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Boko Haram crisis: Speaker appeals for British assistance

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House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal on Thursday called on the British government to assist Nigeria in addressing ongoing security challenge.

Hon. Tambuwal made this call while receiving the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Lloyd and the visiting permanent secretary, Department for International Development (DFID ), Mark Lowcock in his office.

The honorable speaker said such intervention was necessary to help enthrone an atmosphere that will promote peace.

He also appealed for understanding from Nigeria’s friends and neighbours on the situation in the country.

In his words;

“We are in interesting times in Nigeria. And I will like to use this opportunity to call on our friends to understand our situation. They should understand our situation because the phenomenon we are facing in Nigeria in terms of security challenge is not only peculiar to Nigeria as a country. It is becoming a global phenomenon.

“So while you are making efforts in ensuring that you address the phenomenon in your own home country, also consider your brothers who are probably far away from you in terms of geographical expression but very close to you in terms of relationships.

“And please factor our interests in ensuring that we attain global peace because without peace there cannot be any meaningful development. It is on this note that I welcome you and I wish you a very pleasant stay in Nigeria.”

Hon. Tambuwal also mentioned that Britain has been involved in relentless fight for peace in its country and other parts of the world, saying that improved security in Nigeria will help foster global peace.

Mark Lowcock did not comment on the security challenge facing Nigeria, but pledged to continue to collaborate with Nigeria in all development initiatives adding that he was impressed with the way the leadership of the House has been addressing some of the issues especially those relating to women, children and human rights.

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6 Comments

  1. CHIDEX

    February 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Please sir, we have been working like slaves-casual workers in PHCN for more than 10 years now on a fixed monthly salary of #10,000. Please sir, we urge you to mandate the management of PHCN to as matter of urgency, regularize our appointments. Thanks

  2. thug

    February 4, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    hey mr. Tambuwal you are idiot totaly fool you dont even know what you are doing. How can you bring such kind of people in our country for peace. You are jackass tambuwal, are they nigerians? how can they bring peace. While even you as a citizen of nigeria and a leader in nigeria you can’t bring peace. Think asshole you want to bring us in a situation morethan the one we are in.

  3. Kabiro halado

    February 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Hon. Aminu please not invite any country to interfere our security challange with Bokoharam, you see how British high commision they do not comment, why cause it internal challange. When we are short for Bokoharam those are very small coward group, so we think for help. But now we start with them.

  4. Enter your name...cbs

    February 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Mr speaker,I wonder how u solve ur domestic problems, u are not even ashamed of ur self .ewuuu meaning GOAT.

  5. Enter your name...

    February 5, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Mr speaker, let me tel u, u all wil go 2 hellfire

  6. Wondering

    April 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Honestly people continue to perish for lack of knowledge! We hear this fools that never know what the source of their problems are claiming to be having answers to it!
    How can even fool not know that anything British or US in any country’s affairs is a call for total destruction and unending terrorism?
    Where on this earth has Britain or their allies in terror created peace or avenue for such?
    By the way, Britain created the fraud they called Nigeria, sustained it with their weapons of mass destruction, and continue to fund the same Islamic terrorists around the world include the so-called boko haram. Now they know that when boko haram cause chaos that the empty headed idiots in power will be willing to call them back in an official colonisation, with free access with unrestricted rights to enter anywhere and take over anything in the name of ‘help’… When will black man wake up and know who their real enemies are??
    The West and Islam remains the worst enemy of Africans and black man!!! Sorry, the truth is bitter… check how many decades of Western exploitation and enslavement of Africa/ns and compare it with few years of China’s relationship. (Of the two evil, at least the China is more of a partner than savage imperialist)…
    Nigeria must be quickly (Officially) break-up to break away from the evil the British planted there, for total destruction of especially non-Muslims (Biafrans in particular).
    Inferiority complex with ignorance is a drop dead cocktail!
    Wake up Biafrans (And other Christians), Britain have no good policy for you! They are nothing but Islamic (anti-Christian) country, masking as ‘Christian’ country.

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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