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Today's Headlines;Obasanjo Advised Traditional Rulers;2 Killed In Fresh Kaduna Attack

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Obasanjo advises traditional rulers to promote unity

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

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

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

During the event, which was attended by the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, among others, a former Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, was honoured while one of Obasanjo’s children, Seun, was awarded distinguished Owu son.

2 Killed In Fresh Kaduna Attack

At least two residents were killed by unknown gunmen at Ungwan Taila village in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State.

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In a statement issued by Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the troops of Operation Safe Haven reported the incident to the Kaduna State Government.

Aruwan explained that the troops on arriving the scene of the incident, found out that the assailants had killed two residents: “Helen Lucky, Hananiah Elijah”

The statement said receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep regret at further loss of life from such attacks in the area.

Abducted Ex-Kogi Provost Died Of High Blood Pressure Complications

Contrary to reports that a former provost of Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba, Chief Julius Oshadumo, who was abducted by gunmen died in a crossfire between his abductors and local security operatives during a rescue operation, the state government has denied the report.

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In a statement issued on Sunday, the Kogi state government said it doesn’t pay ransom but only uses technology to track the kidnappers’ hideouts.

They stated, “Our security operatives engaged them in a gun battle, one was rescued alive while the other person died.

“The one that died was a former Provost of College of Education, Kabba. The person that died has a history of hypertension. He has not had access to his drugs for days.

Crisis hits Igbo traditional rulers council in Abuja

ABUJA- CRISIS is brewing within the ranks of Igbo Traditional Rulers Council, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as the Eze Igbo-in-Council has passed a vote of no confidence on the Ochigbo of Kuching, Airport, road ,Abuja Eze Uche Egenti.

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Consequently, the Eze Igbo-in-Council said the embattled monarch has been suspended after an alleged thorough investigation of the activities of the Eze which it said ran contrary to the ethics, culture and traditions of the Igbo heritage.

But Eze Egenti said there was nothing to worry about as he is not the Ochigbo and that he had committed no offence.

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