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JUST IN: Oyo NURTW crisis will end within 7 days – Yasin assures



The President,  National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Najeem Yasin has assured that the crisis rocking the Oyo state chapter of  the union will soon be over within one week.

Alhaji Yasin gave the assurance in a chat with journalists shortly after a courtesy visit to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state at Agodi government secretariat Ibadan.

It would be recalled that on May 31 the Oyo state government proscribed the activities of the state chapter of NURTW to maintain peace and security in the state.

According to the NURTW boss, the visit was to see Governor Seyi Makinde on the ban placed on the union in the state.

Yasin explained that it is imperative to dialogue with the state government on how the ban placed on the union can be lift and also settle any misunderstanding among the NURTW members.

On the Proposed NURTW election in Oyo state, he  said election will be conducted in all 36 states of the federation in accordance will the rules and regulations of the union.

Alhaji Najeem Yasin reiterated the Union’s commitment to settle the crisis in NURTW Oyo state chapter within one week.

He said the union will work collectively with the state government at ensuring peace in Oyo state .

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Over 200 Kidnap Victims Regain Freedom In Zamfara – Police




The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Mr Usman Nagogo says over 200 victims of kidnap have been received from their abductors in the last three weeks in the state.

Nagogo made this known at a news conference in Gusau on Monday.

The police chief  said  the bandits willingly returned and handover the victims to him as the leader of a peace and reconciliation initiative recently set up by Governor Bello Matawalle.

He explained: “Since the beginning of the peace and reconciliation initiative team assignment about three weeks ago now, we have received over 200 kidnap victims from Fulanis and Yansakai.

“We have sat with all the warring factions and they have understood that peace is the most important aspect of growth and development which is why they willingly return the victims,
“and await the promise made by the governor to re-establish grazing reserves, build hospitals and veterinary clinics, provide good drinking water and other amenities at Fulani settlements.

“At the moment, all the factions go to the markets that were closed due to the armed bandit activities while farmers go to the farms without any hindrance or threats,”.

The commissioner of police who urged residents to continue to pray for the success of the peace process and sustenance of peace in the state, cautioned politicians against politicising the effort so as to allow security agencies carry out their operations without diversion.

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Some of the rescued victims told newsmen at the police command that they were tied like animals and without any shelter against rain or sun.

Some of the victims spent more than seven months in the hands of their abductors.
After their rescue, the victims were camped at the Government House, Gusau, where they received medical and psycho-social support services before they were reunited with their families.

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Corps Member Serving With Channels TV Dies In Shiite, Police Clash




Unfortunately, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving with Channels Television, Precious Owolabi, is dead.

The 23-year-old died of a gunshot wound he sustained while covering the clash between the police and the Shiite protesters on Monday in Abuja.

The management and staff of Channels Television are greatly saddened by the untimely and unfortunate death of such a promising journalist.

They pray that God will grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, and avail his soul eternal rest.

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Obasanjo not a democrat – Presidency



The Presidency has insinuated that former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, was not a democrat, following his latest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of the nation.

Obasanjo, in his latest letter had cautioned Buhari on the need for drastic action to tackle insecurity if the nation must remain a united one.

The former president also called for a gathering of various ethnic groups in the country to deliberate on how to live peacefully with one another.

Reacting, the senior special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu said those aggrieved with the present structure of the nation should approach the National Assembly.

Featuring on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, he said: “To call for a national conference when there is a sitting Parliament in place, whoever is making that call is not a democrat.”

Shehu also insisted that the government in which he serves, was on top of the security situation in the country.


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