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DSS Raid: Igboho writes Buhari govt, demands N500m for damage done to cars, others

Sunday Igboho has written to the Federal Government of Nigeria, demanding N500m following the invasion of his home by personnel of the Department of State Services

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Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has demanded a compensation of N500m from the Federal Government

This is for the loss he incurred and properties damaged among other things during a raid on his house in Soka, Ibadan.

Igboho made his demands in a letter through his lawyer, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) of Chief Yomi Alliyu & CO on Saturday.

The letter was titled “Illegal gang grossly unconstitutional invasion of Sunday Igboho Residence.’’

Alliyu (SAN) in the letter also stated that during the house invasion, the DSS carted away €1,000, N2m, expensive jewellery worth millions, travel documents, amulets, Igboho’s iPhone 12 and phones of about 15 others living in the house including those killed by the officers and other yet-to-be-identified belongings.

“We hereby demand that the Federal Government orders an investigation into the actions of the various security operatives led by DSS that raided Chief Sunday Adeyemo’s house with a view to sanctioning them and release all the innocent people arrested and compensate the families of those murdered, the letter read.

“Our client should also be paid N500m as reparation for damage to his exotic cars that include Mercedes Benz G-Class and 2019 Lexus Car. We also demand a public apology.

Igboho’s lawyer in the letter noted that during Igboho’s clamor for the creation of a Yoruba nation, he always preached peace.

Aliyu (SAN) alleged that DSS operatives who raided the secessionist house were disappointed that they couldn’t allegedly find a single gun or ammunition in his client’s house.

The learned counsel said the DSS operatives arrested two police escorts of Igboho’s guests and added their “guns to those harvested from their armory.

He said they did this to make members of the public believe that their client keeps militia or as stated by them.

The DSS spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunaya while reacting to these allegations by Igboho’s lawyer stood by the statement they initially released after their raid.

“The statement by the services suffices. The statement also said those arrested would be charged accordingly. There would be court action.”

Afunaya revealed that investigation and forensic analysis are ongoing and there would be court action soon.

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Former Ogun First Lady celebrates 96th birthday

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Mama Lucy Onabanjo, wife of the first civilian Governor of Ogun State, the late Chief Victor Olabisi Onabanjo (Aiyekooto) celebrated her 96th birthday on Tuesday.

Lucy Onabanjo is the oldest surviving former first lady.

Born in Ijebu Ode on October 26, 1925, Mama Onabanjo was trained as a teacher.

It was after her training as a teacher that Lucy started dating the Late Bisi, who was working with a local newspaper called Gaskiya Tarfi Kobo (Truth is more than a Kobo).

Few months after meeting Bisi , she walked down the aisle and said “I do.”

The humble ceremony would blossom into a life of civil service from teaching to the Government House, Abeokuta and beyond.

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It’s illegal to pay petrol subsidy from federation account, Sanusi tells FG

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Former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, has said the federal government is indulging in illegality by paying petroleum subsidy from the federation account.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor spoke virtually as a panelist on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the just concluded Nigerian Economic Summit held in Abuja.

He also said the Nigerian daily oil consumption data is suspect thus there is endemic corruption in fuel subsidy payments.

“This money coming from petrol belongs to the federation account, and the federal government doesn’t have the constitutional right to pay subsidy on behalf of the federation.

“So it is a fundamental constitutional issue because this is money that should go to the federal, states and local governments. Yet money that belongs to the federation is carried out as federal government expenditure. So, there are so many complex issues, legal and economic issues. We need to stop these issues” he said.

He also advocated for the end of fuel subsidy and electricity subsidy, saying the money saved should be invested in critical sectors like education and health adding that the long-term gains far outweigh the short-term pains.

“I have said this before even as a CBN Governor under the previous government. What I say is not of a particular government. Take petroleum subsidy.

“In 2015 or 2016, Minister Ibe Kachukwu said Nigerian was importing 30 million litres of PMS per day after eliminating corruption. In 2019, the NNPC said we are importing 59 million litres per day after oil prices have gone up. And I have been asking the question, what happened between 2015 and 2019 that our oil consumption has almost double?” he asked.

He noted that “this is what also happened under the previous government. When oil prices go up, NNPC said they are importing more because of the arbitrage. Thus, when the oil prices go high, there is an incentive to inflate the number” he noted.

On electricity tariff, he said it should also be stopped as even poorer countries are paying cost reflective tariffs and enjoying uninterrupted electricity.

The Chairman, the Nigerian Governors Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, also agreed that subsidy payments had to end for resources to be free up for critical investments.

He also said that the government must focus on education and healthcare provision.

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