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How Explosion Disrupted Aba Bye-election



How Explosion Disrupted Aba Bye-election

An improvised explosive device exploded at Umuola community Hall during the bye-election for House of Representatives for Aba North and South Federal Constituency.

The incident which occurred at about 12 noon on Saturday sent both the ad-hoc staff, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and early voters to scamper for safety.

Though no life was lost, the improvised device which was reportedly tied in a white polythene bag was said to have damaged the ballot box containing ballot papers, INEC cubicle and among other things.

Some of the survivors including Mr. Eze Isiguzo, Mrs. Blessing Owen and Mrs. Oluchi Nwagwu told our correspondent that their escape was divine.

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According to Mr. Isiguzo, “I was just standing here when a man standing next to me raises the alarm as smoke was coming out from a nylon bag on top of this sceptic tank. Before we could know what was happening, we heard a loud sound that sent everyone scampering for safety.

“The police, INEC staff and others all ran away because no one was expecting that kind of a thing to happen.

“As we speak, I can’t hear very well. But the good news is that nobody was injured.”
Nwagwu and Owen who corroborated Isiguzo’s account said that the incident had scared people away from coming to vote.

The two female survivors disclosed that some heads of various security agencies in the state had visited the place after the incident and assured the electorate of their safety.

An official of one of the security agencies in the state confirmed the incident and assured that the situation had been put under control while assuring voters and residents of their safety.

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Stop Panic Buying, Fuel Subsidy Removal Not Immediate – Tinubu



Why I Stopped Using Social Media - Tinubu
President Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the removal of subsidy would not be immediate and that they should stop panic buying of petroleum.

The president’s position was stated by the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Media Centre.

In a statement, the centre urged the public to relax panic-buying that has ensued as a result of his speech.

The statement explained the development is neither new nor an action of his new administration.

The Tweet reads: “The public is advised to note that President Bola Tinubu’s declaration that “subsidy is gone” is neither a new development nor an action of his new administration.

“He was merely communicating the status quo, considering that the previous administration’s budget for fuel subsidy was planned and approved to last for only the first half of the year.

“Effectively, this means that by the end of June, the Federal Government will be without funds to continue the subsidy regime, translating to its termination.

“The panic-buying that has ensued as a result of the communication is needless; it will not take immediate effect.

“Furthermore, President Tinubu was clear about his plans to re-channel the funds previously devoted to the payment of subsidies into better investments that will cushion the effects of the removal on the general public, especially the poor of the poor. This includes but is not limited to investments in public infrastructure, education, healthcare and jobs that will materially improve the lives of millions of Nigerians and increase their earning potential.”

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BREAKING: Court Okays Death Sentence For Hilton Hotel Owner Adedoyin For Murder Of OAU Student Adegoke



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Dr Rahman Adedoyin, the owner of Hilton Hotel Ile-Ife, where Timothy Adegoke, an Obafemi Awolowo University postgraduate student was allegedly killed, will die by hanging.

This was the ruling of the Osun State Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo.

Earlier, the court found Adedoyin culpable of murder.

The Chief Judge in her judgement said the owner of the hotel and two of his workers, based on the circumstances of the case established by the prosecuting counsel, Femi Falana, SAN, are found culpable of conspiracy to commit murder, and unlawful killing of the deceased.

Adegoke had lodged in Hilton Hotels and Resorts at Ile-Ife upon his arrival from Abuja on November 5, 2021, to enable him to arrive early for his examination at the OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro, Osun State, on November 6 and November 7, 2021.

He later went missing and was found dead buried in a grave following a police investigation of the hotel owner, Dr Rahman Adedoyin and its workers.

After Adegoke was declared missing, the police were invited and seven suspects were arrested after which an investigation commenced.

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Tinubu Names Dele Alake As Spokesman



Dele Alake

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced Mr Dele Alake as his Presidential Spokesman. He also appointed his SA on Digital Media and the State Chief of Protocol.

Ambassador Victor Kunle Adeleke is the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP) to the President while Olusegun Dada is SA Digital Media.

This were the first set of appointments by President Tinubu as the 16th Commander-In-Chief of the Army Forces in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dele Alake is a journalist and editor. He was a commissioner for information while Tinubu was a governor in Lagos State.


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