Another Prominent Nigerian Dies
A Guardian Newspaper photojournalist, Najeem Raheem, is dead.
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He passed away on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo capital, after battling illness.
Raheem died weeks after he lost both parents in a single day and was planning to bury them.
Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) State Council described Raheem’s death as unfortunate and devastating.
“Yoruba People are not fools” – Ooni of ife
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has condemned the gruesome killing of Yoruba indigenes in Igangan, Ibarapaland by suspected Fulani Herdsmen.
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In a strong-worded statement on Monday, signed by his media aide, Moses Olafare, the Ooni expressed displeasure at the current security architecture in the country. He disclosed the Yoruba people are disciplined and law-abiding but are not fools.
“We are prepared to defend ourselves without resorting to anarchy.”, the statement read.
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The Federal Government has not listed condition to lift the suspension of microblogging site Twitter in the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.
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This was contained in a statement on Monday signed by the ministry’s spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye. It was titled, ‘Clarification Of Comments By The Honourable Minister Of Foreign Affairs At His Meeting With Envoys’.
According to Nwonye, the minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, met with the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, the European Union, the Republic of Ireland and Canada on Monday afternoon in Abuja over their recent comments on the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
Aggrieved Traders Set Vigilante Office Ablaze In Abia
Angry traders of the popular Umuahia Timber Market located at the Ahiaeke (axis of Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Expressway), Umuahia North Local Government Area Abia State on Monday, June 7, 2021, set ablaze office of the Abia State Vigilante Service, AVGS, aka “Bakassi Boys” situated within the market.
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The burning of the AVGS office was in retaliation to the reported killing of a trader in the market in the early hours of Monday, June 7, 2021, by the vigilante personnel whose name was yet to be ascertained at the time of filing the report.
It was gathered that save from the efforts of some borehole owners who allowed their water to be used to attack the fire, the incident which had caused pandemonium in the market would have been more disastrous as the flame of the fire had started engulfing other shops within the area.
What Nigeria needs now is excellent leadership – Sultan
Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, says what the country needs at this time is excellent and purposeful leadership.
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Abubakar said this during the inauguration of an ultramodern camp for Muslim and Christians pilgrims in Bauchi state.
He called on leaders to strive to ensure that they fulfill the purpose for which they were elected to their various positions.