Saturday, July 25, 2020

Man who won $22million lottery jackpot splits the money with his friend to honour handshake deal they made 30 years ago

A Wisconsin man delivered on a handshake deal made with a buddy almost thirty years ago and split the earnings from a $22 million Powerball jackpot.

Thomas Cook said he made a call to his lifelong friend Tom Feeney last month to let him know that he had won the June 10 Powerball, and that he was going to give him half as they had agreed to in 1992 when the game started.

'I said, '"re you jerking my bobber?"' recalled Feeney in a video interview about the call when the winnings were announced Thursday.

Cook and Feeney went with their wives to the Wisconsin Lottery in Madison to collect their winnings.

Oba Tinuade Adejuiyegbe becomes first seating tradition ruler to attend NYSC camp

Female monarch Oluboropa of Iboropa has become the first seating tradition ruler to attend NYSC camp.

The Oluboropa of Iboropa revealed that she participated in the three weeks NYSC camping experience in Minna

According to her, none of her fellow corps members discovered that she was a royal because she blended in perfectly

The traditional ruler who also attended her POP ceremony shared photos on her Instagram page.

Wild America! Astonishing moment man pulls assault rifle on fellow driver during road rage incident

A road rage incident in North Carolina spiraled out of control when a man pulled an assault rifle on a fellow driver who accused him of throwing up gang signs.

The heated confrontation at a gas station in the town of Havelock was captured on viral video posted to Facebook by a witness, podcast host Charles Tendell, who stepped in to intervene.

The seven-minute clip begins in the middle of a shouting match between a black man holding an assault rifle alongside a female companion and the other driver, a white man.

It's difficult to distinguish what each of them are saying as they shout over each other, but the white man can be heard accusing the black man of trying to run him off the road.

601 ex-Boko Haram combatants graduate in Gombe

The Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, Major General Bamidele Shafa disclosed on Saturday that 601 deradicalised ex Boko Haram combatants has graduated at the DRR camp in Mallam Sidi, Gombe.

Out of the 601 graduates of the batch 4 client which arrived in 2 chalk on 27 November and 14 December 2019 592 are Nigerians from 10 states of the federation while 14 are foreign Nationals from Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

Out of this number, three died of health complications while one was referred for further medical treatment at the Neuro-psychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri.

Shafa said another one was withdrawn on disciplinary ground and transferred for re-categorization and prosecution.

3 killed, child injured after plane crashes into home

Three persons died, while a child was injured after a small plane crashed into a residential building in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia.

According to the police, the roof of the apartment building in the town of Wesel caught fire after the microlight plane crashed into it.

Witnesses told local media that the aircraft had collided with a hot-air balloon shortly before the crash.

Four dead, 4 missing, property destroyed as flood wreak havoc in Abuja

It was a tale of woes for some residents of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja on Saturday following hours of heavy downpour which led to flooding in several parts of the territory.

At the end of the downpour which lasted for between six to eight hours, five residents had been swept away and several houses and cars destroyed while six people who were rescued from the rampaging flood are currently hospitalized. Of the five swept away, one of the bodies has been recovered while four are still missing as of press time.

Areas mostly affected were the Police Estate in Dei-Dei, Gwagwalada, Dawaki, Zuba and Giri. In all the areas, houses and cars were submerged in the flood.

In Zuba where the rain started around 2am, several houses were washed away while the flood also cut the bridge linking Ikwa, Yimi and other villages in Zuba.

Police disperse protesting Shiites in Zaria

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites, who were commemorating the 6th Death Anniversary of sons of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and others, were dispersed by the Police in Zaria. Kaduna State, weekend.

“If you remember on July 25, 2014, there was a Quds demonstration in Zaria which led to the clash between the group and Nigerian Army, it led the death of three sons of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and 32 others.”

“While the Commemoration of July 25, 2014, Quds Programme was ongoing at Unguwar Bishar Cemetry, Zaria City, then six Hilux Trucks with armed policemen stormed the event.

On arrival, the IMN members started chanting Allahu Akbar (God is Great) while the police fired tear gas and live ammunition at them,” Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, Chairman Shuhada Foundation of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, said

Pantami orders NIPOST to suspend new tariff for courier services

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has ordered the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) to suspend the new tariff on registration of courier services in the country.

Pantami gave the directive in a statement signed by his Spokesperson, Mrs Uwa Suleiman and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday.

Reacting to complaints by Nigerians on the new hike, the minister, under whose purview the supervision of NIPOST fell, took to his twitter handle to reiterate the position of the Federal Government on the increment.

He tweeted: “Our attention has been drawn to an increase of licence fees, which was not part of the regulation I earlier approved for you.

Barcelona legend Xavi contracts coronavirus

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has confirmed that he tested positive for coronavirus and will be in self-isolation.

Xavi, who now manages Qatar Stars League football club ”Al Sadd” will miss his side’s return to competitive action against Al Khor tonight.

In a post on Instagram, Xavi wrote: “A few days ago, following the @qsl protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID19 test.

“Fortunately, I’m feeling ok, but I will be isolated until I am given the all-clear. When the health services allow it, I will be very eager to return to my daily routine and to work.”

New premier league season to begin on September 12

The new Premier League campaign will commence on September 12 after a virtual meeting between clubs confirmed the calendar.

But following the agreement between all 20 shareholder clubs, the new fixture list is set to be unveiled just weeks before the action restarts.

Sportsmail had previously reported that those involved in the top flight were focused on agreeing a prompt start to the new campaign.

Despite the confusion over how the dates will unfold over the next few months, it was confirmed the final match round of the campaign will take place on May 23.

Mama Ajasco star, Moji Oyetayo talks about how men rally round her because she is plus size

Mama Ajasco star, Moji Oyetayo in this interview with Sam Anokan talks about how men rally round her because she is plus size and her best complement in life ever. Hear her;

You are big and beautiful, how do you cope with attention from males?

Let us not be deceived, the African man likes plus size women. They like their women with a little bit of flesh, the curves.

The white man sells a lot of things to us, just like they sell the fact that you have to be fair to be beautiful and slim.

Niece to Martin Luther King Jr appears in pro-Trump rally where she endorsed his anti-abortion policy

The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.attended an Evangelicals For Trump rally where she celebrated the president's pro-life stance and called for people to 'wake up and fight'.

Alveda C. King – whose late father A.D. King was a civil rights leader like his famous brother – sang the hymn 'How Great Thou Art' on stage at the Evangelicals For Trump: Praise, Prayer, and Patriotism gathering.

Speaking about her anti-abortion views, the 69-year-old also told guests at The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia: 'We must encourage people to wake up and fight.'

Brothers seeking money ritual rob grandpa, kill wife over N550,000

Two brothers alleged to be members of a robbery gang operating in Ijebu Mushin, Ogun State, have been arrested by the police after they attacked an elderly man identified only as Pa Olutokunbo in the community and killed his 72-year-old wife, Christiana.

The siblings – Akinola Akeem and Muyiwa Akeem – reportedly robbed Olutokunbo of N550,000 and three phones after strangling his wife who raised the alarm during the operation.

They were apprehended alongside an herbalist, Moses Oduntan, whom they consulted for spiritual support.

Court orders EFCC to return Mompha’s passport, watches

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release all items seized from a social media influencer, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha.

The items include five luxury wristwatches, an apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device and a pair of sunglasses, which were among other items found on him on his arrest last October 19, in Abuja.

Justice Liman made the order while ruling on a July 6 application filed by Mompha’s counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN).

Eight murderers and rapists on death row die of coronavirus as outbreak in American prison worsens

Eight prisoners on death row are among at least 15 victims of coronavirus in California's oldest prison as its outbreak worsens.

San Quentin State Prison confirmed the death of John Beames, 67, of what appeared to be complications related to Covid-19.

The coroner is still to determine his exact cause of death.

The prison is experiencing the worst inmate outbreak in California with almost two thirds of its inmates already infected.

Popular Max FM presenter, 'Iya Jogbo' is dead

Popular Max FM presenter, Emmanuella Pobeni Adepoju, popularly known as Iya Jogbo, is dead.

She was the host of the afternoon show Wetin Dey on Max FM.

In a statement by the management of TVC Communications, owners of TVC, TVC News, and Max FM Lagos and Abuja, Iya Jogbo died on Friday, July 24, after a brief illness from Bronchitis and an enlarged heart.

Speaking on behalf of the staff and management of TVC Communications and Max FM, Andrew Hanlon, CEO of TVC Communications said that the terribly sad news of Emmanuella’s passing has sent a shock wave of grief and sorrow throughout the TVC Communications, and MAX FM family.

May her soul rest in peace.

Ciara and Russell Wilson welcome baby boy, name him Win

The Wilson family welcomed their latest addition to the family, and he has a very fitting name.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, R&B star Ciara, announced that their third child had arrived on Thursday. His name: Win Harrison Wilson.

Ciara, in a black sparkly mask after giving birth, sang Win “Happy Birthday” in her Instagram post.

The couple announced the pregnancy in January with photos from a trip to Turks and Caicos. The caption simply read “Number 3.” After marrying in July 2016, they welcomed daughter Sienna Princess on April 28, 2017. She joined Ciara’s son, Future Jr., from a previous relationship.

Breastfeeding mothers infected with coronavirus unlikely to infect their babies

Mothers with Covid-19 are unlikely to pass the virus to their newborns if simple infection control measures are in place, a small study suggests.

Researchers reported no cases of the disease in 120 babies born to infected mothers, even when both shared a room and the child was breastfed.

Mothers were required to wear surgical masks when handling their child and follow stringent hand and breast washing procedures.

Babies were also kept in enclosed cots six feet (1.8metres) away from their parent at all times except when breastfeeding.

31-year old mother and her daughters aged 2 and 4 are found dead in an SUV 24hours they went missing on their way to a play date

A Texas mother and her two young daughters who vanished Wednesday on their way to a play date have been found dead, police have revealed.

The bodies of Natalie Chambers, 31, and her daughters Isabel, 4, and Elise, 2, were tragically found by police just after 10am Thursday inside a blue 2008 Ford Escape in the Farmers Branch, Dallas.

The Kauffman County Sheriff's Office has not yet confirmed how the mother and her children died, or what led to their disappearance.

Chambers and her girls were last seen alive around 8am on Wednesday when they left their home in Forney to attend a park playdate with friend in Grapevine, but failed to show.

In the hours that followed, after friends and family of Chambers failed to get a hold of her, a missing persons report was filed with the sheriff's office at 2:30pm Wednesday.

Investigators pinged Chamber's cellphone, which traced to the intersection of I-635 and Midway Road near the Dallas and Farmers Branch city limits.

Her car was later found in the area on Thursday morning in a parking lot near Freed's Furniture, which is situated close to the highway.

The Farmers Branch Police Department is investigating the deaths and awaiting autopsy results.

'At approximately 10.11am Farmers Branch Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 13300 Midway Road at the request of the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office to assist in attempting to locate a missing person, Natalie Chambers, and her two children ages two and four,' Detective Steven Rutherford told

'Upon arrival at the location, responding officers located Chambers' vehicle, blue 2008 Ford Escape, in the parking lot of 4300 LBJ Freeway. Officers approached the vehicle and discovered that the three occupants of the vehicle were deceased.

Investigators are working to subpoena cell records to yield any additional information that may help to explain the reason for their disappearance and deaths.

No suspects were identified as of Thursday afternoon, Rutherford said. He was unable to confirm what condition the bodies were in, pending an investigation from the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office.

Rutherford told the Star-Telegram this case has been 'devastating' for the department and especially the officers who found the family.

'This morning's very, very tragic events where we've lost three precious lives ... officers have to respond to that situation. That's a lot. That's a lot to see that,' he said.

'But we do have a job to do. You do your job and then you have to move forward. And we'll check on our guys and make sure everybody's OK.'

Police remain at the scene of where the bodies were found as an investigation continues.

A white forensics tent has been erected in the parking lot next the Chamber's car, footage shot by WFAA shows.

Concerned family members had taken to social media in a desperate attempt to locate Chambers and her daughters.

'My sister Natalie Chambers and her two daughters Izabel and Elise have been missing since around 8am this morning. If you or anyone you know has heard from them or seen them, please contact me immediately,' her sister, Jessica Purcell, wrote on Facebook Wednesday afternoon.

In the hours since the news of her death was made public, Purcell remembered her sister as 'hilarious and charismatic and never met a stranger.'

'She fiercely loved her girls and was an inspirational mother. I always used to tell her I'm glad she did it (motherhood) first so I can steal parenting tips from her,' Purcell told CBS Dallas.

'Izabel and Elise were happy and so very smart and witty. Izabel got that her mom's sassiness and Elise got her humor. They were beautiful and perfect. Our hearts are completely shattered.'

Posts to Chambers' Facebook page indicate that she married Corey Chambers, 37, in 2017. It's unclear if they couple were still together at the time of her death.

A caption displayed underneath her profile picture reads: 'Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.'

Kwara state Governor loses his prominent dad

The first lawyer from the Northern parts of the country and father of Kwara Governor, Alh. Abdulganiyu Folorunsho  Abdulrasaq is dead.

Popularly known as AGF, he died in the early hours of Saturday in Lagos.

He passed on less than four months to his 93rd birthday.

Apart from being Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, he was the first Commissioner of Finance for Kwara State after the state was created  in 1967.

Frontline care worker, Anugwom Izuchukwu Goodluck, ordered to leave UK by the end of the month

A care worker has been ordered to leave the UK by the end of the month despite his contributions towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Anugwom Izuchukwu Goodluck, 30, had been working in care homes until the height of the lockdown period, when his visa application was denied.

Because of this, he was no longer able to work and was issued a deportation notice to his homeland of Nigeria.

Speaking fondly of his work, Anugwom said: ‘I used to sing and dance for the residents, it was amazing to be with them, just pure happiness. Then it’s all gone in the blink of an eye and I didn’t even get to get to say goodbye.

Police arrest Ogun factory workers for killing boss’ dad

Seven workers at an energy firm in Odogbolu, Ogun State, are currently in police custody in connection with the kidnapping and killing of their boss’ father, one Hongli Song–a 65-year-old Chinese national.

The suspects, Adetayo Adeniran, Hammed Jabiri, Jayeola Adelekan, Animashaun Mustapha, Akeem Lawal, Moruf Razaq and Yinka Jaiyeola, who were rounded up recently, reportedly carried out the crime sometime in February 2020.

City Round learnt that the crime was orchestrated by the company’s security guard, identified simply as Israel, who is still at large, while Adelekan, a tyre repairer at the firm, mobilised other accomplices.

They were said to have demanded N50m ransom from their boss to release Song, who died after falling sick in a hideout where he was tied.

PDP speaks on Dogara's defection, says he is yet to inform us

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State has said former House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, is yet to inform the party of his defection.

Chairman of the party, Alhaji Hamza Akuyam, while reacting to reports of Dogara’s defection, said PDP was awaiting a formal notification to that effect from the ex-Speaker.

”We have not received any letter of him leaving our party  and when you see him with the President, it’s normal because he was a former Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“Maybe there are some issues he want to call his attention to  but when  he makes his defection official to us, we shall comment on that. For now we are waiting to receive a letter from him.”

D’Banj continues libel suit as Seyitan withdraws petition

D’Banj, is forging ahead with the N1.5bn libel suit filed against Miss Seyitan Babatayo, who accused him of r.a.p.e, despite the latter withdrawing a petition submitted to the Inspector-General of Police.

D’Banj’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), disclosed this in an interview with Saturday Punch.

“They withdrew their petition but the police said they could not prove a case of r.a.p.e, against D’Banj. This fact should not be hidden. It is based on this they are begging him to withdraw the case but I have not received any letter from my client asking me to withdraw the case. So, the case in court is still alive,” Ozekhome said.

Kwara cancels Eid prayers, rolls out safety measures

The Kwara State Government, on Friday, announced the cancellation of Eid congregational prayers across the state, citing the steep rise in the state’s Covid-19 cases and the danger of such a large gathering worsening the situation.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor and spokesman for the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye, the government placed a ban on vigils in churches and mosques, while restating the ban on concerts, clubbing, beer parlours, and bars in hotels.

The Deputy Governor and Chairman of the COVID-19 committee, Kayode Alabi, who spoke at a press briefing in Ilorin, said the decision to cancel the Eid prayers was “painful but necessary” to save lives.

He said, “Because of the huge numbers expected to gather for the special Eid prayers and the possibility of such gatherings leading to spike in our cases and potential deaths, the government, in consultation with the Council of Ulamah under His Royal Highness, the Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, hereby cancels congregational Eid prayers for 2020 across the whole state.

US Navy honours Nigerian officer for accountability

The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lt Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for his meritorious service.

The U.S Navy said Agunbiade effectively managed its largest cash disbursing office handling 45 million dollars (N17billion) in cash transaction.

This, it said, accounted for around 70 per cent of its overseas disbursing volume.

According to the award citation, Agunbiade earned the honour while serving as cash Disbursing Officer at the navy’s Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, between October, 2019, and July.

US sued over expulsion of migrant children detained in hotel

Legal groups sued the US government Friday to try to stop the expulsion of children detained in hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus.

The owners of the Hampton Inn & Suites in McAllen, Texas, said Friday night that they ended any reservations on rooms used to detain minors. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also confirmed that all children had been taken away from the hotel, two days after The Associated Press reported that it was one of three hotels used nearly 200 times for detention of children as young as 1.

But ICE repeatedly refused to answer questions about where contractors have taken the children, citing a potential security risk.

“The Trump administration is holding children in secret in hotels, refusing to give lawyers access to them so it can expel them back to danger without even a chance for the children to show they warrant asylum,” said Lee Gelernt, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed suit on behalf of the Texas Civil Rights Project.

Alleged money laundering: Court orders Diezani to return for trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to appear before it for an arraignment on money laundering charges filed against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu made the order in a ruling on an ex parte application shortly after it was moved by the lawyer to the anti-graft agency, Mr. Faruk Abdullah.

The judge ordered the defendant, who is alleged to have escaped to the United Kingdom after leaving office in 2015, to appear in court to answer 13 counts of money laundering involving $39.7m and N3.32bn said to be proceeds of unlawful activities.

Justice Ojukwu, in her ruling, ordered that the court summons be published on the website of the EFCC and a national daily in a conspicuous manner.

Coronavirus strikes 15 Lagosians dead in one day

The deadly Coronavirus pandemic has killed 15 residents of Lagos in one day, taking the number of deaths in the state to 192.

According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, of the 20 people killed on Thursday by the pandemic, Lagos accounted for 15 of them.

While Akwa Ibom recorded two deaths, Ebonyi, Kwara and Plateau recorded one death each.

However, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos as at Thursday stood at 14,009, with 2,075 recoveries recorded by the State.

Lai Mohammed reportedly tells NBC to halt Big Brother Naija

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked the National Broadcasting Commission to halt the transmission of Big Brother Naija, a TV reality show.

The Minister reportedly made the call to end the fifth season of the show which commenced on July 20 by citing fears of a possible spread of Covid-19 among housemates.

On Wednesday, Acting Director-General of the NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, told senior management members of the commission at a meeting that he had been directed by the minister to shut down the show, according to TheCable.

A director had told the meeting that the NBC had on July 1 sought an explanation from Multichoice Ltd on a possible violation of Covid-19 protocol with the airing of the show.

Partial closure of Third Mainland Bridge begins....

At about midnight on Friday, concrete barriers went up at the mouth of the 11.8km Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The barriers signalled the beginning of repairs of the 30 year-old bridge and its partial closure for the next six months.

First to be blocked was the outbound multi-lane at Adeniji Adele, which carries traffic from the Lagos island to the Lagos mainland at Oworonsoki.

The barriers will be in place till noon Saturday, when it will be opened for traffic.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Dozens of inmates escape South African prison

Nearly 70 inmates staged a brazen escape from a detention centre in South Africa’s wine-producing town of Malmesbury on Friday after overpowering guards, before most were re-arrested, the government said.

The inmates, who were awaiting trial, broke out around midday during routine physical exercise at the facility situated about 65 kilometres (40 miles) north of Cape Town, the Department of Correctional Services said in a statement.

“The escapees overpowered officials, took the keys and locked three officials in a cell and opened other cells before escaping through the main entrance and over the roof,” it said.

Police immediately launched a manhunt and re-arrested 61 of the 69 escapees.

How the girls are stepping into the weekend [photos]

Here are photos shared by the girls on how they are stepping into the weekend. They sha shouldn't tension those of us back at home, lol.

Annie Idibia captioned hers: T G I F πŸ’Ž

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Covid-19: India donates majorly to Nigeria

The Republic of India has assisted Nigeria with seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine as part of its contribution to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, hydroxychloroquine is one of the drugs undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure.

He said, “The Presidential Task Force wishes to thank friendly nations and corporate organisations for their supports through donations of medicines and equipment.

“In this regard, we thank the nation of India for the donation of seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of patients…We wish to assure you that the resources will be judiciously utilised.”

Former Speaker, Dogara dumps PDP for APC

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Malla Buni, disclosed this after the duo met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Although Dogara declined to speak after the meeting, Mai Buni told journalists that the former Speaker “is  now a member of APC.”

Lagos schools resume August 4

In accordance with the decision of state governors in the South-West geopolitical zone to reopen schools, primary and secondary schools in Lagos State are set to reopen on August 3, this year.

However, only learners in primary six, junior secondary school 3, and senior secondary school 3 are to resume.

This, it was gathered, followed a meeting held on Thursday in Ikeja with some stakeholders in the sector by officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education.

During the meeting, the Department of Quality Assurance in the ministry mandated all schools, whether public or private to fill an online assessment form, stating their preparedness to meet conditions stipulated for school reopening by the Federal Ministry of Education.

Seyitan Babatayo, D'banj allegedly 'agree to keep the media' in the dark over r.a.p.e case

Seyitan Babatayo, the woman who accused D’banj, of r3ping her, has reached a ‘non-monetary’ agreement with the singer.

Stand To End Rape (STER), a non-profit organization, which has been in charge of Ms Babatayo’s welfare since the r3pe allegations were made public on June 15, gave the update in a press statement.

The statement was co-signed by STER and 14 other groups and individuals involved in the case.

They include the Nigeria Feminist Forum, Whine and Wine NG, NoMore234NG, 9jafeminista, Alliances for Africa, Women’s Crisis Centre and Education as a Vaccine. Others are Azeenarh Mohammed, Kiki Mordi, Chioma Agwuegbo, Ayodele Olofintuade, Lesley Agams, Iheoma Obibi, and Buky William.

NAF explains why no autopsy was done on Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile

The Nigerian Air Force said no autopsy was carried out on Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile because the family of the deceased was satisfied with the explanation on what led to her death.

According to the air force, Arotile, who was Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, died at the NAF base, Kaduna, after being hit by a car driven by her former classmate with two others on board.

However, NAF added that the circumstances surrounding her death were clear and no autopsy was needed or demanded by the family.

Daramola said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme today.

Remember your days in SSS detention... Falana fires Shehu

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and counsel to Omoyele Sowore, has reminded the presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, of his days in State Security Service detention.

This, he said after Garba Shehu claimed that Sowore lied about the mission of a delegation led by the late Ismaila Isa Funtua, an ally of the president who visited him while in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Falana accused Shehu of attempting to distort the proceedings of the meetings. He recalled that on behalf of his client, Sowore, he blatantly refused to apologise to President Buhari or sign an undertaking.

Furthermore, he revealed that the presidential spokesman was detained by the SSS for ”obtaining, reproducing and keeping classified material”.