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Osun Governor, Oyetola Cries To Buratai As Herdsmen Take Over Osun

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Following the incessant attacks on residents of Osun State by criminals suspected to be herdsmen, the governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola has called on the military for help.

There were reports that the state in the last three months have come under intense attacks from all fronts, as suspected herdsmen rob, kidnap, kill and maim in communities and highways within the state.

The state had witnessed over ten cases of kidnappings in the last three months, while millions of naira were paid as ransom without a single arrest made by the police.

It is against this backdrop that the governor on Thursday met with Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai for the purpose of ameliorating degenerated security situation in the state.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Adeniyi Adesina, in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, “the governor requested Gen. Buratai to speed up action on his promise to allow his soldiers to be part of the joint security team to combat rising crime in the state”.

The statement explained that Oyetola had informed Buratai that his visit was a follow up to the letter of request the state sent to him, seeking support of military to be part of joint security patrol set up by the government.

It quoted the governor saying “we believe security is paramount and it is the key to development. We need your full support for the joint patrol plan.”

It added that Buratai, in his response assured the governor of his readiness to help the state in tackling it’s present security challenge and keep it safe.

Meanwhile, a civil society organisation, Advocacy for Peace in Africa has flayed security agencies in the state for what it called display of incompetence and inefficiency.

Speaking with journalists on Friday, the State Coordinator of the organisation, Comrade Sunday Adams, said the present security challenges in Osun State have exposed the level of ineptitude of all the security agencies working in the state.

He also carpeted the current government in the state for being slow and less proactive in responding to sensitive issues like security.

Adams also expressed dismay on the governor’s recent visit to the Chief of Army Staff, adding that the government ought to have moved faster than that considering level of security threat presently facing the state.

“We have never experienced this type of dormant security apparatus in the state before, despite the terrible and unprecedented security menace in the state, in which kidnappers and banditry have taken over communities in the state, it is indeed inexplicable that no single arrest has been made.

“The security architecture in the state has gone into coma, no reliable intelligence gathering mechanism to nip criminality in the bud, nor dependable gallantry to effect arrest.

“It is even astonishing the way serious security issue has been reduced to comic relief, as police in the state apprehended cripples at the scene of crime without any logical evidence, where a civil servant in the state was murdered in cold blood by bandits.

“The government is also moving with a speed of ailing snail; can you imagine the governor is still begging the Military for help, reminding Chief of Army Staff of letter at this moment when his state is under the siege of criminals.

“It shows the government is not creative in any way, it is not looking inward, and it became more messier when the newly inaugurated parliament in the state is headed by weaklings, individuals with terrible pedigree that has eroded courage of changing the ugly trend,” he said.

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Best Alcohol Unveils New Premium Drink, Best Honey Cream

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A new flavour from the stables of Nigerbev Limited, makers of Best alcoholic beverage, has been unveiled in Nigeria to the delight of their teeming alcoholic beverage lovers.

Best alcohol premium beverage aims to satisfy the taste buds of our esteemed customers and consistent with our pledge to provide Best products and exciting choices at all times, we have recently introduced a new variant called Best Honey cream made from soothing and comforting honey flavor which can be served chilled or with ice.

The product is now available in trade channels (open markets, supermarkets, neighborhood stores, bars, and restaurants)

Best Honey cream is Thick… Rich… Creamy…

Available in 750ml and 200ml #simplythebest

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BREAKING: Egypt’s Ousted President, Mohammed Morsi Dies In Court

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Mohammed Morsi, the ousted president of Egypt, has collapsed during a court session and died, according to state TV.

It is believed that the 67-year-old former leader was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges on Monday when he collapsed and then died.

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Supreme Court To Hear Adeleke, PDP Appeal On Osun Governorship Poll Today

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The Supreme Court has fixed Monday (today) to hear the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

The date of the hearing was contained in notices sent to parties to the suit, which also has the PDP as plaintiff, last week by the Registry of the Supreme Court.

Adeleke and the PDP are seeking the reversal of the May 9, 2019 majority judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which upheld the election of Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress as the Governor of Osun State.

The ruling of the Court of Appeal came after the March 22, 2019 judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which ruled by split decision to give victory to Adeleke and the PDP.

Justices Peter Obiorah and Adegboye Gbolagunte, in the majority decision, upheld the petition, voided Oyetola’s victory and declared Adeleke of the PDP winner of the poll.

Justice Ibrahim Sirajo, who chaired the tribunal, however, gave a minority judgment that dissented and struck out the petition on the grounds that the petitioners did not prove their case.

Oyetola, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission appealed the majority judgment at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, while Adeleke and the PDP appealed the minority decision.

On May 9, 2019, the Court of Appeal gave its decisions on the appeals, with four members of the five-man panel upholding the appeals by Oyetola, APC and INEC, and dismissing the cross-appeal by Adeleke and the PDP.

The Court of Appeal’s majority judgment set aside the majority judgment of the election tribunal, upheld the result as declared by INEC and affirmed Oyetola of the APC as the winner of the election.

Justices Jummai Sankey, Abubakar Yahaya, Isaiah Akeju and Bitrus Sanga gave the majority decision, while Justice George Mbaba gave the minority judgment, in which he dismissed the appeals and upheld the cross-appeal.

The appeal to be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday is that filed by Adeleke against the majority decisions of the Court of Appeal.

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