Police arrest two men for killing their mothers
Nasarawa State police command on Saturday arrested a 25-year-old man, Mr. Oyin Osaba, for allegedly killing his biological mother, 75-year-old Mrs. Diji Osaba, following a disagreement in Amba village, Kokona Local Government Area of the state.
While parading the suspect in Lafia, the State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq Bello, said the command also apprehended another suspect, Mr. Adamu Iyanga, for allegedly killing his biological mother, 55-year-old Mrs. Hajara Iyanga.
“The suspect, who followed his mother to fetch firewood, hit her with a machete and ran away but he was later arrested. He confessed to the crime,” said the police boss.
World Bank releases N125m to Kwara communities
The World Bank has released N125m for micro developmental projects in Kwara State, the General Manager, Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency has said.
He stated that each benefiting community would be supported for micro-project(s) not exceeding N10m.
He spoke in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Saturday during a training workshop for members of community project management committees and sub-committees from Olori, Hamdallah, Elan and Aiyekale communities in Kaiama, Ekiti and Asa Local government areas of Kwara State.
New Edo state governor Obaseki walks the street to thank residents for voting him into office
Newly sworn-in governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, took to the streets after his inauguration today, to thank the residents of the state for voting him into office.
Security agencies may soon arrest me– Nyesom Wike says
“I was afraid to come out for this programme when I heard that all the security heads in this state came for the programme. So, I told my orderly to pack some of my things into a bag that I may not return because they may arrest me from there.
My orderly asked, but you have immunity. I told him that there couldn’t be immunity in Nigeria when people are arrested anyhow. We don’t respect the rule of law. Anybody can be arrested at anytime. The fight against corruption in the country undermines development. It serves no useful purpose” he said
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Trump: I didn’t give fixed date for tearing my green card, says Soyinka
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday, came hard on those asking him to tear his US Green Card as he vowed to do once billionaire businessman, Donald Trump, won the US presidential election.
Online commentators have been daring the revered playwright to carry out his threat which he reportedly made few days before the election since Trump had won.
But Soyinka, in a statement he signed titled, “Red card, green card– Notes towards the management of hysteria”, described the online commentators as “noisome creatures” whose ignorance resonates largely on whatever they comment on.
He said, “Let me end with a Red Card to those noisome creatures, the nattering nit-wits of Internet: maybe Trumpland is not as despicable as the Naijaland you impose on our reality from your secure cesspits of anonymity.
“Go back to school. Your problem is ignorance, ignorance of whatever subject you so readily comment upon. Learn to study your subject before opening up on issues beyond your grasp.
“Sometimes you make one feel like swapping one green for another, out of embarrassment for occupying the same national space as you.’’
Soyinka maintained that he would carry out his threat but not at a time fixed by his critics.
He said, ‘‘If it even becomes convenient to bring it forward, I intend to do so, but please don’t come at me with plaints of time imprecision.
“I never discussed it with you, nor invited you to a private decision whose execution was already in the making.
“Do not try to browbeat me. It’s a waste of time – all you have to do is immerse yourselves in my antecedents. It will not attempt to deal with the notion of an exit time-table as conceived by others.’’
The scholar-critic, who also narrated why he decided in the past to issue a ‘Red Card’ to countries such as Australia, China, South Africa and Cuba, added that the decision on his US green card made while addressing a group of students at Oxford University was not a public lecture.
But the leader of Igbo group in Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie, on Saturday, pleaded with Soyinka, not to tear his US green card simply because Trump defeated Clinton in the just-concluded US presidential election.
Anozie in a statement, appealed to Soyinka to shelve the plan, reminding him that Trump’s victory was the decision of the American people and that Clinton had already conceded defeat.
He said, “Many people expected Clinton to win but it eventually did not go the way many had expected. The prophesy of a respected Nigerian prophet also failed on the election.
“Now that Americans have spoken, and with Clinton congratulating Trump, Soyinka should follow suit, he must not tear his green card.”
Tinubu’s supporters protest in Lagos
Supporters of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, staged a peaceful protest to express their displeasure with the alleged sidelining of the APC stalwart in the country.
The protesters were led by the APC Chairman in Lagos, Henry Ajomale.
The loyalty march, tagged, “I stand with Tinubu,” also had in attendance government officials, present and past political office holders.
They marched from the Lagos State House of Assembly Complex in Alausa to other parts of Ikeja.
While addressing the protesters, Ajomale said the leaders of the party would not allow anybody to rubbish Tinubu’s legacies.
Ajomale said, “The man that started the whole revolution (Tinubu) is now being rubbished because of the inordinate ambition of very few members of the party. They want to destroy the party and that is why we are concerned about what is going on. If we allow a few people to truncate what we fought for, then the promise made to Nigerians would not be fulfilled.
“Those trying to undermine the leadership of Tinubu in APC are not helping this country. My advice to them is to leave Asiwaju alone and let him do what God has asked him to come and do for this country. Those planning the crisis should have a change of mind because it is not going to help the country. We cannot sit down and fold our hands and allow anybody to destroy the whole thing we planned.”
In his remarks, the Deputy Chairman of Lagos APC, Omolaja Odumbaku, said they would continue to support Tinubu because they hold his leadership qualities in esteem.
Addressing the supporters, the Convener of IStandWithTinubu rally, Babatunde Afonja, said the protest was to show that Tinubu still remains the leader of Nigerian progressives.