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Why MC Oluomo Left Nigeria For America, Source Explain

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The news of how NURTW treasurer, MC Oluomo, left Nigeria for America has no doubt been around.

However, the reason for his leaving Nigeria is what very few people are aware of. Needless to say that MC Oluomo didn’t leave for America for better treatment.

A source close to the union boss has revealed to us that the man who was stabbed at the  All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally in Lagos last week left for fear for his life.

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The source revealed that Oluomo who left Lagos for America aboard Delta Airline had to do so because he is yet to know the reasons behind his attack

The source revealed that though Oluomo is normally not always in Nigeria, the attack on him is a message that he needs to be careful. To avoid another attack and probably his death, he was advised by his loyalist to leave town till all is sorted.

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Recall that the warring union factions were invited to Abuja for a peace meeting to find a lasting solution to the problem of their face off. However, it appears that no meaningful conclusion was reached.

MC Oluomo was discharged on Eko Hospital on Tuesday, January 15, after being attacked at an APC rally in Ikeja over 10 days ago.

 

 

 

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BAD TRAFFIC SITUATION IS TEMPORARY – LASG

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The Lagos State Government has noted the discomfort commuters and motorists have been experiencing since the beginning of the massive road repairs under ‘Operation 116’ across the State.

There is no deliberate action to cause Lagosians any pain; the present situation is temporary. The contractors are speeding up their jobs and they are being encouraged to work at night where possible, even as motorists are being advised to use alternative routes.

The administration sympathises with residents on the inconvenience suffered daily but in fulfillment of its commitment to making the roads motorable immediately the rains subside, resources and equipment have been deployed to fix degenerated roads. The discomfort will be short-lived.

The State government has directed the relevant agencies to review traffic control and regulation policies towards identifying a long-lasting remedy to the problem.

The daily influx of people from other parts of the country into Lagos has contributed to the big human and vehicular pressure on the roads. The government will surely surmount the challenges with technology and enforcement of traffic rules.

The Government appreciates the perseverance of Lagosians and pledges its commitment to pooling all its resources together to achieving a permanent solution to the problem posed by the rehabilitation of bad roads. The administration will ensure that majority of the roads become smooth and motorable before the Yuletide.

 

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SECURITY: SANWO-OLU WELCOMES OPERATION CROCODILE SMILE IV IN LAGOS

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L-R: General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General John Irefin, presenting a souvenir to the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat during the Nigerian Army 81 Division flag off exercise of "Crocodile Smile IV, at Takwa Bay, Victoria Island, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday welcomed Operation Crocodile Smile IV by the Nigerian Army, saying the exercise is a right move towards ensuring peace and security in the South West and South South regions during the festive season.

The Governor assured the Nigerian Army of his administration’s continued support as it engages in intensive security duties in the state while also urging citizens to be security conscious.

Sanwo-Olu stated this during the flag-off ceremony of the Nigeria Army’s 81 Division Exercise Crocodile Smile IV for Lagos and Ogun States held at Takwa Bay, Lagos.

The Governor who was represented at the ceremony by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai for his thoughtfulness and strategic foresight, which brought about the idea of the exercise.

The Governor said: “from antecedents, the security issues prevalent in the yuletide are not lost on any of us as men of the underworld tend to perpetrate criminal acts during this period,” adding that Exercise Crocodile Smile IV is a welcome development that promises to ensure that these black heads of the society have no safe haven within the period.

‘‘We cannot thank you enough for your efforts and sacrifices”, Sanwo-Olu commended the army for their resilience and determination towards providing security in Lagos State and other states across the country including the federal capital territory.’’ he said.

While seeking the support for security operatives, the governor urged citizens to be security conscious and remain vigilant by being alive to activities in their environment.

He also advised residents to “see something and say something. The Police and other security personnel are not magicians and they don’t look at oracle, they listen to information. It is for all of us to conduct ourselves and just be our neighbours’ keeper.’’ Sanwo-Olu stated.

He further affirmed that beaches around Lagos, which are a beehive of activities, will remain safe with such security activities as the one planned and executed by the Nigerian army.

In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Buratai who was represented by the General Officer, Commanding 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Major-General John Irefin disclosed that the Exercise Crocodile Smile IV was part of the Nigerian Army’s continuous commitment to combating security challenges in the country such as illegal oil bunkering activities, militancy, kidnapping, pipeline vandalism; cultism and some other common sundry crime.

He added that the objectives of the operation are to reduce to the barest minimum the prevailing security threat in the riverine environment and sharpen the professional skills of security personnel that are involved in the exercise.

Buratai noted that the exercise would be intelligence-driven and will portray real time operation at any moment a potent threat is encountered

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Breaking: INEC Declares Yahaya Bello Kogi Governor-elect

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The incubent governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has been declared winner of the Saturday, November 16 gubernatorial election.

The  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate winner of the election and Governor-elect on Monday.

Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Umar, INEC’s returning officer for the election announced the result.

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According to Umar, Bello polled a total of 406,222 votes to defeat his major rival, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 189,704 votes to emerge second.

The Returning Officer had earlier  postponed the announcement of the result till Monday amid reports of alleged vote-buying, high level of violence, and calls from civil society such as the Nigerian Civil Society for a total cancellation of the exercise.

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In a statement, the Situation Room, stated that the Kogi election represents a major dent to Nigeria’s democracy.

Dino Melaye, a former federal lawmaker, also rejected the results of the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun polls released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, November 17.

 

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