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Herdsmen Attack: Senate set to conduct National summit to tackle insecurity

Senator Isah Jibrin disclosed that the attack claimed over 21 lives and properties in Omala. Given the deteriorating security situation in the country, the Nigerian Senate had resolved to set up an Ad-hoc committee to conduct a national summit to tackle the issues of herdsmen attacks. This is as it urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Humanitarian Affairs to provide relief materials to the affected communities. This resolution followed a motion of urgent...

Senate mandates IGP, security officials to curb killings in Enugu State

The Senate is worried following a massacre in the Nimbo community in the early hours of April 28th 2024, which left over 46 people dead and 14 persons injured, with their houses and other properties completely razed down. The Senate has called on the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, the Chief of Army Staff and the Director General of the Department of State Services to investigate, arrest and prosecute the criminal gangs attacking the...

“Do not punish the entire community for the sins of few” – Senator to military over killing of soldiers

The Senate observed a minute of silence in honour of those military personnel who were murdered horrifically in Okuama Community of Delta State. Senator Ede Dafinone (APC, Delta Central) has requested the Senate to show some concern in handling the situation of the gruesome murder of the 17 Nigerian Army personnel in Okuama Community, Delta State, as he called for compensation to the families of the deceased soldiers whilst investigations are ongoing. Dafinone made this...

Insecurity: “Give me security votes to tackle insecurity in FCT” – Wike

Security vote is a monthly allowance used by state governors of the 36 states to fund security services within the states.  The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has requested permission from the Senate to include a security vote in the N1.1 trillion in the FCT 2024 budget. Wike made this appeal while defending the budget before the Senate on Monday.  OrderPaper recalls that the Senate had passed for a second reading...

Wike meets Senators, says insecurity in FCT has been sorted

Speaking to the Nigerian Senate about the security situation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Minister Nyesom Wike noted that there have been positive developments in reducing it.  The Senate, in the early hours of the day’s plenary, resolved into a closed-door session to meet with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and the Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igwe. The closed-door session began at 12:18 pm and ended at 1:50 pm following...

Senate irked by unending terror attacks in Benue

The Senate called on the Federal Government and other authorities to invest in surveillance technology and equipment to solve the security challenges in the country. The Senate has called on the Federal Government and other authorities to invest in surveillance technology and equipment to detect and forestall the recurrence of terrorism, as it condemned in strong terms the recent attacks on Benue communities by terrorists. The Red Chamber also called on the Inspector General of...

Insecurity: Senate calls on IGP to install CCTV cameras to tackle kidnappings

The Senate observed a minute of silence in honour of those killed by bandits. The Senate has called on the Inspector General Of Police to ensure the installation of CCTV cameras in strategic locations within and around Abuja highways and other major capital cities to bolster surveillance and deter criminal activities. This is as the Senate resolved to Invite the Commissioner of Police, the Minister of Police Affairs and the FCT Minister to brief the...

Senate to introduce food stamp to cushion food insecurity

This, according to the Senate is intended at working out practicable templates and implementable modalities for the actualisation of the program. The Senate has urged the Federal Government to introduce the Nigerian version of the Food Stamps program as an interventionist measure to cushion the effects of food insecurity/shortage in the country. It therefore mandated the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to liaise with development partners and other relevant stakeholders, especially the Lagos Food Bank Initiative,...

Insecurity: What transpired in the 9-hour closed door meeting with the security chiefs

Although the lawmakers went into the meeting with many doubts and worry, the security chiefs led by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, eased their anxieties and won the lawmakers’ confidence, Sources at the meeting have made some disclosures of what had transpired during the closed-door session with the service chiefs, heads of Security agencies, and some Ministers. It was disclosed that the security chiefs led by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu,...

Insecurity: Senate passes vote of confidence on Service Chiefs after 9-hour session 

The Senate resolved to urge the Federal Government to make citizenship registration compulsory for all Nigerians in order to identify “who is who at whatever time.” The Senate, on Tuesday 13 January, 2024, after a 9-hour interface with Service Chiefs, heads of Security agencies and some Ministers, passed a vote of confidence in them for stepping up the game of checkmating crime and criminality in the country. The Senate also resolved to urge the Federal...

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