The owner of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Mr Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin and his worker, Ms Adedeji Tobiloba Adesola have been accused of being involved in the disappearance of one Mr Adegoke Timothy Oludare.
Oludare had lodged in the hotel located in Ife, Osun State a number of times between October 22 and November 5, 2021.
The hotel is owned by the founder of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State.
A source told SaharaReporters that Oludare was a Master of Business Administration (MBA) student at the Obafemi Awolowo University was in Ife from October 22nd to October 24th; October 29th to October 31st; and had also planned to stay from November 5th to November 7th, 2021.
He was said to have frequented the town to take MBA examinations scheduled at intervals.
However, he was said to have been reported missing since he checked in at the hotel on Friday, November 5 preceding his examinations scheduled for Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7.
SaharaReporters learnt that it was noticed that Oludare was missing when his wife could not reach him on the phone.
Meanwhile, he had earlier contacted his wife to inform her that he was staying in a hotel.
Following a police investigation, money paid by Oludare for lodging was traced to Adesola, who works in the hotel.
The source, however, allegedly that the owner of the hotel, who also owns Oduduwa University, and other workers initially denied that Oludare was at the hotel.
The source in a text made available to SaharaReporters said, “Adegoke Timothy Oludare is a student of Obafemi Awolowo University studying MBA executive programme. He is also a Director of Finance of FJJ Company. Adegoke Timothy Oludare frequented Ile-Ife between October 22nd to October 24th; October 29th to October 31st; and November 5th to November 7th, 2021 to take MBA exams at Obafemi Awolowo University and he had been consecutively lodging at Hilton Hotels and Resorts owned by Rahman Adedoyin.
“On Friday, November 5th, 2021, Adegoke Timothy Oludare contacted his wife (in Abuja) that he had arrived Ile-Ife and had lodged at an undisclosed hotel.
“The following morning, her wife was calling Adegoke Oludare’s phone line to extend morning greeting but the line kept ringing with no one picking up the call. The line was ringing throughout the day (Saturday 6th, 2021).
“Adegoke’s wife contacted relatives and the relatives immediately sent delegates to the examination centre of the OAU to confirm whether their son was in the examination hall. The examination coordinator checked the attendance for Saturday and Sunday (6th and 7th November) and they discovered that Adegoke Timothy Oludare did not come to take the exams.
“OAU Management and relatives proceeded to the police station to report the matter and investigation began. In the effort of the OAU Management, the chairman of the hoteliers’ association was contacted to reach out to hotels whether Adegoke Oludare lodged in any of the hotels but no positive response was received.
“On Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, wife of Adegoke Timothy Oludare discovered the receipt of the hotel in which her husband lodged the penultimate weekend to November 5th, 2021. The name of this Hotel was Hilton Hotels and Resorts.
“The investigation panel proceeded to Hilton to enquire whether Adegoke Oludare lodged again in the penultimate weekend which was 5th November 2021. They met the proprietor of this hotel (Chief Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin) but they denied that Adegoke Timothy Oludare lodged at their hotel.
“On Thursday 11th November 2021, investigation revealed that Adegoke Timothy Oludare transferred the sum of N37,000 from his account to a lady whose name is Adedeji Tobiloba Adesola and the details of the transfer showed that the transaction took place on Friday, 5th November 2021 that Adegoke Oludare’s wife claimed that her husband reported to have lodged at a hotel in Ile Ife.”
The source also alleged that an Islamic cleric was also involved in the matter and that six persons have been arrested as suspects in connection with the case.
“Upon tracking the phone number on the said account, it was discovered that the owner of that number was at that moment at the Hilton Hotels and Resorts owned by Rahman Adedoyin. Police proceeded to the venue and Adedeji Tobiloba Adesola was fished out to be a staffer of the said hotel.
“Adedeji Tobiloba Adesola was apprehended and she confessed to allocating room 35 of Hilton Hotels and Resorts to Adegoke Timothy Oludare the same Friday. She was arrested and she was taken to the police headquarters, Osogbo.
“On November 12, 2021, her confession led to arrests of 6 other suspects by the police. One of the suspects who is a self-acclaimed Alfa (Islamic cleric) claimed to have left Ile-Ife for Ejigbo on Friday.
“Before Alfa’s confession, police tracking had shown that Adegoke Timothy Oludare’s phone was moved from Ile-Ife to Ejigbo between 5th and 6th November, 2021.
“On November 13, 2021, the proprietor of Hilton Hotels and Resorts mobilised three lawyers to Osogbo in order to pervert the investigation process. The police also seem to be compromising in their investigation process.
“We call on well-meaning Nigerians to intervene and help us. Rahman Adedoyin is also the owner of Oduduwa University and he is claiming to be more powerful on this matter,” the source added.
However, when SaharaReporters tried to reach Adedoyin, his SA (Special Assistant), Mohammed Oladapo, who answered the call, said, “This is not Adedoyin. You are talking to his SA. Well, I can’t deny that it happened because the country itself is battling with insecurity. But, I won’t like to say anything so as not to jeopardise the investigation that is going on. You can call me back in the next two or three days.”
UK: People urged to get booster as UK approaches 20m top-up jabs
Booster programme is being accelerated with more vaccination centres and military support
All eligible over-18s will be offered a jab by the end of January
UK will celebrate one-year anniversary of first vaccine being administered next week
People have been urged to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine to top-up their protection this winter as 20 million people in the UK are expected to have had their third jabs today (Sunday 5 December 2021).
As of 2 December, a total of 19.4 million people have had their booster or third doses in the UK. 51 million have had a first dose and 46.4 million have had a second dose. The COVID-19 dashboard will be updated at 4pm with the latest figures.
Vaccines are the best way to protect people against COVID-19 and, in light of the new Omicron variant and following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the government is expanding the booster programme to all adults over 18, with all those eligible being offered a top-up jab by the end of January, as well as halving the gap between doses to protect more people more quickly.
More than one million appointments (1,077,514) for a booster vaccine were booked in England in just 4 days between Monday and Thursday this week.
To speed up the vaccination programme, around 400 military personnel will be drafted in to support deployment, with 1,500 community pharmacy sites, additional hospital hubs, and pop-up sites opening in convenient locations across the country. Extra financial support to GPs, community pharmacies and primary care staff will help boost capacity and encourage more visits to those who are housebound.
Our priority remains to protect the most vulnerable first so everyone over the age of 40 who had their second dose at least 3 months ago will soon be able to book an appointment for their booster jab. Younger age groups will be invited by the NHS in order of age in due course.
On Wednesday 8 December, the UK will celebrate one-year since it became the first country in the world to administer an approved COVID-19 vaccine to Margaret Keenan in Coventry.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said:
Christmas is around the corner and it’s absolutely crucial that everybody who is eligible gets their booster jab to top-up their immunity before spending time with loved ones.
While our brilliant scientists learn more about the new Omicron variant, we need to do everything we can to strengthen our defences and vaccines are the best way to do that.
This is a national mission and we all have a role to play – so roll up your sleeves and get protected as soon as you can.
The first real-world study on the effectiveness of booster vaccines against the Delta variant by the UK Health Security Agency shows top-up jabs boost protection back up to over 90% against symptomatic COVID-19 in adults aged over 50 2 weeks after being vaccinated. Data from the CovBoost trial, published on Friday [3 December], shows the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being used in the UK as boosters give the best overall immune response.
It is not yet known whether existing vaccines are less effective against the Omicron variant, but it is unlikely they offer no effectiveness against serious disease.
Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup said:
Another brilliant milestone – thank you to all the GPs, pharmacists, NHS staff and volunteers who are working tirelessly to save lives.
Getting your booster vaccine is the most important thing you can do ahead of Christmas to protect yourself and your family.
Please take up the offer and come forward for your first and second doses too if you haven’t already.
The government’s Vaccines Taskforce has signed new contracts with Moderna for 60 million doses in and Pfizer/BioNTech for 54 million doses for 2022 and 2023 to future proof the country’s vaccine programme. The deals include access to modified vaccines if they are needed to combat Omicron and future Variants of Concern, to prepare for all eventualities.
Data published last week by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows COVID-19 vaccines are safe for mothers and their babies, with good birth outcomes for vaccinated women who had their babies up to August this year. There were no consistent differences between vaccinated women and all women in the figures for stillbirths, low baby birthweights and premature births. Pregnant women have been urged to get their jabs to protect themselves and their babies as data shows that almost 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients who are most critically ill are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated.
Amanda Pritchard, NHS England’s chief executive, said:
This latest milestone shows just how hard the NHS is working to ensure that every person can receive a life-saving booster, and in the last week alone, over 1 million people booked their first, second or top-up jab.
But the emergence of the new variant is obviously a concern for us all and we are entering the most complex and challenging phase of the vaccination programme.
NHS staff are continuing to pull out all the stops to boost the most vulnerable as quickly as we possibly can and our message is clear.
If you are currently eligible for the booster or you have not yet had your first or second dose please do come forward for your jab. It will give yourself and your loved ones vital protection as we enter the festive season.
Flu is another winter virus that can be serious. To give people the best protection over winter, those eligible for a free flu vaccine should come forward and book an appointment at either their GP practice or their local pharmacy, or take it up when offered by their employer or other healthcare provider.
The government has launched a nationwide advertising campaign, encouraging people eligible to get their booster and flu jabs to protect themselves and their loved ones and help reduce pressures on the NHS. This includes outdoor billboards, broadcast and community radio and TV.
The offer of a first and second COVID-19 vaccine remains open to anyone who is eligible. Vaccines are available free of charge and from thousands of vaccine centres, GP practices and pharmacies. Around 98% of people live within 10 miles of a vaccination centre in England.
911 Center Shooting Sees One Dispatcher Accidentally Kill Another While Trading Guns: Police
A 911 operator inadvertently killed a coworker at a dispatch center in Kentucky on Friday, police said.
The Bell County Kentucky Sheriff’s Department said that two dispatchers at the center were trading firearms when one of the guns accidentally discharged and killed 23-year-old Kyle Garrett.
Sheriff Mitch Williams said that Garrett and Colton, the other dispatcher, were “cousins and best friends.”
“They grew up together and shared the hobby of casual gun trading,” he added. “This is a tragedy that you can never prepare for. We are asking for prayers for the family of Kyle and Colton. We also ask that you pray for the dispatchers, deputies, and first responders that work alongside them every day.”
Protocols that prohibit non-sworn personnel from bringing weapons into a 911 center were not followed, he added.
The incident is still being investigated, and an autopsy will be performed on Garrett.
The tragedy follows several accidental gun shootings occurring during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. In Georgia, a 3-year-old fatally shot his 5-year-old cousin, using a handgun that belonged to his father.
Meanwhile, a teenager accidentally fatally shot a 5-year-old relative in Minnesota. Police said that he was “attempting to make a social media video” and that he was “handling a gun” at the time of the incident.
Another accidental shooting involved a father in Texas who unintentionally shot and killed his daughter with a high-power rifle during a hunting trip. The girl had suffered life-threatening injuries from the gunshot and couldn’t be saved at the medical center that she was transported to.
Also last month, a man was accused of accidentally firing a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Kenny Wells was at the security checkpoint when a TSA worker thoroughly searched his bag after seeing a “prohibited item” in the X-ray. Though the agent told him not to touch the bag, Wells pounced to take the gun out of the bag, causing the gun to discharge.
Consequently, thousands of people were running in panic, while Wells fled the scene with the gun and threw it away in a trash can before he left the airport. Authorities found the gun a few days later. Law enforcement kept searching for Wells until he turned himself in at Clayton County jail on Tuesday.
FEC Data Show Twitter Employees Made 99% Of Online Political Donations To Democrats: Report
Twitter employees donated to Democrats online by a nearly-unanimous margin in 2021, according to new data from the Federal Elections Commission.
The data, reported by the New York Post, showed that fully 99% of the online political donations made by Twitter employees this year went to Democrats. Employees of the social media giant made 561 contributions, totaling $14,848.98, through the Democrat Party’s fundraising apparatus, ActBlue. Just eight donations were made through the Republican Party’s fundraising counterpart, WinRed.
Ned Segal, Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer, donated $5,800, the legal maximum donation an individual can give, to Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman Conor Lamb. Seksom Suriyapa also donated the legal maximum to Democrat California Representative Ro Khanna. Evan Stern, one of the company’s in-house attorneys, donated $2,900 to Democratic Arizona Senator Mark Kelly and Democratic Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock, both of whom are running for re-election to a full term in the U.S. Senate in the 2022 midterms. Stern also gave $2,900 to Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, who is running to replace retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey in 2022.
“The one percent shocks. They have somebody who actually gave to the GOP. I’m stunned,” the Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor joked.
The largest donation of that one percent — just $250 — was given by former Twitter Vice President of Finance Rich Sullivan to Adam Kinzinger, the Republican congressman from Illinois who was one of 10 Republican Congresspeople to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in January, and currently serves on the Committee investigating the events of January 6.
Kinzinger announced on October 30 that he would not be seeking re-election in 2022.
Gainor also pointed out that Twitter employees’ contributions to the Democrat Party go beyond financial. “Their day to day actions also contribute to that political party,” he said. “There was a time when you could give to one political party and still be fairhanded, but that time is long past.”
Twitter infamously censored a story broken by the New York Post in October of 2020, which revealed information from Hunter Biden’s personal laptop about how the son of President Joe Biden allegedly introduced his father to a Ukranian businessman, as well as a number of compromising pictures of the younger Biden. The Federal Elections Commission recently dismissed a complaint filed by the Republican National Committee alleging that Twitter’s suppression of the story was an “illegal in-kind contribution” to President Joe Biden’s campaign. The Daily Wire reported:
[T]he FEC dismissed the complaint, saying Twitter had “credibly explained” why it blocked ... link, even though the social media outlet eventually reversed its decision and CEO Jack Dorsey called that decision a “mistake.”…
The FEC also dismissed complaints that Twitter censored conservatives on its platform:
The FEC also rejected allegations that Twitter also violates election laws by limiting the reach of conservative users without explanation and “shadow banning” them. The FEC also disagreed that the social media violated election laws by treating conservatives differently than liberals, such as suppressing anti-Biden content and labeling Trump’s tweets as misinformation but not doing the same for Democrats. The FEC insisted those claims were “vague, speculative and unsupported by the available information.”
News of the employees’ contributions comes as controversy arises over new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, who posted several tweets in the past expressing biased sentiments against conservatives and white people, and said in an interview that Twitter is not supposed to be “bound by the First Amendment.”
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