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A witness yesterday gave an account of how Osun State House of Assembly Speaker Timothy Owoeye was duped of N38 million by fraudsters.

Amotekun bill passes first reading at Osun Assembly

The Osun House of Assembly on Monday passed the Osun Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Bill 2020 for first reading after it was presented by the Speaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye.
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.

South West states receive bill to legalise Amotekun

Governors of the South-west states have received copies of a bill to establish the South West Security Network in their respective states which would oversee the planned regional security corps also known as Amotekun.
A former Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Onyekachi Monday Ubani, says President Muhammadu Buhari breached the constitution for failing to hand over to the Vice President while embarking on a two-week private visit to London.

Lawyer urges Southeast governors not to write federal government over establishment of security outfit

Mr Monday Onyekachi Ubani, an activist and immediate second vice-president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has faulted alleged moves by South-East governors’ to write to the Federal Government before establishing a security outfit for the region similar to Amotekun.

Amotekun: Gani Adams blasts antagonists

Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, has said any person who antagonizes the Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun, is an agent of criminals.
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Amotekun: South-west has no plans to secede – Governor Fayemi

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has again given assurance that the South-west geopolitical zone had no plans to secede from Nigeria by the launch of the regional security outfit, named Amotekun.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun a child of necessity – Southwest speakers

Worried by the prevailing security situation in the country, the Speakers of the Six South-West States, under the auspices of Conference of Speakers of South West State Legislatures, have thrown their weight behind the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), describing it as a supportive security mechanism targeted at curtailing threats and protecting lives and property of the people.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Failure of centralised police to respond to distress calls led to Amotekun – Yoruba...

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.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun: Ibadan union backs Southwest governors

Ibadan Progressive Union has commended the courage of the six governors of the South West states and their determination to secure Yorubaland through the collaborative initiative.
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Amotekun: Federal government, South West governors agree

The Federal Government and Governors of the South West States yesterday reached and agreement that legal framework should be put in place on the establishment of the regional security outfit, Amotekun.
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Governor Oyetola: Don’t bring religious sentiment into Amotekun

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has warned against bringing ethnic and religious sentiments into Western Nigeria Security Initiative codenamed, Amotekun, saying doing so would be dangerous and counterproductive.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Asiwaju Tinubu speaks on Operation Amotekun

There is urgent need for private discussion between the Governors of the South-west and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, over Amotekun, All Progressives Congress National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said.
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.

Amotekun: We won’t succumb to blackmail – Southwest governors

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.

Amotekun: Gani Adams tasks Southwest monarchs, state assemblies to pass operational laws

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.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

South-west assemblies tasked to pass law enabling Amotekun

Diaspora Yorubas in North America, otherwise known as Egbe Omo Yoruba, say they welcome the recent launch of a south west security network in Nigeria called Amotekun, and called on “every state assembly in the South-west to urgently pass the enabling laws to validate the establishment of Amotekun as a joint venture of the region,” according to a statement by the president of the association, Durojaye Akindutire, a medical doctor based in New York.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun: Governors need not seek permission to activate action – Supo Shonibare

Acting National Chairman of SDP, Chief Supo Shonibare, has lampooned the federal government over the lingering legality issue of the security outfit set up by the South West Governors called ‘Amotekun’.
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Governor Sule: We’ve accepted community policing in Nasarawa

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Governor Akeredolu: No going back on Operation Amotekun

In spite of its declaration as illegal by the federal government, the chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said there is no going back on the operation of the regional security, Amotekun.

Governor Akeredolu: Amotekun one of many proferred solutions to our security challenges

The Governor of Ondo State and also the Chairman of the South West governors forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has hinted that the “Operation Amotekun” is one of the many solutions proffered by the South West governors to tackle security challenges in the region.

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