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Stop Insecurity in Six weeks, or face Impeachment ,Senators dare President Buhari, Lawan



The Senate has given President Muhammadu Buhari a six – week ultimatum to stop the growing insecurity in the country or face Impeachment

They have also sent the removal signal to their own, Dr Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate

The lawmakers who are worried over the increasing rate of insecurity in Nigeria, unperturbed about party lines had stormed out of plenary, calling for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan.

The lawmakers had on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the activities of the terrorists and bandits across the country without any serious action by the President, but were reportedly calmed down by Lawan and other leaders of the upper legislative chamber.

In furtherance of his efforts at maintaining peace among the lawmakers over the matter, the Senate President on Wednesday called for closed doors session at the beginning of plenary that later lasted for over two hours.

Lawan, after the closed doors session, announced that issues relating to smooth running of Senate and unity in Nigeria were deliberated upon but instructed the Senate Leader to proceed with items listed on the Order Paper.

But the Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda raised a point of order for the Senate to deliberate on issues of insecurity discussed at the closed doors session.

He said: “Mr. President, I raised this point of order to bring to the front burner, issues deliberated upon at the closed door session.

“Resolution made by all Senators at the closed door session which lasted for two hours, was to further deliberate on it in plenary and arrive at resolution to give President Muhammadu Buhari ultimatum on urgent basis to stop the worsening security situation or face impeachment.”

Trouble, however, started when the Senate President interrupted him by saying that his point of order falls flat on his face since he didn’t discuss it with him.

He, thereafter, instructed the Senate Leader to proceed with items on the Order Paper.

Angered by the development, all senators across party lines, led by the Minority Leader, Philip Tanimu Aduda stormed out of the chamber chanting “All we are saying, Buhari must go”, “Nigeria must survive”, “Ahmad Lawan should follow”, etc.

The protesting senators including Adamu Bulkachuwa (APC Bauchi North), Enyinnaya Abaribe (APGA Abia South), Ibrahim Shekarau (NNPP Kano Central), and all People’s Democratic Party, PDP lawmakers like Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South), Matthew Urhoghide (Edo South), Francis Onyewuchi (Imo East), Nicholas Tofowomo (Ondo South), Francis Alimikhena (Edo North), Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North), Betty Apiafi (Rivers West), George Thompson (Rivers South), Francis Fadahunsi (Odun East), Christopher Ekpenyong (Akwa Ibom North West), Dajuma La’ah (Kaduna South), Obinna Ogba (Ebonyi Central), etc, later gathered at the Senate Press Centre to disclosed what transpired at the closed door session.

Speaking on behalf of the senators, the Minority Leader said their anger was fueled by the refusal of the Senate President to follow resolutions taken by senators across party lines at the closed doors session.

“We are here to tell Nigerians that as Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we are disappointed with the way the worsening security situation across the country is being handled.

“We held closed door session for two hours, where it was resolved that the issue will be deliberated upon in plenary with agreed resolution to give President Muhamnadu Buhari six weeks to address it or face impeachment by both Chambers of the National Assembly.

“Our walking out of the chamber is to express our disappointment in the way the matter was later handled by the Senate President.

“President Buhari has been given all he wanted in terms of adequate funding of the security agencies but nothing to show for it. He needs to shape up or ship out,” Aduda stressed.

However, the Senate President in his closing remarks before the adjournment of the Senate said all senators are worried and concerned about the security situation in the country.

He said an emergency session may be held during the long recess if the need arises.

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FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets



THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday

Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.

“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.

“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.

“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”

The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.

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Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs



President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service

The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,

The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).

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DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt



The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real

DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.

A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.

“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.

“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”

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