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Southern Kaduna Indigenes Urge Govt. To Intensify Efforts At Curbing Insecurity

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Unknown gunmen on Thursday stormed Katsak Village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna, killing 13 and injuring 15 others.

The incident happened while residents were celebrating their annual cultural festival amid funfair as the ceremony that began peacefully turned bloody, leaving the people in a state of confusion and devastation.

The attack took the residents by surprise as they never expected it. The victims included men, women and children.

Angered by this latest attack, the people of the area have condemned government’s effort at providing security to them, calling on both the federal and state governments to step up the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the area.

Also shaken by the high scale destruction of lives and property in the southern part of Kaduna State, the Senator representing the zone in the National Assembly, Danjuma La’ah, has called for a thorough investigation as well as a proactive action to end the rampage of gunmen against his people.

The senator also wants the Federal Government to rebuild all destroyed villages just as in the northeast and also train local vigilantes to compliment the effort of security operatives in the affected areas.

There had been constant clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the southern part of Kaduna state over grazing land.

Such bloody clashes over the years have claimed more than 500 lives.

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June 23, 2015 |

Buhari Meets With State Governors

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The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has been in a meeting with State Governors in the Council Chambers in the Presidential Villa.

Some of the governors present include those of Nasarawa, Imo, Gombe, Benue, Delta, Niger, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kogi, Borno, Jigawa, Rivers, Ogun, Kebbi, Kwara, Taraba, Ekiti, Ondo, Kaduna, Oyo, Osun, Edo, Anambra, Sokoto, Ebonyi, Lagos, Adamawa, Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Yobe, Plateau (Deputy), Bayelsa (Deputy).

Details of the meeting are not yet known but feelers indicate that it is about the bail out programme for states that are said to be unable to pay salaries.

Earlier on, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum had called for a bailout for states which have been unable to pay workers’ salaries.

Briefing journalists, the Chairman of the Governors Forum, Mr Rochas Okorocha, said that the Governors were concerned about the dwindling revenue of the states which had affected the lives of the people negatively.

According to the Nigeria Labour Congress, 18 states are owing workers’ salaries spanning for as much as 10 months. Most of the states’ governors are members of the APC.

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June 23, 2015 |

Division In National Assembly Poses Threat To Buhari’s Govt. – Senator Sani

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The Senator representing Kaduna Central Zone on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Shehu Sani, says the division among APC members in the upper legislative chamber following the election of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President, if not resolved amicably and on time, could pose a great threat to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in delivering on its campaign promises to Nigerians.

This statement came as National Assembly members reconvene on Tuesday from their 2-week break after their inauguration on June 9.

Senator Sani was addressing journalists in Kaduna on Monday, and he lamented that the PDP members capitalized on the division within the APC caucus to bring in Senator Ike Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President even when the party is in the minority.

While stating that there was no plan by APC members to impeach Senator Ekweremadu, he expressed confidence that the APC caucus would find a way of overcoming the landmine.

While also admitting that there were some flaws in the emergence of Saraki as President of the Senate, Sani appealed to his colleagues to accept Saraki’s election for the interest of peace and harmony in the National Assembly.

Sani also expressed optimism that with the reconciliation process being initiated by the APC national leadership and some eminent Nigerians, the crisis within the party would be resolved in the overall interest of all Nigerians.

On the debate over the jumbo budgetary allocation for the federal lawmakers, Senator Sani admitted the need for them to cut down their budget, but noted that such sacrifices should not translate into impoverishing the legislators.

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June 23, 2015 |
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