commended the Speaker for raising the issue while noting that Lagos is gradually experiencing cases of kidnappings.

Their colleague, Hon. Sa’ad Olumoh, suggested the establishment of special courts to try alleged kidnappers and speed up trial processes while Hon. Abiodun Orekoya urged the military to employ technology in their surveillance.

Meanwhile, Speaker Obasa has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria as the Ramadan commences.

Dr. Obasa urged those who have to share with those in need. He urged Muslims to pray for peace and the country while encouraging Nigerians to show love to one another irrespective of religious beliefs.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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Nigeria Struggling: Tinubu govt’s performance unsatisfactory – Ewenla By Ifeoma Ikem

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By Ifeoma Ikem

 

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A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Alimosho, Lagos State, and a member of the state’s disciplinary committee, Prince (Dr) Adedipe Ewenla, NiL DiL Bsc Msc. has given a scorecard of the performance of the President Bola Tinubu-led administration on its first anniversary in power.

Amb. Adedipe Dauda Ewenla, in a press release signed and made available to this medium, expressed his disappointment and concern over the state of the nation, citing insecurity, economic challenges, fuel scarcity, educational failure, and mismanagement of funds as some of the pressing issues facing the country.
He described the Tinubu administration as the worst in Nigeria’s democratic history, stating that it has failed to fulfill its primary purpose of promoting the welfare and security of its citizens.

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Ewenla emphasized that the country is facing an existential crisis due to the failure of successive leaders to address the problems of nation-building.

Ewenla urged President Tinubu to be truthful about the state of the nation and to take immediate action to address the suffering of Nigerians.

His words, “Tinubu should come out and tell Nigerians the true position of things in the country; the country has suffered enough and we need results fast.

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“After a careful study of the state of the nation and a review of administrations since Nigeria’s independence from colonial rule in 1960, especially in the civilian dispensation which started on May 29, 1999, the Tinubu administration emerged the worst in terms of not fulfilling the primary purpose of government, which is promoting the welfare and security of its citizens.”

Ewenla described the life of the ordinary citizen as a mess, owing to the economic hardship fuelled by high transportation, fuel price hike and exorbitant food items in the market, adding that this has made the country the laughing stock of its neighbours and beyond.

According to the PDP stalwart, “Nigeria is gradually becoming the permanent invalid ‘Giant of Africa,’ all patriots are ashamed of what is going on in the country as the polity is fast drifting towards its elastic limit.”
Ewenla therefore enjoined the Tinubu government to redouble efforts in turning around the fortunes of the nation, in line with the expectations of the citizenry and his administration’s promises of effective change.

I see nothing good in Tinubu administration more than high corruption and insecurity, he added

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Bichi Stakeholders Condemn Onslaught on Emirate By Kano Govt, Appaud Judiciary, Security Agents

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Bichi Stakeholders Condemn Onslaught on Emirate By Kano Govt, Appaud Judiciary, Security Agents

 

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The First Class Emirates of Bichi, have applauded the judiciary and security agencies for their steadfast commitment to upholding the constitution and the rule of law amid the ongoing emirship tussle in Kano State.

Bichi Stakeholders Condemn Onslaught on Emirate By Kano Govt, Appaud Judiciary, Security Agents

 

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Recall that the the Kano House of Assembly repealed the law which ex-Governor Abdullahi Ganduje used to dethrone Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as Emir of Kano in 2020.

After signing the repealed law, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf announced the sack of five emirs of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Kano.

The Bichi Emirate Stakeholders, in a statement issued to journalists on Sunday, said they appreciate the judiciary for their courageous interpretation of the constitution, which has ensured that the principles of democracy and separation of powers are respected in Kano State.

The statement was signed by Malam Bello Salisu, Alhaji Uba Kunchi, Alhahi Sule Mu’azu Kunchi, Malam Muhammad Garba Yusuf, Alhaji Mudassir Ado Kunchi,
Alhaji Tukur Sani Kwa, Malam Kabiru Muhammad, Alhaji Musa Zangon Mata and 31 others.

“The First Class Emirate, of Bichi, wish to express our deepest appreciation to the judiciary and security agencies for their steadfast commitment to upholding the constitution and the rule of law” the statement reads.

“We commend the judiciary for their courageous interpretation of the constitution, which has ensured that the principles of democracy and separation of powers are respected in Kano State. You have indeed demonstrated a strong commitment to justice and the protection of the rights of all citizens, and we are grateful for your service.

“We also appreciate the security agencies for their professionalism and dedication to maintaining peace and order in the state, despite the challenges posed by the recent political developments. Your tireless efforts have ensured that our people can live in peace and security, and we are deeply grateful for your sacrifices.

“We are grateful for the independence and impartiality displayed by the judiciary and security agencies, which has helped to strengthen our democracy and ensure that the rights and dignity of all citizens are protected.

“The people and indeed leaders of the Bichi Emirates have endured the onslaught on their rights to this Emirate, and the actions of the judiciary and security agencies have averted the breakdown of law and order in Bichi Emirates in particular and by extension the other four Emirates.

“There is no gainsaying that all the Emirates have witnessed tremendous progress in infrastructural and socioeconomic development in the last eight years and upon no fault of any of the emirs these unpopular decisions were taken by the State Assembly and the executive arms of the Government of Kano State.”

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Kano: APC Assembly Members reject abolition of five Emirates, urge Gov Yusuf to respect separation of powers

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Kano State House of Assembly Members from the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the abolition of the five Emirates in the state by Governor Abba Yusuf.

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The APC Assembly Members urged Yusuf to respect the separation of powers in the state and stop abusing his powers as executive Governor.

This was contained in a statement signed by their leader, Ayuba Labaran Durun, and made available to the press in Kano on Saturday.

Durun explained that their constituents have mandated them to reject the abolition of the five Emirates in Kano State.

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The lawmakers commended the judiciary and security agencies for upholding the rule of law and ensuring peace returns to the state.

They also lauded President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his commitment to the separation of powers and the role he played in maintaining peace in Kano State and the country at large.

The APC Assembly Members noted that democracy only thrives when all three arms of government work hand in hand and respect one another.

The statement read, “On behalf of the All Progressives Congress State Assembly Members, we urge the Kano State Government, under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusif, to respect the law and stop abusing his powers as executive Governor. We want to remind him that democracy and separation of powers require collaboration and checks and balances, not unilateral decision-making.

“As legislatures representing our various Constituencies in Kano State, our people have mandated us to reject the abolition of the five Emirates in Kano State, and we maintain our stance. We commend the judiciary and security agencies for upholding the rule of law and ensuring peace returns to the state.

“Our President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu, has demonstrated a commendable commitment to the separation of powers and has played a vital role in maintaining peace in Kano State and the country at large. We appreciate his efforts and exemplary leadership.

“We emphasize the importance of respecting the rule of law and the need for all arms of government to work together in harmony to ensure peace, stability, and progress in the state. Let us work together to build a better future for the people of Kano State, where justice, peace, and prosperity reign supreme, and where the rights and dignity of all citizens are upheld and respected.

“Democracy only thrives when all three arms of government work hand in hand and respect one another. We must ensure that we uphold this principle in Kano State for the benefit of our people.”

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