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Makinde To Officially Pronounce Lekan Balogun As Olubadan On Monday

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde declared on Saturday that he will officially sign the appointment of Senator Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan land.

The Governor made this known while delivering his speech on Saturday at Liberty Stadium during the Final Burial Celebration of the late Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeogunguniso 1.

According to the Governor, Ibadan kingship structure is not broken and there’s no need to fix it, affirming that the Olubadan succession structure remains sacrosanct.

The Governor informed the gathering that unlike other Cities or towns where their stool can be vacant for 8 years+ that reverse is the case here, as all issues has been resolved, and he has received letter from the Olubadan-in-Council as to who will become the next Olubadan.

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Oyo Jail Attack: Aregbesola Never Rejected Makinde’s CCTV Installation – Aide

The Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Strategy and Innovation, Ademola Adeyinka says contrary to the information in the public domain that his principal rejected the offer to install Closed Circuit Camera at the Abolongo medium Correctional Centre in Oyo by Governor Seyi Makinde after the attack on the facility recently, nothing of such happened.

It would be recalled that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola had been quoted to have said that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State does not have the power to order an installation of CCTV Camera within the premises of the Correctional Centre in Oyo during his visit to Oyo after the jail attack.

But fielding questions from Aanuoluwapo Omorinde on Impact Point, a weekly current affairs programme on IBR 92.5fm Ibadan, the Minister’s Aide said the report is the handiwork of the federal government’s traducers.

“Nothing of such happened. Ogbeni never said anything like that. I think the media aide to the Minister was only quoted out of context. These things are the making of the Traducers of the government”.

Reacting to an inquiry from a Caller on the programme, Adeyinka said popular Fulani Warlord Iskilu Wakili is in safe custody adding that he was never at anytime kept at Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo.

His words “I think what the people needs to know is that Wakili is in safe custody. He was never in Abolongo before the attack because the nature of his crime never warranted that he should be kept there”.

Speaking on what is being done to forestall a repeat, he said all Correctional facilities across the Country is now being treated as “critical national asset”.

“what the federal government through the Ministry of Interior has done is to classify these facilities as critical asset of national importance. I can tell you that anyone who attacks any of the correctional centres in the country now is on a suicide mission as they are now well fortified”.

He advised Nigerians to stop patronizing touts for their international passport admitting that there are exploiters out there with the sole aim of milking unsuspecting Nigerians.

He however noted that the government is after them.

According to him, with the new initiative introduced by his Principal, issuance or re-issuance of international passport should not take more than six weeks.

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Insecurity: Ilupeju-Oshodi Residents in Panic As Cultists Obstruct Daily Activities

By Adebayo Miracle

Chaos occured at Ilupeju-Oshodi area as suspected cultist swoop the area destroying things and causing harm to the community and her residents on the 16th of this present month. It was gathered that about 30 or more vehicles were destroyed by the evil perpetrators in the area.

It was reportedly gathered that not less than 12 streets were affectected in the community. It was gathered that the hoodlums who were identified as suspected cultists broke through the estate gate with cutlass, axe and all sort of harmful tools. Stalls, shops, stores, and business centres were broken into by this hoodlums stealing all forms of valuable gadgets like phones, laptops and money. As at wednessday some of these streets were yet to resume fully to their normal activities as they were still looking deserted and the street gate was still locked. Broken glasses and shattered car remains were seen litered on the street floor.
The fight which was confirmed by some of the residents. They reportedly informed the reporters that the crises started on Monday involving guys from majorly Ogunmokun and Ilupeju. The residents of some of the affected places also confirmed the visitation of the CDA of Olosan Police Station to the street on Tuesday.
Some of the affected traders in the street confessed to how their shops and stores were looted after fleeing for their life on Monday.

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The palace of the Ooni of Ife on Friday morning received with great concern, news of the reported killing of some persons numbering about five at Toro village, Ile-Ife.

Aside from condemning the unfortunate incident in strong terms, the Palace of the Ooni immediately reported the case to appropriate security authorities, who swung into action immediately.

While some mischief makers tried to link the criminality to the long-resolved Ife/Modakeke dispute, the Palace of Ife wishes to state unequivocally that what happened at Toro village was sheer criminality and the long hand of the law will soon catch up with the perpetrators.

It is in the public knowledge that the country like its counterparts across the world is being confronted by security challenges, which would soon be a thing of the past with the corporation of all especially we (citizens).

Attempts to add communal colouration to the crime with an attempt to distract security operatives from unveiling the evil minds behind the devilish act by some mischief makers is already known to security operatives who are on top of the matter.

While lauding government and security operatives including the Police, Department of State Service (DSS), the Nigeria Army, Vigilante groups and others for being responsive to the ugly situation and their immeasurable roles in sustaining the peace being enjoyed in the communities, the Ooni implores all abiding persons to carry on with their legitimate activities as perpetrators of acts of criminality are not representing any community and will only be treated as criminals.

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•Asks Attorney General To Begin Process Of Domesticating Non-Custodial Policy

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has asked the state Attorney General and Honourable Commissioner for Justice to commence the legal process of domesticating the Non-Custodial policy contained in the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019 in a bid to decongest the Correctional Centres in the state.

The Governor expressed concern over the number of Awaiting Trail Persons, ATP, across the five Custodial Centres in the state.

He spoke on Tuesday in his office while receiving in audience the Controller of Correctional Services, Ondo State Command, Mr. Opeyemi Fatinikun.

Governor Akeredolu commended the Nigerian Correctional Service for its systematic reorientation of inmates into the society under its 3is Initiative of Reformation, Rehabilitation and Re-integration.

He said the Agricultural and Entrepreneurial programmes of the Nigerian Correctional Service have been beneficial to the society and inmates after their terms.

The Governor assured of his administration’s readiness to continue to ensure that all agencies of government are assisted despite paucity of funds.

Earlier, the State Controller expressed the fecilitations and good wishes of his Controller-General and the Command to Governor Akeredolu over his victory at the Supreme Court.

He assured the Governor that his command will support the State Government “within the ambit of Criminal Justice Administration, Security and any other areas” required for effective collaborations.

The Controller noted with grave concern the number of inmates in the Custodial Cetres and Facility in Ondo State and sought the assistance of the State Government on the smooth discharge of the Command’s operational duties.

“Mr Governor, we have 950 inmates, 755 Awaiting Trials Persons,12 Females, 55 Lifers, 1 person condemned. We request that the Governor find time to visit the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Olokuta,” he added.

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Equip Neighbourhood Watch officers, Lagos Assembly tells Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos House of Assembly on Monday called on the Governor of the state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to increase the number of officers in the Neighbourhood Safety Corps.

The lawmakers also urged Mr. Sanwo-Olu to equip the state’s security agency so that it can adequately protect the lives and property of residents.

The House further resolved that the Governor should call on the commissioner of police in the state to intensify efforts to secure the state.

The resolutions of the lawmakers resulted from the attempt on the life of Hon. Olawale Rauf Age-Sulaiman, the state’s legislator representing Amuwo Odofin 2 on July 8, during a political rally ahead of the forthcoming local government election.

While the lawmaker escaped death, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), whose name was given as Kayode Samuel and who stood beside him, was hit and later confirmed dead.

Raising the issue as a ‘matter of urgent public importance’, Hon. Age-Sulaiman narrated how he escaped death from gunshot adding that the incident occurred in Oriade Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

“I heard some people making noise while the campaign was on and I called for calm but I didn’t know that there were some elements who came with another intention.

“We were about going out when somebody told me not to go out and two persons stood beside me and right there I heard a gunshot sound and the next person beside me shouted my leg with blood-stains,” he said adding that he escaped by the whiskers.

Commenting on the incident, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, condemned the use of thugs to settle political matters. He also urged that security in the county be given more seriousness through the establishment of state police.

“The commissioner of police should investigate the issue,” he said adding that politicians and other Nigerians are not safe at this period.

While Hon. Yinka Ogundimu suggested that the Governor should be called upon to protect lives and property by asking the commissioner of police to intensify efforts, his colleague, Hon Tobun Abiodun, urged people to desist from crime.

“Killing one individual can cause a family enternal sorrow,” he said as he used the opportunity to call for the establishment of state police.

“I know our government is very responsible, but we want to use this opportunity to call on the Governor again,” he said.

Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu, noted that with the increasing crime rate in the society, the call for the establishment of state police for the protection of lives cannot be over-flogged.

He urged the other Houses of Assembly in the federation to start calling for state police so that the National Assembly would take it serious.

In his contribution, Hon. Setonji David said those against state police are enemies of the country.

Other lawmakers who spoke included Desmond Elliot, Kehinde Joseph, and Rotimi Abiru.

Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni, who presided over the sitting on behalf of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, said the incident was shocking. He also commiserated with the family of the deceased.

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YORUBA/HAUSA CLASH: Akeredolu, Makinde Visits Shasha, Calls For Dialogue, Peace.

Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, who’s also the Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu on Sunday visited shasha, where the clash between the Hausa/Yoruba took place.

Governor Akeredolu who was led to the Shasha market by his Oyo State counterpart, Governor Seyi Makinde, under the auspices of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, pleaded with elders among the Yoruba Community in the area to call the youth to order as efforts are being intensified by government to find lasting solution to the avoidable violence which occurred last Friday.

Governor Akeredolu said: “We have come to plead with you that no matter how angry, we should not react violently. I know many things may get us angry, but as we know, we have been living together for long. Let us think about the past, let us consider our peaceful coexistence in the past. Let us be calm.”

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Insecurity: Makinde Visits Igbo-Ora Says Continuous Dialogue and More Effective Community Policing is the Way Out.

His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Sunday visited Igbo-Ora area of Ibarapa land follow the incessant crisis between the Residents, Farmers and Fulani Herdsmen.

You will recall that OduduwaNews Published the Vacation Oder given to the Fulani Herdsmen living in that region by Chief Sunday Igboho, and two Fridays ago, he stormed the region to wipe out the fulani herdsmen following the expiration of 7 days ultimatum which he gave them for them to vacant the area. In response, the State Government frown at such order, and has since began a alternative means of solving the crisis.

The Governor in his speech, while holding a Stakeholders meeting in Igbo-Ora, late Sunday evening said

“As promised, we were in Igbo-Ora, Ibarapa zone, this evening. As part of our community outreach, we met with stakeholders, including residents and security agencies, to ensure that issues are resolved through continuous dialogue and more effective community policing.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service.

This was made known to our correspondence through a media release signed by the Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) on the January 26th, 2021.

Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,” wishing them well in their future endeavours.
The new Service Chiefs are: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
The President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.

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In Ibadan, Amotekun Arrests Hausa men in Possession Illegal Fire-arms

A group of Hausa men in possession of illegal firm arms has been arrested in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State.

OduduwaNews gatheree that the Ido unit of Amotekun corps, led by Gbenga OLAREWAJU, led the operation that led to the arrest, as a truck with Reg N0 TUR 30 ZY Kebbi with about 25 suspected Hausa men in possession of about 25 dane guns and 10 dogs were recovered at the point of the arrest.

OduduwaNews learnt that have been handed over to the police for further interrogation.

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