News Highlights: Okowa Felicitates Akeredolu At 65, 10 Die In Auto Crash Along Ilorin-Jebba Road

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), as he turns 65 years on Wednesday.

Okowa’s felicitation is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika on Tuesday in Asaba.

He lauded Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum, for putting aside partisanship in picking the gauntlet to provide leadership for the Forum at a very critical time in the history of the nation.

He described Akeredolu as an urbane, cerebral leader of great value and a committed progressive concerned about the yearnings and aspirations of the people of Ondo State and Southern Nigeria.

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An auto crash along Ilorin- Jebba highway on sallah day claimed the lives of 10 persons.

The lone auto crash which involved an 18-seater commercial Hiace bus occurred at a location called Iyemoja along Olooru-Okolowo area of the expressway in the Moro local government area of Kwara state.

It was gathered that the accident was caused by speed violation.

The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Jonathan Owoade, confirmed the incident.

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He gave the registration number of the commercial vehicle as LND 742XK, saying that the rescue team took the injured people to Ayo hospital, Okolowo and the state General Hospital, Ilorin for medical attention.

The senior lawyer made the appeal on Tuesday in a statement issued in reaction to the arrest of Igboho in Benin Republic.

The statement reads in part “The FG appears supersonically effective and efficacious when it comes to arresting and repatriating dissenters and challengers of its morbid nepotic and sectionalisitc government.

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“The same government paradoxically appears absymally weak and hopelessly helpless when it comes to fighting AK-47 wielding armed bandits, Boko Haram and other deadly insurgents, including ransom-taking kidnappers who are almost kidnapping the very heart and soul of Nigeria on a daily basis.

“The same government paradoxically appears absymally weak and hopelessly helpless when it comes to fighting AK-47 wielding armed bandits, Boko Haram and other deadly insurgents, including ransom-taking kidnappers who are almost kidnapping the very heart and soul of Nigeria on a daily basis,” he said.