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Olu Of Warri Crown Yet To Be Found After Disappearing One Week Ago

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The Zone 5 headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Asaba, Delta State has taken over the search for two historical crowns said to have disappeared from the Olu of Warri Place in Warri, in the heat of the succession crisis in the kingdom.

The Itsekiri nation is said to be in a dilemma over how to crown the Olu of Warri-designate, Omoba Tsola Emiko, without the 410-year-old crowns.

The crowns are a pair comprising diamond and silver for Ogiame (monarch) and his Olori (queen) respectively. They have been used by 14 past Olus since Ogiame Atuwatse (Dom Domingos) in the early 1600s.

The coronation of Emiko as the 21st Olu is scheduled for early July in   Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri.

A source close to the Palace said: “We expect the crowns to be back before the coronation. Every Itsekiri son or daughter knows that  the  coronation (Oyoekoro) of an Olu without the crown is unthinkable.”

He added that  the missing crowns  were  reported first  at the Warri Area Commander’s office   from where it was moved to Zone 5  headquarters.

Another source told The Nation that one Isaac Dorsu led an Itsekiri team to the command headquarters on Wednesday seeking their involvement in the search for the crowns.

“It is true that the matter is now in the hands of the AIG (Zone 5). That is all I can tell you for now,” he added.

An Itsekiri leader told our reporter that the kingdom’s leaders were willing to go to any length to ensure that the crowns were returned intact to the palace.

He said: “If you know anything about arts and artifacts, you will appreciate how priceless and important those crowns are. The values exceed money; they are items with historical, cultural, and heritage value. That they have been out of the palace for even a day is unthinkable. You know that the crowns got missing over a week ago.

 

CRIME

Police Arrest Eight Land Grabbers In Ogun

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The men of Nigeria Police Force, Criminal Investigation Department, CID Headquarters Abuja has arrested Alhaji Shesan Mustapha Jamiu 48, Jimoh Saka 45, Folaromi Ashorobi 45, Kazeem Ilori 40, Dare Shoyami, Wasiu Ahmed 27, Onikoyi Saheed, Bankole Wasiu 20 for allegedly invading and distrupting peace in Oko-Iwaju, Makun area of Sagamu, Ogun State today.

According to Prince Yomi Adebayo Stephen a resident of the area while speaking with Amebo Newspaper NG, said about Fourteen land grabbers led by one Wale Bello invaded Oko Iwaju, Makun Sagamu community in Ogun State with arms and ammunition today in the move to forcefully take charge of people’s properties but the police apprehended eight of them with their sophisticated weapons.

Meanwhile, same grabbers was said to have striked in mass three weeks back leaving one Lukman Kareem with high degree of injury, his left eye was damaged by the gang, while several people were also injured and displaced.

 

 

 

 

Photo of Lukman Kareem after the invasion of the grabbers

From indication, the hoodlums are contacting the top police officers in Ogun State command to secure their bail after all the degrees of attocities committed by them in the community.

When our correspondent contacted DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun Command, he said if the arrest is from Force Headquarters in Abuja, that no need of contacting the state command before the police officers perform their duties.

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Popular Actor-Politician, Desmond Elliot Lands In Trouble Again

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TRIXX NG Reports that popular actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot has landed in fresh trouble as he is being dragged on twitter at the moment.

This dragging started since morning when a popular critic of his asked a twitter user to come to surulere so he can flush her down in Desmond Elliot’s toilet.

It will be recalled that Desmond Elliot since he became a politician is popular for commissioning a toilet in his constituency in Surulere, and he is always being dragged for that.

Just for that singular tweet made by his critic, his name has been scatter all over the social media for the wrong reasons.

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Firstbank Hosts Webinar To Sensitise Individuals And Businesses On Staying Protected In The Information Age

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider has announced a webinar to sensitise individuals and businesses with useful information on being protected in today’s digital age.

 

The virtual event is scheduled to hold by noon on Friday, 16 April 2021 with “Staying Protected Amidst the Pandemic Chaos” being the topic to be discussed at the event. Registration is ongoing for the event via the link https://firstbanknigeria.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PUnqA7enTMG8o0OfOaWxlg

 

Today’s world, largely referred to as the digital age has been influenced by information technology which has optimised the way we carry out our individual and business activities.

 

However, the current age has been marred by illicit activities like identity theft, internet fraud amongst many others which poses a risk to the safety of individuals and businesses. Attending the webinar will have participants knowledgeably equipped with vital information that will ensure they make informed decisions, thereby promoting their safety whilst staying protected against possible risks and malicious attacks.

 

Tope Aladenusi, Chief Strategy Officer & Cyber Risk Services Leader, Deloitte West Africa; Confidence Staveley, Cyber Security Evangelist/ Founder, Cybersafe Foundation and Harrison Nnaji, Chief Information Security Officer, FirstBank will lead the discussion at the event.

 

Speaking on the planned Webinar, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO of FirstBank Group noted that “the world as a global village is associated with not just benefits but also risks of cyberattack and for individuals, businesses and governments to make the best out of the digital and online opportunities, they need to be deliberate in protecting themselves against cybersecurity threats”.

He further noted that, “in today’s digital age, which the pandemic has accelerated the embrace, cyberattacks are occurring at an alarming rate across the world. As such, no individual, business or government entity with digital and online presence is immune to cyberattacks; and the financial, physical and legal implications of an attack can be significantly upsetting.’’

In concluding, he enjoined everyone to participate in the forthcoming webinar as it is a viable opportunity to stay informed whilst being abreast with current trends that are pivotal to promoting safety in today’s world that is driven by information technology”.

 

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