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GOV AHMED APPROVES COMPOSITION OF JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO ILOFFA/ODO-OWA CLASHES

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The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the composition of a Judicial Commission of Enquiry into Iloffa/Odo-Owa communal clashes.

According to a statement released in Ilorin, the state capital today and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Sola Gold, the Commission is composed as follows:

i.               Hon. Justice Sulyman Durosinlorun Kawu,

Chief Judge, Kwara State                              –     Chairman

ii.             HRH, Alhaji (Dr.) Ndanusa Haliru Yahaya,

Emir of Shonga                                            –     Member

iii.            Mrs. Funsho Dada Lawal,

Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Justice                                –     Member

iv.            Barr. Taiye Oniyide,

Professional Arbitrator, Bayo Ojo & Co.          –     Member

v.             Representative of Commissioner of Police  – Member

vi.            Representative of Director, Dept. Of

State Security Services (SSS)                –     Member

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vii.          Elder David A. Adesina, mni,

Permanent Secretary, Political, Cabinet

& Special Services, Governor’s Office.    –     Secretary

Alhaji Gold listed the Judicial commission’s terms of reference as follows:

a.      Investigate and ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the violent communal clashes between Iloffa  and Odo-Owa;

b.      Ascertain the extent of loss and damage to lives and properties following the eruption of the communal clashes;

c.             Determine the conduct of any person(s), group of persons or associations that in any way contributed to violent clashes;

d.             Investigate and identify persons or group of persons other than security personnel who possessed and employed the use of firearms during the civil disturbances with recommendation of appropriate sanctions for such destructive actions;

e.      Identify any external/extraneous factors/involvement on the two sides during the violent clashes;

f.       determine the level of involvement or roles of traditional rulers of both communities in the violent communal clashes;

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g.      make appropriate recommendations including sanctions if need be, to prevent the re-occurrence of incidence of this nature

h.      any other issues or recommendations that will ensure lasting and peaceful co-existence between the two communities.

3.      The Judicial commission will be inaugurated by the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji(Dr.) Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Wednesday, 5th of July, 2017 at the Council Chambers, Government House, Ilorin by 12.00 noon

SIGNED

ALH. SOLA ISIAKA GOLD,

SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF KWARA STATE

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Nigerians Commend Gov. Yahaya Bello For Suspending Commissioner

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Nigerians have reacted with excitement to the suspension of the Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga.

Danga was suspended following an allegation of abduction and rape brought against him by a lady identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi.

According to Oyeniyi, she was picked by Danga’s security personnel after she advised him to assist his sister and other family members in a FaceBook post.

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Reacting to the allegation, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya  Bello had ordered an investigation into the matter before going on to suspend the Danga almost 24-hours later.

Reacting to the suspension, Nigerians commended Gov. Bello for his position on the matter, adding that he took the right decision.

 

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Why I Closed Kastina State Land Borders-Gov. Masari

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The Kastina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has explained why he closed the land borders of the state.

The governor had ordered the closure of the borders and also placed a ban on large gathering in public and religious centers in a bid to curb the possible spread of coronavirus in the state.

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Explaining his action, Masari stated that movement of people into the state is strictly prohibited with effect from 6:00 am on Saturday, March 28, adding that fuel tankers and vehicles carrying food items and other essential commodities will be allowed into the state subject to screening and test at the point of entry. People are however at liberty to move within the state.

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Kastina State shares borders with Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Zamfara, and with the Republic of Niger to the north.

 

 

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