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Opposition Trails Possible Tenure Extension for Adamawa, Borno, Yobe Govs

Femi Falana Yemi Adebowale Some eminent lawyers friday opposed the likelihood of tenure extension, ex-gratia for governors of the three states affected by the Boko Haram insurgency – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe – if the current security situation persists till the 2015 general election. The tenure extension can be granted …

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Reps approves extension of emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states

The House of Representatives in Abuja on Thursday approved the request made by President Goodluck Jonathan that the emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States be extended for another six months. The approval of the request made on May 13, followed a three-hour meeting with service chiefs and heads …

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Reps to vote on extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

“As long as the military is not well equipped to confront the insurgents, the request for extension of state of emergency will continue.” The House of Representatives will on Thursday vote on the extension of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. President Goodluck Jonathan in a …

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Reps approve emergency rule extension in Borno,Yobe, Adamawa

Service Chiefs brief lawmakers on extension The  House of Representatives has approved President Goodluck Jonathan ‘s request for an extension of the State of Emergency currently in place in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. The President had in a letter addressed to the Speaker of the House, Hon Aminu Waziri …

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Nigerian president to visit town where girls were seized

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday visit the northeastern village where more than 200 schoolgirls were seized a month ago by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram, senior government officials said. It will be Jonathan’s first visit since the kidnappings to Chibok, epicentre of a growing international …

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Yobe government opposes extension of emergency rule

“We have seen over this period, however, that the federal government has neither provided the advanced weaponry…” The Yobe State Government said it is opposed to any extension of the state of emergency in the state as proposed by the federal government. President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday asked the National …

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Jonathan seeks extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Tueday, approached the Senate with a request seeking the extension of the  one-year-old state of emergency  declared in the three north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The president, in a letter dated  May 5, 2014, said the development became necessary, in view of the …

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Yobe gov rejects extension of emergency rule, says it’s stale and sterile

WorldStage Newsonline– Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has rejected move by the Federal Government to extend the state of emergency in the state and two others in the North-East Nigeria, saying it’s “stale and sterile”. Gaidam in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Information Affairs …

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Clark Wants Military Governors for Adamawa, Yobe, Borno States

Former information minister Chief Edwin Clark has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to appoint military administrators for Adamawa, Yobe and Bornu states which are currently under emergency rule due to activities of Boko Haram insurgents. Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday entitled “this nonsense must stop now,” Chief Clark also …

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