Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Nigeria's House of Reps summons Buhari over killings

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Steve Townsend | 26 April, 2018, 06:57

A lot of flak followed the reading of President Buhari's letter to parliament by its leader, Yakubu Dogara, as parliamentarians questioned the president's decision to order the release of $496 million to purchase the military aircraft without the constitutionally required approval.

Bashir Baballe from Kano state moved an amendment that Buhari should be summoned over the killings, a prayer that was unanimously adopted by the house.

He said: "From whichever angle you are witnessing what is happening in this country, one thing is agreeable that this country is sliding dangerously".

Terseer-Gbillah, a member of the APC, recalled how the soldiers torched houses and killed two villagers to avenge the death of a soldier, believed to have been murdered by unknown persons in the area.

The House also invited Buhari to appear before members in plenary to explain the actions he had taken so far to halt the killings by making the security and welfare of Nigerians his priority.

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Edward Pwajok (APC, Plateau) said the security chiefs should be summoned to face the lawmakers and be interrogated in the full glare of the world.

"It is unfortunate that instead of defining and facing the challenges confronting our nation, the Presidency is busy chasing straws thereby failing to nip in the bud a unsafe dimension in our national history".

"Let him come here and appear to brief us".

Controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari's characterization of Nigerian youths has taken a new dimension with a page being created on Wikipedia in acknowledgment of the social media revolt of young Nigerians against their description, tagged, #LazyNigerianYouths.

NAIJ.com notes that the comment did not go down well with many young Nigerians who translated the comment to mean that the president was referring to them as being lazy.The controversy then birthed the #LazyNigerianYouths trend on Twitter.

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