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Showing posts with label society. Show all posts

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Father Sexually Assaults Daughter Lands In Court

Father Sexually Assaults Daughter Lands In Court

Father sexually assaults daughter lands in court
A 60-year-old man, Mr Godwin Anukwa, who sexually assaulted his eight years old daughter, was on Thursday in Lagos granted N500,000 bail.

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court, which granted the defendant bail, directed him to provide two sureties as part of the conditions.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, ordered that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

Aje-Afunwa added that one of the sureties should be related to the defendant.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of unlawful sexual assault.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Peter Nwangwu, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in March at Airport Estate, Isheri, Lagos.

Nwangwu said that the defendant sexually assaulted his daughter (name withheld) by inserting his finger into her private parts.

According to him, the defendant was arrested by the police after the case was reported.

He said the offence contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Section prescribes a three-year jail term for any offender.

Friday, July 5, 2019

40 kidnap victims regain freedom in Zamfara

40 kidnap victims regain freedom in Zamfara

40 kidnap victims regain freedom in Zamfara
The Zamfara Police Command has secured the release of no fewer than 40 people being held in various hideouts by volunteer vigilante groups and bandits in the state.

Their rescue followed reconciliation and peace agreement processes jointly put in place by the Zamfara State Government and the Police Command in the State

The agreement led to the freeing of no fewer than 40 kidnap victims from their captors between Thursday and Friday in the state.

Freshreporters News understood that Gov. Bello Matawalle as part of the agreement, had extended an amnesty offer to bandits in the state to surrender their weapons and embrace peace.

The Police Command also followed the pledge by asking all repentant bandits who had innocent persons in their captivity to release them in furtherance of the peace treaty.

This led to the rescue of initial 25 persons of Fulani extraction comprising men, women and children who were initially held by volunteer vigilante groups.

The 25 victims had been released by their captors in Dansadau Emirate of Maru Local Government Area of the state where they were detained by vigilantes since April 9, this year.

Another 15 persons comprising 13 males and two females were rescued by the police from the hands of bandits operating in the bushes of Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state.

This was confirmed to journalists by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu.

He said, “Today being 5th of July 2019, the Commissioner of police Zamfara State Command, CP Usman Nagogo, has once again perfected the release of fifteen (15) kidnapped victims from the hands of armed bandits in Shinkafi LGA.

“It will be recalled that yesterday 25 Fulani’s abducted by YANSAKAI volunteer group since on the 9th of April, 2019 were successfully released to the Commissioner of Police who later handed them over to the state executive governor,” the PPRO stated.

In his response to the development, the National Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Mohammed Kiruwa applauded the efforts of the state government and Police Command for the initiative.

He expressed confidence that all victims under the captivity of the bandits would soon be released to the government in order to reunite them with their relations.

While receiving the kidnapped victims from the Commissioner of Police, Matawalle commended the commissioner for his dedication and total commitment towards ensuring peace in Zamfara.

He also described the release of the kidnapped persons as a sign that the peace process was succeeding and urged for continued support and prayers from the people of the state.

The governor directed the Government House Clinic to check the medical statuses of the victims and said the state government would organise a ceremony that would bring the Fulani, vigilante members and other people to witness the handing over of the victims to their respective families to further demonstrate that the peace process was working.

Our source gathered that one of the rescued victims, Haruna Na-Hantsi wa a national of the neighbouring state of Maradi in Niger Republic.

Another victim, Ibrahim Mohammed Moriki, a Community Health Worker attached to Kuturu Primary Healthcare Center said he was kidnapped by bandits over 20 days ago while some of those rescued along with him had spent more than two months in the hands of the bandits before he joined them.

He informed the governor that they were released from a village called Kagara in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State before they were brought to the Gusau Government House.
(NAN)

Monday, July 1, 2019

Labour Plans Nationwide Strike Over Minimum Wage Delay

Labour Plans Nationwide Strike Over Minimum Wage Delay

Labour plans nationwide strike over minimum wage delay
The organised labour have alerted Nigerians that plans were underway to embark on industrial action if the current state of affairs as regards the issue of consequential adjustment arising from the new national Minimum wage of N30,000 per month remains the same.

It is operating under the aegis of the Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC); the eight Unions in the Public Services of the Federal and 36 State Governments.

In a press statement in Abuja on Monday, the TUS Acting Chairman, Mr Anchaver Simon, and the Secretary, Mr Alade Lawal, expressed disappointment by government’s effort to derail the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage.

“As things are right now, the government side is only prepared to pay peanuts to workers as adjustment under the pretext that it will soon be undertaking general salary review in the Public Service.”

The committee on Consequential Adjustment of Salary agreed to set up a technical body to work out different scenarios in respect of salaries that would be paid to workers who are in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that draw their emoluments from the government treasury.

The technical committee met severally and series of computations that were to be presented for the plenary for consideration were developed.

The labour leaders stated that the TUS had initially proposed that since the minimum wage was increased by 66.66 per cent; from N18,000.000 to N30,000.00, salaries for officers on Grade Levels 01-17 should be adjusted accordingly to maintain the relativity that exists in the salary structure in the Public Service.

But when the Government side argued that such increase across board would raise the total wage bill too high, the TUS side reviewed its demand downward and eventually settled for 30 per cent for officers on Grade Levels 07-14 and 25 per cent for those on Grade Levels 15-17.

“The Government side on its part was insisting on 9.5 per cent salary raise for employees on Grade Levels 07-14 and 5 per cent for those on Grade Levels 15-17.

“The two sides then agreed to capture the two positions in the technical committee’s report which will now be presented for discussion at the plenary.”

According to the TUS, it received a rude shock at the last meeting of the Technical Committee when the government side began to hold on to a non-existent position that the Technical Committee’s term of reference was to base its assignment in respect of salary adjustment on what was provided for it in the 2019 budget.

It regretted that the implication of Government’s position was that the Technical Committee cannot go beyond what the Government was pushing for which is 9.5 per cent salary increase for officers on GL 07-14 and 5 per cent for those on GL 15-17.

“With this turn of event, it is quite clear now that some fifth columnists in this Administration are hell bent on pushing President Muhammadu Buhari to enter into a collision course with millions of Nigerian workers in the Public Service. This is very sad,” the Union stated.

The TUS recalled that after the Ama Pepple committee recommended N30,000 monthly new National Minimum Wage, the Government Side went to the press to announce that the negotiation was inconclusive.

It thereafter sent N27,000 and N30,000 monthly National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Council of State and the National Assembly.

The latter approved N30,000 as the new monthly National Minimum Wage before President Buhari signed it into law on April 18.

“It is indeed perplexing that political office holders whose monthly take home pay runs into millions of Naira are the ones working behind the scene to ensure that Public Service employees especially core Civil Servants continue to receive starvation wages.

“This is why the eight Trade Unions in the Public Service have resolved that enough is enough and that if the Federal Government fails to call its officials to order and direct them to negotiate openly the issue of Consequential Adjustment arising from the new National Minimum Wage, millions of workers at the Federal and 36 States Public Services will have no other alternative than to take some necessary Trade Union actions to seek redress.

“The time for President Buhari to act is now,” the Union emphasised.

Meanwhile, a meeting of officials of the TUS of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council across the Federation is being arranged with the sole aim of setting the records straight.

At the same time TUS is preparing for appropriate Trade Union measures to be deployed to get justice for public service employees.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Heavy Rainfall Leaves Buildings, Cars Damaged In Ilorin

Heavy Rainfall Leaves Buildings, Cars Damaged In Ilorin

Heavy rainfall leaves buildings, cars damaged in Ilorin
Residents of Olunlade Area in Ilorin on Thursday lamented the havoc wrecked by flood on their property as buildings, cars and shops were destroyed after heavy rainfall.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the area experienced downpour around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday and it lasted for about three hours.

Some of the victims, who spoke separately with our source expressed sadness over the flood and damage to their property.

One of the victims, Mr Femi Olaoye, whose house was taken over by flood, said he was helpless as the water entered his sitting room and kitchen.

“I was bitter and sad as there is nothing I could do to stop the flood from entering my house. It was only me and my two children at home. I wept bitterly to witness such a terrible occurrence.

“All my electronics were damaged beyond repair. Even the bedroom has turned to a swimming pool. I am confused,” he said.

Another resident, Mr Yusuf Taiwo said the flood came as a nightmare to him as his furniture, bookshelf and electronics were destroyed by the flood.

“Even some vital documents that I placed on the floor in my room have been destroyed by the flood.

“I don’t know what to do because I’m confused at the moment. I never expect the extent of the damage done by the flood. It was a shock,” he said.

A shop owner in the area, Mrs Ronke Idowu also told our source that almost all the provisions in her shop were damaged.

“It is a total loss for me as there is nothing left for sale. All the cartons of biscuit, noodles, sweets and soaps were damaged by the flood.

“Some were on the bare floor in my shop and that made it easy for them to be destroyed beyond retrieval,” she said.

(NAN)


NDLEA Seizes 1,031.49 Kg Illicit Drugs In Adamawa

NDLEA Seizes 1,031.49 Kg Illicit Drugs In Adamawa

NDLEA seizes 1,031.49 Kg illicit drugs in Adamawa
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) Adamawa Command, on Wednesday confirmed the seizure of 1,031.491 Kg of illicit drugs and arrest of 219 persons.

Mr Yakubu Kibo, state Commander of the agency, disclosed this at a news briefing to commemorate the 2019 United Nations International Day Against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Yola.

Kibo said that the seizure and arrest were made from July 26, 2018 to July 26, 2019.

“Between the periods under review the Command seized a total of 1,031.491 Kg of assorted illicit drugs and arrested 219 persons for dealing, possessing and using illicit drugs.

“The Command prosecuted and secured the convictions of 36 persons within the period under review while many cases are still being prosecuted at the Federal High Court, Yola,’’Kibo said.

He said command had rehabilitated no fewer than 136 drug users mostly youths across the state.

Similarly, he said the command screened and cleared 19 persons for NDLEA Visa clearance, who were going to foreign countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and India for studies as well as retreats.

He said that Nigeria was a signatory to the international drug control and was also being domesticated in the country.

The commander noted that the effective and efficient response to drug problems required institutions of criminal justice, health and social services to work side by side in order to provide joint solutions.

Kibo decried the lack of operational vehicles, stressing that it was a constraint affecting the command for effective service delivery.

(Source: NAN)
My Wife Pushed Me Into Adultery, Man Tells Court

My Wife Pushed Me Into Adultery, Man Tells Court

My wife pushed me into adultery, man tells court
My wife pushed me into adultery,’’ Mr Bello Abudu, a 42-year-old technician, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday.

Abudu, whose wife, Blessing, sought the dissolution of their marriage, accusing him of infidelity, told the court while responding to the allegation that his wife pushed him into adultery

“My wife always tells me that I cannot impregnate another woman and that if I try to make love with another woman, my male organ will get stuck inside that woman, that she had done something concerning my male organ.

“I was afraid initially, but later I decided to try it to know if she is saying the truth.

“But luckily, the girl I met got pregnant and had a baby, when my wife got to know, she told me that the baby was not mine.

“After some months, I decided to do it again to prove her wrong, and the girl took in again.

“Since then, Blessing made the house unbearable for me by fighting me regularly. She caused the Police to arrest me and when I could no longer bear it, I packed out of the house,’’ he told the court.

The respondent said that his wife starves him of sex on many occasions, adding that she mostly claim that sex gives her headache.

He urged the court not to grant his wife’s wish by dissolving their marriage, but told the court that he still loves her.

Mrs Blessing Abudu had approached the court to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage over her husband’s alleged infidelity.

My husband is cheating on me, he got a girl pregnant on two occasions.

“I have gone to several hospitals and herbal homes, just to have another baby but my husband is busy making babies with another girl,’’ she lamented.

The 36-year-old tailor accused her husband of denying her the pleasure of having sex with him.

My husband refused to sleep with me, despite the fact that I desire another baby.

“He told me to look for another man to sleep with me and vowed that he will not sleep with me again,’’ she alleged.

Blessing accused her husband of posing serious threats to her life.

Bello told me that I am eating poison in his house, that I should pack out, else he will kill me or cause me to run mad,’’ she told the court.

The petitioner said that her husband had abandoned her with the only child of their marriage.

The mother of one begged the court to terminate the marriage, adding that she had long lost interest in it.

The president of the court, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, urged the two parties to maintain peace and adjourned the case until July 25, for judgment.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Breaking!!!: Plane Crash Successfully Prevented In Port Harcourt

Breaking!!!: Plane Crash Successfully Prevented In Port Harcourt

Breaking: Plane crash averted in Port Harcourt
An Air Peace Flight P47291 from Abuja on Saturday skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, while landing due to downpour.

However, there was  no casualty in the incident which occurred at 3.42 p.m. after the plane came to a halt some 200 meters in the bush by the runway.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed the incident.

Yakubu said although the the Boeing 737-500 aircraft skidded off the runway, the pilot was able to stop the aircraft.

She noted that in spite of  the rain, the undercarriage of the aircraft did not sink into the soil.

All passengers disembarked successfully. There was no casualty, “Yakubu said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, attributed the incident to the flooding of the runway.

Olajide said: “We confirm that Air Peace Flight Flight P47291 Abuja-Port Harcourt had a runway excursion upon landing at the Port Harcourt International Airport on June 22 due to downpour.

“Our professional crew quickly recovered within seconds of the incident and the aircraft was successfully normalised.

“Our esteemed passengers on board the flight were calm during the incident and disembarked normally.

“Our teams of experts and the authorities are currently reviewing the incident and we will give our cooperation for a thorough exercise.

“We apologise to our esteemed passengers for the inconvenience caused them and wish to assure them that we will continue to prioritise their safety in all our operations.”

The affected aircraft have been granted for inspection by the aviation authorities. (NAN)

Friday, June 21, 2019

Okada Riders Protest Alleged Extortion In Ogun Community

Okada Riders Protest Alleged Extortion In Ogun Community

Okada Riders Protest Alleged Extortion In Ogun Community
Commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, on Friday, protested the alleged extortion of its members by the executives of its association at Ibafo, Ogun State.

Ayuba Olaniran, the spokesman for the riders, said the extortion has become unbearable as the union executives collect N500 daily from its members in the area.

He said, “The union collects N500 from us every day. We do not know what they do with this money. We don’t have any welfare neither do they protect us from area boys, so why are they collecting the money?”

Freshreporters News understand that Olaniran also bemoaned the arrest of its members by policemen from the Ibafo Police Station over a protest by its members on Thursday.

The Police (in Ibafo) arrested our members who protested yesterday and when we got there to secure their release, we were asked to pay N70,000.

“The union at Mowe, Magbaro and the other areas have stopped issuing tickets to Okada riders. We want an end to it too in Ibafo,” Olaniran said.

The spokesman said they want the release of their three colleagues in police custody unconditionally and an end to the levy.

Also speaking, Ahmed Ismail, a.k.a Small Awual, accused the police of conniving with the chairman of the Okada riders association, Bale Folurunsho, to make life unbearable for the riders in the area.

He said, “Bale and the policemen in Ibafo have agreed to torment Okada riders. They seize our bikes and arrest us over the non-payment of the levy. And when that happens, we pay N10,000 to get our bikes back.

“We have begged them to release our colleagues in detention but they said we should bring N70,000.

“Our chairman said our ordeal is not his business. We have contributed to paying for their release but they have not released our colleagues.

“We want people to help us.”
Lagos: Landlord’s Brother-in-law Allegedly Kills Tenant

Lagos: Landlord’s Brother-in-law Allegedly Kills Tenant

Landlord’s brother-in-law allegedly kills tenant in Lagos
The brother-in-law of a Lagos landlord, Chukwuemeka, has allegedly used a knife to stab the tenant of his sister’s husband, Kazeem Balogun, to death in the Iso-Pako area of Iyana Ejigbo in the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of the state.

It was gathered that Chukwuemeka and Kazeem always quarrelled with each other, but on the day of the incident, the two were said to have engaged in a fight.

Our correspondent learnt that during the fight, 27-year-old Chukwuemeka chased after Kazeem with a knife, got hold of him and allegedly stabbed him to death on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

An eyewitness, Sunday Ojeniyi, said he was on his way to work when he saw people gathered at the scene of the incident, adding that when he moved closer, he was told that Chukwuemeka stabbed Kazeem to death during a fight.

The motorcyclist stated that six police personnel visited the scene and arrested Chukwuemeka.

The 45-year-old Ojeniyi said, “I left my house around 8am and was on my way to Ikotun when I saw people gathered around Iyana Ejigbo.

 When I moved closer to find out what happened, I was told that a fight broke out between an Igbo guy (Chukwuemeka) and a Yoruba guy (Kazeem) and in the process, the Igbo guy stabbed the Yoruba guy to death.

“I saw the corpse from afar and also witnessed when six police personnel came to the scene of the crime and arrested the suspect. The suspect was taken away in a black vehicle.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the suspect had been arrested and would be charged to court for murder.

Elkana stated, “We have the suspect in our custody; his name is Chukwuemeka, 27, and the deceased person was Kazaeem Balogun. The deceased person lived in the same house with Chukwuemeka, who is a younger brother to the landlord’s wife. Chukwuemeka and Kazeem always quarrelled; in fact, they had issues in the past that were resolved through the intervention of the landlord’s wife, who begged Kazeem to forgive her younger brother.

“Chukwuemeka had been saying he would kill Kazeem. On the day of the incident, nobody could ascertain the actual cause of the fight between them; they just saw Chukwuemeka chasing after Kazeem with a knife till he caught up with him and stabbed him to death. Chukwuemeka is in our custody; we are investigating the matter and will charge him to court for murder.” – Punch reported.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Ex-minister Adewole’s Son Regains Freedom

Ex-minister Adewole’s Son Regains Freedom

A source has reported that Dayo, the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has been released.
A source has reported that Dayo, the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has been released.  It could, however, not be confirmed if a ransom was paid or not.

It could, however, not be confirmed if a ransom was paid or not.

Dayo was released barely 24 hours after he was kidnapped at his farm located at Iroko near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State on Tuesday.

An aide to the minister, however, confirmed to our correspondent that the victim was released on Wednesday evening.

He said, “The minister’s son regained freedom just this evening and he is with his family in Ibadan. Details are still sketchy but we will issue a press release soon.”

The kidnappers reportedly wore facial masks to hide their identity and took away Dayo, escaping through the neighbouring village.

One of Dayo’s workers then raised the alarm and alerted the villagers who quickly sent local hunters after the kidnappers. The hunters found the car used by the kidnappers but neither Dayo nor any of the abductors were found.

The village head, Oniroko of Iroko made a phone call on a radio programme and alerted the public.

Police Commissioner in the state disclosed that Dayo’s domestic staff was among the three suspects arrested.

(Punching.com)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fire Destroys Benue Biggest Market

Fire Destroys Benue Biggest Market

Fire destroys Benue biggest market

A raging inferno has consumed a section of the main market in Markurdi, Benue State with about many shops and goods worth millions of naira destroyed, officials said Tuesday night.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but first responders were said to have been mobilised to the scene.

Terver Akase, Benue government spokesperson, said the fire only touched a section of the market along George Akume Road at about 6:30 p.m.

The market, containing row of lock-up shops, was built by former Governor Gabriel Suswam to unclog the Makurdi city centre and easy trading.

The market served as a temporary shelter for victims of the devastating flood in 2017 and residents who fled their villages at the height of violence by herdsmen between late 2017 and early 2018.








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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How Foundation Donated Skills Acquisition Centre To Less Privilege Girls In Fct

How Foundation Donated Skills Acquisition Centre To Less Privilege Girls In Fct

How foundation donated skills acquisition centre to less privilege girls in FCT
Latiwa Development Foundation, an International NGO, has inaugurated a skills acquisition centre at the Vine Heritage Home, Kiyi village, Kuje, FCT.

The President of the foundation, Mrs Cathy Latiwa-Amato, who spoke at the inauguration, said the centre was established to empower inmates.

Latiwa-Amato said that the skills centre was in fulfillment of the pledge made by the foundation to train Kuje Area Council less privilege girls in fashion designing.

She said facilities and equipment donated to the centre, including sewing machines, training materials worth five million naira, were to assist the girls become self-reliant and become trainers after they had been equipped with the required skills.

“We are here for the graduation of the trainees after a three-month programme in fashion designing to empower them and also to inaugurate the building.

“With support from the Polish and German embassies, we were able to construct the centre equipped with about seven machines and other materials for the girls to start a business,” she stated.

She said that the foundation was focusing on improving the lives of orphans, physically challenged and the less fortunate of the society.

According to Latiwa-Amato, the NGO also aims at providing access to education, healthcare and rehabilitation, among others.

The president added that the gesture was the foundation’s way of giving back to society.

Miss Dorcas James, one of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the foundation for the opportunity it gave her to improve on her skills through the unique training.

James, who just graduated from secondary school and waiting for admission into the university, said the training had given her a great opportunity at becoming self-employed before going for further studies.

Miss Talatu Abraham, another trainee who said she aspired to be a fashion designer but did not have the means, said the foundation had opened the window for her to fulfill her dream.
(NAN)

Monday, June 17, 2019

Couple Declared Missing Were Killed In An Accident On Their Way To Kogi To Visit A Friend

Couple Declared Missing Were Killed In An Accident On Their Way To Kogi To Visit A Friend

Couple declared missing were killed in an accident on their way to Kogi to visit a friend

A Nigerian man and his wife who were declared missing after they left home to visit a friend based in Kogi, were killed in a motor accident along Kabba-Lokoja road.


The deceased man's nephew who shared the sad news on Twitter wrote:

Thank you all for the great support. Sadly the couple, my uncle and his wife died in a ghastly motor accident along Kabba-Lokoja road on 07.06.19. But we had no information of that until yesterday. May their souls RIP. Pls keep their children in your prayers.

A Nigerian man and his wife who were declared missing after they left home to visit a friend based in Kogi, were killed in a motor accident along Kabba-Lokoja road.     The deceased man's nephew who shared the sad news on Twitter wrote;  Thank you all for the great support. Sadly the couple, my uncle and his wife died in a ghastly motor accident along Kabba-Lokoja road on 07.06.19. But we had no information of that until yesterday. May their souls RIP. Pls keep their children in your prayers


(LIB

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Another Army Commander In Borno State

Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Another Army Commander In Borno State

Boko Haram terrorists kill another army commander in Borno State

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the Commanding Officer of 158 Battalion, and an undisclosed number of soldiers.


The acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Col Sagir Musa, had yet to reply a text message sent to his phone on the incident as of press time on Friday. There are fears that the terrorists are still within the local government area planning more attacks on troops and civilians.


The attack on the 158 Battalion and the killing of its commanding officer came about one month after the terrorists planted an Improvised Explosive Device which killed the Commanding Officer of 154 Task Force Battalion, Lt Col Yusuf Aminu.


The officer and two soldiers were on May 13 killed along the Borgozo-Mauli Road in Borno State, an incident which was confirmed by the army days later, after the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, attended the burial of the soldiers at the Maimalari Military Cantonment Cemetery, Maiduguri.


The MNJTF Chief of Military Public Information, Col Timothy Antigha, in a release later said that about “300 heavily armed Boko Haram terrorists invaded Darak,” but claimed that they were repelled by troops.
[LIB blog]
Container Falls On Multiple Vehicles In Lagos (Photos)

Container Falls On Multiple Vehicles In Lagos (Photos)

Container falls on multiple vehicles in Apapa, Lagos (Photos)

A Container has fallen on multiple vehicles at the Tin Can Island, Apapa Lagos.

It is not yet ascertained if there were any causalities, but at the time of filing this report, rescue operations are yet to kick off at the scene of the accident.

Not much information has been gathered so far concerning the incidence, more details later...

Container falls on multiple vehicles in Apapa, Lagos (Photos)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Market People Are “frying Akara With Transformer Oil, Using Sniper On Dry Fish” – Scientist

Market People Are “frying Akara With Transformer Oil, Using Sniper On Dry Fish” – Scientist

Market people are “frying akara with transformer oil, using sniper on dry fish” – Scientist

Market women are “frying akara with transformer oil, using sniper on dry fish,” this are some of the shocking discoveries a Nigerian scientist shared on Twitter.

A Nigerian scientist revealed some shocking discoveries made during an unscheduled visit members of the Nigerian Food Sciences and Technology Institute paid to some markets in the Utako and Garki area in Abuja on Wednesday June 12th.
The scientist made some shocking revelations on what market people are now doing. He wrote;

No wonder we now have NIGERIAN YOUTHS & KIDS suffering Organ failure & Cancer
“Yesterday, scientists under the umbrella of the Nigerian Food Sciences and Technology Institute went to inspect markets in Abuja (Utako and Garki Markets). The things we discovered are heartbreaking:
People who fry akara, puff-puff, yam, meat, fish, etc., use transformer oil mixed with vegetables or groundnut oil to fry the stuff. Ariel detergent is used to ferment cassava for fufu, fish sellers spray sniper on dry fish to keep flies out.

In our abbatoir, tyres and used plastics are used to roast slaughtered animals which are sold in the market. Please avoid food cooked outside your home if you can.

We are veryyyyyyyyyy wicked to ourselves. We can see one of the reasons internal organ failure and CANCER have continued to increase even in young children and adults who live healthy still come down with all sorts of diseases.”
 NO… Buhari is the problem 🤷🏽‍♀️

(Lailasnews) 
Three People Escape Death As Another Building Collapses In Lagos (Photos)

Three People Escape Death As Another Building Collapses In Lagos (Photos)

Three people escape death as another building collapses in Lagos (Photos)

A one storey building has collapsed at Shangisha area of Magodo, Lagos.

According to reports, the building was under construction when it caved in on Thursday with three people trapped in the debris. The building collapsed at Kayode Aluko Olokun Close, Shangisha, Magodo.


The building was said to have collapsed around 3.00pm as the workers were working on the structure. Officials of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, and others were on ground to rescue trapped victims, saying 'the three people trapped in the collapsed building had been rescued and taken to the hospital'.

Three people escape death as another building collapses in Lagos (Photos)

Back in March, a three-storey building collapsed at the Itafaji area of Lagos Island, with 20 people, majorly pupils killed with over 40 others injured.

Three People Escape Death As Another Building Collapses In Lagos (Photos)

Man Narrates How His Wife Saved Their Daughter By Diving Into Well After The Child Fell In

Man Narrates How His Wife Saved Their Daughter By Diving Into Well After The Child Fell In

A father just took to the micro-blogging site to share a shocking story.


The man whose facebook handle is Usho Smith Adawa revealed his daughter fell into a well and would have drowned, but his wife dived in after the child and saved her.


He said it happened this evening and thanked God for saving their lives.


See below.

Man Narrates How His Wife Saved Their Daughter By Diving Into Well After The Child Fell In

Only a few woman could do this..... Please, join him to celebrate!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Do You Know That Hepatitis B Is More Infectious Than Hiv [READ]

Do You Know That Hepatitis B Is More Infectious Than Hiv [READ]

Dr Bello Kumo, a consultant Gastroenterologist with Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, says Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is more infectious than HIV.
Hepatitis B more infectious than HIV – Expert

Kumo stated this in a paper entitled “Face to Face with Hepatitis B: Cost and Burden”, presented at a public lecture organised by Kashim Ibrahim Fellows (KIF) in Kaduna on Thursday.

The consultant, who expressed concern that not many people have knowledge about the disease, added that multitude of patients were not identified early enough and managed.

He explained that the virus could be transmitted through contact with blood and body fluid, adding that it could infect nearly everyone that came into contact with anyone suffering from it through sharp objects and open wounds.

According to him, there is no known cure for chronic HBV, stressing that prevention remains the best option.

He added that “but to prevent, people must first know their status so that if they are negative, they can be vaccinated, which gives up to 95 per cent prevention.

“And those who tested positive can begin treatment and managing the virus to avoid its spread.”

Dr Muhammad Saleh, a medical doctor, described HBV as a silent killer, stressing the need for massive awareness campaign.

Saleh said in his lecture on “Hepatitis B: Finding the Missing Millions”, that not much would be achieved if  infected persons were not located and placed on treatment.

He noted that “HBV has been silently ravaging the country’s population. There is need for prevention through awareness, community sensitisation and scaling-up of
screening services.

Gov Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State commended KIF for organising the lecture, saying that the efforts would give people living with HBV a voice and raise the needed awareness on prevention.

El-Rufa’i, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, said HBV had been neglected for long, overlooked by governments and misunderstood by the public.

He said “I commend KIF for supporting our government to draw attention to the scourge of the virus and ways to treat, manage and prevent its spread.

“Each activity we undertook takes us a step further toward eliminating the virus in our communities and raising awareness is a crucial window to treatment, management and prevention.

Active collaboration is central toward eliminating HBV, as such, we all have a part to play and dedicating a whole week to create awareness and draw attention of stakeholders
is truly a great step.”

The governor explained that the one-year KIF programme was initiated by Kaduna State Government to improve the capacity of young people and build a new crop of leaders for efficient public service in the country.

He said his administration would continue to provide opportunities for the youth to excel through people-oriented policies and programmes.

One of the KFI fellow, Michael Medubi, explained that the public lecture was part of a five-day KIF community service to educate and sensitise people on HBV.

Medubi said that the fellow had on Monday sensitised, counselled and provided testing services to students and staff of Kaduna Polytechnic and on Tuesday, trained 120 hairdressers and barbers on best practices.

On Wednesday, the foundation sensitised people at Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Central Market, Kaduna, on ways to prevent infection.”