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Uproar yesterday greeted the declaration by the Federal Government that the security outfit launched barely a few days ago by governors of the South-West states, known as Operation Amotekun is illegal.
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.
The Secretary-General, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Dr Kunle Olajide has said that power should return to the southern part of the country after the completion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023 in the interest of unity and justice.
Concerned Yoruba leaders are already making moves to resolve the dispute between two elder statesmen, Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun State and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the 2014 National Conference, Senator Femi Okurounmu.
There were indications on Thursday that the military had yet to get an order on the deployment of troops in the South-West to tackle killer herdsmen.
The six governors of the Southwest states are to meet in Tuesday with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), heads of other security agencies and security experts for a security summit being organized by the governors.
The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has advised the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to combat the rampancy of brutality common among policemen in the country.
Three activists working under a Yoruba socio-cultural group, Oodua Coalition Against Insurgency and Kidnapping in Yorubaland, have been arrested and detained by men of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) after dispersing the June 12 rally in Ibadan on Wednesday.
The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has advised the Presidency to check the killing spree of the herders, especially in Yorubaland to prevent people from resorting to self-defence and anarchy.
A medical doctor and the Secretary-General of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Dr Kunle Olajide, has called on the Federal Government to decentralise the nation’s health sector and adhere strictly to the Abuja 2001 Declaration on Health.
Talking of leadership with vision, Mimiko said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not fighting corruption properly, adding that he would employ some tools to make the fight effective, among which were tracking of money through BVN and reduction of cash in circulation.
Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo State and Presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, on Tuesday explained why he refused to submit his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), discharge certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has hailed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for being a good ambassador of the Yoruba and loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Protests escalated across Iraq’s south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform.
The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit.
It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.
The Zamfara Police Command said 14 people lost their lives in attacks by bandits in Babban Rafi village of Gunmi Local Government Area of the State.
The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said it was surprised at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship election.
Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach on Tuesday morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.
A Federal High Court, Jalingo division has ordered the Taraba State command of the Nigeria Police to immediately reopen all the branches of Taraba Microfinance Bank Ltd, pending the hearing and determination of the suit before the court.
Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that the presidency is pressurising the supreme court to rule in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in its appeals challenging Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa and Benue governorship elections.