Friday, July 19, 2019

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    We don’t want war in the south-west, says ooni after visiting Buhari

We don’t want war in the south-west, says ooni after visiting Buhari

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife, says the Yoruba people are against violence in the south-west region.Speaking with reporters after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock on Thursday, the monarch said the region is in need of something better for its youth.Ogunwusi said he was at the villa on behalf of south-west monarchs, adding there is a need for [...]

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    Gani Adams: We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland

Gani Adams: We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland

The Aare Onakakanfo Council led by Gani Adams has asked the federal government to contain activities of "killer herdsmen" in the south-west to avoid retaliation.In a communique signed by its members, the council said the activities of herders "who have been ravaging our land" have become a serious concern for the Yoruba race.It said the herders have continued to wreak [...]

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    Monumental tragedy has befallen our people, says Afenifere on kidnappings

Monumental tragedy has befallen our people, says Afenifere on kidnappings

Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-political organisation, says people are now afraid to travel on the roads in the south-west due to frequent cases of kidnapping.In a statement on Sunday, Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of the group, described the situation as a monumental tragedy for people living in the region.Afenifere accused governors in the region of trivialising what the people [...]

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    South-west governors to hold security summit

South-west governors to hold security summit

Governors from the south-west states have announced their intention to hold a summit aimed at addressing security challenges in the region. Of late, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity have been on the rise in the south-west. At a meeting at the Ondo state governor’s lodge in Abuja on Friday, the governors said the summit will bring critical stakeholders together to [...]

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    MURIC asks Buhari to appoint five Muslim ministers from south-west

MURIC asks Buhari to appoint five Muslim ministers from south-west

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Muslim ministers from five south-west states.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, its director, the group said Muslims have been marginalised when it comes to ministerial appointment, especially in the south-west.The group argued that “despite the fact that Muslims are in the majority in the region, they have always been [...]

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    Uphold tenets of progressives, south-west APC tells elected members

Uphold tenets of progressives, south-west APC tells elected members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-west has asked all its members who emerged victorious in the elections to uphold the tenets and values of the progressives.The APC congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor-elect, and Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor-elect, on their victory in the just concluded governorship elections.In a statement Bankole Oluwajana, APC national vice chairman, south-west, also congratulated [...]

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    South-west’s impending electoral battle

South-west’s impending electoral battle

With the presentation of certificates of return to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, one can safely assume that the presidential election is over. We may, however, not be able to do a rigorous analysis of what transpired in our country last Saturday until the full story is told.But the words of Olisa Agbakoba, senior advocate, should be [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Demand a written agreement if your zone is promised power in 2023

Shehu Sani: Demand a written agreement if your zone is promised power in 2023

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says those geo-politcal zones that have been promised power in 2023 should demand a written agreement to that effect.The senator said this via a tweet on Tuesday.Sani said the agreement should be signed by the presidential candidates and chieftains of the political parties offering the promise and witnessed by respected traditional and religious leaders.The [...]

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    Fashola: South-west stands to gain more by re-electing Buhari

Fashola: South-west stands to gain more by re-electing Buhari

Babatunde Fashola, minister for power, works and housing, says the south-west has more to gain by re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari.Fashola said this on Tuesday during the inauguration of 5000 foot soldiers for the campaign of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos.He said the re-election of Buhari would guarantee that power would come to the south-west in 2023.NAN reports that [...]

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    South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

The selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been met with protest by south-east leaders.David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the leaders of the region were not consulted over the nomination of Obi.He said the development contravened an initial agreement that the leaders will collectively endorse a [...]

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    Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from the south-west have called on people in the region to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Addressing journalists during a protest at the entrance of the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Muftau Zakariya, south-west coordinator of the group, said the president has no "moral justification" to remain in office beyond [...]

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    Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

I have been thinking about Jagaban, Bola Ahmed Tinubu lately. I think he deserves an encomium for tipping into the expansive shoes of the sage, Obafemi Awolowo, by forging a united bunch out of disparate broomsticks. But honestly, I do not think he has the intellectual grit, ideological purpose and discipline of the late former premier of the western region.Jagaban [...]

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    South-west governors admit Lagos into O’dua Investment Group

South-west governors admit Lagos into O’dua Investment Group

The six governors in the south-west have formally admitted Lagos state into the O'dua Investment Group.Akinwunmi Ambode, the state governor, announced the development on Wednesday, via a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary.Incorporated as a limited liability company in July 1976, O'dua Investment Company Limited has business interests in Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states.It operates as [...]

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    Obasanjo: If level of education in north-east matched south-west’s, there’ll be no Boko Haram

Obasanjo: If level of education in north-east matched south-west’s, there’ll be no Boko Haram

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, says there will be no Boko Haram if the level of education in the north-east matched what is obtainable in the south-west.Obasanjo said it took quite some time for Boko Haram to incubate and evolve into a full-fledged terrorist group.He said history may repeat itself if the women, children and youth of the north-east region are [...]

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    South-west govs take unified position on constitution amendment

South-west govs take unified position on constitution amendment

Governors of the six states in the south-west geopolitical zone on Wednesday met in Ibadan, Oyo state, to discuss moves to amend the 1999 constitution in the common interest of the Yoruba nation.The governors present in the meeting were Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), while Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, [...]

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    Army to begin Crocodile Smile II in south-south, south-west

Army to begin Crocodile Smile II in south-south, south-west

The Nigerian army says it is set to conduct 'Exercise Crocodile Smile II' in the south-south and south-west geopolitical zones of the country, beginning from Friday.Sani Usman, army spokesperson, said in a statement on Tuesday that the exercise was aimed at training troops in aid of civil authorities in tackling security challenges in those areas.Between November and December 2016, the [...]

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