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YCE: Robbery, kidnappings increasing in Southwest

The Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, yesterday, expressed worry over the rise in armed robberies and kidnappings in the South West urging the governors of the zone to ensure the Western Nigeria Security Network code name Operation Amotekun begins operations.
Oyo State House of Assembly has passed the Amotekun Bill into law with members bringing in a little drama.

Oyo Assembly passes Amotekun Bill

Oyo State House of Assembly has passed the Amotekun Bill into law with members bringing in a little drama.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa: North-Central won’t form joint security outfit

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has said states in the North Central have no plan of toeing the path of their South-West counterparts in the creation of a regional security outfit to tackle insecurity.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Nigeria needs new constitution to forestall another war – ex-president

The agitation for a new political order and arrangement in Nigeria got a new convert in former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: We need a new constitution in Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, canvassed a new constitution for the country as against an amended one.
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.

It’s a security strategy to involve Miyetti Allah in Amotekun

As I said in a column in June 2019, security is everybody’s business. No individual, group, institution or organisation is nugatory in matters of security. All efforts are needed and all hands must be forged into one fist in the pursuit of peace. In fact, it imperils security if any stakeholder to the peace is “quarantined” and stereotyped.
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Political analyst commends Senate over proposed constitution review

A Political Analyst, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has commended the Senate for the inauguration of the Deputy Senate President-led Constitution Review Committee.
The Chairman, South West Governors Forum, and Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has denied claims that the establishment of South West Security Network (Operation Amotekun) is an attempt to secede the South-West from Nigeria.

Governor Akeredolu: Amotekun not an attempt to secede

The Chairman, South West Governors Forum, and Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has denied claims that the establishment of South West Security Network (Operation Amotekun) is an attempt to secede the South-West from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Bode George: Insecurity concerns me more than 2023 presidential poll

Ex-Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has said he is more concerned about the security problems in the country than contesting the 2023 presidential election.
The Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun has finally been adopted by Governors of all states in the Southwest and the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

IGP, Southwest governors agree Amotekun should not operate as regional initiative

The Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun has finally been adopted by Governors of all states in the Southwest and the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Community policing to be infused into Amotekun

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has said the community policing arrangement of the Federal Government would be integrated into the Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun.
Mr Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said in a statement that the bill would be transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law.

Amotekun: Ondo approves draft bill for legislative scrutiny

Ondo State Government on Wednesday approved a draft bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps, codenamed operation Amotekun, for passage into law.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo government approves Amotekun bill, draft copy ready for legislative scrutiny

The Ondo State Executive Council Wednesday approved a draft bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps codenamed “Operation Amotekun”.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said the law backing the establishment of Western Nigeria Security Initiative, codenamed Amotekun will be ready latest on Valentine Day, Friday, February 14, across the six states in the region.

Amotekun: Governor Fayemi says law will be ready on Valentine Day

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said the law backing the establishment of Western Nigeria Security Initiative, codenamed Amotekun will be ready latest on Valentine Day, Friday, February 14, across the six states in the region.

Insecurity: Ijaw youths ask Nigerians to protect themselves

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, has advised Nigerians to take up other measures of protecting themselves, adding that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has failed.
Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong urged to bring perpetrators of Plateau killings to justice

The Middle Belt Forum has endorsed the arrest of Fulani Ardos and other community leaders in Bokkos, Riyom and other areas over the latest killings in parts of Plateau State.

Southern Kaduna vows to replicate Amotekun

To help develop their own community vigilante system and protect residents from suspected Fulani bandits, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, says they are studying the Western Nigeria Security Network, ”Operation Amotekun”.

Gani Adams: Whoever opposes Amotekun will die mysteriously

Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has disclosed that people of southwest would not tolerate any form of threat from any individual or groups over its decision to safeguard the region.

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