Nigerian Parliament Debate Terrorism Law

Nigerian legislators have upped the ante in the fight against terrorism by endorsing the death penalty but are still divided on the issue national coordinating Bodies.
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AFtermath of Kaduna church blast

  • Nigeria:  Senate Suspends Discussion on Terrorism Committee Report

    Vanguard, 19 December 2012

    The Senate on Wednesday, suspended discussions of the Conference Committee Report on the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 (Amendment) Bill, 2012. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Terrorism Act - Appointment of NSA Coordinator Splits Senate, Jeopardises Bill

    This Day, 20 December 2012

    It was another rowdy session in the Senate yesterday as members disagreed on the bill to amend the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011. read more »

  • Nigeria:  NASS Endorses Death Sentence for Terrorists

    Leadership, 14 December 2012

    At last the National Assembly has endorsed death penalty for perpetrators of terror acts in Nigeria. With the development, the lawmakers have upped the ante on the fight against ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kwankwaso Craves for Urgent End to Insecurity in the North

    This Day, 13 December 2012

    Kano state Governor, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said the security challenges confronting the northern part of the country, is a problem that needs urgent attention and must ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Can't Be Eradicated Overnight - Azazi

    Vanguard, 14 December 2012

    Former National Security Adviser, General Owoeye Azazi (rtd), has said that the menace of Boko Haram cannot be eradicated overnight even as he endorsed community policing as a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Akinyuli Calls for Dialogue With Boko Haram

    Leadership, 13 December 2012

    A former Minister of Information, Prof Dora Akunyili, has stressed the need for the Federal Government to dialogue with members of Boko Haram to foster peace and security in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ex-Yobe Gov - Boko Haram Activities May Affect 2015 Elections in North-East

    This Day, 14 December 2012

    Former governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Thursday declared that unless the activities of the Boko Haram was completely checkmated, there might not be any election ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ACF Blames Underdevelopment On Insecurity, Bad Governance

    This Day, 14 December 2012

    The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Thursday said the socio-economic and political challenges such as corruption, bad governance and insecurity were all traceable to bad leadership. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Insecurity, Scam Stain Nigeria's Image Abroad-Maku

    Daily Trust, 14 December 2012

    He made the call yesterday at the 43rd National Council on Information in Abuja. He said, "There is a need for us to rethink our ways because the image of our country needs to be ... read more »