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Couple Crushed To Death On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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File: An accident scene

File: An accident scene

A couple who both worked with the Lagos State Government Civil service lost their lives to a fatal accident last weekend at the Ogere axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State.

Mr. Rotimi Olugbuyi and Toyin Olugbuyi were said to be returning to their Ogun state residence after attending a wedding ceremony in Ibadan, Oyo state last Saturday when the unfortunate incident happened. The couple, until their death, were staff of the Lagos State Civil Service.

Rotimi Olugbuyi was a Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Ministry of Information attached to the state Scholarship Board, the wife Oluwatoyin was a Public Relations Officer attached to the state Judicial Service Commission.

According to an eyewitness, the deceased were very unlucky as their car, which was driven by Rotimi, said to be in his late 40s, had one of its tyres burst while on motion and skidded off to the other side of the road where a trailer, already on a high speed and heading towards Ibadan, rammed into them, crushing the car and the occupants.

As a result of the impact, their bodies were shattered. The dismembered bodies were later taken to the Ogere office of the Federal Road Safety Corps, where their relatives were contacted.

It was gathered that the remains of the couple, who had been married for 13 years without a child, were buried side by side amid tears at their Mowe residence

Colleagues from the Lagos state government secretariat, who were present at the burial, described the couple as very nice, loving, caring and dedicated staff while alive

A source, who pleaded anonymity, said Toyin was three months pregnant before the unfortunate
incident. This is a very sad situation, after waiting for thirteen years, just when they were now expecting a child, they died.

However, the Lagos Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its Chairman, Mr. Deji Elumoye, has paid a condolence visit to Lagos Information Chapel of the union at the Ministry of Information and Strategy over the death of the couple

While expressing regrets over the death of the two members, Elumoye stated that he was satisfied with testimonies of colleagues of the deceased couple which indicated that they lived good lives worthy of emulation.

He urged colleagues of the deceased to rededicate themselves to duty and impact positively on the lives of the people around them, noting that death is an inevitable end for all.

The chairman also prayed to God that such calamities would not befall members of the union again.

Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry, Mrs. Ronke Osho, noted that it was consoling that people outside the ministry shared in the pains arising from the loss of the couple

Most colleagues were short of words but described the couple as very loving, dutiful and easy going fellows. The colleagues are still wondering how could death dealt a big blow on the family, relatives and state civil service by taking them away at their prime.[Vanguard]

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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