It was a sad end for 38-year-old Eddy Kokobili on Monday as the convoy of Taraba State Governor Dambaba Suntai ran over and killed him along the International Airport Road, Abuja.
Edward, who was Head, Feed Addictives, Agrochemicals & Veterinary Products, Vitacem Nigeria Ltd, had gone to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for his introduction to his in-laws-to-be prior to his wedding in February.
An eyewitness said the late Kokobili had successfully completed the prenuptials and was on his way back to Lagos when the incident occurred between 9:00 and 9:30 am on the ever busy Airport Road.
Sources said that the convoy was rushing to the airport to pick the governor who had arrived earlier in the morning but due to a breakdown in logistics, was stranded. But the aides in a bid to get to the governor on time had encountered serious traffic due to checkpoints on the road, as security operatives conducted stop and search checks against the backdrop of Boko Haram menace.
The convoy had abandoned the highway and taken to the sidewalk on high speed, and just about 150 meters to the airport toll gate, the convoy crushed to death Kokobili.
Kokobili, who died on the spot, was on his way to the airport when the cab he was travelling in got stuck in traffic and so in a bid to catch his flight due for 10:30 am, had disembarked and was about to board an ‘okada’ commercial motorcyclist, before the pilot SUV, a Nissan Armada, in the governor’s convoy killed him Kokobili.
A police officer, Cecilia Metu, had called the last number on the deceased’s phone log and spoken with one Mr. Kenneth, who identified the victim as Kokobili.
Attempts to speak to the deceased’s family in Festac Town, Lagos were not successful as the siblings were inconsolable. Kokobili’s elder brother, Innocent pleaded with this reporter to be left alone. “Please, please, leave me alone. I can’t talk now,” he pleaded, mopping tears off his face.
The late Edward was an active member of the Festac Grammar School Alumni
(Info by daily sun)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Controversial blogger and twitter personality Dada Oluwasegun @bosszangaruwa held a tweet meet session last night on why secession is not the solution to Nigeria’s problem as widely claimed by some people. Full compilation below.
This tweet lecture became necessary because of the situation of things in country and the orientation of some tweeps on here.
Secession means to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union. In the Nigerian sense, the first attempt at secession first occurred during the Nigerian civil war. The igbos decided to secede to form Biafra republic due to ethnic and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria.
Our problems won't, can't and will never be solved by secession! Our problem is bad leadership! Leaders that won't listen, they say the south south owns the oil, and its the wealth of Nigeria! Don't be deceived, God deposited the oil there. Nobody has a right to claim the natural resources deposited by God, it was deposited for our common wealth.
Most of our food comes from the North, other natural resources come from the south, we need one another to survive!
Politicians created this problems, they need us divided to mask their kleptomaniac tendencies. Divide and conquer always works.
Even among the Yorubas, Igbos and Hausas there is division, the Yoruba man for example. Hausa: even among the hausas, there exists Kanowa, Kaduanawa etc! Division everywhere! Ibos: the man from Rivers or Bayelsa state will hate to be referred to as an Igbo man, and it goes on and on.
We need understanding, all our lives we have been fighting ourselves, we need to identify a common enemy. The common enemy here is not the Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba man, the common enemy is the corrupt leadership.
Imagine who the leaders will be if God forbid there is a secession? Same of same, criminals, enemies of the people. Oduduwa republic: imagine the Alao akala, fani kayode, iyiola omisore, tinubu, bode george etc, ruling d nation.
Niger Delta republic; the peter odilis, james ibori, uduagahn, alamesyisgha, etc ruling the nation. Arewa republic: imagine the abacha kids, IBB, adamu ciroma, abdusalam abubakar, Sambo etc as the image of the new nation.
What we should work towards is a new Nigeria, the #occupyNigeria movement has shown that possible. People of different ethnicity and religion working to achieve a single goal #AnewNigeria. Yes its possible.
Like a Catholic marriage, we may not be happy but we cannot contemplate a divorce. God does not make mistakes- Mathew Kukah..
Hashtag used is #secession101
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
It is no more news that the Nigerian government removed fuel subsidy on the 1st of January, it is also no more news that Nigerians have rejected the act and the the government is being stubborn and not listening to the people. We have taken to the streets and there is no going back till government listens to us. Occupy Nigeria started and it has been helped by organised labour making people stay at home.
The Gani Fawehinmi memorial park has been parked full since monday, we the youths of Amuwo Odofin, comprising of Festac, Agboju, Satellite town and its environs also started our own version for those who can't make it to ojota due to the restriction in movement.
It has been three days and we are waxing stronger with support from law enforcement agencies and the masses. Below are pictures from the first three days.