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Funke Olakunrin

Ooni of Ife: Funke Olakunrin’s death a disgusting payback

Ooni Ogunwusi expressed a huge dissatisfaction about the insecurity state of the country, calling on the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government to urgently put an end to this incessant kidnappings and roberry attacks which have recently led to the untimely deaths of countless number of people before it gets out of hand.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20199

Banditry: Senate federal government to establish military base in Shiroro

The Senate on Wednesday advised the Federal Government to establish a military base in Shiroro, Niger state to restore the confidence of communities affected by the activities of bandits.
Herdsmen

Suspected herdsmen attack farmer in Ondo community

Some Bororo Fulani Herdsmen have reportedly matcheted a local farmer Ahmed Arogurerin in Auga-Akoko, Ondo state for allegedly confronting them over the vandalization of his farm crops by cows.
Kayode Fayemi

PDP: Blame Governor Fayemi’s presidential ambition for killings, kidnappings in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party National New Media Group (PDP-NNMG) has described the the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s 2023 presidential ambition as reason for his refusal to act decisively on killings and kidnappings in the State by suspected herdsmen.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: I’m worried about 13 million out of school Nigerian children

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he remained worried about the 13 million children who are out of school system in the country.

Ayo Fayose: Nigerians now conquered by kidnappings, herdsmen menace

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that kidnappings and herdsmen menace currently bedeviling the Southwest region and the country in general will not end until leaders, especially some governors stop seeing themselves as “Cabal Yes Men”.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: We’re focused on rescuing Leah Sharibu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Federal Government is committed to the rescue of Leah Sharibu, one of the schoolgirls abducted Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State.
Determined to end the lingering unrest in Ado Local Government of Benue State, the caretaker committee chairman, Hon. James Ogaba Oche has declared war on kidnappers, robbers and criminals operating within the council.

Benue council chief declares war on kidnappers, robbers, cultists

Determined to end the lingering unrest in Ado Local Government of Benue State, the caretaker committee chairman, Hon. James Ogaba Oche, has declared war on kidnappers, robbers and criminals operating within the council.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

NEC sets up security committee to confront banditry, kidnapping

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday set up a Security and Policing Committee to address the challenge of banditry, kidnapping, cultism and other security issues confronting the country.
The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday arrested oil thieves along Bakana creeks, Port Harcourt in Rivers state.

Nigerian Navy arrests 19 suspects, recovers five boats, 168 drums of diesel

Operatives of the Nigerian Navy (NN) on Wednesday arrested 19 suspected oil thieves including two women and recovered five boats laden with 168 drums of 300 litre each of AGO.

Ex-minister’s son reportedly kidnapped

The son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has reportedly been abducted in Oyo State.

Gani Adams: Time to end siege on Yorubaland

When Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State narrated how suspected kidnappers attacked his convoy on the Akure-Ibadan Expressway recently, it raised concerns of security in the region.
Fola Ojo

Mr President, we are under siege

The above is an excerpt from one of many brilliant works of poetry by the late American writer and poet, Maya Angelou. In the expository tome, “ALL GOD’S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELLING SHOES”, Angelou reminds us all about the attribute of the place a man calls home.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: Olu Falae’s kidnap experience will not happen in Oyo

Following calls for better security measures to tackle the spate of kidnappings across the country, especially in the Southwest region, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has assured the people of the State that the experience of the revered former Secretary to the federation and Afenifere leader, Chief Olu Falae, in the hands of bandits at his farm in Ondo State would not repeat itself in Oyo State.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: I declared June 12 democracy day to correct injustice meted-out on Nigeria

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.
Photos- President Buhari participates in Swearing-In Ceremony at the Eagle Square in Abuja on 29th May 2019 3

Cleric seeks more prayers to curb insecurity

A clergy, Prophet Ade Ologbonyo, has urged churches to support President Muhammadu Buhari in prayers to tackle the twin evils of banditry and kidnappings.

Two Lebanese workers kidnapped in Rivers

Gunmen in oil-rich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN tasks Nigerians on prayer

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter, has appealed to Nigerians to be ceaseless in prayers for God’s intervention concerning the security challenges confronting the country.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.