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Tension As Angry Kwara Youths Threatens To Evict Fulani Residents

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There was panic in Odo Owa and Erinmope towns in Kwara State as some Youths stormed various Fulani settlements and issued a 24-hour eviction notice to them.

Muhammad Saliu, a resident of Erimope, told newsmen that some Fulani youths were attacked on Tuesday evening.

“It took the glory of God before they were released. This is coming a month after youths entered into villages occupied by Fulani and burnt their houses, while carting away all their belongings” he said.

Muhammed Saliu added that, “Three days ago, a man was kidnapped (as they claimed but no any clarification on it) between Odo Owa and Erimope,

“Suddenly, some OPC members and vigilantes stormed our villages searching house to house. During the search, they stole many items, including 4 phones and undisclosed amount of money.

“After they were done with searching, they said they had given all the Fulanis 24 hours to vacate the area, if not, no one will be spared. They blocked the road, where they caught and beat many people that were returning from the market.

“They took one man to the Police after beating him and lied against him that he is a kidnapper.

“Yesterday morning they came back and said the kidnapped person hadbeen released,” he said.

Saliu added that Fulanis have lived in the area for over 120 years and now some people are forcing them to leave.

“We reported to the police station, and the traditional ruler of Erimope, he said his great grand fathers have been living with Fulanis for over a century without any problem. So, he as a king is not issuing any quick notice to any Fulani.

“The leader of the OPC of Erimope also assured us that nothing will happen to us. But despite these, we still live in fear and anxiety as there are still people threatening us.

“We therefore call on the security agencies, the Emir of Ilorin, and Kwara state Governor to come to our aid before it’s too late.”

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Teenager Drags Father To Police Over Alleged Defilement

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A 14-year-old girl (name withheld) has reported her father to the men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling her.

It was gathered that the incident happened in the Ikorodu area of the state and police operatives attached to Ipakodo Division, Ikorodu, have since arrested the teenager’s father, one 45-year-old Kayode Adeyanju.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Lagos Police Arrest Man For Defiling Daughter.

“The survivor personally reported the case at Ipakodo Police Station, Ikorodu on the 7th June, 2021, after her horrible ordeal in the hands of her father and the police operatives arrested the suspect.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and ordered that the case be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Command for further investigation,” the statement partly read.

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“Sen. Lola Ashiru Is A Great Democrat, Committed To Service” – AbdulRazaq

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Senator Oyelola Ashiru on his 66th birthday anniversary, calling him “a great democrat, an accomplished technocrat, and a fine parliamentarian who is committed to the service of his community and fatherland”.

In a congratulatory message for the senator representing Kwara South, the Governor called him a team player and a statesman who has used his expertise and experience as an A-list architect to promote Kwara for decades. He is one of the state’s success stories in the private sector.

“On behalf of the people and government of Kwara State, I join family, friends and associates of the distinguished senator to celebrate him as he added another year. He stands out for his long-standing passion to serve the public. Apart from his outstanding legislative performance, which is the primary function of a lawmaker, Senator Ashiru has also made significant interventions in human and infrastructural development, which serve to complement our efforts as an administration back home. We thank him for that, and for his commitments to the Otoge ideals,” the statement said.

“I pray Almighty Allah to preserve Architect Ashiru on the path of good, and grant him more strength, good health, and required wisdom in his continued efforts to serve humanity.”

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FG To Open Second Niger Bridge By February 2022

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The Nigerian government has released a date for the opening to traffic of the 2nd Niger Bridge.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive of National Inland Waterways, NIWA, George Moghalu, announced that the 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic from February 2022.

He said: “By February next year 2022, the new 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened for vehicular use.

“President Muhammadu Buhari had flagged off the construction of the eastern rail line at Port Harcourt. This will traverse all states in the South-East.

Moghalu reiterated that the administration is committed to transforming the lives of all Nigerians, including those of the South-East.

“The bathymetric survey of the rivers that share a common course is targeted at opening up enormous economic and agricultural activities to boost commercial activities in Anambra State.

“This would also restore the historic water transportation along the course like in the past, which would also reduce pressure on our roads infrastructure, Moghalu added.

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