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Fowowawo: Ogun Village where men of the Nigerian Navy allegedly terrorize the residents, sack the Baale

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Fowowawo is an ancient village located in Owode Egba Local Government area of Ogun State. The once peaceful town has however become deserted as men of the Nigerian navy invaded the place while allegedly extorting villagers, torturing those who are unwilling to comply by their directives. While some have been maimed as a result of the torture, some others have been killed.
According to the exiled Baale, Chief Waheed Muraino, Fowawo was founded by their forefathers who have cultivated the land for centuries. The peace enjoyed by the villagers was cut short however when another group, the Ogunleye Family claimed ownership to the land by engaging in violence to make their stance known. Chief Olashile decided to tow the legal path by taking the matter before the court of law in the year 2009.
“In regard to the laws of the land, we decided to approach the court rather than taking the same paths with the land-grabbers by resorting to self-help.” Chief Muraino told our correspondent.
The State High Court under Hon. Justice Akinyemi ruled in favour of the Olashiles as they were declared the rightful owners of the land.
Members of the Ogunleye family led by Sufi Taiwo obviously were not pleased with the court injunction and they decided to inflict mayhem on the Olashile family, Agbege Descendants and the entire Fowowawo Village. One of those who fell victim to their terrorism was Lateefat Adenekan who visited the village with her one-year old child without knowledge of the seriousness of the fracas.
Sufi Taiwo personally and violently dispossessed Lateefat of her infant. The child is yet to be seen till date. When Lateefat’s uncle, Nurudeen Adenakan consulted the police to report the case, he was later visited at home and was beaten till he got fractured. Few days later, Nurudeen was revisited allegedly by Sufi, who poured petrol into his ears and eyes till he lost consciousness that led to Nurudeen’s death in November, 2020.
On January, 6, 2021, Sufi Taiwo led an excavator into the village in the company of some men of the Nigerian Navy to start excavation on the land. The Baale contacted the police immediately and they appeared powerless in the presence of these men. This led to the petitioning of the Apapa Naval Base, an action that yielded no result. The naval officers currently excavate and sell sand as they extort drivers and the rest of the villagers.
Farmlands with cocoa and banana spread on about 10 acres have been destroyed. Any attempt to resist the illegality of these naval officers was met with severe terrors as people were beaten, tied and maimed. One of the many farm owners that received such brutality was Micheal Shotinoye and others were among the farm owners. A rice farm that employs thousands of the natives has also been abandoned because it was no longer safe to be there.

According to Baale Muraino, “we have petitioned the Senate, Ministry of Defence, Headquarters of the Nigerian Navy, office of the Chief of Staff, among others, but the actions have yielded little or no result. Ogun State Command of the Nigerian police has invited Sufi Taiwo several times, but they never honored the invitation once. We hereby call on Ogun State Government, human right lawyers and other well meaning Nigerians to come to our aid. The situation has become worse now that the court is not seated. I am currently a fugitive as I dare not go to the Fowowawo, a town where I am supposed to be the head”

Efforts to speak with the Ogun state naval commandant Ofem Ubi, under whose purview Obafemi Owode falls, did not yield a result as he immediately cut the call as soon he was told the caller was a Journalist. For Officer Albert Abraham, he initially rejected the call and ignored a message sent to his phone but later promised to speak with our correspondent later via a text message. Up till the time of filing this report, he has not called back and has not been picking his calls.

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Nigerians,

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That On behalf of the Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa Worldwide, I extend warm greetings to all Nigerians as we commemorate Democracy Day on this significant June 12. This day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective struggle for democracy and the relentless pursuit of justice and equity for all citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate this historic day, we must acknowledge the immense challenges our nation continues to face. The socio-economic hardships, pervasive insecurity, and rising unemployment have left many Nigerians struggling to make ends meet. These challenges have tested our resilience and resolve as a people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We call on the government to prioritize the alleviation of these sufferings. It is imperative that our leaders take decisive and impactful actions to address these issues. Enhanced security measures, economic reforms, and policies that create job opportunities are essential steps toward a more prosperous and secure Nigeria. The well-being of the masses should always be at the forefront of governance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite these challenges, we encourage all Nigerians to remain steadfast and hopeful. Our strength lies in our unity and our unwavering belief in the promise of our nation. Let us continue to support one another and work together towards a brighter future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To our esteemed members of NBM of Africa, I urge you to remain law-abiding and uphold the values that our movement stands for. Our commitment to justice, equity, and the betterment of society must guide our actions. Let us lead by example and contribute positively to the communities in which we live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate Democracy Day, let us remember that the journey to a fully realized democratic nation is ongoing. Our collective efforts, resilience, and determination will pave the way for a Nigeria where every citizen can thrive in peace and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Democracy Day, Nigeria!

 

With solidarity and hope,

 

Otunba Fola Ogunmefun

National Head, NBM of Africa Worldwide

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BREAKING! Popular Nollywood Actor, Sule Suebebe Is Dead

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BREAKING! Popular Nollywood Actor, Sule Suebebe Is Dead

BREAKING! Popular Nollywood Actor, Sule Suebebe Is Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Veteran Nollywood actor, Dayo Adewunmi, popularly known as Sule Suebebe, is dead.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING! Popular Nollywood Actor, Sule Suebebe Is Dead

 

 

 

 

The Yoruba top actor died in the early hours of Wednesday at an undisclosed hospital in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The news of his demise was broken on Wednesday by a popular Ibadan-based cleric, Pastor Ademola Amusan, a.k.a. Agbala Gabriel, in whose care the late thespian had been for some months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcing Suebebe’s death, Agbala Gabriel wrote on his Facebook page, “It’s a pity, Baba Suebebe died at hospital this morning. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An undisclosed ailment brought the late actor in touch with Pastor Amusan who through his humanitarian outreach programme on Facebook page raised financial support for the deceased.

 

 

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Akubo Victoria Leads Kogi East Women In Solidarity Walk For Governor Usman Ododo

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The Senior Special Adviser to Kogi Governor on Youth and Women Mobilization, Akubo Victoria has led several women from Kogi East under the aegis of ‘Kogi East United Women’ in a solidarity walk for Governor Usman Ododo.

Akubo Victoria, who is the convener of the initiative, made it known that the walk is to declare support for the good works of the governor and appreciate him for the appointments he has given women in Kogi East.

She stated that for the first time, Kogi East were given two commissioners and that despite the fact that Governor Ododo is an Ebira man, he is regarded as their family because he has performed well since he became governor.

‘’I would give Ododo 100%, he has spent few months in office and for the first time, we have two commissioners from Kogi East that are women. We are not known for tribalism in Kogi East and despite the fact that our governor is in Ebira man, we see him as our family. We are here to tell our people that we love them and we are ready to work with them.’’

One of the members of Kogi East United Women, Comfort Onoja asserted that the time of election has elapsed and that there is need for everyone to deliberate on how to move forward. She called on all aggrieved parties to support the government of Usman Ododo.

‘’It is time for us to sit down and deliberate about what will come for us. We need development and of course there are aggrieved people but we want them to let it go, power belongs to God. It is time to come together because there is no time, we are not going to live in this world forever. Let us come together for the success of this present government.’’

The group were joyfully received by the Secretary to the state government.

 

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