The Senate on Wednesday adjourned its plenary in solidarity with one of their colleagues Sen. Dino Melaye who was arrested and humiliated with men of the Police Force.
The decision of the Senate followed a motion moved by Senator Sam Anyanwu over the arrest of their colleagues. An yanwu had decried that the police refused he and other colleagues from seeing Melaye at the hospital.
However, the prayer that the senate adjourn was moved by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa who insisted that there was no need for the senate to sit about and debate when the health condition of their colleague was unknown.
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Dapchi girls: President Buhari speaks about fate of only remaining victim in captivity as Muslim group warns: https://www.naija.ng/1159317-president-buhari-lone-dapchi-girl-captivity-return-parents.html
Former chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last election, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said that Nigeria’s biggest problem to its democracy is the corrupt politicians. He said this in one of the National dailies, Vanguard newspaper, a few days ago. This timely statement came at no better time than now. Interestingly, Nigeria has […]
Sir Mo Farah has today announced he will play for England in this year’s eagerly anticipated Soccer Aid for Unicef match on ITV.
Set to take centre stage at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June, four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah will play for his home nation and be on the opposing side of his good friend, and fellow Olympian, Usain Bolt.
100 per cent of all public donations will go towards supporting the work protecting children in the UK and globally.
The international friendly takes place just four days before the World Cup in Russia begins,’’ ITV reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari today visited Dapchi in Yobe state, where 110 schoolgirls were stolen by Boko Haram gunmen on 19 February.
He visited the town after meeting with stakeholders in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.
In Dapchi, Buhari reassured parents of the abducted schoolgirls that the Federal Government will not rest on its oars, until their wards are safely brought back home.
The President, who was accompanied by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, said he had directed full scale aerial surveillance and investigation to ensure that the girls were returned safely.
“I have read the full report of what happened in Dapchi. As I received the report, I was saddened and I am praying that God will continue to console you,” he said.
President Buhari also said that government will ensure that the Boko Haram menace is totally brought to an end.
“Boko Haram was in control of many local councils in Borno and some parts of Yobe State before we came. Now it has resorted to using young girls for suicide missions in mosques, churches and motor parks.
“We will not spare their members. We will ensure that Boko Haram meets its waterloo. By the will of God, I have directed the police and reinforced them, and the army and air force to keep searching until the children are returned alive,” he said.
Governor Gaidam had promised that the state government would continue to provide all the necessary support to security agencies to enable them embark on a successful search and rescue of the girls.
In her remarks, the Principal of the Government Girls’ Science/Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, Mrs Adama Abdulkarim, said some gunmen stormed the school premises and started shooting at about 7.00pm on February 20, 2018.
“We had a roll call and realised 110 girls were missing; out of 906 girls, we had 796,” she explained.
A representative of the parents, Alhaji Bashir Manzo, appealed to the Federal Government to do all within its means for the safe return of the girls.