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    Applause as checkpoints return to major highways in Ondo

    By Temitope Adedeji, Akure Ondo State residents have expressed joy at the return of checkpoints manned by soldiers in different parts of the state. Residents of Akoko and other areas, most especially the border towns, who have been experiencing rise in criminal activities, ranging from kidnapping to farmer/herder clashes, expressed happiness over the development. The presence of the soldiers was…

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    OAU MBA student’s death: Adedoyin, 6 others remanded in correctional centre

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Justice Adepele Ojo of an Osogbo High Court on Thursday ordered that Dr. Rahmon Adedoyin, owner of Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, be remanded in Ilesa Correctional center over the death of an MBA student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Timothy Adegoke. Six other staff of the Hotel, were also remanded for the same offence. It would be…

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    Son Kills Father With Pestle In Ondo

    By Temitope Adedeji, Akure A 23-year old barber, Victor Akinwa has been remanded in prison for allegedly using a pestle to kill his father. He allegedly committed the offence at about 1:30pm on November 20, 2021at Basic Road, Idanre in the Ondo magisterial district. He was charged before an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court for murder. The prosecutor, Obadasa Ajiboye, informed…

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    EFCC’s arrest of accountant general unconstitutional – Oyo govt

    The Oyo State government says the arrest and detention of the state’s accountant general by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was “unconstitutional and unacceptable”. The EFCC had arrested the Accountant General, Gafar Bello on February 25, only released him three days later. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatubosun, the Oyo government…

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    PHOTO News: Youngsters from Ikorodu, Makoko, Oshodi play chess

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    Don’t Use Road Blocks For Extortion- IGP Warns FCT Police

    The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has warned police officers in the Federal Capital (FCT) against using crime prevention measures such as roadblocks and raids as an avenue to extort Nigerians. Baba gave the warning during a one-day duty tour to the FCT police command on Tuesday. Speaking during the tour, Usman Baba specifically warned Divisional Police Officers (DPOs),…

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    Canadian High Commissioner, sailors take part in chess tournament at Oshodi under bridge

    Canadian High Commissioner, Kevin Tokarr, and some sailors participated in a chess tournament with some children at the Oshodi Underbridge in Lagos on Tuesday. Sharing it on his Twitter handle, Chess in Slums initiative founder Tunde Onakoya described it as a historic day.  “On this day in history, the Canadian high commission visited Oshodi under bridge. We received the Canadian…

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    Osun NSCDC Boss Calls For Synergy To Combat Crime

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo The Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State, Emmanuel Ocheja has called for synergy among security agencies and the citizens so as to have a safe state. Ocheja who made the call aduring the 2022 International Civil Defence Day, noted that if there is synergy among security agencies, the crime rate in…

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  • Police

    Son kills father with pestle in Ondo

    By Temitope Adedeji, Akure A 23-year old barber, Victor Akinwa has been remanded in prison for allegedly using a pestle to kill his father. He allegedly committed the offence at about 1:30pm on November 20, 2021at Basic Road, Idanre in the Ondo magisterial district. He was charged before an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court for murder. The prosecutor, Obadasa Ajiboye, informed…

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    Kunle Poly remanded in Ikoyi prison

    An executive of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, Alhaji Azeez Adekunle Lawal, popularly known as “Kunle Poly”, has been remanded in Ikoyi prison. A Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday, ordered that he be detained at Ikoyi prison for another 30 days. This followed the expiration of the initial order given for him to be…

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