OPC member jailed 25 years for manslaughter

An Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on Thursday sentenced Jelili Falana, an Assistant Vigilante of the O’odua People’s Congress, Agege branch, to 25 years’ imprisonment for manslaughter. Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya convicted Falana for shooting a herbal medicine hawker, Afolashade Salami, to death. Ogunsanya, in her judgment, said that the sentence was without an option of fine and would take effect from 2016. The judge held that facts of the case were more consistent with manslaughter than murder. Ogunsanya said that the convict shot Salami and dumped her corpse in a soakaway.…

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Impeachment: OPC lauds NASS’ resolution on Buhari

  The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has commended the National Assembly on Monday’s joint resolution to sanction President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as long overdue and a commendable step to protect the country’s democracy and check the nation’s slide into totalitarianism.   In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by the Yoruba socio-cultural group’s Founder and President, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, OPC said the consolidated stand by the Senate and the House of Representatives was necessary to protect the nation’s endangered democracy. OPC also flayed the Defence Minister’s demand at a…

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46 arrested after OPC factions’ clash

Police in Oyo State said they had arrested 46 people in connection a clash between two rival groups of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan yesterday. Residents of the area and its environs ran helter-skelter as the groups engaged each other in a free-for-all, in which guns, charms and other dangerous weapons were freely used.   Though unconfirmed, one person was said to have lost his life during the fracas. Some hoodlums used the opportunity to loot shops while valuables believed to worth millions of naira…

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Landlady hired soldiers, OPC to beat us –Tenants

  A 66-year-old sickly man, Mr. David Chukwumezie, has alleged that his landlady, Mrs. Gafaru Adewale, hired three members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) to beat him and his family for owing her rent. Speaking with our correspondent at his 2/4 Adegbuyi Street, Ijegun, Lagos State residence, Chukwumezie, a father of five, said on December 3, about 4p.m., some men suspected to be members of OPC, led by the house caretaker, Mr. Kehinde, stormed his house. They ordered him to vacate his three-bedroom apartment within seven days or they…

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OPC warns over eviction threat to Yorubas, raises alarm over plot to gag media

The Oodua People’s Congress, (OPC) has called on leaders and stakeholders in the Southern part of the country to caution the Niger Delta Agitators (NDA), over threat of eviction of Yorubas resident in the region, warning that the backlash of such move may not be palatable. A group, the Niger Delta Agitators was widely reported in the media earlier in the week to have threatened to evict Yorubas from the Niger Delta region. Calling for caution over the threat, the OPC in a statement issued at the weekend with a strong tone of condemnation, submitted that such threat “could…

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June 12: Kalu, NADECO, OPC, others call for unity, restructuring

The leader of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu; former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and the National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, yesterday called for restructuring of Nigeria and charged Nigerians to pursue unity of the country. Speaking at the 24th commemoration of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections held in Lagos, the various speakers at the event unanimously called for restructuring of the country to address the various problems militating against the progress of Nigeria. They also called for…

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Big Brothers coming!

Robbers write Lagos community Police begin patrol, raids, arrest Fear has gripped residents of a community at Isheri/ Idimu, Lagos State, after they received strange letters from unknown persons believed to be armed robbers. In the letters, the suspected armed robbers, who described themselves as ‘Big Brothers,’ said they would soon visit the community. The residents said that they woke up Monday morning to see the letters pasted at different areas in the community. The letters told them to expect a visit soon. The letters, typed in capital letters, were…

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OPC, Kwara govt condemn Fulani herdsmen attacks

Kwara State chapter of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), yesterday said it would no longer condone attacks by the Fulani herdsmen on farmers in any part of the South-West land. The warning came as the state government called on residents of the state to remain calm and refrain from taking law into their own hands, following the recent clash between herdsmen and farmers in Yahskira community of Baruten local government area. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Isiaka Gold, who made the appeal in a…

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