Connect with us

News

Police Denies Reports Of Wole Soyinka’s House Being Attacked By Herdsmen

Published

on

Wole Soyinka

The Ogun State Police Command has denied a reports in a viral video claiming some Fulani herdsmen attacked the house of Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, in Abeokuta on Tuesday, February 9.

The Command in a statement released by its spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeymi, states that on Tuesday, one Kazeem Sorinola who is an indigene of ijeun Abeokuta who is into cattle business, was said to have been informed by a young Fulani man Awalu Muhammad who is taking care of the cattle that one of the cows had got missing.

He said, ”while the Fulani man was searching for the stray cow around kemta estate where the  Prof Wole soyinka’s house is located, the Prof. himself who was going out then saw the Fulani man with some of the cows and he came down to ask where the man was heading to with the cows. He there and then asked the Fulani man to move the cattle away from the vicinity. 

The DPO Kemta division, who heard about the incident quickly moved to the scene with the patrol team and the owner of the cows was invited to come with the Fulani man in charge of the cattle. The duo were questioned and properly profiled. The entire place was inspected by the DPO and it was established that it was just a case of stray cow as nothing was damaged or tampered with.

‘It was therefore a thing of surprise to see a video trending on social media that the respected Professor wole soyinka’s house was invaded by Fulani herdersmen with the view to attack or kill him.
 The video is nothing but a calculated attempt by mischief makers to cause panic in the mind of people. There is nothing like invasion of Prof Wole soyinka’s house or any form of attack on his person.

‘The commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has been to the scene for on the spot assessment, and he personally interviewed the owner of the cattle Kazeem Sorinola, as well as the Fulani man who is in charge of the cattle and their statements show clearly that the mischievous narrative of invation is nothing to take serious.”

 The command warns fake news peddlers to desist from it as they may be made to feel the weight of the law.

”It is an offence for anybody to originate or help in circulating fake news, the command will therefore, henceforth be tracing and fishing out those deliberately dishing out fake information to members of the public especially the one that cause panic in the mind of innocent people.”

DSP Oyeyemi said
ALSO READ  Elon Musk becomes richest man on the planet, overtakes Jeff Bezos

News

Boy Crushed To Death As Father Reverses

Published

on

Boy Crushed To Death As Father Reverses

A 20 months old boy, Adan Kiritpaul was crushed to death by a lorry driven by his father on Sunday, February 28 at their home in Mahaica East Coast in Guyana.

The Police were notified that the father was slowly navigating the lorry out of his yard when he looked out his rear view mirror and saw something between the lorry’s wheels.

ALSO READ  Elon Musk becomes richest man on the planet, overtakes Jeff Bezos

He immediately stopped and disembarked; and discovered his son lying motionless and his head crushed.

“The police arrived shortly after and commenced processing the scene. The body of the child was taken to the Mahaicony Public Hospital and an official pronouncement of death was made,” police said.

ALSO READ  Buhari meets with abducted Kanakara Students

A post mortem is expected shortly while the father is in custody assisting with the investigation.

Continue Reading

News

“I Can’t Stand This I’m Unfollowing You Now” – Zubby Michael Tackles Ini Edo

Published

on

Ini Edo caused a stir on Instagram after she shared some hot bikini photos which attracted the attention of fans and various celebrities.

The reaction of Zubby Michael however stood out amongst others as the actor vowed to unfollow her over her hotness.

ALSO READ  Street named after Anthony Joshua in Ogun

Zubby was so mesmerised by her beauty that he said he would unfollow her if she continues sharing such photos.

Zubby Michael slid under her post and wrote:

“I can’t stand this I’m unfollowing you now biko.”

See his post below;

ALSO READ  VIDEO: Republican Lawmaker files articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden
Continue Reading

News

Kano State Government Orders Immediate Closure Of 4 Tertiary Institutions

Published

on

Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the immediate closure of four tertiary institutions in the state.

The closure comes a day after he ordered the closure of ten boarding schools in the state following the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls in neighbouring Zamfara State.

ALSO READ  'Be thankful to God for his mercies', Obasanjo tells Nigerians

A statement released by the state Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, reads

“The Kano State Government under the able leadership of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has directed the closure of some tertiary institutions in the state with immediate effect,” 

The tertiary institutions ordered to be closed include RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies, T/Wada; School of Environmental Studies Gwarzo; School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship Dev (SORTED), Rano and ABCOAD, Dambatta.

ALSO READ  Street named after Anthony Joshua in Ogun

All students of the affected schools were also advised to vacate the campuses as soon as possible.

Continue Reading

News

PHOTOS: Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, Meets Freed Kagara Schoolboys

Published

on

PHOTOS: Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, Meets Freed Kagara Schoolboys

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello met with the recently freed Kagara schoolboys and their teachers at the state government house in Minna, the state capital.

The state governor said the state government is working to identify the root cause of banditry in the state.

ALSO READ  'Be thankful to God for his mercies', Obasanjo tells Nigerians

He also disclosed that one of the abductees is in the hospital being treated for excessive exhaustion.

Continue Reading

News

Armed Bandits Kill 4 Persons In Fresh Attacks In Kagara

Published

on

Bandits in Nigeria

At least four persons were reportedly killed during fresh attacks by suspected bandits in Kagara community in Niger State.

The attack comes after the 27 students and three teachers of the Government Science College in Kagara abducted by suspected bandits last Wednesday, February 17, regained their freedom in the early hours of today, February 27.

ALSO READ  Trump finally signs $900B COVID-19 Relief Package

According to a report by DailyTrust, the bandits attacked Gidan Adamu, near Yakila, headquarters of Gunna district and Gidan Wamban Karaku community where 11 persons which include seven women were abducted.

The bandits were said to have rustled a large number of cows and also kidnapped the Imam of Madaka district in Rubo village.

ALSO READ  'Sunday Igboho Is A Freedom Fighter'- Fani-Kayode Praises Yoruba Activist
Continue Reading

Search Google

ADVERTISEMENT

GET OUR UPDATES ON Facebook

PICKED FOR YOU TO READ

Follow

Subscribe to notifications

Most Read Reports