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Today's Headlines: Prominent Nigerian Dies; Obasanjo Advises Traditional Rulers To Promote Unity

Prominent Nigerian Dies

Oladipupo Williams, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria is dead.

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The 74-year-old SAN passed away in the early hours of October 3, 2021.

Kunle Williams, his son, confirmed his father's death.

Oladipupo died on Sunday as a result of COVID-19 complications, according to Kunle.

“My father passed away this morning from COVID-19 despite being double vaccinated with Oxford AstraZeneca,” he wrote on Facebook.

Obasanjo advises traditional rulers to promote unity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised Ogun State's traditional rulers to promote unity among themselves.

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Obasanjo also charged traditional rulers and stakeholders to promote cultural heritage and make it a tourism attraction.

The former president, who is also the Balogun of Owu in Abeokuta, spoke on Saturday at the Odun Omo Olowu 2021 conference in Abeokuta.

Among those present at the event were State Governor Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, as well as a former Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, and one of Obasanjo's children, Seun, who was named a distinguished Owu son.

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Many killed as hoodlums burn down SSS, police headquarters in Nnewi

Armed attackers on Sunday set alight the police and State Security Service field offices in Nnewi, witnesses told Peoples Gazette.

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The incident occurred around 1:00 p.m., when hoodlums stormed the offices, overpowered personnel, and set fire to "everywhere," according to a witness.

“The attackers stated that they do not want to see any Nigerian flags in the area,” a witness stated.

Figures as to death and injuries could not be immediately ascertained by The Gazette. Spokespersons for the police and the SSS did not immediately return a request seeking comments.

Assailants kill 2 in Kaduna community

Unidentified persons attacked Operation Safe Haven troops in Ungwan Taila village, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna state, killing two residents.

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This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs.

He said according to a report to the Kaduna State Government, the troops arrived the location just to discover that the assailants had killed two residents: Helen Lucky and Hananiah Elijah.

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