Jonathan writes National Assembly, requests extension of emergency rule in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has formally requested the National Assembly to extend the emergency rule in the three northeast states hit by a brutal insurgency.

The Senate confirmed receipt of the president’s letter, Tuesday, seeking extension of emergency rule in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports.

The National Defence Council had on Monday approved the extension and urged the president to request the approval of the Senate and the House of Representatives as required by the constitution.

The council, chaired by the president, with the vice president and security chiefs as members, has the power to advise the president on security matters affecting Nigeria.

Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States have remained the hotbed of Boko Haram insurgency which has killed more than 13,000 and displaced hundreds of thousands since 2009.

If approved by the lawmakers, the emergency rule will be in its fourth phase following two previous extensions.
The emergency rule was first declared on May 14, 2013 by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Under the constitution, each phase of emergency runs for six months. The third round of emergency rule expires on Thursday.

“The council reviewed the issue of the state of emergency and the government will be requesting the National Assembly to extend the emergency rule. It will go in immediately,” Attorney General, Mohammed Adoke told reporters Monday.

Mr. Jonathan chaired Monday’s meeting which was also attended by Vice President Namadi Sambo service chiefs, the National Security Adviser and the Inspector General of Police.

Others in attendance were the Minister of Defence, Aliyu Guasu, and the Minister of Interior, Mr. Aba Moro and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim.


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  • _Proudly Niger Deltan

    Oh Nigeria! Is this what you have become?…the other day, a certain notoriously rabid lunatic on this forum made a suggestion that Comrade Oshiomhole should or could be a running mate to Tabuwawa. Imagine! Oshiomhole to be a second fiddle to Tambuwawa? Wonderful. So, you will introduce Tambuwawa as President of Nigeria and with the same mouth, you go come introduce Comrade Oshiomhole as his Vice President. Wonders shall never end. Since when did sons begin to beget their Father? So you set up a university committee of which the Vice Chancellor is a member and you go ahead and make a sophomore the committee chairman. It is dementia at its height…and underscores the extent to which people can reason when obsessed with trepidation becos of threat of blood of Baboons & Dogs on the streets,thus acting and making misguided statements or suggestions as this, out of bizarre cowardice. Nonsense

    • Sunkani

      Any dick and harry can be our president since clueless Dumbo from the creeks became the president.

      • sharp shape

        the end of the British forced union is in sight Kudos to the commander in chief Dr Goodluck Jonathan ! The gentle lion Allah has already placed your feet on the necks of your enemies and they will not escape the wrath of the most powerful one ! The ogboni cult APC was never on the side of the people ! No they were only interested in maintaining the status quo and nothing is sacred for these old men ! For years they destroyed our nation and in deranged stupidity these scallywags looted our commonwealth with relish ! Today a certificate forger who should be living in shame is now being touted as an asiwaju a noble honour bestowed on visionaries given to dogs and miscreants by our compromised traditional institutions ! On the other hand is a semi literate sadist of no pedigree ! The jailer of mbakwe the best governor of imo state jailed ironically by a man who plotted a coup to rape the people’s mandate an illegality jailing legitimacy ! The jailer of the saintly Ambrose Alli a man so honest he only had a plot of undeveloped land to his name ! May the jailer of Ambrose Alli and his children never know peace may they live long in pain may they be alive to witness how every dream they ever had dashed to pieces ! May the jailer of pa Ajasin suffer in old age ! Buharam and theifnubu your ogboni society will soon be unravelled ! Acrimony and pain coupled with confusion shall be your portion amin !

        • Nigerman

          GEJ doesn’t need emergency rule extension to fix the mess the military have created for him. Outsource the project to USA,CAN President, or new found friend China, then the problem would be fixed within days. or Set-up committee to look at the matter while you take care of the PDP Governors fighting to install their stooge in respective state. U can’t be fighting from all fronts.

  • MushinSpeaks

    You asked for emergency rule, we gave you; ask for a billion dollar loan to fight insecurity, we gave you; came again to ask for extension, we gave you; yet insurgency keeps reducing us.

    Is this not a good reason to vote this man out?

    The change we need must come; it wont come by wishing, but by electing CHANGE candidates into power.

    • Ahmad

      He started by telling us he had no shoes. We gave him and he is now using the shoes to kick us from every angle.

      • sharp shape

        ok Mr check this out the end of the British forced union is in sight Kudos to the commander in chief Dr Goodluck Jonathan ! The gentle lion Allah has already placed your feet on the necks of your enemies and they will not escape the wrath of the most powerful one ! The ogboni cult APC was never on the side of the people ! No they were only interested in maintaining the status quo and nothing is sacred for these old men ! For years they destroyed our nation and in deranged stupidity these scallywags looted our commonwealth with relish ! Today a certificate forger who should be living in shame is now being touted as an asiwaju a noble honour bestowed on visionaries given to dogs and miscreants by our compromised traditional institutions ! On the other hand is a semi literate sadist of no pedigree ! The jailer of mbakwe the best governor of imo state jailed ironically by a man who plotted a coup to rape the people’s mandate an illegality jailing legitimacy ! The jailer of the saintly Ambrose Alli a man so honest he only had a plot of undeveloped land to his name ! May the jailer of Ambrose Alli and his children never know peace may they live long in pain may they be alive to witness how every dream they ever had dashed to pieces ! May the jailer of pa Ajasin suffer in old age ! Buharam and theifnubu your ogboni society will soon be unravelled ! Acrimony and pain coupled with confusion shall be your portion Amin !

        • Wähala

          After your ogogoro-induced windy nonsense, you should have waited to see how many drunkards will chorus ‘Amin’ to your incantations to Satan. Oko-oko! Your drunk is headed for The Hague and miscreants like you in Amnesty Camp gathering crumbs from Reno Omokri will be gathered on your boats and released along shorelines to float back to Aborigines’ natural habit in Papua New Guinea… Drunkards!

          • sharp shape

            Basta*d

          • Wähala

            Hahahahahahaaaa chei…!!!
            A foot in the ahss without Vaseline hurts neh?
            Next time, think before you empty the ogogoro in your brain. Olosi !

          • sharp shape

            You will know about ahss a lot ! I am not surprised ! How else can a jobless middle aged loser like you survive without perverts ravaging your ahss ! Get a job loser

          • Wähala

            Again, the proof is always in the pudding, ask your mama to come bend in front of me and she will tell you which hole I prefer. My job is to give you Gejitoes high blood pressure and it’s working… Me-ma, I make enough to buy your worthless life… Hahahaha chei!

      • MushinSpeaks

        Show him the way out next year.

    • sharp shape

      I heard the price of ropes has fallen dramatically, so I suggest my good friend buy one and do the needful as your hatred for the president will only kill you slowly so buy a rope and do it quickly. Cause whom God Has blessed let no man curse

      • MushinSpeaks

        Whom God has put in a position to do good but causing harm should be shown the way out of throne like King Nebudchanezar.

  • Baba Messi

    So the WHOLE Nation mist now wait for ‘His Majesty’ Tambuwal, to bring back the keys to the lower chambers for this burning issue to be addressed!
    While he is busy ‘legislating’ presidential candidacy everywhere else EXCEPT Where he is paid to be..IN THE HOUSE!
    And some clowns expect us to sing hosanna in the highest for his selfishness?? NEVER!

    • sharp shape

      I tire my brother ! I tire for the ogboni cult APC the end of the British forced union is in sight Kudos to the commander in chief Dr Goodluck Jonathan ! The gentle lion Allah has already placed your feet on the necks of your enemies and they will not escape the wrath of the most powerful one ! The ogboni cult APC was never on the side of the people ! No they were only interested in maintaining the status quo and nothing is sacred for these old men ! For years they destroyed our nation and in deranged stupidity these scallywags looted our commonwealth with relish ! Today a certificate forger who should be living in shame is now being touted as an asiwaju a noble honour bestowed on visionaries given to dogs and miscreants by our compromised traditional institutions ! On the other hand is a semi literate sadist of no pedigree ! The jailer of mbakwe the best governor of imo state jailed ironically by a man who plotted a coup to rape the people’s mandate an illegality jailing legitimacy ! The jailer of the saintly Ambrose Alli a man so honest he only had a plot of undeveloped land to his name ! May the jailer of Ambrose Alli and his children never know peace may they live long in pain may they be alive to witness how every dream they ever had dashed to pieces ! May the jailer of pa Ajasin suffer in old age ! Buharam and theifnubu your ogboni society will soon be unravelled ! Acrimony and pain coupled with confusion shall be your portion amin !

      • Baba Messi

        Hmm..Food for thot..

  • sharp shape

    Why the emergency rule, the three states should be excised from the federal republic of Nigeria so that they can form their own caliphate the end of the British forced union is in sight Kudos to the commander in chief Dr Goodluck Jonathan ! The gentle lion Allah has already placed your feet on the necks of your enemies and they will not escape the wrath of the most powerful one ! The ogboni cult APC was never on the side of the people ! No they were only interested in maintaining the status quo and nothing is sacred for these old men ! For years they destroyed our nation and in deranged stupidity these scallywags looted our commonwealth with relish ! Today a certificate forger who should be living in shame is now being touted as an asiwaju a noble honour bestowed on visionaries given to dogs and miscreants by our compromised traditional institutions ! On the other hand is a semi literate sadist of no pedigree ! The jailer of mbakwe the best governor of imo state jailed ironically by a man who plotted a coup to rape the people’s mandate an illegality jailing legitimacy ! The jailer of the saintly Ambrose Alli a man so honest he only had a plot of undeveloped land to his name ! May the jailer of Ambrose Alli and his children never know peace may they live long in pain may they be alive to witness how every dream they ever had dashed to pieces ! May the jailer of pa Ajasin suffer in old age ! Buharam and theifnubu your ogboni society will soon be unravelled ! Acrimony and pain coupled with confusion shall be your portion amin !

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    “Emperor” Tambuwal and his APC evil co-conspirators will not reconvene even as his northern domain burns…….such is the selfish wickedness of an extremist zealot who wants to be “president”.

    • Wähala

      Speaker Tambuwal gave a timeline for the resumption of the House. If Dumbo thinks it’s urgent and in national interest to reconvene the House yet, they still refuse to report for duty… then, the Senate resolution on the request should be binding. Nigeria cannot be put on hold for partisan politics to play out, lives are being lost. That said, what’s the rationale for endless SoE which obviously is ineffective after three extensions? Those who want to be “president” are not the problem, our problem for now is the ” some guy named (Dumbo) who runs a non-existent government in Nigeria” – cr. US Sen. John McCain. As-Is, the simple truth is Nigeria has no “president” to boast of… just a drunk-on-duty Clown Prince of Otuoke!

  • Sword Of Damocles

    I am not cognizant of whether extension of the emergency rule in those 3 states requires passage by BOTH HOUSES of the NASS. But it is imperative that CAREFUL consideration be undertaken by the House Leadership & thus the entire House by extension to review the request. The MOST IMPORTANT variable, after the protection of life and property must be How the decision to extend emergency rule will afftect the results of next years’s Seminal election in the Nation’s history. Most discerning Nigerians know what to expect from the malleable Senate(to wit: the unremitted $20B in oil proceeds by NNPC), however what we will like to know is if the House will FINALLY stand up for the Common man/woman in Obodo Naija. In 54 yrs of existence it has happened ZERO times. Patriotic Naijas would prefer to break the yoke of Tyranny through the Rule of Law, and the House offers the safest route to that objective. We must continue to persevere in this MONUMENTAL battle against inimal forces to the betterment of the common man/woman. When Day finally breaks……..

    • Sword of Damocles

      “inimical forces”

  • favourtalk

    What’s the essence of the last state of emergency in nigeria which in the real sense doesn’t stop the problem of the sect but only escalated more. Nobody is killing the bokoharam now except that they rushed and killed many innocents nigeria military men. We need a better government not the one that is more ambitious and cares less about the citizen

  • Wähala

    Is there no limit to the number of extensions this clueless clown can be granted? After three ineffective extensions, common sense dictates that it’s time for a full clamp-down on the insurgents by trying another strategy like using Military Administrators to run affected states for six months instead of this endless extensions of SoE. It has become a cruel joke! While at it, restoration of telephone communication will help locals report spurious movements by suspected Boko Haram elements and their sympathizers. And, it’s long overdue to replace this set of obese Service Chiefs as obviously, they lack the military, technical and political know-how necessary to combat modern gorilla warfare which the Bokos are exploiting to the detriment of innocent Nigerians… Simply put, vote out Dumbo and the PDP so another set of leaders can tackle the plethora of ills facing Nigeria today, EiE biko!

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    SAHARA REPORTERS PUBLISHER WENT TO AMERICA VIA CORRUPTION

    Lagos-based Human rights activist and lawyer, Festus Keyamo blasts Sahara Reporters owner Omoyele Sowore

    ‘You Falsified Medical Papers To Travel To America’- Keyamo

    “When you graduated shortly after, you visited my office then at Maryland a number of times to intimate me of your intentions to travel abroad to treat yourself.

    According to you, the poisonous substances that were injected into your body by the cultists, needed to be flushed out of your system. A few papers reported this at that time. Then, I remember you had no job. You eventually traveled abroad on
    medical grounds to “flush the poisonous substances from your system”.

    As a friend, let me apologize for not following the treatment for more than ten years now, even when you visited me when you were in Nigeria a few years ago. I hope the treatment is going on well in the U.S? Even though it is more than ten years, I know these treatments take some time.

    Please, send some of the duly authenticated medical records to me as a friend for me to know how far the treatment has gone.

    You may also wish to make it public like the previous letter to me. This may dispel any insinuation from bad people that you falsified medical papers to travel abroad in search of a better life which is the worst form of corruption.”

    -Festus Keyamo, Lagos-based Human rights activist and lawyer

    • Wähala

      Deri Redeem…
      The topic is on extension of State of Emergency request by your creek moron, no one cares about Omoyele Sowore’s private health situation or the fraudulent Keyamo who recently conspired with mumu Dumbo to cut Femi Fani-Kayode a slack by freeing yet another wanted criminal. Remain thematic and tell Reno Omokri to pick-up Sowore’s challenge to prove to the world that APC bought him a $5mio mansion in California. Redundant phools. Try something else as this is stale news… oloti buruku, omo ale. Keep gulping ogogoro, your life depends on it.

      • sharp shape

        As usual senseless comments from you no longer surprises any sane person ! Imbeciles and the small army of retards on this forum however have to feed from your gutter concoction of lies and ill manners ! The only thing you have going for you ! What a retard !

        • Wähala

          …yet, your life depends on responding to my comments for crumbs from Reno Omokri. I can show you plagiarism of my lyrics from Nigeria’s only Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka… is he also a “retard”? Like I’ve often told you, stop responding to my comments, go on “hunger strike” and die… then, see if I care!

          • sharp shape

            You responded to me loser ! I just published my opinion on this forum I didn’t ask for your mediocre opinions ! Listen jobless troll you are beneath me in all aspects of life ! Insha Allah it will remain so till you expire to irrelevance ! Ha ha ha ! Enough said loser

          • Wähala

            Keep sweating in 3rd. World and wishing your life were any better… drunkard!

          • sharp shape

            Jobless refugee hopeless middle age loser ! Oloshi omo ale rada rada !

          • sharp shape

            Empty vessels make the most noise !

      • Frank Ebere

        Sometimes I wonder what it will take to cure you of this rare mutant affliction of cursing. You just cannot post a single reply without introducing such spastic and sarcastic curses, insults etc. This your seemingly incurable blight is becoming contagious on the scale of Ebola, that one might have to put on an electronic PPE before coming here. But you must be warned. Take your time before hand go touch you. I wont say more than that now.

        By the way, when will Sowore’s fraud be the ‘topic’? When your Oduduwa people steal (e.g, the clown who was sleeping on a N50m bed), and we talk about it, you run here to say ‘it is not the topic’. But you are willing to discuss if it involves your opponents from the South or East…all bcos you have been threatened by Bokohari that there will be blood on the streets…and so Jonathan must go for aboki to come in.

        …take a look at the references you made and names you mentioned in your reply…are they the ‘topic’? Topic my shit.

        • Wähala

          I will prove you wrong by reproducing my exchange with @Chima…

          “@Chima,
          If elections are held in the House today, “accord concordance” will revisit the Legislators because Tambuwal was not even the PDP’s preferred candidate, remember? He was elected by a bipartisan majority and that’s the way to go, not frivolous Constitutional interpretations to suit party affiliations. So, you have a point and the key words are, “mutual agreement” which I think should prevail.” (Tambuwal withdraws suit… Premium Times, Nov. 17, 2014)

          IQ Test…
          Point out your asserted “cursing… curses” in my every comment. Civil and educated contributors deserve/get civil responses from me. Miscreants and Gejitoes like you get a foot in the ahse until that your “shit” drops from your loud mouth. Didinrin!

          • Framk Ebere

            What of keeping to the ‘topic’? How do you navigate your way out from that one too? I suppose there is no comment on the last paragraphs. Not convenient?

          • Wähala

            Stop displaying crass knowledge of the issue at hand, that’s why I explode. Read his comment I reacted to and tell me Omoyele Sowore is thematic at the moment. What has Sahara Reporters, Sowore or Keyamo got to do with “(Dumbo) writes National Assembly…” That’s what I mean by him not being focused. You see, I know the guy and we’ve been at it 5years running, he did not deny or respond to my comment but you chose to bear his cross. FYI, my choice of words remains my avid prerogative and I use hash lyrics to fend-off urchins but, I also know there’s a grey line… I never insult women!

        • sharp shape

          Wahala is the product of violent rape ! His under-aged mother was ravaged continously by smelly almajiri thugs ! So please don’t be surprised by the ill mannered jobless troll !

          • Wähala

            At least, almajiris can get it up. How many adoptive children does your crumbs-giver have? How about Lady Hippo? Aborigines like you were cross-bred with chimps by Lord Lugard that’s why you have broad noses… take a look at Dumbo, Clark, Dickson, Timi Alaibe, and you will get my drift. You live in amnesty Camps collecting copy-n-paste nonsense from bisexual Reno Omokri in exchange for greasing your slimy ahssholes with Vaseline and a jerk-off. Gays for crumbs battalion. Your conduct proves your mother got pregnant with you in standing position at a dingy market corner, go-siddon!

          • sharp shape

            Ha ha ha what a loser ! Truly pity your lack of proper upbringing ! It shows in the way you write ! Your illiterate mother needs to be subjected to public humiliation ! Instead of aborting you and sparing us the travesty of having a wasted almajiri recalcitrant disturbing and breaching public peace you even have the effrontery to be a gutter mouth spewing your latrine verbal diarrhoea ! Go my friend play time over go to your contemporaries ! You are beneath me insha Allah in all aspects of life and this is my final reply to you ! Ode olori buruku omo ale !

          • sharp shape

            You seem to know a lot about bi-sexuals ! No surprise there pervert ! Just remember you and your co tinubu’s slaves that it is an illegal and ungodly act in Nigeria ! So fa**ot butt off literally to your group of perverts! Well raised Muslims don’t roll like that !

    • _Proudly Niger Deltan

      Breeze don blow and Fowl yansh don open waaaaaaaaah……No be small thing o!

      Thank you Bro for this information which some of us already have in our pockets.Thief na thief. E no get another name. It is called FRAUD….Oluwole Sowore…Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner…after him go send small small boys to dey hack people computers bcos dem post comments wey him no like. But we are keeping our scientific evidences for the right time. Nonsense!

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Nigeria army has changed its role of protecting life and property to protect suspected criminals like Ali Sheriff how can they win any war. NA should start process of impeaching Jonanathan for failing to protect lives of citzens and instead protecting criminals like Ali sheriff the founder and sponsor of boko haram.

  • _Proudly Niger Deltan

    Those Regions (West & North) who think that Nigeria belongs to them and therefore can conspire and collude to determine who governs Nigeria and when, will be in for a shocker of their lives.

    The North & West of continent Nigeria have misgoverned Nigeria for 49 of 54 yrs producing 13 of 14 Presidents within the same period. The East, sadly the region that has made considerable quantum of sacrifices in human & material resources have produced a President for
    over 50yrs …and they are neither bombing nor burning infrastructure. Rather wherever they are, they do the exact opposite. They build!

    The North & West must remember that they alone have no exclusive preserve of making the company ungovernable. They must also remember not to forget that the Ijaw tribe alone is 24m peoples which makes it 4 times the population of Sierra Leone, over 5 times size of Norway, an d over 20 times the size of Malta…and Yenagoa is certainly larger than Freetown…as the scheming continue, the Niger Delta watches with care…and we shall see who will agree to this fantasized delusional colonization ideas. If we are one country, then leave Great Jona alone or you will get more than sufficient trouble. Remember, Nobody has a monopoly of bombs. Nonsense.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    I don’t know how this President Jonathan thinks! He has had two emergency rules in these three states. Can he face the nation and tell the citizens what he had achieved from those emergency rules? It does not make sense to ask for emergency rules again when he cannot utilize them to the advantage of those states and the nation in general. Rather than seeing any improvement, those three states have been a center of continual carnage and bloodletting. Even the Islamic Caliphate now exists in that region! Mr. President, forget about emergency rule; it is useless.