Saturday, March 7, 2020

Nigerian government to go after users of unregistered SIMs

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has vowed to nab users of unregistered SIM cards.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said the commission will collaborate with security agencies in achieving its target.

Speaking in an interview with journalists after the NCC special day at the ongoing Kaduna International Trade Fair, the NCC boss, who was represented by the commission’s Director of Zonal Operations, Hajiya Amina Shehu, said the commission’s target is to ensure that all SIM card are registered.

Court remands Ronaldinho, brother over fake passports

A Paraguayan judge ordered Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho detained behind bars on Saturday after being arrested and handcuffed for entering Paraguay on a fake passport.

The two-time world player of the year and his brother Roberto, who was detained with him, had spent the night in the headquarters of the Specialized Police Group in the capital city.

The pair appeared Saturday morning before Judge Clara Ruiz Diaz at the Palace of Justice.

Prosecutor Osmar Legal said Ronaldinho -- his full name is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira and his brother were being charged with using false official documents, and he requested that they be held in preventive detention.

APC govs ask NEC to replace Oshiomhole, back suspension

Governors who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared support for the court order suspending the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The governors also asked the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party to immediately replace him to fill the vacuum created by his suspension.

This followed an Abuja High Court order on Wednesday which ordered the party to  stop recognising him as chairman pending the determination of a substantive suit seeking his removal.

We will crush boko haram in few days - Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has assured that in a matter of days Boko Haram will be crushed.

He spoke during the Nigerian Army Special Day at the ongoing 41st Kaduna International Trade fair. Represented by the Chief of Policy. Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun, Buratai said although the primary role of the Army is to defend the territorial integrity of the nation, the army is now prepared to contribute to Nigeria’s economic development. According to the Army boss,

“The Nigerian Army, apart from its primary role of defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria is also involved in fighting insurgency in the North East and other internal security operations across the length and breadth of the Nation.”

FG discovers over 70, 000 ghost workers

The Federal Government says it has discovered over 70,000 ghost workers in the Federal civil service following the introduction of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the opening of the 2020 Management Retreat for Treasury Directors of Finance and Directors of Internal Audit in Kano.

According to the minister, with the newly introduced system, Federal  Government is hoping to make the system free of ghost workers soon.

Police officer shoots wife dead over children's custody

Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a Police Inspector identified as Tuddy Warebayigha for shooting his wife dead.

He was said to have committed the crime following a lingering dispute on custody of some of their nine children.

The inspector, serving at Kaima Police Division in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, reportedly shot his wife, Charity, at close range on her legs and stomach.

Labourer dies after part of Keystone bank building collapses in Lagos during renovation

A labourer was Saturday night killed after a Keystone Bank building at Palmgroove collapsed in Lagos, The Nation reports.

The storey building located along Ikorodu Road, was said to be undergoing renovation when it caved in. It was learnt that incident occurred around 7:20pm.

At the time of this report, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Police, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA) and fire service have been deployed to the scene to extricate the deceased labourer and cordon the premises.

27 year-old woman marries 103 year-old man

An Indonesian man believed to be 103 years old and a bride, who is 27, have broken some convention by getting married.

The wedding took place in the regency of Wajo in the central Indonesian province of South Sulawesi.

The groom’s relative Ayu Anggreni Muchtar told local media, “Yes, the wedding was held this afternoon at the bride’s home on Galico Street!”

Ayu added that the centenarian groom’s name is Puang Katte while the bride’s name is Indo Alang.

Chinese nationals abscond from project site in Imo state, after citizens beg government to quarantine them

Chinese nationals have absconded from a project site in Imo State for fear of being quarantined for Coronavirus.

The Chinese nationals working for the Chec Engineering for the past three weeks left the site and had not been seen anywhere in the state, The Nation reports.

They were said to have been in the state when the news broke out that some workers were been quarantined in Ogun State.

Some of the workers interviewed said that they have not seen the Chinese who were supervising the project at the sites.

Photos: Pregnant Katy Perry proudly flaunts her baby bump

She officially announced her pregnancy earlier this week.  And Katy Perry certainly isn't shy about showing off her growing baby bump, with the pop princess sporting a tight multicoloured cocktail dress at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

The 35-year-old is currently in Australia for a number of promotional events and to perform a benefit concert to raise money for the devastating bushfire crisis.
Katy's stylish frock hugged her figure in all the right places, easily allowing for a clear glimpse of her growing bump.

She styled her peroxide blonde hair in a trendy bob and accessorised with strappy orange heels and eccentric earrings.

Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancée, Carrie Symonds shows off bump and engagement ring

Carrie Symonds has made her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy and engagement to PM Boris Johnson.

Miss Symonds was pictured wearing a large engagement ring at an event at 10 Downing Street to mark International Women's Day.

The 31-year-old is set to welcome her baby to the world in the summer, but the precise date has yet to be announced.

Nor is it yet known when the couple will tie the knot, but it will be the first time in 250 years that a Prime Minister has got married while in office.

Queen to 'refuse photos' with Dubai Sheikh after court ruled he abducted daughters

The Queen is set to distance herself from the ruler of Dubai after a court ruled that he abducted and detained his daughters against their will.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum "ordered and orchestrated" the abduction and forced return to Dubai of Sheikha Shamsa, then 19, in August 2000 and her sister Sheikha Latifa twice, in 2002 and again in 2018, according to a damning judgment published on Thursday.

The confirmation of long-standing rumours surrounding Sheikh Mohammed's two daughters came out of his legal battle with ex-wife Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, 45, the half-sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan, over their two children.

The Queen and Sheikh Mohammed have previously been pictured together at horse racing events and he has been invited to the Royal Box at Ascot.

Coronavirus: Pope Francis to deliver Sunday’s prayer by livestream

Pope Francis decided to deliver Sunday’s prayer by livestream and Italy called in retired doctors as the new coronavirus epidemic gathered strength and emptied streets in Europe’s worst affected country.

The 83-year-old pontiff broke with centuries of tradition by enlisting the help of technology to keep crowds from descending on Saint Peter’s Square for the traditional Angelus Prayer.

“The prayer will be broadcast via livestream by Vatican News and on screens in Saint Peter’s Square,” the Vatican said in a statement.

It had originally promised to review the Argentine-born pope’s schedule “to avoid the dissemination” of the new COVID-19 disease.

Pa Kasumu never thought his sickness would kill him – Son

The death of veteran actor, Kasumu Odumosu, fondly called Pa Kasumu came as a shock to many, even though the actor had been battling with stroke for nine years.

The 66-year-old actor who had acted in over 200 films would fondly be remembered not only for his humorous roles but for his signature voice which always singled him out.

Speaking with Saturday Beats, Pa Kasumu’s eldest son, Olatunde Odumosu, said his father never thought that his sickness would lead to death, while adding that his late father’s wish was to have a personal encounter with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye.

Kano court gives woman N50,000 option of fine after sentencing her to 3 years in jail for killing son

A Kano High court sitting at Audu Bako secretariat on Friday sentenced one Saude Yahya of Utai quarters in Wudil local government to three years in jail, for strangulating her child to death.

According to the charge sheet, Saude, who gave birth to a baby boy, had on 26th January, 2014 held the baby tight to her chest until the child stopped breathing.

The prosecution said the convict committed the act of culpable homicide not punishable by death.

The prosecutor, Fatima Ado Ahmed, said while the convict held the child so tight to her chest, the child could not breath, leading to his death, after which the mother threw the corpse into a latrine, the court heard.

Bolanle Ninalowo celebrates daughter as she clocks 14

Nollywood actor, Bolanle Ninalowo's daughter, Aaliyah is 14 today, 7th of march.2020.

To celebrate her special day, her dad took to IG, to share photos of them together calling her beautiful names.

“My Jewel 🙏 Happy 14th birthday to my 💎 my ❤️ my Aliyah 🎊🎊🎊 @myteenandi Love you baby 💖 💝💝💝💝“, he wrote. See post below;

70 people trapped after hotel quarantining coronavirus patients collapses

Two dozen people have been rescued from the rubble after a five-storey hotel housing quarantined coronavirus patients in China collapsed.

The Xinjia Hotel in Quanzhou in the Southeast Fujian province collapsed on Saturday, leaving around 70 people trapped.

Video from the scene shows emergency workers combing through the wreckage in a bid to save victims. 28 people have been rescued, according to local media.

It is not yet clear what caused the building to cave in. State media confirmed that it had been used to observe

Salah breaks records as Liverpool return to winning ways

First-half goals by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane earned Liverpool a 2-1 comeback victory over AFC Bournemouth to secure a record 22nd consecutive home win.

AFC Bournemouth took the lead on nine minutes, Jefferson Lerma squaring for Callum Wilson to tap in.

Liverpool equalised 16 minutes later, Mane winning possession from substitute Jack Simpson to find Salah, who fired into the bottom corner.

Mane put Liverpool in front on 33 minutes, receiving Virgil van Dijk’s through-ball before slotting past Aaron Ramsdale.

Taking your phone to the toilet could increase chances of getting coronavirus

As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK hits 164, many of us are rightly seeking to follow the best measures in an attempt to stay safe.

Masks are becoming a common sight and shops are reported to running on low on stock, but the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and the NHS all stress there is no evidence that the masks are effective.

One expert has also said there is ' little evidence' the masks will help protect , and are better worn by those who already have the virus to prevent it spreading.

The government has advised that one of the best ways to protect yourself is to regularly wash your hands with warm water and soap, spending at least 20 seconds at the sink.

Lovers of 13 years who started dating in SS1 are about to tie the knot (photos)

Two classmates who have been dating since they were in SS1 are about to get married. Their secondary school mate, social media user, Sir Dickson, shared the photos of the loverbirds, with the caption;

“Two of my classmates in secondary school that started dating since SS1 just got engaged. 13 years going till forever.

“We love to see it”

Nine killed in Mexico shootout with police

Nine people were killed in a bloody confrontation on Friday in western Mexico between a criminal gang and agents investigating a suspected kidnapping, officials said.

The dead included two officers and six people believed to have been held captive in a house in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco state, the state prosecutor’s office said.

Another man died on the street.

Jalisco has been hard-hit by violence linked to organized crime, particularly the powerful Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.

NIMC director docked in Owerri for r.a.p.i.n.g 2-year old girl

Mr Ikenna Unegbu, the Imo state director of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has been docked at a family court in Owerri for raping a two- year old girl in his office.

The Nation reported that Chinonye Obioma, mother of the victim, who is also the complainant, told the court that her daughter was defiled on Wednesday, 5 February 2020, by Unegbu when he took the child from her in the guise of consoling her.

The woman had scolded her daughter for pouring water around the office.

“My daughter went into the office twice with biscuits and groundnuts, only to come out from the director’s office the third time crying.”

Burna Boy headlines fresh island 2020 music festival in Croatia

Nigerian afrobeats and dance-hall music act, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy has been named the headline act in Fresh Island 2020 music festival to take place in Croatia.

The Grammy nominee secured the spot ahead of his Nigerian counterpart Wizkid, and  American rapper.

This is the first time Burna will be headlining an international festival which has other top artistes.

Recall that in 2019, he had controversial moment when he was listed to perform in Coachella but lamented over his name being written with small fonts.

3 die as rival cult gangs clash in Imo State

Three persons have been confirmed dead after rival cult gangs clashed in Elezuo/Umuchima Street in Okigwe, Imo State.

The gangs were in supremacy struggle over who controls the territory when an argument resulted into a free for all, according to the Police..

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, said that “on the 4/3/20, at about 11:30 pm, the command received a distress call of sporadic shooting around the area as a result of which the Divisional Police officer led a team from the Division, Area Command and SARS annex Okigwe, to the scene where they met two corpses and five others with various degrees of gunshot injuries.”

He said one of the injured five later died, making the death toll three.

Matthew Watkins passes away from cancer at 41

Welsh rugby is in mourning after former star Matthew J Watkins died of cancer aged 41.

The ex-centre was suffering from a rare form of bone cancer and had been in treatment at Velindre Cancer Centre in Caradiff before he sadly died.

Watkins sparkled during Wales' 24-22 victory over Australia during the Autumn of 2005 and spent his club career at the Dragons, Scarlets and also had a brief spell at Gloucester.

After retiring in 2011, he discovered he had cancer in his pelvis, from what he thought was an old injury from his playing days.

Woman used by different pastors for fraudulent miracles ARRESTED... BEGS for forgiveness

A 44-year-old woman, Mrs. Bose Olasukanmi who was used by several ‘fraudulent’ pastors to perform fake miracle has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Lagos after months of trail on her by the undercover operatives.

According to a source close to IRT, the suspect Olasukanmi used to relocate to another church after being paid for every successful performance so that their trick would not be exposed by people or relations who may see her in the drama.

Her relatives would not be able to reach her to find out whether she is the Olasukanmi they know or somebody who resembles her.Her first performance was at a Lagos Church followed by a church in Port Harcourt and the church in Abakaliki before the cat was let out of the bag.

Facebook employee tests positive to coronavirus

Social media giant Facebook has closed its three London offices from Friday afternoon through Monday for deep cleaning, after a visiting Singapore-based employee tested positive for coronavirus.

“An employee based in our Singapore office who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 visited our London offices 24-26 February 2020. We are therefore closing our London offices until Monday for deep cleaning and employees are working from home until then,” said the company in a statement.

It is said the employee was last in one of Facebook’s London offices on Feb. 26, though it is still unclear which office was impacted.

Individuals who had direct contact with the employee have been asked to self-isolate and be vigilant in monitoring any symptoms. The firm is also believed to be reaching out to staff and contingent workers in other offices who visited London over the last few days.

Oshiomhole crisis: APC holds emergency NEC meeting

Amidst rebellion by some members against the leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been scheduled to hold in Abuja on Tuesday, March 17 at 3pm.

The organ of the party last met in November 2019 and skirted the demand by some members of the NEC to suspend Oshiomhole then as chairman, over his alleged dictatorial tendencies and paralysing the party’s organs. The rebels had also blamed Oshiomhole for the party’s losses in Zamfara, Rivers, Bauchi and others.

$1.25bn for Abuja rail, $500m for NTA, see Buhari’s $22.7bn loan budget breakdown

The senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22.7 billion loan request — years after it was rejected by the previous assembly.

At its plenary session on Thursday, the upper legislative chamber approved the 2016-2018 external borrowing plan which the president said would be used for critical projects across the country.

TheCable understands Nigeria’s public debt profile stands at N26.215 trillion as of September 2019.

According to a document accompanying the president’s request, the fresh loan is for about 35 projects, many of which are infrastructural.

Saudi Arabia detains three royal family members in latest crackdown - reports

Saudi Arabia has detained two senior members of the royal family - Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, Mohammed bin Nayef, the king's nephew, according to reports citing sources with knowledge of the matter.

The Wall Street Journal reported the detentions of the two royals on Friday and said they are related to an alleged coup attempt.

Bloomberg also reported the detentions late on Friday. There was no immediate comment by Saudi authorities.

Ex-Oyo court registrar jailed five years for stealing

Justice Muniru Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court has sentenced a former Deputy Chief Registrar of the state judiciary, Mrs. Mutiat Omobola Adio to five years imprisonment without an option of fine.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, yesterday secured the conviction.

Justice Olagunju found her guilty of a lone-count charge of stealing in a case preferred against her by the anti-graft agency.

The convict, who was also a Chief Magistrate in the state, was accused of stealing a sum of N22,375,913 from Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, an offence that runs contrary to section 390(11) of criminal Code, Cap.38, Law of Oyo State.

Gunmen abduct 80-year-old mother of Bayelsa LG Chairman

Gunmen on Thursday night, abducted Madam Beauty Nimizuoa, the 80-year-old mother of the Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Uroupaye Nimizuoa.

According to eyewitnesses, the octogenarian was kidnapped at about 11.40pm at her Agudama-Ekpetiama country home in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State, few metres away from the community secondary school.

The five-man gang, according to eyewitnesses, stormed the area by road in a Nissan Pathfinder, shot sporadically to scare the natives before swooping on their target.

Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat who confirmed the abduction, said the Command has launched manhunt for the kidnappers to rescue the victim.

Soldier supplies us arms, ammunition for operation — Robbery suspect reveals

A member of a nine man armed robbery gang, Gambo Isa, who is currently being investigated by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS Lagos State Police Command has revealed that he was part of the robbery operation that disarmed a police officer and took his AK47 riffle.

According to the 20-year old motor boy who was arrested alongside four members of his gang, , “I have been living in Lagos for five years but I joined robbery gang two years ago.

The leader of our gang is Sholly aka okoko danger . He was the one that recruited me into the gang. He also initiated me into Eiye confraternity like other members of the gang.

Apprentice caught having s.e.x with pregnant goat in Ekiti

Residents of Owode Quarters in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, were stunned on Wednesday when an apprentice, Peter David, was caught having s.e.x with a pregnant goat at an uncompleted building in the neighbourhood.

David, who claimed to be an indigene of Benue State, was caught in the act following the bleating of the goat which drew the attention of some residents and officials of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company on duty at the quarters that morning.

The residents said the goat was helpless for about two hours after the incident as it foamed in the mouth and bleed in the private parts.

How bandits killed in 5 Kaduna villages for 4 hours - Witness

They came on motorcycles, in the quiet breeze of the early morning when many had left the comfort of their beds to congregate for the Subhi (early morning) prayer. It was 5:30am and the sounds of the assailants’ gunshots created panic; there was confusion and many ran in opposite directions, not certain where the bandits were coming from.

They had targeted and descended first, on Marina village in Kerawa district of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Without mercy, they shot at men, women, children and the elderly.

“Those of us who used local charm and were impervious to their bullets paid a different price,” said a member of the vigilante group who escaped the attack. They ran over some of our men with their motorcycles. Because their bullets failed, their machetes were used to cut, slice and hack our people down and others were set ablaze,” he narrated.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Twitter expands ban on disease comments

As coronavirus fears continues to mount, Twitter expanded its ban on “dehumanizing language” to include disease.

A rule barring such hate speech targeting religious groups now applies to “language that dehumanizes on the basis of age, disability, or disease,” the Twitter safety team said in an online post.

“Our primary focus is on addressing the risks of offline harm, and research shows that dehumanizing language increases that risk,” it said.

Twitter will delete tweets already posted that break the rules, relying on users to report offending comments.

Bambam shares maternity photo, welcomes baby to the world

Former Big Brother Housemate, Bambam  has returned to social media just after giving birth. Recall her husband, Teddy A had broken the news of their child's arrival, the new mom has now taking to Instagram to also welcome her child and declared how much she loves her.

Writing on her Instagram page and sharing a photo from her maternity shoot, the young mom wrote;

''Welcome to the world my princess, Zendaya Folakemi Adenibuyan. You’re my shining jewel, my light and my happiness. I love you so much!''.

BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu to lead 1million man march in US

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will on June 20, 2020, lead a one million march in Washington USA, against alleged religious persecution, enslavement and oppression of Biafrans in various parts of Nigeria.

IPOB, in a statement on Friday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated that the march would target on the liberation of victims of neo-colonial subjugation in Nigeria.

It said the US authorities and law enforcement agencies had already granted permission for “this once in a lifetime march” to draw global attention to the unspeakable human misery and rivers of blood flowing throughout Biafraland and Nigeria at large.

Nigerian pastor, Michael Oluronbi jailed for 34 years in UK

An evangelical pastor was jailed for 34 years in Britain on Friday, after he was convicted of a catalogue of r3pe and s3xual abuse against children and adults over two decades.

A judge said self-styled prophet Michael Oluronbi carried out “one of the worst cases of s3xual abuse” against children to come to court.

Oluronbi, 60, who is originally from Nigeria, was convicted of 15 counts of r3pe, seven counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault at a trial that ended in January.

Truck kills pedestrian, wounds three in Onitsha

A middle aged man was on Friday crushed to death by a truck at Upper-Iweka, Onitsha.

The deceased was said to be walking beside the road when the truck knocked him into the drainage, leaving him dead.

According to an eyewitness, “The truck lost control after the MCC pedestrian bridge and fell into the adjoining gutter, killing the man.”

The Sector Public Education officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Pascal Anigbo confirmed the incident, attributing it to speed limit violation.

Gunmen kill dozens at remembrance service for Shiite leader

Gunmen killed at least 27 people and wounded 29 more in Afghanistan’s capital on Friday at a remembrance ceremony for a minority Shiite leader, officials said.

Heath Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said the injured had been taken to hospitals in Kabul.

All of the casualties were civilians, said interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

Several prominent political leaders escaped the ceremony unhurt, including Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive and a top contender in last year’s presidential election.

Togo confirms first coronavirus case

Togo on Friday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus after a 42-year-old woman tested positive following her return from a trip to Benin, Germany, France and Turkey.

The presidency in the West African nation of eight million people said the patient, who lives in the capital Lome with her family, was “currently isolated in a treatment centre for infectious diseases” after testing positive on Thursday.

“From February 22 to March 2, 2020, she visited Benin, Germany, France and Turkey before returning to Togo via the land border with Benin,” the presidency said in a statement.

Police arrest three suspected kidnappers in Cross River

The police in Cross River State have arrested three suspected kidnappers known to unleash mayhem in several parts of the state.

Briefing journalists on Friday in Calabar, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Nkeruwem Akpan, said operatives of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad made the arrest following a report of a rape case.

According to him, the three-man gang was apprehended by 4:30am in a building at Etagbor in the state capital with illegal fire arms.

He said that the command swung into action in the area at about 4 am to cordon the vicinity of the suspect, thus leading to the rescue of the kidnap victim, Grace Adams.

Egypt detects 12 new cases of coronavirus

Egypt on friday, detected 12 new cases of the novel coronavirus among workers aboard a Nile cruise boat heading from Aswan to Luxor, a health ministry statement said.

“Twelve new cases tested positive for the coronavirus among Egyptian staff on the cruise boat without showing any symptoms,” the joint statement with the World Health Organization said.

Authorities were alerted after it was found that a Taiwanese tourist of “American origin” who travelled on the ship had caused the virus to spread, they said.

WHO had alerted Egyptian officials that tests revealed that the tourist, a woman, was the “main case that infected other cases”, the statement added.

EFCC arrests 42 suspected internet fraudsters in Ogun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 42 persons for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.

The suspects were arrested in Ilaro area of Ogun State by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency.

According to the commission, the suspects whose ages range between 18 and 33 years, were apprehended at different locations of the state.

Their arrest follows actionable intelligence earlier received by the commission on their alleged illegal activities.

Kim Kardashian 'angry' after death row inmate she tried to save is executed

Kim Kardashian has shared her anger and disappointment that an Alabama death row inmate has been executed despite her best efforts to save him.

The 39-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is training to be a lawyer and is campaigning for criminal justice reform and had championed the case of Nathaniel Woods in a high-profile campaign to save his life.

The 44-year-old convict had been sentenced in 2005 for his role in the fatal shootings of three police officers in Birmingham, Alabama.