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Banditry: Matawalle Swears With Quran, Dares Zamfara Residents To Prove Innocence

  Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has sworn with the Quran that he has no connection with bandits disturbing the peace in the state. He also challenged residents of the state, irrespective of their status, to do the same to prove that they have no hands in the security challenges bedevilling the state. The governor … Continue reading Banditry: Matawalle Swears With Quran, Dares Zamfara Residents To Prove Innocence Read Full Story

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INEC will not succumb to electoral banditry, says Okoye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed not to surrender to what it called ‘electoral banditry’ aimed at discrediting the electoral process and retuning pre-determined outcomes. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made the vow in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday,
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Banditry: Monitor forests in your states, National Park boss tells govs

The Conservator General of the National Park Service, Mr Ibrahim Goni, on Friday, called on state governors to ensure effective monitoring of forests in their domains to check the activities of bandits and kidnappers. Goni told Sunday PUNCH that bandits and kidnappers were taking advantage of ungoverned forests across the country for their nefarious activities....

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Banditry: Secure your forests, FG charges states

By Omeiza Ajayi The Federal Government yesterday asked states to secure their forest reserves, saying  they fall under their purview. The directive came against the backdrop of the fact that bandits, criminal herdsmen and kidnappers use such reserves as haven for their nefarious activities. Hoeever, Prof Samuel Erugo, SAN, said since forestry was not listed
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Politics

Why banditry won’t end in Nigeria ― Wike

By Davies Iheamnachor – Port Harcourt The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has explained that the reason banditry would not end was that the All Progressives Congress, APC, led Federal Government has continued the politicisation of security. Wike said by politicising insecurity, the APC Government plunged the security troubled states into an unimaginable
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Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello

    Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Chairman of the Northwest Governors Forum on Thursday met with governors of the North-West zone including the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, over the increased rate of banditry in the region. Governor Masari during the meeting said that he is confident that the insecurity being faced … Continue reading Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello Read Full Story

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Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello

    Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Chairman of the Northwest Governors Forum on Thursday met with governors of the North-West zone including the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, over the increased rate of banditry in the region. Governor Masari during the meeting said that he is confident that the insecurity being faced … Continue reading Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello Read Full Story

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Banditry: ‘What Does Sheikh Gumi Know?’ Governor Masari Challenges Cleric’s Intervention

  Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has kicked against the intervention on the banditry activities in the northwest, questioning the cleric’s knowledge on security issues. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today which aired on Wednesday, Masari challenged the Islamic cleric to a debate. “Was he there? What did he know about what … Continue reading Banditry: ‘What Does Sheikh Gumi Know?’ Governor Masari Challenges Cleric’s Intervention Read Full Story

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Monday Update: Kaduna Banditry, US Visa Hopes For Nigerians and Meghan Markle’s Explosive Revelations

Good morning, Happy International Women’s Day. We are leading with the banditry situation in Kaduna, renewed hopes for Nigerians seeking a US visa, and stunning revelations from Meghan Markle about the UK royal family. Bandits in Kaduna Bandits terrorising some parts of Kaduna State and the Northern region are still going strong but the military … Continue reading Monday Update: Kaduna Banditry, US Visa Hopes For Nigerians and Meghan Markle’s Explosive Revelations Read Full Story

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Yahaya Bello to Nigerian youths: Stop criminality, go into farming if you’ve nothing to do

By Arogbonlo Israel Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has cautioned Nigerian youths to desist from any form of criminality, advising them to venture into farming rather than perpetrating evil in the name of banditry, kidnapping and other insecurity issues bedviling the growth and development of the country. He gave this advice during Channels TV at
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Like Obasanjo to OPC, Buhari orders shoot-on-sight on anyone with AK47 in bushes

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that anyone found wielding an AK47 assault rifle be shoot at sight, a development many have compared to a similar order given by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo during his tenure (1999-2003) as president, against the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, members. Obasanjo’s order against the OPC was necessitated as a
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Nasarawa Governor Blames Banditry On Illegal Mining In Zamfara

  Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has blamed the banditry activities in Zamfara State on illegal mining being carried out in the state. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, Governor Sule said those stoking problems in the north-western were interested in illegal mining. “I think that is the right decision … Continue reading Nasarawa Governor Blames Banditry On Illegal Mining In Zamfara Read Full Story

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Opinion

Banditry as resource control

As far as Nigeria is concerned, we explain resource control to be a system where a group of people will use their comparative advantage to force the government to funnel the nation’s common wealth to their side. It started after the “One Million Man March” organized by Daniel Kanu of the ‘Youths Earnestly Ask for […] Read Full Story

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We Will Deal With Banditry, Insurgency – Buhari

   President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said there will be no softening of the ongoing measures aimed at tackling insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other criminals constituting a threat to innocent citizens across the country. The President gave the warning through his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, during a security meeting of the Northern … Continue reading We Will Deal With Banditry, Insurgency – Buhari Read Full Story

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Matawalle Receives Repentant Bandits, Calls For Appreciation Of Peace Initiative

  Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has urged Nigerians to appreciate his administration’s peace and dialogue initiative in the quest to curb banditry and insecurity.  The governor noted this on Thursday when he received another group of repentant bandits. He believes his reconciliation and dialogue initiative is for the benefit of the country and … Continue reading Matawalle Receives Repentant Bandits, Calls For Appreciation Of Peace Initiative Read Full Story

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Thursday Update: Bawa’s Confirmation, Bandits In Kaduna And Nigeria’s Vaccine Wait

Good morning, We are leading with the Senate’s confirmation of Abdulrasheed Bawa, more bandit attacks in Kaduna, and Nigeria’s long wait for COVID-19 vaccines. Senate Confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa The Senate has confirmed Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Bawa, during his screening by the lawmakers, … Continue reading Thursday Update: Bawa’s Confirmation, Bandits In Kaduna And Nigeria’s Vaccine Wait Read Full Story

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Insecurity: Banditry designed to destroy Nigeria — Govs

…Herdsmen, farmers now carry AK-47, Northern govs lament …Say farmer/herder crisis would have been averted if livestock plan was implemented …PDP intervenes in Ortom/Mohammed’s rift over herdsmen bearing AK-47 rifles By Wole Mosadomi & Mary Therese-Nanlong The Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, said yesterday that there was no other term to describe acts of banditry and
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