Fayemi  wins Ekiti polls

The All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has been declared winner of the Ekiti State governorship election.
The Chief Returning Officer, Professor Idowu Olayinka, made this declaration at the INEC office in Ado Ekiti at the end of the collation of results from the 16 local government areas of the state.

Fayemi defeated his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party, in 12 LGAs.

The APC candidate polled 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,114 votes.

Man set self on fire in Omole

A young man who reside at Omole walk to Omole phase 1 gate with a keg filled with petrol, pour the petrol on his head and ignite using matches.

An eyes witness said he knows the man has Hamed, he stays at Ladega street inside the Estate.

He suffers from little mental illness since two year ago. He added.

He said he lost his parents some years ago.

He his currently laying helpless at the Estate gate. . .


Widespread Killings Across Nigeria is Hugely Disturbing; President Buhari, Time to Act is Now!

We note with deep concern for the unity and progress of Nigeria the continous, widespread and seemingly endless gruesome murder of Nigerians and destruction of properties worth billions of naira across the country.

The well coordinated wanton killings that took place on Sunday in Barkin Ladi and other two local government in Plateau State is one that again reiterate the need for not just the rhetorics of “we are on top of the situation” press statements by the government but indeed one that requires a definite solution to put a stop to the carnage that has become a norm.

Reports of the senseless, needless and avoidable killings that wouldn’t stop trickling in have become so scary that Nigerians can no longer sleep with their two eyes closed.

While we appreciate our law enforcement agencies for the good works they are doing, we dare say, if this is the best they can offer the country at this time, it is important that the President, as the Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces make reasonable changes in the security leadership and institute a restructuring of the security architecture of the state.

Plateau State carnage by suspected Fulani Herdsmen is a sad incident likewise killings by same group across other parts of the country. Boko Haram insurgents are still threatening in the North East, and a few other regions. We wouldn’t want this go beyond what it is now. President Muhammadu Buhari must deal decisively with this.

We cannot but at this critical stage find means to curtail the excesses of the blood sucking beasts and send them to the background for life. In Nigeria, every life matters and it is imperative for a decisive and swift action plan.

Finally, while PAND expresses our deep condolences to the people of Plateau and indeed all Nigerians, we equally implore great citizens of this country to be law abiding and conduct themselves within the armbit if the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Samsideen Ajadi
For: Patriotic Alliance for National Development

(0703 969 1892)

Brief About PAND
PAND is a non-governmental organization, with network of volunteers across over ten states of the federation. As a youth-led organization, we are dedicated to improving the spirit of patriotism among Nigerians, being an important ingredient needed for national development.

Scores dies as fuel tanker explodes on Lagos Ibadan Expressway

Not fewer than 30 vehicles got born on Otedola Bridge as a fuel tanker explodes on Thursday evening at Lagos Ibadan expressway.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Lagos Fire Service have been mobilised, reports the rapid Response Squad via its Twitter handle, @rrslagos767.

The RRS said its men were “on ground to manage the situation.”

LASEMA officials and other government agents were seen with body bags, confirming fears that many road users may have died in the incident.

The fire was brought under control about an hour after the outbreak, as men of the Lagos State Fire Service tackled it.

The fire involved a fuel tanker and about 54 vehicles.

The Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the story, even as it warned road users to avoid the scene of the inferno.

As of the time of filing this report, tens of vehicles were caught in the inferno, and many are feared dead.

Reports add that the traffic backlog as a result of the explosion extends as far back as the Third Mainland Bridge, backing up to the UNILAG water-front.

IGP sacks commissioner over Plateau massacre

Inspector General of Police has sack the Plateau state commissioner over the killing of hundreds lives in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South Local Government Areas.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the sacking of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, with immediate effect.

He was replaced by Yobe state-born Bala Ciroma, who was until his new position the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

A terse statement issued on Tuesday by the Spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, neither gave reasons for the removal nor explained his new posting.

The new CP, according to him, graduated from University of Maiduguri in 1988 and joined the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on March 3, 1990, and has served in various capacities.

Ciroma who was one-time the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja, “has also served in virtually all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and in all the departments of the NPF.”