Femi MakindeThe Timi of Ede, Oba Adesola Lawal, has said traditional rulers must be given security roles to play in order to enhance security arrangements and to stop the wanton killings by Fulani herdsmen, and other crimes in the country. The monarch said this on Friday in an interview with journalists in Ede, Osun State, on the sidelines of a press conference organised to announce activities to mark his 10th coronation anniversary. The Timi said, “If Nigeria is to become a secure state, the kind of responsibility given to traditional rulers in the pre-colonial period must be restored. The traditional rulers must be given a constitutional role, particularly over security in their respective domains. So, if they must talk about community policing to checkmate Nigeria’s current security challenges, then the traditional rulers must play a key role in the security architecture of the country.”Copyright PUNCH.
January 20, 2018 23:26 UTC
This was apart from the public hearing conducted during the process of enacting the law by the Taraba State House of Assembly. Now that it has become law, the government has also taken steps to implement the law to its fullest. The law in Benue came about to solve the problem of persistent attacks on the farming communities in Benue. What is the position of the Taraba State Government on the issue of cattle colonies? Taraba State Government has enacted a law for the establishment of ranches; let them support us in the implementation of the law.
January 20, 2018 23:19 UTC
While I was growing up, the experience I had was helpful because I didn’t listen to rap music alone. But certain people said you left rap music because it wasn’t lucrative for you? As an intelligent musician, if you need to adjust your music to reach out to your target audience, I don’t think anyone will blame you for doing so. At least, I am certain I don’t need to introduce myself before people recognise me. I am not in a position to tell you the future of rap music in Nigeria, but I think it is very bright.
The youth, under the auspices of the Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum, also demanded the establishment of oil and gas colony for the region against the backdrop of plans by the Federal Government to establish cattle colony for the herdsmen. He said establishing colonies for herdsmen was wrong, adding that it was the duty of herdsmen as private business owners to be responsible for the progress of their business interests. Akinaka said, “As a people, we have taken that position that herdsmen are private businesspeople. But if that is what the government wants to do, we are asking for oil and gas colony for our people too. We suffer environmental problems.’’He advised members of the Niger Delta Avengers to always engage in intellectual struggle in advancing their agitations rather than resorting to old-fashioned idea of armed struggle.
The match officials were also attacked during and after the encounter with Iyorhe having her uniform almost torn to shreds. It took the intervention of heavily armed security officials to get them to safety. It was learnt that the LMC pays a certain amount to the police in their efforts to fortify match venues. These hooligans capitalise on the inadequate security at match venues to attack and intimidate match officials. The job of this intervention squad is to maintain law and order outside the stadium and to specifically protect the match officials.
Mudiaga AffeThe United Nations High Commission for Refugees on Saturday says it has registered over 10,000 refugees from Cameroon in various communities in Cross River State. He said the figure was exclusive of Nigerians who are returning home as a result of the crisis in Cameroon. Boubacar said, “We have so far registered 10,400 Cameroonian refugees in Cross River and the registration is continuing. But as of Friday, 10, 400 were registered.”He said the UNHCR was providing additional support for the NCFRMI in Calabar because of the influx of Cameroonian refugees in the state. As partners of NCFRMI in the protection of refugees, we are providing this support because as you know, the refugees are scattered across vast areas in Cross River State.
What the Itsekiri are saying is that when they (Ijaw) came to the area, they were customary tenants to somebody. For instance, Kpokpo is an Itsekiri town where the EPZ Deep Sea Port was to be built but they came and said the Federal Government should name it Gbaramatu Deep Sea Port. We (Itsekiri) said if you can’t name it Ugborodo Deep Sea Ports, then it should be named after Kpokpo where it is sited. This is exactly what I did in the case of the Deep Sea Port when former President Goodluck Jonathan came and named the place Gbaramatu Deep Sea Ports. I said they shouldn’t name it Gbaramatu Deep Sea Ports.
Leke BaiyewuThe lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has urged the wife of the President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, not to be intimidated by her criticisms of the current administration. According to Murray-Bruce, Aisha does not belong to “the other room,” as the President once dismissed the First Lady over her allegation that a cabal had hijacked her husband’s government. Buhari on Thursday night hosted the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress to a dinner at the Presidential Villa where the President said he always took his time before making decisions and taking actions. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: [email protected](Visited 1,930 times, 1,104 visits today)
They may also be in such a state as they recover from a coma or may persist in such a state until they die. When the people in this state are deemed to have arrived in the permanent vegetative state, it is because they have persisted in that particular state for a long time. The state of consciousness of such persons is periodically determined by an internationally recognised scale known as the Glasgow coma scale. One of the most famous persons in a vegetative state in recent memory was the former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. It has been known for some time to be able to effect certain changes in the blood pressure and help regulate it.
Olaleye AlukoThe second Bell 412 Helicopter, which was among the two aircraft seized by the Nigeria Customs Service in January 2017, has been deployed by the Nigerian Air Force. The air force said on Saturday in a release that the aircraft was deployed, following the induction of the first helicopter in November 2017. The Customs Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ali retd., had thereafter handed over the impounded helicopters, with serial numbers 36608 and 36606, to the air force. The helicopters had been in the containers for about two years as of the time of the handover to the military. The helicopter’s major systems were later re-assembled at the NAF’s 631 Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Ikeja, Lagos State, by a combined team of foreign experts as well as NAF engineers and technicians.”Copyright PUNCH.
Though Empress Njamah is still single, she says she is not short of admirers, whether young or old. According to the actress, she usually feels awkward whenever a younger man shows interest in her so she tries to avoid that. She told Sunday Scoop, “A lot of men in their twenties say they admire me and want to date me. Sometimes, I find it annoying because if they know my actual age, they wouldn’t come close or show interest in me. “When people say I look like a lady in her twenties, I just smile.
Olaleye AlukoThe Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Friday, said the threats by the Niger Delta Avengers were not directed at the military but political leaders, noting that the leaders would handle the group’s agitations. John Agim, who stated this during a briefing, noted that the military was not considering deployment of troops without an “express instruction” from the Federal Government. But Agim stated that the military had nothing to do with the demands made to the government by the NDA. The Avengers are making such threats because they are asking for something. Agim said, “The military cannot tell you if the herdsmen are foreigners or Nigerians.
So, I started trying to discuss with my sisters and brothers, trying to figure out the issue. So, talking to my brothers, I was trying to find out what exactly is going on, asking them simple questions. The problem is you can’t have a property like Concord just staying inhabited by 400 northerners that I don’t know from anywhere. And Like I said, I’m young; I don’t know what had transpired before. But if something had transpired before, then I don’t know.
In this interview, the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, speaks about his administration, Federal Government’s bailouts as well as his relationship with the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. JOHN ALECHENU was thereKwara is one of the few states that have been able to pay salaries regularly. In Kwara State, we’ve approached the issue of farmers/herdsmen clashes through dialogue and understanding which have since led to peaceful co-existence and have allowed for areas of infractions to come with compensation. I was part and parcel of the administration (of Bukola Saraki) when he was here as governor. If I lend you money today and you pay back, would I tell you how to spend the money?
January 20, 2018 23:14 UTC
In fact, everybody is still trying to come to grips with the fact that Trump is the president of the US. It is one big mistake for America and I think most Americans are now regretting that Trump is their president. Do you know that he attended my university?’ Two of my kids attended the same university that Trump attended, the University of Pennsylvania. He (Buhari) should let America be in the know, not be in any doubt that Nigerians are angry and we should demand an apology. In fact, I have read comments in the papers saying Nigeria is really a shithole and that it should be a wake-up call.
January 20, 2018 23:14 UTC