SOUTHWEST GOVERNORS MEET ON INSECURITY TOMORROW

By Dapo Akinrefon & Adeola Badru IBADAN—GOVERNORS from the South West geo-political zone will converge in Ibadan, Oyo State to address the security challenges confronting the region. From Left: Governor Oyetola of Osun State; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ektit; Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo; Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo during a South-West governors meeting This came as the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, said it is collaborating with stakeholders from the South West to flush out criminals suspected to…

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INSECURITY: OONI, ALAAFIN TO CONVENE MEETING OF YORUBA LEADERS

By Dayo Johnson AKURE—THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III will convene a meeting of Yoruba Leaders of Thought to deliberate on the spate of insecurity in the region. Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi The meeting, slated for Thursday, June 27, 2019, will hold at the International Conference Centre in Ibadan, Oyo State. The event is being coordinated by Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, daughter of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the Netherlands. Awolowo-Dosumu said…

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INSECURITY: BUHARI CALLS FOR DEATH PENALTY FOR KIDNAPPERS

Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari (APC-Oyo North) on Sunday recommended capital punishment for kidnapping and other forms of violent crimes in order to tackle the growing insecurity in the country. Buhari told newsmen in Ibadan that the spate of kidnapping and killings across the country would continue unabated if such a drastic measure was not taken. NAN reports that Buhari was the former Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, in the 8th National Assembly. The lawmaker lamented the upsurge in kidnappings and killings across the country, lamenting that violent crimes were…

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SEE WHAT CULTISTS DID TO ABDUCTED LEBANESE DESPITE WIKE’S ULTIMATUM

Cultists shun Wike’s ultimatum, hold abducted Lebanese Emmanuel Masha / 2 hours ago Suspected cult members, who abducted three Lebanese workers in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, have refused to release them despite pleas from traditional rulers and chiefs. The three Lebanese, who work for Raffoul Nigeria Limited, a construction company handling the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity Road in the area, were abducted by cult members, notorious for kidnapping and attacking high profile targets. The cultists killed at least three prominent politicians, who travelled from Port Harcourt to Andoni during the last…

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INSECURITY ALONG KADUNA ABUJA ROAD: TYE MOTOR PACKS ARE EMPTY, SEE PASSENGERS QUEUE FOR TRAIN TICKETS

According to recent report, Since Kaduna Abuja expressway is now the kidnappers and bandits den, commuters have abandoned their cars and the road for train ride instead. See more photos below Gist From Praizenews ;http://www.praizenews.com/communers-storm-train-stationneglect-kaduna-abuja-expressway-because-of-bandits/

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UK WARNS ITS CITIZENS AGAINST TRAVELLING TO 21 STATES IN NIGERIA

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom has warned British nationals against travelling to about 21 states in Nigeria over security concerns. The travel warning posted on its website and updated on Monday, stemmed from the worsening security situation occasioned by the Boko Haram terrorists attacks in the North East, armed banditry in the North-West and militancy in the South-South. Specifically, the FCO advised against all travels to Borno; Yobe; Adamawa; Gombe; and the riverine areas of Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. The British government…

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CATHOLIC PRIESTS MEET IN KADUNA OVER INSECURITY

Catholic priests drawn from the 36 states of the Federation and the Abuja are currently meeting in Kaduna over the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry and general insecurity in the country. Though the gathering is the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association, the meeting would discuss the spate of killings, kidnapping and other related crimes confronting the land. The AGM which holding at the Catholic Social Centre in the state capital, has as its theme: ‘The Imperative of Good Governance for a secure and Prosperous…

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NIGERIA BECOMING A FAILED STATE – MOGHALU

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu The presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party, YPP, in the last presidential election, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has said with the security situation in the country, Nigeria was drifting into the status of a failed state. Kingsley Moghalu Moghalu also said he did not go to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to contest the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari because Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had gone to the tribunal to contest the victory. Speaking to newsmen after attending the launching of a book written by the Bishop on…

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SOUTH WEST GOVERNORS REACH OUT TO ARMY POLICE, OPC OVER SECURITY SUMMIT

FEMI MAKINDE, ABIODUN NEJO,  PETER DADA and BOLA BAMIGBOLA Governors of states in the South-West have reached out to the army, police and other security agencies on the need to redouble their efforts to stop atrocities being perpetrated by armed herdsmen and other criminals in the region. The Commissioner for Information in Ekiti State, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, told one of our correspondents on Saturday that Governor Kayode Fayemi had reached out to the police and other security agencies in the state on the issue. The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has also…

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MOTORISTS NOW AVOID IFE-IBADAN ROAD OVER INSECURITY

BOLA BAMIGBOLA Vehicular movement on the Ife-Ibadan Expressway was noticeably light on Friday and Saturday, a development attributed to the incessant attacks by armed bandits on commuters and motorists on the highway. Going from Osogbo to Ikire on Friday, our correspondent observed fewer vehicles on the ever-busy road which connects the South-West region to other parts of the country. From Gbongan Junction to the boundary of Osun and Oyo states, there were four police checkpoints manned by heavily armed riot police. Before last Wednesday’s attack, which claimed the life of…

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