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5 die as lunatic sets family house ablaze

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FIVE people, including an eight-month-old baby and two other children aged three and six, were among those burnt to ashes when a suspected lunatic set his family house ablaze in Kisi, Oke Ogun area of Oyo State.

The suspect, Monday Daniel, who is now in police custody, was said to have committed the crime in the early hours of yesterday, when his family members were all asleep.

While confirming the incident, the state Public Relations Officer, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, gave the names of the dead victims as Blessing Samuel Ode, 3; Friday Samuel Ode, 8 months; Mummy Ogbada, 10; Daddy Ogbada, 6, and Ogunma Ogbada, 46.

According to Ajisebutu, the suspect, when interrogated, said he did not know what came over him. Ajisebutu said:

“Tragedy struck about 2:35a.m. yesterday, when a suspected lunatic, identified as Monday Daniel, set the house of his family at Budo Alaka village, Kisi in Oriire Local Government Area of the state, on fire while the family members were asleep.

“Five persons were burnt to ashes, while two survivors—Samuel Daniel Ode, aged 24 and Mariam Samuel Ode, 21— are currently receiving treatment at Muslim Hospital, Kisi.”

According to an eyewitness, the suspect had, the previous day, approached a member of the family for some money to travel to an undisclosed destination, but the request was turned down. Angered by this, the police said the suspect allegedly came back in the early hours of yesterday and set the thatched-roof house on fire.

The suspect was said to have escaped the scene afterwards, but was later arrested by police. According to the eyewitness, “on interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, but claimed he did not know what came over him.

The case will soon be transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Iyaganku, for further investigation.”

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BREAKING: ASUU meeting with FG end in deadlock, strike to continue

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The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.

As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.

The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.

A senior member of ASUU said that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table.

According to him, the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.

The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14.

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Suspected thugs destroy Tinubu’s Emilokan billboard in Lagos (PHOTO)

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Some persons suspected to be political thugs have vandalized a billboard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.

The billboard located on the close to the third mainland bridge was destroyed on Tuesday morning.

The action sparked tension online as some APC members have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

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EFCC recovers another 1.4bn naira for NHIS

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EFCC writes INEC, demands APC, PDP, other aspirants’ bank details

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional sum of one billion, four hundred million naira (N1.4 Billion) for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

In a statement via its official Twitter handle, the money, according to the commission, was part of the funds which some commercial banks ‘fraudulently’ refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.

The statement further said the money had been released to the NHIS since August 5, 2022.

It also revealed that the Commission had in similar fashion on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.5bn to the scheme.

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