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The of Ekiti State , Erelu Bisi Fayemi on Tuesday escaped physical attack by protesting students of Federal , Oye Ekiti (FUOYE).

Though, the protest, considered as being peaceful by the Police Commissioner, Mr. Asuquo Amba, was said to have been hijacked by hoodlums.

Some hoodlums on Tuesday afternoon allegedly hijacked the protest by students of FUOYE and allegedly attacked the convoy of the First Lady of the state, who was returning from a tour of some Local Government Areas of the state dishing out empowerment to the indigenes and residents.

It was gathered that the hoodlums went on rampage around afternoon a few hours after the students , who had protested against incessant power outage and called on Federal Government to assist them, had dispersed.

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The hoodlums were said to have engaged the security operatives in violent clashes and allegedly vandalized vehicles in the convoy of the First lady, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi.

Students of FUOYE had gathered as early as 6:39 am on Tuesday in front of the gates of the twin campuses of the institution in Oye and Ikole respectively.

They had simply called on Thursday Federal government to ensure that there is the body saddled with providing power to the campuses did their and phase out incessant power outage on the campuses.

It was gathered that the students dispersed after a few hours and normalcy had returned on the campuses and their environs.

But some miscreants later allegedly regrouped to take advantage of the occasion to unleash violence on innocent people.

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Reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the attack on the governor’s wife.

Ikechukwu explained that the students protested in the morning and blocked the Ifaki-Ikole-Omuo highway and prevented free flow of vehicles.

“The students did not allow vehicles to move freely and they vandalised the property of Benin Electricity Distribution Company .

“When police went there to dialogue with them, they resisted them. And the wife of the governor who went on local government tour ran into the barricade mounted on the road.

“The students were reported to have been violent destroying and smashed the windscreens of vehicles

“We want to warn that the command won’t tolerate hooliganism under any guise. We want to assure the public that the police are on top of the situation and our people must go about their normal businesses.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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How Nigerian govt, States, LGs shared N7.8 trn in 2019 [Breakdown]

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A new by PRNigeria’s Economic Confidential has revealed that the Federal Government of Nigeria, 36 states and 774 local government councils, shared a total sum of N7.8 trillion from the Federation Account in 2019.

The federal government and its agencies received over N3.3 trillion.

States and Local Councils got N4.4trillion, N100billion lesser than the N4.5 trillion allocated to them in the previous year of 2018.

Delta State received the highest sum of N282billion in the twelve months of 2019.

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It is followed by Lagos State with N270billion, Akwa Ibom State – N241billion, Rivers State – N219illion and Kano State – N181billion.

They got over a quarter of the total allocation in 2019.

Others in the top 10 states are Bayelsa – N176billion, Katsina – N136billion, Oyo – N131billion, Kaduna – N129billion and Borno – N121billion.

States that received the lowest allocations are Kwara – N80billion, Ekiti – N78billion, Nasarawa – N77billion, Ebonyi – N76billion and Gombe – N75billion.

Edo and Ondo States, both oil-producing states, got N108billion and N103billion respectively, while another producer Cross River State received N90billion.

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Factors that influence allocations to states and local councils include population, derivation, land mass, terrain, revenue-generating efforts, school enrolment, health facilities, water supply and equality of the beneficiaries.

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Niger Police parades four over conspiracy to sell Dangote trailer

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The Niger State Police Command has arrested four persons in Gurara Local Government Area allegedly involved in a conspiracy to sell a Dangote Company trailer.

The police also said the four including a staff of the company were involved in the diversion of 900 bags of cement.

A press statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Wasiu Abiodun said the arrest was based on a tip-off given to the police in the area.

The PPRO explained that Saidu Ayaba was nabbed by the police with an empty Dangote trailer truck with Reg. No. KMC 544 XA Reg at Dikko junction, Gurara LGA, while attempting to sell the truck.

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Abiodun disclosed that during interrogation, the suspect confessed that on 26th of May, 2020, he was entrusted with 900 bags of cement to be delivered at Depot 3, Kano State.

He said instead of doing what he was assigned by his company, Ayaba confessed to having conspired with the other three suspects and sold the bags of cement to one Alh Aminu of Tsafe, Zamfara State, who is presently at large at the rate of N2,160,000.00k.

The other three suspects are one Habibu Isah of Shiyar Numo, Tsafe LGA Zamfara State, Mudashiru Dahiru of Madobi LGA Kano State, and Abdullahi Mohammed of Buratai, Biu LGA Borno State, a truck mechanic.

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According to him, Abdullahi Mohammed being a mechanic disconnected the tracking device in the truck.

“The said Habibu Isah and Mudashiru Dahiru aided in diverting and selling of the cement to one Alh Aminu ‘m’ of Tsafe, Zamfara State, presently at large at the rate of #2,160,000.00k. After selling the bags of Cement, they further conspired in an attempt to sell the empty truck.”

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include the trailer truck and 754 bags of cement.

He stated that the case is under investigation and suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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