Author: Quadri Idowu

A member of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Ogun State was reportedly slumped and died on Friday. The demise identified as Sunday Ogunjimi was among other workers who had gathered at the NLC secretariat to await the outcome of a meeting between the state government and the leaders of the striking workers. The secretariat became rowdy when Ogunjimi slumped in the midst of the crowd; he was reportedly rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, where he was pronounced dead. Until his death,it was gathered that the deceased was a former chairman of National Youth Council of Nigeria…

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A group in Ondo State has alleged that children found under a church underground apart late Friday night and rescued Saturday have been in captivity for about six months. The group, Ekimogun Youths Connect, said it swung into action after sufficient evidence had been gathered over the criminal matter. Leader of the group, Famakinwa Lucaskakaki, said it swung into action together with the police and the Amotekun officers to rescue the victims. The statement read in part, “About 14:00hrs of yesterday, Friday 1st of July, 2022, I was reliably informed that a particular Church in Valentino, Ondo City, called ‘Ondo…

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Some children numbering over 50, have been found in an underground apartment of a church in Ondo State. Police have taken possession of the kids after discovery and have been taken to the headquarters of the command for further investigation. No one can say how the kids got to the underground apartment but it was learnt that some officials of the church have been nabbed. The discovery is coming less than a month after a church was attacked in Owo and about 40 worshippers were gunned down. The police command is yet to issue any Crwe statement on the development.…

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Nigeria’s Immigration Service has debunked reports that recruitment into the service is ongoing. The Service disclosed this in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of immigration, Amos OKPU noted that the notice was designed by some fraudulent persons who are seeking to deceive and exploit unsuspecting members of the public into parting with their hard-earned resources for non-existent vacancies. The service maintained that it is currently not undertaking any recruitment exercise whatsoever and the public should ignore the publications. Amos assured that efforts were ongoing to track down those behind such fraudulent publications with the aim of bringing…

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday assured that those arrested over allegations of vote buying in the just concluded Ekiti State governorship election would be prosecuted. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu, who stated this at a stakeholders meeting over the forthcoming election in Osun said his commission is putting all arrangements in place to ensure hitch free exercise. The INEC boss stated, “Arising from the experience in recent elections, vote buying remains a major area of concern. We appreciate the role played by the anti-corruption and security agencies in apprehending some of the perpetrators of this brazen assault on…

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday expressed concerns over what it called clashes in some communities of Osun state. Chairman of the INEC, Prof Mahmud Yakubu who expressed the concerns on Saturday at a stakeholders meeting, said though the situation is now calm, the development raises questions over the forthcoming elections. He said, “Arising from the experience of the recent Ekiti State Governorship election, the Commission is keeping a close watch on the security situation in Osun State. Although it is generally calm at the moment, we are nevertheless concerned about reports of clashes in some places. In one…

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The suspected driver of a truck where 53 migrants died from heat in Texas did not know that the air conditioner had stopped working, court documents say. Homero Zamorano, 45, was found hiding near the truck on Monday, officials say. He is one of four people charged. Mr Zamorano and alleged conspirator Christian Martínez, 28, are accused of sending text messages to each other before and after the truck was found. It is the deadliest human trafficking incident in US history. Several children found in the vehicle are still being treated in hospital. The victims were from Mexico, Honduras, El…

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One of the wives left behind by the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Kafayat, has died. Her death came more than two months after the demise of her husband. Olori Kafayat Adeyemi, who is the mother of one of the monarch’s popular sons, Adebayo Adeyemi also called D’Guv, passed on in the United States of America in the late hours of Friday. The palace is yet to release details of her death as at the time of filing this report. The monarch himself joined his ancestors on Friday April 22 at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado…

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A building said to belong to the redeemed Christian Church of God, has collapsed in Lagos. The building , which was under construction, reportedly came down at about 6:30pm at 17, Cardoso Street, off Martin Street, Lagos. The Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, National Emergency Management Agency Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the collapse of the building. He said the personnel of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) were on the ground at the time of this report. Collapse of buildings is a regular occurrence in Lagos.

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The Ogun State Police Command has reacted to a viral video of a mentally unstable young lady who stripped herself and barked like a dog in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The State Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement on Friday noted that the lady was allegedly used spiritually and diabolically. According to him, the command was aware of the report of the yet-to-be-identified lady who must have been used for money ritual by a suspected internet fraudster popularly known as Yahoo boy. Oyeyemi said, “The young lady in question was alleged to have been spiritually and diabolically used…

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