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Commercial Drivers Go On Rampage In Ekiti

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There was a panic, pandemonium and breach of the peace on Tuesday as Road Transport Workers went on a violent protest against the Ekiti state governor.

Members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW) on Tuesday, went on a violent protest over the detention of their member at the instance of the state governor, Ayodele Fayose.
According to Premium Times, the drivers were reportedly angry that Ahmed Kolo, a driver, was arrested and arraigned for allegedly being rude to the governor.
It was gathered that Kolo who was said to have driven recklessly against Governor Fayose on September 24 when the governor drove himself to Ajilosun area in Ado Ekiti, was immediately arraigned at the Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s court for traffic offence.
Members of the union who claimed that the arraignment was against a promise made by the governor that he had forgiven the driver, started the protest which became violent with the protesting drivers setting bonfires on the highways.
“One of us was shot at Ajilosun very close to Fayose market. There is no way we won’t revenge the killing. We are even going to burn down police station if that boy dies,” a driver who would not want to named told reporters on Tuesday.
He also refused to give further details on the victim’s whereabouts and the hospital he was taken to.
The drivers damaged vehicles parked on the road, including a Toyota Avensis marked Ondo AKR 657 FW belonging to one Florence Olukolade, and maltreated passers-by and commuters.
There was shooting and brandishing of dangerous weapons as they marched along the streets to register their displeasure. They also hurled stones at the anti-riot policemen who were deployed in the area to quell the crisis.
It took the over 100 policemen drafted to the area more than three hours to restore normalcy in the area as traders at the popular Erekesan Market, hurriedly removed their goods, locked up their shops and scampered for safety.
The Secretary to the State Government, Modupe Alade, said the arraigned driver was rude to the governor and refused to apologise, saying his action resulted to his arrest and arraignment for traffic offence.
She said; “This driver drove recklessly against the convoy and he was arrested. Rather than apologising, he was rude to the governor.
 
“The governor asked them to come and apologise , but they refused. The governor as a no-nonsense person who won’t tolerate any threat from anybody. And not until he apologised, he won’t be released.”

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups

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Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday

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Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers

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Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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