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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues
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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues

Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in Ikeja are still missing. Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state, unleashing violence on residents and destroying public and private properties. Vehicles, automated teller machines, traffic lights were vandalised, and not even Awolowo’s statue was spared during the looting, as his pair of glasses are yet to be found. Awolowo, the premier of the western region from 1954 to 1960, is known for his unique round-shaped glasses. Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, in September 2017, unveiled the 20-feet statue located on Obafemi Awolowo Way close to the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja. Ambode had sai...
Fela Durotoye’s Wife, Tara Visits Her Vandalised Store In Lekki (Photos, Videos)
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Fela Durotoye’s Wife, Tara Visits Her Vandalised Store In Lekki (Photos, Videos)

Fashion entrepreneur Tara Durotoye has visited her vandalised store in Lekki area of Lagos. The chief executive of House of Tara shared a video on Instagram on Monday from her visit to the store. “I got the courage to visit my vandalized store yesterday to see the extent of the damage,” she said. “The destruction to economic assets in this singular mall alone is disheartening.”   Mrs Durotoye urged all whose stores were vandalised to find strength in God. Hoodlums had in the past week hijacked the #EndSARS protest and looted several stores in various parts of the country. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGzWEaSpBNR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
I Didn’t Reject Your Offer Of Renovating My Palace, Soun Tells Makinde
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I Didn’t Reject Your Offer Of Renovating My Palace, Soun Tells Makinde

The Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, has denied the content of a letter purportedly authorised by him, which rejected the financial contribution of the Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in the planned renovation of the monarch’s palace vandalised by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest on October 10. The Soun, who spoke with the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, said that he did not authorise the said letter in circulation. Adisa disclosed to Governor’s Office correspondents, quoting the monarch: “If your boss sees any such letter, he should ignore it, because I didn’t ask anyone to write such a letter.” “The Soun said that he never authorised anyone to issue a letter on his behalf and that if any such letter surfaces, some p...
Monkeys Invade Osun Hospital’s Trauma Centre
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Monkeys Invade Osun Hospital’s Trauma Centre

Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has lamented the invasion of monkeys from the Osun Osogbo groove into the state’s hospital, Asubiaro in Osogbo, vandalized equipment at Trauma Centre. According to the hospital officials the monkeys domiciled in the bush behind the hospital vandalised the center. The hospital is near Osun Osogbo groove. During his on-the-spot assessment visit to the hospital, the governor ordered the management of the hospital to submit a comprehensive report of the situation in the center to his office. He expressed worry that the Trauma Center in the hospital is out of use and promised to ensure full restoration of the facilities at the centre. Oyetola assured that his government would address the problems identified in the hospital so as to put it into o...
What Is Left Of A Toyota Corolla Vandalized By Car Thieves In Broad Daylight .
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What Is Left Of A Toyota Corolla Vandalized By Car Thieves In Broad Daylight .

According to @autojosh on IG. This car was vandalized by car thieves today at Egbeda, Lagos. The surprising thing is that the theft was carried out in broad daylight and nobody caught them in the act. The security man around that vicinity was fast asleep and didn’t notice a thing. As you can see in the video, they made away with the brain box, taillights, side mirrors, stereo, door control units etc. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvzhV84F6Xc/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=8dtu15mjb1at
Comoros awaits results of divisive poll
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Comoros awaits results of divisive poll

Lawyer Mahamoudou Ahamada, the candidate of the Juwa party for the Comoros presidential election, casts his ballot at the polling station in a school of Chomoni on March 24, 2019. – Polls opened on March 24, 2019 in the tiny archipelago of Comoros, with the incumbent President widely expected to win a new term in an election that rivals say has been hijacked. Counting of votes cast in the first round of Comoros’ presidential polls was expected to wind up on Tuesday as tensions mounted between re-election-seeking President Azali Assoumani and his rivals, who accuse him of fraud. Twelve people were injured on Monday when police fired teargas and rubber bullets at opposition candidates and supporters as they marched through the capital Moroni protesting alleged irregularities. ...
Lagos State House of Assembly Aspirant, 5 others Arrested Over Abule-Egba Pipeline Vandalism
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Lagos State House of Assembly Aspirant, 5 others Arrested Over Abule-Egba Pipeline Vandalism

Lagos State police command have arrested six persons who allegedly vandalised the NNPC pipelines at Abule Egba, Lagos, that destroyed 100 houses and 77 vehicles worth millions of naira. The suspects are PDP House of Assembly aspirant Hon.(Amb) Adedipe Dauda Ewenla, 40, Rasak Oyakunle aka Akeregun; Abdulazeez Agboola aka Boggy, 29; Akin Ayansola alias Babalati, 44; Kazeem aka Aladija, 50 and Saheed Isiola alias Obama, 36. Parading the suspects yesterday, Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, said: “On December 18, 2018, at about 2am, there was a fire outbreak at Isopako Awori in Abule Egba area of Lagos State. The fire emanated from the NNPC pipeline that was deliberately ruptured by the vandals in their bid to siphon premium motor spirit (PMS) from the pipe. It destroyed 100 hou...
Enganamouit’s Home In Cameroon Vandalised After Penalty Miss Against Nigeria
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Enganamouit’s Home In Cameroon Vandalised After Penalty Miss Against Nigeria

The home of Cameroon forward Gaelle Enganamouit was vandalised in Yaounde following her penalty miss against Nigeria in the semi-finals of the 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana. Nigeria's Super Falcons won the shoot-out 4-2 to book their place in Saturday's final and guarantee a spot at next year's World Cup in France. According to Cameroon's head coach, Joseph Ndoko, relatives of Enganamouit claim people threw rocks at the family residence and then threatened to return. Cameroon face Mali on Friday in Cape Coast in the third place play-off match where the winners will also secure a place at France 2019. Ndoko, speaking ahead of Friday's match, condemned the attack and said it may have an impact on the team's preparation for the Mali contest. "It is a very unpa...
Lagos Police Issues Statement On The Death Of A Car Thief Who Slipped Off a Wall
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Lagos Police Issues Statement On The Death Of A Car Thief Who Slipped Off a Wall

The lagos state police command has issued an official statement on the death of a car thief, Daniel Ekwerekwu, an indigene of Aguleri, Anambra state who slipped off a wall, landed on a cemented floor and broke his skull while being chased   According to CSP Chike Oti, the state Police Public Relations Officer, 'if he knew what fate had in stock for him at the early hours of today 12/08/2018, perhaps, he may have chosen another day to go vandalising people's cars. Nemesis caught up with the said Daniel Ekwerekwu at Okungade street, Mende-Maryland, Ikeja, where he went on a perilous mission of car vandalisation to wit stealing of car body/engine parts'.   The statement continues to say, 'however, at about 0604hrs, one of the owners of the cars being vandalised woke up t...
Mohammed Gololo Attacked By Mob In Bauchi, House Ransacked
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Mohammed Gololo Attacked By Mob In Bauchi, House Ransacked

About one week after protesters attacked lawmakers and other public officials at a political event in Katsina, another lawmaker has been attacked. Protesters on Sunday disrupted a political gathering convened by a member of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Gololo (APC-Bauchi), in his ancestral Gololo village of Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Mr. Gololo, who is the representative for the Gamawa federal constituency, was pelted with stones at the event organized by the lawmaker to distribute empowerment materials to his supporters. His vehicle was damaged in the process as security operatives whisked him away, witnesses said. A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the windscreen of the car of the federal lawmaker was smashed by the angry youth who reportedly march...
Police Warn Against Reprisals As Mtn’s Office Is Vandalised
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Police Warn Against Reprisals As Mtn’s Office Is Vandalised

•FG not ready to speak on incident, says communications ministry •Telco’s CEO leads team to meet Osinbajo •Nigerian students want ties with South Africa severed, burn country’s flag Dele Ogbodo, Alex Enumah in Abuja and Emma Okonji in Lagos with agency report The Nigeria Police Force yesterday warned individuals and groups against engaging in acts that will result in the destruction of property and cause a breakdown of law and order, especially against South African companies in Abuja, or in any other part of the country. The police in the federal capital city issued the statement after the Abuja head office of South Africa’s mobile phone giant, MTN, was vandalised by Nigerian protesters in a reprisal, following the recent wave of xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and...
Hausa & Fulani Abattoirs Clash in Lagos, 3 Dead, 20 Injured
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Hausa & Fulani Abattoirs Clash in Lagos, 3 Dead, 20 Injured

No fewer than three persons were killed, 20 injured on Wednesday, at the Lagos State Abattoir, Agege, as Hausa and Fulani traders clashed. Six vehicles were also vandalised and some cattle were reportedly killed by the warring groups.   Issues started between the two groups after the Nigeria Railway Corporation demolished some shanties and shops erected around the railway line. The structures were reportedly owned by the Hausa, who were majorly scrap collectors. They were said to have accused the Fulani, who were cattle dealers of being responsible for their ordeal, adding that the Fulani encouraged the government to demolish the structures to facilitate easy rail transport of their cows from the north to the abattoir. A trader, Jimoh Umoru, said crisis erupted after a Hau...