Saturday, July 4, 2020

Boko Haram attacks UN helicopter, kills two

The United Nations on Saturday said two civilians including a five-year-old child were killed and an aid helicopter damaged in a jihadist attack in restive northeast Nigeria.

Boko Haram fighters waging a decade-long insurgency in the region launched the attack in the town of Damasak on Thursday.

UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon said both the fatalities and several others who were injured in the attack were on the ground.

“A UN Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was hit by bullets during the attack. No aid workers were on board at the time and crew members are all safe,” Kallon said in a statement.

Saraki knocks APC for linking him with Hushpuppi

A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described as irresponsible and cheap politics, a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress, which tried to link him with a cyber-crime suspect, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States.

This is contained in a statement titled, “Cyber Criminals: APC ‘s Statement Irresponsible, Says Saraki,” issued on Saturday by the media aide to the ex-Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu.

The APC’s statement, signed by its Deputy Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, had demanded the probe of some Peoples Democratic Party leaders, including Saraki, over their alleged romance with Abbas.

Popular Delta pastor, Richmond Leigh is dead

Sympathisers thronged the Warri headquarters of Father’s House Bible Church in Effurun, Delta State, today following the death of the church’s founder, Pastor Richmond Leigh.

Leigh reportedly died on Friday after a brief illness at an undisclosed hospital in Warri.

The church, also known as Richmond Susan Leigh Ministries, has satellite branches in Rivers and Lagos States.

Some associates and friends of the deceased have taken to Facebook to pay tributes to Leigh.

Flood takes over Abeokuta, as residents count loses [photos]

Early morning downpour that occurred in Abeokuta metropolis has created palpable fear in the minds of residents of the ancient city.

The heavy downpour which started at about 1.15 am on Saturday had destroyed property worth several millions of naira.

Among the property destroyed were part of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential library fence located at Moshood Abiola way, Abeokuta, and several properties such as electronics and personal belongings of some people that were washed away by the flood.

All areas within the Abeokuta metropolis were adversely affected by the flood, as houses at the bank of the river were submerged.

Pioneering black British actor, Earl Cameron, who appeared in Doctor Who and Thunderball dies at 102

Pioneering actor Earl Cameron CBE, who was one of the first successful black British actors, has died at the age of 102.

Best known for his roles in Doctor Who, Thunderball and Inception, Bermudan-born Cameron made his first appearance on the screen in 1951’s Pool of London.

Cameron lived in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, with his wife Barbara and also leaves behind his six children.

A family friend, Martin Beckett, confirmed that the actor had died.

My husband looked like a farmer when we met – Regina Daniels-Nwoko

A lot has been written about actress, Regina Daniels; especially her marriage to billionaire lawyer and politician, Ned Nwoko, who is older than her by decades. When news of their romance started circulating, many alleged that Regina got married to Ned because of his wealth, while others criticised Nwoko for marrying someone young enough to be his daughter. However, a lot of water has passed under the bridge and the couple were recently blessed with a child.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, Daniels-Nwoko, spoke about her pregnancy experience, saying she didn’t face any challenges. “Before I got pregnant, people said pregnancy was hard; and the journey wasn’t easy. As a matter of fact, I heard so much. But I am still very young and it was more like living my normal life. I didn’t even have morning sickness and I didn’t face any challenges of any kind. It was pretty normal for me,” she said.

How I lure business partners to my house, kill and dump them in soak-away pit - suspect

Every bit of him cuts the image of a taciturn, harmless and easy-going individual.

But Ndubisi Anthony is extremely dangerous. He poses as a shoe dealer on Ogbunabali Road, Port Harcourt City, but behind the visible business of buying and selling shoes, the 52-year-old indigene of Ngo-Okpala in Imo State has other secret criminal ventures, including kidnapping and killing his victims.

Anthony’s neighbours were shocked when he recently led a detachment of policemen to his well-built house situated at Umuebule 1 Community, Etche Local Government Area, Rivers State.

The house is a flat of about four bedrooms surrounded by a high fence. In fact, the fence, which is secured with a gate, made it impossible for neighbours to know what went on in Anthony’s compound. Little wonder nobody around suspected Anthony and his bloody enterprise.

Fire guts over 100 shops, goods in Calabar market

Items worth millions of naira have been gutted by fire which wreaked havoc on over 100 shops in the popular Marian market in Calabar, late Friday night.

The fire, which started from one of the shops in the fruit section due to an electrical surge, spread to other shops and destroyed goods worth millions of naira including vital properties.

An eye witness, Mrs Cecilia Ojah told Vanguardthat the fire outbreak started around 8:30 pm on Friday night due to spark from one of the shops.

Her words: “The fire emanated from one of the shops when electricity was restored in the area. We saw a spark from one of the shops and before we could realise, the fire had spread to other shops and it became really uncontrollable.

Explain your relationship with Hushpuppi, APC challenges PDP, seeks probe

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to come clean on the nature of its relationship with the now arrested Instagram celebrity, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.

APC in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena on Saturday also kicked against any planned monetisation of the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state and asked the security agencies to investigate the relationship between some PDP leaders and the international crime suspect.

“Reports of the criminal conspiracy linking the top echelon of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP with Ramon Olorunwa Abbas also known as ‘Ray Hushpuppi’ who was recently arrested along with associate(s) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States of America to face trial over cyber-enabled fraud and Business Email Compromise BEC schemes should be a matter of serious interest to relevant authorities in Nigeria.

“We note that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has already declared the arraigned Instagram celebrity wanted over fraud allegations. However, the EFCC, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other sister agencies must investigate money laundering reports linking some PDP leaders and financiers to the Dubai-based international criminal ring”, APC stated.

Disappearance charms disappoint fraudsters during Police raid

It was the end of the road for five suspected fraudsters otherwise known as 419 who have been defrauding gullible Nigerians, following their arrest by the Area ‘B’ Police command, Apapa, Lagos.

Their likes walk in a group of two or three and are everywhere across the state. While one of them would pose as a cab driver, others would pose as passengers.

When victims board the vehicle, they would engage them in discussions, especially on business.

At times, one of them would claim he was a visitor from an African country and change his accent to further convince victims.

Women who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault are awarded nearly $19million

Dozens of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct accusers will receive a nearly $19million settlement, the New York Attorney General’s office has announced.

A victims' compensation fund of $18,875,000 will be created and distributed among dozens of accusers if approved by judges in federal courts. However, it's not clear how many accusers will receive the payout.

In the agreement survivors will also be released from their confidentiality, non-disclosure, or non-disparagement agreements with the Weinstein Company and any former representatives of the company related to Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.

I joined cultism to bring shame to my family, suspect narrates

A suspected member of Eiye confraternity, Muiz Lawal, 21, popularly called Onishawa, who was arrested following a cult clash in the Denton area of Lagos, denied killing anyone since he joined the group.

He stated that he joined cultism in 2018, to spite his grandfather and “bring shame to members of my family”, whom he accused of neglecting him.

According to him: “I lost my father when I was younger. My mother abandoned me for another man when I was three years old. I was left with my grandfather who never believed I would amount to anything good.

“I was rusticated from United High School Ayengburen, for being the King of Boys. It was not a cult group. But we were always engaged in inter-school fights.

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, tests positive for Covid

The Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi has tested positive for covid-19.

The Governor confirmed this in a statement personally signed by him on Saturday.

He and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test, the statement said.

Umahi further disclosed that, presently, they are not showing any symptoms but have since isolated, in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Special US-Lagos flight drops nine Nigerians over covid-19 status papers

Nine Nigerians have missed the special US-Lagos flight arranged to evacuate Nigerians from the United States.

They were dropped for failing to present Covid-19 test results.

Among them is a family of five, according to Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, who oversaw the second evacuation. The first evacuation was done on 10 May.

Okoyen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the airport that the family was not allowed to check in for failing to present coronavirus test result.

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Akwa Ibom lifts ban on weddings and burials

The Akwa Ibom State government has lifted the ban on weddings and burials in the state which it imposed in March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state governor, Udom Emmanuel, who announced the lifting of the ban on Thursday, however, said people who wish to organise funeral ceremonies and weddings in the state must follow strict guidelines.

“If you are doing funeral in an open space like a field in a primary school you must not have more than 50 people. We are not forcing you to do the burial, but if you must do it, you must do it within our guidelines. Not more than 50 people and you must adhere to all our guidelines which was drafted by the Christian Association of Nigeria,” Mr Emmanuel said during a live radio and television interview in Uyo.

Two killed, 13 missing in Japan’s heavy rain

At least two people were feared dead and 13 others went missing in western Japan on Saturday as heavy rain triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for more than 76,000 residents.

The nation’s weather agency downgraded rain warnings by one notch from the highest emergency level in Kumamoto and Kagoshima on Kyushu island, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged local people to be “on maximum alert”.

Abe ordered 10,000 troops on standby for immediate deployment to join rescue and recovery operations, pledging the central government would “do its best to take emergency measures, prioritising people’s lives”.

Two people were found “in cardio-respiratory arrest” and another was missing in landslides in Kumamoto, said Naosaka Miyahara, a disaster management official for the prefecture, using a term often used in Japan before a doctor certifies death.

Canada’s banks join campaign to boycott of Facebook

Canada’s biggest lenders confirmed on Friday they had joined a widespread boycott of Facebook Inc. begun by U.S. civil rights groups.

The groups are seeking to pressure the world’s largest social media platform to take concrete steps to block hate speech.

More than 400 brands have pulled advertising on Facebook in response to the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign, begun after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

Among Canadian lenders who have vowed to pause advertising on Facebook platforms in July are Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, National Bank of Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Wife of popular author Dan Brown accuses him of stealing money from their joint assets to fund his extra marital affairs

The ex-wife of The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown has filed a lawsuit alleging the man known for writing about conspiracies and secret societies led a double life during their marriage that included a tryst with a Dutch horse trainer and three other affairs.

In her lawsuit filed Monday in New Hampshire, 68-year-old Blythe Brown accuses the best-selling author of secretly diverting funds to buy lavish gifts for his mistresses including for a Dutch horse trainer by the initials JP.

She claims the 56-year-old Mr Brown spent $345,000 to buy the woman - who is an expert in Fresian horses - a horse, along with a new car, horse transport and to pay for renovations to her Netherlands home.

Internet fraudster Olawale Fadoju sent to jail

Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan on Thursday convicted and sentenced an internet fraudster, otherwise called ‘Yahoo Yahoo’, Olawale Ayomide Fadoju, to 12 months imprisonment.

Olawale Fadoju who hid under a pseudo name, ‘April Rozell’ to dupe his victims online, was found guilty of criminal impersonation in one-count amended charge filed against him by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The offence runs contrary to Section 22 (2)(b) (i & ii) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention e.t.c) Act, 2015.

Lagos to charge face mask defaulters to court from next week

Lagos State Government says it will start charging face mask defaulters to court from next week, as the period of grace was over.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this while briefing newsmen on the update of the Covid-19 management in the state on Friday.

Sanwo-Olu said that at this phase in the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, taking personal responsibility was now more important than ever.

He said that such personal responsibility was not only for self-protection but also for protecting other people, including loved ones.

Two Notorious motorcycle snatchers nabbed in Ogun state

Men of the Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command have arrested two notorious motorcycle snatchers  within Mowe/Ofada area of Ogun state.

The suspects; Feranmi Ajimosun, 35 and Samuel Awotile, 33 were arrested following a complaint by one Akinola Adenekan who reported at Mowe police division that he picked the two suspects on his Bajaj motorcycle with Reg. No SGM 408 BN as passengers from Mowe.

He stated further that on getting to Ofada road, one of them suddenly turned his neck violently from behind while the second one brought out a cutlass with which he cut him on the forehead.

He added that while he was struggling with them, some passers-by met them at the scene and the two of them took to their heels.

Benue First Lady, son, staff test positive for Covid-19

Benue State First Lady, Eunice Ortom has tested positive for Covid-19.

She disclosed her status last night in a statement she personally signed.

She said tests conducted on her came out positive and added that her son, some staff have also been infected.

“A few moments ago this evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me by NCDC personnel on routine screening at Government House, Makurdi which returned that I, my son, and some staff are Covid-19 positive.

How law school illegally paid cleaner N32m – Auditor General

The Office of Auditor-General of the Federation has revealed how the Nigerian Law School paid N32 million illegally into the account of an unnamed cleaner over a period of 12 months.

The Auditor revealed this in a report presented to the Senate, uncovered several anomalies in the financial records of the apex legal academic institution.

According to Punch, the report that indicted institution for misappropriation and spending without approvals, also revealed how the management of the school in 2013 alone, paid N36 million ‘several times’ to its staff as dressing allowance.

The 2015 Financial Report of the office is currently being scrutinised by the Senate Public Accounts Committee for investigation.

Hushpuppi charged in Chicago for fraud, to be charged in other US states for targeting US Law firm, English Premier League club, others

Suspected Nigerian international fraudster, Raymond Hushpuppi faces many years in American jail after he was charged in Chicago yesterday with conspiracy to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams.

He was also charged with executing schemes targeting a U.S. law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League soccer club.

Chicago is Hushpuppi’s first court appearance. Next, he will be charged in Los Angeles California for similar crimes.

Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” arrived in Chicago Thursday evening after being expelled from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Nigeria records 12 deaths in 24 hours as coronavirus cases hit 27,564

Twelve people died of Covid-19 in the various isolation centers accross Nigeria in the last 24 hours, the NCDC has announced.

An additional 454 cases were also announced for Friday, taking the country’s total to 27,564.

The number of people discharged increased from 10,801 to 11,069 – which means 268 were discharged in 24 hours.

Lagos remains the leader of the Covid-19 table with 87 cases. Its cumulative total is now 10,910 cases.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Nurses are pushing to remove Mark Zuckerberg's name from hospital he donated $75 million to

A city supervisor and nurses are pushing to remove Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's name from San Francisco General hospital.

The hospital has been named after Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan since they donated $75million to the hospital's foundation in 2015.

It was then the single largest contribution by private individuals in support of a public hospital in the United States, but came with the condition of it being renamed Zuckerberg San Francisco General hospital.

Staff at the hospital voiced their concern then and ever since, but the name change was passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors as the donation allowed the city to rebuild the century-old hospital and establish a new trauma center.

Lagos cosmetic surgeon, Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju in court over client’s death [photos]

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on Friday arraigned a Lagos-based cosmetic surgeon, Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju, whose services allegedly resulted in the death of one Mrs Nneka Onwuzuligbo.

Adepoju, alongside her hospital, Med Contour Services Limited, was arraigned for allegedly obstructing the investigation by the FCCPC into the case.

In the five counts pressed against her before Justice Mohammed Liman, the FCCPC accused the cosmetic surgeon of shunning summons by the agency to appear and produce certain documents.

D’banj sues r.a.p.e accuser, Seyitan Babatayo for N1.5bn

D’banj, has sued Seyitan Babatayo, who accused him of r3pe for N1.5 billion.

This was contained in a suit signed by Mike Ozekhome, his lawyer, and brought before a federal high court in Abuja today.

In the suit, D’banj is demanding N1 billion from his accuser for general damages which he said her allegation had caused him.

He is also requesting another N500 million from the lady for aggravated punitive and exemplary damages.

If you thought Lamborghini's cars were pricey, wait until you see its latest model on WATER [photos]

If you thought Lamborghini's cars were pricey, wait until you see its latest model.

The Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 is a limited-edition superyacht that's been inspired by the Italian brand's $3.7million hypercar, the Siân FKP 37, and will be powered by two V12 engines that produce a bonkers 4,000 horsepower.

Top speed is claimed to be over 60 knots, which translates to around 70mph, and the first of just 63 examples built will be delivered next year.

Each one is expected to be priced in excess of $3.4million - which would make it cheaper than the car it's based on.

Three million apply for 400,000 N-Power jobs

Over three million applicants have enrolled for about 400,000 job spaces in the third batch of the Federal Government’s N-Power programme.

It was gathered that the applicants applied for the programme through the online portal of the N-Power scheme which was opened for applications on June 26, 2020.

N-Power is one of the National Social Investment Programmes of the Federal Government.

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development said on Friday that it would absorb 400,000 applicants as Batch C beneficiaries.

Fire guts CBN Gombe, destroys Branch Controller’s office

A section of the Central Bank of Nigeria office in Gombe State was today gutted by fire.

It was gathered that the fire affected a segment of the complex particularly the office of the controller of the branch.

It was also learnt that some workers in the complex were rushed to the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe after inhaling carbon monoxide.

“So far, no life was lost but due to the smoke though some workers were rushed to the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe. It majorly affected the office of the controller but it didn’t extend to the vault,” a source in the office told punch correspondent.

Falana dissociates self from new political group

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), said on Friday that he was not involved in the newly floated political group, National Consultative Forum.

A communiqué issued in Abuja on Wednesday had stated that the political group was formed by 30 prominent Nigerian activists, professionals and academics, with the aim of mobilising Nigerians ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Falana, whose name was mentioned as part of the 30 members, said in a statement on Friday that neither was he ever consulted on the formation of the group nor did he ever attend the meeting where the forum was launched.

However, commending the motivation behind the formation, Falana said he was in support of “all efforts aimed at creating an alternative platform with the potential of lifting the long-suffering people of Nigeria from economic and political stupor”.

Ghana minister resigns over virus isolation breach

A Ghanaian junior minister resigned on Friday for failing to self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus, the presidency said.

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah’s resignation has been accepted by President Nana Akufo-Addo with “immediate effect”, his office said in a statement.

“This follows the admission by the deputy minister of his breach of the COVID-19 protocols, when, as a person certified to be positive of the virus, he visited a registration centre in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete,” it said.

The presidency said that the minister ought to have led by example rather than violate self-isolation protocols.

Breaking! August 3 is school resumption date for Pry 6, JSS 3, SSS 3 in Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the resumption of both public and private schools beginning from August 3, 2020, after over three months of lockdown due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Sanwo-Olu announced this while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation report in the stare, held at Lagos House, Marina, Lagos.

According to the Sanwo-Olu, Senior Secondary 3 and Technical 3 are to resume August. 3 while Junior Secondary 3 will wait for assessment for one week.

Other highlights of Governor’s address include:

Woman who quit her job to make sure husband's dinner is always ready hits back at those who call her an 'anti-feminist'

Jayne Hall has a top degree and dreamt of opening her own swimming school, but she's ditched her old life to become a fully-fledged 1950s-style housewife.

She now spends her days cooking, cleaning and making the house she shares with husband Allan and their sons is perfect.

But she's hit out at critics who say her lifestyle is "anti-feminist", saying every woman is different and that she's happier than ever.

Jayne, 45, from Blyth, Northumberland, is part of a growing movement of 'tradwives' - adhering to old-fashioned gender stereotypes which cast men as ‘breadwinners’ and charged women with creating domestic bliss for their partners.

Pictured! Uganda motorcycle rider kills himself 'over bribe'

A 29-year-old motorcycle taxi rider in Uganda has died after setting fire to himself inside a police station after officers failed to release his impounded bike.

Hussein Walugembe’s motorbike was confiscated in the south-western district of Masaka, about 134km (83 miles) from the capital, Kampala, on Monday.

As part of the restrictions to control the spread of Covd-19, the government has banned motorcycle taxis - or boda bodas - from carrying passengers.

They are able to operate between 06:30 and 17:00 local time but must only transport cargo.

EU authorizes use of remdesivir to treat coronavirus

The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, on Friday authorized the use of anti-viral drug remdesivir to treat the new coronavirus.

"Today's authorization of a first medicine to treat COVID-19 is an important step forward in the fight against this virus," EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said in a statement.

Kanu Nwankwo praises wife as they celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary

Former Super Eagles captain and retired Nigerian international footballer, Kanu Nwankwo and his beautiful wife Amara are marking their 17 years of marriage today.

Taking to his instagram page to celebrate the special day, he reassured her of his undying love for her.

Sharing the above photo,  he wrote;

    “17 years strong   Happy Anniversary wifey. @amarakanu I love  you. You are what your name is Amara Gods gift and I thank God my dream came true.Cheers to an amazing future”.

Vietnam opens world's 'first' gold-plated hotel (photos)

The world's first self-proclaimed gold-plated hotel is open for business in Vietnam -- and the owners insist they have the Midas touch despite the cramping of global travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

The "Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake" hotel costs $200 million to construct with a 24-carat plating across lobbies, an infinity pool and rooms with even cutlery, cups, shower heads and toilet seats receiving the golden treatment. Coffee for the guests comes in a gold cup and bath time is taken in gilded splendour.

A gold-plated infinity pool overlooks the city, while meals at the 25-storey hotel in downtown Hanoi may be mixed with a mysterious "gold substance". So far, the smattering of customers appear to be delighted with Hanoi's flashiest new digs.

Beautiful new photo of actor Yemi Solade and his family

Actor Yemi Solade shared this beautiful family photo of himself posing with his wife and their two children.

Super heartbreaking! Woman drills nails, hot iron on her 10 year-old domestic help’s head [photo]

A woman, Mrs. Ifeoma Ezeugwu has been arrested by the police in Enugu state for drilling nails in two places into the head of a-10 years old girl, Miss Chinonye Nnadi.

The woman also allegedly used hot electric iron all over the body of the teenage girl.

The WomenAids Collective, WACOL, who made disclosure of the incident to newsmen in Enugu described the incident as “Evil and Horrific violence on a girl-child.”

Founding Director of WACOL /Tamar SARC, Prof. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo said her office was alerted, on Friday, about the case of the ten 10 years old Chinonye, who sustained grievous bodily harm at the hands of the so-called ‘Madam’ relative that she works for as domestic help.

Sanwo-Olu seals 10 schools over breach of Covid-19 rules

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government of Lagos State on Friday, sealed-off ten private schools for violating the COVID-19 lockdown rules.

This was revealed by the Lagos State Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, following massive monitoring of private schools by the state Monitoring and Investigation team.

Ayeni disclosed that the team which she led had visited a large number of private schools across the state to ensure total compliance with the COVID-19 regulations to avoid further spread of the deadly disease.

According to her, the team caught some schools violating the order and have since sealed them off.

Man r*pes and impregnates 14-year-old girl in Sokoto, throws baby in the bush when she gave birth

The police in Sokoto have arrested one Shuaibu Aliyu, for allegedly impregnating a 14-year-old girl and dumping the baby in a bush.

Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, CP Sani Kaoje disclosed this while briefing journalists on the arrest of suspects of various crimes, adding that the culprit was nabbed for r*pe and attempt to commit an offence of culpable homicide.

Kaoje disclosed that, “One Alhaji Hamisu Abubakar of Kalambaina area, Wamakko LGA, Sokoto State, reported at Wamakko Police Station, that sometime in November 2019, one Shuaibu Aliyu, of the same address, lured a 14-year-old into his room and forcefully had s.e.xual intercourse with her.” “As a result she became pregnant.

Breaking! UK's first female suicide bomb plotter sent to jail

An ISIS supporter who wanted to "blow St Paul's Cathedral to the ground" in a terror attack to kill "a lot" of innocent people has been jailed today for a minimum of 14 years.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, a 37-year-old mother, sent chilling messages as her plan was thwarted by two undercover police officers posing as husband and wife extremists.

She has been described as the first female British jihadi to plot a suicide bombing and was on course to become the UK's first female homegrown suicide bomber.

She admitted preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications at a hearing at the Old Bailey in February.

Biden campaign raised $10M more than Trump in June

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign and joint committees outraised President Trump by $10 million in the month of June, Biden’s campaign announced Wednesday.

The campaign, in combination with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and their joint fundraising committees, raised a total of $141 million in June, according to the Biden campaign, an all-time single-month high. The campaign listed educators as the most common donor occupation, saying that more than 2.6 million people had joined the campaign’s email list in the past month.

“It’s clear that voters are looking for steady leadership, experience, empathy, compassion, and character — and they’ll find all of these qualities in Vice President Joe Biden," campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a note to supporters. "This has been our argument since day one of this campaign, and it will be our winning argument in November."

Benue University VC tests positive for COVID-19

Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, BSU, Makurdi, Professor Msugh Hembe, Thursday, disclosed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Professor Kemble, through his verified Facebook account, said that the results of his test came out on Monday and returned positive.

Vanguard recalls that the university authorities had on Tuesday decontaminated the school which fueled speculations that the Vice-Chancellor and top management staff of the University had tested positive to the virus. However, a statement signed by the institution’s Principal Assistant Registrar (Information & Public Relations), Mr Tser Vanger, had stated that the rumours were unfounded.

But in his verified Facebook account, the Vice-Chancellor urged all staff of the University and his close associates to check themselves, isolate and be pragmatic. Prof. Hembe n his statement said: “On Monday, June 29, 2020, my test result for the COVID-19 returned positive.

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un goes missing for weeks again as rumours over 'death' return

Kim Jong Un has not been pictured in public for three weeks, sparking fresh rumours regarding his health.

The North Korean leader was last seen at a public engagement on Sunday, June 7 when he took part in the 13th Political Bureau meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

The images of the event were released by the state, although there is no way to verify if they were taken when they claim.

It's the second length absence by the secretive leader this year, with a previous lengthy disappearance during the coronavirus pandemic leading to claims he had 'died'.