Connect with us

Breaking News

Just In: Yoruba Nation: Group Releases Statement On Banji Akintoye’s Whereabouts

Published

on

The Ilana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body for all self-determination groups in Yoruba land, on Sunday, debunked rumours that the leader of the group, Prof Banji Akintoye, has been kidnapped and his whereabouts unknown, describing the information as the work of people trying to destabilise the Yoruba race.

The group in a statement signed by its Media and Communications Secretary, Maxwell Adeleye, stated that Prof Akintoye is in good health and is safe, adding that the mission to cause crisis has failed.

“Sequel to series of calls and text messages we received in the last 10 hours on the safety of the leader of Yoruba self-determination struggle and the Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, we consider it sacrosanct, necessary and germane to make this rebuttal known succinctly.

“Professor Banji Akintoye is very safe, and he is in a good state of health in his home. The ongoing rumour that the member of the Second Republic Senate has been kidnapped and his whereabouts unknown is the handwork of forces who want to destabilise Yoruba land, and we put it to them very expressly that their mission has failed.

“The Yoruba people have decided, and they have taken a position to move out of the Golgotha. Once again, we appeal to the Yoruba people within and beyond the shores of Nigeria to be law-abiding and peaceful. On no condition should anyone engage in a violent confrontation with any of the security formations in the nation of Nigeria,” the group said.

 

 

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Breaking News

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

Published

on

By

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.

VIDEO:

 

 

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Breaking: Gunmen Raze Police Division In Abia

Published

on

By

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…

Continue Reading

Breaking News

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

Published

on

By

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.

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: