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Friday, January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

SOTITOBIRE: POLICE NAB SELF ACCLAIMED ABDUCTOR OF MISSING BOY


The Ondo State Police command has arrested a self acclaimed abductor of the one year old missing boy, Gold Kolawole at Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Solagbade street, Oshinle quarters, Akure, the Ondo State capital, on the 10th of November, 2019.

The abductor, who is currently cooling off his head inside one of the police cells in Akure, was reportedly nabbed in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by police detectives who tracked him down to Imo state before he fleed to Port Harcourt where he was arrested, this week.

Police swing into action after the said abductor sent a text message to the phone of the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, ( a.k.a University of Prayer), Prophet Alfa Babatunde who was remained in prison custody after operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested and arraigned him before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure on a three count charge over the missing boy in the church Children's department.

Olusola Oke, counsel to Alfa Babatunde who disclosed the arrest of Adamu (not real name) to newsmen on Friday, said the arrest of the self acclaimed abductor of the child has thrown up hiding revelations on the allegations, claims and counter claims against his client and activities of his church and all sorts of rumours and insinuations about the missing child.

Oke said; "On December 14, 2019, Prophet Alfa Babatunde received a text message on his phone from one Adamu who claimed to have abducted Gold Kolawole from the premises of Sotitobire church for the purpose of setting the prophet up. The full text read thus; 'Attention: I am adamu, this is to inform u that I and my here in Akure are responsible for snatching of the 1yrs kolawole, we where sent by 2 man of God here in Akure and was paid some cash to set the prophet up. Call me now for more'.

"It was based on the above text message that detectives from the state police command tracked the phone line and traced the sender to Imo state, but he was eventually nabbed in Port Harcourt, Rivers state where he flees to. He is currently helping the police on their investigation on the missing boy."

"Let me also tell you this very important message; the police are closed on the perpetrators of this drastic act, and I can assure you that the outcome will shock everyone, and it will shake the whole structure of this city to it foundation. That is when we will all appreciate the good job done by the police and not the fire brigade approach of men of DSS".

The lawyer was also worried about the manner the operatives of the DSS in the state handled the missing child case, stressing that men of the secret police are too much in haste to prosecute and nail Prophet Babatunde on the cross over the case, even when there is yet to be any evidence linking him with the unfortunate incident.

"There are many questions begging for answers by men of the DSS; one of them is why have they refused to arrrest and interrogate the father of the missing boy, Mr. Kolawole, especially on how he came about the balance of sixteen million naira found in his account, and what happened to the money, thereafter? I promise you, we are going to unravel all these puzzles very soon.

"It beat my imagination that this kind of wanton killings of innocent souls, including a police sergeant on lawful duty, and setting ablaze the auditorium, several other buildings, cars and other properties belonging to Prophet Alfa Babatunde and Sotitobire Praising Centre, all because of the missing one year old boy; It's only pointing to one fact that this is a hi-tech conspiracy against the man of God from several sources in politics, from higher temples of God, security agents and a section of the media."

Oke however, appealed to the people of the state to keep their peace and allow the law enforcement agents to conclude their investigations on the matter, adding that the outcome will surely take many by surprise, while the innocent or otherwise of the man of God would be proven beyond reasonable doubt.
January 17, 2020

Ondo 2020: Ondo Coalition Group Vows to Determine Next Governor



Political leaders in Ondo state on Thursday vowed to embark on a massive mobilization and sensitization of electorates to discourage money politics and vote buying in the up coming 2020 governorship election and subsequent elections in the state.

The politicians and opinion leaders who gathered from different political divides in the state promised to help enforce tolerance and cooperation among all the political parties.

The political stakeholders spoke with Nigeria cable news online under the auspices of “Ondo State Coalition 2020” in a communique read by a former speaker of the state house of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Jumoke Akindele, After their inaugural meeting held in Akure, the state capital.


Reading the communique, Akindele said:

“Coalition 2020 is a collaboration of groups, associations, persons, political leaders and various political parties that cut across the length and breadth of Ondo state.”

“Year 2020, being an election year in our dear state, Ondo, it has become imperative that such a coalition be put in place to ensure that the entire state is properly guided as to the nature of government to be emplaced.”

“It is our desire to ensure that the incoming administration is such that is mindful of the interest of all classes of people in Ondo state and ensure that only a credible, people-oriented candidate emerges as the next governor of Ondo state regardless of the political platform.”

“We will endeavor to give every aspirant to the lofty number one position in the state equal opportunity for assessment to determine their competence, character and capability to provide leadership to the entire state regardless of political affiliation and social standing.”

“We shall as well give opportunity to the incumbent to submit himself, his government and achievements to proper and full appraisal by the coalition.”

The group lamented the failure of successive governments in the state to deliver on key indices of developmental strides particularly in Education, infrastructure, health, Agriculture, Industrialization, employment and poverty alleviation.

The group resolved to ensure good governance is not reduced to a slogan in the state but an idea and ideal that must find actual expression.

One the latest trending regional security concept initiated by Governors of states in southwest Nigeria code-named Amotekun.

“We identify with the Amotekun Security Network and commend the Southwest Governors on the laudable initiave.” Akindele concluded.

Other notable leaders at the meeting include Rt. Hon. Malachi Coker, Hon. Bamiduro Dada, Hon. Solagbade Amodeni, Hon. Akinbobola, Hon. Otetubi, Hon. Kura, and chairmen chairmen of 17 political parties among others.

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January 17, 2020

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Monday, January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

[Music] Oyomesi - Alubata


The “ORI” Crooner, Ake Oyewale Damilola, who love to be called his stage name “OYOMESI”, finally release the audio to his new single ALUBATA

Oyomesi’s mission in the Entertainment industry is to gain elders’ interest in hip hop music, through his contemporary genre of music. He can entertain Elites, Kings, Chiefs, Foreigners matured people as well as the younger generation, with more than 100 choruses verses of his own compositions accomplished with good melody sound.

The 30-year-old Oyomesi is an OND graduate of mass communication from Poly Ibadan in Oyo state (he also attended Eleyele High School Ibadan after his primary education at Ibadan Poly staff’s school).

ALUBATA is one of several singles released the Ogbomosho native musician he has the vision to become a successful well known African artiste like King Sunny Ade, Fela Anikulapo with live b performance.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

January 11, 2020

DEATH KNOCKS ON MY DOOR BY SURPRISE , AND TOOK AWAY MY BELOVED BY BURGER LIPPY


How Do You Feel When You Loss Your Loved One? Someone Who's Very Important To You?
Someone Who Gives You Joy And Happiness?
 Someone Who Takes Away All Your Sorrows And Worries? Oh Death!
It's always very sad and disheartening!
Oh Remembering the lovely time we spent together!

It Leaves You With An Unfathomable and incurable Pain, Grief and unforgettable moments.
Sometimes It May Seems That We Can't Bare The Pain And Realize That People Come And Go, But The Memories Will Forever Be Unforgettable.

Losing A Loved One Is One Of The Most Painful Experience Ever, It Is One Of The Worst Thing That Human Will Ever Experienced In Life.
Knowing That Your Love Ones Won't Be There To Experience Life With You But Won't Be Very Easy.

My Condolences To Whosoever That Has Loss There Beloved.
May We Never Experience Such Anymore.

"The Death Of A Beloved Is An Amputation"

I Pray We Shall Never Mourn The Dead Of The Person We Love.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

January 09, 2020

CAN HAPPINESS BE HEREDITARY? By Gbenga Adene



That was the question begging for answers from me when I saw a family that has gone through lot yet, they still find one way or the other to be happy. When you have the privilege to know little about the family and you’re aware that the kids carry the same positive energy and outlook like that of their parents, then you may want to ask if happiness is hereditary. This leads us to the following factors;

Formative years: this is usually between age 1 to 8 years, a child gets to absolve all the energy the parents or environment gives to him/her. That is why it may be difficult for someone that comes from an abusive home to know how to care or show empathy, if the environment remains constant. In some family, once you say ‘true to God’ the whole family will believe what you have said is true whereas, in some reverse is the case, kids from the latter house are likely to always have trust issues.

Prevailing circumstances: Imagine a happy girl who is a dancer but lost her legs in a terrible accident and will have to be on wheelchair for the rest of her life, you don’t need a professor to make you understand that she’ll be sad for awhile or forever if her environment is not encouraging. It may not even be being unable to dance anymore but imagine a situation where she doesn’t have a caregiver that can make her life easier. It’s going to be really tough on her.

Personality change: Even if you are the most happiest person in the world, once you surround yourself with unhappy people for a long period of time you’ll become sad too. They will definitely influence you since they’re the core component of the environment you find yourself. You can have a happy beginning and sad ending or vice versa based on some of the factors addressed here.

Is there a gene for happiness? It’s hard to say yes to such direct question but then, some traits are visible in various happy people that can make us agree unequivocally that some genes are responsible for happiness. Have you ever wondered why some people are predominantly happy and some people are predominantly sad given the same circumstances. It’s all about personality formation which is a result of gene, environment, prevailing circumstances and formative years.

In conclusion, to a reasonable extent, happiness is hereditary. Nevertheless, it requires conscious effort to stay happy. That’s why you’ll see some people tap out of depression in 2 hours and some 2 months or more, given the same circumstances.

Gbenga Adene
Akure, Nigeria

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

January 08, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: NANS JCC ONDO, SAYS INCREMENT IN ADEYEMI FEE AN ANTI STUDENT DEVELOPMENT



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS' NANS ONDO STATE AXIS

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SPECIAL RELEASE
 JANUARY,08,2020
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INCREMENT IN ADEYEMI FEE AN ANTI STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (WE SAY NO TO IT)

The leadership of NANS ONDO AXIS under the auspicious leadership of Com AKINTEYE BABATUNDE BABTEE hereby register our grieve on the hike in price of school fee of our dear students in the aforementioned Federal College of Education, as we see the development as an anti Student development in a school owned by the federal Government.

We will not fail to appreciate the fact that the management of the school have been on the students side for long as the provost have always been a father to the students,but the present increment in the tuition fee is not  student friendly at all hence,we call for the reversal as the general students community believe Federal schools are more  pocket friendly than state or private owned institution.

Let me reteriate this,our promises for students stands at it, and we won't  keep mute at the expense of our dear students, the welfarism of every student in ONDO STATE. Is our priority and we won’t negotiate that for any reason.

Not to mince words,we hereby make a call for the reversal of the decision as we hope to continue to  enjoy the management--students  good relationship been witness in Adeyemi.

We are also aware of series of threat been made to the studentship of comrades who have opposed this development on that campus, we appeal to the management to desist from this if it’s true and if not such threat should not come to life as we will OPPRESS OUR OPPRESSOR, AND INTIMIDATE OUR INTIMIDATOR.

UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FARR

Thanks in anticipation.

ANNOUNCER:
 ADESOJI ADEWALE PKA OMOOBA
 PUBLIC RELATION  OFFICER

 FOR:
  AKINTEYE BABATUNDE A.(Babtee)
CHAIRMAN
January 08, 2020

MUSIC: Rayman Feat. Dammyrich – “Stay”


The Hit making producer Rayman teams up with Dammyrichserve up this hot new banger titled “Stay”
After so much anticipation on social media, Rayman finally release a new record tagged “Stay” he enlists fast rising rapper act Dammyrich
Listen & Download “Rayman Ft. Dammyrich– Stay” below:-
January 08, 2020

SAI MUSIC: ANNY D-MARINA



Anny D Anifowose Adedayo popularly known as ANNY D, or by his signature name worldshocker, is a Nigeria born Afro hip hop singer who came to the limelimit shortly after discovering is instense love for music and his passion for making people around him happy through music.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

January 07, 2020

Soundmouth, the popular open teethed comedian recently lost another tooth


Soundmouth, the popular young open teethed comedian based in port Harcourt recently lost a tooth on 4th January,, been his birth date,, while eating in an eatery at the evening hours of that day,, and so took the decision in a post he made on his instagram handle at early hours of 5th January while appreciating those who celebrated his birthday,, to increase his charge per event this year,, and to do more gigs (shows) this year than ever before,, so as to enable him raise some cash to fix up his teeth and is pleading on the general entertainment loving public to come out and support him,, and buy his tickets for his shows,, ones the tickets are out,,
In his words ”one tooth gone yesterday…..
Charge gone up…..
More gigs endorsed…. ”
And has promised to give his patronisers utmost entertainment and comedy
Instagram @soundmouth_
Twitter @soundmouth_
Facebook @soundmouth_
YouTube @Soundmouth tv

Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 04, 2020

[Mp3] Ayodex – No Sorrows



A popularly artist call Ayodex, ondo state artist finally drop is official song titled NO SORROWS. The song is an emotional song,you can download and share to friends.


Follow is handle
@ayodex_gb
GMR
Kindly download and enjoy the Vibeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzz

Listen and Download “No Sorrows” by “Ayodex“.

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January 04, 2020

CHTASU INTERIM EXCECUTIVES FIRES BACK AT COMRADE RUKAYAT KAMALDEEN OVER PRESS RELEASE


CHTASU interim government lead by Comrade Olajide Tolulope had counter the press release of the former Vice President of CHTASU Comrade KAMALDEEN RUKAYAT in a press statement.

It was also debunked in the report sent to Smart360media correspondent by Comrade Adeniyi Joshua the former General secretary that he didn't know anything about the press release made by Comrade KAMALDEEN RUKAYAT.

Below is the press release of the interim government.

IN RESPONSE TO THE RELEASED STATEMENT OF KAMALDEEN RUKAYAT AND ADENIYI JOSHUA

COUNT YOUR FAILURES, YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE YOUR ASSIGNMENT

There are so many things you have talked about here and infact I must thank you for showing us your failures and indirectly giving us add-ons to our already layed down goals.

Do you have all these in mind when you were elected last session and if I may ask what have you done about it?

Do you even know the cost of schooling before Dr. Felix Olawoye came in?

Do we have a clinic as a college of health before now?

Do you even know the extent damages students caused to these hostels ? Or you expect the provost to come and flush the toilet used by students, all these pictures you have taken if I may ask since when? Are you even A student of the school? 

Have you ever heard that change is in progress?

But what progress have you made despite spending an extra 5 months in office or you think we don't know?

 You have completely shown us how irresponsible you are to be the face of the students. We represent the interest of the students and if you don't know we are bent on seeing this college progressing, we were choosen because we have legacy, integrity and more.

Importantly we have an image to protect and we will never compromise our integrity for any reason.

 Count the months you have served and compare with what you actually achieve obviously nothing, two heads are better than one they say, what of numerous empty skulls. If you had done your assignment no replacement would have been necessary.

Get your fact right before making a public statement.
Pen still standing

SIGNED


INTERIM SUG CHAIRMAN
 COMR. OLAJIDE TOLULOPE

INTERIM SUG GENERAL SECRETARY
COMR. OLOWE TAIWO

INTERIM SUG P.R.O
COMR. TIJANI WASIU
January 04, 2020

Gospel Music: Lizzy Folorunso - No One "Prod. By Ppiano"


Fast Growing Gospel Music Artiste, Lizzy Folorunso is a Graced woman of God, her first single Your Grace won The Gospel Song of The Year at The Ondo State Music Awards
(OSMA 2019) and Best Contemporary Song Of The Year at the Annual Gospel Music Awards (AGMA 2019)

She is out with another Great song Titled No One

No One is a praise jam, announcing to the world that No One compares to Jesus….

Put on your dancing shoes and let’s celebrate the Most God Together.

She was one time P.A to the Award winning Music Icon, Amb. Wole Oni.

She is also the current the Music Director of Kicc Akure Choir.

No One was Beautifuly Produced by Award Winning Producer Ppiano for @distinctMusicproductions.

Download, enjoy and be blessed.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

January 03, 2020

BREAKINGS: UNIMED GETS NEW REGISTRAR


Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has approved the appointment of Dr. Woleola Julius Ekundayo as the Registrar of the University of Medical Science, (UNIMED), Ondo City, Ondo State.

Dr Ekundayo is a seasoned University administrator with many years of impeccable service within the Nigerian Universities system. He obtained Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree in Political Science with Second Class Upper Division from the University of Benin, Benin City (1986); Master of Public Administration from the University of Lagos, Akoka (1996); and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2002. He obtained the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Political Science with specialization in Public Administration from the Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria in 2016.

Dr Ekundayo joined the Nigerian University system at the then Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti as Administrative Officer II in 1987, rising to the post of Assistant Registrar in the same University in 1993. He was Senior Assistant Registrar at the Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos in 1995, and Principal Assistant Registrar, the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) in 2002. He is the immediate past Registrar, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, (now known as Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa) between 2011 and 2016. He has served as Deputy Registrar (Academic) at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abuja.

Until his appointment as the substantive Registrar of the University of Medical Sciences, he has been one of the senior officers at the NOUN, serving variously as the Coordinator of the MPA and MSc programs of the University as well as the Acting Director of the WUSE II Study Centre.

A highly experienced, disciplined and seasoned administrator, Dr Ekundayo is a member and fellow of several professional organizations, including membership of the Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators, and Fellow of the Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management. He has
several published articles and international peer review journals and has attended training courses and
conferences in South Africa, Hong Kong, India, Canada, the UK, Israel and the Hague.

The University of Medical Sciences welcomes him as its second substantive Registrar, and wishes him
success as he assumes office.

Temitope Oluwatayo
Public Relations Department,
University of Medical Sciences, (UNIMED), Ondo City, Ondo State.
January 03, 2020

You Have To Use Your Body To Get What You Want—Queen Farcadi.

Queen Farcadi who is into the business of sleeping with men for money has revealed what made her go into it.
According to the popular Ghanaian escort, laziness and not wanting to work made her pick prostitution as her means of survival.
The 24-year-old in an interview on The Delay Show admitted to sleeping with several men from different countries.
She said; “It’s my decision, it’s like you are lazy and don’t want to work so you have to use your body to get what you want … I am a lazy girl”
Farcadi also revealed that she tried working in the past but realized she wasn’t made for such.
She further added that upon realizing that ”men only use women,” she decided to make money out of them too.
January 03, 2020

Davido finally explains why he took his baby mama “Sophia Momodu’ to Ghana and not Chioma

Davido finally explains why he took his baby mama “Sophia Momodu’ to Ghana and not Chioma




Davido has responded to reports that he took his first daughter’s mother to Ghana.
The singer said he did not take Imade’s mother, Sophia Momodu for a “holiday” to Ghana as claimed. He explained that he was traveling to Ghana and since she also had business in Ghana, he gave her a “lift” for their daughter’s sake.

He reminded everyone that he recently proposed to Chioma and pointed out that the false news reports are disrespectful to his fiancee and her family.
He wrote on his Instagram Stories:
“I just want to drop a quick comment on the headlines of the silly blogs I’ve been seeing circulate about me ‘taking the mother of first child on a trip to Ghana’ and really wish y’all will quit with it. 
“You ALL know that I just proposed to Chioma recently and it would make no sense whatsoever for me to be doing such. 
“My daughter’s mother had her business in Ghana with Afrochella selling Imade’s hair products at stalls and I was obviously booked to perform at Afronation. I simply gave her a lift for the sake of Imade who I didn’t want to be left in Lagos without her mom. It was either that or she fly economy. 
“I don’t understand why you all would spread such rumours you know would do nothing but hurt my fiance and disrespect her family. 2020 is for positive energy.



January 03, 2020

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu Bans civil servants from wearing his campaign vest

As the political campaigns for the governorship election in Ondo State are expected to increase in the coming weeks, the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has warned civil servants to stay out of the fray.




He said they should stay out of partisan politics during the electioneering activities.

The governor specifically said he was against civil servants wearing campaign T-shirts adorning the logo of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Hitherto, civil servants often attend campaign rallies of incumbent governors, wearing branded t-shirts.
Mr Akeredolu spoke at the annual prayer session to mark the first working day in the new year held at the governor’s office, Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital.
He asked the workers to allow politicians to play politics, while they should concentrate on their efforts to help government execute its policies for the people.
He expressed gratitude to God for preserving his life, saying he had more services to render to the good people of Ondo State.
“I don’t want any civil servant to wear endorsement T shirt for me. Civil servants should not be involved in politics,” he said.
“I don’t want workers to do like they did before I came on board. They should focus on their jobs and let politicians play politics.
“We are all political animals, but workers should stay away from politics. And if they want to do, it should be done moderately.”
Mr Akeredolu at the event disclosed his readiness to serve more if permitted by God.
He declared that his administration was ready to pay the N30,000 minimum wage as soon as the ongoing negotiation between the labour unions and the state government was concluded.
He claimed that the state is among the very few states already discussing the implementation of the new minimum wage.
”The organised labour and government have been having discussions and negotiations and we are fine-tuning our conclusions to ensure that we come up with the most acceptable and sustainable salary structure considering the financial strength of the State,” he said.
“I wish to assure you that payment of the new wage would commence as soon as on-going discussion and negotiation are concluded.“
The governor said within a space of about three years, his administration had embarked on massive infrastructural development across the three senatorial districts of the state.
He said his administration had also made “unprecedented’ improvement in revenue generation and laying a solid foundation for the sustainable economic turn-around of the state.
Mr Akeredolu noted that the state government under his leadership had increased empowerment schemes for women, men and young entrepreneurs by providing trade support loans.
“In doing all of these and more, we have kept faith with the demands of workers’ welfare,” he said.
“In spite of our dire financial challenges, we have been able to fulfil our promises of regular payment of workers’ salaries and other obligations to the people of the state.
“I always hold the firm belief that regular salary payment and promotion of deserving public servants are not achievement but purely obligatory.
“You can bear testimony that we have almost concluded the payment of inherited salary arrears.”
He also thanked civil servants and political office holders for their cooperation and understanding in moving the state forward.
Speaking earlier in his exaltation, the Catholic Bishop of Ondo, Jude Arogundade, called on the governor to rally the people of the state for wealth generation and creation in the state.
He said the state had no business relying on federal allocation alone for its survival.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

January 02, 2020

UPDATE: Police Arrest Mastermind of Abuja Bank Robbery

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested the mastermind of the foiled robbery of a first-generation bank in the Mpape area of Abuja last Saturday.

The suspect, a barman identified as Ernest was nabbed at his hideout by police detectives and is presently being held at the command headquarters by old CBN building, Garki, Abuja.
The police had earlier arrested four suspects and gunned down the fourth member of the robbery gang identified as Patrick during the operation.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, had on Tuesday paraded the gang members including a bank employee, Larry Ehizo, 30, Timothy Joe, 21, Princewill Obinna, 24 and Elijah David, 19.
Ehizo who allegedly drove the gang members to the bank claimed he was blackmailed by Ernest to carry out the heist.
Narrating how the failed heist was executed, David said Ehizo informed the gang members that the robbery would rake in N7 million, noting that he assured them that only a few staff members would be at work on the day of the incident.
David further explained that the banker administered an oat of secrecy on him before they went for the robbery operation.
On entering the bank premises, the 19-year-old explained that they saw the policeman on duty sleeping, adding that they tied him with an old sponge and proceeded to the banking hall where they also tied other workers on duty.
He said, “Mr Larry told us that the job could fetch about N7m. After we entered the bank, we saw the MOPOL (riot policeman) on duty sleeping, so Obinna pointed a pistol at him and we tied him with an old sponge. Mr Larry told us that he would keep the other door open for us.
“So, Larry and Obinna later went upstairs with pliers to disconnect the cctv. On our way out, Larry suddenly shouted, ‘Ah, the MOPOL has escaped, then I ran inside and all of them scattered. I didn’t know what to do. Then the police fired tear gas.”
David further said Ehizo attempted to implicate his colleague after they were arrested.
January 02, 2020

At: Kwara Govt Demolishes Saraki’s Family House

The Kwara state government has demolished the Sarakis’ family house better known as ‘Ile Arúgbó’ in Ilorin.


It was gathered that the building was demolished early Thursday morning after security operatives dispersed protesters, including aged women within the complex.
The state government had fix midnight for the demolition exercise to avoid a clash with Saraki’s loyalists who had been keeping a vigil in the area.

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the state governor, in December, 2019 announced his decision to revoke the late Olusola Saraki’s property owing to alleged illegality in its acquisition.


He said the land was originally designated for the construction of a secretariat and parking lot of the civil service clinic, but that it was unlawfully allocated to a private firm — Asa Investments Limited — without any record of payment to the state government.
But Bukola Saraki, former senate president, countered this statement, saying his late father lawfully acquired the land from the state government.

“The property had been rightfully allocated to my late father under the name of one of his companies, Asa Investment Limited, since the 1980s and contrary to the claim of the Governor, the land was properly allocated and a Right of Occupancy title issued on it,” Saraki said.http://www.smart360media.com.ng

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