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Makinde Is South-West PDP Leader – Fayose Concedes
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Makinde Is South-West PDP Leader – Fayose Concedes

Former Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose has conceded the South-West leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde. He made the declaration on Monday during the South-West Zonal Congress at the Women and Children Development Initiative Foundation (WOCDIF), Osogbo, Osun State. Speaking in English and Yoruba, Fayose said “Nothing will last forever. And if I have offended anybody, I apologize. “Don’t allow them to give us a name that’s not ours in Yorubaland. The time of our Governor, Seyi Makinde, will not fail. Fayose further used a proverb to describe what went wrong. He said “Ija l’ode t’orin d’owe”. Meaning: “It was the fight that occurred that made a song become a proverb”. “Seyi Makinde and I are one since. But under any leadership reg...
I Will Defeat Tinubu In 2023 Presidential Election – Doyin Okupe
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I Will Defeat Tinubu In 2023 Presidential Election – Doyin Okupe

A former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is the only politician from the South-West region that can defeat former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 Presidential race. There are indications that the APC National leader is eyeing the country’s number one seat but he has not declared interest yet. Okupe, in a series of tweets on Sunday, said Tinubu remains a formidable opponent but he can send him out of the the race. “I believe I have a slight edge over him in that I understand national and Presidential politics more than him and in terms of intellectual resourcefulness we are at par; if I am not better. “On my part, a great advantage is that I am the only Yoruba of note in the presidential race from the PDP,” Okupe said. Tinubu is presently...
Yoruba Groups Set June 12 As Referendum Date
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Yoruba Groups Set June 12 As Referendum Date

Several Yoruba groups under the aegis of Assembly of all Yoruba Groups Worldwide have set June 12, 2021 as a day of referendum for the South-West region. The groups disclosed this on Thursday after their meeting held in Ibadan, the Oyo State. The meeting was tagged “The Paramountcy of Yoruba Unity in Tackling The Insecurity Menace in Yorubaland.” In a communique read on behalf of the groups by Otunba Deji Osibogun after the meeting, they said the push for Yoruba self-determination is non-negotiable. Noting various threats to security in Yoruba land, the meeting charged Yoruba people, especially the elites, to return to protect their land. The meeting also tasked every House of Assembly in the South-West to pass a resolution on the state of insecurity in Yorubaland. Th...
Secession Must Be By Consensus – Governor Akeredolu
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Secession Must Be By Consensus – Governor Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said the people’s consensus rather than individual’s agitation will determine the success of any secession bid. He explained that few people can’t declare the establishment of the “Yoruba nation” without considering the general interest of the South-west. The governor spoke on Wednesday when he featured on a Channels Television programme monitored by The Nation. Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), had declared that the Southwest would no longer be part of Nigeria with the establishment of “Yoruba Nation”. Akeredolu said: “It is a group of individuals who are raising this issue; they are entitled to it. Everybody is entitled to his own position. But when you come to the issue of nation or you want to leave...
Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo
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Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo

The new leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), won’t hand over power to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He said this in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, noting that Buhari and Tinubu are deceiving themselves. Adebanjo also tackled Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and APC governors in the South-West for being silent on the restructuring of the country. He said, “The exception is the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi (Makinde). They are all under the canopy of Tinubu, who himself is under the canopy of (the President, Major General Muhammadu) Buhari. But they are deceiving themselves that Buhari would hand over to him (Tinubu) sinc...
Drug Abuse Is More Prevalent In The South-West — NDLEA Boss, Buba Marwa
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Drug Abuse Is More Prevalent In The South-West — NDLEA Boss, Buba Marwa

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), has said the South-West and South-South have the highest cases of drug abuse in the country. He also said there is a link between drug abuse and insurgency, banditry and kidnapping, saying these crimes would continue to thrive until the issue of drug abuse was addressed. Marwa, who is a former Military Administrator of Lagos State, said this in Ogbomoso, Oyo State on Friday during the inauguration of a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts called ‘Behavioural Action Centre’, built by a group known as Ogbomoso First Initiative. The new NDLEA helmsman said the rate of drug abuse in the South-West had been found to be 22.4 per cent, with the South-South and South-East following with 16.6 and...
Alake Of Egbaland Tackles Igboho, Others, Warns Against Calls For Breakup
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Alake Of Egbaland Tackles Igboho, Others, Warns Against Calls For Breakup

The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has appealed to those calling for Nigeria's secession to shelve the idea. The monarch warned that those beating the drum of war in Nigeria are calling for chaos in the country and in Africa at large. Oba Gbadebo spoke when he played host to the National President of the National Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Musa Maitakobi, the Chairman of RTEAN in Ogun State, Titilayo Akibu, and other members of the association in his palace in Ake, Abeokuta. The visit was part of activities marking the first anniversary of Akibu as the state chairman of RTEAN in Ogun state. Alake's statement was against the declaration of Yoruba nation and South-West secession from Nigeria by a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly calle...
We Have Commissioned Hunters, OPC, Agbekoya To Secure South-West – Gani Adams
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We Have Commissioned Hunters, OPC, Agbekoya To Secure South-West – Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams has revealed that leaders of the South-West have brought all the relevant security outfits together to secure the region. According to him, hunters, members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Agbekoya members have been mandated to ensure security of lives and property in the region. Adams, who stated this when he paid a visit to Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday, said their discussions centred on issues related to the security and economy of the South-West. He said: “I met the governor of Ekiti State two days ago and now, I am meeting the Oyo State governor. “It is very important that we interface on the prevailing issues within our region, especially that of security. What we are witnessing now is alien to our history. Yoruba nation...
Fulanis Not Our Problem, But Yoruba Traitors – Gani Adams
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Fulanis Not Our Problem, But Yoruba Traitors – Gani Adams

Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, says Fulanis are not a “problem” when it concerns insecurity in the south-west. Adams stated this at a held in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Wednesday. At the congress, which focused on insecurity in the south-west, the leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) also expressed his displeasure over the arraignment of OPC members who arrested Iskilu Wakili, a Fulani leader in Ibarapa. Wakili was arrested on March 7, after a gun battle involving OPC members and other security operatives. Ibarapa residents had accused Wakili of being involved with kidnappers and armed herders, who attack farmers and destroy their crops. The police charged him to court alongside his sons — Abu, Samaila and Aliyu Manu– on six counts bordering on...
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...
Blockade: Northern Elders Frown At FFK’s Involvement In Peace Deal
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Blockade: Northern Elders Frown At FFK’s Involvement In Peace Deal

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has accused the federal government of allowing private citizens “known for supporting violence against other ethnic groups” to participate actively in affairs of national interest. In a statement on Friday, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesperson of the group, condemned the decision of the federal government to include individuals, “who are supporting threats” to the security of northerners in the south-west, in the peace deal to lift food blockade to the south. In a meeting held on Thursday in Abuja, Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, had helped facilitate an agreement to end the protest by northern traders who had blocked food supply to the southern part of the country. At the Thursday meeting, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, was also...
No Food Supply To South-West Until Fulanis Are Safe – Miyetti Allah
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No Food Supply To South-West Until Fulanis Are Safe – Miyetti Allah

Coordinator of the Kwara State chapter of Miyetti Allah Association of Cattle Breeders, Aliyu Mohammed, has said that the blockage of cattle and foodstuffs to the South West through Kwara State will continue until the safety of Fulani is guaranteed in the region. Speaking to DAILY POST shortly after a crucial meeting of the association in Ilorin on Sunday, Mohammed, said the action is a warning shot to ensure a peaceful operation of businesses by the Fulani and to end the harassment of the tribe in the south. He debunked allegations levelled against the Fulani, claiming that not all of them were criminals, adding “Just as you have in any society where there are good and bad people.” Mohammed insisted that “It is not only Fulanis that commit crimes in the country, but it was sa...
Address Ritual Killings In South-West With Your Energy – Oluwo Akanbi To Yoruba
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Address Ritual Killings In South-West With Your Energy – Oluwo Akanbi To Yoruba

The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has urged Yoruba agitators and freedom fighters to commit their energy towards ending ritual killings consuming innocent sons and daughters of Yoruba in their thousands rather than attacking Fulani herdsmen. The monarch urged agitators to be more interested in probing crimes and not attacking ethnic groups. He, however, condemned the kidnapping, raping, and killing by some herders across the region. Oluwo said no one can account for the number of lives lost to ritual per day, saying it will amount to disservice if such could not be addressed by Yoruba activists. He said, “No crime is good but there are more ritual killings in the South. It consumes an unaccountable number of our sons and daughters every day. “O...
Tinubu’s Fraud Cases Linger In Court Amidst 2023 Presidential Ambition
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Tinubu’s Fraud Cases Linger In Court Amidst 2023 Presidential Ambition

Former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has court cases around massive frauds hanging on his neck as his supporters and proxies drum support for him for the 2023 presidency. Checks by SaharaReporters revealed that the fraud cases against Tinubu dated as far back as 1998, raising questions on how the former governor struggled to delay the axe of the law. The APC leader has yet to come out officially to declare any 2023 ambition, although many of his godsons are already in the forefront of negotiations across stakeholders, first in the South-West region. On February 18, 2009, SaharaReporters obtained original copies of a judgment in the case of United States versus Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in which Tinubu was charged (along wit...
Sunday Igboho is a victim of circumstance – Gov. Akeredolu
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Sunday Igboho is a victim of circumstance – Gov. Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has spoken about popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemi “Igboho” who triggered a controversy few weeks ago over the quit notice he issued to Fulani herdsmen in the South-West region of the country.   The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum who got interviewed on Channels Television on Monday February 15, described Igboho as a child of circumstance and further added that the situations that led to his interventions in security issues should be examined.   Akeredolu also affirmed that he does not support illegality and people taking laws into their hands.   He said, “Sunday Igboho is a child of circumstance. We must look at the circumstance that led to each of these interventions. “I for one, I’ve alway...
Senator Adeola Threatens To Embrace Self-Defence Over Insecurity
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Senator Adeola Threatens To Embrace Self-Defence Over Insecurity

There is palpable fear that the crisis between Fulani herders and communities in the South-West part of the country may deteriorate, following threats by Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), to join his Yewa kinsmen in Ogun State for self defence. This was as the senator representing Cross River South in the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gershom Bassey, said technology was the best answer to the worrisome state of security in the country. Adeola, who made the threat in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, by his Special Adviser on Media, Kayode Odunaro, said his decision was provoked by the failure of security agencies to stem the tide of incessant attacks of communities in Yewaland by Fulani herdsmen. According to him, the federal and Og...
Nobody Can Force Us Out Of South-West – Miyetti Allah
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Nobody Can Force Us Out Of South-West – Miyetti Allah

Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have vowed to resist any eviction from the South-West, citing their rights as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution to live wherever they desire. Miyetti Allah also vowed to avenge the alleged attacks on and loss of herdsmen and their cattle, saying it would never tolerate any act of injustice on herders. The National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr Alhassan Saleh, stated these in an interview with Sunday PUNCH against a backdrop of the eviction notices issued to criminal herdsmen by some South-West groups and personalities. Saleh said it was wrong to drive herders out of any part of Nigeria and that even if there were criminals among them, it was the function of the government’s security forces to identi...
Do Not Travel To South-West For Now – Arewa Youths Tell Northerners
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Do Not Travel To South-West For Now – Arewa Youths Tell Northerners

Northern Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has expressed concerns on the alleged constant attacks against northerners, especially the recent attack in Sasha market of Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State which led to loss of lives and destruction of property, advising northerners not to take the risk of travelling to the South West for now. A statement from its spokesman, Mock Kure, observed that, “The attention of the Northern Youths Council of Nigeria has been drawn to the ongoing Carnage against Northerners, particularly in Sasha Market of Akinyele Local Government, Oyo State, South West Nigeria wherein so many lives were either killed or injured, business premises and vehicles were burnt by Yoruba hoodlums. “We wish to condemn such an attack in the strongest terms possi...
South-West Doesn’t Want To Accommodate Other Tribes – Bala Mohammed
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South-West Doesn’t Want To Accommodate Other Tribes – Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Muhammed, has said some states in the Southwest region of Nigeria don’t want to accommodate other tribes. He was reacting to the recent development in some states in the Southwest where herdsmen were asked to leave. The governor was speaking as a Special Guest of Honour during the launch of the inaugural edition of the Bauchi Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ’s magazine titled “Correspondents’ Watch” on Thursday. Oyo and Ondo state government have been in the news over their activities to stop herdsmen from using forest reverses in the states. A controversial Yoruba “activist”, Sunday Adeyemo, known as Sunday Igboho, had issued a quit notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo and enfo...
Unfreeze My Bank Accounts Or Serious Protests In South-West – Sunday Igboho
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Unfreeze My Bank Accounts Or Serious Protests In South-West – Sunday Igboho

Self-acclaimed freedom fighter, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, on Tuesday, accused the Federal Government of freezing his bank accounts, following his attack on the killer-herdsmen in Oyo State. Igboho, who spoke to Vanguard, confirmed that all his bank accounts have been frozen by the Federal Government because some people were collecting donations. However, Igboho said he had no hands in the said donations, warning that his accounts must be unfrozen to avoid nationwide protest by youths across the South-West region. His words: “They have frozen my bank accounts because I am fighting a just course. I know Yoruba people are behind me. “I will not relent. I must achieve my aims by putting an end to criminalities in Yorubaland. “If they refuse to release ...
Plot Thickens To Sanction Makinde, Olujimi, Others In South-west PDP
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Plot Thickens To Sanction Makinde, Olujimi, Others In South-west PDP

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyal to the Chairman of the party in the South-West and former governor of Ekiti State, Eddy Olafeso and Ayodele Fayose respectively, met in Lagos on Tuesday to discuss the way forward for the party. SaharaReporters learnt that the meeting was centred on how to outsmart the governor of Oyo State and the lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Abiodun Olujimi, who have positioned themselves as the leaders of the party. A source close to SaharaReporters and privy to what was discussed at the meeting, told our correspondent that none of the attendees was bold enough to talk to the media. The source noted that there were moves to sanction Makinde, Olujimi, and other party chieftains who do not belong to the...
Yoruba Stakeholders Resolve To End Fulani Herders Attack
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Yoruba Stakeholders Resolve To End Fulani Herders Attack

Monarchs, traditional worshippers, clergymen and technocrats from the South-West, yesterday, converged on Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and resolved to stop attacks by Fulani herders as soon as possible. The stakeholders, who spoke with one voice at the emergency Yoruba International Summit organised by the Yoruba World Assembly (YWA), led by Dr. Taiye Ayorinde (Chairman, Governing Council), said that enough was enough for Fulani’s kidnapping, raping, maiming and killing of innocent Yoruba farmers and residents. The summit, with the theme, “Tackling the menace of human insecurity and food insecurity in Yorubaland,” was held at the Western Hall, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan. In attendance were the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin, who was represented by Prof. Ne...
Herdsmen: No Ethnic Group Should Lord Over Others – Gbajabiamila
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Herdsmen: No Ethnic Group Should Lord Over Others – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamiala, on Wednesday said federal lawmakers would come up with legislation to address the current unhealthy relationship between herdsmen and their host communities, especially in the South-West. Gbajabiamila disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Tension is currently rising in the South-West with Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho asking Fulani herdsmen to leave the zone following cases of kidnapping allegedly traced to some of them. In Ondo State, the state government recently asked herdsmen to vacate the state forest reserves within seven days. When asked for his vi...
Ooni Failed Yoruba By Not Telling Buhari Truth About Killer Herdsmen – Igboho
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Ooni Failed Yoruba By Not Telling Buhari Truth About Killer Herdsmen – Igboho

Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has said the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, disappointed the Yoruba people when he visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of recent over the herdsmen crisis rocking the South-West region. The activist stated this on Wednesday morning at a virtual ‘Townhall With Yoruba In Diaspora’ monitored by The PUNCH. According to him, the monarch failed to convey the pains and displeasure of the Yoruba people to the President during the visit. The PUNCH had reported that Igboho issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced same. Oba Ogunwusi after meeting the President, however, urged Igboho not to take laws into his...
Igboho: NBC Warns TV, Radio Stations On Reporting Herdsmen Quit Notice
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Igboho: NBC Warns TV, Radio Stations On Reporting Herdsmen Quit Notice

Amid the quit notices issued to Fulani herdsmen to vacate certain areas in the South-West, the National Broadcasting Commission has warned television and radio stations against broadcasting divisive contents. The warning is stated in a letter titled, ‘Broadcast of Crisis Involving Herdsmen, Caution’, dated January 26, 2021, sent to broadcasters nationwide. The warning after a quit notice issued to Fulani herdsmen by Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, in Oyo State. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State had also asked herdsmen in the state to vacate all forest reserves within a week. The NBC, which is the regulator of the broadcast media, said there was a need for stations to maintain professionalism. The letter read in part, “The National Broadcastin...
Yoruba Colluding With Fulani To Attack South-West – Gani Adams
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Yoruba Colluding With Fulani To Attack South-West – Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, on Tuesday, expressed worry that some people in the South-West are colluding with Fulani herdsmen to commit crimes such as kidnappings and armed robbery in the region. He also said that for insecurity to be eradicated from the region, the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun must be allowed to function effectively. Adams said this on a breakfast show on ARISE Television monitored by Vanguard. Expressing worry that some bad elements in the South-West were collaborating with criminal herdsmen, the Yoruba leader said: “Some people pressured me to talk on the happenings in Ibarapa, Ondo State, and other areas in the South-West. “But I am someone who does not dance to unnecessary pressure. Before I take any step,...
No More Night Grazing, Underaged Grazing In South-west – MACBAN
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No More Night Grazing, Underaged Grazing In South-west – MACBAN

The National President of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa, has directed Fulani Herders across the Southwest to put an end to both night and underaged grazing with immediate effect. Kiruwa also warned herders to desist from taking their cows to people’s farms for grazing, adding that the frequents farmers/herders clash must be brought to an end. He spoke in Akure, the Ondo State Capital during a meeting between the Miyetti Allah and some Governors under the platform of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). The MACBAN President said the order given by Governor Akeredolu was not new but has been issued two years ago, adding that those who wished to remain in the government forest reserve should get registered. While stres...
No Eviction Order To Herdsmen In South-West – Nigeria Governors Forum
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No Eviction Order To Herdsmen In South-West – Nigeria Governors Forum

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has said that there was no eviction order to herdsmen in Ondo State or any part of the South West region. It said the speech of Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, was misconstrued in the media and was only directed at government reserve including registration. Chairman of NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, spoke in Akure at a meeting with the national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). Dr. Fayemi noted that the statement generated a lot of hoopla which led to what he described as unfortunate development in Oyo State. He said Akeredolu didn't talk about herdsmen vacating the state but about registration of herdsmen who want to operate within the reserves. The Ekiti Governor...
Attack On Sarkin Fulani: My Silence Not Cowardice — Gani Adams
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Attack On Sarkin Fulani: My Silence Not Cowardice — Gani Adams

Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed concern about the security situation in the region, stating that threats of attack on the South-West can fuel further crisis in Ibarapa, Oyo and Ondo and will certainly affect the entire nation. The Yoruba leader, however, stated that the situation in the two states truly justified the huge security challenges perpetrated by herders, that had on several occasions kidnapped and killed many Yoruba in their various communities, adding that Yoruba are too well aware of the looming crisis in the country. He maintained that he would not be stampeded into falling into a pre-arranged trap by the political elites. The statement read: “The apex organisation in the North and the herders Association should watch...
2023: Disunity In South-West May Truncate Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition
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2023: Disunity In South-West May Truncate Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition

As the clamour for presidency to return to the South in 2023 continues to reverberate across the country, some stakeholders have opined that the ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, may be frustrated just like that of M.K.O Abiola in 1993, if Yoruba people continue to speak in discordant tunes. The feeling was expressed yesterday at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, venue of the 2021 Pan-Yoruba Summit themed “Yoruba Nation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The summit was organised by the Yoruba Patriots Movement (YPM) led by Chief Oladosu Oladipo. In attendance were some dignitaries including the Lagos State Governor Babatunde Sanwo Olu, who was represented by Engr. Adekunle Olayinka (Special Ad...
#EndSARS: Massive Destruction Too Heavy For Lagos – South-West Senators
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#EndSARS: Massive Destruction Too Heavy For Lagos – South-West Senators

The South-West caucus of the Senate on Tuesday lamented the destruction of public and private properties in Lagos after the #EndSARS protest turned violent. The lawmakers described the attacks as ‘orchestrated tragedy’ and called for a thorough investigation. The senators, who noted that the burden of rebuilding would be too much for Lagos alone, promised to get the support of the National Assembly and the Federal Government to assist the state in recovering. They spoke during a visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to commiserate with him on the loss of lives and properties in the state. The delegation was led by Senator Ajayi Boroffice, who represents Ondo North senatorial district. Boroffice expressed worry that many youths working in the businesses that were destroyed...
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 ...
NBA CRISIS: South-west May Likely Follow North
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NBA CRISIS: South-west May Likely Follow North

THE crisis rocking the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is not going away any time soon. Apart from the formation of a splinter group in the North, the South West NBA with the highest number of lawyers has also not abandoned its threat to break away from the national body. In protesting the outcome of the just-concluded election of the association, South West Lawyers’ Forum known as Egbe Amofin, unequivocally said it would likely lead its members elsewhere, if the election that produced new president, Olumide Akpata, is not voided. In a letter to the Trustees of the association, Egbe Amofin, which supported the candidacy of Deacon Dele Adesina, SAN, alleged electoral fraud and demanded wholesale cancellation of the election. Responding to the petition from Adesina who lost the pre...

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