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Makinde: Why I sacked commissioners, CoS

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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday announced the dissolution of the state’s Executive Council (Exco).

Those affected include Chief of Staff (CoS) Chief Bisi Ilaka and 17 commissioners.

The exco was constituted on August 14, 2019, following Makinde’s victory in the March 9, 2019 election.

The remaining council members, who were not affected, include the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, Head of Service (HOS) Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola and Director General of Due Process office Ms Tara Adefope.

A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Makinde announced the dissolution of the Executive Council after a meeting of the body yesterday, which lasted about five hours.

Makinde, according to the statement, expressed the gratitude of the government and the people of Oyo State to the council members and wished them well in their future endeavours.

The governor equally praised the dedication to duty and the commitment of the council members to the cause of taking Oyo State from poverty to prosperity.

The statement said: “His Excellency, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council, with effect from Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

“Governor Makinde, after a prolonged meeting of the council, told members it was time to retool after two years.

“He, therefore, wished the ex-commissioners the best in their future endeavours.”

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#EndSARS Memorial: Nigerian youths plan to shutdown Lekki Toll Gate tomorrow

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The Nigerian youths have confirmed that the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos will be shut down tomorrow, Wednesday 20.

According to the youths, the #Endsars Memorial Car Procession will be held at the toll gate from 8 am.

The notifier, shared by Nigerian singer Falz, said the procession is “in memory of the lives lost on the 20-10-20.

“We should all endeavour to stay in our vehicles all throughout the procession and also in groups for safety reasons.

“Please be sure to arrive on time so we can proceed in unity together,” the notifier stated.

This plan was also confirmed by Comedian Mr Macaromi, who shared e-fliers of the car procession and the order of programme on his Instagram page.

Meanwhile Falz, on his part, noted that nothing will stop the procession.

“It is impossible for us not to memorialize our fallen heroes,” Falz stated on Instagram.

However, some youths are also planning a counter-protest titled “Defend Lagos.”

The Defend Lagos group in a trending message said:

“About a year ago, this carnage fell on Lagos State while Lagosians thought it was just going to be a protest. Lagos State was destroyed by End SARS protesters.

“Lagosians are ready to defend Lagos NOW. Never again will Lagos be destroyed.”

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University of Ibadan loses two students in 24 hours

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A 200 level student of the University of Ibadan (UI), Oluwaseun Ayomide Adeyemo, yesterday died in a car accident.
 
The student of the department of Microbiology was involved in a car accident around Mobil filling station, UI Ojoo axis.

She was rushed to the University Health Clinic popularly known as Jaja but efforts to save her life proved abortive as she passed on due to excessive loss of blood.
 
Her death came barely 24 hours as the university community was mourning the loss of a 400 level student of the department of History, Adebayo Adegoke.

Adegoke was allegedly shot by robbers around Pre-Boye World Shopping Complex in the late hours of 10:00 p.m. on Saturday.

A source, who preferred anonymity said, the deceased, who lived in Independence hall was shot and efforts to save his life proved abortive as he was unable to make it to the hospital.

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The students’ union officials were joined by the Dean Students Affairs, Professor A. Abiona, Head of Department of History and some other students’ leaders to visit the Bodija police station in order to ensure proper investigation is carried out on the deaths.

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Another building collapses in Lagos

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A building collapsed Monday night at No. 97, Lagos Road in the Haruna area of Ikorodu.

The incident occurred around 10pm. Two persons, a male and a female, were confirmed injured.

The victims are currently at the Ikorodu General Hospital receiving treatment.

At least three persons are trapped but no casualty yet, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

It was gathered that after the structure disintegrated, residents within the area mobilised to carry out initial rescue.

The Fire Service and Police responded on time but could not do much due to unavailability of equipment to lift rubbles.

A rescue operation was ongoing as at press time.

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