There was mayhem in Ibadan as phone sellers, and NURTW thugs clashed, with Governor Seyi Makinde sneaking out when angry youths stormed his office.

The mayhem started around the Iwo Road area of Ibadan as park managers clashed with phone retailers, leaving one person killed.


The violent clash occurred on Wednesday evening.


A witness explained that one of the phone sellers argued with the park managers (also members of the proscribed National Union of Road Transport Workers) over blocking the main entrance of a shopping complex.


Shortly after the argument, violence ensued.


The shopping complex was vandalised, while phones and accessories, among other valuables, were destroyed in the mayhem.


In the ensuing mayhem, shop owners hurriedly closed shops to prevent looting of their wares, while others scampered for safety for fear of being attacked.


Some aggrieved youths later marched to the Government House, Agodi Gate, and the Governor’s office carrying the remains of the person killed in the violence.


The angry youths, mostly phone sellers later in the evening, blocked the main gate to the Governor’s office.


Efforts by Governor Seyi Makinde’s aides to pacify the youths were unsuccessful, insisting they would not leave.


The executive assistant to the governor on security matters, Sunday Odukoya; the chief press secretary, Taiwo Adisa; the health commissioner, Bashir Bello and the executive secretary of the state’s insurance scheme, Olushola Akande, also made spirited efforts to appease the youths.


The youths vowed that they would not leave unless they meet with the governor to brief him on what transpired at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan. The governor did not attend to them, having left the office via another gate.


The governor’s aides later provided an ambulance that conveyed the corpse to the Ring Road State Hospital’s morgue.

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    Amaechi stated this while answering questions on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Wednesday.

    The minister noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration only borrowed for the Kaduna-Abuja and the Lagos-Ibadan railways.

    When asked how much of the Chinese loans obtained that the Federal Government has repaid, Amaechi said,

    “The right ministry to respond to that question is the Ministry of Finance; they borrow and they repay but I think the last I heard about it, it was between a $100m to $150m repayment that we have done so far in the Kaduna-Abuja.

    “Don’t forget that we’ve not borrowed any money yet, the only money we borrowed is in Kaduna-Abuja and Lagos-Ibadan.

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    “Nigerians think we borrow so much but the only projects we have borrowed so far is the Kaduna-Abuja where we borrowed $500m and Lagos-Ibadan where we borrowed $1.5bn. So, that brings the total loan exposure for us in the Ministry of Transport to about $2bn as far as the railway is concerned.”

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