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London-to-Lagos Biker Narrates His Ordeal

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Man who journeyed from London to Lagos by bike in 41-days, Mr. Kunle Adeyanju has narrated his ordeal, revealing how he faced death multiple times.

Adeyanju disclosed this to newsmen during a reception organized for him by the Kwara Rotary Club in Ilorin, how risky his journey was across the 13 countries.

“Truth is that every kilometer of the 12,000km I covered was fraught with challenges, pains, and difficulties. He narrated.

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“Several times I came close to dying. I actually saw death several times. When people say they saw death I never believed that, but when I saw that like four times in Sahara and Mali I now believe that death exists.

“God just wants to keep me alive that is why death did not take me. But one thing I said to myself was that whatever it took I would not quit.

“Doing this was basically to achieve two purposes of raising awareness of end polio message by seeing how we can see the level of vaccines acceptance. The second objective was to raise funds.

“For me, the two had been accomplished because everybody is now aware of polio. Polio has got a renewed drive as we have the vaccines to end the virus.

“I am very happy that the message has taken a global dimension,” he said.

“I covered a total of 12,000km spanning through 13 countries and 41 cities.

“I left London on April 19 and arrived in Lagos on May 29,” he said.

The President of Presidents of Rotary Clubs in the state, Otunba Rich Oladele, said that the bike rider had done the state and indeed Nigeria proud.

“He has written the name of Nigeria on the global map and in the Guinness Book of Records.

”He is a member of Rotary Club International,” Oladele said.

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ICPC Finds Billions In Cash In The Home Of Ex-Chief Of Army Staff, Buratai

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ICPC Finds Billions In Cash In The Home Of Ex-Chief Of Army Staff, Buratai

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has uncovered N1.85 billion cash in the home of former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.

This was disclosed by a source who pleaded for anonymity, as the cash is said to be part of the billions of naira earmarked for the purchase of arms and ammunition.

“Last week Thursday, ICPC officials stormed a house in Wuse area of Abuja, beside National Open University, and arrested a man, Kabiru Salisu after they saw N850 million cash in the house. The source revealed. 

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“He claimed the money belonged to Tukur Buratai who was in Cotonou at that time.

“Officials of the ICPC took him to an office where another N1billion in cash was also discovered. Also, bulletproof cars, BMW, G-Wagon worth N450m were recovered.”

According to another source, the Ex-Chief of Staff is claiming the money found to be only N30m.

Buratai told newsmen via a call, that the anti-graft office had no warrant to search his property.

“Nobody obtained any warrants to search my place. He said by telephone.

Buratai, a retired Lieutenant-General was the Chief of Army Staff between 2015 and 2021. He is currently Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic.

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INEC Refutes Claims Of CVR Extension

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INEC Refutes Claims Of CVR Extension

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refuted claims of an extension of continuous voter registration.

This was disclosed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the electorate commission, Rotimi Oyekanmi.

“INEC has not announced an extension of the CVR deadline. He said.

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The declaration counters what had been earlier revealed by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Aishatu Jibril, stating an extension to the exercise.

“The Committee held a meeting with INEC yesterday (Tuesday) and they agreed to extend the CVR by 60 days, all our resolutions were approved,” Jibril briefed lawmakers during a plenary session.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had filed a case against INEC, for a further extension of the registration.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had issued an order stopping INEC from ending the ongoing voters’ registration exercise.

The exercise, which was meant to end on June 30, has been greeted by calls for an extension.

The House of Representatives has faulted media reports associating it with the extension of the ongoing CVR.

The House Committee on INEC, Hajia Aisha Dukku, said the decision on the shift is left to Prof Mahmoud Yakubu-led INEC to take.

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Owo Killings: Buhari Vows To Punish Perpetrators

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President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to punish those who are responsible for the Owo killings and other recent killings in Ondo and Kaduna State.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the President’s media aide, Garba Shehu, as he described the attacks as politically-motivated, and aimed at diving the nation.

The statement read;

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“From the tragedy in Owo two weeks ago that shook our nation to its core, to the killings and kidnappings just this weekend in Kaduna State, it is clear that there is a design by wicked people to put the country under religious stress.

“President Muhammadu Buhari believes that our religious freedom, our diversity, is what makes Nigeria great. It is this diversity that gives Nigeria its strength. That is why Nigeria’s enemies seek to destroy it, by pitting us against one another.

“We will not let them. The nation will not be distracted or divided by these obviously planned and politically motivated criminal outrages. The perpetrators are cowards; weak and wicked men with guns murdering, in cold blood, unarmed women and children at their places of worship.

“As for the cowards, they will be punished for their crimes. We will bring them to justice. Rest assured that the full might of Nigeria’s formidable security and intelligence forces are involved in that endeavor.”

Recall, that on Sunday, June 5, 2022, some unidentified terrorists invaded St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, killing scores of men, women, and children.

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