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Now that Amotekun is a reality it has to be underpinned with the opening of a leopard wildlife sanctuary

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) On Friday, the Ekiti State House of Assembly passed the state security bill into law, making Amotekun a legal entity. I expect Governor Kayode Fayemi to sign the bill into law today, making it fully constitutional

(2) Later today, the houses of assemblies in Oyo, Ogun and Ondo states should also pass the bill into law. Over the next few days, their governors should then assent to the bill, making Amotekun a reality that is here to stay

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Foreign direct investment in Nigerian oil and gas sector drops to three year low

INVEST in Nigeria's oil and gas sector has fallen to a three year low according to a recent survey published by leading economists who pointed out that the country is failing to woo the needed investment that will result in economic growth.

 

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Oshiomhole writes to Inec asking it to annul Bayelsa elections and conduct fresh polls

NIGERIA'S ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) demanding that it conduct fresh elections in Bayelsa State because the new governor failed to meet the statutory requirements for office.

 

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10 steps I would take to solve the Almajiri urchin problem in northern Nigeria

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) This recent Lagos Okada ban has made solving the Almajiri urchin problem across northern Nigeria more urgent as all of a sudden, we have a new crop of thousands of unemployed youths roaming the streets. In Adamawa State alone, the Nigerian Army was taken aback by the size of the influx. Something desperate needs to be done or make no mistake about it, these youths will soon take up AK47s as there is nothing else for them to do

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Emirates suspends all flights to Lagos as other airlines divert to Accra and Dakar due to poor visibility equipment

EMIRATES Airlines has suspended all flights to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos until further notice saying it will only resume operations there when the facility's damaged instrument landing system (ILS) is fixed.

 

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Oyo Amotekun bill requires applicants get recommendation letters from DPO and local government chairmen

ANY operative who wants to serve in the regional security outfit Amotekun in Oyo State must get a letter of recommendation from his or her divisional police officer (DPO) and local government chairman attesting to their good character.

 

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Osun monarchs ask Governor Oyetola to suspend Oluwo for beating up fellow traditional ruler

SEVERAL traditional rulers in Osun State have asked Governor Gboyega Oyetola to suspend the Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi from office after he embarrassed them by beating up a fellow monarch at a meeting yesterday.

 

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Dele Alampasu signs three year deal with Latvian Europa League-bound side Ventspils

FORMER Golden Eaglets goalkeeper Dele Alampasu has signed a three year contract with Latvian first division side FK Ventspils that will keep him at the club until January 2022 in a move that has revived his flagging career.

 

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Ohaneze Ndigbo slams southeast governors for failing to launch security body similar to Amotekun

PAN-CULTURAL Igbo group Ohaneze Ndigbo has slammed the five governors of the southeast geo-political zone calling them sell-outs for failing to establish a regional security network similar to the Amotekun project launched in the southwest.

 

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It is time Nigeria started using the tombs of Usman Dan Fodio and Samuel Ajayi Crowther as religious pilgrimage cash cows

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Annually, about 80,000 Nigerians perform the hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. On average, each trip costs about $5,000, which is way below the average Nigerian salary, so the government has to subsidise it from our meagre national resources

(2) Similarly, about 30,000 Nigerian Christians go on annual pilgrimages to Israel each year. According to the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Board, the cost of each fare is about $2,000

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