- After weeks of ethic tension, a fresh tragedy has hit Oyo state
- This is one of the leaders of Amotekun, Tajudeen Salaudeen, died on Thursday
- Salaudeen reportedly died in a road crash while trying to avoid a pothole in Ilero
Tajudeen Salaudeen, a leader of Amotekun security network in Oyo state, has reportedly passed away.
According to Vanguard, Tajudeen who was a leader of the para-military security group in Kajola local government area died on Thursday, January 28.
He died in a road crash while trying to avoid a pothole as he rode on his motorcycle.
It was gathered that Tajudeen was heading to Okeho in the early hours of Thursday when he got a call to come back for an emergency assignment at Ilero. He died while returning.
His body was deposited at a private hospital morgue in Ilero close to Okeho (Kajola) in Iwajowa local council development.
Tajudeen was later buried on Thursday according to Islamic right.
Martins-Kuye is dead
In a related development, Alhaji Jubil Martins-Kuye, Nigerian former minister of commerce and industry, passed away at the age of 78.
According to a family source, the former minister who served twice died in his hometown in Ago-Iwoye on Sunday morning.
A chartered accountant who practised for several years in Lagos and overseas before moving to politics, Kuye was appointed minister on 6 April 2010 when former president Goodluck Jonathan, then an acting president, announced a new cabinet.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that he academic community in the country was plunged into mourning following the death of Folabi Olumide, a renowned professor who was the pioneer vice chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU).
The passing on the late don was announced by the current vice-chancellor of the LASU, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, in a statement.
Olumide died on Friday, January 8, after a brief illness at the age of 81 years. He was, however, succeeded by Jadesola Akande after he was removed from the position for alleged "financial and administrative improprieties."