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Today's Headlines: At 89, Otunba Balogun lives for others; Gunmen kill 400-level UNIBEN student

At 89, Otunba Balogun lives for others

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Good men, they say, hardly live for themselves. Their stories are never told with hisses in disillusionment, but rather intense interest, for the many positive morals they present to the larger society.

So are the testimonies of Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun, CON, the Asiwaju of Ijebu Christians, an archetype of divine favour, founder of the FCMB Group and an apostle of humanitarianism who has constantly demonstrated in different ways and at all times, his total surrender to serving God and humanity.

I am a child of God, and the good Lord has been kind to me. Whatever you see in me now is a divine gift. So why do I have to hold back in good deeds, Otunba Balogun, in a reflection stated this while giving insight into why he uplifts individuals, institutions and communities.

He is that rare breed Nigerian synonymous with good works, excellence, panache, humanitarianism, and philanthropy, who graciously deploys personally earned fortune to assist others in need, be they individuals or institutions.

Gunmen kill 400-level UNIBEN student

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Suspected gunmen have killed a 400-level Computer Engineering student of the University of Benin, Destiny Osasenaga, in Benin, Edo State.

It was gathered that the deceased was abducted at his residence in the Uwelu area of Benin by gunmen in the presence of his father and other family members.

A source stated that the gunmen suspected to be secret cult members stormed the deceased’s house in search of his elder brother who they said had offended one of their gang members and subsequently declared him wanted.

The source added, when they could not find their target, they abducted the deceased, put him in a Mercedez Benz GLK Jeep and zoomed off to a bush path along Benin-Akure Road by Oluku community.

Go to court if you are not satisfied with results, Yakasai tells politicians

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An elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, on Monday urged those who lost in the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly elections to approach the court to challenge the results rather than embark on a silent protest.

Yakasai, during a chat with The PUNCH, counselled political parties and politicians to conduct the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections peacefully, like the presidential poll.

Furthermore, he urged aggrieved politicians against taking taking the law into their own hands but seek redress in a competent court of jurisdiction.

He commended the manner in which the Independent National Electoral Commission conducted the just- concluded presidential and National Assembly elections, urging them to use the conduct of the governorship poll to address the challenges encountered in the previous polls.

Nigerians repatriated from Benin Republic go back – Envoy

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The Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Olukayode Aluko, has said that some Nigerians repatriated from the Republic of Benin for one reason or the other do find their way back to the country.

This is as the envoy says some commercial sex workers and ‘yahoo boys’ (Internet fraudsters) in the neighbouring country are of Nigerian nationality.

Aluko, in a conversation with our correspondent on Sunday, while partially addressing the ‘japa’ trend, said on the average, tens of Nigerians were often arrested by the Beninese authorities on a daily basis.

“Among them are young girls, prostitutes – 13 years old, 14 years old, and 19 years old”, he said.

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