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Terrorism: Move by senators to impeach Buhari gains more backing as Nigerians react

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The move by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Senators to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari is currently gaining more backing from concerned Nigerians.

Recall that the PDP Senators caucus on Wednesday staged a walkout from the upper Chamber in protest of the heightening insecurity in the country.

The minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda said the PDP senators issued President Muhammadu Buhari six weeks to resolve terrorist attacks in the country or risk impeachment.

Reacting, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom lauded the lawmakers over the move to force the president to tackle the security crisis.

The Governor who spoke in Abuja yesterday described the decision of the Senate to impeach the President as “patriotic” and commended some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC who have also opted to do the ‘right thing’.

Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, head of New Media, Anthony Ehilabo who spoke with DAILY POST on Friday, said the only solution to the current security crisis rocking the nation was to impeach the president.

He asked Buhari to hand over to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, stating that the VP can halt the activities of terrorists in the country.

Ehilabo said, “solution right now is to impeach Buhari and allow Osinbajo to work, even if it’s for one day, you will notice improvement.

“Osinbajo has the capacity to rejig. He knows what to do. I’m afraid if Buhari continues to remain in power with the way things are right now, we will all be doomed.

“God forbid. They have annexed FCT already and if you are a strategist, you won’t even allow terrorists in states like Kaduna, Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa.

“Because taking over those states means an invasion of the FCT. Which of these states I mentioned earlier does not have a contingency of ISWAP, Boko Haram and bandits?

“The president has not thought about getting Private Military Contractors, PMC, immediately. The military cannot handle it anymore.

“Push them back to the fringes. And look, the president left our borders open and porous. Why not put the same checks you have up south here? And why are the service chiefs still in power?

“What is the justification? Issue out riot orders. What are the formations in Jaji? All those formations in Kaduna. Clean up the northwest first. Put these guys on their toes.

“Unfortunately, these guys are the ones advancing. Now, since the Kuje incident, no affirmative action. Who and who was sacked”?

However, the Presidency while reacting to the impeachment move, in a statement by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, described the action of the opposition senators as babyish, advising them to put their time to better use.

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2023: Sit-At-Home Big Threat To Igbo Presidency – Group

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A group known as Pan Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction Coalition has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra and its factions that multiple sit-at-home orders could deprive the Igbo winning 2023 presidency.

This is contained in a statement jointly signed on Friday by the group’s Chairman, Rev Obinna Akukwe and the Secretary, Dr Pat Anyanwu.

According to PANPIEC, frustrated politicians would use the purported sit-at-home of February 24 to scuttle the aspirations for Igbo presidency and give the impression that the South-East voters were supporting the agitation for a Biafra state.

“PANPIEC is aware that some members of the Strategy Team are working behind the scenes for the release of Nnamdi KANU, details of which will be kept private.

“Therefore, any further multiple sit-at-home represents a multiple demarketing of the Igbo Presidency Project.

“PANPIEC advises Simon Ekpa, Commander of IPOB auto-pilot, to jettison his Biafra agitations till after the 2023 elections to enable teeming Igbo Youth to exercise their civic responsibilities.

“Igbo cannot be asking for Biafra and Igbo Presidency simultaneously.

“PANPIEC warns for the last time that the indiscriminate sit-at-home strikes fear into the minds of other stakeholders in the north favourably disposed to the Igbo Presidency.

“PANPIEC have received thousands of inquiries from concerned northern voters over the stance of Ndigbo on Biafra and warns that all the rumours of war are destabilizing the Igbo Presidency Project”, the group stated.

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Nasarawa Gov Sule Loses First Son, Hassan Sule

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Hassan, the first child of Nasarawa Governor Abdullahi Sule, is dead. Hassan, reported to have no health challenge, was full of life on Thursday and had useful engagement with friends, it was gathered.

He was said to have slumped around 9:30pm on Thursday before he was confirmed dead.

The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra, confirmed the incident.

According to him: “His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi Sule, Executive Governor of Nasarawa State on behalf of his family announces the sudden demise of his son Hassan Sule whose sad event occurred Thursday 26th January 2023 at the age of 36”

Hassan was laid to rest in Gudi, Akwanga Local Government Area on Friday.

 

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Frank MBA, Idowu Owohunwa Become Lagos, Ogun Police Commissioners

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The Nigerian Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba on Tuesday approved the redeployment of two commissioners of police to Lagos and Ogun States respectively.

Frank Mba, a former spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force is returning to Lagos where he served as Police PRO for many years.

Also recommended to the PSC to take over as Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, is CP Idowu Owohunwa.

While CP Frank Mba, former Force Public Relations Officer, is the current Commissioner of Police in charge Federal Border Patrol branch at the department of operations, CP Owohunwa is currently the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.

This was stated in a letter dated January 24, 2023, and signed by Hafiz Inuwa, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police to the Police Service Commission (PSC).

According to the letter, the postings are part of a strategy being put in place by the IGP to strengthen the strategic and operational readiness of the Police force in Lagos and Ogun commands.

It reads, “I am directed to humbly write and forward the proposed posting of the under-mentioned commissioners of police to State Commands indicated against their names for the Commission’s kind consideration and approval”.

“The Inspector General of Police is deploying the under-mentioned Commissioners of Police to strengthen the strategic and operational control of the commands.”

 

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