Connect with us

metro

Oyo reopens Shasha market, retains curfew

Published

on

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered the reopening of Shasha market in Ibadan, the state capital.

The governor had ordered that the market be shut and imposed a curfew after an ethnic clash that resulted in the loss of lives and property.

The decision to reopen the market was reached on Tuesday during a meeting with the two warring communities in Shasha. It was held at the Western Hall, Secretariat, Ibadan.

The governor said the state government was considering palliative measures for some of the affected traders.

He said, “Considering the economic situation and the peculiarities we have with us, I have heard what you said, and we will immediately reopen the Shasha market. They will bring bulldozer to the market today.”

“When my brother governors visited Seriki Shasha palace, while we were working around, I realised that both the people I saw at Seriki’s place and those I met at Baale’s place were not happy because they have been deprived of their job.

“If you look at Oyo State, even when the COVID-19 was at its peak, I decided not to shut our market places because I know and also explained to the leadership of the country at the national level that in our state, we have people that the proceeds from what they get today will determine if they will eat tomorrow or not.

“Since peace has more or less returned to the market and the community, we have given the go-ahead that the market should be reopened.”

Makinde added, “I have also given instructions for some palliative work to be done. I have instructed that solar light be installed in the market so that any time of the day or night, we will see what is going on in the market.”

He directed that the market annex of Shasha, established in Iroko during the crisis be shut and that relevant agencies should immediately restructure the market.

“The Iroko market will remain shut. From what we heard, the promoters of that market were actually part of the people causing confusion and causing problems at Shasha market,” the governor said.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

metro

Customs burst cross-border criminal syndicate, seize fake $6m, forged passports

Published

on

Four members of cross border criminal syndicate were on Thursday arrested at Seme border with fake $6 million and a number of other prohibited items.

Seme border Customs Area Comptroller, Dear Nnadi, mni, disclosed that the fake currency bears the same serial number, adding that the money was being moved out of the country before it was intercepted at Gbaji customs post along the Lagos – Seme highway.

He also said besides the confiscation of the currency, a total of six international passport of Malta Republic bearing the same photograph but with different names.

According to the Customs boss, the same lady whose name is on the passport also has six international driver’s license with her photograph but with six different names.

He said, ”Our officers at Gbaji check point intercepted a vehicle and upon searching them, we discover the currency you are seeing here. These are fake United States Dollar Bills.

“When we counted them, it amounted to $6 million United States Dollars Bills in fake currency but it will take the eagle eye of a trained officer to detect that they are fake. One of the land marks is that some of the Bills bear the same serial number besides that, it will be very difficult for anybody to detect that these Dollar Bills are fake.

“Two people were arrested in connection with this development.

“Similarly to this, we also arrested few hours after this, we also arrested two other passengers in another vehicle and upon searching them and their baggage, we discover some international passports

Continue Reading

metro

Ghanaian pastor divorced by wife for impregnating sidechick vows to ban condoms if elected president

Published

on

Christian Kwabena Andrew

The founder of Life Assembly Worship Center, Christian Kwabena Andrew,  has disclosed that if he is elected as president, he will ban condoms.
The Ghanaian cleric who is running for presidency under Ghana Union Movement Party said this while speaking in an interview on Dawdne TV.

READ ALSO:

In the video, he opined that the use of c#ndoms is useless since diseases contracted can be treated in hospitals. He added that wearing it would only defeat the purpose of intimacy.
Amused by this, the host asked if he would ban the importation of c#ndoms if elected president while also informing him that there’s no cure for HIV/AIDS.
The pastor had gone viral after he revealed, while preaching, that his wife had left him after he fathered a child with another woman.
Reports have also revealed that his wife who told her side of the story disclosed that he’s a hardcase lecher who beds every woman that comes his way, including his church members. Tori

Continue Reading

metro

Gun threats: Tajudeen Olanrewaju, Ogboni Leader declared wanted

Published

on

Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare

The Lagos State Police Command has declared wanted the first President of the Supreme Body of Ogboni Association Worldwide, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare.

Continue Reading

Trending