To harmonise Amotekun’s bill by Thursday There are strong indications that the South-West states are planning to set up anti-corruption units in their security outfit, Operation Amotekun, The PUNCH has learnt. The unit, in each state, it was gathered, would handle cases of graft and abuse of power levelled against operatives of Amotekun. It was
In a tweet by Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Southwest governors and the Federal Government have reached agreement on the establishment of Amotekun. https://twitter.com/akandeoj/status/1220389587324936192?s=21 According to him, the meeting was at the instance of the Governors who had asked to see President Muhammadu Buhari over the controversy surrounding the Amotekun Initiative.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently meeting with all the six Southwest governors after the monthly National Economic Council (NEC) Meeting held at the Presidential Villa, on Thursday in Abuja. Also in attendance were the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF) Abubakar
Please ignore Malami, Sagay tells SouthWest Govs The Federal Government has described as illegal the newly launched South-West security outfit codenamed, Amotekun. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who is the chief law officer, said security remains the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government. In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to
There were strong indications on Wednesday that intrigues among South-West governors and interference by the Federal Government were threatening the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), a report by the Punch has revealed. The PUNCH gathered that although all the South-West governors agreed to set up the security outfit at a summit organised
EKITI State Governor Kayode Fayemi said on Friday that South West governors were planning a western Nigeria security network in an effort to tackle security challenges in the country. Fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of the first Governors’ Lecture Series of the Mass Communication Department of the University of Lagos in conjunction with
South West Governors’ Forum on Monday called on the Federal Government to set up ranches across the country and discouraged nomadic system of cattle rearing. The forum, which comprised six state governors in the region, lamented the spate of killings and other forms of criminality in the region, which they said needed serious attention. The
South-West governors are divided over the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshimohole, The PUNCH has reported. All the six governors from the zone are members of the APC. Our correspondents learnt that while some are committed to ensuring Oshiomhole’s removal as a result of the crisis generated by the party’s recent