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NEMA Distributes Relief Items To Borno IDPs

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80,000 bags of rice, maize, beans and sugar have been released by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the feeding of 1.6 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at various resettlement camps and other satellite centres across Borno State.

The relief items were released by NEMA’s North East Zonal Office in Maiduguri on Saturday to address malnutrition and other related humanitarian needs.

Also released were 2,100 cartoons of seasoning cubes and 2,400 jerrycans of vegetable oil for consumption by the IDPs beginning from this month of October to November.

This was disclosed by the North East Coordinator of NEMA, Mallam Mohammed Kanar, during the flagging-off of another round of distribution/presentation of relief items to officials of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for onward delivery to IDPs in the state.

The occasion took place at the central store of NEMA, north east office in Maiduguri, with prominent state government officials in attendance.

Kanar said the decision to hand over these items to the Chairman of SEMA, Engineer Ahmed Satomi, was based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NEMA and SEMA, so as to complement efforts of the state government and other humanitarian agencies in taking care of victims of insurgency in the region.

He said, “We in NEMA are glad to hand over yet another set of relief items for onward delivery to our IDPs in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council and Jere Local Government Area. These stock-piled relief items which we are handing over is for for the month of October to November, 2016. This is with exception of other IDPs who were residing in about 13 resettlement camps across some council areas of the state, which NEMA also carters for.”

SEE ALSO: Nigeria Will Enjoy ‘Complete Peace’ When IDPs Return Home – Atiku

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

The Nigerian Senate has called on President Buhari to urgently address the nation so as to douse the tension in the country.

This comes as hoodlums continue to carry out various attacks on #EndSARS protesters and others in some parts of the country.

The Senators made the call for President Buhari to speak to the Nation after a motion was moved by Senator Biodun Olujimi and co-sponsored by all Senators on the ongoing nationwide protests believed to have been hijacked by hoodlums.

Part of the resolution of the Senators after deliberation include:

-Urge all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies of social economic reforms that raise the standard of lives of our people;

-Call upon the Police to operate strictly in accordance with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic environment;

-Urge the Inspector General of Police to ensure a holistic comprehensive reforms of the police to increase the overall welfare including training and medical insurance of all members of the Nigeria Police Force

-Appeal to all Nigerians to resort to use of legal institutions to resolve disputes and conflicts;

-Urge the Nigerian youths and the Nigerian citizens to approach the National Assembly Committees Constitution and Reforms in order to secure far-reaching holistic amendments that are vital to the restructuring of our federation

-Urge the Federal Government to faithfully and comprehensively implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government

-Appeal to #EndSARS movement and protesters to kindly in the interest of everyone stop their actions and embrace genuine dialogue; 7. Urge Mr. President to address the nation as soon as possible on these issues.

-Police should make it a duty to accompany protesters and should be involved in protecting genuine protesters.

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IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations

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IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations

IGP Mohammed Adamu

With the rising violence in the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of anti-riot police personnel from the Police Mobile Force (PMF).

This is a move to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country.

The IGP’s order was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba.

Also Read: Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

Mba said the IGP also “ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen the security around Correctional facilities nationwide.”

“The orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”

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#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari

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#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigeria Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address Nigerians on the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking most parts of the country.

The Senate gave the directive during its plenary on Tuesday.

The lawmakers also ordered the Nigerian police to protect all #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action.

Also Read: Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

The Senate also urged #EndSARS protesters to halt their march to enable the federal government to meet their demands.

The Senate asked President Buhari to set up a judicial panel of inquiry made up of eminent Nigerians that would be respected by the youths to identify the notorious SARS operatives and ensure their arrest and prosecution.

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