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Alternative fuel at N97 per litre coming-Sylva

Alternative fuel at N97 per litre coming-Sylva

AN alternative source of fuel that will be cheaper than the N145 per litre of petrol is in the works, the government said on Thursday. According to Minister of State Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will cost between N95 to N97 per litre, to make fuel more affordable. Sylva, also assured that the much-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill ... Read More »

‘Ex-Governor Ahmed left seven months unpaid salaries’

‘Ex-Governor Ahmed left seven months unpaid salaries’

COMMITTEE of Unions in Tertiary Institutions (CUTI), an amalgam of teachers in Kwara State Colleges of Education, has faulted the claim of former Governor Abdulfatahi Ahmed that his administration did not owe any workers on the state’s payroll. Imam Abdulkadir, chairman of CUTI, said in a statement in Ilorin that the claim by the former governor was false because he ... Read More »

‘Ile Arugbo’: Court Advises Out of Court Settlement

‘Ile Arugbo’: Court Advises Out of Court Settlement

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin Justice Abiodun Adebara of Ilorin High Court has advised parties in the ‘Ile Arugbo’ case before him to go and explore all avenues of out-of-court settlement in the interest of peace and justice. He gave the advice while addressing counsel and parties in the case when hearing in the matter came up on Wednesday. There had ... Read More »

We established Operation Amotekun to narrow gaps in security sector – Makinde

We established Operation Amotekun to narrow gaps in security sector – Makinde

…says we violated no constitutional provision as he visits OBJ Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun was established to complement the work of the security agencies and bridge the gaps in the security of the geopolitical zone. He made this position against the backdrop of the statement credited to ... 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 »

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 »

Join APC through ‘the front door’, Gov Abiodun tells Ogun politicians

Join APC through ‘the front door’, Gov Abiodun tells Ogun politicians

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State State has enjoined interested progressive politicians who had jumped ship to other parties to return to the All Progressives Congress through what he called “the front door”. He declared that no person would be allowed to come into the APC through the back door. He noted that the only way into the party is ... 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 »

PDP slams Supreme Court over sack of Ihedioha

PDP slams Supreme Court over sack of Ihedioha

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is at a loss as to understand the basis upon which the Supreme Court court arrived at its decision to sack Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State on Tuesday. The court in a unanimous Judgment sacked Ihedioha as Governor of Imo, declared Hope Uzodinma winner and ordered INEC to issue ... 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 »

Gov. Makinde inaugurates Judicial Service Commission

Gov. Makinde inaugurates Judicial Service Commission

…charges it to fast-track judicial system Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Tuesday that his administration would work with the judiciary to bring about the needed reforms that will make Oyo State greater. The Governor, who stated this while inaugurating the State’s Judicial Service Commission, maintained that the commission had the mandate to fast-track the judicial system in ... Read More »

We’ll sustain collaboration with UCH to improve health sector—Makinde

We’ll sustain collaboration with UCH to improve health sector—Makinde

…says Govt ready to make UCH Annex in Sepeteri functional Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has stated the readiness of his administration to sustain the collaboration and cooperation between the State and the University College Hospital, Ibadan. The Governor, who made the disclosure while hosting the Board of Management of UCH during a courtesy visit to his office, said ... 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 »

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 »