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Herdsmen crisis: Ogun indigenes demand N20m for each life lost



Ogun indigenes, under the aegis of Ketu Professionals in Yewa North and Imeko-Afon axis of the State, have demanded N20 million compensation for each life lost as a result of the herdsmen attacks in the area.

The group also charged the government to stop the installation of Sarkin Fulani by traditional rulers in the State, saying the practice was unwholesome and an unhealthy distortion/manipulation of Yoruba culture.

This was contained in a Memorandum submitted by the group to the Hon. Kayode Oladele-led peace committee on farmers-herders clashes, set up by Governor Dapo Abiodun.

According to a copy of the memorandum made available to DAILY POST, the group, in its prayers, requested the committee to take accurate census of victims of herders’ attacks, with a view to compensating them.

“Accordingly, we seek compensation of N20,000,000.00 (Twenty-Million Naira Only) per family of deceased victim.

“Compensation of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira Only) per family of maimed or wounded/injured victim; reconstruction of every house demolished or burnt down and commensurate compensation for every farmer whose farm was destroyed.

“All children of any deceased victim of herders’ attack should enjoy government scholarship up to the University level. Any such child who desires to learn a trade should also be sponsored and established upon graduation;

“Government should make the Special security team recently set up for the troubled area a standing one. It should be well equipped and funded. A Standard Operating Procedure should be set up for it to prevent them from becoming instrument of extortion and oppression to our people.

“The State Government through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs should discourage our Traditional Rulers from installing Seriki of Fulani in the State as the practice is an unwholesome and unhealthy distortion and manipulation of our culture,” they stated.

In the memorandum jointly signed by the Grand Patron, Professor A. I. Asiwaju, Dr Olusegun Olaniyi and Simeon Fakeye, the Ketu indigenes chronicled that Fulani and Bororo herdsmen were accepted into their Iwoye-Ketu communities in Yewa North and Imeko-Afon many years ago, giving them land.

The group explained that some other Fulani/Bororo herders later joined the earlier settlers, saying this marked the beginning of how “murder, rape, arson, destruction of farmlands and crops” became the order of the day, for over 20 years.

While seeking ways of ending the crisis, the Ketu Professionals opined that the State Government had acquired too much land across Ketuland as forest reserves.

They listed the reserves as: Aworo Government Reserve, Eggua Forest Reserve, Ohunbe Government Reserve, Imeko Government Reserve, Iwoye Government Reserve, Oja-Odan Government Reserve and Ijoun Government Reserve; adding that a large expanse of land had also been acquired at Eggua for the Ogun and Lagos States rice plantation project.

The memorandum pointed out that many of the forest reserves were abandoned and undeveloped, stressing that the people have no access to them.

It is the claim of the Ketus that “open grazing by herders on the little available land, coupled with murder, arson and destruction have further driven our people out of the over-cultivated land and impoverished their lives.

“Uncountable number of our people have been killed, maimed, raped, orphaned, widowed etc. over the years with many of them currently living miserably.

“The herders have proven over the years to be deadly and incapable of co-habiting with our people, judging by the woes they have continuously visited on us for over 20 years now; and a court of competent jurisdiction has declared open grazing in the area by herders and their atrocious activities illegal.”

Based on this, the group urged the Ogun State Government, through the peace committee, to declare open grazing unsustainable and accordingly forward a bill to the House of Assembly to proscribe it.

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Lady reveals how her Estate people beat up man who faked seizure to collect money



Lady reveals how her Estate people beat up man who faked seizure to collect money

A woman has disclosed how a man was attacked by the people living in her estate after he faked a seizure to get money from them.

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The woman detailed the incident in detail on her Twitter feed, @TheNonye, where she shared this.

She claimed that the man had come to the estate the day before, acting out a seizure and even foaming at the mouth to make it seem real.

When the estate’s residents saw this, they made an effort to assist; one woman even called her brother, a doctor, to ask for help.

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The man told them he was suffering from an ulcer and that he could no longer afford his medications, so they gave him some money so he could buy medication and food.

But an Estate worker discovered a video of the same man who was apprehended for staging a seizure.

Nevertheless, the man came back the following day in an attempt to get the remaining sum of money they had promised to pay him.

Now that they knew about his deception, the inhabitants beat him to barely an inch of his life.

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“Why men need side chics” – Preacher reveals, netizens react



“Why men need side chics” – Preacher reveals, netizens react

Nigerian preacher has mentioned the four important reasons why a man needs a side chick

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The pastor explained in an Instagram video that, despite what is commonly believed, men need women by their sides in addition to their marriages.
He disclosed the four key reasons for side chicks’ importance.

The first explanation offered by the pastor was stupidity. He said that having side chicks is the finest way for a man to look dumb.

In response to a question about why guys are still searching for Coke after they have one, he pointed out that Coke in a bottle, can, or plastic is still Coke.

He identified premature death as the second reason why males require a side chick.

According to the preacher, a guy who wishes to pass away too soon must overwork his heart and stuff his body with unnecessary items.

He mentioned shame and embarrassment as additional reasons. A man who enjoys dishonor and shame, according to him, needs a side chick because that’s what he will eventually get.

According to him, a man should only require a side chick if he enjoys difficulty and turmoil.

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womeninporthacourt wrote: “This man is a national treasure. Protect him at all cost”

adeoluolatomide said: “While I understand you, sir… I prefer to have Coca-Cola in a bottle… I love it. 😂😂😂”

wallpaperplace reacted: “Listen to him before commenting! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣”

mizkimorahprecious wrote: “Y’all listen before commenting! Na like this una take pass exams? Wisdom sir….make we buy azul for u 😂”

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Tope Maggie, Ogbomoso-based Chef, set to dethrone Irish chef, Alan Fisher as he begins 200-hour cook-a-thon



Tope Maggie, Ogbomoso-based Chef, set to dethrone Irish chef, Alan Fisher as he begins 200-hour cook-a-thon

Tope Maggie, an Ogbomoso-born Nigerian chef, is presently attempting to outdo Irish chef Alan Fisher in a 200-hour cooking marathon competition.

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This challenge comes after Alan Fisher recently beat Nigerian chef Hilda Baci to become the record holder for the longest cooking record at the Guinness World Records.

After an astounding 119 hours and 57 minutes, Alan Fisher was formally crowned the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (person) by Guinness World Records.

This beat the previous best set by Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef.

With a time of 47 hours and 21 minutes, Fisher also won the title of longest baking marathon (individual), breaking the previous record held by Wendy Sandner of the USA.

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In an attempt to beat Alan Fisher’s record of 119 hours and 57 minutes, Tope Maggie is scheduled to cook for an incredible 200 hours, just days after Fisher’s historic achievement.

As Nigerian chefs compete for worldwide recognition in the culinary arts, the rivalry in the kitchen persists.

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