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Senate Asks FG To Immortalize Late Olubadan

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Olubadan-of-Ibadan-Oba-Samuel-Odulana-Odugade-1The Senate on Thursday adopted a motion asking the Federal Government to immortalize the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana by naming a national or state monument after him as a mark of honour.

The Senate also resolved to send a delegation to condole the family, people and government of Oyo State over the death of the monarch.

The resolutions were sequel to a motion titled “Demise of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1”, sponsored by Senator Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi and 16 others.

Akanbi, who represents Oyo South Senatorial District in his lead debate, noted with sadness and great sense of loss, the demise of Olubadan.

Oba Odulana passed away on the 18th of this month in Ibadan at the ripe old age of 101.

Giving a brief citation of the deceased’s biography, the senator said Oba Odulana was born on April 14, 1914 into Ladunni family compound, at Oja-Igbo Ibadan, Oyo State and attended St. Andrew’s school, Bamigbola in the present Lagelu local government area of the state.

He noted that the Oba Odulana was transferred to St. Peter’s School, Aremo in January 1929 and completed his middle school education at Mapo Central School in December 1936 before proceeding to various institutions to strengthen his education via correspondence college, a trend that was common at the time.

Akanbi further stated that the deceased had a brief stint with the United African Company as a produce clerk before taking up teaching at the Church Missionary Society Elementary School, Jago in the present Ona Ara local government area in 1938.

He said Oba Odulana’s journey to the throne started with his appointment as the Mogaji (Head) of his Ladunni family compound, at Oja-Igbo in 1972 and became the Jagun-Olubadan Land in 1976.

He said the Oba earned an exemplary character award as a result of his hard work and patriotism.

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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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