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Secessionist Groups in Nigeria, Cameroon Would be Dealt With- NSA

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Secessionist Groups in Nigeria, Cameroon Would be Dealt With- NSA
The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno Rtd.(Middle) and members of the committee

The Federal Government has once again reassured International Communities, particularly the Republic of Cameroon that no part of Nigerian territory would be allowed to be used as a stage for any group of secessionists to destabilize other friendly sovereign nations.

The nation’s National Security Adviser, (NSA) Major General Babagana Monguno Rtd., stated this while declaring open the eighth Session of the Cameroon/Nigeria Transborder Security committee meeting holding in Abuja.

The Cameroon/Nigeria transborder Security meeting is the eighth in the series held at the highest level between the two Neighbouring Countries.

The last was held in July 2019 before the outbreak of the COVID-19 that brought the whole World to a standstill.

READ ALSO: Buhari Orders NSA To Address Attacks On Communities In Zamfara

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, said the two countries would work closely to ensure that any perceived attempts to form alliances between secessionist groups in Nigeria and Cameroon would be decisively dealt with according to the laws of the Land.

The NSA remarked that an emerging development concern was the attempt by secessionist groups in Nigeria who were making efforts to form alliances with secessionist groups in Cameroon in order to destabilize both Countries, and stressed that it be totally resisted.

He said the Nigerian Government would continue to support the efforts of the Cameroonian Authorities in engaging all aggrieved parties to de-escalate the security concerns and situation in the North West and South-West regions of Cameroon for the restoration of peace to that Country.

The NSA called on the 8th session of the Cameroon/Nigeria Transborder security communities to produce a comprehensive communiqué that would provide workable solutions to the current and future transborder security challenges between the two countries.

Monguno noted that multilateral platforms in the fight against terrorists must be sustained by both Countries and called for focused attention to consolidate the gains of the previous transborder security meetings.

The Head of the Cameroon delegation, Mr. Paul Atang Nji, who is also the Minister of territorial integrity of Cameroon described the Committee as an important forum for both Countries.

READ ALSO: Dangote Receives Highest Civilian Honour in Cameroon

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ambassador, Zubairu Dada while declaring open the 8th session of the Cameroon/Nigeria Transborder security committee meeting said the trans-border security committee has achieved lots of appreciable strides since its establishment in 2012.

Ambassador Dada noted that since the signing of the Cameroon-Nigeria Trans-border security Agreement in February 2012 and the first session was held in Yaounde Cameroon in 2013 and the Committee has no doubt made efforts to collectively address the enduring challenges of terrorism and other forms of criminality along borders to promote peaceful coexistence.

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Electoral Act: Supreme Court Strikes Out Buhari’s Suit

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The Supreme Court has struck out the suit by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami seeking to void the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

In a judgment on Friday, June 24, 2022, a seven-member panel of the apex court, headed by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, was unanimous in holding that Buhari, having participated in the making of the law by assenting to it, could not turn around to fault its provisions.

The court, which upheld the objections raised by the National Assembly and other defendants against the suit, declined to determine it on the merit but declared that the Supreme Court lacked the jurisdiction to hear it and that the suit was an abuse of the court process.

Justice Emmanuel Agim, in the lead judgment, held that it was an attack on the democratic principle of Separation of Powers for the President to seek to direct/request the Legislature to make a particular law or alter any law.

The President lacks the power to direct the National Assembly to amend or enact an act..it violates the principle of separation of powers.

There is no part of the Constitution that makes the exercise of legislative powers subject to the directive of the President,” the court stated.

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Organ Harvesting, Fraud, Forgery, List Of Ekweremadu’s Ordeals

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Organ Harvesting, Fraud, Forgery, List Of Ekweremadu's Ordeals

These are not good times for former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu as he has been arrested in the United Kingdom for organ harvesting.

It was reported by NEWSRAND, that Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, conspired to arrange the travel of a child in a desperate bid to harvest organs.

Disclosing this incident, Metropolitan Police said the duo was arrested following an investigation by the force’s specialist crime team.

READ ALSO: REVEALED: How Ekweremadu Applied For Visa To Traffic Homeless Child

This will not be the first time the serving Senator will be appearing in the press for bad reasons, here are three other times the former Deputy Senate President appeared in headlines for bad reasons.

  1. Alleged N7.75bn Fraud: In 2015, an investigation revealed how Nigerian federal lawmakers, led by Ekweremadu, allegedly withdrew N7.75 billion of public funds in four years to purportedly review sections of the 1999 Constitution.
  2. Forgery: In 2016 when he was the Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu was tried before an FCT high court for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Rules 2015. He pleaded not guilty to the two counts of criminal conspiracy and forgery when the charges were read to him before Justice Yusuf Haliru.
  3. Attacked in Germany: In 2019, Ekweremadu was physically attacked by a mob while attending a cultural event in Germany. Ekweremadu, who confirmed the attack in a statement, said the attackers were members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a South-East secessionist group.

The couple is still in custody for alleged organ harvesting, as they have been denied bail.

Although a letter that emanated revealed that Ekweremadu informed the UK authorities that he was taken Ukpo abroad for a kidney transplant in favor of his ailing daughter.

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Why Nnamdi Kanu Can’t Be Granted Bail Again -Buhari

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Why Nnamdi Kanu Can't Be Granted Bail Again -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) would not be granted bail considering his history with that.

Speaking at a bilateral meeting with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, Buhari said Kanu had previously jumped bail, adding that he can no longer be granted such privilege.

On notions that Kanu was not allowed to see his lawyers privately, the President said the detained separatist is being given every opportunity under the law “to justify all the uncomplimentary things he said against Nigeria while he was in Britain.

He felt very safe in Britain and said awful things against Nigeria. We eventually got him when he stepped out of the United Kingdom, and we sent him to court. Let him defend all that he said there.

“His (Kanu’s) lawyers have access to him. Remember he jumped bail before, how are we sure he won’t do it again if he’s admitted to bail?

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