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Afenifere: Fasoranti Withdraws Resignation

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Leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organization, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti on Wednesday withdrew his resignation letter and rescinded his decision to step down as the leader of the group. Other elders of the group had rejected Pa. Fasoranti’s resignation and convened an emergency meeting at his (Fasoranti’s) residence in Akure. The meeting lasted for three hours. A communiqué was thereafter issued after the meeting. Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson of the group said: “Meeting therefore, unanimously, without any dissension, resolve to reject his offer to step aside as leader and pleaded with him to tarry on and carry on with his great responsibility as leader of Afenifere and to ensure that the orderly succession in Afenifere is not disrupted under him,” the communiqué read.

Graphic Photos from the Edo State Robbery Attack

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Attempt by the robbers who robbed and killed scores in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State on Tuesday night to escape enroute Makeke Ojah road met brick walls as vigilantes in Makeke town took up the role of the police to protect the people. The robbers met stiff resistance from the civilian they however, killed one of the vigilantes and escaped into the forest. Angered by the death of their colleagues, the vigilantes mobilized into the bush and confronted the robbers..

Murder of Tennis Player: Court Remands Killer Cop

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An Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court has ordered that a policeman, Joseph Aminu, be remanded in prison for allegedly killing a tennis player, Beauty Mcleod. The magistrate, Miss K.A. Ariyo, ordered that the defendant be remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions. The deceased was allegedly shot on Sunday, October 25, by Aminu, who was attached to the Emperor’s Guest House on Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. Beauty and her daughter, Angel, had lodged in the hotel in the afternoon of the fateful day on their arrival from Accra, Ghana, where Angel had participated in a tournament.

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