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Senator Dogara: ” I’m worried soldiers are taking over police work,”

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has faulted the increasing engagement of military personnel in the duties constitutionally reserved for the Nigeria Police. The
Speaker on Monday, July 4, said the deployment of soldiers to over 28
states in the country is an indication that Nigeria is already in a
state of emergency.

Dogara noted that in
peacetime, soldiers are only meant to complement the police and other
civil authorities, and not the other way round.
He stated this in Abuja at a “Capacity/Interactive Needs Assessment Workshop of Security Sector Related Committees in the House of Representatives.”
The programme was organised in collaboration with Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre.
Dogara
cited Section 217 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), which,
according to him, defined the duties of the Armed Forces, contrary to
what they are doing these days in many states of the federation.
“It
is worrisome that Nigeria is effectively permanently in a state of
emergency as the Armed Forces are deployed in more than 28 states of the
federation in peacetime,”
the Speaker lamented.
“The
Armed Forces have virtually taken over routine police work in Nigeria.
They are no longer acting in aid of civil authorities but have become
the civil authorities.
“Section
217 of the constitution spells out the duties and responsibilities of
the Armed Forces of Nigeria, which include defending Nigeria from
external aggression; maintaining Nigeria’s territorial integrity; and
securing our borders from violation from land, sea or air; suppressing
insurrection and acting in aid of civil authorities to restore order
when called upon to do so by the President,”
he said.
Speaking on the funds appropriated for security operations annually by the National Assembly, Dogara said the legislature must ensure that the money is transparently and judiciously spent.
He said, “Related
to the constitutional powers of the National Assembly to appropriate
funds and thereby allocate funds for security, is the power to ensure
that such monies or funds appropriated are used in a transparent and
accountable manner and for the purpose for which they have been given.
“The National Assembly’s powers of legislative oversight cannot therefore be over-emphasised.”

On
the rising security concerns in the country, the Speaker assured that
the House is ready and committed to providing legislative support to the
executive to confront the issues.
“This
past experience which saw a powerful military exercise absolute control
and authority over the machinery of government has translated to the
current challenge of getting these institutions to subject themselves to
legislative scrutiny,”
the Speaker stressed.
“The
often seen consequence of this is inadequate and inefficient delivery
of security to citizens, as well as lack of accountability and
transparency as they relate to security expenditure.
“The
House has consequently, recently amended the Public Procurement Act to
make the Armed Forces more accountable in procurement matters,”
he added.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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