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 […]

Thugs disrupt Osun crossover party, gov ferried to safety

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State and some members of his cabinet were hurriedly ferried out of the crossover party to herald year 2020 organised by the state government when suspected thugs disrupted the event in the early hours of Wednesday. The event, which was held at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, […]

Osun: Now that We Have the 7th Assembly – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | December 30th, 2019 – When we juxtapose the imperatival idealism of the legislative arm of government in Nigeria, vis-à-vis the preponderances of unenforceable pieces of Acts of Parliament, and the needless ambiguity in the literary interpretation of certain provisions of myriads of bills passed into law, one cannot but […]

Now that Osun Has Commissioners! – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | October 12, 2019 –  Let me start by confessing that recent events in Nigeria have not only shamed my trust, they have also shown how complicated we are as a people.   In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari swore to “serve as president to all Nigerians” and uphold the Rule […]

Our Governor, who art in Osun! – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State, Nigeria | September 28, 2019 – By now, Nigerians must have settled the idea of who actually governs legally in Osun, especially, after the pronouncement of the Supreme Court. That said, it is also a fact that, come November 27, 2019, Gboyega Oyetola will mark his first anniversary as Governor […]

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 […]

Insecurity: Ooni of Ife pays second visit to Villa under 24hrs

John Ameh, Abuja The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, paid a second visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday, in less than 24 hours after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the seat of power. On the second visit, the monarch held a 45-minute meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. It was unclear […]

Police arraign Adeleke for alleged forgery of attestation letter, school result

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The police on Tuesday arraigned Senator Ademola Adeleke, before a Magistrate Court in Mpape, Abuja on charges of forgery. Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the last governorship candidate in Osun State, was accused in the fresh five counts of forging a letter of attestation and result from Muslim Grammar School, […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

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