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Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun a child of necessity – Southwest speakers

Worried by the prevailing security situation in the country, the Speakers of the Six South-West States, under the auspices of Conference of Speakers of South West State Legislatures, have thrown their weight behind the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), describing it as a supportive security mechanism targeted at curtailing threats and protecting lives and property of the people.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo: Finance act will stimulate Nigerian economy

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday asserted that the Finance Act 2020 would stimulate the Nigerian economy and put the country on the path of geometric economic growth.

Lassa fever: Ekiti assemblyman sensitises constituents

As the outbreak of Lassa Fever begins to raise concerns in various states in Nigeria, a lawmaker in Ekiti state house of assembly, Princess Teju Okuyiga has tasked Ekiti people on cleanliness, in a proactive move to prevent an attack.

Unemployment: Students tasked on employability, job creation skills

Tertiary institution students who are eyeing white collar jobs after completing their education as well as youths roaming the streets for job opportunities to no avail due to the country’s poor economic condition have been called upon to embrace employability skills to be able to carve niches for themselves and also become job creators instead of job seekers.

Lassa fever death toll rises to 38 in 11 states

The death toll in the Lassa Fever outbreak across the country hits 38 last night as more cases were breaking out.
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Bailout: Governors decry ‘excessive deductions’ by federal government

Members of the Nigerian Governors Forum are protesting what they consider as excessive deductions from states which benefitted from the Federal Government’s budget support facility.

Two to die by hanging for car robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two middle-aged men to death by hanging for armed robbery.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

NGF: States working with federal government, others to control Lassa fever

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says it is working with the Federal Ministry of Health and other agencies to intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country, as well prevent any case of the Coronavirus in the country.

Ekiti residents deplore bad states of road, bridge

Residents of Ureje in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, have bemoaned the deplorable state of Ureje Bridge connecting Ado-Ekiti to Abuja, and Ikare-Akoko in Ondo State.
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.

Southwest attorneys general meet over Amotekun

Attorneys General of the six Southwest states are to meet over the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun.
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Amotekun: A vote of no confidence in President Buhari – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the setting up of a joint security outfit, Amotekun, by governors of the six states in the Southwest, was an indication of vote of no confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the security situation in the country.

Court arraigns 19-year old boy for fondling three-year-old girl

A magistrate’s court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital on Wednesday arraigned a 19-year-old boy, Tope Anisere, for allegedly fondling a three-year-old girl (name withheld).

Police arraign three herdsmen for allegedly destroying Ekiti rice farm

The police in Ekiti State have arraigned three herdsmen before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged unlawful destruction and malicious damage of a rice farm at a settlement in Okemesi Ekiti in the Ekiti West Council area of the state.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Whoever is against Amotekun is satanic – Yoruba elders

A man of the cloth, hunters as well as men of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Tuesday led a solidarity rally in support of the South-West security outfit ‘Operation Amotekun’.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of State, Sen. Gbemisola Rukayyat Saraki during their inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge on Monday.

Minister reaffirms commitment to using local content in Lagos-Ibadan rail construction

The Minister of State, Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, on Monday reaffirmed Federal Government’s commitment to utilising local content in the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia and Anambra on Sunday marched round the major streets of Umuahia and Awka capital cities to protest against the Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo.

Ohanaeze asks Imo to accept Supreme Court verdict

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday called on the people of Imo State to accept in good faith the Supreme Court judgment that removed Emeka Ihedioha and brought in Hope Uzodinma as the governor of the state.

Gani Adams: People are envious of me

With the grandeur and enormity of power and influence that accompanies the Aare Ona-kakanfo title, the Generalissimo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams declared that a lot of people are envious of him.
The U.S. killed Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in a “defensive action,” the Pentagon says.

Cleric urges UN to douse tension on US-Iran hostility

The general overseer of the Christian Youth Evangelistic Ministry, Prophet Kehinde Ola has urged world bodies to intervene in the global feud between Iran and the United States of America (USA).

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One dies of Lassa fever in Ogun

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Lassa fever: 29 deaths, 195 confirmed cases reported in 11 states – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation.

Iwo monarch laments failure of Yoruba language

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, Saturday lamented the failure of Yoruba language to evolve with the current trends and assert its identity among respectable languages in the world.
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