Youths protest over mother of seven raped to death in Edo

An employee of the Public Works Volunteers in Benin, Edo State, identified as Fred also known as Biggie, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a mother of seven to death. The incident was said to have occurred at the Ramat Park axis, along the Benin-Agbor Road, in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, on Thursday. The deceased, identified as Magdalene, was said to be a trader in the area and a mother of seven children. Angry youths barricaded the expressway with bonfires, grounding traffic and…

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Monkey pox: NCDC reports outbreak in 15 states

76 cases of monkey pox has been reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this year 2018. 37 have been confirmed with one probable and two deaths in 15 states. It named Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa, Oyo, Abia, Anambra, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as the affected states. Its latest situation report on the disease released yesterday showed that Rivers with 34 cases, Bayelsa (20) and Cross River (9) have the highest number of confirmed cases since the…

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WHO says Alcohol kills over 3 million people yearly

According to a new report by the World Health Organization, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for the death of around 3 million people per year. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse and a multitude of diseases and disorders. The report, which comes out every four years, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were among men and that almost 29% of…

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Driver arrested for loosing boss’s N5m car to prostitute

Police has arrested a 54-year-old driver of the chairman of an outsourcing firm located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State, after a sex worker allegedly fled with his boss’ Kia Sorento sport utility vehicle valued at N5.4m. The prostitute, identified only as Nina, reportedly fled with the vehicle at a filling station in Ikoyi immediately the driver, Victor Dossa, came down to fuel it. It was learnt that Dossa, who lives on Ikoyi Crescent, usually took the vehicle to his house after taking his boss home at the close of…

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CBN revokes Skye Bank operating licence, transfers assets and liabilities to Polaris Bank

The operating licence of Skye has been revoked by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Its assets and liabilities has been transfered to a newly licensed bridge bank called Polaris Bank. Meanwhile, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has sold Polaris Bank to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) with the mandate to stabilise the bank as well as return it to profitability for the purpose of selling it to interested Investors. In this regard AMCON will inject N786 billion into Polarise Bank to bring it’s net value to…

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Six NAPTIP officials sacked for making love advances to female victims

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences has sacked six of it’s officials for making love advances to female victims, collecting bribes and other unethical conducts. It was gathered that apart from the sacking, another worker was compulsorily retired and two others sanctioned for committing “various offences that were inimical to the operations of the agency.” The agency, in letters issued to the officials, said other reasons for their dismissal included providing information about the agency’s operations to outsiders for a fee, thereby…

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Italian judge jails Nigerian, one other in Malabu oil scandal

An Italian judge on Thursday, sentenced two defendants to jail in the first ruling on one of the oil industry’s biggest graft scandals after several years of inquiry into the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria by Shell and Eni. The two oil majors are embroiled in a long-running corruption case revolving around the purchase in 2011 of one of Africa’s biggest oilfields – Oil Prospecting Licence 245 – for about $1.3bn. Nigerian Emeka Obi and Italian Gianluca Di Nardo were found guilty of international corruption and each given…

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Another NYSC scandal threatens Communication Minister’s position

According to an online portal, Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, did not answer call-up in the  National Youth Service Scheme, NYSC. Mr. Shittu failed to participate in the NYSC scheme despite graduating from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) at age 25. The revelation about Mr. Shittu, who is currently angling to become Oyo State governor, is coming to light about a week after Kemi Adeosun was compelled to step down from her post as Nigeria’s finance minister after it was reported that she skipped national…

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RevolutionPlus Launches Independent Sales Promo, Unveils Odunlade as Brand Ambassador

Nigeria topmost Real Estate company, RevolutionPlus Properties on Monday announced its annual Independence Sales promo in recognition of Nigeria’s national day celebration and also unveiled versatile Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola as its new brand ambassador. Its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bamidele Onalaja while addressing newsmen at the company’s head office in Ikeja, said “the whole reason why we engage Nigerian celebrities as ambassadors is to create a synergy between our products and indigenous brands in the entertainment industry, identity and add value to such local brands and work together to…

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Teenager with Down syndrome defiled by teacher

A 17-year-old teenager with down syndrome was allegedly defied by a class teacher, Wasiu Kabiru, in the Surulere area of Lagos. It was gathered that the victim was a student at the Down Syndrome Foundation, Surulere, where Kabiru was a teacher. The 29-year-old allegedly had sex with her in the school toilet. The victim said, “One day, I was inside the toilet when Brother Kabiru came to meet me and he used his eyes to tell me to keep quiet. He removed his shirt and trousers and also removed my…

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