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NEMA Dismisses Rumour Of Bomb Blast At Bauchi NYSC Camp

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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said there was no bomb blast in the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Bauchi.

There have been a lot of rumours making rounds since early morning about a bomb blast in Bauchi state NYSC orientation camp in Wailo, killing fifty youth corpers.

However, NEMA spokesman, Yushau Shuaibu, has dismissed the rumour in a short message on Wednesday that the reported killings of corps members in a blast were untrue.

“NEMA wishes to inform the public that there wasn’t any explosion in Bauchi today as has been speculated,” he said.

Also, Bauchi State Government has denied rumours.

A statement from the Governor’s Office, signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ishola Michael Adeyemi, described the rumour as “baseless, unfounded and an information that cannot be substantiated by the mongers who are bent on disrupting the peaceful atmosphere in the state.”

Mr. Adeyemi described the story as the handiwork of a few enemies of peace who want to cause unnecessary panic among the people, particularly the corps members who are visitors to the state.

“As a government we are committed to the protection of lives and properties of every law abiding citizen of the state, adequate security measures have been put in place and we are working hands in hands with all security agencies in the state and the effort is paying [off] as Bauchi State has remained peaceful in spite of the security challenges the country is facing,” he said.

He assured families who have children and wards at the Wailo NYSC Orientation Camp that the situation there is calm and that corps members were seen going about their normal camp activities without any hindrance. He further called for the rumour to be disregarded as “adequate security measures have been provided at the Camp.”

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  1. Clement

    July 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Wat is dis shit abt NYSC. we all knw dat d northern states ar nt safe, so why are we disceiving ourself. Infact every guaduate shld serve in his or her state! The southerners are jst too gud bcos dey do nt want any problem, by d tyme dey start killing d northerners in d south dem go change by force. Nonsense……

  2. Nwoke Chika Benjamin

    December 6, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Plz l ned this job

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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