The Police Force must be remodelled – Criminologist

The Nigeria Police Force needs to be remodelled, to be able to perform to expectation.

This was the suggestion of Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, a Nigerian criminologist, who was a guest on our breakfast programme Sunrise Daily.

According to him, there are several agencies in the country that have duplicated functions of the police force and “these agencies tend to perform better than the police itself because they are better catered for”, hence the urgent need to remodel the nation’s security outfit.

He called for the setting up of a committee to address this anomalies and the criminologist also threw his weight being the creation of state police.

Capital punishment for terrorism will deter terrorist – Security expert

Looking at the security situation in Nigeria, a Security Expert, Femi Adegbulu, said advocating the suggestion of Senate President David Mark will deter people from breaking the laws of the country.

Recommending capital punishment for terrorism crime was proposed to be passed into law by the Senate President last week and this has generated heated debates amongst Nigerians.

2013 Budget: The Legislative has the power to set expenditure limit

Adetunji Ogunyemi, an Economist historian with the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has stated that the executive arm of government does not have the right to usurp the decision of the legislature in setting the expenditure limit of the budget.

Mr Ogunyemi who was a guest on our breakfast show Sunrise Daily further stated that what the executive is proposing for the benchmark is questionable.

Sanusi lied to Nigerians on proposed N5000 note – Fmr. CBN Director

Abiodun Sopitan, a financial consultant and former deputy director at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday said the Sanusi Lamido lied to Nigerians on the issue of the new N5000 note as Nigerians were made to believe that consultations were on over the creation but the CBN took a U-turn by announcing a sensitization tour.

The former CBN deputy director said although the law permits the CBN governor to make new notes in different denominations, that the National assembly can only give advice.

Two reasons why we don’t need N5000 notes – Financial Analyst

A lawyer and financial analyst, Anthony Onyeoghane on Monday said that Nigeria does not need a higher currency at this period.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Onyeoghane, said the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) cashless policy which is already in progress conflicts with the introduction of the proposed N5000 note.

Mr Onyeghane gave two reasons why Nigerians should oppose the proposed N5000 note. Watch the video below for the full interview.


Arepo Inferno not the first time – NEMA Co-ordinator

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) South-West Co-ordinator, Iyiola Akande on Monday said residents of Arepo community informed the agency that it is not the first time the inferno will happen but this recent inferno was out of the ordinary.

Constitution Reform:Olisa Agbakoba advocates balanced federalism

The best concept of federalism that would work in Nigeria is probably what is called Balanced Federalism.

This is the view of a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Snr Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba.

In a chat with our judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele, the legal practitioner says the whole constitutional reform debate currently underway in the country is missing a contextual discussion of the type of federalism that will make Nigeria stable.