On May 29, 1999, power was transferred to a democratically-elected government after many years of military rule and the country has been able to sustain the democratic government for an unbroken 22 years; the longest in the history of democratic governance in Nigeria’s history. The democratic governance that kicked off on May 29, 1999 brought about renewed hope after the…

ONDO ANTHEM, OPEN GRAZING AND MATTERS ARISING (pdf) The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission has observed with concern the highly orchestrated campaign of calumny mounted by some individuals and groups over the recent action of Arakunrin Akeredolu, SAN in finding a lasting solution to the attack on the farmers and their farmlands by the herdsmen in Ondo State.…

by Ojo Oyewamide, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Media and Publicity What would have been the security situation in Ondo state without the roarings and hunting of Amotekun? Some days ago, four kidnappers were fanged by the State Security Network (Amotekun Corps). The security agency also rescued some victims from the den of the beasts of prey.…

The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission has Inaugurated the committee that will implement its digital literacy project in South West Nigeria. The committee, which is chaired by the immediate past Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Development & Partnership), University of Ibadan, Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, will work to upgrade digital skills level of young people in the six South West…

Speakers of Southern States Legislatures, at the weekend, threw their weight behind the Southern Governors’ resolutions, saying they are not just sacrosanct but will guarantee justice, fairness and equity in the country. Recall that Southern Governors last week in Asaba, met and came up with a communique banning open grazing of cattle, called for a national dialogue, restructuring of the…