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Operation Amotekun: Govs meet Osinbajo, to back exercise with law

The Federal Government and the governors of the South-West states on Thursday reached a middle ground on the controversial security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as both settled for a legal “framework.” This implies that the states will put in place all the necessary legal backing for the outfit to continue. The resolution was reached at a… Read More »

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Amotekun comment: South-West govs back Tinubu, Afenifere hits APC leader

South-West governors and the apex Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere,  on Wednesday differed on the All Progressives Congress leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s  position on the Western Nigerian Security Network, Operation Amotekun. The governors commended the former Lagos State governor and promised to look into the  issues he raised, but  Afenifere hit  Tinubu hard, saying his statement… Read More »

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Boko Haram rejects N50m ransom, kills CAN chairman

Outrage yesterday trailed the murder of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi after Boko Haram insurgents who kidnapped him rejected a N50 million ransom. The state CAN chairman, Bishop Dami Mamza, who broke the sad news to some journalists in Yola,… Read More »

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Gains We’Ve Made On Different Fronts, By President Buhari In Meeting With British P.M

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday brought British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, up to speed with developments in Nigeria, reeling out gains in different areas of national endeavour. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020, in London, and President Buhari told P.M Johnson of strides in agriculture, leading almost to self-sufficiency… Read More »

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Operation Amotekun: We’re not targeting any ethnic group, South West govs allay fears

The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu,  on Sunday, said the regional security outfit, Operation Amotekun, was not targeted at any non-Yoruba ethnic group. Akeredolu, who stated this in a statement in Akure by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo,  said discourse on Operation… Read More »

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Supreme Court sacks PDP’s Ihedioha as Imo governor

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has nullified the victory of Peoples Democratic Party Imo State governorship candidate Emeka Ihedioha. The apex court declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as elected Governor of the state. The court held that the lower court erred in law when it rejected evidence tendered before it that votes due… Read More »

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FG confirms another earth tremor in Abuja

The Federal Government has confirmed that there was an earth tremor in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Deputy Director and head of Geophysics Department at the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Imam Kaka, gave the confirmation on Monday, January 13, 2020. Kaka noted that officials of the agency had visited the area to… Read More »

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Operation Amotekun: Carry illegal arms, be arrested, police warn OPC, hunters

The police on Sunday strongly warned the  South-West Stakeholders Security Group working with the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), against any breach of security. The police commands in Ekiti, Ogun and Ondo states during separate interviews with our correspondents, said they would not tolerate illegal possession of firearms by the members of… Read More »

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Speaker’s Press Statement: Gbajabiamila celebrates Razaq Okoya at 80

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the Chairman of Eleganza Group and RAO Property Investment Company, Chief (Dr) Razaq Akanni Okoya on his 80th birthday. The Speaker in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said Chief Razaq Okoya, a foremost industrialist, is… Read More »