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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’.

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 Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti to build recreational centre for retirees

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has unveiled plans by his administration to build a recreational and wellness centre with modern facilities for senior citizens in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF to immunize two million against yellow fever in Ekiti

In a bid to arrest the spread of yellow fever killer disease in Ekiti State, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has expressed its readiness to Immunize two million persons in the state to protect the population from the scourge.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: South West destined to rule – APC chieftain

Immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe, has said the Southwest is destined to produce the party’s candidate that will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Funmi Falana

Funmi Falana: Sex offenders’ register can’t stop rapists

A human rights lawyer and the founder, Women Empowerment and Legal Aids, Mrs Funmi Falana, said on Monday that the opening of offenders’ register was not enough to stem incidents of rape and gender-based violence in the country.
The convener of One United Africa Initiative, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, has warned that unless and until the society takes ownership of the end black on black violence campaign, the continent would not be safe for all.

Bimbo Daramola: Society must take ownership of end xenophobia crusade

The convener of One United Africa Initiative, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, has warned that unless and until the society takes ownership of the end black on black violence campaign, the continent would not be safe for all.
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

Àmòtékùn: NUJ lauds Southwest governor, says outfit will enhance region’s security

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in the South West zone has commended the governors in the region for the successful launch of the new regional security outfit called ‘Operation Àmòtékùn’.
Herdsmen

Miyetti Allah denies hoisting red flag to ‘annex’ Ekiti community

Herders under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has denied claim that its members were behind the red flag hoisted at Orin Ekiti, in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti 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.

Amotekun: Presidency didn’t summon South West governors – Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has denied reports the six South Governors were summoned by the Presidency over the launch of Western Nigeria Security Network code named Operation Amotekun.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: Amotekun not regional police

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said the newly launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun is not out to undermine the integrity and sovereignty of Nigeria but were providing the Yoruba people with a “confidence-building strategy” to tackle crime and criminality in the region.
Nigeria Police

Imo: Police asked to investigate clashes between PDP, APC members

The Imo State Police Command has been called upon to investigate the clashes between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chairmen of the Interim management committee and the All Progressives Congress, APC, 27 suspended elected local government chairmen by Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
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.

South-West governors launch Amotekun

The Governor of Ekiti State and the Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said the introduction of Amotekun in the South-West is not to create regional police force.
Nigeria Police

Police arraign three suspects over Ekiti bank robbery

Three accused persons were on Tuesday arraigned before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged involvement in a bank robbery in Oye Ekiti.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Imo APC disowns suspended council officials

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Imo State has dissociated itself from the failed invasion of the 27 council areas in the state by suspended Chairmen and councillors on Monday.

Federal government should make investment friendly policies – Ekiti monarch

The Ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, has advised the Federal Government to pursue policies that would make Nigeria a leading destination for local and foreign investment.

South-West set to launch ‘Operation Amotekun’, to train OPC, hunters

There are strong indications the South-West states will train vigilantes, hunters and members of the Oodua Peoples Congress who will take part in the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), which will be launched on Thursday. There are strong indications the South-West states will train vigilantes, hunters and members of the Oodua Peoples Congress who will take part in the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), which will be launched on Thursday.

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