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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.
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, South-West, Zone D, has warned against putting political garb on the security outfit set up by state governors in the region, Operation Amotekun, saying it is not a political tool, but something necessary for the protection of lives and property in the region.
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.
A former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (retd.) has warned that in Yorubaland, everyone seems to have lost their voice in terms of speaking against “governance collapse.”
The Pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, on Tuesday asked Nigerians to be vigilant and ready to thwart any attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to take the country for a ride on the purported third term agenda.
Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker on Monday said Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, is not qualified to dictate to Nigerians which zone should produce the Presidency in 2023.
Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, on Sunday faulted what it described “lackadaisical attitude of the police” over the killing of Olufunke Olakunri, daughter its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that security votes being allocated to governors are not meant for their personal use as being insinuated.
Commercial motorcycle business popularly called okada, has been banned in Ore by the Ondo State Government, particularly along the Benin-Ore-Ijebu Ode expressway.
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday tightened security on some major highways in Ekiti State, to curb the rising spate of killings, kidnappings and other crimes.
The National Assembly has promised to support efforts being made by the Federal Government to address the nation’s security challenges.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described late Mrs Olufunke Olakunrin, the daughter of Chairman of Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, as someone who gave her best to the humanity and worthy of emulation.
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has declared that it will hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if any northerner is attacked in the south.
Governors in the Southwest states on Friday reacted to a statement credited to the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), asking persons of Fulani extraction resident in Southern parts to return to the north.
The Ondo State Police Command on Thursday said it had yet to link any of the suspects in its custody with the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, a daughter of the Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.
Leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have called for the collaboration of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in uniting the different religious groups in the country for peaceful resolution of the farmers-herders’ conflicts.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for deployment of new technology to confront the insecurity in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has shown a strong capacity for stemming the tide of insecurity in the country and does not need any help or assistance that he does not already have, contrary to the picture painted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its supporters.
Barcelona head coach Quique Setién expects his team to ignore the current off-field issues affecting the club ahead of a key run of fixtures for the Catalans.
The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised the alarm that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is relying on what it described as ‘unorthodox’ means to get back the governorship of Bayelsa State.
Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, was on Friday suspended for the duration of six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers, following an alleged physical assault on a fellow monarch.
Details emerged on Friday on why Governor Godwin Obaseki revoked the certificate of occupancy granted to a property on plot 103A Aiguobasimwin Crescent, GRA, Benin, belonging to a former Delta Governor, James Ibori.
More than 4,000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in number and frequency, the UN's refugee agency said on Friday.
Messi has been linked in recent weeks to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Juventus but Rivaldo believes the Argentine captain is a player of just one club.
Arsène Wenger wants to rush through a huge change to the offside rule so that it can be in place in time for Euro 2020.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.
The Chinese team were due to travel to Romania for a March 6-7 playoff but will be unable to do so due to “increased restrictions” in response to the outbreak, the ITF said in a statement on Twitter here.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against the myth that cold weather and snow had the possibility of killing Coronavirus (COVID -19)