Tag: South West

Government shuts Ijesha pedestrian bridge damaged by truck

The Director, Federal Highways, South West, Mr Adedamola Kuti on Saturday, announced that the Ijesha bus stop pedestrian bridge on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos State, has been shutdown for safety concerns. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the bridge was damaged by a truck on Wednesday. Kuti while inspecting[Read More…]

BULLETS, BLOOD AND LOADS OF CASH (I): Upsurge in deadly bank heists in Southwest Nigeria; Osun bankers working in fear, anxiety

Nigeria is battling insecurity in the Northwest and Northcentral regions, with banditry the prevalent challenge. The insurgent group, Boko Haram and its splinter, Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), have continued to unleash mayhem in the northeast. In the Southwest, apart from occasional kidnappings, armed attacks on commercial banks is[Read More…]

Arewa Consultative Forum wants govt to act swiftly and stop the attacks on Fulani communities in the south west

The Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF) has called on the federal government and south-west governors to act swiftly and stop the attacks on Fulani communities in the region. Shortly after Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, addressed his supporters in Ibarapa on Friday after a 7-day eviction notice[Read More…]

“Bring back Bakasi Boys,” Ohanaeze wants a South-East Security Operations likened to Amotekun

The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Worldwide on Thursday asked governors of south east forum led by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state to reinstate the famous “BAKASSI BOYS” as the region security outfit. The group call came following the proposed plan for regional policing which culminated in the launch[Read More…]

Afenifere says Govt has no right to declare ‘Amotekun’ illegal… insists there are similar outfits in the north

The Leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-political organisation, Ayo Adebanjo says the federal government has no right to declare Amotekun, a south-west security outfit, as illegal. On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared Amotekun as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But in an[Read More…]

Southwest APC Leader Masterminding Allegations Against Buhari’s Men – Says Arewa

A group, the Arewa Youth Leaders for Development and Change, AYLDC, has accused “a national leader of the All Progressives Congress from the South West” of being behind allegations of corruption against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and nephew, Mamman Daura. Stating that the allegations could not[Read More…]

South West APC Leaders Advocating For True Federalism

Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West zone converged on Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Thursday demanding for true Federalism in the national polity just as the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo reassured that a ‘glorious dawn’ awaits the country. At the zonal conference of the[Read More…]

South-West Divided Over Candidate For PDP Chair

Efforts of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-west region of Nigeria to put forward a strong candidate for the chairmanship of the party appear to have hit a brick wall on Monday. A meeting of the leaders of the party in the region held on Monday[Read More…]

A Faction of The South West Threatens To Leave PDP Over Chairmanship Position

The South West of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to reconsider its continued membership of the party if it is denied the chairmanship position in the forthcoming national convention. The region also took a swipe on the Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kasahmu,[Read More…]

NDLEA Says That Kashamu’s Extradition To The United States ‘Not Over’

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Friday said is continuing moves to extradite a financier of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, to the United States for alleged drug-related offences. Speaking to Punch on Friday, the Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said[Read More…]