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PDP Asks ICC To Probe Alleged Atrocities Committed By Security Operatives During Tenure Of Ex-Service Chiefs
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to commence the investigation of the tenure of the former service chiefs over alleged atrocities committed by security operatives under their command.
The main opposition party made the call in a statement by its national spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja.
The party also called on the International Police (INTERPOL) and other world bodies to commence processes that will lead to the prosecution as well as firm sanctions, including travel ban and freezing of assets belonging to all those involved in killings and human right abuses by security operatives under the present administration.
Insecurity: We Are In State Of Emergency, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday afternoon met with the newly appointed service chiefs, charging them to be patriotic, and serve the country well.
“We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country, ” the president charged them during the meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to a statement by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president congratulated the service chiefs on heading their various services.
COVID-19: Buhari Signs Regulations To Make Use Of Face Masks Mandatory
President Major Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection 2021 which, among other measures, make the use of face masks mandatory in public places.
A document, which emanated from the office of the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday revealed that the president signed the order on Tuesday.
The action is in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. Q2 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2010.
Insurgency: Buhari Must Give New Service Chiefs Timeline ― Senator Ndume
Senator representing Borno South and Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to give the new set of Service Chiefs a timeline for them to surmount insurgency and banditry in the country.
The federal government had on Tuesday announced the appointment of new Service Chiefs with Major-General Leo Irabor, Major-General I. Attahiru, Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, as Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff, respectively.
Senator Ndume who noted that the new change in the Service Chiefs was in fulfilment of an earlier promise by President Buhari to rejig his security apparatus, however, tasked the latter to ensure that the new Service Chiefs were given a timeline to end the scary security challenge, particularly insurgency and banditry in the North East and North West.
We Are Investigating Herdsmen Invasion Of Farm In Ekiti ― Govt
The Ekiti State government has disclosed that it was investigating the report of the farm invasion by suspected herdsmen in Aduloju farmstead located along Ado-Ijan road in the state capital.
The secretary of Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in the state, Mr Tope Emmanuel told journalists on Tuesday that herdsmen invaded their farm covering 235 hectares of land and destroyed multi-million naira maize.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Akin Omole in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital sympathized with the 160 affected farmers, saying everything possible would be done to address the situation.
Nigeria Records 1,861 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Rises To 126,160
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,861 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 126,160. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
“On the 27th of January 2021, 1861 new confirmed cases and 22 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 126160 cases have been confirmed, 100365 cases have been discharged and1544 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 1861 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos (773), FCT (285), Oyo (138), Rivers (111), Plateau (92), Nasarawa (83), Kaduna (59), Enugu (57), Imo (57), Edo (43), Kano (27), Kwara (20), Ebonyi (19), Abia (17), Ogun (12), Osun (12), Katsina (8), Bayelsa (6), Bauchi (5), Delta (5), Borno (4), Jigawa (4), and Zamfara (1). Our discharges today include 697 community recoveries in Lagos State, 128 in Rivers State and 116 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines,” the NCDC said.
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