Police To Question Dbanj’s Family On Circumstances That Led To Son’s Death

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The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said singer, Dapo ‘Dbanj’ Oyebanjo, and his family would report the circumstances that led to his son’s death to the state security outfit when the mourning period is over.

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This information was contained in a statement published on the official social media handle of the Lagos State Police Command some hours ago.

D’banj Loses Son, Daniel As He Drowns In Pool

Bear in mind that last night, Dbanj’s only child, Daniel, who celebrated his first birthday in May, reportedly drowned in a pool in his parent’s Ikoyi residence.

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But the statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer Lagos State Police Command, Chime Oti reads:

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, on behalf of officers and men of Lagos State Police Command, wishes to commiserate with the family of Mr and Mrs Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo a.k.a D’BANJ @iambangalee on the death of their one year old son, Daniel(Jnr) Oyebanjo whose sad event took place yesterday 24/06/2018, at the Ikoyi-Lagos residence of the family.

“The CP wants the family to know that at this period of their grief, the entire Command shares in their pain. It is expected that when the mourning period is over, the family will formally report the circumstances that led to the unfortunate death of little Daniel to the police. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.”Police To Question Dbanj’s Family On Circumstances That Led To Son’s Death

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Tears As Mercy Johnson Buries Mum (Photos)

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Popular Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie, could not resist the tears as she finally laid her mother to rest and said her final goodbye.

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Last month, the mother of three had taken to her social media accounts to announce the death of her mother, Mrs Elizabeth Johnson.

The talented Nigerian actress, who pleaded for her privacy and that of her family, did not mention when she died and what led to her death.

However, her husband, Prince Odi-Okojie shared photos of them in their mourning attires and revealed that Mrs Elizabeth Johnson was buried during the weekend.

He wrote; “It all came to an end yesterday, thanks to everyone who stood by us in prayers during this trying time. @mercyjohnsonokojie and I appreciate you all. Thank you and God bless.”

Mercy also took to her Instagram account to confirm it.Tears As Mercy Johnson Buries Her Mom (Photos)

“We said our final good bye to our loving mother a few days ago. Adieu Mama. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support during this time. My heart and prayers go out to @iambangalee and his family at this loss. God give you the strength. God be with you.”

The beautiful actress had a couple of weeks ago opened up on the rumours that swirled on the internet earlier this year that she was splitting from her man, Prince Odi Okojie 

The couple were also special guests at the recently held presidential inauguration in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

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Wizkid, Don Jazzy, Obasanjo Send Heartfelt Condolences To D’banj

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Earlier today, it was reported that D’banj’s son Daniel Oyebanjo III died after getting drowned in a pool at the singer’s Ikoyi residence.

Meanwhile, celebrities and other notable Nigerians have been sending condolence messages to D’banj and family. On the stage of BET awards, Davido had earlier sent his condolences while presenting a speech after receiving Best International Act Award.

Wizkid, Don Jazzy and former president of the nation, President Olusegun Obasanjo have all sent heartfelt condolence messages, mourning the 1-year old son of the former Mo’hits act; D’banj.

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Catholic Priest Suspended For Rapping During Church Sermons (WATCH VIDEO)

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A priest has been suspended by the Catholic Church in Kenya after he recently got into the limelight for using rap as means to attract youths to Church.

The 45-year-old priest Father Paul Ogallo, who was nicknamed “Sweet Paul”, had to “choose between being a rapper and a priest”.

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It is understood that he has been using rap music to urge youth to stop using drugs and to get involved in environmental and social justice issues.

He recently hit media headlines over his unique way of preaching the gospel and discouraging social vices such as drug abuse.

“I use the rap music to bring … youths to the church. Thereafter, I bring them to Christ,” Father Paul said in a recent interview with a local media.

“I want to rescue millions of youths who are leaving the Church because we are not taking care of their interests. We want to keep them in church. They can sing, rap and dance for Christ as they learn other life changing strategies.”

However, the bishops of the diocese have rejected these practices, saying they are against Church doctrine.

The Diocese of Homa Bay also suspended the Priest for 12 months, with effect from June 3rd, 2018.

“We have suspended him for a year to give him time to reconsider his ways…every institution has its own code of conduct.”

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Catholic Priest Suspended For Rapping During Church Sermons (WATCH VIDEO)

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A priest has been suspended by the Catholic Church in Kenya after he recently got into the limelight for using rap as means to attract youths to Church.

The 45-year-old priest Father Paul Ogallo, who was nicknamed “Sweet Paul”, had to “choose between being a rapper and a priest”.

NOW TRENDING: Catholic Priest Suspended After Slapping Baby During Baptism

It is understood that he has been using rap music to urge youth to stop using drugs and to get involved in environmental and social justice issues.

He recently hit media headlines over his unique way of preaching the gospel and discouraging social vices such as drug abuse.

“I use the rap music to bring … youths to the church. Thereafter, I bring them to Christ,” Father Paul said in a recent interview with a local media.

“I want to rescue millions of youths who are leaving the Church because we are not taking care of their interests. We want to keep them in church. They can sing, rap and dance for Christ as they learn other life changing strategies.”

However, the bishops of the diocese have rejected these practices, saying they are against Church doctrine.

The Diocese of Homa Bay also suspended the Priest for 12 months, with effect from June 3rd, 2018.

“We have suspended him for a year to give him time to reconsider his ways…every institution has its own code of conduct.”

Watch video:

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s Co-Defendants Get N40million Bail

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday granted bail to the co-defendants of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The four pro-Biafra agitators – Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi – who hitherto faced treasonable felony charge alongside the ‘missing’ leader of IPOB, were granted bail to the tune of N10million each with two sureties in like sum by trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako.

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Justice Nyako directed that the money should be deposited in cash to the Chief Registrar of the Court, even as she ordered the defendants to surrender all their travelling documents and not travel without leave of the court.

Aside asking all the sureties to swear an affidavit of means, the court barred all the defendants from attending any form of rally, press conference or granting interviews.

She ordered the defendants to report to the Commissioners of Police in their various states of residence every two weeks.

The judge ordered Chimezie to report to the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State;  Onwudiwe and Nwasuisi to the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State while Madubugwu to the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State.

“Go home and attend to your health”, Justice Nyako joking told the defendants who could not contain their joy.

The case was subsequently adjourned till November 14 for trial.

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WANTED! Police Place N1million Reward To Anyone With Information On Masked Lady

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The Lagos State Police Command has announced a N1m reward to anybody with useful information that will lead to the arrest of a masked lady, who posted a viral video, accusing an Inspector, Christopher Nabugwu, of living above his means.

In the viral video, the masked lady (above) had claimed that the Police Inspector was worth over N2 billion and lived extravagantly.

She alleged that he usually went to expensive night clubs and ensured that the premises were exclusively reserved each time he partied.

She further claimed that the officer owned a building on 27 Remi Fani-Kayode Street, GRA, Ikeja, worth N250m, and used exotic cars.

But police investigation revealed that the said Inspector resided in a low class neighbourhood and had just N15,000 and N5,000 in his two bank accounts.

In a statement issued yesterday by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, it is understood that the allegations have caught the attention of the Inspector-General of Police, who ordered an investigation into the claims.

He said: “Investigation into the matter was painstakingly carried out. At the end of the probe, it was clear that the allegations were not only false and misleading but a calculated attempt to malign the good name of a hardworking police officer and embarrass the police authorities.

“Edgal said the police are counting on Nigerians in getting credible information that would lead to the arrest of the masked woman. The arrest and prosecution of the woman will serve as a deterrent to others who use social media platforms to maliciously destroy the image of innocent Nigerians.”

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Crisis In Power Sector As Electricity Workers Prepare For Shut Down

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There is a palpable crisis in the power sector as the Senior Staff  Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) during the weekend in Lagos, issued a 14 day ultimatum to the management of the Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN) over alleged anti-workers practices.

It further threatened to shut down the power sector over alleged breakdown of law and order by Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed.

The senior staff electricity workers alleged that the TCN boss has become a security threat and lawbreaker and does not comply with the TCN condition of service and the laws, adding that he arrogantly and illegally stopped SSAEAC dues and defied all agencies of government’s intervention.

Speaking with newsmen at the end of its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the weekend, the SSAEAC President, Mr Chris Okonkwo, said that TCN refused to improve the condition of service for its workers.

The union, alleged Mohammed’s failure to account for monies and goods received since assumption of duty, stating that since his appointment, he had cleared over 600 40-feet containers of equipment from the seaports without record of receipts in TCN stores.

Okonkwo, who, therefore, called on the Federal Government to hold the MD of TCN responsible for breakdown of law and order in all TCN stations, demanded his removal within two weeks to avert indefinite industrial show down in the power sector.

He said: “After the union’s meeting in April, it suspended some members who are involved in sabotaging the union.

“Three of them later apologised to the union. The management has been withholding implementation of salary increase as started by the last administration.

“We have mobilised for a showdown. The leadership of TCN has split the union’s leadership by compromising some, playing with the yearly promotion of staff, tampering with list and organogram, and generally engaging in activites that undermine the terms of service.”

Okonkwo added: “Workers are saddled with arbitrariness which we have made efforts to see if we could redirect, but all efforts failed since 2016 when the current leadership of the sub-sector came on board.

“Efforts to make the leader know the rules had not yielded expected behaviour. We declared the trade dispute after several efforts to make sure the head of TCN retrace his steps. The union has mobilised members for a showdown.”

“What happened during the privatisation process was a mere distribution of assets. We want to defend the sovereignty of senior staff association. We have written several letters, all to no avail.

“We will not rest on our oars, as issues with generation, transmission and distribution companies are tugging at all of us for the fact that our industrial base is still in comatose, houses in darkness and labour component of the power sector is still under the jackboat of investors.

“Privatisation, which is four and half years ago, has still not shown the direction we all hope for,” Okonkwo said.

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Crisis In Power Sector As Electricity Workers Prepare For Shut Down

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There is a palpable crisis in the power sector as the Senior Staff  Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) during the weekend in Lagos, issued a 14 day ultimatum to the management of the Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN) over alleged anti-workers practices.

It further threatened to shut down the power sector over alleged breakdown of law and order by Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed.

The senior staff electricity workers alleged that the TCN boss has become a security threat and lawbreaker and does not comply with the TCN condition of service and the laws, adding that he arrogantly and illegally stopped SSAEAC dues and defied all agencies of government’s intervention.

Speaking with newsmen at the end of its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the weekend, the SSAEAC President, Mr Chris Okonkwo, said that TCN refused to improve the condition of service for its workers.

The union, alleged Mohammed’s failure to account for monies and goods received since assumption of duty, stating that since his appointment, he had cleared over 600 40-feet containers of equipment from the seaports without record of receipts in TCN stores.

Okonkwo, who, therefore, called on the Federal Government to hold the MD of TCN responsible for breakdown of law and order in all TCN stations, demanded his removal within two weeks to avert indefinite industrial show down in the power sector.

He said: “After the union’s meeting in April, it suspended some members who are involved in sabotaging the union.

“Three of them later apologised to the union. The management has been withholding implementation of salary increase as started by the last administration.

“We have mobilised for a showdown. The leadership of TCN has split the union’s leadership by compromising some, playing with the yearly promotion of staff, tampering with list and organogram, and generally engaging in activites that undermine the terms of service.”

Okonkwo added: “Workers are saddled with arbitrariness which we have made efforts to see if we could redirect, but all efforts failed since 2016 when the current leadership of the sub-sector came on board.

“Efforts to make the leader know the rules had not yielded expected behaviour. We declared the trade dispute after several efforts to make sure the head of TCN retrace his steps. The union has mobilised members for a showdown.”

“What happened during the privatisation process was a mere distribution of assets. We want to defend the sovereignty of senior staff association. We have written several letters, all to no avail.

“We will not rest on our oars, as issues with generation, transmission and distribution companies are tugging at all of us for the fact that our industrial base is still in comatose, houses in darkness and labour component of the power sector is still under the jackboat of investors.

“Privatisation, which is four and half years ago, has still not shown the direction we all hope for,” Okonkwo said.

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9-Month-Old Baby Crushed To Death By Truck In Ikorodu, Lagos

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A nine-month-old baby was crushed to death while three other persons were severely injured after a truck rammed into three vehicles at Agric bus stop, Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Friday night.

The Guardian reports that the accident took place at the bus-stop, an always rowdy vicinity due to the activities of traders and hawkers milling around the major gateway in and out of Ikorodu.

It was gathered that the brake of the truck failed and collided with three other vehicles in the multiple accidents.

While the occupants of the vehicles – a Honda Odyssey, Honda CRV and Toyota Forerunner – were fortunate to get quick response from emergency responders, who were on ground to wedge the out-of-control truck with a huge stone, before rescuing them, efforts to save the baby proved abortive.

The officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and the police that were on ground all confirmed the accident and said that the victims were immediately rushed to an undisclosed private hospital.

An eyewitness who pleaded not to be mentioned, said that traders and other commuters had to scamper to safety when the accident occurred.

“It was a terrible sight. We were all selling our wares here. Suddenly, we saw this truck coming from Ikorodu garage hitting three cars and swerving towards our direction. Thank God policemen around found a stone to stop it, if not it would have overran the market and killed many people.”

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9-Month-Old Baby Crushed To Death By Truck In Ikorodu, Lagos

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A nine-month-old baby was crushed to death while three other persons were severely injured after a truck rammed into three vehicles at Agric bus stop, Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Friday night.

The Guardian reports that the accident took place at the bus-stop, an always rowdy vicinity due to the activities of traders and hawkers milling around the major gateway in and out of Ikorodu.

It was gathered that the brake of the truck failed and collided with three other vehicles in the multiple accidents.

While the occupants of the vehicles – a Honda Odyssey, Honda CRV and Toyota Forerunner – were fortunate to get quick response from emergency responders, who were on ground to wedge the out-of-control truck with a huge stone, before rescuing them, efforts to save the baby proved abortive.

The officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and the police that were on ground all confirmed the accident and said that the victims were immediately rushed to an undisclosed private hospital.

An eyewitness who pleaded not to be mentioned, said that traders and other commuters had to scamper to safety when the accident occurred.

“It was a terrible sight. We were all selling our wares here. Suddenly, we saw this truck coming from Ikorodu garage hitting three cars and swerving towards our direction. Thank God policemen around found a stone to stop it, if not it would have overran the market and killed many people.”

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VIDEO: FreeQa – Poke It Like A Bull

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FreeQa – Poke It Like A Bull

After the successful release of his latest “Poke it like a Bull”….  Edosa Ogbeide popularly known as FreeQa, decided to shoot the video which was directed by Nigerian award winning video director Unlimited LA.

The video was shot in the beautiful city of Lagos State, Nigeria.

FreeQa, who is a top producer, song writer and singer is signed to “Roadii Musik Group”

Here is his latest video “FreeQa – Poke it like a Bull” and was produced by FreeQa  and directed by Unlimited LA.

Please watch video below and share with family and friends;

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VIDEO: FreeQa – Poke It Like A Bull

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FreeQa – Poke It Like A Bull

After the successful release of his latest “Poke it like a Bull”….  Edosa Ogbeide popularly known as FreeQa, decided to shoot the video which was directed by Nigerian award winning video director Unlimited LA.

The video was shot in the beautiful city of Lagos State, Nigeria.

FreeQa, who is a top producer, song writer and singer is signed to “Roadii Musik Group”

Here is his latest video “FreeQa – Poke it like a Bull” and was produced by FreeQa  and directed by Unlimited LA.

Please watch video below and share with family and friends;

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Uruguay Vs Russia: Match Preview, Team News, Prediction, Statistics, Head To Head #WorldCupWith360nobs

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Uruguay vs Russia
World Cup Gp A 3:00pm Monday 25th June Samara Arena

World Cup hosts Russia will face Uruguay for top spot in Group A on Monday.

With both Russia and Uruguay winning their opening games against Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the two nations are already through to the last 16 and now fighting to see who emerges top of the group A

Team News

Uruguay will be without defender Jose Giminez for this match, the 23-year-old defender staying behind as he attempts to recover from a thigh muscle injury.

As for Russia, Alan Dzagoev remains unavailable as he continues to suffer from the hamstring injury he picked up in the first half of the opening World Cup game against Saudi Arabia.

Possible Lineups

Uruguay: Muslera; Valera, Coates, Godin, Caceres; Sanchez, Vecino, Bentacur, Rodriguez; Cavani, Luis Suarez

Russia: Igor Akinfeev; Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov; Gazinsky, Zobnin, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev; Dzyuba.

Head to Head

The previous meeting between Russia and Uruguay saw them finish the match 1-1 in 2012

This will be the first time that Uruguay will be facing Russia in a World Cup match post-Soviet era.

Russia has recorded 6 victories in their 8 matches against the former champions (which includes matches as the Soviet Union) but is tied one a piece at the World Cup, with the last match ending in a 1-0 in favour of the Uruguay.

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Uruguay Vs Russia: Match Preview, Team News, Prediction, Statistics, Head To Head #WorldCupWith360nobs

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Uruguay vs Russia
World Cup Gp A 3:00pm Monday 25th June Samara Arena

World Cup hosts Russia will face Uruguay for top spot in Group A on Monday.

With both Russia and Uruguay winning their opening games against Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the two nations are already through to the last 16 and now fighting to see who emerges top of the group A

Team News

Uruguay will be without defender Jose Giminez for this match, the 23-year-old defender staying behind as he attempts to recover from a thigh muscle injury.

As for Russia, Alan Dzagoev remains unavailable as he continues to suffer from the hamstring injury he picked up in the first half of the opening World Cup game against Saudi Arabia.

Possible Lineups

Uruguay: Muslera; Valera, Coates, Godin, Caceres; Sanchez, Vecino, Bentacur, Rodriguez; Cavani, Luis Suarez

Russia: Igor Akinfeev; Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov; Gazinsky, Zobnin, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev; Dzyuba.

Head to Head

The previous meeting between Russia and Uruguay saw them finish the match 1-1 in 2012

This will be the first time that Uruguay will be facing Russia in a World Cup match post-Soviet era.

Russia has recorded 6 victories in their 8 matches against the former champions (which includes matches as the Soviet Union) but is tied one a piece at the World Cup, with the last match ending in a 1-0 in favour of the Uruguay.

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Buhari Battles Saraki In Ofa Pool Of Blood

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Buhari Battles Saraki In Ofa Pool Of Blood – Tunde Odesola 

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A thin white smoke swirled through the muzzle of the gun and the pregnant woman crashed face down, curling up like a beheaded giant millipede. One of the masked killers rushed into the banking hall and commotion preceded the ensuing graveyard silence as spines shivered, teeth gnashed, hearts skipped, sweat broke out on terrified faces tucked in trashcans and drawers…, the maniacal robber pulled the trigger and the automatic rifle began to sing another round of staccato dirge in Ofa. Welcome to Kwara State, the land of blood.

This piece was written by Tunde Odesola  (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) and was first published on The Punch. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Ofa is an Ibolo-speaking Yoruba town of Kwara State steeped in the art of wrestling. If Ede had the great archer, Timi Agbale Olofa Ina, as its progenitor, Ofa’s illustrious cognomen also affirms the proud archery exploits of its forefather, Olalomi Olofa gan-gan. It equally highlights the combative nature of its people in these words, ‘Ijakadi loro Ofa,’ meaning – ‘wrestling is Ofa’s tradition’. Were Olalomi a white man, his surname would have been Archer. Were Ofa an English town, Arrow would’ve been its name. Ofa is a Yoruba word for archery. That was the Ofa of 1000 AD.

Today’s Offa is an adulteration, its spelling, O-f-f-a, is corrupt and very wrong. Linguistically, the existence of two consonants in succession i.e ‘ff’ or ‘tt’ or ‘dd’ or ‘rr’ in some words is an aberration to Yoruba morphology. Thus, Offa, Ebute Metta, Iddo, garri, etc, are modern-day wrong influences in the Yoruba Language. The correct and orthographic spelling of the land of peacocks in Kwara State is ‘Ofa’ and not Offa.

Similarly, the railway terminus on sand-filled Lagos Island is at ‘Ido’ and not Iddo. Ebute Meta is the place of three shores linking mainland Lagos to the three main islands of Victoria, Ikoyi and Lagos – hence the name Ebute Meta, and not Ebute Metta. Yoruba’s staple food, gari, doesn’t need another letter ‘r’ on its journey to the stomach. Ewedu, gbegiri, eja, bokoto, ponmo, panla and saki would make good enough company. So, it’s not only rain and electricity that cannot exist simultaneously in Nigeria, double consonants such as ‘ff’, ‘tt’, ‘dd’ and ‘rr’ cannot exist simultaneously in the Yoruba Language, too.

Corruption, violence and impunity shouldn’t coexist in Nigerian politics. The unexampled Ofa bank robbery, which witnessed the killing of over 40 innocent Nigerians in broad daylight, was a spinoff of years of rudderless, corrupt and insensitive leadership in the country. I’ve read a thousand and one stories and reactions on the early morning madness in Ofa and grief enveloped my heart over the soullessness of our politics. In a country with a soul, a national mourning would have followed.

On October 1, last year, a 64-year-old American, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, killing 59 people in a crowd attending a country music festival. There was an instant national mourning and the attention of America shifted to the scene for several weeks to come. A blow-by-blow account of how Paddock hatched his killing was televised live daily. The police gave an accurate figure of the dead and the injured 515 persons in the most fatal mass killing in the history of the US. According to media reports, one of the Ofa suspects confessed that he killed over 20 victims. Another suspect said he killed nine, while a number of others confessed to killing over 15 people. How all these add up to 30 in the arithmetic of the police is inexplicable. While, the spurting blood of innocent lives meandered from Ofa to Abuja crying for justice, our leaders dip their paintbrushes in the blood, writing “Vote for me in 2019!”

Were Nigeria a sane country, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, wouldn’t have twice failed to parade Kayode, the arrested son of Chief Ayo Opadokun, an Afenifere chieftain, along with other suspects. Also, Idris wouldn’t have failed to parade the arrested armourer and gang leader, Michael Adikwu, a dismissed policeman, whose confessions had allegedly been embarrassing to the force.

It’s not enough for the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Saleh, to say that many people died in the robbery because of “intelligence breakdown”; Nigerians reserve the right to know the nature of the intelligence breakdown because effective policing in this age is neither achieved by alienating the public nor by churning out half-truths and falsehood. In a report published by The Punch on April 28, 2018, Saleh, who said the police had no foreknowledge of the attack, contradictorily added, “We had little information on the attack before it happened.” He woefully failed to disclose what the police did with the little information they got.

The shoddy police investigation into the robbery has left many questions unanswered. The questions include what the Ofa police did when it received ‘little’ information that some suspicious people were lodging at the Xontex Hotel along Igosun Road, Ofa, a night before the bloodletting. In a sane clime, police authorities would’ve made public the amount of money collected by the policemen, who stormed the hotel on investigation, the night before the genocide. As if those who died only went to the market and would return shortly, the police commissioner said, “What essentially went wrong is our response capacity. We’re going to correct all those anomalies and get our men to be more responsive.” In an ultimate verdict that exposes government’s utmost irresponsibility, Saleh said, “It’s true that we have a deficit of APCs in the state!”

But it’s by conducting a thorough investigation that the police will be seen as unbiased and not acting a nail-Saraki-at-all-cost plot. The trial shouldn’t be an extension of the power struggle between Buhari and Saraki for the Presidency in 2019.

In a sane country, Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Kwara State Governor, Ahmed Abdulfatah; his Chief of Staff, Abdulwahab Babatunde, would’ve resigned in ignominy for the fact that one of the leaders of the gang, Ayo Akinnibosun, openly established a connection between his group, Liberation Youths Movement in Kwara-South, and them. Akinnibosun, who stated that Saraki, Abdulfatah and Babatunde had no hand in the robbery, however, maintained that his group got two guns from Babatunde. He stressed that they got emboldened to participate in the robbery because some of them were political thugs to Saraki.

Akinnibosun said, “We’ve been working for him (since) when we were in the PDP, it has been long – when he was Governor of Kwara State. Where we can’t win, we scatter the election, the connection between me and the Senate President is that he’s the one that’s arranging everything for us. For example, this car was given to me by His Excellency (Abdulfatah) through the Chief of Staff as a gift from the leader, (Saraki).”

If a five-point resolution of the Saraki-led Senate could hold President Muhammadu Buhari accountable for the actions of his (Buhari’s) appointees, the Senate President, Abdulfatah and Babatunde, by the same token, should be held responsible for the killings of the Ofa robbery if it is proved that the arms or the ammunition they allegedly provided were used in the killing.

It is easy for some people to see the trial of Saraki as political victimisation because it wasn’t their relatives that were killed on Thursday, April 5, 2018. If it would take Saraki’s trial and imprisonment to stop this type of killings, so be it. With the recent jailing of two-term ex-governors and members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Jolly Nyame (Taraba) and Joshua Dariye (Plateau), more members of the APC, including Abdulfatah and Babatunde, should be jailed appropriately if found guilty. Some argue that all notable politicians across the country maintain political thugs, and that Saraki and Abdulfatah shouldn’t be singled out. I ask, were Dariye and Nyame the only thieving ex-governors in Nigeria? Let’s begin from somewhere, please.

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It’s the duty of the living to do so for them,” says American speculative writer, Lois Bujold. I agree with her, absolutely.

This piece was written by Tunde Odesola  (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) and was first published on The Punch. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Buhari Battles Saraki In Ofa Pool Of Blood

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Buhari Battles Saraki In Ofa Pool Of Blood – Tunde Odesola 

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A thin white smoke swirled through the muzzle of the gun and the pregnant woman crashed face down, curling up like a beheaded giant millipede. One of the masked killers rushed into the banking hall and commotion preceded the ensuing graveyard silence as spines shivered, teeth gnashed, hearts skipped, sweat broke out on terrified faces tucked in trashcans and drawers…, the maniacal robber pulled the trigger and the automatic rifle began to sing another round of staccato dirge in Ofa. Welcome to Kwara State, the land of blood.

This piece was written by Tunde Odesola  (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) and was first published on The Punch. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Ofa is an Ibolo-speaking Yoruba town of Kwara State steeped in the art of wrestling. If Ede had the great archer, Timi Agbale Olofa Ina, as its progenitor, Ofa’s illustrious cognomen also affirms the proud archery exploits of its forefather, Olalomi Olofa gan-gan. It equally highlights the combative nature of its people in these words, ‘Ijakadi loro Ofa,’ meaning – ‘wrestling is Ofa’s tradition’. Were Olalomi a white man, his surname would have been Archer. Were Ofa an English town, Arrow would’ve been its name. Ofa is a Yoruba word for archery. That was the Ofa of 1000 AD.

Today’s Offa is an adulteration, its spelling, O-f-f-a, is corrupt and very wrong. Linguistically, the existence of two consonants in succession i.e ‘ff’ or ‘tt’ or ‘dd’ or ‘rr’ in some words is an aberration to Yoruba morphology. Thus, Offa, Ebute Metta, Iddo, garri, etc, are modern-day wrong influences in the Yoruba Language. The correct and orthographic spelling of the land of peacocks in Kwara State is ‘Ofa’ and not Offa.

Similarly, the railway terminus on sand-filled Lagos Island is at ‘Ido’ and not Iddo. Ebute Meta is the place of three shores linking mainland Lagos to the three main islands of Victoria, Ikoyi and Lagos – hence the name Ebute Meta, and not Ebute Metta. Yoruba’s staple food, gari, doesn’t need another letter ‘r’ on its journey to the stomach. Ewedu, gbegiri, eja, bokoto, ponmo, panla and saki would make good enough company. So, it’s not only rain and electricity that cannot exist simultaneously in Nigeria, double consonants such as ‘ff’, ‘tt’, ‘dd’ and ‘rr’ cannot exist simultaneously in the Yoruba Language, too.

Corruption, violence and impunity shouldn’t coexist in Nigerian politics. The unexampled Ofa bank robbery, which witnessed the killing of over 40 innocent Nigerians in broad daylight, was a spinoff of years of rudderless, corrupt and insensitive leadership in the country. I’ve read a thousand and one stories and reactions on the early morning madness in Ofa and grief enveloped my heart over the soullessness of our politics. In a country with a soul, a national mourning would have followed.

On October 1, last year, a 64-year-old American, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, killing 59 people in a crowd attending a country music festival. There was an instant national mourning and the attention of America shifted to the scene for several weeks to come. A blow-by-blow account of how Paddock hatched his killing was televised live daily. The police gave an accurate figure of the dead and the injured 515 persons in the most fatal mass killing in the history of the US. According to media reports, one of the Ofa suspects confessed that he killed over 20 victims. Another suspect said he killed nine, while a number of others confessed to killing over 15 people. How all these add up to 30 in the arithmetic of the police is inexplicable. While, the spurting blood of innocent lives meandered from Ofa to Abuja crying for justice, our leaders dip their paintbrushes in the blood, writing “Vote for me in 2019!”

Were Nigeria a sane country, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, wouldn’t have twice failed to parade Kayode, the arrested son of Chief Ayo Opadokun, an Afenifere chieftain, along with other suspects. Also, Idris wouldn’t have failed to parade the arrested armourer and gang leader, Michael Adikwu, a dismissed policeman, whose confessions had allegedly been embarrassing to the force.

It’s not enough for the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Saleh, to say that many people died in the robbery because of “intelligence breakdown”; Nigerians reserve the right to know the nature of the intelligence breakdown because effective policing in this age is neither achieved by alienating the public nor by churning out half-truths and falsehood. In a report published by The Punch on April 28, 2018, Saleh, who said the police had no foreknowledge of the attack, contradictorily added, “We had little information on the attack before it happened.” He woefully failed to disclose what the police did with the little information they got.

The shoddy police investigation into the robbery has left many questions unanswered. The questions include what the Ofa police did when it received ‘little’ information that some suspicious people were lodging at the Xontex Hotel along Igosun Road, Ofa, a night before the bloodletting. In a sane clime, police authorities would’ve made public the amount of money collected by the policemen, who stormed the hotel on investigation, the night before the genocide. As if those who died only went to the market and would return shortly, the police commissioner said, “What essentially went wrong is our response capacity. We’re going to correct all those anomalies and get our men to be more responsive.” In an ultimate verdict that exposes government’s utmost irresponsibility, Saleh said, “It’s true that we have a deficit of APCs in the state!”

But it’s by conducting a thorough investigation that the police will be seen as unbiased and not acting a nail-Saraki-at-all-cost plot. The trial shouldn’t be an extension of the power struggle between Buhari and Saraki for the Presidency in 2019.

In a sane country, Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Kwara State Governor, Ahmed Abdulfatah; his Chief of Staff, Abdulwahab Babatunde, would’ve resigned in ignominy for the fact that one of the leaders of the gang, Ayo Akinnibosun, openly established a connection between his group, Liberation Youths Movement in Kwara-South, and them. Akinnibosun, who stated that Saraki, Abdulfatah and Babatunde had no hand in the robbery, however, maintained that his group got two guns from Babatunde. He stressed that they got emboldened to participate in the robbery because some of them were political thugs to Saraki.

Akinnibosun said, “We’ve been working for him (since) when we were in the PDP, it has been long – when he was Governor of Kwara State. Where we can’t win, we scatter the election, the connection between me and the Senate President is that he’s the one that’s arranging everything for us. For example, this car was given to me by His Excellency (Abdulfatah) through the Chief of Staff as a gift from the leader, (Saraki).”

If a five-point resolution of the Saraki-led Senate could hold President Muhammadu Buhari accountable for the actions of his (Buhari’s) appointees, the Senate President, Abdulfatah and Babatunde, by the same token, should be held responsible for the killings of the Ofa robbery if it is proved that the arms or the ammunition they allegedly provided were used in the killing.

It is easy for some people to see the trial of Saraki as political victimisation because it wasn’t their relatives that were killed on Thursday, April 5, 2018. If it would take Saraki’s trial and imprisonment to stop this type of killings, so be it. With the recent jailing of two-term ex-governors and members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Jolly Nyame (Taraba) and Joshua Dariye (Plateau), more members of the APC, including Abdulfatah and Babatunde, should be jailed appropriately if found guilty. Some argue that all notable politicians across the country maintain political thugs, and that Saraki and Abdulfatah shouldn’t be singled out. I ask, were Dariye and Nyame the only thieving ex-governors in Nigeria? Let’s begin from somewhere, please.

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It’s the duty of the living to do so for them,” says American speculative writer, Lois Bujold. I agree with her, absolutely.

This piece was written by Tunde Odesola  (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) and was first published on The Punch. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Paul Pogba Accepts Jose Mourinho’s Decision To Leave Him On The Bench Last Season

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted that being left out of the starting lineup at times last season was strange, but he ‘accepts’ manager Jose Mourinho’s decision.

Paul Pogba had a disappointing second season at Old Trafford, finding himself in and out of the side at one point as Jose Mourinho experimented with different options.

Pogba, who still managed to end his season with 10 assists and six goals in the Premier League, acknowledges that the only way he can truly win his manager over is with his performances on the field.

“There was little things with [Mourinho] we can say, but nothing after all. These things make you grow also,” he told reporters while on World Cup duty with France.

“I never had this experience so far, to sit on the bench in a season, after being a starter in the team. This is also the coach’s job, this is his role, I need to accept that. And like I’m always saying, the only answer is on the pitch.”

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Paul Pogba Accepts Jose Mourinho’s Decision To Leave Him On The Bench Last Season

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted that being left out of the starting lineup at times last season was strange, but he ‘accepts’ manager Jose Mourinho’s decision.

Paul Pogba had a disappointing second season at Old Trafford, finding himself in and out of the side at one point as Jose Mourinho experimented with different options.

Pogba, who still managed to end his season with 10 assists and six goals in the Premier League, acknowledges that the only way he can truly win his manager over is with his performances on the field.

“There was little things with [Mourinho] we can say, but nothing after all. These things make you grow also,” he told reporters while on World Cup duty with France.

“I never had this experience so far, to sit on the bench in a season, after being a starter in the team. This is also the coach’s job, this is his role, I need to accept that. And like I’m always saying, the only answer is on the pitch.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Cesc Fabregas Claims Harry Kane Should Join A Big Club After Scoring Hat-trick Vs Panama

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Cesc Fabregas has taken a swipe at Tottenham Hotspur by backing striker Harry Kane to join “a big club”.

Harry Kane was once again in red hit form after netting a hat-trick in the Three Lions’ 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday afternoon, taking him to the top of the World Cup scoring stakes.

Talk of a move to Real Madrid has cooled of late after signing a new long-term deal with Tottenham, which will run through until 2024, but Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes that the time is right for Kane to try his luck away from North London.

“Harry Kane is probably the best striker in the Premier League,” he told BBC Sport prior to Kane’s treble against Panama. “I think he’s now ready to go to a big club.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Cesc Fabregas Claims Harry Kane Should Join A Big Club After Scoring Hat-trick Vs Panama

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Cesc Fabregas has taken a swipe at Tottenham Hotspur by backing striker Harry Kane to join “a big club”.

Harry Kane was once again in red hit form after netting a hat-trick in the Three Lions’ 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday afternoon, taking him to the top of the World Cup scoring stakes.

Talk of a move to Real Madrid has cooled of late after signing a new long-term deal with Tottenham, which will run through until 2024, but Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes that the time is right for Kane to try his luck away from North London.

“Harry Kane is probably the best striker in the Premier League,” he told BBC Sport prior to Kane’s treble against Panama. “I think he’s now ready to go to a big club.”

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Buhari, Atiku, Olamide, Other Prominent Nigerians React To Plateau Carnage

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For once, the interests of many prominent Nigerians are aligned, and it is due to the recent carnage in Plateau state championed by armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

While it is reported that over 100 persons have lost their lives on Saturday, the police is putting the death toll at 86.

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, singer Olamide among others have taken to social media to express condolence to the affected communities.

“The grievous loss of lives and property arising from the killing in Plateau today is painful and regrettable,” said Buhari via his personal Twitter account 

“My deepest condolences to the affected communities. We will not rest until all murderers and criminal elements and their sponsors are incapacitated and brought to justice.’’

Also, the presidency, via Twitter, called for calm, while assuring the people that all efforts would be put in place to avoid a repeat of the incident.

“President @MBuhari has been briefed on the deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities in Plateau State, today. @HQNigerianArmy and @PoliceNG are supporting the determined efforts of Governor @SimonLalong to end the attacks and bring relief to affected communities,” the tweet read.

“The President appeals for calm, and assures that no efforts will be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice, and prevent a recurrence / reprisal attacks. The President and the entire Federal Government stand with the Government and people of Plateau at this sad time.”

See more tweets from several prominent Nigerians below:

There are some other tweets that show Nigerians aren’t in any good mood.

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Buhari, Atiku, Olamide, Other Prominent Nigerians React To Plateau Carnage

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For once, the interests of many prominent Nigerians are aligned, and it is due to the recent carnage in Plateau state championed by armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

While it is reported that over 100 persons have lost their lives on Saturday, the police is putting the death toll at 86.

NOW TRENDING: Over 100 Killed In Plateau Carnage

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, singer Olamide among others have taken to social media to express condolence to the affected communities.

“The grievous loss of lives and property arising from the killing in Plateau today is painful and regrettable,” said Buhari via his personal Twitter account 

“My deepest condolences to the affected communities. We will not rest until all murderers and criminal elements and their sponsors are incapacitated and brought to justice.’’

Also, the presidency, via Twitter, called for calm, while assuring the people that all efforts would be put in place to avoid a repeat of the incident.

“President @MBuhari has been briefed on the deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities in Plateau State, today. @HQNigerianArmy and @PoliceNG are supporting the determined efforts of Governor @SimonLalong to end the attacks and bring relief to affected communities,” the tweet read.

“The President appeals for calm, and assures that no efforts will be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice, and prevent a recurrence / reprisal attacks. The President and the entire Federal Government stand with the Government and people of Plateau at this sad time.”

See more tweets from several prominent Nigerians below:

There are some other tweets that show Nigerians aren’t in any good mood.

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Harry Kane “Buzzing” After Scoring A Hat-trick Vs Panama

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Harry Kane has admitted that he is “buzzing” after scoring a hat-trick in their 6-1 World Cup demolition of Panama

Harry Kane scored two penalties before inadvertently turning Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s effort into the back of the net

His hat-trick moved Harry Kane to the top of the goalscoring charts at the World Cup.

Kane is playing down his chances of winning the Golden Boot this insisting that he is already eyeing a win against Belgium which would see England top Group G.

“There’s gonna be a lot of talk about it [winning the Golden Boot] but there’s still a long way to go,” Kane said after England’s impressive win. “You’ve got some of the best players in the world who are scoring goals and doing well.

“It’s nice to be up there of course, but for me, it’s about the wins and we have another big game on Thursday to try an finish top [of the group].”

“I feel great, obviously buzzing from the game,” he added. “We’re obviously through and that was our goal, that was our target, and we’ve still got one game to spare so we’ve just got to enjoy this moment.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Harry Kane “Buzzing” After Scoring A Hat-trick Vs Panama

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Harry Kane has admitted that he is “buzzing” after scoring a hat-trick in their 6-1 World Cup demolition of Panama

Harry Kane scored two penalties before inadvertently turning Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s effort into the back of the net

His hat-trick moved Harry Kane to the top of the goalscoring charts at the World Cup.

Kane is playing down his chances of winning the Golden Boot this insisting that he is already eyeing a win against Belgium which would see England top Group G.

“There’s gonna be a lot of talk about it [winning the Golden Boot] but there’s still a long way to go,” Kane said after England’s impressive win. “You’ve got some of the best players in the world who are scoring goals and doing well.

“It’s nice to be up there of course, but for me, it’s about the wins and we have another big game on Thursday to try an finish top [of the group].”

“I feel great, obviously buzzing from the game,” he added. “We’re obviously through and that was our goal, that was our target, and we’ve still got one game to spare so we’ve just got to enjoy this moment.”

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