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Jul 7, 2020

Tragedy as a Nigerian man reportedly stabbed mother of two to death in Jigawa

A Nigerian man identified as Abdul Hassan has reportedly stabbed her wife of eight years and mother of two identified as Hauwa Sani in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

This tragic incident was confirmed to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abdul Jinjiri.

The PPRO said Hassan stabbed Hauwa eight times with a knife which led to her death on July 3.

According to Jinjiri, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect acted based on the influence of drugs as he has been addicted to substance abuse for a long time.

Jinjiri said Hassan fled the scene after committing the crime but was later arrested and will be arraigned in court soon.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that operatives of Jigawa State Police Command have arrested 11 men for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the suspects were arrested on Saturday, May 30 after a complaint about one of the suspects being seen at Limawa market in Dutse LGA trying to lure the victim was recieved by the police.

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CAC pastor arrested for raping, impregnating daughter thrice in Ogun

CAC pastor arrested for raping, impregnating daughter thrice in Ogun

A 44-year-old pastor at Ogo Oluwa Parish of the Christ Apostolic Church in Owode-Egbado, Ogun State, Oluwafemi Oyebola, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping his own biological daughter.

Oyebola was arrested following a complaint by his 24 – year-old daughter (Name withheld).

The girl reported at the Owode-Egbado divisional headquarters that her father has been forcefully having carnal knowledge of her since 2015 shortly after the demise of her mother.

She told the Police that she got pregnant for her father three times but he took her to a nurse where those pregnancies were terminated.

The distraught and pregnancy – weary daughter also told the Police after termination of the third pregnancy, the father did family planning for her so as not to get pregnant any longer.

But when it dawned on her that her father was all out to ruin her life, she ran away from home and reported her ordeals to an Non Governmental Organisation – Advocacy For Children And Vulnerable Persons Network.

The NGO eventually led her to the Owode-Egbado police station to report the alleged incestuous father.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the Divisional Police Officer(DPO), Owode-Egbado division, said Olabisi Elebute led detectives to the Pastor’s house and arrested him.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP), said the Pastor when interrogated, made confessional statement, admitting what his daughter had complained about were true.

Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, he said, has directed that the randy father should be transferred to the Anti -human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID)for thorough investigation and prosecution.

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Church of Satan at Ohafia, Abia State destroyed and founder reportedly arrested

Church of Satan in Ohafia destroyed and founder arrested

The Church of Satan in Ohafia, Abia state has been destroyed by the youths in the community and her chief apostle and founder has been arrested and taken away by the federal authority.
Church of Satan in Ohafia destroyed and founder arrested
The Assemblies of light Bearer Greater Church of Lucifer, popularly known as Church of Satan in Ohafia founded by Mr. ifekwe Udo has been knocked down and vandalized by the youths of community for the evil it has initiated.

People of Ohafia knew his evil practices but nobody could confront him because of his connections.

He claims to have the power Satan has. He is known to use voodoo power on his Members.

It was a thing of joy and happiness for the people of Ohafia around the world as the founder of the named church above was arrested by federal authority.

Ifekwe Udo, also known as Lucifer or Fada-Fada has a question mark regarding his Ohafia nativity.

He became popular in the past quarter of the decade for his visible effort in providing employment opportunities for the jobless youths of the community. He gave the jobless youth motorcycles on hire purchase.

He later opened a brothel also in Ohafia with allowed unisex.

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Tragedy as suspected pipeline vandal dies while siphoning fuel from a burst pipeline in Nigeria

Tragedy as suspected pipeline vandal dies while siphoning fuel from a burst pipeline in Nigeria

Tragedy as a 28-year-old suspected pipeline vandal identified Abu Shehu reportedly lost his life while trying ti siphon fuel from a vandalized NNPC pipeline in Gwacipe village, Gurara local government area in Niger state.

This was contained in a statement released today, July 7 by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Wasiu Abiodun.

According to the PPRO, police operatives attached to G/Babangida division intercepted Abu who was suspected to have vandalized one of the NNPC pipeline in the village and was scooping PMS products from a dugout pit.

Wasiu said Abu became unconscious while in the excavated hole. The police rushed him to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The police spokesperson said two accomplices of the deceased, Ibrahim Musa and Sani Musa both of Gwacipe village were arrested and will be charged to court soon.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that no fewer than 16 people have been arrested by the Niger State Police Command after one of its patrol vehicles was set ablazed in an attack.

This was revealed by the State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Adamu Usman while addressing newsmen at the command’s headquarters.

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Police dismiss officers who tortured Port Harcourt mechanic to death

Police dismiss officers who tortured Port Harcourt mechanic to death

Port Harcourt mechanic, Chima Ikwunado who was tortured to death by police officers is getting justice gradually months after his demise.

The officers from the Eagle Crack Squad who tortured the mechanic to death in December 2019 and unlawfully inflicted various degrees of injuries on Ifeanyi Onyekwere, Ogbonna Victor, Ifeanyi Osuji and Osaze Friday have been dismissed by the Rivers State Police Command.

They will be charged to court today (Tuesday) for conspiracy and murder, among other charges
The female police officer, who allegedly fiddled with the private part of late Chima Ikwunado during torture at E-crack Squad cell in Mile One Police Station, is known as Sargent Rose. She used offensive (sharp object) to mutilate the penis of late Chima.

Inspector Ayogu, Fidelis, Inspector Enyina Samuel, Inspector Tope, Inspector Uche, Sergeant Ake Chibuzor and Sergeant Philip Obi are all answering to charges for the murder of late Chima. One Inspector Sam literally drove nail dipped into liquid substance into the hands of Chima.

Chima and his apprentices, Victor Ogbonna, Osaze Friday, Ifeanyi Osuji and Ifeanyi Onyekwere were arrested for driving against traffic and tortured at Mile 1 Police Station by SP Benson Adetuyi.

At the point of arrest, the policemen took N93,000 found on Chima and remanded him on allegations of car theft.

In detention, he alongside others were tortured in the most brutal manner in spite a confirmation by owner of the vehicle that the car had not been stolen and that Chima was his mechanic only taking the car for a test run after routine repair.

The owner of the vehicle was then coerced into stating that the car was indeed stolen to which he refused until he involved a senior officer in the Nigerian Air Force, who proved that he was the owner of the car.

A day after the car owner was let go, the men were charged to court on allegations of robbery and cult violence.

The police in a bid to cover up Chima’s killing as a result of torture, declared him to be ‘at large’.

Chima is survived by a five-month pregnant wife.

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Nigerian Singer, Runtown And Sudanese-Australian Model, Adut Akech, 20, Spark Romance Rumours With Loved-Up Videos

Nigerian singer, Runtown, 30, and South Sudanese-Australian fashion model, Adut Akech Bior, 20, have sparked relationship rumours.

The pair took to their respective Instagram accounts to share loved-up videos of them enjoying a stroll with the father of one seen planting a sweet kiss on the model.

Adut Akech

Akech, who made her fashion week runway debut as an exclusive in the Saint Laurent S/S 17 show, has worked with top brands including Chanel, Valentino and Givenchy, and many others.

Runtown was previously linked to US-based model, Selena Leath, who is also the mother of his son, Zamar.

Man cries for help as he’s tortured in the Middle East after his uncle used him as collateral and absconded

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A terrifying video that shows moments a Nigerian man was flogged brutally by two men in the Middle East has gone viral.

The man was being punished because he was used as human collateral by another Nigerian man to collect drugs.

Unfortunately, the man named Andrew, who collected the drugs, did not return and the human collateral has been suffering torture and risks being killed as a result.

In the viral video, the Middle Eastern men had the Nigerian man’s hands tied behind him as they flogged him. One of the men later pulled a gun on him and shot but he narrowly missed his head.

The Nigerian man is seen crying and begging Andrew to show up.

He added that he has told his uncle to sell everything and pay “Nuruz.” He looked into the camera and repeated the plea to his uncle to come and bail him out.

The Nigerian man added that if the money Andrew owes the drug dealers is not paid before July 10, he will be executed.

“Andrew, look at what you put me through. Look at what you put your brother through. And you say I am your brother,” the Nigerian man cried in agony as they flogged him.

One of the men is heard saying, “Next time I’m gonna shoot” while holding a gun to the Nigerian man’s head.

Watch the video below.

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Video: Lady cries out as nursing mother leaves her baby with her and disappears

A Nigerian lady identified as Deborah has taken to social media to reach out to a mother who left her baby in church and absconded.

According to Deborah, the mother left her baby in her care and claimed she was going to buy something from a nearby supermarket.

However, ever since she left, she hasn’t returned to the church to demand for her baby and Deborah is now appealing to her via a video to come back for her beautiful baby.

“Mummy baby please come and carry your beautiful child. I’m not that strong to take care of your baby please”, Deborah pleaded.

Watch the video below;

In other news, a Ghanaian man, Samuel Nii Quaye went missing at the age of 2 and had been living with a fetish priest ever since not knowing he wasn’t his real father.

According to Samuel, he started entertaining suspicion after his supposed mother died and in the obituary poster, he wasn’t listed among her children.

That prompted him to make inquiries from the children of the fetish priest, whom he thought were his biological siblings, only to find out their father bought him about 18 years ago.

A Ghanaian man, Samuel Nii Quaye got missing at the age of 2 and had been living with a fetish priest ever since not knowing he wasn’t his real father.

According to Samuel, he started entertaining suspicion after his supposed mother died and in the obituary poster, he wasn’t listed among her children.

That prompted him to make inquiries from the children of the fetish priest, whom he thought were his biological siblings, only to find out their father bought him about 18 years ago. Read more here.

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21 days after gruesome murder, police arrest suspected killer of medical doctor in Zamfara

21 days after gruesome murder, police arrest suspected killer of medical doctor in Zamfara

21 days after a medical doctor identified as Dr Enoch Okpara was gruesomely murdered in Gusau, operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have arrested a suspected killer identified as Abubakar Namalika.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that Police in Zamfara state says it will investigate the gruesome murder of a medical doctor identified as Enoch Okpara.

The deceased, Okpara was a consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist working at the Federal Medical Centre in Gusau before he was found dead at his residence in Mareri area of the state capital on Saturday, June 13.

Recall that he was firstly declared missing and an alarm was raised by the church where he worshipped while alive after he did not show up for a program on Saturday morning which was quite unusual.

The remains of the deceased was found burnt beyond recognition.

Reacting to arrest of the suspected killer, th state Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo told newsmen that Abubakar had already confessed to the killing and had even given more information on other crimes that the command had commenced investigations on.

Nagogo explained that the suspect was arrested on Sunday by a team of Operation Puff Adder around 10 p.m. while he and some of his gang members now at large, were trying to commit another crime.

“During interrogation, the suspect who belong to the gang of a notorious criminal, Shehu Bagewaye, known as Shehu Gusami, informed the police of many other atrocities he committed including the killing of five innocent persons.

The suspect said he was also part of the gang that recently invaded Dogon kade village where they killed seven persons.

He revealed to us that they went to late Dr Enoch Okpara’s house to collect money from him at all cost, without which they were to kill the victim.

Namalika said when they could not get the money, they killed him and burnt the remains within the house where the doctor lived alone,” the CP explained.

The police commissioner said that the command was on the trail of the other four gang members that killed the medical doctor.

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Panic in Osun community as lightning kills 7 cows

Panic in Osun community as lightning kills 7 cows

Panic in Osun community as lightning reportedly killed at least seven cows at Elepo village, Ifon Osun in Orolu Local Government area of Osun state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the thunder killed all the cattle where they were being kept after returning from the grazing field at the Elepo village when the incident happened.

A resident of the area who prefers to be anonymous described the incident as sad and very unfortunate, saying it has caused panic and fears within the community.

While sympathizing with the victims over their sad loss, he implored them to burn the dead cows to avoid an outbreak of an epidemic.

“This would be the first time such a frightening incident would happen in this area. We have over the years been living harmoniously with Fulani in our domain.

“The death of the cows belonging to the Fulani cattle rearers living among us was a natural occurrence occasioned by thunder that struck in the town”, he said.

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Woodbery Defrauded US Firm Of $15.3m Stashed Away In Bitcoin Wallet — FBI

A case has been filed against Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, alleging that he defrauded some US firms of millions.

Police authorities had earlier shared footage of how Hushpuppi and his 11 cronies were busted in a special operation over cyber-fraud involving 1.9 million victims to the tune of N168 billion.

Arrested on June 10, the suspects were said to have been involved in crimes spanning money laundering, hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft.

Alongside Hushpuppi, Ponle, who is better known as Woodbery, had been expelled from the UAE to the US where he is to face charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, one for which he risks 20 years jail term.

In an affidavit filed on Woodbery’s case, the FBI said that part of the sum from the scams, which he pulled between January and September 2019, had been stashed away in a Bitcoin, BTC, wallet.

Bitcoin is a type of virtual currency not issued by any government, bank, or firm but is generated and controlled through computer software operating on a decentralised peer-to-peer network.

While BTC transactions are recorded in the Bitcoin blockchain, the identities of the individuals or entities are not recorded on the public ledger, making the platform partially anonymous.

FBI said Woodbery staged business email compromise, BEC, schemes targeting accounts through computer intrusion techniques to cause the unauthorised transfer of funds from victim companies.

Among these are schemes that caused a Chicago-based company to lose $2,300,000 while another firm was defrauded into transferring a total of $15,268,000, part of which was stashed away in BTC wallet.

The affidavit read: “Preliminary blockchain analysis indicates that Ponle received at least 1,494.71506296 bitcoin related to these BEC schemes, valued at approximately $6,599,499.98.

“These schemes resulted in attempted and actual losses to victim companies in the tens of millions. Ponle directed money mules in the US to open bank accounts in the names of victim companies.

“Proceeds from BEC schemes, ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars, were then wired by unwitting employees to the bank accounts opened by Ponle’s mules.

“Ponle then instructed the mules to convert the proceeds to Bitcoin and to send the proceeds of the BEC schemes to a bitcoin wallet that he owned and operated.”

Woodbery is expected to appear in court on July 9, for hearing on his detention.

Veteran Actor Kanayo Congratulates Self After Passing Law School Exams At 58

Nigerian actor Kanayo O. Kanayo has taken to his social media page to thank God after successfully passing his Law School exams to become a full-fledged barrister.

The veteran actor took to his Instagram page to share the good news with his fans. In his first post he wroe:

“Thank you for your prayers and support. Congratulating me without knowing what and why. It’s called FRIENDSHIP. It’s called TRUST. It’s called CONFIDENCE . We keep it low and conservative till after the Call”

Then after being called to bar, he then added: “Help me thank God oooooooooooooo. Just say CONGRATULATIONS”

The application of family planning will wipe off human race, says Oluwo of Iwo

The practice of family planning in Nigeria has been kicked by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu 1.

The royal monarch said the application of family planning will wipe out the human race.

This statement was uttered by the royal monarch while making his contribution to a public debate on family planning recently.

According to the royal father, Nigerians should respect the dictate of God on procreation.

He argued that the assumption that overpopulation is responsible for poverty is not correct.

He said that what China has achieved as the most populous nation and emerging giant of the world could be linked to the country’s huge human resources.

“There is so much misconception and about population and national growth. There is so much more strength in procreation but we oftentimes ignorantly relate overpopulation to poverty. If this belief is true, then China by now should be the most affected nation by poverty. But this is not so because today, China is an emerging world power and a nation that is getting it right in all fronts.

Few powerful nations are getting it wrong for placing limit on childbearing. Today, 75% of the Canadian population is made up of foreigners born outside Canada. In few years to come, the land may be controlled by foreigners.

Aside from this, the dictate of God on procreation should be respected by individuals willing to bear more children. Grace is great. Having more children is not a measurement of poverty. Many rose from grass to grace.

Education is the key. China became powerful because of its passion for technical education. The government should focus more on improving technical education. Education is as important as human blood.

Basic education from primary to secondary should be free and made compulsory for everyone. Higher education should be subsidized. These will encourage average Nigerians to pursue technical education This is the strength of any developed nation.

The huge population of northern Nigeria should give them an edge over other regions. There is a need to harp on the quality of education and not putting an embargo on the numbers of children.” the monarch said.

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Ghanaian Actress, Akuapem Poloo Arrested Over Nude Photo With Her Seven-Year-Old Son

Ghanaian actress and video vixen, Akuapem Poloo whose nude photo with her seven-year-old son sparked outrage online has been arrested.

The arrest comes days after Child Rights International petitioned the Inspector-General of Police in Ghana to investigate her over the controversial birthday photo with her son which went viral on social media.

In the photo, which she posted on Tuesday, June 30, the actress went completely nude in a photoshoot with her son to celebrate him on his 7th birthday. She said she decided to go naked in front of her son who was only in his underwear because she gave birth to him naked.

According to Ghanian media, Akuapem Poloo has been picked up by operatives of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and is being sent to the headquarters of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit around the Ministries in Accra.

Actors Guild Of Nigeria Replies Actress Lala Akindoju For Blasting Its Leaders For Visiting Regina Daniels

The Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN, have replied actress Lala Akindoju, who called the leadership of the association after they paid a visit to new mom and actress, Regina Daniels, and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko to congratulate them on their new baby



In a statement released this night,  Monalisa Chinda Coker, the Director of Communications of the AGN, said ordinarily the organization would not dignify Lala’s ”repugnant and uninformed comment” but it is compelled to explain the reason the some members visited Regina and her husband.

Read the statement below;

”Our attention has been drawn to an unsavoury statement by An Actress though not an AGN Member. Kemi Lala Akindoju on social media about the visit of the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria to Mrs Regina Daniel Nwoko, one of our members who recently gave birth to a baby.

 Ordinarily, the AGN would not dignify such repugnant, uninformed comment with any response. In this case however, it is important to correct a few impressions without joining issues with a non-member of the guild. And we also advise you crosscheck your facts before making allusions.

The simple intent is to establish our position and intimate the public on our policy direction and efforts of the present leadership to extend genuine care for every member of the guild.

1.An actor’s registration as a member instantly confers on him or her the privileges due to members which includes protection in their professional quests, welfare packages in their moments of need, celebration of their triumphs and many more.

 2. Since assuming office, the current leadership of the Guild has prioritised courtesy visits to majority of her indisposed members across the country, offering moral and financial support since assuming office.

3. AGN has established a dedicated line and email for reports of sexual harassment and abuse cases in line of duty. AGN is also in strategic partnership with relevant agencies to counsel and persecute violations against any of our members.

4. AGN has introduced a highly credible Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to take good care of their health issues of all registered members.

5. AGN recently participated actively in two funeral rites of our dearly beloved members that passed on, Patience Oseni in Calabar and Ukwuak Asuquo, in Abuja. We remain completely committed to catering for all members irrespective of status or religion.

Once again, we therefore reaffirm our commitment to professionalism and unbridled responsibility to the welfare of our members.

It is the crystal goal of the Emeka Ejezie Rollas led Executive to bring about lasting change in and transformation of the industry as a whole.

We will remain undaunted and we will deliver the goods to our esteemed members.

Finally, it is expedient to add that visiting Mrs. Nwoko was not just ordinary but significant for us because beyond holding the leadership of our noble Guild in the highest esteem, she also reached out to us to break the good news upon delivery of her bouncing baby boy.

It is also pertinent to note that Mrs. Nwoko’s Mother, Rita Daniel is the able Vice President, South South in the current executive council of the Guild.

Her husband, Rt. Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko is the current Chairman, National Board of Patrons of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

This makes it absolutely germaine for the National President, who arrived Abuja on an official assignment to make time out for courtesy and congratulatory visit to a committed guild member.

The National President is also scheduled to reach out to other members who have various health challenges and reach out to the vulnerables with palliatives.

Kindly visit our website to read more about our numerous reach out efforts at such a time as this – https://ift.tt/2BKb94Y

Thank you.

Monalisa Chinda Coker

Director of communications AGN.”

EFCC Arraigns Social Media Influencer, Adeherself For Possession Of Fraudulent Documents

Popular social media influencer and comedian, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself) has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

The defendant was arrested last month following intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young men allegedly involved in internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.

During interrogation, Adewale AKA “Adeherself” reportedly confessed to being a picker” in cybercrimes.

The count read: “That you, Adewale Adedamola Rukayat, on or about the 15th day of June 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled “WhatsAPP”, which representations you knew or ought to have known, was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 (8) (b) and 1 (3) (d) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006″.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that she be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS.

The defence counsel informed the court of a bail application for his client and also prayed for a short date to enable its hearing.

Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020, for the hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in the EFCC custody

See The Stunning Photo BBNaija Star, Mercy Eke Used To Celebrate Reaching 1.5 Million Followers On Instagram

Reality star and Big Brother Naija season 4 winner, Mercy Eke has stunned in a beautiful photo posted to mark reaching 1.5 million followers on Instagram.

Mercy expressed gratitude to God for helping her so far. Sharing the photo, she wrote:

“Hello to my 1.5million Fanmily. Greatful heart”.

10 feared dead, police officer missing in Anambra land dispute

10 feared dead, police officer missing in Anambra land dispute

Following a hostility between Allah/Onugwu community and the neighbouring Odekpe community both in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State,  at least 10 persons have been feared dead and a police officer attached to Nzam Police station has been declared missing by the police authorities.

The hostility erupted from a land dispute and lasted between April and June 2020.

Allah/Onugwu community claim that they have so far lost about seven persons to the war, excluding five others who they allege were abducted during the hostilities, while Odekpe also claimed it has lost an unspecified number of its indigenes to the clash.

Police authorities arrested some indigenes of Odekpe community, including its Igwe-elect, Peter Ikechi for their alleged involvement in the missing of a police officer attached to Nzam Police Division.

To forestall further hostilities, the state government set up an eight-man peace committee to look into the crisis with a view to resolving it amicably and the committee had already swung into action to discharge its civic responsibilities.

The committee is headed by a first class royal father and traditional ruler of Igbariam community in Anambra East Local government Area of the state, Igwe Nkeli Nzekwe Kelly, with Dr. Emma Ude-Akpeh, the Permanent Secretary in the office of the Secretary to the State Government as its secretary.

At the weekend, the committee invited representatives of the two warring communities to the Palace of Igwe Kelly of Igabriam, chairman of the committee and informed them that the committee has been able to secure the release of those from Odekpe community arrested by the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team, IRT, and detained in Abuja in connection with the missing police officer.

The committee therefore handed the two Odekpe indigenes released by the police, Ekene Godwin and Peter Ikechi, over to their Odekpe kinsmen with a condition that there should be no more hostilities in the area until peace is restored.

Igwe Kelly further disclosed that the police authorities have pledged to drop the case in its entirety if violence no longer erupted in the area, adding that some of them who are still under the police custody would be released unconditionally as soon as peace returned to the areas.

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Most Entertainers Are Broke, COVID-19 Has Shown Who Saved For The Rainy Day – Rapper Illbliss

Popular Nigerian rapper, Illbliss has given his two cents on the effect of Coronavirus in the entertainment industry.

In a tweet the rapper shared, he stated that most entertainers are now broke as they blew their “lean change on jewellery, rented terrace houses, sneakers and drugs.” Illbliss added that COVID-19 has now shown those who saved for a rainy day.

He Tweeted;

“Don’t be fooled kid. Most of these cats are dead broke. They blew their lean change on jewellery, rented terrace houses, sneakers and drugs. Covid is a bastard. Now we know who saved for the rainy day”.

Indian man wears ‘$4,000’ (N1.5m) gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

Indian man wears ‘$4,000’ (N1.5m) gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

As many continue to protect themselves against the raging coronavirus pandemic, an Indian man has claimed that he paid about $4,000 for a bespoke gold face mask to shield himself.

The precious metal covering weighs 60 grams (two ounces) and took craftsmen eight days to make, said businessman Shankar Kurhade, from the western city of Pune.

Indian man wears ‘$4,000’ (N1.5m) gold face mask to ward off coronavirus
“It is a thin mask and has tiny pores that is helping me to breathe,” Shankar told AFP.

When going out, the 49-year-old said he likes to adorn himself with gold jewellery weighing a kilogramme, including a bracelet, necklace and rings on each finger of his right hand.

Indian man wears ‘$4,000’ (N1.5m) gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

Kurhade — whose company makes industrial sheds — said he got the idea for the gold face mask after seeing a media report about a man wearing one made from silver.

“People are asking me for selfies,” he said.

“They are awestruck when they see me wearing the gold mask in markets.”

India has made face masks mandatory in public places in a bid to control the spread of the virus in the country, which has around 650,000 confirmed cases and more than 18,600 fatalities.

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Foremost toastmaster, Richie Dayo Johnson dies in London

Foremost toastmaster, Richie Dayo Johnson dies in London

One of Nigeria’s foremost communication experts, Richie Dayo Johnson is dead. He died in London today, after a heart attack.

He was 60 years old. He would have been 61 on 22 July. RDJ as he’s fondly called was a highly-sought after MC and toastmaster.

He was an alumnus of University of Teesside, Middlesbrough and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a certified coach and an accomplished toastmaster.

RDJ worked and spent years in Europe as one of the key strategists and presenters on Radio Kudirat – the voice of democracy during the military era.Richie Dayo Johnson (RDJ).

He later came to Nigeria to work with TVC and Radio Continental.

Sumner Sambo Shagari, who worked with him at TVC, described Richie as an impeccable speaker of the English language.

“A toastmaster per excellence, he believed so much in me and his last advice to me on how to treat subordinates under me as I grow professionally in the media industry was this:

“As a leader, you need to take the time to truly understand what motivates and what doesn’t motivate each one of your direct reports. They are not all the same. Do not make the mistake of thinking one size fits all!”, RDJ said in a WhatsApp chat in February this year”.

Johnson is survived by his wife and three adult children.

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BBNaija’s Kim Oprah Flaunts Hot Body As She Chills Out Privately

BBNaija’s Kim Oprah Flaunts Hot Body As She Chills Out Privately

As shared by the reality star on instagram…

Jul 6, 2020

My Story Should Give Poor Nigerians Hope – Hushpuppi

Suspected Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, has asked poor Nigerians to be optimistic of change and take solace from his story.

He said his story should give hope to people who are suffering because of widespread hunger and poverty in Nigeria.

Hushpuppi made the latest statement in a video which surfaced on social media, after he was arrested recently in Dubai and extradited to the U.S to face criminal charges for allegedly using the Internet to steal millions of dollars from people and institutions around the world.

The 37-year-old Nigerian who was resident in Dubai was known for living an extravagant lifestyle and flaunting it on social media.

“Una suppose use my story do documentary to give people hope,” Mr Abbas said in the video.

“But una feel say people no deserve hope, na suffer they must dey use to. Una believe say na wetin I deserve na to suffer.”

Mr Abbas spoke in Pidgin English in the five-minute video.

He said many Nigerians were living under the crushing effect of poverty because of bad government in the country.

He said his mum hails from Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, but that she has never benefited from the huge money made from the oil exploitation in the region.

“What about people in Badagry, people in Agege, enjoyment reach their side?

“What about people wey dey Ebonyi state? Not for once I don watch news, I don hear say one development don reach Ebonyi. All those places dem no be Nigerians, dem no deserve enjoyment?”

It is clear he recorded the video before his arrest as a response to Nigerians on social media who were questioning his source of money and also criticising his flamboyant lifestyle.

He said Nigerians were coming after him on social media because of the “meat” he was “eating” abroad.

“Una come look say meat wey I dey chop for abroad na him dey affect Nigeria, na him make Nigeria no good, I no deserve to chop meat, I no deserve to wear better clothes, I no even deserve to look like human being.”

He said he was making money as “a social media influencer” from countries that were paying him heavily to “host parties, (and) events”.

Mr Abbas in the video talked about his personal struggle with poverty, how he got hit by a commercial motorcycle and how he lost his younger sister and a step-mother because of poverty and illness.

“I no enjoy one single enjoyment from government, my papa no enjoy one enjoyment. For my own generation, I am the only one that has escaped from poverty,” he said.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari owes his father explanation on why there was so much poverty in Nigeria.

In a separate video, Mr Abbas is seen chatting over a meal with a group of persons, where they were boasting about the enormous money he had.

The people in the video looked like his close friends, from their interactions.

“Hushpuppi’s driver is paid N700,000 a month,” one of the persons on the meal table said. “People that are abusing him, you are working house boy job, they are paying you N35,000.”

Mr Abbas cut into the chat to confirm what the fellow had just said, adding that his driver earned more than a “commissioner” in Nigeria and that his cleaner earned N250,000.

They all laughed over it.

One of them mocked Mr Abbas’ critics, saying they would have done better by begging ‘Hushpuppi’ to employ their fathers as his driver.

Mr Abbas is seen in yet another video shot inside Dubai airport, where he was enthusing about the beauty of the airport and the “enjoyment” that comes with money.

Next, he filmed himself on a ride inside a Rolls-Royce headed towards the airport where a private jet was waiting to fly him to Paris.

“Thank you, Jesus!” He said inside the luxury car. Meanwhile, another Rolls-Royce was carrying his luggage to the plane.

“This life is too good to be real,” he screamed with childish excitement. “Paris, I am coming in a private jet. Paris, stand up, for the real one is coming through.”

He ate assorted fruits inside the flight and read Forbes magazine.

The video ended with Mr Abbas arriving at Paris–Le Bourget Airport and checking into a 5-star hotel, Four Seasons Hotels, Paris.

In a criminal complaint filed against him, the American authorities said Mr Abbas financed his opulent lifestyle through money he made from Internet scams and that he belonged to an international criminal network which almost scammed an English Premier League soccer club of about $124 million.

Mother, 33, arrested after she was caught burying her foetus in Kaduna

Mother, 33, arrested after she was caught burying her foetus in Kaduna

A 33-year-old mother who had her foetus removed has been arrested after she connived with her elder sister to bury her baby alive in Kaduna.

The woman, simply identified as Hauwa, reportedly removed her foetus and buried it in a shallow grave with the help of her 35-year-old elder sister Zainab.

According to reports, the two sisters checked in to People’s Club Hotel in Tundun Wada, Kaduna State, and paid accommodation fee of N2,000 just to execute their plan.

As they were digging a spot to bury the baby, someone sighted them. When they were done, they covered it with a stone.

The eye witness who saw them alerted the hotel management and they went to check what they buried there.

While digging, they saw blood and decided to invite the police who came and arrested the two sisters.

Details of how the foetus was removed by the two sisters is still sketchy.

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I Don’t Hate Men, I Hate Patriarchy, -Toke Makinwa Clarifies Her Stance On Feminism

Controversial OAP and feminist, Toke Makinwa has reacted after a Twitter user tagged her as a man hater.

“Feminism is not about hating men,” a Twitter user wrote.

Another, insinuating that Toke and Tonto Dikeh hate men, reacted: “Let’s ask @tokstarr or Tonto.”

Toke Makinwa

Toke replied: “I don’t hate men, I hate Patriarchy and I speak against “male privileges” “

The media personality added: “Know the difference and set yourself free. Feminism is not hatred towards the male gender, I just can’t stand the male privileges that exists, It is speaking out against patriarchy, it is inclusion and there are men who support feminism too.”

Hushpuppi: $15.3m stolen by Woodberry from US companies may not be recovered, FBI hints

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

Furthermore, Woodberry was arrested alongside Ramon Olorunwa Abbas aka Hushpuppi and 10 others in Dubai, UAE over cyber-fraud involving 1.9 million victims to the tune of N168 billion.

They have all been extradited to the US, where they will face charges of conspiracy to commit fraud.

In an affidavit, the FBI noted that Woodberry received the said amount between January and September 2019.

Woodberry allegedly staged business email compromise (BEC) schemes targeting accounts through computer intrusion techniques, to carry out unauthorized transfer of funds from victim companies.

It resulted in a Chicago-based company losing $2,300,000 while another firm defrauded into transferring a total of $15,268,000, part of which stashed away in BTC wallet.

“Preliminary blockchain analysis indicates that PONLE received at least 1,494.71506296 bitcoin related to these BEC schemes, valued at approximately $6,599,499.98,” the affidavit read.

“These schemes resulted in attempted and actual losses to victim companies in the tens of millions.

PONLE directed money mules in the US to open bank accounts in the names of victim companies.

“Proceeds from BEC schemes, ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars,

were then wired by unwitting employees to the bank accounts opened by PONLE’s mules.

“PONLE then instructed the mules to convert the proceeds to Bitcoin and to send the proceeds of the BEC schemes to a bitcoin wallet that he owned and operated.”

BTC transactions are recorded in the Bitcoin blockchain, but the identities of the individuals or entities are accounted for on the public ledger, making the platform partially anonymous in nature.

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My story should give Nigerians hope, says Hushpuppi

My story should give Nigerians hope – Hushpuppi

Suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, says his story should inspire and give hope to Nigerians who are facing hunger and poverty.

Hushpuppi made the comments in a video which surfaced on social media after he was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States.

“Una suppose use my story do documentary to give people hope,” the 37-year-old said in Pidgin English in the five-minute video.

“But una feel say people no deserve hope, na suffer they must dey use to. Una believe say na wetin I deserve na to suffer.”

The social media celebrity said bad government had deprived many, including his mother in the Niger Delta region, of a good life.

“What about people in Badagry, people in Agege, enjoyment reach their side? he asked.

“What about people wey dey Ebonyi state? Not for once I don watch news, I don hear say one development don reach Ebonyi. All those places dem no be Nigerians, dem no deserve enjoyment?”

Hushpuppi is believed to have recorded the video following questions about his source of money.

Before his arrest, he flaunted his wealth on social media, posing in private jets, luxury cars and houses.

“Una come look say meat wey I dey chop for abroad na him dey affect Nigeria, na him make Nigeria no good, I no deserve to chop meat, I no deserve to wear better clothes, I no even deserve to look like human being,” he said.

The Nigerian is facing criminal charges in the US for defrauding and conspiring to steal millions of dollars from victims around the world.

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Popular Oscar-Winning Film Composer, Ennio Morricone Dies At 91

Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian film composer, has died at the age of 91.

The Italian musician, who is credited for his work on more than 400 films and TV shows, died on Monday, July 6, at the Campus Bio-Medico in Rome, a week after suffering a fall in which he broke his femur.

His death was confirmed by his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, who also disclosed that Morricone requested a private funeral.

Morricone began his career as a trumpet player before switching to film composition in 1961.

He created music for more than 70 award-winning movies, including “Once Upon a Time in the West ” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” which earned him a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009. He also won an Academy Award for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” in 2016.

Other films he scored include The Thing (directed by John Carpenter), Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore), The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo), Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick), The Untouchables (Brian de Palma) and the La Cage aux Folles trilogy (Édouard Molinaro).

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte paid tribute to the composer on Monday, writing on Twitter: “We will always remember, with infinite gratitude, the artistic genius of the Maestro #EnnioMorricone.”

“It made us dream, move, reflect, writing memorable notes that will remain unforgettable in the history of music and cinema” he added.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella offered condolences to the family of the “distinguished” artist.

“Both a refined and popular musician, he has left a deep mark in the history of music in the second part of the 20th century,” he said. “Through his soundtracks, he has greatly contributed in spreading and reinforcing Italy’s prestige around the world.”

Lala Akindoju Blasts AGN After Visit To Regina Daniels Home To Congratulate Her On The Birth Of Her Baby

Nigerian actress Lala Akindoju has slammed the Actors Guild of Nigeria after its members visited her colleague, Regina Daniels.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to new mum, Regina Daniels and the actress received them, together with her husband, Ned Nwoko.

The group was lead by the AGN President, Emeka Rollas who presented a gift to the new mum.

“This is our baby, Nollywood baby of the year, we are here to rejoice with your family,” Emeka Rollas said as he presented the gift to the parents of the newborn at their palatial resident at Royal Court villa in Abuja.

The visit held during the weekly family reunion of the Nwoko family, a time when Ned Nwoko and members of his family come together for different sports activities.

However, Lala opposed the visit, writing: “This is actually shameful. In these times where the actor’s guild should show leadership on pressing issues like navigating the industry with COVID-19, like creating structures to stop sexual harassment in the industry. This is their priority. Even if you visit your member.”

Lala Akindoju

She added: “must you film and post? The videos we need to see about future and safety of practitioners. Yet, they abuse us and insist that we join.

OAP Toolz’s Brother, Tijani Oniru Beaten Mercilessly By Security Men

There was mild drama yesterday, at Millennium Estate, Lekki, Lagos, as some boys wearing security vests allegedly attached to the new Oniru of Iruland, assaulted Tijani Oniru, son of the Late king Idowu Abiodun Oniru and brother to OAP Toolz.

According to multiple sources, the reason for the attack might be connected to properties the late king gave to his children. In the video, one of the boys can be heard accusing Tijani of slapping him, while another one corroborated the claim by saying he started it.

“The boys saw Tijani walking into the estate and accosted him. They requested that he returned the properties his late father gave him to the new Oniru of Iruland.. But for the timely intervention of the estate’s security personnel, he’d have been beaten to a pulp by the boys,” a source said.