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NDLEA arrest 43 year old man with 1million tramadol capsules and a Ghanaian with two Nigerians trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine

The Spokesman of National drug law enforcement agency, Femi Babafemi confirmed their officials arrested a Nigerian man identified as Onuoha 43years, in possession of 1 million capsules of Tramadol at Lagos – Benin Express way.

He also confirmed the arrest of a Ghanaian and two Nigerians trafficking 9.953kg of cocaine and methamphetamine at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu.

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Dowen College; Kashamu’s family release official stetement over son’s involvement with late Sylvester Oromoni

The family of late Buruji Kashamu, who represented Ogun East in the eighth National Assembly have issued a statement over the death Slyvester Oromoni who was school mates with Michael Kashamu, one of the children of the late billionaire.

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buruji kashamu
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Michael kashamu
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sylvestter oromoni

In a statement titled “Dowen College Student’s Death: Kashamu’s Family Empathizes With The Bereaved…Calls For Thorough Investigation”, issued by one Mutairu Kashamu and obtained by Sahara reporters, the family noted Michael stopped being Sylvestter’s school father long time before he was reportedly tortured and left with fatal injuries that led to his death.

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The family sent their condolences to Oromoni’s family while appealing to Laosians and parents to wait for the Lagos state Police to finish up with their investigations before fingers are pointed.

read the statement below

“The Kashamu family has been inundated with enquiries, calls and messages over the unfortunate incident at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, which led to the untimely death of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of the College.

“While we empathize and commiserate with the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni over the irreplaceable loss, we wish to appeal to all and sundry to hold their horses until the Police and the Lagos State government have completed their independent investigations and established the truth.

“Most commentators have rushed to conclusions based on assumptions and false information, including the allegation that our son Adewale Michael Kashamu was in any way involved in the bullying or beating of Sylvester Oromoni.

”Since the news of the unfortunate incident broke, we have made our own private enquiries and carefully questioned our son about his involvement. This is why we did not rush out to respond to the cyber-stalking, name-calling and negative commentaries that have taken over the social media about our son’s alleged involvement in this sad incident.

”Some of the true facts now slowly emerging from under the mass of lies are that: Our son, Adewale Michael Kashamu, had acted as a school father for the late Sylvester in his first session in the school at the request of Sylvester’s sister who is also a student of the school.

“However, in the 2021 session commencing in September 2021 Adewale Michael Kashamu was moved to a different floor in the boarding house and engrossed in his own studies and activities, he was no longer as close to Sylvester as in the previous session.

”Adewale Michael Kashamu is a compassionate and considerate boy. Sometime last session, some boys had been accused of beating Sylvester with belts and seizing his foodstuff but Adewale Michael Kashamu was not involved at all. He was in fact in sympathy with Sylvester over that incident.

“On that occasion, Sylvester’s parents made a report to the school and the affected students were questioned and one of them at least was suspended.

“Adewale Michael Kashamu is not aware that an identical incident occurred again this year leading to Sylvester’s injury and death.

“Adewale Michael Kashamu had seen Sylvester limping sometime late in November and (assuming he might have been injured playing football) merely empathized with him and advised him to go to the school clinic.

”Other students who knew the circumstances of Sylvester’s leg injury have all testified that he was injured whilst playing football. 

“Whilst he was in school, Sylvester had no visible injury to his lips or face. Sylvester’s family has admitted that Sylvester’s swollen, blistered and bloody lips (as shown in videos and pictures, now viral on the internet) were reactions to medications given to Sylvester after he had been taken from the school by his parents.

“We feel and can relate to the pains of the Oromoni family and all those genuinely concerned about this unfortunate incident. That is why we wish to express our readiness to cooperate with the parents of the deceased, the Police, the Lagos State government and other relevant stakeholders to get to the root of this matter so that the cause of justice will not only be served but manifestly seen to have been served.

“However, it is regrettable that of the five names that were mentioned in relation to the incident, it is only Kashamu’s name that seems to ring a bell. Consequently, the family and its late patriarch (Senator Buruji Kashamu of blessed memory) have been the butt of irresponsible, falsehood-based and unwarranted attacks even when the full details of the incident are not yet known.

”There is no denying the fact that Adewale Michael Kashamu is one of the children of the late Senator Buruji Kashamu. But, no family or parent will send a child to school to be involved in any form of crime or criminality; just like no parent would be happy to be informed that a child he or she sent to school to learn has been molested or killed under any guise. 

”That is why we wish to appeal for restraint on all sides. The cyber-bullying of our family will not help in any way to solve the bullying in schools that society through the ages has desired to stop.

”The larger society should start by setting a higher standard.

“We reckon that the bereaved family has related the account of the incident as narrated by the deceased. 

“On our part, we have continued to engage our son, Adewale Michael Kashamu, and he has continued to maintain his innocence.

“Now that the Lagos State government and the Police have waded into the matter, we shall fully cooperate with them so that the truth will be established and the cause of justice served – justice for the deceased and his family, justice for the accused students and their families and justice for the society.

“At this juncture, we want to encourage the management, parents and pupils of Dowen College (and indeed anyone) who may have useful information about this incident to please volunteer same to the Police and the Lagos State government – in the interest of justice.”

The late Senator Buruji Kashamu represented Ogun East in the eighth National Assembly.

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Father of late Dowen college student speaks out, reveal his son said he didn’t play football and they have reported the case to the school before (read full interview)

In an interview with The Cable, the sad father Mr Sylvester Oromoni said their family watched their last son die in their presence but he reveled the 12year old Sylvester Oromoni Junior mentioned the names of the students before he died. The father of the deceased also mentioned that he has reported the same set of students were reported last semester but the alleged bullying continued afterwards even though the students were suspended.

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dowen college

Mr Oromoni mentioned that the family flew the deceased to Warri where blood tests and an x-ray were conducted. He said Junior also underwent typhoid/malaria treatments but his mouth started peeling in excess of malaria drug side effects. The father said his son only managed to sleep one hour when sedated and would wake up screaming in pain. He added it was on November 29, when he was away for a government function, that his son was able to disclose what happened to him.

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junior oromoni

Mr oromoni said before Junior’s death he never said he played football or tripped after the school authority claimed in their statement. He further revealed he told him, they barged into his room put off the lights and beat him yo pulp in presence of other students.

read full interview here

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Oromoni family

“My son suffered. His birthday is next tomorrow (Dec 4). I’ll celebrate it. I’ll have a cake baked. I’ll cut it on his behalf. The boys they mentioned were also reported to the school last term when they bullied Junior and collected all his foodstuffs; clothes. I have two daughters, one of whom earlier graduated. I had to remove the second after this incident. They asked this boy to describe the sister’s privates and this got to us.”

They put fear in him so much so that, when you ask him, he might keep to himself and say, ‘they will kill me’. This way, we didn’t know what to do. I considered removing him but reconsidered since his sisters were still in the school. The new incident came to my knowledge on November 21st after the school called my wife to notify us that our son was in the school clinic, injured. My senior son, who was to make a London trip, came to see us in Warri.

The next day, we sent a family friend to help pick up our son since he was the only person in Lagos and take him to the hospital. When he got there, he panicked, pointing out that he doubts it’s a football injury as the school claimed. He said the boy couldn’t stand because his waist was bent and swollen along with one side of his belly. His mouth was black. I asked, ‘is this really a football injury?’ He was taken to my house in Lagos but couldn’t sleep at night.

I asked my eldest to fly to Lagos on November 24 while I took a trip to Asaba, from where I’d also make for Lagos. On getting there, he screamed. This is beyond football injury. Come to Lagos now,’ he told me over the phone.”he said

”Junior said, ‘mummy, I didn’t play ball; I didn’t fall.’ He jumped off his hostel bed. They kicked him, matched his waist. Other students ran off. They threatened to kill them all if they spoke a word to the school staff. They warned Junior to say he sustained injuries while playing ball. They threatened him. If you ask the roommate, they’d all lie. They matched his ribs and waist. All that pain for a 12-year-old,” he said, trailing off into a soft sob over the phone.

“They even released a press statement. Was the principal there when the boy played the said football game? Can they identify who he played with? Where was the housemaster when he was playing it? The woman too is confused. Clearly, she’s trying to protect the school’s image. But a mother of children wants to hide the truth?”the father said

“I won’t reveal the steps we’ve taken to seek justice. The parents of the boys are wealthy. They withdrew them. The school called the parents to pick their wards; interviewed them. Some of the parents are planning to fly the children out of the country. How can Dowen allow those boys to leave the school without informing the police? The boys are five in number: four are in SS2 while one is in SS1. When the result comes, Nigerians will know the truth” the father said

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They shattered so many lives and tried to destroy mine – Dj Switch reacts to Lagos panel report on #endsars shooting that confirms missing and dead people at the lekki toll gate protest

Dj switch has reacted to news confirming people died and are actually missing after the Oct 20 2020 endsars protest in Lagos, where she recorded live events of the shooting and people running for their dear lives.

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dj switch

Dj switch who is presently not in Nigeria, said they shattered so many lives and they they tried to destroy her life in her tweet.

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Nigeria close to Qatar 2022 world cup qualification and Ahmed Musa becomes most capped player in Super Eagles win over Liberia

The 29 year old winger marked his 102 cap that took him past Yobo and Enyeama with a late goal from the penalty spot after Osimehen also put Nigeria ahead with a goal from the penalty spot.

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ahmed musa
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osimehen

Super eagles started the game quite stronger than Liberia in Tangier  and it did not take long for them to open the scoring at the Stade Ibn Batouta.

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super eagles

Alot of the players were in fine form like goal kepper Maduka Okoye who made some eye catching saves to keep Super Eagles in the game and Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi was also in fine form but there was no place for the returning Odion Ighalo .

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odion Ighalo

Nigeria now lead the group and are in good position to qualify for the 2022 wolrd cup in Qatar if they can avoid defeat at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday as they entertain Cape Verde.

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Pictures from Eko on show as Dbanj, Tiwa,Teni,Ayra starr,Dede,Sir Shina Peters an alot more thrill fans

The Lagos state government put together a perfect event for Lagosians and people who travelled from far and wide to the annual event,

jide sanwo olu  eko on show
jide sanwo olu eko on show

The Governor of Lagos state was present at the event as several top Nigerian entertainers were on display for thousand of fans cheering their favorites as they thrill them with their favorite household jams.

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dbanj eko on show
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ara ekoon show
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tiwa eko on show
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sir shina peters eko ONshow
 eko for show
eko for show
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dede eko on show
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teni eko on show
ayra starr eko on show
ayra starr eko on show
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eko on show

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Nigeria is in a mess and disintegrating before our eyes – Wole Soyinka

The Nobel Laurette sounded disturbed when he was making his speech at freedom park in Lago about the state of the country and he said Nigeria is in a mess and disintegrating before our eyes.

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wole soyinka

“We’re in a mess. This country is in a mess. It is disintegrating before our very eyes. The government is floundering. It’s not merely that the government is devoid of a holistic solution, the problem really is that this government does not have a holistic grasp of the problems of the nation and the environment in which we live and the time also in which we live in. After all, look at Sudan right now; it’s in turmoil simply because some people got up one day and decided that an arrangement come into for the governance of that nation be abrogated because they’re carrying the guns. And of course, the people have responded in a marvelous, united way. Doctors, workers, students, market people and the last time, the oil workers, they’ve all got up and said ‘no’ Part of the problem which we have in this nation, and which has plagued us, except for a few memorable times, is this ability to act in concert. From time to time, we have a section of the nation come together and say ‘enough; we’re human beings; we will not be treated like beasts. Like #EndSARS for instance, that’s one such movement. Unfortunately, it ended somewhat tragically. But it doesn’t matter; it was a step in the right direction. What I’m trying to say to you is this. If we’re still looking to this government for solution, then I think we really are lost. We’ve got to find a way of piling up pressure to enable us to meet as equal beings across the entire nation for a national indaba, involving the various professions, group interests, ethnic groups — any productive sector of this nation should be encouraged to come together and really debate the future of this nation. We’re going along piecemeal solutions all the time. One way or the other, one misses that sense of a grasp of the totality and understanding of the connection of one part of governance, one part of civic society to the others.” he said