Chairman of the South West governors forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has vowed that the six governors would pursue operation Amotekun to a logical conclusion.
Apparently reacting to the pronouncement of the Federal government that the concept was illegal, Akeredolu who spoke at the 2020 armed forces remembrance day celebration in Akure, the Ondo state capital said there was no going back.
“We the six south west governors are fully prepared to ensure that operation Amotekun succeeds.
“Amotekun is not a para-military outfit, the introduction of the security outfit is to Compliment the efforts of other security agencies.
We are prepared to ensure operation Amotekun succeeds. Operation Amotekun is not a paramilitary outfit”.
Reaffirming, the need for the security outfit, governor Akeredolu said ” It is in our quest to further curtail the menace of kidnapping, banditry and other crimes in Ondo State and the entire Southwest region that we launched Operation “Amotekun” .
” It is one of the many solutions being proffered to our security challenges in Western Nigeria.
“We want to assure you that the activities of the personnel working for the outfit will be monitored and streamlined along their mandate of securing lives and property of people of Ondo State and entire Western Nigeria and it will not be used for political purposes.
In another development, Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi while speaking on Daily Trust Television, was quoted as saying that the issue now should not be about whether Federal Government or governors can misuse Police or any security outfit.
Explaining the logic behind the setting up of the security outfit, Fayemi said “power, unrestrained is always misused. “That initiatives are springing up points to the fact that citizens are not happy with the security situation in the land.”
“Does the Federal government not misuse Police in 2014? I was a sitting Governor, I had immunity; I was assaulted. Go into history books. What we should be talking about is how to make sure the security institution is accountable within the frameworks of democratic control.
“It is not about whether the Federal Government or governors can misuse Police. Power, unrestrained is always misused. That different initiatives are springing up points to the fact that citizens are not happy with the security situation in the land.
“Governors have a duty and responsibility that are spelt out in the constitution: The security and welfare of the citizens should be their number one priority.
“So, if people in my own area of jurisdiction are saying “ we don’t know what you are doing”, should something not be done? We are funding Police, we are buying vehicles, we are buying security gadgets, we are paying allowances, yet we don’t get enough security.
“There is nothing unique about what we are doing. I am glad that Governor Lalong said “we haven’t seen the details of what you are doing but we are working on a similar arrangement in our own area.
Meanwhile, speaking on the armed forces remembrance day, Akeredolu said that the nation remained grateful for the selfless service of the Armed Forces through their contributions and sacrifice.
Akeredolu described the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration as a unique opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made in the past years by the Nigeria Armed Forces to ensure global and internal peace and security of lives and properties.
He also thanked the entire members the Nigeria Armed Forces for controlling crime before, during and after the yuletide period through “Operation Crocodile Smile”.
The Governor said the relentless efforts of the members of the nation’s Armed Forces is beginning to yield positive result in the state and the country in general.
BREAKING: Chaos As Vandalized NNPC Pipeline Explodes In Lagos [VIDEO]
Pandemonium broke out on Sunday evening when a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded in the Oke-Ode area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the suspected cause of the fire incident was due to the activities of vandals, who allegedly ruptured the pipeline in a bid to steal fuel.
As of the time of filing this report, the estimated value of the properties burnt in the fire incident could not be ascertained.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Oluwafemi Okeosanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said, “There is a fire incident at Oke-Odo. We are already coordinating.”
Also, the Director-General, Lagos State Fire Service, Magret Adeseye, said three fire service stations had been deployed in the area to curtail the fire, adding that no casualty had been recorded.
“Yes, a fire incident is ongoing. Three of our stations are present at the scene of the fire incident. The fire is still on, but under control, we deployed Agege, Alausa and one other fire station to the area. The cause of the fire incident is still under investigation, no casualty has been recorded for now.”
#BALENCIAGA@jidesanwoolu @followlasg @lshaofficial @Sega @DrCOmole this is fire outbreak presently happening at AGBADO-OKEODO ABULE-EGBA LAGOS STATE
MORE THAN 200 HOUSES BOURNT DOWN NOW AND MORE STILL BURNING pic.twitter.com/aE4LSQ3yS3
— EAGLE (@owoyimikafestus) January 19, 2020
Ihedioha: Fr Mbaka Releases Another Dangerous Prophecy
Catholic priest and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has released a dangerous prophecy on those criticizing him for predicting the removal of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State.
The fiery priest prophesied that God’s judgment will come on the people who are accusing him of releasing fake prophecies.
Mbaka’s prophecy was released on Facebook, via the AMEN’s page.
AMEN, on a post on its Facebook page maintained that Mbaka’s prophecies were from God.
“I bless the name of the Most High God because He said it and it came to pass.
“My prophecy is not borrowed or from any evil altar but from God Almighty, the creator of heaven and earth,” he said.
Mbaka further added: “Some accused me of being a politician but only God knows who I am. Let God of Adoration speak for me. You who speak evil against me, hmmm… God of Adoration is a consuming fire. I declare judgment upon those who curse me for nothing. My hands are clean.
”I bless those who know the truth and stand for it. Let God of Elijah fight for me. Let the heaven speak and let the children of God receive their all-round blessings, in Jesus mighty name!
“The Lord is taking you to a level even your enemy cannot reach. This will be your year of abundance. Everything you ask in your prayer will be in abundance, in Jesus mighty name,” Father Mbaka declared.
Fani-Kayode Blasts Anthony Joshua For Prostrating Before Buhari
Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode has lambasted Anthony Joshua for prostrating before President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a video and picture that surfaced online, the 30-year-old Nigerian British boxer was seen prostrating before the President on Saturday in the United Kingdom, as he presented his heavyweight belts.
Joshua’s action attracted praises from the president’s aides and his family members who attended the meeting.
However, Fani-Kayode and his loyalists seem to be unhappy with Joshua as they declare their hatred for his act of respect to the president.
Reacting to Joshua’s action on Sunday, Fani-Kayode described it as “utterly repulsive and disgusting.”
He tweeted: “I find this picture @anthonyfjoshua’s behaviour utterly repulsive and disgusting. Prostrating before his slave master & a bloodthirsty dictator & tyrant who is viciously persecuting and humiliating his people: what a crying shame. This speaks volumes. He has lost me!.”