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Two persons were reportedly feared dead in a multiple pipeline explosion that blazed through Abule-Egba axis in Lagos. 5

Economy bleeds over $42 billion revenue loss to attacks on pipelines

The constant attacks on critical national assets, especially petroleum product pipelines appears to have defied all solutions, posing a national security threat capable of bringing the nation’s economy to its kneel with a $41.94 billion loss in 10 years.
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 arrest ‘kidnappers’ of Ogun council transition committee member

The Ogun State Police Command on Friday paraded four suspected kidnappers who abducted a member of the Local Government Transition Committee, inaugurated by Governor Dapo Abiodun recently.
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.
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Gunmen kidnap transporter, demand N15 million ransom

A Transporter, Paul Akpodiete, who was returning back to Sapele in Delta State on his way back from Ibadan, Oyo State where he had gone to deliver some goods has reportedly been kidnapped by armed gunmen along the Benin Lagos road just before Gbogi, in Edo State.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Oodua youth group throws weight behind Amotekun

A youth group, Oduduwa Development Initiative, ODI, has thrown its weight behind the Amotekun and South-West governors for the initiative to tackle rising insecurity in the geopolitical zone.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun recruitment suspended as states develop legal framework

The planned recruitment of personnel and further implementation of the blueprint for the South West regional security outfit named Amotekun are now on hold.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Nigeria Police

Police vow to fish out killers of Oko Oloyun

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday vowed to fish out the killers of a trado-medical practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, popularly known as ‘Oko Oloyun.’
Nigeria Police

Murder: Police interrogate Oko Oloyun’s escorts, staff

The Oyo State Police Command said on Friday, that the two police escorts attached to a popular Yoruba herbal manufacturer, Alhaji Fatai Yusuff, killed by some unknown gunmen are being questioned at the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Iyaganku, Ibadan.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Failure of centralised police to respond to distress calls led to Amotekun – Yoruba...

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has said the failure of the centralised police to respond to numerous distress calls informed the formation of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun.

Businessman docked for making noise at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola, on Friday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly making noise in a police station.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun: Ibadan union backs Southwest governors

Ibadan Progressive Union has commended the courage of the six governors of the South West states and their determination to secure Yorubaland through the collaborative initiative.
The Chief Whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Olafisoye Akinmoyede, has exonerated himself from the killing of a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Temitope Olatoye.

Court discharges ex-Oyo lawmaker, three others accused of killing Reps member

A High Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday discharged and acquitted former Oyo State House of Assembly Chief Whip, Olafisoye Akinmoyede, and three others charged with the murder of a member of the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar.

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.

Oyo APC blames Governor Makinde, PDP over murder of 77-year old APC chieftain

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has blamed Governor Seyi Makinde and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the murder of a 77-year old APC Chieftain in the state, Alhaji Babatunde Arasi Oreitan, by unknown gunmen.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Court orders interim forfeiture of $376,120 traced to General Hakeem Otiki

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of $376, 120 allegedly seized from Major General Hakeem Otiki, to the Federal Government.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Oyo APC chieftain murdered in Ibadan

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State Alhaji Babatunde Orietan was yesterday murdered in Ibadan.
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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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Panic as two ‘Lassa fever’ cases reported in Calabar

There was trepidation, Monday among residents of Calabar, the Cross River State capital over reported case of Lassa fever at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH.

Lagos to begin full enforcement of ban on Okada, tricycles February 1

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, has disclosed that the state would from February 1, commence full implementation of the ban on all motorcycles and tricycles in some major parts of the metropolis.
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 a covert effort to Christianise Southwest Nigeria – Muslim group

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.
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.

Osun government, Muslim group disagree over Amotekun

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ondo council poll: 101 APC aspirants vie for 18 chairmanship seats at screening

No fewer than 101 aspirants on the platform of All Progressives Congress, Ondo State are vying for the 18 chairmanship seats in the ongoing screening exercise of the party in Akure, the state capital in preparation for the April 18, 2020 local government election.