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We’re Not Ready To Go To War With Any Group But We’ll Protect Our Region — Yoruba Leaders
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We’re Not Ready To Go To War With Any Group But We’ll Protect Our Region — Yoruba Leaders

Eminent Yoruba leaders have said the South-West is not ready to go to war with anyone but will do everything within their power to protect the region. They spoke at a press conference in Lagos organised by the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams; spokesperson for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, and Sola Lawal. At the event attended by Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the leaders said a stakeholders' meeting scheduled for March 17 will proffer the next line of action for Yoruba in terms of security and economy. They disclosed that the the zone will meet in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for a non-partisan South-West Security Stakeholders' Group meeting on the said date. According to Adams, there are different layers by which insecurity can be addressed. This...
Gani Adams Commends OPC, Ibarapa Joint Security Team Over Arrest Of Wakilu
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Gani Adams Commends OPC, Ibarapa Joint Security Team Over Arrest Of Wakilu

Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Sunday applauded the joint efforts of all the security operatives in Ibarapa on the arrest of most dreaded and notorious Kidnap kingpin, Abdullah Wakilu in a joint operation today. The joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including OPC, Vigilante and other groups had arrested Wakilu and three others after several attempts culminating in a gun battle. Wakilu was nabbed barely seven days after his second-in-command, Isiaka Muhammadu, was arrested alongside four others, by the Oyo state chapter of the Oodua Peoples Congress on the directives of the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams. He was arrested around 7am on Sunday, and had been handed over to the Divisional police office, Igbo Ora, Oyo s...
Get Your Facts Right On Amotekun – Sanwo-Olu Tells Gani Adams
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Get Your Facts Right On Amotekun – Sanwo-Olu Tells Gani Adams

The Lagos State Government on Monday said Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo did not get his facts right when claimed that the state government has refused to sign the Amotekun bill into law. Adams during an interview at the weekend had said while the other five states in the South-West had signed the Amotekun bill into law, only Lagos state has refused to do so for inexplicable reasons. “The process of Amotekun started in July 2019 and the South-West governors agreed to establish Amotekun. Five governors in the South-West have signed the bill of Amotekun into law but Lagos State has not signed its bill into law” Adams had said. But speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Gbenga Omotosho, the Commissioner for Information said the state government passed the bill into Law ...
Amotekun Can Only Deal With Chicken Thieves, Not Fulani Herdsmen – Afenifere
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Amotekun Can Only Deal With Chicken Thieves, Not Fulani Herdsmen – Afenifere

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has warned governors in the South- West region to stop giving Yoruba people a false sense of security with the planned launch of the South-West security outfit codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’. Speaking on the controversy that has trailed the launch of the outfit, especially the claim by the Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland who said the governors are not carrying him along, Afenifere said the governors are only pretending to be doing something about the insecurity in the region. Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary said it is surprising that the governors were silent when the Inspector General of Police asked the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) to do joint patrol with the Miyetti Allah catt...
Operation Amotekun: Don’t Blame Aare Ona Kakanfo If It Fails – Gani Adams
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Operation Amotekun: Don’t Blame Aare Ona Kakanfo If It Fails – Gani Adams

Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland is the Convener of the South- West Stakeholders Security Group (SSSG). In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he speaks on the launch of Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun billed to be launched on January 9 and controversies surrounding it. Excerpts: The security outfit codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ is billed to take off in three days’ time. What is the level of preparation between you and the South-West governors? We haven’t heard anything from the governors and I am saying that on the matter of security of the South-West, the governors should know the appropriate quarters to contact for the recruitment. If they had not mentioned our name in the operation, that could have been another issue. We have b...
Why South West Governors Are Scared Of Taking Actions Against Herdsmen – Afenifere
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Why South West Governors Are Scared Of Taking Actions Against Herdsmen – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-po­litical organisation, Afenifere, on Tues­day said South-West governors are reluctant about tackling insecurity challenges in the region because of party allegiance and fear of offend­ing leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking with Daily Inde­pendent, Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary, said there will not be solution to insecu­rity challenges in the region unless there is autonomy through restructuring. “For the governors, we un­derstand that party allegiance is a problem for them. If they take any firm action against the herdsmen, they will be offending their party leaders. “I know the difficulty around that. When the In­spector General of Police (IGP) came to South-West to organise a security summit, a...
Gani Adams blows hot over Nigeria elections
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Gani Adams blows hot over Nigeria elections

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has expressed disappointment over the 2019 general elections. He condemned the conduct of politicians, adding that the nation’s “weak institutions” must be strengthened. Adams spoke yesterday at the 2019 edition of Eledumare Festival in Lagos. He said: “When the journey for democracy began in 1999, we believed there were hopes for Nigeria and took the risk. “The long years of the military was our poor past and all that we wanted then was a democracy.  But sadly, our democracy today is gradually becoming a different thing entirely. “I think one of the problems of this country is the weak institution. No free health services, no welfare packages for the poor and the old as it is done in the developed world. “In Nigeria, little...

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