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Goriola Hassan refuses to honour Ogun Assembly despite arrest threat

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Nollywood actor, Goriola Hassan, on Tuesday, failed to appear before the Ogun State House of Assembly despite threats to order his arrest for parading himself as the Oba of Imobi, Ijebu East Local Government Area of the State.

However, Hassan was said to have contacted the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, over his invitation.

The House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs had asked the actor to appear before it on August 17 or risk being arrested.

But at the resumed sitting on Tuesday, Hassan was nowhere to be found.

As a result, the Chairman of the committee, Hon. Bolanle Ajayi, summoned Hassan for the second time over his purported claim to Obaship stool at Imobi-Ijebu, in Ijebu East Local Government Area of the State, which he said had been a subject of controversy.

A group under the aegis of Imobi Descendants’ Union had earlier filed a petition against Hassan at the Assembly.

The sitting had in attendance, traditional rulers like the Onitasin of Itasin, Oba Adenola Adegbesan, the concerned Baales and other community leaders from the area at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Ajayi, in company of other lawmakers warned that “Hassan should stop parading himself as the Olu of Imobi, in line with the directive of the State government conveyed to him through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.”

Ajayi rechoed that he should come before the Committee on September 2, 2021 by 11am prompt.

She emphasised that “failure of the said Goriola Hassan to honour the Assembly’s invitation, having failed to show up after two earlier invitations, would lead to issuing his warrant of arrest.”

Meanwhile, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, said that Hassan, who approached him last week on the matter, had been told in clear terms that he should honour the invitation of the Committee as the Assembly was empowered to investigate his purported claim to Obaship stool at Imobi, upon which the stakeholders in the Community had petitioned the Assembly.

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PHOTOS: Fani-Kayode dines at residence of another Buhari’s Minister

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Since Thursday when his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was made public, Femi Fan-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has been under fire.

From Social media to traditional media, the former critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, has been lampooned.

But FFK has waved critics aside, sharing pictures of his visit to the residences of key APC figures.

On Saturday, he released pictures of his visit to Ali Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, whom he had labelled a terrorist and asked Buhari to sack a few months ago.

While the dust raised by the post is yet to settle, Fani-Kayode released fresh pictures of his visit to the residence of George Akume, Minister of Special Duties.

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Armed gang invade Lagos streets, injure many, loot shops

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Mushin area of Lagos State was yesterday, thrown into commotion as some armed gang invaded some streets, inflicting injuries on residents and destroying property worth millions of naira.

It was gathered one person died in the mayhem that forced churches within the affected communities to close for fear of being attacked.

Information had it that a notorious armed robber was arrested sometime by the police and was transferred to Abuja. But his release was allegedly facilitated by some big shots he worked for.

After his release, his loyalists from the Idi-Araba area of the state reportedly invaded some areas of Mushin to attack some persons whom they accused of being the cause of his arrest. The areas affected were Alafia, Daniel and Morgan.

A resident, who simply gave his name as Mitchy, explained that “the fight has been going on since midnight (Saturday)and the perpetrators came from Idi-Araba. This has been happening for almost six months. But last night and today’s(Sunday) were the most violent.

“Surprisingly, the armed thugs were teenagers between 16 and 19 years. They looted people’s shops and carted away goods. They were armed with machetes, guns and bottles.

“Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Alafia junction and Christ Gospel Apostolic Church on Da-Silva street could not conduct Sunday service.”

It was gathered teams of policemen from the Tactical Unit of the Lagos State Police Command were ordered by the Commissioner of Police, CP Odumosu to contain the situation.

When contacted, the command spokesman, CSP Ade Ajisebutu, said 15 suspects had been arrested in connection with the clash. He said axes, cutlasses and expended cartridges were recovered in the process.

According to Ajisebutu, “Normalcy has returned to the area. CP Odumosu has assured residents to go about their lawful businesses. At the end of an investigation, the suspects will be charged to court.”

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Ondo Govt seals off Shoprite, popular market

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The Ondo State Government has sealed off Shoprite and the neighborhood market in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The popular facilities were sealed on Monday by the Ondo State Waste Management Authority, ODSWMA, over what was described as unsanitary and unhygienic practices.

A few days ago, the agency had taken similar action against five notable buildings in the state for flouting the environmental laws of the state.

Shoprite, which is located on Igbatoro road in Akure and the Neighborhood market at NEPA axis of the State capital, were accused of ignoring a series of warnings from the agency.

The General Manager of the Authority Mrs Ayo Adeyemo, who disclosed this, said the owners of the affected facilities violated environmental laws and failed to comply with the laid down hygienic practices.

Adeyemo, who maintained that further sanctions would be taken, warned that anyone found culpable will not be spared

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