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Senator Durojaiye Bite the Dust.

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As Senator who represented Ogun East, the demised chief left his indelible steps on the sands of time. And, adopting Professor Wole Soyinka’s description of the man he met in jail, “the man died.” Another book, this time by Adaora Lily Ulasi, is titled, “The man from Shagamu”. In this case, the man that just died is “the man from Ijebu-Igbo”. Born in February 1933, no one could have predicted that the man whose birth was not heralded by comets would have trumpets blown at his exit.

But that was the case at the death on Tuesday when Chief Olabiyi Durojaiye, more popularly known as Senator Biyi Durojaiye, bite the dust. Almost all the news channels saw it as a worthy news item. He had lived a fulfilled life. Chief Durojaiye was an economist and a lawyer. He was also a banker and politician. In all, he played his part so well to be described as distinguished.

At a time when a degree in any subject was considered sufficient as a meal ticket, Senator Durojaiye was not satisfied with just “a meal ticket”. He had performed so well as to attract the attention of the International Monetary Fund and was at the Central Bank of Nigeria where he rose to the post of a director. He took time to study for another degree, this time in Law, and got called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979.

When the Babangida administration chose to tease politicians with a transition to civil rule program, one of those who felt they had contributed enough to seek a place on the political scene was the “Man from Ijebu-Igbo”. He aspired to succeed the military president, but in a civilian capacity. Under the Option A4 model, he contested against the legendary Chief MKO Abiola. He lost gallantly, but, for him, it was an eye-opener. Durojaiye became a major supporter of Abiola.

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FRSC Warns Against Night Travelling Over Insecurity, Bad Roads.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised against traveling by night, citing the deplorable state of most federal roads and increasing insecurity across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Solomon Agure, made the assertions in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.

Canvassing against overspeeding, Mr. Agure said no good road experience could come out of speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use a seatbelt, and safety crash helmet, and several other road use infractions.

Mr. Agure said arrangements had been made for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi.

He said that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”, and that the safety corps would be on the lookout to enforce strict compliance to laws and orders on the highways.

Mr. Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till the middle of January 2022.

He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances, and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.

“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and responds to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the p, period,” he said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Creak Back To Life After Unprecedented Outage.

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Users were unable to access Facebook and Instagram late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5 pm on 5 days.

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Photo Speak: O’oduaa 26th Cultural Day Ken Poly Chapter.

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