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The spate of homosexual and cultism among Nigerians appears not abating despite the fact that the constitution has criminalized the act, about six men were arrested on May 18, 2019 for their alleged involvement in gay related activities.

The act is punishable under the law as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution with about 14 years jail term if any suspects is found guilty.

It was gathered that the arrested men were also linked to cult related activities in some parts of Edo State.

Source said a community member who pleaded anonymity alerted the police that some suspected gay members were holding meeting in Ujuolen Area of Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state after which the police swung into action to arrest some of the suspects.

Those arrested on May 18, 2019 are graduates from various universities across the nation; they includes Otaru Oritse, Joseph Peters Awoyemi, Architect Edeki Dennis, Asiriuwa Harry who is a Pharmacist, Zuwa Joshua and Engr. Toju Kemu.

Source said the Police authority deployed its men around the area as they moved in mid night to arrest the suspected Vikins Gay-Cult members during their procession to initiate new students into their Gay-Cult group.

The source said the police have been watching and monitoring the activities of the suspects before they were arrested that fateful night.

It was gathered that the police in 2018 equally arrested some suspected members of the Vikins Gay-Cult group in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State in a cult related clash, among who is one Silver Iyere.

Source said Iyere manage to escape later from incarceration.

Similarly, source said one Joseph Peters Awoyemi was also arrested in October 2017 in a hotel in Lagos for gay related activities, while his partner Irabor Ighosogie Innocent wittily escaped.

Joseph was said to have agreed to take the security agents to the hideout of all other men that are involving in the shameful act. The source he cunningly escaped while taking the security agents to the hideout of other gay members in Egbeda area of Lagos.

According to a reliable source who pleaded anonymity, Joseph Awoyemi and his partner Irabor Ighosogie Innocent, who is a top management staff of a new generation bank in Lagos, were among the five men who sponsored the first Vikins Gay party in an Institution (name witheld) in Akure and Auchi in 2015 and 2017.

It was gathered that Joseph Peters Awoyemi was the head of the Vikins Gay Club in one of the tertiary institutions in Ogun State, while Irabor Ighosogie Innocent was the Secretary of the Vikins Gay Club in 2015- 2016 in one of the Universities in the South West, where he obtained his second Degree.

Another source also revealed that one Felix Odiawe, Asiriuwa Harry and Irabor Ighosogie Innocent sponsored the Vikins Gay Conference with the theme “The Freedom and Medical Access for Gays”; which took place in Ekpoma Hall in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State in August 2017.

It was gathered that the trio were immediately declared wanted.

Unfortunately for Asiriuwa Harry, he ran out of luck recently as he was among the six suspected gays arrested recently.

As of press time, Felix Odiawe and Irabor Ighosogie Innocent and other escaped suspects are still on the watch list of the security agents.

Meanwhile, the police authority have said it will do everything possible to locate and arrest those that are on the watch list and subsequently bring them to justice, while the arrested suspects will be charged to court.

The security agents are however counting on the support from the general public for reliable information that will lead to the arrest of the escaped suspects.

The police also confirmed that frantic effort are already going on in collaboration with relevant authorities and personnel across the country to ensure that the escaped suspects are arrested and face the wroth of the law.

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Lagos state will continue to Experience a Greater Lagos Rising …..Gov Sanwo.

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Crowd at APC flag off lagos

The Governor of Lagos state Mr Babajide.Sanwo olu have harped on making tge people of the state enjoy more dividend of democracy as he seek for re election into the lagos house come 2023.

Mr Sanwo assured his people more capital development as he flagged up his Rally in Lagos state on Saturday at the Onikan stadium in Lagos state .

He said that the state was able to surmount the global challenges and carried out populist projects, saying that

Sanwo-Olu said that the state is rising because of the projects and achievements that were recorded so far, adding that there are still much to be done to keep the state rising.

” You have seen what we have done across all local governments. New roads were constructed, existing ones were completed. New fire stations were built in Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Iru/Victoria and others, the health facilities were strengthened and many more.

” It is time for us to take this campaign to the doorstep of our neighbours, and voters. Tell them what we have done and about the Greater Lagos Rising. Let us all go out to talk to all our friends out there to vote for us on election day.

” We appreciate your love, support and solidarity for us. We urge you to vote all our candidates in the coming 2023 general elections, from presidential to the House of Assembly elections. You have always been voting the APC in Lagos. We want you to work with us and as well journey with us by giving us your mandate”, said Sanwo-Olu.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Prince Tajudeen Olusi, said that if Lagosians want to continue to enjoy a better Lagos, they should re-elect Sanwo-Olu.

Olusi said that over 160 new roads were constructed under the Sanwo-Olu administration and that more of that can only be done if the governor is re-elected.

He, however, urged the people to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and vote for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying that Lagos had never presented presidential candidate since 1999.

Also, a member of the GAC, Cardinal James Odunmbaku, said that the 2023 presidential election would be a payback time for Tinubu for his contribution to the development of democracy in Nigeria, saying that the party is targeting 5million votes in Lagos.

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APC Rally : we are showing our loyalty to Tinubu and sanwo olu …monarch declared

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..vowed to canvass en mass

The Monarch of Iba kingdom in Ojo local government in lagos state , Oba Sulaimon Raji , Oniba Ekun have called all resident of ojo and lagos state to rally around the APC Presidential candidates Bola Ahmed Tinubu ,shettima,Governor Sanwo olu , Adebule and all candidates in the state in the coming 2023 Election .

Oba Raji , chairman of the Lagos Monitoring Park Authority (LASMPA) ,a break out of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (Rtean )made the appealed to the Electorate at a walk Rally organized by the group on Wednesday at iyana iba, lagos, according to Oba Raji
“We have called out our people today to walk with their king and support our candidates ,in APC , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have done so well for our people in Iba kingdom, so also our amiable Governor Babajide Sanwo olu , so we are using this walk to rededicate our stand for him , that the people of Aworiland are strongly with him” , Oba Raji said .

Oba Jafo as popularly called ,also held a carnival show to sensitized the people on why they should vote for APC in all the political office , he urged all traders motorist , and commuter to get their PVC set as 2023 ,Elections will be berthing on the PVC . The chairman of lagos state APC , pastor cornilius Ojelabi and the DG of lagos state Campaign committee senator Ganiyu Solomon was Represented by the Deputy DG ,Mr Fuad Oki , while candidates for Lagos state house of Assembly were also in the walk .

Highlights of the rally was a mega musical show featuring Fuji musician Pasuma , and his counterpart Malika ,and other artist .

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Tinubu urged Youth to collect their PVC and vote for progressive

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As Sanwo-Olu, descrined him to Progressive Governors: ‘He’s country best choice for president’

The Lagos state hosted the first All Progressives Congress (APC) convention after the party was formed in 2014 – became a beehive of political carnival on Saturday.

A mammoth crowd thronged the main bowl of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, as the ruling party returned to the city for its inaugural 2023 presidential rally in the Southwest region.

Clad in various shades of APC-branded vests, caps and Ankara brocade, a mass of the party’s supporters, who filled the 24,000-capacity stadium to the brim, defied the searing heat from the sun to receive the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) team.

At 12:45, Tinubu’s motorcade made a grand entry into the venue, moving the crowd into a spontaneous excitement. The APC presidential candidate arrived in company of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and members of Progressive Governors’ Forum led by their chairman, Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

The huge turnout at the rally again confirmed Tinubu’s popularity at his political base. The APC presidential candidate hails from Lagos and was a two-term Governor of the State.

Sanwo-Olu opened the floor with his short remarks, thanking Tinubu for laying the foundation for the physical and socio-economic growth being witnessed in Lagos since 1999.

The Governor, who described the APC presidential standard bearer as “architect of modern Lagos”, said Tinubu’s vision, character and tenacity stood him out among presidential contenders, urging Lagosians to elect the candidate with unprecedented number of votes at the polls.

Sanwo-Olu said: “Tinubu is the builder of the modern Lagos we are all enjoying today. For implementing his vision through character and tenacity, and pushing his ideas to what we can physically see, our candidate is the best choice.

Meanwhile., the chairman of Arewa communities APC lagos state have described asiwaju bola Ahmed as a saviour to Nigerians . Engr saadu Yusuf Gulma while adddressing journalist at the rally called on all Arewa in south west and Lagos state to look beyond all odd and sugggested that Arewa commmunities are set to deliver votes en mass to both the incoming President senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate kashim Shettima also the Governors of south west , including Mr Babajide Sanwo olu .

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