Saturday, October 28, 2017

Italian Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Infecting Dozens Of Women With HIV

An Italian man was sentenced on Friday to 24 years in prison for infecting more than 30 women with the HIV virus, after having unprotected sex with them despite knowing that he was HIV positive, a court ruled.

Valentino Talluto, a 33-year-old accountant, seduced dozens of women via social networks for a decade before his arrest in November 2015. Police believe he had sex with at least 53 women during that time, passing on the virus to 32 of them.

The male partners of three of the women subsequently contracted the potentially fatal illness, as did an eight-month-old infant of a fourth woman.

Obasanjo, Ooni, Oba Of Lagos, Amosun, Indimis & More Attend Saraki's Daughter's Wedding Today

We earlier brought you photos from the occassion, now see even more dignitaries at the occasion. But then, what do you expect. It's the first time he is giving out a child in marriage... More photos...

Mase's TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME Was Released 20 Years Ago Today

Hello oldies, lol. Diddy just posted this video of Mase, saying it was released 20 years ago. No, i am not that old but duh, i heard this song, how can it even be 20 years, excuse me? Okay, may be most of us should admit we heard it years after it was released cus we sure danced this. While posting the video, Diddy wrote;

'20 years ago today, Mase release the classic album HARLEM WORLD!! What was your favorite song on the album?'

Photos: Osinbajo, Tinubu, Lai Mohammed, Oyegun, Others Attend Saraki's Daughter Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony took place today in Lagos and was well attended by political office holders as well as top APC chieftains. More photos below....

Enugu: 22-Year Old Girl Kills Uncle While Defending Herself From Rape

A 22-year-old lady, identified as Tina Rebecca Sunday, is being held by the police in Enugu for killing her uncle, one Friday Mathew.

The incident occurred in the Independence Layout area of Enugu on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

It was gathered that the lady, Tina, a native of Ikot Udobang Ukanafon, in Akwa Ibom State, lived with the now deceased uncle in Ezilo Street, Independence Layout, Enugu.

It was further gathered that Tina was arrested by operatives of the New Haven police station, Enugu, while attempting to escape, after committing the crime.

UNN Graduate Ozibo Ekele Breaks 69-Year-Old Academic Record In UI

What appears to be, perhaps the longest elusive academic jinx in Nigeria was recently broken by Ozibo Ekele, a 2016 graduate of the famed Ibadan School of History (Department of History), Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, where he finished top of the Faculty and Department with a B.A. (First Class Honours) and a CGPA of 6.6 out of a possible 7.0.

By this feat, he became the first person to graduate with First Class Honours in the 69-year-old Department. Ozibo who is also a 2013 Mass Communication graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, is therefore expected to cart away several academic Prizes in the forthcoming 2017 Convocation ceremony of the University of Ibadan.

These include, Best Graduating Student of both Faculty of Arts and Department of History; Dr. Robert Bradbury Memorial Prize; Irving and Bonar Prize; Oba Lipede Prize; CUSO Nigeria Limited Prize; J.A. Atanda Memorial Prize; and Omoyisola Atanda Memorial Prize in History. We say big congrats to him. These people that read books, eh, they are trying o. lool.

Patoranking Visits Timaya With His New Whip [Photo]

Timaya posted the photo saying Pato visited him at home and captioned it;

My son came through with the new whip. U ave Always made me proud PATORANKING. Love u...

Indian Doctors Separate Conjoined Twin Boys In Marathon 36-Hour Surgery

Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure that lasted more than 36 hours and involved 40 doctors.

The two-year-old twins, who suffered a rare condition occurring once in about 2.5 million births, underwent the operation at a government-run hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday (Oct 25).

"It was a team work of 40 doctors, 20 nurses and many other paramedical staff. Without their help, this would not have been possible," the All India Institute of Medical Sciences hospital said in a statement.

One of the surgeons involved said the most challenging aspect was repairing the holes left in the young boys' heads after they were separated.

I Hail My Babymamas Because They Still Pray For Me Despite I No Longer Date Them- Oritsefemi

Oritsefemi has learnt to kiss and not tell. The singer in a chat with Hiptv revealed he is very cool with his two babymamas. Now Femi didn't impregnate these women when Fame and Money came, he impregnated them long before the fame and money and the two products of his relationships are two teen girls! They are both in secondary school now and the singer is speaking well of their mothers to Hiptv... By the way, the singer is officially getting hooked next month to another lady entirely. They already had their intro and live together now. He also says, his new woman who is formerly based in the UK, oversees his teen girls and even drop them off at school. Talk about a Christ-like heart. The video...

Photos: Fake Doctor Who Duped Blind Man Of N290k, Man Involved In Job Racketeering... Nabbed

The Kwara State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Adeyinka Ayinla, has paraded a suspect, Mr. Hammer Olalekan, before journalists for claiming to be a doctor.

Olalekan who hails from Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State was arrested at Aboto Oja in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Adeyinka, who spoke through the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr.  Henry Bilesanmi, said while supposedly treating a blind man, the fake doctor transferred N290,000 into his personal account.

But Olalekan was said to have run out of luck when the patient’s son went to make a withdrawal on behalf of his father but discovered that there was no money left in the account.

I'm Not Dating Ghanaian Actor James Gardiner, Yet To Reveal My Bae- Ms Meurer

Either you like it or not, Rosaline Meurer remains in the news! She has managed to give herself a better name, away from a side chick, which most people call her. Rosy has been in the news lately, but solely for news around her life. First she escaped a ghastly auto crash unhurt and now news of her bae flooding her social media pages!

Tonto was the first female celebrity that taunted her fans for so long with photos of her bae and named him MR X anonymously on social media before unveiling him to be Churchill. No other female celeb have done that. They mostly keep their men to themselves, or talk about him, but not posting photos and hiding his face with emojis!

But it seems Rosy Meurer is going the way of Ms Dikeh. She has been talking about love and posting loved up photos of herself and bae on snapchat covering his face from the world.

Anyways, a Ghanaian blogger painstakingly took out time to find out who the bae is, and revealed him as - Ghanaian actor, James Gardiner! Only for a fan to congratulate Meurer and she went like; oh he just acted as bae on my snap, I am yet to unveil the real bae. Really? who does that? Lol. Find the convo below...

El-Rufai Reacts To Court Judgement Mandating Payment To Audu Maikori

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has vowed to challenge Friday’s Federal High Court ruling which awarded up to N40 million in damages to Audu Maikori in a fundamental rights suit.

In a statement to Premium Times Friday evening, Mr. El-Rufai said the matter may drag to the Supreme Court, but won’t truncate an ongoing criminal proceeding he earlier caused the police to file against Mr. Maikori.

Mr. Maikori, CEO of Chocolate City Entertainment, filed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit on May 5, after he was arrested for allegedly inciting the public in Kaduna State.

Other respondents in Mr. Maikori’s suit are the Inspector-General of Police, the Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, and the state’s Attorney-General.

Gov Fayose Takes To Twitter In The Middle Of The Night To Talk About The State Of The Country

Governor Fayose is not happy with the APC Government. The Governor who is worried about the state of the country took to Twitter in the middle of the night to address some things he finds questionable. He asked if the APC led Government will use their brooms to sweep the report on Maina under the carpet, just like they do. He spoke about cabal in government, saying he thinks the President is the cabal himself.

He further went on to ask who the owner of LEGICO Shopping Plaza, in Ahmadu Bello Way, VI, is, saying the EFCC found N448.8 million cash in there and the owner has not been named.

Who brought the five sacks in which the EFCC claimed that it found N49 million cash to the Kaduna Airport? What happened to the probe panel on the alleged N500m bribery said to have been paid to the Chief of Staff (COS), Abba Kyari by MTN?, the Governor asked.

I ask our President, what has happened to the report on the $43m discovered in an apartment at Osbourne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos?, he asked another one. The tweets are quite many.... remember we told you he didn't sleep? See all of them after the cut.

UK 'Won't Recognise' Catalan Independence

The UK will not recognise the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence, Downing Street says.

Theresa May's official spokesman said the declaration was based on a vote that had been declared illegal.

The Scottish government said it understood and respected Catalonia's position.

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region.

I Run Away From Women Who Demand S-x From Me - Actor Akin Lewis

Veteran actor, Akin Lewis, has been a household name since he was 22 years old. But unknown to many, at a point in his life, he became an evangelist. But before then, he had his fair deal with women knowing he is a fine man.  Lewis had a chat with Ademola Olonilua and answered this question;

How do you relate with your female fans?

I always run from women. We can hang out but when it is getting personal or sexual, then I take a bow and leave. If I had to sleep with every woman that had approached me since I started this work, I probably would be dead by now. At this level, my wife is more like my companion, we talk and she gives me sound advice. At a particular age, I was not interested in advice but to just jump into the car and head to the club. I have always run away from women, I mean I literally run from them. We can be friends but when it is becoming something else, I run.

Jeff, Not My Man, I Do Older Men- Bisola

Big Brother Naija star, Bisola, has yet to make up her mind about the status of her relationship with 2015 MTN Project Fame winner, Jeff Akoh.

Bisola had tongues wagging when she publicly declared via her Twitter handle that she was in a romantic relationship with Akoh, the 2015 MTN Project Fame winner. Subsequently, she said she didn’t mean it but she told Saturday Beats it wasn’t mere publicity stunt.

In the post she had written, “It is official guys, Jeff Akoh and I are in love and in a strong, loving relationship. Your girl B is taken #ageaintnothingbutanumber.”

 Shortly after the post, many people believed it was publicity stunt as the post coincided with the young man’s launch of his debut album, ‘Lokoja.’

Crocodile Smile: 85 Cult Members, Smugglers Arrested In Lagos, Bayelsa

Troops of the Nigerian Army participating in the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile II have arrested at least 85 suspected smugglers, drug dealers, robbers, kidnappers and hoodlums in Lagos and Bayelsa states.

Punch  correspondent learnt that while 55 suspected smugglers and hoodlums were arrested by the 81 Division, Victoria Island, Lagos State, 30 suspected cult members were apprehended in Bayelsa by 6 Division, based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The army operation, Crocodile Smile II, which started on October 4, covers the South-South and the South-West regions, and will last for four weeks.

Smart Woman! Serena Sells $12m Home To Buy $6.7m New Home & She Probably Will Sell That Again!

We now know why Serena Williams is selling her $12 million Bel Air pad -- she's downsizing!

The tennis superstar just plunked down $6.7 million on a 6,000 square foot pad in a private gated Bev Hills community, according to

The place looks awesome -- with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, incredible view, dope backyard with a pool -- but still no tennis court.

Williams is selling a nearby home she owns for $12 mil. She bought that place a few years back for $6 mil.  So, she flips that house -- pockets $6 mil -- and buys a new dope house for half the price and probably in few years again,she sells it twice the price and keep pocketing the profit! Smart woman!

Reason I Am Still Single At 31 - Iyanya

Kukere exponent, Iyanya, is blessed with a physique most women drool over. He knows this perhaps, little wonder he pulls off his shirt on stage and winds his waist during performance.

But even as most people may think he showcases his sexual appeal to swoon the ladies, the artiste told Saturday beats he does that just for entertainment purposes.

 The singer who spoke on his love life said that although he is single at the moment with no hopes of getting hooked to a lady any time soon, he is running from women.

“How do I miss the attention of women when I am running away from them? Check me out, even without music, you think I would not get girls?  Girls are not an issue, they flock around me and it is even happening as I speak with you. I am not in love with anybody at the moment because I am focused on a lot of things. When the time comes, nobody would know.”

Usher Accuser, Laura Helm's & Her Lawyer Are Fighting...Lawsuit On Hold

One of Usher's herpes accusers is reconsidering going forward with her $20 million lawsuit after suddenly ditching her attorney in the case!

Laura Helm's attorney, Lisa West, filed a motion Thursday to withdraw from the case, saying she could no longer "effectively represent" her client. However, sources connected to Helm say what really happened, in plain terms is Helm fired her lawyer.

And the bigger news -- Helm is now uncertain about continuing the legal battle with Usher at all. His attorney has already filed a motion to dismiss the case and for now, Helm has until November 5 to respond.

As earlier reported, Helm said in her lawsuit she had unprotected sex with Usher and got herpes. She contradicted that though during a phone conversation where she said they always used condoms.

I Became A Car Snatcher 4 Years After I Lost My Job - Suspect

For the last one year, a gang led by Ochuko Awusa and Gabriel Ibia has been terrorising and robbing motorists at gunpoint in Kaduna State and its environs.

According to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, which was saddled with tracking down the gang, the suspects dispossessed motorists of their vehicles, which they sold off in Jos, Plateau State.

IRT’s investigation revealed that the gang robbed their victims with a locally-made gun.

A member of the gang, said to be the contact man, Jethro Jammal, connected the gang to the receiver of their stolen goods in Jos.

Two Die After Eating Yam Flour In Osun

Two people have died in the Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State after allegedly eating a local delicacy popularly known as ‘amala’.

The incident, which was said to have happened early on Friday, threw residents of the area into panic, leaving several questions on the lips of many.

The victims, one Kehinde Fasanya – an employee of Obokun Local Government Area, and a yet to be identified young man, died shortly after the meal while others, who also ate the same food, were rushed to the hospital where doctors had been trying to save their lives.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Nigerian Govt Confirms 6 New Cases Of Monkeypox

The federal government has confirmed six additional cases of Monkeypox. The cases are amongst those sent to the World Health Organisation’s laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, a statement by the Ministry of Health said Friday.

The Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire, said two cases each were confirmed in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom States, one each in Enugu State and the Abuja.

They bring to nine the total number of Monkeypox cases so far confirmed in Nigeria. Three had earlier been confirmed on October 16.

Man Pretending He Wanted To Buy An Engagement Ring Runs Out Of Jewellers With £20k Diamond

A man posing as someone getting ready to propose marriage has ran out of a jewellers with a diamond worth more than £20,000.

As part of the audacious ruse he called the store three days before, saying he was interested in purchasing an engagement ring.

The man with long black hair arrived for his appointment dressed in a shirt and trousers and sat opposite a member of staff.

In the footage she can be seen delicately balancing the 1.82 carat loose diamond on the man's finger.

Girl, 9, Lives In Pain As Mystery Condition Causes Her Neck To Be Bent At 90-Degree

A nine-year-old girl lives in constant pain with a rare condition that means her neck is permanently bent at a 90 degree angle.

Afsheen Qumbar has a muscular disorder which means she cannot keep her head upright. She cannot stand or walk properly and is restricted to a sitting position.

The young girl from Mithi in Pakistan's Singh province even needs help to eat and use the toilet.

Her father Allah Jurio, 55, and mother Jameelan, 50, say they have consulted several doctors but have been told that treatment for such a condition is not available in Mithi.

Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving

Golfer Tiger Woods has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a Florida court. But the former world number one has avoided a drink driving conviction after his arrest on May 29 and will instead enter a 'diversion programme'.

Woods was said to have had five different drugs in his system at the time of his driving while under the influence arrest - including the main chemical compound in cannabis.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office released the toxicology report from his arrest in which the golfer was found slumped asleep in his car with the engine running.

Court Awards N40m Damages Against El-Rufai, Police Over Detention of Audu Maikori

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, awarded N40 million cost against Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state and the Nigerian Police Force for illegally detaining the Chief Executive Officer of Chocolate City Entertainment, Mr. Audu Maikori.

Vanguard reports that Justice John Tsoho upheld a fundamental rights enforcement suit Maikori filed before the high court.

Respondents in the suit were the Inspector General of Police; Kaduna State Commissioner of Police; Kaduna State Governor, and the Attorney General of the state.

The court directed that the respondents should pay the money to the plaintiff as compensation and general damages, jointly and severally.

Video: Omoni Escapes Death As Fire Guts Her Room

Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli has taken to IG to tell how her room caught fire and how God used angels to save them. She wrote;

This God is too good! Magnify the Lord with me, my people! Still shook but I'm constantly in awe of my King! God loves me. Nobody can tell me otherwise! Since after the series of incidences that happened earlier in the year, I sometimes have panic attacks so my darling ever dependable @tomesadeoye abandoned her room and has been sleeping in mine. Continue.....

Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

The Catalan Parliament voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain on Friday, prompting the Spanish Senate to grant Madrid unprecedented powers to seize control of the autonomous region.

The day's dramatic and fast-moving events pushed Spain into uncharted territory, testing the limits of the constitution drawn up after the restoration of democracy in the 1970s.

Amid extraordinary scenes in the regional capital of Barcelona, Catalan lawmakers voted to "form the Catalan Republic as an independent and sovereign state" by 70 to 10.

Is Dija Pregnant With Her Second Child? [Photo]

Mavin star, Dija seems to be pregnant with her second child. She was spotted with a growing baby bump at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week. Congrats to her.

Burundi Becomes 1st To Leave ICC

Burundi is becoming the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. An ICC spokesperson confirmed that the pullout takes effect on Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United Nations secretary-general of its intention to leave the court that prosecutes the world's worst atrocities.

Burundi is the only one of three African nations to go ahead with its withdrawal after making moves last year to leave amid accusations that the court focuses too much on the continent.

Borno Assembly Accuses Senator Ndume Of Slapping Member

Senator, Ali Ndume, (Borno South), on Friday denied assaulting a member of Borno State House of Assembly, Bukar Daja-Ali.

The House on Thursday alleged that Mr. Ndume slapped Bukar Daja-Ali, a member representing Damboa Constituency, at a political meeting in Maiduguri.

A statement signed by the Speaker, Abdulkareem Lawal, petitioned the Inspector-General of Police to investigate the matter.

Mr. Lawal said the House had adopted a resolution calling on the police to investigate attack on another legislator, Muhammad Saleh-Banga, by hoodlums at Kwayar Kusar Local Government area.

NOUN Gets First Female Deputy VC

Joy Eyisi, a professor of English Language, on Thursday assumed duty as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

That followed her victory in an election conducted by the university Senate on Wednesday to fill the slot which became vacant at the expiration of the tenure of Patrick Eya.

A statement signed by the director of Media and Publicity of the institution, Ibrahim Scheme, said Mr. Eya is expected to resume in December as the director of the university’s Regional Training for Open and Distance Learning.

Mrs. Eyisi, the immediate past director of NOUN’s special study centre located at the National Assembly, is the first female DVC in the history of the university.

VIO Officer Forces Taxi Driver To Crash Car Into Restaurant [Photo]

The Jabi area of Abuja was yesterday thrown into pandemonium when visibly frightened customers at the Mr. Bigg’s restaurant fled for safety after an errant Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) crashed their car into the venue.

According to an eyewitness, around 3:30p.m. an unnamed officer was dragging the steering wheel with a taxi driver, who was escaping arrest until the vehicle crashed into the building.

The car, with registration number ABJ 189 XD, which had a lady at the passenger seat, crashed into the restaurant, which is along Awolowo Way, injuring the lady and some staff of the restaurant. It also destroyed some property.

Liz Benson & Family Pose For Photos As Daughter Opens Beauty Salon In Lagos

Veteran Nollywood actress, Liz Benson-Emeya and her husband, last weekend were guests as one of their daughters’ opened a beauty salon in Lagos. Two more photos from the ceremony below;

Nigerian Man Buys South African Man A G-Class To Apologise For Impregnating His Wife

A Nigerian man based in South Africa says he does not regret buying a Mercedes-Benz G-class for a South African man as a token to apologise for impregnating his wife.

“I know what I did is wrong but I feel better he has accepted my gift. He accepted that his wife, my girlfriend, is pregnant and will soon give birth to my son.

He was angry at first but when I presented the car to him his anger vanished,” said the man who identified herself as John.

One source close to the family of the woman who fell pregnant says she knew about the affair but never thought it would lead to a pregnancy. She says she is disappointed the husband accepted the Mercedes-Benz from the Nigerian national.

Dino Claims Bello Has Organized Thugs To Stop Him From Sharing Donated Rice To Unpaid Workers

Senator Dino Melaye has accused Governor of Kogi State, Yahya Bello of mobilizing thugs to stop him from sharing the  bags of rice senators donated for the unpaid civil servant in Kogi. 

Dino Melaye said on his Facebook page this morning . See his post after the cut;

Fayose Declines Comment On Burnt Car

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has declined comments on his burnt car, saying he would not reflect on the incident. Governor Fayose, who addressed newsmen in Ado Ekiti after the distribution of funds to communities in the state for development projects, deflected the question when it was asked.

 “I don’t want to comment on that,” Fayose said when asked during the cheque distribution, which was done through the Ekiti State Community Development Agency (EKCIDA) in partnership with the World Bank. His Mercedes Benz Jeep, G Wagon, got burnt at Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State, on Wednesday, although he was said not to be in the vehicle.

The governor at yesterday’s event told his supporters that the only thing he would miss after relinquishing power are Ekiti people, who gave him immense support while in office.

Sad! Former Akwa Ibom First Lady Loses Only Child

Former First Lady of Akwa Ibom State, Uduak Abasi Umondak only child, Victoria Nkanga Herman is dead. Victoria was Uduak’s only child from her marriage to Nsikak Nkanga, the former Military governor of Akwa Ibom state.

40 year old Victoria   suffered a cardiac arrest in the United States but succumbed to it. 

She was was buried in the USA, where she had lived almost all her life.  May God rest her soul.

Saudi Arabia Becomes First Country To Grant Citizenship To A Robot

History has been made in Saudi Arabia today as a humanoid robot has been granted citizenship for the first time.

The robot, Sophia, took to the stage at a conference in Riyadh this week to express her delight at being given citizenship, which she described as 'historical.'

Sophia also mocked Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, claiming that her interviewer had been 'reading too much Elon Musk', in response to his concerns about robots.

Not everyone is happy with the Sophia's citizenship, with some describing her as 'bizarre' and others referring to it as 'Terminator in real time.'

2 Varsity Students Arrested For Internet Fraud

Two students of a university, Onuta, 22, and Mba, 20, have been arrested by operatives of the Cross Rivers State Police Command for impersonating military officers on their Facebook accounts to defraud people.

Vanguard gathered that they have been duping members of the public until they were arrested by police operatives. Investigations by Vanguard revealed that they defrauded, one Mr. Thomas of N400,000.

 According to Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, the fraudsters never knew that they were being tracked by their surveillance unit. One of the suspects, Onuta, who provided his account for the transaction, told Vanguard that he did it to pay school fees.

Photos: Young Nigerian Man Weds His Older British Fiancée In Ekiti

A young Nigerian man simply identified as Seun got married to his U.S-based British fiancée in Ado-Ekiti on 25th of October .  The union took place in the presence of family and friends.

More photos below;

Suspected Monkey Pox Case In Kano

Indications emerged yesterday that the dreaded Monkey Pox disease has broken out in Kano state.

Unconfirmed reports say a suspected patient is lying critical ill at Tiga General Hospital  in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso warned Kano residents against the Monkey Pox epidemic, urging them to apply personal hygiene.

He further stated that the state government has made available a hospital and adequate facilities to take care of patients infected by the disease.

Okadaman To Die By Hanging Over N100K Robbery

A commercial motorcyclist, Okadaman, Yaya Bashiru, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Akure High Court for robbery.

Bashiru was convicted by Justice S. A. Bola for robbing one Mrs. Bukola Ademola of her valuables and money amounting to about N100,000 on two occasions and on another occasion also stole her power generating set.

He was arraigned with one Idowu Femi, who was later discharged and acquitted by the court for lack of evidence against him.

 Bashiru and Femi were brought before the court on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery on two occasions, illegal possession of firearms and stealing.

Another 161 Nigerians Return From Libya

Another batch of 161 Nigerians in Libya were yesterday repatriated back to the country courtesy of the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union.

Southwest Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Suleiman Yakubu, who represented the Director General, Mustapha Maihajja, received the returnees on behalf of Federal Government.

Among the returnees are 78 female adults and two female infants, while males are 71 adults, five children and five male infants made up the total of 161 returnees that include two medical cases.