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Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative Advocates for Indigenous Security in Southwestern Nigeria

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Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative Advocates for Indigenous Security in Southwestern Nigeria

Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative Advocates for Indigenous Security in Southwestern Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative (YAPI) is a dedicated and proactive organization that has taken a pivotal role in advocating for indigenous security measures in the Southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. This influential initiative has been at the forefront of promoting the establishment of a specialized security force tasked with safeguarding critical public infrastructures, with a particular focus on the region’s vital assets, including onshore and offshore oil wells. YAPI’s mission underscores the significance of local knowledge and understanding in ensuring the effectiveness of security measures and highlights the pressing need to protect these strategic resources.

 

Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative Advocates for Indigenous Security in Southwestern Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

In a press release aired on Channels Television, the Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative has made a compelling case for the establishment of an indigenous security outfit to safeguard critical public infrastructures in the Southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria, including oil wells both onshore and offshore. The organization argues that local knowledge and understanding of the region are essential for effective security measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The initiative’s spokesperson, Prince Ehuwa Adebowale aka Adeb, admitted that
“There is a need for a specialized security force dedicated to protecting the Southwest’s vital assets”.
He further stated
“The significance of replicating similar organizations that operate in other geopolitical zones is vital, particularly in Ondo State, which is one of Nigeria’s nine oil-producing states.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The organization expressed concerns about non-Yoruba individuals being engaged to secure critical infrastructures within the Southwestern region. They argued that outsiders might lack the local knowledge necessary to protect these assets effectively and could face resistance from the indigenous population. Prince Olushola John Omomulerin, a former agitator and the Chairman of the Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative, was chosen for his deep-rooted ties to the region, as his father hails from Awoye, which hosts a significant portion of the oil wells, and his mother is from Ilepete/Obefagbin, hosting the remaining oil wells in Ilaje, Ondo State. The Vice Chairman, Alhaji Afolabi Taofeek Ademola, and other key figures were also appointed to guide the organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The initiative’s members have extensive knowledge of the region’s terrains, including creeks, waterways, onshore and offshore topography, and the locations of oil pipelines. They have offered their services to the federal government, emphasizing the importance of involving indigenous forces in securing the region’s critical infrastructure. In their official request to the federal government, the Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative called for the government to entrust them with the responsibility of safeguarding these installations within the Southwestern jurisdiction. They argued that using non-Yoruba security personnel might lead to tension and conflicts with the local population, potentially undermining the security situation in the region.

The organization believes that their deep connection to the region would allow them to receive the support and cooperation of the native population, which is crucial for the success of such security outfits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yoruba Aborigin Progressive Initiative concludes by expressing their hope for the government’s favorable consideration of their request and a desire for the success of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Federal Republic of Nigeria in all their endeavors.

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JOS BUILDING COLLASPSE: CDHR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS, SYMPATHISES WITH FAMILIES 

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JOS BUILDING COLLASPSE: CDHR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS, SYMPATHISES WITH FAMILIES 

JOS BUILDING COLLASPSE: CDHR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS, SYMPATHISES WITH FAMILIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports It was a black Friday, the 12th of July, at the city of Jos, where the residents witnessed an unfortunate building collapse incident that claimed innocent lives. The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, condemns the preventable incident of collapsed building at Saint Academy School, Jos. The incident that occurred at early hours of the Friday has reportedly claimed 22 lives, mostly pupils from the school, while over 120 people are trapped.

 

 

 

 

JOS BUILDING COLLASPSE: CDHR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS, SYMPATHISES WITH FAMILIES 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Executive Secretary of the state Emergency Management Agency, Sunday Abdu, 17 persons were confirmed dead after a rescue operation at school located at the Busa Buji community in Jos North Local Government Area of the state but in another development, CDHR gathered that the state Commissioner for Information, Musa Ashoms gave a fresh update on the sad incident, in a statement he issued on Friday night, he confirmed that the death had risen to 22 while 154 persons suffered different degrees of fatalities

 

According to the commissioner, the state government expresses its deepest condolences following the tragic incident. The collapse resulted in 154 fatalities and injuries, he announced. He also explained that emergency responders are currently at the scene conducting search and rescue operations.

 

CDHR, however, blamed the unfortunate incident on the negligence by the state government, and the school management for brutally violating the right to lives of the dead students, the educational progress of the injured and putting the remaining students under perpetual fear that their lives might not be safe under the supervision of the state agencies and officials.

 

The organisation demands immediate and adequate compensation for the families of the deceased by the state government while taking up the medical bills of other victims who sustained various degrees of injuries. The government should put necessary measures in place to checkmate future occurrences and build confidence among the residents and students inhabiting similar structures.

 

E-Signed:

Comrade Debo Adeniran,

National President CDHR Nigeria.

 

 

Comrade Idris Afees Olayinka,

National Publicity Secretary CDHR Nigeria.

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Couple arrested for trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip

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Couple arrested for trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple (name withheld) attempting to sell their two-year-old son to travel to Canada.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.

Hundeyin said that the couple, aged 28 and 22, were apprehended on Tuesday while trying to sell their child off.

He stated that around 2.45 p.m. on Tuesday, the Isolo Divisional Police Officer received information that the couple went to Isolo General Hospital and expressed their intention to sell their baby boy.

 

 

“Upon receipt of the information, operatives from the station moved swiftly to the hospital where they were about to sell their child.

“The baby’s age is two and he has been rescued. Upon interrogation, the couple confessed that they decided to sell the baby to enable the man to travel to Canada for a greener pasture.

“However, the investigation is ongoing,” he said.

 

 

 

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Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

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commend Police for successful operation against kidnappers

– applaud First Lady Remi Tinubu for encouraging gardens

 

 

The Lagos State House of Assembly has invited the Attorney-General of the State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, to appear before it to explain the Supreme Court judgement on local governments in the country.

 

Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

The lawmakers said there was a need for better understanding of the decision of the apex court in relation to some provisions in the Constitution of the country.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court had declared on Thursday that the 774 local government councils in the country should receive their funds directly from the Federal Government as well as manage such funds themselves being a tier of government.

The court further declared that allocations to local government councils run by caretaker committees were illegal.

Ruling after a voice vote by lawmakers at plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, ruled: “There is a need for us to seek clarification and understanding of this judgement. It will be good to invite the Attorney-General to brief us and give his understanding so that we do not run foul of the judgement.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved to write a letter of commendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over the successful operation by men of the force that led to the elimination of nine kidnappers in the state recently.

A letter of commendation is also to be sent to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade, for the efforts of the policemen which led to the fruitful operation.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the plenary, said the police and men of the force who took part in the operation needed to be commended.

Dr. Obasa agreed with members of the House that letters be sent to Egbetokun and Fayoade further charging them not to relent in keeping the State safe for residents.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to fast-track considerations for the creation of state police to support the federal police system.

The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Noheem Adams, had earlier recalled how the police launched the operation against some kidnappers in the Ladipo area of the state and eliminated nine of them.

According to him, there has been calm in the area since the operation was carried out.

Noheem added that the Ikorodu area of the state which hitherto had issues of kidnapping now enjoys relative peace.

In another development, the House of Assembly has applauded the First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for seeking to encourage subsistence agriculture.

The Speaker said it was a beautiful idea to encourage Nigerians to have gardens in their houses arguing that this would help to create food sufficiency.

He recalled that schools had farms in the past adding that current situations call for a return to that period.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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