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Insecurity: Instead of Confronting President Buhari, we should be praying for him – Gowon tells Nigerians
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Insecurity: Instead of Confronting President Buhari, we should be praying for him – Gowon tells Nigerians

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has advised Nigerians to pray for President Buhari instead of confronting him over the high level of insecurity in the country. The former Head of State gave the charge at the 23rd anniversary and founder’s day celebration of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), with the theme: Rejigging the security architecture: imperatives for a second line of public safety; the Nigerian Peace Corps perspectives, at the Obasanjo Space Centre, Abuja on Saturday, July 10. Represented at the event by a former military governor of Bauchi State, Major General Chris Garuba (rtd), Gowon said the problems in the country are also weighing the President down. “There is no nation in Africa that does not have challenges. Be it economy or security. Countries have ch...
You Have Failed us- Northern elders tell President Buhari while Lamenting the High Rate of Insecurity in the North
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You Have Failed us- Northern elders tell President Buhari while Lamenting the High Rate of Insecurity in the North

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has issued a statement criticizing Buhari for failing to tackle insecurity in Northern Nigeria. In a statement released on Sunday, Ango Abdullahi, convener of the forum, said the issue of insecurity in the north is getting worse by the day. He added that the constant attacks by bandits and Boko Haram insurgents are indications that the Buhari administration "has failed woefully" in keeping citizens safe. The statement reads: "Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is alarmed at the rising insecurity of communities and their properties in the North. Recent escalation of attacks by bandits, rustlers and insurgents leave the only conclusion that the people of the North are now completely at the mercy of armed gangs who roam towns and villages at will, wreakin...
Apapa Gridlock: NPA Orders Shipping Companies to Remove Empty Containers Within Four Months
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Apapa Gridlock: NPA Orders Shipping Companies to Remove Empty Containers Within Four Months

Following the gridlock in Apapa ports’ access roads that has inflated the cost of doing business at the ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced measures to redeem the situation. Among the measures, the NPA has directed shipping Companies to immediately deploy sweeper vessels to evacuate empty containers from the ports to clear the backlog of empty containers littering the country within four months. The NPA also directed the shipping companies to use of Onne Ports for such sweeper vessels. The NPA in a statement yesterday stressed that the measures will reduce the attendant financial burden that the congestion at the Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports has brought on importers. According to the NPA, effective yesterday, there will be an increase in rent-free period for ...

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