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Lagos Markets Shut As Tinubu’s Daughter’s Installation As ‘Iyaloja’ Holds

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The installation of Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, as the Iyaloja General of Nigeria yesterday grounded commercial activities in major markets Lagos as they celebrate with the new Iyaloja.

Tinubu’s daughter’s installation, which took place at the palace of Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu 1, coincided with his 70 years birthday celebration and attracted dignitaries and captains of industries.

Tinubu-Ojo, succeeded her grandmother, Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji, who held the title until she passed away a few months ago.

Late Abibatu Mogaji

Late Abibatu Mogaji

Shops were shut down in major markets in the state.

Expressing his anger at the development, a tomato seller at the Mile 12 market, where foodstuffs are sold in bulk, said he was unaware of the closure and so had brought in fresh tomatoes to sell.

“At the section where I sell, our market leaders did not inform us that there would be a closure on Tuesday in order for us to attend the coronation.

“We got here only to be told not to open our shops because of the installation. So, many of our customers were not aware, they came to transact business but we told them they should come back tomorrow (Wednesday).”

Although traders in some markets defied the lock-down order, it was a total shutdown for major markets in Oke Arin, Balogun, Isale Eko, Ogba, Mushin, Oshodi, Agege, Yaba, Idumota and others, as traders were mandated to head to the coronation centre.

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  1. Gistyinka Blog

    October 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    congrats to her…

  2. CUTIE

    October 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    so they have turned it to a family title abii,,,,,she is also too young to hold the post

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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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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