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Lawmaker tasks farmers, herdsmen on peaceful co-existence in Nasarawa


Mr. Danladi Jatau, Minority Leader, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, stressed the need for peaceful coexistence between farmers and herdsmen, saying it would boost food production in the state.

Jatau, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Public Complaints, Petitions, and Security, made the call while briefing newsmen in Lafia on the security situation in his constituency.

The lawmaker, representing Kokona West constituency in the Assembly, underscored the benefits of peaceful co-existence among people, maintaining that peace was priceless and non-negotiable.

“The farmers and herdsmen should see each other as brothers and sisters.

“I feel very sad about the security situation in my constituency. It is indeed disheartening that there is a problem between farmers and herdsmen in Bassa district of my constituency.

“What is happening in my constituency is unfortunate and needs urgent attention,” he said.

Jatau, however, commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for taking proactive measures in addressing security challenges in the state.

“Gov. Abdullahi Sule deserves commendation over the steps he has taken to address the security challenges facing the state.

“He has met with President Muhammadu Buhari and briefed him on the security situation of our state and the president has approved the deployment of soldiers.

“We are expecting some of the soldiers in my constituency, especially the affected communities, in order to curtail the present security breaches,” he said.

The lawmaker also commended security agents for rising to the occasion, calling on them to put more effort into protecting the lives and property of the people of the state.

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He appealed to the affected persons and communities not to retaliate but to allow the law to take its course in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Jatau called on the Fulani leaders and the farmers in the constituency to assist the security agencies in fishing out the perpetrators of the heinous acts to serve as a deterrent to others.

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The lawmaker assured the people of his constituency of good representation through the enactment of laws that would protect their lives and property as well as improve their standard of living.


Three Ogun traditional rulers die in one week



Tragedy in Ogun communities as three traditional rulers have reportedly lost their lives between Saturday, July 4 and Thursday, July 9.

The deceased traditional rulers were identified as the Alakija of Ikija Orile Egba, Oba Shamusideen Ayorinde; the Olu of Oke-Odo Ilupeju, Oba Muftau Akindele and the Olu of Imasayi, Oba Olusola Gbadebo Oni.

It was learnt that Oba Shamusideen Ayorinde died on Saturday morning after a brief illness at the age of 88.

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According to report, Oba Ayorinde, a foremost socialite and industrialist was the first monarch to be crowned as Alakija of Ikija, Oke Ona Egba.

He was buried on Sunday according to Islamic rites.

Barely 24 hours after Oba Ayorinde’s death, the Olu of Oke-Odo Ilupeju, Oba Mufutau Akindele also joined his ancestors.

The Aare Baaroyin Egba, Chief Lai Labode, confirmed that the monarch died on Sunday, July 5.

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According to Lai Labode, the late Olu of Oke-Odo Ilupeju was a close friend of the late Alakija.

Akindele was laid to rest Islamically on Monday. He was aged 90.

Likewise, the Olu of Imasayi in Yewa North Local Government Area of the State was reported to have died on Thursday.

In a statement signed by Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State Government announced his demise on Friday.

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According to Somorin, the 77-year-old monarch died after a brief illness.

The statement added that the late monarch, who ascended the throne as the 15th Olu of Imasayi on September 15, 1990, was upgraded to a First-class status in July 2005.

The Government prays that God Almighty gives the family and the people of Imasayi town the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

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Workers threaten strike over unpaid salary arrears in Ondo



Workers in Ondo State Public Service have threatened to go on strike following the government’s failure to pay their outstanding salaries.

The workers, under the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), gave the notice in a letter made available to the newsmen in Akure on Saturday.

They gave Gov. Akeredolu till Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to do the needful.

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Their decision to embark on industrial action was contained in a letter to the governor and jointly signed by state Chairman of Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Oluwaniyi Fabunmi and the State Secretary, JNC, Kehinde Olomiye.

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The letter reads,

“We write to bring to your attention the already ‘gathered cloud’ of very serious impending Labour/Government face-off which will be the very first in the life of your administration as the elected Governor of Ondo State.”

The JNC had, therefore, issued a five-day ultimatum to the state government calling for negotiations or the workers would go on strike.

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Newsmen report that the workers are demanding for their leave bonus and other entitlements pending over the years.












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Covid-19 recoveries in Oyo exceed 900- Makinde



No fewer than 925 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection in Oyo State, following the recovery and discharge of 91 more patients.

Gov. Seyi Makinde announced this via his official Twitter account on Saturday.

However, the state has recorded 85 new COVID-19 cases following tests carried out on suspected cases.

“Ninety-one confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged.

“This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 925.

“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for 85 suspected cases came back POSITIVE.

“The cases are from Ibadan N (17), Ibadan SW (13), Oyo E (9), Ido (8), Lagelu (7), Oluyole (6), Orelope (3), Akinyele (3), Egbeda (3), Ibadan NE (3), Ona Ara (2), Atiba (2), Ogbomosho S (2), Iseyin (2), Ibadan SE (1), Ogbomosho N (1), Oyo W (1), Ibadan NW (1) & Ibarapa C (1) Local Government Areas.

“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1,689.

“Please call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 | 08095863000 | 08078288999 | 08078288800 or visit a community-based testing centre, if you have any COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache, loss of smell/taste and shortness of breath,” he said.


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