Suspected Ritualist Linked To The Serial Killings In Ibadan Has Been Arrested

The Oyo state police command has arrested a ritualist linked to the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area(LGA) of the state.

Confirming the arrest to newsmen on Wednesday July 8, the spokesperson of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said:

Yes, we have arrested some suspects in connection with Akinyele killings; we will brief the press soon please” he said

Fatal Owoseni, the Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Gov. Seyi Makinde, also confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a town hall session organized for stakeholders on tackling security in the Akinyele area today.

Owoseni said:

As I speak now, the perpetrators of the killings in Akinyele have been apprehended. As at yesterday the criminals had been apprehended. The person behind it has been taking the police to the ritualists and they are now behind bars,”

Recall that in the last one month, five persons have been killed in mysterious circumstances in the said local government.

Barakat Bello, an 18-year-old student was raped and killed in her home on June 2.

On June 5, a pregnant woman, Azeezat Shomuyiwa’s head was smashed with a stone.

On June 13, Grace Oshiagwu, a female student of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, was killed inside a church in the local government.

On June 24, a 42-year-old married woman, Mrs. Olusayo Fagbemi, was hacked to death in front of her home, and on June 22, a 5 year-old-boy, Mujeeb, was also hacked to death inside his compound.

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Suspected Ritualist Linked To The Serial Killings In Ibadan Has Been Arrested

The Oyo state police command has arrested a ritualist linked to the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area(LGA) of the state.

Confirming the arrest to newsmen on Wednesday July 8, the spokesperson of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said:

Yes, we have arrested some suspects in connection with Akinyele killings; we will brief the press soon please” he said

Fatal Owoseni, the Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Gov. Seyi Makinde, also confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a town hall session organized for stakeholders on tackling security in the Akinyele area today.

Owoseni said:

As I speak now, the perpetrators of the killings in Akinyele have been apprehended. As at yesterday the criminals had been apprehended. The person behind it has been taking the police to the ritualists and they are now behind bars,”

Recall that in the last one month, five persons have been killed in mysterious circumstances in the said local government.

Barakat Bello, an 18-year-old student was raped and killed in her home on June 2.

On June 5, a pregnant woman, Azeezat Shomuyiwa’s head was smashed with a stone.

On June 13, Grace Oshiagwu, a female student of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, was killed inside a church in the local government.

On June 24, a 42-year-old married woman, Mrs. Olusayo Fagbemi, was hacked to death in front of her home, and on June 22, a 5 year-old-boy, Mujeeb, was also hacked to death inside his compound.

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Buhari replaces two non-career Ambassadors-designate

President Muhammadu Buhari has notified the senate of new replacements for two non-career Ambassadors-designate.

In the letter read during plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, President Buhari sought to replace the earlier nomination of Mr. Oboro Effiong Akpabio and Brigadier General Bwala Yusuf Bukar from Akwa-Ibom and Borno State respectively.

It read;

“In accordance to Section 171(1)(2)(c) and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Mr. John J. Usanga and Air Commodore Peter Anda Bakiya Gana (rtd) from Akwa-Ibom and Niger State respectively, as non-career Ambassadors-designate.

“The Senate is kindly requested to recall my earlier submission of Mr. Oboro Effiong Akpabio and Brigadier General Bwala Yusuf Bukar from Akwa-Ibom and Borno State respectively, vide letter dated 17th June 2020, I substitute Mr. Oboro Effiong Akpabio with Mr. John J. Usanga (Akwa-Ibom State). I replace Brigadier General Bwala Yusuf Bukar (Borno State) with Air Commodore Peter Anda Bakiya Gana (Niger State).”

However Senator Philip Aduda protested the exclusion of a non-career Ambassador from the FCT. He said the only FCT indigene presently serving as a non-career Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Hafiz Obada was not re-appointed.

Aduda said;

“For the ambassadorial nomination for the non-career, nothing has been said about the one for FCT. It has been silent and we have an Ambassador who is already sitting in Sierra Leone, his name is Ambassador Hafiz Obada. We don’t know what becomes of his fate because other states have been told to remain in their stations or they have been re-appointed.

“My issue is that is it at this time FCT will now lose an Ambassador. It is worrisome to me and the people of the FCT. Sitting here, names have been called for all other states except FCT and we have one.

“Now that particular non-career Ambassadorial slot for the FCT is being taken away from us and is being killed, otherwise we are also entitled to have, and that is what I have consistently said since this list came out.

“So, Mr. President, I hope something can be done to this to help the people of the FCT. We don’t get Ministerial nomination, we don’t get so many of these things, but the small ones that we have is about to be taken away which should not be so”

Senate President Ahmad Lawan who reacted to the complaint, admitted that it was valid. He said;

“I sympathize with the FCT but I know there were twelve non-career Ambassadors who were retained. I don’t know if you have an FCT indigene among those twelve, probably you should check that to see if you would see any FCT indigene, but your complaint is very valid.

“What I’m going to advice is maybe we need to take more political action, so that it doesn’t always come like it is an after-thought. The FCT is to be treated like a state, that’s what the Constitution states, so you deserve one like any other state deserves.”

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”God will punish you” Actor Sean Jimoh goes off on Nigerians accusing Nollywood stars of never helping themselves


Actor Sean Seun Jimoh, took to his Instagram page to vent at Nigerians who are in the habit of accusing Nollywood stars of never helping and supporting each other.

His anger was triggered following the release of a video that showed the flooded home of veteran actor Pa James aka Ajirebi. While some people are soliciting help for the actor to solve the problem of flood in his compound, others saw it as an opportunity to bash Nollywood actors, accusing them of never helping themselves.

A visibly angry Seun went off on those bashing actors, praying for God to punish them for making such comments. According to him, the reason Nigerian actors are not making enough for them to give is because Nigerians never support the industry and are always in the habit of buying pirated movies.

He said Nigerians have looked down on Nollywood stars so much that they now refer to some as ”Yeyeybrities”. He also blasted Nigerians who are in the habit of accusing actresses of sleeping around, whenever they buy luxury items.

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Tottenham midfielder, Eric Dier banned for four matches and fined £40, 000 after jumping into crowd to confront a fan

England and Tottenham midfielder, Eric Dier has been banned for four matches and fined £40,000 for jumping into the crowd to confront a fan following his club’s FA Cup defeat to Norwich City.

The 26-year-old was left furious after a penalty shootout loss to the Canaries in their fifth-round tie at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in March. In an attempts to protect his brother who he noticed was being abused by an angry fan, he left the pitch and entered the stands.

There was no physical exchange between Dier and the angry fan, but the Football Association has now sanctioned the footballer who admitted his actions were ‘improper’ but denied that they were also ‘threatening.’

FA opted to punish Dier for a breach of rule E3.

It said in a statement:

Eric Dier has been suspended for four matches with immediate effect, fined £40,000 and warned as to his future conduct following a breach of FA Rule E3.

The Tottenham Hotspur FC player admitted that his actions at the conclusion of a fixture against Norwich City FC in the FA Cup on March 4, 2020, were improper but denied that they were also threatening.

“An independent Regulatory Commission subsequently found Eric Dier’s actions to be threatening.”

The punishment rules Dier out from Spurs’ upcoming games against Bournemouth, Arsenal, Newcastle, and Leicester, and he will only be available for the club’s last game of the season against Crystal Palace.

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Seven oil workers killed in an expolosion at the Benin River Basin

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has confirmed the death of seven oil workers killed in an explosion that occurred at Gbetiokun, OML 40, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), on behalf of the NPDC/Elcrest Joint Venture.

A statement from the corporation said the incident occurred on Wednesday, July 8 during the installation of a ladder on a platform (Benin River Valve Station) for access during discharging of Gbetiokun production.

The statement said that a detailed investigation into the cause of the explosion has commenced.

”The bodies of casualties have been deposited in a morgue in Sapele, while families of the personnel involved are being contacted by their employers: Weld Affairs and Flow Impact, which are consultants to NPDC.” the statement adds.

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