Cosmetic surgeon arraigned in Lagos over failed plastic surgery

A Lagos-based cosmetic surgeon, Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju, whose services allegedly resulted in the death of one Mrs Nneka Onwuzuligbo, was on Friday arraigned by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Adepoju, alongside her hospital, Med Contour Services Limited, was arraigned for allegedly obstructing an investigation by the FCCPC into the case. In the five counts pressed against her before Justice Mohammed Liman, the FCCPC accused the cosmetic surgeon of shunning summons by the agency to appear and produce certain documents. In a six-paragraph affidavit of completion of investigation attached…

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COVID-19: Nigeria cases hit 27,564

With the confirmation of 454 new infections, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases hit 27,564 on Friday. This is as the number of associated deaths rose to 628, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The Centre said 11,069 patients have been discharged across the country upon treatment and recovery from the virus. It gave the state-by-state distribution of the new infections reported on Friday as, “Lagos – 87, Edo – 63, FCT – 60, Ondo – 41, Benue – 32, Abia – 31, Ogun – 29, Oyo – 19, Kaduna –…

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Two UN employees suspended over viral sex video

‌ Two United Nations workers, involved in a recent sex video that went viral, have been suspended. Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, disclosed this in a statement in New York on Thursday. Dujarric said both employees had been identified and placed on “Administrative Leave Without Pay” pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the allegation. The video, which surfaced online last week, shows a couple apparently having sex on the back seat of a UN official car in Tel Aviv, Isreal. On Friday, Dujarric told correspondents that the…

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COVID-19: FCE Abeokuta shuts down as health worker dies of coronavirus

The immediate closure of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been ordered by the management of the school on Friday for two weeks as one medical personnel of the institution died of coronavirus (COVID-19), while two others tested positive to the deadly virus. This was made known in a circular signed by the College Registrar, Dr Adedayo Adebayo. The circular read in parts, “the College management at its emergency meeting held today, 3rd July 2020, receives with utmost concern the report of the medical investigation…

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Lagos State announces partial reopening of schools

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Friday, directed that schools should reopen on Monday, August 3, for only Senior Secondary School Class 3 and Technical Schools Class 3. Sanwo-Olu stated this at the 16th briefing on the COVID-19 response at the State House in Marina, adding that pupils in Junior Secondary School Class 3 would need to wait for “about a week or two before resumption.” Sanwo-Olu also sustained the ban on churches and mosques, as well as on social gatherings, while clarifying that the schools’ reopening was only…

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Heritage Bank shut, disinfects branch over suspected coronavirus case

Heritage Bank Plc said it has closed down an Experience Centre- EC (branch) at Allen Avenue; Ikeja over “unconfirmed case” of Coronavirus for deep hygiene clean up after an employee took ill last week. The bank in a statement made available to the press and customers, noted “in line with our emergency response plan and following regulatory practices, we have taken immediate steps to close down Allen Avenue, Ikeja Experience Centers- EC (branch) for thorough disinfections of the affected location.” Contrary to rumour, the bank disclosed that whilst the suspected…

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US Department Of Justice Charges Hushpuppi With Money Laundering

A Dubai resident who flaunted his extravagant lifestyle on social media has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges alleging he conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, including schemes targeting a U.S. law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League soccer club. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” and “Hush,” a Nigerian national, arrived in Chicago Thursday evening after being expelled from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abbas made his initial U.S. court appearance…

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Behind the curtain facts on Idumuje-Ugboko crisis

Idumuje-Ugboko is a serene, sleepy town in Aniocha North Local Government Area. This rural-agrarian settlement has been peaceful for decades until a seemingly innocuous issue triggered crises which have now grown to monumental proportions. In the early months of 2015, an international lawyer, philanthropist, and environmentalist and a scion of the Nwoko royal family of Idumuje-Ugboko, Prince Ned Nwoko announced with glee that he had decided to build his pet dream of a sports university, and a golf course in the village. The STARS University was to be one of…

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First Bank’s FMAP graduates Inaugural set of Management Associates

Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has graduated 28 successful candidates in its inaugural FirstBank Management Associates Programme (FMAP), virtually held on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 via the Zoom video conferencing application. The programme which commenced in 2018 had a total of 48 candidates selected from thousands of entries and applications received nationwide. FMAP is a 24-month fast-track comprehensive developmental programme targeted at young, dynamic, self-motivated and highly driven individuals that possess the right skill set and excellent leadership potential among Junior and entry-level cadre…

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Covid-19: NAFDAC disrupts anti-COVID herb unveiling in Ogun

The unveiling of an anti-coronavirus herbal syrup was on Thursday disrupted by officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Abeokuta, Ogun State. A herbal medicine expert, Paul Oni, had planned to unveil the anti-COVID-19 herbal syrup branded, ‘Oxibiotics,’  at the Centenary Hall, Ake, on Thursday. The programme was stopped by the  officials of NAFDAC who ordered its  cancellation. Oni, was subsequently taken to his factory which was inspected and sealed by NAFDAC officials. Speaking after his factory was sealed, Oni expressed worry over the increase in COVID-19…

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