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Thieves must not rule us again in Nigeria …. Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians not to allow those he described as thieves to have access to Nigeria resources again.

Osinbajo made the remarks on Friday at a campaign rally in Ilesha at the palace of Owa Obokun, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran,in Osun State.

The Vice President also had earlier paid a courtesy visit to the Oba in his palace before addressing the people.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vice president was in the town as part of the door- to- door campaign initiative of the All Progressive Party.

Osinbajo and and Governors at the launch of 'The Green Imperative'

Osinbajo and and Governors at the launch of ‘The Green Imperative’
Osinbajo and and Governors at the launch of ‘The Green Imperative’

Osinbajo said that despite the fact that Nigeria made the highest revenue from crude oil between 2010 and 2014, nothing to show for it due to corruption by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration.

Resources is not a problem in the country but rather corruption is affecting the progress of the country and that is why we must not allow thieves to take over again.

The era of corruption is over and that is why we must re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari, who is a man of integrity to continue the good work.

He said that the President had invested massively in infrastructure development with the little resources available, adding that no nation can move forward without infrastructure development.

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Osinbajo assured that Buhari would focus more on job creation for the youths during his second term administration.

The vice president also noted that 500, 000 youths were employed through the N-power programme, saying that the figure will increase to 1.5 million during the next level.

He said that electricity would also be given more attention while soft loan would also be given to traders to improve on their businesses.

Under the `Tradermoni Scheme, two million traders had benefited but the figure will be increased to 10 million in the next dispensation.

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Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara

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Armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least 13 police officers

We gathered that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.

A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.

“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”

“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”

“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area,” he said.

When contacted by our correspondent, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.

 

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Clean smelly Lagos gutters, stop making noise – Deji Adeyanju rebukes Joe Igbokwe

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Deji Adeyanju, an Abuja-based human rights activist, has berated Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his recent comments on social media.

Adeyanju said Igbokwe who should be cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos State is making noise on social media.

Igbokwe, who is the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been very outspoken on social media lately.

The APC chieftain celebrated the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

He had explained that Kanu once asked IPOB members to kill him and his family members.

The governor’s aide also rebuked Kanu’s style of agitation, stressing that the IPOB leader never witnessed the Biafra civil.

Igbokwe further stressed that the Nigerian government has enough evidence to convict the embattled IPOB leader.

However, Adeyanju, in a tweet wrote: “Joe Igbokwe who should be busy cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos is still on Facebook making noise.”

Meanwhile, we observed that Lagos State has witnessed serious flooding due to rain fall and bad drainage management.

 

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Cultism: Four arrested during cult supremacy battle in Ogun

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Four persons, who the police said are members of dreaded cult groups, were on Saturday arrested during a supremacy battle in Ogun State.

Police said the supremacy battle led to a gun duel between Aye and Eiye confraternities in the Atan-Ota area of Ogun.

The suspects, according to the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were identified as Olusegun Owoola (26), Gbenga Akinkade (34), Jinadu Waliu (30) and Sanni Hammed (27)

Oyeyemi informed us that they were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Atan Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4am on Saturday.

The two groups were said to have gone on a rampage at the Hotel road area of Atan, shooting sporadically.

The DPO had mobilized his men to the scene “where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle.”

According to Oyeyemi, “the police engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them”, leading to the arrest of four of them.

Items recovered from them are a locally-made pistol, three live cartridges, two knives, an iron rod and assorted criminal charms.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the anti-cultism section of the State CIID for investigation.

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