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Fayemi, Oshiomole, Ahmed Mourn Dead Journalists

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Nigerians have continued paying tributes to the three journalists who died in a ghastly motor accident while returning from an official trip in Abuja over the weekend.

The journalists, who died in the crash which occured along the Osu-Ilesa road in Osun State were Adolphus Okonkwo, National Union of Jounalists (NUJ) National Financial Secretary; Tunde Oluwanaike, Chairman of the Radio Nigeria Ibadan Network Chapel and Kafayat Odunsi of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Tejuosho, Lagos.

10 other journalists who sustained serious injuries in the incidence are currently receiving medical attention at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital Complex, Osogbo, Osun State, with two of them who are from Oyo State said to have been moved to the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan on the orders of the Oyo State governor.

In his condolence message, former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said there could be no justification for the daily massive loss of lives witnessed in Nigeria due to bad roads.

“This preventable loss of lives saddens me and it is a colossal one. These journalists were on official assignment and to die in such a gruesome way is regrettable. Their deaths brings to fore the lack of any functional transportation system and the terrible nature of Nigerian roads.”

Tinubu added that the death of the journalists had robbed the media of some of its brightest minds and prayed for fortitude for the media to bear the loss.

He further called on the media not to shy away from exposing the rot on the nation’s roads and the overall infrastructural rot all around the country.

Also speaking on the unfortunate incident, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi expressed shock over the death of three officials of the union.

The governor described the death as a “big tragedy which cut short the lives of patriots, who were on the active service of their fatherland”.

He expressed regret that the death of the journalists occurred at a time the nation was yet to recover from the demise of media icon, Alhaji Alade Odunewu, who passed on recently.

He therefore called on the concerned authorities to ensure good insurance package for journalists in view of the hazards associated with the media profession.

“They work day and night to ensure that we get news as it breaks and their lives are always at risk when covering events in danger zones”.

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, also mourned the dead journalists, describing their deaths as unfortunate, shocking and devastating.

Ahmed, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, said the death of the journalists, while pursuing enhanced welfare of their colleagues had yet denied Nigeria the services of the vibrant Nigerians.

Ahmed noted that the death of the journalists has again brought to fore, the issue of insurance policies for working journalists in view of the hazardous nature of their vocation.

He urged employers of journalists, whether in the private or public sector, to wholeheartedly embrace journalists’ insurance culture, just as his administration has done for all working journalists in the state, irrespective of their employers.

Ahmed had recently released N1.68million as insurance premium for all working journalists in the state.

“It was in recognition of the place of journalists in national development that my administration paid the insurance premium of all journalists working in the state irrespective of their states of origin or the nature of their employment,” the governor said.

Also speaking, Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole commiserated with the NUJ over the death of the journalists.

In his condolence message, Oshiomhole said the death of the journalists was most painful given the fact that they embarked on the journey to press home a case for enhanced welfare of their members.

“I pray God to grant speedy recovery to the other journalists who are receiving treatment as a result of the accident,” he said.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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