By Evelyn Usman
LAGOS — Over 10 gunmen, yesterday, stormed some banks in Agbara area of Ogun State, killing a mobile policeman attached to one of the banks.
About 12 persons, including a pregnant woman, were reportedly hit by stray bullets from the rampaging robbers, while several others sustained varying degrees of injury in the ensuing stampede.
The gunmen, suspected to be militants, who attacked some banks in Festac area of Lagos last month, killing a mother of two and two other banks earlier at Ikorodu and Lekki areas of Lagos, were reportedly clad in military camouflage, with black bands tied around their heads.
They were said to have stormed Bank Road, where about nine banks are located, at about 8 am in two vehicles, a Toyota Sienna and Camry, announcing their presence with sporadic gunshots which sent residents and passers-by scampering for safety.
They reportedly denoted a dynamite in front of one of the first generation banks as two policemen who attempted to repel the attack were shot. Read More →
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By Iyabo Lawal and Charles Coffie Gyamfi (in Ikenne)
• Yemi Osinbajo leads presidential delegation to Ikenne, Ogun State
• She drew her last breath in my arms, Tokunbo Awolowo Dosummu confirms
AS hundreds of sympathisers troop to Ikenne, the home country of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, to condole with the family over the death of Chief Hannah Dideolu Awolowo, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have described her demise as a great loss to the Yoruba race and Nigeria.
The matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, died on Saturday at the age of 99. She would have been 100 years old on November 25, 2015 (67 days’ time). Read More →
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By Jide Ajani,Evelyn Usman,Daud Olatunji,& Ifeanyi Okolie
Senator-elect, Ogun-East, Prince Buruji Kashamu, was said to have threatened to kill himself if officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) forced their way into his house, yesterday, claiming there was a court injunction against the NDLEA’s action. Some of his friends who claimed to have contacted him on phone between 7 and 9 am told Sunday Vanguard that Kashamu said he would remain indoors till Monday.
But the narcotic agency explained that the operatives mandate was to put the politician, who is also the Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the PDP in the South-West, under house arrest pending when he would appear in court on Monday. The NDLEA spokesman, Mitchel Ofoyeju , in a six paragraph statement, yesterday, said: “A special team of NDLEA has confined Ogun State senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, to his Lagos residence pending his appearance in court on Monday, May 25, 2015 to perfect his extradition to the United States. Read More →
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A teenager and a minor have been arrested by Police detectives in Ogun State for allegedly kidnapping a nine-month-old baby.
Detectives attached to Ilese Division, Ijebu Ode, of the command arrested Racheal John, 19 and Joy Atunramu 9 of Egbe Street, Ijebu Ode for the incident.
The nine-month-old baby belongs to one of the suspects’ mother’s neighbour at Old Tollgate, Ijebu Ode where the suspects carried out the crime.
According to the spokesperson of the Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, the police were informed of the incident by the mother of the baby on Wednesday when the mother noticed that the suspects had taken away her baby. Read More →
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met separately with two leading pastors in the country based in Ogun State.
Jonathan met with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.
The headquarters of Winners Chapel is located in Ota, Ogun State while the Redemption Camp of the RCCG is situated at Mowe along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Read More →
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A man, Ojo Babafemi Andrews, has written an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of ‘killing’ his daughter who was pregnant at the time of her death.
The letter reads:
“The outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has by the virtue of his empowering miscreants, who go by the name Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), sent me and my family into a deep mourning since last Wednesday. Read More →
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by FEMI OYEWESO
Ogun State government yesterday signed a contract agreement with China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) for construction of intra- and inter-city railway network across the state.
Signing the multi-billion naira railway network contract agreement, which held at the governor’s office within the state’s Secretariat complex in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, was part of commitments of the present administration in the state towards transforming and enhancing transportation of persons and goods. Read More →
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