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…State Assembly commends Ibese Plant’s gesture to end outage

IN the spirit of good neighbourliness, Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese has donated multi-million Naira worth of electrical items to some neighbouring communities around its operation in Ibese, in Yewa North Local Government, Ogun State, to enable the communities reconnect to the national grid and have their power supply restored.

The management of Dangote Cement Plc donated the electrical materials to close out the lingering power outage in the affected communities which have been in darkness for some months due to unhealthy High-Tension Lines on their distribution network.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State House of Assembly has promptly commended the Cement factory, for rising to the occasion and delivering the electrical materials needed to restore power to the affected communities; thus fulfilling its promises after being notified of the plight of the communities.

Items donated by the Ibese Plant management led by the Plant’s Head of Social Performance, Ademola Ojolowo, included 1,200 metres of Aluminium conductor steel-reinforced cable (ACSR), 20 High Tension (HT) Poles, 40 pieces of Pot insulator, and ten (10) pairs of tie straps.

The items were presented to the communities at the constituent office of Adegoke Adeyanju Awoso, Ogun State House of Assembly member representing Yewa North State Constituency 1 and this handover was witnessed by various stakeholder groups across the ten (10) benefitting communities and the officials of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).

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At the event, Ojolowo explained, to the excitement of the representatives of the communities, that the decision to intervene was borne out of genuine care for the people and the desire to help mitigate negative impact of the outage on socio-economic activities of the people. He reiterated the company’s commitment to the sustainable development of its host communities and continued collaboration on initiatives geared towards the general wellbeing of the people.

In his response, Adegoke Adeyanju, who spoke on behalf of the benefitting communities, expressed delight with the donation of the electrical items and urged the IBEDC officials to ensure that the installation was carried without further delay. He commended the Management of DCP for coming to the aid of the communities at this critical period, and promised to continue to work for promotion of peace and tranquillity in the communities for the greater good of his people.

The joy on the faces of the people on sighting the electrical items was palpable as it rekindled their hope of enjoying power supply going forward especially during the forthcoming Yuletide season.

Reacting to the development on the floor of the Ogun State House of Assembly, the Speaker, Kunle Oluomo commended the management of Dangote Cement Plc for being sensitive to the plight of the people in its host communities, saying the House was very proud of the foremost cement company.

The speaker made the commendation, while responding to the presentation of Hon. Adeyanju, who enjoined the Management of the company to continue in the spirt of good neighbourliness, and assured that the House would be on the same page with the company to ensure that peace reigns supreme in the host communities.

Earlier, Adeyanju had informed the Assembly on the need to appreciate the cement giant for fulfilling its promise towards contributing to re-energise the communities that had been thrown into darkness following the damage caused by truck drivers to electrical installations in the area.

In the spirit of good neighbourliness, Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese has donated multi-million Naira worth of electrical items to some neighbouring communities around its operation in Ibese, in Yewa North Local Government, Ogun State, to enable the communities reconnect to the national grid and have their power supply restored.

The management of Dangote Cement Plc donated the electrical materials to close out the lingering power outage in the affected communities which have been in darkness for some months due to unhealthy High-Tension Lines on their distribution network.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State House of Assembly has promptly commended the Cement factory, for rising to the occasion and delivering the electrical materials needed to restore power to the affected communities; thus fulfilling its promises after being notified of the plight of the communities.

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Items donated by the Ibese Plant management led by the Plant’s Head of Social Performance, Ademola Ojolowo, included 1,200 metres of Aluminium conductor steel-reinforced cable (ACSR), twenty (20) High Tension (HT) Poles, forty (40) pieces of Pot insulator, and ten (10) pairs of tie straps.

The items were presented to the communities at the constituent office of Hon. Adegoke Adeyanju Awoso, Ogun State House of Assembly member representing Yewa North State Constituency 1 and this handover was witnessed by various stakeholder groups across the ten (10) benefitting communities and the officials of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).

Speaking at the event, Mr. Ojolowo explained, to the excitement of the representatives of the communities, that the decision to intervene was borne out of genuine care for the people and the desire to help mitigate negative impact of the outage on socio-economic activities of the people. He reiterated the company’s commitment to the sustainable development of its host communities and continued collaboration on initiatives geared towards the general wellbeing of the people.

In his response, Adegoke Adeyanju, who spoke on behalf of the benefitting communities, expressed delight with the donation of the electrical items and urged the IBEDC officials to ensure that the installation was carried without further delay. He commended the Management of DCP for coming to the aid of the communities at this critical period, and promised to continue to work for promotion of peace and tranquillity in the communities for the greater good of his people.

The joy on the faces of the people on sighting the electrical items was palpable as it rekindled their hope of enjoying power supply going forward especially during the forthcoming Yuletide season.

Reacting to the development on the floor of the Ogun State House of Assembly, the Speaker, Kunle Oluomo commended the management of Dangote Cement Plc for being sensitive to the plight of the people in its host communities, saying the House was very proud of the foremost cement company.

The Speaker made the commendation, while responding to the presentation of Hon. Adeyanju, who enjoined the Management of the company to continue in the spirit of good neighbourliness, and assured that the House would be on the same page with the company to ensure that peace reigns supreme in the host communities.

Earlier, Adeyanju had informed the Assembly on the need to appreciate the cement giant for fulfilling its promise towards contributing to re-energise the communities that had been thrown into darkness following the damage caused by truck drivers to electrical installations in the area.

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Police Inspector gunned down in Rivers days after 2Baba’s killing

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The Rivers State Police Command said an Inspector was killed by gunmen who ambushed and attacked its men on a stop and search duty at the Eliozu Flyover in Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday night.

The spokesperson of the command, Grace Iringe-Koko, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.

Iringe-Koko said the gunmen who were spotted in a carton-colored Sienna bus with fully tinted glasses drove in from the Rumuodumaya axis, near Port Harcourt where they launched the offensive which claimed the officer’s life.

She, however, said the team rose to the occasion and returned fire and neutralise one of the miscreants who wore masks, but that other gang members escaped by the whisker.

The statement reads, “We are deeply saddened to announce a heinous incident that occurred on 21st February 2024, involving an attack on policemen attached to Operation Sting of the Rivers State Police Command.

“At approximately 2145hrs, while conducting routine stop-and-search at Eliozu flyover, the officers were ambushed by unidentified hoodlums operating in a carton-colored Sienna bus, with fully tinted glasses.

“The registration number of the vehicle remains unknown at this time.

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“The assailants drove in from the Rumuodumaya axis, and opened fire on the police team, resulting in the tragic loss of one Inspector who valiantly gave his life in the line of duty.

“Undeterred, the police team responded with bravery, engaging the attackers and managing to neutralise one of them with a mask on his face, while the others managed to escape, potentially sustaining gunshot wounds.

“The command has launched a thorough investigation into this despicable act and has already identified the group responsible.

“Rest assured, we will relentlessly pursue these criminals and bring them to justice. No amount of intimidation will hinder our officers’ unwavering commitment to safeguarding the lives and property of the citizens.”

While noting that such acts of aggression against security forces detrimentally impact the safety and security of our entire society, she stressed that the command remains resolute in its duty to maintain peace and protect the well-being of the populace.

“The Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, reiterates unequivocally that those who perpetrate violence against policemen or any citizen will face the full weight of the law.

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“We urge all law-abiding citizens to continue with their daily activities without panic, as we are determined to uphold our mandate of preserving lives and property in the face of such challenges.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of the fallen inspector, and we assure them that his sacrifice will not be in vain. Our resolve to serve and protect remains unwavering as we stand together against those who seek to disrupt the peace and harmony of our society.”

Last year, a former Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada Division, Bako Angbashim, was ambushed and killed by a cult gang.

Since the death of the cop, the command has been on the trail of the alleged mastermind of Angbasim’s killing, one Gift Okpara, also known as 2Baba, with constant land and air bombardments in the various hideouts of the Iceland cult leader, even as some of his lieutenants were gunned down previously.

However, on Monday, Grace Iringe-Koko, said intelligence reports revealed that the wanted cult kingpin, 2Baba, was killed in a recent joint security raid in the Idu-Ekpeye community, Ahiada East LGA.

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Troops kill wanted terrorist leader, Boderi Isyaku, in Kaduna

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have shot dead a notorious terrorist leader, Boderi Isyaku, during a gun duel between troops and the bandits around Bada/Riyawa general areas of Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.

Samuel Aruwan, the Overseeing Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, , in a release obtained by on Thursday confirmed the development, adding that it was Boderi who plotted and executed the 11th March 2021 abduction of 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA.

The terrorists leader was also the mastermind of the attack on the Afaka campus of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Igabi Local Government Area where two officers were killed and another abducted.

He said, “Stemming from consistent support to security forces by Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, a major breakthrough has been recorded in Nigeria’s fight against banditry and terrorism. The notorious bandit, insurgent and ruthless killer, Boderi Isyaku, has been neutralized in a gun duel alongside some of his fighters, by troops of the Nigerian Army, around Bada/Riyawa general areas of Chikun and Igabi LGAs.

“This feat was confirmed to the Kaduna State Government by security forces carrying out internal security operations and diligent checks from human intelligence sources.

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“Boderi, as he was simply known, had for nearly a decade propagated a reign of fear, death and destruction in Kaduna State and neighboring Niger State, with a trademark of brutal attacks, mass abductions and cruel, relentless killing. His elimination comes as the culmination of tireless efforts by dedicated troops committed to restoring peace and security in the region. The General Officer Commanding, 1 Division, Nigerian Army (and Force Commander, Operation Whirl Punch) Major General VU Okoro, coordinated the operation through meticulous planning and intelligence.

“The troops on Wednesday night, came in contact with Boderi and his fighters around Bada general area of Chikun LGA. Despite the terrorists’ well-fortified position, the troops laid a successful ambush. Boderi and his associates walked into the trap, and were cornered.

“In the ensuing confrontation, Boderi chose to resist the troops and engaged them in a fierce firefight. He was ultimately subdued, and his reign of terror ended in a burst of bullets and eternal ignominy. Two of his associates were likewise neutralized. After the operation, the troops recovered two AK47 rifles, 300 rounds of ammunition, nine AK47 magazines, one magazine carrier, one Baofeng radio set and five motorcycles.

“Boderi was involved in a range of deadly attacks spanning Sabon Birni, Rigasa, Buruku, Gwagwada, Rijana and Kateri general areas, the Kaduna-Abuja Road, the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road, as well as Shiroro, Alawa, and Mangoro general areas of neighbouring Niger State. His activities included vast and elaborate operations in cattle rustling and gunrunning. He was also known to have built a close rapport with terrorist groups, collaborating with them towards establishing footholds in these areas. Recent intelligence reports revealed his plans to attack a school in his sphere of operation. Those plans have been thankfully truncated.

“It was Boderi who plotted and executed the 11th March 2021 abduction of 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA. This high-profile kidnapping generated shock waves and massive panic around the country, as dozens of young students were whisked away and their families left to deal with unimaginable turmoil.

“On the 24th of August 2021, Boderi masterminded another deadly attack, this time on the Afaka campus of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Igabi LGA. Two officers were killed and another abducted. Weeks later, on 14th September 2021, Boderi led his gang of bandits in the kidnapping of the Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Atto, around Dutse village, Chikun LGA. The Emir’s Police Detail was killed.”

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Man ‘machetes’ lover for failing to show up on Valentine’s Day after collecting N7,000

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Man ‘machetes’ lover for failing to show up on Valentine’s Day after collecting N7,000

The police command in Cross River on Thursday paraded a 30-year-old man who allegedly macheted his lover for failing to show up in his house on Valentine’s Day.

The police alleged that Amber Ubung carried out the act when his lover, Blessing Onawu, 25, reneged on her promise to spend the Valentine night with him after collecting N7,000 from him to dress her hair.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Gyogon Grimah, told newsmen in Calabar that the incident happened at Okuni in Ikom Local Government Area.

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“After waiting and the said lady did not show up, the suspect, Ubung, armed himself with a machete, went to the house of Onawu, attacked and gave her several machete cuts all over her body with the intent to kill her.

“In an attempt by the victim’s mother to rescue her, he used the same machete to inflict injuries on her.

“A team of policemen were mobilised to the scene, and the suspect was arrested with the machete.

“The suspect was transferred to SCID for further investigation and will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” he said.

The commissioner also said that the victim and her mother were receiving treatment in different hospitals.

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