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Amotekun: Gani Adams tasks Southwest monarchs, state assemblies to pass operational laws

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, Sunday, called on traditional rulers in the South-West of Nigeria, to throw their weight behind the Western Nigerian Security Network, known as “Operation Amotekun”, to see the light of the day.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari sends message to Emir of Potiskum after bandits attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would spare no efforts in tracking down criminals who have become a nightmare in the lives of Nigeria, high or low.

We’ll deal with all threats – Service chiefs

Against the background of the Federal Government’s decision to declare South-West’s security outfit codenamed Amotekun illegal, President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs on Friday, at the end of which they vowed to deal with threats and keep the country safe.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun: Miyetti Allah has no right to decide 2023 Presidency – Yoruba Group

The Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC) has described as worrisome the declaration of the Miyetti Allah that the South West might lose the 2023 presidency if they go ahead with the security outfit codenamed Operation ‘Amotekun’.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump lambasts Apple’s encryption stance on Pensacola iPhones

President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple Inc on Tuesday, castigating the iPhone maker for what he said was its refusal to unlock phones used by criminals while benefiting from government help on trade.
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Amotekun: Similar outfit coming soon in North – Governor Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said a similar security outfit to “Operation Amotekun” for the North was already in the works.

Segun Runsewe: Why powerful forces are after me

The Director General of National Council For Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has explained why some powerful forces want him hounded into jail and removed from office.

‘Herdsmen’ kill 12 persons in Plateau

The Plateau State Police Command, said gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, on Thursday, killed 12 persons and injured one at Kulben village of Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Troops overrun Boko Haram terrorists with indigenous MRAP

Nigerian Army has said its troops in the Northeast theatre of operations have tested the recently inducted indigenous Mines Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles against Boko Haram terrorists in recent encounters.
Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 461 Boko Haram captives and killed some insurgents during a raid and search operation between Jakana and Mainok area of Maiduguri-Damaturu Road in Borno state.

Nigerian Army kills terrorists, rescues 461 captives in Jakana

Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 461 Boko Haram captives and killed some insurgents during a raid and search operation between Jakana and Mainok area of Maiduguri-Damaturu Road in Borno state.
The U.S. killed Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in a “defensive action,” the Pentagon says.

Reactions trail US killing of top Iran general

The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint.
Qasem Soleimani

Iran’s top leaders vow revenge of US assassination of General Soleimani

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said harsh revenge awaits the United States for the killing of the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qasem Soleimani.
The acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Mr Chad Wolf, reportedly sent a memo to all agencies in the department on Tuesday requesting a study on how the laws affect their enforcement operations.

US moves against laws impeding immigration enforcement

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is “taking aim at new laws” in some states “that allow immigrants to get driver’s licenses without proof they are in the country legally”.

Lai Mohammed: 2019 challenging for Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has said 2019 was challenging for Nigeria in terms of insecurity.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army nabs 86 ‘high profile criminals’

The Nigerian Army said it has arrested about 86 suspected high profile criminals in the South East and Cross River in the ongoing “Exercise Atilogwu Udo 1’’.

RRS nabs two inter-state robbers

Two inter-state robbers, who have been breaking into homes and boutiques in Lagos and Ogun States and dispossessing residents of their belongings, were on Wednesday arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad in Oshodi after another successful outing.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police deploy personnel for yuletide in Kano

The Kano State Police Command says it has deployed adequate security personnel across the state to ensure hitch free Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Suspect: How I raped woman, killed her child

A 37-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Oduola Gbenga, who raped a woman and killed her five-year-old boy on Friday explained how he committed the heinous act.

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PDP condemns APC’s defense of Imo guber judgement

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the appeal of the All Progressive Congress and its candidate, Ahmed Aliyu, challenging Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Sokoto State.