POLITICS

Herdsmen Shoot At Governor Ortom In His Farm, As He Escapes Death

Livestock Guard member abducted and killed as anxiety mounts in Benue   Governor Samuel Ortom has disclosed that he narrowly escaped death when suspected armed herdsmen shot at him in his farm at Adeke along Makurdi-Naka road.   This is just as suspected armed herdsmen reportedly abducted and killed a member of the state’s Livestock Guard in Ado Local Government Area, LGA.   The Governor, yesterday in a live radio programme monitored in Makurdi said he had gone to his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi town few days ago when armed herdsmen besieged the vicinity and open fire.   According to him, “just last week I was in my [Read]

MURIC: “Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed”

PRESS RELEASE: LET AMOTEKUN EMBRACE ALL Sequel to the resolution of the governors of the South West to give a legal backing to the Amotekun security outfit, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the governors of the South West to allow the re-branded security agency to embrace all citizens living in the sub-region. MURIC also advised that the new security organization should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization. The call was made on Monday 27th January, 2020 in a press statement issued by the director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola. The statement further added: “No homo sapien compos mentis [Read]

Certain positions should be given to people who have heads – Apostle Suleman blast Femi Adesina

Founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has described the special adviser to President Muhammadu, Femi Adesina, as an insensitive man. The cleric was reacting to statement by the presidential aide, lambasting the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) of mixing bias and sympathy” following the recent beheading of Reverend Lawan Andimi, the Chairman of CAN in Michika Local government area of Adamawa state by Boko Haram insurgents. Adesina in a post on his Facebook page on Friday tittled “Beheaded Adamawa Pastor; CAN got it wrong” accused CAN of painting Buhari as an ”anti-christian” stating that “security is number one on the priorities of the Buhari administration”. Reacting to the statement, [Read]

Hoodlums Attack Oshiomole’s Campaign Venue, Set Two vehicle, Platform Ablaze

Hoodlums on Friday night attacked the venue of the Auchi rally of the All Progressive Congress’ faction led by the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, setting ablaze the podium constructed for speakers, hundreds of chairs and two vehicles stationed at the venue of the rally at Iyekhe in Auchi.       The APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole who was shocked by the incident said the APC is a party of peace and would continue to preach the same and assured the people that the party would win the governorship election in the state.   “When I was told that they burnt this place last night, I said they must [Read]

Ondo 2020: Drop Me and Lose, Akeredolu Dares APC

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has on Saturday dared the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to replace him with any other person as the party’s candidate in the Ondo state 2020 govership Election, if it wishes to retain the state.       Akeredolu’s position is being eyed by some interested party members in the state, one of whom is Mr. Ife Oyedele, a foundation member of the Party speculated to be the ‘Villa’s Candidate’.   Akeredolu, who became the governor of the state in February 2017, told journalists in Abuja that he is the only person who could win the election for APC in Ondo [Read]

Kwankwaso Tell Ganduje He Will Regret At The End Of His Tenure

Former Kano state governor and former Senator representing Kano central senatorial district, Engineer Rabiú Musa Kwankwaso has revealed that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his allies will definitely regret at the end of their second tenure.       Kwankwaso made this known during a radio programme aired by many local radio stations across the state. According to him, the current Kano state government administration is being run on deception and falsehood which he said will make the governor to regret at the end of his tenure.       “They will definitely regret at the end of their tenure, they will be saying had we know we would have handed [Read]

Amotekun: Akeredolu Says South West Governors Will Meet Buhari Soon

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akerodolu (SAN), on Friday, said governors of the South-West will soon hold a meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the “Operation Amotekun” security initiative.       Akerodolu, who is also the Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum, said this while speaking to journalists in Abuja, on Friday.       He explained that the meeting which was earlier scheduled had to be postponed because the president had to travel for official engagements in the United Kingdom.       The governor said, “We will discuss with him when we have the opportunity. I can tell you our letter was to [Read]

Ganduje: Kwankwaso Wants To Return To APC

Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday said his predecessor, Dr Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, was planning to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for presidency come 2023. Receiving the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi, into the APC, Ganduje said Kwankwaso’s most pressing ambition is to contest for the presidency.       Ganduje, while describing Kwankwaso as a “clueless politician’’, who knew nothing in politics, said his predecessor “does not want any other person to shine”. “I know Kwankwaso more than any other person. He is a kind of person that knows everything, knows better than any other person [Read]

Osinbajo In Talks With South West Governors Over Amotekun

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently meeting the governors of the South West geopolitical zone over the launch of a security outfit known as “Operation Amotekun”. The outfit launched on January 9, 2020 was subsequently declared illegal by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.       Malami’s pronouncement had been greeted with both condemnations and commendations from the supporters and opponents of the security outfit established to tackle security challenges in the zone.       [Read]

FG, South-West Governors Agree To Formalise Amotekun

  The Federal Government and Governors of states in the South-west have reached the agreement to draw up a legal framework for the Western Security Network code-named: Amotekun.       Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of a meeting Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had with the six governors from the region on Thursday.       Akeredolu said the legal framework will help resolve all “burning issues” surrounding the security network.       Asked if the governors failed to draw up the legal framework for the outfit before the launch on January 9, Akeredolu said the inspector-general of police and [Read]

NEWSAmotekun: Ogun students threaten showdown

National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) has said it would embark on a nationwide solidarity rally in support of the Western Nigeria Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun. The Students’ body said the rally was to silence some coalitions and groups of people within and outside the South West, who they said were conniving with some external forces to halt the creation of Amotekun. In an exclusive interview with DAILY POST in Abeokuta Wednesday, the National President of NAOSS, Comrade Gbemileke Ogunronbi, said the insecurity in the South West had become absolutely unbearable, wondering why some Northerners were kicking against Amotekun. He described as baseless, a statement credited to [Read]

New House’: Senator Dino Melaye Slams The Nation Newspaper

Shared with Caption …       I Give Nation Newspaper 24 Hours to pull this story down and apologise. A house built before becoming a senator is newly aquaired. They did not state address and manifest thier disdain with the attached write up. National newspaper now practicing YELLOW Journalism.   [Read]

Amotekun: We Are Afraid – Miyetti Allah Reacts To Creation Of Operation Amotekun

  Alhassan who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, likened the initiative to the Oodua Peoples Congress (APC) which he claimed has the history of heinous crimes and killings.   “We are afraid because if they don’t tame this monster at the early stage, it is going to be a serious disaster for the country,” he said.He also described the initiative as a “threat to democracy”.   Speaking further, he accused those calling for the creation of the security outfit of planning to displace the herdsmen in the Yoruba-speaking states.   “For us, Amotekun, the Yoruba tribal militia is one of the greatest threats to democracy [Read]

Why Yoruba Will Leave Nigeria By Bayo Oluwasanmi

DECLARATION OF CAUSES: WHY YORUBA WILL LEAVE NIGERIA BY BAYO OLUWASANMI Sahara Reporters 21 January 2020   Predictions about the breakup of Nigeria have reached its crescendo. The Fulani controlled federal government headed by General Buhari continues to thumb its nose at Yorubas. With the formation of Amotekun, the Western Nigeria Security Network, Yorubas have obviously stated their declaration of causes why they will leave Nigeria.   This is Nigeria’s end time. The tyrannical regime of General Muhammadu Buhari will give way to secession. In the absence of a unifying national interest, Nigeria has become fragmented, lawless, disorderly, dangerous, and seemingly unliveable.   Predictions about the breakup of Nigeria have [Read]