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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 Six South West governors, weekend, declared that they will not “capitulate to blackmail” from within or outside the region, and reaffirmed that the South West security initiative, Amotekun, is neither a regional army nor an ethnic agenda aimed at obliterating and undermining national cohesion.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, Sunday, called on traditional rulers in the South-West of Nigeria, to throw their weight behind the Western Nigerian Security Network, known as “Operation Amotekun”, to see the light of the day.
Convener of Northern Elders’ Forum and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof Ango Abdullahi on Sunday commended governors of the Southwest geopolitical zone for establishing the ‘Operation Amotekun’ to tackle insecurity in the region.
Lagos State chapter of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has described as inciting and capable of causing unnecessary tension in the country the comments made by the National President of the Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) over the new security initiative inaugurated by the six South-West governors on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
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.
Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that socio-political and pressure groups in the country are not the enemies of Nigeria.
The South-West Stakeholders Security Group (SSSG) has lauded the move by the state governors to start the joint security taskforce across the zone but quickly noted that it had not been contacted by the governors on the modus operandi, especially, recruitment of members of the outfit, with just five days to the commencement of the initiative.
The Southwest Stakeholders Security Group (SSSG) has applauded the move by the governors in the region to start the joint security taskforce across the South-West.
Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday said South-West governors are reluctant about tackling insecurity challenges in the region because of party allegiance and fear of offending leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
One person was on Sunday killed while several others were injured in a clash between Hausa community and members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) at Oko-Baba, Ebute-Meta area of Lagos.
Tragedy struck residents of Aboru and Iyana-Ipaja in Alimosho area of Lagos on Saturday as flood swept away an 11-year-old boy and his rescuer, one Wasiu at a canal linking Aburo and Iyana-Ipaja on Ige Road.
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly to strengthen its legislative oversight on defence in order to restore integrity, reduce leakages and promote accountability in the defence and security sector.
In a landmark event in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate it’s various Commissions on Wednesday in Lagos.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club for next season once his loan at Inter Milan ends, ruling out any hope of a permanent deal.
Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was on Monday inaugurated for a second term in office with a pledge to develop the state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Kolapo Osunsanya, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election for Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North-East Federal Constituency of Ogun State.
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.
A non-profit organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue Cross River government and the state governor, Ben Ayade, over the continuous detention of a Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
In a bid to ensure that Nigeria does not flout the International Maritime Organization, IMO, Convention on sulfur content of the fuel used by vessels, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in conjunction with other relevant federal government agencies, have commenced moves to ensure compliance.
A member of the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Musa, has cried out over the invasion of a local government area in his Niger East Senatorial district by bandits resulting in the killing of scores of his constituents.