• Declare security emergency in Southern Kaduna – Senate tells Buhari

    Declare security emergency in Southern Kaduna – Senate tells Buhari

    According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to declare a “security emergency” in Southern Kaduna.

    The call followed a motion by Sen. Danjuma La’ah (PDP-Kaduna), who told the senate at plenary that since 2011 many communities in the senatorial district had been consistently attacked by herdsmen.

    He said that such attacks had resulted in deaths, loss of property and displacement of indigenes of the communities.

    La’ah noted that the district was substantially agrarian with large arable and […]

  • Declare state of emergency in judiciary – Gen. Ikponmwen

    Declare state of emergency in judiciary – Gen. Ikponmwen

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Idada Ikponmwen (rtd), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the judiciary arm of the government if the National Judicial Commission (NJC) continues to insist that court judges who were arrested for alleged corruption would not step down from the bench to face thorough investigation and prosecution.

    Ikponmwen, a former Director of Legal Services in the Nigeria Army, said that given the grave allegations leveled against some […]

  • Lawmaker urges FG to declare ‘State of Emergency’ in Kaduna

    Lawmaker urges FG to declare ‘State of Emergency’ in Kaduna

    A member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Mr Labari Tella, has said that the Federal Government should declare “a State of Emergency’’ to curb killings in Southern Kaduna.

    Tella, who represents Jema’a Local Government made this known when he spoke with newsmen at Manchok, Kaura Local Government on Wednesday.

    He decried the insecurity in Southern Kaduna, especially Godogodo Chiefdom and urged the Federal Government to give marching orders to security operatives to engage the attackers in their hide outs.

    “The Federal […]

  • Declare emergency on economy – PDP tells FG

    Declare emergency on economy – PDP tells FG

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government to declare “emergency” on the economy.

    The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Adeyeye also advised government to invite competent hands to manage and revive the country’s economy.

    He, however, said that PDP had been vindicated of its positions following the acceptance of responsibility regarding the economic misfortune caused by the APC.

    He said Gov. […]

  • Air traffic controllers declare state of emergency on airspace communication facilities

    Air traffic controllers declare state of emergency on airspace communication facilities

    Air traffic controllers have declared a state of emergency on the communication facilities at the nation’s airports “in view of their epileptic conditions and the danger posed to air travel”.

    The controllers said: “We are heavily disturbed by the deplorable state of the communication facilities; in view of their relevance to airspace travel, we want urgent steps to upgrade them if we indeed care for safety on our airways.”

    The controllers’ stance was contained in a communiqué issued after their 45th Annual […]

  • Buhari asked to declare state of emergency in Southern Kaduna

    Buhari asked to declare state of emergency in Southern Kaduna

    Worried by the incessant killings in villages of Southern Kaduna, a Member of the House of Representatives, Barr. Sunday Mashall Katung has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency in the area to end the unrest.

    This was also as the Senator Representing Southern Kaduna Zone; Danjuma La’ah described the last weekend killings in Godogodo as an unforgivable crime, saying perpetrators must not be allowed to go scot-free.

    The member, who represents Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal constituency, also wants the […]

  • Niger Senators want FG to declare state of emergency on state roads

    Niger Senators want FG to declare state of emergency on state roads

    According to reports, the three Senators representing Niger State in the National Assembly have raised the alarm over the disturbing condition grounding of major federal highways traversing the state.

    At a joint press briefing in the National Assembly complex on Thursday, the senators called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to urgently repair the Abuja – Minna, Minna – Bida, Kontagora to Yauri, Rijau-Kontahora, Minna-Zungeru-Tegina federal highways, where many passengers were currently grounded.

    Speaking first was Senator […]

  • NJC to hold emergency meeting over DSS raid on judges

    NJC to hold emergency meeting over DSS raid on judges

    Nigerian judges will hold emergency talks Tuesday following the “deeply regrettable” detention of several judges by secret police in a corruption probe, the country’s chief justice said Monday.

    At least seven judges were detained by Nigerian security forces over the weekend in connection with allegedly receiving bribes, drawing sharp condemnation from the bar association and from rights groups who described the raids as “unprecedented”.

    The Department of State Services (DSS) said it had seized $800,000 (715,000 euros) in cash during the nation-wide […]

  • Declare state of emergency on economy – Gen. Nienge tells Buhari

    Declare state of emergency on economy – Gen. Nienge tells Buhari

    Former Commander, Nigerian Army Supply and Transport Corps, Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Nienge (rtd) on Sunday called on the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency on the economy as part of measures to address the challenges Nigerians are passing through.

    Speaking with journalists at a thanksgiving service in honour of Col. J.T Aun’s son, Sub-Lieutenant Aungwa Aun, who received presidential commissioning into Nigerian Navy in Kaduna Saturday, General Nienge also commended President Buhari’s war against corruption saying […]

  • Judges’ arrest: NBA declares state of emergency

    Judges’ arrest: NBA declares state of emergency

    According to reports, the Nigerian Bar Association on Saturday declared a state of emergency in the judiciary following the midnight arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services.

    The declaration of the state of emergency was made on Saturday evening in Lagos by the NBA President, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN).

    Mahmoud addressed the press alongside four past presidents of the association – Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN); Mr. J.B. Daudu (SAN) and Augustine Alegeh (SAN).

    Others in attendance at […]

  • Executive, National Assembly may clash over emergency powers bill

    Executive, National Assembly may clash over emergency powers bill

    According to reports, the National Assembly is on a collision course with the Executive over the Presidency’s quest for emergency powers on the economy.

    The Executive wants additional powers to act independently on budgetary allocations for projects that require immediate attention and were not previously captured.

    Some lawmakers, however, disagree, saying the National Assembly is constitutionally empowered to oversee every stage of spending in the budget.

    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, made this position known in Abuja at the Gallery […]