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Obaship Tussle: Fayose Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On Community

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In a bid to douse the raging tension and prevent breakdown of law and order occasioned by obaship tussle in Awo Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government, Governor Ayodele Fayose, has imposed dusk-to-dawn
curfew on the community

With the order, human and vehicular movements, are not allowed between 6pm to 6am daily.

The community had been in crisis since over a year ago after Prince Azees Olaleye Aladejuyigbe was presented with the staff of office by the state government and enthroned as the new Alawo of Awo Ekiti.

The monarch was said to have been barred from accessing the palace since enthronement and had been making do with the mosque .

The crisis which escalated last weekend and almost snowballed into anarchy was said to be assuming a religious dimension , with princes, who are Christians claiming that some external forces were allegedly planning to Islamize the throne.

Aladejuyigbe’s alleged preference by the government, according to sources did not receive the blessing of the elites and kingmakers of the town and was causing a cold war in the town.

A statement signed yesterday by Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public
Communications, Mr Lere Olayinka , said the curfew take immediate
effect with the directive to the security agents to to effect the restriction.s

“We are calling on the people of the town to embrace peace and toe the
line of civility in resolving their differences.

“We are also assuring our people that religious crisis we have no place in Ekiti. We are one regardless of our political affiliations and this our government will maintain”, the statement concluded.

Some political office holders in Fayose’s government, mostly Muslims from the town, it was alleged were said to have worked closely with Muslim leaders in Ekiti to influence Aladejuyigbe’s appointment.

The source said: “The man claimed to be a prince, but there was no record to show that he has contributed anything to the development of the palace and the town at large.

“The Aladejuyigbe’s family has run several adverts to disown him that
he was never a member of the royalty, so to us in Awo Ekiti, he was never a king.

“Well, why we are not unaware of the fact that the new king was not born in this town, what of his father. There was no record to show that he has a meaningful contributions in this town.

“So, how can were ward his child under this circumstance when there were Omowas who have done creditably well in our town. We don’t want war or crisis, but the right thing must be done as well”, he said.

Source: Leadership

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COVID-19 vaccine: US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor Ogbuagu

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The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogbuagbu, who graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003, migrated to the US and rose to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at Yale University.

He was part of the team that helped pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook message on Monday, the US mission wrote, “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways. Our hats off to Dr Onyema Ogbuagu at Yale who helped develop a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Ogbuagu is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof Stella Ogbuagu. He also has a twin brother who is an engineer.

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Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

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After beating Mark Zuckerberg in world rich list ranking — the billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now leapfrogged Bill Gates to grab the world’s second-richest ranking.

Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla share price, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The current net worth of Elon Musk stands at $127.9 billion.

This comes as one of the biggest gains in the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people — Musk has added over $100.3 billion to his net worth this year.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

In January 2020, he ranked 35th, but the soaring Tesla share price has driven his ranking to surpass other billionaires in the world.

The jump in Musk’s fortune came as the shares of the electric car-maker Tesla soared as the electric car makers market cap neared $500 billion on Monday.

Gates would have been on the top, had it not been for his philanthropy.

~BusinessInsider~

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#EndSARS Protest: Those who have murdered Nigerians will not benefit from trade or travel to the UK – Lyn Brown

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British politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have “murdered” Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a “transparent investigation and effecting of justice.”

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

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