Amotekun operative shoots 21-year-old dead in Ibadan -Police

There was pandemonium in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, following the alleged killing of a 21-year-old youth, Tosin Thomas, by an officer of the Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Operation Amotekun. Our correspondent gathered that Thomas was hit by the bullet allegedly fired by a member of Amotekun on Wednesday night while... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Oyo in talks with manufacturer for more vaccines

OYO State governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, said the government had opened discussions with a manufacturing company, Astra-Zeneca, with a view to directly procuring COVID-19 vaccines for residents of the state. Speaking during a media briefing held at the Government House, Ibadan, Makinde said the state decided to go directly, considering that the 1,800... Continue Reading →

46 Armed Fulani People Arrested In Oyo Are Vigilantes Securing Communities —Miyetti Allah

he Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Oyo State, Alhaji Ibrahim Jiji, on Monday said though it is true that his team planned to raid some forests with the men of Amotekun Corps, they carried out the raid without vigilantes in his association. He appealed to the Oyo State government to release... Continue Reading →

We’ll know whether Nigeria needs Yoruba presidency in 2022 – Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has said Nigerians need adequate security and restructuring of the country more than who becomes the president in 2023. The governor said politicians running around the country because of their presidential ambition would know better in 2022. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press... Continue Reading →

Suspected killers of Ondo monarch apprehended

Some persons suspected to be the killers of a First-Class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon, have been arrested. The suspects whose identities were still being concealed due to ongoing investigations were arrested by a combined team of security operatives in the state. Recall that... Continue Reading →

IG, South-West Govs To Meet, Reps Plan Amotekun Law

The  Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is to meet with South-West governors over Operation Amotekun. The six South-West governors set up the security outfit to complement the efforts of the police in tackling insecurity in the geopolitical zone. The initiative drew mixed reactions from individuals and groups across the country.  And the outfit appeared doomed... Continue Reading →

Amotekun Proposed Law: Personnel Will Have Power To Arrest Criminals, Says AG

Lagos, Ogun and Ekiti states are leading the drafting of model bills on the  South-West security outfit, Operation Amotekun. The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, who gave this indication in an interview with one of our correspondents on Sunday, also said operatives of Amotekun, would have the power to arrest... Continue Reading →

Apologise To Nigerians For Declaring Amotekun Illegal Now! – Femi Falana Asks AGF Malami

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN) has called on the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) to apologize to Nigerians for misleading them on the legal status of the South-west security outfit, Amotekun. Recall that Malami declared Amotekun as illegal and unconstitutional on the... Continue Reading →

Operation Amotekun: Presidency, Govs’ Meeting Called Off, South-West Holds Rallies

A scheduled meeting between the Presidency and the South-West governors on the Western Nigeria Security Network, Operation Amotekun, was called off on Tuesday. It is now rescheduled for Thursday (tomorrow). While the South-West governors could not meet the Presidency on Tuesday, various groups in the zone held rallies in state capitals in support of Amotekun. ... Continue Reading →

Operation Amotekun: We’re Not Targeting Any Ethnic Group, South West Govs Address Fears.

The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu,  on Sunday, said the regional security outfit, Operation Amotekun, was not targeted at any non-Yoruba ethnic group. Akeredolu, who stated this in a statement in Akure by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo,  said discourse on Operation... Continue Reading →

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