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Abducted Kogi Chairman of Miners freed

National President of Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Kabir Kankara, has confirmed that Chairman of Miners Association of Nigeria, Kogi State Chapter, Yunusa Oruma, has been released by his abductors on Friday.

Kankara said Oruma has now been united with his family after spending six days in the kidnappers den.

“Our Kogi State chapter chairman, Yunusa Oruma who was kidnapped on Sunday has been released this morning (Friday). He came back to his family this morning.

“We appreciate anybody who is involved to secure his release because they didn’t tell me it was the police who discovered him.

“I wouldn’t want to quote anybody. Maybe the police or the abductors decided to set him free or maybe he paid a ransom which we don’t know.”

Yunusa Oruma was kidnapped by gunmen from his home at Ankpa Local Government Area of the State, and Kankara had on Monday, called for his unconditional release.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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