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PDP directs councils’ caretaker chairmen to ignore AGF disband order

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over his order for the disbandment of local government caretaker committees in Oyo State.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Minister: Lagos-Ibadan rail no longer feasible

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.
Armed mobile policemen, have taken over Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, proposed venue for a protest code-named “Amotekun Solidarity Walk” organised by Yoruba World Congress.

Amotekun: Police persuading Lagos protesters against march – YWC

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command are persuading men and women who have gathered in Lagos to protest against the position of the Federal Government on the South West security initiative, Operation Amotekun.

AGF writes Oyo attorney-general, demands disbandment of local council caretaker committees

Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has called for immediate disbandment of caretaker committees and restoration of elected local government representatives in Oyo State.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of State, Sen. Gbemisola Rukayyat Saraki during their inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge on Monday.

Minister reaffirms commitment to using local content in Lagos-Ibadan rail construction

The Minister of State, Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, on Monday reaffirmed Federal Government’s commitment to utilising local content in the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line.
The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State.

EFCC raids Ibadan club, arrests 89 ‘Yahoo-Boys’

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC raids popular night club in Ibadan, arrests 89 ‘Yahoo boys’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, at the weekend, arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, Oyo State.
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Six die, 10 injured in autocrash on Ogbomoso road

Six persons including two females were killed on Sunday in an auto-crash at Abuduka area of Suurulere North Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has commended inter-agency collaboration among security services in the state, saying it has greatly boosted the security situation.

Oyo governor commends inter-agency security collaboration

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has commended inter-agency collaboration among security services in the state, saying it has greatly boosted the security situation.

Landlord dragged to court for ‘locking out tenant’

A 37-year-old landlord, Lawal Wasiu, at the weekend appeared at an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, Oyo State for allegedly locking the gate against his tenant and denying him access to his apartment.

Six die in accident along Ogbomoso-Ilorin expressway

No fewer than six people died Sunday morning in an accident along the Ogbomoso-Ilorin expressway.
Abiola Ajimobi

Senator Ajimobi mourns late elder statesman Lekan Are

Former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed sadness on the death of a foremost agronomist, businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of University Press Plc, Dr Lekan Are.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: Nigeria’s border closure not to spite neighbours

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria’s borders was not meant to punish her neighbours, but to strengthen the country’s security and economy.

We’ll deal with all threats – Service chiefs

Against the background of the Federal Government’s decision to declare South-West’s security outfit codenamed Amotekun illegal, President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs on Friday, at the end of which they vowed to deal with threats and keep the country safe.

Landlord in court for locking tenant out of apartment

A 37-year old house owner, Lawal Wasiu on Friday appeared in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for allegedly locking the gate against his tenant and denying him access to his apartment.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns trial of Jumoke Akinjide, others over alleged N650 million fraud

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned until January 17, 2020 for continuation of trial in the alleged N650million fraud case involving Jumoke Akinjide, a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and two other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), namely: Senator Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

Beneficiaries of federal government’s cash transfer scheme hail President Buhari’s administration

Beneficiaries of the Cash Transfer Scheme known as Household Uplifting Programme (HUP) in Oyo state have lauded the efforts of the Buhari administration in empowering rural women.
Oluseyi Makinde, Chief Olusegun Osoba and Mayegun Oladejo

Governor Makinde: We establish Operation Amotekun to narrow gaps in security sector

Governor Oluseyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday January 15, 2020 declared that the Western Nigeria Security Network, WNSN, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ was established to complement the work of the security agencies and bridge the gaps in the security of the geopolitical zone.

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Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Disquiet in Adamawa as Boko Haram snubs N50 ransom, kills CAN chair, pastor

Details emerging from the beheading of Michika local government Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi, suggests that Boko Haram fighters turned down an offer of N50 million during negotiators before beheading the Christian community leader, who they abducted in the early days of January, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Dani Mamza has revealed.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.

Court convict ‘yahoo boy’ for defrauding American of $200

A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.
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Frank Lampard determined to make his tenure successful

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Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief decries UK’s refusal to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

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.