January 18, 2020

Amotekun Will Affect Nigeria’s Unity – Arewa Consultative

Lagos – The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), northern Nigeria’s foremost socio-cultural group, on Thursday said establishing regional security force such as South West security outfit, ‘Operation Amotekun’, may affect Nigeria’s unity and cohesion.       In a statement by Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, its National Publicity Secretary, the body said while it agreed that the military and other security agencies are overstretched owing to security challenges across the country, it is concerned that several tribal organisations set up in the past have been used to harass and intimidate non-indigenes.       The statement reads: “The governors of the South-West states recently inaugurated a regional tribal security outfit known as [Read]

South-West Governors Move To Legalise Amotekun

Emboldened by the huge support from the people of the South West region in particular and across the states of the country in general, the South West governors have moved fast to give legal backing to the regional security outfit, codenamed Operation Amotekun which they launched on January 9 this year.   This is just as the Nigeria military has vowed that it will not allow any individual or group to jeopardize the sovereignty and stability of Nigeria’s territorial integrity. The military told relevant stakeholders to join hands with the armed forces and intelligence agencies to ensure that Nigeria is secured and not to look for other methods likely to [Read]

Amotekun: Yorùbá World Congress Protests Peacefully In Support Of Operation

Yorùbá World Congress Press Statement On Operation Amotekun:   Yoruba World Congress to hold Solidarity Walk Tuesday January 21st …Says South West Governors Must Not Backdown   The Yoruba people within and beyond the shores of Nigeria have been urged to come out in their large numbers on Tuesday 21st January 2020 to stage a protest rally in support of Operation Amotekun, a security network recently established by Governors from Western Nigeria to wage war against the spate of insecurity ravaging the zone.   The protest code-named “Amotekun Solidarity Walk” which is being organized by Yoruba World Congress (YWC); an umbrella body of all Yoruba Socio-cultural and Self Determination Groups [Read]

Amotekun: Femi Fani-Kayode Says ‘Go Ahead And Arrest Us, We Will Never Stop’

Arrest Yoruba leaders who support Amotekun”- Miyetti Allah.   Go ahead, arrest us and ignite a fire. Do your worst and make heroes and martyrs out of us. We are ready to sacrifice ALL for the freedom of our loved ones & children & for the future generations of our people.   We will never bow to you and we will not be intimidated by your bullying ways and childish barrack-room threats. When you take one of us down millions will rise up in his or her defence and in his or her place. 2/5   …We have lost all sense of fear. We have no fear of arrest, no [Read]

Abagun Kole Omololu Arrested For ‘Obstructing’ Osinbajo’s Convoy

The National Organising Secretary of Afenifere, Abagun Kole Omololu, has been arrested and detained.       According to him, he was arrested by one of the police officers on the entourage of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.       Omololu said he was arrested in Lagos State and detained at Onikan Police Station.       A message sent to The PUNCH by the Afenifere leader read, “I have just been arrested by ACP Oludotun Odubona on the entourage of the VP Osinbajo, claiming (that) I did not park well for the convoy, in front of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Ikoyi.       “Currently, I am in [Read]

Awon Marlians ,Naira Marley Is a Masters Degree Holder

Naira Marley went to Peckham Academy where he graduated with a distinction in business. He went further to study at Crossways College, now Christ the King Sixth Form College, where he completed his business law.       He is now a Multimillionaire, Married two wives and blessed with four(4) Children       The shocking aspect of his biography is that, He is a Master Degree holder!!! Can you beat that       Awon stupid Marlians, Zero Manners, No belt, Marlians dont graduate blablabla,   [Read]

Father Mbaka Performs Spiritual ‘Cleansing’ In Governor Uzodinma’s Office In Imo

Catholic church priest, Revd. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, performed spiritual cleansing of the Imo State governor’s office, as Senator Hope Uzodinma assumed office on Wednesday, The PUNCH has learnt.       Security men and civil servants at the State Government House in Owerri, the state capital, told our correspondent on Friday that the priest, who had predicted the victory of the new governor in his prophecies on new year’s eve, was at the Government House for over three hours on Wednesday when the governor was sworn-in.       It was gathered that Mbaka, who came in company with another priest, his aides, and church members, also prayed for the [Read]

Stop Calling Us NEPA, It Shows You Don’t Want Electricity – Discos Spokesperson

The Spokesperson of the Discos responsible for   the distribution of electricity across Nigeria,   Sunday Oduntan has asked Nigerians to stop   calling them NEPA.       Oduntan who appeared on TVC’s ‘Your View’,   debunked claims of a 78% increase in electricity   tariff as he pointed out that the Nigerian   Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is the   independent regulatory body in charge   of regulating the power sector just like the   Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regulates banks.       He further revealed that more than 95% of   what is used in Nigeria’s power sector are   imported which is why there [Read]

Charles Idahosa: Oshiomhole Wants To Be VP To A Northern Presidential Candidate

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo state on Friday said Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will disappoint Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party on the issue of the 2023 presidency.       Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Idahosa, a chieftain of the party said while Tinubu is supporting the embattled National chairman with the hope of assisting him to get the APC presidential ticket in 2023, Oshiomhole’s ambition is to become a running mate to a Northern presidential candidate.       “I feel so sorry for Tinubu because he doesn’t know who [Read]

VAT will increase from 5 to 7.5% Will Take effect On February 1 2020

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed on Thursday January 16 announced that the increased Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 to 7.5 percent will take effect from February 1, 2020.       Zainab who disclosed this at the inauguration of the Chairman and Board members of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja, said the Finance Act which President Buhari signed into law made provisions to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and soften the effect of the VAT rate increase on companies in a bid to increase employment and boost the economy.       She said;   “I want to [Read]