A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has launched a subliminal attack at the Federal Government over its declaration of Southwest security outfit – Amotekun – as illegal.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami had said the security outfit is not backed by any known law in the land, as a result, it is illegal.
The Federal Government said the issue of defence and security fell under the exclusive list and not with the state.
“No State Government, whether singly or in a group has the legal right and competence to establish any form of organization or agency for the defence of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts,” Malami’s statement read.
The government’s position as announced by Malami has sparked criticisms among Nigerians.
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka, Olisa Agbakoba among other prominent Nigerians have condemned the government’s action.
In his reaction, Fani-Kayode via his Twitter handle said the people of Southwest have the right to defend themselves.
“You killed Funke Olakunrin & thousands of others over the last 4 years. We refused to retaliate, we mourned our dead & shed our tears quietly & with dignity & we hid our pain.
“Now you tell us that we have no right to defend ourselves and that Amotekun must go. To hell with you!”
In another thread of tweets the former minister wrote:
“Not surprised that AG said Operation Amotekun is illegal.Anybody that believes that a Govt. whose primary interest is to protect the interest & further the fortunes of the Fulani &their herdsmen would want the sons of Oduduwa to defend themselves against mass murder is naive.
“Whether the FG likes it or not we shall defend ourselves against the barbarity of the Fulani herdsmen & any other terrorist org.. I urge the Governors of the SW to stand firm in their resolve to defend and protect our people. We can no longer allow our people to be butchered.
“AGF Abubakar Malami said that Amotekun is illegal. This is my question to Malami. ( 1 ) What makes Amotekun illegal & Hisbah legal? ( 2 ) what makes civilian JTF legal in north east? ( 3 ) what makes civilian JTF legal in Zamfara, Katsina & Kano? Enough of these foolishness.
“Hisbah Police in NW is ok. Civilian Joint Task Force in NW is ok. Civilian Joint Task Force in NE is ok. Meanwhile IPOB in SE are terrorists and Amotekun in SW is illegal! One day Nigerians will get tired of this bullshit, get sense & free themselves from this bondage.”
See Fani-Kayode’s tweet:
You killed Funke Olakunrin & thousands of others over the last 4 years. We refused to retaliate, we mourned our dead & shed our tears quietly & with dignity & we hid our pain.
Now you tell us that we have no right to defend ourselves and that Amotekun must go. To hell with you!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) January 16, 2020
Kano Hisbah confiscates 100 cartons of alcohol
The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.
The Commander General of the Board, Dr. Harun Ibn-Sina, made the disclosure in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, in Kano on Sunday.
The Commander made the disclosure while inspecting the intercepted consignment at the board’s Headquarters in Sharada Kano.
“As a result of co-ordinated exercise, the tricycle loaded with hundred cartons of alcohol was successfully intercepted while the tricyclist is at large,” he said.
According to him, investigation reveals unscrupulous persons among the tricycle operators were being hired to smuggle alcoholic substance into the state.
Ibn-Sina urged tricyclist, owners and their associations in the state to pay attention to the activities of its members.
He said the state would not tolerate any operator who hides under the name of the business to engage in crime.
The Commander called on security agencies in the state to put more efforts to curtail such illicit trade.
He advised various stakeholders to collaborate with the board in fishing out erring individuals among tricycle operators.
“Tricyclists should expose those behind the smuggling of alcohols, Indian hemp, and other dangerous drugs in the state in order to protect their integrity,” he said.
He emphasized that the government would deal decisively with anybody that was found in such activities.
He, however, enjoined the people of the state to report any suspicious move either by group or individuals to the nearest authority, to protect lives and property.
According to him, all hands must be on deck to ensure adequate security in the state.
Ibn-Sina commended the public for the cordial relationship with the board.
He added that the positive move would assist in reducing the rate of immoral acts and crimes among youths in the state.
Kano CJ directs reopening of courts
Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir, has directed Magistrate Courts to reopen for normal activities on Monday, July 6.
The Public Relations Officer of the state’s Judiciary, Mr. Baba Ibrahim, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Kano.
Sagir said that the directives followed easing of the COVID-19 lockdown by the state government.
“All Magistrates’ in the state should resume court sitting immediately,” Sagir was quoted as saying in the statement.
The Newsmen reports that Sagir had on March 25, directed for the suspension of the court sitting, in compliance with the COVID-19 lockdown imposed to stem further spread of the pandemic in the state
Reports have it also that Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday announced a total eased of restrictions in view of the successes recorded in the campaign against the pandemic.
If your fiancee’s family are poor and want a flamboyant wedding, they are gold diggers- Reno Omokri
Popular political critic and writer, Reno Omokri in his nugget on Sunday has issued a piece of advice to young unmarried men.
Reno Omokri in his statement advised them never to go into debt to give a girl’s family the wedding they want.
“Dear single men, Never go into debt to give a girl’s family the wedding they want. If that is the price for marrying their daughter, then she’s not the right girl for you. A poor family, with a rich taste, is the surest sign of troublesome in-laws.”
Reno Omokri added that if the girl’s family wants a millionaire society wedding, and they are poor, they are gold diggers, he claimed.
“Dear men, If the girl’s family wants a millionaire society wedding, and they are poor, you are dealing with a gold-digging clan. They are many. You are one. If you go ahead with that marriage, you are attempting to break a coconut with your head!” He said.
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