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Senate considers bill to prohibit ransom payment to kidnappers …proposes 15 years imprisonment for defaulters

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill that seeks to prohibit the payment and receipt of ransom for the release of any person kidnapped, imprisoned or wrongfully confined. The Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which scaled second reading during plenary is sponsored by Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi, the senator representing Imo east …

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Insecurity: Delta Commissioner urges NASS to resume plenary; Hails Southern Governors’ “Asaba Accord”

By Ifeanyi Olannye Asaba, May 13, 2021 The Delta Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has urged the National Assembly to resume plenary to proffer solutions to the severe security challenges nationwide. Aniagwu said the lawmakers should call off their recess and join other stakeholders in finding lasting solutions to …

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Southern Governors ban open grazing; Call for National Dialogue to restructure Nigeria   

  Governors of Southern Nigeria have urged the Federal Government to convoke a national dialogue and take urgent steps to restructure the country. The governors expressed grave concern on the security challenge currently plaguing the nation and strongly urged President Muhammad Buhari, to address Nigerians on the challenges of insecurity …

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