February 12, 2020

Insecurity: Resign humbly now, you’re worse than Jonathan – Northern youths tell Buhari

The Coalition of Concerned Northern Youths, CCNY, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to honourably resign as Nigeria’s President, adding that he has failed woefully.   The Coalition, in a statement signed by its National Convener, Muhammed Ishaq and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, cited the President’s lack of the will power to tackle the security challenges facing the country.   This call by the youths Coalition followed a similar call by the Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum, NEF, which had at the weekend declared the administration of President Buhari a total failure.   The group said it had warned Nigerians that Buhari has nothing to offer to them, [Read]

Ogun Police Parades 23 Suspected Cultists, 54 Others

ABEOKUTA – About 77 suspects were on Tuesday paraded by Ogun State Police Command for various degree of crimes.   Parading the suspects at the Police headquarters, Eleweran in Abeokuta, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson said the arrest of the suspects was as a result of the command’s efforts in making the state a safe haven.   CP Ebrimson noted that, the command decided to step its crime fighting efforts by taking war against crime to the door steps of criminals in order not to give them any leverage to attack the good people of the state.   Among those paraded are 21 cult members of the outlawed [Read]

How residents booed Buhari in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammdu Buhari was booed on Wednesday by residents of Maiduguri during his sympathy visit to the area. Our correspondents reported that residents of the metropolis, who came out early, lined up on both sides of the road along the airport way, expressed their disapproval by booing Buhari’s convoy, shouting in Hausa, ‘Ba ma so’ roughly means: ‘we don’t like it.’ They were apparently referring to his visit. Buhari landed in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to pay a sympathy visit to the government and people of the State, following the recent horrific incident in which Boko Haram terrorists killed several travellers. President [Read]

Adegboye Olatunji: I Was Charmed By Cultists – Ilaro Poly SUG President

I was charmed by cultists while going to church – Ilaro Poly SUG president   The Students Union President of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Adegboye Olatunji, claimed on Tuesday that he was charmed by unidentified cultists before he was taken to the bush for initiation.   Adegboye said he was on his way to the church when he lost his consciousness and found himself in the bush with some cultists before he was arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command.   He said this at the command headquarters in Eleweran during a parade of 77 suspected criminals, including Adegboye, for crimes ranging from cultism and robbery to [Read]

Bishop Kukah: Buhari Has Promoted Tribalism, Religion In Military, Others

Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, on Tuesday hit the President, Major General Mohammed Buhari (retd.), hard.   The cleric assessed the Buhari regime and concluded the President had not only relegated the national interest to the background, he had also introduced nepotism to the military.   He said under Buhari, it was important for any Nigerian to be a northern Muslism before he could hold any strategic position.   Kukah stated this in his sermon at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaukau in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State before the burial of Michael Nnadi, a seminarian, who was killed by kidnappers.   He recalled [Read]

Ondo approves Amotekun Bill, Draft Copy Ready For Legislative Scrutiny

The Ondo State Executive Council Wednesday approved a draft bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps codenamed “Operation Amotekun”.   The bill will be transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law.   Commissioner for information and Orientation in the state, Donald Ojogo said this in a statement in Akure.   Ojogo said ” ln an exhaustive session of deliberations, Council took time to peruse every detail contained in the Bill that was presented by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kola Olawoye, SAN. and now ready to be transmitted to the state [Read]

Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term

Assaulting an Amotekun officer will attract a fine of N250,000 or a prison term of one month or both.   However, an Amotekun officer cannot be sued for whatever he does in the course of duty but only what he does in his personal capacity.   This is according to the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 which has been submitted to the Ekiti State House of Assembly. Other South-West governors have submitted similar bills to their respective houses of assembly.   Section 36 of the bill states, “Any person who wilfully hinders, delays, obstructs or assaults a member of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps in the course of [Read]

Ogun State Approves Amotekun Bill

 The Ogun State Government has approved the proposal for the creation of the Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun, in the state.   The approval for the region’s security outfit codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ was given at the State Executive Council meeting held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.   The state governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, who stated this in a statement on Wednesday, said the approval was given during the Exco meeting held on Tuesday which lasted for 10 hours.   The statement read that the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Mr Adegbolahan Adeniran, said the presentation of the bill [Read]

Dickson Unveils 2.6km Dual Carriage Kpansia Road And Kpansia Market In Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Governor has unveiled the new 2.6km Kpansian Carriage Road and the Kpansian Market in the State .       The 2.6km dual carriage way with a width of 10m has been dreaded by previous administrations until because of the treacherous terrain but governor Dickson promised, saw and confronted the terrain. Today, the people of Epie/Atissa in Yenagoa LGA are grateful for the courageous feat.       The Kpasia modern market which was commissioned today was equally Initiated and completed by the Dickson led Restoration Government. It was named Henry Seriake Dickson Market by a resolution reached by the council of chiefs of Kpasia Community. The [Read]

NFF Appoints Joseph Yobo As Super Eagles Assistant Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team.   The former Everton defender will replace Imama Amapakabo in the technical crew of the senior men’s national team.   He played for the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999.   The attack-minded defender won his first cap for the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001 and played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.   He [Read]