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    Fayemi signs Amotekun bill into law

Fayemi signs Amotekun bill into law

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has signed the state security network and Amotekun corps bill into law. The governor signed the bill at the government house in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Monday. With the development, Ekiti joins Ondo, Oyo and Osun states which had earlier signed the bill. Speaking at the event, Fayemi said the law will localise security operations and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Makinde clad in leopard-print attire as he signs Amotekun bill into law

PHOTOS: Makinde clad in leopard-print attire as he signs Amotekun bill into law

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, on Tuesday signed the State Security Network Agency (Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn) bill, 2020 into law. The governor announced this via his Twitter handle. The state house of assembly had passed the bill on March 3. Makinde, who described the actualisation of Amotekun as "long and torturous", said the eventual birth of the law is historical. He insisted that Amotekun is [...]

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CSOs reject bill on Armed Forces Commission

Some civil society organisations, on Tuesday, unanimously rejected the proposed Armed Forces Commission Bill, describing it as an “invitation to anarchy”. Led by Ogenyi Okpokwu, the double century CSOs, under the aegis of Parliament Watch, made their stand known at the end of a one-day town Hall meeting at the Confereence Hall, Top Rank Hotel, Abuja. In a communique signed by Danelsi [...]

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    Akeredolu signs Amotekun bill into law

Akeredolu signs Amotekun bill into law

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo state governor, has signed the state security network and Amotekun corps bill into law. Speaking on Wednesday at the government house in Akure, the state capital, the governor said the outfit was created to complement the effort of the security agencies in keeping the peace. The state house of assembly, on Tuesday, passed the bill. Akeredolu assured citizens that [...]

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    Taraba senator: Communities in Nigeria should have replica of Amotekun

Taraba senator: Communities in Nigeria should have replica of Amotekun

Emmanuel Bwacha, senator representing Taraba south, says communities in the country should have a replica of Amotekun to tackle insecurity. Amotekun was launched by governors of the south-west in January as a regional security initiative. Speaking on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, Bwacha, deputy minority leader of the senate, said there should be a new strategy in tackling insecurity. The senator [...]

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    Ondo, Lagos, Oyo pass Amotekun bill

Ondo, Lagos, Oyo pass Amotekun bill

The Ondo, Lagos and Oyo states house of assembly, on Tuesday, passed the Amotekun bill. Jamiu Maito, majority leader of the house in Ondo, moved the motion for the passage of the bill to establish the state security network agency and Amotekun corps bill and it was seconded by Favour Tomowemo representing Ilaje 2. According to the bill, the chairman of [...]

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    Falana: Amotekun will be regional — whether anybody likes it or not

Falana: Amotekun will be regional — whether anybody likes it or not

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed "Amotekun" will operate as a regional outfit "irrespective of whose ox is gored". Falana said this on Thursday while delivering a lecture at a programme to mark the third year anniversary of Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state. The federal government had initially described Amotekun as illegal, saying security [...]

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    It’s a good security strategy to involve Miyetti Allah in Amotekun

It’s a good security strategy to involve Miyetti Allah in Amotekun

As I said in my column in June 2019, security is everybody’s business. No individual, group, institution or organisation is nugatory in matters of security. All efforts are needed and all hands must be forged into one fist in the pursuit of peace. In fact, it imperils security if any stakeholder to the peace is “quarantined” and stereotyped. I believe, there [...]

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    Miyetti Allah seeks inclusion in Operation Amotekun

Miyetti Allah seeks inclusion in Operation Amotekun

The Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Oyo state is seeking inclusion of its members in operation Amotekun, a security outfit. Speaking at a public hearing on the Oyo state security network agency bill 2020, also known as Amotekun bill, on Monday, Yaqub Bello, a former chairman of MACBAN in the state, said incorporation of Miyetti Allah members  will be [...]

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    Amotekun no longer a regional outfit — after IGP’s meeting with govs

Amotekun no longer a regional outfit — after IGP’s meeting with govs

Governors of south-west states have adopted Amotekun, a joint security outfit, as a state effort and not a regional initiative. The governors had launched Amotekun on January 9, as a regional security initiative. But Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had opposed the move, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. The governors later reached an agreement with the federal government [...]

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    Amotekun: IGP, south-west govs meet in Lagos

Amotekun: IGP, south-west govs meet in Lagos

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), on Thursday, met with south-west governors. The meeting, which held in Lagos state, also had in attendance commissioners of police, heads of other security outfits, attorney-generals and commissioners for justice, traditional rulers and community development committee representatives across the six states. However, the governors of Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti states were represented by their deputies [...]

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    ‘There are positive signals from Amotekun’ — MURIC makes U-turn after backlash

‘There are positive signals from Amotekun’ — MURIC makes U-turn after backlash

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says it is now seeing positive signals in the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun. The group had accused governors of the south-west of recruiting only Christians into Amotekun which it had described as a militia. MURIC also demanded rebranding of the initiative, saying Amotekun has its origin in the Bible. The comment had sparked criticism, with a [...]

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    Like Amotekun, south-east governors establish regional security outfit

Like Amotekun, south-east governors establish regional security outfit

David Umahi, chairman of the south-east governors forum, says the region has formed its regional security outfit to protect lives and properties. This is coming less than a month after governors in the south-west launched Amotekun, a regional security outfit. Speaking while hosting Lasisi Adegboye, general officer commanding 82 division of the Nigerian army, in Abakaliki, the state capital, the governor said [...]

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    Gbaja seeks constitution amendment to back regional security outfits

Gbaja seeks constitution amendment to back regional security outfits

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has called for an amendment of the constitution to back special security interventions such as Amotekun, the regional outfit in the south-west. Speaking at the resumption of plenary on Wednesday, Gbajabiamila said the lower legislative chamber will support any measure to improve the safety of lives of Nigerians. The south-west governors established Amotekun to help [...]

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    Makinde meets with IGP over Amotekun, LG crisis

Makinde meets with IGP over Amotekun, LG crisis

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, on Wednesday met with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), over the local government crisis rocking the state and the establishment of Amotekun. Makinde had sacked the chairmen when he resumed office in May but Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared his act unconstitutional. The IGP subsequently asked Shina Olukolu, Oyo state commissioner of police, [...]

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    Islamic group: MURIC director is a big threat to southern Nigeria

Islamic group: MURIC director is a big threat to southern Nigeria

A group known as Coalition of Progressive Yoruba Islamic Groups (COPYIG) has described Ishaq Akintola, director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), as a big threat to southern Nigeria. Reacting to Akintola's call for the rebranding of Amotekun, a regional security outfit, COPYIG alleged that Akintola has an agenda to tear the country apart. The MURIC director had said Amotekun has a biblical origin. He had [...]

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