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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: Governors need not seek permission to activate action – Supo Shonibare

Acting National Chairman of SDP, Chief Supo Shonibare, has lampooned the federal government over the lingering legality issue of the security outfit set up by the South West Governors called ‘Amotekun’.

41 die in one of Benue’s internally displaced persons camps

Indications emerged Tuesday that over 41 inmates at the Abagena Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in the outskirts of Makurdi town lost their lives since the camp was opened in 2018.

SMBLF: Nigeria under worse power play than civil war era

Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) said the country is today sadly under “worse irresponsibility of power” than it was 50 years ago when the first civil war broke out.
The Senior Special Adviser to the governor on Security Matters Captain Iniobong Ekong (retd) who made the assertion yesterday while fielding questions from newsmen, noted that there is no problem of herdsmen-farmers attack in the state.

Amotekun: Akwa Ibom is peaceful – SSA

Akwa Ibom state government has said that it was not necessary to adopt a security outfit recently launched in Southwest Nigeria since the state does not have a similar security situation.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Plateau attack: National Assembly will give enhanced passage to vigilante bill – Reps member

A federal lawmaker representing Mangu-Bokkos Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Solomon Maren, has said that the National Assembly will give accelerated passage to the bill for establishment of Vigilante Group of Nigeria to secure various communities in the country.
The Plateau National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by the PDP, challenging the election of Sen. Hezekiah Dimka of the APC as Senator representing Plateau Central in the Feb. 23 election.

Plateau federal lawmakers condemn Mangu killings, appeal for calm

Two National Assembly members from Plateau State on Friday condemned Thursday’s killing of 13 persons in the state by gunmen and called for calm.

Benue: Ranching law not to witch-hunt anyone

Benue State government has again stated that the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law is not targeted at witch-hunting or undermining any people or race but for the peaceful co-existence of everyone living in the state.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari reacts as gunmen kill 12 in Plateau

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the gunmen attack on a community in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, on Wednesday, 8th January, 2020.

Ten herdsmen arrested in Benue for opening grazing

No fewer than 10 herdsmen have been arrested in Agatu local government area of Benue state for contravening the anti-open grazing prohibition law.
Nnia Nwodo

Amotekun will clear existing threats in SouthWest – Ohanaeze chief

President Ohaneze Nd’Igbo, John Nwodo, has commended the South-West governors for initiating and implementing the take-off of Amotekun in Southwest Nigeria.

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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‘Visa-free entry for herdsmen will complicate Nigeria’s security problems’

Outspoken southern socio-cultural groups, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, have responded to the boastful claims by Miyetti Allah that herdsmen all over Africa will not require visa before entering Nigeria, warning that such grandstanding in the face of the proposed visa on arrival policy of the federal government can only worsen the security challenges currently faced by the country.
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: ‘Herdsmen’ nabbed while robbing on highway

Three persons suspected to be herdsmen were on Friday arrested while robbing commuters along Usho road in Ise Ekiti, the police said.

Gunmen kidnap three in Kwara, demand N50 million ransom

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have kidnapped three indigenes of Obbo-Aiyegunle, Ekiti local government area of Kwara state.

2020: There is hope for Nigeria – CAN

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has urged all Nigerians, especially the Christian community to remain steadfast in prayers as God will restore the country’s lost glory.

Sultan: No religious violation in Nigeria

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday in Kano State dismissed as false, the United States comments that Christians were being persecuted in Nigeria or among countries that violate religious freedom.

Festus Keyamo: Social media must be regulated

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has highlighted reasons why the social media should be regulated.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ assures adequate security in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Saturday assured residents of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States of adequate security with its ongoing Operation Whirl Stroke.

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
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VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.