Osun Declares Public Holiday For ‘Isese Day’
Osun State Government has declared Monday, August 21st as a work free
day in the state to commemorate ‘Isese Day’ the annual festival of
adherents of traditional religion.
A statement issued by Mr Adelani Baderinwa, the Commissioner for
Information and Strategy, said that government declared the holiday to
enable adherents of traditional religion celebrate their festival.
Hunters Kill 2 Boko Haram Commanders In Adamawa
There was wild jubilation in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State when news of two Boko Haram Commanders killed by hunters was announced.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Ahmed Sajoh,
told newsmen that the feat recorded by the hunters received wide
accolade, saying government will surely reciprocate the gesture through
provision of logistic support.
The hunters repelled an attack by Boko Haram on Bakin Dutse and Gadamayo
villages in Madagali council, killing two top commanders in the
“The terrorists, who were on their way to attack selected communities,
were ambushed on receiving intelligence report of the terrorists’
intention. We engaged them and in the process, two Boko Haram members,
in military camouflage were killed.
“We found two AK-47 rifles and Police teargas cannisters, which we handed over to soldiers in Madagali.”
Badoo Member Arrested During Church Vigil
Plan by a suspected member of the dreaded Badoo cult group to kill a
member of Ori-Oke branch of a white garment church at Irapade area of
Agbowa Lagos, has been foiled, following his arrest.
The suspect, Ahmed Adeleke, 29, who disguised as a worshipper, attended
the church’s vigil, at the end which a female member, who was sleeping
at a corner of the church, was heard shouting that she had been
When curious members got to her, it was discovered that her head had
been smashed. She was said to have pointed to the direction where the
suspect took. Some church members went in the direction and reportedly
found the suspect changing his clothes. He was said to have denied the
But on further observation, the white garment which he pulled off was
discovered to be blood stained. Parading the suspect yesterday at the
Police Officers Mess, Ikeja, the Lagos State Command boss, Fatai Owoseni
said: “Policemen from Ipakodo Division rushed to the church.
“Although the suspect denied the accusation, when the area was searched,
three handkerchiefs (white, blue and red) were recovered from him.
Also, a grinding stone, which he used to hit his victim on the head, was
The suspect, however, denied being a Badoo member. He said: “I was a
Muslim, but later converted to Christianity. I live at 9, Ojokoro
Street, Agric. I was invited to worship there that night by a senior
colleague, Kehinde, at the tailoring shop where I work.”
However, asked if Kehinde had come to identify him, he shook his head,
saying “how would she come? She may be afraid of being arrested as