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Iyayi’s Kinsmen Demand N50bn Compensation From Kogi Gov

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The traditional ruler of Ugbegunland, Edo State, hometown of former President of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor. Festus Iyayi, who died in an auto crash, Wednesday on Lokoja-Abuja road, HRM, Samuel Obade I, Onojie of Ugbegunland and his people, are demanding a compensation of N50 billion to be paid to the immediate family of the late professor by the Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada.

In a letter dated November 13, the community wrote to the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Abuja, on the death of its son in an automobile accident with the governor’s security details, calling for a thorough investigation for Nigerians to know the actual cause of Iyayi’s death.

Prof Iyayi was on his way to Kano, in the company of other members of ASUU, for the union’s National Executive Council(NEC) meeting, where members were expected to discuss the recent offer by President Jonathan in a bid to call off the four-month old strike, but a car in the convoy of Kogi State governor Idris Wada ran into their vehicle. Iyayi lost his life in the accident, while two other members of ASUU, the National Welfare Officer, Dr Ngozi Ilo and Dr Anthoni Emina were injured.

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  1. Favour

    November 15, 2013 at 8:54 am

    U pple re not serious, N50b 4 wot? Na d governor kill am? If na iyayi kill person will he pay?

  2. adekunle louis

    November 15, 2013 at 9:45 am

    total nonsense… So dead body don turn to Gold… Afterall no be intensional killing… So una won take iyayi death as venture to wreck kogi state…. Mumu kinsmen..mtchew…

  3. Joseph

    November 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

    What re u saying my friend?and who told u is not intentional killing?is it only iyayi dat was there to be killed?
    I think it should ave been d governor that wud ave being killed.
    Pls stop supporting evil,iyayi was killed and nt jst accident….OPEN UR EYES SO DAT U TOO WILL NT BE CAUGHT UNAWARE.

  4. amie

    November 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

    N50bn 4 wat? They wan use am buy d soul back frm God? Are they dat broke? Asuu strike neva end and iyayi strike dey plan to arise. #smh. God dey sha..

  5. Vicky

    November 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Hungry they worry dis ones,50bn what 4?if they use d mny,dm no va pay asuu dm salary?dis is uncalled for.bt rememba we shall all die smday,smwere and smhw.50bn cnt bring bk his soul bk

  6. sylva

    November 16, 2013 at 10:55 am

    dnt kno wen our ppl will start thinking like humans rather dan some sub-human animals.y on earth d’u think Wada wud want 2 assa* d poor lecturer? is he a politician? dnt u think a much easier way wud’ve been 2 hire assassins who wud v finished him like a goat? it’s quiet unfortunate dat he died in d course,bt r u not aware dat even d gov’s entourage dat were involved were all equally hospitalised? or did dey jst risk dia lives by going straight 2 where he was 2 hit his head? is dat d 1st time a delegate is dying? didnt u hear of d NANS contingent of which abt 4 died,or is it bcos a gov was nt involved dat’s y it lay low? pls,i kno not Capt.Wada,neither do i know Iyayi(nt even 4rm Kogi,bt Akwa Ibom),all i am trying 2 say is dat we shdnt POLITICise d issue by heaping all d blames on sum1 who is equally a victim,bt we shud consider other factors like d road condition,attitude of d both drivers,d health condition of Iyayi as well as other necessary factors,with a view towards avoiding a recurrence… David Sylva 4rm Uyo 07030761753

  7. sylva

    November 16, 2013 at 10:55 am

    dnt kno wen our ppl will start thinking like humans rather dan some sub-human animals.y on earth d’u think Wada wud want 2 assa* d poor lecturer? is he a politician? dnt u think a much easier way wud’ve been 2 hire assassins who wud v finished him like a goat? it’s quite unfortunate dat he died in d course,bt r u not aware dat even d gov’s entourage dat were involved were all equally hospitalised? or did dey jst risk dia lives by going straight 2 where he was 2 hit his head? is dat d 1st time a delegate is dying? didnt u hear of d NANS contingent of which abt 4 died,or is it bcos a gov was nt involved dat’s y it lay low? pls,i kno not Capt.Wada,neither do i know Iyayi(nt even 4rm Kogi,bt Akwa Ibom),all i am trying 2 say is dat we shdnt POLITICise d issue by heaping all d blames on sum1 who is equally a victim,bt we shud consider other factors like d road condition,attitude of d both drivers,d health condition of Iyayi as well as other necessary factors,with a view towards avoiding a recurrence… David Sylva 4rm Uyo 07030761753

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

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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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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

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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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