The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Magu as EFCC Acting Chairman. The suspension is coming at a time Magu is facing a presidential panel since Monday over allegations of corruption.
Moments after the news of Magu’s suspension broke, Fayose took to micro-blogging site, Twitter to demand that the suspended EFCC Acting Chairman must be placed on “Watch List” as the anti-graft agency placed him despite having immunity as a sitting governor.
The former Ekiti State Governor said Magu must be placed on watch-list so that he won’t run away, calling on the “EFCC, DSS, Customs, Police, Immigration, Army, Navy, Air Force” and others to be on the alert.
“Just as Magu directed that I be placed on “Watch-list” even when I had immunity as a sitting gov, Magu too must be placed on watch-list so that he won’t run away. EFCC, DSS, Customs, Police, Immigration, Army, Navy, Air Force, others, over to you. What goes around comes around,” Fayose tweeted.
Just as Magu directed that I be placed on “Watch-list” even when I had immunity as a sitting gov, Magu too must be placed on watch-list so that he won’t run away.
EFCC, DSS, Customs, Police, Immigration, Army, Navy, Air Force, others, over to you.
What goes around comes around. pic.twitter.com/lH6JNXP5wu
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) July 7, 2020
Our Vigilante Already Present In All 36 States — Miyetti Allah
The National President, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo, says that its vigilante members are already present in all 36 states of the country.
He said that Miyetti Allah, which plans to officially unveil its vigilante group on August 27, already has the members embedded with the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN).
According to Saturday Sun, Bodejo explained that the group decided to partner with VGN, a registered security outfit, whose Commander General, Captain Usman Jahun (Retd) is a Fulani.
He explained that the VGN is already operating in every state and draws members from across the nation, including some Fulani.
He reiterated that the Miyetti Allah Vigilante was formed to protect the Fulani that are being killed across the country.
He noted that there was no justification for opposing the security outfit since other ethnic groups have theirs.
Bodejo said, “If they kill Fulani, they will say, it is Fulani who did the killing; if they killed some people, they will say, it is Fulani, and if they burnt down Fulani settlement, and Fulani carried out reprisal, it is only the Fulani they would mention. Fulani will always be mentioned in these problems even when they were not involved.
“That is why we decided to approach the VGN commander to collaborate with him to train our vigilante outfit. Before now, there was no Miyetti Allah vigilante in the country, but now if you see the VGN all over the country; you will see the Fulani because they are already operating under that VGN.
“What we are doing now is to identify the Fulani in that VGN security outfit. In some places, they are 100 and more in some places.
“We can organise them and differentiate them between the VGN, and we can have them in all the 36 states including the FCT, Abuja.”
BREAKING: NUPENG Orders Tanker Drivers To Withdraw From Lagos
Petroleum tanker drivers may withdraw their services from Lagos from Monday based on a directive from national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).
NUPENG said on Friday the directive followed failure to address three major issues causing tanker drivers pains in the state for months.
Its National President Williams Akporeha and General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi, gave the directive in a statement titled “NUPENG leadership directs withdrawal of services by petroleum tanker drivers in Lagos State with effect from Monday, August 10, 2020.”
They said: “The entire rank and file members of the union are deeply pained, frustrated and agonised by the barrage of these challenges being consistently faced by petroleum tanker drivers in Lagos State and are left with no other option but to direct the withdrawal of their services in Lagos State until the Lagos State Government and other relevant stakeholders address these critical challenges.
“It is sad and disheartening to note here that we had made several appeals and reports to the Lagos State Government and the Presidential Task Force for the decongestion of Apapa on these challenges but all to no avail.
“We resolved to embark on an indefinite strike beginning from 12 am, Monday, August 10, 2020 if there are no decisive and convincing actions from the Lagos State Government to address these concerns and challenges.”
BREAKING: AGF Orders IGP To Provide Security For 17 Anti-Obaseki Edo Lawmakers
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami has ordered the Inspector General of Police to provide security for the 17 anti-Obaseki members of the Edo Assembly.
In a letter dated August 5 based on a petition to his office by Idahosa-West Chambers, Malami said the security measure is necessary to prevent breakdown of law and order.
The 17 lawmakers backing All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have been locked in a battle to access the Edo Assembly complex on Ring Road, Benin with seven lawmakers loyal to Governor Godwin Obaseki.
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