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‘we didn’t invite Sunday Igboho’ -Ogun Government

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The Ogun State government has come out to vehemently deny the claims that Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo was invited to the State by the government to help fight Fulani herdsmen.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile, issued a statement refuting suggestions that it was the government that invited Adeyemo to Ogun, saying that the report which emanated from an interview granted by the Special Adviser on Public Communication to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Remmy Hazzan, was quoted out of context. The interview was twisted to achieve sensational effects.
 Sunday Igboho arrived Abeokuta, the State capital on Monday, 1st February 2021 and told journalists he was in the State in solidarity with the people to demand their rights against Fulani herders.
“ I am saying all Fulani herdsmen should vacate Yoruba land. There is peace now in Igangan and that’s not the only place I want peace to reign. We are going to all Yoruba land. I appreciate Ogun governor, he loves his people and that’s why we are in Ogun State today. We are going to Yewa now where Fulani kidnappers are terrorising Yorubas in Ogun State.”
But refuting any relationship between Igboho and Ogun State government, Odusile said, “In the interview, Hazzan had said that the state government, in its usual inclusive approach to governance, would continue to work with all the stakeholders, both within and outside the state to ensure security of lives and property.
“Sadly, however, this statement was disingenuously twisted to mean that the state had invited Mr. Adeyemo (Igboho) to help curb insecurity. This is regrettable and totally misleading.
“The Dapo Abiodun-led Administration, since inception, has been known to be inclusive in its approach, collaborating and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including security issues. This has resulted in the achievement of the enviable status and recognition we enjoy as the most secured state in the country.
“It strengthened the engagement with security agencies in the state and provided them with 100 Hilux patrol vehicles, 200 motorcycles and other equipment to make them more effective and efficient. Our government also partnered with other states in the South-West region to set up the Amotekun Security Network
“We have also appointed two Special Assistants ( on ethnic relations) to ensure smooth interface with non-indigenes on a wide variety of issues. Therefore, Hon. Remmy Hazzan’s statement of working with stakeholders within and outside the state should be viewed within this context. For avoidance of doubt, Ogun government will continue to deploy all constitutionally sanctioned means to fight crimes and criminals in the state.
“It will continue to work with institutions that the constitution and other statutes have saddled with the responsibility of protection of lives and property. At all times, the government will ensure that all security agencies and indeed all stakeholders operate within the ambit of the law.
“The government will neither welcome nor endorse any initiative that amounts to self-help or one that is outside the contemplation of the constitution.”
Odusile assured that the government would continue to attract and welcome all those with legitimate reasons to live and work in the state, adding that “Ogun is home to all Nigerians and foreigners alike”.
He, however, stressed that the state would not be conducive for any group or individuals who tries to undermine peace, security and social wellbeing of the citizens.
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‘wicked, stupid lies’ Aides React To Gov Makinde’s Private Jet Acquisition

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‘it’s wicked and stupid! I don’t know how to respond to such’

 

That was a response from one of the aides to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde when asked to confirm if truly the Governor recently acquired a private jet.

 

A report monitored online by papermache.com alleged that the Governor has joined the league of jet owners in Nigeria.

 

Governor Makinde was said to have been spotted at the Felix Houphouet Airport, Abidjan alighting from the aircraft alongside, Alhaji Azeem Gbolarumi and Alhaji Bisi Olopoeniyan at the just concluded AFCON finals.

 

This stemmed the report that the Governor has just acquired the private jet for his private use.

 

Another aide of the Governor who refused to add his name, citing reasons that he wasn’t allowed to make official comments responded to the allegation as ‘funny! How can you say somebody bought a jet because he alighted from it?’.

 

 

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Access Bank Boss, Herbert Wigwe Dies In Helicopter Crash

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Access Bank boss, Herbert Wigwe has reportedly died in a chopper crash.

 

Wigwe and 5 others were said to be travelling in the helicopter when it crashed somewhere close to Nevada, USA.

 

There was no confirmation if his wife and child was in the chopper with him.

 

According to New York Times, none of the passengers of the ill fated helicopter has not been found.

 

 

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EFCC Declares Emefiele’s Wife, Others Wanted!

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The Economic Finacial Crime Commission, EFCC has declared Margaret, wife of former Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele and three others wanted as part of their investigations involving the former banker.

 

In a notice posted on their website, the Commission hinted that Margaret Emefiele, a CBN official Eric Odoh, a businesswoman, Anita Omoile and a Bureau De Change operator, Jonathan Omoile are wanted for allegedly conspiring with Godwin Emefiele to convert huge sums of money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 

The wife of the former CBN boss, Margaret is said to have gone into hiding after her husband was arrested and charged to court.

 

The former CBN boss is claimed to be giving useful information to the investigators who found it necessary to bring in his wife as she was mentioned in all the transactions done by her husband.

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