Thursday, April 15

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Nigerian man Faces Deportation after One Month in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre Over Drink Driving Offence
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Nigerian man Faces Deportation after One Month in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre Over Drink Driving Offence

A 33-year-old Nigerian national detained at an immigration centre in Malaysia for the last one month, has been served a deportation order despite having paid his fine for a drink-driving offence, his lawyer said on Thursday, April 15. Aimon Adavize Momoh, who has been married to a Malaysian auditor, Low Kar Hui, for the past eight years and has a valid visa, was arrested at a roadblock in Cheras, Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor in the early hours of March 15, 2021 on suspicion of drink-driving. He pleaded guilty in court the same day, paid the RM12,000 fine, and his wife was told he would be released at 5pm However, he was taken to the Kajang prison and later transferred to the Semenyih immigration detention centre where he has been since then. Authorities previously...
Two IDPs Killed in another Campfire Disaster in Borno
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Two IDPs Killed in another Campfire Disaster in Borno

A fire outbreak at an internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camp in Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai local government area of Borno State has claimed the lives of two people. Eyewitnesses told Premium Times the IDP camp caught fire two different times in less than 24 hours. Malam Bashir, the camp chairman in Gajiram said; “We do not know the cause of the fire, but the disaster occurred twice in quick succession. “The first one happened on Monday night and the second happened the next morning." Mr Bashir said over 200 homes made of grass and corrugated sheets were razed in the twin fire incident. It was also learnt that the IDPs are yet to receive any form of assistance or palliative support about 48 hours after the fire destroyed all that they had. Gaji Adamu, a male ID...
Husband Allegedly Burns all his Wife’s Credentials after a Fight
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Husband Allegedly Burns all his Wife’s Credentials after a Fight

  A Twitter user has claimed that her colleague's husband burnt all her credentials after they got into a fight. She tweeted: "My colleague got into a fight with her husband then he took ALL her credentials & burnt it!" When asked which of her credentials was burnt, the Twitter user said, "Original EVERYTHING from primary cert to Nysc. " As expected, Twitter users are already giving their opinion on the matter.
Gunmen Storm Anambra Community, Destroy Vehicles
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Gunmen Storm Anambra Community, Destroy Vehicles

Unknown gunmen on Thursday, April 15, reportedly stormed Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State and destroyed vehicles after hoisting a Biafran flag. According to the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) the gunmen went straight to First Bank Plc where they shot sporadically into the air, dispersing bank customers and passersby. According to the report, the gunmen, numbering about ten, who drove in black Honda Pilot Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), equally hoisted Biafran flag at the gate of the bank, set fire on a Nissan Pathfinder SUV with registration number UR 640 KJA, and smashed glasses of a Honda car with registration number FST 456 AC, all parked in front of the bank. It is not clear if anyone sustained gunshot injury, however, normal human and vehicular ...
Unimaginable Amounts Of Water May Be Unleashed Around The World – Scientists Warn
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Unimaginable Amounts Of Water May Be Unleashed Around The World – Scientists Warn

Scientists have warned that if the global temperatures rise to 4C above pre-industrial levels, an 'unimaginable amount of water' could be unleashed and threaten coastal areas across the world. More than a third of all Antarctic ice shelves would be at risk of collapsing as well. In a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on Thursday, it found that if the ice shelves collapse, the water would pour into the sea. An Ice shelf, a thick floating slab of ice that forms where a glacier or ice flows down a coastline, are typically found in Antarctica, Canada, Greenland and the Russian Arctic. They play a vital role in limiting the sea levels rising, writes Peoples World. However, scientists are warning that limiting global temperatures to a 2C rise rather t...
Update: South African Police Arrest 15-year-old School Girl for Assaulting Pupil who later Committed Suicide
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Update: South African Police Arrest 15-year-old School Girl for Assaulting Pupil who later Committed Suicide

South African Police have arrested a15-year-old school girl for allegedly assaulting a learner who later died in apparent suicide. LIB reported that 15-year-old Lufuno Mavhunga committed suicide after she was bullied and assaulted outside her school premises on Monday. A video showing the pupil being repeatedly slapped in the face has caused outrage, with social media users calling for action, using the hashtag #JusticeForLufuno. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, April 14, said the arrested child will be dealt with in accordance with the Child Justice Act. According to the spokesman, Lufuno Mavhunga reportedly went home in the afternoon following the incident, locked herself in her room and cons...
Basketball Coach Killed in Shootout with Drug Cartel 
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Basketball Coach Killed in Shootout with Drug Cartel 

A high school basketball coach in North Carolina was killed in a shootout with a Mexican drug cartel. Barney Harris, the man identified as the teacher, was a basketball and track coach at Union Academy. Harris and his brother-in-law went to a stash house in Alamance County last Thursday to steal money and drugs from the cartel. According to police, Harris' brother-in-law shot a drug runner for the cartel, which kicked off the shootout. Harris was then shot multiple times and found dead when officers arrived at the scene. Stewart was arrested and has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary. The sheriff’s office also reportedly seized 1.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine, five guns and about $7,000 in cash. Union Acad...
CDQ was arrested for being in possession of cannabis. He has been granted bail but expected back in custody today – NDLEA
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CDQ was arrested for being in possession of cannabis. He has been granted bail but expected back in custody today – NDLEA

The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, says its operatives in Lagos last night April 14, arrested popular rap artiste, CDQ, for being in possession of banned substance, Cannabis, which is popularly known as ''loud'' In an interview with Punch, the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said the agency got intelligence that the rapper was in possession of the banned substance and stormed his Lekki home and arrested him. Babafemi said he has been granted bail but is expected back into custody today as he is still under investigation. “Yes, CDQ was arrested in his house at Lekki for being in possession of cannabis. He was arrested based on intelligence. As of last night, he was granted administrative bail, but he is expected back into custody today because it is an ongoin...
Undergraduate Shoots Bayelsa University Student Dead During Lecture
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Undergraduate Shoots Bayelsa University Student Dead During Lecture

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 300-level Accounting undergraduate of the Niger Delta University, African Innocent, for allegedly shooting to death of a fellow student of the institution, James Okunmakpeye, at a lecture hall on Wednesday. It was gathered that the victim was shot in the head at close range and died on the spot. He was said to be standing by the door of the lecture room in the Faculty of Management Sciences in the state-owned institution on Wilberforce Island when the assailant attacked him. The incident was said to have caused pandemonium as Okunmakpeye’s classmates and the lecturer ran away in fear, while the victim’s lifeless body was left in a pool of his own blood. The Public Relations Officer, NDU, Mr Ingezi Idoni, confirmed the incident...
Katsina Villagers Lure Bandits Into A Trap, Kill 30
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Katsina Villagers Lure Bandits Into A Trap, Kill 30

At least 30 suspected bandits were killed by residents and local vigilante of Majifa village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. Although details surrounding the incident were sketchy as at the time of filing this report, Daily Trust learnt that the villagers laid an ambush for the gunmen. A resident told Daily Trust that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday. “Resident of the village received the information that bandits were planning to attack them that night, so they ambushed them and God helped them to repel the attack and they killed at least 30 of the bandits,” he said. He, however, added that other bandits rushed back on camels to retrieve the corpses, saying, “While the villagers were waiting for the day break to burn the corpses, they wo...
Bandits Terrorising Communities Around Armed Forces College In Kaduna
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Bandits Terrorising Communities Around Armed Forces College In Kaduna

Residents of communities around the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have lamented the constant attacks from armed bandits. Their mission, according to some locals, is to abduct some staff of the college and the communities. This is coming in less than two months after bandits stormed the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Mando, also in Kaduna and kidnapped no fewer than 39 students. AFCSC is a training facility for the Nigerian Armed Forces, including the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Navy. A resident of the area, who simply identified himself as Adamu, told Daily Trust via telephone that the bandits have been operating around the college. “It is only Allah that has been s...
NNPC Records 37.21% Drop In Oil Pipeline Vandalism In January
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NNPC Records 37.21% Drop In Oil Pipeline Vandalism In January

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a 37.21 % decrease in cases of pipeline vandalism across the country in the month of January 2021. This is contained in the January 2021 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR), according to a press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Dr. Kennie Obateru. The report indicates that a total of 27 pipeline points were vandalized in January 2021 down from the 43 points recorded in December 2020. The Mosimi Area accounted for 74% of the vandalized points while Kaduna Area and Port Harcourt accounted for the remaining 22% and 4% respectively. However, NNPC is continuously working in collaboration with the local communities and other stakehold...
IGP Orders Closure Of Police Monitoring Units Offices In Lagos, PH
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IGP Orders Closure Of Police Monitoring Units Offices In Lagos, PH

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has ordered the closure of IGP Monitoring Unit offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt. The IGP, has also banned operatives of the Unit from undertaking criminal investigations including taking over cases from State Commands. Alkali, who gave the order at a meeting he held with commissioners of police and above in Abuja, said the ban has become necessary to enable him reorganize and return to the force to basics in policing. Alkali, who also ordered the reformation of the unit, said under the new arrangement, the Unit will now operate within their original mandate which is to investigate complaints of professional infractions that may be alleged against any serving officer and as may be referred to them by his office. The IGP,...
Three Osun Principals Suspended Over Pro-oduduwa Group’s Visit To Schools
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Three Osun Principals Suspended Over Pro-oduduwa Group’s Visit To Schools

Osun State Government on Wednesday suspended three public school principals for allowing a pro-Oodua nation group to address their students. The government also dissociated itself from the group preaching disunity and secession to students in some schools in the state. The PUNCH investigation revealed that some people had early in the week visited the three secondary schools in Iresi, a town in the Boluwaduro Local Government Area of the state to addressed their students. It was gathered that the group told the students that they should reject Nigeria and demanded Oodua nation. But the government in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Folorunsho Bamisayemi, said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group...
It’s Ungodly For You To Marry Woman Without Giving Her Enough Sex – Governor Ortom’s SSA, Smith Takema
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It’s Ungodly For You To Marry Woman Without Giving Her Enough Sex – Governor Ortom’s SSA, Smith Takema

Smith Akom Takema, a Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor, has revealed an important duty a good husband must perform in marriage. According to Mr. Takema, said that lack of sexual satisfaction is one of the common causes of marital problems. The married father advised couples to court properly and ask honest questions before marriage because it is ungodly to marry a woman and not satisfy her sexually. His Facebook post reads ; “It’s unGodly for you to marry a woman and not be giving her enough sex. Sex is created by God to be enjoyed, they are women who are not sex freaks and can go without it for months without minding, but they are some who can’t stand without sex for a week,” This are things we ought to know during courtship but Christianity has put a b...
Principal failed to take action when alerted to Lufuno Mavhunga bullying – SAHRC
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Principal failed to take action when alerted to Lufuno Mavhunga bullying – SAHRC

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said that its preliminary findings indicated that the principal of a Limpopo school where a teenager was bullied failed to take appropriate action when her family alerted him to the incident. The commission visited the Mbilwi Secondary School on Wednesday after a video of Lufuno Mavhunga being attacked by a fellow pupil went viral. The 15-year-old teenager allegedly committed suicide following the assault. Her alleged attacker was arrested on Wednesday. The SAHRC's Victor Mavhidula said that they'd been left angry and disappointed by the principal's failure to intervene in the matter. "The family forwarded him the video and asked him what was happening here. He said that he was not aware and that he would follow up. BUt h...
FG Supporting Private Developers To Provide Electricity – Osinbajo
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FG Supporting Private Developers To Provide Electricity – Osinbajo

The Federal Government is currently supporting private developers to provide electricity through solar energy, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. He disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by the Head, Communications and Public Relations, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Olufunke Nwankwo. The NDPHC said Osinbajo spoke at the recent inauguration of the 100,000 Solar Home System in Jangefe community, Kazuare Emirate, Jigawa State. The vice president said government was determined to bring power to un-served communities as part of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan. He was quoted as saying, “The President’s vision around that plan was that rather than have situations where people lose jobs and opportunities, we could take the opportunities of COV...
911 Attack: Biden Announces The Withdrawal Of U.S Troops From Afghanistan
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911 Attack: Biden Announces The Withdrawal Of U.S Troops From Afghanistan

President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into its longest war. "We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result," Biden said. "I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats," he added. "I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth." In a sign he views his remarks as a historic bookend to the prolonged conflict, he delivered them from precisely the same spot in the White Hou...
Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students
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Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students

The Osun state government has suspended three principals for reportedly allowing a group of secessionists to preach to students in their respective schools. Commissioner for Education in the state, Folorunsho Bamisayemi noted that the viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. He said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group to speak with public school students in the State. Bamisayemi reiterated that Nigeria is one entity and will continue to remain so. The statement read; “A viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. “The administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not awa...
Jailbreak Foiled in Edo state
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Jailbreak Foiled in Edo state

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area on Wednesday, April 14. In a statement released in Benin, the spokesperson of the command, Richard Ogbebor, disclosed that the attempted jailbreak occurred from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday. Ogbebor explained that the command received a distress call and subsequently mobilized its personnel to the facility. Ogbebor said that on getting to the facility, it was discovered that the inmates had broken out from their cells and were already engaging the correctional officers in a fight. He said in a bid to bring the development under control some of the officers sustained differen...
‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing
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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday  April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into the country to wage its longest war. Biden delivered the historic statement from precisely the same spot in the White House Treaty Room that President George W. Bush announced the start of the war on October 7, 2001. Biden said after the statement he'll visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America's war dead from Afghanistan are buried. He also added that American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will continue in Afghanistan while the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and...
World’s Most Expensive House ‘The One’ In Bel Air, Los Angeles
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World’s Most Expensive House ‘The One’ In Bel Air, Los Angeles

Originally priced at a staggering $500 million (£362 million), the sprawling LA mansion features a nightclub, four bowling alleys, a moat, two wine cellars and 20 bedrooms The 'world's most expensive house' features 20 bedrooms, a running track, four bowling alleys, a nightclub and two wine cellars. The sprawling mansion, originally priced at an eye-watering $500 million (£362 million), is called 'The One' by the man who built the luxury pad, US real estate developer and film producer Nile Niami. British YouTube personality Producer Michael was allowed inside to give the world its first view of what is considered the most expensive house in the modern world. Situated in Bel Air, Los Angeles, the property covers a whopping 105,000 square feet. It also includes a moat, pool...
Philanthropist, Innocent Onwubiko Adopts 3 Lions From Imo Zoo
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Philanthropist, Innocent Onwubiko Adopts 3 Lions From Imo Zoo

Imo state government on Wednesday gave out its three Lions to a philanthropist Innocent Onwubiko for adoption. This is just as the State government and the philanthropist has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) for the adoption of the three Lions which will terminate after one year. Giving reason for the adoption, Onwubiko told journalists that he had decided to adopt the animals to support wildlife conservation in the state and Nigeria. He said he would cater for the welfare of the three Lions until the expiration of their MoU. “I want to support Imo government to sustain the life of the Lions because to feed a Lion is very expensive. “I am a lover of nature and this is one of the ways Onwubiko Foundation will show love to animals and promote wildlife conservation i...
JAMB Scraps Use Of Email For UTME, DE Registration
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JAMB Scraps Use Of Email For UTME, DE Registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says the use of email is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration’s processes. JAMB registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja, said email will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the exam. “As from Thursday, 15th April 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration. Consequently, candidates will have the following options to access their profile during or after registration. “i. Mobile APP on the candidates’ phone ii. On the 55019 option (being designed) for example admission status chec...
ESN Releases Photo Of Fulani Herdsman Killed In Ebonyi
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ESN Releases Photo Of Fulani Herdsman Killed In Ebonyi

The Eastern Security Network operatives have released a photograph of a suspected Fulani terrorist killed during the violence which has engulfed Umuogudu Akpu-Ngbo Community in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State since Monday. Sources in the community told SaharaReporters that the suspected Fulani terrorist was one of the several militants who invaded the community to allegedly carry out a reprisal but were gunned down by the ESN operatives. A top source revealed that the Fulani herdsmen were among those fuelling the crisis in the Ebonyi communities. “This is one of the Fulani terrorists that came to attack the Ngbo community in Ebonyi province on Monday. Despite the charm tied around his waist, the gallant ESN operatives still sent him to face proper judgment. ...
Former Military Administrator of Oyo and Ondo, Ahmed Usman is dead
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Former Military Administrator of Oyo and Ondo, Ahmed Usman is dead

Ahmed Usman, the former military administrator of Oyo and Ondo states is dead. Usman died in the early hours of Wednesday April 14 in Jos, Plateau State capital. The deceased who retired from the army as a colonel, hails from Okura in Kogi state but was the military administrator of Ondo from 1994 to 1996 and Oyo from 1996 to 1998. Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello who confirmed his death, said the late military administrator was concerned about the growth and development of the state. A statement released by his spokesperson Muhammed Onogwu, read; “Governor Bello described Col. Usman, who hailed from Okura, Dekina Local Government of the State, as a worthy ambassador of the Confluence State who excelled in his chosen profession and blossomed through the ranks “He noted...
She Brought Smiles With Weekly AIT Show – Fani-kayode On Death Of Rachel Bakam
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She Brought Smiles With Weekly AIT Show – Fani-kayode On Death Of Rachel Bakam

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode on Wednesday mourned actress and TV personality Rachael Bakam who died Tuesday afternoon at a private hospital in Abuja after a brief illness. In a Twitter thread, Mr Fani-Kayode said Bakam was a regular guest at his Abuja home, adding the actress was compassionate and highly talented. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the beautiful Rachael Bakam who was a regular guest at my Abuja home with my brother John Fashanu. She was a dear friend, a kind-hearted, compassionate & wonderful soul & a highly talented television presenter & personality,” he wrote. “She was also a great source of pride to her native Kaduna state and to Nigeria and she brought smiles to the faces of millions all over the country with her wee...
“Extend Retirement Age Of Supreme Court Justices To 100 Years” – Afe Babalola
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“Extend Retirement Age Of Supreme Court Justices To 100 Years” – Afe Babalola

A legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, on Wednesday proposed 100 years as retirement age for Supreme Court Justices from 70. This is contained in a statement issued by Tunde Olofintila, the Director, Corporate Information of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Babalola, founder of ABUAD, made the call at the virtual launch of books in honour of Rtd Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, CFR, of the Supreme Court to mark his retirement from the bench on attaining 70. He canvassed for a review of the age of retirement of judges, especially those of the Supreme Court Justice from the current 70 to 100 or more if life service is not possible.” There is an urgent need for reform of our judicial system. This is w...
Chuba, Ezekwesili’s Son Replies Omojuwa Over Alpha Reach
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Chuba, Ezekwesili’s Son Replies Omojuwa Over Alpha Reach

Chuba Ezekwesili @ChubaEzeks It’s fascinating watching you @Omojuwa do your best to avoid taking responsibility. 1. You’ve still not shown any document that indicates she signed or gave you any consent 2. You took @obyezeks name & tried to use it for your gain & lied when it came out You can try to obfuscate with all these shalaye you’ve done @omojuwa, but you’re yet to do this simple task - show evidence that she gave you consent and that she was aware you made her a director in your company. It’s that simple - show us all your evidence. There have been many like you @omojuwa over the years who have thought they could use mom’s kindness and love for Nigeria to profit. You all think you got away with it, but we can assure you that this isn’t how the story ends. ...
Asians Hawking Vegetables is a Clear Economic Sabotage that should be Detected, Stopped and Sanctioned – Aregbesola
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Asians Hawking Vegetables is a Clear Economic Sabotage that should be Detected, Stopped and Sanctioned – Aregbesola

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has decried the different ways expatriates come into the country to "steal" jobs meant for Nigerians. Declaring open a stakeholders’ meeting on expatriate quota administration in Abuja on Wednesday April 14, the Minister raised an alarm of expatriates taking over jobs in the country. Aregbesola averred that expatriates coming into the country to work as bricklayers, painters, high-end consorts and even hawking vegetables are clear economic sabotage acts that should be detected, stopped and sanctioned. He said; “I have a good cause to say that this meeting has been long overdue in the sense that its outcomes will tie up a lot of loose ends in the obsolete handbook last reviewed in 2004, which has been in use as a guide to granting approval...
It is not a Fact – FG Replies Governor Obaseki on Printing of N60bn
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It is not a Fact – FG Replies Governor Obaseki on Printing of N60bn

The federal government has countered Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State's claim that it printed N50 to N60 billion for states to share in March 2021. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed denied the claim while answering questions from state house correspondents. Ahmed also defended the government’s borrowings despite the concern expressed by Obaseki by stating that "the country’s debt is still within sustainable limits."  She said what was distributed at the monthly FAAC meetings were generated revenue from government institutions available to the public at the ministry’s website. The Minister said; “The issue that was raised by the Edo State Governor for me is very, very sad. Because it is not a fact. What we distribute at FAAC is a revenu...
Viral video shows Black high school football player forced to sit in locker filled with banana peels
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Viral video shows Black high school football player forced to sit in locker filled with banana peels

A video has emerged of a high school football team forcing one of their Black players to sit in a locker filled with banana peels. According to Fox 32 Chicago, the incident occurred in a locker room at Moline High School, in northwest Illinois on Thursday, April 8. The 11-second video shows a player threatening the Black teen to sit in a locker filled with banana peels. The player can be heard saying, “Or I’ll break both your knees.” The Black player, whose name hasn’t been made public, eventually sits down while other players in the locker room can be heard shouting, “Yeah! Authorities became aware of the video after it was widely shared on Friday night, April 9. Moline Police Chief Darren Gault called the incident a 'disturbing racist scene'. Gault said an investigation...
White police officer who shot Jacob Blake and left him paralyzed will not face discipline as he returns back to work
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White police officer who shot Jacob Blake and left him paralyzed will not face discipline as he returns back to work

The Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man who was paralyzed from the waist down after the shooting in August, has returned to work and will not face discipline. The officer, Rusten Sheskey, who is white, is now back on the job after returning from administrative leave on March 31, Chief Daniel Miskinis announced Tuesday April 13. A statement from Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said he was "found to have been acting within policy and will not be subjected to discipline." The determination was made after an outside investigation and an independent expert review, the statement said. "Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I understand that some will not be pleased with the outcome; however, given the facts, it was the only lawfu...
15-year-old South African girl allegedly commits suicide after being bullied at school
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15-year-old South African girl allegedly commits suicide after being bullied at school

A 15-year-old South African schoolgirl has reportedly committed suicide after she was bullied by fellow pupil at school. Lufuno Mavhungu Tshirenzheni from the Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo, allegedly committed suicide by overdosing on pills on Monday, April 12, Limpopo provincial police said. In the video which went viral on social media on Tuesday April 13, the grade 10 pupil from Mbilwi Secondary School in the Vhembe East education district is seen being confronted by two other girls. One of them signals the other to move while she got closer to the victim to slap her countless times. The victim grabs the pupil who was assaulting her in an attempt to block the blows. Other pupils can be heard in the background cheering the alleged perpetrator, who is also in grade 10. ...
Japheth Omojuwa responds to Oby Ezekwesili’s letter accusing him of enlisting her as a director in his company without her approval and consent
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Japheth Omojuwa responds to Oby Ezekwesili’s letter accusing him of enlisting her as a director in his company without her approval and consent

  On April 9, Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, via her Twitter handle, shared copies of a letter she wrote through her lawyers, Falana and Falana Chambers, to social commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, demanding a public explanation and apology from him for enlisting her as one of the directors of his company, Alpha Reach, without her consent and approval. According to the letter, Ezekwesili said on March 31, 2021, she was contacted by a person inquiring from her if she knew about her position as a director in the aforementioned company. The letter from her lawyers stated that Ezekwesili said no, as she had never heard of the company before. According to the letter, the person who initially contacted her later forwarded a document from the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC...
Bernie Madoff, mastermind behind largest Ponzi scheme in history, dies at 82
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Bernie Madoff, mastermind behind largest Ponzi scheme in history, dies at 82

Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street con artist who masterminded the largest Ponzi scheme in history and bilked thousands of investors out of billions of dollars, has died in prison. He was 82. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Madoff's death on Wednesday. He died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. The bureau did not specify a cause of death, saying in a statement that the cause will be determined by a medical examiner. Madoff's death comes about 12 years into a 150-year prison sentence stemming from fraud charges that bilked thousands of investors out of an estimated $65 billion in promised returns on $20 billion invested over the years. His victims ranged from boldface names such as Steven Spielberg, actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, New York ...
Brazil building new Jesus statue even taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer
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Brazil building new Jesus statue even taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

Officials in the Brazilian city of Encantado have embarked on the construction of a statue of Jesus set to be roughly 16 feet taller than the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that has overlooked Rio de Janeiro for decades. CNN reported Monday that a Brazilian organization called the Friends of Christ Association is leading the project in southern Brazil, which has already begun the construction of a 141-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ with outstretched arms like the Cristo Redentor statue. The new statue is set to be titled Christ the Protector and will be the third-tallest statue of Jesus in the world following a 172-foot statue in Poland and a massive 253-foot statue being built in Mexico. The goal of the project, which is being funded by individual and corporate donations...
Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting
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Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

The vice President prof. Yemi Osinbajo Presides over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meetingat the presidential villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari is in London for a routine medical check up. Before the proceedings, a minute silence was observed in honour of Mahmud Tukur, a former minister of commerce and industry, who passed away recently. Ministers who attending the meeting are Alh. Kai Muhammed, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, Abubakar Malami other ministers joined virtually from their offices. Boss Mustapha, SGF, is represented by permanent secretary, Ecological fund office, Mrs habibah lawal. The National Security Adviser, rtd Maj-Gen. Babagana Mungono and chief of staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are present at the meeting.
‘We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed’ – Pantami (GazetteNGR)
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‘We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed’ – Pantami (GazetteNGR)

Isa Aliyu Pantami, President Muhammadu Buhari’s communications minister, once declared that he was always a happy man towards the massacre of those he considered infidels. “We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed,” Mr Pantami said. “But the Sharia does not allow us to kill them without a reason.” “Our zeal (hamasa) should not take precedence over our obedience to the sacred law,” he added. Mr Pantami’s comments were contained in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he took extreme positions in support of the brutal exploits of Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world. He made the remarks while responding to audience questions about his views on Osama Bin Laden during...
Neymar Celebrates PSG Win Kimmich’s Face
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Neymar Celebrates PSG Win Kimmich’s Face

Neymar celebrated as PSG qualified for the Champions League semi final in the face of Bayern Munich player Joshua Kimmich. Neymar played a key role as PSG lost in the quarter-finals second leg 1-0 but won on away goals. The Brazilian was overjoyed, and passionately celebrated PSG Semi-final qualification. Neymar made sure to celebrate right in front of Kimmich with teammates Paredes. Neymar hugged fellow teammate Leandro Paredes, and Kimmich was right there. A fan on Twitterwrote: " Neymar screaming in the face of Kimmich was great no doubt." Another fan wrote: "Neymar screaming in Kimmich's face after the match made it worth watching." Watch Video; https://youtu.be/-6FOCrXwU08
I Used To Hawk Bread To Raise My School Fees – Actress, Abiola Adebayo
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I Used To Hawk Bread To Raise My School Fees – Actress, Abiola Adebayo

Shared with Caption ... This picture reminded me of my humble beginning � ���� � � I hawked different things on the street but was more popular with bread cos that was the last thing I hawked as a young adult seeking for admission into Uni, it was a tough one, I know a few people can attest to that here. I lost 4 different admissions because I couldn’t afford to pay, it took me about 7 years to finally got into Uni but today, I’m not just a graduate but a masters degree holder. It wasn’t easy but in all, I never stop loving God and hoping and of a truth, God has been very good to me� I am not there yet but I am definitely not where I used to be. The reason for my epistle is to encourage someone, please don’t give up on your dreams, no matter what life throws at you, you’re goin...
Damasak: Boko Haram Recaptures Mobbar, Borno LGA, Scores Feared Dead
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Damasak: Boko Haram Recaptures Mobbar, Borno LGA, Scores Feared Dead

Suspected members of Boko Haram on Tuesday evening invaded Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar local government area of troubled Borno state and wreaked havoc without confrontation. This time around, the armed insurgents razed down the Divisional Police Command, schools, shops and residential houses as they hoist their flags in strategic locations. Last Sunday, a group of insurgents invaded Damasak and killed three soldiers, while 6 innocent civilians were killed by an airstrike while participating in a naming ceremony. The insurgents also razed down most humanitarian hubs and facilities as they looted medical consumables at the General Hospital Damasak. Damasak is a border community with the Niger Republic north and is about 180 km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital. ...
Man Arrested after Body of High School Student was Retrieved from Stream a day to her Final Exam Paper
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Man Arrested after Body of High School Student was Retrieved from Stream a day to her Final Exam Paper

Policemen in Rukungiri District, Uganda, have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a High School student, Brenda Ankunda. Ankunda was killed a day to her last Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination. The suspect, said to be in his 20s, was reported to be in a relationship with the deceased. Police picked the suspect from an electronics shop near Rwenshama stage in Rukungiri Municipality on Monday, April 12. Detectives zeroed in on him after print-outs of telephone call logs showed that the suspect was the last person to talk to Ankunda before she met a brutal death. A police team led by Mr Victor Arimpa, the deputy Criminal Investigations Department officer at Rukungiri Central Police Station, also searched the suspect’s residence in Farmer’s Villa...
Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others – Twitter
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Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others – Twitter

Despite not siting its Africa's office in Nigeria, Twitter made clear its target market is Nigeria. Twitter, the microblogging and social networking service, has announced that it is actively building a team in Ghana and is considering opening an office there. The company in a post by Kayvon Beykpour and Uche Adegbite, Twitter’s Product Lead, and Director, Product Management, Global Markets, respectively, on Monday said, “Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana.” The social networking service said its new team members would be working remotely under its work-from-home policies while it explores “the opportunity to open an office in Ghana in the future”. Amid reactions from Nigerians that the contin...
13-year-old Gbolahan Ajibola Abducted By Unknown Gunmen Gained His Freedom
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13-year-old Gbolahan Ajibola Abducted By Unknown Gunmen Gained His Freedom

13-year-old Gbolahan Ajibola who was abducted by unknown gunmen in Obada-Odo, Ewekoro local government area of Ogun state on Saturday, April 10, has regained his freedom. He was released this evening. A heartwarming video shared online shows the moment he reunited with his family members. Watch video here https://youtu.be/bFIjNwD7vQc
LCC Rescues Hit And Run Victim At Jakande, Foots Hospital Bill
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LCC Rescues Hit And Run Victim At Jakande, Foots Hospital Bill

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, an unidentified vehicle hit and injured a pedestrian along the Jakande end of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway. Officers of the Lekki Concession Company's (LCC) Patrol Team around the vicinity immediately mobilised and administered first aid treatment on the man. The LCC’s Incident and Security Teams then stabilized the victim and transferred him to the hospital with an ambulance provided by the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) and the LCC footing the hospital bill. Commenting on the incident, LCC's Head of Route and Incident, Michael Aina, said timely intervention of LCC’s patrol team, always available to help distressed road users, saved the injured man. "The LCC makes it a point of duty to routinely ensure commuters' safety and securit...
Uber Driver allegedly Killed by Passengers who Ordered a Ride in Ibeju area of Lagos
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Uber Driver allegedly Killed by Passengers who Ordered a Ride in Ibeju area of Lagos

An Uber driver has allegedly been killed by passengers who ordered a ride in Ibeju community of Lagos state. @Josh_IK alleged that these passengers ordered a ride, canceled it and then asked for an offline ride. They then reportedly slit the driver's throat and took his car. Uber Support which has now reacted to the claim, is now seeking for more information on the incident. See Uber Support's tweet below;
Eight Headless Bodies Found inside a Valley in Calabar
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Eight Headless Bodies Found inside a Valley in Calabar

The decomposed and decapitated bodies of eight persons have been found in a valley of the 11 Miles axis of the Federal Highway on the outskirts of Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The Nation reports that local farmers found the bodies and raised the alarm which attracted some travellers and passersby on Tuesday, April 13. Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the state command of the Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Eremi confirmed that the discovery of the bodies, which consisted of seven males and one female. He said for now no one knows how the bodies got there or who killed them. He added that an investigation into the incident has since commenced. Eremi said the appropriate authorities have been informed for the purpose of evacuating the bodies f...

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