Author: Ajayi Peter

Lateef Sulaiman Adediran, the chairman of Irepo Local Government Area (LGA), has been removed from office by Hon. Speaker Debo Ogundoyin-led Oyo state House of Assembly. His removal was announced on Thursday, June 1, after a report of the Joint Committee on Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and State Honors and Public Accounts, Finance and Appropriation found him culpable of running the local government with “impunity.” The assembly stated that its action is in line with Section 21 of the Local Government Law, 2001 as amended. DAILY INSIDER understands that the sacked chairman was also found of diverting public funds meant…

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Adeshola Soliudeen, a poultry farmer from Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo state, has been kidnapped. The 39-year-old farmer was abducted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at his farm along Ipapo road, Iseyin-Saki road. His colleague, Mutiu, who spoke to DAILY INSIDER, confirmed that he received a call from the victim’s mum that he was kidnapped around 5pm. The abductors were said to be three in number, and they did not come with any motorcycle or car. “When they abducted him, he was heard pleading to his abductors. He was telling them that he did not have money as they…

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Chief Dokpesi, a chieftain of the opposition party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has passed away. According to Punch, Dokpesi died in Abuja on Monday, May 29, as a result of a stroke, which he suffered after Ramadan fasting. He was the chairman of Daar Communications, an independent and privately owned broadcasting organisation in Nigeria. Sources close to his family said he had been managing his health and was placed on occupational therapy to improve his daily activities before his sudden death at an Abua hospital. He died at the age of 71. Born Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi on October 25, 1951, the…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Victor Adekunle Adeleke, an Oyo-born lawyer and career diplomat, as his State Chief of Protocol. The appointment was announced on Monday, May 29, hours after Tinubu was sworn in as the president of Nigeria at Eagle Square, Abuja. DAILY INSIDER gathers that Adeleke’s appointment takes effect from May 29, taking over from ambassador Lawal Kazuare. Brief history Born in 1967 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Ambassador Adeleke graduated from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife with a Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours) in June 1990. He then proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island,…

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Lamidi Apapa, the factional national chairman of the Labour Party, has expressed disappointment over the treatment he was subjected to by suspected party supporters at the appeal court yesterday. It would be recalled that the LP chair was ushered out of the court premises on Wednesday, May 17, by the security operatives amid booing and chanting of “thief, thief” by some disgruntled LP loyalists. DAILY INSIDER gathers that Apapa was at the venue of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEP), but a fracas broke out over a sitting arrangement which led to his cap being yanked off. Addressing the press…

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Abdul-Rahman Aweda, an Iseyin-based phone accessories seller popularly called ‘Ramphoner’, has reportedly gained freedom from the hideouts of his kidnappers. The phone seller was kidnapped on Friday night, May 12, by gun-wielding kidnappers who abducted him at his shop located at Oluwole, Iseyin, Oyo state amid sporadic gun-shooting. The abduction has since created panic across the Iseyin, with the victim’s shop put under lock and key amid confusion after his abductors allegedly demanded N70 million as ransom. The gunmen were said to have carted phones and other valuables from his shop. Information reaching DAILY INSIDER established that the young entrepreneur…

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