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We’ll Unravel Circumstances Leading To His Death, LASG Breaks Silence Over Alleged Killing Of Dowen Student, Sylvester Oromoni Junior

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The Lagos State government has described the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni as a shocking and sad incident.

While sympathizing with the family of the late student, the government in a statement on Friday by the spokesman of the Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal on behalf of the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said the matter will be investigated.

It will be recalled that Sylvester Junior Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College was reportedly beaten to death for allegedly refusing to succumb to pressure by fellow students to join a cult.

Recall that an uncle to the deceased, Perry Oromoni, took to Twitter to claim that his cousin was killed after he rejected attempts by some students in the school to initiate him into a cult group.

He stated his cousin mentioned five names responsible for his injuries before his death, confessing that they tried blending him into a cult.

The school, Dowen college denied the allegations, claiming that the deceased sustained injuries while playing football and was given immediate medical attention by the school’s resident nurse.

Cousin of Sylvester Junior, Perrie, then released the video on his conditions before he passed on.

12-year-old Slyvester was visibly wincing in excruciating pain in the video that was shared.

Reacting to the episode, the Lagos State government on Friday has assured that the matter will be looked into and officials are already in touch with the parents of the boy.

The government statement reads in part: “The Lagos State Government sends its condolences to the parents of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr., a student of Dowen College, Lekki.

“The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, notes that this incident is shocking and the State is indeed sad about this great loss.

“A delegation comprising top level management of relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and the Police, has visited the school on a fact-finding mission.

“The State Government is in touch with the parents in this difficult time.

“We reassure the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni Junior and Lagosians at large that efforts are being made to unravel the circumstances leading to his demise, even as we reiterate the Government’s commitment to Child Protection.”

Meanwhile, Dowen College has shut down over controversy surrounding the alleged death of a 12-year-old student, Sylvester Oromoni.

Dowen, in a statement on Friday, said the school will be closed for two days over the current situation.

The statement read: “In view of the situation concerning the school and considering the emotions of our students we have advised that our students stay home tomorrow Friday 3rd and Monday 6th December 2021.

This will also afford the students opportunity to revise for their forthcoming examination starting next week

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Arteta Can Make Top Four This Season, Says Vieira

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Crystal Palace manager, Patrick Vieira, has claimed Arsenal now have a squad that will be closer to competing for the Premier League title.

Vieira stated this on Thursday during his pre-match press conference.

The Frenchman will put emotion to one side when he faces his former club on Friday night.

But Vieira has been impressed by their summer business ahead of the new season.

“I think it is about focusing on the game and how we can perform.

“Arsenal are in a better place than last year.

“They have brought in new players and they have the squad to be closer to the title,” Vieira said.

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Omotayo Sanyaolu, Aide To Sanwo-Olu, Dies In Car Crash

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Omotayo Sanyaolu, the Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youths and Students Affairs to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State is dead.

As gathered, Sanyaolu died in a lone auto crash in the Maryland area of the state during the early hours of Friday around Army Cantonment, Maryland, Ikeja.

Confirming the incident in a statement, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Dr, Femi Oke-Osanyantolu, said the deceased’s vehicle rammed into an ATM located around the cantonment.

”Upon arrival at the scene it was discovered that a black Toyota Camry with registration number LAGH 32, while on top speed rammed into the Keystone Bank ATM located close to the Army Cantonment, Ikeja.

 

“Unfortunately, an adult male, Sanyanolu, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle died on impact and his remains were immediately bagged upon arrival of emergency responders.

“These have been handed over to the cantonment officer on duty (Officer Musa)

Meanwhile,  Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has mourned the passing of his Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youth and Student Affairs, Omotayo Sanyaolu, who died on Friday.

Governor Sanwo-Olu in a condolence message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Friday, expressed his sympathies to the family of Mr Sanyaolu, whom he described as a “loyal, committed, hardworking and dedicated co-worker in the Greater Lagos agenda.”

The governor said the death of Mr Sanyaolu is a personal loss to him and the Lagos State Government, as well as the deceased family, friends, Lagos APC, and tertiary institutions within the state.

“The death of a loved one is usually painful as it is irreparable but we must thank God that Omotayo Sanyaolu made a positive impact during his short but eventful lifetime. He served our party, APC passionately and meritoriously as a Youth Leader and contributed to its victory in many elections.

“Tayo as my Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youth and Student Affairs was very instrumental to the Greater Lagos agenda. He contributed positively to issues affecting the youths and students in the state.

“I sympathise with his widow, children, siblings, friends and the entire family as well as Lagos State and the APC family. I pray that God will grant the late Omotayo Sanyaolu eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. We will miss Tayo.”

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Breaking: Headies Disqualify Controversial Singer, Portable From Awards

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Maverick singer Habib Okikiola (Portbale) has been disqualified from taking part in this year’s Headies Award. 

Organisers said Portable, who has been at the centre of many controversies was removed from its list nominees to send a strong warning they dont tolerate criminalities.

“The music industry demands all-round excellence, and it is extremely important for young artists being potential role models to exude professional responsibility, proper decorum and have respect for others.”

According to the organisers, Portable was disqualified due to a series of misdemeanours via his social media platforms.

Portable had threatened to kill anyone who wins in the categories for which he was nominated.

Meanwhile, ppular Singer, Habeeb Okikiola, AKA Portable, has reacted to his disqualification from the Headies Awards..

Reacting to the disqualification, Portable in an Instagram video said he does not regret his action.

“I am a child of light. I have fame, I have money, I have cars, I have wives, I have children. I am rich. People know me everywhere. I don’t regret my actions,” he said while caressing his wife.

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