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I’ll Abide By My Suspension — Oluwo

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The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi has said he would adhere to the suspension issued on him by Osun State Traditional Rulers’ Council last week Friday.

Oluwo was suspended after an emergency meeting by Osun State Traditional Rulers’ Council that Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi presided over.

The Council also banned the monarch from attending its meetings on the ground that he disrespected Ooni, Alake of Egba and Alaafin of Oyo.

In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Oluwo, Alli Ibraheem which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Monday expressed regrets about the faceoff between Oluwo of Iwo and Agbowu of Ogbaagba.

The statement read, “The Oluwo in council regrets the unfortunate incidence that transpired between the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa and Oluwo of Iwo last week.

“We will also like to put it on record that the Oluwo did not at any time assault the Agbowu or any other Oba for that matter. However, we respect the decision of the Osun state council of Obas to suspend the Oluwo from the council of Oba’s meetings; though the suspension was harsh and undeserved, the Oluwo will abide by it.

“Once again we express our gratitude and respect for the council of Obas and the leadership under the imperial majesty, the Ooni Of Ife, Oba Babatunde Enitan ogunwusi.”

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BREAKING: Oyo Identifies 84 Suspected Coronavirus Cases, Imposes Curfew

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The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state after two new confirmed cases were confirmed and 84 new suspected infections were discovered.

Makinde made this known via a series of tweets on Saturday morning.

This is coming a few hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced that Oyo had recorded three cases of COVID-19.

The governor also banned all inter-states transportation into and out of the state, shuts markets and restricted gatherings to not more than 10 persons.

He tweeted, “The COVID-19 confirmation test for two suspected cases has come back positive. The isolation process has been initiated. 84 Persons of Interest have been identified, and contact tracing and collection of samples have commenced.

“The state’s diagnostic centre set up in collaboration with the University College Hospital is now ready. The @NCDCgov certification is still pending but the Director-General of NCDC has made a pre-statement about the molecular laboratory in Oyo State.

“The index case remains stable and is still under observation in the isolation unit at Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho. The number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is now three.

“As a result of this, I have directed that the following additional measures be put in place: a dusk-to-dawn curfew (7pm to 6am); no gatherings of more than 10 people should be held anywhere in Oyo State.

“From Sunday night, March 29, 2020, all markets will be closed except those selling perishable food items.

“Also, inter-state transportation into and out of the state will be suspended except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum products. This takes effect from Sunday night, March 29, 2020. All measures will be reviewed on a weekly basis.”

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Oshiomhole Tests Negative For Coronavirus

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Adams Oshiomhole, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress has tested negative for coronavirus.

This news was contained in a statement released by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja, on Friday March 27th.

“The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has tested negative to coronavirus. Following fears, he could have physically interacted with person(s) who tested positive to the coronavirus, Oshiomhole presented himself for a test on Thursday and it has just been confirmed that the result returned negative,” the statement read

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JUST IN: Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure, 100 Houses, School, Churches Destroyed

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No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday morning

The blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday cut off the ever-busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to be injured.

The explosion which happened less than a kilometre to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying completely a church and a school in the area.

Many people who lived within the church premises were said to be injured while some were rescued by the people of the community. The school with boarding facilities was destroyed beyond repair with roofs of all the buildings blown off.

The spot at which the bomb or blast happened cut off the road, hindering vehicular movement.

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