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Customs Kill Transport Union Chief As Pandemonium In Ogun

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Abeokuta, the ogun State capital was thrown into confusion yesterday as customs officer chasing a vehicle suspected of conveying smuggled rice allegedly fired the driver which forced him to lose control, and ended up in a ditch.

Our correspondent learnt that this led to a protest by the transporters who in scores trooped to the headquarters of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), located on Quarry area of the town, over the alleged killing of their leader Saubana Onila, at Sowo village.
The protesters were however prevented by a combined team of the Nigeria Police, the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and men of the State Vigilance Group from gaining entry into the Customs headquarters to forestall breakdown of law and order.

An eyewitness, who identified himself, as Sola Josiah, told Leadership that five commercial vehicles loaded with 25 bags of rice each, left the popular Kuto park in Abeokuta en-route Sagamu, when the incident happened.

Josiah claimed that the patrol team on sighting their convoy allegedly shot at one of the vehicles which made the driver to lose control forcing the vehicle to somersault and finally landed into a ditch.

Josiah alleged that officials of the Customs had collected a sum of N5,000 on each of the vehicle from their leaders at the Park before they embarked on the less than one hour trip.

He also claimed that four other people were seriously injured in the incident and that those injured had been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment by their relatives.

The remains of the deceased were conveyed in a commercial cab to the Customs office by the protesters.

But in his reaction, the spokesperson of the revenue agency in the state, Usman Abubakar denied the claim that the deceased was shot.

According to him, the driver tried to escape arrest, drove dangerously and ended in a ditch.

He said, “The information at my disposal is that one of our patrol teams went on routine patrol this morning along Kobape-Sagamu Interchange. Based on credible information to them that some smugglers were coming through that route, they waylaid the smugglers.

“On sighting Customs vehicle, the occupants of those vehicles now started on top speed. In the course of the operation, one of the vehicles fell into a ditch. The occupants of that vehicle left and ran away. Our men now brought the vehicle down to Abeokuta station. So, that is the information I have. There was no shootout with anybody. Our men have no cause to shoot anybody. They are well trained and they operate according to international best practices.

“The police have been invited, we are on top of the situation. The matter is under investigation by the Customs and the police. So after a thorough investigation, we will now give you full details of what happened.”

Source: Leadership

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This country can only get worse – Cubana Chief priest

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Celebrity barman, Cubana Chiefpriest has disclosed that the current situation in Nigeria can only get worst.

His comment follows the economic state of the country, coupled with corrupt activities of politicians in the country.

 

 

The self-acclaimed celebrity barman shared his thoughts about the ongoing nationwide looting on his Instagram page.

He expressed his concerns over the belief people have in a government who according to him, can not provide basic amenities for its citizens like good roads and proper health care.

Cubana also spoke about the rise in the price of a bag of rice in Nigeria which is ten times over the price for a bag of cement.

The summary of his post is a stirring of hopelessness and uncertainty over a government who allegedly refused to distribute palliatives to its citizens in a time of need. He also hammered on the fact that people should not expect much from a government who refused to give its citizens what is rightfully theirs.

Read the post below:

“So Funny How We Are Expecting Light, Good Roads, Health Care, Security, Education, Development, Empowerment Etc From People That Refused To Give Us Common Noodles To Eat. As Of Today Cement Na 4,000 Rice Na 38,000 We Are Finished, Sometimes I Wonder If God Dey For Real Because How Can God Comfortably Watch These Oppressors Oppress Us. This Country Na Wah !!!! To Me It Can Only Get Worse.”

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So Funny How We Are Expecting Light, Good Roads, Health Care, Security, Education, Development, Empowerment Etc From People That Refused To Give Us Common Noodles 🍝 To Eat. As Of Today Cement Na 4,000 Rice Na 38,000 We Are Finished, Sometimes I Wonder If God Dey For Real Because How Can God Comfortably Watch These Oppressors Oppress Us. This Country🇳🇬 Na Wah !!!! To Me It Can Only Get Worse #CelebrityBarMan💫

 

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Yahoo-Yahoo Responsible For Low Rate Of Cultism: Seyi Awolowo

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Yahoo-Yahoo Responsible For Low Rate Of Cultism: Seyi Awolowo

Seyi Awolowo, former Big Brother Naija housemate has opined that the rate of cultism in Nigeria has reduced, adding that youths are now more focused on making money.

Awolowo, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with GoldMyneTV, stated that youths engaging in online scam are influenced by politicians who indulge in the looting of public funds.

 

During an interview with GoldMyneTV, Seyi was asked if the youths engaging in cyber-crime are influenced by politicians who indulge in the looting of public funds.

Read his words below;

”This thing is long and deep. I don’t stand for the yahoo-yahoo thing. But do you know that yahoo is the reason we don’t have really high amount of cultism?

And this is just my perspective ‘cause when I was in university, I was always harassed by cultists. But then the next thing, there was a flow of yahoo and they all just disappeared.

People that used to slap and want to obtain would now rather give. It is something bad, so overtime we abused it.

Leaders who are supposed to make us see bad in it are doing worse things, stealing more money, and getting away with it. So yahoo boys are like, ‘if he can steal and get away, why can’t I? And I’m not even stealing from Nigeria’.”

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I don’t give people information about me: Kiddwaya

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I don’t give people information about me: Kiddwaya

Kiddwaya, former Big Brother Naija housemate has revealed that he doesn’t give people information about him or anyone close to him.

The billionaire’s son, who disclosed this in a series of tweets he sent out on Tuesday, disclosed that he is a very private person.

Taking to his Twitter page, the BBNaija 2020 star called out a particular user identified as @DoodooArmani and other bloggers.

Explaining further, Kidd said if there was anything about him that fans needed to know, they would hear it directly from his Twitter and Instagram pages. In his words:

“I’m actually a very private person and I don’t give people information about me or anyone close to me. If there’s any new information you will hear it directly from my Twitter or Instagram, not from @DoodooArmani or any other bloggers. Good morning and I love you all.”

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