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    OPC faction: South-west governors recruiting political thugs for regional outfit

OPC faction: South-west governors recruiting political thugs for regional outfit

A faction of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has accused south-west governors of recruiting political thugs for "Amotekun", the regional security outfit. Worried by the high rate of banditry and kidnapping, the governors of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and Lagos had come up with the idea of floating a regional security group. The project facilitated by the Development Agenda for Western [...]

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    OPC: We won’t allow any politician turn Nigeria into an animal kingdom

OPC: We won’t allow any politician turn Nigeria into an animal kingdom

The Oodua People's Congress (OPC) says it will continue to uphold the legacy of its founder, Fredrick Faseun, by not allowing politicians to turn Nigeria into an animal kingdom. Prince Osibote, OPC worldwide president, made this known in a statement on Sunday, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Faseun's death. Fasehun, a medical doctor and activist, died in December 2018 at the Lagos [...]

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    Nothing will separate me from OPC, says Jakande

Nothing will separate me from OPC, says Jakande

Lateef Jakande, former governor of Lagos state, says nothing will separate him from the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC). He said this when Prince Osibote, OPC national president, led some members of the organisation to his residence in the Ilupeju area of Lagos, on Wednesday. Appreciating the delegation, Jakande requested to be updated on OPC activities. “I am very surprised that you all created [...]

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    OBITUARY: Faseun, the Yoruba nationalist who adopted Al-Mustapha as a son despite being jailed by Abacha

OBITUARY: Faseun, the Yoruba nationalist who adopted Al-Mustapha as a son despite being jailed by Abacha

Call 10 persons separately and ask them this simple question: "The friend of your enemy is who?". You'll likely get the same response but if Fredrick Isotan Faseun were among those people, his own response would stand out. While most people see the friend of their enemy as their enemy, Faseun saw things in a different way and this could [...]

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    National condition and the OPC franchise

National condition and the OPC franchise

On his inaugural ride in the cultural chariot as the Yoruba generalissimo, he perhaps will first have to contend with that eerie numbness - the odd feeling experienced when euphoria mixes with trepidation. Joy at attaining an epic height; anxiety about meeting very high public expectation that comes with it. This might then tempt Gani Adams to imagine himself in [...]

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    Quit notice: Yoruba must be safe in Niger Delta, OPC warns

Quit notice: Yoruba must be safe in Niger Delta, OPC warns

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has urged Niger Delta leaders to call militants in the region to order over the quit notice issued to the Yoruba in the area. The militants under the aegis of Niger Delta Agitators (NDA) had asked the Yoruba and the Hausa resident in the region to vacate on or before October 1. In a statement issued on [...]

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    To secede or not to secede: A case of Nigeria

To secede or not to secede: A case of Nigeria

BY ISA MUBARAK Our diverse cultural background, ethnicity and religion as a matter of fact supposed to be our strong foundation of tolerance, survival and other psychological barriers, or face break-up. Our divergent views will not let us face issues headlong because of our various parochial interests! We carry our parochial interest to deceitful high heavens. There is no unity in our [...]

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    It’s an eye for an eye after 14 days, OPC warns militants

It’s an eye for an eye after 14 days, OPC warns militants

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to Niger Delta militants for the cessation of attacks on communities in the south-west. In the last two months, suspected militants have operated unchecked in coastal communities in Lagos and Ogun states. Many have been kidnapped and killed in Ikorodu and in parts of Ogun state, but the abduction of a monarch in Lagos [...]

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    OPC offers to help FG protect oil installations from Avengers

OPC offers to help FG protect oil installations from Avengers

Gani Adams, coordinator of the O’odua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), says the socio-cultural group is ready to help government in checking criminal activities, especially vandals of oil installations. Speaking with NAN on Wednesday, Adams said the OPC was forced to withdraw its security service after being blacklisted by the government. He condemned the recent abduction of Goriola Oseni, the traditional ruler of Iba town [...]

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    Don’t use force on militants, how many people will you fight? Gani Adams asks Buhari

Don’t use force on militants, how many people will you fight? Gani Adams asks Buhari

Gani Adams, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), says the use of force in the Niger Delta  region  can not stop attacks on oil assets. In an interview with PUNCH, Adams advised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate with militants based on restructuring. He said but for the fact that the Niger Delta is endowed with oil, Buhari would [...]

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    Mimiko: Yoruba feel protected around OPC than police

Mimiko: Yoruba feel protected around OPC than police

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, says many Yoruba people feel more protected around members of the Oodua Peoples' Congress (OPC) than the police. Speaking at the 80th birthday celebration of Frederick Faasheun, OPC founder, mimiko said the group was one of the many legacies of Fasehun. "You founded OPC, today, I tell you in Yoruba land that many Yoruba people will [...]

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    OPC: Arepo vandals are back because we were kicked out

OPC: Arepo vandals are back because we were kicked out

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has blamed Wednesday's pipeline explosion at Arepo in Ogun state on the termination of its contract to protect the pipelines by the government. At least 100 people were killed in the explosion caused by vandals. The government of former President Goodluck Jonathan had awarded contracts worth billions of naira to some groups, including the OPC, for the [...]

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    Gani Adams: OPC won’t protest revocation of NNPC contract

Gani Adams: OPC won’t protest revocation of NNPC contract

Gani Adams, national coordinator of the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC), says his own  faction of the group will not participate in the protest against the revocation of the contract for protection of NNPC Pipelines. Former president, Goodluck Jonathan awarded the multi-billion naira deal to the group in March. However, three months later, OPC threatened to withdraw from the contract due to lack [...]

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    OPC pulls out of NNPC pipeline surveillance

OPC pulls out of NNPC pipeline surveillance

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has withdrawn its men guarding pipelines belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) nationwide for alleged breach of contract by the corporation. Speaking during an interview with NAN in Lagos, Yinka Oguntimehin, spokesman for the Gani Adams faction of the congress, claimed that for three months, members of the group have not been paid for the services [...]

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APC to drag Jonathan to ICC

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has threatened to send a petition against President Goodluck Jonathan to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. The APCPCO in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, its director of media and publicity on Wednesday, stated that the petition followed “the massive terror unleashed on the residents of Lagos by armed pro-Jonathan [...]

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