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Two security aides attached to the Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun died within four days.

The first was recorded on Monday when news of the passing away of an officer in the Department of State Services (DSS), Wale Aderemi, got to the governor’s office. He reportedly died at the Mercy Hospital in Onikolobo, Abeokuta, having been earlier discharged from the same hospital a few days before after being treated for typhoid.


He reportedly fell in the toilet of his apartment and was rushed back to the hospital where he died. The second was that of the second in command in the governor’s convoy security, Busoye Olayinka, popularly called ‘Robot’, who died in a ghastly motor accident on Thursday night.


He celebrated his birthday on September 15.
Olayinka, An Assistant Superintendent of Police, was involved in an accident along Papa axis of the old Lagos/Abeokuta expressway around 9pm Thursday. He was traveling with his younger brother who also died in the accident.


His ash-coloured Nissan Premiere with registration number; Lagos PH 406 KJA crashed into a truck with registration number; Kwara LEM 77 XA along the expressway.


The State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Clement Oladele, confirmed the incident, adding that the two victims were taken to the General Hospital in Ifo.

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The corpse of a member of staff of the Registry Department of the College of Education in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Mr. Salami Adekunle, was on Friday rejected for burial by the management of llorin Muslim Cemetery.

The civil servant, who died at the age of 47 and hailed from Ilesa in Osun State, was said to have been killed by thunderstorm during a downpour as he was leaving the institution’s examination office for the Registry Department at about 10am on Thursday.

It was learnt that when his corpse was taken to the cemetery for burial, the management of the cemetery refused to allow the corpse to be buried there.

The coordinator of the cemetery, Dr. Abubakar Aliagan, told journalists that the cemetery management unanimously rejected that the remains of Adekunle be buried in the cemetery following an instruction that the corpse should not undergo Islamic rites.

Aliagan said that Muslims in the vicinity had insisted that his death was not an act of God, even though; he was described as a practising Muslim during his lifetime.

He said, “If the late Salami will be buried in our Muslim cemetery, we have to do it in line with lslamic rites,’’ Aliagan said.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the College of Education in Oro, Mr. Adesola Adewoye, Adekunle’s family would meet and decide on what next to do concerning the matter.

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In a statement released by Laolu Akande,Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President,

one of the areas where Nigeria can be very proud is in the arts and entertainment industry, where talented Nigerians continue to show and exceed world class performance standards, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Prof. Osinbajo while receiving the cast of
Wakaa:The Musical earlier today at the Presidential Villa noted that the industry has indeed proved clearly that “without anybody, even government coming to their aid, they can hold their own.”

But he also added that the Buhari administration would lend its support in “whatever way we are able.”

Recalling that he had seen some of the performances of the group, the Vice President noted that“it’s absolutely amazing, extremely professional.”

Commending the work of Nigerian actors, artists and performance especially in the creative industry, he stated that “we don't even need to compare ourselves. The Nigerian entertainment industry is in a class by itself. Absolutely incredible, real talent. There is no real comparison what our people are doing.

Speaking earlier, the Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who was also at the meeting said the Wakaa Musical performance which has been staged in several places including London,“is writing the name of Nigeria in gold, all over the world.

The Wakaa cast was led by Bolanle Austen-Peters, Producer and Director and Bimbo Manuel, an actor.

In her remarks, Austen-Peters commended the Vice President for receiving the group in the Presidential Villa, noting that such a gesture at short notice was very encouraging, “it shows we are doing something.”

Vice President Osinbajo has been invited as Special Guest of Honour at a Command Performance of Wakaa on October 2, 2017, during the grand finale of the 9-day performance of the musical in Abuja.

Wakaa: The Musical is a play about the trials, successes and experiences of 6 young graduates with varied backgrounds, revealing the struggles and challenges of young Nigerians at home and abroad. It is a production of BAPS Productions.


The Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of injustice.


The allegation comes few hours after he was suspended by the National Working Committee of the party over what they described as "disparaging and unfounded" claims against some party members and elders.


The business mogul, however, said he was laughing when he heard about his suspension by the PDP leadership, saying he had not gained anything from the party.


"I am not doing this because of myself, I have not for once gained one single thing from PDP in my entire life and I stand to be challenged if PDP can tell anybody anything that they gave to me” he said.


I want Nigerians to know that also, even before I presented this case to the public, I personally presented it to the former president (Goodluck Jonathan).


When you are presenting a clean, clear case before the panel, and after that they still uphold injustice. So, they are still digging their graves.


I am not in this business to castigate anybody but I am here to seek justice. Impunity must stop, our electoral processes must strictly be adhered to with lay down rules according to the constitution of the party.


Let nobody blame me today and I complained, I sent texts to every PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) member about the impunity and nobody did anything,” he alleged.


A 70yr old man, Simon Alobu, has been arrested by the Ebonyi State Police Command, for allegedly raping a 6yr old girl in Akpoha Community, Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State for three years.

The suspect was Arrested following sequel petition to the police by officials of the Ebonyi State Family Law Centre following a complaint lodged by a relative of the victim after the suspect allegedly confessed to the crime.

According to reports, the victim, an orphan, has lived with her aunt in Akpoha town since the death of her parents four years ago. She said the suspect lured her and her younger brother to his apartment.

He then asked them to help him to prepare a meal, part of which he told they would also eat. "After preparing the Garri (eba), my younger brother said that he did not want to eat and left the room. He immediately locked the door and raped me after which he used a razor to make a mark on my buttocks" the girl said.

The victim's aunt, Mrs. Martha Enya, explained that Alobu first raped her niece in 2014 when the victim was just three years old without anybody knowing.

She said, "I became aware of the first assault in November 2014 when the victim complained of pains in her private part, I asked her what happened, but she could not speak out. After examining her, I took her to a hospital in Afikpo where the rape was confirmed by doctors and she was given medical treatment.

"He sexually assaulted her again in 2015, 2016 and again this year. All efforts to make my niece disclose his identity failed until I took her to a church located in Enugu in August 2017 where she summoned the courage to disclose that it was Simon Alobu that had been raping her in the last three years.

"I raised the alarm in the village . This prompted the elders, youth and villagers to confront Alobu. He then confessed that he had been sleeping with the girl all these years. I reported the case to the Ebonyi State Family Law Centre, which then reported the matter to the police"

Commenting on the case at the police command headquarters in Abakaliki on Friday, the Police Public Relations Officer Lovet Odah, said the suspect was in custody at the command , and had confessed to the crime.

The PPRO confirmed that it was true that the suspect used a razor to lacerate the victim’s buttocks. He added that the command was ready to charge the suspect to court.

Odah said the moment the report of the medical test conducted on the victim was ready , the suspect would be arraigned. Meanwhile , the wife of the Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs. Rachael Umahi, has expressed sadness over the incident and enjoined the police authorities in the state to ensure that a thorough investigation was conducted to bring the culprit to book.


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The Medical and Health Workers Union chapter of National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has commenced indefinite strike.

The Union said they are embarking on the industrial action to push for improved welfare package and for the management of the agency to implement an agreement reached on welfare package in 2013.

Addressing members today, the Vice President of the Union, Idu Isua, disclosed that both the management and the union signed an agreement to review its welfare package in 2013 but the terms of agreement are yet to be complied with.
Isua said the union had complained to the Ministry of Health and NAFDAC management, "but up till today, nothing has been done.
The strike was not a fresh one because we took same action two years ago and last year and based on agreement reached, the strike was suspended. However, nothing was done on our salary review up till now.
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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is haq Oloyede, has advised the elite to stop sending their children abroad for the first degree education.

Oloyede, who noted that private universities must be "realistic by considering the economic situation in the country" said some private universities in the country were set up to make money.

The registrar said this on Thursday night in Abuja, during a training and sensitisation for admission officers and stakeholders from universities.

Oloyede added that the board would no longer consider students admitted by universities, who did not have the Ordinary Level and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination requirements.

He said,“Private universities have a challenge of high costs of school fees. I believe that the private universities are established for worthy purposes. In Nigeria, all of them claim they are not for profit but most of them are for profits.

Let private institutions be declaring their status.

"Not for profit" means that they are doing it for public services and their charges will reflect that. When they are able to recover their overhead, I think they can be okay. But some are established, especially for making money.

It is not a crime; but show us where you stand. The market forces will determine where students will be. What is happening is that the private universities must be realistic in taking into consideration the economic realities in the country. Otherwise, they will put themselves out of the market.

"I believe also that it is better for the elite in Nigeria to send their children to universities and higher education institutions in Nigeria. But they can go abroad for higher education"

Oloyede added that the board had also introduced the Central Admissions Processing System to ensure "transparency and tracking" of the admissions carried out by the universities.
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