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Amotekun open to scrutiny, reform and re-conceptualisation  -Fayemi

Amotekun open to scrutiny, reform and re-conceptualisation -Fayemi

As controversy rages on the legality or otherwise of Amotekun- the newly inaugurated security outfit of states in the south west- Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said the “model is open to public scrutiny, reform or even re-conseptualisation on the basis of new information or superior knowledge…” Fayemi stated this in Abuja on Thursday as Guest Speaker at ... Read More »

DAVOS 2020: WHY THE WORLD IS LESS COOL THIS YEAR

DAVOS 2020: WHY THE WORLD IS LESS COOL THIS YEAR

By Chris Bishop, CNBC Next week world leaders will meet at one of the coldest spots on earth to discuss this divided planet’s burning issues that threaten its very survival. For years, the World’s Davos gathering has been around issues of globalisation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and artificial intelligence. It is 50 years since the free market optimist Klaus Schwab ... Read More »

Presidency warns against civil war

Presidency warns against civil war

  The Presidency on Wednesday called on all leaders and parties to moderate their utterances to avert a repeat of the mistakes that led to civil war in the country in 1967. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, war ... Read More »

Alleged N33b Fraud: Witness Exposes Mompha’s Illicit BDC Operations 

Alleged N33b Fraud: Witness Exposes Mompha’s Illicit BDC Operations 

 By: Owolola Adebola The fourth prosecution witness, (PW4), Enu Matthew Obun, in the trial of Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, told a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, presided over by Justice Abdullahi M. Liman that the suspected internet fraudster ran an illegal bureau de change with his company, Ismalob Global Investments Limited. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is prosecuting ... Read More »

Committee gets 6 months as Zulum begins 500 housing estate

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday laid foundation for the construction of an estate of 500 mass houses encompassing roads, drainages, school and shopping complex near the state university in Maiduguri. The governor gave a committee, headed by the deputy governor, Umar Kadafur, six months to reach advance level or even complete the estate. That indicated readiness to ... Read More »

Yoruba Elders to Buhari: Call Malami to order

Yoruba Elders to Buhari: Call Malami to order

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has lent its voice against declaration of Amotekun as illegal by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami Malami has described the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun an illegal outfit on Tuesday. He said it ran against the provision of the constitution which vests the power to secure ... Read More »

Amotekun has come to stay,Soyinka tells FG

Amotekun has come to stay,Soyinka tells FG

  Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has declared that the establishment of Operation Amotekun by Southwest governors ‘has come to stay irrespective of its legality’. Soyinka said the supplementary security outfit launched in Ibadan last week, came up as a result of series of meetings by the leaders of the region to curb insecurity issues that the existing security bodies ... Read More »

How The Blunders Of Ihedioha’s Lawyers Made Uzodinma Imo Governor

How The Blunders Of Ihedioha’s Lawyers Made Uzodinma Imo Governor

By:Kenneth Ikonne Hope Uzodinma may not have won the 2019 Imo State gubernatorial election, yet the Supreme Court, on the facts, was right in declaring him the winner of that election in law. The error was not the Supreme Court’s, but that of Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s legal team; and it was a crucially fatal error. What happened was this: during ... Read More »

Amotekun is our own Civilian JTF-Fayemi

Amotekun is our own Civilian JTF-Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has come out to explain the logic behind the setting up of Amotekun, the security outfit in South West, which Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation dismissed as illegal. Fayemi said the issue now should not be about whether Federal Government or governors can misuse Police or any security outfit. Power, unrestrained, according ... Read More »

Amotekun: Southwest governors will respond to Malami soon-Akeredolu

Amotekun: Southwest governors will respond to Malami soon-Akeredolu

The Ondo State Government said on Tuesday night it had not been officially informed about the Federal Government’s decision to brand the southwest security outfit, Operation Amotekun, an illegal entity. The Special Adviser to the state governor on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, said the government had not been informed of the development.He said: “We are yet to be informed, ... Read More »

Malami’s view on Amotekun,a joke,says Afenifere

Malami’s view on Amotekun,a joke,says Afenifere

Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has described the Federal Government’s announcement of southwest security outfit, Amotekun, as a joke taken too far. This is just as it called on the South-West governors to ignore the Attorney General of the Federation. Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin said: “They are joking. Now they have exposed themselves that they are the ones ... Read More »

SMBLF rejects Malami’s illegal directive on Amotekun

SMBLF rejects Malami’s illegal directive on Amotekun

The attention of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum(SMBLF) has been drawn to the illegal diktat by the Attorney – General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami(SAN) declaring Amotekun, the South West security (not military or Police) outfit illegal. We consider his action as an abuse of office to suppress the rights of federating units to secure themselves and ... Read More »

S/Court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzondinma winner of Imo guber poll

S/Court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzondinma winner of Imo guber poll

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel of justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not duly elected. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who ... Read More »

Amotekun Is Illegal, Attorney General Of The Federation Declares

Amotekun Is Illegal, Attorney General Of The Federation Declares

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN has pronounced ‘Amotekun’, the security outfit newly inaugurated by governments of states in the south west as illegal. “The setting up of the paramilitary organization called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.  The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 ... Read More »

2023: INEC to commence registration of voters soon

2023: INEC to commence registration of voters soon

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, Mr Mutiu Agboke, says the continuous voters registration would soon commence. Agboke made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday in Iseyin. He said the exercise would capture new registrants and those that have issues with their PVCs such as replacement of lost or defaced cards and  transfers from former locations. ... Read More »

Supreme Court Stands Down Uzodinma’s Appeal against Ihedioha’s Election for Judgment

Supreme Court Stands Down Uzodinma’s Appeal against Ihedioha’s Election for Judgment

The Supreme Court has stood down the appeal challenging the election of Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State for judgement. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and presiding Justice of a seven member panel of Justices of the apex court, Justice Ibrahim Mohammad stood down the appeal for judgment shortly after counsel representing parties in the appeal adopted their written ... Read More »

Kaduna seals Keystone, FCMB banks over N294.8m taxes

Kaduna seals Keystone, FCMB banks over N294.8m taxes

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) on Tuesday sealed off Keystone Bank and First City Monument Bank (FCMB) branches in Kaduna metropolis over unremitted taxes. The banks, according to the revenue agency, were closed for failure to remit taxes accrued to the tune of N294.85m to the state government agency. The banks’ branches at Bank Road, Ahmadu Bello Way, ... Read More »

I Never Sold Kwara Govt Properties To Friends: Ex-Governor Ahmed

I Never Sold Kwara Govt Properties To Friends: Ex-Governor Ahmed

  Former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has refuted claims that his administration sold 110 government properties to friends and cronies. In a statement issued by his media aide, Dr Muyideen Akorede, in response to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak’s reported claim that his predecessor sold 110 government properties to associates, Alhaji Ahmed disputed the conflicting figures cited by the ... Read More »

Concern as Russian speaking hacking group attacks banks

Concern as Russian speaking hacking group attacks banks

Silence before the storm: Russian speaking hacking group is attacking banks in Sub-Saharan Africa The malware used in the attacks indicates that the threat actors are most likely to be an infamous Silence hacking group LAGOS, Nigeria, January 13, 2020/ — Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) security researchers have reported on thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks located in the sub-Saharan ... Read More »

Dangote targets $30billion in revenue by 2022

Dangote targets $30billion in revenue by 2022

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has projected a turnover of $30 billion for his businesses in the next two years. He said though the company’s annual turnover is about $4 billion now, but with the completion and running of the refinery, fertilizer, petrochemicals and other businesses, the company’s turnover should be in the region of $30 billion in the ... Read More »