20year-old lady confesses: My mum lied, I was not raped by my dad

A petition dated January 27, 2020 and addressed to the Divisional Police Officer, Man Centre Police Station, off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos has led to a legal tussle between the petitioner, Jessica Obinomeh; a 20year-old lady and her biological mother, Mrs. Sandra Obinomeh. Obinomeh alleged that her mother and siblings tortured her with a hot iron, compelling her to lie that her father raped her. The plot, according to the 20-year-old woman, was meant to shame her father who is based abroad, and his extended family. The matter which…

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15 Osun monarchs want Oluwo suspended

Fifteen monarchs who are members of Iwo Traditional Council, yesterday, demanded the suspension of the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale over what they described as an “unbecoming attitude of a monarch.” The monarchs that signed the communiqué are Oba Dirkrullahi Akinropo, Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Abibu Adetoyese, Olu of Ile-Ogbo, Oba Adekunle Oyelude, Olowu of Kuta, Oba Oyeleso Oyebamiji, Olupo of Oluponna, Oba Abioye Oyewale, Olubode of Bode-Osi, Oba Ismaila Gbadamosi, Ola of Ajagunlase. Others are; Oba Abdul Kadiri Olatunji, Oluwo of Iwo-Oke, Oba Kaseem Orioye, Onigege of Igege,…

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Dangote truck crushes commuters’ bus, 7 persons dead

A truck belonging to Dangote Plc, conveying bags of cement rammed into a yellow commercial bus at Tollgate, Ota, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State, leaving seven persons dead. The deceased included five adults and two children while 10 persons sustained injuries in the crash which occurred around 11.30am on Saturday. Eyewitnesses say a sienna bus with the number plate, APP 122 CD was also involved in the accident. It was gathered that there was traffic on the expressway at the time and the truck had a brake failure, forcing the…

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Oshiomhole is not a man with character -Wike

Citing an instance , he said “When Jonathan made sure elections were free and fair, Oshiomhole came to the Villa and thanked Jonathan. When Jonathan left office, there was no day at the NEC meeting Oshiomhole will not bring Jonathan down. Meanwhile, that was the same man Oshiomhole went to praise for allowing one man one vote. Jonathan left and Oshiomhole changed. That is his character.” Speaking further while addressing the media in Port Harcourt, he said “Oshiomhole said he fought godfatherism and the same time he wants to install…

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Poly SUG president caught during initiation, suspended

Adegboye Olatunji, the President of the Students Union Government of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, has been arrested for alleged cult activities. A clip of the arrest, which trended on the social media, showed Olatunji and one Olanrewaju Taiwo being taken away by vigilantes and the police. A group of residents, who hailed the arrests in the video, urged security agencies to quiz the student leader for the identities of other members of the cult. “He has his ID card on him. If they interrogate him well, he will…

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Kwara state: Harmony Holdings Ex-Director, Adebayo Sanni loses building to EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office on February 5, 2020 secured the final forfeiture of a building belonging to Adebayo Sanni, immediate past Executive Director of Harmony Holdings Limited of Kwara State Government. Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin granted the application filed by the counsel to the EFCC, Sesan Ola after the respondent failed to show up in Court to challenge the legality of the proceedings. Ola, while moving the application, told the Presiding Judge that: “My lord, we…

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NYSC: We will continue to prosecute people with fake certificates

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has said it will not condone anyone found with fake certificates. The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, raised the alarm over the increase in the number of Nigerians involved in fraudulent foreign degree certificates, he decried the level of harm such certificates could do to the socio-economic life of the country if the holders were inadvertently employed. Speaking at the 2020 Batch A pre-mobilisation workshop held in Asaba, Delta State, Ibrahim said the Corps has been able to apprehend many who present themselves…

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INEC delists 74 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC said it has deleted 74 political parties, and that only 18 political parties survived, including one registered after the elections and another that obtained a court order to avoid de-registration. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, announced that the commission decided to re-register 74 of them. Yakubu said the affected parties failed to meet the criteria provided for by section 225A of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). The conditions, according to the said section, include: “breach of any of the requirements for registration as a party,…

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Zenith Bank staff in N700m Fraud

One of Nigeria’s financial institutions, Zenith Bank Plc is in the news for bad reasons. The bank’s staff, Omotola Fawehinmi managing an account belonging to Mobilng Huil Service Limited was alleged to have shortchanged the customer of the bank to the tune of N700million as a result of debiting the customer’s accounts at different times fraudulently. This fraudulent act of the banker has invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and prosecution of Fawehinmi has begun at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on a five-count charge of forgery and…

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School girl shot, multiple injuries sustained as Okada riders protest ban at Iyana Ipaja

Iyana Ipaja, a suburb within Alimosho Local Government part of Lagos State, affected by the restriction of motorcycles transport turned a near ‘war zone’ as motorcyclists and the police clashed over the ban and restriction on the activities, leaving many people with varying degrees of injuries. One of the victims, Mariam Shobukola, a Senior Secondary School student was said to have been shot during the clash. Also, a patrol van belonging to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) was set ablaze at the Iyana-Ipaja roundabout, a police utility vehicle…

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