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Senate tells IGP to redeploy Southern indigenes out of Kaduna State

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The Chairman, Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Southern Kaduna Crisis and Other Parts of the Country, Senator Kabiru Gaya, has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to redeploy policemen who are indigenes of Kaduna State out of the troubled southern part of the state.

Gaya urged Idris to ensure that Kaduna indigenes in the force were not posted to southern part of the state, as doing so would “weaken” the resolve by the police to restore peace in the area.

He argued that indigenous policemen  might be “weak” to handle such situation.

Gaya, while briefing journalists in Abuja on Friday, said the committee would present separate reports for the other eight states recording similar clashes in the country.

The Senate had last Tuesday rejected the report presented by committee, asking the panel to carry out a thorough probe into the killings and come back with a better report.

According to the lawmakers, the report did not show the seriousness of the killings across the country.

Gaya also stated that until the Constitution was reviewed to give traditional rulers roles to play in the security of their respective communities, the lingering crisis in Southern Kaduna might persist.

He further called for the immediate implementation of the Kaduna State Government’s white paper on Southern Kaduna killings.

The lawmaker, who is representing Kano South, urged the state government to implement the recommendations of the white paper to restore peace to the area.

Gaya also urged religious leaders to preach peace, saying these were some of the resolutions contained in the interim report by the panel.

He said, “Traditional rulers should be given a role to play. Unfortunately, they don’t have any role in the Constitution. Therefore, their roles are limited. There is the serious need to review the Constitution to give traditional rulers a role to play. All the religious leaders should preach peace for no religion preaches violence. It was one of our resolutions.

“On the issue of police, the Inspector General, in posting to any part of the country, should not put more of the indigenes of the state because when you have indigenes and there is a crisis, they can’t quench it.

“Also, we said the Kaduna State Government must implement the recommendations of the white paper. Governments of those states refused to implement the white paper because of political fear. If they are sincere to the people, whatever the recommendation, it is fair that they implement the recommendations.”

Gaya disclosed that there were more killings the clash in Zamfara State than in Kaduna.

“There were more killings, as over 1000 were killed between 2012 and 2016 because there was no much publicity from that area,” he said.

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah's Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.

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The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.

Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”

He wrote:

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

Ali Ndume

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume who was detained in prison on Monday following the failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina in court.

This was made known by the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Friday, November 27.

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He stated that he chose to grant the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the court, notwithstanding that the other grounds of his bail application failed.

Justice Abang granted bail to Senator Ndume pending the hearing and determination of the Borno South Senator’s appeal filed at the Court of Appeal to challenge Monday’s order.

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We Deliberately Shut Down Refineries – NNPC GMD

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We Deliberately Shut Down Refineries – NNPC GMD

NNPC boss, Mele Kyari

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has expressed that the corporation deliberately shut down the nation’s refineries because they became unsustainable.

The GMD disclosed this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Upstream in Abuja.

He pointed out that the NNPC was unable to supply crude oil to the refineries, adding that the Excravos pipeline is the only one the NNPC managed to sustain through the contracting process.

He went on to express that it is practically impossible to run pipelines at their optimum capacity.

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“For instance, to run Kaduna and Warri refinery, you need to deliver 170,000 barrel of oil per day so that both will operate at 70 percent capacity,” he said.

Kyari said that at the moment, it only had over 5,000 kilometers of pipelines with 13 fuel depots, which according to him must be protected to forestall the activities of vandals.

“And I can tell you today that except the Atlas cove to Ibadan line and also the Portharcourt to Aba line, none of these pipelines is serviced.

“We cannot flow product into these lines, the cheap one is to say they are aged but the real reason is that the level of activities of vandals on these lines is gross, monumental, and profound.

“At every point within a month we fix 80 vandal points, the option is to shut them down and the result of having one depot is what we have seen in Lagos,” he said.

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