Over 100 Youths Feared Dead In Imo State
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At least hundreds persons are feared dead as fire engulfed an illegal crude oil refining site at Abaezi forest, in Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
“Daily Post” gathered that about one hundred and fifty others sustained serious degrees of burns.
Speaking on the ugly development, the State Commissioner for Petroleum Resources, Goodluck Opiah, who represented Governor Hope Uzidinma of Imo State during his visit to the scene, said the fire consumed the lives of so many youths.
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Gunmen Attack Police Station In Kogi
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Unknown gunmen numbering about six, on Saturday morning, attacked the Ogaminana Police Station, in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing three police officers on duty.
The attack was said to have been carried out around 2 am.
According to sources, the gunmen attacked the police station from different directions.
Alaafin Of Oyo Laid To Rest
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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has been buried in the ancient town of Oyo in south-west Nigeria.
His remains were laid to rest on Saturday within the premises of the palace, barely a day after he was certified dead in a hospital in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Alaafin, popularly known as “Iku Baba Yeye”, was 83 years as of the time his death was announced.
“My Last Encounter With Alaafin” – Oluwo Of Iwo
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The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrooshed Akanbi, has described the death of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as a monumental loss to the traditional institution, adding that the vacuum created by the monarch’s passage was most likely irreplaceable.
Oba Akanbi in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, obtained in Osogbo on Saturday, also recalled his last meeting with late Oba Adeyemi.
Oluwo said that during the visit to him in Oyo, he had a private jolly talk with Oba Adeyemi, and the two of them were happy and joyous.
Nigerian investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has taken to social media to air her opinion, following the death and burial of the late Alaafin of Oyo empire, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as she disclosed that the demised Octagenarian Monarch will no longer be laid to rest together with his first son and three of his Chief servants as practiced before in the empire.
Recall that the late Alaafin of Oyo empire in Ekiti state, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, was in the early hours of Saturday, reported dead by the Palace, following his battle with an undisclosed ailment.
The 83-year-old ruler however, gave up the ghost after he was admitted at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.
However, following his unfortunate demise, Nigerian controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, took to her official Twitter account to reveal that the traditional practice carried out by the Oyo empire with regards to the burial of their Alaafin, has been abolished and will therefore, not be carried out in the burial ceremony of the late Alaafin.
The traditional practice which is called “Abobaku” involves the burial of the Alaafin of Oyo empire together with the his first son and his three Chief servants.
Kemi Olunloyo further disclosed that such traditional practice will no longer be held, following its abolishment years ago, adding that her father was also the head of the king’s army, but such royal position is no longer effective in the empire.
Here is Kemi Olunloyo’s post below;