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#KujePrison: Buhari Questions Poor Intelligence, Demands Probe!



Nigeria received a shocking news compounding her already worsened state of security, when terrorists launched a late night attack on Kuje Correctional facility in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) , Abuja.

The terrorists freed hundreds of inmates include Boko Haram members into the state.

Destroyed fence at the Kuje Correctional facility

This attack came after bandits attacked President Buhari’s advance team ahead of his traveling to his hometown in Katsina state for Sallah celebration.

According to  Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi, about 600 inmates broke out of the Medium Security custodial center Kuje, with about 300 inmates successfully retrieved from the bushes.

Speaking with newsmen, Magashi said they suspect the attack to be from the Boko-Haram terrorist sect.

Burnt properties ant the Kuje Correctional facility in FCT, Abuja.

However,the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed his sadness over the successful mission of the terrorists who stormed the Kuje Prison.

He said he was disappointed with the intelligence system and demands a full report on the incident.

President Muhammadu Buhari during the visit to the Kuje Correctional facility where terrorists invaded.

“Saddened by the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje. I am disappointed with the intelligence system. How can terrorists organize, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it? I am expecting a comprehensive report on this shocking incident”.

The President accompanied by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha and the chief of staff prof. I Rahim Gambari visited the Kuje Prison.

According to DCP Abba Kyari who is an inmate in the prison, ‘’Only God  saved us today (yesterday). For over 2hrs and 45 mins, more than 300 terrorist took over the Kuje prison in Abuja with GPMGs, Bombs, RPGs, Many Rifles etc….”

A prison Warden explained that he worked in Kuje prison for more than 6 years and mostly on nights shifts where danger is on the high risks, and have witnessed so many attacks but “you see this one this boys came prepared for us.
Imagine an attack for more than 2 hours till now.

Furthermore, an eyewitness gave a summary of the unfortunate incident.

“Glory be to GOD, Abba Kyari is alive and they refused to run away, All major Terrorist, kidnappers, Armed robbers, Murderers have all escaped. The Kuje prison was completely taken over for more than 2hrs by the invading terrorist.

All Soldiers and prisons officers escaped. For more than 2 hours no reinforcement came. All doors were broken by the terrorist and every criminal have escaped.

Only people that are not criminals, those with less than 3 months to be released and important people like Abba Kyari and his Men, Governor Jolly, farouk lawan and some few senior citizens refused to escaped even after the Terrorist have opened all the doors for everybody to escape within the 3 hours operations.

We are in serious trouble in Nigeria, No resistance at all from Prison officers and soldiers for almost 3 hrs the operations lasted.

Very successful operations for the terrorist who kept shouting Allahu Akbar from the beginning to the end of the operations.

From Abubakar in Kuje prison now.”

An equally shocked Nigerian asked “How could attack last for over 3hrs and the terrorists took over? What happened to backups from the nearest military posts? No chopper could come to rescue from Kaduna? Tucano jets are still have a good rest?”

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Breaking: Lagos Assembly Passes Victim, Witnesses Protection Bill



The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to protect witnesses and victims in the state.

The ‘bill for a law to provide for the rights and entitlements of victims and protection of witnesses and for connected purposes’ was passed during plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa.

The bill stipulates provision of assistance and protection to victims and witnesses who have vital information that could help ensure effective prosecution of cases, but who face intimidation due to their cooperation with the prosecution or law enforcement agencies.

A part of the bill further states: “Every person, including security agents shall render assistance to victims of accidents or crimes and ensure that such persons are taken to the nearest hospital for immediate
care and treatment.

“A public or private hospital shall provide immediate and adequate treatment to an accident victim or any person with gunshot and severe injuries or wounds.”

It stipulates a fine for any medical facility that fails to comply with the related section of the bill.

“A private hospital that receives accident victims with severe injuries or wounds for treatment under this section must inform the agency within Forty-Eight (48) hours of his admission, and forward a request for reimbursement of medical expenses where family members or relations cannot be identified or where the victim is indigent, and subject to the approval of the request by the agency, it shall forward records of the treatment to the agency,” the bill states.

With the bill scaling a third reading during plenary, the Speaker directed the Clerk of the House, Barr. Olalekan Onafeko, to send a clean copy to the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his assent.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly8

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Obasa to Remi Tinubu At 62: Your Roles In Nigeria’s Democracy Are Indelible



ObasaThe Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has congratulated Senator Oluremi Tinubu on her 62nd birthday.

Dr. Obasa, in a statement by Eromosele Ebhomele, his Chief Press Secretary, described the former First Lady of Lagos as one whose love for Nigeria and roles in national unity and development are worthy of emulation by every well-meaning citizen.

The Speaker added that Senator Tinubu has continued to etch her name in the history of Nigeria as a politician of repute, a champion of the downtrodden and an advocate for the youth, the aged and good governance.

He noted Senator Tinubu’s passion for a greater Nigeria both as a crusader for a more vibrant democracy and as a serving member of the National Assembly.

“As the loving wife of our dear leader and presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, you have been a major pillar of support and progress.

“That Nigeria practises democracy today is partly as a result of the roles you played while the military held on the the government of the country. History is replete with how you worked tirelessly against the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election result won by Chief MKO Abiola and how you took care of many exiled members of the National Democratic Coalition and citizens of Nigeria who were at the time under the radar.

“As First Lady of Lagos State, your love for the education of the underprivileged in the society and the need to raise standards gave birth to your pet project, The Spelling Bee Competion, which, delightedly, has produced great minds and future leaders.

“Lagos is blessed with you and we are happy that you have remained a major support for the growth and development of our State. You have also remained a mentor to many Nigerians whose lives you have touched with your New Era Foundation and various scholarship programmes.

“On behalf of my family and members of the legislative arm of Lagos government, I congratulate you on your birthday and pray that God continue to bless you with good health, strength and divine capacity ahead of the bigger task before us all, amen,” Obasa prayed.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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Queen Elizabeth: Lagos Assembly Wants More For Nigerian Traditional Rulers



The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the government to improve the honour given first-class and prominent traditional rulers before and after their death.

This motion followed a Matter of Urgent Public Importance raised by the lawmaker representing Mushin Constituency 2, Hon. Olawale Abdulsobur Olayiwola, during on plenary on Monday.

Referring to the celebration that accompanied the burial ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II of England, Hon. Olayiwola observed that traditional rulers in Nigeria are never given adequate honour and recognition before and after their death.

In his comment, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa emphasised that while it might not be easy to honour all the traditional rulers in the state, first-class royal fathers should be celebrated.

The Speaker said that he shared the idea of celebrating those who make up the traditional institution adding: “We should learn how to elevate our own. If foreigners are coming to celebrate us through their documentaries, we should think deeply about celebrating ourselves too.

“The Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs should fashion out how best our Obas should be celebrated.

“Occupiers of recognised thrones that have been in existence for many years should be celebrated,” he said.

Earlier in his argument, Olayiwola had said: “Queen Elizabeth II left after over 70 years on the throne and the burial was attended by a delegation from Nigeria led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

“But here in Nigeria, we don’t celebrate our traditional rulers in death. An example was when the former Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, joined his ancestors recently. He was not celebrated as he should,” he lamented.

Olayiwola, Chairman of the House Committee on Local Government and Community Affairs, called on the Lagos State Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs to celebrate the traditional rulers in the state while they are alive and during their demise.

This was accepted by all the lawmakers at plenary.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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