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Saraki Orders Review Of N/Assembly Security

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Bukola SarakiThe Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has ordered a review of all security arrangements in the National Assembly to keep it conversant with the current challenges in the country, especially now that the Boko Haram insurgency has receded.

Senate President Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Security, Major General Saleh Maina (rtd), noted that the review of the security around the complex “is part of the periodic plans to ensure better protection of lives and properties as well as improve on the existing arrangement”.

According to the statement, in carrying out the directive of the Senate president, who is also the chairman of the National Assembly, “the heads of all security agencies present in the Complex and other officials whose portfolio has to do with Security have met at different times to devise a common and water-tight plan”.

“Following the meetings, it has been decided that henceforth it is compulsory for all legislators, staff and visitors to the National Assembly to wear identity tag”, it added.

The security adviser also said as part of the review of the security arrangements, loitering within and around the National Assembly visitors and staff alike would no longer be condoned.

Retired General Maina further said all vehicles to the National Assembly must be parked at the appropriate designated parking lots.

Noting that there shall be proper ‎screening of personnel coming into the National Assembly as well as the scanning of their hand bags and luggage, the statement called on the security officials at the National Assembly to be polite yet firm to all in the course of carrying out their duties.

Maina “also said that there would be training and retraining of security personnel and staff of the National Assembly as well as general maintenance and upgrading of equipment towards ensuring quick responses, communication and mobility in case of any threats in any location within the National Assembly”.

He further explained that the training of the concerned staff at the National Assembly will further ‎ensure proper collaboration and synergy among all security agencies working within the sprawling complex and that henceforth, there will ‎ be a periodic meeting of all concerned with the security of the institution.

To this effect, the security adviser said a general awareness campaign will be held for all those that has businesses within the National Assembly Complex to update them on the new development.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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