Needless Controversy over Amotekun! -By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | February 9, 2020 –  I hope it would not amount to ‘Hate Speech’ to make some confessions, especially, with a particular reference to Nigeria’s sociopolitical landscape. First and foremost, let’s not deceive ourselves: Muhammadu Buhari has seen it all as one of Nigeria’s luckiest few, favoured by God. So, […]

FG, South-West Govs Agree On Amotekun

The Federal Government and Governors of the South West States yesterday agreed that necessary legal instruments will be put in place by each of the States to give legal backing to the initiative and address all issues concerning the regulation of the security structure on the establishment of the regional security outfit, Amotekun. Vice President […]

Despite naysayers, Operation Amotekun takes off in flying colours

The controversy about the launch of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Operation Amotekun by the six governors of the South West was not unexpected. The initiative is novel and has attracted different interpretations from different tendencies and cultures. Reason: No geo-political zone has had such security arrangement, where local security initiatives would complement […]

South-West Govs flay call on Fulani herdsmen to leave region

By Dayo Johnson, Akure OUTH West governors yesterday described the statement credited to the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), asking all Fulani residing in Southern parts of the country to return to the north as most unfortunate, divisive and retrogressive. The governors in a statement personally signed by their Chairman and Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu […]

2019 presidency: Tambuwal takes campaign to South West

Governor of Sokoto State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has taken his campaign to the south west geo-political zone, with a promise to provide purposeful and visionary leadership that will unite the country. Tambuwal  told a crowd of PDP supporters and delegates at the Osun […]

IBB, Jonathan wade into South West PDP discord

Atiku visits Babangida • Court dismisses suit challenging party’s campaign funding • Don’t vote for aspirants with graft cases, uphold equity, Kashamu tells delegates Ahead of tomorrow’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), two former Heads of State General Ibrahim Babangida and President Goodluck Jonathan, have begun prevailing on the leadership to concede […]

Yoruba demands return to regionalism, restructuring

From left: Representative the Governor of Osun State, Mr Tosin Ogunsola; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae; Chief Executive Officer of Elizade Motors, Chief Ade Ojo; and Gov.Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state; at the Yoruba Agenda for Restructuring in Ibadan on Thursday (7/9/17)   …Ohanaeze, South South back Yoruba on […]

Interesting Pictures: Presidential poll: South-West as Jonathan’s new bride

  Jonathan receiving blessings from traditional rulers The South-West, home to the Yoruba people, seems to have become the last hope of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, writes LEKE BAIYEWU Since the 2015 general elections were postponed for six weeks, the South-West geo-political zone of Nigeria has become […]

Jonathan rains dollars on South-West Obas

President Goodluck Jonathan | credits: File copy The March 28 presidential election has made some traditional rulers in the South-West geopolitical zone millions of naira richer, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Findings show that this change of fortunes was brought about by President Goodluck Jonathan’s quest for the support of the traditional rulers and their subjects […]

Simple Questions for Yoruba Monarchs – By Anthony A. Kila

Anthony A. Kila | London, UK | MArch 10, 2015 – The presidential campaign team of the PDP and their presidential flag bearer, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan must know something we do not know about the electoral value of the monarchs in some parts of Yourubaland for he is spending quite some time with them lately. […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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