Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, described the death of the Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Abdul-Azeez Adewuyi Aribiyan II, as another sad loss to the state.
He commiserated with the family of the late Oba and the people of Igangan on the death of Oba Adewuyi, who he said loved his community and worked hard to bring peace and development to the domain.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, quoted him as commiserating with the immediate family of the traditional ruler, the entire people of Igangan, the people of Ibarapaland and the traditional institution in the zone and Oyo State.
According to the governor, the entire people of Ibarapaland and, indeed, the Oyo State government, would miss the late royal father, whom he said collaborated with his government to restore peace to Igangan.
The governor said: “I received the news of the passing of the Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Abdul-Azeez Adewuyi, who joined the pantheon of the gods today.
“Oba Adewuyi’s demise is another sad loss among the ranks of our royal fathers. I express heart-felt condolences to his family, the people of Igangan and the traditional council in Ibarapa and Oyo State.
“Kabiyesi will be remembered for his love for his community and his readiness to cooperate with the state government to restore peace to Igangan, which has been yielding positive results.
“May Allah forgive his sins and grant repose to Oba Adewuyi’s soul.”
Confusion as security operatives exchange blows during Buhari’s Kaduna visit
There was confusion when security agents exchanged blows while President Muhammadu Buhari was commissioning Kawo bridge in the heart of Kaduna state, city, on Thursday.
President Buhari arrived in Kaduna State to commission projects executed by the State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
The projects are in Kafanchan, Kaduna and Zaria.
Shortly after his return from Kafacnchan, the President commissioned the Kawo bridge.
However, an altercation among security operatives attached to the President and those based in Kaduna resulted in exchange of blows.
Trouble started when some operatives of the Department of State Services blocked the road to Kawo bridge soon after the President who mounted the bridge.
Governor El-Rufai, who had earlier alighted from his vehicle, rode in the President’s convoy to the bridge.
The security agents, who barred journalists and other dignitaries from accessing Kawo bridge, blocked the road after El-Rufai and the President were on the bridge.
However, El-Rufai’s Aide-De-Camp insisted that the governor’s official vehicle must be allowed access.
Daily Trust reports that the President’s security aides stood their ground and this resulted in not just an altercation but exchange of blows.
Eventually, the governor’s vehicle was given access.
Two die, five injured as truck crushes motorcycle in Cross River
The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the death of two persons in an accident in the early hours of Thursday in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The Public Education Officer of the Corps in Cross River State, Mark Ajuka, confirmed the death of the victims in an interview.
Ajuka, a Superintendent Route Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria that five persons were also injured in the crash that involved a truck and a motorcycle.
He said that investigation revealed that the crash was caused by a brake failure from the truck driver.
He said: “The accident occurred early this morning in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River.
“The deceased have been evacuated from the scene of the crash, while those injured were taken to the General Hospital in Ugep for treatment.”
An eyewitness, James Eteng, told the NAN that the tragic incident occurred at St. Pius Primary School in Nko community.
“Today is a black Thursday for us in Nko community.
“We have lost a son and a daughter in an accident that occurred this morning.
“As we speak, the whole community is in mourning mood, we can only console with the family to bear the irreparable loss.”