Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, the former lawmaker representing Osun East in the Senate, is dead.
He died in Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday, October 3rd 2019. President Buhari has sent his heartfelt condolences to the Akinfenwa family on the demise of lawmaker who was also a former national chairman of Alliance for Democracy.
President Buhari also commiserates with the government and people of Osun State on the loss of the elder statesman, who represented Osun East constituency in the National Assembly from 1999 to 2003.
Late Akinfenwa was an indigene of Erin Ijesa in Osun State, Akinfenwa was elected into the Senate in 1999, but he lost his re-election bid in 2003, when Senator Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party was elected.
He had previously served as Commissioner of Education in the old Oyo State under late Chief Bola Ige, between 1979 and 1983. Aro of Erin Ijesa, Chief Dare Ajimotokin, who confirmed his passage to our correspondent, explained that late Akinfenwa died in Ibadan.
A student has been confirmed dead while 10 others were injured after a sword-wielding man attacked students of a vocational college in eastern Finland on Tuesday October 1.
The ‘swordsman’ reportedly walked in on a class shortly after midday, pulled a sword out of his bag before attacking the teacher, the Iltahlehti news website reported. As she tried to flee, students threw chairs at the attacker in an attempt to escape and some were wounded.
The suspect said to be a Finnish citizen, was also carrying a gun in the attack that also left him injured after being confronted by local policemen who fired two shots. Two victims of the attack are said to be in criticial conditions.
“One dead body has been found at the college premises of Kuopio Herman,” police said.
The wounded have been taken to Kuopio university hospital where a major disaster alert is under way.
“He hit a girl in the neck with a sword and stabbed her in the stomach,” an unnamed eyewitness told Keskisuomalainen newspaper. The attacker also set off “some sort of small firebombs”, the eyewitness said.
The Police are yet to confirm a motive for the attack or whether the suspect is a student at the college. Commenting on the attack, Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne described it as “shocking and utterly reprehensible”.
Stanley Nwabia, a popular social commentator on Twitter, has died at the age of 43.
Family sources confirmed that Nwabia died in the early hours of Sunday following an unsuccessful blood transfusion procedure in Lagos. Acoording to twitter user, Ojugo Onyeluka (@GentleOjay), he spoke with Mr Nwabia’s wife and she confirmed the passing of her husband.
“His wife was sobbing uncontrollably. I was also too emotionally broken to ask him why the transfusion had to be done so urgently” Onyeluka said.
His last Tweet was on September 25th and it reads, ‘Oh well, let bygones be bygones’.
Some of his associates have also tweeted confirmation of his passing and hailed him as a courageous political commentator and patriot. Nwabia is popular amongst supporters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, which he used his Twitter handle (@MrStanleyNwabia) to champion online.
A native of Abia State, Nwabia was born in Lagos and lived there throughout his life. He was survived by his wife and four children.