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Senator Ndoma-Egba’s Wife And Six Others Perished In Horrific Road Accident

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Some sketchy details on how senator Victor Ndoma-Egba’s wife died have begun to emerge.

According to The PUNCH, seven persons, including Amaka, wife of former Senate Leader, Senator Ndoma Egba, died in a road accident along the Ore-Okitipupa Road in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Eight others sustained various degrees of injury in the accident involving four vehicles.

Vehicles involved in the accident were a commercial Toyota Avensis bus, a Honda car, a truck and a Toyota Coaster bus belonging to the Sports Centre of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko (AAUA).

Sources said the late Amaka and others were among dignitaries heading for a burial programme at Igbokoda, the Ilaje Local Government Area.

They were being conveyed in a Toyota Coaster bus, belonging to the Sports Centre of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko from Benin when the accident occurred at about 9pm on Thursday night.

Witnesses said the truck hit the two cars before ramming the coaster bus into the bush.

Amaka and three others in the bus died while three persons in the two cars were also killed.

Ondo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ahmed Hassan,confirmed the accident.

He said the injured were taken to Pima Hospital, Ore, for treatment

He said: “The accident happened around 9:00pm. It involved three vehicles. Four of the occupants of the bus died, three female and one male.

“The accident was caused by loss of concentration and speed violation”.
Head of Public Relations, Media and Protocol of AAUA, Mr Victor Akinpelumi, confirmed that a Coaster bus of the institution on an official assignment was involved in an accident.

“The university has sent officers from the Works Department to the area to assess the situation and were being expected.

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Nigeria Recovers Stolen 600-year-old Ife Terracotta

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A 600-year-old Ife Terracotta which was smuggled out of the country in 2019 has been recovered by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Terracotta was formally received by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, from his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, in the company of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria, Mr. Harry van Dijk.

While receiving the artefact in his office in Abuja on Thursday, Alhaji Mohammed said the return of the stolen Ife Terracotta marks a milestone in Nigeria’s efforts at pursuing the return of the country’s antiquities.

“It gives me profound joy to receive this very important antiquity, an Ife Terracotta, which is dated to be at least 600 years old. I am even more delighted that our efforts at pursuing the return of Nigerian antiquities, which we launched last November, have started yielding fruits,” he said.

The Minister of Information and Culture said the government’s resolve to seek the repatriation of the nation’s timeless and priceless artefacts was strengthened by President Muhammadu Buhari’s marching order for Nigeria to tap into tourism and other fields, where Nigeria has comparative advantages, in order to generate income for the nation and secure jobs for our youths.

“One way of generating income for the country is if our cultural properties are exhibited around the world to a fee-paying audience, on the basis of the proper agreement that acknowledges us as owners and confers the right benefits on us. But this is not possible for as long as most of them adorn the museums and private collections of others, who describe them as their properties,” he said.

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#EndSARS: CNN clarifies its tweet about ”38” Nigerians being killed

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Cable News Network CNN has come out to clarify its tweet on the number of deaths recorded in Nigeria from the #EndSARS protest.

On October 23, CNN Africa had tweeted that at least 38 persons were killed on Tuesday, October 20, when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. This tweet was referring to the Lekki shooting incident. The tweet read

”At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters But the President failed to address the carnage during his speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy & unify the nation”

The Federal government and the Lagos state government have repeatedly denied reports that mass killings took place at the Lekki tollgate on October 20. While the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu insists that just two people were killed, the Nigerian Army says nobody was killed when its officers stormed the tollgate and opened fire.

DJ Switch who was on the ground during the shooting, said she and others handed 15 bodies to the Military after the shooting.

CNN in a documentary released last week insisted that the military opened fire on the protesters, an allegation, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, dismissed. He called for sanctions to be placed on CNN for an investigation that lacked balance. Lai at a press conference said CNN has been inconsistent with its report of the shooting incident.

He particularly made reference to the October 23 tweet where the media house stated that at least 38 persons were killed. He asked the media house to authenticate its claim that at least 38 persons were killed.

In an updated tweet, CNN Africa has now come out with a clarification. It reads

”Clarification: This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in Nigeria to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for protests across the country.”

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50-year-old Nigerian Man Shot Dead In The US

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On Wednesday morning, November 25, Kamilu Boyede, a 50-year-old Nigerian man was killed in a deadly shooting incident.

Wichita Police Department in its announcement on Wednesday evening, said the incident occurred at a home in South Ida. Neighbors called the police around 11 a.m on Wednesday November 25, after seeing a door left open at a home in the 600 block of South Ida.

Captain Wendell Nicholson of the Wichita Police Department said;

“We talked to some neighbors in the area and they indicated that this morning at about 12:30 they saw an unknown male walking in the area.

“They were concerned because earlier this morning they heard some shots fired, they didn’t call the police, but this morning when they walked past the residence in the 600 block of South Ida, they saw the door was ajar so they contacted 911.”

Through an investigation, police think the incident occurred sometime after midnight and before 3 a.m. They believe Boyede was a target and this wasn’t a random incident.

News of Kamilu’s death has been attracting numerous tributes and condolences via social media from friends and other worried individuals.

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