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Man brutalise by Naval ratings over parking space in Ogun

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

A Nigeria middle-aged man, Opeyemi Olaleye was brutalised following his encounter with lawless naval ratings in Ogun State.

According to Olaleye, he narrated his ordeal.

On the day of the incident, he joined others to watch a football match at a viewing centre located in the Akeja community, Ota Area of the state.

The victim on arrival at the centre with his friend around 9.00 pm, parked his car at a space where he felt was safe and not obstructing other cars.

Shortly after settling down to watch the match, he heard a protest from a man that a driver had blocked his motorcycle with his car.

Out of curiosity, the victim reluctantly abandoned the match he was watching and decided to check to ascertain he was not the offender.

On getting to the parking space, he realised it was his car the aggrieved man was complaining about.

Olaleye said “I was hearing someone causing and insulting a car owner while demanding that the driver should come and move his car. I stood up from where I sat immediately. On getting there I saw the guy still insulting the owner of the vehicle. I advised him that he should stop insulting and cursing the owner of the car.

“I advised him that rather than insulting and cursing, he should have informed the owner of the viewing centre who will then announce to his customers so that the owner would come and move his car.

“I did not even know that he is a naval rating because he was not wearing a uniform. There was even enough space for him to move his motorcycle but he insisted that I must move my car.

“When an argument ensued, I walked away. When he saw me walking away, he attacked me from behind. I tried to free myself but could not.”

Olaleye said he later apologised to Naval rating but turn deaf ear to his pleas.

He added “He started making calls. Some guys told me to run that he is a naval rating while others suggested that he should apologise to him. So, I started begging him, but he insisted that he will let me know who he was. Not long after, I saw some naval ratings on motorcycles.

“They started beating me at the viewing centre and took me to their barracks which is not far from the viewing centre. They were more than 20 naval ratings beating me with all sorts of weapons till I passed out. They poured water on me and ordered me to enter a drainage inside their barracks.

“When I was shouting, they took me close to a generating set so that people won’t hear my cry. It was when they noticed that I was losing consciousness that they pushed me out of their gate. It was the owner of the viewing centre and one other guy that came to pick me up from their gate.”

Ogun State Police Relations officer, Oyeyemi Abimbola, confirmed the incident when contacted.

Oyeyemi said, “The guy contacted me and I asked him to report at the Sango Police station. The DPO at Sango police station told him to get treatment first. By Tuesday, he will return so that they will follow him to that place to find out what happened.

“He had an issue with the naval people. This is not a police problem. But the case has been reported and we told him to go and treat himself first,” the PPRO added.

In the same vein, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Navy, Adedotun- Vaughan also confirmed the incident, adding those involved had been arrested and detained.

Also making it known it is against the code of conduct of the Nigerian Navy, for any naval personnel to take laws into their hands.

He said ” The Nigerian Navy has zero tolerance for molestation or harassment of civilians as naval personnel have repeatedly been cautioned never to take laws into their hands when they have issues with civilians. Accordingly, this was an isolated case and the culprits will be punished ”






‘Disregard out of redesigned currency’ -CBN debunks reports it plans to phase out redesigned Naira Notes

Monday, May 1st, 2023

The Central Bank of Nigeria has called the attention of the public to reject reports suggesting a withdrawal of recently redesigned currency from circulation.

Acting Director of corporate communications of the Bank, Dr. Isa AbdulMumim,  dismissed the rumour that the regulator was contemplating the withdrawal of the recently -redesigned N1000, N500, and N200 currency banknotes from circulation.

According to the released notice signed by  Dr. Isa AbdulMumimon Sunday, April 30, the bank stated that the speculation is a ploy by some people to cause panic among members of the public.


The bank state the old and new notes have been in circulation side by side as they have been taking good delivery of a good quality of the redesigned notes from the Nigerian security printing and Minting Company Limited.

It was also said the bank would remain committed to supplying the approved indent for the smooth running of the economy.


The statement read;

“We wish to state emphatically that such speculation is unfounded and a ploy by some interests to cause panic among members of the public.

“We wish to reiterate that the new and old currency notes have been circulating side by side just as the Bank has been taking delivery of a good quality of the redesigned bank notes from the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) Limited.

“Furthermore, we are committed to supplying the approved indent for the smooth running of the economy.

“We, therefore, urge members of the public to disregard any report suggesting a phase-out of the redesigned currency.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the redesigned and old notes will continue to be accepted as legal tender.

“They will circulate side by side for transactions ahead of the December 31, 2023 deadline, when the old N1000, N500, and N200 banknotes will eventually be phased out. Please be guided accordingly.”


Five persons die in Bayelsa road accident

Saturday, April 29th, 2023

Five persons have lost their lives in a fatal vehicle collision in Bayelsa state.

The incident occurred on Friday along Tombia-Amassoma Road in Bayelsa state, where two vehicles had a head-on collision.

According to a witness, The collision involved a black Toyota SUV vehicle with registration number RGM 38 HM and Mazda 323F car with Registration number NEM 456 PG.

The accident claimed the lives of the Mazda driver and four passengers.

Spokesman for Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the accident and promised to bring the SUV driver to book.


Butswat said in his statement, ” Four passengers and the driver of the Mazda car died on the spot.

“A female passager was rescued and hospitalized at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri.

“Copses of the victims were deposited at the same hospital for autopsy.

“Investigation is on going to arrest the driver of the SUV car and to ascertain the cause of the fatal car crash.”

Three killed ,policeman sustain injury as cultists clash in Ogun

Friday, April 28th, 2023

Three persons have been reported killed while a policeman was shot during cultists clash in Ogun state.

The incident occurred at night on April 26 in Agbowa and other areas in Sagamu LGA of Ogun state.

According to a source, sound of gunshots rented the air during the clash, forcing residents to scurry for safety.

Police spokesperson SP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said a policeman sustained an injury during the cause and has been rushed to hospital for proper treatment.

“it happened last night and spread to the early morning of Thursday.We have arrested about seven suspects. A policemen was injured. But, we have succeeded in arresting seven among them. And we are trailing the others,” Oyeyemi started.

“The policemen was injured .They shot him and we extracted some pellets of cartridges from his body. He his in a stable condition .He is still on admission.”

However from a Facebook post, a user identify as Ogundipe Kazeem Olalekan said three persons were killed in the cult clash.

Popular Lagos spare parts dealer arraigned for sexual harassment after victim filmed her ordeal

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Eddy Ebube popularly known as Bebex has been arraigned by the Lagos State police command following allegations of sexual harassment.

The businessman who deals in selling of spear parts in Ladipo market mushin was arraigned at the Samuel Ilori Court House in Ogba.


Bebex was arrested and detained following “sexual assault and harassment” of a nursing mother.

The lady gave an account of the scenario of the assault and harassment.

The nursing mother said on the day of the incident she left her baby with someone and stepped out to get food to break the Muslim fast.


She said  Bebex, alongside others, unmannerly called her. when she refused to give her attention, she was harassed and threatened.

The victim reported the matter at Olosan police station , and she was bullied by the defendant and the police officers , forcing her to make a video to resile.

A Twitter user identified as Aare -Ayodeji made several posts on the harassment .


However, Aara -Ayodeji and other Twitter users’ insistence that justice is served as regards the matter drew the attention of the commissioner of police, Idowu Owohunwa.

Activists and others on Tuesday, April 26, at a meeting with the lady’s family member, the CP vowed to get justice for the nursing mother.

Owohunwa immediately ordered the removal of DPO Olosan, Bebex ‘s arraignment, and asked the police Gender department to take over the case.


The CP also directed the of probe officers that forced the lady to make a video to resile her statement.







Why new Alaafin,Soun’s emergence is delayed- Governor Makinde state reason

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, made known in his statement on Tuesday the delay in the emergence of the new Aalafin of Oyo and Soun of Ogbomosoland.

Makinde stated is to allow due process in the selection of candidates for the throne, for past mistakes not to reoccur.

The bona fide Governor, serving his second term made this known on Tuesday in Ibadan while swearing in the new Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iyabo Yerima.

According to him, he had already communicated and informed the kingmakers in the two towns that institutional framework should be duly followed in the selection of new traditional rulers.

He said once due process is followed, things will work out well and more efficiently.

“We have gone through a situation where a king was removed by the judiciary in the state after he had been on the throne for over 22 years.

“And I said to myself, not under my watch are we going to repeat the same mistake. I will rather delay and have due process followed.

“Then, if anybody decides to go to court after the emergence of the new traditional rulers, such exercise might be a nullity.

“I believe this is what we need in Nigeria right now-  strong institutions.

“But we also need people to build them -people with experience, capacity, and people with strong conviction to do what is right.

“That is why the appointment of people like Justice Iyabo Yerima is important because she has experience in leadership,” the Oyo governor said.

He hinted that his administration had taken necessary steps to ensure that the judiciary in the state works effectively.

Also states further the swearing-in of Justice Yerima as the substantive chief judge of Oyo State was in accordance with Section 271 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.


Makinde also assure his government would try its best to provide resources as they were available, while Justice Yerima in her remarks pledges to catapult the judiciary system in the state to the peak level.


One killed, police officers recover baby used diapers from Lagos crash

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

A crash involving three vehicles claimed the life of a man around Mosalasi Roundabout inward the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos state.

The accident consisting of a Mazda commercial bus, a Tricycle, and a white Camry car led to three persons sustaining varying degrees of injury which eventually claimed the life of one of the victims.

According to an eye witness, it was learnt that the driver of the white Camry car with number plate, KJA 351 HG, was driving at a top speed, and rammed into a tricycle, causing the tricycle operator to lose control and obstructing an incoming Mazda commercial bus loaded with passengers.

It was gathered that the injured victims involved in the crash were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where one of the victims died before getting to the hospital.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightment Department, LASTMA, Taofiq Adebayo confirmed the incident, In his statement, He said, One of the injured victims died before getting to the hospital, adding that General Manager,  LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, said the accident would have been averted if the driver was not driving at top speed.

The LASTMA director statement said, ” Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority today rescued three severely injured accident victims comprising two males and one female at Mosalasi Roundabout, inward the Iyana -Ipaja area of Lagos.

“LASTMA Akanjib Wasiu ( Bravo 16), who led the rescue operations confirmed that the accident involved three vehicles, a Mazda commercial bus, FKJ 88 XH, a tricycle with number plate KJA 369 QM, and a white Camry car, KJA 351 HG, on the main carriageway at the Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a white Camry car lost control due to excessive speeding and hit a commercial tricycle from the rear while the tricycle went off balance and obstructed another incoming fully loaded Mazda commercial bus going to Iyana-Ipaja .”

Stating further, the vehicles involved in the crash were immediately removed from the road to avoid the free flow of traffic and were handed over to the Gowon Estate Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigations.

“One of the passengers inside the commercial tricycle involved in the accident was caught with more than 100 pieces of used small children ‘diapers pampers’ with a huge sum of money of different denominations was recovered and was handed over to the policemen at the scene of the accident,” he added

Oreagba, urge all motorist to ensure their vehicles are in good condition, particularly the break before hitting the road within Lagos jurisdictions.




“God is never late” – Ondo first female speaker gives birth at age 54

Monday, April 24th, 2023

Congratulatory messages pour as Mrs. Jumoke Akindele Ajulo, The first female speaker of Ondo state House of Assembly has given birth to her first child at age of 54.

Akindele, a member of the people democratic party, became speaker in 2014, leading the house for three years, and was removed in 2017.

She was in the assembly between 2011 and 2019, where she represented the Okitipupa State Constituency 1 in the Assembly.

Friends and political associates broke the good news on social media by congratulating and rejoicing with her after the long wait.

One Dolapo Adenike Olatubora Oluwaseyi wrote :

“What a good news this beautiful morning

I rejoice with you my Rt. Honorable Jumoke Akindele

The newborn is blessed! Olorun a ka kun wa!”

Segun Odidi wrote :

“what God cannot do doesn’t exist. First Female speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly delivered a bouncing baby on Saturday. Her first fruit!! What a cheering news! I’m so happy for you big sis. Congratulations Rt. Hon Jumoke Akindele,”

Ayodele Oyedokun wrote :

“WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, I, THE LORD, WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. ISAIAH 60:22 I celebrate with the first female speaker in Ondo state, Rt Hon Jumoke Akindele on the bundle of joy God gifted her and her family. May the joy be permanent and be of abundant blessings.”

Ogunjobi Taofeeq wrote:

“Congratulations to Rt. Jumoke Akindele former speaker of Ondo state house of assembly. This shows that, no latecomer in life. When you are crying to Him and He didn’t respond on time, that doesn’t mean He will not answer your call, remember that many are on waiting list before you. Therefore, remain calm and be fervent with your prayers at appropriate time, He will surprise you and answered all your pending prayers. Once again, congratulations madam speaker as you welcome a new baby today, May Allah blessed and protect the baby.Ameen.”

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“Unprofessional conduct ” Imo state police command reacts to viral video of officers assaulting two suspect with machete.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023

In a viral video surfaced online, police officers could be seen assaulting two suspects in an open area with a machete in Owerri.

However, the Imo state police command has condemned the action of the officers involved in the act in a statement released.

The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Henry Okoye, described the action of the officers as “Unprofessional conduct”, He said the officers have been identified and defaulted for “Discreditable/Unprofessional conduct, improper Dressing, incivility to an assaulting of the duo suspects.”


He added that the two suspects were being picked up after they were spotted at a hard drug area and allegedly found with some banned substances.

Read Police Spokesperson Okoye statement below


“Upon diligent observation of this viral obscene video, the officers were identified to be a detachment of one of command’s Tactical teams comprising of six(6) police officers led by inspector SUNDAY AMADI who unfortunately  was seen in the video assaulting the suspects with a ‘cutlass’ which is not one of police accoutrement while trying to apprehend them on 20/04/2023 at about 1400hrs.

They have been defaulted for Discreditable/Unprofessional conduct, Improper Dressing, incivility to and Assaulting the duo suspects namely; Ikechukwu Ajiegbu ‘m’ and Ugochukwu Ajiegbu ‘m’ who were allegedly seen in an identified hard drug black spot situated at Uretta, Owerri , unlawfully in possession of weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa and ‘Crystal Meth’ hard drug. I.e methamphetamine aka ‘Mpuru Mmiri’.


While investigation continues , The commissioner of police CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde PSC(+), who is a disciplinarian and defender of fundamental human right has ordered that prompt orderly Room Trial should commence against the erring officers and that necessary disciplinary actions be taken if found guilty.


Members of the public are advised to remain calm as further development on the orderly room trial and disciplinary actions will be communicated back to them”.

The video has sparked various reactions

@Oprik_leo wrote :What is this world turning into? Those that are meant to protect lives, are the ones tends to endangering lives…May God almighty protect us all

@pweety_nazzy wrote : what’s phone searching got to do with police???… how would you want to invade someone’s privacy ??… Major crimes that are worth brutalizing the culprits you won’t see them participating ….nawa oooo😡😡….and all this rubbish will end up been in the quest of them extorting money from this guys in the name of they want check if they are yahoo boys😡😡.. Correction will never stop in this Nigeriabof ours …Because even the ones meant to protect citizens are actually the villains😈


Watch the viral video below



Arise TV news anchor tackled by media personalities over her dressing

Friday, April 21st, 2023

Femi Akintunde Johnson, a newspaper columnist and an associate lecturer at the Nigerian institution of journalism took to his Facebook page to tackle an Arise TV news anchor over her dressing.

The newspaper communist referred to the news anchor dressing whose name is Seyitan Atigarin, while he gave his remark stating, she was improperly dressed as she read the news on Thursday, April 20.

According to Femi Akintunde, He reacted to the news anchor’s fashion sense referencing to her low-decked neckline and asked her to review her wardrobe forthwith.

See his post below…

Reactions drew from media personalities following Femi’s post, as some media practitioners agreed with him, while others antagonize and pointed out that the news anchor did not err and that his post was unnecessary.

Media personalities reactions are below …