Connect with us

latest news

How NYSC member, Precious Owolabi died during police, Shi’ites clash

Published

on

How NYSC member, Precious Owolabi died during police, Shi'ites clash

Precious Owolabi, the National Youth Service Corps member attached to Channels Television, shot during the protest by the Shiite members on Monday, is dead.

Owolabi was a journalist corpse member performing his compulsory one year service to fatherland before he met his untimely death on Monday.

This was confirmed during the 10pm news bulletin of the station.

No fewer than six members of IMN, otherwise known as Shi’ites, and a journalist with Channels TV, were feared dead in a bloody clash involving the Muslim sect and the police in Abuja on Monday.

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, have however denied killing a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and burning the outpost of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has expressed deep sadness over the death of a promising journalist, Precious Owolabi, on Monday.

The NUJ in a statement by its Chairman Emmanuel Ogbeche, described his death as one too many; stressing that it was another sad day for the journalism profession in Nigeria.

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to take responsibility for Owolabi’s death as the primary purpose of government is welfare and security of citizens.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]
News2 weeks ago

Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]

Metro4 weeks ago

Spain’s first coronavirus patient reportedly recovers after receiving HIV And MS Drugs

Breaking news7 days ago

Hillary Clinton tackles Donald Trump for asking Americans to return to work to avoid crippling economy amid coronavirus pandemic

World News4 days ago

America surpasses China, Italy to become most infected with coronavirus with 85,000 cases

Sacking service chiefs is threat to national unity — Presidency
Press Release5 days ago

President Buhari sends messages to Nigerians on coronavirus, with approval of N5bn intervention fund and another N10bn request

News4 weeks ago

No February salary for Lecturers who are not on IPPIS – Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

News4 days ago

About 14 percent of the recovered coronavirus patients in China test positive again

News3 weeks ago

BREAKING: Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi dethroned

News3 weeks ago

Kano new Emir, Bayero sheds tear after receiving appointment letter from Ganduje

Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanca
News3 weeks ago

Volunteers to receive £3,500 after been infected with Coronavirus in attempt to find vaccine

Breaking news1 week ago

Breaking: Outbreak of new Hantavirus in China amid Coronavirus spread

News2 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Pastor Oyedepo cancels church services over dreaded disease

SCOVID -19: Nnamdi Kanu reveals where Abba Kyari was secretly flown for Coronavirus treatment
News4 days ago

COVID -19: Nnamdi Kanu reveals where Abba Kyari was secretly flown for Coronavirus treatment

celebrity news3 weeks ago

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

News4 days ago

Coronavirus: Man asked to go home and self-isolate after testing positive but no bed space for him

Politics3 weeks ago

Igbos will know they are no longer Nigerians if denied presidency in 2023 – Former Governor of Anambra State, Uche Ezeife

crime4 weeks ago

Fake soldier and police corporal arrested in Oyo State

Metro2 weeks ago

Couple who reportedly died in Lagos explosion are only children of their parents

Viral4 days ago

Imam of Peace continues to drag President Buhari…trends #Presidentcovik, #ResignBuhari

Metro3 weeks ago

How I was manhandled by Police, DSS, others – Sanusi

News10 hours ago

Coronavirus: Lagos confirms 13 new cases of COVID-19

Sports10 hours ago

Ronaldinho plays foot volleyball with prison inmates while awaiting trial

celebrity news11 hours ago

Rihanna vows to have four kids with or without a partner as she graces the cover of British Vogue

Entertainment11 hours ago

Singer Aaron Carter’s girlfriend arrested for domestic violence after scratching his arm

News11 hours ago

Naira crashes to N412 for a dollar

Coronavirus: We’ve started immediate cash transfer to poorest households, says FG
News12 hours ago

Coronavirus: We’ve started immediate cash transfer to poorest households, says FG

Metro12 hours ago

Police arrests masqurade for defying lockdown order

Buhari appoints Yemi-Esan new Head of Service
News13 hours ago

Buhari signs COVID-19 Act backing restriction of movement

News1 day ago

Oyo gov, Seyi Makinde tests positive for Coronavirus

Breaking news1 day ago

5 Coronavirus patients discharged in Lagos after testing negative

News1 day ago

President Trump warns that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle must pay for their security in US, they reply hime ,

News1 day ago

Prince Charles recovers from coronavirus and is out of self-isolation just few days of treatment

News1 day ago

COVID 19: Property Merchant, Olu Okeowo, Set To Feed 100, 000 People In Lagos

News1 day ago

Breaking: Nigeria records another Coronavirus death

News1 day ago

Nigeria’s Ooni of Ife reveals herbs that can treat COVID-19

News2 days ago

Coronavirus: Pastor who defiled ban on public gathering order arrested for holding church service

Coronavirus: Ekiti state government declares 14-day curfew
News2 days ago

Coronavirus: Ekiti state government announces 14-day curfew

News2 days ago

Only those whose time has come will die of coronavirus — Pastor Adeboye

News2 days ago

Tinubu donates N200m towards fight against Coronavirus

News2 days ago

Coronavirus: Why Buhari ordered lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun – Minister of health, Ehanire Osagie

Receive NEWS for free

Enter your email address to subscribe to receive news updates

Join 13,594 other subscribers