Connect with us

News

Plateau Massacre: Tinubu failed Nigerians – Adegboruwa

Avatar

Published

on

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has asserted that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has let down the Nigerian populace. Adegboruwa made this declaration on Wednesday in response to the Christmas Eve massacre in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi local government areas (LGAs) of Plateau State, where over 100 people were killed.

Expressing his views, Adegboruwa pointed to the revelation by Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang, who stated that terrorists had permanently taken over and inhabited over 64 communities in the state for more than two years. Adegboruwa sees this as a clear confirmation of the lack of transparency on the part of leaders in addressing the concerns of the people.

He highlighted that the federal government’s primary responsibility is the security of the people, but the administration led by Tinubu has not met expectations in this crucial aspect.

Adegboruwa expressed his dissatisfaction with the governance in Nigeria since May 29, 2023, stating that the well-being of Nigerians has declined, and life has become uncertain and challenging. He asserted that the verdict on the streets across various cities in the country is that the current government has failed the people.

Citing Section 14(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, he emphasized that the government’s primary purpose should be the security and welfare of the people. Beyond security concerns, Adegboruwa criticized the Tinubu administration for imposing suffering, mass hunger, and poverty through failed economic policies that have resulted in inflation and widespread hardship.

He accused the government of employing the slogan of “Renewed Hope” to lull the people into complacency while leaders enjoy luxury and affluence. Adegboruwa called on the President to either implement tangible programs to improve the lives of Nigerians or resign if there is no genuine commitment to addressing the current economic challenges.

Governor Mutfwang had earlier revealed that the death toll from the Christmas Eve attacks had risen to 115. In response, President Tinubu directed security agencies to take immediate action, thoroughly investigate the area, and apprehend the culprits.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

News

PHOTO: Gov Makinde Host Nigeria Police Games

Avatar

Published

on

1: Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (left) and Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

2: From left, Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Barr Bayo Lawal; Governor Seyi Makinde; Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun and his wife Elizabeth, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

3: Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (left) take a salute from the Police Mascots, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

CREDIT: Oyo Gov Media 

Continue Reading

News

Economic crisis: Find more ways to improve your IGR – President Tinubu to universities

Avatar

Published

on

The Nigerian government has called upon universities in the country to broaden their sources of funding amidst economic challenges. President Bola Ahmad Tinubu made this assertion during the 6th & 7th combined convocation ceremony of Federal University, Dutse, which took place on Saturday.

Speaking through Professor Kabir Bala, the Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, who represented him at the event, President Tinubu stressed the government’s dedication to facilitating a conducive environment for universities despite resource limitations.

He urged universities to actively explore alternative funding channels, underlining the significance of self-reliance in the prevailing economic circumstances. The President also encouraged universities to seek international funding opportunities for research, advocating for collaborations and the attraction of funds from global sources.

President Tinubu emphasized that government alone cannot shoulder the financial burden of universities, particularly amid economic challenges and competing demands from various sectors. Nonetheless, he reiterated the administration’s commitment to providing the necessary support within the available resources to ensure universities function as pillars of educational advancement and national development.

He further urged universities to pursue innovative strategies for generating revenue and to tap into international research funding opportunities. He assured that his administration remains dedicated to supporting universities in achieving their objectives as outlined in the Renewed Hope Agenda.

Continue Reading

News

Contempt threat against NLC, TUC leaders over public protest uncalled for – Femi Falana replies FG

Avatar

Published

on

Human rights advocate and constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana, has clarified that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have every right to organize the nationwide public protest scheduled for February 27 and 28, asserting that it does not constitute contempt of court.

As a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Falana emphasized that Nigerian workers are entitled to freedom of assembly and expression as enshrined in the country’s Constitution. He urged the federal government, in a strongly worded letter to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, to ensure maximum security for the workers and to participate in the protest.

In response to the AGF’s threat of contempt charges against the NLC and TUC leaders, Falana’s letter dated February 24 countered the threat, arguing that it lacked legal basis.

Falana pointed out the history of negotiations between the government and the labor unions following the removal of fuel subsidy in 2023, which resulted in court orders restraining the unions from striking. Despite compliance with these orders, the unions challenged them, and the contempt proceedings initiated by the government were subsequently withdrawn.

He highlighted subsequent legal actions initiated by the government against the unions, noting that these actions were contested by the unions on grounds of abuse of court process and lack of jurisdiction. Falana emphasized that since the contempt proceedings were withdrawn, there is no basis for the government’s threat of contempt charges regarding the planned protest.

He cited legal precedents affirming citizens’ rights to protest on matters of public interest without the need for police permits, emphasizing the democratic importance of freedom of speech and assembly.

Falana urged the government to respect these fundamental rights and directed the Inspector-General of Police to provide adequate security for the protesters in accordance with the Police Establishment Act.

In conclusion, he called on the government to reconsider its stance and assured that the protests would be conducted peacefully.

The federal government had previously warned of invoking relevant laws to charge the NLC leadership with contempt if the protest proceeds, citing it as a breach of agreement and a challenge to the court’s authority. The AGF, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, conveyed this warning in a letter to Falana, urging the NLC to abandon the protest to avoid violating the court’s order.

Continue Reading

Trending