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Amotekun: AGF’s ban unconstitutional, may cause unnecessary tension – Edwin Clark

Convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, Edwin Clark, has said the declaration of “Amotekun”, a south-west region of the country security outfit, as illegal will create unnecessary tension. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had on Tuesday declared Amotekun as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But Clark described Malami’s pronouncement as “unconstitutional”. The Ijaw Read more

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Amotekun: Southern, Middle Belt Forum describes FG’s ban as move to suppress rights of federating units

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has expressed its support for Operation Amotekun as it condemned the decision of the Federal Government to declare it illegal. Amotekun, a security outfit recently set up by South-West Region governments to address lingering insecurity in the region was declared illegal by the federal government. The group in Read more

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Buhari’s govt. confirmed its dictatorial tendency by declaring Amotekun illegal – Adebajo

A leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-political organisation, Ayo Adebajo, has said the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership President Muhammadu Buhari has just confirmed its dictatorial tendency by declaring ‘Amotekun’, a South-West Region security outfit as illegal. Governors of the states in the South-West region of Nigeria had said the group was established to Read more

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FG declares Yoruba’s ‘Amotekun’ illegal!

The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government of Nigeria has declared the newly launched south-west security outfit codenamed: “Amotekun”, illegal. Governors of the states in the South-West region of Nigeria had said the group was established to tackle the rising cases of criminality in the region. The South-West region of Nigeria is the root of Read more

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Minister orders implementation of 70 percent local content in broadcasting …breaks TV monopoly in sport – Report

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement the 70% local content in broadcasting under the new broadcast regulations. The new regulations which frown against illegal and unpaid use of musical works by broadcast stations without payment of royalties also put an end to exclusivity Read more

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Police step up security as Shiites mobilise protest in Abuja over killing of Iranian General

The police on Monday tightened up on security in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and its environs as protests over the United States’ killing of an influential Iranian General and Head of the Qods Force, Qassem Soleimani, crept into the country. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, had on Sunday put all members Read more

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Smuggling: Nigeria, Benin, Niger begin joint border patrol operation

A joint border patrol team consisting of security operatives from Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic set up to monitor compliance with conditions given by the Federal Government to curb smuggling has commenced operations in Seme (Benin) and the borders with Niger Republic. The team, which began operations about three weeks ago, had personnel drawn from Read more

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AfDB President Adesina backs Nigeria to adopt ECOWAS unified currency – Eco

Akinwunmi Adesina, President of the Africa development bank (AfDB), has declared his support for the recently adopted ‘Eco’, the unified currency for West African countries. The Eco will be replacing the CFA franc and has been adopted by eight ECOWAS francophone countries namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo, with Read more

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Revealed! How Nigeria’s ministry of justice spent billions without due process – Audit Report

Emerging details from a recent audit report have proved Nigeria’s ministry of justice had expended a total of N10.4 billion without due process. In a report monitored on Premium Times NG, an audit report by the Auditor General of the Federation uncovered the said fund reportedly released for judgement debt without following the stipulated rules Read more