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Breaking: Police Disrupt Yoruba Nation Rally In Ibadan, Take Over Venue

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Armed police officers have taken over Mapo Hall, Ibadan the venue of the rally organised by the Prof Banji Akintoye-led Ilana Odua to sensitise people about Yoruba self-determination.

JomogNews Nigeria gathered that many people are already gathered at Mapo Hall but Professor Akintoye is missing in action.

Scores of police officers took over the Mapo ancient hall where the rally was to begin.

As of 9.30 am, this online medium observed the policemen stopping and searching individuals who were also going to their businesses along the road linking the hall.

Some young Nigerians were seen inside a Toyota Camry shouting, “Yoruba nation is inevitable” while the policemen watched.

The invitation sent to out for the event had indicated that the rally was to commence by 9am.

The invitation reads, “Reminder; Attention, editors, producers, correspondents and reporters; invitation to Yoruba nation’s mega rally for self-determination to be led by Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye on Saturday.

“The Convergence Point is Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State and time is 9 am. There will be a World press conference by South and Middle Belt Leaders by 1pm at Ajagungbade Avenue, New Bodija, Ibadan.”

The rally is being powered by a group, Ilana Omo Oodua.

The convener of the rally Prof. Banji Akintoye, could not be reached for comments at the time of this report.

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Frank Akpan Narrates How He Killed Job Seeker, Iniubong Umoren (Video)

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Video of how job seeker Iniubong Umoren was killed by Uduak Frank Akpan has emerged.

Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of a job seeker, Iniubong Umoren has confessed how he killed his victim while being paraded by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command.

Serial killer Uduak Frank Akpan,  was paraded by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command to dismiss rumour of his death in custody, JomogNews Nigeria reports.

Uduak Frank Akpan who was paraded alongside his father said he killed Iniubong Umoren in self-defense and not intentionally.

His words: “I invited her for a job and I asked her whether she can work in a farm as secretary.

“I told her that I wanted to sleep with her first. She agreed on a condition that I will use condom which I also agreed to. She became furious when I started removing the condom, and she attacked me.

“I was bleeding so I needed to defend myself by hitting her which lead to her death,” he said.

However, Andrew Amiengheme, the Akwa Ibom State Police Commissioner, said it was necessary to have the press conference because of the rumour that was going around in the media that the suspect had committed suicide in the cell.

“I don’t know anywhere in the world that a suspect will be allowed to use trousers in the cell to the extent of killing himself with it.

“Social media that is supposed to be a tool that will work to the advantage of the police has become something that is working against them,” he said.

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Breaking: Gunmen Raze Police Division In Abia

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Gunmen have again attacked a police station in Abia State.

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday night attacked Bende police station in Bende local government area of Abia state, razing down the entire building, JomogNews Nigeria reports.

This is about the fourth public facility that has come under attack in the state in the last three days.

It was earlier reported that Ubani police station located along Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road was on Sunday attacked where a number of vehicles were burnt.

Details shortly…

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Breaking: FCT Minister Cancels Eid-il-Fitr Prayer Gathering In Abuja

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The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has disclosed that Eid prayers will not be held at the National Eid prayer ground in Abuja.

Bello, in a press release made available by his Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, on Tuesday, said the decision was in compliance with the COVID-19 renewed restrictions.

He enjoined all worshippers to join the Eid prayers in their neighbourhood and reiterated that indoor worships will only be limited to less than 50 persons.

The minister advised that all COVID-19 guidelines should be adhered to over the third and fourth phase of the pandemic.

“There will be no Eid prayers at the National Eid prayer ground along the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway (Airport Road),” the statement read in part.

“All worshippers are enjoined to hold Eid prayers outdoors within the premises of their neighbourhood Juma’at mosques.

“Indoor worship are to be limited to less than 50% of installed capacity.

“Religious authorities are advised to regulate the flow of people entering and exiting places of worship.

“All non-pharmaceutical intervention protocols of facial coverings, physical distancing and hand washing are to be observed

“All other Eid celebrations and activities should be confined to homes as all public parks, recreation and entertainment centres are to be closed.”

Recall that at the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 briefing on Monday, the National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed announced a nationwide curfew to curb the spread of the virus.

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