Friday, March 23, 2018

Nursing Mum Sues Lover For Refusing Marriage

An 18-year-old nursing mother, Maryam Magaji, has sued Badamasi Salihu, 20, her alleged lover, for refusing to marry her.

She told a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari, Kaduna State that Salihu dated her for a year and promised to marry her, but abandoned her after allegedly impregnating her.

Maryam said she reported to the district head and the defendant, while accepting the pregnancy, agreed to marry her after delivery.

“I reported the matter to our district head and he agreed to marry me after I deliver, but he denied me after giving birth to his child, saying he cannot marry me,” she said.

Father Allegedly Kills Son Over Ownership Of Cashew Nut

A 60-year-old, Hyacinth Ilo, has allegedly killed his son, Izuchukwu, over ownership of cashew nut in Obinetiti Isikwe Achi, Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, said: “The father and son argued over who owned the cashew nut and Hyacinth allegedly hit Izuchukwu with a club on the head.

“Izuchukwu slumped and died on the spot. On noticing that his son was dead, Hyacinth buried him in a shallow grave. A full scale investigation has begun into the incident,” police said.

Police Parade Alleged Herdsmen In Ibadan

Fifteen kidnap suspects have been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command. They allegedly abducted officials of West African Exam Council (WAEC).

The suspects, who may be herdsmen, are teenagers. They spoke in Hausa.

They confessed that they worked for a man, simply identified as Kire, a notorious robber from Zamfara State. Four locally-made single barrel guns, three cutlasses, seven phones, N67,000 and a Bajaj motorcycle: 607 WZ, were recovered from them.

Leader of the kidnappers, Mohammed Kote, 25, and Kire Babuga, 20, were arrested on Kishi/Igboho Road and in the Old Oyo National Park, Igbeti.

Stella Obasanjo’s Father, Abebe Is Dead

Father of the late Mrs. Stella Obasanjo, Dr. Christopher Abebe, is dead. Abebe died yesterday after a brief illness.

The late Abebe was the Odionwere (village head) of Iruekpen community in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

A family source, who broke the news to reporters in Benin City, said: “He died this afternoon after a brief illness. He was the Odionwere of Iruekpen and by tradition, his death will not be announced until a meeting is called by his second- in-command.” He was 99.

Photo: RRS Arrests 26-Year Old Man Into Visa Fraud

Lagos Police Command has arrested a man, Samuel Olowobola, 26, whose office is at 48 Allen Avenue, Ikeja, for fraudulently obtaining huge sum of money from unsuspecting visa seekers travelling to Europe by pretending to be an employee of Greece Embassy.

A further search on his laptop revealed that there were documents on his notepad that had different embassy visas and their respective price tags.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Shocker! 4-Year Old-Girl Used As Ransom For N100 Debt In Abakaliki

A four year-old girl, (name withheld), was used as ransom to settle N100 debt owed a widow, Mrs Josephine Nwali, in Abakaliki.

Mrs Cecilia Elom, Head of Child Maltreatment Unit of the Ebonyi Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday, describing the incident as ‘inhuman’.

Elom confirmed that the child’s mother, Veronica, owed Nwali N100 for a business transaction at Abakaliki Rice Mill, and the latter insisted that her money must be paid.

ICPC Might Declare Ex-Plateau Governor Wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it may declare former Governor of Plateau, Sen. Jonah Jang, wanted for refusing to honour its invitations.

Indication to this was given by Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

She said that Jang was being investigated over alleged fraud involving about N5.6 billion, but that he had continued to evade invitations to appear before the investigating team.

According to Okoduwa, the Commission has been on the trail of the former governor, now a senator, since October, 2017, when it opened investigation into alleged corruption-related activities during his tenure.

President Buhari Visits Zamfara...

President Muhammadu Buhari today in Gusau, Zamfara, presided over a town hall meeting in continuation of his tour of troubled areas across the country.

The governors of Sokoto and Kebbi states, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal and Atiku Bagudu respectively, some cabinet ministers, traditional and religious leaders, top government officials were among those that received the president.

President Buhari reviewed a parade mounted by the Army and Air Force.

He is scheduled to address traditional rulers and other stakeholders during the visit, and condole with families and communities that suffered from various forms of violent crimes in the state.

Zimbabwe’s President Pardons 3,000 Prisoners

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe on Thursday pardoned 3,000 prisoners as part of government efforts to decongest prisons and improve living conditions of inmates.

Those who benefited from the amnesty, announced by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) on Wednesday, include all female prisoners except those sentenced to death or facing life sentences, all juveniles and all people jailed for less than 36 months.

Disabled inmates, the terminally ill and those above 60 years who had served one third of their sentences were also pardoned.

French Ex-President Sarkozy Under Investigation

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy has been put under investigation for illicit campaign financing and misappropriation of Libyan public funds, news agencies reports, citing judicial sources.

The sources, cited by Reuters and AFP, confirm a report in Le Monde newspaper.

Sarkozy denied the accusations according to a statement published in Le Figaro purporting to be his declaration to French magistrates on Wednesday night.

In the statement, he says that his decision to lead the military campaign against the Gaddafi regime in Libya undermines the suggestion that his campaign received money from the Libyan government.

Pope Condemns Using Crucifix As Fashion Accessory

Designers often take real-life aspects as inspirations to create their collections or designs that would appeal to people. However, when it comes to religious symbols, eyebrows are often raised. And this time it is the crucifix that is under the spotlight.

In a recent speech at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis condemned the use of crucifixes as fashion items. The 81-year-old said that it is essential that the religious symbol is “contemplated and understood” rather than used as an accessory to make a style statement.

“The crucifix is not an ornamental object or a clothing accessory which is sometimes abused," The Independent quoted Pope Francis as saying. The report added that the Pope also explained how the cross is much more than just a beautiful item, and its meaning is much deeper.

Mothers In Nsukka Commend FG On Release Of Abducted Girls

Some mothers in Nsukka, Enugu State, have commended the Federal Government on the release of the abducted Dapchi girls from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe.

The mothers, in interviews in Nsukka on Thursday, said they received the news of the release of the girls with joy.

Rose Onah, a former Chairman, Nsukka Local Government, said her happiness knew no bounds when she got the cheering news that 105 out of the 110 abducted Dapchi girls had been released
‘’I was as happy as a new born child when I heard the news of the release of abducted school girls on Wednesday. As a mother, I know the trauma and psychological pain their mothers have been through since their daughters were abducted. I commend the Federal Government on the release of the girls,” she said.

Trump's Youngest Daughter Splits From Boyfriend

Tiffany Trump, the President's youngest daughter, has split from longtime boyfriend Ross Mechanic.
The two met during undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania and were together for two years before the breakup.

Trump was "extremely stressed out" about her move from New York to Washington, D.C., for school, a source told People, which possibly contributed to the rift.

A friend of Tiffany, who has kept a far lower profile than the other Trump siblings, told Us Weekly it was a "cordial" split.

While the 24-year-old frequently updates her Instagram, the last photo with Mechanic was shared in July, 2017.

Queen Latifah Loses Mom

Queen Latifah is mourning the loss of her mom. The actress shared news of her mom's death in a statement to E! News saying, "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today (yesterday). Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth."

"She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldy but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life,"

Latifah continued. "She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over. I am heart broken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time."

Photos/Video: Lady Steals N250k From Lagos Store

CCTV has captured the moment a Nigerian woman stole N250,000 from a Lagos Store. She came in as a customer, and stole the money from another customer's bag. According to the footage that has now been posted online to help nab her, she was seen removing the money from a 19-year old's purse. Below is what the bo owner wrote while soliciting for hep in finding her and also the videos below...

Police Uncover Kidnappers’ Den, 2 Doctors Rescued

The Ogun State Police Command has reportedly uncovered a kidnappers’ den inside a thick forest in Fidiwo village in Remo-North Local Government, along Lagos/Ibadan expressway, killing six of the suspected kidnappers.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement, said the suspects had been on the wanted list of the Command for quite some time as a result of their nefarious activities along the express road which he said is one of the busiest roads in the country.

The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, during the parade explained that the suspects had earlier kidnapped two medical doctors of University College Hospital, Ibadan, who were heading to Lagos for a programme, but they were rescued by operatives of FSARS.

John Yusuf Jailed 6 Years, To Refund N22.9b

John Yusuf, who five years ago, was given a slap on the wrist by Justice Abubakar Talba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, for stealing N32.8billion police pension money, has finally gotten his sanctions.

The Court of Appeal Abuja Division on Wednesday jailed him six years and also asked him to refund N22.9billion.

Justice Talba had sentenced him to two years in jail, with the option of paying a fine of N750,000.
The judgment triggered national outrage.

The ruling by the appellate court was the climax of the appeal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which on April 26, 2013 approached the appellate court to set aside the judgment of the lower court.

Ex-NNPC Worker Sentenced To Death For Murder Of Daughter’s Boyfriend [Pictured]

A Cross River State High Court sitting in Calabar on Wednesday sentenced a retired worker of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Godwin Elewana, to death by hanging.

The court found Elewana guilty of the murder of a 22-year-old pupil, Douglas Ojugbo, on March 10, 2015 over suspicion that the victim was having an affair with his daughter, Mercy.

Elewana, who had been in prison custody since 2016, was arraigned on one count of murder in case no. HC/9C/2015.

The presiding judge of the court, Justice Ukpa Ebitam, said the prosecution team, led by Mr. Eneji Amajama, a Deputy Director in the Department of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice, proved its case that the accused committed the crime.

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