Latest News in Nigeria Today : Thursday 16th January 2020

Latest News in Nigeria Today Thursday 16th January 2020

These are the Latest News in Nigeria Today on Thursday 16th January 2020 .

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Iran crown prince predicts regime will collapse within months

The heir of Iran’s deposed monarchy predicted Wednesday that the clerical regime will collapse within months and urged Western powers not to negotiate with it. Reza Pahlavi said that major protests which erupted in November and again this month, after the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet, reminded him of the uprising that oustedRead More
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Texas to carry out first US execution of 2020

The first execution of the year in the United States is scheduled for Wednesday evening in Texas, where a man is to be put to death by lethal injection for killing his wife 15 years ago because she wanted to divorce him. John Gardner, 64, was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing his fifthRead More
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South West governors will respond to outlawing of Amotekun ― Fayemi

Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday declined to react to the Federal Government’s decision to outlaw the South-West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, saying the governors in the region would review the matter very soon. The governor stated this at a press dinner with the media in the state. TheRead More
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Uproar, as FG declares Operation Amotekun illegal

ABUJA — Uproar yesterday greeted the declaration by the Federal Government that the security outfit launched barely a few days ago by governors of the South-West states, known as Operation Amotekun is illegal.
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Amotekun one of many proferred solutions to our security challenges ― Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State and also the Chairman of the South West governors forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has hinted that the “Operation Amotekun” is one of the many solutions proffered by the South West governors to tackle security challenges in the region. Akeredolu stated this while reacting to the recent declaration of the Security OutfitRead More
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Amotekun: No letter or call received from Malami ―Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has reacted to the pronouncement of the South West security outfit coded: “Operation Amotekun” illegal by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. Makinde said he has received no letter or call from the AGF, Abubakar Malami on the situation aside from seeingRead More
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Amotekun has come to stay in Southwest — NANS

  The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday told the Federal Government that the Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named Amotekun, set up by the six Southwest States to combat crimes in the region, has come to stay. NANS said that the “tactical moves by the FG to shut down Amotekun and doom theRead More
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Amotekun: You are only AGF, not court ― Gani Adams replies Malami

By Rasheed Sobowale The 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams has reacted to the declaration of the South West Security Outfit (Operation Amotekun) “illegal” by the Federal Government through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation. Gani Adams in an open letter addressed to the Attorney General of theRead More
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2021 AFCON to be played at start of year, say hosts Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations will revert to its former time slot of January and February for the next edition in 2021, hosts Cameroon said on Wednesday. The tournament’s organising committee, as well as the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot), revealed that the tournament will be played from January 9 to February 6, 2021 after aRead More
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South West leaders berate Malami for declaring Amotekun ‘illegal’

By Adeola Badru – Ibadan The former President-General of the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Col Ade Agbede (retd), has berated the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over his pronouncement that the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), codenamed: ‘Operation Amotekun’ was illegal. YCE, in a statement made available to newsmenRead More
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