Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Zamfara Bye-Election: Governor Imposes Curfew As Two Killed

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Bakura and Talata Mafara local government areas after two persons were killed in violent clashes between party’s supporters ahead of a bye-election. The police have also cancelled campaigns for the bye-election in Bakura Local Government Area following the violence that also left...

Akeredolu Worried Over Surging Crime In Ondo, Partially Bans Okada

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed worry over the sudden spike in crime rate across the State. Akeredolu, who urged security agencies in the State to be alive to their responsibilities by taming the ugly trend, stated that the upsurge in robbery and kidnapping in the last one week calls for concern. Recall that 16...

Osun: Return Looted Items In 72 hours – Oyetola Warns Culprits

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has issued an ultimatum to those who looted government and private property. He warned them to return all items taken within 72 hours. Oyetola said failure to abide by the directive will lead to the prosecution of anyone arrested for the act. He spoke with newsmen on Sunday during an assessment tour...

Ondo Govt Inaugurates Amotekun Corp

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has inaugurated the pioneer officers of Ondo State Security network Agency Amotekun Corps. Akeredolu while inaugurating the corps in Akure, the state capital expressed delight with the performance of the pioneer Amotekun Corps officers who just completed their training. He urged them to put into good use all they were taught during training...

BREAKING: Osun Govt Bans Social Gathering, Other Celebrations At Osun-Osogbo Festival

The Osun State government on Wednesday placed a ban on social activities and gatherings at this year’s Osun-Osogbo Festival. The state government, however, approved the observance of traditional rites and routines associated with the festival. Also, only authorised persons and worshippers will be allowed into the grove. The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon Obawale Adebisi,...

Makinde Sacks Commissioner, Redeploys Two Others

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has sacked the Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure, and Transport, Professor Raphael Afonja. In a letter dated August 10, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, the termination of Afonja’s appointment takes immediate effect. “I wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, Governor...

Why Boko Haram Recruit More Members ― North-East Governors

Following the recent attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, six governors of the northeast states and heads of security agencies have met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, with the state chief executives disclosing that insurgents are able to recruit more followers because of lack of...

Insurgency: Zulum Alleges Sabotage, Says Buhari Needs To Know The Truth

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has insisted that there is sabotage in the system that will not allow insurgency to end in the North East. He said this on Sunday when he met with the Governors of Kebbi and Jigawa States, Atiku Bagudu and Badaru Abubakar, who paid him a solidarity visit over the recent...

Gov Fayemi Tests Positive For COVID-19

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor made the announcement on his Twitter page. He said he is self-isolating and has dedicated critical task to his deputy. He wrote, “I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. “I’m generally ok and I’m already self isolating at home and...

Killings: Benue Youths Accuse Police Of Being Bias

The youths in Benue State have accused the Nigeria Police of bias over the killing of seven persons in Logo Local Government Area of the state. This comes a week after the Defence headquarters in a statement confirmed the attack, renewing calls for the designation of armed herdsmen as a terrorist group. Addressing journalists in Makurdi...

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