Nairaplace Forum http://nairaplace.com/ Nairaplace Forum Nigerian Forum en-En zchigozie@yahoo.com If Kayne wins, we will have 2 first ladies in a row that did porn- reactions http://nairaplace.com//1209/if-kayne-wins-we-will-have-2-first-ladies-in-a-row-that-did-porn-reactions.html
The announcement did not come as a surprise as Kanye had on several occasions discussed his presidential ambitions, and after visiting Trump in 2018 wearing a "Make America Great Again" MAGA hat, revealed he will be contesting in 2024 after Trump's tenure.

Kanye on Sunday tweeted "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION"]]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2020 11:47:37 +0000
322 Nigerians evacuated from the US arrive Lagos (photos) http://nairaplace.com//1208/322-nigerians-evacuated-from-the-us-arrive-lagos-photos-.html
The evacuated Nigerians departed the US onboard an Ethiopian airline flight and arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday, July 4.
The evacuated Nigerians departed the US onboard an Ethiopian airline flight and arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday, July 4.



322 Nigerians evacuated from the US arrive Lagos (photos)



According the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 and will now proceed into the mandatory 14 days self-isolation.

''Evacuation Update: 322 Evacuees arrives at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos via @flyethiopia ET 509 from the USA.

All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, and PTF on #COVID-19.'' NIDCOM wrote on Twitter



While welcoming the evacuees, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Commission, said another flight from India with evacuated Nigerians is expected in the hours of tomorrow, July 5. She however disclosed that some of the passengers were not allowed to board the flight because they failed to produce their COVID-19 test results.

''Welcome home from the USA , as we await flight from India in the early hours of tomorrow. Unfortunately , some passengers were not allowed to board because they did not present their COVID 19 tests'' Dabiri-Erewa tweeted]]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2020 10:52:03 +0000
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, distances self from Hushpuppi http://nairaplace.com//1207/former-vice-president-atiku-abubakar-distances-self-from-hushpuppi.html


Earlier today, the ruling party, APC released a statement in which it urged the EFCC and other security agencies to investigate the links between Hushpuppi and some PDP chieftains. The party in its statement said Hushpuppi has been photographed with Atiku and some other PDP stalwarts like Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye, and Yakubu Dogara and so they should be investigated to determine if they have any link with Hushpuppi.



Reacting to the statement by APC, Paul Ibe, media aide to the former Vice President, said the photo of Atiku and Hushpuppi making the rounds was a mere photo-op and not at any meeting as is being speculated.



Read the statement from Ibe below

''It is curious that the All Progressives Congress is mischievously trying to link Atiku Abubakar to the alleged fraudster, Ramon Abbas, AKA Hushpuppi, simply because he was photographed with Atiku at an event where many Nigerians had gathered.

For the avoidance of doubt, it was a mere photo-op and not at any meeting as being ingloriously speculated. We would advise the APC and Mr. Nabena to be very mindful of such senseless statements in the future especially as the case under reference is a subject of litigation in another country.

Had they been more sensitive, they would have come to terms with the reality that the case is a national embarrassment - not something to cheer about for any political blackmail.'']]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2020 10:41:10 +0000
Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run http://nairaplace.com//1206/kanye-west-announces-2020-presidential-run.html
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION,” the born-again billionaire rapper tweeted as Americans marked Independence Day.

West offered no further details on his supposed campaign, four months before the November election, and it is unclear if he has officially registered to run for office.

Hundreds of thousands of Twitter users reacted to the star’s announcement and “Kanye” shot to become the top trending term on the platform, although many questioned whether the volatile rapper would go through with his plan and others claimed it was a publicity stunt.

His wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, replied with a US flag emoji, while Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote: “You have my full support!”

The 43-year-old has mentioned running for president several times and he said last year he would run for president in 2024.

West long ago broke ranks with most of the left-leaning entertainment industry to loudly voice his support for Trump.

In 2018, they met in the Oval Office — a surreal tete-a-tete that included a hug from the rapper as well as an on-camera rant featuring an expletive not often repeated for the White House press corps.

That year, West also delivered a lengthy soliloquy to a president who many deem racist, telling him he loved him — to the dismay of many Democrats and fellow artists.

But in 2019, during an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1 show, he said his support for Trump had been a way to razz Democrats — and announced his own presidential ambitions.

“There will be a time when I will be the president of the US, and I will remember… any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing.”

It was unclear to whom the artist was referring.

The announcement came days after West, who has taken a very public turn towards Christianity in recent years, released a new song, “Wash Us In the Blood,” along with an accompanying video including imagery from recent anti-racism protests.

West has also opened up about his mental health, particularly his struggle with bipolar disorder, telling talk show host David Letterman he feels like he has “a sprained brain, like having a sprained ankle.”

Since 2018, Kardashian has formed her own contacts with the White House as she champions criminal justice reform: she has successfully lobbied Trump to pardon a sexagenarian woman for a non-violent drug offence.

For weeks now Trump, criticized for his response both to the coronavirus pandemic and to anti-racism protests, has been lagging in the polls behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

There was no immediate response to West’s announcement from either candidate Saturday.]]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2020 10:36:05 +0000
Nigeria Records 603 New COVID-19 Cases, 393 More Recover http://nairaplace.com//1205/nigeria-records-603-new-covid-19-cases-393-more-recover.html
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a late-night post via its verified Twitter handle on Saturday.

It noted that the country now has 28,167 confirmed COVID-19 cases out of which 634 people have lost the battle to the virus.

A breakdown of the figure of new cases shows that of the 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos has the highest with 135.

Others include Edo – 87, FCT – 73, Rivers – 67, Delta – 62, Ogun – 47, Kaduna – 20, Plateau – 19, Osun – 17, Ondo – 16, Enugu – 15, Oyo – 15, Borno – 13, and Niger – 6.

The remaining states are Nasarawa – four, Kebbi – three, Kano – two, Sokoto – one, and Abia – one.]]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2020 10:31:34 +0000
woman dies after getting burnt while answering a phone call close to a gas cannister http://nairaplace.com//1204/woman-dies-after-getting-burnt-while-answering-a-phone-call-close-to-a-gas-cannister.html
Friends took to Facebook to share photos of her burns after the incident as they prayed for her to survive.

Unfortunately, her health took a turn for the worse and she died.

Her friends are mourning her on Facebook while warning people to desist from answering phone calls near a cooking gas.]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 21:56:58 +0000
Five persons die in boat mishap in Lagos http://nairaplace.com//1203/five-persons-die-in-boat-mishap-in-lagos.html


According to the Lagos State Inland Waterways Authority, (LASWA), the incident which could have been avoided, occurred after a 20 passenger capacity commercial ferry carried 21 passengers and took off illegally from Èbúté ?r? Jetty at about few minutes past 8.00 pm and headed towards Ikorodu.



The ferry then ran into an unforeseen object on the waterways, causing the boat to capsize. LASWA said while rescue efforts were said to have commenced immediately, only 16 were saved while five others died and one is still in a critical condition.



Commenting on the incident, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the violators of the law will be prosecuted as the unfortunate incident is already under investigation. He urged Ferry Operators to desist from breaking the laid down safety guidelines to avoid incidents of this nature. He said if the rule of no night travelling on the waterways from 6.00pm had been strictly adhered to by operators, the accident could not have occurred.]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 21:50:24 +0000
My husband looked like a farmer when I first met him- Regina Daniels http://nairaplace.com//1202/my-husband-looked-like-a-farmer-when-i-first-met-him-regina-daniels.html


The actress who welcomed their first child together on June 29 this year, disclosed this in an interview with Punch.



In the interview, Regina said she met her husband for the first time when she and some others went on a tour of his house in the village

''The first impression I had when I met him, which I will keep saying is that he looked like a farmer. We actually went on a tour to his house in the village (Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State) and he was so polite and educative. He wants one to know about nature and the world in general. He wants one to experience different things, so he was always trying to educate us on that particular visit.''

The actress said her hubby is always pushing her to be a better person.

''Being married to him (Ned Nwoko), I feel free. I can do whatever I want, dress however I like and live my life. He is always pushing me to be a better person. He brings me out there because he wants me to be more exposed. He wants me to see the world in a different way. As a matter of fact, there are so many things I just can’t start to explain.'']]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 21:47:55 +0000
Enugu To Take Care Of 10-year-old Brutalized Victim http://nairaplace.com//1201/enugu-to-take-care-of-10-year-old-brutalized-victim.html
It was reported that the woman and her husband, Mr. Ozougwu, who reside at Thinkers Corner, Enugu, and hail from Aku in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, inflicted various degrees of injuries on the little child, which prompted their arrest by the Enugu State Police Command, and rescue of the victim - who is now receiving treatment at the ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu.

Consequently, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State directed his Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Rt. Hon. Princess Peace Nnaji, to immediately visit the victim at the hospital to ensure that she receives proper medical attention.

Hon. Nnaji, who was accompanied by the Chief Medical Director of ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, Prof. Hycienth Onah, to see the abused child, empathized with the victim and her immediate family and promised them that the state government will not take the matter lightly.

She stressed that “we can never sweep it (matter) under the carpet”, pointing out that the dastardly act undermined the Child Rights Act “His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration spent millions of naira, time and energy to enact in the collaboration with UNICEF, to make sure that every child in Enugu State is protected, given education, healthcare and right to life, among others”.

According to her, “Enugu State government is not taking this lying low. The state government will take care of all the medical bills, facility and everything concerning this girl”.

Expressing shock at the ugly experience the traumatized little girl encountered in the hands of her guardians, Hon. Nnaji thanked the neighbours for bringing the cruel incident to public domain, describing them as “Good Samaritans”.

Responding, the mother of the victim, Mrs. Nnedinso Nnadi, expressed gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for the state government’s concern and intervention, disclosing that it was a traumatic experience for the child and the entire family and asked God to reward all those who have played roles towards the rescue and treatment of their child.

In his remark, the Chief Medical Director of ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, Prof. Onah, explained that the victim is responding to treatment and being take care of adequately, adding that “her chances of full recovery are high”.

Enugu State is in the hands of God!]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 21:45:32 +0000
BREAKING: Ebonyi NUJ chairman arrested http://nairaplace.com//1198/breaking-ebonyi-nuj-chairman-arrested.html
Details of his arrest, which are still sketchy at the time of this report, indicated that he was allegedly arrested following directives issued by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

But reacting to the arrest, Police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah explained that she cannot precisely say the location of the Policemen who arrested Nwizi.]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:37:05 +0000
Pastor, 54, Arrested Over Sex With Girl, 12 http://nairaplace.com//1197/pastor-54-arrested-over-sex-with-girl-12.html
According to the Ogun State PPRO, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect, who resides at Ejigun Agbede Itele Ota in Ado-odo Local Government area of the state was arrested on Monday, 29th of June, 2020.

According to him, the suspect was arrested following a complaint by the father of the girl, who reported at Itele Divisional Headquarters that while he was at his work place, he received a call from one of his neighbours that her daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbour caught the man in the act.

Upon the report, the DPO Itele Division, CSP Monday Unuigbe, detailed his detectives to go after the man and he was subsequently arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to be a Pastor at Helmet of Life International Church, confessed having unlawful carnal knowledge of the little girl. He stated further that he lured the small girl into an uncompleted building in the area when the girl was on an errand. When asked whether he had no wife, the suspect explained that he had separated with his wife since 2016.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:09:52 +0000
Nollywood Sweetheart, Linda Osifo, Releases New Photos Ahead Of Birthday http://nairaplace.com//1196/nollywood-sweetheart-linda-osifo-releases-new-photos-ahead-of-birthday.html
The gorgeous Edo native, apart from being an award-winning actress, is also a model and a philanthropist. Her philanthropic LAO Foundation (an acronym for Love and Oneness) is a Non-Governmental Organisation, which currently has ‘The Child to school Project’ and ‘The Clean water for all Project’, as part of the projects they’re working on.

Linda is reflective as she adds another year to her life and she centres her thoughts on the power of being black and proud. The dark-skinned actress believes that her skin colour is a rare gift: one that exudes beauty and confidence. She has always owned her ‘melanin’ skin and is proud of it.

She goes spiritual as she muses: ‘Seven is my lucky number, it symbolizes positivity and spiritual perfection. My birth month being in the seventh month is extremely special to me. I always feel great positive energy whenever it is my birth month’.

In a traditional environment where actors stick to the art and symmetry of film, the sultry actress has always dared to stand out from the crowd, dared to be different. Ms. Osifo also strongly believes that good looks should only be a bonus, not the main factor.

As she exudes positive energy and seeks spiritual perfection in celebrating her birth month, one can safely say that Nollywood sweetheart, Linda Osifo, represents a younger generation, well on their way to introduce a dynamic that will be cataclysmic for the future of the industry, for self and for dark-skinned women.]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:06:29 +0000
police release photo of woman who drilled a nail into the head of her housemaid http://nairaplace.com//1195/police-release-photo-of-woman-who-drilled-a-nail-into-the-head-of-her-housemaid.html
LIB shared the sad story on Friday, July 3

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Daniel Ndukwe Ikea, states that the woman, Ifeoma Ozougwu, 24, and her husband, Jude Ozougwu, 40, were arrested following credible information received July 2 alleging that a woman in Akonameze Street, Thinker’s Corner, Enugu, inflicted degrees of injuries on her minor female ward.

Ikea said operatives of the Command swiftly moved to the area where they rescued Nneoma and arrested the couple.

''Preliminary investigation showed that the suspect, who the victim’s relative and a mother of three (3), maltreats her to the extent of using different objects, including hot pressing iron, iron rod, and nails to inflict several grievous bodily harm as well as inserting pepper into her private part.'' the statement read

According to Ikea, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdur-Rahman instructed the Area Commander to take Nneoma to the hospital for treatment after seeing her battered body. He bemoaned why the suspect will be so heartless to abuse and inflict such grievous injuries on another woman’s child left in her care and directed the immediate launch of a thorough investigation and prosecution of the suspect, her husband, and any other culpable accomplices to the crime.
The statement adds that the Commissioner has warned all those who may have been in the habit or are intending to maltreat and/or inflict grievous harm on susceptible children to desist forthwith, as the Command will not spare anyone found culpable in such inhuman acts that infringe on the dignity and fundamental human rights of children. He called on residents of the state with credible information that will help in fighting crimes against vulnerable children to call the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2020 10:59:55 +0000
Ebonyi state governor and some of his aides test positive for COVID-19 http://nairaplace.com//1194/ebonyi-state-governor-and-some-of-his-aides-test-positive-for-covid-19.html
According to the governor, he and some of his aides had the test carried out on them and the result came back positive. He said presently they are not showing any symptoms but have since gone into isolation in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He has asked the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people. He appealed to residents of the state to take the NCDC protocols more seriously while stating that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.

Ebonyi state currently has 438 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 357 persons have been successfully treated while three have died.]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 10:46:33 +0000
Cultists who killed man in video that went viral on social media have been arrested http://nairaplace.com//1193/cultists-who-killed-man-in-video-that-went-viral-on-social-media-have-been-arrested-.html


The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu ordered an investigation and apprehension of the suspects after the recorded murder went viral on social media. They were spotted questioning a young man before shooting him dead.

One of the suspects, Francis Diamond aka Iron Man who was initially arrested by SARS operatives confessed to being a member of the gang and also the one who recorded the chilling video.

8 members of the gang involved in the murder of their alleged rival have been arrested and they've been identified as Olaitan Apanpa aka Emir/Armoured Tank, 31; Chidi Michael aka Jaaru, 25; Eno Sunday aka Covenant, 25; Saheed Gbadebo aka Sambo, 23, Adepeju Azeez aka Aboki, 38; Samuel Ilesanmi aka Baba Obo; Omotosho Quadri, 25; and Moses Ogungbe, 28.



It was also gathered that Apanpa pulled the trigger that killed their victim who they accused of participating in the elimination of one of their leaders at the University of Ibadan in early 2020.



Asides allegedly being serial killers of rival cult members in Ikorodu and its environs, detectives also alleged that Gbadebo single-handedly killed two persons at Bayekun Street, Ikorodu and another five at Ajah.


The suspects will be charged to court at the end of investigations.]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:28:17 +0000
Nigeria Records 454 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Rise To 27,564 http://nairaplace.com//1192/nigeria-records-454-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-rise-to-27-564.html
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Friday.

According to the NCDC, the new cases were spread across 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Eighty-Seven of the cases were recorded in Lagos, 63 in Edo, 60 in FCT Abuja, 41 in Ondo, 32 in Benue, 31 in Abia, 29 in Ogun, 19 in Oyo, 17 in Kaduna, 16 in Delta, 15 in Enugu, 14 in Borno, nine in Plateau, eight in Nasarawa, five in Kano, four in Bauchi, two in Gombe, one each in Katsina and Kogi States.

The agency also stated that 11,069 persons had been discharged while 628 persons have died.]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:22:58 +0000
D'banj sues his rape accuser, Seyitan Babatayo for N1.5 billion http://nairaplace.com//1191/d-banj-sues-his-rape-accuser-seyitan-babatayo-for-n1-5-billion.html

In an initial lawsuit, D'banj demanded N100 million Naira from Seyitan Babatayo for "defamation of character" after she accused him of rape and demanded an apology through her lawyers.


Now, after all that has happened in recent times, D'banj, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome Chambers, has asked Ms Babatayo to pay N1.5 billion Naira.


N1 billion was demanded in damages "over the untold embarrassment, derision, public ridicule, odium, obloguy, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the Defendants' tweets and publication have caused the claimant."


N500 million was demanded as "aggravated, puniitive, and exemplary damages."


The suit also demanded that Seyitan writes D'banj "a letter of unreserved apology for the offensive tweets and posts".


D'banj's lawyers also prayed the court to grant "an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendant from further publishing, tweeting or posting offesnive libelous statements."


Recall that a week ago, Seyitan released a statement detailing the timeline of her case with D'banj. She had initially posted a tweet denying that she was arrested on D'banj's orders. She also said she wanted to put everything behind her.



However, in the statement released afterwards, she said she was arrested and held for 24 hours after which she was released to D'banj's team who took her to an undisclosed location, denied her access to her family and lawyers, threatened her, took over control of her social media account, and coerced her to retract her statement (read here).


On Thursday, July 2, activist Segun "Segalink" Awosanya shared a thread on Twitter where he said Seyitan was not detained by D'banj's team as claimed (read here). However, today, he did a turnaround and stated that Seyitan didn't lie and that she was indeed detained but not "kidnapped" by D'banj's team as the "e-femists" claimed (read here).

Below are documents from D'banj's lawyers demanding N1.5 billion from Seyitan.]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:10:41 +0000
Woman arrested for drilling and using hot iron on her 10-year-old domestic helper http://nairaplace.com//1190/woman-arrested-for-drilling-and-using-hot-iron-on-her-10-year-old-domestic-helper.html
Chairperson of the WomenAids Collective WACOL, Prof. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, who brought the little girl's plight to the public, said her office was alerted on Friday about the case of Chinonye who sustained grievous bodily harm from Ezeugwu who she works for as a domestic help.



“This is gory and torture of a young innocent girl whose only crime is being born to a poor widow who had to give her up to live with someone in the hope that she will get an education and survive. We pray that she recovers. We demand full wrath of the law on this woman that inflicted such a level of physical injury on this girl.

I spoke to the distraught mother of the victim. She is a poor widow living in a rural village in Aku, near Nsukka, Enugu state. It is time to eradicate child labour, ban and punish heavily anyone using children as domestic help. The Child Rights Act and the NAPTIP Act must be effectively enforced. WACOL will follow through to ensure that justice is done in this matter” Ezeilo said]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:40:56 +0000
World’s ‘first' gold-plated hotel opens in Vietnam (photos) http://nairaplace.com//1189/world-s-first-gold-plated-hotel-opens-in-vietnam-photos-.html
The hotel which has 24-carat plating across lobbies, an infinity pool and rooms with even cutlery, cups, shower heads and toilet seats receiving the golden treatment, took about $200m and 11 years to build. Coffee is served in a gold cup and bath time is taken in gilded splendour.

“Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel" which sits by Giang Vo Lake in the centre of the Vietnamese capital, has 400 rooms and will operate under the American Wyndham Hotels brand. Prices start at $250 a night for rooms, and there are also apartments for rent.



Phillip Park, a South Korean guest said;

“When I arrived here... I felt like a king, you know, the Pharaoh... the king of Egypt."

The relatively modest construction price tag was achieved by sourcing the gold plating locally — significantly reducing costs.



Nguyen Huu Duong, chairman of Hoa Binh group that owns the hotel said;

"We want the ordinary people to the super rich... to check-in. Our group has a factory that can do gold-plated stuff, so the cost for our equipment and furniture here is quite cheap."

On Coronavirus cramping global travel and tourism, Duong expressed hope of making back the money used in constructing the hotel in 2021.





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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:53:43 +0000
Tonto Dikeh says a man's past is of no consequence to her when falling in love http://nairaplace.com//1188/tonto-dikeh-says-a-man-s-past-is-of-no-consequence-to-her-when-falling-in-love.html
The mum-of-one shared a photo text that reads: "If I fall in love with someone, don't tell me about their past. I wasn't there. I love what I see now. So mind your business."]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:46:54 +0000
Man, 40, Defiles Neighbour’s 11-Year Old Daughter http://nairaplace.com//1187/man-40-defiles-neighbour-s-11-year-old-daughter.html
Nairaplace reports that he was arrested and now facing case of defilement which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and convicted.

The incident happened at Bariga area of Lagos, where Edet resides with the victim’s parents.
When the suspect, Edet, was caught, the victim said that he lured her into the act without her consent but he claimed that he did not force her.

The suspect was among the criminal suspects paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu at State headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos.

He said that On 25th June, 2020 at about 1630 hours, a 35 years old woman (name withheld) reported at Bariga Police Station, that her 11-year old daughter (name withheld) was defiled by her neighbour, Imoh Edet ‘m’ 40, of Oyekainle Street, Bariga. She said that whenever the suspect wants to have sexual intercourse with the daughter, he will call her out to his room under the guise of sending her on an errand.
When the suspect was arrested by Police operatives from Bariga, he confessed having sexual intercourse with the minor up to six times. The girl was taken to hospital for medical attention and forensic examination.

CP Odumosu said that the suspect, Edet, will be charged to Court after the conclusion of investigations.Among other suspects paraded by the Police were kidnappers, armed robbers, traffic robbers, fraudsters and other criminal elements arrested in various areas across the State.]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:06:28 +0000
UNILAG undergraduate, Nimie, opens up on date with Rema http://nairaplace.com//1186/unilag-undergraduate-nimie-opens-up-on-date-with-rema.html
In a chat with BBC Pidgin, the young lady said that the meeting has brought her fame.

She added that winning the challenge which gave her an opportunity to meet Rema was because God made it so.

According to the young lady, who is also known as Nimie, her date with the Beamer crooner was soft and cool.

She described the singer as a very romantic person.

But She noted that the outing exposed her to various attacks from some social media users.

Nimie, however, stated that she is not Rema’s girlfriend and they met officially for the first time.

The beautiful dark-skinned lady is a 200 level Physics student at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:38:09 +0000
6-year-old girl kicked out of daycare after wearing 'Black Lives Matter' t-shirt http://nairaplace.com//1185/6-year-old-girl-kicked-out-of-daycare-after-wearing-black-lives-matter-t-shirt.html
Deval Brockman, from Russellville, Arkansas, said her 6-year-old daughter named Journei Brockman has been attending daycare at "His Kids Preschool" for six months. However, she was told last Friday, June 26, she could not return.

"I got very upset. I’m just like are you serious? Over a T-shirt?" Brockman said.

She claimed that a school director also told her, "I am not going to tell you how to raise your child, but you need to reevaluate how you’re parenting her."

"It’s not political, it’s everyday life, it’s all over the news. Right is right and wrong is wrong," Brockman said.

Patricia Brown, director of His Kids Preschool, said in a statement to FOX 16, "We feel a childcare environment is not a place for a parent’s political views to be addressed or played out, regardless of race."

Deval Brockman told FOX16 that her daughter’s school called her last Thursday, June 25 and an employee told her that she didn’t "like" or "agree"” with the shirt. The employee also asked that Brockman not send her daughter to the school wearing it again.

Brockman said she reported the complaint to state officials and she was told that her daughter could wear the shirt unless it contained profanity.


"If I’m supporting something, I’m going to wear it, my child is going to wear it, to help say that our voice needs to be heard," Brockman said.

Journei Brockman returned to the preschool last Friday, wearing a different shirt with an image of a raised fist printed on the back, which is the Black Lives Matter symbol. When Deval Brockman picked her daughter up at the end of the day, she was told her daughter was no longer welcome at the school. An employee allegedly said that the shirt was encouraging racism.]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:24:20 +0000
Hubby have to pay my bride price x2 because if I was a car, I haven’t been driven http://nairaplace.com//1184/hubby-have-to-pay-my-bride-price-x2-because-if-i-was-a-car-i-haven-t-been-driven.html
The reality star took to her Twitter page to share these new photos of herself and then wrote: 'Hubby will have to pay my bride price x2... cos if I was a car, I haven’t been driven. Tear rubber.']]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:58:11 +0000
Bobrisky shows off his butt on IG http://nairaplace.com//1183/bobrisky-shows-off-his-butt-on-ig.html


He shared the video on his Instagram page on Friday July 3.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:53:50 +0000
NAPTIP arrests 28-year-old lady who lured her three siblings into prostitution http://nairaplace.com//1182/naptip-arrests-28-year-old-lady-who-lured-her-three-siblings-into-prostitution-.html


A statement released by the zonal commander of NAPTIP, Mrs Ijeoma Uduak, said Vivian lured the victims, aged 15, 17 and 18, to Benin city on the pretext that she would help them secure jobs. According to Uduak, Vivian was arrested at a popular hotel during the COVID-19 lockdown and has confessed to the crime which is punishable under Section 13 of the NAPTIP Act.



Uduak said Vivian has been arraigned before Justice Isoken Erameh of the State High Court 3, Criminal Division, where she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one-year imprisonment or an option of N125,000 fine as a first time offender.



“We clamped down on the convict during the COVID-19 lockdown at a popular hotel in Benin. She confessed to going to Cross River State to bring the three girls, who were aged 15, 17, and 18. She told them that she had secured pub attendant jobs for them, but when they got to Benin, she started using them for prostitution and collecting the proceeds.

She was arrested and charged for violating Section 13 of the NAPTIP Act. She pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced to one-year imprisonment with an option of N125,000 fine.” the statement read]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:19:48 +0000
BBNaija star, Esther, shares sexy swimwear photos on IG http://nairaplace.com//1181/bbnaija-star-esther-shares-sexy-swimwear-photos-on-ig.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:14:32 +0000 A woman raped while hawking discovers during delivery that she's having triplets http://nairaplace.com//1180/a-woman-raped-while-hawking-discovers-during-delivery-that-she-s-having-triplets.html
The woman named Nkechi Ezenwa, from Umuna Ubommiri in Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State, said she was raped while selling bananas and she got pregnant.

Unfortunately, she hasn't been able to clear her medical bills and she reached out to well-meaning Nigerians to assist her financially.

Facebook user, Chidiebube Okeoma shared her story on the platform with details of the hospital where the babies were born and how people can donate.

On June 14, 2020, she went into labour and was rushed to the nearest health center in her neighbourhood.

Ezenwa said she was delivered of a baby boy at the health center. After her son was born, they discovered there were more babies and she needed to be operated on.


She was rushed to another hospital where two more babies were delivered via caesarean section.
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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:03:27 +0000
Pastor caught while trying to sleep with a married woman http://nairaplace.com//1179/pastor-caught-while-trying-to-sleep-with-a-married-woman.html


Though the identity of the pastor is unclear at the moment, it was however alleged that the incident occurred in Ondo State. In the video, the cleric was heard saying that he doesn't want the video to go viral.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:57:04 +0000
UN suspends 2 officials in viral car-sex video http://nairaplace.com//1178/un-suspends-2-officials-in-viral-car-sex-video.html


Recall that in the 18-second video, a woman in a red dress was seen straddling a man in the back seat of clearly marked white UN vehicle. Another man appears to be asleep in the passenger seat.



In a statement released on Thursday July 2, the UN said the men in the video have been identified as staff members of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), UN military observers based in Israel.



Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN's secretary general said the two staff members have been suspended without pay until the investigation into the incident has concluded.



Dujarric told BBC;



"Their suspension was appropriate given the seriousness of the allegations of failing to observe the standards of conduct expected of international civil servants.

"UNTSO has re-engaged in a robust awareness-raising campaign to remind its personnel of their obligations to the UN Code of Conduct."



The UN maintains strict regulations barring sexual misconduct by staffers and has come under fire for violations in recent years. A report by the UN confirmed 175 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by staffers in 2019. Sixteen claims were substantiated, fifteen were found to be unsubstantiated, and the rest are still investigated.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:53:59 +0000
D'banj and his wife, Didi Lineo celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary http://nairaplace.com//1177/d-banj-and-his-wife-didi-lineo-celebrate-their-4th-wedding-anniversary-.html
Sharing a lovely photo of them posing together, the singer wrote: 'To my beautiful wife, Heartbeat, love of my life and Partner……..Happy Marriage Anniversary to us. You Mean Everything to me.'

Dbanj and Lineo had a private wedding in 2016.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:51:19 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-Cases Cross 27,000 Mark With 626 New Infections http://nairaplace.com//1176/nigeria-s-covid-cases-cross-27-000-mark-with-626-new-infections.html
This is according to a tweet on the official handle of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Giving a breakdown of the new cases, the agency said they were recorded in 20 states in the West African country, bringing the total infections to 27,110.

Lagos State had the highest number of fresh infections for the day – 193 – and is followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 85 cases of the virus with Oyo State having 41 persons infected.

Other states which had new infections are: Edo – 38, Kwara – 34, Abia – 31, Ogun – 29, Ondo – 28, Rivers – 26, and Osun – 21.

The remaining states with new cases for the day are: Akwa Ibom – 18, Delta – 18, Enugu – 15, Kaduna – 13, Plateau – 11, Borno – 8, Bauchi – 7, Adamawa – 5, Gombe – 4 and Sokoto – 1

According to the NCDC, Nigeria has also discharged 10,801 people with 616 deaths reported from the virus as of July 2nd, 2020.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:48:14 +0000
Man, 47, arrested For Defiling His 10-Year Old Daughter http://nairaplace.com//1175/man-47-arrested-for-defiling-his-10-year-old-daughter.html
Nairaplace reports that the suspect, Gamoju, was among the criminal suspects paraded by the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, at the Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos.

The suspect admitted that he had been sleeping with his daughter since 2019 in their house at Ijanikin area of Lagos until sometime this year when the victim summoned courage and reported to the Police in the area.

Thus, the suspect was arrested and transferred to the Gender Section of the Command for further investigation and he confessed during interrogation.

This was disclosed by the Police boss, who confirmed that Gamoju was in Police custody undergoing interrogation over the dastardly act.

He said on 29th June, 2020, at about 1105 hours, a 10-year old girl (name withheld) of Olorunshogo Street, Pako Ijanikin, reported at Ijanikin Police Station that her father, John Jester Gamoju, ‘m’ 47, of same address had been having sexual intercourse with her since 2019.

The suspect was arrested by operatives from Gender Unit while the survivor was rescued and taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. It was also gathered that the victim did not disclose the act because of fear and was warned never to tell anyone about it. However, when she was unable to bear the trauma, she opened up and reported to the Police.

CP Odumosu said that the suspect will be charged to Court after the conclusion of investigation. The suspect risks spending several years in prison if he is charged before the Court for defilement and found guilty.




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Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:26:55 +0000
Why I Cut Off My Husband’s Dick With Razor Blade – Housewife http://nairaplace.com//1174/why-i-cut-off-my-husband-s-dick-with-razor-blade-housewife.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Tella, a village in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, where they reside with Aliyu’s second wife.

The community was thrown into confusion on Wednesday morning after Mrs. Halima cut off her husband’s organ with a razor blade and was eventually arrested by the Police.

Police sources said that the suspect, Halima, was said to be angry after her husband, Aliyu, got married to a second wife three years ago. Since then they had been having disagreement before she decided to cut off his dick.

She was apprehended in the community and handed over to the Police. At the Police Station, she reportedly admitted that she actually cut off her husband’s private part after drugging him at night for breaking her heart by getting married to a second wife.

The younger brother to the victim, Shagari Umar, told newsmen that his brother, Aliyu Umar, was sleeping in the same room with his first wife, Halima, when she woke up at about 2am and severed his penis.]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:21:30 +0000
pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96 http://nairaplace.com//1173/pope-benedict-xvi-s-elder-brother-monsignor-georg-ratzinger-dies-at-96.html
The Regensburg diocese in Bavaria, where Ratzinger lived, said in a statement that Georg Ratzinger died on Wednesday, July 1.

His death came just over a week after Benedict made a four-day visit to Regensburg to be with his ailing brother.

Msgr. Ratzinger born in Bavaria on January 15, 1924, as the first son of Joseph and Maria Ratzinger.

He showed an early talent for music, and started playing the church organ at age 11. He also went on to serve as the choirmaster of the Regensburger Domspatzen, the cathedral choir of Regensburg, from 1964 to 1994.

Msgr. Ratzinger and his brother Benedict attended seminary together after World War II and were ordained to the priesthood together in 1951.

Vatican News, in a report on his death, recalled that in a 2011 interview Georg Ratzinger said: “My brother and I were both altar boys, we both served Mass. It was soon clear to us, first to me and then to him, that our life would be at the service of the Church.”

The Diocese of Regensburg issued a statement asking the public to respect his privacy and that of his brother.

It is perhaps the last time that the two brothers, Georg and Joseph Ratzinger, will see each other in this world,' Regensburg diocese spokesman Clemens Neck said at the time.]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:15:17 +0000
774,000 jobs: NASS suspends recruitment exercise after shouting with Keyamo http://nairaplace.com//1172/774-000-jobs-nass-suspends-recruitment-exercise-after-shouting-with-keyamo.html


The announcement was made on Wednesday July 1 after some lawmakers engaged in a shouting match with Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.



Spokesperson for the Senate, Ajibola Basiru who admitted that the recruitment exercise was suspended after a disagreement with Keyamo, said the the Minister in charge of the Ministry has been ordered before the federal legislature to explain the recruitment modalities.



Basiru said;



“In view of the foregoing, the implementation of the programme shall be on hold pending proper briefing of the National Assembly by the Minister of Labour and Productivity.”



The programme, expected to take off in October this year, was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. It is expected that 1,000 Nigerians in each of the 774 local government areas of the country will be recruited into the programme where they will earn N20,000 as monthly salary for three months.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:06:59 +0000
Groom dies after infecting over 100 wedding guests with Coronavirus http://nairaplace.com//1171/groom-dies-after-infecting-over-100-wedding-guests-with-coronavirus.html who had a high fever, and infecting more than 100 guests as his family didn't heed his request to post-pone the wedding ceremony.

According to the Hindustan Times, the man, a 30-year-old software engineer developed diarrhea and a high fever before his June 15 wedding, but his family forced him to swallow a painkiller and go through with the ceremony, attended by more than 360 people in Paliganj.

48 hours later, his condition worsened and he died on the way to a hospital, according to the news outlet. His body was quickly cremated without being tested for the coronavirus.

As a result of the man's death, all of his close relatives were tested for the virus on June 19 and 15 were confirmed to be positive.

In a desperate attempt to prevent the spread of the disease, a camp was set up where samples were taken from the other attendees. Of those, 86 have tested positive, officials said Tuesday.

The bride meañwhile tested negative for the virus

“Even though he was feeling unwell by June 14 and wanted the wedding deferred, family heads from both sides advised against it, citing huge financial losses if the arrangements had to be canceled,” a relative said to Hindustan Times.

Another relative, who tested negative, said no one suspected that the groom had COVID-19.
“As rural areas are almost COVID-free, we were relaxed,” the relative told the news outlet.

"By the day of the wedding, he was running a high temperature, raising some concerns among his relatives, who “prayed that it was not COVID infection,” the relative said.

“He performed all the pre-wedding functions after taking Paracetamol,” he added, referring to the brand name for over-the-counter acetaminophen.

Community official Chiranjeev Pandey said: “Our first priority now is to prevent the infection and break the chain. We have sealed parts of the neighboring Meetha Kuan, Khagari and some parts of the sub-urban marketplace of Paliganj.”]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:01:19 +0000
City of Cape Town to suspend officers who dragged naked man from shack http://nairaplace.com//1170/city-of-cape-town-to-suspend-officers-who-dragged-naked-man-from-shack.html
In the video which went viral on Wednesday July 1, the man who was about bathing, was seen being dragged out of a shack and wrestled to the ground by officers. He however escaped from the officers and dashed back to his shack, which was partially torn down.

Reacting to the viral video in a statement released on Wednesday Night, the City's executive director for safety and security Richard Bosman said they have initiated plans of suspending and applying disciplinary procedures against the four law enforcement officials.



The statement read;



"The suspension also ensures that staff are not targeted while on duty. We are saddened by the conduct depicted on the video footage, and we do not condone any forceful and dehumanising conduct by our staff members.

"The City takes these allegations very seriously, and while our staff are subjected to very challenging circumstances while carrying out anti-land invasion operations, which are to protect land earmarked for housing opportunities and other services.

"We will not condone violence of any nature by law enforcement staff. I have asked for the facts to be gathered as a matter of urgency and that the investigation is concluded without delay.

"After the removal of illegal structures, new attempts are made to invade again on a daily basis. There is an interdict in place as well as a recent court order which allows only 49 households to temporarily remain on the land until after the lockdown," Bosman said.

"The City must also maintain this recent court order, which the community is aware of."]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:48:39 +0000
Four dead, others injured as truck suffers brake failure and ran into a car http://nairaplace.com//1169/four-dead-others-injured-as-truck-suffers-brake-failure-and-ran-into-a-car-.html
The incident happened on Wednesday, July 1, near the popular Aleshinloye Market, Ibadan, Oyo state

Four others sustained serious injuries in the crash.

The truck belongs to a popular dairy company located at Eleyele area of the city. It was gathered that the truck had a brake failure and veered off its lane crushing a Micra car and the motorcycles.

Confirming the accident, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, said four women died instantly while four others were injured.

The police said, “The accident involved a Fan milk truck, a Nissan Micra and 2 motorcycles. Four women died on the spot and four other people got injured.”

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Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:39:34 +0000
Nigeria Records New Highest Daily Figure Of COVID-19 Infections http://nairaplace.com//1168/nigeria-records-new-highest-daily-figure-of-covid-19-infections.html
This was confirmed on Wednesday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet via its official handle.

Just like the previous day, the new cases were recorded across 20 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Giving a breakdown of the cases, the NCDC noted that the five states with the highest number of infections were Delta – 166, Lagos – 120, Enugu – 66, Edo –60, and Ogun – 43.

Others included Kano – 41, Kaduna – 39, Ondo – 33, Rivers – 32, Bayelsa – 29, Imo – 20, Kwara – 18, Oyo – 11 and Abia – 10.


Meanwhile, states with fewer cases include Benue – 6, Gombe – 4, Yobe, Bauchi and Kebbi each recording 2 cases.

This comes as the FCT recorded 65 new cases.

On a positive note, 406 more patients have been successfully treated and discharged from the isolation centres in various parts of the country.

This brings to 10,152 the number of people who have been discharged so far, although 13 more patients lost the battle to COVID-19.

The NCDC has put the country’s death toll from the disease at 603.]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:31:10 +0000
I rape housewives and maids during operation - Armed robbery suspect confesses http://nairaplace.com//1167/i-rape-housewives-and-maids-during-operation-armed-robbery-suspect-confesses.html A robber and serial rapist, Adeniyi Ajayi, on Wednesday, July 1, confessed he raped women and housemaids in the presence of their husbands and bosses, to serve as punshment to the men, for refusing to give him money during operation.

Vanguard reports that Adeniyi who is an ex-convict, was arrested by operatives of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Lagos State Police Command, in a hotel at Ijora 7-up area of the state. Adeniyi who operates alone, terrorized residents of Sabo, Ijora Badia, and Lagos Island. When news of his arrest filtered round, eight victims, some of whom were civil servants and lawyers, stormed SARS office to affirm that he raped them during operation.

Two ladies who worked at a company in Sabo, visited the SARS office where they recounted how the suspect raped them right before their male colleagues, in broad daylight on June 16, 2020. They said he stole their phones, two laptops, and Automated Teller Machine, ATM cards after the operation.

Speaking to newsmen, the suspect appealed to the police to kill him instead of sending him to the prison. According to him, he would get more hardened as a criminal if he goes into the prison again.

”I have been operating alone since January 2019, with just torchlight. During the operation, I would be giving orders to my imaginary gang members, on where to position themselves, just to give the impression that I was not alone.

I raped women whose husbands refused to give me money, just to punish them. I also raped housemaids. I used the money realized to lodge in hotels. The only solution to this act is for the Police to waste my life because if they take me to prison, I will come back hardened and I don’t want to keep disturbing Nigerians.

The first time I was arrested and sent to prison for stealing someone’s property, inmates made jest of me for coming to prison over a minor case. They said I should join their gangs when I leave there. That Is why I said the Police should waste my life because I know I won’t return from prison as a transformed person.'' he said

When asked what he meant by wasting his life, he replied, ''they should just kill me to end it all. Besides, I have nobody who cares about my well being”.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:44:00 +0000
FG increases petrol pump price to N143.80 http://nairaplace.com//1166/fg-increases-petrol-pump-price-to-n143-80.html
Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price was primarily due to the increase in global crude oil prices.


A circular released on Wednesday July 1, from the PPPRA to marketers reads;

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of June and considering marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise a new PMS pump price band of N140.80-N143.80 per litre for the month of July 2020.

All marketers are advised to operate within the indicative prices as advised by the PPPRA.”

The federal government, in March, announced that the retail price of petrol would be adjusted monthly to reflect realities in the global crude oil market. On May 31, 2020, the PPPRA announced a price band of N121.50 to N123.50 per litre for the product.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:40:10 +0000
Erica Mena poses topless with her husband Safaree Samuels in saucy new photo http://nairaplace.com//1165/erica-mena-poses-topless-with-her-husband-safaree-samuels-in-saucy-new-photo.html

On Wednesday, July 1, Safaree took to his Instagram page to share the saucy photo.


In the photo, Erica, who went topless and showcased her ample backside, was pictured next to her shirtless husband as he laid on the couch.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:37:33 +0000
Doctors baffled as rare "two-headed" baby is born in Uzbekistan http://nairaplace.com//1164/doctors-baffled-as-rare-two-headed-baby-is-born-in-uzbekistan.html
The baby, who has two heads with two sets of organs but only one genital organ, is fighting for survival.

According to doctors, the conjoined twins share one body, one genital organ believed to be male, but the baby's internal organs are double in quantity. Doctors say it is a very rare, one in 200,000 or 220,000 cases.

Dr Dilshod Rakhmonov told local media that "using medical language, these are Siamese twins" but he then referred to a single child.

"At the moment, the baby is in the intensive care unit of our centre," he said.

"The baby’s internal organs are in double quantity, there is one genital organ, and, moreover, the newborn has two heads.

"This is a very rare, one in 200,000 or 220,000 cases. Such children can live a long life, they can live up to the age of 30 or 50.

"But our case is a little more complicated, that is, the bodies have grown together into one.

"For this reason, we plan to conduct complex checks.

"Now the general condition of the child is not bad, measures are being taken to treat him."

Dr Rakhmonov said blood circulation was "normal" and promised to "take all measures to ensure that the baby survives"

The doctor said the baby’s condition could be the result of a marriage between relatives or from radiation exposure.



One theory emerged that this is a case of Craniopagus parasiticus, an extremely rare type of parasitic twinning that occurs in between two and three cases in five million births.

He said the parents knew about possible conjoined twins before birth which was by Caesarean. They specifically refused an abortion, Dr Rakhmonov confirmed.

The mum is now under the supervision of doctors in the maternity ward.

Leading medics in Uzbekistan were being consulted and foreign experts would also be contacted to help the child.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:44:02 +0000
Nollywood Artist Fights Dirty With Neighbour Over Lady http://nairaplace.com//1163/nollywood-artist-fights-dirty-with-neighbour-over-lady.html
Nairaplace reports that the fight took place at No. 35 Vineyard Street off Bucknor Estate, Ejigbo area of Lagos, where they reside.

The Police in Ejigbo Division led by the DPO, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi, have arrested Maduka for his conduct by attempting to kill Ikechukwu over the lady in question and he is undergoing interrogation.

Though Ikechukwu escaped death and received minor injuries as a result of the attack, he was said to be in a state of shock over what happened which would have cost his life because of the lady.

Though Maduka denied that he was dating Chioma, Ikechukwu had suspicion that he lied to him and that was why Chioma treated him in a shabby manner.Trouble started after Ikechukwu told Maduka that he was in love with Chioma and was looking for a way to hook up with her. Maduka then told him that Chioma was his friend and promised to introduce her to him and gave him her phone number.

When Ikechukwu later called Chioma, he received serious embarrassment and he linked it to Maduka, who he had suspected was dating Chioma which made him get angry with him.This caused serious disagreement which eventually led to a public fight and in the process Maduka attempted to waste Ikechukwu’s life.

The matter was reported to the Police and he was arrested and detained at the Station for interrogation.P.M.EXPRESS scooped that Maduka admitted that he actually wanted to stab Ikechukwu and did not know what came over him and had apologized to him but he still reported the matter to the Police.

When Nairaplace correspondent visited Ejigbo Division, he was still detained at the Station while his relations were busy trying to release him on bail.

However, Police sources said that Maduka will be charged to Court to serve as deterrent to others who might try such in future.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:18:25 +0000
Akuapem Poloo gives reasons why she went naked with her 7-year-old son http://nairaplace.com//1162/akuapem-poloo-gives-reasons-why-she-went-naked-with-her-7-year-old-son-.html
To celebrate her son's 7th birthday, the actress organized a photoshoot where she was stark naked in front of her son. She explained that she gave birth to him naked, and as such stands naked before him (read here).

The photo earned her criticisms but she didn't take it down from her Instagram page.

She later shared a video apologizing.

In the video, she said she is an artist and her actions were aimed at passing a message across. She said the message is that children should not be ashamed of their parents, even when they are naked and vulnerable. She added that vulnerability isn't always physical, it could be when their parents' names are smeared, leaving them naked before members of the public.

She also stated that she bathes with her son and he's used to seeing her naked.

In another post, she shared photos of other women who have stripped down for photoshoots with their kids to pass her point. Ciara's photo was included, however, Ciara isn't completely naked in the photo like Akuapem was in hers and people pointed it out.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:12:17 +0000
Pregnant woman chops off husband's penis (photos) http://nairaplace.com//1161/pregnant-woman-chops-off-husband-s-penis-photos-.html
@drpenking said the pregnant lady chopped off her husband's penis after they got physical. The doctor reiterated that domestic violence goes both ways.

He tweeted;

An 8 month pregnant wife had a little quarrel with her husband this morning which got physical. She grabbed a kitchen knife and amputated the man's penis. When next you want to advocate against domestic violence, remember that it can be both ways. (Viewers Discretion Advised)]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:02:08 +0000
Woman slumps and dies after hearing her husband tested positive for COVID-19 http://nairaplace.com//1160/woman-slumps-and-dies-after-hearing-her-husband-tested-positive-for-covid-19-.html
The Nation reports that the tragedy, which happened at Igho Salami Street, Uloho Avenue, has thrown residents of the community into mourning.

A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said Mrs. Oregbe was at home when the news of her husband's sample result came out on Monday.

“I am sure she has been managing high blood pressure before now because as soon as she was told her husband tested positive she slump and died before they could rush her to the hospital”.

Delta state currently has 965 confirmed cases of COVID19. The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife Edith, and one of their daughters are among the positive cases in the state.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:56:56 +0000
Dog mauls twin sisters to death while their mother was talking neighbour http://nairaplace.com//1159/dog-mauls-twin-sisters-to-death-while-their-mother-was-talking-neighbour.html
Mother Elaine Novais, 29, a council worker who had struggled to conceive for nine years, left her 26-day-old premature babies at their home in Piripá, in the northeastern state of Bahia, Brazil, last Tuesday, June 23.

She had not been gone for long when she heard the girls Anne and Analú crying. She rushed back to their bedroom but it was too late.

The Labrador and American foxhound cross had brutally attacked the girls. Mrs Novais pulled the jealous dog away from the twins, but it had already inflicted fatal damage on their abdomens.

A nurse who lived nearby performed first aid on the twins. One died instantly from her injuries and the other later died at Maria Pedreira Barbosa Municipal Hospital after going into cardiac arrest.

Mrs Novais collapsed from shock after the death of her babies and she had to be sedated at the hospital. Mrs Novais and her husband Regis, 32, had struggled for nine years to have children.

The dog, described as "docile", is believed to have become jealous after not receiving as much attention since the birth of the babies.

A family member claimed the dog "was left out in a way, and it no longer had the attention and affection of its owners provided before", reports The Sun.



They added: 'That could have caused some kind of jealousy and led the dog to attack the children."

Anne and Analú died one day before their due date, having arrived a month early via cesarean section.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:53:48 +0000
Victor Osimhen arrives in Italy to seal move to Napoli in a '€70m'deal (photos) http://nairaplace.com//1158/-victor-osimhen-arrives-in-italy-to-seal-move-to-napoli-in-a-70m-deal-photos-.html


The 21-year-old Nigerian international arrived in Italy on Tuesday, June 30, in the company of his agent to finalise the deal to the Serie A club.

Osimhen is expected to sign a five year deal with Gennaro Gattuso’s side which will see him pocket €4m annual salary apart from bonuses.

The player’s brother, Andrew also confirmed his imminent move to Napoli in a telephone chat with Daily SunSports.



He said: “We spoke for several hours last night and he told me everything about the deal. He (Osimhen) knows what is good for him, so we are not losing any sleep over the likely transfer to Napoli,”



Victor Osimhen who signed for Lille in July 2019, will depart the club after scoring 18 goals in 38 games across all competitions before the French Ligue 1 was cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:22:03 +0000
you need mental evaluation - Anita Joseph slams a woman for going naked http://nairaplace.com//1157/you-need-mental-evaluation-anita-joseph-slams-a-woman-for-going-naked-.html


She wrote: 'I'm naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me naked lying somewhere don't pass by me but rather see me as your mom who brought you to life.'



While some of her Instagram followers found the photo offensive, Anita Joseph has also expressed her displeasure over Akupem's decision to go completely nude in a photoshoot with her son to celebrate him on his 7th birthday.



Reacting on her Instagram page, the actress wrote: "This is all shades of Wrong

So you actually went to the studio

Removed your Clothes and got naked

How did you even hold your Son

Watching him see you naked

I also watched the Video you made and also said

You bath with your Son at this Age?

Aunty you really Delusional and you need urgent Mental Evaluation

You wanted to break the Internet but you Broke yourself Alu melu

There are other decent and creative ways to get the Attention you needed!!

You just messed up this Child’s Head it’s a Shame."]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:01:30 +0000
Shoe dealer who kidnaps and kills his suppliers arrested in Rivers state http://nairaplace.com//1156/shoe-dealer-who-kidnaps-and-kills-his-suppliers-arrested-in-rivers-state-.html
The Commissioner for Police in the state, Joseph Mukan, who led a team of newsmen to the residence of the suspect, said was arrested through intelligence gathering. He said the suspect confessed to killing his victims and dumping their remains in a septic tank inside his compound.

Speaking to newsmen, Anthony who is married with children, said he has so far lured three Togolese and one Nigerian to his compound under the pretext of buying shoes from them. He said once they come into his compound, he kills them, dumps their body in the septic tank, and then takes possession of their goods.

''I will tell them to bring shoes. When they come, I will walk to their back and then strangle them until I confirm they are dead. I will then dump their body inside the septic tank.'' Ukachukwu said

Ukachukwu lives in the compound alone while his wife and children reside in another area.

The police exhumed the bodies of the victims he has killed and deposited in the septic tank.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:52:06 +0000
67-year-old man hacked to death by unknown persons in Enugu (photo) http://nairaplace.com//1155/67-year-old-man-hacked-to-death-by-unknown-persons-in-enugu-photo-.html
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said a preliminary investigation shows that the deceased was found in Achi forest with several degrees of machete cuts on the head and neck regions.

Ndukwe said the corpse of the deceased man has been deposited in the mortuary.

He added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM has directed the immediate launch of a full-scale investigation to apprehend and prosecute the fleeing culprits.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:44:08 +0000
Middle-aged woman allegedly gang-raped by herdsmen in Anambra, dies in Ebonyi http://nairaplace.com//1154/middle-aged-woman-allegedly-gang-raped-by-herdsmen-in-anambra-dies-in-ebonyi.html
The woman, whose name was given as Agnes Okekpe from Abakaliki local government area, was hired by a farmer in the community to harvest some crops in their farmland. While working in the farm in December 2019, two herdsmen who came with herds of cattle gang-raped her till she lost consciousness.

She was later taken to her state by her relations for treatment where she recently died.

President-general of Ebenebe, Mr. Paul Nnatuanya, while narrating the story, said the woman’s ordeal is no different from what his people have been experiencing, in addition to the destruction of farmlands by suspected herdsmen.

He said: “The information we got from Ebonyi State was that Agnes has died. After she was raped to coma, our people took her to the hospital where she was revived. She died as a result of the trauma she suffered.

“After she was discharged from the hospital, she travelled back to her place in Ebonyi State; perhaps, to continue treatment there.

"She didn’t continue with the business she came for.

“Her colleague who was able to escape said that before the rape, the herdsmen hit the woman with a log of wood, which made her weak and unable to raise the alarm.

“The herdsmen also took the money the woman tied on the her wrapper and it was the victim’s colleague who found her lying helplessly on the farm, that ran back to the town to alert the residents. When the villagers stormed the scene, she was already lying unconscious on the ground.”]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:37:47 +0000
Nigeria Records 561 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Infections Exceed 25,000 http://nairaplace.com//1153/nigeria-records-561-new-covid-19-cases-as-total-infections-exceed-25-000.html
This was confirmed on Tuesday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet via its official handle.

Just like the previous day, the new cases were recorded across 18 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Giving a breakdown of the cases, the NCDC noted that the five states with the highest number of infections were Lagos – 200, Edo – 119, Kaduna – 52, Niger – 32 and Ogun 19.

Others included Ondo – 16, Imo – 14, Plateau – 11, Abia and Oyo states each having 8 cases, Bayelsa – 7 and Katsina – 6.

Meanwhile, states with fewer cases include Kano – 5, Bauchi, Osun and Kebbi each having 3 cases, Borno – 2 and Jigawa – 1.

On the positive note, 344 more patients have been successfully treated and discharged from the isolation centres in various parts of the country.

This brings to 9,746 the number of people who have been discharged so far, although 17 more patients lost the battle to COVID-19.

The NCDC has put the country’s death toll from the disease at 590.]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:35:00 +0000
Porn star wanted by police after filming sex scene on bus without face mask http://nairaplace.com//1152/porn-star-wanted-by-police-after-filming-sex-scene-on-bus-without-face-mask.html
The actress, named in reports as Kaori Dominick, filmed the scene in Cali, Colombia.

The video was then uploaded to Pornhub before it was later deleted, after breaking Valle del Cauca regulations that require a mask to be worn at all times on public transport.

In pictures shared online, the woman is seen wearing gloves and a facemask when she is approached by a man as she is buying a ticket for the bus.

The pair agree for her to use a "Lovense" vibrator which is controlled by an application on the man’s phone and he records her while she uses it on the bus.

At some point while using the vibrator, she removed her face mask, and this meant she broke the country's health rules.

The woman then reportedly gave the man her underwear as a memory as the video ends.

The video is said to have been widely popular before it was taken down and the authorities are now working to confirm the identity of the man and woman in the clip.


The pair could face fines for breaking safety measures ordered during Colombia’s coronavirus lockdown, according to reports.

Oscar Ortiz, the President of Metrocali, the company in charge of buses in the city, said: “The porn video on the bus will be sent to the authorities in order to identify the actors.”

The company added in a statement that the video showed a lack of respect for other bus users.

The police investigation is ongoing and no fines or sanctions have been reported.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:57:39 +0000
Man beats girlfriend to death after she refused having sex with him (photos) http://nairaplace.com//1151/man-beats-girlfriend-to-death-after-she-refused-having-sex-with-him-photos-.html
Parading the suspect before newsmen today June 30, the Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP. Chuks Enwonwu, said that the suspected murderer, Erigga invited Happiness, a mother of three, to his home to spend the night with him on June 21. They got into a heated argument after she refused to have sex with him. He punched her three times. She slumped and died and then he dumped her body inside a well in the Ojoo area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

The police boss said men of the Ojoo Police Station began an investigation after one Mr. Agu Benson, a resident of Oritoke Area of Ojoo, Ibadan came to the police station to report that he went to fetch water in the well in his compound on June 25 and discovered a floating body.

When interrogated, Shagbada confessed to the crime but said he “accidentally” killed Happiness.


“On that faithful day of the incident, we were showering together and I asked her the reason she has been denying me of sex but she was raising her voice on me and I slapped her and to my surprise, she slapped me back and I gave her just three blows at the mouth and another one on her neck. Next thing I knew, she fell slumped and died.

When I discovered that she has died, I quickly carried her corpse and threw her inside a well in my compound because I was afraid and I didn’t want people to suspect me that I responsible for her death.

But a few days later, her corpse was discovered by my neighbour who wanted to use the well and he reported the case to the police and I was arrested.

I regret my actions. I don’t have intentions to kill her. She used to be my girlfriend. She had told me that she is a runs girl, that she already had three kids and I said no problem, and I promised to take her as my wife before that misunderstanding came up between both of us,” Erigga said

Items recovered from him include one hand bag, one Andriod Phone, a pair of underwear, a pack of condoms, a key, and slippers.]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:53:34 +0000
16th-Century Child Skeletons With Coins In Their Mouths Found In Poland http://nairaplace.com//1150/16th-century-child-skeletons-with-coins-in-their-mouths-found-in-poland.html
The cemetery was discovered in a wooded area currently being cleared for Poland’s S19 motorway, which is part of the Via Carpathia road project to establish a north-south corridor running all the way from Greece to Lithuania.

A team from Arkadia Firma Archeologiczna (Arkadia Archaeological Company) was called in after construction crews stumbled upon human remains, reports The First News. The cemetery, which dates back to the late 16th and early 17 centuries, is located near the village of Jeżowe in southeast Poland.

Of the 115 individuals found at the site, around 70% to 80% were children, according to Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways. The discovery corroborates both written accounts and local legends describing a cemetery dating back to this time period.

The bodies were carefully buried in sandy ground and oriented along an east-west axis. The dead were laid down on their backs with their hands positioned at their sides. Some skeletons were found to have coins inserted into their mouths.

“It’s certainly a sign of their beliefs,” Arkadia archaeologist Katarzyna Oleszek told The First News. “The coins are called obols of the dead or Charon’s obol. It is an old, pre-Christian tradition. But it’s been cultivated for a long time, even as late as the 19th century, it was practised by Pope Pius IX.”

This death ritual, which dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, represents a payment or bribe to Charon, the ferryman who delivers souls from the world of the living to the world of the dead.

The presence of these coins is certainly interesting from an anthropological perspective, but coins can also be used by archaeologists to timestamp a site. In this case, the coins were minted during the reign of Sigismund III Vasa, a Polish king who ruled from 1587 to 1632. Coins called boratynki were also found, which are associated with John II Casimir Vasa, who ruled from 1648 to 1668.

One of the more intriguing graves contains four children laid side-by-side with their heads all oriented in the same position, but with their legs and feet all meeting together. The leftmost child in the grave appears to have died at a very young age. It’s possible that these four individuals are closely related – perhaps siblings.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:34:40 +0000
CAF Postpones 2021 Africa Cup Of Nations http://nairaplace.com//1149/caf-postpones-2021-africa-cup-of-nations.html
The decision was reached after the committee met via video-conference to discuss the future of competitions and other related issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the current global situation, the tournament has been rescheduled for January 2022. The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course,” the football body said in a statement.]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:27:42 +0000
Trump threatens protesters who threw red paint on a George Washington statue http://nairaplace.com//1148/trump-threatens-protesters-who-threw-red-paint-on-a-george-washington-statue-.html
This comes after two men were seen in surveillance footage released on Monday hurling red paint at two statues of George Washington in Washington Square Park.

George Washington served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

Reacting on Twitter this afternoon, President Trump threatened the suspects with 10-year prison sentences and asked the two unidentified men to turn themselves in.

He wrote: “We are tracking down the two Anarchists who threw paint on the magnificent George Washington Statue in Manhattan. We have them on tape.”

“They will be prosecuted and face 10 years in prison based on the Monuments and Statues Act,” the president said, adding: “Turn yourselves in now!”

We are tracking down the two Anarchists who threw paint on the magnificent George Washington Statue in Manhattan. We have them on tape. They will be prosecuted and face 10 years in Prison based on the Monuments and Statues Act. Turn yourselves in now!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020

Several monuments have been defaced and destroyed following the ongoing anti-racist demonstrations, sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died in police custody back in May.



Earlier this month, Trump authorized federal law enforcement to “arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such federal property.”

He also confirmed last week that many people are in police custody and declared 15 other suspects wanted for the vandalization of Federal Property in Lafayette Park.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:20:20 +0000
Single Lady Contacts STD, Caught In Attempt To Procure Fake Urine Test http://nairaplace.com//1147/single-lady-contacts-std-caught-in-attempt-to-procure-fake-urine-test.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Rafiu Jubrin Street, Ejigbo area of Lagos, where she reside with the victim’s parents.

She was arrested by the Police operatives from Ejigbo Division led by CSP Olabisi Okuwobi under the suspicion that Gloria wanted to use the victim’s urine for ritual purposes but she denied and eventually confessed.

According to the residents, Gloria lured the victim, Mesoma Collins, to her apartment and offers her N50. She then brought out a container, asked her to urinate inside it and warned her not to tell anyone about it.

The victim did and collected the money but went out and informed her mother about what happened. The girl’s mother then raised alarm but by then Gloria had already taken the urine to the laboratory for tests.

The matter was reported to the Police; Gloria was trailed and eventually arrested for the dastardly act before she opened up.

She reportedly said that she was into a relationship and contracted the STD, which she had tried to cure to no avail.She lamented that she had gone to many hospitals to treat it but after the treatment it will still come back. And since then she had not been lucky with any relationship until recently when one of her friends wanted to connect her to a new lover.

She said the new lover requested for medical test to enable him to know her health status and since she knew that she had STD, she decided to collect the girl’s urine for test in order to send the result to the new lover while she intensified efforts to treat the disease.

However, the action has landed her in trouble as the Police had preferred charge against her to be arraigned in Court for the conduct.

When Nairaplace visited the area, the residents expressed shock over what happened and suspected that Gloria might have used the girl’s urine for ritual purposes but she confessed to the Police why she did so.

At the Police Station she was seen detained while undergoing interrogation over the act. A Police source said she will be charged to Court after the conclusion of investigation.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:13:30 +0000
Iran court sentences ex-opposition leader Ruhollah Zam to death http://nairaplace.com//1146/iran-court-sentences-ex-opposition-leader-ruhollah-zam-to-death.html
Ruhollah Zam, who was accused of fueling anti-government protests, was arrested and indicted over corruption charges, after his return from exile in France in 2019 .

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced the arrest of Zam in October last year.

"The court has considered 13 counts of charges together as instances of corruption on earth and therefore passed the death sentence," judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said today after his sentencing.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had called Zam a "counter-revolutionary" who was "directed by France's intelligence service".

Zam, who reportedly lived in Paris, had reportedly taken part in anti-government protests in 2017 and ran a channel on the Telegram messaging app called Amadnews. Telegram subsequently shut down Amadnews after Iran demanded the account be removed for inciting an “armed uprising”.

According to Zam’s indictment published in February, he was accused of having “committed offences against the country’s internal and external security” and “espionage for the French intelligence service”, alongside “corruption on earth”.]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:06:25 +0000
Girl, 16, Raped By Neighbour Delivered Of Baby Girl http://nairaplace.com//1145/girl-16-raped-by-neighbour-delivered-of-baby-girl.html
Nairaplace reports that the girl put to bed safely but was said not to be happy over the whole thing because of the trauma she went through which resulted into pregnancy. She was said to have initially rejected the baby but later accepted her due to counselling from her family and Ireti Resource Centre, founder of an Initiative, Women’s Right and Health project.

The Police at Ikotun Division in Lagos started manhunt for the fleeing factory worker, Ogbeji, who allegedly raped and impregnated the girl after luring her from their Church in the area.

The incident happened at Lamina Street off Liasu Road, Egbe area of Lagos, where they reside.

It was gathered that Ogbeji, who used to live on the same street with the girl’s uncle, trailed her to the Church where he lured her into the act and defiled her.
It later got exposed and Ogbeji went with his family and pleaded for forgiveness. His plea was said to have been accepted by the girl’s uncle until her body started changing and she was taken to the hospital for test where doctor confirmed that she was pregnant.

The matter was reported to Ireti group who contacted the Police. But when the Police got to the house, the suspect, Ogbeji, had moved out of the house with his family to an unknown place to in order to escape arrest and prosecution.

When Nairaplace contacted the Police at Ikotun Division, sources at the Station confirmed that Ogbeji was on the run and the Police were making efforts to arrest him. The same time happened at Ogbeji’s residence, where his neighbours said when he realized that the victim was pregnant as the result of the alleged rape, he parked his belongings secretly and ran away.

Since that period the suspect has been on the run while the victim was taken to a hospital where she eventually was delivered of the baby yet to be named before this report.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:53:10 +0000
Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu tests positive for Coronavirus http://nairaplace.com//1144/ondo-state-governor-rotimi-akeredolu-tests-positive-for-coronavirus.html
The 63-year-old Ondo state governor announced this at a press conference in Akure, the state capital today June 30.

''I had malaria a few days ago and was treated. I did get over it and as at the time we had our party NEC and my colleagues called on me, I spoke with one of them who felt that malaria shouldn't be treated lightly but that I should go ahead and have a test for COVID19.

The result come out today June 30 and I tested positive.

I am asymptommatic. I am not feeling sick nor feeling hot in anyway but my doctors have decided I should take the normal treatment and self isolate. I beleieve that supervised home management will be ideal for me for now and so from now I will be isolated and go on with the supervised home management'' he said

Ondo state currently has 276 confirmed cases of COVID-19. ]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:34:38 +0000
man in prison for 6 years without trial after he was arrested while charging his laptop http://nairaplace.com//1143/man-in-prison-for-6-years-without-trial-after-he-was-arrested-while-charging-his-laptop.html
@hausa_girl who identified the Nigerian man as "Junior" said the criminal the police arrested during a raid at the apartment confirmed Junior was innocent, but they refused to release him.

She tweeted;

This guy has been in maximum prison for six years without trial. He went to charge his laptop in his neighbour's house. That was how he was raided with the guy. Junior is not a criminal.. Six years of his life is wasted and he's still awaiting trial.

The criminal they arrested told them Junior was innocent but they didn't release him. Let's get him out please..

Our voices has to be heard!!! For how long will innocent people suffer from this failed system? Different cases of juvenile in prison for stealing onion or being in jail for raided with criminals.. He has wasted 6years of his life. This country owes Junior his life!]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:07:50 +0000
Ghanaian actress, goes naked in front of her son to wish him a happy birthday http://nairaplace.com//1142/ghanaian-actress-goes-naked-in-front-of-her-son-to-wish-him-a-happy-birthday-.html
Sharing the photo to her Instagram page, the actress explained her decision in a touching post, saying she decided to go naked in front of her son because she gave birth to him naked.

She wrote: 'Son today reminds me of the very day I gave birth to you with no stress and with no regret.....30th June 2013 exactly 4:46am Sunday.

Haha I still remember this date paa because it's really meant a lot to me, I only felt the 30 minutes pain when you were turning to come out you were soo good to me.

I gave birth with no complication, no cut no disability Haha I love you son. You see how you looking at me always remember that I love you.

I'm naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me naked lying somewhere don't pass by me but rather see me as your mom who brought you to life.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.'

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:37:23 +0000
Notorious car thief nabbed by police http://nairaplace.com//1141/notorious-car-thief-nabbed-by-police.html
The suspect who lives at Lambata area of Gurara Local Government Area of Niger state reportedly stole the car at Wuse area of FCT.



A police patrol team attached to Gawu Babangida division intercepted the Toyota Camry vehicle following a tip-off.

The command's spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun said in a statement on Monday;

“The driver refused to stop and the patrol team gave the vehicle a hot chase, as a result, the driver abandoned the vehicle at Lambata and took to his heels.

” Policemen chased the suspect and shot him on the leg before he could be arrested”

The suspect who was rushed to the hospital for treatment would be charged to court after investigation has been concluded. ]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:56:13 +0000
lady dies 2 months after posting "if I die during Lockdown no need for autopsy" http://nairaplace.com//1140/lady-dies-2-months-after-posting-if-i-die-during-lockdown-no-need-for-autopsy-.html
Sandra Chinenye Obioha Ihekwereme wrote on Facebook on April 4: "If I die in this lockdown no need for autopsy. Na yam and red oil and garri with salt kill me."

Sadly, Sandra passed on on June 12. Her obituary says she died "after a brief illness."

She will be laid to rest on Friday, July 3.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:52:35 +0000
Dance Queen, Kaffy shares new photos as she turns a year older http://nairaplace.com//1139/dance-queen-kaffy-shares-new-photos-as-she-turns-a-year-older.html
To celebrate her birthday, the mum of two had a photo session with her husband and their two children. She shared the lovely new photos on her Instagram page this morning.]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:47:50 +0000
Kidnappers kill Medical doctor and his son after collecting N7.5m ransom http://nairaplace.com//1138/kidnappers-kill-medical-doctor-and-his-son-after-collecting-n7-5m-ransom.html
According to a statement from the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, the suspects, Henry Terkula Gwa, 25, from Donga LGA of Benue State and Terhile Tsavbe, 30, from Gawa village, Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State were arrested on June 6 and 11, 2020, following intense search for the victims and manhunt for the perpetrators by the Police team.



Mba said investigations by the police revealed that the criminal gang collected 7.5million naira as ransom from the families of the victims as a condition for their release. The suspects forced the late Dr Audu Benedict to issue them a cheque of N500,000.000 which they cashed in a commercial bank in Gboko town, Benue State. Subsequently, the suspects killed the three (3) victims and had them buried in a shallow grave at Gawa in Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State.



While effort is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large, the police team is on the verge of exhuming the remains of the slain victims.



In a similar development, the Police have arrested 25 other criminal suspects for their involvements in varying cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal possession of prohibited firearms currently under investigations. The suspects are members of high-profile criminal gangs terrorizing communities and major highways of the North-Central and North-West states of the country.



Exhibits recovered by the police team from the suspects include: 6 AK47 rifles, three (3) locally fabricated pump action guns, One (1) locally fabricated pistol, 2 dane guns, 55 rounds of AK47 ammunition, 4 empty magazines, one (1) laptop computer and One (1) Toyota Corolla Car with REG No. MKD 13 RC.

Mba said all the suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:42:04 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Top 25,000 As 395 More Patients Recover http://nairaplace.com//1137/nigeria-s-covid-19-cases-top-25-000-as-395-more-patients-recover.html
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new figures in a late-night post via its verified Twitter handle.

Just like the previous day, the new cases were recorded across 19 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Giving a breakdown of the cases, the NCDC noted that the five states with the highest number of infections were Lagos – 166, Oyo – 66, Delta – 53, Ebonyi – 43, and Plateau – 34.

Others included Ondo – 32, FCT – 26, Ogun – 25, Edo – 24, Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Benue – 12, Gombe – 11, Kano – 11, Kaduna – 11, Osun – eight, Nasarawa – seven, Borno – five, Katsina – two, and Anambra – two.]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:38:03 +0000
IGP orders probe of policemen who arrested D’Banj’s rape accuser http://nairaplace.com//1136/igp-orders-probe-of-policemen-who-arrested-d-banj-s-rape-accuser.html


The IGP gave the order in a letter signed on his behalf by his Principal Staff Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa and addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki.



The IGP's letter was sequel to a petition written by Seyitan’s lawyer, Ojoge, Omileye and Partners.



In the IGP's letter titled "Re: Petition Against Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Entire Police Officers Team at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector General of Police", the IGP asked that the petition from Seyitan Babatayo's lawyer be addressed.



The petition from Babatayo's legal representative - Ojoge, Omileye and Partners - allege that policemen attached to the Intelligence Response Team arrested Seyitan on the directive of D’Banj and detained her for over 24 hours.



It was also alleged that they denied her access to her phone and her lawyers and she was subjected to intimidation and psychological torture by the policemen.



The petition read in part, “On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, our client was picked up alongside a friend, Favour, at her residence in Lagos by the officers of the Ikeja IGP IRT. The arrest was without any warrant and neither our client nor her friend, Favour, was informed of the reasons for their arrest.



“According to our client, she was told to write a statement denying ever meeting with Mr. Oyebanjo (D’Banj) and to also state that she lied against the person of Mr. Oyebanjo. In actual fact, our client was about to write the statement which she believed would be a basis for her release when the counsel came in and stopped her from writing such a statement.



"The counsel further informed the policemen that all actions to the alleged rape of our client in December 2018 by Mr. Oyebanjo have been transferred to the DIG FCID for a thorough investigation and that they need to stay the action.”



The petition adds that the counsel told the policemen to release his client and he would bring her back to the station when she's needed but the policemen said Seyitan had not yet spent 24 hours in custody.



The counsel returned the following day and alleged that D’Banj’s Manager, Damien Okoroafor, was present at the police office.



He said that the process of bailing Seyitan had started before D'banj's manager, Okoroafor’s began ordering officers around. Because of this, the officers refused to release Seyitan and threatened to approach a magistrate court to obtain a remand order to detain Seyitan for two weeks.



He said Seyitan was forced to delete all social media posts she had made about D’Banj and was also forced to make a public statement absolving D’Banj of rape which she did to gain her freedom.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:36:02 +0000
Girl, 13, "pregnant by boy aged10" is rushed to hospital with birth complications http://nairaplace.com//1135/girl-13-pregnant-by-boy-aged10-is-rushed-to-hospital-with-birth-complications.html
Darya Sudnishnikova was aged just 13 when she appeared on TV to claim 10-year-old Ivan, aka Vanya, is responsible for her pregnancy.

In January, Darya told TV viewers: "It was Vanya's idea (to have sex). But I did not mind. He closed the door leaving the key in the lock, so his mum could not open the door.”
She later said she was raped by a boy, 16, and had felt too ashamed to say.

But Ivan, also known as Vanya, now 11, promised to raise the baby girl with her.

Now there are fears the baby may be born premature and the mum-to-be says it leaves her feeling "more afraid than ever".



New videos from hospital show her strapped up for a cardiotocography to check the foetal heartbeat.

Darya, now 14, who has become a social media star in her homeland with a quarter of a million following her through her pregnancy, said to her followers: "Honestly, I am afraid to give birth. What pain there will be ... And painful contractions.”

She has previously said she is likely to have a Caesarean. She also posted: “I was told that I will not hang on until August, but I will try my best for the baby to be full-term.

“Now I am more afraid than ever. I’m scared to even get out of bed, you never know what can happen and I may give birth.


“I was forbidden to go out. It’s impossible even to go to the canteen, since it is a long way from the ward, and they bring food to me.”

The schoolgirl said pregnancy had some downsides including morning sickness, heartburn, constipation and stretch marks.

The weight gain was “just terrible” - “I walk like a bear…. It has become very difficult to walk.”

Of the alleged rape, she said her baby would be given a DNA test after birth and police will decide on action against her alleged attacker.

Speaking about her alleged rape, she posted: “This man was VERY fat for his age. And very tall. The most scary is that he lives in the same town, and our town is small….

“I am really scared to meet him somewhere on the street., it was in November and really on the staircase (to a block of flats).

“It was dark already and that is why no-one could help. I cannot say more, think you understand me.”







]]>
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 22:00:37 +0000
Woman arrested while on her way to bury an aborted baby in Anambra http://nairaplace.com//1134/woman-arrested-while-on-her-way-to-bury-an-aborted-baby-in-anambra.html
The lady identified as Chidera Nwaoga, was arrested around 9pm at Ofianta village in Nsugbe on June 20. Anambra Police Spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the chemist who performed the abortion on her was also arrested.

The statement read;

“It would be recalled that on the 20/6/20 at about 9:pm, following a tip off, Police operatives attached 33 Division in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group arrested one Chidera Nwaoga ‘f’ aged 24 years of Ofianta village Nsugbe but a native of Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State.

“Suspect was arrested with a premature baby girl concealed inside a rubber bucket on her way to bury the child inside the bush before she was apprehended.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman who was heavily pregnant approached a quack and untrained chemist, one Odimegwu Ikunne ‘m’ aged 51 years of Nando village but resides at Akpalagu village, Nsugbe who allegedly administered injection on her and aborted the pregnancy.”

A search executed at the premises of the quack chemist led to the recovery of expired drugs/syringes. The statement added;

"Chidera, who was weak and lost much blood when arrested has now fully recovered due to urgent medical attention she received at multicare hospital 33 since 20th June,2020.

"Consequently, the decomposing baby was buried based on experts advise in order not to constitute health hazard to the public.The Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang,fdc* has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CID Awka for discreet investigation please."]]>
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:53:27 +0000
How Pastor Drugged Girl, 16, Raped Her During Deliverance http://nairaplace.com//1133/how-pastor-drugged-girl-16-raped-her-during-deliverance.html
Nairaplace reports that the 35-year old ‘Man of God’, who is popularly known as Major Prophet Honesty Jesus, of the Living Power of Zion Church located at Ndue Eduo, Okon Eket, Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, reportedly drugged the unsuspecting teenager, who was brought to his church for deliverance on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

During the counseling session, Pastor Jacob was said to have administered a substance suspected to be drugs and forced her to drink it, which made her become unconscious and slept off.

Thereafter, he allegedly forcefully had carnal knowledge of her while still in deep slumber. She later woke up with blood gushing out of her private part and promptly raised alarm which attracted sympathizers following which the Police invited him for interrogation over the act.

During investigation, Jacob lamented getting himself involved in such act. “Please forgive me, I did not know what overcame me, I think it was a strange spirit. I really, am sorry” he begged.

The Police Command through the spokesperson, N-nudam Fredrick, who confirmed the act, said the Pastor would soon have his day in the Court. He added, “While the young girl was in the prophet’s counseling room, the suspect administered an intoxicating liquid substance and thereafter took advantage of her defenselessness and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. This is the second Pastor to be arrested for rape in the State in less than a month; so the Command won’t take this act lightly”.

Pastor Jacob will be charged for defilement which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.]]>
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:09:45 +0000
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West all loved up in new stylish photos http://nairaplace.com//1132/kim-kardashian-and-kanye-west-all-loved-up-in-new-stylish-photos-.html Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:04:59 +0000 BET Awards 2020: Burna Boy wins Best International Act for the second consecutive year http://nairaplace.com//1131/bet-awards-2020-burna-boy-wins-best-international-act-for-the-second-consecutive-year.html
The Nigerian singer floored Innoss’B (DRC), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (UK), Stormzy (UK), Ninho (France), and S.Pri Noir (France) to scoop the gong at the first-ever virtual BET Awards which held on Sunday night.

British supermodel, Naomi Campbell presented the Best International Act award to Burna Boy, who gave his acceptance speech virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In his acceptance speech, the singer said: "I'll like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was a mission to turn Africa into a dominated nation."

"Now is the time to overturn that and go back to the royalty that we were, because, in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter"]]>
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:01:06 +0000
Nigeria Records 490 New COVID-19 Cases, Recovered Patients Exceed 9,000 http://nairaplace.com//1130/nigeria-records-490-new-covid-19-cases-recovered-patients-exceed-9-000.html
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a tweet on Sunday night while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease.

It explained that the new infections were reported from 19 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases, Lagos has 118, followed by Delta, Ebonyi, and the FCT which have 84, 68, and 56 additional infections respectively.

Others states where new cases were reported included Plateau – 39, Edo – 29, Katsina – 21, Imo – 13, Ondo – 12, Adamawa – 11, Osun – eight, Ogun – eight, Rivers – six, Kano – five, Enugu – three, Bauchi – three, Akwa Ibom – three, Kogi – one, Oyo – one, and Bayelsa – one.]]>
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 06:57:25 +0000
Body of six year old girl allegedly raped to death, found inside a mosque in Kaduna http://nairaplace.com//1129/body-of-six-year-old-girl-allegedly-raped-to-death-found-inside-a-mosque-in-kaduna.html


Spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident, said the body was discovered on Friday, June 26. He said the community members called men of the Kurmi Mashi police division to make a report after seeing the dead body at about 3.20pm which is close to the time they were supposed to converge for their Friday prayers.



Jalige said no arrest has been made but that the police is investigating the matter.



''Though no arrest has been made in connection to the crime, but police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi division of the Command have launched an investigation to unravel the misery.

Yes, the case was reported at Kurmi Mashi division on Friday. Our men in that division received a call from the people in the community in Kurmi Mashi that they saw a dead body lying in the mosque. With the lockdown, they have not been opening mosques except for Friday prayers. They discovered the dead body around 3:20 pm close to prayer time.

An investigation into the matter has commenced. No arrest made so far. But police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi are seriously on the issue.” he said]]>
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 06:52:49 +0000
Vacancy: BTDT needs a chemistry tutor that can also teach mathematics and biology http://nairaplace.com//1128/vacancy-btdt-needs-a-chemistry-tutor-that-can-also-teach-mathematics-and-biology.html Sun, 28 Jun 2020 16:42:59 +0000 How I made history with “The Unstoppable” album – 2Face http://nairaplace.com//1127/how-i-made-history-with-the-unstoppable-album-2face.html
The 44-year-old, who was formerly known by the stage name, 2Face Idibia, stated this on Saturday when he shared a post to mark the 10th anniversary of the album on Instagram.

“The Unstoppable International Edition is 10 years. Before then everyone was skeptical about selling a music CD for 1000 Naira, but we were confident of the music, took the gamble, and history was made…,” he wrote.]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 16:21:40 +0000
Police Arrest Two Highway Robbers On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (Picture) http://nairaplace.com//1126/police-arrest-two-highway-robbers-on-lagos-ibadan-expressway-picture-.html
According to a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested on June 26.

Oyeyemi explained that the suspects, Ibrahim Nura, an indigene of Kebbi state and Isaac Kyegh, an indigene of Benue both reside in Kara Isheri area of the state were apprehended while attacking one Agoro Adebayo and Olalekan Toheeb whose vehicle had a mechanical fault on the bridge.

The statement reads; “While trying to rectify the fault, the two men suddenly came out from under the bridge and threatened the duo with knife and cutlass so as to dispossess them of their valuables.

“In the process, the patrol team from Warewa division led by the DPO SP Afeniforo Folake who are on routine patrol on the bridge met them in the act”.

“On sighting the policemen, the suspects took to their heels and jumped under the bridge, but they were hotly chased and apprehended right under the bridge where they have turned to their hideout”.

“A jackknife was recovered from them,” he said.
Oyeyemi added that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS) for discreet investigation and prosecution.]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 15:49:28 +0000
Vincent Enyeama named as new goalkeeper coach of French club, Iris http://nairaplace.com//1125/vincent-enyeama-named-as-new-goalkeeper-coach-of-french-club-iris.html
Enyeama, 37, played for French club Lille during his playing days, but has been without a club since he left the club in August 2018.

Now, Iris has given the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner a coaching role where he gets to train the club's reserves and u-16 goalkeepers.]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 15:37:51 +0000
Salesman arrested for defiling his employer's twin daughters left in his care (photo) http://nairaplace.com//1124/salesman-arrested-for-defiling-his-employer-s-twin-daughters-left-in-his-care-photo-.html
A statement from the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Bala Elkana, says on June 16, a woman in her mid-thirties (name withheld) reported at Aguda Police Station that her salesman, Chinedu, had sexual intercourse with her 12-year-old twin daughters (names withheld) when she left the two girls with him in her house.

The suspect was arrested and he reportedly confessed to committing the crime. Bala in the statement said the suspect said he started having sexual intercourse with the girls in 2019.

The statement adds that the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the transfer of the case to the Gender Unit, State Headquarters, Ikeja for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

The Commissioner advised parents not to trust anyone with their kids, especially female children. He further reaffirmed the commitment of the Command to continually apprehend sexual offenders, wherever they are in the state and make them face the full weight of the law.]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 15:33:08 +0000
Woman poisons, strangles and shares photos of her 4 children's corpses in Whatsapp group http://nairaplace.com//1123/woman-poisons-strangles-and-shares-photos-of-her-4-children-s-corpses-in-whatsapp-group.html
The mother of 6 identified as Beatrice Mwende Kimotho, allegedly locked her children in the house before giving them poison at Kabati Estate.

K2TV reported that the police said they received a distress call from Jackson Kimani Kimotho, the woman’s brother saying that she had asked him to check on the children who she had killed at her house. He further revealed that his sister shared pictures of the children in a family WhatsApp group after killing them, asking for prayers.

Upon entering the two-bedroom house, the police found the bodies of the four children on their beds with traces of vomit and blood in their mouth.

Naivasha Sub County Police Commander Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect is in lawful police custody. He said;

“The accused first told her friend that her children were admitted to the Naivasha Sub-County hospital with chest pains before confessing a few hours later that she had strangled them."

A police officer involved in the investigations added;

"She (the suspect) took turns to strangle the four and slept in the same house until today (Saturday) morning when she walked away from the house.

“We are at the very initial stages of the probe and at this point, we cannot divulge much details."

The Naivasha Sub County Police Commander said they are continuing with the investigations to establish the motive of the killing of the minors.]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 11:45:00 +0000
1 fatally shot at Black lives Matter protest in Louisville, Kentucky http://nairaplace.com//1122/1-fatally-shot-at-black-lives-matter-protest-in-louisville-kentucky.html
Louisville Metro police said they received reports of shots being fired at Jefferson Square Park around 9pm. They also received report of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department performing life-saving measures on a male who died at the scene.

The police department tweeted;

"Calls then came in that Sheriff's Department personnel were in the park performing life-saving measures on a male who eventually died at the scene."

A video which went viral on social media, showed an unidentified man shooting into the park where anti-racism demonstrators had gathered to protest against the death of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor. Protesters have gathered for weeks at the square over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician who was fatally shot by drug investigators during a no-knock raid on her home.

The footage later showed at least one person bleeding profusely on the ground. Security officials did not release additional information about arrests, possible suspects and the victims' identities and ages. ]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:38:46 +0000
Police uncover six assault rifles inside a church building in Delta state http://nairaplace.com//1121/police-uncover-six-assault-rifles-inside-a-church-building-in-delta-state.html


The state Commissioner for Health, Hafiz Inuwa, who disclosed this today June 27, said Freeman Eze, a community vigilante and the pastor of the church, Christ Holy Church International, claimed the weapons were procured for the protection of the church.



Inuwa explained that the police raided the church following a tipoff.



“When we got our intelligence on June 23, we just swoop into the area where Christ Holy Church campground is situated in Okwe. We swoop into that place and got one vigilante by name Freeman Eze arrested. Eze is not from Delta State.

However during the course of our interrogation and investigation at the scene, we were able to recover six assault rifles because pump-action rifles are now a prohibited firearm” he said]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:36:25 +0000
Boys are currently more vulnerable to rape in Nigeria– NAPTIP boss, Julie Okah-Donli http://nairaplace.com//1120/boys-are-currently-more-vulnerable-to-rape-in-nigeria-naptip-boss-julie-okah-donli.html


She attributed this to the fact that many people tend to focus more on girls being raped and forget that the reality is that the incident of rape for boys in Nigeria is currently on the increase.



She said this at the flag-off of the ‘Cover me’ campaign aimed at exposing perpetrators of child abuse, advocate for stricter punishment for rapists, and advocate for stronger mechanisms for preventing approach on Saturday June 27.

“I do not advocate for capital punishment of death sentence because it will make rapists become brutal because they will not want to leave witnesses and it will also encourage jungle justice with people using it to accuse and kill people falsely.

Boys are more vulnerable to rape because we tend to focus more on girls so we need to focus on all our children. Now you see a lot of silly videos with people sharing and reposting, If you send it to me I will arrest you for child pornography, anyone who stigmatizes against victims will be punished. We need to make people know that we are serious.

During the lockdown, a lot of things where revealed to us, we realized that most of the reports we got was from observant neighbors and not parents.” she said]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:34:25 +0000
Mother of two rescued after failed suicide attempt (photo) http://nairaplace.com//1119/mother-of-two-rescued-after-failed-suicide-attempt-photo-.html
According to Vanguard, the victim who resides at Number 2 Kuburat Lawal street in Abule Egba, drank sniper and was waiting to die when she was found and rescued. She was rushed to a hospital where doctors were able to stabilize her.



Recounting her ordeal on her sickbed, Bukola said she decided to end her life over the constant physical and emotional abuse her husband, Mr Wasiu Agboola, has allegedly subjected her to over the years. She said her husband was in the habit of beating and inflicting pain on her.

“Receiving all forms of maltreatment from my husband, who often beats me up any time of the day got to me and I decided to rent an apartment just to safe myself from untimely death. Having reported to his father who did not subscribe to his attitude, he advised me not to leave my children with him so as not to make them suffer as no adequate care will be given to them.

I managed to raise some fund through the sale of bottled engine oil, but when my husband left no money for us to feed, I had to break my save to buy them some foodstuffs. I decided to commit suicide when I gave it a thought that I cannot go any further in that kind of situation so I drank sniper out of frustration.

I am tired of the relationship and have reported the issue to the person who is left as my mother since my biological parents died. Unfortunately, she is visually impaired and could not prevail on my husband. I am in a tight corner and just need a break”, she lamented.

According to the neighbors, the husband who is a motorcycle rider, often resorts to beating Bukola up anytime they have a disagreement especially when he is demanding sex from her. The neighbors allege that Wasiu was also in the habit of throwing his wife out of their home into the street after any quarrel.

Bukola was discharged from the hospital and referred to the Psychiatric hospital Yaba, for proper counselling.]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:32:26 +0000
cultists abduct 20 year old girl tell her father they only need her virginity http://nairaplace.com//1118/cultists-abduct-20-year-old-girl-tell-her-father-they-only-need-her-virginity-.html
Narrating his ordeal to newsmen, Mr. Emmanuel Kushi, who is a civil servant, said his daughter whom he described as a well-behaved girl, left his younger brother's house in Rafin Zurfi in the state on Wednesday, June 24, with the intention of coming to pick up something from his home. However, she never got to his place and has remained unreachable since then.

“On Wednesday, June 24, around 2pm, she left my younger brother’s house in Rafin Zurfi and told him she was coming to my house at Kafin Tafawa, which is a distance of about four kilometers, to pick something and he gave her permission to come.

By evening my younger brother’s wife kept calling her mobile to know if she had arrived but there was no response. They thought she was already in my house working.

Later on, they tried again but the number was switched off. The next day (Thursday) around 1pm, my younger brother’s wife called me and asked why I delayed Patience and didn’t let her come back. She asked if there was any problem.

I told her that I didn’t see Patience because she had not come to my house. She expressed shock about what I told her and said she would call her friend to confirm.”Kushi said

Speaking further, Mr Kushi said he sent a text to his daughter's phone and the reply he got was shocking

‘Do you think you will ever see her again? Fool.’” the reply he got read

Mr Kushi said he went to his farm and when he returned, he saw a text message sent to him by his daughter's abductors that read ''“Father, your daughter is with us (BLACK AXE CONFRETANITY . We don’t need your money what we need is her virginity. Don’t bother looking for her.''

The distraught father said he was still trying to comprehend the message in the text when the abductors used his daughter's phone to send him another text claiming she was dead.

''At exactly 10.25am, they sent me another text message and said ‘she is dead’. We’ve been trying to call her but her number has been switched off. One thing I know is that my daughter is not dead. I believe she will return alive.” Mr Kushi said

Mr Kushi said he and his family have resorted to prayers, believing that she will return home soon and in good health.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ahmed Wakil, said the police are currently investigating the incident.]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:29:39 +0000
Nigeria Records 779 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Infections Exceed 24,000 http://nairaplace.com//1117/nigeria-records-779-new-covid-19-cases-as-total-infections-exceed-24-000.html
This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in a tweet via its official handle.

Saturday’s new cases marked the highest daily increase since the health agency started reporting COVID-19 infections in February.

Nigeria is currently undergoing a second phase of a re-opening after weeks of lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.

However, the number of cases has continued to increase as the country’s testing capacity is being ramped up.

Lagos, the country’s epicentre for the virus, reported the highest number of cases on Saturday with 285, while Rivers state recorded 68 new cases and the FCT 60/

Other states with new cases include Edo (60), Enugu (56), Delta (47), Ebonyi (42), Oyo (41), Kaduna (19), Ogun (18), Ondo (16), Imo (12), Sokoto (11), Borno (9), Nasarawa (8), Abia (5), Gombe (5), Kebbi (5), Kano (4), Yobe (3), Ekiti (3), and Osun (2).

The total number of deaths triggered by the virus now stands at 558, while 8,625 patients have been successfully treated and discharged.]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:26:23 +0000
Norwich Vs Manchester United: FA Cup Today At 5:30pm http://nairaplace.com//1116/norwich-vs-manchester-united-fa-cup-today-at-5-30pm.html
Norwich City have struggled so much this season in the Premier League and it is a shock that they have arrived this far in the FA Cup. Norwich City looked amazing at the beginning of the season, however, after a few early victories, everything just went downhill. Norwich City have no confidence and their 1-0 defeat against Everton during the week was not the result they were hoping for. Norwich have not been playing with their main man Teemu Pukki and he has been coming off the bench. I expect Pukki to start against Manchester United on Saturday, otherwise they will not have any chance against the Red Devils.


Manchester United were superb against a tough Sheffield United side, winning 3-0. Anthony Martial played incredibly well, bagging himself a hattrick. United are a hit and miss team it seems. They have so much potential and are doing well in the league table, but on the other hand, they do not always beat the teams they should easily beat. United have so much talent, especially now that Pogba is back in the side after returning from injury, and they will surely achieve big things in the years to come. United will want to win the FA Cup and to do that they will need to ensure they are consistently good.

These two teams have met both times already in the Premier League this season, and unfortunately for Norwich City, they have been absolutely destroyed by the Red Devils. United won both matches, one away from home 3-1, and one at home 4-0. Norwich will have to pray for a miracle if they are to come through this match. In my opinion, this match will end in a similar fashion as the previous ones. United will win, and there will be plenty of goals. United are coming back to full strength and they will not give anything up easily.]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:54:39 +0000
4 generations in one photo featuring Mo Abudu, her mother, her children and her grandson http://nairaplace.com//1115/4-generations-in-one-photo-featuring-mo-abudu-her-mother-her-children-and-her-grandson.html
The 4-generation photo features Mo' Abudu, her mother, her children and her grandson.

The Ebony Life TV CEO said the photo was taken in March on her son's birthday.]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:51:58 +0000
Peter Okoye revealed himself, wife and daughter tested positive for COVID19 http://nairaplace.com//1114/peter-okoye-revealed-himself-wife-and-daughter-tested-positive-for-covid19.html
In a video he posted online, Peter said he was the one who first tested positive with the virus.

''For the past three weeks, I have been ill and most people didn't even know what was wrong with me. I kept it to myself. It has been three weeks of hell for me and my family.

I had COVID19 for about three weeks and it happened to me.

I was sick and I tested positive.

The reason why I came out to say it is because I am going to encourage a lot of people concerning this whole social distancing, getting used to sanitizing your hands, disinfecting your environment, wearing your face mask and all that.

It's been hell for this family in this house. Not just me. Even two of my domestic staff.

After a week, my daughter caught the virus as well. It was sad that when she caught it, the doctor insisted that she has to be self isolated in her own room but my wife did something very courageous. She said no.

I was sick and I was being self-isolated in my guest room. I couldn't even see my sick daughter and I was feeling so bad. I felt so bad because I felt that I am the one who actually brought the virus to the house. It was so bad that I had to be calling her on video, checking on her.

The next day, my wife did someting very courageous. She picked our daughter from her room, held her and took her to the master bedroom and she called me and she started crying. I asked her what happened and she said I cannot live this girl alone. I would rather be infected and be with her.

Five or six days later, my daughter was pronounced negative. When she was pronounced negative, we knew it wasn't going to end there. The next day, Lola became positive. It has been hell but we had a bad experience.

I just want to tell everybody that this COVID19 is real. Don't take it for granted.

I am happy to announce that my wife, myself, our daughter and two of our domestic staff all of us are now negative''he said]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:47:43 +0000
Peter Okoye shares his experience after himself, his wife and daughter tested positive for COVID19 http://nairaplace.com//1113/peter-okoye-shares-his-experience-after-himself-his-wife-and-daughter-tested-positive-for-covid19.ht
In a video he posted online, Peter said he was the one who first tested positive with the virus.

''For the past three weeks, I have been ill and most people didn't even know what was wrong with me. I kept it to myself. It has been three weeks of hell for me and my family.

I had COVID19 for about three weeks and it happened to me.

I was sick and I tested positive.

The reason why I came out to say it is because I am going to encourage a lot of people concerning this whole social distancing, getting used to sanitizing your hands, disinfecting your environment, wearing your face mask and all that.

It's been hell for this family in this house. Not just me. Even two of my domestic staff.

After a week, my daughter caught the virus as well. It was sad that when she caught it, the doctor insisted that she has to be self isolated in her own room but my wife did something very courageous. She said no.

I was sick and I was being self-isolated in my guest room. I couldn't even see my sick daughter and I was feeling so bad. I felt so bad because I felt that I am the one who actually brought the virus to the house. It was so bad that I had to be calling her on video, checking on her.

The next day, my wife did someting very courageous. She picked our daughter from her room, held her and took her to the master bedroom and she called me and she started crying. I asked her what happened and she said I cannot live this girl alone. I would rather be infected and be with her.

Five or six days later, my daughter was pronounced negative. When she was pronounced negative, we knew it wasn't going to end there. The next day, Lola became positive. It has been hell but we had a bad experience.

I just want to tell everybody that this COVID19 is real. Don't take it for granted.

I am happy to announce that my wife, myself, our daughter and two of our domestic staff all of us are now negative''he said]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:44:30 +0000
Janelle Monae goes topless as she features on the cover of Gay Letter http://nairaplace.com//1112/janelle-monae-goes-topless-as-she-features-on-the-cover-of-gay-letter.html
Janelle is a woman of many talents. She is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and producer. She is also an activist. including a gay rights activist.

Speaking to Gay Letter about her life and achievements, Janelle revealed the incident that made her Come Out. Janelle said she decided to open up publicly about her sexuality after a transformative skydiving experience.

She said: "I realized that it was time to jump and a lot of it had to do with when I went skydiving. I went skydiving 14,000 feet up in the air and that was after I did Dirty Computer — I had Dirty Computer, the concept, since before my first album, The ArchAndroid, but I hadn’t become the person yet who could write that album.



"So I didn’t write it until I started becoming that person. But I attribute a lot of it to therapy and a friend who I talked to and when I was talking about certain things, she asked me if I had ever considered that I may have abandonment issues. I said “you know what…” I was in denial about it. I mean I had all the love I needed to have.



"My dad, who is my best friend now and completely sober, was the person who because he had a drug addiction he was dealing with and he was in and out of prison and in and out of my life — he was the only person I ever felt had abandoned me, but I had so much love. I had my stepdad who was just like my dad and my mom who was just like my dad. I had 12 different aunties. I had 50 first cousins. I was loved!]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:17:46 +0000
Properties worth millions of Naira destroyed as fire razes 11 shops in Lagos http://nairaplace.com//1111/properties-worth-millions-of-naira-destroyed-as-fire-razes-11-shops-in-lagos.html
Men of the state fire service were on hand to help put out the fire, although several properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed in the inferno.

The cause of the fire outbreak is being investigated.]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 09:29:17 +0000
Nigerian crossdresser, Jay Boogie, shares hot photos on IG http://nairaplace.com//1110/nigerian-crossdresser-jay-boogie-shares-hot-photos-on-ig.html Sat, 27 Jun 2020 09:13:42 +0000 UN says it is ‘deeply disturbed’ by video of couple having sex in its official vehicle http://nairaplace.com//1109/un-says-it-is-deeply-disturbed-by-video-of-couple-having-sex-in-its-official-vehicle.html
In the viral video which was shot in HaYarkon Street, a major thoroughfare in Tel Aviv, a woman wearing a red dress was seen straddling a man in the back seat of a white SUV with UN markings. The video featured a 4×4 vehicle which is “likely assigned to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO)”.

The people caught on camera are believed to be staff members of a peacekeeping organization in Israel.

Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN’s Secretary-General said they are “shocked and deeply disturbed” by the scandalous viral video. He described the behavior as “abhorrent” and further disclosed that an investigation into the matter was “moving very quickly.”

Dujarric said;

“We are shocked and deeply disturbed by what is seen on the video.

“The behaviour seen in it is abhorrent and goes against everything that we stand for and have been working to achieve in terms of fighting misconduct by UN staff.

“We became aware of the video a little bit more than two days ago and our colleagues in the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) were immediately activated.

“Their investigation I know is moving very quickly. We know the location of the incident and the identification of individuals in the video, who are likely assigned to the UNTSO, is close to being completed.

“As part of the UN’s commitment to transparency, the UN will provide updates on the conclusion of the investigation, and any further action.”

BBC reported that the UN has strict policies against sexual misconduct by its staff members, and workers may be disciplined or possibly banned from peacekeeping operations if they are found to be in breach of the rules.

The inter-governmental organization has been plagued with allegations of sexual misconduct by its peacekeepers and other staff in recent years. In 2019, there were a total of 175 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against UN staff members. Of those allegations, 16 were substantiated, 15 were unsubstantiated and the others are still being investigated.]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 09:08:46 +0000
Ajimobi to be buried on Sunday http://nairaplace.com//1108/ajimobi-to-be-buried-on-sunday.html
The late politician's spokesperson Bolaji Tunji who confirmed the date, said the burial ceremony was postponed after consultations with the governments of Lagos and Oyo. He further revealed that the burial ceremony will be held in line with the existing protocol issued by the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19.

Tunji said;

“In close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo States, the date for the burial ceremony has been announced. Barring any changes, his body will be interred at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque at Oke Ado, Ibadan at 12noon on Sunday, the 28th of June, 2020, after the traditional Muslim prayers.

“To ensure that strict COVID-19 protocols are adhered to and in light of the current circumstances of our national health challenges, the family appeals to the public to observe strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in their participation.

“Furthermore, details of the live media coverage of the funeral ceremony will be made public by tomorrow.

“In the near future, details of a larger funeral gathering will be announced where a lot more of his well wishers will have the opportunity to pay him their respect.”]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 07:43:57 +0000
Suspected herdsmen kidnap nine travelers in Ondo; demand N100 million ransom http://nairaplace.com//1107/suspected-herdsmen-kidnap-nine-travelers-in-ondo-demand-n100-million-ransom-.html
A family member of one of the victims, Bamidele Ojo, who confirmed this to Vanguard, said the victims were on board a Toyota Sienna space bus when they were ambushed by the suspected herdsmen. The victims were allegedly marched into the forest by their abductors after their vehicle was stopped on the highway.

Bamidele said the abductors have reached out to the families of the abducted travelers and are demanding N100 million ransom.

Spokesperson of the Ondo state police command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident and said one of the victims has been rescued. Ikoro said police detectives in the state were working with hunters, local vigilante, and other agencies to ensure the release of the remaining eight victims.]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 07:41:14 +0000
Nigeria Records Five New COVID-19 Deaths, Total Infections Exceed 23,000 http://nairaplace.com//1106/nigeria-records-five-new-covid-19-deaths-total-infections-exceed-23-000.html
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this via Twitter on Friday night.

The agency confirmed the new cases in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Lagos still remains the epicentre of the virus with 259, while the FCT recorded 20 cases.

Statistics from the health agency shows that Oyo is trailing behind Lagos with 76 cases, Katsina with 69 cases and Delta having 66.

Other states with new cases include Rivers (46), Ogun (23) with Edo and Osun each recording 22 cases.

21 cases were recorded in Ebonyi, 16 in Kaduna while 10 cases were recorded in Ondo.

Meanwhile, states with the fewer figures include Imo and Abia each having 9 cases, Gombe (5), Plateau and Bauchi each having 4 cases, Ekiti (2) and Anambra (1).

With these latest figures, the total number of discharged persons stands at 8,253 with 554 deaths so far.]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 07:38:13 +0000
3 women arrested as 818 rounds of live ammunition were found concealed in bag of rice http://nairaplace.com//1105/3-women-arrested-as-818-rounds-of-live-ammunition-were-found-concealed-in-bag-of-rice.html
Lance Corporal Yowei, the husband of Eleana Yowei, is also currently detained by the Nigerian military.

Speaking to newsmen while being paraded alongside other suspects, 25-year-old Eleana Yowei (pictured above) said the bag of rice was brought home by her husband, Lance Corporal Yowei from Zamfara.

Eleana, who lives in Kano, said her husband of 7 years called her on the phone on May 28, to say Favour Bello, 21, who stays with her, will be travelling to Bayelsa and instructed her to give her the bag of rice when she's travelling. He added that Favour has been instructed to hand the bag of rice over to her mother Priye Jimi, 30, when she gets to Bayelsa.

The next day, her husband called to tell her Favour has been detained at the car park by louts. He sent soldiers from the barracks who went there and were also detained. That evening, officers came to her home and arrested her.

She was taken to SARS office in Bompai, Kano, and detained for one week before she was transferred to Abuja.

In tears, Eleana told newsmen that she didn't check the content of the bag of rice because of the trust she had for her husband of seven years. She said she is a victim and advised people to always check the content of whatever package they receive.

"For seven years which I married my husband this has never happened. Right now, I'm a victim and my only regret is that, because if trust, I did not check the content of it. I only just, on instruction, gave out the rice. Had it been I checked the content of it..."



Favour Bello, narrating what happened, said her mum called her on May 27, instructing her to come to Bayelsa "based on the lockdown". Bello, who is a student of FCE Kano, said she lives with Eleana Yowei in the North since it's close to her school.



She added that Eleana's husband also informed her on the same day that his wife will give her half bag of rice to take to her mother and he sent her 19,000 Naira as her transport fare.



However, Favour was arrested at the park after transport workers noticed that the bag of rice was too heavy and opened it to check its content.



Favour said while being paraded that she had no idea what was in the bag until it was opened at the park.



Priye Jimi, Flavour's mother, who police say is 30 years old, also said she had no idea what was in the bag.



While being paraded, Priye Jimi explained that she received a call from her daughter, Favour, complaining that she was having issues with Eleana Yowei, so she adviced her daughter to come home since there was a lockdown in place and schools were closed. She added that she got a message from Eleana's husband telling her that he will send half bag of rice to her through her daughter but she had no idea what was in the bag of rice.



Nigerian Police force PRO, DCP Frank Mba, said during a press conference that the ammunition concealed in a bag of rice was intercepted in a car park in Kano by officers monitoring activities at various motor parks.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:55:58 +0000
Makeup artist transforms her face to look like president Buhari's face http://nairaplace.com//1104/makeup-artist-transforms-her-face-to-look-like-president-buhari-s-face.html
Richard Jane said she was "bored" so she decided to do an "imitation makeup of Buhari".

Nigerians were impressed and they left tons of comments on the post.]]>
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:50:27 +0000
Police interrogate D'banj over rape allegation http://nairaplace.com//1103/police-interrogate-d-banj-over-rape-allegation.html
The singer was interrogated by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Adaku Anya, at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki, Abuja, Punch reports.

The publication adds that Seyitan was also invited for questioning but pleaded that she couldn't afford to travel to Abuja so she was allowed to report at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Alagbon, Ikoyi.

According to the publication, a top police source said D'banj insisted in his statement that he never raped his accuser, Seyitan Babatayo.

The source said: "D’Banj has been questioned twice at the FCID, Abuja. He was questioned last week and also this week. We will leave no stone unturned as we investigate the matter."

"Seyitan appealed with us that she had no means of travelling down to Abuja. So, she has been given the option of reporting at the FCID Annex, Alagbon, Ikoyi," the officer added.

Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered a probe into the rape allegation against the singer]]>
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:48:51 +0000
Zodwa Wabantu puts her pub*c hair on display as she shows her acrobatic skills http://nairaplace.com//1102/zodwa-wabantu-puts-her-pub-c-hair-on-display-as-she-shows-her-acrobatic-skills.html
In another photo, she posted, Zodwa showcased her bare bum for the camera while working out.

The South African socialite is popularly known for dancing without her underwear at events.
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Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:45:13 +0000
Pastor arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old girl inside his church http://nairaplace.com//1101/pastor-arrested-for-allegedly-raping-16-year-old-girl-inside-his-church.html
The 16-year-old girl who went in for “counselling and deliverance” fixed by the Pastor, was reportedly drugged and raped at Jacob's church, the Living Power of Zion Church located at Ndue Eduo, Okon Eket, Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.

Police spokesperson in the state, N-nudam Fredrick said the incident occurred on June 23. He said;

“While she was in the prophet’s counselling room, the suspect administered an intoxicating liquid substance to the victim and thereafter took advantage of the victim and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her."

Fredrick further revealed that Jacob is the second pastor to be arrested for rape in the state in less than a month. ]]>
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:35:40 +0000
Eight year old boy dies after he was allegedly poisoned by his step mother in Kastina http://nairaplace.com//1100/eight-year-old-boy-dies-after-he-was-allegedly-poisoned-by-his-step-mother-in-kastina.html
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Gambo Isah, says on June 19, one Ibrahim Sani of Jidadi village in Dandume LGA of the state, reported at Dandume Police Division, that his second wife, Murja, poisoned his son Habibu Ibrahim who was aged 8yrs.

Isah said a team of detectives visited the scene and moved the body of the little boy to General Hospital, Funtua where he was confirmed dead by the attending physician.

The spokesperson added that the suspect has been arrested and is assisting the police in their investigation.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:33:08 +0000
Stella Damasus' daughter bags scholarship, emerges high school's valedictorian http://nairaplace.com//1099/stella-damasus-daughter-bags-scholarship-emerges-high-school-s-valedictorian.html
Asides graduating from her high school as class valedictorian, Angelica was also awarded a scholarship by Columbia University which is a private Ivy League research university in New York City.

Damasus wrote;

My beautiful daughter @angelicatooni graduated high school today. I am such a proud mum right now. She didn't only get scholarship to @columbia she is also #valedictorian of the class of 2020.]]>
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:30:52 +0000
Man Beheads Wife & Daughter, Throws Inside Gutter http://nairaplace.com//1098/man-beheads-wife-daughter-throws-inside-gutter.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened in Ile-Ife, Osun State, where they reside.

The suspect was later arrested and arraigned before the Magistrate Court in Ile-Ife for killing his wife, Esther and their 14 months old baby, Gloria.
He is now facing murder charge which attracts life imprisonment or death by hanging for the dastardly act of homicide by willfully killing the helpless victims.

In the charge, the Police alleged that the suspect, Micheal, killed his wife and child by beheading them and equally cutting off their hands. The headless bodies of the victims were discovered in a gutter opposite the AUD Primary School, Isale, Agbara, in Ile-Ife sometime in May. Investigations carried out prompted the Police to arrest Micheal Adunola and a lady accomplice, Atinuke Olawoyin.

The prosecutor, Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the Court that investigations carried out revealed that Adunola killed his wife and baby on May 23, 2020, around 12noon with the help of a friend.

The Presiding Magistrate, Muhibah Olatunji, declined the pleas of the accused persons and denied him bail after ordering him to be remanded in prison custody.He asked the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send a copy to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution at the State’s Ministry of Justice for legal advice.

Magistrate Muhibah ordered the remanding of the accused persons in Ilesa Nigerian Correctional Center, and equally adjoined the case to 28th July, 2020, for the report of DPP’s advice to be available.The matter may likely be transferred to the High Court if the DPP’s report finds him culpable and recommends his trial for murder.



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Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:23:37 +0000
Lagos Tops Daily COVID-19 Chart As Nigeria Nears 23,000 Cases http://nairaplace.com//1097/lagos-tops-daily-covid-19-chart-as-nigeria-nears-23-000-cases.html
This is according to a late-night tweet on the official handle of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which noted that the country had 594 fresh cases of the virus for the day.

A breakdown of the latest figures from the NCDC revealed that Nigeria now has 22, 614 COVID-19 cases.

According to the health agency, Delta State had the second highest infections for the day with 106 cases and is followed by Ondo State (44), FCT (34), Edo (34) and Oyo (33).

Other states with fresh cases of the virus are as follows: Kaduna (33), Enugu (28), Katsina, (25), Imo (22) Adamawa (15), Ogun (12), Osun (11) Abia (8), amd Rivers (6).

The remaining states with new COVID-19 cases are Nasarawa (5), Bauchi (5), Niger (5), Kebbi (4), Ekiti (3), Plateau (1), Taraba (1).

Of the number of total infections in the country, 7,822 have been discharged with 549 deaths recorded.]]>
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:20:05 +0000
Man kills wife, dumps corpse in well http://nairaplace.com//1096/man-kills-wife-dumps-corpse-in-well.html
The suspect who was paraded before newsmen on Thursday June 25, reportedly committed the offence at Madabu -Dabawa village in Dutsinma Local Government Area of the state.



Katsina police command spokesperson, Gambo Isa said;



“On 14/06/2020 at about 02:00hrs, a distress call was received that one Abdulrahaman Abdulkarim, ‘m’, aged 40yrs of Madabu village, Dabawa, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina State killed his junior wife one Wasila Sada, ‘f’, aged 19years and dumped her dead body in a well.

“Consequently, DPO Dutsinma led a team of detectives to the scene, recovered the body and took it to the General Hospital where it was confirmed dead by the attending physician after post mortem examination.

“The suspect has been arrested and is assisting the police in their investigation. An investigation is ongoing.”

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Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:29:00 +0000
Breaking: Liverpool are champions of the English Premier League http://nairaplace.com//1095/breaking-liverpool-are-champions-of-the-english-premier-league.html

Liverpool F.C. had previously won England's top football league 18 times. The club's last league title win was the 1989-90 season.]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:24:44 +0000
Driver crashes new £200,000 Lamborghini just 20 minutes after picking it up from showroom http://nairaplace.com//1094/driver-crashes-new-200-000-lamborghini-just-20-minutes-after-picking-it-up-from-showroom.html
The brand new Lamborghini Huracan Spyder was smashed up on the motorway 20 minutes after the new owner had been handed the keys.

The sports car stopped on the M1 near Wakefield, England, due to a mechanical failure, then another driver ploughed into the back of it.

West Yorkshire Police shared photos of the damage on Twitter and wrote: "It’s only a car!


"But on this occasion a 20 minute old brand new Lamborghini that stopped due to mechanical failure in lane 3.

"Hit from behind by an innocent motorist #couldhavecried."

A police spokesperson confirmed the Lamborghini and a van had collided. The van driver was left with head injuries which are not believed to be serious.

The crash caused some delays on the southbound carriageway while the vehicles were recovered.
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Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:52:58 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez all loved-up in new photo http://nairaplace.com//1093/cristiano-ronaldo-and-his-partner-georgina-rodriguez-all-loved-up-in-new-photo.html
Georgina is raising Ronaldo's four children, their one-year-old daughter Alana Martina, surrogate twins Eva and Mateo, two, and nine-year-old Cristiano Jr .

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Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:09:53 +0000
Man's Bladder Explodes As He Fell Asleep For 18 Hrs After Drinking Excess Beer(photo) http://nairaplace.com//1092/man-s-bladder-explodes-as-he-fell-asleep-for-18-hrs-after-drinking-excess-beer-photo-.html
A man was taken to hospital after his bladder exploded when he held in his urine for 18 hours following a boozy session.

The 40-year-old drank more than 10 bottles of beer in one night and fell asleep without going to the bathroom when he woke up in excruciating pain.

The man, identified by his surname Hu, was admitted into Zhuji City People's Hospital of Urology in China after sweating and turning pale, reports Weixin.

He had slept throughout the day and when he woke up at 7pm the next evening, his abdomen was aching – this is when his family rushed him to the hospital.

The deputy chief physician of the Department of Urology, Zhu Lingfei explained Hu could not even lie on his back after his abdominal muscles became tight and painful to touch.

Even upon trying, he was unable to urinate due to the pain which led to several failed attempts.

After a CT scan, it was revealed the man's bladder had "exploded" and caused a rupture – he was taken for an emergency operation in a fight to repair the bladder as quickly as possible.

According to medics, alcohol can suppress the nerve centre which dulls the feeling of urination.

Once full with urine, this, combined with the bladder being surrounded by fat and bone can lead to the wall becoming thinner which may cause a rupture.

According to the NHS, a normal bladder in a healthy adult can comfortably hold a pint (500ml) of urine and should be emptied every three to four hours.

"You should be urinating every four to six hours. If you're always holding your pee in for too long, there are consequences,” Dr Lauren Streicher said.

Lauren added: "Pelvic floor muscles contract in a coordinated fashion to help you either release pee or hold it.

"But if you're continually holding urine, you can end up with some real dysfunction of your pelvic floor muscles]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:56:10 +0000
17-year-old girl who travelled 210kms to see a man she met on Facebook, raped by 3 men http://nairaplace.com//1091/17-year-old-girl-who-travelled-210kms-to-see-a-man-she-met-on-facebook-raped-by-3-men.html
Recalling how the incident occurred, the girl said she knows only one of the men from Facebook and gave his name as "Vincent". She said he invited her to his home in Mbale, a distance of 210 kilometers from Mbita where she stays with her Aunt.

She said;

“I met the man on Facebook. His first name is Vincent, and the surname indicates he is of Luhya ethnicity. He invited me to Mbale, Vihiga County so that I know where he stays — Hekima area. I usually stay with my aunt. I told her that I was going to pay mum a visit and return on Sunday, June 14.

“He told me to use my money to travel to his place, and that he will refund once I get there. Vincent defiled and kicked me out of his house without giving me any money to travel back home.

“While stranded, I met a boda boda rider, who promised to provide me with somewhere to shelter for the night. He further said that the following day, he will take me to Kisumu, where I will board a bus home. He took me to a lodging facility in Kakamega, where he defiled and stole my phone.

“On returning to Mbale, I met yet another man, who took me to Vincent’s place. We found the door had been locked. The then-curfew cut-off hour of 7pm had clocked. So, the man told me he would take me to his place, where I would spend the night. While at his home, he defiled me and kicked me out the following morning.

“I want this case to be pursued to the end. The men hurt me."

The rape victim who said a female Good Samaritan helped her seek medical treatment and file a report at Mbale Police Station on June 10, identified her last defiler as one Davies, who “stays near Mbale High School”.

The mother of the 17-year-old on her own part said;

“My 17-year-old daughter stays with her aunt, who lives in Mbita. She (daughter) told me that she would come home on Friday, June 5. When I called her later Friday to inquire, why she had taken long to arrive home, she said I shouldn’t worry, and that she’d be home soon. In the evening, her phone line was unreachable. I did not know where she had gone to, or what had happened to her.

“On Tuesday, June 9, I received a call from a police officer attached to Mbale Police Station. The cop asked me to go to the station because my daughter was seriously ill. I was shocked; I did not know how she got to Mbale in Vihiga County, a place that I, personally, had never set foot in. I was told that she met one of her defilers on Facebook.”

K2TV reported that one of the suspects, David Nyangweso has been arrested and arraigned. He is being held in custody as investigations into the matter continue.]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:41:07 +0000
Women are not properties - Actress Toni Tones calls for abolition of bride price http://nairaplace.com//1090/women-are-not-properties-actress-toni-tones-calls-for-abolition-of-bride-price.html
In a tweet she shared, the actress called for the abolition of bride price because women are not to be sold.

Toni Tones tweeted;

Scrap bride price culture. Women are not property to be and sold.]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:38:04 +0000
Pregnant Ciara showcases her blossoming baby bump in sexy bikini photos http://nairaplace.com//1089/pregnant-ciara-showcases-her-blossoming-baby-bump-in-sexy-bikini-photos.html
The American singer, 34, took to Instagram to showcase her blossoming baby bump while posing in a pink fringed bikini.

For Russell, it will be his second child with Ciara, who had her first child with rapper, Future.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:34:10 +0000
Infinix Mobility launches elegantly designed Smart TV S1 into the Nigerian Market http://nairaplace.com//1088/infinix-mobility-launches-elegantly-designed-smart-tv-s1-into-the-nigerian-market.html


Why does a smartphone brand turn to launch a TV product? There are 3 answers to that question. The first answer spawns from the brand’s mission “To bring comprehensive tech experiences to the local consumers in order to enable them live the smart lifestyle”. Achieving this will also mean opening a new era for smartphone and IOT products. The second answer is about the market. The brand intends to bring more innovative products into the Nigerian market, adding to the plethora of super amazing products which they have launched over the years. This gives birth to the last answer which is the brands intention to emphasize its core message “the future is now”.



The Infinix smart TV comes in two sizes; 43 Inches and 55 Inches and is the first Smart TV that sports an ultra-high level of interaction with smart phones. Designed for young consumers, the TV adopts an elegant design as well as intelligent functions that will give the market a surprise.

“The launch of the first Infinix smart TV is going to motivate and enrich the tech industry in Africa,” said Amos zuo, Infinix Mobility Country Manager. “As the young generations grow up, their demands for entertainment continues to rise and with the combination of smart technologies like our smartphones and the newly launched smart TV, we will be able to meet their demands for non-stop entertainment and more so, surpass their expectations and consequently inspire them to think bigger and get more creative.”



Elegant and Intelligent: Infinix Smart lifestyle extends to TV

The Infinix TV provides young consumers with an “Elegant” and “Intelligent” viewing experience.

Speaking of the S1’s elegant design, “Craftsmanship” is a key word. The frame-less TV design allows for an immersive wide view. The Infinix smart TV 55S1 is equipped with a 4K (Ultra HD) screen. Also, to ensure the picture quality, HDR function shows delicate details and lifelike colors with a larger range of contrast. Together with the 2*10W full range speakers, the S1 interacts seamlessly with smartphones, allowing its users to experience a new and amazing view-time.

In addition to this, the Infinix Life APP on your smartphone will deliver a fully featured immersive experience with your Infinix smart TV. The Hotspot Screen mirroring lets you to mirror your mobile device to the TV screen using your mobile hotspot without consuming mobile data. Finding the TV remote controller after a long and stressful day at work will no longer be an issue because with the E-remote function, you can now use your smartphone via Infinix Life APP for full TV control. The TV also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 which is easy to connect with the speakers, earphones and game controllers, providing a super fast entertainment experiences.]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:30:50 +0000
Man rescued after attempting to commit suicide in Ogun river (photos) http://nairaplace.com//1087/man-rescued-after-attempting-to-commit-suicide-in-ogun-river-photos-.html
According to eyewitnesses, the man arrived at the river at about 1pm today and attempted to plunge into it. He was rescued by men of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps.


Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Ogun TRACE Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the married man with five children, said he was frustrated with his life.

He was later taken to the police station in Adigbe.]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:25:30 +0000
Police nabs female arms smuggling syndicate http://nairaplace.com//1086/police-nabs-female-arms-smuggling-syndicate.html
The suspects who were paraded before newsmen in Abuja were identified Eleanor Yowei, Favour Bello and Priye Jimmy.

Eight hundred and eighteen ammunition hidden in a twenty-five-kilogram bag of rice were recovered from the suspects arrested while travelling from Kano to Bayelsa state.

Eleanor Yowei reportedly handed over the bag containing rice and ammunition to Favour Bello for onward delivery to Priye Jimmy, but luck ran out on them when the bag was searched at a motor park in Kano.]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:19:34 +0000
Father rapes his 3-yr-old daughter while his wife was in the labor room http://nairaplace.com//1085/father-rapes-his-3-yr-old-daughter-while-his-wife-was-in-the-labor-room.html
Mr Ikechukwu Ekenta, from Ikeduru- Ogwah, Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo state, is accused of defiling his daughter, Kamsiyochukwu Ekenta on 28th of April 2020, when her mother put to bed.

Narrating her ordeal, little Kamsimyochukwu, who is 3 years and 10 months old, said her daddy put his "komkom" (Penis) inside her private part while she was asleep. She said the pain woke her up.

Speaking at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka, the alleged rapist Mr Ikechukwu Ekenta said he was pushed by an evil spirit to commit the act.

He said whenever the spirit possesses him, he starts behaving abnormally. He said that on that fateful day, he used his finger to defile the girl as the urge came.

The wife of the alleged rapist, Mrs Uzoamaka Ekenta, while explaining how she found out, said that on her return from the hospital, she noticed her child was acting like she was in pain while bathing her. She questioned the girl and she accused her dad of penetrating her.

Mrs Ekenta said she asked her husband what transpired and he admitted committing the crime but claimed he used his finger. They took the girl to the hospital where it was noticed that he used his penis, not his hands as he claimed.

She stated that she complained to her husband's parents but they threatened to deal with her if she tells anyone.

The Commissioner For Women And Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue reacted to the incident. She said it is an abominable act, condemnable in all ramifications. She added that the child is still in pains.

Lady Ndidi said that on receiving the information from the whistleblower, they rushed to the residence of the rapist at 33 area near Onitsha and apprehended him together with the help of the men of Department of State Services. She said he will face the full weight of the law.]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:16:59 +0000
Nigeria Records 649 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 22, 000 http://nairaplace.com//1084/nigeria-records-649-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-exceed-22-000.html
This was confirmed on Wednesday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the health agency, new cases were reported in 21 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Statistics from the NCDC shows that Lagos remains the epicentre of the virus with 250 cases, closely followed by Oyo State with 100 cases.

Similarly, Plateau and Delta both have 40 cases.

Other states with reported cases are Abia (28), Kaduna (27), Ogun (22), Edo (20), Akwa Ibom (18) and Kwara (17).

While Imo and Kano reported fewer cases with one each, Enugu recorded 14 cases, Niger and Adamawa both share 13 cases.

States with low cases include Bayelsa (7), Osun and Bauchi each having 6 cases, Anambra (4), Gombe (3) and Sokoto (2).

Meanwhile, the FCT recorded 17 cases.

However, the number of deaths increased from 533 reported on Tuesday to 542.

On the contrary, the number of discharged persons increased from 7, 338 to 7, 613.]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:09:35 +0000
Gunmen attack filling station in Ondo, attendant killed http://nairaplace.com//1083/gunmen-attack-filling-station-in-ondo-attendant-killed.html
The state's police spokesperson, Tee-Leo Ikoro said a filling station along Oba-Ile Road area of the city was attacked late in the night on Tuesday. Though the gunmen did not succeed in robbing the filling station, the incident however led to pandemonium with people scampering for safety.

Two suspects were arrested not far from the scene of the incident in connection to the crime, while two other suspects who escaped are being trailed by the police. A rifle, a dane gun, some cartridges and live ammunition were recovered from the two arrested suspects.

Ikoro said;

"With the intervention of policemen, two of the armed robbers have been arrested.

"There hasn’t been such an attack in Ondo State, that is to tell you that the rate of crime in Ondo State is minimal, and with this occurrence our men immediately swung into action, leading to the arrest of two of the hoodlums."]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:57:21 +0000
Russian Instagram Influencer Dies After Crash While Filming Herself & Sunset http://nairaplace.com//1082/russian-instagram-influencer-dies-after-crash-while-filming-herself-sunset.html
A social media influencer who made her first £1million at the age of 15 reportedly filmed herself and the sunset before a fatal motorbike crash.

Russian Anastasia Tropitsel, 18, suffered head injuries when she crashed her Kawasaki on the Indonesian island of Bali.

Her boyfriend Viktor Maydanovich, 30, who was on a bike next to her, said she began to “wobble” at around 60 mph and lost control, colliding with a roadside fence.

The viral blogger was reportedly filming herself in the mirror of the bike and also capturing the sunset just before the tragedy, according to Gold Coast Bulletin.

Anastasia had been a blogger since the age of 12 and boasted how she “became a millionaire at 15” from her successful internet presence.

She told her million-plus young followers: “I inspire you to do what you can’t.

“I grow your wings and send you to go freelance.”

Tropitsel - real name Anastasia Zubrina - died soon after buying the new Kawasaki Ninja 250 motorbike and immediately following a public row with her doctor father who warned her that her online success story was turning to failure.

She had stayed in Bali for lockdown after a trip to the island to boost her Instagram.

“Your business is collapsing,” he said.

She was enraged when he told her: “Your team is just having fun at your expense. You do not finish your new projects….

“It is not pleasant to listen to this, but I hope it will be useful.

"You have only fun in mind.

“If it wasn’t for your mother, you would have been left without your pants long ago.

"You have to hold on to your mind and start working if you want to live well.”

He claimed her boyfriend Maydanovich “pulls you down” and told her: “Start working if you want to live well."

She accused her father of “burning” her emotionally and betraying her.

Her blog urged her followers to overcome fear by immersing themselves in whatever causes fear.]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:24:18 +0000
One missing, three others rescued as boat capsizes in Lagos http://nairaplace.com//1081/one-missing-three-others-rescued-as-boat-capsizes-in-lagos.html
According to reports, the boat conveying four men who were on an expedition, was upturned by turbulence. Three of the passengers were rescued after the incident.

The General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, confirmed that search was ongoing for one of the passengers of the boat.

''At about 4.30 pm on the 23rd of June 2020, a local boat with four (4) adult males on a boating expedition were inside a boat which capsized due to water turbulence.

The quick collaborative effort of responders in the area were able to rescue three alive while one person is still missing. The rescued victims were provided with medical care and released.

Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, LASWA, Lagos State Material Testing Laboratory and Lagos State Building Control Agency were on the ground alongside LRT responders at the incident scene.

Rescue effort is still ongoing for the missing person as it was discovered that all occupants on board did not have lifejackets on. Marine police will carry out the further investigation while Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and LASWA will also continue the search for the missing person.”Emmanuel said]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:21:37 +0000
Pastor climbs down from high tension pole after he climbed up and threatened to jump http://nairaplace.com//1080/pastor-climbs-down-from-high-tension-pole-after-he-climbed-up-and-threatened-to-jump-.html
According to eye witness reports, the pastor climbed the mast in Uratta, Aba, Abia State and said he would jump to his death.

In the video shared online, people can be seen looking up at the man sitting on the cable and wondering how he got there.]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:13:56 +0000
Pastor climbs down from high tension electrical cable after he climbed up and threatened to jump http://nairaplace.com//1079/pastor-climbs-down-from-high-tension-electrical-cable-after-he-climbed-up-and-threatened-to-jump-.ht
According to eye witness reports, the pastor climbed the mast in Uratta, Aba, Abia State and said he would jump to his death.

In the video shared online, people can be seen looking up at the man sitting on the cable and wondering how he got there.]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:11:56 +0000
Woman damages the scrotum of her husband after she caught him cheating http://nairaplace.com//1078/woman-damages-the-scrotum-of-her-husband-after-she-caught-him-cheating-.html
Disclosing this to newsmen, the Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Daniel Adigun, said the couple had issues in their six-year-old marriage, forcing the man to move out of their matrimonial home.

However, on Tuesday, June 23, the angry wife stormed the apartment where she was informed that her husband was camping and caught him with another lady. A fight ensued between them and in the process, she grabbed his scrotum and damaged it.

According to the NSCDC spokesperson, Mr Adigun ''the lady brought food for him around 10pm but could not go home because of the heavy rain. After a while, his wife entered the room and an altercation ensued and the wife grabbed his scrotum. In the process, he fainted and only regained consciousness at the hospital where the damaged scrotum was being sutured.”]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:04:53 +0000
Woman damages the scrotum of her husband after she allegedly caught him cheating with another woman http://nairaplace.com//1077/woman-damages-the-scrotum-of-her-husband-after-she-allegedly-caught-him-cheating-with-another-woman.
Disclosing this to newsmen, the Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Daniel Adigun, said the couple had issues in their six-year-old marriage, forcing the man to move out of their matrimonial home.

However, on Tuesday, June 23, the angry wife stormed the apartment where she was informed that her husband was camping and caught him with another lady. A fight ensued between them and in the process, she grabbed his scrotum and damaged it.

According to the NSCDC spokesperson, Mr Adigun ''the lady brought food for him around 10pm but could not go home because of the heavy rain. After a while, his wife entered the room and an altercation ensued and the wife grabbed his scrotum. In the process, he fainted and only regained consciousness at the hospital where the damaged scrotum was being sutured.”]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:04:07 +0000
Man arraigned for allegedly killing his wife and their baby in Osun http://nairaplace.com//1076/man-arraigned-for-allegedly-killing-his-wife-and-their-baby-in-osun.html
The headless body of Esther and Glory were discovered in a gutter opposite the AUD Primary School, Isale Agbara, Ile-Ife in May. Police investigation led to the arrest of Michael Adunola and one lady, Atinuke Olawoyin.

The prosecutor, Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court today that the accused committed the offence on May 23, 2020, around 12 noon at Ile-Ife. He explained that the accused conspired with a friend and murdered his wife and baby. He said the accused unlawfully killed Esther and Glory and cut off their heads and hands.

Osanyintuyi said the offences committed contravened Sections 242, 319(1), and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji refused to take the pleas of the accused persons. She told the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send it to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution at the State Ministry of Justice for legal advice.

Olatunji thereafter ordered the accused persons to be remanded in Ilesa Nigerian Correctional Centre and adjourned the case till July 28, for mention.]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:01:07 +0000
Man who allegedly raped a three-month-old baby in Nasarawa has been arrested (photo) http://nairaplace.com//1075/man-who-allegedly-raped-a-three-month-old-baby-in-nasarawa-has-been-arrested-photo-.html
The para-military security outfit who announced this on its Twitter handle, said its operatives arrested the man after thorough investigations.

"After a thorough intelligence gathering and investigation, the Nasarawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps arrested a man Tuesday accused of raping a three-month-old baby in Adogi Village of Nasarawa State" the security outfit tweeted

LIB had on June 15 shared the sad story. According to the mother of the victim, Maimuna Adam, she slept with her windows open to allow fresh air into her apartment. Later in the night, she woke up and found out that her baby who was supposed to be sleeping by her side, was missing. She raised alarm and her neighbors went in search of her baby. They later found her baby inside an uncompleted building, with her pants ripped from her body and bloodstains around her vagina.

The victim was taken to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) where she received surgical treatment.]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:58:22 +0000
Body of 17-year-old girl swept away by Lagos flood has been found http://nairaplace.com//1074/body-of-17-year-old-girl-swept-away-by-lagos-flood-has-been-found.html
On Monday, Lagos witnessed a heavy downpour causing most areas in the state to become flooded. The canal along Alapafuja close linking Bank Olemoh was submerged as a result of flooding.

After an intense search, men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, found the dead body of the girl at Onilegogo canal, Surulere on Tuesday afternoon June 23. The body was handed over to her community members who immediately buried her.]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:53:28 +0000
Nigeria Records Eight New COVID-19 Deaths, 452 Fresh Cases http://nairaplace.com//1073/nigeria-records-eight-new-covid-19-deaths-452-fresh-cases.html
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Tuesday via Twitter.

NCDC confirmed the new cases in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Giving a breakdown of the figures, Lagos leads other states with 209 cases, followed by Oyo with 67 cases and Delta with 37 cases.

Similarly, Ogun recorded 36 cases, Abia (20), Enugu (16), Bauchi (15).

Meanwhile, Kaduna and Ondo recorded 8 cases respectively, Osun (7) with Benue and Imo each recording (3) cases.

While the FCT has 22 cases, Borno, however, has the least figure with just 1 case.

This brings the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 21,371 with the number of discharged patients to 7, 338.]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:47:39 +0000
Man arraigned in court for allegedly having sex with a pig in Ibadan http://nairaplace.com//1072/man-arraigned-in-court-for-allegedly-having-sex-with-a-pig-in-ibadan.html
The police prosecutor, Insp. Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court that Olaniyi, who resides in Eleti – Odo area, Iwo Road, Ibadan, had sex with a pig on April 2, at about 4 p.m.

According to Olagunju, the accused works at a pig farm in Elewi – Odo area, Ibadan and was caught having sex one of the pigs. He said the suspect was being arraigned on one count of unnatural offence as the offence contravened the provisions of Section 214 (2) of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II , Laws of Oyo State 2000.

When he was called up, Ayokunbi pleaded not guilty to the offence. His counsel, Mr Mumin Jimoh, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms. According to him, the owner of the pig has forgiven his client.

The presiding magistrate, Olaide Amzat, after listening to his plea, said

”If the owner has forgiven the defendant, has God forgiven him or the pig forgiven him? The law must take its cause”.

He admitted Ayokunbi to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He thereafter adjourned the matter until July 21 for hearing.]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 14:03:22 +0000
Police seal up APC National secretariat http://nairaplace.com//1071/police-seal-up-apc-national-secretariat.html
This comes amidst the leadership crisis rocking the ruling party. The IGP has instructed that members of the National Working Committee(NWC) should not be allowed to enter the party secretariat.

A party source said the seal off was to enable the Police chief and the two NWC groups to review and discuss the various court orders being brandished.

The party has been in a leadership crisis following an appeal court order upholding the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the party.]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:18:35 +0000
Suspected armed bandit arrested in Niger state (photo) http://nairaplace.com//1070/suspected-armed-bandit-arrested-in-niger-state-photo-.html
A statement released by the command's spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun, said Mohammed was arrested during a stop and search exercise along Minna-Sarkin Pawa road by men of the Sarkin-Pawa Division on June 13.

According to the statement, the police intercepted and arrested a cyclist carrying two passengers. During the search, one of the passengers who was later identified as Mohammed a.k.a Shagari of Mayigara Zaria LGA Kaduna State, was in possession of Ak49 Rifle. His accomplice escaped to the forest.

Abiodun added that during interrogation, Mohammed confessed he belonged to a group of armed bandit terrorizing Sarkin-Pawa, Shiroro, and its environs.

He said the case under investigation.]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:15:30 +0000
Flood sweeps away 17-year-old girl in Lagos http://nairaplace.com//1069/flood-sweeps-away-17-year-old-girl-in-lagos.html
The flood, resulting from the heavy downpour in Lagos on Monday, June 22, swept the teenager away in Surulere.

A statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the unfortunate incident occurred at the Alapafuja axis of the Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate, Lagos.

Head, Public Affairs, LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor in the statement, said the agency had already commenced a search and rescue operation for the missing girl.

He explained that major and minor drains and drainage canals in and around the Alapafuja axis of Surulere are being searched for the missing teenager.

Okunobor said: "Upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that the canal along Alapafuja close linking Bank Olemoh was submerged as a result of flooding and a teenage girl named Ayisat was swept away by the flood around 12:30p.m (Monday).

"The search and rescue operation by the agency which commenced immediately the distress alert was received, has led to the ongoing thorough search of all major and minor categories of drains and drainage canals in and around Alapafuja axis of the Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate in Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos.

"Outcome of the present operation will determine the extent to which the radius of the Search and Rescue operation will be extended beyond the immediate locality of Surulere to other Local Governments/Local Council Development areas trailing the water/flood flow, as past experience has proven that strong floods have been known to transfer victims far from incident scenes."

Mr Okunbor added that the body of the missing teenager has not been found even when the LASEMA Response Team searched through the adjoining canals. He said the operation will be suspended till Tuesday morning.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:12:37 +0000
Single mum allegedly commits suicide in Port Harcourt after posting a cry for help on Facebook http://nairaplace.com//1068/single-mum-allegedly-commits-suicide-in-port-harcourt-after-posting-a-cry-for-help-on-facebook.html
Princess Folashade Eloho Bello, a single mum-of-one, took to Facebook on June 19 to pour out her heart. She spoke about giving up hope but ended the post with a smiley that masked the pain in her heart.

Due to the smiley face emoji, friends say they didn't understand that she was going through a lot

Two days after sharing the post, she allegedly committed suicide on June 21. Her Facebook friends claim she consumed some harmful liquids. They also claim that she was depressed.

She leaves behind her young son, Cristal.

A counsellor who worked closely with her took to Facebook to announce her death and mourn her. He disclosed that she bought his self-help books in 2018 and he was shocked to hear that she has taken her life.]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:05:56 +0000
6 Reasons The Time Has Come For N-Power Batch C http://nairaplace.com//1067/6-reasons-the-time-has-come-for-n-power-batch-c.html
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the N-Power programme will begin enrolment of Batch C beneficiaries beginning June 26, 2020.

The announcement noted that the move is sequel to wide consultations and review and will provide an opportunity for other Nigerian youth to access the programme which is intended to upskill them for employability and entrepreneurship in furtherance of the President’s vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by creating opportunities that will enhance their productivity.

The N-Power programme was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment, and direct support.

Quoting the Honourable Minister, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, the statement noted that “we have commenced the transitioning of beneficiaries from Batches A & B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries after the completion of psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities.

“The Federal government is committed to the continuation and expansion and as such will now begin enrolment and onboarding of a new Batch of beneficiaries. Skills acquisition for entrepreneurship and job creation are critical for an economy that will require a boost post-Covid-19 and we are gearing up proactively for the challenge.”

So why is there so much hue and cry over the transitioning and imminent exit of Batch A (who have spent over 40 months instead of 24 months) and B whose 24 month tenure expires in July?

This piece intends to address the fundamentals of the programme as a means of showing that the time has come for other young Nigerians to benefit from the Federal Government’s key social investment programme.

Why the hue and cry? The Batch A and B beneficiaries have been unusually vocal for one simple reason. They are young and internet savvy and as such are quick to resort to social media to air their grievances. But how germane are their complaints? Let us consider the N-Power Programme vis a vis the National Youth Service Programme. Both are youth focused programmes with clearly defined terminal dates. The N-Power Programme was designed to terminate after 24 months after which another cohort will be enrolled. Batch A was taken on in September 2016 but was not transitioned before the programme was domiciled under the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. The minister upon assumption of office decided to retain the Batch A beneficiaries for the sake of continuity and in order to fully study the programme. Nine months later and after wide consultation, the ministry has decided to transition Batch A on June 30, 2020. The transitioning was clearly defined in the design and Batch-A beneficiaries refusing to exit the programme would be akin to NYSC members refusing to pass out after their one year of service.
This will have wide ranging repercussions not just for the programme but other young Nigerians eager to access the programme and gain skills for employability and entrepreneurship.
How successful has the N-Power programme been? In his May 29th broadcast, the president commended the programme while stating clearly that – “our Social Investment Programme has continued to be a model to other nations.” With 500,000 beneficiaries already impacted in Batch A and B, many beneficiaries who tapped into the programme as a means of upskilling and becoming productive, have gone ahead to become gainfully employed or employers of labour.
What happens if Batch A and B are not transitioned? The fact is that the programme, as stated earlier, is designed to have a terminal date. So, if Batch A and B beneficiaries are not transitioned, there would be no opportunities for other young Nigerians to access the programme and it would not only defeat the purpose of the programme it will also rob other Nigerians of an important opportunity. The beneficiaries are supposed to gain skills that would prepare them for the job market or to become employers of labour and there are many success stories to back this up. Many under N-Agro have set up farms and some N-Power beneficiaries have become state aggregators for the National Home Grown School Feeding programme thus underlining the importance of the programme.
How will Batch C be different? Following a review of submissions and wide consultations which included a recent inter-ministerial meeting, the programme is being streamlined for effectiveness. To this end, Batch C will be markedly different from Batch A and B. First, to apply for Batch C, candidates must provide their BVN numbers. This is to ensure that gainfully employed youths do not also apply for the N-Power programme thus denying those who really need it. Secondly in fulfilment of its humanitarian remit, the ministry will also make special considerations for Persons living with disabilities under Batch C to cater to a special segment that makes up 15% of the Nigerian population.
Why is FG not employing the N-Power beneficiaries? The programme was designed to upskill beneficiaries in preparation for employability or entrepreneurship. Beneficiaries who pass the psychometric tests and are found suitable for employment will been gainfully employed while those who show aptitude for entrepreneurship will become employers of labour. The programme was not designed to absorb beneficiaries into the civil service.
N-Power and post Covid-19 Nigeria: The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on economies all over the world and Nigeria is no exception. Post Covid-19 nations will need to rebuild their economies and the enrolment of a new cohort of N-Power beneficiaries under Batch-C is a proactive step to prepare Nigeria for that reality. As the Honourable Minister noted in the press statement – “Skills acquisition for entrepreneurship and job creation are critical for an economy that will require a boost post-Covid-19 and we are gearing up proactively for the challenge.”


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Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:35:11 +0000
Court bars PDP from conducting Edo governorship primaries scheduled for June 25 http://nairaplace.com//1066/court-bars-pdp-from-conducting-edo-governorship-primaries-scheduled-for-june-25.html
This was following a suit brought before the court on Monday, June 22 by one of the governorship aspirants of the PDP, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, who had vowed not to step down for Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The presiding judge granted the experte order and allowed the defendant to serve the parties in the suit through substituted means, in two national dailies, and adjourned the case till June 24 for hearing of the summon.]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:31:13 +0000
55-year-old man hacked to death by unknown persons in Imo (graphic photos) http://nairaplace.com//1065/55-year-old-man-hacked-to-death-by-unknown-persons-in-imo-graphic-photos-.html
The spokesperson of the state police command, Ikeikwu Orlando, in a statement released today June 22, said operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Mbaitoli acting on a report earlier made to the station, moved to an isolated area around the Ahaba Orodo Community School and found the corpse of the 55-year-old man identified as Patrick Uchenwoke, in the pool of his own blood.

''Operatives discovered that he had a deep machete cut at the back of his head, while a bicycle and bible was seen beside the corpse, thus suggesting that he must have been murdered while going or returning from church.'' the statement read

Ikeokwu said the state Commissioner of Police, Imo State has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter with a view to arresting the assassins as well as unraveling the reason behind the dastardly act.

Meanwhile, the corpse has been deposited in the morgue while an investigation progresses.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:28:30 +0000
Five year old boy hacked to death in his compound in Oyo (photo) http://nairaplace.com//1064/five-year-old-boy-hacked-to-death-in-his-compound-in-oyo-photo-.html
This incident comes weeks after three females, Grace Oshiagwu, Barakat Bello, and Azeezat Shomuyiwa, were killed by unidentified persons in the same local government area.



Mother of the deceased, Mrs Tirimisiyu, told Tribune that shortly after the heavy downpour in the area this morning, her son stepped out to defecate at the back of their house. It was while defecating that the assailants allegedly hacked him to death.

“When the rain subsided, he told his older sibling that he wanted to go and defecate. The older sibling opened the back door for him to go defecate. Had I known I would have asked him to defecate in the front of the house. Suddenly, he cried out, “Mummy, Mummy”. His older sibling and I rushed out to the backyard but we didn’t see him initially.

Then I checked beside the bush and found him macheted. He hadn’t died when we got there. So, people took him from my hand to take him to the hospital but he later died,” Mujeeb’s mother said

The spokesperson of the state police command, Gbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident and said an investigation has commenced. ]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:23:02 +0000
a woman was allegedly brutalized by her husband for refusing to abort her 3-month-old pregnancy http://nairaplace.com//1063/a-woman-was-allegedly-brutalized-by-her-husband-for-refusing-to-abort-her-3-month-old-pregnancy.html


Ronke Adeyemi, 33, who is said to be 3-months pregnant with her second child, was allegedly brutalized by her husband, Bebu Abiodun Abbey, 35, on Saturday, June 20, at their home in Ode-Irele, Ondo State,.

Ronke's brother, Jimmy Adekanle, claims that Bebu beat up his wife and inserted his hands in her private part in an attempt to remove the fetus from her belly.

The couple got married in August 2018 but their marriage has allegedly been plagued with domestic violence.

Jimmy Adekanle said: "Our sister had been complaining to us for a long time about how her husband had been maltreating her over every single issue since they got married.

"We always settle issues for them because there is no perfect marriage but her sin this time around was her refusal to abort her three-month-old pregnancy which she had for him.

"The husband wants her to terminate the pregnancy and since she refused, he went ahead to beat her up and left injuries all over her face and body"



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Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:19:01 +0000
Court restrains Obaseki from participating in PDP primaries http://nairaplace.com//1062/court-restrains-obaseki-from-participating-in-pdp-primaries.html
Justice Obile gave the order in a suit filed by another PDP governorship aspirant, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, who insisted that Obaseki did not purchase PDP form or undergo screening within the time-table schedule.

The Court, which fixed hearing on the suit for Wednesday, June 24, 2020, also okayed accelerated hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction.

Joined in the suit were Prince Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi, Hon. Kingsley Chinda and Chief Derekeme Boyleyefa. Others are Senator James Manager and Hon. Barrister Ajibola Muraina as well as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Obaseki resigned his membership from APC on June 16 and defected to PDP on June 19 with the hope of being the party's flagbearer in the Edo state governorship election.]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:12:25 +0000
2023 Presidency belongs to Ndigbo — Jim Nwobodo says http://nairaplace.com//1061/2023-presidency-belongs-to-ndigbo-jim-nwobodo-says.html
Speaking to newsmen in his home in Enugu state on Monday, June 22, the 80-year-old politician, opined that ceding the next Nigeria Presidency to an Igboman or woman was for the interest of justice, equity, and fair play and urged all political parties to adopt South East as the destination for its presidential candidates.

He went further to add that anyone who does not believe in the 2023 Igbo presidency project, does not wish Nigeria well.

“2023 will be the turn of South East to produce the Nigerian president. So, I am calling on other parts of the country to support the project for the interest of justice, equity and fair play. The South- East geo political zone of the country deserves to produce the next president who will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the next political dispensation.” he said

The politician added that as a nation existing under a tripartite arrangement of North, South and East, it would be important for the other regions of the country to throw their full weight behind the South East in its quest for Igbo Presidency.]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:09:23 +0000
Borno Director jailed for six months for obstruction of justice http://nairaplace.com//1060/borno-director-jailed-for-six-months-for-obstruction-of-justice.html
Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, on Monday, June 22, 2020, convicted and sentenced Usman Abaji to six months imprisonment with N600, 000 option of fine.


Abaji was prosecuted by the Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on one- count charge of willful obstruction of the Commission to exercise its powers to investigate and prosecute in a matter involving one Ibrahim Goni Bama, contrary to Section 38 (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act.


EFCC arrested the said Bama based on investigations that linked him with financial crimes but had to release him on administrative bail to Abaji, who stood as a surety for him. Upon realizing that Bama has absconded, the Commission alerted Abaji, his surety, but he failed to produce Bama.


The one-count charge against the Abaji read: "That you, Usman Abaji of Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Borno State, sometime in October, 2019 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did willfully obstruct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in exercise of its power to investigate/prosecute Ibrahim Goni Bama by entering a bond for the sum of N25 million to produce him before the EFCC at every date he is required until the six cases against him are finally disposed of; which you failed to do so when called upon by the EFCC.

"You thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 38(2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (Establishment) Act 2004 and punishable under section 38(2)(b) of the same Act."

Abaji pleaded guilty to the charge.

In his ruling, Justice Kumaliya found Abaji guilty as charged and sentenced him to six-month imprisonment with N600, 000 option of fine.]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:06:13 +0000
Nigeria Records 675 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Near 21,000 http://nairaplace.com//1059/nigeria-records-675-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-near-21-000.html
The new cases bring the country’s total reported cases, since February, to 20,919.

According to the health agency, 7,109 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 525 have died as a result of the virus.

In Monday’s report, Lagos state recorded the highest number of new cases with 288 and Oyo was second with 76.

Other states with new cases include Rivers (56), Delta (31), Ebonyi (30), Gombe (28), Ondo (20), Kaduna (20), Kwara (20), Ogun (17), FCT (16), Edo (13), Abia (10), Nasarawa (9), Imo (9), Bayelsa (8), Borno (8), Katsina (8), Sokoto (3), Bauchi (3), and Plateau (2).]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:00:55 +0000
Friends mourn as woman named Grace Olamide is murdered by her fiancé Chris Ndulue http://nairaplace.com//1058/friends-mourn-as-woman-named-grace-olamide-is-murdered-by-her-fianc-chris-ndulue.html
LIB reported the incident which took place over the weekend. Twitter users who knew her have now taken to the microblogging platform to mourn her.

According to a Twitter user claiming to be a cousin to the deceased, the woman's throat was slit by her fiancé before he committed suicide.

@astheliz wrote: "My 25 year old cousin was murdered last night. Her fiance slit her throat and killed himself. I am not okay and i refuse to believe it."]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:11:55 +0000
Photo Of The Woman Who Gifted Her Husband A Coffin On Fathers' Day In Anambra http://nairaplace.com//1057/photo-of-the-woman-who-gifted-her-husband-a-coffin-on-fathers-day-in-anambra.html
The woman, who lives in Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, presented the coffin to her husband on Sunday, June 21, being Fathers' Day.

According to reports, the woman had bought the casket four days earlier and kept it with the seller, waiting for Fathers' Day.

After church service on Sunday, she went to the coffin seller to get her purchase and she transported it home in a shuttle bus and presented it to her husband.

"We were surprised when she came in with the coffin. Nobody could understand her", a family source said.

Another source who begged not to be named said the woman had been showing "abnormal behaviour."

"Nobody paid attention to her problem. She is not normal.

"She has been crying for help, but unfortunately Nigeria and its leaders have not built mental health centers in our hospitals to address these issues."]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:08:11 +0000
Igbos In Cross River Shut Down Shops Over Kidnapping Of Their Brothers http://nairaplace.com//1056/igbos-in-cross-river-shut-down-shops-over-kidnapping-of-their-brothers.html
At Watt, Etim Edim and Marian Markets, Calabar, shops were under lock and key when our correspondent visited.

Grassroot Reporters gathered that the closure was necessitated by the spate of kidnapping of Igbo traders in the state.

The latest being the CEO of Odinka Electrical and Electronics, Chief Odinka Odinka who was kidnapped alongside a former board member of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, FNPH, Princess Filia Henshaw.

Chief Odinka, who is said to be in his 70s and an asthmatic patient, was kidnapped from his shop at Target Street Calabar South LGA.

The traders were directed by the leadership of Igbo union to close their shops and business activities in all the major markets in Cross River State.

A trader, John Okechukwu who spoke to our correspondent said Igbo traders live in fear over what he called "rampant kidnapping of Igbo traders in the state".

He said: "The kidnapping of Igbos in the state is becoming alarming. We are living in fear. Igbo traders are endangered species. Chief Odinka was kidnapped since February and his abductors have refused to release him while others have been released.

He added that they were directed to close down shops for today and tomorrow to protest and demand for the release of all Igbo traders.

Irked by the directive, the Cross River State government told the traders to disregard the directive, vowing to "prosecute any person or group of persons under any guise seen obstructing any Igbo trader from opening his/her shop for business in the state on Monday, June 22, 2020 and Tuesday, June 23, 2020".

In a statement on Sunday night signed by Dr. Alfred Mboto, Permanent Secretary, Security Services, the government described the directive as unacceptable.

The statement reads:

"The attention of the Cross River State Government has been drawn to a plan by some members of Igbo traders union in the Calabar metropolis to force their members to close their shops for two days with effect from Monday, June 22, 2020.

"Government is also aware of the threat of N50, 000 surcharge by the union on any Igbo trader who opens his or her shop for business within the two days.

"Their plan is unacceptable to government and government will do everything within her power and the law to arrest and prosecute any person or group of persons under any guise seen obstructing any Igbo trader from opening his/her shop for business in the state on Monday, June 22, 2020 and Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

"All Igbo traders in Calabar and the entire Cross River state are therefore, advised to disregard the call and threat of the Igbo traders union and go ahead to open their shopes for their legitimate businesses.

"The union is rather enjoined to encourage the state government on the on- going war against kidnappers, cultists, drug trades, arm robbers and other illegal operations in the state instead of scuttling the effort of government".]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:06:10 +0000
Kogi Indigenes Protest Along Abuja-lokoja Road Over Kidnapping (pics) http://nairaplace.com//1055/kogi-indigenes-protest-along-abuja-lokoja-road-over-kidnapping-pics-.html This took place yesterday Sunday 21st of June .
They was minor traffic disruption till the army came into the matter]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:55:55 +0000
Osagie Ize-Iyamu emerges Edo APC Governorsip Candidate http://nairaplace.com//1054/osagie-ize-iyamu-emerges-edo-apc-governorsip-candidate.html
Senator Hope Uzodinma the Chairman of the Election Committee announced Ize-Iyamu as winner after the primary was concluded. He said Ize-Iyamu pulled a total of 27,838 votes to defeat Dr. Pius Odubu who scored 3,776 and Osaro Obazee who got 2,751 votes.

Ize-Iyamu is the preferred candidate of suspended National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:56:56 +0000
Nigerian man stabs his wife to death and then commits suicide in their home in Lekki http://nairaplace.com//1053/nigerian-man-stabs-his-wife-to-death-and-then-commits-suicide-in-their-home-in-lekki.html


According to residents of the estate, the couple moved into the estate three weeks ago with their two young children. Not much was known about the couple but just a day before the murder-suicide, they were spotted jogging together on Saturday night June 20.



However, on Sunday, the man who is said to have always questioned the paternity of their second child, stabbed his wife to death, and then took his own life.



A neighbor who spoke on condition of anonymity to LIB, said

On Sunday afternoon, neighbors close to the couple's apartment heard loud music emanating from their home and this lasted for many hours.

The neighbors went to the estate office to complain about the loud music and insisted the estate officials go there and caution the couple.

The estate authorities went to the couple's compound to appeal to them to turn down the volume of the music coming from their apartment.

They however met with the wife's sister who was downstairs with the couple's children. The sister immediately went upstairs so she can inform her sister and the husband about the complaint laid by the estate authorities. She knocked several times but got no response.

After waiting for so long, the sister and the estate officials decided to pull the door down. They were greeted by a horrific sight.

Apparently, the man had killed his wife. It is believed it was pre-meditated because when they got into the room, they saw different kinds of knives there. The woman's legs and hands were bound and her mouth shut with a cellotape. The husband used a clipper to shave her hair, stabbed her head, her eyes, stabbed her multiple times with different knives.

The scene was nothing short of a horror movie.

After stabbing his wife to death, the man committed suicide by drinking sniper''



Spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana who confirmed the incident to LIB, said

It is true. Homicide detectives have sealed up the place. They have commenced investigation. The corpse of the man and the woman have been moved to the hospital for an autopsy.

Two kitchen knives were found there and two bottles of Sniper. The woman had injuries from stabbing while foams were coming out of the man's mouth who is suspected to have taken those Snipers.

Investigation is ongoing'' ]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:52:37 +0000
Man and girlfriend die after their car hit a tree and burst into flames http://nairaplace.com//1052/man-and-girlfriend-die-after-their-car-hit-a-tree-and-burst-into-flames.html
The couple known as Jack Nunn, 24, and his girlfriend, Hannah Elsworth, 22, an NHS nurse, were in the car reported to be a white Audi, when it forcefully hit a tree on the A635 between Westbourne Grove and High Balk. Paramedics immediately rushed to the scene but the couple were pronounced dead upon arrival.

A relative said that Ms Elsworth worked at Barnsley Hospital, while Mr Nunn was co-owner of a Tyre business known as JJ tyres. Reports say that Mr Nunn lives just 980 feet from where the crash took place on Huddersfield Road, Barnsley.

In a photo obtained by Daily Mail UK, a woman can be seen placing flowers at the tree- the scene of the crash .

Police have now closed the section of the road while traffic accident investigators carry out investigations.



A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: ‘We received a report at around 1am this morning of a collision on Huddersfield Road, Barnsley.

‘It is reported that a car had collided with a tree. Police and emergency services attended. ‘Both the driver and the passenger were sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. Enquiries continue.’

“Police are asking for anyone who saw what happened, or anyone who thinks they may have dashcam footage of the incident, to please call 101 quoting incident number 95 of 21 June .










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Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:46:13 +0000
Woman's 19th birthday photo shocks Twitter users http://nairaplace.com//1051/woman-s-19th-birthday-photo-shocks-twitter-users.html
The Twitter user shared two photos of herself in just her underwear. In one of the photos, she's seen posing with inflatable balloons shaped as the number 19.

Her followers expressed disbelief at the age she's claiming but she insisted that's how old she is ]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:09:24 +0000
BBNaija star, Khloe shows off her amazing body transformation after weight gain http://nairaplace.com//1050/bbnaija-star-khloe-shows-off-her-amazing-body-transformation-after-weight-gain.html
The reality star took to Instagram to share side by side photos of herself before and after gaining weight. In the new photo, Khloe is pictured looking quite full, including the ass area.

She wrote in her caption: 'My brother and my sister of the lord..... TRUST ME WHEN I SAY “GOD IS Good. One year later. Funny enough, I’m still obsessed with my old skinny self ... now with this new me.' ]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:57:50 +0000
Bobrisky reveals how much Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo's death affected him http://nairaplace.com//1049/bobrisky-reveals-how-much-ibidun-ajayi-ighodalo-s-death-affected-him.html


He said he never met her but her death shook him to the extent that he burst into tears. He added that he regrets not meeting her before she passed on.



Sharing a photo of Ibidun, he wrote: "I was just checking my timeline and I saw her pic again. I don’t know when I burst out tears. My house girl was scared wat could have happen to me. I don’t know y I didn’t know dis woman before she pass on. I’m regretting y I didn’t meet her before she died. I know am so emotional tears is so close to my eye but her death truly pain me. Continue to Rest In Peace @ibidunni_ighodalo."]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:47:24 +0000
Man arrested for killing his children with wooden pestle in Anambra http://nairaplace.com//1048/man-arrested-for-killing-his-children-with-wooden-pestle-in-anambra.html


The suspect who crushed his children; Chinecherem Apusiobi aged 7 and Obinna Apusiobi aged 5 with the pestle while they were sleeping, also injured his 72-year-old father, Dominic Apusiobi on the head with same object.



Exhibits have been recovered and the case has been transferred to the State CID in Awka for discreet investigation.



The statement released by the state's police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed read;



On the 21/06/2020, at about 1:am, Police operatives attached to Ogbunike Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Apusiobi 'm' aged 34years of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.

Suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked two of his biological children namely Chinecherem Apusiobi 'f aged 7 years and Obinna Apusiobi 'm' aged 5 years with a wooden pistle on their heads while they were sleeping.Suspect equally used same object and injured his father one Dominic Apusiobi aged 72years on the head.

Meanwhile,police detectives visited the Scene and rushed victims to the hospital for medical attention where the two children were certified dead by a medical doctor while the aged father is responding to treatment.Corpses deposited at Isienyi hospital morgue for autopsy.Exhibit recovered and case transferred to State CID Awka for discreet investigation. ]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:44:46 +0000
Nigerian couple marry after meeting on Twitter 18 months ago http://nairaplace.com//1047/nigerian-couple-marry-after-meeting-on-twitter-18-months-ago.html


Recalling their first meeting, @Aysha_Yayari said her husband slid into her DM by 7am on a Saturday. She tweeted;



About 18 months ago, this guy slid into my DM at 7am in the morning on a Saturday (like who even DMs girls that early in the morning, on a weekend.)

Now I’m married to this man and couldn’t be happier. Alhamdulillah]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:41:36 +0000
Special Adviser to the Cross River State Governor allegedly burns his subordinates http://nairaplace.com//1046/special-adviser-to-the-cross-river-state-governor-allegedly-burns-his-subordinates.html

Obi Tawo is the Special Adviser on Forestry Security to Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.


According to Journalist Agba Jalingo, Tawo tortured locals and went as far as burning parts of their bodies with fire to force a confession out of them based on a dream he had.]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:33:08 +0000
5-year-old girl brutally raped and murdered in South Africa http://nairaplace.com//1045/5-year-old-girl-brutally-raped-and-murdered-in-south-africa.html
Twitter user, @SiyaSitemela shared the heartbreaking news as she took to her page to mourn the brutal death of her niece.


She wrote: 'My 10 y/o niece was Brutally raped and murdered earlier hrs of today . I just feel numb. RIP Mihle my beautiful angel.']]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:27:37 +0000
Genevieve Nnaji is all shades of stunning in these new photos http://nairaplace.com//1044/genevieve-nnaji-is-all-shades-of-stunning-in-these-new-photos.html Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:25:19 +0000 Imam's son arrested for allegedly stabbing his friend to death over a stolen phone http://nairaplace.com//1043/imam-s-son-arrested-for-allegedly-stabbing-his-friend-to-death-over-a-stolen-phone.html
According to police sources, Pelumi had given Abdulrahman a stolen phone to keep for him. An argument ensued between the both of them as Abdulrahman allegedly refused to release the phone to Pelumi when he demanded for it. It took the intervention of Pelumi's girlfriend and Abdulrahman's sister for him to give Pelumi back the phone.

However, an argument ensued between both men the following day and it quickly degenerated into a fight. In the process, Abdulrahman allegedly picked up a broken bottle a stabbed his friend, Pelumi, in the neck which resulted in his death.

Officers at the Isokoko police station were alerted and Abdulrahman was arrested while the body of Pelumi was deposited in the morgue.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said Abdulrahman is in police custody while two more suspects have been arrested over the incident.

Reacting to claims that there were plans to release Abdulrahman to his parents, Bala said an investigation is currently ongoing, and that if Abdulrahaman has a hand in the murder of Pelumi, he will be charged to court and if he doesn't, he will be released. He said the police is carrying out an autopsy on the remains of late Pelumi.]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:20:49 +0000
Man Commits Suicide After 2 Weeks Of Sickness Without Medical Care http://nairaplace.com//1042/man-commits-suicide-after-2-weeks-of-sickness-without-medical-care.html
Nairaplace gathered that the deceased was living in a rented house and worked in a private palm kernel company around Soka Ibadan before he fell sick and decided to take his life.

The nature of the ailment was not disclosed but the incident took many residents of the area by surprise as they expressed sadness over what happened.

The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident and said that the deceased hanged himself in his house and his corpse had been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital’s mortuary.

“The Divisional Police Officer, Sanyo Division, has visited the area to see what happened. Investigation has commenced on the matter to know what actually happened” Fadeyi said.

Some residents of the area, who spoke to NAN, said that the deceased hailed from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital and had no known relatives or friends all through his one year stay in the rented house.]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:17:14 +0000
I Wanted To Use My Client’s Pant For Money Ritual – Vulcanizer http://nairaplace.com//1041/i-wanted-to-use-my-client-s-pant-for-money-ritual-vulcanizer.html
NairaplaceA 22-year-old vulcanizer, Dele Ope, who stole his client’s pant, has confessed to the Police in Ogun State that he wanted to use the pant for money rituals in order to become rich.

Nairaplace reports that the suspect, Ope, made the confession after he was arrested by the Police operatives from Ogun State Command, who equally recovered the pant from him as exhibit.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday, saying the suspect was arrested following a report by a woman (name withheld), who reported at Warewa Division of the State Police Command that she discovered that her car tyre had been deflated when she wanted to go out. The woman contacted the suspect, who is a vulcanizer, to fix the tyre in her house while her pant hung on a rope outside.

“After he had fixed the tyre and left, she discovered that her pant, which was spread on a rope within the compound was missing”.
“Since the vulcaniser was the only person who came to the compound, she went round in search of him but he was nowhere to be found”
“Upon the report, the DPO Warewa Division, SP Folake Afeniforo, detailed detectives to the area where the suspect was traced and arrested.”
“His house was quickly searched and the woman’s pant was recovered there.”
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have stolen the pant with the intention of taking it to a herbalist for money ritual” DSP Oyeyemi said.

Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered that the suspect be charged to Court as soon as investigation is concluded. the suspect, Ope, made the confession after he was arrested by the Police operatives from Ogun State Command, who equally recovered the pant from him as exhibit.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday, saying the suspect was arrested following a report by a woman (name withheld), who reported at Warewa Division of the State Police Command that she discovered that her car tyre had been deflated when she wanted to go out. The woman contacted the suspect, who is a vulcanizer, to fix the tyre in her house while her pant hung on a rope outside.

“After he had fixed the tyre and left, she discovered that her pant, which was spread on a rope within the compound was missing”.
“Since the vulcaniser was the only person who came to the compound, she went round in search of him but he was nowhere to be found”
“Upon the report, the DPO Warewa Division, SP Folake Afeniforo, detailed detectives to the area where the suspect was traced and arrested.”
“His house was quickly searched and the woman’s pant was recovered there.”
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have stolen the pant with the intention of taking it to a herbalist for money ritual” DSP Oyeyemi said.

Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered that the suspect be charged to Court as soon as investigation is concluded.]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:14:19 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 20,000 With 436 Fresh Infections http://nairaplace.com//1040/nigeria-s-covid-19-cases-exceed-20-000-with-436-fresh-infections.html
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet.

According to the agency, of the new cases, 169 were recorded in Lagos, 52 in Oyo and 31 in Plateau.

Other affected states are Imo with 29 cases, Kaduna with 28, Ogun with 23, the FCT and Enugu with 18 each, Bauchi with 17, Bayelsa with 14, Rivers with eight, Osun and Kano with six each, Edo and Benue with five each, Adamawa with three, Borno with two, and Abia and Ekiti states with one each.

The NCDC also noted that a total of 6,879 patients have recovered and have been discharged, while the death toll now stands at 518.]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:10:43 +0000
One dead and at least 11 injured in Minneapolis shooting http://nairaplace.com//1039/one-dead-and-at-least-11-injured-in-minneapolis-shooting.html
George Floyd's death at the hands of White Police officers has sparked a move to overhaul the Minneapolis Police Department, prompting backlash from the police and Republicans who question how citizens will be protected from violent crime without the police.

Acording to Police "individuals on foot" started shooting about 12:30am local time and later fled the scene, and not less than 11 people suffered gunshot wounds during the incident that took place on the 2900 block of Hennepin Ave. South. The cause of the shootings and the perpetrators are still unknown as of 4:00am local time according to a police statement.

The area where the incident occured is about 5 kilometres west of the Minneapolis commercial area and neighbourhood hit by rioting in the wake of George Floyd's death .

The area affected include several bars and restaurants near a theatre.]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:59:36 +0000
Man captures moment LASTMA officials were counting the money allegedly extorted from him http://nairaplace.com//1038/man-captures-moment-lastma-officials-were-counting-the-money-allegedly-extorted-from-him.html
Ibukun Mike said the incident happened on May 15, 2020. He acknowledged that he and other road users were guilty of taking "one way" but he explained that they did so because there was a road block on the side of the road they were supposed to pass.

He claims a LASTMA official from the "Masamasa" (Maza-Maza) LASTMA office stopped them and took them to his office where he allegedly collected 50,000 Naira in cash from each of them without giving them receipts.

In a video shared by Mike, a woman is seen counting the money allegedly extorted from those arrested. Mike claims the officer who did the extortion left the office and asked his assistants seen in the video to count the money.]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:57:06 +0000
Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike http://nairaplace.com//1037/resident-doctors-suspend-nationwide-strike.html
The strike commenced on Monday, June 15, after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum (read here). The union took the decision to go on strike after a series of meetings between the doctors and the Federal Government ended in an impasse.

However, the union has now announced that the strike has been suspended less than one week after it began.

NARD made the announcement in a communique read to journalists by its President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, on Sunday, June 21, in Abuja after its National Executive Council meeting attended by over 300 members.

The organisation said it took the decision in order to enable the government time to fulfill outstanding demands following an appeal by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and other stakeholders.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:53:20 +0000
Buhari cannot manage his immediate family, let alone his party and Nigeria – Fayose http://nairaplace.com//1036/buhari-cannot-manage-his-immediate-family-let-alone-his-party-and-nigeria-fayose.html


Fayose in his tweets shared on Saturday night, said Nigeria is currently being managed by "strange bedfellows" who took it by conspiracy and deception. He stated that what is happening to the APC in Edo State is a pointer to the "helpless situation the country is currently in."



The former Governor added that President Buhari who should be the leader of APC "cannot even run the affairs of his immediate family, let alone managing his party and the nation."



He tweeted;



Gold is only sold to those who know the worth. Sadly, Nigeria is currently being managed by strange bird fellows, who took it by conspiracy and deception. People who can't even manage their party. Now, our country is bleeding seriously and we must salvage it together.

What is happening to the APC in Edo State is a pointer to the helpless situation that our country is now. The President who should be the leader of APC cannot even run the affairs of his immediate family not to talk of managing his party and the nation.]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:45:11 +0000
Three killed, several others injured after man goes on stabbing spree in British Town's Park http://nairaplace.com//1035/three-killed-several-others-injured-after-man-goes-on-stabbing-spree-in-british-town-s-park.html
The Counter-terrorism police in the UK along with other authorities are investigating the multiple fatal stabbings which occurred in Forbury Gardens in the city centre at around 7pm. The injured victims are in a critical condition at the Royal Berkshire Hospital

A peaceful Black Lives Matter protest took place at the park earlier on Saturday. But police have confirmed the attack was not connected to the protest.

The knife-wielding suspect, 25, was arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder after running away. He was captured by a hero lone police sergeant who reportedly rugby-tackled him to the floor.

Witnesses at the scene said the attacker targeted a group of middle-aged men 'sitting drinking beer' in Forbury Gardens in Reading town centre at around 7pm on Saturday and stabbed them 'in the neck and under the arms'.


Personal trainer Lawrence Wort, 20, who witnessed the terrifying attack said: 'The park was pretty full. One group of friends were sitting drinking when one lone person walked through, suddenly shouted some unintelligible words and went around, trying to stab them.

He stabbed three of them, severely in the neck, and under the arms, and then turned and started running towards me, and we turned and started running.



'When he realised that he couldn't catch us, he tried to stab another group sitting down. He got one person in the back of the neck and then, when he realised everyone was starting to run, he ran out of the park.

Speaking of the moment the suspect was arrested, a police source told the Sunday Mirror: 'A man pulled a knife and started attacking people at random in Reading, near the Crown Court.



'It is thought there was one attacker who has surrendered to police.



'It appears the attack was stopped when a lone sergeant, who responded when the alarm was raised, ran to the scene, saw the attacker running away with a knife and rugby tackled him to the ground.'



A distressing video shared on social media showed four wounded people lying on grass as officers and Paramedics forensic suits gave them CPR at the scene.

After the incident, about 20 armed officers from the counter-terrorism police raided a block of flats in Reading after the stabbing attack 'by the Libyan man'

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Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:43:00 +0000
Being your dad has been a great honor'' Tonto Dikeh tells her son Andre http://nairaplace.com//1034/being-your-dad-has-been-a-great-honor-tonto-dikeh-tells-her-son-andre.html


Tonto Dike's son, King Andre has been living with her after she and the boy's father, Churchill Olakunle went their separate ways.



In the post she shared on her Instagram page, the actress wrote

Happy Fathers Day TO ME BECAUSE I’VE DONE IT ALL BY MYSELF AND ACED IT ANYWAYS.. Actions prove who someone is.. Words just prove who they want to be...DEAREST SON @kingandre_dikeh, BEING YOUR DAD HAS BEEN A GREAT HONOR..
THANKS FOR MAKING ME MR MOM
I LOVE YOU KIDDO]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:37:57 +0000
You don't need a church wedding to be married, it isn't in the scriptures - Reno Omokri says http://nairaplace.com//1033/you-don-t-need-a-church-wedding-to-be-married-it-isn-t-in-the-scriptures-reno-omokri-says.html


In series of posts shared on his Facebook page, Reno said the concept of church weddings isn't backed up by the scriptures.



According to Reno, a former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Jesus in the bible attended a wedding held at home and not a church. Reno said all that is needed for a wedding ceremony to take place, is a man, his wife and their family members, not a church, pastor or priest.



He added that God simplified marriage, but Africans in copying the whites have complicated it.



He wrote : ''Someone said church wedding is necessary because pastors are God’s representatives on Earth. To that man, my question is this: What are your parents? Devil’s representative? No blessing on Earth is greater than parent’s blessing.''

''After God, parents. Read Christ’s parables regarding marriage-Luke 14:8-10. It does not involve a priest or pastor. My dear people, these European ideas about church wedding are doctrines of men, there is nothing divine or holy about it. Holy matrimony only involves the couple and their parents. That is why the only commandment amongst the Ten Commandments with a blessing attached to it is “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you”-Exodus 20:12'']]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:35:38 +0000
Abuja pharmacist shot dead by car thieves http://nairaplace.com//1032/abuja-pharmacist-shot-dead-by-car-thieves.html
The deceased was shot in the head by gunmen who attacked his shop located on 3rd Avenue in Gwarimpa at about 11pm on Friday June 19.

FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah said operatives who responded to a distress call, took the victim to the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, where he was certified dead by doctors.

Manzah said;

“Police operatives, who responded to a distress call on the incident, rushed the victim for medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, where he was later certified dead.

“While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police in Charge of FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, assured that the perpetrators will be arrested and brought to justice."

He urged those with useful information to contact the FCT Police Command Control Room on 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, or 08028940883.]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 07:05:35 +0000
Minister of Foreign Affairs, reacts as Nigerian Embassy staff quarters is demolished in Ghana http://nairaplace.com//1031/minister-of-foreign-affairs-reacts-as-nigerian-embassy-staff-quarters-is-demolished-in-ghana.html


A bulldozer was brought in to pull down the building late Friday, June 19. A source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a businessman had previously laid claim of ownership of the piece of land where the Nigerian High Commission’s staff quarters was erected. The man reportedly showed up last week with some papers to support his claim and began to knock down the fence surrounding the building.



According to the source, the man's action was not opposed by authorities, as the Nigerian High Commission had petitioned the Ghanaian Government about it, but there was no response.



Days later, the businessman returned to the property with a bulldozer and began to pull down the building, however some Nigerian officials contacted the Ghanaian police who showed up when the building was almost being pulled down.



In a tweet posted this morning, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, strongly condemned the incident. The Minister demanded that urgent action be made by the Ghanaian government to find the perpetrators as well as provide protection for Nigerians and their property in Ghana.

''We strongly condemn two outrageous criminal attacks in Accra, #Ghana, on a residential building in our diplomatic premises by unknown persons in which a bulldozer was used to demolish the building.

We are engaging the Ghanaian Government and demand urgent action to find the perpetrators and provide adequate protection for Nigerians and their property in Ghana. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 @NigeriaGov

@DigiCommsNG @GhanaMFA'' Onyeama tweeted]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 07:03:05 +0000
Some APC governors are supporting me - Governor Obaseki http://nairaplace.com//1030/some-apc-governors-are-supporting-me-governor-obaseki.html


He said the same certificates which he was disqualified for by the APC, were the ones he presented to the PDP screening committee without any issue.



Obaseki said;



“I still thank God that I enjoy national support; not just support from my colleagues from the APC. I think the support is national.

“There are elder statesmen who are apolitical, there are traditional rulers. I have people from different spectra of the society who come around in solidarity with me and they support me because I think Nigerians are generally fair minded people.

“They are people who do not accept injustice. From what I have seen over the past several weeks and months, the support is across board. It is not just from APC governors alone.”



While one of the three PDP aspirants for the primary election, Kenneth Imansuangbon has kicked against Obaseki’s participation in the exercise and insisted that he would not trade away his aspiration, the two other aspirants, Gideon Ikhine and Omorege Ogbeide-Ihama have not raised any objection to the inclusion of the governor in the exercise.



Commenting on the development, Obaseki said he has initiated discussions with them as he never joined the PDP to divide the party.



He added;



“I am not a dividing candidate. I am speaking with all the aspirants. My hope and purpose for the PDP is to have a united and very strong party.

“Party primary should not be divisive because we as a party are focused on the same objective, and because we are separate individuals, our approach may be different.

“So, party primary, in my view, should not be acrimonious and destructive. And there are common grounds, common interest and I am very hopeful that I will get it (ticket) even as there are quite a number of delegates for the exercise.”



Speaking on his defection from the APC to PDP, Obaseki averred that there has never been any ideological difference between the two parties.



He said;



My experience is that having served four years as a governor, I don’t see that ideological divide. It doesn’t exist. I think the focus for me is development.

“Whether you are a conservative or a progressive, it is expected that the outcome should be development.

“And unfortunately, I got a bit confused in the APC. At some point, I was being accused of not sharing the money.

“When we were campaigning against PDP, we said that the problem there was that they were sharing the money. So for me, it cannot be about ideology.

“At this point in time, it is important that I will provide strong and correct leadership, provide a direction for the country and for our people, provide the basic amenities that they need – education, health care, good infrastructure.

“These are the things that our people are yearning for. These are the things that we are doing in Edo State today.

“So as a progressive or as a conservative, my ideology is about the people: getting the people to enjoy the benefits of democracy.”]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 07:00:12 +0000
20-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping his neighbour's 6-year-old daughter http://nairaplace.com//1029/20-year-old-man-arrested-for-allegedly-raping-his-neighbour-s-6-year-old-daughter.html


Haruna Mohammed, spokesperson of the state police command, told newsmen that Chikwado committed the crime on Wednesday, June 17 and has since confessed to the police.

“On the 19/6/2020 at about 10:am following a tip off, Police operatives attached to Okpoko Division arrested one Chikwado Anijiofor ‘m’ aged 20 years native of Agbaumana in Eziagu LGA of Enugu State but reside at Ogbudike Okpoko.

Suspect had on the 17/6/2020 allegedly defiled a six-year old girl who happens to be his neighbour’s daughter. Scene was visited by police detectives and victim taken to the hospital for medical examination.

Meanwhile, suspect has voluntarily confessed to the offence.'' the statement read



Haruna said the state Commissioner of Police, John Abang has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for further investigation after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2020 06:58:20 +0000
Man commits suicide after losing boss' N150k to gambling in Bayelsa http://nairaplace.com//1028/man-commits-suicide-after-losing-boss-n150k-to-gambling-in-bayelsa.html
The Nation reported that the deceased staked the money on a virtual game which lasts less than two minutes and is controlled by computers. The man who was identified simply as Suga used the money realized on the day of the incident to play the virtual game.

An eyewitness said;

“Suga, not knowing how to explain the situation to his boss, made him to take his own life.”

This increases the number of people who have died from betting and gambling since last year in the state to three.

Bayelsa police spokesperson Asinim Butswat said though the police is aware of the incident, it has not been reported officially.

Butswat said;

“The Divisional Police Officer of Bassambri Nembe said the incident was not reported officially to the police. He, however, said they heard about the incident."]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 06:56:05 +0000
Petrol tanker goes up in flames on Kara bridge in Lagos (photos) http://nairaplace.com//1027/petrol-tanker-goes-up-in-flames-on-kara-bridge-in-lagos-photos-.html
The tanker was transporting petroleum products when some of its contents spilled on the road and a fire was ignited.]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 06:40:56 +0000
N-Power Batch C Enrollment Commences June 26 http://nairaplace.com//1026/n-power-batch-c-enrollment-commences-june-26.html
The N-Power Programme was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment, and direct support.

In his Democracy Day broadcast on June 12, 2020 the President commended the programme, noting that “our Social Investment Programme has continued to be a model to other nations.”

The commencement of the Batch C enrolment is sequel to far reaching consultations and a review of the submissions on the reform and realignment of the programme for greater efficiency.

Batch C is also being enrolled to provide opportunities for more Nigerian youths to access the programme, in furtherance of the President’s vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by creating opportunities that will enhance the productivity of the Nigerian youths for entrepreneurship.

In view of these, the Ministry has announced that Batch A will exit June 30, 2020 and Batch B will exit the programme on July 31, 2020.

The Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq said the ministry has commenced the transitioning of beneficiaries from Batches A & B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries after the completion of psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities.

“The Federal government is committed to the continuation and expansion and as such will now begin enrolment and onboarding of a new Batch of beneficiaries. Skills acquisition for entrepreneurship and job creation are critical for an economy that will require a boost post-Covid-19 and we are gearing up proactively for the challenge,” Ms. Farouq said.

Applications will be conducted using a hybrid system of enrolment to ensure that all Nigerians are given an opportunity to participate.

As a Ministry that caters for the vulnerable, we will also make special considerations for Persons living with disabilities.

The online portal would be open to receive applications from noon on June 26, 2020 and will provide a level playing field for all applicants.

As part of the Ministry’s reforms to make the programme more efficient, all applicants must supply their Bank Verification Number (BVN) in their application.

This is to ensure a streamlined and transparent selection process.

Once applications are submitted, the Ministry will review submissions and publish a list of successful applicants.

Past beneficiaries are not eligible to participate in the application process.

Comprehensive details for the new batch will be announced in the coming weeks.


The N-Power programme has enrolled 500,000 beneficiaries thus far – 200,000 from Batch A which started in September 2016 and 300,000 from Batch B which kicked off in August 2018.

The beneficiaries were supposed to spend not less than 24 months on the programme and were spread across the key industries targeted by the program – Agriculture, Health, Education, and Tax.

The current beneficiaries from Batches A and B are scheduled to transit the programme by July 31 with plans already in place to transition them into entrepreneurship.




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Sun, 21 Jun 2020 06:37:32 +0000
Nigeria Records 661 More COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Exceed 500 http://nairaplace.com//1025/nigeria-records-661-more-covid-19-cases-deaths-exceed-500.html
This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet on Saturday night, saying 19 more people died of complications related to the virus.]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 06:33:16 +0000
Today Is The Longest Day Of The Year And There Will Be A Solar Eclipse Tomorrow http://nairaplace.com//1024/today-is-the-longest-day-of-the-year-and-there-will-be-a-solar-eclipse-tomorrow.html
For those who have been following the weather (especially children who play a lot, adults who fast, and Muslims who pray around 7 in the evening), you may have noticed that dusk comes much later, and lasts for longer.

(Dusk is the period of brief daylight after the sun has set. It marks the boundary between evening and night.)

Everywhere becomes dark around 7:30 pm or even much later, instead of around a few minutes to seven as it used to be in the past (at least, here in Lagos).

This is happening because we are close to the summer solstice, and in fact, today, June 20, 2020, is the summer solstice.


What does Summer Solstice mean?

As you should know, the earth revolves around the sun. However, the earth is not completely round and neither is its orbit round the sun.

The earth’s orbit is elliptical, which makes the distance between the earth and the sun vary throughout the year.

The earth itself is a bit flat at the north and south poles, which makes its side bulge out like a balloon that is about to burst.

The result is that, once a year, the earth positions itself such that the sun appears at its highest position in the sky in the northern part of the earth.

The summer solstice is on the left.

That day is called the Summer Solstice and is usually between June 20 and 22 every year.

However, that moment in 2020 falls on 5:44 pm EDT on June 20 (today). For us in Nigeria, that is 10:44 pm WAT (West African Time).


What happens on the Summer Solstice?

The summer solstice is always the longest day and shortest night of the year. This means we will enjoy more daylight today than on any other day of the year.

People living at the northernmost and southernmost parts of the earth will even enjoy 24 hours of sunlight throughout the day.

The summer solstice also marks the beginning of the summer season in the northern hemisphere (the northern half of the earth).

However, the reverse will happen in the southern hemisphere (the southern half of the earth) where the sun will be at its lowest point, making the summer solstice the beginning of the winter season in the Southern hemisphere.


What about the solar eclipse?

Lucky for us, this year’s solstice will coincide with a very rare solstice solar eclipse that will last from 4:45 am to 9:34 am on June 21. (The next solstice solar eclipse will only come around on June 21, 2039.)

The eclipse will look like the photo above. That is the moon covering the sun with the thin "ring of fire" line visible.

Tomorrow’s eclipse will be visible from some parts of Africa and Asia.

People living in Congo, Ethiopia, and China will see the eclipse, and so will people living in northern India, southern Pakistan, and the Central African Republic.

The eclipse will be most visible in the area that is orange in color.

Unfortunately, it appears that it will not be visible from Nigeria.





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Sat, 20 Jun 2020 22:53:44 +0000
Beyonce and Jay-Z pictured for the first time since lockdown as they exit their private jet http://nairaplace.com//1023/beyonce-and-jay-z-pictured-for-the-first-time-since-lockdown-as-they-exit-their-private-jet.html
The 38-year-old singer and the 50-year-old rap mogul were seen disembarking from their private jet on Long Island's East Hampton with their oldest daughter Blue Ivy, eight, and their twins Rumi and Sir, both three.

The couple had masks on, while members of their entourage went mask-free for the trip.

For the trip, Beyonce, who carried Rumi as she made her exit from the jet, was dressed in a baggy gray hoodie, flowing gray striped pants and white sneakers. Her daughter wore a cute pink hoodie with a multi-colored skirt and black high top Pumas.
Jay-Z who stepped off the plane with Sir, rocked a black hoodie and black sweatpants, white socks and white tennis shoes. His son had on a white T-shirt and jean shorts

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Sat, 20 Jun 2020 22:42:28 +0000
Woman seen crying after she was allegedly assaulted and sent out of a police station http://nairaplace.com//1022/woman-seen-crying-after-she-was-allegedly-assaulted-and-sent-out-of-a-police-station-.html
Twitter user @bimbo_cash said the lady was asked to leave the police station after reporting that her 5-year-old daughter was raped by a 30-year-old man. The video was recorded by a good Samaritan who showed concern.

The lady claimed she was assaulted at the police station by policemen who asked her to go home and treat her child with her own money, after allegedly receiving bribe.


The Twitter user tweeted;

So a 5 year old was raped by a 30 year old and the Nigerian Police dismissed the case asking the mother to leave the station with her child . She was found crying in the dark of the night . This happened in Abia .@PoliceNG You need to do something about this immediately

Apparently, it was a passerby that saw them crying that made this video . If you know the woman in this video . Please contact]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 22:36:04 +0000
11 year old Child dies after parents force him to drink 96 ounces of Water In four hours http://nairaplace.com//1021/11-year-old-child-dies-after-parents-force-him-to-drink-96-ounces-of-water-in-four-hours.html
Zachary Sabin, 11, died on March 11 after his father Ryan and stepmother Tara forced him to drink four 24-ounce bottles of water within a four-hour span without eating.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the boy’s father, Ryan, and stepmother Tara forced him to drink 24-ounce bottles of water within four hours without eating, which caused the boy's death.

According to Zachary’s parents, the child had a hereditary urological disorder that caused him to wet the bed which made them force the kid to drink two 32-ounce bottles of water every day after seeing that his urine was getting dark.


According to the report, the eve of Zachary's death, Ryan said that the boy was drinking water and throwing up, and as the family continued to eat dinner, he told Zachary to chug the water like he would do when he was in the Army. He said the boy was “drinking the water too slowly and getting air in his stomach, which caused the water to sit on top of it.”


After the boy finished drinking, he reportedly started acting weird on the floor, crying out to his father that there was a pain in his legs.

Ryan, in order to get him off the floor kicked him but then picked him up and dropped him back on the ground.

In the process his head ended up hitting the ground hard.

According to the report, Ryan then took his son outside in hopes that the cold air would “snap Zachary out of his tantrum.”

Throughout the night, Zachary paced around the kitchen acting drunk and making weird noises which his dad said he thought was due to pain. One of the other five children said they saw Zachary throw up at least 10 times before he went to sleep at around 11:15 p.m.

In the morning his dad called 911 after seeing his son foaming from his mouth with blood on his bed. A coroner also found blood on the child’s forehead and left eyebrow as well as a bruise on his head, arm, rear end, and shin.

The other kids aged 2 to 15 also had been abused according to a court affidavit.

The kids are now under the care of the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Both parents have now been charged with first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, and six counts of misdemeanor child abuse.

Zachary's biological mother reacting to his death said that her son was an avid reader who dreamed of being a veterinarian or zoologist.]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 22:32:36 +0000
Uwa Omozuwa was a virgin before she was raped and murdered - Edo DG http://nairaplace.com//1020/uwa-omozuwa-was-a-virgin-before-she-was-raped-and-murdered-edo-dg.html


The AG was reacting to rumors on social media that the 22-year-old was pregnant for a pastor before she was raped and murdered inside a church last month.



Prof.Omorogbe denied the terrible claims during a protest organized by members of the Edo Women Development Initiatives on Friday, June 19, 2020.



The AG noted that the news of Uwa being impregnated by her pastor brought more pains to her grieving family.



She said, “We were all terribly shocked to see what happened to Uwa. It was terrible; it was a brutal experience.



“We were further shocked by some of the different things we saw all over the place, particularly on social media, and that is why it is important we come here.



“For example, we saw a terrible lie being peddled on social media, not regular press, that Uwa was impregnated by her pastor. That has been refuted, though it caused serious anguish to the family members. It’s a terrible story.



“Though one cannot talk at this point, from the autopsy done on Uwa, it was clearly established that not only was she not pregnant, she was a virgin, so, how boyfriend and pregnancy came in, only God knows.”



Omorogbe also went on to assure residents that the Edo State government is committed to ensuring total eradication of rape in the state.



“All we are trying to do is to make sure there is no more rape in Edo State. Not only do I believe that rape can be totally eradicated in the state, but the government of Mr. Obaseki is also committed to ensuring total eradication of rape in this state.,” the AG said.



Earlier this month, one of the suspects linked to the rape and murder of Uwa was arrested by police officers attached to the Edo state police command. ]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:39:29 +0000
Armed Bandits Surround Kasai In Katsina, Residents Trapped http://nairaplace.com//1019/armed-bandits-surround-kasai-in-katsina-residents-trapped.html
A source, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said the assailants arrived the village few minutes ago, forcing many residents to flee for safety into nearby bushes.

The source said there is panic and tension in the area, adding that a detachment of soldiers drafted to the area had been notified of the development.

The attackers were said to have raided Barkin Gulbi Village earlier in the day where a man was burnt to death.]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:32:36 +0000
Mercy Eke flaunts her curvy backside as she shares more bikini photos http://nairaplace.com//1018/mercy-eke-flaunts-her-curvy-backside-as-she-shares-more-bikini-photos.html
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Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:26:52 +0000
Lady narrates how Nigerians refused coming close to a man who slumped at a shop in Abuja http://nairaplace.com//1017/lady-narrates-how-nigerians-refused-coming-close-to-a-man-who-slumped-at-a-shop-in-abuja.html


According to Odette Okwukwe, those around the shop refused to come close to the man over fear of contracting Coronavirus. She said her husband and another man helped out as the owner of the shop also ran away.



She wrote;



So I went to the market with Nwoke Anambala to pick up a few things for the ongoing work on site and this happened !

The man slumped and lost consciousness, nobody refused to come close to him because of Coro, even the owner of the shop ran outside.

COVID-19 will cause more problem in the long run than it actually should because of the fear factor. Kai!]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:22:49 +0000
Man arrested in Oyo state for torturing his 7-yr old daughter http://nairaplace.com//1016/man-arrested-in-oyo-state-for-torturing-his-7-yr-old-daughter.html
The Oyo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion’s Rapid Response Rescue Team on Sexual, Gender-Based Violence and Child Abuse rescued Antonia Happiness Bassey, 7, who has been a victim of physical abuse, torture and assault by her biological father.

Subsequently, the father, Mr Happiness Bassey, was arrested in Ibadan following a report made available to the Rapid Response Rescue Team of the Ministry on Friday, June 19.

The state’s Commissioner for Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja, Faosat Sanni, confirmed the incident during a press conference, saying: "We received a report of the incident through a social media handle of someone living in that community on our Rapid Response Rescue Team media platform that one Mr Happiness Bassey who lived at No 20, Joseph Ayantoye Street, Inu koko, Ashi, Bodija, Ibadan, allegedly abused and inflicted injuries on his 7 years old daughter who as a result, has scars and bruises all over her body.



"It was also reported that the father who works as a security man with an undisclosed outfit constantly torture the child for reasons yet to be explained and we also learnt that the mother of the child who is also the wife has travelled to their village in Akwa Ibom State to give birth to another child and left Antonia with her father who subjected the girl to abuse and instructed the poor girl to always tell anyone who asked about the marks and bruises on her body that she fell, as a cover-up story to his evil act.



"As a concerned Ministry, immediately we got the report, we swung into action to rescue the child and equally arrest the abuser for further Investigations at the Anti – Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Oyo State Command, headquarters office at Agodi.



"The Child has been taken to Oni and Sons Children Hospital at Ring Road, Ibadan for medical examination and treatment, while the ministry has also made adequate provision for alternative care and support for the child, and we are also on contact tracing of the wife to get details about the family."]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:18:15 +0000
Underage girl bleeds from her head allegedly after being injured by a policeman http://nairaplace.com//1015/underage-girl-bleeds-from-her-head-allegedly-after-being-injured-by-a-policeman.html
According to eyewitnesses, the police officer was allegedly chasing a motorcyclist in a narrow street in Ayobo, Lagos, when the girl was caught in the middle of the chaos and she was injured.

In a video shared online, the girl is seen bleeding profusely as spectators called her parent on the phone. The girl's blood also formed a pool in the red sand.

An eyewitness, Bakare Kehinde, who shared the story on Instagram wrote: "Igeshu Police Man just wounded an underage trying to pursue a bike man inside a closed street.@Ayobo...Very sad.."

He added: "IGESHU POLICE JUST INJURED AN UNDERAGE GIRL JUST COS HE WAS PURSUING A BIKE MAN...THIS IS SO TERRIFIC AND AN ACT OF INJUSTICE..PLEASE NIGERIANS LETS FIGHT FOR THIS CITIZENS."]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:14:18 +0000
Nigerian lady welcomes triplets after 14 years of marriage http://nairaplace.com//1014/nigerian-lady-welcomes-triplets-after-14-years-of-marriage.html


Oby Evelyn who took to Facebook to recount the challenges she faced before welcoming her babies, said she welcomed a boy and two girls.



The excited new mother wrote;



I am speechless.l don’t know how to begin this because my mouth is full of praise.the joy is unbeatable.lnfact nothing beats this moment.God has given me triple for my shame n mockery after 14 solid years of marriage.my God of 11th hour has blessed me with a prince n 2 princesses.my testimony is a dream come true.thank you my great God!!!
Lastest mama ejima ito]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:10:10 +0000
Two men arrested for filming a teenage girl while raping her in Anambra http://nairaplace.com//1013/two-men-arrested-for-filming-a-teenage-girl-while-raping-her-in-anambra.html


The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement released on Friday June 19, said one of the suspects, Sunday Akanigbo (30) reportedly raped the victim, while his accomplice, Ikemefuna Muoma (28), was said to be filming the dastardly act.



Haruna said both men have confessed to the crime and would be charged to court soon.



“On the 18/6/2020 at about 1:45pm, Police operatives attached to Ozubulu Division arrested one Sunday Akanigbo ‘m’ aged 30 years of Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State.

Suspect had in the month of April this year allegedly defiled a twelve years old girl while his accomplice one Ikemefuna Muoma ‘m’ aged 28 years of same address also arrested filmed the dastardly act.

Meanwhile, suspects have voluntarily confessed to the offences and the video clip was recovered in their possesion as exhibit. Scene was visited by police detectives and victim taken to the hospital for medical examination.

The Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang, fdc has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.”]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:06:40 +0000
Nigeria Records 667 New Cases Of COVID-19 As Total Infections Exceed 19,000 http://nairaplace.com//1012/nigeria-records-667-new-cases-of-covid-19-as-total-infections-exceed-19-000.html
According to the health agency, Lagos reported the highest number of new cases with 281, Abia with 48, Oyo with 45, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 38 cases.

Other states with new cases include Ogun (37), Enugu (31), Ondo (23), Plateau (21), Edo (19), Delta (18), Rivers (18), Bayelsa (17), Akwa Ibom (17), Kaduna (14), Kano (12), Bauchi (9), Gombe (4), Osun (3), Benue (3), Kwara (3), Ekiti (2), and Borno (1).

The total number of cases in the country now stands at 19,147 while successfully discharged patients are 6,581; the number of deaths related to the virus stands at 487.]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 08:00:53 +0000
Edo State Political Corridor http://nairaplace.com//1011/edo-state-political-corridor.html
I, as always, remain committed to engendering good governance and sustainable development of our dear state.]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:25:25 +0000
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Manchester United Today At 8:15pm http://nairaplace.com//1010/tottenham-hotspur-vs-manchester-united-today-at-8-15pm-.html
Giovani Lo Celso will have an injury assessed and Dele Alli is banned for a social media post mocking coronavirus.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has recovered from a stress fracture in his back.

Paul Pogba is also available after an ankle problem but defenders Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are injured]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:44:53 +0000
Leave that Yahoo Yahoo boyfriend before he brings you Yahoo Yahoo disgrace" - Ifu Ennada http://nairaplace.com//1009/leave-that-yahoo-yahoo-boyfriend-before-he-brings-you-yahoo-yahoo-disgrace-ifu-ennada.html
Posting on her Instagram page, the Big Brother Naija star wrote: "Leave that YahooYahoo boyfriend before he brings you Yahoo Yahoo disgrace. Go and hustle clean and make your own money, God will bless the work of your hands."]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:40:22 +0000
This is the most sincere government Nigeria has ever had – Minister of Health http://nairaplace.com//1008/this-is-the-most-sincere-government-nigeria-has-ever-had-minister-of-health.html
According to him, the striking doctors should believe the promises made so far by the Buhari-led government as this is the most sincere and serious government Nigeria has even had.

Speaking when he appeared on Channels TV Friday morning, June 19, Ehanire said

“We have made it clear to them (doctors) that this government is the most sincere and serious government this country has ever had. His (Buhari) word is his bond.

This government has a record of being sympathetic to people, of meeting its obligations and keeping to its promises.”

He recalled that the present government paid the Nigerian Airways pension arrears as well as kept to other promises it made to Nigerians. He called on the striking doctors to reconsider their action for the interest of the country, assuring them that the government will keep to its end of the bargain.

“This government does things differently. This is a government that says its word and keeps to its words. We would not do anything to hurt you. We work in your (doctors) interest.

We are going through a very difficult time with other countries and this is quite clearly not the time to add more to our problems by deciding to go on strike. I am worried that we are probably the first and only country where doctors have decided to go on strike.” he said

Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors began a nationwide strike on Monday, June 15 over the failure of the government to pay them their COVID-19 allowances among other issues.]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:37:10 +0000
Female student allegedly sets up her friends to be gang-raped by 7 boys http://nairaplace.com//1007/female-student-allegedly-sets-up-her-friends-to-be-gang-raped-by-7-boys.html
Facebook user, Funke Adeyanju who shared the story on Facebook, said the incident occurred shortly after the rape victims arrived their friend's cousin's house to deliver a surprise birthday gift to her.


According to Adeyanju, the girls are year one students of the University of lagos, between the ages of 18-19 years.

She said the girls whose drinks were spiked before the sad incident took place, have been taken to a hospital in Ikeja while the male suspects have been arrested.

Adeyanju wrote;


Parents we need God's intervention"
This morning at about 09:15hrs the securitymen in my estate rushed to my gate to alert me of an ongoing crime that is being perpetrated.

We rushed to the house and discovered that 7 boys were raping 2 girls. We caught them in the act all pants down, the girls have been beaten and perhaps drugged. We called in the police immediately. What I saw is not forgiveable, one of the girls was slightly burnt with a hot pressing iron because she refused to submit.

Before police arrived, myself and other excos present interrogated the criminal boys and the girls in seperate rooms, what we discovered was shocking. These girls left their parents homes in Gbagada GRA this morning to come and give their female friend a surprise birthday gift at her cousin's house not knowing their friend actually set them up.

When they got there they were offered Chivita orange juice laced with marijuana and codeine, immediately the drug started taking its toll on the girls the boys pounced on them.

We've been able to get the girl who arranged this crime....her reasons: *I wanted to know if they were truly virgins, that they always mock her since she lost her virginity* All these girls are year 1 students of Unilag and are 18 and 19 years of age.

As parents, I want to encourage us to scrutinize the friends our sons and daughters keep. So many evil these days.

The boys have been arrested, the girls parents have been notified and the girls moved to a medical facility (hospital name withheld) on Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja.

We need to continually educate these kids to avoid things like this.]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:33:06 +0000
Man Uses Girl, 6, As Sex Toy http://nairaplace.com//1006/man-uses-girl-6-as-sex-toy.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at 6 Merotu Street Afanla, Totowu community in Ogun State, where Alabi resides with the girl’s parents.

He was reportedly caught and the residents attempted to mob before he was rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors were said to be battling to save his life.

The matter was reported to the Police following complaints by her parents to an NGO known as Ereti Resource Centre, founder of an Initiative, Women’s Right and Health Project, which promptly the Police to move into action and discovered that the suspect, Alabi, was seriously battered.

It was gathered that the suspect, Alabi, had allegedly lured the victim to his apartment with her friend and put on a movie for them to watch. In the process of watching the movie, Alabi sent the girl’s friend away, then removed her pant and defiled her.

However, the little girl told one of their neighbours what happened and her mother was informed. The mother raised alarm that attracted other residents and they descended on Alabi before he was rescued.


Nairaplace gathered that it was not the first time the suspect was said to have abused young girls including the victim and warned them not to tell their parents otherwise he will not allow them to watch movies in his apartment.

The victim has been taken to the Mirabel Centre for test to confirm the dastardly act on the girl while the Police were said to have kept watch over Alabi in order to arrest and take him to the Station to face the charge of rape.

Police sources said that the suspect, Alabi, will be charged to Court for defilement which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty over the alleged offence.]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 08:00:05 +0000
Rio Ferdinand and Kate announce they are expecting first child http://nairaplace.com//1005/rio-ferdinand-and-kate-announce-they-are-expecting-first-child.html
The former TOWIE star, 29, and ex-Manchester United defender, 41, revealed the news on social media on Thursday evening.

Kate shared a sweet family video via Instagram and then wrote: "The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier.. every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you."

In the video, the blonde beauty and Rio could be seen with his children - - Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, nine going through baby pictures before she announced: "I am pregnant!" to her excited stepchildren who all started cheering and jumping about.

The reality star then cradled her growing baby bump and added: 'Have you not noticed?']]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:54:53 +0000
US-based 51 year old Nigerian man sentenced to jail for love scam on 13 victims http://nairaplace.com//1004/us-based-51-year-old-nigerian-man-sentenced-to-jail-for-love-scam-on-13-victims.html
Ogolor, who naturalized in the US had scammed hundreds of thousands of dollars from 13 victims from around the US and Italy.

In October 2019, Ogolor pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and his role in an online love scam that targeted singles some of them elderly looking for love on dating sites.

On Thursday, June 18, he was sentenced by US Chief District Judge, Beth Phillips, and was ordered to pay $871,739 in restitution to his 13 victims.

Ogolor and his accomplices created several online dating profiles and contacted Western women ‘with whom they cultivated a sense of affection and often romance.’ according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.

Once they had developed relationships and 'love' with their clients, they proceeded to ask for money for hospital fees, travel expenses, ‘customs expenses,’ ‘golf import taxes,’ or investment opportunities and then after the victims pay, they get more money from the victims by saying more funds were needed ‘to release the package’ or ‘to pay customs expenses’ on money or gold.

According to a statement from the US Department of Justice, some women even sold their personal property, including houses and cars, to raise money for Ogolor and his allies.

According to prosecutors, Ogolor and his cohorts fraudulently obtained checks from businesses with the help of their unsuspecting victims and opened several bank accounts in his name and in the names of sham businesses where victims deposited their money into.]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:51:19 +0000
Florida man arrested for the death of Black Lives Matter activist, Toyin Salau http://nairaplace.com//1003/florida-man-arrested-for-the-death-of-black-lives-matter-activist-toyin-salau.html
He made this admission to his mother during a phone call. He also revealed how he killed Toyin.

Days before Salau was found dead, she tweeted about being sexually assaulted by a man who posed as a church member.



Police have not said whether or not Aaron is the same man Salau accused of molesting her before she disappeared. Cutliff said her son did not sexually assault Salau and does not have a vehicle. It has also emerged that Aaron was arrested two weeks ago on May 30 for aggravated battery causing bodily harm and released on a $2,500 bond two days later.

His mother told Daily Mail that the arrest occurred after Aaron attacked a woman at a bus stop when she called him the n-word.

Cutliff, 67, said her son suffered from mental health problems and had been on a downward spiral into a psychotic break over the past few weeks.

Prison records show Aaron has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1989, including convictions for robbery, grand theft auto, credit card fraud, throwing a "deadly missile" at a building and forging bills.

49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr. was arrested after the bodies of Toyin and another woman, identified as 75-year-old Victoria Sims, were found in a home he rented in Tallahassee.

Aaron tried to flee after the murders, but police were able to capture him on a bus in Orlando by Sunday, June 14th.

Aaron’s mother, Sandra Cutliff, revealed to the Daily Mail her son called her Sunday and confessed to the killings. She told the publication that her son said he met Toyin on a bus and invited her to his house so she could shower. He told his mother Toyin asked him for drugs after her shower and when he refused, she allegedly bit him and called him a “n*gger” and this sent him into a rage.

Sandra Cutliff said: "He told me that after she got out of the shower she wanted ‘molly'. He told her he wasn’t going to buy it. He said she called him a f—ass n—-r and bit him. That’s what triggered him off.”

It's reported Aaron strangled Toyin to death.

He also admitted to his mother that he killed Victoria Sims last week after she called him a "slob." He became enraged and killed her.

Aaron and Victoria have known each other for years. 75-year-old Victoria is a long-time volunteer for AARP Florida and member of Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church. She was friends with Aaron and helped him look after himself and get government services, Cutliff told Daily Mail. She said Aaron referred to Sims as "Miss Vicky" and his "white grandmother" and would sometimes cook for her.

Cutliff said her son confessed to her that sometime after the first alleged murder, Sims came to his house to check on him. That was when she called him a slob and he killed her.

Salau was last seen on June 6, and Sims on June 11.]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:47:05 +0000
Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Infections http://nairaplace.com//1002/nigeria-records-highest-single-day-covid-19-infections.html
This was revealed in a late-night tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the NCDC, Lagos State had the highest number of infections for the day with 280 cases and is followed by Oyo and Ebonyi states with 103 and 72 cases respectively.

The health agency said other states with infections for the day include: FCT (60); Imo (46); Edo (34); Delta (33); Rivers (25); Kaduna (23); Ondo (16); Katsina (12); Kano (10); Bauchi (8); and Borno (7).

READ ALSO: How Nigeria Can Limit COVID-19 Death Rate – Health Minister

Others states with fresh infections are Kwara (5); Gombe (4); Sokoto (2); Enugu (2); Yobe (1) Osun (1); Nasarawa (1).

A further breakdown of the figures showed that the West African country now has 18,480 cases of the virus with 6307 persons discharged.

Of the number of recorded cases, 475 people have died from the disease, according to the data from the NCDC.]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:41:48 +0000
Lady Who Killed Her Lesbian Lover In Delta State, Arrested In Enugu http://nairaplace.com//1001/lady-who-killed-her-lesbian-lover-in-delta-state-arrested-in-enugu.html
Men of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a lady, who goes by the name, Spicykvng Vee, for allegedly killing her female lover, identified simply as Vivian, at the victim’s place of residence in Asaba.

PUNCH Metro was presented with two accounts of the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death.

The first account had it that the suspect, Spicykvng Vee, who was alleged to be lesbian, reportedly killed Vivian, her girlfriend, in a bid to prevent her from exposing the fact that she caught her sleeping with a man.

Another account had it that the suspect allegedly killed Vivian, because the victim’s mother was against Spicykvng Vee living with her in the apartment she rented for her daughter.

After perpetrating the crime, PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspect allegedly abandoned Vivian’s corpse in the apartment, stole her television and generator, and fled to a hideout in Enugu State.

While in Enugu, the suspect reportedly informed Vivian’s mother that her daughter had travelled, but an offensive odour emanating from the victim’s room made neighbours to discover her decomposing corpse on Monday, June 15, 2020, four days after she died.

It was learnt that a disagreement ensued between the suspected lesbian lovers when the deceased reportedly caught Spicykvng Vee cheating on her with a man.

One Mimi Hightension had in a post, which was reposted on Instablog9ja, said Spicykvng Vee “taught (thought) she will broadcast her name unto say she be stud and there were having a serious issue before she caught her fucking dick, so that’s why she stabbed her and ran away. That’s the confession spicy made.”

Whatsapp chats attached to the post revealed that the suspect perpetrated the crime while Vivian was asleep and that after the incident, she fled to Enugu, with the landlord’s son, who was reportedly arrested and gave a hint on what transpired between the two supposed lovers.

“In d midnight wen the gal sleep, she stab her after killing her she use cloth to cover her clean the blood she carry the late girl TV Her generator n some of the gal property n ran to Enugu hoping that she free. She call d mother of d gal that her daughter travel. It was after four days that d notice fly full everywhere. D call d landlord because he is not staying there,” the conversation read in part.

One Greens Judith, who claimed to be Vivian’s childhood friend posted, “I know when they had issues, we were chatting about it weeks ago and she told me she was going to arrest her stud in her house.”

Reacting to the incident, one Happiness Nwanyalugo, condemned Spicykvng Vee for allegedly killing Vivian and stealing from her.

Happiness wrote, “Any frustrated human being in Nigeria can do and undo. So ashamed of this; Spicykvng Vee and her likes are out there. How can someone be that carlos (callous) and mean to the one they claim to love? She killed her and still stole her TV and generator from the victim and ran to Enugu.”

PUNCH Metro gathered that Spicykvng Vee was arrested in Enugu and reportedly confessed to the crime.

Another narrative attached to the post read, “She is in police custody as I am talking to you now. So she confessed that the problem she had with her girlfriend was that the girlfriend came to her house when the stud was having sex with a man. After a while, she went and beg the girl to forgive her after the girl forgive her and so that the girl will not come to Facebook and publish it. So she has to stop the girl by stabbing her.”

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said the suspect was trailed to Enugu, where she was arrested, adding that she had been charged.

The PPRO stated, “I don’t know about them being lesbians, but I know that they were living together. The information I have is that the one, who was killed, was the owner of the apartment and it was rented for her by her parents.

“But the mother didn’t want her to continue to accommodate the other girl and she told her daughter, who equally conveyed the information to her friend; we were told that the mother said her daughter would regret that decision.

“The girl excused the friend, thinking that she was going to move out of the house, but when she got to the house, she didn’t see her friend, so she entered and while the host was asleep, the friend stabbed her several times and padlocked the door from the outside. After some days, neighbours said they saw the victim go in but had not seen her come outside. So, they broke in and saw clothes.

“The neighbours saw her already decomposing corpse underneath the clothes. Our personnel found out that the victim didn’t live alone, because somebody was living with her, and they were able to trail her to Enugu. She has been charged and the case has been adjourned till June 29, 2020, but because the correctional facilities are rejecting new inmates due to the COVID-19 issue, she is with us.”]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 23:11:23 +0000
Actress Raven-Symoné marries her girlfriend Miranda Maday(photo) http://nairaplace.com//1000/actress-raven-symon-marries-her-girlfriend-miranda-maday-photo-.html


The "That's So Raven" star took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that she's tied the knot with her partner.



She wrote: 'I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home. 'I love you Mrs. Pearman-Maday! Let's tear this world a new a**hole!!'



In a photo she shared, the newlyweds were pictured are all smiles as they excitedly hug each other.


Raven also shared a photo of the California home where the ceremony took place, writing: "Thank you to all those who helped and for those who understand why it was small during this time."

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Thu, 18 Jun 2020 23:02:38 +0000
Carpenter mistaken for an armed robber killed by mob in Ekiti http://nairaplace.com//999/carpenter-mistaken-for-an-armed-robber-killed-by-mob-in-ekiti.html
According to reports, Olujoda has witnessed a series of robbery attacks in recent times and this has caused residents to be suspicious of every move.

Eyewitnesses say the youths in the area saw the deceased roaming the street and this made them become suspicious of him. They mistook him for one of the robbers who might have attacked them in the past and then descended on him, beating him with dangerous weapons until he fell into a coma. He was later rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.



His bereaved wife, Yemi, told newsmen that her husband told her that he was going to Olujoda for a contract. She is demanding justice for her late husband

“My husband told me that he was going to Olujoda to get a contract. I was greatly surprised when I heard he was killed because of suspicion that he was wandering around. The question to ask is that, did they see any dangerous weapon on him? Why couldn’t they take him to the person who contracted him for the job to know his true identity? This was a gross injustice and the perpetrators must be brought to book”.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Sunday Abutu, when contacted, said investigations have commenced into the matter. Abutu said some persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 22:52:48 +0000
9ice Gifts New Artiste, Olamyte, N12m Mercedes- Benz GL http://nairaplace.com//998/9ice-gifts-new-artiste-olamyte-n12m-mercedes-benz-gl.html
The Afropop star also presented the young artiste with a Mercedes Benz GL 4-Matic SUV worth N12 million as a welcome gift to his records label.

The SUV was presented to Olamyte Wednesday at his Lekki, Lagos home

Olamyte, an indigene of Igbara Oke, Ondo State, is a fastrising hiphop artiste with a rare combination of rap and pure talent.

He has always been artistically inclined from his prime having grew up listening to talented artistes such as Olamide, Seriki, Reminisce to mention a few.

9ice said Olamyte is one artiste music lovers should all watch out for as he is on his way to Stardom.

“I congratulate Olamyte for joining Alapomeji. It is a new opportunity and big platform for him to excel. Without being immodest, this is one of the good ambassadors of Nigeria music. He is an artiste that is versatile. I’m very optimistic that the relationship will go a long way,” said 9ice who is putting final touches to his new LP which will be released soon.

Olamyte, the newly-signed multi-talented act, is being managed by Femisynergy Entertainment.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:16:25 +0000
Slay Queen Flogged By Her Community Vigilante For Going Nude On IG Live http://nairaplace.com//997/slay-queen-flogged-by-her-community-vigilante-for-going-nude-on-ig-live.html
The aspiring IG twerker Minky Menaa was punished after her parents and grandmother found out about her nude picture which she leaked herself and a video of her twerking near naked.

She was reported to their community vigilante for adequate punishment.

This happened just days after doing a Facebook live video where she told everyone who cautioned her to 'fvck off'.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:07:16 +0000
32-year-old man arrested for allegedly defiling 7-year-old girl in Anambra http://nairaplace.com//996/32-year-old-man-arrested-for-allegedly-defiling-7-year-old-girl-in-anambra.html
Spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement released, gave the identity of the suspect as Chigbo Akpoluobi, a resident of Obodoukwu Road, Nkitaku, Okpoko, Anambra.

According to Mohammed, the suspect allegedly lured the victim to his apartment on June 14, to defile her.

“On June 16, at about 12: 30p.m., following a tip off, police operatives attached to the Okpoko Division, arrested one Chigbo Akpoluobi for defiling a seven-year -old girl.

The scene was visited by police detectives and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination. Meanwhile, the suspect has voluntarily confessed to the offence.” the police spokesman said.

Mohammed added that the State Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:56:59 +0000
21 miscreants and suspected cultists arrested in Lagos (photos) http://nairaplace.com//995/21-miscreants-and-suspected-cultists-arrested-in-lagos-photos-.html
The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement team on the raid, disclosed that the suspects were arrested during the raid on criminal hideouts at Ogudu and Ajah as directed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.



According to him,

“During the enforcement exercise, a large number of miscreants and cultists launched a serious attack on the officers with broken bottles, stones, axes and other dangerous weapons from different spots, including uncompleted buildings".

He said, despite this, the operatives succeeded in flushing them out from their hideouts but some of them were able to escape arrest.


Egbeyemi maintained that residents in Ogudu and Ajah have lodged numerous complaints about the daily attacks on innocent members of the public by these miscreants and cult gangs, especially in the early hours of the day and late at night.



"Let me sound a note of warning to owners of structures harbouring criminal elements to immediately flush them out as the government would not hesitate to demolish any building occupied by miscreants and cultists across the State", he asserted.

He, however, said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Hakeem Odumosu has instructed that all the 21 arrested persons be prosecuted.

Meanwhile, in line with the directives of the Lagos State Government on physical distancing, use of nose masks and ban on activities of commercial motorcyclists across the State as part of efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic, the Agency has impounded 78 commercial motorcycles for engaging in illegal activities around Onipanu, Adekunle and Igbo-Efon by Jakande area of Lekki.

The Chairman, who confirmed the development, said the government is doing everything possible to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus pandemic in the State, imploring the citizens to strictly adhere to all the safety precautions issued such as maintaining physical distancing and usage of nose masks.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:53:35 +0000
Chelsea complete signing of RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner http://nairaplace.com//994/chelsea-complete-signing-of-rb-leipzig-striker-timo-werner.html
The Germany international, 24, has agreed on a five-year deal with the club and becomes Chelsea's second signing of the summer after winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

The Premier League club agreed to pay €50m (£45m) to trigger the release clause of Werner, who will earn more than €10m (£9m) per season at Chelsea.

Speaking on his move to Chelsea, Werner said: ‘I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club. I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.’

Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia added: 'We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven. We can’t wait to have Timo on board, but until then we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of this season.'

Timo Werner will see out the remainder of the Bundesliga season with RB Leipzig before joining up with his new team-mates in July.

He has so far made a total of 157 appearances for RB Leipzig, scoring 93 goals and making 40 assists for the German club.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:48:54 +0000
Bobrisky lists out 7 rules to his female fans on 'how to become a rich side chick' http://nairaplace.com//993/bobrisky-lists-out-7-rules-to-his-female-fans-on-how-to-become-a-rich-side-chick-.html


Sharing these rules via his Instagram page this morning, Bobrisky wrote: 'Now listen up girls. Go get a pen and write dis down. How to become a rich SIDE CHICK

1) Never show or tell anyone who u are fucking

2) you think you have friends ? Naaa you don’t. Don’t ever tell ur friend who is paying ur bills. No matter how close u guys are

3) learn how to keep SECRET. It important because it helps a lot

4) The moment you catch a big boyfriend.. give him all d style his wife can’t give him at home.

5) Never be jealous, he is not ur husband. He is a married man. Fuck him well and Chop his money coded

6) Never act desperate.... work hard and wait for his own additional support.

7) learn to dress to kill, smell nice and stay beautiful always.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:41:55 +0000
80-year-old man defiles orphan in Yobe http://nairaplace.com//992/80-year-old-man-defiles-orphan-in-yobe.html


It was gathered that the suspect who is a wood seller had been trying to lure the girl with chocolate and finally succeeded last Sunday after asking her to pick something from his room. He reportedly followed and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.



He was arrested after the case was reported to the police by Bade Local Govt Shari’a Committee and some local NGOs.



Medical examination conducted on the girl who lost her parents few years ago, confirmed the she was defiled. The old man who confessed to raping the little girl once, will be transferred to CID office in Damaturu on Friday June 19. ]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:35:46 +0000
Flood sweeps away 4-year-old child in Lagos http://nairaplace.com//991/flood-sweeps-away-4-year-old-child-in-lagos.html
The rescue team began their search at 38 Fashola street, Papa Asafa, Orile, Agege, Vanguard reports.

The incident reportedly happened around 10 am during the torrential rainfall with attendant heavy flooding.

Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident to the publication, saying that the agency received a distress call from a witness.

“Response team from the agency has been dispatched immediately with search and rescue operation ongoing,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:32:28 +0000
Police detain Instagram celebrity Cubana Chief Priest http://nairaplace.com//990/police-detain-instagram-celebrity-cubana-chief-priest.html
Cubana was invited to the Force Headquarters Annex Lagos today for questioning on his alleged ''abuse of police escorts and his unexplainable wealth''. He arrived at the police annex at about 10am this morning and has been with the police, answering questions from the officers.



A police source who confirmed this, said his invitation was sequel to an order from the Office of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who has expressed shock at how some Nigerians abuse police personnel attached to them.

''We have detained Cubana Chief Priest and he is facing interrogation for misuse of police personnel as well as the illegal use of a weapon and his extravagant and unexplained lifestyle.” the source said

Recall that a month ago, Chairman of Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo popularly known as E-Money, was detained for the same reason.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:28:49 +0000
Man Lures Girl, 16, From Church, Rapes & Impregnates Her http://nairaplace.com//989/man-lures-girl-16-from-church-rapes-impregnates-her.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Lamina Street off Liasu Road, Egbe area of Lagos, where they reside.

This followed the report at Family Support Unit of the Police over the alleged defilement by a group known as Ireti Resource Centre, founder of an initiative, Women’s Right and Health Project in Lagos for prosecution.

It was gathered that Ogbeji, who lives on the same street with the girl’s uncle, trailed her to the Church where he lured her into the act and defiled her.
It later got exposed and Ogbeji went with his family and pleaded for forgiveness. His plea was said to have been accepted by the girl’s uncle until her body started changing and she was taken to the hospital for test where doctor confirmed that she was pregnant.

The matter was reported to Ireti group who contacted the Police. But when the Police got to the house, the suspect, Ogbeji, has moved out of the house with his family to an unknown place to in order to escape arrest and prosecution.

When Nairaplace contacted the Police at Ikotun Division, sources at the Station confirmed that Ogbeji was on the run and the Police were making efforts to arrest him. The same time happened at Ogbeji’s residence, where his neighbours said when he realized that the victim was pregnant as the result of the alleged rape, he parked his belongings secretly and ran away.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2020 08:44:52 +0000
The music industry is demonic - Vanessa Mdee speaks on quitting music http://nairaplace.com//988/the-music-industry-is-demonic-vanessa-mdee-speaks-on-quitting-music.html


According to Mdee, the music industry is demonic and she is currently working on being an advocate of honesty, beauty and what facing your demons can do for you.



She said;



“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but my mission is to be a light. I know that I would probably disappoint a few people and that’s Okay, I know that my fans don’t wanna hear this but guess what am never be too far away from you, trust me. The reason why I had to leave the industry is because I needed to choose my life, the music industry is demonic. People will tell you half-truth about what really goes on, and the truth is I just wanna be an advocate for honesty and beauty and being a sincere advocate for what facing your demons can do for You.

"Now my fans are probably asking themselves right now; Are you gonna never sing again? Are we gonna never see you perform? Let me reiterate, I love music, I love to create, I love to perform, I’m a vessel, this is what I was brought on earth to be, but maybe I was a vessel to be here in this moment to have gone through everything that I have gone through so that I can tell you most honestly the truth about things you will never somewhere else."



The Tanzanian music star also recalled becoming an alcoholic who could drink herself to sleep after becoming depressed.



Mdee added;



“My advice to someone out there, is that be true to who you are. I used to say this in many interviews but not really understand any of it, because then again it sounded like the right thing to say. But be true to who you are, I had to look at myself, face myself that it was pain, it was shameful, it was scary but I had to do it because there was no other way and in that I found peace and in that I found elevation, I found desire and passion for life.

"Trust me I used to wake up every morning questioning what the hell is this about, why are we doing this again, a lot of people used to say to me but you are in America now, (I live in Atlanta now) and that is the Mega of Music you have the perfect opportunity, I’m gonna tell you this, and this is a note to my African stars and artistes out there, don’t chase the American dream there are too many Selena Gomezs out here, not yet even conceived and there is only just a few chances not to kill your dream but be great where you are, that’s the only way to do it. They will come to you, organically no body is really giving chances to Africans like that, it’s when you shine in your space, is when the chances will come to you. Don’t kill yourself chasing the American dream."]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 08:32:27 +0000
Super Eagles player Ogenyi Onazi buys multi-million naira home in Lekki(photo) http://nairaplace.com//987/super-eagles-player-ogenyi-onazi-buys-multi-million-naira-home-in-lekki-photo-.html
The former Lazio midfielder who lived on the mainland previously, acquired the property in anticipation of his 4th wedding anniversary.

A photo and video of the mansion was shared on Twitter by Sports Journalist Shina Oludare on Wednesday night.]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 08:29:16 +0000
Flash flood takes over Lagos roads after heavy downpour (photos) http://nairaplace.com//986/flash-flood-takes-over-lagos-roads-after-heavy-downpour-photos-.html
According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), some of the places in Lagos experiencing flash flood include: Ikeja - Along Lagos Abeokuta Expressway - Ifako and Oworo INW 3MB - Otedola Bridge - Gbagada - Osborne - Alfred Rewane - Iju Road - Abule Egba - Odo Eran/Wemco Junction

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Thu, 18 Jun 2020 08:20:45 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Spread Worsens As NCDC Records 587 New Cases http://nairaplace.com//985/nigeria-s-covid-19-spread-worsens-as-ncdc-records-587-new-cases.html
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet stated that the country has now confirmed at least 17,735 cases of the novel coronavirus with 469 deaths and 5,967 recovered patients.

Nigeria is currently in the second phase of easing its lockdown restrictions, with worship centres expected to restart in certain states]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 08:14:19 +0000
Woman who accused D'banj of rape released after being arrested http://nairaplace.com//984/woman-who-accused-d-banj-of-rape-released-after-being-arrested.html
Babatayo's lawyers confirmed her arrest on Tuesday June 16. Her lawyers told Premium Times;

“They arrested Seyitan this morning in Lagos. They arrested our client but somebody is already there to facilitate her release on bail.

“This matter is coming to Abuja by tomorrow; we are petitioning. The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is taking up the petition tomorrow. That is all I can say about it for now."

In a notice D'banj's lawyers Mike Ozekhome Chambers served Ms Babatayo, she was asked to pay the singer N100m within 48 hours as compensation for falsely accusing him of rape or risk legal action.

D'banj also demanded for a letter of apology and retraction of her statements which should be published in four national dailies.

The notice partly read;


“We have been instructed to demand and we do hereby demand from you the following: That your client makes an outright apology and a total retraction of each and every false allegation made against and concerning our client.

“The said apology and retraction shall be published in four national dailies with wide circulation in Nigeria as well as on social media platforms and handles being used by your client and her hirelings.

“That your client makes a compensatory deposit of the sum of N100m only through this chambers in favour of our client to assuage his battered image."

BBC journalist, Kiki Mordi confirmed that Ms Babatayo has been released. She tweeted; ]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:48:53 +0000
Police arrest man who led a peaceful protest in Katsina http://nairaplace.com//983/police-arrest-man-who-led-a-peaceful-protest-in-katsina.html


Nastura Sharif was arrested on Wednesday, June 17. The group’s Director of Operations, Aminu Adams made this known in a statement.



Adams explained that they were invited after the protest by the state commissioner of police, Sanusi Buba for interrogation and Sharif was detained.



His said, “After the protest ended peacefully, the Katsina state police commissioner, Mr. Sanusi Buba, invited us to his office for an interaction during which he told us that the Inspector General of Police wanted to see Sharif.



“The commissioner handed us to a team of policemen, headed by the OC (officer in charge), federal operations bureau (FOB), who led us to Abuja.



“We drove from Katsina to Abuja with the police team in a white bus and a hilux. However, on getting to force headquarters in Abuja, they told us that Sharif is under arrest for the protest and they put him in detention.”



The protest that led to Sharif's arrest was held to ask for the intervention of the federal government following attacks in Kaduna.



Recall that on June 9, 2020, bandits stormed a community in Katsina and killed about 40 people. Animals and properties of locals were also not spared. ]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:44:58 +0000
EFCC arrests 16 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun, Lagos (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//982/efcc-arrests-16-suspected-internet-fraudsters-in-ogun-lagos-photos-.html
The suspected internet fraudsters arrested during the raid in Ota, Ogun State are Adeshina Michael; Ayeni Emiloju; Odenigbo Anthony, Afolabi Gbenga, and Oyibogbola David Seun.

Those arrested in Victoria Island, Lagos are Onothebor Edmond; Suuru Blessing; Ifedapo Opeyemi; Samson Samuel, Oguntade Idowu, and Emmanuel Akinyemi. Others are: Seyi Kazeem; Sulaiman Toheed; Oduwale Oluwasesan, Adewoye Oluwasesan, and Alex Abiodun.]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:42:35 +0000
Many injured as Nigerian cultists clash in Turkey http://nairaplace.com//981/many-injured-as-nigerian-cultists-clash-in-turkey.html
The fight between Ayes and Mafians in the Turkish capital began at a nightclub around 3:30am. DHA reported that some Nigerians involved in the fight which centered "on a girl", have been arrested by the police.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:39:40 +0000
Manchester City Vs Arsenal - (3 - 0) On 17th June 2020 http://nairaplace.com//980/manchester-city-vs-arsenal-3-0-on-17th-june-2020.html Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:34:34 +0000 Female and male private parts made as a hair style (photo) http://nairaplace.com//979/female-and-male-private-parts-made-as-a-hair-style-photo-.html
The hair style look like both male and female private parts and she adviced other girls to take advantage of the hair style to attract men of their choice.


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Wed, 17 Jun 2020 18:05:57 +0000
Two children die as building collapses in Lagos (photos) http://nairaplace.com//978/two-children-die-as-building-collapses-in-lagos-photos-.html
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the building collapsed due to mudslide resulting from a downpour.

He said their bodies have been recovered from the mud.

“The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12.40 pm about the collapse of a one-storey building at the Gafari Balogun Street in Ogudu.

On arrival at the scene, the agency’s responders observed that the building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building which was caused by heavy rainfall.

The agents were informed that two children, one male, and one female were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation. Unfortunately, they were found dead and their remains had been transported to the mortuary.

Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off.” he said]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 17:26:22 +0000
Ajimobi-Led APC Reverses Cancellation Of Edo Governorship Screening http://nairaplace.com//977/ajimobi-led-apc-reverses-cancellation-of-edo-governorship-screening.html
The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Working Committee led by former Oyo Governor and Deputy National Chairman (South) Abiola Ajimobi has taken over the Party’s National Secretariat as Acting Chairman.

Deputy Vice-Chairman (South-South), Hillary Eta, who addressed the media in the absence of the ailing Ajimobi, announced the reversal of the cancellation of the screening of the governorship aspirants in Edo State.

The Ajimobi-led APC faction has subsequently appointed Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, as the Chairman of its Edo State Governorship Primary election.

The APC National Working Committee said Victor Giadom, who earlier took over as Acting National Chairman of the party, is not a member of the Committee having resigned his position to contest as Rivers Deputy Governor in 2019. ]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:58:55 +0000
Manchester City Vs Arsenal Today At 8:15pm http://nairaplace.com//976/manchester-city-vs-arsenal-today-at-8-15pm.html
Aymeric Laporte may return after missing City's past three games with a hamstring issue, while Leroy Sane could make his first senior appearance since injuring his knee last August.

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says he has no injury doubts.

This game comes too soon for long-term absentees Lucas Torreira and Calum Chambers, who are regaining fitness.]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:56:34 +0000
Two women killed in fatal accident in Anambra (photos) http://nairaplace.com//975/two-women-killed-in-fatal-accident-in-anambra-photos-.html
According to reports, the driver of a 911 Tipper lost control following brake failure and rammed into a motor park, leaving about eight persons with varying degrees of injury.

In a statement released today June 17, the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, said the remains of the women have been deposited at the mortuary for postmortem Examination, while the tipper driver has been arrested.

“On the 16/6/2020 at about 6:23pm a 911 Tipper with Registration XA445NSK driven by one Okafor Patrick Ndubuisi ‘m’ aged 55 years of Ogbauru Street, Okpoko lost control while in motion along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway by old defunct NITEL Onitsha and crashed into PN Emerah park As a result, eight persons sustained varying degree of injury.

“Police operatives attached to CPS Onitsha quickly mobilised to the scene and rushed victims to Toronto hospital where the doctor confirmed two female victims dead on arrival while six others are responding to treatment.

Meanwhile, corpses have been deposited at the mortuary for postmortem examination and obstruction cleared to enable free flow of traffic.

The Tipper driver was arrested and case under Investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident. Consequently, the Command urged the public whose relations were not seen to check at Toronto hospital Onitsha for possible identification of the victims.”Haruna said in his statement
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Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:50:05 +0000
Lightning strikes three FRSC officials dead in Ogun http://nairaplace.com//974/lightning-strikes-three-frsc-officials-dead-in-ogun.html
The tragedy occured early on Wednesday, June 17, in the ancient town of Ilese, near Ijebu -Ode, in Ijebu North-East local government area of Ogun State.

The lightning struck at about 10am while officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were preparing for the early morning parade within the vicinity of their office located at the old toll gate.

According to Vanguard, a senior member of the Corps disclosed that there were about twelve officials in the same office when the lightning struck 3 of them.

Men of the state’s special security outfit code-named “OP MESA” have taken over security of the entire area, chasing onlookers away and preventing journalists from taking pictures.

Also, traditionalists worshipers otherwise known as Sango adherents have joined other FRSC officials at the scene of the incident in Ilese Ijebu in a bid to perform some traditional rites on the corpses before they are released to government officials for burial, the publication adds.]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:43:27 +0000
APC Chairman & Edo Politics http://nairaplace.com//973/apc-chairman-edo-politics-.html
Details soon...

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Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:26:37 +0000
Politics http://nairaplace.com//972/politics.html
BREAKING: APC Deputy Nat'l Secretary, Victor Giadom, takes over As Party's Acting Nat'l Chairman, cancels Governorship screening exercise that disqualified Gov Obaseki, asks aspirants to reappear.

Details soon...

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Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:20:54 +0000
How A Nigerian Lady Landed In Europe Because Of 80 Naira Sachet Milk http://nairaplace.com//971/how-a-nigerian-lady-landed-in-europe-because-of-80-naira-sachet-milk.html
Life was difficult for Sandra, an inability to speak French also posed a problem for her. She used to beg us for money after the close of service at RCCG church. On one occasion, I told her to return to Nigeria and continue the vocational training which she had abandoned. After struggling for a year, the future looking bleak, the 22-year old Nigerian lady from Edo state decided to return to Nigeria. She bought the bus ticket that will take her from Abidjan to Cotonou, from there she will get a bus that will take her to Lagos.

One evening, after she had finished preparing dinner for the lady she was squatting with. According to her, she said she had a change of mind in regard to what she was going to eat. She stepped out of the house to buy a powdered milk in sachet which costs around 80 naira when converted so that she could make tea. On her way to the nearby kiosk in Treichville where she lives, she saw a distressed white guy who was staring at her. At first, she ignored but the guy kept staring that was when she asked the guy “What is the problem,?” the guy gave a gleeful chuckle and replied “Oh you speak English? ” Please I have a problem, he said” and he narrated his problems to Sandra

What happened was that he had been interacting with a pretty African lady online, and he fell in love with the lady which prompted him to fly down to Abidjan to surprise the lady with a marriage proposal. When he got to the airport he called the number that the supposed lady gave him but a man picked the call and as soon as he introduced himself, the man told him that the owner of the phone is not around. Actually, the man who picked the call was a scammer who poses as a lady to the white guy

After the white guy had finished narrating his ordeal, Sandra, being aware of what Nigerians are doing in Abidjan seized the opportunity and acted accordingly and told the white guy that she’ll come to his hotel to keep him company. To cut the long story short, the white guy fell in love with Sandra, engaged her, and later got married in a magistrate court. A week later, he took her to their country’s embassy in Abidjan and applied for her resident visa.

Thirteen years down the memory lane, Sandra who was once stranded and devastated in Abidjan is still happily married to the guy and they are living in one of Europe’s best countries. She has two kids. Last time I spoke with her, she told me that she has bought a house in her country of residence. Her hubby is wealthy, he has a fishing company and he loves black to a fault.

Sandra’s story from grass to grace is a testamental evidence of God’s favour. Sometimes, God shows up when all hope is lost. If she had not stepped out of her house to buy the powdered milk in sachet she wouldn’t have met the man whom God has destined for her. We all need a man (destiny helper) in our life.

I pray for you today, may you not miss the person you are supposed to meet in life

This is not a concocted but a true life story which I witnessed during my stay in Abidjan. Some of my old friends are aware of it.]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:08:44 +0000
Ekiti State Student Dies In Boyfriend's Hostel In Osun Poly (photo) http://nairaplace.com//970/ekiti-state-student-dies-in-boyfriend-s-hostel-in-osun-poly-photo-.html
The deceased was found dead in her boyfriend’s house at Koko area in Iree community, Boripe local government area, Osun State.

VOICEAIRMEDIA obtained that the boyfriend, named, Maliki Ayo who is a student of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

According to an eyewitness, who pleaded to remain anonymous said the deceased came in company of her lady friend to visit one Malik who is on the run.

Confirming the story, the Osun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Opalola Yemisi said the corpse has been taken to Lautech Morgue for autopsy.

It was gathered that men of Nigeria police evacuated the corpse of the deceased from where it was dumped for proper investigation.

Yemisi disclosed that the Course mate that went with her, Adekemi Adewumi has been arrested and confessed they all ate food 'rice' together overnight.

She however said that the the police are currently investigating on the matter.]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:03:38 +0000
Catholic faith http://nairaplace.com//969/catholic-faith.html
PREAMBLE
If you have ever been to a confirmation or ordination (or any liturgy where the bishop is present) you may have noticed the bishop putting on and taking off different hats throughout the Mass. It can look strange to many (especially non-Catholics). So why all the fuss over what the bishop wears on his head? What do these hats represent?

THE SKULL CAP & THE MITER
The first type of hat the bishop wears is called a zucchetto, commonly known as a SKULL CAP. It is a closely fitted cap that sits atop the head during official functions and liturgical events. Bishops, cardinals and the pope all wear one and each have a distinctive color that indicates their particular rank (violet, red, and white, respectively).

The miter is the proper liturgical headdress for all bishops of the Latin rite, including the pope. The word comes from the Greek word mitra, meaning "turban." It consists of two stiffened flaps of material joined by a headband with two fringed strips hanging from the back base of the miter.

ORIGIN OF THE SKULL CAP & THE MITER
The zucchetto came into use for the initial purpose of covering the tonsure of a clergy member, protecting the bald spot on his head from the elements (for real). But by the 15th century the zucchetto became more ceremonial in nature and denoted clergy of a specific rank. The skull cap can be worn during ordinary functions outside the liturgy but is taken off in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

The miter did not become a regular part of a bishop’s liturgical garb until the 11th century. By the 12th century the miter developed into what we are most familiar with, a large hat with two peaks (one in front; one in back) and two flaps of cloth called lappets tailing from the back. It is now used exclusively during certain liturgical functions of the bishop.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SKULL CAP AND THE MITRE
Like other Liturgical Wears worn by the Bishop, the skull cap and the Mitre distinctly signify the office of the Bishop; his office and authority as father and teacher of the faith.

CONCLUSION
There exist a rich meaning and symbolism of our faith as Catholics which we are called to learn about, no matter how insignificant they may appear. One of these is about the various liturgical wears we have.]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:03:23 +0000
Original Love http://nairaplace.com//968/original-love-.html
Chidi...., If you put am "ndu" na you Sabi

and Ada.... have been married for over 15 years. They have lived, argued, worked, played, prayed, traveled and eaten together for many years.

For years, Chidi traveled at least 30 percent of the time – probably more. When he is away, he calls Ada most evenings and his voice still thrills her. He still think she has the most wonderful smile in the world, a calm, gentle and sweet voice and the friendliest eyes. And he still love her touch.

Chidi does and says kind things. He tells his wife many times a day that he loves her and that she's the most beautiful woman ever liveth.

Nwoke m, when last did you tell her; you are beautiful and I love you Obim,🤔!

He kisses and hugs her a lot. At night, because he knows Ada likes to take a bath, the bathwater is usually in the tub and the room is usual nice and warm before she gets to the bedroom. He often brings his wife flowers. He opens doors for her. When in a group meeting he winks😜 at her.

" Did you know that you
are beautiful, special Obim
and
it still gives me a thrill".

Chidi supports and affirms his wife in the ministry God has called her to.

WHAT Ada DOES TO KEEP THEIR INTEREST IN EACH OTHER.

Ada cooks his favorite meals – especially after a trip when he has been eating in restaurants for days. She keeps his clothes in A-1 condition so he is always ready to meet anyone. She tells him,

"MY WORLD BEST,
you are HANDSOME
and
looks sharp nna".

Nwanyi obi AKPO Local Government, apart from that wedding day, when last have you looked into his eyes and say:

" YOU ARE HANDSOME my world"?

Hahhahahaha, nke a ato m iche!

Ada takes care of many of the small housekeeping details at home so he doesn’t have to concern himself with them. She affirm him in leadership abilities, his wisdom and discernment.

Some evenings when they are at home alone and watching TV or a video; Ada will put his head on his lap. She likes to touch him and kiss him when they are alone.

Some men eee....... At this point, they are the best model of ROBOTICS.

Chai, ........ Ihe m nerri!🤐

In public places, a touch or squeeze on the arm communicates, ‘I love you!’ without saying a word. When he is relaxing and has his feet up, she never walk by without tickling his feet.

They have fun. They laugh a lot.

Some men bu, Chinchi, " you can't please them".

They have spiritual discussions. Over breakfast they usually discuss what God has pointed out to us during thier quiet times and they pray together.

They work at trying to please each other rather than insisting on having their individual needs met.

Their love for each other is still and keep growing and glowing.

You see, romance doesn’t start in the bedroom; it begins first thing in the morning. The way you greet each other in the morning, how you treat and talk to each other during the day.

Some men will like;

Mama Nkechi, go inside the bedroom and wait for me.

Come on!

Iti,........You play them into it.

Onye Obodo di ka gi.

Sincerely,
CHIMDINDU MBA]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:41:14 +0000
Nigeria Records 490 New Cases Of COVID-19, 31 More Deaths http://nairaplace.com//967/nigeria-records-490-new-cases-of-covid-19-31-more-deaths.html
The new figures put total infections in the country at 17,148. Although 5,623 persons have been successfully treated and discharged, 455 casualties have been recorded to the virus, according to the NCDC.

In the latest reporting, Lagos state posted 142 new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory contributed 60.

Other states with new cases include Bayelsa (54), Rivers (39), Delta (37), Oyo (30), Kaduna (26), Imo (23), Enugu (19), Gombe (11), Ondo (10), Bauchi (8), Ogun (7), Borno (6), and Benue (1).]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:34:38 +0000
Man tortures 18-month-old son with burning cigarettes in Osun http://nairaplace.com//966/man-tortures-18-month-old-son-with-burning-cigarettes-in-osun-.html
The suspect who was arraigned in court on Tuesday June 16 on two counts bothering on assault and exploitation, was accused of beating the child with a stick and burning him with a cigarette by the Police prosecutor Abiodun Fagboyinbo.

Adeyemo who had no legal representation, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The man told the court that he has 5 children from 5 different women, and also disclosed that he got seperated from the boy's mother while she was pregnant with him because her family was against them getting married. He further accused his own mother of bewitching him.


“I have five children from five different mothers. Several pastors I consulted told me that my mother was the one bewitching me. I am a taxi driver but things have not been fine for me. The son I assaulted with sticks is the son that my fourth wife bore for me.

"When his mother got pregnant, we got separated due to the insistence of her family that she should not marry me."
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Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:19:52 +0000
Mother beats her 7-year-old child to death in Delta http://nairaplace.com//965/mother-beats-her-7-year-old-child-to-death-in-delta.html
The boy died on Monday night after being flogged by his mother till he collapsed. An eyewitness said;

“The mother punished the boy by asking him to ‘ride a bike’ (sit in the air) but the boy was too hungry to do it. She became very angry and flogged him until he collapsed and died.”


The Delta State Police command has confirmed the arrest of the woman over the sad incident. ]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:12:54 +0000
Lady kills her lesbian partner because she caught her sleeping with a man http://nairaplace.com//964/lady-kills-her-lesbian-partner-because-she-caught-her-sleeping-with-a-man.html
The deceased, identified as Vivian, allegedly caught her lesbian partner Spicykvng Vee having sex with a man.

Spicykvng Vee, who is a known stud, was reportedly embarrassed after being caught with a man. Worried about her reputation, Spicykvng reportedly apologised to Vivian and she accepted her apology.

However, she was allegedly still scared that Vivian might expose her on Facebook so she allegedly stabbed her to death in Delta State and escaped to Enugu state after calling Vivian's mother to tell her that her daughter has traveled.

Vivian's body was in her room for 3 days before she was found. At first, friends worried that she was missing, but after flies were seen trooping out of her room, the landlord was called and they broke into the home to find Vivian's decaying body on Monday, June 15.]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 22:49:44 +0000
Reverend Paul Caught Performing Ritual At His Home Town, Akwa Ibom http://nairaplace.com//963/reverend-paul-caught-performing-ritual-at-his-home-town-akwa-ibom.html Wonders happens in church, they church has joined the world and their activities. Forgetting the Bible said though we are in the world, we are not of this world.
A Reverend Minister of Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Ugep, Akwa Ibom State was caught performing rituals at itigidi his home town.
According to Cynthia Ofegobi who posted it on the church Facebook page, The Rev. was suspended for service before he was caught performing the ritual.
This is unbelievable, how can a man of God who has been preaching to people to repent and leave evil practices, go back and do what he preach against.
This is the sign of the end times. I want to use this opportunity to encourage Christians out there to only focus on Jesus Christ and not their pastor. Many things are still to come, be steadfast and courageous.
Many pastors are on a mission to mislead souls.
Meanwhile to the Rev. who decided to join the world, time will tell whether you made the right decision or not.]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:26:49 +0000
Robbers Attack Plateau POS Shop, 4 Customers Shot http://nairaplace.com//962/robbers-attack-plateau-pos-shop-4-customers-shot.html
The incident, which happened between 9 p.m and 9.30 p.m on June 14, threw the people of Panyam town into panic and fear.

An eye witness, one Dakok, told NAN that armed robbers came in a commando-style and began shooting in the air to scare people around as they headed straight to the PoS shop belonging to Mr. Ifeanyi Ide.

“Immediately they entered the shop, we heard gunshots and we concluded that they have killed the PoS operator.

“After the robbers have left, we got to know that he was left untouched but not the four people they met in his shop as they were shot and wounded,” Dakok said.

The Mangu Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr Yusuf Balami, confirmed the incident, saying: “It is true that armed robbers attacked the PoS shop and carted away some undisclosed amount of money leaving behind four wounded persons.”

He said that when the distress call came to his office, he immediately mobilised his men in Mangu town and headed to Panyam, but that “before we could arrive, the robbers had finished their operations and left”.

He also confirmed that the four persons shot had been taken to COCIN Rural Health Hospital, Panyam, for treatment.

The DPO said although no arrest had been made so far, but that efforts were being made to track the robbers to face the full wrath of the law]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:17:14 +0000
Herdsmen Kill 65-Year-Old Man In Imo (Disturbing Photos) http://nairaplace.com//961/herdsmen-kill-65-year-old-man-in-imo-disturbing-photos-.html
This, according to the villagers who converged at the scene of the incident said the killing has continued for some time as the bandits threaten to attack the community and their farmland again considering that their (community) livelihood is dependent on farming.

The community maintained that this was aside constant threat to life encountered by indigenes who farm in their land on a daily basis since 2015.

Findings revealed that Police officers of at Mgbala Police Division, Oguta, and some personnel of the Nigerian Army arrived the scene after the killers had fled and carried the body of the butchered farmer.

Agwa, a community known for farming is located within the oil rich region of the state which contributes to the food security of the state, has been witnessing food shortages recently due to massive cattle ranching.

Several communities are currently battling with the constant threat of herdsmen to their means of livelihood, sources said are; Akabo- is one of the communities where it was also alleged that a couple was killed last week; others places includes: Izombe, Okwukwu, Ejemekwuru, Amafor, Obibi, Amakohia and Egbeme all in Imo state.

Speaking to newsmen in the wake of the attack which occurred in the early hours of yesterday, a witness (name withheld) said, the incident has thrown the whole community into fear and chaos considering the spate of murder going on in the country by different men of the underworld.

Narrating the unfortunate incident, Mr Austin Onyeoma (a resident) said after destruction of their crops by herder’s cattle, the community has been dragged into economic quagmire, subjecting them to excruciating pains during this pandemic.

He said, having heard the herdermen were on their farm land in the early hour of the yesterday, they matched to the location to know the rationale for their invasion only for the bandits to attack them with AK-47 .

According to him: “When we got to our farm land where their Cattle were devouring our crops which we invested so much, we engaged them on conversation only for them to start shooting at us with their AK-47.

“In the process, they shot Mazi Iriaka and slit his back neck after we ran for dear life. I have never seen this in my entire life where people can no longer farm on their land to survive because of threats from herdsmen considering the lockdown.”]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:12:59 +0000
Accident At Abule-Egba Head Bridge Along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (photos) http://nairaplace.com//960/accident-at-abule-egba-head-bridge-along-lagos-abeokuta-expressway-photos-.html
It all happened when a Mark failed brake and the driver lost control of the heavy duty truck causing it to collide with a mini van which sped into another truck moving at a slow pace due to traffic jam.

The mini van got stuck in between the two trucks, the scene was an eye sore as the mini van was squeezed together with the driver, passerby already concluded that the mini van driver was dead due to the condition of the bus, although, the two trucks were left in their good conditions leaving only the mini van crushed into pieces of metals.

People around that area including Passerby rushed to the aid of the van driver, the struggle to bring the driver out wasn't an easy one despite the number of able bodied men that came out to help, honestly it was moment of suspense as everyone wasn't sure of what to expect, some believed he was dead while some argued that the driver will survive it but the later was the case, the driver was brought out alive but was left in a very bad state, one of his leg was broken the other swollen.]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:05:11 +0000
Woman Upset Over Failed Relationship, Smashes Plane Window Mid-flight In China http://nairaplace.com//959/woman-upset-over-failed-relationship-smashes-plane-window-mid-flight-in-china.html
A furious woman smashed a plane window mid-flight after reportedly becoming upset over her failed relationship.

Ms Li, 29, forced an emergency landing after the pilot of Loong Airlines Flight 8528 made an unscheduled stop at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, which is in the capital of Henan Province in Central China.

Airport authorities said Ms Li “lost control of her emotions” on the flight on 25th May, with footage showing her crying in her seat while cabin crew and passengers try to restrain her.

She is thought to have been dumped by her lover, and Zhengzhou police said she drank half a litre of the Chinese grain alcohol known as ‘baijiu’, which has a typical alcohol by volume of between 35 to 60 percent.

Ms Li drank two 250-millilitre bottles of baijiu prior to boarding the flight, which had taken off from Xining, capital of Qinghai Province in north-western China, bound for the coastal city of Yancheng in Jiangsu Province in East China, the authorities noted.

Footage from the aircraft shows flight attendants attempting to move Ms Li her from her seat as she cries and punches the window next to her, cracking open the first layer.

The Airbus A320 touched down in Zhengzhou without further issue, and no one was harmed during the midair scare, a police report said on 12th June

Ms Li was arrested for a public order offence and detained. Her blood alcohol content was measured at 160 mg / 100 ml, according to Zhengzhou police, who did not say how long she was remanded for, or whether she would be fined for damage caused to the aircraft.

It was unclear whether she faced being blacklisted by China’s civil aviation authority as punishment.]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:59:36 +0000
Man Rapes, Kills Brother’s Wife In Zamfara http://nairaplace.com//958/man-rapes-kills-brother-s-wife-in-zamfara-.html
SP Mohammed Shehu, the command spokesperson while parading the suspect on Monday, said Bala had already confessed to the crime.

Shehu said the suspect hailed from Damaga village of Maradun Local Government area of the state.

He said, “the Tudun Wada Area Command, Gusau on June 15, at about 04.30 hours, received a distress call from Damba quarters of Gusau metropolis that the suspect had killed his brother’s wife.

“The police immediately rushed to the scene and discovered the victim, Hauwa’u Iliyasu in the pool of her own blood having suffered from multiple machete cuts.

“She was then taken to the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau where she was certified dead by doctors.”
The spokesman also said the police had contacted the victim’s husband, Kabiru Bala via phone call.

”He was not in the state, but told the police that the suspect had once threatened to kill the victim,” he said.

Shehu said that the command was awaiting the arrival of the victim’s husband and his written statement which would form part of evidence before the suspect would be prosecuted in court.

Hauwa’u left behind two children including, a nine-month-old baby. ]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:55:06 +0000
Nigeria Records 573 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 More Deaths http://nairaplace.com//957/nigeria-records-573-new-covid-19-cases-4-more-deaths.html
In a tweet via its official handle, the NCDC also stated that the nation recorded four additional deaths within the past 24 hours.

The country’s total infections have now risen to 16,658.

As has become normal, Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 216 new cases and Rivers was second with 103 new infections.

Of the number confirmed, the NCDC stated that 5,349 persons have been discharged.]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:51:56 +0000
2 Top Music Artistes Arrested For Robbery http://nairaplace.com//956/2-top-music-artistes-arrested-for-robbery.html
Nairaplace reports that the suspects namely, Chinonso Michael, 25, an Afro hip-hop singer and Chimelu Victory, 22, a pianist, were arrested last week Wednesday in company of 5 other suspects at their residence at 4, Modupe Young Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos by the Decoy Team of RRS.

The duo had on 10th April, 2020, ordered pay on delivery, an iPhone 11 Pro Max valued at N450,000 on an online platform, Jiji.com from their service charge apartment in Ajah.

On receipt of the consignment from a delivery man, one Anifowoshe Itunu, one of the suspects, Chimelu, generated a fake bank alert for the despatch rider first and later, with the connivance of Chinonso escaped from the apartment after they had tied the despatch rider down with a bottle of beer.

The suspects then allegedly sold the iPhone 11 Pro Max to a buyer in Ogba, Ikeja Lagos for the sum of N350,000, which was transferred into Chinonso’s bank account.

The suspects, who jumped off naked from the first floor to the ground floor of the apartment on sighting the Police, confessed that the crime was the third time they sold iPhone 11 Pro Max during the Covid-19 lockdown, adding that two of the phones were carted online with stolen credit cards.

According to sources, Chinonso fractured his arm and bruised him chin immediately he landed on the ground floor. He then instantly took to the streets naked before he was arrested and taken to the hospital.

In their confessions, Chinonso and Chimelu, who are regular performers in some Lagos night clubs, separately attributed their actions to the Covid-19 lockdown, stressing that during the lockdown there was nothing going on and they did not have anything to eat for like two weeks. They claimed that they were already owing all the store owners in the neighbourhood; nobody was ready to sell to them on credit anymore and they then had to device a means to survive the lockdown.

Chinonso, who just changed his stage name from Authority to Happy-Boy, said that he joined Chimelu at his Ajah residence in March, 2020 and that he was his music teacher in Aba, Abia State, before he moved to Lagos.

Chimelu, who is popularly called Apostle Swag, recently resigned as a Lekki Church keyboardist to pursue a career in music, stated that he used to have regular shows in Lagos clubs before the lockdown.He added that ‘the plan of a service charge apartment was to create the impression that they lived there in the mind of the despatch rider.

The suspects confessed that apart from their musical careers, they also engaged in internet fraud.Exhibits recovered from them included: one iPhone 11Pro Max, three laptops, two flash drives, two WiFi connection modems, two memory cards, four SIM cards, one Samsung phone and one iPhone.

The suspects have been transferred to FSARS for further investigations and prosecution.Commenting on the development, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, maintained that the internet is a fertile ground for opportunities but the State Command will not allow criminals use it as avenue to exploit legitimate business owners]]>
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 07:13:56 +0000
#BlackLivesMatter Protester, Oluwatoyin Salau Found Dead In Florida (Pics) http://nairaplace.com//955/-blacklivesmatter-protester-oluwatoyin-salau-found-dead-in-florida-pics-.html
We have lost one of our own, Oluwatoyin Salau in Tallahassee. Her story as you'll see is the more similar to the disgusting trend of abuse and rape permeating our current culture now.

I saw her name trending so I had to look deep and this could become a lead story. She was found dead last night and she was a Black lives matter protester. ]]>
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 07:10:02 +0000
Indian passenger dies on board evacuation flight from Lagos http://nairaplace.com//954/indian-passenger-dies-on-board-evacuation-flight-from-lagos.html
The 42-year-old passenger who was seen shivering on board the aircraft, informed the Air India crew that he had malaria when questioned. He was provided with oxygen as he was finding it difficult to breathe, but collapsed and died on board the flight. It was further gathered that he bled from his mouth on board the flight which landed at the Mumbai Airport at 3:40 am.

Though Air India said that the passenger died of “natural causes”, there are now questions on how the passenger with fever was allowed to board the flight and how thermal screening are being conducted at airports amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Air India said in its statement;

“Our Lagos medical screening team would have detected the same,” if that was the case.

“A passenger aboard AI1906 of June 13, 2020, from Lagos to Mumbai passed away due to natural causes today.

“A doctor on board along with our crew, who are trained to handle such medical emergencies, made a valiant attempt to revive the passenger, aged 42, who had suddenly collapsed, through resuscitation, but all their efforts went in vain. He was declared dead on board by the attending doctor.

“The MIAL doctors attended to the passenger after the flight landed and after all the procedures were complete, the body was sent to a hospital as per protocol. Relatives of the deceased were informed and aircraft taken for full fumigation in line with prescribed norms.”
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Mon, 15 Jun 2020 07:02:50 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 16,000 As Gombe Tops Daily Infections http://nairaplace.com//953/nigeria-s-covid-19-cases-surpass-16-000-as-gombe-tops-daily-infections.html
This was revealed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a late-night tweet on its official handle where it added that the country had 403 new cases of the virus.

According to the agency, Lagos State trails Gombe in reported cases for the day with 68 new infections, followed by Kano State where 46 more people got the virus.

Other states with new COVID-19 cases are: Edo (36); FCT (35); Nasarawa (31); Kaduna (17); Oyo (16); Abia (15) and Delta (13).

A further breakdown of the latest figures from the Federal Government agency showed that they were new cases of the disease in the following states: Borno (13); Plateau (8); Niger (7); Rivers (7); Enugu (6); Ogun (6); Kebbi (3); Ondo (1); Anambra (1) and Imo (1).]]>
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 06:59:43 +0000
Teenage girl stabbed her best friend in the back after fearing she would steal boyfriend http://nairaplace.com//952/teenage-girl-stabbed-her-best-friend-in-the-back-after-fearing-she-would-steal-boyfriend.html
Eve Hewitson-Cross, 19, suffered a punctured lung during the attack, in March 2019 and has now shared the pictures to warn against knife crime.

According to Eve, her former best friend, who was 16 at the time and cannot be named for legal reasons, thought Eve wanted to steal her boyfriend and attacked her in a park where she was waiting to meet friends.

Prosecutors at Preston Crown Court, UK, said she went to the park with a large kitchen knife tucked into her waistband before grabbing Eve by the head and pushing her to the ground. Eve suffered two stab wounds before her attacker’s boyfriend told her to stop. Eve also suffered heavy blood loss and narrowly avoided spinal damage.

According to the judge who sentenced the accused this week, she narrowly avoided jail due to mental health issues and Covid-19’s effects on the legal system,
but was given a two-year rehabilitation order, a ten-year restraining order and three months with an electronic tag.

She was also told to complete a knife crime programme as well as be kept under strict supervision.

Judge Parry told the defendant: ‘Nobody should be under any illusion the sentence is a light sentence at all – it isn’t. It is incredibly intensive.

‘I’ve resisted sending you to detention today for two primary reasons. ‘Your mental health, and how it affects your welfare, is something that’s been plaguing you for many years, but also the delay in bringing this matter to court has had an influence on the type of sentence I’ve passed.

‘You couldn’t have been closer to going to custody today.’

Meanwhile Eve has reportedly dropped out of college and now suffers from PTSD and panic attacks. She has also quit her job at a local hospital for fear of bumping into her attacker and works night shifts to avoid ‘seeing her around’.

Eve said: ‘I’m always nervous of being on my own. I am not the same person I was and I don’t think I can ever be again.

‘When someone can take a knife out to specifically attack you, you realise anything could happen, and that’s scary. ‘My mum, dad and sister have really struggled, mentally and emotionally. Mum and dad have had to take lots of time off work to support me.’

Eve continued: ‘People are dying everyday because of knife crime. It’s wrong. Kids like the girl that attacked me think it’s OK.

‘That’s why I want people to see the injuries I had. These weren’t just scratches; they are serious deep knife wounds. ‘I was attacked completely by surprise – I had no chance at all.’ The knife missed Eve’s spine by millimetres.

She added: ‘I lost huge amounts of blood, suffered a collapsed lung, and was very nearly paralysed. ‘If it wasn’t for two people who were passing by who helped me, I don’t know what would have happened. ‘I’m really thankful to them, and the paramedics who looked after me. They saved my life.’]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 23:00:07 +0000
Four members of a family who were on their way to attend a funeral killed in a fatal accident http://nairaplace.com//951/four-members-of-a-family-who-were-on-their-way-to-attend-a-funeral-killed-in-a-fatal-accident.html
According to eyewitnesses, the tipper suffered a burst tyre and the driver lost control of the wheel, causing him to crash into the bus that was conveying the deceased and 15 others

Confirming the accident, the Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Pascal Anigbo, said the remains of the deceased persons have been deposited in the morgue while the injured were receiving treatment.



“At about 5.20pm on Friday 12 June, 2020 we received a distress call on a fatal Road Traffic Crash (RTC) which occurred at about 5.15pm near Buckie Polytechnic, along Ogidi-Abatete road. FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash.

The crash involved a Mercedes Benz 608 with registration number AA205DMA driven by one Ezeugwu Christopher and a Mercedes Benz Tipper with enlistment number XD651GDD, drivers name given as FC Ugwumba.

Casualties involved included, Seventeen (17) adult males, One (1) female adult and One (1) female child. Totalling Nineteen (19).They were all rushed to Twinkle Hospital, Ogidi by members of the community.

Six (6) male adult victims in critical condition were referred to Iyi-Enu Specialist Hospital, Ogidi. Information reaching us after a Hospital Follow-Up today Saturday 13 June, 2020 states that Four (4) have been confirmed dead by doctors at Iyi-Enu Specialist Hospital and their corpses deposited at the hospital morgue.

The Sector Commander FRSC, Andrew Kumapayi condole with the family of the deceased and wishes the injured victims quick recovery, warning vehicle owners and drivers against the use of expired or worn-out tyres, particularly during rainy season. He equally advises that only brand new tyres should be used in vehicles as most fairly used tyres, popularly called tokumbo tyres are expired'' he said
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Sun, 14 Jun 2020 22:54:47 +0000
Another female student raped and killed inside a church in Ibadan http://nairaplace.com//950/another-female-student-raped-and-killed-inside-a-church-in-ibadan.html
According to reports, Grace, a 21-year-old National Diploma student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, was allegedly raped and then murdered inside the church located in the Ojoo area of Ibadan in Akinyele Local Government Area. She was discovered with machete cuts on her body.

In a statement released, the spokesperson of the state police command, Gbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident but said details of the incident are still sketchy.

‘One Grace Oshiagwu, female, aged 21 years, was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-Ori Area, Shasha off expressway by unknown assailant(s) today 13/06/2020 about 3:00 pm.

‘Investigation has commenced into the matter and the police tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s). While efforts intensified, we want to continue to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the misery behind these dastardly killing.’' Fadeyi said

This will be the third case of rape and murder of a female in Oyo state in recent times.

Barakat Bello, a student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, was raped and killed on June 1.

On June 5, a 29-year-old woman, Azeezat Somuyiwa, who was seven months pregnant, was also hacked to death by yet to be identified persons in Oyo state.

Meanwhile, friends of late Grace have taken to social media to mourn her death]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 22:49:07 +0000
One person confirmed dead after bridge collapsed during heavy rainfall http://nairaplace.com//949/one-person-confirmed-dead-after-bridge-collapsed-during-heavy-rainfall-.html
An eyewitness said a car carrying three passengers fell into the canal after the bridge collapsed.

“The bridge collapsed around 10pm on Saturday night because of heavy downfall. The driver was on the bridge when it tore apart and they fell into the canal. They died because they could not get help as people didn't have means of rescuing them, we had to standby and expect the emergency team to come.” the eyewitness said

Confirming the incident, the Kwara state government via its Twitter handle, said efforts are being made to find two missing persons. The state government says so far, one person has been confirmed dead in the incident.]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 22:37:39 +0000
Bodies are exhumed in Brazil to make way for more dead bodies http://nairaplace.com//948/bodies-are-exhumed-in-brazil-to-make-way-for-more-dead-bodies.html
Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populated city, is now freeing up space at its city's graveyards by digging up the bodies of people buried at least 3 years ago and storing their bagged remains in large metal containers.

According to the Sao Paolo government, in a statement released on Saturday, the dead bodies will be stored temporarily in 12 storage containers the city’s funeral service has purchased.

Brazil, now the hardest-hit Latin American nation with more than 828,000 confirmed virus cases, also has the second-highest death toll from COVID-19 behind the United States.



Speaking on the issue, Dr Michael Ryan, the World Health Organisation’s emergencies chief said: ‘Overall the health system is still coping in Brazil, although, having said that, with the sustained number of severe cases that remains to be seen, clearly the health system across the country needs significant support in order to sustain its effort in this regard. But the data we have at the moment supports a system under pressure, but a system still coping with the number of severe cases"

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Sun, 14 Jun 2020 22:29:52 +0000
Jabi Lake Mall shut down indefinitely over Naira Marley’s show http://nairaplace.com//947/jabi-lake-mall-shut-down-indefinitely-over-naira-marley-s-show.html


According to the FCTA authorities, the mall was shut down indefinitely for violating the Presidential Task Force’s ban on public gatherings as part of measures to curb COVID-19 pandemic in Abuja.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2020 22:12:23 +0000
Couple found dead inside their apartment in Imo (photo) http://nairaplace.com//946/couple-found-dead-inside-their-apartment-in-imo-photo-.html
A statement by the spokesperson of the state police command, Godson Ikeokwu, says at about 9am today, operatives of the Divisional Police headquarters, Nekede/Ihiagwa Division received a calling inviting them to number 19 Vic-Mic lodge JMJ Bus stop in the state.

When they arrived at the compound, they broke the door leading to Mr Samuel's apartment and found the lifeless bodies of Cynthia and Samuel.

According to the Ikeowku, late Cynthia visited her boyfriend, late Samuel, on Saturday, June 13, and passed the night but unfortunately, both of them didn't wake up the next morning.

''Preliminary investigations suggest that they may have died as a result of drug consumption.'' the statement read

Ikeowku said the remains of the deceased persons have been deposited in the morgue, while an investigation is in progress. ]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 22:07:27 +0000
I’ve Been Sleeping With Your Husband – Daughter Tells Mom (photo) http://nairaplace.com//945/i-ve-been-sleeping-with-your-husband-daughter-tells-mom-photo-.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Ajinde Ayo Close, Suberu area of Alagbado, Lagos where they reside with the girl.

The embittered mother had the girl before he got married to her husband, Mathew Olateju, 37, and eventually brought her to live with them.

However, she usually leaves for work early and comes back late which created the opportunity for her husband to take advantage of the girl.The matter got exposed when the mother discovered changes on her body and interrogated her, she then opened up and told her that her husband, Olateju, had been sleeping with her but warned her not to reveal it to her mother.

The mother then confronted her husband; he admitted and claimed that the girl was not his biological daughter as such she did not commit any abomination as claimed by her mother.

The matter was reported to the Police at Alagbado Division and Olateju was arrested. He was later charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for defilement which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty.

The Court did not take his plea after the prosecutor, Supol Ezekiel Ayorinde, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O.Osunsanmi, ordered Olateju’s remand in prison custody without an option of bail and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.The matter was adjourned till 19th July, 2020, for report of the DPP’s advice to be available in order to determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court or not.]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 11:09:59 +0000
Soldiers Attack Borno COVID-19 Committee, One Dead http://nairaplace.com//944/soldiers-attack-borno-covid-19-committee-one-dead.html
The soldiers, disregarding ongoing interstate travel ban, forced their way through the entrance gate to Borno and allowed hundreds of illegal travelers into the town.

The armed personnel, who arrived in three gun trucks, allegedly threatened to open fire on the COVID-19 Committee members led by the state attorney general and a commissioner of health.

While breaking through the barricade, the soldiers rammed through a patrol truck of the State Rapid Response Squad which forced the vehicle somersaulting in the bush. All local security personnel in the vehicle sustained injuries.

The driver of the RRS truck died hours later at the Borno Specialist Hospital.

The soldiers also knocked down some commercial tricycles (Keke Napep). Three women, including a pregnant woman and a baby, sustained fractures.

While allowing hundreds of travellers into the state in violation of the restriction order, the soldiers also assaulted a photojournalist attached to the committee while he was filming the vehicles streaming into the city.

The Borno government imposed a restriction of interstate travel in May. Only persons on essential duties or with the issued pass are allowed into the state.

The COVID-19 Committee has also ruled that violators of the interstate travel restriction would be detained in a quarantine facility for 14 days.

“We were assaulted today and it is quite unfortunate that it is a federal government law enforcement agency that is responsible,” said Kaka Shehu, the attorney general of Borno.

“We are carrying out a federal government order on restriction on interstate movement
and soldiers in three gun trucks decided to violate that by forcefully leading passengers into the city.

“They did not only break through the barricades but also assaulted us as a committee. They beat up our cameraman, seized his camera, and attempted to beat up some of the policemen in our committee.

“We did our best to calm the policemen, while I tried to confront one of the soldiers to remind him of the consequences of their action. But to my greatest surprise, the soldier looked at me and told me he doesn’t care about our ‘useless democracy’.”

The attorney general said the rampaging troops who were apparently enjoying cheers from the civilians allowed to enter the city, “threatened to deal with anyone who would stand on their way.”

The state deputy governor, Umar Kadafur, who chairs the COVID-19 Committee, arrived at the scene of the faceoff and called the garrison commander to meet him at the scene.

Mr Kadafur also ordered the return of the seized video camera while condemning the action of the soldiers.

The garrison commander who apologised for the action of the soldiers said the perpetrators have been identified and would face disciplinary action.

The garrison commander also said that the officer commanding the soldiers that violated the restriction order said they acted based on the fact that incoming travellers that were trying to escape the committee had gathered at a location, and the soldiers were worried that they could come under attack by Boko Haram insurgents. Hence they led them into the state.

Highly condemnable’

Speaking to journalists at the scene of the clash, the deputy governor said, “this is highly condemnable and should not be allowed to repeat itself again.”

“We have conferred with the garrison commander and made it clear to him that we won’t allow any soldier to undermine our authority and the orders of Mr President. Hence we will pursue the case to its logical conclusion until we see that those soldiers face disciplinary action.

“However, we as a committee, and government, appreciate the sacrifices of the Nigerian military and we will do everything to support them, but we will not tolerate discipline in our state.”

The COVID-19 Committee, led by the deputy governor, later visited the Specialist Hospital where persons injured as a result of the soldiers’ actions we’re receiving treatment.

PREMIUM TIMES reporter saw some of the victims, including the pregnant woman and the toddler with his mother who all sustained fractures on their legs and arm.

The deceased driver of the RRS vehicle was still alive at the time the deputy governor visited. He died minutes after the committee had left the hospital.

Confirming the development, the state commissioner of health said “We have just received a report from the hospital that the injured driver had passed away.”

“This is very sad that all this happened because some soldiers chose to break the law. We are doing our best to stem down the spread of the pandemic, that’s why we are enforcing the ban on interstate travel,” he said.

“The cases of COVID-19 are on the rise and most of the new cases are from the travel violators whose blood sample we too while they are in the quarantine facility.”]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 10:57:01 +0000
The Punishment The Bible Prescribes For Rape http://nairaplace.com//943/the-punishment-the-bible-prescribes-for-rape.html
This has led to calls from many who say the best way to prevent rape is to make castration the punishment. While this seems like a good idea, it is not what the law of God issues as punishment for rapists. Is the Bible silent on rape? No. The Bible protects victims and encourages them to speak up and not be shamed.

The Bible gave different scenarios which rape can be said to have occurred or not.

1.) Consensual sex but the lady is betrothed to someone else. Punishment is death for the lady and guy.

2.) Sex that is not consensual which is RAPE. Punishment is death for the guy, blamelessness for the lady.

3.) Consensual sex with a lady that is NOT betrothed to someone else. Punishment is marriage with no divorce.


The first involves the lady not crying out when she knew she could get help.

Deutoronomy 22:23-24
23 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
24 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.

The first instance can't be classified as rape because it happened in a place where the woman could have easily gotten help if she had cried. Her failure to do so shows she consented to the act. You must ask "why did God say they should be stoned to death if it was consensual?". They are to be stoned to death because the lady has been betrothed to another man and is considered is wife. So, guys be careful how you go about sleeping with people's fiancee. The judgement is death. Luckily for you, Nigeria doesn't regard God's laws. Sadly for you, God could kill you himself.

Deutoronomy 22:25-27
25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die.
26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter:
27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.

This second scenario is a clear sign of rape. The man finds her in the field where no one could hear the lady cry for help. The Bible says he forced her, which shows she didn't consent to it. This is rape and the Bible equates the sin to murder. The punishment is death, not castration. As for the lady, she won't face any punishment.


Deutoronomy 22:28-29
28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

This third case is consensual sex because they were found, not that she cried out for help. It is similar to a guy and a lady dating and having sex in secret to avoid the judgement of a sane society. If they are found, the man must married the lady whom he met a virgin. He must pay her bride price and must never divorce her. What if she wasn't a virgin? That case is fornication.

So, guys stays away from the bandwagon calling for the castration of rapists. That is against God's law which says rapists should be killed after thorough investigation is done.

Many who scream for castration of rapists are also guilty of death, for they cheat on their fiance, wife, husband which in God's eyes is punishable by death. That's being a hypocritical judge.

Matthew 7:2
“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”

One more thing.

Many today will say the clothes a lady wears have nothing to do with her getting raped. I can already sense a good sum of them already slamming me a rapists for what I'm about to say.

The truth is, everything we do has a consequence, whether we agree or not. When ladies are told to avoid dressing seductively, it is actually for their own protection. Dressing decently and avoiding getting caught in dark, lonely or dangerous places are ways to avoid rape. It is only a fool that will say clothes or dress code should never lead to rape. That is similar to saying there are no longer evil people in this world.

There are evil people who are demon possessed. They don't reason like the many sane guys who can control themselves. A little show of the thighs by a lady can trigger that demon in them towards rape. Guess what? It is not only demon possessed people that rape. Even guys who think they are sane do fall into temptation. So why as a lady do you go about tempting guys and expecting a different result?

Why don't go buy a 65 inch 4K Smart TV and put it at a junction like Oshodi in Lagos. Leave it there and see if you will meet it there the following morning. Guess what? It might not be stolen by confirmed thieves. It could be stolen by someone that has never stolen before but got tempted by the package. So, why do ladies think leaving themselves in the open doesn't have consequence? Oh, you want to live however you want with no consequence?

A bank with armed security guards and cyber security still gets robbed by cyber and armed robbers. Do you think it is only cyber and armed robbers that will rob a bank with its vault at its car park with no security? People that have never stolen before will join in when they see money flying in the air.

When people tell you to dress recently which the Bible also says, it is actually for your own good and others. Don't listen to those celebrities saying otherwise. They are part of the problem. Their business promotes indecency, so they are angry that people are speaking against indecency.

The diva singer who dances unclad in her movies and music videos goes home with millions and under the protection of bodyguards. The females that get influenced by her actions live in notorious neighborhoods where the guys wake up to smoke weed and drink adulterated alcohol which they did before going to bed under the bridge where they sleep. How safe do you think you will be walking pass that quite bridge at night especially when dressed seductively? You might be dressed like a masquerade and still get rape right there. That's why the Bible says to avoid fields i.e lonely places.

Give wisdom a chance and the foolishness that comes with emotions will flee.]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 10:54:06 +0000
Woman allegedly commits suicide because a man she loved chose her best friend of 15 years http://nairaplace.com//942/woman-allegedly-commits-suicide-because-a-man-she-loved-chose-her-best-friend-of-15-years.html


Fa'izah said the man chose her, and not her friend. This led to a falling out between the friends and her friend eventually committed suicide over the unrequited love.

She wrote: "This girl has been my bestfriend for over 15years and unfortunately we fell in love with the same man and that man loves me not her but she was already obsessed over him so we fought and stopped talking for over 2weeks now and she committed suicide today."]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 06:43:37 +0000
Nigerian doctor narrates how he and his friend were "charmed" by two girls during NYSC http://nairaplace.com//941/nigerian-doctor-narrates-how-he-and-his-friend-were-charmed-by-two-girls-during-nysc.html
According to @Maxvayshia, the incident happened in a South-South village. He further disclosed that while the charm worked on his friend and almost made him marry one of the girls, it however didn't work on him.



He tweeted;



During youth service, i was charmed by a female native of the land i served in. But the story was bizarre, even for the lady who did. I always wondered what my friend (A Medical Doctor with high tastes then) saw in this pear-shaped dusky lady with dimples like drops of Jupiter..

Had just a primary school cert but generally looking caked up in makeovers that covered a lot of lack of exposure and body odour the small of inferior quality bedford lorry engine oil. My man was always a butt man but this lady had above average busts and slapped behind...

But this my man was determined to MARRY her. All of a sudden. Yea you heard that right. MARRY. In fact, the only quarrels we had was on her account. My guy was out of his senses, i thought. I became convinced the day his mother needed to be discharged from hospital having....

Been discharged from Hospital after 3 weeks on admission. Boss stopped picking her calls cos he had to concentrate on paying this lady's brother's rent, school fees and buying him a bike to start side business. I figured something was wrong. At this point I will summarize...

I needed to act fast. I found a way, after a lot of patience and calculation, to blackmail the lady and got her to not only confess but tell and bring out what she used in charming my friend, divulged where it was all made. But i wasn't concerned with who made it.

Quietly worked on getting the reversal cos "her life now depended on it". After 2 weeks, it was done but money was spent. Yes. A week after this, she was taken back to my friend (to give the reversal time to work) and made to narrate the confession in his presence....

My friend in the meantime had been waiting for her to come and clear up her things from his apartment as he was confused as to what so many of her belongings were doing in his room. Now here is the surprise.... She had a "bff" best friend, who i and my friend knew and were friendly with. I noticed she liked me but i was indifferent. She was lively and fun before this whole incident. My friend:s lady was not going to go down alone so she had her join us in this confession. Turned out that this lady charmed me too but to her shock....

It didn't work. She went to her source THREE times and tried it 3ce. Didn't work on me, she observed, despite intensifying it. It made her turn against her source as she believed she was duped. Clashed with her source. I was a bit perplexed and a little amused. Not upset. No....

My guy got over her immediately but till today, even when married to another Medical Doctor, with 2 children, still cannot forget such experience cos he never believed such was possible for him. It is good we can laugh over it now bit that is how a Medical Doctor could....

Easily have become a palm wine tapper in some village in the south south region of Nigeria. Olorun oni jeka ri radarada laye wa oo.
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Sun, 14 Jun 2020 06:40:40 +0000
South African woman stripping and twerking for Nigerian men went viral http://nairaplace.com//940/south-african-woman-stripping-and-twerking-for-nigerian-men-went-viral-.html
#NigeriansMustFall is the number 1 trending topic on Twitter at the moment. South Africans are using the hashtags #NigeriansMustFall and #NigeriansMustGo to call out Nigerians, while blaming them for the rot in their society.

In the video that caused the outrage, a woman is seen pulling down her pants to twerk for some Nigerian men. The twerking woman is seen with lipstick between her butt cheeks as she danced for the men who were speaking Yoruba

Reacting to the video, South Africans accused Nigerians of all sorts, including drugging and raping their women. Some people pointed out that the woman doesn't look like she was forced to twerk but others shut them down and stated that, even if she wasn't forced, she must have been drugged.


Some South Africans came to the defence of Nigerians and accused their countrymen of xenophobia. They pointed out that femicide is on the rise as South African men kill their women and get away with it. But those people were also shut down as South Africans passed the blame to Nigerians.

Nigerian Twitter users have warned Nigerians in South Africa to be careful as the hashtag could snowball into violence.

Below is the video that caused outrage and reactions to it.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2020 06:29:42 +0000
Black man dies after being shot by a white Police officer in Atlanta http://nairaplace.com//939/black-man-dies-after-being-shot-by-a-white-police-officer-in-atlanta.html
The victim, Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot during a struggle and died after surgery at a local hospital, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. One officer was treated for an injury and discharged.

Brooks had been asleep in his car in a Wendy’s drive-thru, causing other customers to drive around the car, the Bureau of Investigation said. Police were dispatched to the Wendy’s around 10:30 p.m. and conducted a sobriety test on Brooks, who failed the test, according to the officials.

“During the arrest, the male subject resisted and a struggle ensued,” the Bureau of Investigation said. “The officer deployed a Taser. Witnesses report that during the struggle the male subject grabbed and was in possession of the Taser. It has also been reported that the male subject was shot by an officer in the struggle over the Taser.”

In a video captured by a man from his car, Rayshard is seen struggling on the ground with two police officers over the Taser. As he stood up and started running away, both cops chased him from behind before one of them fired three-times at Rayshard.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation later released a surveillance video which captured the officer who fired three shots to Rayshard's back until he collapsed to the ground.]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 06:14:34 +0000
Police aircraft crashes in eastern Kenya (photos) http://nairaplace.com//938/police-aircraft-crashes-in-eastern-kenya-photos-.html
The Eastern Regional commissioner and his security team were reportedly heading for a joint security meeting with North Eastern counterparts when the incident occurred. Police spokesman Charles Owino said the chopper had six occupants, 2 pilots and 4 passengers-all members of Eastern Security committee.

The injured passengers have been admitted at Meru Level 5 hospital. Police Airwing Commandant Rodgers Mbithi said he and the pilot in the ill-fated chopper left Wilson airport in Nairobi with two choppers heading for the meeting.

Mbithi who was on a different chopper said;

"I have talked to the pilot and he, with the others, who were on board are okay and are in stable condition."

It is speculated that the chopper which is among the new fleets acquired by police crashed due to bad weather. Investigation has been launched into the incident.
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Sun, 14 Jun 2020 06:11:55 +0000
Nigerian lady who has breast abscess after plastic surgery performed by Dr Anu cries out http://nairaplace.com//937/nigerian-lady-who-has-breast-abscess-after-plastic-surgery-performed-by-dr-anu-cries-out.html
Vick said her she suffered complications shortly after the surgery she paid N1.6m for. After making a complaint of having a "reddish sign" on her left breast, the plastic surgery patient said she was placed on an injection which continued for 4 weeks.

However after this it was found that she had abscess in both of her breasts, which was drained off. This kept reoccurring and the lady who complained of spending all she had on the surgical process, said she is currently at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where doctors will also drain off the abscess in her breasts. ]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 06:07:20 +0000
Nigeria Records 501 New COVID-19 Cases, Eight More Deaths http://nairaplace.com//936/nigeria-records-501-new-covid-19-cases-eight-more-deaths.html
In a tweet via its official handle, the NCDC also recorded eight additional deaths within the past 24 hours.

The country’s total infections have now risen to 15,682.

In usual fashion, Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 195 new cases and the FCT was second with 50 new infections.

Other states with new cases include Kano (42), Kaduna (27), Edo (26), Oyo (22), Imo (21), Gombe (17), Benue (12), Enugu (12), Delta (11), Anambra (11), Ebonyi (10), Nasarawa (9), Ogun (9), Bauchi (8), Kebbi (4), Akwa Ibom (3), Jigawa (3), Katsina (3), Yobe (2), Borno (2), Kwara (1) and Ondo (1).]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 06:02:04 +0000
Lagos High Court Sentences 2 Men to Death for Robbery, Rape http://nairaplace.com//935/lagos-high-court-sentences-2-men-to-death-for-robbery-rape.html
The Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, who is also the State lead prosecutor, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, said the two robbers were earlier arraigned by the government on an amended five-count charge in June 2017.

She submitted that the duo was arrested by the Police and arraigned for conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery which contravenes the Criminal Justice Act of Lagos State and urged the court to sentence the defendants accordingly, having found them guilty of the charges against them.

Shitta-Bey said the defendants, who pleaded not guilty, robbed the residents of Shepherd Estate, Ijegun on the 2nd of August 2015, while the 1st defendant William Udoh raped one of the victims during the robbery.

According to her “The testimonies of six witnesses including the victim of rape and armed robbery confirmed the allegations of the crime against Udoh and Isiah”.

The trial judge, Hon. Justice Atinuke Ipaye stated that the evidence provided by the prosecutor’s witnesses was credible, compelling and cogent for the conviction of the defendants.

Justice Ipaye said she found the two robbers guilty of the charge and punishable under section 261, 297 and 295 (2) of the Criminal Law, CH, C.17 Vol 13 Laws of Lagos State 2015 and sentenced them accordingly.]]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2020 09:24:14 +0000
Ngozi Okonjo-iweala Celebrates Her 66th Birthday Today http://nairaplace.com//934/ngozi-okonjo-iweala-celebrates-her-66th-birthday-today.html
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (born 13 June 1954) is a Nigerian-born economist and international development expert. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

Previously, Okonjo-Iweala spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, scaling the ranks to the Number 2 position of Managing Director, Operations (2007-2011). She also served two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003-2006, 2011-2015) under the leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan respectively.

Education and personal life

Okonjo-Iweala was born in Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State, Nigeria where her father Professor Chukwuka Okonjo is the Eze (King) from the Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi-Ukwu.

Okonjo-Iweala was educated at Queen's School, Enugu, St. Anne's School, Molete, Ibadan, and the International School Ibadan. She arrived in the US in 1973 as a teenager to study at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude with an AB in Economics in 1976. In 1981, she earned her Ph.D in regional economics and development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a thesis titled Credit policy, rural financial markets, and Nigeria's agricultural development. She received an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), that supported her doctoral studies.]]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2020 08:56:06 +0000
Denrele Edun celebrates his 39th birthday with stylish new photos http://nairaplace.com//933/denrele-edun-celebrates-his-39th-birthday-with-stylish-new-photos.html

To mark the day, he shared these stylish new photos of himself on social media and wrote in his caption: 'HAPPY 39TH BIRTHDAY TO ME; YES, EMI! Don't let the outlandish hair & flamboyant clothes fool you, Don't Underestimate me and Overestimate yourself... WEREY NI MI O! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DENRELE: THE DEFINITION OF EXTRAORDINARY!']]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2020 07:50:20 +0000
BBNaija star, Khafi's brother shot dead in London http://nairaplace.com//932/bbnaija-star-khafi-s-brother-shot-dead-in-london.html
Alexander, 20, was shot close to his family house in Shepherd’s Bush, West London. He was said to have been walking back home from a convenience store when he was shot by a yet-to-be-identified person in the early hours of Monday.

Witnesses say he screamed out “help me” as he lay dying in the street at 12.40am.

A post-mortem conducted on him showed he died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen.

UK Police are appealing for information about a white Range Rover driven by his killers. Det Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley said:

“We are determined to bring those responsible for this unnecessary and terrifying violence to justice. We continue to appeal for witnesses who may have seen or heard what happened to come forward. The white Range Rover seen in the area and later found burned out is also a key part of the investigation.”Jolley said

Khafi yesterday posted a black picture on her page to mourn him.]]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2020 07:32:57 +0000
23-Year-old man arrested for defiling 3-year-old girl in Ogun (Photo) http://nairaplace.com//931/23-year-old-man-arrested-for-defiling-3-year-old-girl-in-ogun-photo-.html
The suspect, Badmus Quadri, was arrested on Thursday, June 11, following a complaint by the mother of the victim who reported the shocking incident at Owode Egbado police station.

The distraught mother told police that she saw blood in the private part of her daughter when she returned back from the market. While interrogating her daughter, the little girl revealed that it was Quadri who took her into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.

Confirming the arrest, a spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeleye said: “upon the report, the DPO Owode Egbado division, SP Olabisi Elebutte, led her detectives to the area where the suspect who is a neighbor to parents of the victim was promptly arrested after the victim identified him.

“The victim was quickly taken to the general hospital at Idiroko where it was confirmed that she has been defiled.

He also confirmed that the Commissioner of Police CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the case to the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

“The CP also reiterated the readiness of the command to deal decisively with anybody who involved himself in act of violence against women in accordance with the law of the land.]]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2020 06:36:24 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Spread Worsens As NCDC Records 600-Plus New Cases For Two Consecutive Days http://nairaplace.com//930/nigeria-s-covid-19-spread-worsens-as-ncdc-records-600-plus-new-cases-for-two-consecutive-days.html
Earlier on Friday, Lagos announced it has discharged 90 COVID-19 patients after they fully recovered.

But there are concerns that the virus spread is getting worse across the country as the NCDC reported 600-plus new cases for two consecutive days, a first.

Meanwhile, authorities have warned that the number of cases will rise as testing capacity increases.

Nigeria is currently in the second phase of easing its lockdown restrictions, with worship centres expected to restart in more states.

According to the NCDC, the country has now confirmed at least 15,181 cases of the novel coronavirus with 399 deaths and 4,891 recovered patients.

Again, in Friday’s reporting, Lagos led the state ranking with 229 new cases. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) trailed behind, reporting 65 new infections.

Other states with new infections include Abia (54), Borno (42), Oyo (35), Rivers (28), Rivers (28), Edo (28), Gombe (27), Ogun (21), Plateau (18), Delta (18), Bauchi (10), Kaduna (10), Benue (9), Ondo (8), Kwara (6), Nasarawa (4), Enugu (4), Sokoto (3), Niger (3), Kebbi (3), Yobe (1), and Kano (1).]]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2020 06:30:27 +0000
Nicki Minaj puts her naked boobs on display as her new Trollz video trends http://nairaplace.com//929/nicki-minaj-puts-her-naked-boobs-on-display-as-her-new-trollz-video-trends.html
"Trollz #1 in 46 countries. Love you. Thank you," Nicki captioned a photo in which she was scantily clad.

Nicki wore no top or bra in the photo, save for nipple pasties protecting her modesty.]]>
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 22:04:56 +0000
A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why http://nairaplace.com//928/a-50-000-year-old-lake-in-india-turns-pink-and-experts-don-t-know-exactly-why.html
That was the question on people's minds across India after Lonar Lake in the state of Maharashtra suddenly changed hues in recent days.

Experts believe that the change is likely due to either increased salinity in the water, the presence of algae or a combination of both -- like parts of Utah's Great Salt Lake or Lake Hillier in Australia.

Gajanan Kharat, a local geologist, said in a video posted to Maharashtra Tourism's Twitter feed, that this has happened before, but was not as prominent.

"It's looking particularly red this year because this year the water's salinity has increased," he said. "The amount of water in the lake has reduced and the lake has become shallower, so the salinity has gone up and caused some internal changes."

Kharat said that researchers are also investigating if the presence of red algae caused the color change.

Samples are being sent to several labs, he said, and "once they have studied it we will be able to definitively say why the lake's water has turned red."

The lake, which is located about 500 kilometers (311 miles) east of Mumbai, formed after a meteorite hit the Earth some 50,000 years ago, according to CNN affiliate CNN News 18. It's a popular tourist attraction and has been studied by scientists across the globe, CNN News 18 reported.]]>
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:41:17 +0000
Boy, 15, Arrested For Engaging Girl, 4, In S*x http://nairaplace.com//927/boy-15-arrested-for-engaging-girl-4-in-s-x.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Baderin Street, Mafoluku area of Oshodi, Lagos, where they reside.

The suspect reportedly lured the little girl into his parents apartment, removed her pant and penetrated her.
However, he was caught in the act and handed over to the Police in the area. He was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command for interrogation.

The boy now risks several years of imprisonment despite his age if he is tried and found guilty for statutory rape before the Court.
He was said to have admitted that he committed the offence and was then charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for defilement.The prosecutor, Supol Ezekiel Ayorinde, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice since the defendant is still a minor.Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, ordered his remand in correctional centre and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.

The matter was adjourned till 13th July, 2020, while he will be in custody pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice.The names of both the defendant and victim were withheld in line with the policy of Nairaplace because they are minors.]]>
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:49:27 +0000
Boko Haram releases new video showing the execution of a soldier and a police officer http://nairaplace.com//926/boko-haram-releases-new-video-showing-the-execution-of-a-soldier-and-a-police-officer.html


The video showed the two security officers, kneeling in a field, and introducing themselves before two masked men pointed guns at them.



The officers said they were on a trip from Maiduguri to Monguno when they were ambushed and abducted by the insurgents whom they described as “Tilafa army”.

“I am 13NA/70/8374 Lance Corporal Emmanuel Oscar, I was captured by Tilafa’s along Maiduguri to Monguno,” the soldier said.



The policeman who spoke in Hausa language, said

“My name is Yohanah Kilus, I am a policeman, my rank is inspector. I was abducted between Maiduguri and Monguno; I am presently in the custody of Tilafa soldiers.”
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Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:08:53 +0000
Amara La Negra flaunts her banging bikini body in sexy new photos http://nairaplace.com//925/amara-la-negra-flaunts-her-banging-bikini-body-in-sexy-new-photos.html Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:25:50 +0000 Cult War In Amaokpala, Anambra: 3 Killed (Graphic Photos) http://nairaplace.com//924/cult-war-in-amaokpala-anambra-3-killed-graphic-photos-.html
Residents of Amaokpala community in Orumba North local government area of Anambra state are still counting loses following a recent bloody cult war that claimed lives of three indigenes and left others injured.

The three Amaokpala youths that were shot dead during the bloody cult clash that rocked the community on May 16, 2020, include Ifeanyi Nwafor, Chidozie Nwafor and Cyril Ogbonnaya Ozoemena.

Orient Weekend gathered that tension remained high in the community over unending cult clashes and failure to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators of the bloody violence in the area.

Callistus Obunike Okonkwo, a vigilante member, who escaped death during the cult war, recalled the event that almost sent him to his early graves.

“I was shot during a gun duel that claimed three indigenes of Umudike village, Amaokpala, in Orumba North local government area of Anambra state. Luckily for me, I survived after many days in the hospital”.

Okonkwo said since the incident took place, he has not been able to fend for his family as he could barely walk, recalling how the community helped offset his medical bills at St. Michael the Archangel Hospital, Oko, from where he was discharged on May 20.

Narrating the incident to this reporter, he said: “I was eating with my family when I received a call from a colleague asking that I joined them at Lon Vinco Hostel, where I later found out that suspected cultists killed one Ifeanyi Nwafor, leaving him at the pool of his own blood.

“Before local vigilante came to the scene, the chairman of Amaokpala vigilante, Mr. Clifford Nwafor, had put a call to Oko Police Station. So, on our arrival at the scene, people had deserted the hotel for fear of their lives.

“We searched and found the late Ifeanyi lying in one of the rooms in the hostel. He was later taken to hospital by the police when they arrived. The police ordered that we sealed-off the hostel.

“It was in that process that the suspected gang, perhaps, after a tip-off, came back to the scene in a V-Booth E-Class car and opened fire on the vigilante members in the premises, shooting sporadically with sophisticated firearms suspected to be AK47 riffle.

“I was shot first before I took to my heels as our local guns were no match to theirs. All I could remember after the incident was that I woke up to see myself in the hospital, having fainted as a result of loss of much blood.

“It was after the sporadic shooting that we learnt that two other persons, Chidozie Nwafor (Cousin to Ifeanyi and only son of his parents) and one Cyril Ogbonnaya Ozoemena (a vigilante) were equally certified dead from bullet wounds in a nearby hospital”.

The three deceased persons in a morgue
The 40-year-old Okonkwo, decried lack of equipment and vehicle by the vigilante as contributory factor to the total disintegration of the vigilante outfit, calling on government to provide the needed equipment to help them discharge their work. He described the development as embarrassing, appealing for support to fend for his family, even as he called for justice to fish out the perpetrators.

Another villager, who pleaded anonymity, alleged that late Ifeanyi Nwafor was a suspected cultist, who, he said, had problem with the fleeing prime suspects, which would later degenerate to his death and that of other two persons in the community.

The source, a student of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, said activities of cult group was becoming rife in the area, blaming it on large presence of students and youths. She opined that justice should be done as a deterrent to other persons who, according to her, might still be indulging in cultism.

The 23-year-old also said the community was looking up to the chief security officer and traditional ruler of the land, HRH Igwe Cyprian Okeke, to use his office to see that justice is done and perpetrators exposed.

Confirming the incident, the chairman of Amaokpala vigilante group, Mr. Clifford Nwafor, expressed shock over the incident, noting that such incident had never happened in the community since his 15 years of reign.

Nwafor, who queried the rationale behind engagement in cultism by youths, regretted that such had cost other innocent lives in the process. He disclosed that soon after the incident, he was invited by the Enugwu Ukwu Anti-Cult Unit for a statement, saying that there had not been any update from the unit since the incident occurred mid-May.

Speaking on the challenges facing the local vigilante outfit, the chairman lamented that they had no equipment and no operational vehicle to perform their duties diligently, decrying gross neglect of the local security outfit.

Hear him: “My brother, I sincerely do not want to talk on the condition of work here or our unpalatable experiences with the police because, if one says the truth, he would be witch-hunted. However, we have no functional tools and our vigilante vehicle is not good at all.

“If we had enough resources, we would have combated their second attack .

“What of the stipends we are given? It is nothing to write home about. We use our personal money for logistics whenever there is distress call. Our meagre stipend should be increased so that we can fend for our families.

“We want government to adequately provide us with necessary logistics and equipment for us to perform optimally. Security is the most essential thing that a people need.

“Government should recognise and treat us just the way security personnel are cared for in advanced countries. They should also organise training for members of local vigilante for more efficiency”.

Condemning the latest cult attack at Amaokpala, the vigilante chief, called on parents to caution their children as well as to monitor their activities, while urging other stakeholders to continuously emphasise the dangers of cultism and other related social ills.

When our reporter visited the palace of the traditional ruler of Amaokpala, Igwe Cyprian Okechukwu Okeke (Udodimma 111 of Amaokpala), to get his reactions, he confirmed the incident but declined further comments.]]>
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 08:28:43 +0000
Mum who survived shooting now lives with her intestines hanging outside her belly (photos) http://nairaplace.com//923/mum-who-survived-shooting-now-lives-with-her-intestines-hanging-outside-her-belly-photos-.html
Reaves, 32, defied death in July 2017 to survive being shot twice on her stomach and right leg by a random attacker who sprayed bullets at a crowd of night clubbers, injuring three people.

One of the bullets tore her stomach wide open, and it was a miracle that she survived after undergoing intensive surgery to repair her damaged intestines.

After doctors stitched her up, the size of the wound on her stomach made it impossible to close, forcing her to live with a gaping hole on her torso and with the inside of her intestines fully exposed.

Her scar looks so big that some people even mistake it for a pregnancy.

Takieyah, a criminal justice student, said to Metro UK: ‘It will get patched up properly, but it has been left open and exposed ever since it happened. It bulges and I am constantly asked if I am pregnant when I go out. People ask me if it’s a boy or a girl and I then have to explain everything.’ Takieyah lost 4.5 liters of blood and defied death to survive the shooting.

Takieyah continued: ‘I wasn’t supposed to make it out of hospital alive, my family were told to say their goodbyes. I am so grateful to still be here and be given a second chance at life, but I can’t help feeling depressed by how I looked."

‘I kept my stomach hidden from everyone for a long time, even from my kids. I was so depressed by my body, I had scars all over and I hated it. ‘I just wanted to curl up in a ball and hide and I was scared to go outside because of guns on the street.

" I also didn’t want anyone to see my body so I found it hard to live my life as normal."

Doctors created a makeshift lining for Takieyah’s stomach by using skin from her leg.

‘It has changed my life but I am so grateful I am still able to raise my kids. I was depressed for a while but I decided that I couldn’t go on like that for their sake. ‘I do want my body back but I see them as my war scars. People tell me how beautiful I am and I have learned to embrace what happened.’

After three years of living with an open wound, Takieyah is due to have her stomach stitched back together for good, at the end of June this year.

Takieyah speaking about the day she was shot: ‘I thought I was dying and I was so scared about leaving my kids without a mom. It was super scary and really painful, it felt like fire was running through my veins. ‘I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, the guy was firing off gunshots and I was stood in the doorway. I didn’t even realize I had been shot at first, but then I collapsed.

‘I was in the doorstep of the club when I got shot. I remember feeling very tired, like I wanted to go to sleep. My friend Lavona kept telling me to keep my eyes open and listen to the voices.’ ‘I lost 4.5 liters of blood and my doctors told me my heart stopped on the operating table, but I came back. I had surgery to remove the bullets but they had to leave my stomach open like this"

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Fri, 12 Jun 2020 08:14:02 +0000
Nigeria Records Highest Daily Increase Of COVID-19 Cases As Infections Exceed 14,000 http://nairaplace.com//922/nigeria-records-highest-daily-increase-of-covid-19-cases-as-infections-exceed-14-000.html
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos state reported more than half of the new cases with 345 infections.

Rivers state was a distant second with 51 new cases.

Other states with new infections include Ogun (48), Gombe (47), Oyo (36), Imo (31), Delta (28), Kano (23), Bauchi (18), Edo (12), Katsina (12), Kaduna (9), Anambra (7), Jigawa (5), Kebbi (4), Ondo (4), and Nasarawa (1).

The health agency also noted that while 4,494 people have recovered from the disease, 387 have died as a result of the virus.]]>
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 07:01:28 +0000
Bride Price Returned Over Man’s Inability To S*xually Satisfy Wife http://nairaplace.com//921/bride-price-returned-over-man-s-inability-to-s-xually-satisfy-wife.html
Nairaplace reports that Joseph’s alleged inability to sexually satisfy his wife has broken the marriage as Jennifer asked the Court to dissolve the marriage. The Court in turn ordered her to return her bride price to the man as condition to separate them.

The divorce suit was successful on Wednesday 10th June, 2020; an Upper Area Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, dissolved the marriage between Joseph and Jennifer, on grounds that he starved her of sex.

The husband, Joseph, refused to appear in Court but sent his bank account number and asked the wife to pay the bride price into the account as he was tired of the marriage over high demands for sex.

The Judge, in her verdict, stated that facts before the Court indicated that the marriage between the duo had failed completely. She directed Mrs. Jennifer to return the bride price paid by Mr. Joseph.

Jennifer had filed a divorce suit against her estrange husband, Joseph, stating that he physically beats her up at the slightest provocation and also starved her of sex.
Jennifer further said that she had tried everything within her capability to make the marriage between them work but it kept getting worse.]]>
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 06:57:00 +0000
75-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping 15-year-old hawker in Osun http://nairaplace.com//920/75-year-old-man-arrested-for-allegedly-raping-15-year-old-hawker-in-osun.html
According to reports, the accused man lured the teenager into his apartment in the Olowo area in Osogbo under the pretense he wanted to buy the local juice. Immediately she entered his house, the man forcefully defiled her.

“The girl always hawks the Pito around in our area but it is unfortunate that the girl was deceived by the old man and raped. The girl is living at No 10 Aresa area, Osogbo with her relative who produces the local juice for her to hawk every day.

After the incident she reported the issue to the police station, informing them of what Ayinla has done to her.” a source said

Commenting on the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Yemisi Opalola, said

“Our men swung into action and arrested him in his house and we have taken the victim to Police Hospital for a medical test.''Opalola

She added that the matter will be charged to court once the investigation has been completed]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 23:07:07 +0000
Teyana Taylor goes topless as she twins with daughter http://nairaplace.com//919/teyana-taylor-goes-topless-as-she-twins-with-daughter.html
The American singer wore matching hairstyles with her daughter and they both had on black skirts and elaborate jewelry. They were also both topless.

Teyana's caption reads: "A love letter to my sweet girl.....For God spoke; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5. The innocence of your disposition proclaims the truthful characteristics of the world.

"Your curiosity breeds knowledge for you are young but not naive. You WILL TAKE A STAND. You will forever be woke. You will forever be protected. The tones of your mahogany skin and the texture of your curly crown are the essence of nobility, strength, love, fearlessness and POWER."]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 22:57:40 +0000
FIVE AMAZING WAYS YOU CAN MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR PHONE http://nairaplace.com//918/-five-amazing-ways-you-can-make-money-with-your-phone.html Do you own a smart phone?
If you do, then the question we should ask is “How much has your phone made for you?”
Now I need you to do something that might sound ridiculous but is really important for our discuss. You are going to ask your phone that critical question and while you do, stare intently at it.
So, 1,2,3 go!
Wow, you did it!
I hope you didn’t shout. We wouldn’t want anyone around you starring at you like a crazy person, LOL.
Now we all know that for most of you the obvious answer is zero Naira but don’t panic because I have got your back. There are so many ways you can make money from your phone and I am going to reveal to you five amazing ways some of my students make money with their phones. My name is Mike Eruche and I term myself A Wealth Builder, this is because I write, motivate and educate on the need for Passive Income. In this write up I will give simple and proven techniques that you might be asking yourself “How come I never thought of these earlier?’
By the way, watch out for the last item on our list. It’s going to blow your mind.
Let’s begin
CAR SALES: I am sure some of you never knew that you can sell cars with your phones. First let me clarify here that the cars meant here are fairly used foreign cars. What some refer to as Belguim. Visit a recognized car dealer in your neighborhood and tell them of your intention to help market their cars. Once they agree, a simple legal document is drafted and in it an agreed commission is spelt out and it could range from between 5% to 10% of the total sale of the car.
To sell a car you need pictures covering both inside and out of the of the car. I also encourage my students to make short videos of the car. The idea is to get your prospective buyers to be able to imagine themselves behind the steering wheels.
All pictures and videos are posted on all their social media handles and even various online forums and they keep promoting them until an interested buyer signifies interest. Once that happens a meeting is arranged and if everything goes as planned money changes hands and then you as the middle man/woman gets your account credited with your commission. Voila!
SALE OR LEASE OF PROPERTY:
The process here is very similar to that of the car sale. Here you have a relationship with the Property Owner or Landlord. And as before, you get nice pictures of the property and our usual nice short videos of touring the property. Do you know that the margins you can make from the sale of properties are by far higher than those in the leasing or renting (as it’s popularly called) property business. Supposing through you a property of say Twenty million Naira gets sold and say your agreed commission was 5% of the sale. That’s a cool One million Naira being deposited into your account. Duplicate this feat several times during the year and you can imagine what these monies will do for you.
AFFILIATE MARKETING:
Affiliate marketing is a process where an affiliate (that’s You of course) earns a commission by marketing another person’s or company’s products.
How do you market these products?
Simply by driving traffic to your blog/website and have your visitors click on your affiliate link that is if they like the product being displayed on the banner. Let me give an example take a look at any of your popular blogs, you might see a banner from a popular Online store like Jumia or Konga or some others displaying some items for sale. Once a visitor clicks on this banner and makes a purchase, a commission is paid to the owner of the blog/website (Which in this case is you).
Another way of marketing affiliate products could be by using various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram e.t.c
In Affiliate Marketing you can earn commissions ranging from as low as 5% all the way to 75% of the cost of the product and these all depend on the company or the owner of the product and the products involved.
For anyone interested in learning more about affiliate marketing you can hit me up with the link below and I will show you so many other ways people are getting paid from affiliate marketing some with virtually little effort.
ONLINE TRAINING
This is a form of training that takes place on the internet. And the great thing about it is that you can get paid for organizing one. As an Online Tutor myself I like advising anyone interested in going this route to have a knowledge/skill that should be of value to others. I on my part focus on transforming my students’ lives by teaching them amazing ways they can generate multiple streams of wealth.
So do you have a skill that others can benefit from?
There are so many formats one can use to develop online courses from simple apps like watsapp to more scalable apps like Udemy, Zoom and so many others.
For instance lets say you know how to play a guitar, you can start an online class for anyone interested in learning using your phone.
Just use your imagination.
I am proud to say that some of my students in my mentorship class happen to be classroom teachers and have been organizing online classes via zoom for interested students. And these guys have been making a killing all through this lockdown
One of them has twenty students and charges five thousand naira per student each month that amounts to a total sum of One Hundred thousand naira, which is far more than the forty five thousand naira he earns monthly at the School he teaches.
E-BOOK PUBLISHING
Yes, now we have finally landed on our last item on our list. Congrats for making it here. This is the most explosive section as a lot will be revealed here.
Writing and publishing an Ebook is another amazing way of making money. You choose a topic that will benefit your prospective readers package it in a digital book format and get them to buy.
My ebook, Five Boxes of Riches is a motivational book that tries to teach its readers how to recognize and take advantage of opportunities around us. Many of us are use to complaining about everything without recognizing the vast amount of opportunities that abound. This book costs One Thousand Naira only and Investing in this book automatically qualifies you to be part of our Six months Success Challenge.
Here are some of the goodies participants will enjoy in the challenge
1. Free Life Changing ebooks in both audio and pdf formats by great motivational authors.
2. You will receive free short auto biography and inspiring videos of great entrepreneurs.
3. You will be taught how to create and set big goals for yourself.
4. Participants will also be the first to be exposed to some of our online training programmes on creating Passive Income Streams.
And so much more and all for just One thousand Naira with the purchase of my book, Five Boxes of Riches.
Please kindly note that this is for only serious minded individuals.
The Challenge focuses on three key areas
1. Developing a Positive Mental Attitude.
2. Learning how to recognize opportunities and act on them.
3. Learning a Skill set.
How was the Success Challenge created?
It all started years ago, when a friend and colleague Elijah (not real name) and I used to work in a small company. I always noticed that Elijah had a motivational book with him at all times and I used to chide him about it. I would see him read a different one each time. And he read it during breaks. I saw titles such as You were Born Rich by Bob Proctor, Success Principles by Jack Canfield and so many more. And then one day he came up to me and told me he had resigned from the company we worked and that he was going to set up his own company. I really thought then that the nuts in his head were finally loose.
You see, then I couldn’t quite understand why someone could leave paid employment to what I felt was a life of uncertainty even though we were poorly paid. I considered it a big risk. Anyway fast forward a few years later and it was Elijah who had the last laugh.
It all started early one morning I was at my usual bus stop about to board a commuter bus when I heard someone from behind calling out my name.
Mike, Mike!
When I turned around to have a look I was really surprised to see Elijah’s face peering out from a really nice car. He then asked me to get in so he could drop me off at work. Elijah had changed. My guy was looking good.
Where do I start from? Is it his expensive clothes or the gold watch on his wrist or do I talk about the rich fragrance of his perfume that permeated the whole car? Everything about him screamed money.
We drove in silence for a few minutes as I kept staring at him dumb founded before he finally broke the silence
Are you not going to ask the question going through your mind?
He asked.
Oh boy, you don hammer! I screamed.
How e take happen?
Na God Oh, he replied
My guy, don’t tell me that. I responded.
I know say God hand follow but tell me the truth. What do you do for a living?
I am a Social Media Marketing Consultant or you thought I was into something shady, common Mike you should know me better. He said while looking at me with a pained look in his eyes.
Ok start from the beginning. I said.
Can you remember how you use to laugh at me whenever you see me with a new book?
I remember you used to call me Professor then
Now it was my time to be embarrassed
Anyway all that reading paid off. You see then my aim was to get rid of my poverty mentality and adopt a Positive mental attitude to life. Next I focused on learning a lot of online skills like Copywriting, Social media marketing and so on and that is what changed my life.
Before long I started getting free-lance job opportunities requiring me to put my skills to the test and I was getting paid handsomely. So my brother that’s how my fortunes changed.
Wow, such an inspiring story. Am sorry I made fun of you then.
Its ok. So Mike are you up for the Challenge!
He asked
Are you ready to change your financial fortunes too?
Yes! I responded with all the energy I could muster.
He continued, “Are you ready to work on yourself from the inside out?”
Yes! I responded
And so friends that’s how my own fortunes changed. He allowed me access to his vast library of great books and believe me when I say, i read those books as if my very life depended on it.
Today my story is different. It took hard work and dedication and I am happy where I am today. I continually give myself big goals and work towards them
Today I dedicate my life to helping others who feel stuck like I was and that was how the Success Challenge was born.
So friends ask yourself this question:
Are you ready to Challenge yourself?
If your answer is Yes.
Then Click on the link below.
The First twenty people to place an order apart from the automatic enrollment in our Success Challenge and its array of Life Changing goodies, they immediately get Five Free Inspiring E books.
As I highlighted earlier, this Challenge is only for those really serious in changing their Lives. And all it takes is an investment of One thousand Naira in the purchase of our Book, Five Boxes of Riches.
In conclusion, one key prayer point we should add to our list, is that May we always recognize opportunity when it comes knocking so we don’t make the mistake Ronald Wayne made. Who in 1976 passed up an opportunity to remain with Apple but instead chose to sell his shares for $800, today those shares would have be worth Ninety Billion Dollars.
The time to act is now!
Click the link below!


https://wa.me/2348174283907?text=Hello%20Mike



https://bit.ly/3fk5sIW
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Thu, 11 Jun 2020 21:03:45 +0000
Kaduna House of Assembly members fight over mace http://nairaplace.com//915/kaduna-house-of-assembly-members-fight-over-mace.html
LIB reported earlier that Mukhtar Isa Hazo, the former deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly was impeached after his colleagues passed a vote of no confidence on him.

The fight ensued after Hon. Liman Dahiru, the lawmaker representing Makera Constituency broke into the floor of the Assembly and seized the mace.

However before he could leave the complex, he was grabbed by the Sergeant at Arm while other members quickly rushed in to retrieve the mace from him. This led to a rowdy session at the assembly, before Dahiru was dragged out.

The Nation reported that the lawmaker who attempted seizing the maze was seen later with a torn cloth outside the Assembly Chamber, expressing his anger over the impeachment of Hazo]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:23:54 +0000
Muhammad Alfa Who Raped 40 Women In 1 Year In Kano Arrested By Police http://nairaplace.com//914/muhammad-alfa-who-raped-40-women-in-1-year-in-kano-arrested-by-police-.html
The 30-year-old serial predator, Mohammed, of Kwanar Dangora village according to Kano Police Spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, He confessed that the victims were young girls, married Women and old Women.

He said, "it is true. We have him in our custody, we are parading him soon." Haruna said the suspect was arrested when he sneaked into a house to rape a girl, but the mother raised the alarm, which forced him to escape. He was however, caught by neighbours who tracked him after a woman caught him in her children's room in Dangora town, Kano.

The Police said the suspect had been transfered to the Criminal Investigation Department for Investigation.]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:19:56 +0000
Fraudsters Sell Fufu As Iphone 7+ To Man At Computer Village As He Cries http://nairaplace.com//913/fraudsters-sell-fufu-as-iphone-7-to-man-at-computer-village-as-he-cries.html
Come and see market today o. lockdown never ease finish and men are not taking prisoners]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:09:25 +0000
Lady nabbed while trying to deposit N200k worth of fake currency http://nairaplace.com//912/lady-nabbed-while-trying-to-deposit-n200k-worth-of-fake-currency.html
When confronted by those who turned up at the scene as she pleaded for mercy, the lady admitted that what she did is a criminal offence.

She also disclosed that she was introduced to the criminal act by a man she met on Facebook.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:03:50 +0000
Nigerian lady reveals why it is good to post your boyfriend's photo on social media http://nairaplace.com//911/nigerian-lady-reveals-why-it-is-good-to-post-your-boyfriend-s-photo-on-social-media.html
This came after @adiilolade shared photos from her birthday celebration which her "cheating boyfriend" turned up for.

In rejoinder tweets she shared, the Nigerian lady revealed that her boyfriend finally admitted cheating on her with his baby mama after she shared his photos on social media. She further disclosed that he made her look like she is obsessed when he is the one that won't leave her alone.

She tweeted;

It’s important to post pictures of men than claim to love you!! The truth comes out. How can he finally admit to cheating with his baby mama. Don’t date men with kids

How can you make me look like one obsessed chick. When you’re the one that won’t leave me alone!!!]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:03:06 +0000
Man Who Raped 8-Year-Old Girl In Ogun Jailed Two Years http://nairaplace.com//910/man-who-raped-8-year-old-girl-in-ogun-jailed-two-years.html
Anifowose, who resides at No. 2, Isale Iyemule, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State was sentenced on a one-count charge of sexual abuse.

The Magistrate, I.O Abudu, said that all the evidence tendered in court had convinced the court beyond a reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty of the offence.

[b.She sentenced Anifowose to two-year imprisonment without option of fine
The magistrate also ordered that the convict be taken to the Oba correctional center to serve his jail term.[/b]

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Bukola Abolade, told the court that the convict committed the offence on May 1 at about 9:00 am, at No. 6, Agbaje Street, Sabo area of Ijebu-Ode.

Abolade said that the convict had carnal knowledge of the girl when she was sent on an errand by her mother.

She said that the convict accosted the girl and forcefully took her to an abandoned building beside Sabo abattoir and had carnal knowledge of her.

“When she got home, the mother noticed blood stains on her cloth and upon inquiry, she told her mother what happened between her and the convict,” she said.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 33 of the Child Rights Law of Ogun.]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:58:42 +0000
My vagi*a almost caught fire - lady narrates (photo) http://nairaplace.com//909/my-vagi-a-almost-caught-fire-lady-narrates-photo-.html
According to @webdesignher, this occurred after deciding to use her vibrator on the "highest and most violent setting" for the first time.

She tweeted;

So my vagina almost caught fire today

Home alone so i decided to use my vib on the highest and most violent setting for the first time. I never crank it high cos

1. Its super loud

2. It vibrates so hard that in the event that it doesnt rip my clit to shreds, im unable to hold on to it when things get slippery

Today i was like fuck it, lets see the worst that can happen. If we die, we die noni. I was enjoying myself then i started feeling heat on my fingers but i was like "nah its the friction from the vibration.." then i started smelling a combination of burning tyre and u know how..

(contd.) how on sallah day when they are burning the hair off the ram? Yes that was my coochie hair being singed. The vibrator imploded, started melting from the inside and tried to barbeque my hooha. I flung it and ran to the bathroom to tamba

Aliexpress eshay oh. Made in China.

My biggest fear is dying from a sex related accident or having a sex toy stuck in me which is why i dont trust dildos. Today my life flashed before my eyes. Imagine them finding my dead body with barbequed vagina. I've learned to appreciate my own fingers]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:33:29 +0000
Nigerian lady tattoos her boyfriend's name on her face to prove her love http://nairaplace.com//908/nigerian-lady-tattoos-her-boyfriend-s-name-on-her-face-to-prove-her-love.html
The lady who reportedly did this to prove her love to her boyfriend, had "Anjola my love" written on her face by the tattoo artist. ]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:25:25 +0000
Facebook Launches Messenger Kids Giving Parents Supervision Over Kids http://nairaplace.com//907/facebook-launches-messenger-kids-giving-parents-supervision-over-kids.html
Helping to shape the Messenger Kids app, Facebook has worked closely with Youth Advisors over the years, made up of experts in online safety, child development and media. Ahead of its launch, Facebook also consulted with child safety advocates and educators across Africa to ensure that its providing a service that balances parental control with features that help kids learn how to connect responsibly online.

Messenger Kids is made for Kids but controlled by parents, the app is full of features for kids to connect with the people they love. Once their account is set up by a parent, kids can start a one-on-one or group video chat. The home screen shows them at a glance who they are connected to, and when those contacts are online. Some fun features available in the app, include:

Playful masks, emojis and sound effects bring conversations to life.
In addition to video chat, kids can send photos, videos or text messages to their parent-approved friends and adult relatives, who will receive the messages via their regular Messenger app.
A library of kid-appropriate and specially chosen GIFs, frames, stickers, masks and drawing tools to let them decorate content and express their personalities.
Commenting on the launch, Kojo Boakye, Facebook Public Policy Director, Africa said:“We know that parents are turning to technology more than ever to help their kids connect with friends and family online. With privacy, security and parental control at the heart of the app, Messenger Kids provides a safe, fun space, controlled by parents to do exactly that.”

Safety expert Evelyn Kasina, Family IT Consultant, Eveminet, added: “It is our responsibility to ensure online safety for our children. The greatest sign of success is when our children display responsible independence during their online interaction. The launch of Facebook Messenger Kids is an amazing stride toward child online safety because our young children will enjoy and participate on social media on child developed platforms that have safety parameters to keep them safe.”

Through the Parent Dashboard, parents can control and monitor their child’s activity enabling them to:

Monitor recent contacts, chat history, and reported and blocked contacts:including who your child is chatting with, whether they are video chatting or sending messages and how frequently those conversations happened over the past 30 days. You’ll also see a list of the contacts your child has blocked and/or unblocked, if they have reported any messages as well as any contacts they’ve reported and the reason for their action. Parents will continue to be notified via Messenger if their child blocks or reports someone.
See a log of images and videos in chats: See the most recent photos and videos your child has sent and received in their inbox. If you believe an image or video is not appropriate for your child, you can remove it from your child’s message thread and report it.
Enable Supervised Friending: This feature will enable parents to choose to allow their kids to also accept, reject, add or remove contacts, while maintaining the ability to override any new contact approvals from the Parent Dashboard. When a kid takes a friending action, parents will be notified through Messenger and can override any new connections made by going to the Parent Dashboard, where they will also be able to see a log of recent activities.
Remote Device Logout: See all devices where your child is logged in to Messenger Kids and log out of the app on any device through the Parent Dashboard
Download your child’s information: Request a copy of your child’s Messenger Kids information, similar to how you can download your own information within the Facebook app. The download will include a list of your child’s contacts as well as the messages, images and videos they have sent and received. Your child will be notified through the Messenger Kids app when you request this information.
More Information on Messenger Kids

There are no ads in Messenger Kids and your child’s information isn’t used for ads.
It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases.
Messenger Kids is also designed to be compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA).
Facebook continues to work with parents, safety and security experts to improve Messenger Kids and have also announced new ways to help parents connect kids with their friends.
For more specific information about the app, visit MessengerKids.com.]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:19:48 +0000
Nigeria Records 409 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Hit 13,873 http://nairaplace.com//906/nigeria-records-409-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-hit-13-873.html
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the new cases were spread across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A tweet put out by the NCDC late on Wednesday showed that Lagos had the highest number of cases with 201 persons testing positive for the virus within the metropolis.

The tweet further revealed that 4,351 former patients have been discharged so far, while 382 deaths have been recorded.]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:14:56 +0000
Archbishop reacts to viral video of his son getting intimate with two naked women http://nairaplace.com//905/archbishop-reacts-to-viral-video-of-his-son-getting-intimate-with-two-naked-women-.html


On Tuesday, social media was set ablaze after Archbishop Nicholas' son was seen in a viral video getting intimate with two naked women in a pool. In another uncensored video, the young rapper who is based in the US took down his underwear and began to twerk for the camera.

Reacting to the obscene videos, Bishop Ebenezer Obodai, a spokesperson for the family stated that Daniel has been battling with the acute bipolar disease for the past six years.



He said, “Daniel has undergone the very best medical interventions, treatments and hospitalisations, yet he still experiences relapses when he does not continue on his prescribed medication.”



Read the full statement below:



Mental Health: Toll, Tragedies and Hope



The significance of psychological health has become very personal to Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams and his family. Six years ago, Archbishop’s son, Daniel Duncan-Williams, was diagnosed with acute bipolar disease. Through the family, Daniel has undergone the very best medical interventions, treatments and hospitalizations, yet he still experiences relapses when he does not continue on his prescribed medication.



His outbursts on social media and elsewhere should not be media fodder or click-bait; We acknowledge that the obscenities are abhorrent but understand that he has a serious illness. Daniel is not of himself and he has never been in prison.



Historically, many mega pastors have all had to deal with their personal family challenges in the public eye and in this same vein, we also ask you to separate “who a person is from their mistakes”. We love Daniel, and we believe God’s mercy turns what was meant for evil to good, for them that love the lord and are called according to his purpose. Daniel also continues to be covered and supported spiritually with intense and consistent prayers.



The Archbishop has prayed all over the world for nations, leaders, pastors, families, mothers and lay people and at this time, he asks that you join in prayer for Danny and the family. We are believing, with God on our side, that Daniel will come out of this stronger and with a testimony to the glory of God.



The Archbishop says “this is a test of his faith. In his own words; “I acknowledge the situation my son is in, and I still love him…please pray for us…. “Love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8



The Archbishop and his family continue to stand firm in their faith believing God for Daniel’s full deliverance, healing and restoration. We ask that you please respect their privacy as they navigate through this trying time.

Psalms 3:3. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Bishop Ebenezer Obodai



Spokesperson for Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams and family

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Wed, 10 Jun 2020 22:05:42 +0000
Nigerian Lady Calls Out Talent Manager Who Allegedly Recorded Her During Sex http://nairaplace.com//904/nigerian-lady-calls-out-talent-manager-who-allegedly-recorded-her-during-sex.html
Uche Nelo, who is the founder of The Consent Workshop, said she wasn’t ready to share her story yet but she did so in outrage after Mayowa Balogun, out of fear that she was about to expose him, went on Twitter to share it first so as to earn forgiveness from Twitter users.

Nelo mentioned that before Mayowa went on Twitter to share his confession and ask for forgiveness from Twitter users, he did not reach out to her, who he offended, to ask her forgiveness. She said he had blocked her on every platform, yet took to Twitter to ask the people he didn’t offend for forgiveness just so that he will not be called out if/when she shares her story.

She added that his “confession” was manipulative and made to suit his own narrative. As a result, she decided to share her story herself.

Sharing her story, she said she made a decision to have consensual sex with Mayowa Balogun. However, during sex, while her back was turned, he allegedly filmed her and sent the sex tape to his brother and friends.

She said when she asked him about it, he denied it. The following day, he gave her his phone to record him at a wedding and that’s when she saw a naked video of her that he had sent to three people.

When she confronted him about it, she said he manipulated her into forgiving him.

According to Uche, when he suspected she might expose him on social media, he came out to share the story first to gain sympathy and forgiveness.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:40:26 +0000
Over 60 killed as Boko Haram members attack Borno community http://nairaplace.com//903/over-60-killed-as-boko-haram-members-attack-borno-community.html
According to reports, the sect members stormed the village in gun trucks and motorcycles, shooting sporadically.

“They got into the village around 12:15pm and the first place they attacked was Zowo ward at Faduma Koloram. They accused the people there of spying on them and vowed to teach them lessons. Virtually all the houses in the community was torched.” a source said

The source added that when some persons who managed to escape returned to the village hours later, they met their houses in ruins.

This attack on Faduma Koloram comes barely 24 hours after the sect members attacked another community in Borno.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:36:20 +0000
Lady left with horrific injury after allegedly being punched by policeman http://nairaplace.com//902/lady-left-with-horrific-injury-after-allegedly-being-punched-by-policeman.html


According to Lucee Ogechi Akaedu, the policemen had attempted to arrest a young man who they accused of being an internet fraudster and tried pushing him into their vehicle.



However after a pregnant lady brought out her phone and started recording the incident, they allegedly attempted to assault her but was stopped by a lady who pointed out that the lady filming the incident was pregnant.



Akaedu said one of the policemen turned and punched the lady who tried stopping them several times, leaving her with horrific injuries. It was further learnt that disciplinary action is currently being taken against the policemen.



She wrote;



So I got a report from one of my models (an alumni of Face Of Ajegunle 2015) on Saturday 6th of June, around 10pm asking me to help her repost her status and help her get justice for her mum.
I wasn’t able to check immediately because I was so busy with my other businesses online!

The next day I remembered someone sent me a message to check something and immediately I went to her WhatsApp status to see a picture of her mum in a pull of blood, and with wounds all over her face and I quickly sent her a reply to know what really happened and it turned out that she was brutalized by policemen from Tolu post in Mokoya around Ajegunle.

I was keen to know exactly what transpired and she sent me a voice note of the incident. Some people were having a party around that area on that faithful Saturday, police people were alerted and when they came to the scene of the party, instead of them to focus on those breaking the law by having a party this period, they started harassing both passerby.

It all started when they stopped a footballer driving in his car and were forcing him to come down from his car so they can arrest him and were already labeling him a yahoo boy! When he refused and was arguing with them, one of the policemen hit him with a gun on his head and they started to rough handle him, while on that, the woman who owns the shop where my model’s mum was making her nails started to record the scene and one of the policemen rushed to collect the phone from her and started to beat her up, pushed her to the mud even when they clearly saw that she was pregnant, so my model’s mum on seeing what they were doing to her friend started shouting and saying that they should leave the pregnant woman alone o, that can’t they see that she is pregnant and the policeman turned to her and gave her a blow on her mouth, punched her several times to a point she couldn’t recognize herself anymore!

I immediately sent the report to our national youth council chairman, Ajif chapter and also sent to Community Watch Plus group on WhatsApp to seek justice and then i got a lot of people working their ass out to help us get justice, the DPO of that division was alerted and immediately added to the community watch plus WhatsApp group, I narrated the story by sending the voice note and pictures of the incident again and he assured us that they have already started querying the men in question.

At the other end, the youth chairman had already gone to the station himself on that Sunday immediately when I reported and also met with the DPO and they also assured us that they are taking care of the matter.
He even went as far as visiting the family of the woman they brutalized and told me that they are making sure justice is served and they want peace to reign.

But most people in the group where I posted didn’t want it to just lay low like that because if proper justice and lessons isn’t served, we might encounter such happenings again in future.
To cut the long story short.

I got a call this morning from the youth chairman that I should make my way down to Area Command in Apapa by 10am, as that’s where the disciplinary action of those policemen will take place, that even though they tried settling the issue within the Tolu post division but the matter has gone out of hand because a lot of people contacted the IG and because I was the one who first alerted them, that I should come witness what the disciplinary actions on those guys will be.

I will be back to give us further details of what punishments was given to the policemen.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:57:01 +0000
COVID-19: NYSC Mulls Reopening Of Orientation Camps After Lockdown http://nairaplace.com//901/covid-19-nysc-mulls-reopening-of-orientation-camps-after-lockdown.html
In a statement signed by Director, Press and Public Relations department of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said the DG disclosed this when he visited the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu in Abuja.

Ibrahim noted that the scheme suspended the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course just one week into the exercise as a proactive measure to avert the spread of COVID-19 to any of the Orientation Camps.

He said due to the possibility of further or complete lifting of lockdown, the strategies mapped out by the NYSC Management had taken care of various scenarios, and would be presented to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 through the NCDC for guidance.

He informed that the suspended 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course would be completed, when the Scheme received the green light from the PTF.

He told his host about the various COVID-19 interventions made by Corps Members all over the country, including sensitization; production and distribution of face masks, liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, automated disinfection chambers; as well as automated and foot-operated liquid soap, hand sanitizer and water dispenser.

In his response, the NCDC Director-General, Dr. Ihekweazu, commended NYSC for its support to the fight against the coronavirus through Corps Member’s activities especially the fabrication of hand washing machines and production of disinfectants amongst other interventions. He said the proposals presented by the Director-General would be studied and recommendations made to the appropriate authorities.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:48:25 +0000
Armed robber arrested after stealing household items and security dog http://nairaplace.com//900/armed-robber-arrested-after-stealing-household-items-and-security-dog.html
Twitter user @peter_ameh who shared a photo of the suspect, said the robbery incident took place in Magodo.

He tweeted;

Just to cut a long story short, The guy broke into a House in Magodo, Lagos & stole two Television sets, a decoder & other items. As if dat was not enough, he stole the Security Dog too

Security dog wey suppose dey guard the owner, dem thief am join The matter crack me up]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:45:30 +0000
Imo police arrests two women for stealing two year old boy (photos) http://nairaplace.com//899/imo-police-arrests-two-women-for-stealing-two-year-old-boy-photos-.html
A statement from the state police command spokesperson, SP Ikeoku Godson Orlando, on Tuesday said on May 30, operatives of the Anti-Vice Unit of the Command while on stop and search duty, intercepted the women with the two-year-old boy.

When interrogated, they confessed that they stole the child at Kakuano LGA, Rivers State, and brought him to Imo for sale.

Ikeoku said the boy has been safely kept in the motherless babies’ home as effort is being made to locate the parents while an investigation is ongoing.

The Command enjoined members of the public whose child was stolen or who knows anyone that has lost his child recently to contact Imo State Police control room on 08034773600 or the Police Public Relations Officer on 07034714499.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:41:37 +0000
TSTV Loses Headquarters Building Due To Debt http://nairaplace.com//897/tstv-loses-headquarters-building-due-to-debt.html
The Abuja Headquarters office of the television company is situated at Plot 1191, Jahi District, off Gilmore Construction Company, FCT.

The property was taken over on Tuesday following the judgment entered in favour of the plaintiff by Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court in Nov. 2019.

Officers from the Execution Unit of the FCT High Court, including four police officers, were stationed in the premises during the takeover.

The law firm through its principal, Raphael Adakole, had filed the suit in 2018 with No. CV/2739/18 against the television company and its Abuja Managing Director, Bright Echefu.

Filing of the suit was due to the inability of the television company to meet up with the tenancy agreement entered between the plaintiff and defendants on May 1, 2017.

The law firm had particularly sought the order of the court to declare that the tenancy agreement between the plaintiff and defendants had elapsed by effluxion of time.

It also prayed the court for an order directing the defendants to give up vacant possession of all the five storey building of the office complex together with its appurtenances, fixtures and fittings thereof.

An order of the court directing the defendants to restore and reinstate the property of the plaintiff to a tenantable and good condition to the satisfaction of the plaintiff was outlined in the tenancy agreement.

The suit also contained an order of the court mandating the defendants to pay to the plaintiff the sum of N20,833,333, being the profit from May 1, 2018 to September 2018.

It also issued an order of the court computing the profit of the demised premises at the rate of N4,166,666.666, being the calculated profit per month from May 2018 until the defendants give up vacant possession to the plaintiff.

An order of the court mandating the defendants to pay the sum of N20 million as general damages to deter and serves as a lesson from treating other unsuspecting landlords in such manner.

It also prayed the court for an order of N10 million against the defendants being the cost of the suit and any other order the court might deem it fit in the circumstances of the suit.

Justice Halilu, who declared that the defendant did not defend the action in spite of the receipt of document from the court stipulating the hearing notices, granted all the prayers of the plaintiff in line with the law.

“I must state here that it is the duty of the court to evaluate all evidence before it can come to conclusion of the case; the court must treat as sacrosanct the terms of an agreement freely entered into by the parties.

“The terms of a contract between parties are clothed with some degree of sanctity and if any question should arise with regard to contract, the terms in any document which constitute the contract are invariably the guide to its interpretation as set out by them.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:45:36 +0000
Man, 50, Arrested For Sle*ping With Daughter http://nairaplace.com//896/man-50-arrested-for-sle-ping-with-daughter.html
Nairaplace reports that the suspect, Ede, allegedly started abusing the victim from when she was 11 and continued till 28th May, 2020, when she had turned 19 before her mother discovered and reported to the Police.
The dastardly act reportedly took place at No. 26 Kajola Street off Emmanuel Bus Stop, Governor’s Road in Ikotun area of Lagos.
It was gathered that the father took advantage of the girl, who is their first child, because her mother usually went out very early in the morning and came back in the late evening and having no time to take of the children because of her business.
It was gathered that the abuse had continued and he threatened the girl never to tell anybody what he was doing to her.However, when she grew older and discovered that what she was doing was abominable, she was also ashamed to tell anybody that her father was sleeping with her. But she later summoned courage and confided in her mother about the trauma she was passing through for those years.
The mother was said to have been shocked and ashamed of herself because she faced her business and did not take care of her children, which prompted her husband to molest her for those years without her knowledge.She was said to have secretly arranged for another accommodation, took her children away and reported to the Police at Family Support Unit, Ikotun. The Police operatives then arrested Ede. There he reportedly admitted that he slept with her for those number of years.
Having been found culpable, he was charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for defilement.When he was brought to Court and charged for the alleged offence, the Court did not take his plea after the prosecutor, Supol Ezekiel Ayorinde, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice because it was a capital offence which involved life imprisonment as penalty.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, ordered him to be remanded in prison custody without an option of fine and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.The matter may be transferred to the High Court if the DPP finds him culpable and recommends his trial for the alleged offence.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:36:53 +0000
Sod*my: Man, 23, Arrested For S*xually Molesting 4 Teen Boys http://nairaplace.com//895/sod-my-man-23-arrested-for-s-xually-molesting-4-teen-boys.html

Nairaplace reports the apprehension was as a result of the strange sexual behaviours by Ogbonna, which they suspected that he might be doing for ritual purposes.


The dastardly act was exposed after Ogbonna penetrated four victims aged, 10, 13, 14 and 15 and was caught in the act before being handed over to the Police in the area. The Police operatives later transferred him with another 15-year old boy said to be engaged in the act in the area.
During interrogation, Ogbonna was said to have admitted that he did so to derive sexual satisfaction and not for ritual purposes as suspected by the residents.He was said to have lured the victims to his apartment where he used some cream on their anus before forcefully penetrating them one after the other.
Having been found culpable by the Police, Ogbonna has been charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for statutory rape which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is found guilty for the alleged offence.
The Court did not take his plea after the prosecutor, Supol Ezekiel Ayorinde, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, ordered his remand in prison custody and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP for advice.The defendant, Ogbonna, will remain in prison custody pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice, which will determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court for trial or not.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:34:08 +0000
Nigerian lady calls out about-to-wed schoolmate who allegedly raped her http://nairaplace.com//894/nigerian-lady-calls-out-about-to-wed-schoolmate-who-allegedly-raped-her.html
According to Lighthouse Beacon, she decided to call out the man identified as Oluwafemi after coming across his pre-wedding photo. She further revealed that though she has healed, she will still make it known wherever she comes across him or to anyone who knows him, that he is a ''rapist.''

Beacon wrote;



Unbelievable, that stories of Rape abound and today, I saw the pre wedding photo of the Person who raped me in 2010 at the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
A person who i got to know through mutual friends and neighbors.
I vividly remember that fateful day even though I have healed over the years, I swore I will still make it known wherever I come across him or anyone who knows him, that he is a rapist.
The last time I came across someone who said he knew him, i narrated my ordeal with this rapist to him, and he told me he will put a call across to him because he still had his number and ask him about it...

He still was not remorseful, nor apologetic.

I‘m no more hurt like before, but I carry it with me...it’s part of who I am, part of my story, and I will keep telling it whenever I feel like.
Even on the picture of his Obituary, I will tell it.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:28:59 +0000
"I've been selling my v*gina since I was 11" - girl says (photo) http://nairaplace.com//893/-i-ve-been-selling-my-v-gina-since-i-was-11-girl-says-photo-.html
Kelly, 21, recounted how her foster father came into the sitting room drunk when she was only 5. She was watching TV with her foster mum and he asked her to follow him inside, where he proceeded to rape her.

The Skid Row sex worker revealed that he raped multiple times after that and her foster mum, who was also being abused by the man, couldn't do anything.

At 11, she ran away from home. While running, she met a man who promised to help her, but he ended up introducing her to prostitution and making money off her.

She finally escaped from him and now lives in a tent but she still fears that the pimp might come after her and kill her.

She added that she never went to high school. The last time she was in a school was at the age of 10.

She mentioned that she is ashamed of the fact that she's never been to high school.

The girl, who speaks well for someone who hasn't been to school since age 10, said she dreams of being a lawyer and a cosmetologist but she doesn't know how to go about it.

She mentioned that she's ashamed of herself and her body then added that she still sells her body because she doesn't have any other skill.

She said she's been raped, tortured and has had a gun pulled on her head while walking the streets.

She also revealed that she experiments with drugs. She said she tried cocaine after her pimp introduced her to it, but later gave it up because she didn't want it messing her up.

She said she recently tried crystal and it was so potent that she was walking around naked without knowing it, until the police were called and they arrested her for indecent display.

The young lady also mentioned that she thinks of suicide often. She said she could kill herself on the night of the interview or the night after because she has nothing to live for. She said she has no one, no family and no future. She added that no one ever checks up on her.

The interview was recorded a day before Christmas of 2019 but was released on June 6, 2020, via In The Now's official Facebook account.

During the interview, the girl mentioned that she is considering suicide because the following day is Christmas but she has no one to spend it with and that makes it all the more unbearable.

The interviewer replied by promising to bring her Christmas dinner the following day. He told her he wouldn't let her kill herself on his watch and promised he will check up on her.

This made her seem excited and she made him promise to keep to his word.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:21:33 +0000
George Floyd Buried In Houston (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//892/george-floyd-buried-in-houston-photos-.html Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:12:09 +0000 Raymond "Hushpuppi" Igbalodely And Woodberry Arrested By Interpol In Dubai http://nairaplace.com//891/raymond-hushpuppi-igbalodely-and-woodberry-arrested-by-interpol-in-dubai.html
There are speculations but nothing can be confirmed.

Nigerian journalist Kemi Olunloyo took to her Twitter page to announce it.
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Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:02:52 +0000
Ikpeazu's Coronavirus Treatment Complicated By Kidney Failure http://nairaplace.com//890/ikpeazu-s-coronavirus-treatment-complicated-by-kidney-failure.html
According to insider sources, the governor is being treated at his home in Abuja with a sizable number of medical personnel on the ground to ensure he gets the best care possible.

Apart from medical staff on the ground to attend to him, it was gathered that the Abia State governor also arrived Abuja with a retinue of aides and security personnel, some of whom are believed to have tested positive for the virus as well.

SaharaReporters gathered that Ikpeazu has kidney failure and has been undergoing dialysis, thereby further complicating his situation and threatening his chances of making a full recovery from COVID-19.

Before now, there were attempts to fly the Abia governor abroad for treatment but following the ban on international flights in many countries around the world and his positive status of the virus, that idea was frustrated and the decision to move him to Abuja was reached.

In March, Ikpeazu was reported to have been trapped in the United States following the travel restriction put in place to contain the spread of the virus but the Abia Government dismissed the report as false.

Recall that on March 22, 2020, Governor Ikpeazu said that the state will not record any Coronavirus case because it was the only state mentioned in the Holy Bible.

He said, “Abia is the only state that is mentioned in the Bible. We have a promise from God that none of these diseases will touch God’s people. And I hold on to God’s promise.

“We saw Ebola, it did not get to us. We saw monkeypox, it didn’t get to us. Even this one (COVID-19) will also pass us by.”

As a result of his current situation, Governor Ikpeazu has since directed Ude Chukwu, his deputy, to act in his capacity until he recovers.

Abia State so far has 83 cases of Coronavirus while seven persons have recovered from the pandemic.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 05:59:55 +0000
Nigeria Records Highest Daily Increase In COVID-19 Cases As Infections Surge Past 13,000 http://nairaplace.com//889/nigeria-records-highest-daily-increase-in-covid-19-cases-as-infections-surge-past-13-000.html
The figure is the highest daily increase since the country started reporting coronavirus cases in February and brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 13,464.

According to the NCDC, Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections for the day in the country with 170 cases while Ogun and Bauchi had 108 and 69 cases respectively.

A further breakdown of the new cases showed that Ebonyi State had 49 infections, Edo (33), Rivers (30), FCT (29), Jigawa (26) and Delta (20).

Others are Anambra (17), Gombe (16), Kano (16), Imo (15), Abia (14), Borno (11), Oyo (11), Plateau (8), Kebbi (6), Kaduna (6), Ondo (4).

Niger and Katsina had 2 cases each while Osun, Ekiti, Kwara and Nasarawa recorded 1 case apiece.

Of the number of positive cases in Nigeria so far, 4,206 persons have fully recovered and have been discharged while 365 persons have died.]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 05:54:57 +0000
lady quits sport to become a porn star earning £14k-a-week(photo) http://nairaplace.com//888/lady-quits-sport-to-become-a-porn-star-earning-14k-a-week-photo-.html
25-year-old Renee Gracie, who stopped participating in racing since 2017 and is now said to earn around £14,000-a-week through her work on OnlyFans, which ranges from nude photos to videos of her having sex.

Speaking to Australia's Daily Telegraph, Gracie insisted she was happy with her new career.

"It has put me in a financial position I could never have dreamed of and I really enjoy it," she said.

"I am fine with whatever they want to call me. I am earning good money and I am comfortable with where I am at."

Gracie, who was active in her racing career between 2012-2017 never finished higher than 18th place in a competitive race.

According to her, as soon she realised she wasn't good enough for the sport she moved on with her life before considering going into Porn.

"I got over it and realised I wasn't good enough and moved on," she continued. "I was then selling cars at a car yard, busting my a***, and a couple of fans suggested I do OnlyFans and it started from there.

"Believe it or not my Dad knows about it and supports it.

"I think you could say my Dad is actually proud because of the financial position I am in and what I have been able to do with the site.

"You look at what I have achieved not what I am doing, it has been a success."

During her time as a Supercar driver, Renee Gracie took part in competitions such as the Porsche Carerra Cup and the Dunlop Series. She was the first full-time female Supercars racer ever and even teamed up with Swiss racer Simona de Silverstro at Bathurst 1000 in 2015.]]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:51:41 +0000
lady quits sport to become a porn star earning £14k-a-week- my daddy is aware and support it she s http://nairaplace.com//887/-lady-quits-sport-to-become-a-porn-star-earning-14k-a-week-my-daddy-is-aware-and-support-it-she-said


25-year-old Renee Gracie, who stopped participating in racing since 2017 and is now said to earn around £14,000-a-week through her work on OnlyFans, which ranges from nude photos to videos of her having sex.



Speaking to Australia's Daily Telegraph, Gracie insisted she was happy with her new career.



"It has put me in a financial position I could never have dreamed of and I really enjoy it," she said.

"I think you could say my Dad is actually proud because of the financial position I am in and what I have been able to do with the site.



"You look at what I have achieved not what I am doing, it has been a success."



During her time as a Supercar driver, Renee Gracie took part in competitions such as the Porsche Carerra Cup and the Dunlop Series. She was the first full-time female Supercars racer ever and even teamed up with Swiss racer Simona de Silverstro at Bathurst 1000 in 2015.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:33:53 +0000
Mother-of-two, 46, bags 6-years jail term for stabbing her boyfriend http://nairaplace.com//886/mother-of-two-46-bags-6-years-jail-term-for-stabbing-her-boyfriend-.html
The incident occurred back in May 2019.

Janet Kearns who had just turned 46 at the time,lost her cool when Alan Pearce, in his 60s, texted her to wish her happy birthday, assuming he was cheating on her.

After replying 'thank you' to his text, Kearns went over to Mr. Pearce's third floor flat in Wythenshawe, Manchester, to demand an explanation why he didn't call instead.

During the confrontation, Kearns stabbed him in his arm with a six-inch kitchen knife as he was calling the police for help. She watched as he collapsed to the floor after the wound severed an artery, leaving him in a pool of blood.

According to Mail Online, Mr. Pearce was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery for his wounds but still has trouble moving his right hand. He's had plastic surgery to fix the deep wounds and may have to be operated on again.

At Manchester Crown Court Kearns, now 47, from Withington, Manchester, admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

In a statement, Mr Pearce told police: 'When I was lying on the lobby floor losing blood and getting weaker by the minute, I thought I might die. If it was not for the quick response of police officers and paramedics I would not be here today. I will always be grateful to them.

'How could she be so callous just walking past me as I was on the floor bleeding to death? I still don't have a sense of feeling in my right, index and middle fingers and part of my thumb.

'The scars will always be with me mentally and physically but they won't hold me back.'

Prosecutor Brian Berlyne said: 'In August 2017 the defendant first noticed her becoming aggressive at times and she suspected him of being unfaithful. She struck his face but he did not report this to police.

Over the next year her behaviour became erratic. She became aggressive over trivial matters and she claimed he did not give her enough attention and on some occasions, she used or threatened to use violence against him.

'She damaged or destroyed his belongings and at one point he threatened to call police but she said ''you will be dead before they get here''. He became unhappy with the relationship but decided to continue with it in the hope it would improve.

'By April 2019 things got even worse and he began to discuss ending the relationship, but she made it clear she did not want it to end and the relationship stumbled on.'

Mr. Berlyne added: 'On Friday 3 May they argued over the phone and he said it would be the last weekend of the relationship. The next day, which was her 46th birthday, he sent her a text saying ''happy birthday'' at around 8am.

'Three hours later he did receive a response saying: ''thank you'' but at 1.43pm that day she went into his flat and asked him why he had not called her. She was speaking in an aggressive manner, and they began to grapple with each other. She tried to pick up her flat key to throw in his face and knocked over a plant pot.

'He then told her he would call police but as he began looking for his mobile, she grabbed it from the sofa and hurled it against the wall on the hallway. He then tried to use the landline but she threw it at the wall too. He said he would ask a neighbour to call police but although she blocked his path he managed to push past her picked up the mobile began calling police outside.

'She followed him but then returned to the flat where she took a knife and attacked the complainant in the lobby while he was on the phone to police. He was holding his mobile in his left hand and his right arm was stretched out in attempt to try and stop her from grabbing the phone off him.

'He then felt something being drawn across the inside of his right arm near his elbow. He was bleeding and she was holding the knife but he managed to tell the operator to get an ambulance. He saw her go back through the lobby door and she returned to the flat and put the knife back.

'She is believed to have cleaned it before police arrived. She must have seen that the complainant had lost a substantial amount of blood and he could feel the blood continuing to pump out of his arm and realised his artery was severed. He felt faint and unable to stand, and then he sank onto his knees. The complainant saw her looking at him and felt she wanted him to die.

'Despite the fact she saw there was a large pool of blood by now, she offered him no help. There was no attempt to summon help. The complainant was still on the phone on the floor at this point.

'Police and paramedics arrived five minutes later and he was taken to hospital. He was pale, sweating and shocked at the blood loss.'

Kearns later told police she wanted to see the victim's mobile phone as she thought he was being unfaithful and he said he was going to call police.

The mother of two said she grabbed the knife to feel more secure in case he attacked her and claimed the wounds were accidental.

She explained that she loved him but would become 'irate when she lost control.' Ms. Kearns also added that she was sorry and did not intend to cause harm.

In mitigation, her lawyer Ben Kaufman said: 'The defendant had post-traumatic stress disorder from a road traffic accident she had been involved in December 2018. The attack happened at the spur of the moment due to an argument.'

But sentencing Judge Hilary Manley told Kearns: 'Your relationship with Mr. Pearce was marred by jealousy and you attacked him and tried to take his phone. You took a six-inch knife from the kitchen and struck him with it, causing serious injury. You intended to cause him serious harm.

'The ongoing effect on your victim is profound. He had to have surgery and has been left with scarring and limited functionality in his dominant hand.

It is your good fortune that he survived and police and emergency services were able to get to the scene. If they had not you could have been facing a murder charge.']]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:20:52 +0000
Wife Pours Boiling Water On Her Husband In Bayelsa For Slapping Her http://nairaplace.com//885/wife-pours-boiling-water-on-her-husband-in-bayelsa-for-slapping-her.html
According to Oyinkri who spoke to TribuneOnline, trouble started on the evening of June 2nd, 2020, when he slapped her for raining insults on him because he came too early to meet her somewhere in town to pick up her mobile phone.

Explaining further, he said she called him from her office to meet her somewhere to pick up her phone by 8 pm for security purposes because she would be coming home late that evening but that when he closed from work about 6 pm, his boss dropped him off at the exact location she had asked him to meet her.

He said while hanging around until it is 8 pm, he suddenly saw his wife walking pass him about 7 pm, so he ran to her to notify her of his presence but instead she got angry that he came to early than they agreed.

He said “in shock, I then asked why is she angry that I came early. I also asked her why she didn’t tell me she would be coming early as well. That was when she started accusing me of monitoring her. She insulted me till we got home. I thought that we could settle the matter at home but it was hell.

“So out of anger, I gave her two warning slap and instructed her to go to the bedroom and sleep. At that point, a friend called me to come to his place for a private birthday party, and unfortunately, I came back home at about 1 am. So I was sleeping on the sofa in my living room when suddenly she bathed me with hot water.”

According to one of his siblings that resides with them “they had a quarrel in the morning of the June 3rd over domestic issues because she has been acting up lately. So on that day she kept nagging and insulting him over the matter to a point he couldn’t bear that he got angry and slapped her telling her to keep quiet, which she did, thinking the quarrel was over.

“After everything, he left and went to sleep, later she went to his sister asking her if there was kerosene in the stove. The sister told her that there was no kerosene. So she went out and bought kerosene to fill the Stove. Meanwhile, I thought it she boiled the water for bathing or to bake garri. I even notified her when the water started boiling.

“She then poured the boiling water into a small basin and went to the living room while he was sleeping then poured it on him. Waking up from that shock he was shouting in pains and scratching his body not knowing he was peeling his own skin.”

However, several attempts to reach the alleged culprit, Mrs Maureen Miebode, proved abortive as she is said to be in hiding. The family of the victim, however, revealed that she has been calling her husband with strange phone numbers begging him to forgive her.]]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:14:09 +0000
Lady Rolls On The Floor After Her Boyfriend Proposed To Her http://nairaplace.com//884/lady-rolls-on-the-floor-after-her-boyfriend-proposed-to-her.html
A video making the rounds on social media captured the moment the man popped the big question and the lady became overwhelmed with excitement as she rolled on the floor and jumped to her fiance’s arms.

The boyfriend was spotted going down on one knee as he popped the question to her and slid the ring to her finger.

The pretty wife-to-be was so excited when she saw the proposal. She jumped off with joy. It is obviously a beautiful experience for the lady.]]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:11:42 +0000
Divisional Crimes Officer Found Dead After Sex Romp At Police Barrack http://nairaplace.com//883/divisional-crimes-officer-found-dead-after-sex-romp-at-police-barrack.html
An eyewitness account told our correspondent that the late DCO’s doors were discovered to be opened and his lifeless body with fumes on his nose and mouth was found.

According to the source which alleged that “an unknown lady slept in the room with the late police officer, but sneaked out when she discovered that the man died.”

It was not, however, clear when filling this report as a different version of the story had it that the unknown lady threw the deceased’s two phones into the water, while another version had it that the unknown lady deleted her contact and communications with the late police officer.

“He used to wake up very early and go round duty posts to supervise police officers on duty, but that early Sunday, he couldn’t come out, we suspected something must be wrong, so when we rushed into the house, we found him dead,” a source said.

Those who knew him in and around Akwanga town described him as a disciplined police officer who knows his job, and a no-nonsense officer’ the source said.

When contacted, the Police spokesperson, Nasarawa Command, Nansel Ramhan who confirmed the death of DSP Onugha on phone, however, denied if the officer died after s3x romp.

According to the PPRO, the corpse had been deposited at Akwanaga General Hospital for an autopsy to be conducted to ascertain the reason for his sudden death.

He said an investigation had already commenced to unravel the cause of his sudden death.]]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:07:39 +0000
Remembering Kudirat Abiola: 24 Years After Her Assassination (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//882/remembering-kudirat-abiola-24-years-after-her-assassination-photos-.html
Life
She was born in 1951 in Zaria in Nigeria. Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was the second woman to have married her husband. At the time of her death, she was his senior wife.

She was assassinated whilst her husband was being detained by the Nigerian Government. Her husband was believed to have been the winning candidate in the Nigerian elections that had taken place in 1993, and he was arrested shortly after they were annulled by the government of the dictator Ibrahim Babangida. The killing was the subject of an investigation and trial many years later. According to accounts, the murder was ordered and then carried out by six men. Abiola died in her car from machine gun fire. Her driver also died. Her personal assistant, who was later accused of being involved with her assassins, was in the car but was not hurt.

Her husband continued to be detained without charge after her death. He died in suspicious circumstances just before it was said that he was to be released on 7 July 1998.

The car in which Kudirat Abiola was assassinated

Legacy
At the time of her death an anti-military rule "Radio Democracy" had just been created and it was based in Norway. It was backed by the American, British, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian governments to help end military dictatorship in Nigeria. The Radio station's name was changed to Radio Kudirat.

In 1998 a street corner in New York was renamed Kudirat Abiola Corner, despite protests by the Nigerian Government.

In October 1998 Major Hamza Al-Mustapha appeared in court with the previous President Abacha's son Mohammed, charged with the murder of Kudirat Abiola.[6] At the trial the self-confessed killer, Sergeant Barnabas Jabila, said he was obeying orders from his superior, al-Mustapha.

On 30 June 2012 Hamza Al-Mustapha and Alhaji Lateef Shofolahan were sentenced to be hanged for the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola. Al Mustapha had been a Presidential Chief security officer whilst Shofolahan had been his victim's personal assistant. The two were later released on appeal by a court in Lagos.

Abiola remains a symbol of Nigeria's struggle for democracy. Nineteen years after her death there were demonstrations at her graveside.]]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:05:15 +0000
FG Arraigns Alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Wadume, Six Others For Alleged Terrorism http://nairaplace.com//881/fg-arraigns-alleged-taraba-kidnap-kingpin-wadume-six-others-for-alleged-terrorism.html
When the matter was called, the prosecuting counsel, Shuiabu Labaran, prayed the court to have the charge read to the defendants.

He, however, told the court that the defendants were 20, but since the prosecution had not gotten a hold of all of them (defendants), the 16-count charge earlier preferred on them was amended to 13 counts for the purpose of arraigning seven of the defendants.

The other defendants are Aliyu Dadje, a police inspector, Auwalu Bala, Uba Bala, Bashir Waziri, Zubairu Abdullahi and Rayyanu Abdul.

When the charge was read to the defendants, they all pleaded not guilty.

Labaran prayed the court for a date for trial to begin.

“Having pleaded not guilty to the charge, the prosecution is asking for a date to commence trial and prove all the allegations against the defendants.

“The charge before the court borders on kidnapping, detention, collecting of N106 million ransom, being in possession of unregistered firearms and aiding and abetting criminals, “he said.

He further told the court that the prosecution will depend on testimonies from investigating officers, documentary evidence and defendants’ statements to prove its case.

Count one of the charge read: “That you Hamisu Bala, (aka Wadume) of Ibi Local Government Area, Taraba between February and April 2019 at Takum and Ibi Local Government Area, within the jurisdiction of this court, knowingly seized and detained one Usman Garba at his filling station in Takum, demanded and collected a ransom of N106 million before he was released”.

The trial judge, Binta Nyako, adjourned the matter until June 22 for commencement of trial.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, took over the matter from the police on June 3

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had filed a 16-count charge bordering on terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms running against Mr Wadume and the others.

They were accused of conspiring to commit felony, to wit: acts of terrorism, by attacking and kidnapping one Usman Garba, aka Mayo, at his filling station in Takum, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 17 of the Terrorism (Prevention) Amendment Act 2013.”

They were also accused of possessing six AK-47 rifles and dealing in prohibited firearms contrary to Section 27 (1)(a)(I) and (1)(b)(iii) of the Firearms Act 2004.]]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 08:25:01 +0000
Nigeria Records 315 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 12,801 http://nairaplace.com//880/nigeria-records-315-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-now-12-801.html
NCDC disclosed this in a tweet on Monday night, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 12,801.

According to the health agency, Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections for the day in the country with 128 cases while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Rivers State had 34 and 32 cases respectively.

A further breakdown of the new cases showed that Edo State has 28 infections, Oyo (22), Kaduna (20), Gombe (13), Ogun (8) and Plateau (5).

Others are Delta (7), Kwara (7), Kano (5), Bauchi (4), and Katsina (2).

Of the number of positive cases in Nigeria so far, 4040 persons have fully recovered and have been discharged while 361 persons have died.]]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 08:20:43 +0000
White cops and civilians kneel to wash the feet of Black protesters and beg for forgiveness http://nairaplace.com//879/white-cops-and-civilians-kneel-to-wash-the-feet-of-black-protesters-and-beg-for-forgiveness.html
In a video shared online by Fabiola Doissaint, the white members of the community are seen cleaning the feet of black religious leaders, while a man says a prayer into a megaphone to repent for their sins and historical involvement in slavery and oppression against African-Americans.

The man holding the megaphone, while praying, acknowledged that there’s only one race of people. He then asked for forgiveness for their white ancestors enslaving, mistreating and oppressing African-Americans.

However, not everyone was impressed with this. Some people reacted to the video, stating that the action of the White people was shameful.]]>
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:47:20 +0000
Black Lives Matter protesters in England destroy a more than 100-year-old statue http://nairaplace.com//878/black-lives-matter-protesters-in-england-destroy-a-more-than-100-year-old-statue.html
The memorial honoring merchant slave trader Edward Colston was destroyed by the crowd in Bristol while protesting the murder of George Floyd. They used ropes to remove the bronze statue of Edward Colton from its base. Protesters then dragged it to the River Avon and threw it in the water, where it quickly sank.

The statue had been a fixture in Bristol since 1895, as a tribute to Colton, who traded approximately 84,000 African men, women, and children to the Caribbean and North America.]]>
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:39:54 +0000
Suspected hitmen for Eiye, Aiye, confraternity arrested in Lagos http://nairaplace.com//877/suspected-hitmen-for-eiye-aiye-confraternity-arrested-in-lagos.html


A statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, says two weeks ago, the Commissioner for Police in the state, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc, ordered the deployment of Special forces from the Command’s tactical units to Ikorodu and environs to tackle the menace of cultism and gang violence. Rival cult groups, especially in the Ikorodu area, have in the last few weeks, engaged themselves in a supremacy battle with resultant death from both sides.



Bala said a successful operation by the team has led to the arrest of 185 notorious cultists and the recovery of 8 locally made pistols and other dangerous weapons from them.



He said the suspects arrested confessed to belonging to Eiye, Aiye, KK, Buccaneers, Vikings confraternities, among other cult groups. According to his statement. one Gbadamosi Mohammed, 30, suspected to be among the cultists who killed one Madariola Sunday at Ibeshe on May 21, was among the suspects arrested. Also arrested are Onibudo Afeex ‘m', Habeeb Isa ‘m', Felix Igwoke ‘m', Taiwo Iyanu ‘m' at Femi Taiwo Street, Ikorodu. Bala said they were arrested in an uncompleted building holding cult meeting.



The spokesperson added that 25-year-old Adeoye Daya said to be a hitman of Aiye confraternity was arrested at Ikorodu garage with one locally made short gun and rounds of live cartridges. He added that one Shodeinde Tosin said to be a hitman of Eiye confraternity in Igbogbo was also arrested with a locally made short gun.

He said all the suspects will be charged to Court soon.]]>
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:32:23 +0000
Abia State Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hands Over To Deputy http://nairaplace.com//876/abia-state-governor-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-hands-over-to-deputy.html
In a statement made available to IGBERE TV on Monday by Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi, said the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.

The statement reads in parts;

"Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) and those of the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test. On Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020. Tthe result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative."

"On Thursday, 4th June, 2020, the Governor submitted another sample at the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive."

"As a result, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health."

"Consequent on the above, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties."

"We wish to urge all Abians to take the fight against COVID-19 serious as the disease is real but not a death sentence. Our state has the resources to manage patients back to good health."]]>
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:21:54 +0000
Robots Fight COVID-19 In Rwanda http://nairaplace.com//875/robots-fight-covid-19-in-rwanda.html
With 314 confirmed cases of the virus as of May 22, the East African country has enlisted the help of five anti-epidemic robots to battle the virus.

The robots were donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to the Kanyinya treatment center that treats Covid-19 patients in the capital city, Kigali.

The robots -- named Akazuba, Ikirezi, Mwiza, Ngabo, and Urumuri -- were received by the country's Minister of Health and Minister of ICT and Innovation last week.

They will be used for mass temperature screening, monitoring patient status, and keeping medical records of Covid-19 patients, according to Rwanda's Ministry of ICT and Innovation.

Keeping healthworkers safe
The robots perform a number of tasks relating to managing coronavirus. They can screen up to 150 people every minute for symptoms of the virus such as high temperature and dry cough.

According to Dr. Daniel Ngamije, Rwanda's minister of health, they also have the capacity to capture sound and visual data of patients and can notify health workers on detected abnormalities.

"These robots will perform temperature screening in our treatment centers. The robots will detect people walking in not wearing masks so that with the voice, the command post can quickly be informed and respond," he said.

More than 90,000 health workers worldwide have contacted the Covid-19 in the course of treating affected patients. To reduce these numbers, the Rwandan government wants its health workers to have limited physical contact with patients under their care.

The robots have the capacity to deliver medicine, food, and other essentials in place of frontline workers to Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment, Ngamije said.

They are programmed to communicate properly and can also educate health workers and patients on the dangers of the virus and how to stay safe, he added.

Robotics engineers from the UNDP will train staff of the Rwandan Ministry of health on how to use the robots so they can put them to work.
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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:19:26 +0000
Ronaldo Earns £14m More From Instagram Than Juventus, Putting Messi To 2nd Place http://nairaplace.com//874/ronaldo-earns-14m-more-from-instagram-than-juventus-putting-messi-to-2nd-place.html
The 35-year-old, who also has the most followers on Instagram at 222m, raked in £41.7m from 43 sponsored posts in the past 12 months.

In comparison, Ronaldo was making £27.3m from his salary at Juventus, before any coronavirus-related pay cuts.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner saw an increase of £3.5m from his Instagram earnings in 2019 by pocketing an average of £971,000 per sponsored post.

Over the past year he promoted Nike, his fragrance CR7 Play it Cool and even an EMS training device called 'Sixpad'.

Ronaldo's longstanding rival Lionel Messi was beaten into the second spot after his sponsored posts collected a total of £25.2m, or £631,000 every time he made one.

The Barcelona captain has money-making partnerships with Adidas and regularly posts pictures of his globe-trotting lifestyle.

David Beckham was once again the highest-paid British star on the rich list for his posts to his 63m followers.

The 45-year-old is such a hit on the social media platform he scooped a whopping £9.6m despite retiring over seven years ago.

Some of his paid Instagram partnerships included posts for Tudor Watch, Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Kent & Curwen.

In a list dominated by athletes, Neymar is the fifth-highest sportsman after netting £6.7m from the social media site this year with a reported average of £617,000 per paid post.

Interestingly Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has the second most sponsored posts of all celebrities at 47, four above Ronaldo.

Yet the Poland international's lack of off-field exposure means he can only fetch around £76k per post and made just £3.58m for his troubles this year.

And despite being considered one of football's most marketable stars, Manchester United star Paul Pogba is ninth on Instagram's highest-earning athletes.

The Frenchman, who has a £290,000-a-week wage packet at Old Trafford, can make an additional £181k per sponsored post and scored £1.8m this year.

That was enough to see Pogba finish just above former Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

The £400k-a-week Belgian captain made £1.4m this year following his £122k fee for advertising to fans on social media.
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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:14:18 +0000
Yeni Kuti: I’ll Get Married When I Am 75 Years Old http://nairaplace.com//873/yeni-kuti-i-ll-get-married-when-i-am-75-years-old.html
She said, “I have a partner and we have started our marriage plans. We would get married when I am 75 years old.”

Yeni Kuti also noted that the closure of event centres, including the New Afrikan Shrine, had taken its toll on the entertainment sector.

She said, “With this lockdown, I’m broke. Our kind of business is not what one can run online. People have to come to the Shrine to enjoy themselves and that’s when they patronise us.”

The retired dancer also maintained that it was wrong to flaunt luxurious items in the midst of excruciating poverty in the land. She said, “I don’t do that (post flashy things). Even if I can afford it, I am not that kind of person.

In a country where so many people are hungry, why should one want to flaunt designer products? You can do that if you are in America where most people are comfortable. I could post a picture of myself dressed up but not wearing designer items. Life is transient. All the things in this world can’t be taken anywhere with one when one dies.

Now, we are not even allowed to attend any social gathering, so if one has the best shoes and clothes, one can’t wear them to anywhere.”

She also admonished Nigerians not to feel depressed by whatever they saw on social media.

She added, “I don’t think they should feel oppressed. Some people actually post things to make themselves feel good. They too might be having issues in their lives and maybe it is those postings that make them feel better.
I don’t think anyone should lead their life based on what others are doing. I don’t do that; I do what I feel is right. One shouldn’t be envious of any other person because you don’t know what the person is going through.”

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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:10:30 +0000
Adekunle Gold, Simi Welcome First Child http://nairaplace.com//872/adekunle-gold-simi-welcome-first-child.html
Simi, 31, shared the news on Instagram on Sunday and revealed that they had named her Adejare.

“Adejare. It’s like free-falling – this unending, soul snatching, infinite, mind-boggling love.Deja, my baby girl…,” she wrote.

Simi was delivered of their daughter on Friday but shared the news on Sunday.

Adekunle Gold also shared the good news with a message on his Instagram page: ” Adejare Kosoko 👸🏽 Deja, We got you. I promise. Now and forever. So help me God. ❤️ AG Baby has a Baby. “

The couple tied the knots at a private ceremony in Lagos, in December 2019.

Simi’s pregnancy was confirmed when she debuted her baby bump in the video for her song, ‘Duduke’.]]>
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:06:42 +0000
Nigeria Records 260 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 12, 486 http://nairaplace.com//871/nigeria-records-260-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-now-12-486.html
NCDC disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday night, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 12, 486.

According to the health agency, Abia State recorded the highest number of infections for the day in the country with 67 cases while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos State had 40 and 38 cases respectively.

A further breakdown of the new cases showed that Ogun State has 19 infections, Gombe (16), Edo (14), Imo (9), Kwara (8) and Katsina (8).

Others are Nasarawa (8), Borno (8), Kaduna (6), Bauchi (5), Ekiti (4), Niger (2), Ondo (2), Plateau (2), Kano (2), and Sokoto (2).

Of the number of positive cases in Nigeria, 3959 persons have fully recovered and discharged with 354 deaths, according to the latest figure from the NCDC. ]]>
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:02:26 +0000
IPOB is using Christianity to wage war against Nigerian state - Presidency http://nairaplace.com//870/ipob-is-using-christianity-to-wage-war-against-nigerian-state-presidency.html


In the statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity Garba Shehu, IPOB was accused of attempting to drive a wedge between the Nigerian government and its US and UK/European allies.



The Presidency also alleged that there is available evidence to show that the proscribed group is being funded with a monthly spending of $85,000 USD since October 2019, with no records of the source of the largesse.



The statement read;



IPOB, SELF-PROCLAIMED JEWS, USING CHRISTIANITY TO WAGE WAR AGAINST THE NIGERIAN STATE

The Presidency wishes to draw the attention of all citizens and the international community to a most misleading campaign spearheaded by the so-called Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) using false allegations of persecution of Christians against the Nigerian State.

A very deep and wide investigation by an agency of the Nigerian government, working with international partners have made us become aware that there are two, interconnected campaigns being run concurrently by the IPOB in this regard.

Both are using the cover of Christianity – and calling for a US Special Envoy to be appointed to stop the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria. But the real purpose is to drive a wedge between the Nigeria government and its US and UK/European allies.

IPOB leadership of course self-proclaims as “Jewish,” a position not shared by the generality of the members.

For reasons of convenience, he claims to have an interest in the welfare of Christians – but this is a ruse: the case for independence, the leader believes, is strengthened by “proving” the government of Nigeria is “autocratic”, engaged in a “silent slaughter” of their own citizens along religion and ethnic lines – and that therefore the only viable option for the unique religious and ethnic minority is a sovereign Biafra separate from Nigeria.

Nigerians and the international community are advised to be wary of this divisive campaign, which available evidence shows is being funded with a monthly spending of $85,000 USD since October 2019, with no records of the source of this largesse.

The campaign consists of producing articles in the names of the alleged Christian NGOs’ leaders (of campaign groups created at the time this PR contract with a US lobbying firm was signed) and letters to and from members of Congress to the White House.

Unfortunately, some Members of Congress have clearly been persuaded there is indeed a “Christian persecution” underway in Nigeria – and do so quoting the campaign – and they are known to be taking up the case directly with the White House to appoint the special envoy.

The American charity secured a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and has made presentations to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

There is also a UK and European angle of the Campaign, which is more opaque than its US sister campaign – given there is less legal requirement for public filings – but what is known of this at the moment is that their Budget is sufficient to hire four PR firms in the UK, Belgium, France and the US (the latter additional to the above).

They have founded an “NGO/Charity” and a linked web-based campaign named “Stop the Silent Slaughter” which is well designed and complete with video “evidence”-completely concocted.

Members of the alleged Christian NGO have had multiple Op-Ed articles in conservative news websites promulgating their message of a “Christian Genocide”. Some of those articles have also been used as “evidence” in the sister US campaign.

Two of those conservative news websites were co-founded by the owner of the UK PR firm they have hired to generate their publicity as well as an OP-Ed article in the name of a British MP who may have been convinced by their campaign under false pretences.

They have secured additional coverage in France, EU and Germany.

They secured a MPs debate on the “Christian Genocide” in the House of Commons in which staff member of the UK PR was referenced as the “private secretary” to the leader of the UK-based Charity.

It is clear from all of the above that the IPOB’s extraordinarily and dubiously well-funded campaign in the US and UK/Europe is misusing the issue of the welfare of Christians purely to further their own political ends, and it seeks to damage inter-religious dialogue in Nigeria as well as to damage the international reputation of Nigeria.

Nigerians and the international community are hereby advised to ignore this campaign as they have disregarded similar past campaigns originated by this group which has been designated as a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian State.

International groups and societies are welcome to send representatives to Nigeria and give a lie to the false claims made by these terrorist groups who are duping them of their money and involving them in conduct and activities disguised to destroy the harmonious relationships existing between their home countries and Nigeria.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 22:36:25 +0000
4 Lessons From The Parable Of Talents http://nairaplace.com//869/4-lessons-from-the-parable-of-talents.html “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,aeach according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.

So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.

The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.

So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. “

‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

1. You have a gift from God

Every Christian has a gift from God and these gifts are unequally distributed. Dele can have the gift of prophecy,deliverance and healing while his twin brother Chike can have the gift of singing. Esther can have the gift of evangelism and composing songs while her best friend Dinma can be good at interpreting dreams. No matter how big or small you are you have a gift. Your position and career can also be God's gift to you and you have the responsibility of using the gift/career for the Glory of the God. Been a doctor can be God's gift to you and you have the responsibility of giving the hope of Christ to your patients in despair.

Been a lawyer can be yours and you have the responsibility of fighting for justice. Same with the actors, musicians, lecturers, graphic artists, writers, policemen, instrumentalists, and the list is endless. Even if you are great at swepping and cleaning, use that gift to work for God. Been alive alone is a gift. Your youth and health is also a gift. Ask yourself now, what is my gift and how can I use it to win souls for God.

2. Don't be jealous over your neighbour's gift.

God will only give you what you can handle.
Vs 15 says and He gave each according to his ability. God gave you your gift because in His wisdom he knows you can handle it. So, why get jealous over another's. Can you handle the cross that comes with his gift? Can you withstand the challenges he faced while growing his gift? Don't be envious of another's gift rather praise God for yours and for others too and work towards using yours for His kingdom. Remember, the spirit of envy comes from the enemy, repent of every envious thought you have ever had towards others and pray for the Grace not to do it again.

3. How you use your gift can affect your journey in life.

You have been praying for a promotion at work or more clients and when it does not happen as you wish you say, there is no God, if he exists he hates me. But, the message from God to you today is, how did you work for him with what you had.

Vs 23 says “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. The more you labour for God, the higher your elevation according to His wish. Repent from lukewarmness and pray for the anointing to work for him.

4. You will give an account one day.

Always remember that the day is coming when you will stand before His throne and give an account of how you used your gift.

John 15:2 says, He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. Refuse to be he that bears no fruit today. The best time to make that decision is now. Pray to God for the strength to work for him and he will answer you.
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Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:47:53 +0000
FG Confiscates Dan Etete’s $57million Jet In Canada http://nairaplace.com//868/fg-confiscates-dan-etete-s-57million-jet-in-canada.html
The jet is believed to have been purchased for 57 million dollars in 2011 as part of the alleged proceeds of the $1.3 billion oil deal in which the prospecting rights to the opl 245 block was awarded to a company, Malabu Oil and Gas, which he secretly controlled.

Asset recovery lawyers acting for the Federal Government swooped after the bombardier 6,000 jet touched down at Montréal-Trudeau International airport in Canada.

The seizure was confirmed to Channels TV’s London correspondent on Saturday by Babatunde Olabode Johnson, one of the lawyers involved in Nigeria’s asset recovery cases.

The order for the seizure according to Mr. Johnson was served on the jet’s owner, a company called Tibit Limited, which has until June 9, to file court papers opposing the seizure.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:42:49 +0000
Abdelmalek Droukdal, Al-Qaeda Leader, Killed By French Military With US Help http://nairaplace.com//867/abdelmalek-droukdal-al-qaeda-leader-killed-by-french-military-with-us-help.html
"On June 3, the French armed forces, with the support of their partners, neutralized the emir Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI), Abdelmalek Droukdal and several of his close collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali," Parly wrote on Twitter.

AQIM is one of the oldest al Qaeda franchises and has a long history of operation in North Africa. Droukdal led the terror group for more than 15 years.

The US military assisted the French operation by providing intelligence that helped locate the target. US Africa Command confirmed that Droukdal was killed. The US assessment has concluded and was independent of the French reporting, according to the command.

"US Africa Command was able to assist with intelligence and (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) support to fix the target," Col. Chris Karns, a spokesman for the command told CNN.

"This was a great example of cooperation and partnership to get after a common threat," he added.

A US military official described Droukdal as being involved in all aspects of the AQIM organization including financing, planning and the facilitation and execution of terrorist attacks, saying Droukdal "was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Droukdal became leader of AQIM in 2004 and led the organization when it pledged formal allegiance to al Qaeda and its founder Osama bin Laden.

"The death of AQIM's founder and leader Abdelmalek Droukdal is a very significant breakthrough in countering terrorism in the northern and western regions of Africa, especially given the deep and in recent years growing concern among counterterrorism officials about the al Qaeda threat to the Sahel region," according to CNN Terrorism Analyst Paul Cruickshank.

"By fusing veterans of the brutal Algerian jihadi movement with bin Laden's global jihad and seeking common cause with an alphabet soup of jihadi militants from Mali to Libya to Burkina Faso, Droukdal was one of the principal architects of a generation of terrorist carnage across a large swath of the African continent," he added.

US officials believe he was actively seeking to expand the terror group's territory in ungoverned areas of Mali.

The French military has some 5,000 troops battling AQIM and other terrorist groups in North West Africa an area known as the Sahel.

The Pentagon is actively weighing reducing its military support to French forces in northwest Africa which includes intelligence, surveillance and aerial refueling of French military aircraft.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:34:20 +0000
2 Ladies Docked For Engaging In Public Fight Over Lover http://nairaplace.com//866/2-ladies-docked-for-engaging-in-public-fight-over-lover.html

Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Olurinde Street in Orile area of Lagos where they reside.


The fight between the two ladies became messy after Oritoke used knife to stab Olamide’s sister, Bola. She was said to have bled profusely and was rushed to a hospital for treatment.


The matter was then reported to the Police and both of them were arrested for affray by fighting publicly shamelessly.Police sources said when they were asked what was the real cause of the fight, it was discovered that it was about an unidentified lover.


The two ladies were charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for the alleged offence. They pleaded not guilty while the Prosecutor, Supol Ezekiel Ayorinde did not object to their being granted bail.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O.Osunsanmi, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. However, they were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail conditions.The matter was adjourned pending when the Court will start proper sitting over Covid-19 lockdown.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:23:57 +0000
Stop Your Lies Against Me, Shettima Cautions IPOB, Others http://nairaplace.com//865/stop-your-lies-against-me-shettima-cautions-ipob-others.html
Shettima, in a media statement on Saturday, said himself and his group have been targets of propaganda and lies put together by illegal and secessionist groups in order to score cheap political points.
The AYCF leader said the past few months had seen consistent lies and falsehood spread against him in the social media
He cited instances where he was accused of making unpalatable remarks against Yoruba and Igbo people saying such stories were a red herring put together to destroy his popularity and acceptance among the progressive forces in the Southern area of Nigeria.
“I have been singled out for attacks by Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, a hate and supremacist organisation that that feeds on propaganda. There had been shameful lies told against me. They claimed I threatened South East Governors over Almajiri. This is false! They claimed I threatened Yoruba people. This is not true! There is a calculated attempt to set the North against the South by some war mongers. I’m quite sure they will not succeed” he said.
Shettima said he grew up in Lagos and Port Harcourt and that over the years he has been working with Progressive groups across the country for a strong and united country where peace, liberty and justice reign supreme.

He said, “I urge Nigerians to ignore hate vendors and liars. I call on Nigerians to reject fake news and criminals who spread falsehood.These people represent agents of darkness.With their fraudulent character, they cannot even run a Local Government successfully if given the opportunity”.
Shettima said he will not be distracted from continuing to work with responsible groups and organisations across Nigeria that are ready to move the country to a greater level of honour and prosperity.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:19:45 +0000
FIFA confirms paying $700,000 owed to Super Falcons http://nairaplace.com//864/fifa-confirms-paying-700-000-owed-to-super-falcons.html


Nigeria's women's team, the Super Falcons participated in the Women's World cup in June 2019 and as at February 2020 had not received payment of $1m for participation.



The NFF were due to receive $1m for reaching the Round of 16 in France, but $240,000 was deducted for the Super Falcon's extended stay in France and rescheduled flight after their sit-in protest.



In February, FIFA explained the payment delays.

"Regarding your request, as part of our long-term vision to invest into the development of women’s football at all levels, prior to last year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup in France, Fifa announced that it would more than triple the financial contribution for participating Member Associations in the tournament to USD 50 million," Will Shand, a Fifa spokesperson, wrote to Goal.



FIFA also revealed the money was also being processed.



In an interview this week, Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president said the NFF had not received its prize money.

"I have always said that we have a special love for the Super Falcons," Pinnick told media in a virtual press briefing on Monday.

"That is the team that has won the most laurels for this country and we appreciate and adore them.

"I will be in contact with Fifa during the week to know when we will receive the appearance fee from the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup.



Pinnick also revealed the team is meant to share 30 percent of the prize money.

"That money is the sum of $760,000, and 30 percent of that money is for the team to share."



However, FIFA Fifa has confirmed it has paid Nigeria the outstanding 2019 Women’s World Cup prize money in full.

"We can confirm that the full amount due to NFF related to the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019, including prize money and preparation money, has been paid," FIFA official Shand wrote to Goal .



Meanwhile the NFF says they haven't received the payment.

"They told us they have paid the money but you know it takes time to hit CBN as it’s not a conventional bank," an NFF official reportedly told Goal.

"It takes a little while before we can get the money from CBN. The process is not that smooth. The money from Fifa will have to go through the Citibank in New York to Citibank in London before it gets to the CBN in Nigeria.

"However, we have discussed with the players on the mode of payment and hoping to do that as soon as we can assess the money."
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Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:16:21 +0000
Pregnant wife of Edo politician is raped and murdered in Benin http://nairaplace.com//863/pregnant-wife-of-edo-politician-is-raped-and-murdered-in-benin.html
Mrs Igbinevbo was alone at her home in Benin when her attackers gained entrance into the home through the ceiling.

A source who spoke to LIB said the intruders had come in search of her husband, Comrade Promise Igbinevbo, who is a Governorship Campaign Coordinator. However, when they didn't find him at home on May 20, 2020, they raped and murdered his wife.

Mrs Queen, who is known as a very religious woman in her neighbourhood, was discovered by neighbours who were worried that they have not seen her in a while.

A source said: "When we could not see Queen, I came to check if she was fine, because she lives alone, we met her naked, blood and foam was coming out of her mouth. There was semen all over her body.

"We had to call her husband who is staying in another place."

The source who spoke to LIB said neighbours reported seeing strange men walking up and down the street just days before the tragic incident.

The murder of Queen Igbinevbo sparked a demonstration in Benin. On Friday, June 5, protesters took to Edo State Police Command to demand justice for the deceased.

The source who spoke to LIB said three people have been arrested in relation to Mrs Queen Igbinevbo's brutal murder.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:10:34 +0000
Man Caught With Used Sanitary Pads In Lagos http://nairaplace.com//862/man-caught-with-used-sanitary-pads-in-lagos.html
The man who was confronted and apprehended by security operatives was made to go down on his knees while he was being recorded by an eye witness.

In the video, the suspect could be seen displaying the sanitary pads on the floor. He was however, accused of specifically searching for the used sanitary pad for reasons best known to him.

When asked why he was picking the sanitary pads and storing them in a bag, the suspect couldn’t utter a word.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:06:03 +0000
Nigeria Records 389 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now Exceed 12,000 http://nairaplace.com//861/nigeria-records-389-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-now-exceed-12-000.html
The new cases take the country’s total infections to 12,233, with 3,826 patients successfully treated and discharged, and 342 deaths.

According to the NCDC, Lagos reported 66 new cases, the FCT 50, Delta 32, Oyo 31, Borno 26, Rivers 24, while Edo and Ebonyi recorded 23 new cases each.

Other states where new cases were found include Anambra (17), Gombe (17), Nasarawa (14), Imo (12), Kano (12), Sokoto (12), Jigawa (8), Ogun (7), Bauchi (5), Kebbi (2), Kaduna (2), Katsina (2), Ondo (2), Abia (1) and Niger (1).]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 07:00:21 +0000
Pregnant Postgraduate Student Murdered In Ibadan (Graphic Photos) http://nairaplace.com//860/pregnant-postgraduate-student-murdered-in-ibadan-graphic-photos-.html
Shomuyiwa Azeezat, a female postgraduate student of the University of Ibadan was not raped to death as widely reported, the Students’ Union of the Premier university has stated.

Rather, she was hit with heavy-stone on the head, which led to her death, the union further clarified.

The body’s president, Akeju Olusegun, in a statement, explained: “During a visit to the deceased’s residence this afternoon by the Students’ Union leaders, it was confirmed by neighbors that she was hit with heavy stone on the head and no confirmation of any incidence of rape.

“However, investigations are on already by the Nigerian Police force, Oyo state command. The Commissioner of Police in the state also paid a visit to the venue of the incident.”.

It was further disclosed that Azeezat was seven-month pregnant before her death.

She was met in a pool of blood on Friday morning in her rented apartment at Aba Ijefun, Akinyele local government, Ibadan.

However, some co-tenants have been arrested for prompt investigation]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 14:16:15 +0000
Armed Robber Burnt To Death In Calabar This Morning (Graphic Photos) http://nairaplace.com//859/armed-robber-burnt-to-death-in-calabar-this-morning-graphic-photos-.html
According to eye witness, they were 3, but two others succeeded in escaping.

This group of boys, mostly 20 years of age and above usually stay in that junction at night to rob and collect passer-by their valuables (Phone, Money any other things).

Luck ran out of this fellow, and was nap by some boys around 1 o'clock, when he and 2 others tried robbing a woman at gun point.

As at when reporting this, the police are yet to evacuate the body which was Burned beyond recognition]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 14:10:50 +0000
The Man Kissing A Minor In A Video Arrested http://nairaplace.com//858/the-man-kissing-a-minor-in-a-video-arrested.html Sat, 06 Jun 2020 14:05:59 +0000 I am taking legal action and will also provide legal support for her - Zoro http://nairaplace.com//857/i-am-taking-legal-action-and-will-also-provide-legal-support-for-her-zoro.html


@mystic_sweetness had alleged that the rapper raped her in his friend's house in Magodo area of Lagos on April 20, 2015.



Reacting to the allegation via Instagram, Zoro shared screenshot of a tweet in which he decried reports of rape in Calabar in 2015. The rapper who stated that he feels terrible that someone will accuse him of rape, maintained that he will never partake in such act or have a relationship with a rapist.



He further disclosed that he has decided to take legal actions to address the rape allegation and is also willing to provide legal support for the Instagram user to ensure she has proper representation and to make sure there’s no thought of suppression or intimidation.



Zoro wrote;



Rape is such a nasty act, that I will never ever take partake in it or be involved with anybody that rapes, I even find it difficult to say the word. I feel really terrible that someone has accused me of the act. I do not know exactly why she is doing what she is doing. I forgive and I pray God forgives her too, but because this will also hurt people that look up to me, my family brands I work with and fans, I have decided to take legal actions to address this.

I am willing as well to provide legal support to Yachit too so she has proper representation and to make sure there’s no thought of suppression or intimidation. My team also tried to contact her to understand exactly what her problems are but she labeled it suppression and trying to shut her up which is also false, this one weak me meyne but God Dey.

To make it clear, I did not rape Yachit. I’m putting this out ahead of my legal team’s statement.
Stay careful out there guys ]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 14:00:28 +0000
Husband Bites His Wife’s Fingers In Port-Harcourt For Refusing Sex http://nairaplace.com//856/husband-bites-his-wife-s-fingers-in-port-harcourt-for-refusing-sex.html
The couple had got into an open fight, attracting public attention, after the 42-year-old husband simply identified as Moses, bit her wife, Rose’s fingers she had employed in obstructing another move to her husband to satisfy his conjugal right.

Moses reportedly told bemused neighbours that his wife has been denying him sex, angered that he has not been meeting his financial obligation to his family.

Rose, who reportedly admitted the allegation, was quoted as saying, “Since the lockdown, I have not rested from my husband’s frequent sex demands on an empty stomach.

“Even if the market where he sells is under lockdown, his mates are out there hustling, doing other things to feed their families, but my husband sits at home all day and wait for me to struggle and still demands sex excessively. We have three children looking for food but he wants to eat sex, I am tired.”]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 08:05:34 +0000
17-year-old girl arrested for staging her kidnap with the help of her butcher boyfriend http://nairaplace.com//855/17-year-old-girl-arrested-for-staging-her-kidnap-with-the-help-of-her-butcher-boyfriend.html
The girl identified as Seun Adekunle was arrested alongside her 25-year-old boyfriend, Basit Olasunkanmi, after her mom, Bukky Adekunle, reported at Enugada police division on the 4th of June 2020 that she sent her daughter to Lafenwa market on the 1st of June 2020 and she has not been seen since then.



The mother disclosed that she received a call from someone two days later and the caller claimed to have kidnapped her daughter. The caller then made a demand for the sum of N500,000 as ransom.

She added that the caller warned her not to go to the police if she wants her daughter alive.

Investigation led the police to the hideout where the girl and her boyfriend were staying as they waited for the ransom to be paid.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the boyfriend, who is a butcher, was the one who brainwashed the girl and fed her the plan because he needed money.]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:59:15 +0000
29-year-old pregnant woman found dead in the pool of her own blood in Oyo http://nairaplace.com//854/29-year-old-pregnant-woman-found-dead-in-the-pool-of-her-own-blood-in-oyo.html
According to reports, Azeezat who got married three years ago and was expecting a child recently returned to Oyo state from Kano state where she had gone to spend some time with her husband who resides there.

Her mother in law, Mrs. Idiat Hamzat who discovered her body said she came to the house of the deceased to check on her but was shocked to see her in the pool of her own blood with a very big stone beside her. She immediately raised an alarm and the police were alerted.



Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Oyo state police command, SP Fadeyi Olugbenga, said an investigation has since commenced. He said the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue and the stone picked up as evidence.



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Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:54:27 +0000
Lady accuses rapper Zoro, of allegedly raping her in 2015 http://nairaplace.com//853/lady-accuses-rapper-zoro-of-allegedly-raping-her-in-2015.html


The lady with the handle @mystic_sweetness pictured above, alleged Zoro raped her in his friend's house in the Magodo area of Lagos on April 20th, 2015.



''I just thought I should share this.... @zoroswagbag in April 20th 2015, at your friend's house in Magodo CMD road, I followed my sister to come visit your friend(KOKO) whom you were squatting with then, and you asked me out which I told you I will think about it, after an hour of just meeting you, you called me into your room because you claimed you wanted to talk to me in private, how gullible I was to think it was just going to be a decent conversation with you, when I got into your room, you started forcing yourself on me to have sex with me, after struggling with you for over 30mins you overpowered me and raped me!!! You are a rapist! And I'm done struggling with the trauma and pain you put me through'' She wrote on Thursday June 4



She also shared another post on Friday, June 5, claiming Zoro's manager reached out to her and is trying to intimidate her. She shared her alleged chats with Zoro's manager on her Instagram page and wrote

''So this morning, @zoroswagbag manager sent me a dm, and this was our conversations, he is trying to intimidate me and make me keep quiet, but I'm sorry I have been quiet for 5yrs and I won't be anymore, you caused me pains and trauma and at the same time you want to shut me down! @zoroswagbag I dare you to deny my claims! You did it and you know this!'']]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:49:10 +0000
Itel Mobile Introduces New Big Battery Smartphones http://nairaplace.com//852/itel-mobile-introduces-new-big-battery-smartphones.html
The P36 series consolidates the smartphone for everyone brand’s investments in mobile communication offerings that are budget-friendly, durable, and reliable. The series advances the legacy of long-lasting battery performance with a 72-hour battery life and internet connectivity upgrades.

Prior to the unveiling, itel Mobile narrated a compelling growth story. Through detailed understanding of the consumer, the brand has satisfied mobile communication needs and earned significant recognition over the years. In 2019, the International Data Corporation (IDC) ranked itel Mobile as one of the top 4 smartphone players in the Middle East and Africa. It is also the global no. 1 feature phone player according to another 2019 report from the IDC.

First of Its Kind



Sustaining a well-established culture of providing innovative mobile communications offerings to everyone, the itel P36 Pro LTE is fitted with 4G LTE, the first of its kind on the series. It's a premium offering that delivers superfast internet connection without buffers. It's 8 times faster than the itel P33 Plus launched last year. This amazing speed ensures fast uploads, downloads, and smooth play of HD videos.


The introduction of the itel P36 series aligns with the expansion drive of the brand, from mobile products to consumer electronics. There is itel TV comprising S and A series, and itel smartphone accessories – power banks, smart fitness bands, and Bluetooth earphones which have been introduced to provide more budget-friendly options in these categories.


With the recent signing on of Afro-pop star, Olamide Adedeji as brand ambassador in Nigeria, itel Mobile initiates a mutual partnership for improved engagements with consumers. Both brands share similar values – they serve the mass markets. itel Mobile is a leader in the smartphone mass market in Nigeria offering reliable and affordable smartphones for everyone, while Olamide makes popular music for the streets, rolling out frequent hits they can relate with.

The Superfast Advantage

Enabled by a 5000mAh battery, the series comes with a 5V, 2A, 10W fast charge feature. This means 10 minutes charging gives the user 1 hour for phone calls. To get the series to full charge, it takes just 3 hours and 25 minutes- two times up from the 7 hours, 50 minutes obtainable on the regular 5000mAh battery. And the battery can last 72 hours.

The series has an impressive 6.5” HD+ Waterproof Fullscreen display and 8.6mm slim body design set-up. Also, itel has equipped the series with the i-Cast feature to project the smartphone screen on itel TV for bigger viewing experience. itel P36 and P36 Pro LTE sport dual security – face unlock & a multi-functional fingerprint sensor to protect and guarantee privacy for users.



“The introduction of itel P36 and P36 Pro LTE affirms itel Mobile's sustained push towards innovative and stylish smartphone offerings at a budget-friendly price. It’s also about value creation for the consumer with major improvement on features and specifications that surpass what is obtainable in the market. The brand is keen on sustaining this momentum for the ultimate goal of satisfying our consumers." said Oke Umurhohwo, Marketing Communications Manager (West Africa), itel Mobile at the launch of the series.



The itel P36 and P36 Pro LTE are available nationwide from June 6th, 2020.

With itel P36 series, itel sets a new innovation and growth record in her quest to rank among the top-three mobile brands globally.]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:42:18 +0000
Mad man caught with dead baby in Aba http://nairaplace.com//851/mad-man-caught-with-dead-baby-in-aba.html


The man who was seen being dragged into a van by security operatives, attracted lots of attention after being caught with the dead baby. Some of those who gathered at the scene of the incident, were heard saying they don't know who owns the baby.



Instagram user @jonadad13 who shared the video wrote;



what a world

A guy looking like a man caught with a dead child. A mad man caught with a dead child

A man always dressing as a mad man caught with a dead child in aba now.]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:34:43 +0000
Fatal Road Crash Recorded At Upper-Iweka, As Truck Catches Fire On Niger Bridge http://nairaplace.com//850/fatal-road-crash-recorded-at-upper-iweka-as-truck-catches-fire-on-niger-bridge.html
The Fire Service were reportedly contacted immediately and an FRSC eavy Duty Tow Truck was brought in to tow the vehicle off the bridge after the fire was successfully extinguished by Julius Berger Construction Company, before the arrival of the Fire Service. Two male adults were involved, no injury and no death recorded.

According to RC Pascal A. AnigboSector Public Education Officer, a fatal road traffic crash was later recorded at Upper-Iweka. The crash which occurred at about 8.45am after the brakes of a Toyota Prado SUV with registration number UWN277PE, failed and rammed into three shuttle buses:a. Suzuki shuttle bus with registration number AWK279XJb. Suzuki shuttle bus with registration number ATN57XBc. Hijet shuttle with registration number HAL420ZX.

A total of Four (4) male adults were involved in the crash. Two sustained some degree of injuries while One (one of the shuttle bus drivers) was confirmed dead by doctors at St. John Hospital and Maternity, where the victims were rushed to, by FRSC rescue team from Onitsha Unit Command.

The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi, admonished vehicle owners and drivers to always ensure that they check and service their vehicles regularly, paying particular attention to the brakes and electrical systems in addition to other units. He condoled with the family of the dead and wishes the injured victims quick recovery.]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:27:39 +0000
Nigeria Records 328 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 11,844 http://nairaplace.com//849/nigeria-records-328-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-now-11-844.html
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), announced this on Friday.

According to the agency’s report, 121 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 70 in the FCT, and 25 in Bauchi.

Other affected states were Rivers with 18 cases, Oyo with 16, 15 in Kaduna, 14 in Gombe, 13 in Edo and Ogun, eight in Jigawa, six in Enugu, five in Kano and two each in Ondo and Osun states.]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:21:10 +0000
California police kill unarmed 22-year-old, who was on his knees with his hands up http://nairaplace.com//848/california-police-kill-unarmed-22-year-old-who-was-on-his-knees-with-his-hands-up.html
An officer in the city of Vallejo was inside his car when he shot Sean Monterrosa on Monday night, June 1, amid local and national protests against police brutality.

The officer was responding to a call of alleged looting when he shot the unarmed man, officials said.

Police said an officer mistakenly believed Monterrosa had a gun, but later determined he had a hammer in his pocket.

The killing of Monterrosa, who lived in San Francisco, has sparked intense outrage in the Bay Area, particularly in the city of Vallejo, a city with a long history of police violence and high-profile killings and excessive force complaints, The Guardian reports

"When confronted by the police, he dropped to his knees and surrendered, and they fired at him," said Melissa Nold, a Vallejo civil rights attorney representing Monterrosa’s family.

"He wasn’t doing anything to warrant it. They shot him from inside their car. What opportunity did they give him to survive that situation? … It’s egregiously bad."

In a news conference on Wednesday, two days after the killing, police chief Shawny Williams said officers were responding to a call of possible looting at the pharmacy shortly after midnight when an officer in a cruiser drove up and saw a dozen people in the parking lot getting into a car. A second officer in an unmarked car drove up and found Monterrosa, who was still on the scene, who then kneeled down and started to raise his hands. At this point, the police chief said, this officer "perceived a threat" and fired five shots through his window at Monterosso.

Monterrosa died at the hospital, the chief said.

The chief declined to identify the officer who killed Monterrosa, saying only that the officer was an 18-year veteran of the force. The chief also dodged questions about whether he considered the shooting to be excessive force and ignored questions from angry community members who showed up to a press conference.

The last person killed by Vallejo police was Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old who had been sleeping in his car in February 2019 when six officers fired 55 bullets in 3.5 seconds. One of the six officers who killed McCoy, a rising rapper in the Bay Area, had previously killed an unarmed man who was fleeing on his bike. Another Vallejo officer killed three men in a five-month period and was subsequently promoted.

A memorial in front of Vallejo’s city hall has a sign reading "Blacks and Brown lives matter"]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:48:54 +0000
Nigerian Woman In Philadelphia Sent Money Home For Building Project. See What She Got http://nairaplace.com//847/-nigerian-woman-in-philadelphia-sent-money-home-for-building-project-see-what-she-got.html
To start, something happened some days ago, but before I go into it, let me say something most of us might have heard, like me.

Well, growing up in a typical Nigerian city (Aba) back in the days..I was privileged to listen to discussions or conversations about how someone based abroad (Ala-bekee) used to send in money for a building project in the village/city as the case may be; then after some years or over the duration of some months, would return to meet a practically empty plot of land. in some cases, the so-called land would even be nonexistent.

The type of wahala issues like this cause eh, to those who can bear it, they can simply let go since the culprits in most cases are always blood relatives/siblings/uncle's/in-laws etc.

In my line of work I've equally bumped into a couple of such projects..the most recent one being the reason for this thread.

So, some days ago, I was contacted to evaluate a building project; a supposed one storey building comprising of 4x3-bedroom flats. However, only the front flat had been done up to "their" supposed deck beam level.
The owner of this project is based in Philadelphia, U.S.A and is a woman well over the late 60's.
The project supervisor/executioner is an in-law (I think he married one of the woman's daughters based on the information I received)..

Now, the instruction was simple: "Build this house while I send in the funds, at completion you and your family would take one flat and stay as caretakers of the property".

In all honesty, what I saw at the site left me bewildered and I was just wondering the "version" of wickedness at work in the so-called in-law.. seriously!!

By the building regulation standards, a standard building height ought to be at least 3metres. To achieve this during construction (block work stage), we do what I called "4-5-1-3" for bungalow buildings and "4-5-1-2" for lower levels of multi-storey buildings above the D.P.C.
Breakdown:
Above the DPC.
4: the first 4-courses of block work leading up to the window sill.
5: the next 5courses of block works above the window sill leading up to the lintel.
1: the lintel, always having a depth of 225mm (9inches) which is the depth of all block sizes.
3: the final 3-course of block work above the lintel use to level up in readiness for roof work. In multi-storey buildings, this last 3-courses is replaced by 2-courses with the final block removed and a deck beam introduced in its stead.

For the structure under review, what I met was more like a "3-4-1-3" (as shown in the picture) kind of formation following the same format as explained above. Now me sef wey dey think say I short, I still dey bend to enter one of the rooms because the door opening will always hit my forehead, yes, that's how bad it was!
And this is supposed to be a storey building!!

Next, I equally noticed that the plinth beams (mostly referred to as "chaining" at the DPC level), were without stirrups; yes, more like the 3-12mm used were just laid round the areas they thought necessary with over-site concrete (German floor) laid directly on them. Wow! we too Sabi for this country!!!

Well, luckily for this woman in question, she happened to have returned during one of the ceremonies the Igbere people of Abia State is known for, The Igbotonma ceremony, as she was a participant in the 2017 edition, thereafter she was taken to see her project; rooms were too small, kitchen was too small, etc..the house just looked so unplanned. She was heartbroken thus ordered the job to be stopped.

Please our brothers/sisters in the obodo oyibo (abroad) try as much as possible to engage professionals to do these things for you and while at it, endeavour to come in at least once to see the project by yourself and note any peculiar landmarks or something you can use to identify your site from a photograph, before them go begin send photos of Mr Okonkwo's site go give Mr Clinton. Insist on photo updates every 2-days, if not daily or at worst every 3-days..these stories are painful and they don't just touch the heart, the touch the spinal cord too.

Well, for this particular project, discussions are ongoing and a redesign is on the way..by God's grace a follow up thread will be available to show the updates and progress made when the job starts.

Have you experienced anything like this before??
Talk to us so that others can learn.]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:40:37 +0000
Sex Discipline http://nairaplace.com//846/sex-discipline.html
Sexual Discipline is one area every man must exercise himself in before going into marriage. A responsible man must train himself in sexual discipline. If a man cannot control himself before marriage, he would not be able to do so during marriage. A man that cannot control himself should rather not marry but remain single and continue his sexual recklessness and receive as just consequences the attendant STDs or HIV as the case may be.

Times of pregnancy are very trying times for women. That is when they need the understanding of men most. They can be very annoying during such times but a man needs patience to tolerate them.

During times of pregnancy, that is when men most times are often sex starved not deliberately but due to the woman's conditions. Sex during first trimester could be dangerous to the growing foetus so abstinence or condoms are advisable. Sometimes, the woman does not need sex. The man should understand and ask the wife to use other means to satisfying him. As the pregnancy progresses, sex may be difficult to have. The man should learn to control himself. He won't die but live. Imagine if the man were to be sick for months which happens and because the woman is sex starved, she looks outside. How will the man feel? If the man will feel bad, then men ought to know that women too feel bad when they cheat because of pregnancy.

As a person, my wife put to bed recently. We didn't have sex in months because of the pregnancy and after pregnancy. Will I now start chasing everything in skirts because I want to have sex? I don't need to do that. God keeps and can keep anyone that relies on Him. We need to remember always that whatever a man sows, he will reap. If I mess around with somebody's daughter because I want to satisfy my lust, then mine will not be spared. I have daughters, therefore, I must be mindful of the way I treat other people's daughters. If I defile other people's daughters, others will mess mine up. And even if I do not have daughters, God hates it when one takes advantage of others sexually. Moreover, it is a sin before God which displeases God and attracts divine punishment.

Outside the period of pregnancy, men should learn to be disciplined in the area of sex. If you love her, you won't hurt her. If you love her, you will keep her as the apple of your eyes. If you love her, you won't share her with anybody. If you love her, you will be sacrificial instead of being selfish. Pursuing anything in skirt is selfishness. You are only interested in pleasing yourself and that isn't good for your marriage.

So, my dear men, let's keep our loins pure for our wives only. It is part of our marital vows.

May God help us to remain faithful in Jesus name, amen.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:37:47 +0000
LASU student in viral video kissing his baby sister will be made to face the law http://nairaplace.com//845/lasu-student-in-viral-video-kissing-his-baby-sister-will-be-made-to-face-the-law.html
The viral video which surfaced online a few days ago, irked many Nigerians as they called for his arrest.

Babatunde later posted a video where he apologized. Read here.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the NHRC boss said despite Babatunde's apology, he will be made to face the law as he has committed a crime against a minor.

''His name is Babatunde Adeyeye. Babatunde Adeyeye is a final year student of Botany in Lagos State University. He shot an "apology" video which was sent in to us today. He should be traced and arrested immediately. He has committed A CRIME against a minor and must face the law.'' he tweeted


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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:16:07 +0000
Thief falls asleep during operation after breaking into a TV presenter's house (photos) http://nairaplace.com//844/thief-falls-asleep-during-operation-after-breaking-into-a-tv-presenter-s-house-photos-.html
Confirming the incident in an interview with East Africa Radio, ITV Zanzibar presenter, Farouk Karim said the thief entered his compound by scaling the fence.
The journalist added that the thief stole shoes and clothes before setting his sights on the car's power windows.

Recounting the incident, Farouk said he left home early in the morning for morning exercise only to receive a call that a thief was found at his home.

When he returned home, he found the thief sleeping in his car.

Farouk said: "We found him deep asleep in the car with all he had stolen the previous night on his lap."

The journalist said the thief was able to access the car as the doors were not locked. He then proceeded to steal the power window mechanism from the passenger's side.

"I think as he tried removing the power window from the driver's side that's when he fell asleep," Farouk said.

Farouk added that an angry mob gathered, ready for jungle justice, but he discouraged them from carrying out the act.

Farouk called law enforcement and when they arrived, the thief was still sleeping. They placed him in handcuffs after which they woke him up and took him to the police station together with the things he stole.

Farouk said: "We accompanied him to the police station as one would a bride on her wedding day. I think he fell asleep after getting contented with his loot."

Reacting to claims that voodoo must have been involved in making the thief fall asleep on the job, Farouk gave credit to the power of prayer.

He said: "The easiest way to make a thief fall asleep is praying to God to protect you and your home."

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:10:25 +0000
Prostitute brags about her 'job' on live TV, reveals the amount she charges http://nairaplace.com//843/prostitute-brags-about-her-job-on-live-tv-reveals-the-amount-she-charges.html
The lady revealed that she charges from Ghc 2,000-3,000 per night for one on one sex and also engage in live video sex with men. The commercial sex worker disclosed that she loves doing the video calls more, because some men even pay more than $300 after a session.

She also advised men to take care of their private part very well because it "smells badly," making it difficult for her to give a blowjob during sex. ]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:02:39 +0000
Fire guts Presidential Villa's store http://nairaplace.com//842/fire-guts-presidential-villa-s-store.html
Shehu said the fire occurred at a store near the State House Chapel in the Presidential Villa on Thursday afternoon. He described it as a minor incident and also linked it to an electrical spark.

The Presidential spokesperson said;

“The incident, linked to an electrical spark, was immediately brought under control by alert staff using available fire extinguishers well ahead of the arrival of the Federal Fire Service trucks stationed just outside the premises. Luckily, no injury or serious damage was recorded."]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:49:24 +0000
Chelsea Set To Sign German Forward Werner http://nairaplace.com//841/chelsea-set-to-sign-german-forward-werner.html
The report added that Werner has a 55 million euro ($62.45 million) release clause which expires on June 15 and that Premier League club Chelsea had offered the 24-year-old a contract worth 200,000 pounds per week.

Werner is second-top scorer in the Bundesliga this season with 25 goals, four behind Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.

He has made 29 appearances for Germany, scoring 11 times.]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:47:49 +0000
Soldier stopped from committing suicide in Taraba http://nairaplace.com//840/soldier-stopped-from-committing-suicide-in-taraba.html
The soldier identified simply as Ali attracted attention after being seen on top of the tower throwing down his clothes. After people gathered, he was heard saying in Hausa and pidgin “I want to die. Allow me to jump down and die.” The youths who gathered at the spot however said in response “Please do not jump. We don’t want you to die.”

An eyewitness said;

“We noticed someone climbing the place and pulling off his clothes. We got there to discover he is someone we know. He was left with under pant and an inner vest and poised to jump. We went close and began to beg him."

The Nation reported that it is believed that the soldier who had a bandaged left kneecap, has mental illness and was recently relieved of his job.

A source said;

“He is an ex-soldier, fond of riding military motorbikes in town. He was sacked from the army when it was discovered he is mentally ill."]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:43:53 +0000
"Where are the aprokos that said surgery is not good?" Tonto Dikeh asks(photo) http://nairaplace.com//839/-where-are-the-aprokos-that-said-surgery-is-not-good-tonto-dikeh-asks-photo-.html
Praising her new body, the actress wrote: "Where are the aprokos that said surgery is not good oooo??? May my old body be your portion, Rolling eyes... (If I slap you? Your eyes will shift)

She added the hashtag #ProudlyACosmeticSurgeryBaby]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:38:20 +0000
Lightning kills man during a downpour in Edo http://nairaplace.com//838/lightning-kills-man-during-a-downpour-in-edo.html
The man, identified simply as Mr. Edafe, died on Thursday, June 4, in Benin, Edo State.

The deceased was reportedly working at a building site around the Cattle Market in Asoro Hill, on Ekehuan Road, when the rain started. He took refuge in a nearby uncompleted building.

While there, waiting for the rain to subside, he was struck by lightning and he died instantly.]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:31:19 +0000
3 Brothers Who Kidnapped And Murdered A Mother Of 5 in Abuja Arrested By Police http://nairaplace.com//837/3-brothers-who-kidnapped-and-murdered-a-mother-of-5-in-abuja-arrested-by-police.html
PRESS RELEASE

POLICE ARREST 3 BROTHERS FOR THE KIDNAP AND MURDER OF A MOTHER OF 5 IN ABUJA

- Exhume remains of the deceased for forensic examination

Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three (3) suspects namely; Johnson Emmanuel - 38yrs, Gideon Emmanuel - 31yrs and Success Emmanuel - 27yrs for the kidnap and gruesome murder of one Mrs Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya on 14th May, 2020. The suspects, born by same parents, all male and native of Isiekenesi, Ideato LGA of Imo State were arrested by the Police in their home town where they had taken refuge after committing the crime in Abuja, in order to evade police arrest.

Investigations that led to the arrest of the suspects is sequel to complaints received from one Chinedu Ogbonnaya who alleged that his mother, Mrs Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya, 55yrs, native of Ozuitem in Bende LGA of Abia State had been kidnapped and a 5-Million naira ransom demanded before she could be released. A comprehensive and painstaking investigation by the police operatives resulted in the arrest of the three (3) suspects, whom, in the course of interrogation, revealed that the victim had long been murdered and buried. Further findings revealed that the victim, a widow, who had been a Facebook friend of the principal suspect – Johnson Emmanuel, was lured from her home in Gwagwalada to visit the suspect. The suspect thereafter took advantage of the visit, served her yoghurt laced with drugs and subsequently had her murdered. The suspect having killed the victim and buried her remains in a septic tank, went ahead to reach out to the family of the victim using her phone and demanded 5-Million naira ransom as pre-condition for her release. ​

Meanwhile, today 4th June, 2020, the suspects led a team of investigators alongside pathologists to a residence at Wumba District, Lokogoma, Abuja where the victim’s decomposing body was exhumed from a septic tank. The exhumed body has been taken to the University Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja for forensic examination.

A Toyota Highlander Jeep belonging to the deceased has also been recovered by Police operatives at a mechanic workshop in Apo where it had been repainted into a different colour, vehicle documents fraudulently changed and ownership of the stolen vehicle criminally transferred to one of the masterminds of the crime – Johnson Emmanuel.

Investigations also revealed that the house where the deceased was killed and buried originally belonged to one of the suspects but was hurriedly sold-off to a third party apparently to obliterate evidence.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, while commending the operatives for a job well done, reassures that perpetrators of any form of crimes in the country will not go undetected and unpunished. He however enjoins citizens to be more security conscious and report any suspicious activities within their neighbourhood to the nearest police station.


DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:22:13 +0000
Armed robbery gang kill eight policemen in Kogi http://nairaplace.com//836/armed-robbery-gang-kill-eight-policemen-in-kogi.html
That was after they attacked a police station in the town and killed no fewer than eight policemen including the Divisional Police officer

The attack happened which lasted for an hour began at about 4pm. ]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:16:24 +0000
Nigeria Records 350 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Hit 11,516 http://nairaplace.com//835/nigeria-records-350-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-hit-11-516.html
The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter.

This takes the country’s total infections to 11,516 out of which 3,535 have been discharged with 323 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 19 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 102 cases.]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:11:52 +0000
Married man faints after sex with married lover in Lagos(photo) http://nairaplace.com//834/married-man-faints-after-sex-with-married-lover-in-lagos-photo-.html
The woman who was interrogated by some residents of the area where the incident occurred, admitted she is married but added that she regrets hooking up with the man. The middle-aged woman further disclosed that she lives around Mutatiri in Cele, Lagos.

She recalled telling her child she was going to "buy something" before leaving her house as she blamed herself continously. The elderly man was subsequently rushed to the hospital on a bike. ]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:24:11 +0000
39-year-old man allegedly rapes 7 year old girl in Abia (photos) http://nairaplace.com//833/39-year-old-man-allegedly-rapes-7-year-old-girl-in-abia-photos-.html
The mother of the victim who spoke to LIB, said she came home from an outing on Tuesday May 19 and noticed her daughter wasn't walking well. It took Chijindu two days to tell her mother what happened to her because Charles had threatened to kill her if she told anyone he raped her.

''The suspect is my neighbor. My daughter normally stays at home with her sister. If I am not around, they stay together. On May 19, I noticed that the way my daughter wasn't walking well. I asked her and she said nothing. I observed that something was wrong because she started having discharge. I told her someone must have touched for such to happen.

She then told me that she cannot say it because the person told her that she will die if she ever says it. I asked her who is the person and she told me it was my neighbor who is also from my local government.

She told me that Charles told her to go and help him bring something from his room. He rushed into the room with her. She tried to escape but Charles dragged her back, closed the door and used his hand to cover her mouth and then defiled her. He then warned her that if she says it to anyone, she will die'' She said

The mother said Charles traveled after committing the crime and that she decided to wait for him to return before raising an alarm so that he doesn't escape.

''Immediately he came back, I went to the Railway police station and made a complain and they came to arrest him. He has confessed that he did it but I don't understand the way they want to take the matter because the policemen are now begging me. How can they beg me for this kind of offence? A girl that is 7 years and the man is 39 years? Defilement case is not a bailable offence. They are just trying to confuse me because I don't have anybody.'' she said

Confirming the incident to LIB, the Investigating Police Officer IPO, Godwin Amadi, said the suspect is still in the custody of the Railway police station. According to Amadi, a meeting between the suspect, the victim's mother, and the Divisional Police Officer DPO has been fixed for tomorrow June 5.]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:18:05 +0000
Police arrests man for allegedly raping 85-year-old grandmother (photo) http://nairaplace.com//832/police-arrests-man-for-allegedly-raping-85-year-old-grandmother-photo-.html
The victim who reported the case at the Kagara police division, said she was inside her house sleeping when the suspect broke into her room through the window and then raped her. She explained that Ezekiel had threatened to kidnap her, asking her to pay a large sum of money, which she told him she didn’t have. The aged woman said Ezekiel raped her for a long time before her grandson came around and rescued her.



When interrogated, Ezekiel confessed to committing the crime. He said he resorted to raping the old woman since she did not have any money to give him.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Abiodun Wasiu, said the suspect has confessed to committing the crime and that he will be arraigned in court soon.]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:14:47 +0000
Tiwa Savage, Ebuka, Tacha, Others Bag NET Honours People’s Choice Awards Nominations http://nairaplace.com//831/tiwa-savage-ebuka-tacha-others-bag-net-honours-people-s-choice-awards-nominations.html
NET Honours, a property of marketing, media and technology company, ID Africa, is an annual recognition of top performers in the entertainment industry and public sector, based on audience data from ID Africa’s network of media channels.

NET Honours focuses on recognising achievers in entertainment and related industries through a thorough analysis of global audience search, interaction and trends on ID Africa’s media channels.

Built upon audience engagement from a database of over eight million users who interacted with Netng, Neusroom, Orin and 234Star content across websites, social media and email newsletter channels between April 2019 and March 2020, the award celebrates musicians, actors, comedians and public personalities who rank high in consumers’ list of most interesting topics for the year under review.

The fourth edition of NET Honours, which is set to hold as a virtual event, sees celebrities and public figures of interest in Nigeria feature prominently across 20 categories such as Most Popular Male Musician, Most Popular Female Musician, Most Popular Actress, Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Couple, and many more.

ID Africa CEO, Femi Falodun, said “NET Honours is a one-of-its-kind platform where we recognize and celebrate some of Nigerians’ favourite celebrities and public figures, strictly based on data and insights from our network of media platforms and social channels.

“Over 90% of the audience on our media properties, Netng, Neusroom, 234Star and Orin are Nigerians below the age of 40. This means that NET Honours as a platform provides useful insights into the people, events and pop culture interests that greatly appeal to Nigeria’s digital natives and entertainment content consumers.”



Winners will be announced on June 13, 2020 via Netng website –– www.thenet.ng, and social media channels –– @thenetng.

Celebrities and public figures such as Davido, Wizkid, President Muhammadu Buhari, Juliet Ibrahim, Alibaba, Tobi Bakre and several others have won awards in previous editions of the event.

See full list of nominees below:

Most Searched Musician (Male)

Burna Boy



Zlatan

Davido

Naira Marley

Rema



Most Searched Musician (Female)

Tiwa Savage

Teni

Simi

Yemi Alade

Omawumi

Most Popular Musician (Male)

2Baba

Burna Boy

Davido

Olamide

Wizkid

Most Popular Musician (Female)

Niniola

Simi

Teni

Tiwa Savage

Yemi Alade

Most Popular Actor

Jim Iyke

Odunlade Adekola

RMD

Timini Egbuson

Yul Edochie

Most Popular Actress

Funke Akindele

Mercy Johnson

Regina Daniels

Tonto Dike

Toyin Abraham

Most Searched Actor

Femi Adebayo

Odunlade Adekola

Ali Nuhu

Osita Iheme

Jim Iyke

Most Searched Actress

Genevieve Nnaji

Tonto Dike

Ini Edo

Regina Daniels

Hadiza Gabon

Most Popular Couple

Funke Akindele & JJC

Simi & Adekunle Gold

Banky W & Adesua Etomi-Wellington

Davido & Chioma

Mercy & Ike

Most Popular Media Personality (Male)

Daddy Freeze

Do2dtun

Ebuka

IK Osakioduwa

Most Popular Media Personality (Female)

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Maria Okan

Toke Makinwa

Toolz

Most Searched Media Personalities

Tunde Ednut

Toke Makinwa

Moet Abebe

Linda Ikeji

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Most Popular Person

Aliko Dangote

Bukola Saraki

Ooni of Ife

Muhammadu Buhari

Pastor E.A Adeboye

Most Popular BB Naija Star

Tacha

Mike

Mercy

Khafi

Seyi

Most Popular Comedian

Akpororo

Alibaba

Basketmouth

Bovi

Most Popular African Celebrity

Sarkodie

Angelique Kidjo

Juliet Ibrahim

Nasty C

Diamond Platnumz

Most Popular Foreign Celebrity Male

Jay Z

Chris Brown

Ronaldo

Drake

Lionel Messi

Most Popular Foreign Celebrity Female

Nicki Minaj

Beyonce

Rihanna

Cardi B

Kim Kardashian

Most Popular Event

AMVCA

Headies

BAFEST

BBNaija

NECLive]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:21:32 +0000
Boobs surgery goes wrong- "my nipples became displaced" - lady says(photo) http://nairaplace.com//830/boobs-surgery-goes-wrong-my-nipples-became-displaced-lady-says-photo-.html

Tia, from Texas, had wanted larger boobs since she was 18-years-old because she believed that women with bigger breasts get more modeling jobs.

Her first two attempts at getting her boobs bigger ended up in disappointment, while one of the failed augmentations left her breasts rippled.

Tia, who has now gotten her dream breasts appeared on E!’s show Botched where she spoke about her ordeal.

Tia told Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow that another model referred her to a man who she believed to be a doctor. However, it was later turned out that he was actually a dentist.

She said the dentist told her that he could take her up to a C/D cup with implants.

A year after the surgery, she returned to the dentist because she wanted her breasts larger and closer together.

Dr. Dubrow said: “Going larger never makes breasts look closer together, all it does is make them look bigger.

“Until plastic surgeons figure that out we’re going to see a lot of big-breasted girls who are very far apart.”

Tia then went to another doctor but didn’t realise that he wasn’t licensed to perform surgery.

She explained: “I found this guy, after doing some research and I told him ‘I’m okay with the size, I just want them closer’.”
According to Tia, she woke up from surgery she discovered the doctor had used 1000cc implants rather than 500cc. She also said that her boobs looked “ugly”.



“I start getting rippling and the implants did backflips inside my boobs.”


The implant had been removed from behind the muscle and replaced in front of the muscle, according to Dr. Dubrow.

Tia said the surgeon had explained that the pocket behind her muscle wasn’t large enough for the implant.

She added that her nipples became displaced and she was “too embarrassed to leave the house.”

At a second surgery, the doctor inflated Tia’s breasts with air to estimate the correct implant size to use, before he then completed the breast augmentation with implants.


The show ended with Tia showing off her new breasts to her friends in a sexy, curve-baring dress.]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:05:46 +0000
Boobs surgery goes wrong because she use a dentist and unlicensed surgeon to do boob job ( photos) http://nairaplace.com//829/boobs-surgery-goes-wrong-because-she-use-a-dentist-and-unlicensed-surgeon-to-do-boob-job-photos-.htm

Tia, from Texas, had wanted larger boobs since she was 18-years-old because she believed that women with bigger breasts get more modeling jobs.

Her first two attempts at getting her boobs bigger ended up in disappointment, while one of the failed augmentations left her breasts rippled.

Tia, who has now gotten her dream breasts appeared on E!’s show Botched where she spoke about her ordeal.

Tia told Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow that another model referred her to a man who she believed to be a doctor. However, it was later turned out that he was actually a dentist.

She said the dentist told her that he could take her up to a C/D cup with implants.

A year after the surgery, she returned to the dentist because she wanted her breasts larger and closer together.

Dr. Dubrow said: “Going larger never makes breasts look closer together, all it does is make them look bigger.

“Until plastic surgeons figure that out we’re going to see a lot of big-breasted girls who are very far apart.”

Tia then went to another doctor but didn’t realise that he wasn’t licensed to perform surgery.

She explained: “I found this guy, after doing some research and I told him ‘I’m okay with the size, I just want them closer’.”
According to Tia, she woke up from surgery she discovered the doctor had used 1000cc implants rather than 500cc. She also said that her boobs looked “ugly”.



“I start getting rippling and the implants did backflips inside my boobs.”


The implant had been removed from behind the muscle and replaced in front of the muscle, according to Dr. Dubrow.

Tia said the surgeon had explained that the pocket behind her muscle wasn’t large enough for the implant.

She added that her nipples became displaced and she was “too embarrassed to leave the house.”

At a second surgery, the doctor inflated Tia’s breasts with air to estimate the correct implant size to use, before he then completed the breast augmentation with implants.


The show ended with Tia showing off her new breasts to her friends in a sexy, curve-baring dress.]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:00:54 +0000
Mother and child crushed to death by a petrol tanker in Delta (graphic) http://nairaplace.com//828/mother-and-child-crushed-to-death-by-a-petrol-tanker-in-delta-graphic-.html


According to reports, the mother and her child were on a motorcycle that was taking them to their destination when a tanker lost control and rammed into them, crushing the mother and her child into pieces.


See graphic photos from the accident below]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:39:29 +0000
#JusticeForBarakat: Barakat Bello Raped And Killed In Ibadan http://nairaplace.com//827/-justiceforbarakat-barakat-bello-raped-and-killed-in-ibadan.html
The hijab-wearing Barakat Bello was allegedly murdered while she was struggling to resist rape.]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:28:07 +0000
Orji Uzor Kalu Out Of Kuje Prison (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//826/orji-uzor-kalu-out-of-kuje-prison-photos-.html
This followed yesterday's order of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordering the immediate release of the former Governor of Abia.

Justice Mohammed Liman, who ordered Kalu’s release, also quashed the 12-year jail term imposed on him last December 5 by Justice Mohammed Idris.

Here are moments the Abia North senator walked out from custody freely]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:22:41 +0000
Ekiti Ritualists Murder 78-Year-Old Widow, Drain Her Blood, Remove Vital Organs http://nairaplace.com//825/ekiti-ritualists-murder-78-year-old-widow-drain-her-blood-remove-vital-organs.html
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, described it as “unfortunate and mysterious.”

Abutu said investigation had begun into the case and that the Criminal Investigation Department had been directed to take over the matter.

He added that the corpse of the woman had been recovered and deposited in the morgue of the State Specialist Hospital in Ikere Ekiti.

Sources in the locality had earlier told newsmen that the woman, Mrs Sabianah Aranilewa, was not only killed, her blood was drained and vital organs removed by the ritual killers.

Also confirming the reports, the deceased’s son, Mr Eyitope Aranilewa, said his mother had earlier gone missing on Friday, May 29, around 6: 45 a.m while washing clothes at her residence along Moshood road, Odo-Oja area of Ikere-Ekiti.

He said his mother’s friend referred to as Mrs Ojolo first raised the alarm and organised a search party, but efforts to find her proved abortive until 4.00 p.m. when her corpse was found inside a stream with her throat slit and other vital organs removed.

“On that fateful day, I got a distress call that my mother was missing. It was my mother’s friend, Mrs Ojolo who resides within a short distance from her shop that raised the alarm when she did not see her in the shop

“The matter was immediately reported at the police station, but it was not long that information came that her body had been located at a place not far from the home.

“She was slaughtered like a goat and the corpse dumped in a shallow stream, flowing through the back of her home,” he said.]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:17:39 +0000
Nigeria Records 348 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 11,000 http://nairaplace.com//824/nigeria-records-348-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-exceed-11-000.html
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this late on Wednesday.

According to the agency’s report, 163 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 76 in the FCT and 23 in Ebonyi.

Other affected states were Rivers with 21 cases, Delta, Nasarawa and Niger with eight each, Enugu with six, five each in Bauchi, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo and Gombe, four in Benue, two in Ogun, and one each in Osun, Plateau, Kogi and Anambra.

A total of 3,329 have been discharged, while 315 deaths have been recorded.]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:12:05 +0000
I’ve killed ‘just 3 persons, not 16’ – Notorious cultist confesses in Ogun http://nairaplace.com//823/i-ve-killed-just-3-persons-not-16-notorious-cultist-confesses-in-ogun.html


The suspects paraded at the command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta were arrested over their alleged involvement in cultism, armed robbery, murder and illegal possession of firearms.



Adeoye said to be a member of the Eiye Confraternity, was arrested alongside five others at their hideout in Ijebu-Ode. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson said the suspect has been on their wanted list in connection with cult-related killings in Ijebu-Ode and its environs.



Two locally-made single-barrelled pistols, one double-barrelled pistol, 11 live cartridges, assorted charms and Indian hemp were recovered from them.



Speaking to newsmen, Adeoye said he had only killed 3 people and not 16 as speculated. The suspect who identified his victims as Vandan, Koledowo and Abas, said two of them are killers of the leader of the Eiye Confraternity in Ijebu-Ode.



The notorious cultist who said he is a professional printer and a drop-out from Michael Otedola College of Education, revealed that he was the fourth in command in the confraternity in 2017 and later became the second in command a year later.



Adeoye said;



“I have been arraigned twice. I was first arraigned in 2012 and regained my freedom in 2015 because the complainant did not show up in court and they could not find anything incriminating against me.

“A few days after, the police came for my arrest again and kept me in custody for another two years before I regained my freedom again in 2017.

“I have not renounced my membership. They didn’t give me the chance because they told me that they would kill me if I renounced my membership.

“I was made Chairman of a unit in the RTEAN in Ijebu Ode, but I can tell you that I have not killed 16 people, but only three."]]>
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:12:52 +0000
Missing boy found dead with his eyes plucked out (photo) http://nairaplace.com//822/missing-boy-found-dead-with-his-eyes-plucked-out-photo-.html
The 9-year-old boy, identified simply as Emma, had been missing for two days, before his body was found in the parked car on Monday morning, June 1.



The car he was found in is one used by a driving school to teach people how to drive.

The police were invited after his body was discovered in the car and his body was evacuated and deposited in the Suleja morgue

Emma's mother sells roasted corn close to the scene where his body was found.]]>
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:04:13 +0000
21-year-old man stabs friend to death over girlfriend in Bauchi http://nairaplace.com//821/21-year-old-man-stabs-friend-to-death-over-girlfriend-in-bauchi.html
The incident reportedly occurred in a drinking joint in Dass on Friday May 29. Ishaku stabbed Zeloti with a knife in three different parts of his body following an argument over who was the "real boyfriend of the girl".

Bauchi State Police Command's spokesperson DSP Ahmed Wakili confirmed the incident and also revealed that Zeloti John was rushed to the Dass General Hospital where he was confirmed dead. He was buried on Monday June 1.

Wakili said the suspect has been arrested as investigation is ongoing to uncover the remote and immediate cause of the murder.]]>
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 07:52:04 +0000
Rihanna oozes sex appeal as she flaunts her enviable curves in sexy lingerie (photos) http://nairaplace.com//820/rihanna-oozes-sex-appeal-as-she-flaunts-her-enviable-curves-in-sexy-lingerie-photos-.html Wed, 03 Jun 2020 07:05:06 +0000 #JusticeForElizabeth: Commissioner Accused Of Raping Lady Over Facebook Post (Pics) http://nairaplace.com//819/-justiceforelizabeth-commissioner-accused-of-raping-lady-over-facebook-post-pics-.html
The police have released Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, who assaulted and raped a lady over a Facebook post after pressure from Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

The police would however, be charging Danga to court within three weeks.

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Danga was interrogated at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gender Unit, Force Intelligence Bureau, FCID, Abuja.

He wrote a statement after intense persuasion from the police.

A source within the police confirmed to SaharaReporters that Governor Bello pressured the police to ensure the commissioner does not spend the night at the police station.

After about four hours at the FCID, the police released Danga, allowing him to walk freely out of the station without assurance of him returning when summoned, a source at the police FCID told SaharaReporters.

“After interrogation, the police allowed him to go. He was pestered to write a statement. The statement would be added to the evidence that has been collected and he would be charged to court within three weeks,” the source said.

The victim identified as Elizabeth, had in a posted on her Facebook wall urged the commissioner to assist his kid sister and other members of his family financially.

Speaking with SaharaReporters, Elizabeth said she decided to make the Facebook post following series of complaints by the commissioner’s sister to her.

The post did not go down well with the commissioner, who hired a thugs to seize Elizabeth from her home in Lokoja with her three-year-old son.

“On getting there, they flogged me. He flogged us himself, stripped me naked and made a video of me threatening to post it when next I make any public comment about it,” she said.

Narrating how the commissioner raped her, she said Danga held her captive and took her to a hotel at night where he forcefully had sex with her.

She expressed fear for her life, revealing that she and her family members were receiving threats from loyalists and thugs of the commissioner.
]]>
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 06:56:37 +0000
Nigeria Records 241 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Rise To 10,819 http://nairaplace.com//818/nigeria-records-241-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-rise-to-10-819.html
According to the health agency, Lagos reported the highest number with 142 new cases, followed by Oyo with 15 and the FCT with 13.

Other states with new cases include Kano with 12, Edo 11, Delta 10, Kaduna and Rivers each with nine, Borno eight, Jigawa four, Gombe and Plateau each with three and Osun and Bauchi each with one.

While the number of deaths rose to 314, the number of discharge cases also grew to 3,239.]]>
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 06:43:37 +0000
IGP Orders Transfer of Investigation Into Uwa Omozuwa’s Death http://nairaplace.com//817/igp-orders-transfer-of-investigation-into-uwa-omozuwa-s-death.html
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, a deputy commissioner of police, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja

Omozuwa, a 100-level female Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) was reportedly killed in a church in Benin by hoodlums, after raping her.

Mba said the directive followed a preliminary report from the team of investigators and forensic experts earlier deployed to assist the Police Command in Edo in investigations into the unfortunate incident.

He said the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Mr Anthony Michael, would henceforth provide direct supervision to ensure speedy and thorough investigation of the case.

Mba said the IGP had also ordered immediate deployment of specialised investigators and additional investigation assets to all the Gender Desks Offices and Juvenile Welfare Centres (JWC) across the country.

He said the idea was to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the Units to respond to increasing challenges of sexual assaults and domestic/gender based violence.

He said the IGP called on the public to provide the police with useful information that would aid investigations into ongoing sexual assaults and domestic/gender based violence across the country.

The IGP also enjoined parents and guardians to pay closer attention to their children and wards in these trying times.]]>
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 06:41:03 +0000
Pastor Emmanuel Bileya And Wife, Julianna Killed In Taraba State http://nairaplace.com//816/pastor-emmanuel-bileya-and-wife-julianna-killed-in-taraba-state.html
My dear Brother and friend forever, Emmanuel Bileya, who along with his wife, Juliana, were martyred for their faith in Jesus, yesterday in Taraba state, Nigeria, leaving behind eight children. Lord have mercy. Our hearts break.

My dear Brother Emmanuel and his wonderful wife have gone home. This world was never his true home. Emmanuel stayed at our house a few times while he attended school. We would talk long about what it meant to follow Jesus while living on one of the major fault lines of conflict in this world.

Martyrdom was always on his radar as a present possibility and he thought differently about this life because his life was on the line because he loved Jesus and was a leader. Emmanuel had a great peace and great gifts that he humbly used for God’s glory. He understood like few people that I have met that his life was not his own. I will miss him and I pray the Lord’s mercy on his eight surviving children. I also pray God’s mercy on those who killed him and his wife. In the words of the Lord, “Abba, forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing.”]]>
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:42:53 +0000
Couple Steals 10-Month-Old Baby In Umuahia http://nairaplace.com//815/couple-steals-10-month-old-baby-in-umuahia.html
The family of Mr. and Mrs Harrison Nwachukwu has been thrown into mourning, following the stealing of their 10-month old baby boy by a strange couple on Friday in Umuahia, Abia State.

The shock has left the nursing mother acting strangely.

Narrating how the child was stolen in is mother’s hair salon to Vanguard, Mr. Harrison a staff of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, appealed to those who took the little boy to return him to the family.

He explained that while at his duty post on Friday, he got an urgent call to come home. And on getting to the hairdressing salon at Ekwuruke Street by Okigwe Road, he was told how a man and lady deceived his wife, Charity, and stole the child.

Strange couple steals 10-month-old baby in Umuahia, disappears
The baby’s parents.

Mr. Harrison’s words: “Three weeks ago, this couple came to the saloon and the lady told my wife that she was looking for a good salon to make her hair.

“She said that they moved into the neighbourhood a few weeks ago from Port Harcourt and had been searching for a good salon to make her hair.

“My wife welcomed them, thinking that they were genuine, not knowing that they had another thing in mind.

“From that day, the ‘couple’ started visiting the saloon on a regular basis and were admiring my children, especially the 10 months old Emmanuel.

“The lady told my wife that they have been married for two years without a child and have been praying for a child like my son.

“They come around every day to greet my wife, thereby creating a kind of familiarity.

“On Friday, the couple came to inform my wife that the wife would be making her hair on Saturday, but my wife told them that since Saturday was clean-up day, they should come in the afternoon.

“They returned later on Friday with the excuse that they would not be chanced on Saturday afternoon. The man even bought roasted yam and ate it while my wife was preparing the attachment to make the wife’s hair.

“While my wife was working on the attachment the lady gave my wife a padlocked bag and told her not to let her husband get hold of the bag because it contained money, which she didn’t want her husband to see.

“It was while the stylist was busy preparing the attachment that the woman left while her husband took away the child, telling neighbours that she was taking the child to Shoprite to shop for him.

“On realising that both husband and wife were nowhere to be found, my wife raised the alarm. On opening the bag, they discovered that it contained only serviettes.

“The matter was reported to Central Police Station, Umuahia.

“Now, it is like my wife is developing mental issues. She has not eaten since then and would say that her son is crying and needs her.”]]>
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:30:19 +0000
Legendary singer, Majek Fashek is dead http://nairaplace.com//814/legendary-singer-majek-fashek-is-dead.html
Though the cause of the music legend's death is still unclear at the moment, LIB however gathered that he died in a hospital in New York in the late hours of Monday June 1.
Cynthia Morgan's former manager, Joy Tongo who confirmed Majek Fashek's death wrote on Instagram;

Majek Fashek is best known for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single "Send Down the Rain". Before his death, he worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Beyoncé.



Legendary musician, Mr. Majek Fashek has passed on today in New York City. Majek Fashek was a talented man from my home town Benin City, Edo State. RIP ]]>
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:15:20 +0000
Uwa Omozuwa: Edo State Police Command Arrests One Suspect http://nairaplace.com//813/-uwa-omozuwa-edo-state-police-command-arrests-one-suspect.html murder of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa has
been arrested by police officers attached to
the Edo state police command.

LIB reported earlier that the 22-year-old 100-
level student of the University of Benin, Edo
State was raped and killed while reading in a
church in Benin city.

Spokesman of Edo police command, Chidi
Nwabuzor confirmed the arrest while speaking
to newsmen. He said the suspect was
arrested after the deceased was rushed to
the hospital and the fingerprint on the fire
extinguisher she was attacked with was
examined.

Nwabuzor said Area Commander of Ikpoba
Hill mobilized his men to ensure that the
suspect was apprehended.]]>
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:18:21 +0000
Pastor Who Defiled Church Member’s Daughter In Police Net http://nairaplace.com//812/pastor-who-defiled-church-member-s-daughter-in-police-net.html
Nairaplace reports that Pastor Douglas, as he is popularly known, took the matter to Zone 2 Command after the Police at Makinde Division invited him over the allegation of defiling the victim. He refused to go to Makinde Police Division but instead wrote a petition to the AIG against the mother of the victim, hence all were invited for investigation over his petition.

However, during interrogation, Pastor Douglas reportedly confessed that he had been sleeping with the victim for the past four years from when she was 14 but now 18, hence the DCP D8 immediately ordered for his detention for the charge of statutory rape which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.

Nairaplace had reported how Pastor Douglas was said to have held the victim with fake prophecies and she kept the abuses from her parents, who had been members of the Church for the past 12 years with strong belief that Pastor Douglas was a real man of God.

However, the bubble burst after the victim was no longer able to bear it, started threatening to commit suicide over the trauma and she was persuaded to open up on what she was passing through.
It was then she opened up and told her parents that Pastor Douglas had abused her for the past four years and instilled fear into her not to tell anyone.
Shocked by the revelations, the matter was reported to the Police at the Human Rights Section of Makinde Police Station; the Pastor was invited but he reportedly ran away.

Nairaplace gathered that the victim may not be the only person said to have been abused by Pastor Douglas who seemed to have shown remorse for his actions. His wife was said to have known about the abuses from what she told the Police while the Police continue with their investigation over the matter.]]>
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:14:06 +0000
The Cop Who Unmasked Daniel Bob Ibeaji, Killer Of Anambra Billionaire http://nairaplace.com//811/the-cop-who-unmasked-daniel-bob-ibeaji-killer-of-anambra-billionaire.html
Nairaplace reports the super officer is SP Tijani Taofiq, who was then officer in charge of Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Onikan, Lagos.
He was given 7 days to arrest the killers of Odunukwe by the AIG, Iliyasu Ahmed and he swung into action, moved to FCT with his team and tracked the prime suspect, Ibeaji, in Abuja within the mandate given while equally arresting seven other suspects in Lagos.
However, SP Tijani Taofiq, who is now the DPO Ewokoro Division in Ogun State, was redeployed by the AIG after he arrived Lagos with the high profile suspect, Ibeaji, under controversial circumstances and was asked to hand over to one SP Ubah Adams, who was ascribed the glory wrongly in the media. It was gathered that the arrest of the dreaded Ibeaji took a lot of Intelligence and professionalism as displayed by SP Tijani Taofiq in order to track Ibeaji who had 21 phone Sim cards, which he used to perpetrate his criminal acts. He was seen as invincible before SP Taofiq took over the investigation and demystified him.
SP Tijani Taofiq joined the Nigeria Police in 2000 after he graduated from the University where he studied Business Administration and holds a BSC and MBA. He had worked in different capacities in the Nigeria Police before he was appointed OC Monitoring at Zone 2 Command, when he unmasked Ibeaji and his gang.
SP Taofiq was able to achieve the feat as a result of his intelligence, diligence and humility including mastering of the Police job which had enabled him to perform excellently. He has attended many operation missions both in Nigeria and abroad.The arrrest of Ibeaji exposed the activities of the dreaded gang that had caused bitterness and sorrow to many families as he was said to have made fortune through abduction and kidnapping of targets before he was eventually arrested by SP Taofiq.
Ibeaji gave a startling revelation to detectives on how he conspired with three others to snuff life out of Odunukwe at the Atican Beach Resort in Ajah area of Lagos State on December 1, 2019 and took possession of the deceased properties worth about N900m in FCT, Abuja.]]>
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:10:51 +0000
Nigeria Records 416 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Hit 10,578 http://nairaplace.com//810/nigeria-records-416-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-hit-10-578.html
The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter.

This takes the country’s total infections to 10,578 out of which 3,122 have been discharged with 299 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 19 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 192 cases.]]>
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:07:44 +0000
Two Suspected Thieves Burnt In Calabar Beyond Recognition (Graphic Photos) http://nairaplace.com//809/two-suspected-thieves-burnt-in-calabar-beyond-recognition-graphic-photos-.html
A resident of the area who preferred anonymity told Grassroot Reporters that the hoodlums who were three in number were pursued from Orok Orok through Ekpo Eyo.

The robbers who were said to be armed shot at the boys who were pursuing them but they kept pressing.

He said " they were three in number. One of them hid behind a transformer in the area to avoid being caught but unfortunately, he was caught. While one escaped, two were not lucky".

The unidentified robbers were said to have had their bodies mutilated before they were eventually burnt.

As of the time of filing this report, their corpses were yet to be evacuated from the area.

In a telephone chat with Grassroot Reporters, the police Public Relations Officer in Cross River State, DSP Irene Ugbo said the police is aware of the incident and have launched a man-hunt for the perpetrators.
"Yes I'm aware of the incident. The report got to me early this morning. According to what we gathered, three of them were on a mission when eventually the people of the area caught them. One of them escaped with a gun while two were unlucky and were lynched".

She added that " Whatever it is, we don't encourage any member of the public to take laws into their hands. We have been preaching against such acts. It's an unfortunate one. Our DPO have gone to the area to see if they can arrest the perpetrators. They were suppose to arrest them and hand them over to the police, not to take laws into their hands. So, we are working on it".]]>
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:11:27 +0000
Bandits Kill Abdulhamid Duburawa, Katsina LG APC Chairman http://nairaplace.com//808/bandits-kill-abdulhamid-duburawa-katsina-lg-apc-chairman.html
Bandits have killed the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Batsari Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, Mr. Abdulhamid Duburawa.

The lawmaker representing Batsari Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Jabiru Yauyau, confirmed the killing of the APC chairman in a telephone interview with THISDAY yesterday.

Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Faskari LGA in the state, yesterday also raised the alarm that the bandits had taken over their villages and communities.

Yauyau said the bandits, riding on motorcycles, stormed the residence of the victim at Sabon-Garin Duburawa village in Ruma ward of the council area about 12:47 pm yesterday.

He said: “It is true, some bandits riding on motorcycles attacked our party chairman, Abdulhamid Sani Duburawa, at his hometown Sabon-Garin Duburawa and shot him severally and left.

“He was rushed to the Batsari General Hospital for treatment but unfortunately for us, he died. His body has been moved to his residence here in Batsari in preparation for burial.”

The lawmaker called on security personnel to intensify efforts in tackling banditry in the area, saying “if not, the bandits will finish us.”

However, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, a Superintendent of Police, was yet to respond to inquiries as of the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the IDPs in Faskari LGA in the state, yesterday raised the alarm that bandits have sacked their villages and communities.

The displaced persons, who are currently taking refuge in Faskari Model Primary School alleged that despite the deployment of security personnel by the federal government to flush out the hoodlums in the state, killings had continued unabated in their villages.

The refugees, in separate interviews with THISDAY in the makeshift camp said the bandits had taken over Birni Kogo, Ungwan Tsamiya, Ungwan Liman, Ungwan Zuru, Bangi and Kafi, among other villages in the local government area.

The Chairman of the camp, Mr. Aliyu Lawal, had told THISDAY that there were 2,624 IDPs in the camp and over 3,000 others outside the temporary camp.

According to Lawal, the displaced persons are from 23 villages of Birnin Kogo, Tsamiya, Zuru, Bangi, Kafi, Ungwan Liman, Gago, Gidan Wakili, Makera, Gidan Sharo, Danmairo, Sabuwar Ungwa, Ruwan Kusa, Bika, Kogon Kura, Dan Boka, Maigiya, Gwanki, Dudu, Ungwan Dorawa, Shuwaki, Akwanfa and Rabah.

One of the IDPs, Saratu Maigora, from Zuru, said the marauding bandits ransacked their village and carted away all their belongings, including foodstuffs.

She added that banditry and other heinous activities orchestrated by the miscreants have become a daily occurrence in most communities in Faskari.

“Since the day we were displaced by bandits in Zuru, they couldn’t allow us to return. They have taken over our ancestral homes; we want to go. The police should go and kill these bandits,” she stated.

Another refugee, Mr. Abubakar Kabiru, said: “We have been displaced by bandits for almost a month. Many people who survived the invasion are squatting with families and friends or getting shelter wherever they can with untold hardship.”

On his part, Adamu Bangi, said: “Even yesterday (Saturday) bandits killed three people and kidnapped six others in Matseri village of Faskari.

“They came on motorcycles and attacked Matseri and adjoining villages; shooting sporadically and in the process killed the victims. The government should put an end to these killings,” he added.]]>
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:07:07 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 10,000 http://nairaplace.com//807/nigeria-s-covid-19-cases-exceed-10-000.html
The increase has continued despite intensified efforts by authorities to flatten the curve of the pandemic.

The new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCC) takes infections in Africa’s most populous nation to 10,162, out of which 3007 have been discharged with 287 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 188 cases.]]>
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:03:46 +0000
Robbers Vandalize Married Man’s Vehicle During Sex Romp With Lover http://nairaplace.com//806/robbers-vandalize-married-man-s-vehicle-during-sex-romp-with-lover.html
Nairaplace reports that while he lodged in the hotel, robbers vandalised his Toyota SUV; removed some parts including accessories to the extent that the vehicle could not move.
The incident happened at Honey Dew Hotel and Suites, opposite Tonny Chenko Close, Ejigbo area of Lagos, where the man, Lotenna, had lodged with his mistress for night romp.
It was gathered that Lotenna drove to the hotel in order to lodge for the romp but there was no available space to park within the hotel premises, so he decided to park outside.
However, at night, robbers tampered with the vehicle; they removed vital parts, left the vehicle open and escaped.In the morning, when Lotenna came out and wanted to drop his mistress before going home, he then discovered that the vehicle had been vandalized and could not move any longer.
The whole thing got exposed when Lotenna started making trouble with the security in the area and the matter was reported to the Police at Ejigbo Division. He insisted that he did not want to make any trouble and wanted the matter to be resolved for him to carry his vehicle for repairs.But before then, information got to his wife who was curious over the robbery attack on her husband and eventually traced him to the scene where the vehicle was vandalized. It was then the wife knew that her husband who had told her that he had business engagement with his partners actually lodged in the hotel with his lover.
The wife went home dejected over the betrayal by her husband. The husband is now in a fix on how to rebuild the trust he destroyed. It became more difficult as the wife was said not to have recovered from the shock since the incident happened.
When Nairaplace contacted the hotel management over the incident, they merely confirmed the incident while clarifying that the vehicle was not parked in the hotel premises and was not in their care.]]>
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:01:13 +0000
How I Obtained Popular Musician, Salawa Abeni’s Nude Photos http://nairaplace.com//805/how-i-obtained-popular-musician-salawa-abeni-s-nude-photos.html
The suspect, Olufowoke Oladunjoye Emmanuel, a resident of Brentfield Avenue, Peace Estate, Magboro, Ogun State, was picked up by the Decoy Team of Rapid Response Squad last week Thursday after three days of monitoring him.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu had in the wake of the attempt by an unknown individual to blackmail Salawa Abeni sometime in April 2020 directed the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, DCP Olatunji Disu, to fish out the suspect.

After technical diagnosis of the complaint, the Decoy Team narrowed down on the suspect few days later.

Sources close to the team disclosed that the suspect couldn’t be picked because of the prevalence of Covid 19.

The suspect in his statement to the police confessed to have been the mastermind behind the ploy to publish some nude pictures of Salawa Abeni in exchange for money, adding that he was alone in the scheme.

The suspect, a 2017/2018 Electrical Engineering student of Yabatech, disclosed that he saw the nude pictures in a memory card which he picked up on the floor in Yabatech sometime in November 2019.

He added that after downloading the nude photographs of Salawa Abeni on his phone, he picked up her mobile number from her Instagram page.

“On 1st of April, 2020, I chatted her up and also called her after sending few of the photos to her online. My intention was to negotiate with her for few bucks and for me to destroy the photographs.

“I thought everything was going on fine until the following day when I heard the news of the blackmail over the radio. I was with my mother. She was even cursing the blackmailer unknown to her that I was the brain behind it.

“I immediately sneaked out, destroyed the memory card and threw my mobile phone and SIM card into nearby wetland in Magboro. Since then, I never mentioned it to anyone and called Madam Salawa Abeni about it again,” he disclosed.

Commenting on the arrest, CP Hakeem Odumosu stated that no individual would be allowed to commit a crime in Lagos from any State or escape to other States in Nigeria to evade arrest.

He advised guardians to monitor their wards, emphasizing that the internet is a fertile ground for opportunities but the State Command would not allow criminals use it as avenue to exploit law – abiding Lagosians.

The ‘Queen of Waka Music’, Salawa Abeni, had on April 1 released her nude pictures after being threatened by a suspected blackmailer.

According to the 58-year-old music legend, the blackmailer who identified himself as Jason is an Osun State resident.

She accused him of threatening to tarnish her image and destroy her career of over 45 years.]]>
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 06:58:12 +0000
Toyin Lawani celebrates reaching 1 million followers on Instagram by going naked (+18 Photo) http://nairaplace.com//804/toyin-lawani-celebrates-reaching-1-million-followers-on-instagram-by-going-naked-18-photo-.html


In the photo, the mother of two was pictured completely naked as she enjoyed a bath in a tub. She wrote her caption: 'Ok let’s celebrate The one million followers.' ]]>
Sun, 31 May 2020 07:43:05 +0000
Graphic Photos: Uniben Student Raped And Murdered Inside A Church http://nairaplace.com//802/graphic-photos-uniben-student-raped-and-murdered-inside-a-church.html
It was gathered that Uwaila, who was an 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN, goes to read everyday at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, but was unfortunately beaten, raped and hit with a fire extinguisher by unknown men on Wednesday ,27th May, 2020.

According to a source, “The church’s security officer had gone to collect the keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone in the church already.

He got to the church only to find Uwaila in a pool of blood and next to her was the fire extinguisher which was used to bash her face.

He ran back to inform the key keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless, thinking she was dead. After careful observation, they noticed she moved her hand and quickly rushed her to the hospital.

It was at the hospital that Uwaila revealed she was reading all alone when some unknown men came into the church , beat, raped and hit her head with a fire extinguisher. However, she later passed on.]]>
Sun, 31 May 2020 07:13:45 +0000
268 Stranded Nigerians Evecuated From China Arrive Abuja Airport (Pictures) http://nairaplace.com//801/268-stranded-nigerians-evecuated-from-china-arrive-abuja-airport-pictures-.html Sun, 31 May 2020 07:09:00 +0000 Police Arrest 2 More Suspects In UNIJOS Lecturer’s Killing http://nairaplace.com//800/police-arrest-2-more-suspects-in-unijos-lecturer-s-killing.html
It comes after police paraded Ali Muhammad as one suspect on May 17. Plateau State police commissioner Edward Egbuka said the two more suspected were tracked down by Department of State Security on a tip-off. Both have confessed to being members of the gang that killed the lecturer.

He said the suspects “took the operatives to their hideouts, where two firearms were recovered—an AK 47 rifle with two rounds of ammunition and a Baretta pistol with seven rounds of ammunition.”

The commissioner however, revealed that the “pistol found with the kidnappers was stolen from late Sergeant Jonathan Danladi ‘m’ of Laranto Division who had an encounter with this same dreaded gang of kidnappers in the early hours of 4th May 2020, at ECWA base Jos. The Police Sergeant, in a bid to rescue an 18-year-old female victim of this gang was shot dead and his Barretta pistol stolen. “The same gang killed a DSS personnel on 30th December 2017, along Dong-miango/Rukuba road in Jos North LGA.

The suspects have confessed to several other kidnapping incidents, armed robberies and killings within Jos metropolis and Bassa LGA of the State from 2017 to date, ” he added.

The commissioner also paraded a fake soldier, John Nanzing Ladong, of Gero area in Jos South LGA of the State. He said, “The fake soldier dressed in full military desert camouflage uniform with a captain rank driving an Army green coloured Peugeot model 206 vehicle. Upon interrogation, it was established that the suspect was not military personnel.”]]>
Sun, 31 May 2020 07:05:12 +0000
5 Members Of Notorious Armed Robbery Syndicate Busted By Police http://nairaplace.com//799/5-members-of-notorious-armed-robbery-syndicate-busted-by-police.html
Nairaplace reports as was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, while briefing Jjournalists at the FCT Command.The Police Boss said the five suspects were arrested in connection with the death of one Mohammed Danjuma, whose remains were recovered around Gwagwa-Kagini axis of Abuja, on 16th March, 2020.
The names of the suspects were not disclosed by the CP because investigation was still going on over the matter.However, he said that preliminary findings revealed that the deceased boarded the syndicate’s cab as a passenger from Berger to Tipper Garage, Katampe.
“The findings indicated that he was diverted by his assailants to an unknown destination where he was attacked with wheel spanner. The deceased was also robbed of his valuables, including his ATM card which was subsequently used by the gang to withdraw money from his bank account” he said.
He said that the suspects were members of a notorious armed robbery syndicate that poses as cab operators to rob their victims.Ciroma said exhibits recovered from the suspects were golden coloured Mazda 626 car with registration number, KWL-132 CN and Mazda 323 with registration number, CF 123-KSF.The CP said operatives from the Command, acting on intelligence, also led operations that arrested 12 suspects in connection to kidnapping activities around Bwari, Abaji and Kwali axis of Abuja. He said the operatives dismantled some hideouts used by kidnapping syndicates in the areas.He said items recovered from the suspects were 17 rounds of live ammunition, four dane guns, one locally made pistol and four mobile phones.Other recovered item are two military camouflage uniforms and caps, one motorcycle, five ATM cards and two sim-packs and cards.CP Ciroma said that the suspects will be charged to Court after the completion of investigations on the matter.]]>
Sun, 31 May 2020 07:02:02 +0000
Nigeria Reports 553 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Single-Day Infections http://nairaplace.com//798/nigeria-reports-553-new-covid-19-cases-highest-single-day-infections.html
The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter.

This takes the country’s total infections to 9,855, out of which 2856 have been discharged with 273 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 378 cases.]]>
Sun, 31 May 2020 06:57:18 +0000
I Stole In Church To Raise Money To Start Business, Says Suspect http://nairaplace.com//797/i-stole-in-church-to-raise-money-to-start-business-says-suspect.html

Nairaplace reports that the suspect, Seun, escaped lynching by the residents after he was caught at Eagles Assembly Church located at Tony Chenko Close, Ejigbo area of Lagos, in the early hours of the morning when he burgled the Church to steal two amplifiers worth thousands of Naira.However, while he was escaping after carting away the items that early morning, the security man on duty, who saw him, raised alarm which attracted other residents and they tried to mob him before the Police intervened and rescued him to the Station.
While the suspect, Seun, was being interrogated by the residents, he said that he came all the way from Itele Community in Ogun State to Ejigbo in order to steal in the Church because he had attended the Church to monitor their activities over a period of time.He claimed that he had wanted to use the items he stole for rentals in his area and had no money to buy them. And so he remembered that the Church had the items and plotted to cart them away. He was said to have come to Ejigbo and went to a nearby hotel known as Rommy and Juliet. But when he discovered that the coast was not clear, he shifted the operation till the early hours of the morning.
The suspect said that he had to sleep at Ikotun Roundabout, where the road construction was going on before he woke up at about 4am and stormed the Church but was eventually caught.He was said to have confessed that he hails from Ikorodu and is married with wife and a child and was into selling of second hand clothes which was not giving him enough money before he decided to go into stealing.
When Nairaplace reporter went to the Church, it was under lock and key. However, the Pastor of the church, Rev. Joachim Oloye, was contacted and he confirmed the incident wondering how Seun knew about his Church and came all the way from Ogun State to Ejigbo in order to steal.He said he was not a member of the Church and wanted the Police to dig more to uncover those Seun may be working with in the area because he was said to have made several calls from his phones before the operation.
The suspect was seen detained at the Ejigbo Police Station but Nairaplace correspondent was unable to speak with the DPO who was said to have gone out for monitoring in the area.However, sources at the Station said that the suspect will be charged to Court for the alleged offence. ]]>
Sat, 30 May 2020 16:32:19 +0000
Pastor To Die By Hanging For Killing A Man Over Frogs http://nairaplace.com//796/pastor-to-die-by-hanging-for-killing-a-man-over-frogs.html
Nairaplace reports that the late Olaniyi was killed after he went to hunt for frogs with his friends inside a pond owned by Pastor Samson. The Pastor used a machete to inflict injury on him which later led to his death.
Pastor Samson was arrested and charged before the Ondo High Court over the murder of Olaniyi and was found guilty as charged.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Ademola Bola, found Pastor Kolawole Samson guilty of inflicting injury on the deceased’s head with a cutlass at Gberinlegi Village, via Okeigbo, which later led to his death at the hospital.
Earlier, the State Attorney General and the Commissioner for Justice, represented by two government lawyers, Mr. Olusegun Akeredolu and Mrs. Omotola Ologun, told the Court that the Pastor, on 3rd March 2016, had inflicted severe cuts on the head of late Ayo Olaniyi when he went to hunt frogs with his three other friends in a fish pond owned by the convict in the village near Okeigbo.
The lawyers argued that the offence is contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Chapter 37, Laws of the State of Ondo (2006).
The accused claimed that he was not guilty of the offence and the matter went into trial and he was found culpable for murder.
In the judgment delivered, Justice Bola ruled that all evidences brought before the Court in the last four years showed that Pastor Kolawole Samson was guilty of killing Olaniyi.
The Judge ruled that Pastor Kolawole Samson should die by hanging and thereafter he was taken to prison from where he would be hanged.]]>
Sat, 30 May 2020 16:29:28 +0000
Extra-Judicial Killing: Another Police ASP Shoots Teenager Dead http://nairaplace.com//795/extra-judicial-killing-another-police-asp-shoots-teenager-dead.html

Nairaplace reports that recently, Police officers have killed many citizens through gun shots which caused the death of the victims which the Police authorities have not been able to explain the root causes.
Recently, a Divisional Police Officer attached to Ilembe Hausa area of Ojo Local Government was in the news for allegedly shooting a Police Sergeant to death under a suspicious manner and he is still undergoing interrogations at SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
While the Police were still investigating the shooting at Ilemba Hausa, another tragedy struck in Ikotun area of Lagos.This time, a Police Inspector reportedly shot an Islamic cleric to death as he went to buy bread to close his Ramadan fast at night.The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incidents and have sent condolences to the bereaved families.
While the Police were still trying to resolve the past killings, a Police ASP was arrested for killing a 17-year old girl in cold blood in Berger area of Lagos.In a release, the PPRO, DSP Elkana, stated that Lagos State CP, Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tina Ezekwe ‘f’ 17 years old.
He stated that two Police Officers suspected to have carried out the shooting had been arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. If found culpable, they will be arraigned in Court. They are ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke attached to Bariga Police Station.
The incident happened on 26th May, 2020, at about 2245 hours. The said Police Officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by Third Mainland bridge in a circumstance yet to be determined.
He explained that: “One Musa Yakubu ‘m’ 35 years, was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger Iyana Oworo Bus stop. The bullet pierced through the left upper side of her lap. She was rushed to hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer. The battle to safe her life lasted for two days, she died on 28th May, 2020 at about 2129 hours while on admission. The second person is in stable condition”.
Elkana stated that the Police were in contact with the families of the victims from the day of the incident.”The Command deeply sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased person. The Commissioner of Police calls for calm and assures the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full weight of the law. He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity.””Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation” DSP Bala Elkana stated.]]>
Sat, 30 May 2020 16:26:48 +0000
One dead, two injured in Lagos accident http://nairaplace.com//794/one-dead-two-injured-in-lagos-accident.html
Spokesperson of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor confirmed the incident and also disclosed that the accident involved a Toyota Corolla car with registration number FJK 353 GC and an unidentified hit-and-run truck which reportedly rammed into it from behind.

The driver of the Toyota car died after it rammed into a roadside culvert due to the impact of the collision which occurred few minutes after midnight on Saturday.



Okunbor said;



“Upon arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a wine colored Toyota Corolla car with registration no. FJK-353GC was involved a Road Traffic Collision.

“Investigation carried out at the scene revealed that while the Toyota car was on motion, an unidentified Truck ran into it from behind.

“Upon this impacts, the Toyota car rammed into the roadside culvert. The unidentified truck fled the scene immediately the incident occurred.

“An adult male lost his life as a result of the incident and 2 adult males reportedly taken rushed to the hospital before the arrival of responders to the scene.

“The car has been recovered to a nearby layby whilst the fatality has been extricated with aid of the Light Rescue Equipments and bagged as the LASEMA Response Team awaits SEHMU for transfer of the commodity to the morgue.”

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Sat, 30 May 2020 16:22:24 +0000
Abandoned Newborn Baby Found Alive In Ekwulobia, Anambra (Disturbing Photos) http://nairaplace.com//793/abandoned-newborn-baby-found-alive-in-ekwulobia-anambra-disturbing-photos-.html
Early today morning, the family of Mr. Simeon Okeke of Umunkwo Ula-Ekwulobia discovered a crying baby wrapped in a sack at their backyard.

They swiftly reached the Ichie of the village, Ichie Ohazume II and the village Chairman, Hon. Chinedu Okpala who responded accordingly and have been doing all things possible for the best of the found baby.

The baby who might have there for over 20 hours, survived the downpour from last night, is hale and hearty and has been taken to the Health Centre for further examination.

The Traditional Ruler of Ekwulobia, HRM Igwe Engr. Emmanuel Onyeneke, has visited the Ward II Health Centre in Umunkwo, Ula-Ekwulobia to see the miracle baby.

The nurse present confirmed that the baby is being taken care of and all necessary efforts are being put into his wellbeing.

Coincidentally, the woman whose household found this baby is the Leader of the Catholic Women Organization, Immaculate Heart Parish, Ula, Mrs. Okeke Ndikenwu. She poured out her heart to the King, who supported her with some money, as she swore to take care of this baby as her own.
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Sat, 30 May 2020 16:11:31 +0000
I will change into woman if i have money but now i do Pu**y Jay said (photo) http://nairaplace.com//792/i-will-change-into-woman-if-i-have-money-but-now-i-do-pu-y-jay-said-photo-.html


Jay, who said in the past that he intends to transition into a woman once he has the money, has always made posts about his attraction to men, so most people thought he was homosexual, but he's letting them know now, that he likes women.



He revealed today that he engages in sexual relations with women.

He shared a new photo showing him posing in a bralette and panties as he addressed the topic of his sexuality.

"Stop gossiping it withing yourself trying to know if Jay Bugatti do pu**y. Now let me help you out with the answer, YEAH I DO PU**Y."]]>
Sat, 30 May 2020 09:06:58 +0000
Man Stabs Brother To Death Over Soft Drink In Lagos http://nairaplace.com//791/man-stabs-brother-to-death-over-soft-drink-in-lagos.html
PUNCH Metro gathered that 21-year-old Chisom left the drink in the house and stepped out to attend to an issue, but when he returned, he discovered that Henry had taken advantage of his absence to consume the drink.

Angered by his brother’s action, Chisom was said to have grabbed a knife and stabbed Henry in the neck.

However, their sister, who allegedly witnessed the incident, raised the alarm and neighbours apprehended Chisom.

Efforts to rescue Henry were said to have proved abortive as he died of the injuries he sustained during the attack.

Footage of the incident, which was posted on Instablog9ja, showed the victim’s remains being taken out by wailing neighbours and sympathisers.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said, “Chisom stabbed his younger brother, Henry, to death because of a bottle of soft drink. He is currently in our custody. Investigation is ongoing.”]]>
Sat, 30 May 2020 08:43:24 +0000
Policeman Who Killed George Floyd Charged With Murder http://nairaplace.com//790/policeman-who-killed-george-floyd-charged-with-murder-.html
Derek Chauvin is one of four officers who were fired shortly after an explosive video emerged showing a handcuffed Floyd lying on the street as an officer identified as Chauvin pinned his knee to Floyd’s neck for at least five minutes on Monday.

The death of the 46-year-old Floyd has sparked days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Minneapolis and other US cities over police brutality against African-Americans.

So far, hundreds of shops have been damaged and a police station set on fire.“Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is in custody,” Hennepin County prosecutor Mike Freeman told reporters.

“Chauvin has been charged… with murder and with manslaughter,” he added, specifying to reporters that the charge was third-degree murder.

US Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota applauded Chauvin’s arrest, calling it “the first step towards justice.”

– Racism cannot be ‘normal’ –

In the graphic video footage, Floyd is seen saying that he can not breathe. Eventually, he went silent and limp, and he was later declared dead.

Protests swelled after federal authorities said Thursday that they were making the case a top priority but announced no arrests at that time.

Overnight, demonstrators broke through law enforcement barriers to overtake the Minneapolis police station where the four officers blamed for Floyd’s death were based.A fire broke out and soon became an inferno that engulfed the structure.

Minnesota’s national guard announced that 500 troops were being deployed Friday for peacekeeping amid signs that the anger was nowhere near dissipating.

President Donald Trump blasted local officials and labelled the protesters “thugs,” threatening a harsh crackdown. “These THUGS are dishonouring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” Trump tweeted.

“Just spoke to (Minnesota) Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”Twitter concealed that tweet, saying it violated its policy on glorifying violence.

Former President Barack Obama said Friday he shared the “anguish” of millions of Americans over Floyd’s death and that racism cannot be “normal” in the United States.

“It can’t be ‘normal,'” Obama, the first black US president, said in a statement.“If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better.”]]>
Sat, 30 May 2020 08:39:09 +0000
Former NNPC Chief, Maikanti Baru, Is Dead http://nairaplace.com//789/former-nnpc-chief-maikanti-baru-is-dead.html
Current NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, announced Baru’s passing via Twitter on Saturday morning.

“My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night,” Kyari said. “He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.”

My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night. He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.

Baru was aged 60.

According to a statement from NNPC, Baru “died after a brief illness in an Abuja hospital.”

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Sat, 30 May 2020 08:33:20 +0000
DJ Cuppy To Host Apple Music’s Debut African Radio Show http://nairaplace.com//788/dj-cuppy-to-host-apple-music-s-debut-african-radio-show.html
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that DJ Cuppy will host the streaming company’s Afro-centric radio show tagged, “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy”.

The show is expected to debut this Sunday to the over 60 million Apple Music subscribers in 160 countries worldwide at 10 p.m. WAT (9 a.m. EDT).

The streaming service, a subsidiary of the Apple, the world largest company by market value, announced that the show will feature a mixture of genres like Afrobeat, rap, house, kuduro and other contemporary music.

The one-hour show will be aired weekly and also feature interviews between DJ Cuppy and other African artists.

“The show represents a journey from West to East and North to South, but importantly a narrative of Africa then to Africa now,” Cuppy said in a statement.

The recruitment of DJ Cuppy as the host of Apple Music’s first African show is another feather in the hat of the musician.



Apart from being the ambassador of some high-profile brands, in 2018 she was selected by Global Citizen as its education ambassador.

In the same year, she was also announced as the ambassador for Save the Children UK.

Last November, she launched her foundation, Cuppy Foundation with the aim of solving issues around child protection and education for girls and persons with disabilities.]]>
Sat, 30 May 2020 08:27:54 +0000
Nigeria Reports 387 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Hit 9,302 http://nairaplace.com//787/nigeria-reports-387-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-hit-9-302.html
The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter.

This takes the country’s total infections to 9,302, out of which 2697 have been discharged with 261 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 13 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 254 cases.]]>
Sat, 30 May 2020 08:23:19 +0000
FG Reacts To Video Of A Nigerian Man Beaten To Death In India (Pics) http://nairaplace.com//786/-fg-reacts-to-video-of-a-nigerian-man-beaten-to-death-in-india-pics-.html
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has reacted to the death of a Nigerian man after he was brutally beaten in India.

The Nigerian businessman, popularly called Sunny Mike, was beaten to death on Wednesday, May 27, at Palam , New Delhi.

It was gathered that the businessman was accused of theft by an Indian lady which prompted passers-by to beat him till he passed out.

By the time police arrived at the scene, he had died. His body was immediately moved to the morgue and friends and family members took to social media to demand justice.

Reacting to Sunny Mike's death, NIDCOM shared a video of his brutal beating and wrote: "Our attention has been drawn to above incident of a Nigerian brutally beaten up in Delhi, India.

The Nigerian mission in India is aware and are currently investigating the circumstances. We call on Nigeria Community in India to be calm as the Mission is aware."]]>
Fri, 29 May 2020 12:21:53 +0000
mom kills her 9-year-old daughter before turning gun on herself http://nairaplace.com//785/mom-kills-her-9-year-old-daughter-before-turning-gun-on-herself-.html
Police responded to a domestic violence call about an active shooter at the 500 block of Highcrest Drive in Red Bird, Dallas around 12.30 am on Monday.

When they arrived, one of the residents told officers that his wife, Alexica Stevenson-Gates, 34, had “chased him out of the house” and fired a handgun at him multiple times, the Dallas Police Department says in a statement.

The man said Stevenson-Gates was in the home with her 9-year-old daughter, Miloni Metoyer, and another boy, whom police did not identify.



She and her husband had been drinking and were arguing Monday morning before things turned ugly, according to detectives.
SWAT officers arrived the scene and were able to negotiate for her to release the boy, who ran out of the home.

After several hours of no contact, SWAT forced entry at 6.30 am and Stevenson-Gates fired at them, shooting two SWAT officers before barricading herself in a closet with Miloni.

Officers entered again around 9 am and found the woman and her daughter Miloni Metoyer dead. According to the Dallas Morning News, Stevenson-Gate fatally shot the girl before turning the gun on herself.



The girl’s father, Noland Metoyer, who is not the same man as Stevenson-Gates' husband, has been left heartbroken by the death of his daughter.

“I just can’t believe it,” he told The Dallas Morning News. “I don’t even want to think about the last thing Miloni was thinking.”

'Miloni was always happy to see me, and she always smiled. Some days I’d talk to her for a little while and she’d be playing with her toys, and I’d just let her play with her toys,' he said.

Metoyer told the publication that Stevenson-Gates had longstanding issues with family violence.



He also paid tribute to his young daughter in a touching Facebook post saying: 'R.I.P. to my beautiful daughter Miloni Metoyer...12/06/10 to 5/18/20.... Thank you for the best years of my life.'

In 2014, she was charged with assault causing injury to a family member after a physical fight with a boyfriend, court records show, The Dallas Morning News reports.

The following year, she was required to attend anger management classes after being charged with assault, court records show.







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Fri, 29 May 2020 11:49:35 +0000
Man Electrocuted To Death In Aba Few Weeks To Traditional Wedding (Graphic Pic) http://nairaplace.com//784/man-electrocuted-to-death-in-aba-few-weeks-to-traditional-wedding-graphic-pic-.html
Our correspondent gathered that trouble started when Chukwudi discovered a loss of electricity supply in his apartment situated in a public compound, a situation that prompted him to search for the solution.

He was said to have used a ladder to climb the electricity pole in search of the fault even though he is not a staff of the distribution company, EEDC in the area.

Luck however ran out of him as a powered electric cable was said to resting on a barbwire near the pole he was allegedly climbing.

Our source said he was trapped in between the pole and the electrified barbwire, making it difficult for him to escape.]]>
Fri, 29 May 2020 11:25:32 +0000
May 29: Nigeria celebrates 21 years of uninterrupted democracy http://nairaplace.com//783/may-29-nigeria-celebrates-21-years-of-uninterrupted-democracy.html
Nigeria’s official democracy day used to be May 29, marking when Olusegun Obasanjo took office as the President of Nigeria in 1999, to end decades of military rule in the country that began in 1966.

The long military interregnum was only interrupted by the brief period of democracy from 1979 to 1983.

The Unknown Nigeria Blog: Inaugural Speech of President Olusegun ...

TVC News Senior Political Correspondent, Ayodele Ozugbakun in this reports that until the 6th of June, 2018, Democracy Day in Nigeria was held annually on May 29.

It is used to commemorate the day the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999, marking the beginning of the longest uninterrupted civil rule in the country since 1960.

Nigeria gained independence from Britain in 1960, then fell prey to the first of many military coups on 15th of January, 1966, and then, a civil war, which lasted from 1967 to 1970.

There was a brief moment of democracy from 1979 to 1983, with Alhaji Shehu Shagari, as the President.

Nigeria’s last major military ruler was General Sani Abacha, who died in office in 1998, after ruling for about 5 years.

His successor, General Abdulsalami Abubakar promised a transition to democracy and a new constitution was adopted for the country on the 6th of May, 1999.

After the Presidential election of February, 1999, retired General Olusegun Obasanjo, who had previously governed Nigeria as a military ruler from 1976 to 1979, was declared the president-elect.

Obasanjo was duly sworn-in as President on 29th of May, 1999.

The Unknown Nigeria Blog: Inaugural Speech of President Olusegun ...

Hence, May 29 became official public holiday, when Nigerians celebrated the country’s return to democracy.
It has been 21 straight years of democracy in Nigeria since then.

But how well has the country faired?

Some observers say the practice of democracy in Nigeria has not been too successful in the last 21 years.

On the 6th of June, 2018, eight days after May 29 had been celebrated as democracy day, President Muhammadu Buhari declared June 12 as the new democracy day in the country.

June 12 carries huge political significance for Nigeria.


It was on this date in 1993 that the presidential election, adjudged to be the freest and fairest in Nigeria’s history, was held.

But the election was annuled by the military junta headed by General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and the winner, MKO Abiola, was never given his mandate.

Abiola died in suspicious circumstances on the 7th of July, 1998, the day that he was due to be released from detention.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari's Inauguration Address ...

So, President Buhari’s decision to declare June 12 as the new Democracy Day, is seen as the most significant step taken by any Nigerian leader to address the injustice visited on Abiola and indeed all Nigerians.

June 12 will this year be celebrated as Democracy Day in Nigeria for the second time.

This change carries heavy symbolism for a country that has witnessed more years of military rule than democratically-elected government.

May 29 had that honour of being celebrated as Democracy Day in Nigeria, until last year, when President Muhammadu Buhari changed the course of history and June 12 became the new Democracy Day.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 08:43:12 +0000
Man Butchers His Twin Brother In Imo During Fight Over A Girlfriend (photo) http://nairaplace.com//782/man-butchers-his-twin-brother-in-imo-during-fight-over-a-girlfriend-photo-.html
Tragedy struck in Umuonunkwo kindred, Ndimoko Arondizuogu in Ideato North LGA of Imo state, when a twin, Peter butchered his brother Paul during a fight.

Information gathered revealed that, the twins who doesn’t behave like one, fight each other and do not always agree.

It was reported that, trouble started on Monday when Paul beat Peter’s girlfriend’s child, which didn’t leave the child with injury.

Peter however, who wasn’t at home when the incident happened went to fight after his girlfriend told him what transpired earlier. The fight degenerated to using cutlass which eventually left Paul in bad shape and struggling for life.

Their elder brother, Micheal Ogbonna who spoke to our correspondent, stated that their father died two years ago and they have tried severally to get them skilled vocationally to no avail, rather, they always abandon it and ferment trouble at home.

Further information gathered revealed that, they said girlfriend has five children from another man and the child in question wasn’t Peter’s.

Paul who was initially being treated at Home Resort Hospital at Ndianiche in Arondizuogu, has now been transferred to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri. One of his hand is dead from the machete injury, while the other is in bad shape.
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Fri, 29 May 2020 07:30:00 +0000
Ighalo Closes In On New Deal With Man United http://nairaplace.com//781/ighalo-closes-in-on-new-deal-with-man-united.html
The Nigerian striker’s loan deal with Man United is set to expire next week and the club have failed to reach an agreement with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua FC, according to reports.

Ighalo’s agent, Ladi Salami, has claimed that the 30-year-old striker is “very close” to an agreement with Manchester United.

This will come as good news for United fans who are hoping the former Watford striker extends his deal with their club.

Red Devil’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also confirmed on Wednesday that they are already in talks over a deal to keep Ighalo at the club.

“On the one hand, Ighalo feels very good in Manchester with which it is very close to a salary agreement,” Salami told FootMercato.
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Fri, 29 May 2020 07:21:33 +0000
Nigeria Records 182 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Hit 8,915 http://nairaplace.com//780/nigeria-records-182-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-hit-8-915.html
Of the 182 new cases, Lagos recorded the highest number with 111, followed by Abuja with 16.

Akwa Ibom has 10, Oyo 8, Kaduna and Delta 6 cases each, River 5, Ogun and Ebonyi 4 each, Kano 3, Plateau and Gombe 2 cases each, while Kebbi, Kwara, Bauchi and Borno have one case each.

So far, 2,592 patients have been discharged while the country has recorded 259 deaths.]]>
Fri, 29 May 2020 07:18:27 +0000
Gunmen abduct CAN Chairman in Nasarawa http://nairaplace.com//779/gunmen-abduct-can-chairman-in-nasarawa.html
The bishop was abducted by the gunmen who attacked his residence in Bukan-sidi, Lafia metropolis, on Wednesday night.
The State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lafia.

He said that a Police team has been deployed to trail the abductors, to ensure the safe rescue of the victim and possible arrest of the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, the vice Chairman of CAN in the state, said the abductors had contacted the family demanding for N20 million ransom.]]>
Thu, 28 May 2020 11:03:13 +0000
Man Abandons Wife After Birth Of Conjoined Twins In Imo (pic) http://nairaplace.com//778/man-abandons-wife-after-birth-of-conjoined-twins-in-imo-pic-.html
Njoku’s wife, Chidinma, was said to have given birth to the conjoined twins on March 11, 2020, but their sight was not something that Njoku could behold.

Unfortunately, the conjoined twins, Goodluck and Rejoice Njoku were said to have lost their mother three hours after their delivery. The plight of the infants was subsequently brought to the attention of Imo Foundation, the humanitarian organ of the Imo State government, where efforts are being intensified to separate them.

Director General of the Foundation, Mrs. Beulah Chukwuma, who spoke to newsmen while highlighting the plight of the children, said that after the burial of their late mother, the conjoined twins were brought to them.

Chukwuma said apart from the efforts made by the state government towards the survival of the twins, the foundation has made representations to various organisations to support their separation. Chukwuma said, “Presently, we have a family with conjoined twins.

Their mother, Mrs. Chidinma Njoku died on 11th March, 2020 three hours after giving birth to them in a maternity in Umuokoto Nekede in Owerri West Local Government Area.

“Their father, Mr. Anayochukwu Njoku, was helping his late wife in her tailoring shop to earn a living to support their poor family of six before the arrival of the conjoined twins, after he lost his job two years ago as a driver.

“By the special grace of God, as soon as the case got to the desk of Governor Hope Uzodimma, he gave an urgent directive for the twins to be brought to the Foundation for their adequate welfare and survival.

“So currently, we are reaching out to quickly get their surgery done so that they can begin to live a better life. Chukwuma said that in spite of the assistance from the state government, there was the need to go beyond government.

“We need to reach out to organisations, individuals that are public spirited to come to our aid in addition to what the government is doing for us.”
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Thu, 28 May 2020 10:55:36 +0000
Transgender model shares photo of her eight month pregnant husband http://nairaplace.com//777/transgender-model-shares-photo-of-her-eight-month-pregnant-husband.html
Danna Sultana, who was born male and identifies as female, is expecting a baby boy with Esteban Landrau, who was born a woman but identifies as a man.

Colombian transgender model shares photo of her husband

The model, who has over 200k followers on Instagram posted the image with the hashtag 'Love Is Love'.

The transgender couple conceived their baby naturally, as both Danna and Esteban still have their natural organs, local media reported.

The pair first announced the news of their pregnancy back in February with a picture of them beaming at the camera. They captioned the photo: 'Dreams do come true.']]>
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:49:20 +0000
Chiwetalu Agu: I Am The Most Handsome Actor Alive NO Arguments (photo) http://nairaplace.com//776/chiwetalu-agu-i-am-the-most-handsome-actor-alive-no-arguments-photo-.html
Sharing a new photo on Instagram, the veteran actor known for his slangs in Nollywood movies, wrote:]]>
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:34:27 +0000
Navy Arrests 42 Cultists In Cross River During Initiation http://nairaplace.com//775/navy-arrests-42-cultists-in-cross-river-during-initiation.html
The Nigerian Navy Victory Ship (NNSV) has apprehended over 42 suspected cultists during initiation at Akpabuyo LGA of Cross River state.

The suspects who were arrested by naval personnel were handed over to the Cross River Government for further investigation and prosecution.

Briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Calabar, the Commander of NNVS, Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke, said the suspects were arrested on Sunday, May 24 through an intelligence report by concerned persons.

Okeke represented by Capt. Ibrahim Gwaska, said the “informants” tipped off the navy standby team that the suspects were gathered in Akpabuyo local government area of the state for initiation and other nefarious activities.

According to him, intelligence gathering revealed that it was evidently clear that there was going to be a clash between the Klans and confraternities.

His words: “We are here to do a routine handover of 42 suspects to the Cross River Government representative, in a swift move, the base responded through a tip-off and cordoned the area in Akpabuyo. In that raid, we arrested 61 suspected cultists.

“On arrival, preliminary investigations were been conducted and having concluded the investigation, 42 out of the arrested 61 persons were confirmed to be cultists accordingly.

“It is on this regard that we will be handing over the suspects to the state government and officials of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Unit for onward investigation and prosecution,” he said.

In a related development, on May 24 2020, the navy also arrested a wooden boat laden with 130 drums of palm oil smuggled from Cameroon alongside 10 suspects

The State Security Adviser, Southern Senatorial District, Mr Ani Esin, who received the suspected cultists, lauded the Navy for a job well done.

Esin hinted that the Navy acted swiftly on the tip off that was given to them.

Esin said: “As a state government, we are doing our best in ensuring that the issue of cultism is dealt with squarely.

“We are going to hand over the suspects to the relevant security agency for onward investigation and prosecution.

“For few days now, we have been on operation with other security agencies in making sure that all suspected cultists are arrested and prosecuted accordingly, ” he said.

Esin thereafter, handed over the suspects to an official of the Anti-Cultism and kidnapping Squad, Mr Ogini Chukwuma for further prosecution.]]>
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:28:48 +0000
Cultists Invade Delta Police Station To Free Robbery Suspects, Two Dead http://nairaplace.com//774/cultists-invade-delta-police-station-to-free-robbery-suspects-two-dead.html
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowhakpoyeya, who confirmed the attack, told Vanguard that “two persons were shot dead after they attacked the Jesse Police Station cell this early morning and attempted to free some robbery suspects, in fact they had actually broken the key of the cell when Policemen on duty, reenforced and went after them and two of them were shot dead in the process” she said.

But a source at the community who craved anonymity told Vanguard that the police were economical with the truth “the truth is that one of those Yahoo boys had an issue with another one involving money and one chased the other into the police station with a machete, and right there he butchered him to death and the murderer was running away when the police shot him”.

The source said, residents of the community were angered by the brutal way the guy was shot so they mobilised themselves with an intention to set the station on fire, and in the process, a woman was hit by stray bullet “and she is now receiving treatment in an undisclosed clinic in town”.

Early this month, cultists were said to have engaged in a confrontation that needed the police to intervene with cultists openly confronting each other in broad daylight.

The corpses have been deposited in a mortuary around the community.

When Vanguard visited the scene, Security men and members of the vigilante were seen on ground in an attempt to calm the situation.]]>
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:25:16 +0000
Boy Fights With His Father In Abia For Not Giving Him Money For Food http://nairaplace.com//773/boy-fights-with-his-father-in-abia-for-not-giving-him-money-for-food.html
In the video, the boy, named Abuchi, is seen fighting his father in front of their home, in the full glare of the public.

Voices can be heard cautioning the boy but the fight between father and son continued.

A spectator got involved and tried to separate the fight then pushed the father and son inside.

According to reports, the son was angry that his father has not given them money for food ever since the lockdown started.
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Thu, 28 May 2020 09:22:10 +0000
Nigeria Reports 389 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Hit 8,733 http://nairaplace.com//772/nigeria-reports-389-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-hit-8-733.html
The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter.

This takes the country’s total infections to 8,733 out of which 2,501 have been discharged with 254 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 22 states and with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 256 cases.]]>
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:17:28 +0000
Police Bust Dismissed Soldier Aiding Syndicate To Smuggle Hard Drugs http://nairaplace.com//771/police-bust-dismissed-soldier-aiding-syndicate-to-smuggle-hard-drugs.html
Nairaplace reports that the suspects, a dismissed soldier, identified as Okoliko Andrew, and his partner, Idowu Adebayo, were intercepted with vehicles in which they were conveying 24 loaded bags of 1,200 kg of substances suspected to be Indian hemp around Itowolo towards Ikorodu area of the state.
The suspects were said to have initially contravened the law by plying on BRT lane around Itowolo, an offence which is against the State Traffic laws as motorists had been prohibited from plying the BRT corridors.However, upon further interrogation by the Police operatives attached to the State Task Force team, the suspects who were parading themselves as uniformed men ran out of luck after it was discovered that they were smuggling substances.
An eyewitness disclosed that the suspects when initially stopped by the Task Force team for plying BRT corridor tried but that they could not bail themselves out of the trouble.
“Trouble started when they failed to properly identify themselves as they had earlier claimed during initial interrogation. So, acting with on the spot intelligence, the Task Force team stopped them and upon further interrogation, they discovered they were carrying banned substances which led to their arrest,” he said.
Another source from the Task Force team, who did not want his name in print because he was not authorized to speak to newsmen, said the Police seized 24 bags of 50kg of Indian hemp and also recovered other outlawed drugs from the suspects.
The source disclosed that the suspects, who met their waterloo, were intercepted driving two vehicles which were Toyota Corolla with registration number CE APP 903FR and a Peugeot 307 with registration CB 686 ABJ, and were said to be living at No. 1 Pedro Compound, Charley Boy, area of the state.
The source added that the arrested suspects claimed they were to deliver the bags of Indian hemp to someone at Sura Market at Lagos Island and that the owner of the banned substances promised to pay them N50,000 after delivering the substances.
However, efforts to reach the Chairman of Lagos Taskforce, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, and the agency’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq, proved abortive.The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, later confirmed the arrest and the items as exhibits now in Police custody.
“I just got the confirmation. The suspects are in our custody, the vehicle and exhibits were also recovered. We have commenced investigation into the case. Not sure whether they are impersonators, fake or dismissed soldiers as reported but investigation will reveal please” Elkana said.]]>
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:15:04 +0000
Lady To Undergo Psychiatric Test For Drowning Baby Inside Bucket Of Water http://nairaplace.com//770/lady-to-undergo-psychiatric-test-for-drowning-baby-inside-bucket-of-water.html
Nairaplace reports that the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Dora Ojo, ordered that Adisa should be taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Psychiatric Department for psychiatric evaluation.
Delivering her ruling, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Ojo, granted the application of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) representing the defendant that based on Section 217 (3) of Lagos State Administration of the Criminal of Justice law of 2015, the defendant should be sent and remanded at the teaching hospital for necessary psychiatric test in order to determine her state of mental health.
It would be recalled that the defendant on 11th May, 2020, was arrested after she was alleged to have killed her 21 months old daughter, Oluwanifemi, by drowning her in a bucket of water at their residence at Gowon Estate, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Speaking on the matter, the Director, Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD), Dr. Babajide Martins, said that the Office, in line with its statutory responsibility of providing free legal service for the indigent and vulnerable, is representing the defendant.He said OPD came to her rescue by providing free legal representation and ensured that the suspect was timely moved from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti to Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Oshodi as an out- patient pending her arraignment before the Court for further judicial action.
Dr. Martins further said that though the case has been adjourned to 26th June, 2020, for the outcome of the psychiatric examination to be conducted on the defendant, he assured members of the public that OPD would do everything within the legal framework to defend the defendant. This is in consonance with Mr. Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to ‘’security and Governance’’ pillar of T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, that all citizens get access to justice regardless of their socioeconomic background.
He therefore, hinted members of the public that the Office is still operating within the directive of the State Government during the lock down in order to ensure that rights of the defenceless are well taken care of irrespective socioeconomic background.

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Thu, 28 May 2020 09:11:37 +0000
Police officer tells Black man to lick his own urine (photo) http://nairaplace.com//769/police-officer-tells-black-man-to-lick-his-own-urine-photo-.html
The driver, a former federal safety investigator identified as Marcus Mosley was tased and arrested last year after being accused of urinating on the side of a road in Illinois.



In the video which was recorded by police body worn camera on May 17, 2019, the Defendant Lynwood Police Officer Luke Tambrini told Mosley he wasn’t allowed to park on the side of the road or to urinate in public and asked for his identification.



After Mosley denied that he urinated in public, Tambrini conducted what the lawsuit calls a “sham field investigation” during which Mosley was subjected to “a willful and wanton display of outrageously inhuman cruelty.”



Tambrini first asked Mosley to take his finger and touch a “little puddle of water” beside his car that he claimed was urine, the video shows. After Mosley obliged, Tambrini replied, “Now lick it.”



“Who’s gonna lick dirt?” Mosley replied, visibly upset. “You think ‘cause I’m black I’m gonna sit here and touch some dirt, then lick it?” Mosley then requested that the officer call a supervisor to the scene because he had a problem with how he was being treated.

When Tambrini told Mosley he was going to write him tickets for parking illegally and urinating in public, Mosley declined to provide him his name and information and repeatedly asked that a supervisor be dispatched to the scene, according to the video.

Eventually, Tambrini said he was going to have to arrest Mosley for obstructing identification and “needlessly escalated the situation by drawing, pointing, and shooting a Taser” at Mosley, according to the suit.]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 09:03:22 +0000
Manchester United Are In Dialogue To Extend Ighalo's Loan Deal- Solskjaer http://nairaplace.com//768/manchester-united-are-in-dialogue-to-extend-ighalo-s-loan-deal-solskjaer.html
Ighalo, 30, joined United in January and will return to China on 31 May unless an agreement can be reached to keep him until the end of the season.

"At the moment nothing's been agreed yet," Solskjaer told MUTV.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba will be available for selection when the Premier League season resumes.

Striker Rashford and midfielder Pogba were both out with long-term injuries when the campaign was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Both players returned to small group training with the rest of the United squad last week.

"They're looking good," said Solskjaer.

"They've joined training now and they've done everything the other boys have been doing. No reaction so far, touch wood.

"When we get started, it looks like we can have a full squad to choose from."

England international Rashford had been out with a back injury since January while France's Pogba had missed most of the season with a foot problem.

Former Watford striker Ighalo was brought in as cover for Rashford on transfer deadline day in January and has impressed by scoring four goals in eight appearances.

Solskjaer added: "The loan deal went to the end of May now, so obviously he's supposed to be going back.

"We're in dialogue and hopefully [he can stay]. They've been great towards us, his club, and allow him to play for his dream club.

"It's been been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, maybe with a trophy or two.

"Their league is going to start soon so we are just waiting to see."]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 08:54:38 +0000
Thief stole 126 slippers from his neighbors so he could 'kiss, cuddle and have sex with them' (phot http://nairaplace.com//767/-thief-stole-126-slippers-from-his-neighbors-so-he-could-kiss-cuddle-and-have-sex-with-them-photos-.
Theerapat Klaiya, was found with 126 pairs of flip flops that he had stolen from locals in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, and when questioned he said he stole them to 'kiss, cuddle and have sex with them' police said.

Officers apprehended Klaiya using footage from CCTV set up outside his latest alleged victim’s home.

Officers found his sprawling collection of shoes and slippers after searching his house and when interrogated, he claimed he had been collecting slippers for more than two years.

According to Klaiya, he would wear them around his home as it turned him on.

He allegedly told officers that after wearing the flip-flops for hours, he cuddled and kissed them, stripping off and rubbing them on his body, before ‘having sex with them’.

Police said his collection included dozens of different brands, sizes and colours of shoes, all of them well worn.



On Monday, the Nonthaburi police station in a press conference revealed his deeds to the media.

Klaiya admitted three charges of night time theft and snatching, possessing a digital transceiver without permission, and violating the coronavirus curfew, police said.



Major Colonel Ekkaphop Prasitwattanachai said to local media: ‘After we arrested the suspect, we also found out that he had already been arrested last year for stealing flip-flops in another district.

'He will soon be charged to court,' Major Colonel Ekkaphop Prasitwattanachai revealed.]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 08:52:16 +0000
Thief stole 126 slippers from his neighbors so he could 'kiss, cuddle and have sex with them' (phot http://nairaplace.com//766/-thief-stole-126-slippers-from-his-neighbors-so-he-could-kiss-cuddle-and-have-sex-with-them-photos-.
Theerapat Klaiya, was found with 126 pairs of flip flops that he had stolen from locals in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, and when questioned he said he stole them to 'kiss, cuddle and have sex with them' police said.

Officers apprehended Klaiya using footage from CCTV set up outside his latest alleged victim’s home.

Officers found his sprawling collection of shoes and slippers after searching his house and when interrogated, he claimed he had been collecting slippers for more than two years.

According to Klaiya, he would wear them around his home as it turned him on.

He allegedly told officers that after wearing the flip-flops for hours, he cuddled and kissed them, stripping off and rubbing them on his body, before ‘having sex with them’.

Police said his collection included dozens of different brands, sizes and colours of shoes, all of them well worn.



On Monday, the Nonthaburi police station in a press conference revealed his deeds to the media.

Klaiya admitted three charges of night time theft and snatching, possessing a digital transceiver without permission, and violating the coronavirus curfew, police said.



Major Colonel Ekkaphop Prasitwattanachai said to local media: ‘After we arrested the suspect, we also found out that he had already been arrested last year for stealing flip-flops in another district.

'He will soon be charged to court,' Major Colonel Ekkaphop Prasitwattanachai revealed.]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 08:50:33 +0000
Three decomposing bodies found in a bush in Delta (disturbing photos) http://nairaplace.com//765/three-decomposing-bodies-found-in-a-bush-in-delta-disturbing-photos-.html


Residents of the community woke up to find the bodies of the men and alerted the police.



Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, while commenting on the discovery, said the men were not killed in the community. She added that the identities of the men cannot be ascertained yet.



“Our men found three bodies in the bush along the road, but they were already decomposing, so we couldn’t identify them. We don’t know what caused their death, but it is obvious that they were not killed there. Their corpses were brought and dumped there. For now, we cannot identify who they are, because the bodies are already decomposing.” she said

Onovwakpoyeya added that investigation into the matter is ongoing.

See graphic photos of the bodies below. Viewers discretion advised.]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 08:36:55 +0000
George Floyd Dies After minesota Policemen Choke Him For 8 Minutes http://nairaplace.com//764/george-floyd-dies-after-minesota-policemen-choke-him-for-8-minutes.html
In this video A white man is captured on Camera holding an armless black man in handcuffs to a disturbing chokehold until he passes out despite onlookers plee to let him go as he didn't pose any treat.]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 08:26:22 +0000
Patoranking Celebrates His 30th Birthday Today http://nairaplace.com//763/patoranking-celebrates-his-30th-birthday-today.html
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie (born 27 May 1990), better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Ijegun-Egba Satellite Town, Patoranking originated from Onicha, Ebonyi State.

He started his music career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone. He signed a record deal with K-Solo's Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing "Up in D Club" under the outfit.

Patoranking became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after collaborating with Timaya on his song "Alubarika".

In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and released "Girlie O", a single that put him in the limelight.

On 9 February 2015, Patoranking announced on Instagram that he signed a distribution deal with VP Records.]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 08:15:49 +0000
Police Operatives Bust Tricycle Snatching Syndicate http://nairaplace.com//762/police-operatives-bust-tricycle-snatching-syndicate.html
According to the PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed, on 26th May, 2020, around 7:55am, at Umuogali Oba along Onitsha/Owerri Road, two suspected members of the tricycle snatching syndicate, who specialized in snatching tricycle popularly called KEKE were arrested by Police patrol team attached to Oba Division in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.

The suspects, namely Ikenna Ibemesi “m” 28, of Ogbunike town and Chukwudi Offorbuike ‘m’ 35, of Nkwere Ogidi, allegedly poured a pepperish substance on the face of the tricycle rider one Joseph Asogwa ‘m’ of No.31 Iro-Okoye Street Obosi and snatched his tricycle with Reg. No NKK 744 QY.

Meanwhile, the victim quickly raised alarm which attracted the attention of the Police patrol team who quickly responded and arrested the suspects.The snatched tricycle was also recovered in their possession and registered as exhibit. The case is under investigation after which suspects would be brought to justice.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has urged keke/motorcycle riders in the State to be wary of such syndicates especially at the early or late hours of the day in order not to fall victims in the hands of the hoodlums.]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 08:10:49 +0000
Nigeria Records 276 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Rise To 8,344 http://nairaplace.com//761/nigeria-records-276-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-rise-to-8-344.html
In its breakdown of the latest results, the NCDC said Lagos reported 161 of the new cases.

Other states with new cases include Rivers with 36, Edo with 27, Kaduna with 19, Nasarawa with 10, and Oyo with six.

There were also four new cases found in Kano, three each in Delta and Ebonyi, two in Gombe and one each in Ogun, Ondo, Borno, Abia, and Bauchi.

The number of discharged cases rose from 2,311 on Monday to 2,385. However, 16 more deaths were recorded, taking the nation’s toll to 249.]]>
Wed, 27 May 2020 08:03:06 +0000
Ogoni women protest half-naked as they demand the release of demolished hotel owner http://nairaplace.com//760/ogoni-women-protest-half-naked-as-they-demand-the-release-of-demolished-hotel-owner.html
The Rivers state government on Monday May 25, announced that Bariledum Azoroh, the manager of the demolished hotel, was among the 27 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the State. Azoroh and the other patients have been taken into isolation.

A report that was countered by the owner of the hotel , Promise Gogorobari, who claimed Azoroh is hale and hearty and is currently being detained illegally.

The protesting women who were seen carrying different placards, demanded Azoroh's immediate release from the state's Isolation center.

See more photos of the protesting women below]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 16:05:47 +0000
Ogoni women protest half-naked as they ask Governor Wike to release manager of demolished hotel(phot http://nairaplace.com//759/ogoni-women-protest-half-naked-as-they-ask-governor-wike-to-release-manager-of-demolished-hotel-phot
The Rivers state government on Monday May 25, announced that Bariledum Azoroh, the manager of the demolished hotel, was among the 27 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the State. Azoroh and the other patients have been taken into isolation.

A report that was countered by the owner of the hotel , Promise Gogorobari, who claimed Azoroh is hale and hearty and is currently being detained illegally.

The protesting women who were seen carrying different placards, demanded Azoroh's immediate release from the state's Isolation center.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:59:43 +0000
Millions Of Locusts Attack India, Residential Areas Turning Sky Black (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//758/millions-of-locusts-attack-india-residential-areas-turning-sky-black-photos-.html
A man, who filmed the moment, can be heard behind the camera: “There are billions and trillions.

“There are uncountable numbers of locusts flying in the sky, this is something I have never ever seen in my life." He then turns the camera to a roof floor which has changed colour by a mass of the insects.

Within a matter of seconds, the locusts entirely cover a stairway. The insects went on to ravage plants and send the agricultural workers into a frenzy.

Millions of locusts blanketed the sky during the second plague in Jaipur, India, which took place on May 25.

A local emergency was reportedly declared in the city and in nearby agricultural areas of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Officials have been spraying insecticides on crops to ward off the ravenous pests.

The locust has been identified as the Desert Locust and are said to have migrated from Pakistan to India after destroying their crops.

There are around 10 locust attacks or swarms in the country every year, with each following the monsoon winds.

The insect, which is a short horned grasshopper, is unique in its ability to change behaviour and work with mates to swarm and forage for food.
A typical swarm can be made up of 150 million locusts per square kilometer and is carried on the wind, up to 150 km in one day.

A one-square kilometer swarm can eat the same amount of food as 35,000 people in a day.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:49:56 +0000
Ikorodu Cult Group Kills A Rival Cult Member (Disturbing video and photo) http://nairaplace.com//757/ikorodu-cult-group-kills-a-rival-cult-member-disturbing-video-and-photo-.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL3XsxobEQg]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:33:32 +0000
Ogbeogonogo market in Delta gutted by fire http://nairaplace.com//756/ogbeogonogo-market-in-delta-gutted-by-fire.html


Several properties worth millions of Naira were said to have been destroyed in the inferno.

The cause of the fire is yet unknown.

See more photos from the scene below]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:22:33 +0000
Russian Military Helicopter Crashes In A Fireball (Pix) http://nairaplace.com//755/russian-military-helicopter-crashes-in-a-fireball-pix-.html
A video caught the horrific Mi-8 incident in which four servicemen died at the main military and civilian airport near Anadyr in the country's easternmost region Chukotka.

The helicopter crashed moments after takeoff earlier today. It rose to a height of around 50ft but appeared out of control from the beginning.

The video shows the Mi-8 swaying from side to side and apparently flipping moments before hitting the ground and bursting into flames. Thick black some was seen rising into the air from the crash site.

More footage shows firefighters dousing flames of the crashed helicopter. 'There were three crew members and one technician on board. All four died,' confirmed regional governor Roman Kopin.

The helicopter was attempting a test flight after undergoing repairs, according to reports. 'The reason for the accident could be a technical fault,' a defence ministry source told TASS.

Two black boxes were found at the site, a Chukotka regional government representative told RIA Novosti news agency.

Military investigators were dispatched to the crash site, according to reports.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 12:42:01 +0000
How 86-Year Old Ex-IBC DG Killed Wife http://nairaplace.com//754/how-86-year-old-ex-ibc-dg-killed-wife.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened on Sunday evening in Imerienwe Community, in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State where they reside.
He has been arrested over the death of his wife, Beatrice, by the Police operatives from the Imo State Police Command and he was said to have not known that he had killed his wife.The cause of the quarrel between the octogenarian and his wife has not been established, but his village people said that he had an advanced dementia and his vehicle was stolen in his house on Sunday morning when he went to Church before the incident happened.
Mr. Okere was alleged to have stabbed his wife, Beatrice, to death on Sunday night and fled with the aid of a yet-to-be-identified indigene of the same community. However, he was later arrested and undergoing interrogation over the alleged murder.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident and said Okere was nabbed after he initially fled.He said, “The cause of the quarrel between the octogenarian and his wife has not been established, but the Policemen have visited the scene of the incident while investigations have commenced and the Police are searching for the remains the victim”.
The late Beatrice was a retireee and might have suffered her fate due to the falling health condition of her husband.According to the sources in their village, he had advanced dementia and the subsequent incident of stealing his vehicle worsened his condition which may have triggered him to commit the crime.
“We took him to the hospital; they said we should come after the pandemic. So we couldn’t take him to the hospital because of this Coronavirus. You know how hospitals react to cases like this” the source explained.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 12:34:59 +0000
Curvy Lady Covered Her N@ked Body With Only Face Mask, Got People Talking http://nairaplace.com//753/curvy-lady-covered-her-n-ked-body-with-only-face-mask-got-people-talking.html
She only covers her private part with only face mask to warn against corona Virus. Some photos cannot be uploaded here. Too Erotic for small children who are under 18.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:49:08 +0000
5 years ago a stranger caught the garter and i caught the bouquet he is now my husband- lady says(ph http://nairaplace.com//752/5-years-ago-a-stranger-caught-the-garter-and-i-caught-the-bouquet-he-is-now-my-husband-lady-says-pho
It is believed that the man who catches the bride's garter at a wedding is next to be married and the woman who catches the bride's bouquet is also next in line to be married.
This isn't always the case, however, this hasn't stopped the tradition of throwing the garter and bouquet at weddings.

Well, at a wedding that held on May 23, 2015, a man named Aramis Phillips caught the garter while a woman named Candace caught the bouquet. They were strangers up until that point but became acquainted afterwards.
They got married years later.

Candace took to Twitter on May 23, 2020, to mark the 5th anniversary of the day they both met at a wedding. She revealed that they both slid into each other’s DMs after the wedding, and they've been together ever since. They have now been married for 8 months.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:37:53 +0000
Costa Rica legalises same-sex marriage in first for Central America http://nairaplace.com//751/costa-rica-legalises-same-sex-marriage-in-first-for-central-america.html
Planned celebrations did not take place because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a special program about LGBT rights was broadcast on public television and online as the first weddings were held.

“This change will bring about a significant social and cultural transformation, allowing thousands of people to marry,” said President Carlos Alvarado in the program.
Costa Rica is the eighth country in the Americas to recognise same-sex marriage — a group that includes Brazil, Ecuador and Argentina, as well as Canada and the US.

The move was triggered by a 2018 ruling of the Supreme Court which declared the part of the law banning gay marriage was unconstitutional.

That ruling gave parliament 18 months to legislate on the matter — but it did not, so the provision was automatically annulled.

“Costa Rica is celebrating today: marriage equality has become a reality in the country — the first one in Central America,” said the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in a tweet.

“We rejoice with you: congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make it happen!”

Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN’s Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, called it “an extraordinary moment of celebration” in a tweet posted hours before midnight.

He expressed “gratitude to the work of so many activists, and of quiet reflection of the lives of those who lived without seeing this moment”. ]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:23:10 +0000
My Wife Lied That I Defiled My Daughters- Ondo Welder http://nairaplace.com//750/my-wife-lied-that-i-defiled-my-daughters-ondo-welder.html
The 48-year-old man was accused of committing the incestuous act at his residence, No 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi area of Akure.

Speaking during his parade at the headquarters of the NSCDC, Alagbaka, Akure, on Monday, the suspect said it was not possible for him to have carnal knowledge of his children because such was a taboo in Yoruba land.

Femi stated that the children could have been defiled by an outsider, insisting that he knew nothing about it.

He alleged that it was his wife, who raised the false alarm against him.

Femi said, “I used to have quarrels with my wife. We had a clash around 11pm on that day and she left the house and because of the curfew in town, I didn’t want her to take the children with her. I insisted that the children must remain with me. My wife left and did not come back.

“I went to her family to report and her family begged me. My wife came back two days later and asked me what happened to the children when she examined their private parts.

“My wife accused me of sleeping with our daughters and I said I could not have done it, because it was a taboo in Yoruba land. I am not happy because I was accused of what I did not do. I went to the palace of the Deji of Akure to take an oath for people to believe me.

“I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. It is a lie. I cannot sleep with my children. The rape could have been from an outsider and not me. I didn’t know about it

“The children were crying because they did not see their mother that night. My children used to cry whenever my wife and I were fighting. It was a neighbour, who told my wife that one of the girls cried till daybreak.”

However, his wife, Tope, who vowed to quit the 11-year-old marriage, said Femi told her that what she noticed in their daughters’ private parts was evidence of dysentery when she raised the alarm over her discovery.

Tope said the children informed her that their father inserted something in their private parts and also used his mouth.

She stated, “The day we had a quarrel, my husband did not allow me to sleep in the house. I asked neighbours to beg him on my behalf, but he said I should go. He did not allow me take any of my daughters along. I had to find somewhere to sleep. The next day, a neighbour called me to say one of our daughters cried all through the night.

“The neighbour begged me to come back home. I came back and in the night, I noticed something in one of the children’s private parts. I asked my husband and he told me it was dysentery.

“I woke up the eldest daughter and asked her and she pointed at their father. The children said their father used to put something in their private parts.”

Tope added that tests carried out on the children revealed that both had been deflowered.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in the state, Olufemi Omole, said the suspect would soon be charged.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:15:13 +0000
Man chops off mistress’ husband’s wrist in Osun http://nairaplace.com//749/man-chops-off-mistress-husband-s-wrist-in-osun.html


Ajibola was arrested alongside his friend Ismailah Mohammed, who was accused of helping in chopping off Tunde Ajayi’s left wrist.



The incident reportedly occurred in Amuda Oba area of Modakeke in Osun State on Monday May 25, shortly after Ajayi accused Ajibola of sleeping with his wife Kemi. An eyewitness told The Nation;



“This led to a heated argument between the parties, but this morning, Ajibola and his friend came here to attack Kemi’s husband."



The state's police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident and also disclosed that the two suspects are in custody as investigation continues.



Opalola said;



“On 25 May 2020 one Tunde Ajayi of Amuda Oba was attacked at his residence by one Kamoru Ajibola and his friend Isamilah Mohammed. Earlier, Tunde Ajayi had heated argument with Kamoru over an allegation that he was dating his wife.

“The two suspects have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo has said anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.”]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 08:27:29 +0000
Parrot to speak in the court about two men that raped and murder her owner http://nairaplace.com//748/parrot-to-speak-in-the-court-about-two-men-that-raped-and-murder-her-owner.html
Her body was found naked on a mattress on the floor in an apartment in Buenos Aires, next to her parrot.

As part of the evidence filed in the case last week, police recorded a statement from a police officer who said he heard the Toledo parrot shortly after the killing saying no, Por favour, soltame!" ("No, please, let me go"), Clarin reports.

The police believe the parrot was repeating its owner's last words as she was allegedly beaten and raped by two housemates.


The officer had been standing guard outside the murder scene when he heard what sounded like a woman screaming inside. He looked inside the apartment - but only found Toledo's naked and bruised body lying on a mattress on the floor, along with the green parrot in a cage.


Evidence also includes witness testimony from a neighbour who claimed to have seen the parrot repeat the trick on a different occasion.


That witness told police that the parrot once said 'por qué me pegaste?' (why did you hit me?) after one of the men hit Toledo.

51-year-old Miguel Saturnino Rolon and 62-year-old Jorge Raul Alvarez are on trial for the rape and murder of 46-year-old Elizabeth Toledo in Buenos Aires in 2018.
Head prosecutor Bibiana Santella has reportedly included the parrot's 'testimony' in the case file. Other evidence includes a bite mark from the victim's forearm which they say matches the bite of Rolon's teeth 'like a fingerprint'.
Meanwhile DNA evidence found on Toledo's body will link Alvarez to the rape and killing, they allege.
An autopsy showed that the victim has been beaten, raped, and strangled to death, according to Clarin.

Ms Toledo rented a room to three men in the same house. Her housemates Miguel Saturnino Rolon and Jorge Raul Alvarez are the two who have been arrested in connection with the homicide.
The third housemate was also arrested, but he was not at home when the alleged incident occurred.

The trial's start date hasn't been revealed]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 07:26:43 +0000
Nigeria Reports 229 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Hit 8,068 http://nairaplace.com//747/nigeria-reports-229-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-hit-8-068.html
The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter.

This takes the country’s total infections to 8,068 out of which 2,311 have been discharged with 233 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 90 cases.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2020 07:09:11 +0000
Three storey building collapses in Lagos partially (photos) http://nairaplace.com//746/three-storey-building-collapses-in-lagos-partially-photos-.html
Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA Response team led by the Director-General/CEO, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, arrived at the scene of the incident and discovered that the building was old and distressed and that the reinforcement of the building were corroded, resulting in visible cracks on the walls and pillars due to lack of maintenance.

All the occupants of the building were evacuated and the entire building cordoned off to prevent any secondary incident.

Further investigations and integrity tests were carried out by LASEMA and LASBCA and the building was revealed to be completely compromised. Following a directive from the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Physical Planning, and subsequent to a complete evacuation of residents, the entire building was leveled to ground zero in a swift and effective operation.

Occupants in adjacent buildings have been advised to carry out integrity tests to ascertain whether their buildings have been compromised to prevent any secondary incident.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 20:17:32 +0000
South Africans celebrate "Africa Day" by going naked http://nairaplace.com//745/south-africans-celebrate-africa-day-by-going-naked.html
Some South Africans decided to mark the day by sharing photos showing them either naked or almost completely naked.

"I am my ancestors wildest dreams. Happy Africa Day," A Twitter user wrote while sharing topless photos of herself.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 19:49:11 +0000
Grave diggers were arrested with five human heads in Ondo (photo) http://nairaplace.com//744/grave-diggers-were-arrested-with-five-human-heads-in-ondo-photo-.html
The suspects whose names were given as Kunle Olomofe 45; Adewale Abiodun 40; Akinola Sunday 69 and Oluwadare Idowu, 67, were arrested while trying to severe the head of a tipper driver just buried at the cemetery. Family members of the deceased tipper driver had come to make arrangements on how to permanently secure the gravesite when they saw that his remain had been exhumed.

“It was when we caught them in the act which led to their beating that we discovered that they were in possession of other human heads. We immediately contacted men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who came to pick them up”the family member said

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro said an investigation into the matter has commenced. The suspects have been remanded in police custody.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 19:30:50 +0000
A girl and her father go nude to recreate photo they took years ago(photo) http://nairaplace.com//743/a-girl-and-her-father-go-nude-to-recreate-photo-they-took-years-ago-photo-.html
The woman, who is reportedly transgender, shared the baby photo and the recently recreated one and wrote: "Me and my dad just took these. I love him."
However, Twitter users were not impressed and they made this known when they replied to the tweet.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 19:12:19 +0000
Father Drags His Underaged Daughters, Defiles Them http://nairaplace.com//742/father-drags-his-underaged-daughters-defiles-them.html
Nairaplace reports that the victims, who are aged 6 and 9, lived with him at their No. 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi, Akure, the state capital.
The officials of the State Chapter of the NSCDC effected his arrest at his residence following complaints from his neighbours to the traditional ruler of Akure land, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi.
The monarch, according to source, was said to have handed the suspect over to officials of the NSCDC after he escaped from the palace.
The absence of their mother from the house reportedly gave the suspect the liberty to harass his daughters sexually.
The suspect was said to usually mix some powdered substances with a bottle of soft drink and give to the girls to drink after which they will sleep off and he would sexually abuse them.
It was learnt that the cries of the victims attracted his neighbours who reported their ordeal to the palace after which he was handed over later to the officials of the NSCDC in the state.
The spokesperson of the NSCDC in the state, Olufemi Omole, said that the suspect “always seize the opportunity of his wife’s absence to harass the minors sexually”.
Omole added that “He went further to caress the kids and suck their private parts. The neighbours reflected on hearing the wailing of the children throughout the night after sending out their mother”.
“Medical examination from Federal Medical Centre Annex in Akure, however, revealed that both the 9 and 6 years old kids have lost their hymen and their private part deeply opened.”
Speaking on the arrest of the suspect, the State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Philip Ayuba, said the suspect would be charged to Court after the completion of investigation.
Ayuba said, “The State Government has shown interest in this case and the welfare of the children has been fully guaranteed”.
He reassured the public of safety and adequate protection of lives and property noting that the Command is poised to eradicate all forms of criminal tendencies and social vices in Ondo State.Ayuba said that the suspect will be charged before the Court for the alleged case of defilement which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 18:58:39 +0000
Toni Braxton, 52, strips down to show off her incredible body http://nairaplace.com//741/toni-braxton-52-strips-down-to-show-off-her-incredible-body.html


The mother-of-two displayed her incredible curves while clad in just her black underwear.



The singer captioned the photo: "Beaches are open and I'm beach body ready... but I'm too scared to go. It's still COVID-19. Y'all stay safe."]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:53:05 +0000
Girl Arrested For Faking Own Death To Avoid Financial Pressure From Mom (Photo) http://nairaplace.com//740/girl-arrested-for-faking-own-death-to-avoid-financial-pressure-from-mom-photo-.html
This was disclosed by the Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday, May 24.

According to the statement, 19-year-old Margaret Adiya, was arrested following a petition signed by a man, Tony Iji, on behalf of the family of Ms Adiya from Oni community in Oju Local Government Area of Benue State.

The statement said: “The petitioners stated that their attention was drawn to a post on Facebook stating that the said Margaret Adiya died few days ago and was secretly buried by her two friends Marvelous Mary and Nneka Buddy at Ajah area.

“The family further stated that they were able to establish contact with the said friends who confirmed to them that their daughter is dead. That they were instructed by Margaret not to allow members of her family know anything about her death and that they were authorised by the deceased person to secretly bury her.

“To make them believe that the girl is dead, they sent WhatsApp chats to a member of the girl’s family with picture of a casket showing that the girl is buried. The known phone number of the girl is permanently switched off. The family also got in touch with a man on phone who claimed to be her boyfriend. He corroborated the claim that she is dead.”

Mr Elkana said the girl was eventually found by the police to be alive and working as a house maid in an estate at Ajah area of the state.

“When her employer saw the report of her purported death, they quickly informed the Police and she was brought to Ajah Police Station,” the spokesman added.

“In her statement, she confessed to have created the Facebook account and posted her obituary with intent to keep her family away from her. That her mother was putting financial pressure on her, constantly demanding that she send money to her.

“The girl is apparently bitter with her mother and uncles, over their inability to sponsor her education after the death of her father. Her sojourn to Lagos is to work, save some money and return to school.

“She admitted using her employer daughter’s photograph Dr Nimechi Ugorji (without her knowledge) in the fictitious Facebook account she created, as profile picture. After posting the obituary notice on the account, her uncle downloaded the profile picture and reposted, calling on members of the public who know the person on the photograph to report to the nearest police station.”

Elkana said investigation is still ongoing in the case.
]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:36:18 +0000
Brother Sets Pregnant Sister Ablaze For Slapping Their Mother http://nairaplace.com//739/-brother-sets-pregnant-sister-ablaze-for-slapping-their-mother.html
Victoria was alleged to be two months pregnant at the time the incident occurred at their residence around CAC Bus Stop in Okokomaiko, Ojo, on May 14.

The Nation gathered Chima had picked up a keg in the kitchen to hit his sister, Victoria, 20, for allegedly slapping their mother not knowing that the keg contained Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in it.

It was learnt that the trio was in the kitchen of their restaurant when an argument ensued between Victoria and their mother.

Trouble was said to have started after the woman chided her daughter for leaving their residence to cohabit with men.

Victoria, it was gathered, did not like the scolds and in no time raised her hand against her mother, which forced Chima to grab a nearby keg to hit.

But the content allegedly poured out with some of it touching Victoria, which ignited fire leaving her with severe burns.

It was learnt that the girl was initially taken to a nearby hospital on Kemberi road, Okokomaiko but doctors rejected her and referred them to Alimosho General Hospital, Igando where she was confirmed dead.

According to sources, the deceased’s cry and smoke that billowed from the kitchen attracted neighbours who assisted in putting out the fire.

Chima was said to have attempted fleeing the scene after realising the harm he had done his sister but was restrained by youths in the community who later handed him over to the police.

According to a resident, Sunday Ezekiel, the altercation between them did not warrant the use of fuel, adding that all they heard was the girl’s distress cry and then the thick smoke from the kitchen.

It was learnt that their mother who tried to put out the fire also sustained burn injuries on her legs.

Contacted, police spokesman Bala Elkana confined the incident, adding that the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Yaba for further action.

Elkana said he was not aware the deceased Victoria was pregnant.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:33:23 +0000
Abortion: Ugandan Student Refused To Go Home For Lockdown, Dies In Boyfriend's House http://nairaplace.com//738/-abortion-ugandan-student-refused-to-go-home-for-lockdown-dies-in-boyfriend-s-house.html
A university student has died at her boyfriend’s home after failing to return home ahead of the Covid19 lockdown.

The student identified as Claire Natukunda, died in Maganjo, at her boyfriend’s house identified as Junju. She was reportedly two months pregnant.

Junju was not at home when his 20 year old girlfriend died because he had walked to Kampala to look for money to help him take Claire to hospital. He was asked to return by authorities and arrested on arrival and taken to Kawempe police station where he has spent Wednesday night.

The body was first taken to the nearby Community Hospital Kawempe Lugoba before it was taken to Mulago for postmortem.

Natukunda, according to her telephone message exchanges, seemed to have family disagreements with her parents and siblings who live in Kitemu on Masaka road. Messages indicate they were asking her to return home but she had declined, opting to stay with the boyfriend.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:29:37 +0000
Oworonshoki Cult War: 'Obasanjo' Killed (Disturbing Image) http://nairaplace.com//737/oworonshoki-cult-war-obasanjo-killed-disturbing-image-.html
Breaking News!

Popular Street Lord in Oworonshoki known by the name of 'Obasanjo' has just been killed!

The Entire Oworonshoki Community is very Tensed up right now.

Whoever has the means should help contact authorities!]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:22:10 +0000
COVID-19: Manager Of Hotel Demolished By Wike Tests Positive Among 27 New Cases http://nairaplace.com//736/-covid-19-manager-of-hotel-demolished-by-wike-tests-positive-among-27-new-cases.html
Governor has confirmed 27 new cases of Coronavirus with Manager of demolished Prodest Hotel, Eleme, listed among the latest cases.

Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim who made the disclosure Sunday evening said the development validates the State Government’s proactive fight against COVID-19.

Nsirim recalled that “Prodest Hotel was demolished two weeks ago because the owners violated Executive Order 7 which banned the operation of hotels.

“The COVID-19 Taskforce members from the Local Government who went to enforce the Executive Order were brutalized and dehumanised leading to the death of one of them.”]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:15:38 +0000
NSCDC Arrest Man In Ondo For Allegedly Defiling His Two Daughters http://nairaplace.com//735/nscdc-arrest-man-in-ondo-for-allegedly-defiling-his-two-daughters.html
The Commandant of the NSCDC in Ondo State, Mr Philip Ayuba, made the announcement in a statement signed by the command’s public relations officer, Mr Olufemi Omole.

He said that Onifade, 48, a welder defiled his two daughters, aged six and nine years.

Ayuba explained that the command’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration Unit, swung into action to arrest Onifade, based on intelligence.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:11:05 +0000
Nigeria Reports 313 More COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Hit 7,839 http://nairaplace.com//734/nigeria-reports-313-more-covid-19-cases-total-infections-hit-7-839.html
The new cases, confirmed by specialist agency the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Twitter took the country’s total infections to 7,389 out of which 2,263 have been discharged with 226 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 12 states and the FCT with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 148 cases.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:05:11 +0000
Billionaire Daughter Temi Otedola Shares Beautiful Romantic Photo With Lover http://nairaplace.com//733/billionaire-daughter-temi-otedola-shares-beautiful-romantic-photo-with-lover.html
She never misses an opportunity to show off her love for the singer on her social media pages. And this is to the envy of other people online.

Recently, she took to her official Instagram page to share a photo of them. In the photo, Mr Eazi was working on his laptop while Temi leaned in on him with her phone to her face.

The singer and his fashion blogger girlfriend were sharing a romantic moment and she flaunted the photo online.

In the caption that accompanied the photo, Temi said that she would never give up on her loving boyfriend.



“Omo I no go give up on you,” she wrote.

DJ Cuppy reacted to the lovely photo. The DJ/singer said that they are starting to look alike.]]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:01:21 +0000
Netflix Star & Japanese Wrestler, Hana Kimura Dies At 22 After Facing Online Bullying http://nairaplace.com//732/-netflix-star-japanese-wrestler-hana-kimura-dies-at-22-after-facing-online-bullying.html
Stardom Wrestling, Kimura's organisation, confirmed the news and asked fans to be respectful.

The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Shortly before she died, she issued a series of troubling social media posts implying she had been cyber-bullied.

The most recent update on her Instagram story on Friday featured a photo of her with her cat, with a caption that read "goodbye".

A winner of Stardom's 2019 Fighting Spirit Award, Kimura was one of the cast members of Japanese reality TV show Terrace House, before it was suspended due to coronavirus. The show follows three men and three women as they temporarily live together in a house.

Her mother was also a well-known wrestler, Kyoko Kimura.

Confirming her death on Twitter on Saturday, Stardom said: "Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends."

Concerns were raised on Friday after Kimura reportedly posted images of self-harm on Twitter along with messages that read: "I don't want to be a human anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you everyone, I love you. Bye."

Kimura is said to have been the target of hundreds of mean tweets from fans and critics on a daily basis. On news of her death, fans and industry figures spoke out against cyber-bullying and its impact on mental health.

"It absolutely breaks my heart how cruel people can be on social media," said Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard.

"It was an amazing honor to know Hana Kimura. She was an amazing girl with the kindest soul and immense passion and work ethic."

"I hope this serves as a reminder that interactions on social media can have a serious effect on the mental health of anyone, no matter who they are," wrote wrestling journalist Adam Pacitti.]]>
Sun, 24 May 2020 15:00:19 +0000
Tear gas fired, arrests made as thousands protest against Beijing’s planned national security law http://nairaplace.com//731/tear-gas-fired-arrests-made-as-thousands-protest-against-beijing-s-planned-national-security-law-for As of 4.30pm, police said at least 120 people had been arrested, including 40 who allegedly set up roadblocks on Gloucester Road. The arrests were made as protesters spread out along streets in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, with some using dismantled railings and other materials to block traffic.

Protesters took to the streets just hours after Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng made it clear to local deputies that Beijing's determination to push through the national security law should not be underestimated, and that mainland authorities would "implement it till the end".

Beijing's plans have met with objections from some in the international community, with more than 200 parliamentarians and policymakers from 23 countries on Sunday issuing a joint statement describing the laws as a "comprehensive assault on the city's autonomy, rule of law and fundamental freedoms".

During the Sunday protest, police raised blue flags warning protesters converging outside the Sogo department store to disperse before tear gas was first fired near the junction of Hennessy Road and Percival Street at 1.24pm.

Behind the store, a group of four clad in black was stopped and searched as protesters nearby chanted: "Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our time."

A 15-year-old secondary school student at the protest said social media posts had convinced him to "stay and fight" rather than move to another country.

"When I first heard about Beijing's plans to introduce the national security law, my desire to emigrate somewhere grew bigger," he said.

"But then I saw how many people were saying on social media that we need to come out and fight this law, so I decided I needed to stay and fight."]]>
Sun, 24 May 2020 14:56:48 +0000
Sokoto Islamic Scholar Who Called Governor El-Rufai 'Small Bird', Arrested http://nairaplace.com//730/sokoto-islamic-scholar-who-called-governor-el-rufai-small-bird-arrested.html
Yabo was arrested around 4pm on Friday and according to a reliable information he was transported to Kaduna where he would be charged. Malam Abdullahi Abubakar Yabo who claimed to be the nephew of the scholar told our reporter that some plain-clothed policemen came to his residence while they were saying their Asr prayer and immediately after the prayer, they called him aside and showed him a paper which turned out to be warrant of arrest issued by a Magistrate court in Kaduna.

“After reading the paper, Malam did not utter a word, he just moved into his house, came back and entered their vehicle. It was after they left that he called and notified us about the arrest , that the Attorney General of Kaduna state had written a petition against him over his recent remarks against their Governor,” Abdullahi Said

Abdullahi later told our reporter on phone, that Malam called again and told them he would be taken to court after the Sallah break. Yabo was in a video clip believed to be recorded in one of his Ramadan preaching, condemned Governor El-rufa’i and scholars of Kaduna state for the continuous ban on religious gathering in the state.

Yabo in the video, disparaged the Kaduna state council of Ulamah for allowing what he described as a ‘small bird’, referring to El-rufa’i to be dictating to them.

However, spokesman of the Sokoto state Police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq could not be reached at the time of filing this report but an officer privy to the arrest, said it was carried out by men of the Kaduna Police Command with the support of the Sokoto Command.

This was not the first time, the scholar was arrested at the instance of a sitting Governor, as it would be recalled he was arrested and detained during Governor Attahiru Bafatawa’s tenure in Sokoto state over a similar offence.]]>
Sun, 24 May 2020 13:41:13 +0000
Nigeria Marks Eid-El-Fitr Amid COVID-19 Pandemic http://nairaplace.com//729/nigeria-marks-eid-el-fitr-amid-covid-19-pandemic.html
However, this year’s occasion could not be celebrated as the usual practice due to the ravaging coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In most nations across the world, authorities have taken measures, such as the suspension of Eid prayers and outdoor festivals among other celebratory events, to curb the spread of the disease.

Eid-El-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast” and celebrations would normally begin depending on the sighting of the moon.

Traditionally, Eid is celebrated for three days in all Muslim-majority countries but in Nigeria, the government has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays.

In his Sallah message to the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari urged Muslims to keep their spirits up in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to him, the pandemic caught the world off guard and has dampened what would otherwise have been a time of celebration for the Muslim faithful.

The President noted that the pandemic has also taken a heavy toll on the people’s spiritual, social and economic lives.

He said this year’s fasting period was challenging for Muslims because they had to forgo many important aspects of their daily worship.

President Buhari listed them to include the routine congregations for prayer and the recitation and interpretation of the Holy Qur’an, as well as travelling for the lesser pilgrimage to Makkah.

He stressed that although it was not easy to give up many of those important duties and activities, it was important to do so to limit the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The President, therefore, commended the sacrifices of both Muslims and Christians for their cooperation in the enforcement of the social distancing guidelines.

As of Saturday night, Nigeria has reported 7,526 cases of COVID-19, out of which 2,174 people have been discharged and 221 patients dead.

The fight against coronavirus is still on and governments in many nations have continued to step up restrictions that will help curtail the spread of the disease.

They have also appealed to citizens, including Muslims to abide by all necessary guidelines for their safety as they celebrate Eid-El-Fitr.

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Sun, 24 May 2020 13:33:56 +0000
Nigerian men put cocaine on their manhoods to make sex sweeter- girl said http://nairaplace.com//728/nigerian-men-put-cocaine-on-their-manhoods-to-make-sex-sweeter-girl-said.html
Shornarwa during an Instagram live video with media personality, Shaffie Weru, spoke about how several Kenyan women fall for Nigerian men, thinking they are sexually strong.
Shonarwa said she recently asked her followers to share their sexual experiences with Nigerian men, and she was left shocked by some of their claims.



During the conversation, she claimed one woman confessed that the Nigerian man she has been sleeping with is very good in bed, a claim which she said four other women countered, stating that these set of men deceive ladies by using other things to make sex sweeter.



According to her, about four women confirmed to her that Nigerian men intentionally put cocaine on their manhoods to make sex sweeter and also get women addicted to them


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Sun, 24 May 2020 09:53:32 +0000
Eight suspected kidnappers killed by police in Taraba http://nairaplace.com//727/eight-suspected-kidnappers-killed-by-police-in-taraba.html
A police statement made available to The News Chronicle, says the kidnappers were intercepted while attempting to carry out the act in Bali LGA.

The statement says, on 2/5/2020, reliable intelligence indicated that a group of kidnappers armed with sophisticated weapons have concluded plans to kidnap some residents of Bali town and that on receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer mobilized his men and swung into action.

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Sun, 24 May 2020 09:37:03 +0000
Rcc Store Keeper Murdered By Unknown Gunmen Along Nas.-loko Road (viewer Discretion) http://nairaplace.com//726/rcc-store-keeper-murdered-by-unknown-gunmen-along-nas-loko-road-viewer-discretion-.html Sun, 24 May 2020 09:32:22 +0000 Governor Ikpeazu’s Commissioner, Solomon Ogunji Is Dead http://nairaplace.com//725/-governor-ikpeazu-s-commissioner-solomon-ogunji-is-dead.html
Before sudden death, he was the Commissioner for Environment.

He was also an integral part of the COVID 19 Task force committee in Abia State.

The Cause of his death is yet to be known.

Details to come...]]>
Sun, 24 May 2020 09:22:21 +0000
Nigeria Records 265 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Rise To 7,526 http://nairaplace.com//724/nigeria-records-265-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-rise-to-7-526.html
The total infections for the country now stand at 7,526.

In a tweet via its official handle, the NCDC reported that 133 of the new cases were found in Lagos, 34 in Oyo, 28 in Edo, 22 in the FCT, six in Plateau, five in Kaduna, three each in Borno and Niger, and two each in Kwara, Bauchi, Anambra, and Enugu.

The number of deaths remained unchanged at 221 from Friday but the figures for successfully treated patients increased to 2,174.]]>
Sun, 24 May 2020 09:18:31 +0000
GIRL, 14, RAPED BY PASTOR, ATTEMPTS SUICIDE http://nairaplace.com//723/girl-14-raped-by-pastor-attempts-suicide.html
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the victim, who is now 18, was held with fake prophecies and she kept the abuses from her parents, who had been members of the Church for the past 12 years with strong belief that Pastor Douglas was a real man of God.
However, the bubble burst after the victim was no longer able to bear it, started threatening to commit suicide over the trauma and she was persuaded to open up on what she was passing through.
It was then she opened up and told her parents that Pastor Douglas had abused her for the past four years and instilled fear into her not to tell anyone.
Shocked by the revelations, the matter was reported to the Police at the Human Rights Section of Makinde Police Station; the Pastor was invited but he reportedly ran away for the past one month.
According to the victim’s mother, “My family had attended his Church for about 12 years. We so much trusted his counsel to be true, unknowingly to us Pastor Douglas has been secretly sexually abusing my daughter pretending to be a mentor to her for good 4 years before we found out this year April 2020”.
“We observed my daughter was always keeping to herself, withdrawn, she became very aggressive at every opportunity. The bubble now burst when she eventually threatened to commit suicide.”
“I couldn’t withstand the pain my family felt, so I reported to Makinde Police Station, Mafoluku Oshodi and Pastor Douglas was invited. For more than a month now, he has been running from pillar to post. My daughter was issued a Police medical paper and she has been to Mirabel Centre inside LASUTH Ikeja, where she was well attended to and counseled very well.”
“All these while, Makinde Police Station invited him and he’s been putting up one excuse or the other until just few days ago my daughter and I received invitation letter from the Zonal Investigation Intelligence Department Zone 2 in an attempt to intimidate the family and escape justice” she said.
Nairaplace obtained the officer’s name as O/C Gbemileke Obafemi with phone number 090325192… who claimed to have been detailed to investigate the matter.When contacted and asked to know who approved the petition for him to transfer the matter to Zone 2 without the Makinde Police first looking into the matter, he declined and replied that the reporter was stupid for asking such question and switched off his phone.
When Pastor Douglas was contacted on phone, he declined to speak on the matter and said he was on the mountain praying and said that it was a ploy by the family to leave his Church.
The mother of the victim expressed surprise over the invitation and said: “I was told that whenever a case of this nature is taken to Zone 2, the intention is to subdue the complainant and we are not ready for such because my family had been badly traumatized with this development”.
Meanwhile, a non-governmental organisation, known as Advocate for Children and Vulnerable people Network, led by Comrade Ebenezer, has moved to ensure that the victim gets justice and be rehabilitated her back to the society.]]>
Sun, 24 May 2020 09:14:48 +0000
Housewife Seals Private Part Over Alleged Adultery http://nairaplace.com//722/housewife-seals-private-part-over-alleged-adultery.html

P.M.EXPRESS reports that Mrs. Salome insisted that her husband will not touch her until he provides the man he claimed was sleeping with her.
The incident happened at Collins Street by Lanre Bus Stop, Igando area of Lagos, where they reside with their four children after 12 years of marriage.
When contacted, an embittered Salome told P.M.EXPRESS reporter that she had been faithful to her husband, Chukwuka, even during the period he had nothing as she continued supporting him with prayers, he eventually became successful and then started looking for excuses.
She narrated that she met her husband in Lagos and they got married. She hailed from Abia State while her husband is from Ebonyi State.She noted that she had undertaken the necessary sacrifices as a wife to ensure her husband was successful and he did eventually. She said for him to be looking out for faults at this point is only indicative that he intends to get married to another woman as a rich man. At this point, she said she does not have interest in the marriage any longer because it has become the source of problem and bitterness in her life.
Nairaplace reports that the feud became open when Chukwuka battered Salome, injured her and the matter was reported at the Family Support Unit in Ikotun area of Lagos. The Unit intervened and invited Chukwuka over the alleged assault on his wife.It was gathered that during interrogation, Chukwuka told the Police that his wife does not allow him to touch her at night. It was at that point that the wife, Salome, stated that Chukwuka called her a prostitute that sleeps around. She then demanded him to produce those men that had slept with her and he was not able to do so. She then decided that her private part will remain sealed for Chukwuka until he produced those who he claimed had touched her.
The matter took another dimension last week after Chukwuka assaulted her again and she moved to seek divorce in order to end the marriage.When Chukwuka was contacted, he declined to make comments and only said that the wife, Salome was stubborn; does not obey his directives and does not allow him to touch her.]]>
Sun, 24 May 2020 09:10:31 +0000
Super Eagles player Wilfred Ndidi opens up on tough childhood http://nairaplace.com//721/super-eagles-player-wilfred-ndidi-opens-up-on-tough-childhood.html


Born and raised in Lagos, Ndidi, whose father was a soldier, said he had to battle through selling fruits on the streets of Lagos while navigating his father's ''hostility'' towards his football aspirations.



According to the 23-year-old Ndidi, he had to help his mum sell fruits and food in order to sustain the family while he kept playing football and hoping for a breakthrough.

Ndidi rose to prominence featuring for Nigeria at the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey before he was signed by Genk of Belgium, then in 2017 he joined Leicester city for £17m and he is now one of the first names on the team sheet for both club and country.



Speaking to the Out of Home Podcast, Ndidi said;


“Though we had some ups and downs and trying to meet up with some bills, I was always there for my mum,”

“My mum was a food vendor and I supported her by hawking. I don’t regret that because growing up was really tough because it was all about survival. There were no fruits that I didn’t sell.

“I was the market boy and I was known mostly for selling groundnuts because it comes out every season. Just name them – I sold peppers, tomatoes and avocado. We basically sold fruits that came with different seasons. All these were done to survive in the military zone and outside.”


On several occasions, Ndidi said he got punished for playing football.

“It was difficult because my dad wanted me to go to school but there was no money,” he continued.

“What made it easier for me was that when he was transferred out of Lagos. I had the freedom because when he was around, if I go out to train and he gets home before me, I have to explain where I was coming from. When I tell him I went to play football, I get whooped.

“There was a time I got whooped with a cow skin ‘Koboko’ and it was like a tattoo on my body. I couldn’t wear my shirt because when I put my clothes on, it becomes sticky and it’s painful. It was a military kind of discipline.”



Unlike other kids, Ndidi says he never had a chance to train with his age group,

“Growing up, I didn’t get a chance to play more with my peers because they were training in the evenings while the bigger guys were training in the morning. I was training with the bigger guys but just for ten minutes because I was too small,” he added.

“They always put me in when everyone is tired and also for them to be able to give me the training bibs to wash and bring the next day.

“My mum kept complaining because I didn’t have the time to wash them because I had to go hawk for her, but before I return, she would have washed them. That was the routine until I left my mum for Nath Boys.”]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 14:38:46 +0000
'There were no fruits i didn't sell' - Super Eagles and Leicester City player Wilfred Ndidi opens up http://nairaplace.com//720/-there-were-no-fruits-i-didn-t-sell-super-eagles-and-leicester-city-player-wilfred-ndidi-opens-up-on


Born and raised in Lagos, Ndidi, whose father was a soldier, said he had to battle through selling fruits on the streets of Lagos while navigating his father's ''hostility'' towards his football aspirations.



According to the 23-year-old Ndidi, he had to help his mum sell fruits and food in order to sustain the family while he kept playing football and hoping for a breakthrough.
Ndidi rose to prominence featuring for Nigeria at the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey before he was signed by Genk of Belgium, then in 2017 he joined Leicester city for £17m and he is now one of the first names on the team sheet for both club and country.



Speaking to the Out of Home Podcast, Ndidi said;


“Though we had some ups and downs and trying to meet up with some bills, I was always there for my mum,”

“My mum was a food vendor and I supported her by hawking. I don’t regret that because growing up was really tough because it was all about survival. There were no fruits that I didn’t sell.

“I was the market boy and I was known mostly for selling groundnuts because it comes out every season. Just name them – I sold peppers, tomatoes and avocado. We basically sold fruits that came with different seasons. All these were done to survive in the military zone and outside.”


On several occasions, Ndidi said he got punished for playing football.

“It was difficult because my dad wanted me to go to school but there was no money,” he continued.

“What made it easier for me was that when he was transferred out of Lagos. I had the freedom because when he was around, if I go out to train and he gets home before me, I have to explain where I was coming from. When I tell him I went to play football, I get whooped.

“There was a time I got whooped with a cow skin ‘Koboko’ and it was like a tattoo on my body. I couldn’t wear my shirt because when I put my clothes on, it becomes sticky and it’s painful. It was a military kind of discipline.”



Unlike other kids, Ndidi says he never had a chance to train with his age group,

“Growing up, I didn’t get a chance to play more with my peers because they were training in the evenings while the bigger guys were training in the morning. I was training with the bigger guys but just for ten minutes because I was too small,” he added.

“They always put me in when everyone is tired and also for them to be able to give me the training bibs to wash and bring the next day.

“My mum kept complaining because I didn’t have the time to wash them because I had to go hawk for her, but before I return, she would have washed them. That was the routine until I left my mum for Nath Boys.”]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 14:35:53 +0000
Super Eagles and Leicester City player Wilfred Ndidi opens up on tough childhood- he said "I sold di http://nairaplace.com//719/super-eagles-and-leicester-city-player-wilfred-ndidi-opens-up-on-tough-childhood-he-said-i-sold-diff


Born and raised in Lagos, Ndidi, whose father was a soldier, said he had to battle through selling fruits on the streets of Lagos while navigating his father's ''hostility'' towards his football aspirations.



According to the 23-year-old Ndidi, he had to help his mum sell fruits and food in order to sustain the family while he kept playing football and hoping for a breakthrough.
Ndidi rose to prominence featuring for Nigeria at the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey before he was signed by Genk of Belgium, then in 2017 he joined Leicester city for £17m and he is now one of the first names on the team sheet for both club and country.



Speaking to the Out of Home Podcast, Ndidi said;


“Though we had some ups and downs and trying to meet up with some bills, I was always there for my mum,”

“My mum was a food vendor and I supported her by hawking. I don’t regret that because growing up was really tough because it was all about survival. There were no fruits that I didn’t sell.

“I was the market boy and I was known mostly for selling groundnuts because it comes out every season. Just name them – I sold peppers, tomatoes and avocado. We basically sold fruits that came with different seasons. All these were done to survive in the military zone and outside.”


On several occasions, Ndidi said he got punished for playing football.

“It was difficult because my dad wanted me to go to school but there was no money,” he continued.

“What made it easier for me was that when he was transferred out of Lagos. I had the freedom because when he was around, if I go out to train and he gets home before me, I have to explain where I was coming from. When I tell him I went to play football, I get whooped.

“There was a time I got whooped with a cow skin ‘Koboko’ and it was like a tattoo on my body. I couldn’t wear my shirt because when I put my clothes on, it becomes sticky and it’s painful. It was a military kind of discipline.”



Unlike other kids, Ndidi says he never had a chance to train with his age group,

“Growing up, I didn’t get a chance to play more with my peers because they were training in the evenings while the bigger guys were training in the morning. I was training with the bigger guys but just for ten minutes because I was too small,” he added.

“They always put me in when everyone is tired and also for them to be able to give me the training bibs to wash and bring the next day.

“My mum kept complaining because I didn’t have the time to wash them because I had to go hawk for her, but before I return, she would have washed them. That was the routine until I left my mum for Nath Boys.”]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 14:32:01 +0000
BREAKING: Tribunal Affirms Election Of Yahaya Bello As Kogi Governor http://nairaplace.com//718/breaking-tribunal-affirms-election-of-yahaya-bello-as-kogi-governor.html
The petition had been filed by Mr Musa Wada, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election.

In a judgment of two to one, delivered by the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Kashim Kaigama, on Saturday, the tribunal held that the petitioner failed to prove the allegations of over-voting, massive thumb printing, voter intimidation, and other electoral malpractices.

The tribunal also awarded a cost of one million naira to be paid by the petitioners, PDP and Musa Wada to INEC, Yahaya Bello and APC who are the respondents.

In a dissenting judgment, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele nullified the election of Governor Yahaya Bello and ordered INEC to conduct fresh elections in seven local government areas where the petitioners proved their allegations of over-voting, thuggery, voter intimidation, massive thumb printing, and other electoral malpractices.]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 14:24:04 +0000
Military Airstrikes Kill 135 Bandits, Destroy Camps In Katsina, Zamfara http://nairaplace.com//717/-military-airstrikes-kill-135-bandits-destroy-camps-in-katsina-zamfara.html
According to a statement signed by a military spokesman, Major General, John Enenche, the air raids, executed by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji, took place between May 20 and 22.

The military said it also neutralised bandit camps.Nigeria has, in recent years, witnessed a rise in banditry across the country, including in the north-western states of Zamfara and Katsina.

The military said its air-raids, which are conducted based on credible intelligence reports, are intended to rid the north-west of the armed bandits.

Read the military full’s statement below:

AIR COMPONENT DECIMATES ARMED BANDITS CAMPS, KILLS 135 OF THEM IN AIR RAIDS CONDUCTED IN KATSINA AND ZAMFARA STATES

1. As part of the renewed offensive to rid the North West of the Country of armed bandits and other criminal elements, the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has decimated several camps and neutralized no fewer than 135 armed bandits in massive air raids executed at several locations in Katsina and Zamfara States between 20 and 22 May 2020. The air strikes were undertaken sequel to credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports as well as series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that led to the identification of the camps, which include Abu Radde Camps 1 and 2 and Dunya in Jibia and DanMusa Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Katsina State as well as Hassan Tagwaye’s Camp; Alhaji Auta’s Camp and Maikomi in Birnin Magaji and Zurmi LGAs of Zamfara State.

2. The air interdiction missions were painstakingly undertaken by the Air Component as it dispatched its attack aircraft to the locations in multiple bombing runs, some of which were executed simultaneously. At the Abu Radde Camps on 20 May 2020, a set of huts housing one of the notorious bandit leaders was taken out by air strikes with scores of the bandits killed and few seen fleeing with gunshot wounds towards the Dumburum Forest. Similar air raids were executed at Hassan Tagwaye’s and Alhaji Auta’s Camps as well as at Maikomi with equally devastating effects. HUMINT reports later confirmed that no fewer than 135 bandits were neutralized by the series of air strikes at the various locations.

3. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) commends the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute, in order to achieve the directives of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)to restore normalcy to all parts of Nigeria.

4. You are please requested to disseminate this information, along with the attached declassified short video clip of the attack on Abu Radde’s Camps, through your medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.

JOHN ENENCHE
Major General
Coordinator
Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters
23 May 2020]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 14:14:31 +0000
Cardi B unveils her nude picture just to show her new tattoo (photo) http://nairaplace.com//716/cardi-b-unveils-her-nude-picture-just-to-show-her-new-tattoo-photo-.html

The 27-year-old rapper and mother of one took to her Instagram page to show off the massive butterfly and colorful flowers that got inked on the back of her body. The enormous new back tattoo was inked from the top of her back to the middle of her thigh.


According to the 'Hustler' rapper, it took her several months to achieve the ''masterpiece.''


She wrote in her caption: "Okay guys! Soooo here it is! It took me several months but I’m finally finished. This is my back tattoo! It goes from the top of my back to the middle of my thigh. Thank you @jamie_schene."]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 14:09:57 +0000
HOUSEWIFE STABS HUSBAND TO DEATH OVER WILL http://nairaplace.com//715/housewife-st-bs-husband-to-death-over-will.html
The spokesperson, Delta State Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said on Friday in Asaba that the suspect was in Police custody.
“I can confirm that we have the woman in custody over the death of her husband.”
“However, we don’t know what actually happened that caused the death of the husband.”
“The Police have commenced investigation into the matter with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the case,” Onovwakpoyeya said.
A brother to the deceased, Mr. Henry Iwebunor, who spoke to newsmen, alleged that his brother was stabbed to death by the wife while asleep.
“On the fateful day, my brother had gone to bed with his wife, however, I was surprised to get a call that my brother has died in the night.
“When I asked his wife what went wrong, she told me that my brother suddenly woke up at midnight and hit his head on the edge of their iron bed and slumped.”
“However, there is evidence that my brother was stabbed to death, because there was stab wound between his shoulders and the left side of his neck.”
“Before this incident, the wife had been at loggerheads with my brother over his refusal to write his Will.”
“She had been forcing my brother to write his Will, a development that had caused so much quarrel in the family,” Iwebunor alleged. ]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 11:09:20 +0000
How Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ - Senator Gobir http://nairaplace.com//714/-how-bandits-took-over-sokoto-communities-appointed-judges-senator-gobir.html
In an interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Friday, Gobir, who lamented that criminal gangs had sacked traditional and political institutions in most villages and towns in the area, claimed government forces told his people they could not protect them from the bandits because the hoodlums had better weapons.

According to the All Progressives Congress lawmaker, those whose villages are not too far from the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger are a bit safe because they are usually protected by Nigerien soldiers.

The legislator said, “Our biggest problem now is that the bandits have taken over many villages and are having a field day.

“They have constituted themselves as judges. They have sacked the traditional and political institutions there, so there are no judges at all.

“The bandits now settle disputes between people. They resolve quarrels between husband and wife and so on.”

He said the situation in his area was quite lamentable because they had been talking to the Federal Government and sending the resolutions of their meetings but the government had not come to their aid.

He added, “If you look at the situation in that area, there is no farming because if the bandits find you on the farm, they will shoot you.

“If you sell a cow, the following day or at night, someone will come and collect the money.

“They sometimes surround a whole town or village and kill as many as they can and then take away whatever they want and burn the whole place.

“There was even a time bandits stormed our area and our people ran away into the bush. The bandits still pursued them and set the bush on fire and killed all our people there.”

He decried the situation, saying they had had to rely on Nigerien army.

He added, “They come to our aid because they have some soldiers around border towns not too far from some of our villages. They are the people that we now depend on to help us.

“The Nigerian Army is not helping us. We are really having challenges in that area. If we call the Nigerian Army to come to our aid, they will come but they will not go after the bandits.

“They will complain that the weapons being used by the bandits are more sophisticated than theirs.

“This is the problem that we are facing. We have discussed; they said they would come to our aid and make sure that our people are rescued but we haven’t seen any improvement.”

Gobir, whose efforts made the Senate to include Sokoto among the states troops should invade and chase away bandits, however, doubted the impact of the resolution.

He said, “We are not sure that the Senate resolution would make much impact because this is just one of the resolutions we have been passing and nothing has come out.

“As a citizen of this country, a situation where my people will be sleeping and someone will just knock on their door and command them to surrender whatever they have is a problem.

“They would seize their wives or children and then kill the breadwinner. It is really pathetic.”]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 09:58:33 +0000
Our father love him more than me that's why i killed him- Murder suspect http://nairaplace.com//713/our-father-love-him-more-than-me-that-s-why-i-killed-him-murder-suspect.html


The 20-year-old cattle rustler and alleged kidnapper was nabbed after operatives of IRT attached to Operation Puff Adder, Kateri Annex, arrested a member of the 5-man gang that killed Kadede.



Upon being arrested and quizzed by the police, Ibrahim admitted belonging to a gang that specialised in robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling. He also confessed to masterminding the robbery and killing of his elder brother because he is his father's favourite.



Ibrahim said;



“My father is married to four wives and has many children. I don’t know what is special about Kadade that our father wouldn’t ever take care of his other children without rubbing it on our faces that Kadade was special.

“I was sent to Arabic school in Kaduna, while only Kadade attended primary and secondary schools. My father said it was not necessary for other of his children to go to school because he wanted every one of us to become farmers. And yet, he was always the first person to insult and call us illiterates, saying we couldn’t speak English Language.

“How can I speak English Language when my father did not send me to school? I only learnt how to cultivate corn and rear cows. I had to get married to convince him that I was old enough to handle responsibilities.

“As soon as I got married, my father gave me only 20 cows and two plots of land. The reason I carried out the killing of my blood brother with the help of my gang members was because our father trusted my late brother much more than he trusts me. It is also because of the sum of N1, 700,000, which our father realised from selling his cattle. The money was kept with my brother.

"My brother sold some cows and made N1.7million and was making noise about it. My father was also very happy about it and asked him to keep the entire money. .

"We expected him to share the money. That day I was so broke and asked my father for money. He started insulting me and asked me to learn to be responsible like Kadade.

"I was so bitter and I immediately called a member of our gang, Haruna and told him about the money in my house. I asked them to come and also make sure that they kill my brother.

"Although I now regret my action but I thought that his death would make my father allow me to control some of his businesses. My father was devastated but I consoled him that it was Allah’s wish. .

"In the morning, I went to the bush to meet them and they told me that it was only N300,000 that they found with my brother. I collected N100,000 as my share since I was the one who brought the job.“]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 08:32:58 +0000
"My Aunt Watched While Men She Brought Slept With Me" - 20-Year-Old Girl http://nairaplace.com//712/-my-aunt-watched-while-men-she-brought-slept-with-me-20-year-old-girl.html
She was rescued by the combined effort of a hairstylist, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and the Police, while the aunt is on the run.

The state FIDA Chairman, Mrs Grace Chima, told newsmen that it would ensure that the culprit was made to face the law.

“We got a report on May 20, on a case of sexual exploitation. We were told that a young girl was kept in a rented apartment by a woman, whom the victim identified as her aunt.

“We were also informed that the woman always sent in two to three men in a day to have sex with Chukwu, while she watched and get paid at the end of the act.

“So, when we heard about this, we got there immediately on May 21, to rescue the victim from bondage,” Chima said.

She further stated that FIDA in collaboration with the United Nations was committed to ensuring that rights of women and children were protected in the state.

She promised to update the media as the development unfolded.

The victim, Miss Chukwu, while narrating her ordeal at the state ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, alleged that her aunt always claimed that the money from the act would be used to pay for her training.

The 20-years-old victim from Akaeze in Ivo Local Government Area of the state is currently pregnant and has a two-year-old son.

“My aunt always brought two to three men each day to have sex with me in a rented apartment she got for me while she watched the act,” Chukwu said.

Meanwhile, a hairstylist, Mrs Chizoba Okemiri, who enrolled Chukwu as an apprentice in her salon, alleged that the victim was subjected to a brutal sexual trade and exploitation by her aunt.

Okemiri, who corroborated the incident, noted that the victim’s aunt had allegedly continued to arrange both married and young men to sleep with Chukwu in her rented apartment.

She said that the victim revealed that her aunt had threatened to discipline her for disclosing her activities.

She added: “Chinasa was brought to me on Easter day by her mother, aunt and aunt’s friend for the enrollment.

“After the bargaining for her training, her mother pleaded that she would be coming to the salon with her son because she might not cope with the child and her job.

“Another apprentice in my shop had reported to me that men always visited the victim which I discovered and tried to stop her from seeing them.

“When I confronted the victim about the men, she revealed that it was her aunt who arranged for those men.

“When the visit persisted, I called her mum and aunt to confirm the development, but the aunt told me that I will get to know why they visit her, one day.

“I became uncomfortable and had to report the matter to a staff of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), who now facilitated her rescue.”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, said that the victim was brought to Kpirikpiri Police Division in Abakaliki, having been allegedly exploited sexually by her aunt, a suspect who is now at large.

“Investigation is still ongoing in the division and I have confirmed that the girl was brought to the division by FIDA,” Odah said.]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 08:17:35 +0000
26 years jail sentence for Yunusa Dahiru presidential aide, Bashir Ahmed reacts http://nairaplace.com//711/26-years-jail-sentence-for-yunusa-dahiru-presidential-aide-bashir-ahmed-reacts.html


Dahiru abducted Oruru from her family house at Opolo area of Yenagoa on August 12, 2015 and took her to his home state, Kano, where he forcefully converted her to Islam. The minor, who was 13-years-old at the time of the incident, was raped, resulting in pregnancy. She was eventually rescued by the police in February 2016 and brought back to Yenagoa in early March, where she gave birth to a baby girl in May of the same year.



Bashir Ahmad commented on the trial after being asked to intervene by a Twitter user, Hammad Yusuf Saleh who claimed the conviction was manipulated.



His tweet read;



"Please Bashir, do something about Yunusa Yellow for Allah's sake, he is wrongly accused and sentenced, the whole matter is manipulated, we need to appeal for him."



Reacting to tweet, the Presidential aide who admitted that he has no power to influence the court judgement, promised to contact those who can.



Bashir Ahmad tweeted in response;



"I do not have the power to do anything against the judgment of the court, but I will try to contact those whom I think are capable."

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Sat, 23 May 2020 08:11:22 +0000
Benin Businessman Investigated By EFCC For €29m Fraud Dies In Kirikiri Prison http://nairaplace.com//710/-benin-businessman-investigated-by-efcc-for-29m-fraud-dies-in-kirikiri-prison-.html
A businessman from the Republic of Benin, Jean Codo, who is being investigated for alleged €29m fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has died at the Kirikiri prison, Lagos.

Codo, who owns Transport and Port Management System Limited, died on Thursday due to lack of proper medical attention.

He was granted bail in November 2019 but could not fulfil the bail conditions and despite appeals to have him released on compassionate ground due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Nigerian authorities refused until he died in custody.

The Beninese was said to have collapsed in prison and rushed to the military hospital in Lagos where he died on Thursday morning.

Like Codo, a suspected cross-border robbery kingpin, Hamani Tijani, died at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons in January 2014 after suffering partial stroke for nine months.

Spokesperson for the Nigerian Prisons Service, Lagos Command at the time, DSP Biyi Jeje, confirmed the development to journalists.

Jeje said 42-year-old Tijani died in the clinic of the maximum prison.

A citizen of Niger Republic, Tijani was arrested in 2003 in Benin Republic and spent 11 years in prison while facing trial before his death at Kirikiri.]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 06:24:59 +0000
Protest As Pregnant Woman In Labour Dies At Ogun Police Checkpoint Over Facemask http://nairaplace.com//709/protest-as-pregnant-woman-in-labour-dies-at-ogun-police-checkpoint-over-facemask.html
Irate youths, on Thursday, staged a heavy protest in Abigi, Ogun State, following the death of a pregnant woman, Mrs Opeoluwa Waidat Adedeji, at a police checkpoint, Igbere TV has learnt.

Igbere TV gathered that the angry protesters, who stormed the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters, blamed policemen manning the checkpoint for her death. The mother of six lost her life while on the way to the hospital for delivery.

The deceased pregnant woman was being rushed to the hospital on a motorcycle by two men when they were accosted at the Sowore River checkpoint.

The police officers inquired why they were not wearing face masks and also not obeying the social distancing order of the state government.

The policemen allegedly delayed the trio on a motorcycle, citing the ongoing restriction of movement over COVID-19, but later allowed them to go upon realizing the woman was bleeding profusely.

Adedeji, however, gave up the ghost before getting to the hospital, prompting the angry youth of the community to storm the police headquarters with the remains of the dead woman, insisting that policemen were responsible for her death.
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Sat, 23 May 2020 06:21:50 +0000
Two people have been remove alive from the Airbus A320 that crashed as a result of both engine failu http://nairaplace.com//708/two-people-have-been-remove-alive-from-the-airbus-a320-that-crashed-as-a-result-of-both-engine-failu
Thank you so much. God has been merciful,' Zafar Masood, the President of the Bank of Punjab said, according to officials who spoke to him in hospital after the crash. The other known survivor was named as Muhammad Zubair.

The PIA's Airbus A320 carrying 98 passengers including eight crew, was attempting to land at the city's Jinnah International Airport after flying from Lahore before it crashed into a residential area of Karachi at about 14:30 local time (09:30 GMT).

Pakistan's civil aviation authority said the plane had 91 passengers and a crew of seven.



At least two people aboard survived, according to the country's health department, revising an earlier statement that three were alive. But the other 95 passengers and crew are believed to have died.

Health ministry spokeswoman Meeran Yousuf told Al Jazeera by telephone that 80 people have died, with 48 bodies kept at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi's largest government hospital, and 32 at Civil Hospital Karachi, another major state-run hospital.



Faisal Edhi of the Edhi Welfare Trust said that around 25 to 30 residents whose houses were damaged by the plane have also been taken to the hospital, mostly with burn wounds.
The aircraft wings during the crash landing hit the houses in the residential colony before crashing down.



"At least 25 houses have been damaged in this incident,” Edhi said.



“The first priority is to rescue the people. The main hurdle is narrow streets and presence of ordinary people who gathered at the place after the crash but they have been dispersed,” the minister said.
According to BBC, the plane had attempted one landing but as it went round again lost its engines and issued a mayday call to traffic control.



The pilot reportedly said: 'We are proceeding direct, sir - we have lost engine'.

'Confirm your attempt on belly,' the air traffic controller said, offering a runway.

'Sir, mayday, mayday, mayday, mayday Pakistan 8303,' the pilot said before the transmission ended



A picture shared by plane enthusiasts shows that the aircraft suffered an apparent engine failure shortly before the crash. They claimed the Black scorch marks can be seen beneath each engine and the landing gear is still up.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) sources said the captain had reported a technical fault before the plane vanished from the radar.]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 06:18:24 +0000
No moon sighted, Ramadan continues – Sultan http://nairaplace.com//707/no-moon-sighted-ramadan-continues-sultan.html
Its National Moonsighting Committee said no moon was sighted in Nigeria on Friday.

The committee tweeted on Friday: “There was no positive sighting report of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria, tomorrow is 30th Ramadan. An official statement from the Sultanate will be released shortly.”]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 06:03:13 +0000
Nigeria Records 245 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Now 7,261 http://nairaplace.com//706/nigeria-records-245-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-now-7-261.html
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the new figures in a tweet via its verified handle.

According to the NCDC, 131 of the new cases came from Lagos, 16 from Jigawa, 13 from Ogun, 12 from Borno and nine each from Kaduna, Oyo, Rivers and Ebonyi.

Other states with new cases include Kwara with seven, Katsina with five, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto each with three, Bauchi and Yobe each with two.

Anambra, Gombe, Niger, Ondo, Plateau, the FCT and Bayelsa, all recorded one new case each.

The total number of recovered patients was put at 2,007, while 221 deaths have been recorded as a result of the virus.]]>
Sat, 23 May 2020 05:57:24 +0000
Soldier, Others Who Kidnapped & Killed Imo Undergraduate Over N800k Arrested, Paraded http://nairaplace.com//705/-soldier-others-who-kidnapped-killed-imo-undergraduate-over-n800k-arrested-paraded.html
Our correspondent learnt that Isiah was a student of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

One of the suspects, Ifeanyi Nwaiwu of the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Makurdi, Benue State, said he ordered Isiah’s killing after he received N200,000 as his share of the money collected from the victim.

A member of the gang and a military deserter, Godson Chimezie, 28, said they ran into Isiah while he was inflating his vehicle tyre.

He said, “We saw him while he was pumping his tyre in Owerri and we sensed that a small boy like him driving that kind of vehicle must be a Yahoo boy. We quickly accosted him and I took his phone, went through it and discovered that he was an Internet fraudster. We immediately kidnapped him on the pretext of an arrest.

“We took him to our hideout and the young man agreed to pay N800,000. We collected the money, but Corporal Ifeanyi Nwaiwu of the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Makurdi, insisted that we must kill him. According to him, the man would dent his image if he walked away alive.

“I regret everything I have done. I know I deserve to die, because I have done wrong. I didn’t plan to end this way, but I only plead for mercy. We didn’t plan to kidnap him. We just ran into him.”

Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, said the gang members were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command.

The CP said, “On May 10, 2020, at Udi in Enugu State, SARS operatives arrested four kidnap suspects. They are Godson Chimezie, 28, from the Nwangele LGA, Imo State; Emmanuel Amadi, 28, from the Ngor Okpala LGA, Imo State; Innoson Udeze, 45, and Eze Simon, 23, both from the Nsudu Udi LGA of Enugu State; and Lance Corporal Ifeanyi Nwaiwu of Ogwa in the Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, a suspected serving member of the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Makurdi

“They were arrested on May 2 at the Willow Wood Hotel, Owerri, in connection with the kidnap and murder of one Leo Micah Isiah, who lived at Akwakuma in the Owerri North LGA of Imo State.

“Their victim’s ash Lexus RX350 with number plate AKL 785 AG was taken away. Through painstaking and discreet investigation, the suspects were rounded up.

“Upon interrogation, they confessed to the crime and led operatives to where the decomposing corpse of their victim was recovered. The corpse has been deposited in the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.

“Two of the suspects, who wore army camouflage at the time of their arrest, confessed that they were dismissed soldiers. It is interesting to note that in recent times in Owerri and its environs, criminals have been using military camouflage while robbing or kidnapping unsuspecting members of the public. Investigation is still in progress.”]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 18:30:59 +0000
Plan with 107 passengers on board crashes near Karachi airport (photo) http://nairaplace.com//704/plan-with-107-passengers-on-board-crashes-near-karachi-airport-photo-.html
"The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members," said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority.

A spokesperson for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Abdul Sattar told the newspaper Dawn that the flight was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members and had been due to land in Karachi at 14:45 local time (09:45 GMT)]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 13:06:59 +0000
Muslim cleric has been stopped from taken 16 years oid girl as his 9th wife by court (photo) http://nairaplace.com//703/-muslim-cleric-has-been-stopped-from-taken-16-years-oid-girl-as-his-9th-wife-by-court-photo-.html
According to reports, Lateef had approached the parents of the girl in 2019 when she was 15 to seek her hand in marriage. Despite protests by the teenager, her parents forced her to accept the proposal, and a day was fixed for the wedding. The teenager fled their Ore home on the day fixed for the wedding with support from her brother to Akure, the state capital.

She was said to have gone to the state's Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to report her parents. She was sheltered and legal works began to stop the marriage. Alhaji Lateef and the girl’s parents were arraigned at the Family Court for breaching Part three of the 2007 Ondo State Child Rights Law.


On Friday May 22, judgment was delivered. The court ruled that the girl must be returned to her parents, and Alhaji Lateef be made to sign an undertaking to stay away from her as well as ensure no harm comes near her.


While reacting to the court judgment, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Titilola Adeyemi, said the teenager has been returned to her parents while the Muslim cleric has been warned to stay away from her.

“We are excited the matter has gone that way. That will be a warning to everybody that it is no to child marriage in Ondo State. Child marriage is denying a child her future. We must make sure we work for the child to realise her future.” she said]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 12:59:37 +0000
Accident in Anambra road have claimed two lives (photo) http://nairaplace.com//702/accident-in-anambra-road-have-claimed-two-lives-photo-.html


The Anambra state Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Andrew Kumapayi, confirmed the incident and said the accident occurred at about 7.10am this morning.



“According to reports, the crash involved a tipper without registration number and a commercial bus with registration number NEN-59XQ. An eyewitness told us that the tipper driver was negotiating into his house when the bus suddenly rammed into it. The crash occurred during a heavy downpour. A total of 15 persons, 10 adult males and five adult females were involved in the crash.

“Twelve persons sustained serious injuries and were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and God’s Favour Hospital Okohia, both in Ihiala town. As at the time of filling this report, two victims, the driver whose leg was amputated in the crash and another victim were confirmed dead by doctors at the hospital,” he said.]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 12:53:36 +0000
Blac Chyna flaunts her nude curves as she poses (photo) http://nairaplace.com//701/blac-chyna-flaunts-her-nude-curves-as-she-poses-photo-.html Fri, 22 May 2020 12:42:44 +0000 DPO MOVED TO SCIID OVER KILLING OF POLICE SERGEANT http://nairaplace.com//700/dpo-moved-to-sciid-over-killing-of-police-sergeant.html
Nairaplace reports that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the transfer of the case involving the shooting and killing of Sergeant Onalaja Onajide attached to Ilemba Hausa Division, to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for discreet investigation.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed that the DPO, Adeshina, has been arrested and was in Police custody.He explained that the decision followed the reports received by the Command alleging the Divisional Police Officer Ilemba Hausa, CSP Yahaya Mohammed Adeshina, of shooting the Sergeant while dispersing the crowd that gathered in front of the Station.
“The DPO has been arrested and detained at the State CID for investigation. His rifle has been retrieved for forensic examination. The Command has ordered that autopsy be carried out on the deceased person.”
Elkana stated that the Commissioner of Police expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the fallen colleague and assured them that the Command will stand with them in this moment of grief and ensure that justice prevails. He revealed that the shooting incident happened on 10th May, 2020, at about 2140hours. The report forwarded to the Headquarters by the DPO on 16th May, 2020, at about 1500hours, stated that unknown gunmen fired gunshots at the Divisional Police Officer, Ilemba Hausa and the Station Guard, Sergeant Onalaja Onajide. That while the DPO survived the gunshot, the Station Guard did not. He stated that the DPO further reported that two suspects were arrested in connection with the crime. The two suspects initially arrested were suspected to be deserted soldiers. The Command will hand them over to the military authority for further investigation.The latest development might have exonerated the deserted soldiers initially arrested over the murder of the deceased.]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 10:40:00 +0000
mom stabs her 3 kids to death then stabs herself but survives http://nairaplace.com//699/-mom-stabs-her-3-kids-to-death-then-stabs-herself-but-survives.html


The 28-year-old mother from Basud in Camarines Norte, Philippines, hacked her children, ages 5, 1 year/8 months old, and 4 months old, to death at their home.

The mother also tried to commit suicide but survived it. She is still confined to a hospital after the attempted suicide.
Police said that "the mother admitted to the crime thinking she was infected with the deadly Covid-19."
Basud Police thinks that the suspect could be suffering Postpartum Depression.


The husband of the suspect and her other relatives are very determined to press charges against her.
Three counts of parricide were filed by the Philippine National Police against the mother.]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 09:10:40 +0000
Immigration arrest 14 Togolese, 10 Nigerians at Ogun border http://nairaplace.com//698/-immigration-arrest-14-togolese-10-nigerians-at-ogun-border.html
The NIS Spokesman, Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.

The Comptroller, Ogun State Command, Mr Kunle Osisanya, said that the arrest were made by NIS operatives in line with Federal Government directives.
According to Osisanya, the 14 Togolese, comprising eight female adults and six minors, were arrested in a J5 bus at Ajilete, in Ogun.

“The other 10 were arrested at Ilase, also in Ogun State, and out of the 10, five were victims of human trafficking.

“Hence, they will be handed over to NAPTIP for defying the directive of government on closure of land borders,” he said.

Osisanya said that the arrested persons had been profiled accordingly by health officials in line with NCDC medical procedures and subjected them to COVID-19 test.

He said that the NIS Comptroller General, Mr Muhammad Babandede, complimented the officers for being gallant and professional.

He commended the efforts of the officers, noting that, some of the arrest were made along illegal points created by the human smugglers.

He, however, charged them to up the tempo of their patrol as the service would continue to ensure safety of the nation. ]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 08:58:33 +0000
Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara shows off her nude pictures http://nairaplace.com//697/nigerian-transgender-miss-sahhara-shows-off-her-nude-pictures-.html
"Snack is served! For lovers and Haters. Enjoy" she captioned the photo.


See full photo below.]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 08:49:39 +0000
The Difference Between Zakaah On Wealth And Zakaatul L-fitri (photo) - Islam for Muslims http://nairaplace.com//696/the-difference-between-zakaah-on-wealth-and-zakaatul-l-fitri-photo-islam-for-muslims.html
Zakaah on wealth is one of the five pillars of Islam is something other than the zakaah that must be paid at the end of Ramadaan (zakaat al-fitr also known as Sadaqatul-fitr).

By the way, have you given out your Zakaatul fitri? remember, you can only do that before Eid. May Allah accept it from me and you (Ameen).

Eid Mubaarak in advance]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 08:36:54 +0000
Kenyan Man, Who Locked Wife’s Private Part With Super Glue, Pepper, Arrested (Photo) http://nairaplace.com//695/kenyan-man-who-locked-wife-s-private-part-with-super-glue-pepper-arrested-photo-.html
The suspect who has been on the run since Saturday May 16 when he committed the heinous act, was arrested at his hideout in Kaningo, Kitui County by a combined team from Directorate of Criminal Investigations Tseikuru, Special Crimes Unit and DCI Tharaka South.

Kenya's Directorate of Criminal Investigations tweeted;

30-Year-Old James Kifo Muriuki, who on 16th May, 2020 horridly dehumanized his wife, has this morning been arrested from his hideout at Kaningo in Kitui County by a combined team of
@DCI_Kenya Detectives from Special Crime Unit, DCI Tseikuru and DCI Tharaka South.

The arrest followed a shocking report made by the complainant, his wife, on how the suspect lured her in the dead of the night to river Kathita whereby he ordered her to strip naked and tell him all the men she had slept with while he was in Nairobi.

On being hesitant, she was beaten by the suspect who also sprayed pepper, salt and super glue on her Instruments and later used a knife to push the said contents to her lady parts.

Further, it was reported that he sealed her mouth and ears and left her for dead.

The suspect will be charged accordingly once necessary police procedure is complete.]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 08:26:11 +0000
Giant Fish That Lived Around 380 Million Years Ago Found In Sahara Desert (Pix) http://nairaplace.com//694/giant-fish-that-lived-around-380-million-years-ago-found-in-sahara-desert-pix-.html
The Titanichthys, from the class of pre-historic fish called the placoderm, was a suspension-feeder – it captured and ingested food particles suspended in water.

A Titanichthys fossil that was found in the Sahara Desert confirmed the creature had a narrow lower jaw without the sharp edges needed for cutting.

The fossils also showed the creature's jaw wouldn't have supported the mechanical stresses needed to chew and bite.

Titanichthys jaws were less resilient than those of other placoderm species that fed on large or hard-shelled prey during the so-called Devonian period – 140 million years before the first dinosaurs roamed Earth.

'We have found that Titanichthys was very likely to have been a suspension-feeder, showing that its lower jaw was considerably less mechanically robust than those of other placoderm species that fed on large or hard-shelled prey,' said lead author Sam Coatham at the University of Bristol's School of Earth Sciences.

'Consequently, those feeding strategies – common amongst its relatives – would probably have not been available for Titanichthys.'

The Titanichthys genus has long been known as one of the largest animals of the Devonian period, likely exceeding 16 feet (five metres) in length.

While this is less than the length of today's basking shark – which reaches lengths of around 26 feet – both register a lower jaw exceeding 3.2 feet (one metre).

'The lower jaw of Titanichthys we investigated was over three feet long and still slightly incomplete – so it was definitely large,' said Coatham.
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Fri, 22 May 2020 08:19:07 +0000
Billboard Features Davido, Tiwa Savage And Mr Eazi On Its Cover (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//693/billboard-features-davido-tiwa-savage-and-mr-eazi-on-its-cover-photos-.html
The next musical revolution is brewing in Africa.

As the industry buzzes with — and profits from — new languages and sounds from all over, the prospects for artists across the continent have never been brighter or more numerous. There have, of course, always been African superstars — from Miriam Makeba to Hugh Masekela to Fela Kuti — as well as great respect for the continent’s music, thanks to projects like Paul Simon’s iconic 1986 album, Graceland, which famously put Ladysmith Black Mambazo and others on the international map. But despite major-label deals, chart successes and eye-popping sales figures, African artists have often been siloed from the popular music landscape, segregated under the “world music” banner or viewed as Africans first, artists second.

Yet in recent years, especially as streaming has helped hip-hop become a universal language, the industry is witnessing the rise of the first generation of truly global pop superstars from Africa, whose defining trait will not be their geographic origin, but the artistry and business savvy that are on par with the biggest names in their field. In 2016, Nigeria’s Wizkid topped the Billboard Hot 100 as a collaborator on Drake’s summer smash “One Dance,” which hinted at the possibilities awaiting his peers from the continent. In the years since, Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé have fueled interest in the motherland by curating ambitious, Grammy Award-nominated movie-music projects — Lamar’s Black Panther: The Album and Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift — that put a spotlight on African artists and producers and showed just how closely their music resembles today’s reigning pop and R&B styles.

A-list tastemakers aren’t the only ones lavishing new attention on the region, however. The three major-label groups — Universal, Warner and Sony — have all ramped up their investments in Africa in recent years: opening offices, sending A&R scouts to major hubs and forming joint ventures and partnerships. Meanwhile, advances in technology and social media have further connected a continent of 1.2 billion people — with a median age of 19.7 years — to the rest of the industry, creating a lucrative audience for both homegrown and foreign stars alike.

Among Africa’s 54 countries, Nigeria, with an estimated 206 million people, has the largest population and the largest economy. It has also emerged as a particular wellspring of talent, thanks to stars like Tiwa Savage, Davido and Mr Eazi, whose diverse paths through the industry have helped pave the way for other artists — and highlighted just how many possibilities await African talent.

Lauded as the “Queen of Afrobeats,” Lagos-based Savage, 40, signed a landmark global recording deal with Universal Music Group and Motown Records last spring after making a name for herself as an independent artist (on Nigeria’s Mavin Records and her own 323 Entertainment), a songwriter (for the likes of Monica and Fantasia) and a backing vocalist (for Whitney Houston, George Michael and Mary J. Blige). With two degrees — one from Boston’s Berklee College of Music, one in business from England’s University of Kent — and stints in London, New York and Los Angeles under her belt, she’s showing how primed for global stardom African artists already are as she readies her fourth studio album, Celia, due later this year.

Davido, who has been in the business for a decade, has brought the worlds of African and contemporary black music together like few others before him. Signed to RCA Records through his own Davido Music Worldwide and Sony Music U.K., he’s fusing Afrobeats, Afropop and highlife — a cosmopolitan style of Ghanaian music — with dancehall, hip-hop and R&B, while recruiting some of the genres’ biggest names as collaborators. The Lagos-based 27-year-old’s most recent studio album, last November’s A Good Time, featured guests such as Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Gunna and Popcaan, and breakout hit “Fall” spent an impressive 21 weeks on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart. He’s currently working on an EP that will showcase the acts he has signed to his label. (In the United States, Davido Music Worldwide is registered as Davido Worldwide Entertainment.)

Mr Eazi, who grew up in Lagos but is now based just outside of London, has devoted himself to supporting the next wave of African artists as he builds an independent solo career making what he calls “Banku music” — a twist on Afrobeats with greater influences from Ghana, where he moved as a teen and attended university. The 28-year-old, who worked in mechanical engineering before becoming an artist, founded the talent incubator and label emPawa Africa in 2018. Its first round of investment raised $300,000 to help cover video costs for 100 emerging artists from 11 countries, including Nigeria’s Joeboy and Ghana’s J.Derobie; in 2020 it will award 30 artists grants of $10,000 each. Mr Eazi, who last year made his Coachella debut and toured with J Balvin, is also preparing an upcoming EP as well as a collaboration with Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj.

During a late afternoon in early May, the three artists joined Billboard for a video conference to speak candidly about the opportunities African artists have now, the stereotypes they still face and how they’re staying true to their culture as they bring a slice of Africa to the rest of the world.
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Fri, 22 May 2020 08:14:04 +0000
Salman Hassan Stabs Husband To Death In Bauchi Over Sex (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//692/salman-hassan-stabs-husband-to-death-in-bauchi-over-sex-photos-.html
Speaking with Daily Sun at the Bauchi State Police Command headquarters, Bauchi, on Thursday, where she was paraded with other suspects, Salma said she stabbed her husband on the chest because he insisted on sleeping with her on that fateful night.

“We were married. We loved each other. After 11 days of our marriage he came to sleep with me but I refused. He hit me and I took a knife and stabbed him. I never meant to kill him. I only wanted to threaten him on the chest.

It was a small stab and I did not know he would die” Salam, who was emotional, said she regretted her action “I am in great suffering. I am in great bitterness. I don’t know what will happen to me”

The Commissioner of Police, Phillip Maku, disclosed that, Salma committed the crime on 24th of April, 2020.

He said one Hauna Musa reported at the Itas-Gadau Police Division after which she was arrested. Maku said that Mustapha sustained serious injury and was rushed to the General Hospital, Itas-Gadau for treatment where he was certified dead.

“The suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime. Exhibit recovered from the suspect was one knife,” the Commissioner of police, said.
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Fri, 22 May 2020 08:08:35 +0000
Missing Jimoh Bello Found Dead Inside His Car Trunk In Ogun (Graphic Photo) http://nairaplace.com//691/missing-jimoh-bello-found-dead-inside-his-car-trunk-in-ogun-graphic-photo-.html
Alhaji Jimoh Bello, the owner of Uncle J. Bee Hotel located at 168, Lagos-Idiroko Road, Owode, Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State, was found after three days of intensive search for him.

It was gathered the man left his home at Owode around 8:30pm on May 18 for Idi-Iroko but never got to his destination.

Worried by the situation, The Nation gathered his family reported him missing on Wednesday after waiting for the mandatory 48 hours in the case of sudden disappearance of a person.

Unknown to them, Bello was ambushed on his way by assailants who stripped, killed and locked his body inside the trunk of his saloon car.

Our correspondent gathered that his decomposing body was discovered on Thursday after road users noticed blood stains underneath the car which has been stationary.

It was gathered that people also perceived a stench from the car which drew them closer before they saw the blood.

They were said to have contacted the police who raced to the scene, opened the vehicle and found the man’s remains in the trunk.

Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Kenneth Ebrimson, said investigation had commenced to unravel the man’s killers and their motives.

He said: “He was reported missing on Wednesday. Today, we received a call about a vehicle parked on the road with blood. Policemen went to the scene, opened the trunk and discovered his body.

“At this moment, we do not know how he was killed or those who did it. We do not know if the blood was as a result of body injuries.

“The body was already in a bad shape when it was discovered. We have commenced investigation.”]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 08:04:06 +0000
Seyi Shay's Semi-Nude Photos: "My Instagram Account Was Hacked" - Singer Says http://nairaplace.com//690/seyi-shay-s-semi-nude-photos-my-instagram-account-was-hacked-singer-says-.html
The singer says the account has been compromised and her management is working to it back.

The music star made this known via her Twitter page while responding to questions from a friend who wanted to know how her semi-nude photos made it to her Instagram page.

I cannot tell why/who is doing this, but my IG account has been compromised & my privacy is being violated. Seems to be a deliberate attack as the photos circulating are not from a recent exchange.

Please ignore all DMs from my account and do not share any personal info.]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:59:20 +0000
HOW ANGER CAUSED NOLLYWOOD ACTOR TO STAB NEIGHBOUR TO DEATH http://nairaplace.com//689/how-anger-caused-nollywood-actor-to-stab-neighbour-to-death.html
Nairaplace reports that Phillips allegedly stabbed his co-tenant, Oladotun Opeyemi, to death after they had an argument over electricity bills payment.
The incident happened at 4 Sebi Kezem Street by Cele Bus Stop, Egbe area of Ikotun, Lagos, where he resides.
According to the residents, Philips, as an actor, should have at least learned to control his anger but he could not which eventually landed him in serious trouble and his acting career uncertain.
He was arrested by the Police, who may likely prosecute him for murder which attracts life imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before Court over the incident.
He was first arrested by the Police at Ikotun Division but later transferred to the Homicide Department of the SCIID Panti, Yaba, Lagos for further investigation.
It was gathered that the popular actor had an argument with his co-tenants over electricity bills payment as he was not willing to pay his own part of the bill. He was said to be owing N21,500 and did not even pay part of the bill.It was confirmed that the victim took the bill with their co-tenants to explain to him the need to bring money for them to pay on the bill but Philips was not ready to pay a dime.His co-tenants then suggested that supply to his flat should be disconnected as he was not ready to pay his own part of the bill. That angered the actor and he threatened to kill his tenant but everyone thought it was a joke.
As the actor could not control his anger during the exchange of words, he picked up a knife and stabbed his neighbor right on the chest. The victim was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital but he died on the way because he had lost much blood.
The corpse was taken to mortuary for autopsy report while the actor was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command and will be charged before the Court of law very soon.]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:50:32 +0000
HOW POLICE INSPECTOR SHOT ISLAMIC CLERIC DEAD, LABEL HIM ‘ONE MILLION BOYS’ MEMBER (PHOTO) http://nairaplace.com//688/how-police-inspector-shot-islamic-cleric-dead-label-him-one-million-boys-member-photo-.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Obabiyi Street off Ikotun/Igando in Ikotun area of Lagos, where he lives with his pregnant wife and two children.
According to the residents, the Police had just turned his wife, Mrs. Nafisat, to a widow and reportedly laballed the husband as a ‘One Million Boys’ member in order to cover up their track. The residents resisted and attempted to mobilize to dump his corpse at the Ikotun Police Station before the Police mobilized and forcefully removed the corpse and deposited at the mortuary in Yaba, Lagos.

The late Fatai, who was also an Islamic singer, was sent to his early grave at about 10pm as he went to the nearby shop to buy bread but was shot and he died instantly.
The Police team was said to have mobilized to impound tricycles which were operating after 8pm curfew. In process, one of the officers inside the Police vehicle shot at one of the tricycle operators, missed him and the bullets eventually hit Fatai and he bled to death.
Fatai’s death threw the whole area into confusion and the Police officers, who went for the operation, fled leaving the corpse there over fear that the residents might attack them.

However, the Police reportedly mobilized at about 2am, stormed the scene shooting sporadically and forcefully took the corpse away.
The late Fatai was married to Nafisat, who is heavily pregnant with their third child before the incident happened. He hailed from Adodo in Ota Local Government of Ogun State. He was a Mission Board Member of the Islamic group known as Yahadullahi Faoqur Aihdahim Society of Nigeria.
When Nairaplace correspondent visited Fatai’s residence, sympathizers were seen trooping in and out consoling the wife, who is expected to be delivered of a baby very soon.
Some of the residents expressed their anger over the death of Fatai, who they described as a humble and easy going person who had lived in peace with his neighbours.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, later confirmed the incident and made official statement over the alleged killing.He stated that: The Lagos State Police Command has on 20/5/2020 arrested Inspector Okoro Charles attached to Ikotun Division. The Inspector was arrested in connection with a shooting incident reported on 20/5/2020 at about 2205, along Obabiyi, Igando Road, Ikotun which led to the death of one Fatai Oladipupo ‘m’ 28 years old of Obabiyi area.Elkana said that the Inspector will be subjected to internal disciplinary procedures, known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Provost Department and if found guilty, he will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in the conventional Court.
However, investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident. The Commissioner of Police has condoled with the family and friends of the deceased and called for calm. He assured them that Justice will prevail. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation. ]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:47:33 +0000
Nigeria Records 339 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Exceed 7,000 http://nairaplace.com//687/nigeria-records-339-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-exceed-7-000.html
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, in a tweet via its official handle, confirmed the new figures.

According to the health agency, Lagos reported 139 new cases, Kano had 28, Oyo 28, Edo 25, and Katsina 22.

Other states with new cases include Kaduna with 18, Jigawa with 14, Yobe and Plateau with 13 cases each, the FCT with 11, eight in Gombe, five in Ogun, four in Bauchi and Nasarawa each, three in Delta, two in Ondo, and one each in Rivers and Adamawa.

NCDC also reported the discharge of 67 patients, bringing the number of successfully treated cases to 1,907.

However, deaths also increased by 11, taking the country’s death toll from the virus to 211.]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:39:54 +0000
Kim Kardashian West strips in a racy new photos http://nairaplace.com//686/kim-kardashian-west-strips-in-a-racy-new-photos.html
The 39-year-old mother of four appeared to be wearing just her underwear, underneath a pair of cowboy-style white leather chaps as she posed alongside a luxury car in the photos.

She wrote in her caption: 'all dressed up with nowhere to go.]]>
Thu, 21 May 2020 07:48:14 +0000
THE DRAMA RETURNS AS MULTICHOICE ANNOUNCES BBNAIJA SEASON 5 http://nairaplace.com//685/the-drama-returns-as-multichoice-announces-bbnaija-season-5.html
For its fifth season, the BBNaija show will run an online audition process starting Wednesday, May 20 till Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Potential contestants are expected to record a two-minute video of themselves stating why they should be picked to be a Housemate in season 5 of Big Brother Naija.

Following this, they are to log on to www.africamagic.tv/BBAudition to fill out the online registration form and upload their videos.

The online audition is free and open to interested male and female participants who are of Nigerian nationality with a valid Nigerian passport and must be 21 years of age by June 1, 2020.

Speaking on the return of BBNaija, the Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said, “Big Brother Naija has been widely regarded as one of Africa’s biggest entertainment exports, being the biggest showcase of Nigeria’s diversity outside of core Nollywood. This fifth season promises to be more adventurous, exciting and entertaining, and will undoubtedly be the biggest thing on African television in 2020.”

With the Big Brother Naija reality show, MultiChoice Nigeria is committed to providing premium content and entertainment on its DStv and GOtv platforms.
As the new edition draws near, fans and viewers can get ready for the excitement and entertainment this season will bring as they enjoy weeks of unending drama, intrigue, romance, Friday night games, the famous Saturday night parties and an overall battle of wits as the Housemates vie for the ultimate prize.

Ugbe added: “The timing of the show is also particularly important, given the dominance of the COVID-19 pandemic; auditions for the fifth edition will now hold online and viewers and stakeholders alike can rest assured knowing that global best practices, precautions and preventive measures will be followed throughout the show, even as we guarantee the premium entertainment BBNaija is renowned for.”

The Big Brother Naija reality TV show continues to produce some of the country’s biggest TV personalities and pop culture influencers since its maiden edition in 2006.

Some of these personalities include Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Gideon Okeke and more recently, Mercy Eke, Mike Edwards, Miracle Ikechukwu, Tobi Bakre, Cynthia “Cee-C” Nwadiora Bamike “BamBam” Olawunmi, Tunde “Teddy A” Adenibuyan, Efe Ejeba, Bisola Aiyeola and Tokunbo “Tboss” Idowu. ]]>
Thu, 21 May 2020 07:30:12 +0000
Young Banker Commits Suicide In Lagos (photo) http://nairaplace.com//684/young-banker-commits-suicide-in-lagos-photo-.html
The lifeless body of Kevin who works with a new generation bank was found dangling from a ceiling fan, in his apartment by neighbours.

It was gathered that neighbours were forced to break into the apartment when they noticed that he hasn’t been outside for days.]]>
Thu, 21 May 2020 07:20:02 +0000
Nigeria Reports 284 More COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Hit 6,677 http://nairaplace.com//683/nigeria-reports-284-more-covid-19-cases-total-infections-hit-6-677.html
The new cases, confirmed by specialist agency the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Twitter took the country’s total infections to 6,677 out of which 1,840 have been discharged with 200 losing their lives.

Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 12 states and the FCT with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 199 cases.

A further breakdown of the figures showed that Rivers had 26 new cases, Oyo 19 cases, the FCT and Borno eight each, Plateau seven, Jigawa six, Kano, five, Abia two, and the quartet of Ekiti, Delta, Kwara, and Taraba each recorded one case.]]>
Thu, 21 May 2020 07:06:52 +0000
Bobrisky goes naked to show off his "baddest shape" http://nairaplace.com//682/bobrisky-goes-naked-to-show-off-his-baddest-shape-.html
Bobrisky realise a naked video of himself showing off his butt to have another butt enlargement surgery

The cross dresser had on nothing as he lay on spa bed
At a point in the video, he began twerking and refer to his figure as a "badest shape"]]>
Wed, 20 May 2020 16:03:31 +0000
Bobrisky goes naked to show off his "baddest shape" as he reveals plans to have butt enlargement sur http://nairaplace.com//681/bobrisky-goes-naked-to-show-off-his-baddest-shape-as-he-reveals-plans-to-have-butt-enlargement-surge
The cross dresser had on nothing as he lay on spa bed
at a point in the video, he began twerking and refer to his figure as "badest shape" ]]>
Wed, 20 May 2020 15:55:36 +0000
Man Kills And Buries His Cousin In Edo Over N2 Million (Graphic Photos) http://nairaplace.com//680/man-kills-and-buries-his-cousin-in-edo-over-n2-million-graphic-photos-.html
Usman Abdul Lateef a native of Akpekpe who has been missing since Wednesday (13th of May) has been found dead and buried in a bush by his cousin.

The deceased was said to have left home on Wednesday with his cousin simply identified as Koma to the Guarantee Trust Bank’s Automated Teller Machine for a transaction but never returned.

Koma was however taken in by the police for investigation as he was the last person Lateef interacted with on the day he went missing. He was however released after questioning.

While search by the Azomode Age Grade members and investigation by the Police of the Auchi Divisional Headquarters was ongoing, the family of the deceased had contacted the Auchi GTBank branch and notified his account manager about the development.

Noticing an activity on the account, the bank promptly notified the family of an attempt of a withdrawal on Lateef’s account on Tuesday, May 19th while the transaction was ongoing at GTB Auchi.

This led to the recapture of Koma who confessed to have killed his cousin over a 2million Naira Land deal and buried him in a bush in Igarra road with the intent to withdraw the cash since he already had the ATM card and pin of Lateef.

The body has been recovered by a joint effort of the Police and Auchi Vigilante Squad led by Koma and has been buried at 7:10pm according to Islamic rites while further enquiry on the matter continues.]]>
Wed, 20 May 2020 15:35:05 +0000
I WAS CASTING OUT EVIL SPIRITS FROM HIM – SAYS WOMAN WHO TIED SON, 10, INSIDE SACK http://nairaplace.com//679/i-was-casting-out-evil-spirits-from-him-says-woman-who-tied-son-10-inside-sack.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Fesojaye community, Owode, in Osun State.
It was not certain however, if the evil spirits had left the boy following the tortuous deliverance.
The woman reportedly tied up her son last Thursday until Sunday 16th May, 2020, when a neighbour heard his cry for help. The neighbour immediately alerted the leaders of the community who in turn alerted the Police; the woman was arrested and her son freed.
When interrogated, Iya Ayo, who was said to have separated from Ayo’s father, said her son was possessed with an evil spirit and was in the habit of stealing people’s money. She then decided to deliver him from the evil spirit of stealing, kept him inside the bag and locked him inside wardrobe.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident and said the woman has been arrested and made to sign an undertaking never to maltreat the child. Opalola said efforts are being made to search for the father of the child so the woman can hand Ayo over to him. She added that the Police are closely monitoring the situation.
”We went to arrest her and she told her part of the story; how the boy has been disturbing her. In a nutshell, the Police told her to go and look for the father of the boy if she cannot take care of the child again and she promised to do so. The DPO also followed up yesterday to ensured that the father is found. There is no way the Police can keep the child with them. They have made her to write an undertaking even with a surety, who promised she will never do it again” she said.]]>
Wed, 20 May 2020 15:18:58 +0000
MAN Kills NEIGHBOUR AFTER CATCHING HIM WITH WIFE AT BEER JOINT http://nairaplace.com//678/man-kills-neighbour-after-catching-him-with-wife-at-beer-joint.html
Nairaplace reports that the suspect, Abdurafiu, has been arrested by Osun State Police Command for allegedly killing a man on his street in the Owode Ede area of ​​Osun State with scissors after suspecting that the victim was having an affair with his wife.
He has reportedly admitted that he actually killed the neighbour but it was not his intention to do so. He was said to have been married for over six years and had one child before the incident happened.
Abdurafiu, who is a motorcycle operator, is now facing murder charge which attracts life imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.
He told the Police that the victim was a cult member in his area, who had been dating his wife and he had reported to one of his superiors in the cult group but he never listened to him. He claimed to have also begged everyone who could speak to him but he never listened.
“In fact, one of his superiors, whom I reported to, told me that he also knew that he was dating my wife and that he had done everything possible to stop him but it was all in vain.”
“Later, I went to inform the Baale (traditional leader) of our area and the Baale said that I should bring my mother. So, I went there with my mother and my wife. When we got there, my wife was asked if she was still interested in me and she said yes, but despite that she didn’t give me peace of mind.”
“She was coming in late and if I asked her where she was coming from, she would say she was coming from the salon and it had been going on like that. Again, I called his friends and they also confirmed my findings to me; I left them feeling very sad.”
“So I went to buy liquor from a woman who sells herbs and when I got there I saw my wife and the guy eating from the same plate. That’s how a fight broke out between us. In the course of the fight, I saw a pair of scissors and used it to stab him in three places. That was how he died.”
“I stabbed him close to the eye, chest and stomach area, but I never wanted to kill him. In fact, before that day, I had begged him to leave my wife alone. I’m not promiscuous and I only love my wife but he never listened” Abdurafiu said.
After stabbing the victim, he was said to have bled profusely and Abdurafiu’s wife ran away. The victim was rushed to the hospital but before then he was already dead and the doctor merely certified him dead while his corpse was deposited at mortuary for autopsy report.
The Police source said that the suspect will be charged to Court after the conclusion of investigations on the matter.]]>
Wed, 20 May 2020 15:09:17 +0000
WAJE OPENS UP ABOUT HER INSECURITIES AND WHY SHE ALMOST QUIT MUSIC http://nairaplace.com//677/waje-opens-up-about-her-insecurities-and-why-she-almost-quit-music.html
In the latest episode of #WithChude, the Nigerian singer whose vocal range is doubtless one of the best in the industry opened up about how relentless attacks on her looks from the public, made her decide never to do music again.

“Someone said I looked like a DSTV remote control,” she said, recounting the day in 2013 when she went viral on Twitter following a music performance she didn’t feel confident about.

According to her, “Strangely, nobody said anything about my performance, but they kept saying stuff about how I looked.”

Recounting the experience, the singer admits, “I still have the picture from that day, and I looked good, not bad. But I really believed what they said, and I stopped being happy.”

Waje explained that she was only able to overcome that phase of her life when she highlighted the things that were within her power to change and focused on them while devoting a whole year to finding God and building her faith.

#WithChude is a special series of targeted multimedia conversations and investigations focused on narratives that enable and strengthen the mind, heart and spirit.
Leveraging the voice, network and passion of its host, Chude Jideonwo, the show underlines social issues, aims to raise social consciousness and spark social movements.

New episodes of #WithChude show every Saturday at 9pm on TVC Entertainment, and every Thursday on Ebony Life TV at 7:30pm.

With an extended play podcast up on Spotify, iTunes among other podcast platforms every Wednesday at 10am, everyone can join the conversations. ]]>
Wed, 20 May 2020 07:36:47 +0000
CCECC REVEALS LOCATION OF 15 CHINESE MEDICAL EXPERTS http://nairaplace.com//676/ccecc-reveals-location-of-15-chinese-medical-experts.html
Yigao revealed this on Monday while reacting to questions raised by the media and opposition parties on May 14, as to the whereabouts of the Chinese medical team.

This followed comments by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, that the experts, who came into Nigeria to support the fight against COVID-19, were not his guests but those of CCECC.

Yigao said the team came specially to help CCECC fight the pandemic and protect its employees.

“The team had a telecast meeting with the Minister of Health and some doctors around the country and shared their experience in China on how they’re fighting the virus and the meeting was very positive,” he said.

“They are here with us and have continued to teach our staff how to protect themselves because protection and prevention are more important than the treatment.

“Most of the workers understand the situation now and they know the risk, so they follow the proper procedures and cooperate with their instructors.”]]>
Wed, 20 May 2020 07:32:49 +0000
Nigeria Records 226 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 6,401 http://nairaplace.com//675/nigeria-records-226-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-now-6-401.html
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this late on Tuesday.

According to the agency, of the 226 new cases, 131 are in Lagos, 25 are in Ogun, while 15 are in Plateau state.

Other states that have recorded new cases include Edo with 11 cases, Kaduna with seven, Oyo with six, the FCT and Adamawa with five each, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Borno with four each, Nasarawa with three cases, Bauchi and Gombe with two each and one each in Enugu and Bayelsa states.

A total of 1,734 persons have, however, recovered from the virus while the death toll now stands at 192.]]>
Wed, 20 May 2020 07:28:30 +0000
The Oyo State Police Command on has arrested seven suspected kidnappers of the twins of popular Oyo http://nairaplace.com//674/the-oyo-state-police-command-on-has-arrested-seven-suspected-kidnappers-of-the-twins-of-popular-oyo-
The twins spent 8 days in captivity before they were released after the abductors demanded for £100,000 which is equivalent to N55 million for the release of the children.

According to The Nation, Commissioner of Police Shina Olukolu, while parading the suspects in Ibadan, said a substantial part of the ransom they collected, a gun, two vehicles, and one motorcycle were also recovered from the suspects.

He gave the names of the suspects as Rildwan Taiwo, Rafiu Mutiu, Olumide Ajala, Fatai Akanji, Opeyemi Oyeleye, Bashiru Mohammed, and Rafiu Modinat, the only woman among them who took care of the twins during their captivity.



Two of the suspects were domestic workers for the father of the twins.

Olukolu said the suspects were apprehended “following the consistent and concerted efforts put in place by the Command’s Special Anti-robbery Squad, (SARS), Anti-kidnapping Squad (AKS) and other police tactical teams and the unflinching support of the good people of Oyo State through credible information supplied to the police.

“All suspects connected to the case of the kidnapping of the two-year-old twins of Alhaji Taofeek Azeez “Akewugbagold” on the 25th April, 2020, have been arrested and substantial parts of the ransom collected with the gun used for the operation, and the two operational vehicles, with one motorcycle were recovered from suspects.

“The notorious criminals attacked his wife and subsequently abducted his two-year-old twins to an unknown destination. The criminal assailants later demanded for N50 million ransom before the two abducted babies would be released.

“As soon as the incident was reported at Ojoo Police Station and later transferred to AKS Eleyele/SARS office Dugbe, Ibadan, a team of AKS/SARS operatives swung into action while concerted efforts were intensified to rescue the abducted babies and arrest the perpetrators of the heinous crime.



“The abducted babies were released unhurt eight days later after their father had parted with an alleged sum of four million naira as a ransom to the hoodlums.”

One of the suspected masterminds of the abduction Bashiru Mohammed (33), said that the father of the children, who he worked with, “was trying his best for us, but we just wanted to make more money from him and that was why we carried out the operation.”

Mohammed said he had been working with Alhaji Akewugbagold for the past three years and felt he deserved better.

“It is not that he was not paying us, but we just felt we could get more money from him by carrying out the abduction. I can only say we allowed the love of money to take over our thinking and I pray that God will forgive us. We collected N4 million from Alhaji at Onidundu area of Ibadan,” Mohammed said.

However, the second mastermind, Opeyemi Oyeleye (25), who is also an employee of Alhaji Akewugbagold, denied being a party to the abduction.]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 17:58:37 +0000
Man abducted as child in China reunited with parents after 32 years http://nairaplace.com//673/man-abducted-as-child-in-china-reunited-with-parents-after-32-years.html
Mao Yin was just two when he was snatched outside a hotel in Xi’an in central Shaanxi province in 1988 and sold to a childless couple in neighbouring Sichuan province who raised him as their own son, Xi’an’s public security bureau said in a statement.

Police “aged” one of Mao’s childhood photos, according to state broadcaster CCTV, and used the model to scan the national database and find close matches.
They were acting on a tipoff that a person in a certain area of Sichuan had bought a child in the late 80’s.

On Monday, the now 34-year-old had a tearful reunion with his birth parents who had never given up the search for their missing boy.

Mao’s mother Li Jingzhi told CCTV that after he was taken, she quit her job and sent over 100,000 flyers to officials and appeared on several TV channels to appeal for his return.

Over the past three decades, Li had followed 300 false leads to see if they were her missing son.

But in late April, police in Xi’an were tipped off that a man in Sichuan province had bought a child from Shaanxi in the late 1980s, according to the statement from Xi’an officials.

Police tracked down Mao and later confirmed he was the abducted son of Li Jingzhi after a DNA test.

Mao’s adoptive parents had renamed him Gu Ningning, and he grew up without any knowledge of his birth parents or that he had been abducted.

At the reunion event, organised by Xi’an police, Mao emerged from a side door to a conference room and ran into his mother’s arms.

“I don’t want him to leave me anymore. I won’t let him leave me anymore,” Li said as she held onto her son’s hand.

Mao, who runs a home decoration business in Sichuan, told CCTV he would move to Xi’an to live with his birth parents.

There are no official statistics on the number of children who disappear every year in China, but a system was established in 2016 to send alerts about missing children through social media and mobile phone texts.

Police have helped more than 6,300 abducted children to reunite with their families over the past decade through the DNA matching system, official news agency Xinhua reported.

Kidnapping and child trafficking became widespread in China from the 1980s, when the draconian one-child rule was enforced, with a cultural obsession with sons also fuelling demand for kidnapped babies. ]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 15:23:12 +0000
Man gets 7-year jail term for sexual exploitation – NAPTIP http://nairaplace.com//672/man-gets-7-year-jail-term-for-sexual-exploitation-naptip.html
Mrs Ijeoma Uduak, Zonal Commander, Benin Zonal Command comprising Edo, Delta and Bayelsa states disclosed this in a media chat.

Uduak said the convict was also expected to pay N1.5 million.
She explained that Ugowe was convicted for harbouring a 15-year-old girl for sexual exploitation, an offence punishable under the Traffic in Persons NAPTIP Act 15(b) as well as procurement for sexual exploitation 16 (1) of Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Enforcement Administration Act 2015.

She disclosed that the convict was arrested in 2016 after a good Samaritan reported to the Agency that he was sexually exploiting the victim whom he had taken custody of after the death of her father.

She explained that almost four years after the commencement of the legal battle, Justice Geraldine Imadegbello of Criminal Court II, Benin finally found the convict guilty and sentenced him to jail.

Meanwhile, the convict has said that he accepts the judgement in good faith.
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Tue, 19 May 2020 15:17:25 +0000
Reps Question Health Minister On Whereabouts Of Chinese Doctors http://nairaplace.com//671/reps-question-health-minister-on-whereabouts-of-chinese-doctors.html
The lawmakers at their plenary on Tuesday said they are not satisfied with the statement of the Minister that the Chinese doctors are not guests of the Federal Ministry of Health but that of a Chinese firm in Abuja.

The resolution of the House stems from a motion of urgent public importance raised by Representative Dachung Bagos.
The House, in a separate motion, also resolved to investigate the status of medical and pharmaceutical research in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.

They expressed worry that Nigerian scientists and researchers have not been given the necessary support and funding for medical research.

The Minister of Health las week Thursday told reporters not to question him over the whereabouts of Chinese medical experts who came into Nigeria to support the fight against COVID-19.

Ehanire, while responding to questions at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing said the medical personnel “are not guests of the Federal Government but CCECC, a construction company.”

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Tue, 19 May 2020 15:10:05 +0000
Rare Dinosaur That Roamed Antarctica 110 Million Yrs Ago Found In Australia (Pix) http://nairaplace.com//670/rare-dinosaur-that-roamed-antarctica-110-million-yrs-ago-found-in-australia-pix-.html
The fossil is a single vertebrae from the elaphrosaurs genus, part of the theropod family and a relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor.

According to a team of researchers from Swinburne University, the new species of elaphrosaurs had a long and thin torso - around four times as long as it was tall - and lived on a diet of mainly plants.

The fossil was originally discovered in 2015 at a popular site on Cape Otway a few hours outside Melbourne, nicknamed Dinosaur Cove.

The site is part of a volunteer-led initiative to help paleontologists search for new fossils, called the Dinosaur Dreaming Project.

The elaphrosaur vertebrae was originally found by volunteer Jessica Parker, and sent to Melbourne Museum for study.

Researchers initially thought it might have come from a flying dinosaur like a pterosaur because of its smaller size, but subsequent examination found significant differences that led the team to consider alternative species.

The fossil dates back an estimated 110 million years, when Australia was part of a supercontinent with what is presently Antarctica.

At that time, Antarctica wasn't a frozen expanse but a lush jungle with a wide range of plant and animal life that could have supported the primarily plant-based diet of the elaphrosaurs.

'This discovery greatly expands the range of these animals,' Brusatte said.

'They were probably a widespread, and perhaps even global, group of dinosaurs, which we haven’t yet appreciated because of the scanty clues they left behind.'

Given the number of fossils that have been found over the years around Dinosaur Cove, the team is hopeful they'll find more evidence of elaphrosaurs in the future and hopefully learn about differences and similarities with their kin in China, Tanzania and Argentina.
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Tue, 19 May 2020 11:55:50 +0000
Security Operatives Kill Seven Insurgents In Dapchi http://nairaplace.com//669/security-operatives-kill-seven-insurgents-in-dapchi.html
The insurgents were said to have attacked the community on Monday, shooting sporadically but were later engaged in a firefight by troops and policemen deployed in the area.

According to local sources, three soldiers and one mobile policeman were injured in the gunfight which lasted about four hours, although calm has returned to the community.

The palace of the district head, a maternity clinic, and part of the Divisional Police Station were said to have been burnt by the attackers.

Some of the attackers also carted away with food palliatives brought to the palace of the district head by the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

The military’s fighter jets were said to have destroyed two Toyota Hilux vehicles belonging to the attackers.

Dapchi, which is 100 kilometres from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, was last attacked on March 5 when seven mobile police officers were killed.

In February 2018, insurgents attacked the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in Dapchi and kidnapped over 100 students.

The students were later freed, but one of the girls – Leah Sharibu, has remained in captivity for more than two years.

In a similar development, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole successfully repelled an attack by insurgents on Gajigana in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.

The military in a statement explained that the terrorists were advancing to attack troops’ location at Gajigana when the soldiers engaged them in exchange of fire.

Several terrorists were said to have been killed during the encounter.]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 11:49:35 +0000
South Korean Club Apologises For Filling Empty Stadium Seats With "Sex Dolls" (Pics) http://nairaplace.com//668/-south-korean-club-apologises-for-filling-empty-stadium-seats-with-sex-dolls-pics-.html
FC Seoul insisted they were "premium mannequins" rather than sex dolls - but did admit they came from a supplier that produces intimacy gadgets.

And some of the dolls were holding signs advertising x-rated websites - despite pornography being banned in South Korea.

The mannequins' manufacturer told the BBC they had apologised to FC Seoul. But they also reiterated that the dolls were merely "premium mannequins".

What happened at the match?

On Sunday, FC Seoul played their first home match of the K League season.

The ground was empty - one of many measures designed to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak.

So before the match, a company called Dalcom offered to fill some of the empty seats, and the club agreed.

In total, there were 30 mannequins - 28 of them female, and two of them male.

However, fans watching online noticed that some of the mannequins looked more like sex dolls - and some were advertising x-rated websites - leading to the club apologising on Instagram and Facebook.

Dalcom said the adverts came from a intimacy gadget company who placed orders with Dalcom, and wanted to take pictures of the mannequins before the game.

"They were supposed to take all the logos down before the game started," Dalcom director Cho Young-june told the BBC. "But there were several hairbands and logos left to be caught by public eye."

FC Seoul official Lee Ji-hoon told the BBC it didn't do a background check on Dalcom, and didn't realise they worked in the sex industry.

Mr Lee admitted he thought the dolls looked "very human" - but said it didn't even enter his mind that they could be intimacy gadgets.

When did football resume in South Korea?

The 2020 K League season was supposed to begin in February but was delayed because of the virus outbreak.

But South Korea's success in fighting the virus allowed football to resume sooner than almost everywhere else.

And, when the season began on 8 May, the K League was one of the few places for sports fans to get their fix - leading to increased global attention.

The opening match - Jeonbuk Motors versus Suwon Bluewings - was even streamed live by the BBC.

As well as empty stands, handshakes are banned, and coaches have to wear facemasks.

"Excessive spitting or blowing of the nose is prohibited and players should refrain from close conversations," said a K League official before the first match.

Which other football leagues have resumed?

The Bundesliga in Germany resumed at the weekend, but, like South Korea, with no fans present.

The Premier League in England has a tentative return date of 12 June - but there is a "growing feeling" this will need to be pushed back.

Other leagues, such as France's Ligue 1, have cancelled their season entirely.]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 09:37:33 +0000
Nigerian Teen Allow Her Boyfriend To Press Her Boobs As They Do Video Together http://nairaplace.com//667/nigerian-teen-allow-her-boyfriend-to-press-her-boobs-as-they-do-video-together.html ]]> Tue, 19 May 2020 09:27:25 +0000 Soldiers in trouble for posing naked on Red Arrows jet while on Coronavirus testing duty (photos) http://nairaplace.com//666/soldiers-in-trouble-for-posing-naked-on-red-arrows-jet-while-on-coronavirus-testing-duty-photos-.htm The Red Arrows jet is parked next to a plaque marking the deaths of Flight Lieutenants Jon Egging and Sean Cunningham, who died in separate accidents in 2011.

Colour Sergeant 'Tats' Taylor, posted X-rated pictures on Facebook of himself with Corporal Shane Woods and Private Anthony Panton posing on a Red Arrows jet after a boozy party.
The 49-year-old captioned the images: 'Think we took over RAF Scampton' and a laughing emoji.

The trio had spent ten days carrying out Covid-19 checks in the Lincolnshire community.

Senior figures are said to be furious with the pictures which were taken on Friday, at the historic home of The Dambusters after a boozy party, The Sun reports.

A source told The Sun: “The soldiers were naked except for their regimental headdress.

"It brings the army into disrepute and the battalion as well. It’s so disrespectful.

“Tats put the pictures up on Facebook but took them down after, but it was too late, everyone had seen them. They know they’re in the s***.”
It is claimed the three soldiers had been given alcohol as a token of appreciation by the local council after spending 10 days at the mobile Covid-19 testing site at the Lincolnshire base.



An Army spokesman said: “This behaviour clearly contradicts the discipline we ask personnel to display. We will deal with the matter accordingly.]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 09:16:21 +0000
Soldiers in trouble for posing naked on Red Arrows jet while on Coronavirus testing duty (photos) http://nairaplace.com//665/soldiers-in-trouble-for-posing-naked-on-red-arrows-jet-while-on-coronavirus-testing-duty-photos-.htm The Red Arrows jet is parked next to a plaque marking the deaths of Flight Lieutenants Jon Egging and Sean Cunningham, who died in separate accidents in 2011.

Colour Sergeant 'Tats' Taylor, posted X-rated pictures on Facebook of himself with Corporal Shane Woods and Private Anthony Panton posing on a Red Arrows jet after a boozy party.
The 49-year-old captioned the images: 'Think we took over RAF Scampton' and a laughing emoji.

The trio had spent ten days carrying out Covid-19 checks in the Lincolnshire community.

Senior figures are said to be furious with the pictures which were taken on Friday, at the historic home of The Dambusters after a boozy party, The Sun reports.

A source told The Sun: “The soldiers were naked except for their regimental headdress.

"It brings the army into disrepute and the battalion as well. It’s so disrespectful.

“Tats put the pictures up on Facebook but took them down after, but it was too late, everyone had seen them. They know they’re in the s***.”
It is claimed the three soldiers had been given alcohol as a token of appreciation by the local council after spending 10 days at the mobile Covid-19 testing site at the Lincolnshire base.



An Army spokesman said: “This behaviour clearly contradicts the discipline we ask personnel to display. We will deal with the matter accordingly.]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 09:15:11 +0000
Police Parade Couple, Oyo Islamic Cleric’s Aides Over Twins’ Abduction (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//664/taofeek-azeez-akewugbagold-twins-kidnap-police-parade-couple-aides.html
The police said investigation revealed that the suspected kidnappers, who invaded the Ibadan residence of the cleric on April 25, 2020, included a couple and two close associates of Akewugbagold.

PUNCH Metro had reported that Walfiq and Walfiqo, the male and female twins were born 12 years after their mother had been praying for fruit of the womb.

Those arrested include Rildwan Taiwo, 30; Olumide Ajala, 36; Fatai Akanji, 39; Mutiu Rafiu, 35; and his wife Modinat, 29.

Two aides of the cleric, Bashiru Mohammed,33; and Opeyemi Oyeleye, 25, were also apprehended.

During their parade on Monday, the
Commissioner of Police in the state, Shina Olukolu, said investigation carried out in Oyo, Adamawa and Sokoto states led to the arrest of members of the syndicate.

Items recovered from the suspected kidnappers included part of the ransom they allegedly collected from Akewugbagold, a locally-fabricated gun, some bullets, two Micra cabs and a motorcycle.

Olukolu said, “Sequel to the last press briefing held on May 13, during which the command showcased the arrest of some notorious kidnappers, armed robbers/criminal receivers, impersonators and murderers/cultists terrorising the state, concerted efforts by the command with the support of the people of Oyo State continue to yield good results.

“In the sensational case of the kidnapping of the two-year-old twins of Alhaji Taofeek Azeez Akewugbagold on April 25, all the suspects have been arrested with substantial part of the ransom collected; the gun used for the operation, the two operational vehicles and one motorcycle recovered from them.

“On April 25 around 8pm, a report was received at the Ojoo Divisional Police Headquarters, Ibadan, that some armed robbers cum members of a kidnapping syndicate terrorising the public within the Ibadan metropolis and other parts of Oyo State invaded the residence of Alhaji Taofeek Azeez Akewugbagold on Alphonso Road, behind the PHCN office, Sasa Area, Ojoo, Ibadan, with guns, cutlasses and other weapons.

“The notorious criminals attacked Akewugbagold’s wife and subsequently abducted his two-year-old twins to an unknown destination. The assailants later demanded ransom of N50m before the two children would be released.

“Concerted efforts were made to rescue the abducted babies and arrest the perpetrators of the heinous crime. The abducted babies were released unhurt eight days after with their father parting with the sum of N4m.

“One locally-made cut-to-size single-barrelled gun, eight live cartridges, one Nissan Micra car with number plate JJJ 703 BJ, another Nissan Micra car with number plate NRK 864 YR, the sum of N2,863,000, being part of the ransom and an unregistered TVS motorcycle were recovered from the hoodlums.”

The female member of the gang, Modinat, who was detailed to take care of the kidnapped children while in captivity, said she was Mutiu Rafiu’s wife.

“Although I am the only wife, when my husband and the others brought the twins to our house, I thought they were brought from my husband’s mistress,” she stated.

Akewugbagold’s aides, alleged that they mooted the idea because they were broke.

The cleric, however, said, “I pay them salaries regularly and they always receive gifts whenever we go for lectures. This is a result of greed.”
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Tue, 19 May 2020 08:12:45 +0000
Boko Haram fighters attack Dapchi community http://nairaplace.com//663/boko-haram-fighters-attack-dapchi-community.html
Eye witnesses said the insurgents kidnapped large number of persons during the gruesome invasion.
The number of casualties and number of structures destroyed cannot be ascertain for now due to lack of poor network in the affected area.]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 08:07:16 +0000
I BLEW ONLY N38B SECURITY VOTE IN 8 YEARS NOT N48B – ORJI http://nairaplace.com//662/i-blew-only-n38b-security-vote-in-8-years-not-n48b-orji.html
Nairaplace reports that Chief Orji, who was in charge of the state between 2007 and 2015, is being investigated by the anti-graft commission for corruption.
Orji, who is currently representing Abia Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said he shared much of the N38billion with members of the State House of Assembly, his security informants and traditional rulers.
He claimed to have also given part of the money to Military units, the Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and security agencies as what he called statutory allocations.
In a tell-it-all statement to his interrogators, the former Governor said he gave successive members of the State House of Assembly N5. 760billion, at N60million per month, in the eight years.
He also claimed to have paid N75million monthly to security informants in 15 of the 17 local government areas of the state within the same period.
The yet-to-be identified informants allegedly pocketed a total of N7.200 billion between 2007 and 2015.
Some of the security agencies, according to him, received N2million per month.
However, he told the interrogators that he does not have a comprehensive list of all the beneficiaries of the largesse because the Government House staff, who used to disburse the cash is no more. He gave the man’s name simply as Felix.
Orji said he did not ask for the list from Felix at the expiration of his tenure as Governor. He only issued directives to Felix on how to share the security votes.
He also said he never collected cash either from the Director of Finance or the Cashier in Government House.
But the EFCC insists that Orji collected N48billion in eight years. It has retrieved five huge bags of documents from the relevant desks in Abia State on the ex-Governor’s financial transactions.
Based on Orji’s confessions, the EFCC is expected to arraign him in Court soon being in what a source described as “a straightforward case.”
It was gathered that the former Governor made the revelations during a session on oath in the presence of his lawyer, who he referred to as Edmund.

It was the first time Orji would open up after many years of trying to make him respond to allegations against him.

Orji said he received “N370million monthly as security votes in 2007 and N410million monthly from 2008 to 2015.”

He said from the “time I resumed office and left, the funds were distributed in cash. There are also statutory funds to the security agencies”.

He said the first Speaker in 2007 and the last Speaker in his second term confirmed the receipt of N60million monthly from his security votes.



He said the Majority Leader also attested to the receipt of the monthly cash.

He said, “Even though, I didn’t know how they shared the money”.

He could not explain what the monthly cash to the lawmakers was meant for. He could also not remember the exact amount he was giving the traditional rulers monthly.
Orji admitted that all disbursements by the late Felix were based on his directives.
Usually, according to him, the funds were brought by the Director of Finance (DF)in batches.The DF would then inform the Ex-Governor on how much had come and would then be kept in the accounts.
Orji would in turn issue directive to the late Felix on what to disburse and to whom.
“Felix comes to show me how disbursement is made. After disbursement, Felix keeps the list for safety. As I was leaving the Government House, I didn’t ask him for the list,” he said.
He claimed that he did not personally collect any cash from the votes.
“At no time did I collect cash from the Director of Finance or cashier. And the funds were channeled through Felix on my directives,” he said.

The EFCC is still working on the charges against Orji.

But a reliable source said that investigation had “reached an appreciable stage for trial.”



Continuing,the source said: “ We have been on this case since March 2017. Our operatives were painstaking in cracking this case.

“We will arraign the ex-governor in Court any time from now because the charges are ready.

“In the face of the law, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the Court. The onus is on him to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he did not commit the financial recklessness.”

The source said the use of security votes was the first leg of the ongoing probe of Senator Theodore Orji.



The former Governor has been under investigation since November 22, 2018 following a petition from a group, Fight Corruption: Save Nigeria Group.In the March 17, 2017 petition, the group alleged that Orji received and diverted various sums of monies that accrued to Abia State while in office.
The breakdown of the amounts allegedly received by him are as follows:
· N383 billion revenue from federation accounts
· N55 billion Excess Crude Revenue
· N2.3 billion Sure – P
· N1.8 billion Ecological funds
· N10.5 billion loan from First Bank of Nigeria through the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs.
· N4 billion Loan from Diamond Bank
· N12 billion Paris Club refund
· N2 billion Agricultural loan for farmers
· N55 billion ASOPADEC ]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 08:01:14 +0000
Nigeria Records 216 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Exceed 6,000 http://nairaplace.com//661/nigeria-records-216-new-cases-of-covid-19-total-infections-exceed-6-000.html
In a tweet via its official handle, the NCDC said 74 new cases were found in Lagos, 33 in Katsina, 19 in Oyo, and 17 in Kano.

Other states with new cases include Edo with 13, Zamfara 10, the trio of Ogun, Gombe and Borno with eight each, the duo of Bauchi and Kwara with seven each, the FCT with four, Kaduna and Enugu with three each and Rivers state with two new cases.

The health agency also reported that 1,644 cases have now been successfully treated and discharged, while 191 persons have died.]]>
Tue, 19 May 2020 07:55:46 +0000
Nigerian Man Killed In Ghana By Police Officers http://nairaplace.com//660/nigerian-man-killed-in-ghana-by-police-officers.html Alarm blown against some Nigerians who organised a party in a hotel in Ghana, Police while trying to disperse attendees reportedly shot 2 dead]]> Mon, 18 May 2020 18:13:22 +0000 Man Utd star Paul Pogba desperate for a return to Juventus http://nairaplace.com//659/man-utd-star-paul-pogba-desperate-for-a-return-to-juventus.html
United signed Pogba from Juventus in 2016, but the 2018 World Cup winner has failed to deliver on a regular basis since returning to Old Trafford.



The midfielder is now ready to push for a return to Juventus next summer after failing to seal a dream move to Real Madrid,

Pogba spent four years with Juventus earlier in his career, playing under current Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri.]]>
Mon, 18 May 2020 13:44:46 +0000
Police arrest suspected kidnappers of 2-year old twins http://nairaplace.com//658/police-arrest-suspected-kidnappers-of-2-year-old-twins.html
Briefing newsmen at the Force Headquarters, Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu explained that the suspects were apprehended in Ibadan, after a discreet investigation that led to the arrest of two domestic staff of the
parents of the twins, and five other accomplices.
The Police Commissioner revealed that a locally-made single barrel gun, two vehicles, one unregistered motorcycle and the sum of N2.8 million were recovered from the suspects.]]>
Mon, 18 May 2020 13:38:10 +0000
No Presidential Broadcast Today – Adesina http://nairaplace.com//657/no-presidential-broadcast-today-adesina.html
Mr. Adesina stated this on his Twitter handle, following the first phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Adesina said there will be no presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today, stressing that none was planned.

He added that the Presidential Task Force will, during its daily briefing, bring the nation to speed on the next steps to follow.

“No presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today.

“None was planned. Rather, the Presidential Task Force will during its usual media briefings bring the nation up to speed on the next steps”.]]>
Mon, 18 May 2020 13:28:02 +0000
South Korean football club, FC Seoul is sexualizing football with adult dolls(Photos) http://nairaplace.com//656/south-korean-football-club-fc-seoul-is-sexualizing-football-with-adult-dolls-photos-.html


The K-League resumed earlier this month with matches being played behind closed doors without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the resumption of the league, clubs have been struggling to improve the atmosphere at their grounds with pictures of supporters and by using artificial crowd noises. But FC Seoul took it far by using life-size "mannequins" - 20 female and five male - only for fans on social media to notice they were actually sex dolls.



The "mannequins", kitted out in club attire were reportedly holding signs advertising adult streaming websites and adult stars, the resemblance of which the dolls had been designed after
In a statement on social media, FC Seoul said: ‘We would like to apologise to our fans. We’re genuinely sorry to our fans about the installation of the mannequins at our game on May 17,’ FC Seoul said in a statement.



‘We confirmed from the start that the mannequins we installed in the stands had no relation to the adult toys, even though they do indeed resemble real humans.
The mannequins are manufactured by a company named Dalkom, and they informed us that the mannequins are designed for displaying apparel and fashion products. We confirmed with them on numerous occasions to make sure that the mannequins are not adult toys. ‘However, Dalkom has been distributing some of the mannequin products to another business named Soros, and in the process of return and exchange of the products between them, the installation at our stadium included some products with messages in text that are related to the adult toys.
That was a problem on our employees who couldn’t check every detail of everything that was installed. That is an inexcusable mistake on our part.



‘Our intention from the start was to provide even a small entertainment after it was decided that the games would be hosted behind closed doors due to coronavirus.
Regardless of that, we would like to apologise once again to everyone who loves and supports FC Seoul. We will be holding further discussions on how we can review potential problems in similar matters. We will put forth our due diligence to prevent such issues in the future.’]]>
Mon, 18 May 2020 12:31:36 +0000
South Korean football club, FC Seoul use sex dolls to fill empty stadium as stand-in fans for a matc http://nairaplace.com//655/south-korean-football-club-fc-seoul-use-sex-dolls-to-fill-empty-stadium-as-stand-in-fans-for-a-match
The K-League resumed earlier this month with matches being played behind closed doors without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the resumption of the league, clubs have been struggling to improve the atmosphere at their grounds with pictures of supporters and by using artificial crowd noises. But FC Seoul took it far by using life-size "mannequins" - 20 female and five male - only for fans on social media to notice they were actually sex dolls.



The "mannequins", kitted out in club attire were reportedly holding signs advertising adult streaming websites and adult stars, the resemblance of which the dolls had been designed after.
In a statement on social media, FC Seoul said: ‘We would like to apologise to our fans. We’re genuinely sorry to our fans about the installation of the mannequins at our game on May 17,’ FC Seoul said in a statement.



‘We confirmed from the start that the mannequins we installed in the stands had no relation to the adult toys, even though they do indeed resemble real humans.The mannequins are manufactured by a company named Dalkom, and they informed us that the mannequins are designed for displaying apparel and fashion products. We confirmed with them on numerous occasions to make sure that the mannequins are not adult toys. ‘However, Dalkom has been distributing some of the mannequin products to another business named Soros, and in the process of return and exchange of the products between them, the installation at our stadium included some products with messages in text that are related to the adult toys.

That was a problem on our employees who couldn’t check every detail of everything that was installed. That is an inexcusable mistake on our part.



‘Our intention from the start was to provide even a small entertainment after it was decided that the games would be hosted behind closed doors due to coronavirus.

Regardless of that, we would like to apologise once again to everyone who loves and supports FC Seoul. We will be holding further discussions on how we can review potential problems in similar matters. We will put forth our due diligence to prevent such issues in the future.’

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Mon, 18 May 2020 12:20:31 +0000
Troops kill 20 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State http://nairaplace.com//654/troops-kill-20-boko-haram-terrorists-in-borno-state.html
The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.



“In a decisive intercept offensive operation, troops of 130 Battalion with the support of Army Super Camp Baga, had a fierce encounter at the north west of Baga town with BHT/ISWAP Criminals on the 17th of May 2020.



“The criminals armed with mortars, rocket propelled grenades and small arms were heading to attack villages surrounding Baga, when the troops attacked their convoy with overwhelming fire power killing 20 BHT/ISWAP criminals, captured six AK 47 Rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and five 36 hand grenades.

“However, nine of our gallant soldiers were wounded in action with no loss of life. They were evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment.

“The Chief of Army Staff commends the gallant troops for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute towards eradicating the criminals from the North East.”

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Mon, 18 May 2020 11:18:41 +0000
SOLDIERS SHOOT POLICE OFFICERS, STATION GUARD OVER SEIZURE OF MOTORCYCLE http://nairaplace.com//653/soldiers-shoot-police-officers-station-guard-over-seizure-of-motorcycle.html
Nairaplace gathered that the angry soldiers invaded the station, fired gun shots and succeeded in killing the Station Guard, Sergeant Onalaja Onajide, after the DPO refused to release the motorcycle.
The suspects Kehinde Elijah, 45 and Frank Joseph Ezeh, are currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation over the murder of the late Olajide.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed that the suspects are in custody undergoing interrogation.
He said that on 16th May, 2020, at about 1500 hours, detectives from Ilemba Hausa Police Station arrested one Kehinde Elijah “m” 45 of Ibiyeye Street, Whitehouse Bus Stop, Okokomaiko. He said he was among three suspects on Police wanted list for violent crimes. Four pairs of military fatigues were recovered from his house. He claimed to have deserted the Military in 2015 when he was deployed to the North East to fight insurgency. He has been in Ojo area since then, where he has been terrorizing members of the public.
DSP Elkana explained that the second suspect, Ezeh Frank Joseph “m” was arrested in his apartment at Imude Pako Area, Era road, Ajangbadi on 17th May, 2020, at about 0600 hours, who claimed to have deserted the Military while undergoing basic Military training. They were arrested in respect of the shooting and killing of Police Sergeant Onalaja Onajide attached to Ilemba Hausa Division.
“The shooting incident happened on 10th May, 2020, at about 2140hours, when unknown gunmen fired gunshots at the Divisional Police Officer, Ilemba Hausa and the Station Guard, Sergeant Onalaja Onajide. The DPO survived the gunshots but the Station Guard died from the pellets wound. Investigation led to the arrest of the two.”
Elkana said that the first suspect was earlier at the Station to solicit the release of his motorcycle which was impounded by the Police for violating the ban on the use of commercial motorcycles. Not happy with the DPO’s refusal to release the motorcycle to him, he decided to launch the deadly attack.
The Police spokesman said that investigation is ongoing and the suspects will soon be charged to Court for murder which attracts life imprisonment if they are tried and found guilty before the Court.]]>
Mon, 18 May 2020 11:09:32 +0000
5 Female Officers Transferred To Yobe For Participating In Bobdaddy Challenge http://nairaplace.com//652/5-female-officers-transferred-to-yobe-for-participating-in-bobdaddy-challenge.html Mon, 18 May 2020 10:47:13 +0000 Troops Raid Militants Hideout In Rivers, Recover Arms And Ammunition http://nairaplace.com//651/troops-raid-militants-hideout-in-rivers-recover-arms-and-ammunition.html
During the operation, the gallant troops exchanged fire with the militants/pirates resulting in the neutralization of 2 of the criminals as well as recovery of one(1) AK 47 Rifle, one(1) Pump Action Rifle, one(1) Pistol, seven(7) AK 47 Rifle magazines, one(1) Pistol magazine, one round of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 102 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 3 rounds of 9mm ball ammunition, one live cartridge, one camouflage uniform, one headgear, one speedboat and Four 85 Horse Power engines.

Similarly, in the early hours of 12th May 2020, troops of 3 Battalion (Rear) while on routine patrol arrested a suspected criminal named Stephen Eboje along Warri-Sapele Road in Uvwie LGA of Delta State and recovered one AK 47 Rifle from the suspect.

In a communique on Sunday, the Military high command congratulated the gallant troops for their resilience, courage, and dedication to the noble cause of defending the nation against the criminal elements. The command also urged the general public to continue to provide credible information to the Armed Forces of Nigeria regarding criminality in their environment.

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Mon, 18 May 2020 08:58:49 +0000
COVID-19: President Buhari To Address The Nation On Monday http://nairaplace.com//650/covid-19-president-buhari-to-address-the-nation-on-monday.html
This is according to Aliyu Sani, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

Mr. Aliyu made this disclosure when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

When asked if the PTF is thinking of taking a different direction seeing that many Nigerians have been flouting guidelines for the ease of lockdown, the task force coordinator noted that the President is the only one who can decide on whether or not the country should go ahead with the second phase of lockdown ease.

He said the task force has been reviewing and monitoring quite closely, stressing that there are some concerns in terms of the implementation.

Mr Aliyu added that recommendations have been made to the President and everyone will have to wait for his decision on Monday.

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Mon, 18 May 2020 08:55:41 +0000
Troops Kill 20 Insurgents In Borno http://nairaplace.com//649/troops-kill-20-insurgents-in-borno.html
The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, confirmed the number of terrorists killed in a statement on Sunday.

He noted the troops conducted the decisive intercept offensive operation with the support of the Nigerian Army Super Camp in Baga.

Enenche explained that the insurgents who were armed with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and small weapons were on their way to attack villages surrounding Baga before the gunfight took place.

“The troops attacked their convoy with overwhelming firepower, killing 20 BHT/ISWAP criminals, captured six AK 47 rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and five 36 hand grenades.

“However, nine of our gallant soldiers were wounded in action with no loss of life. They were evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment,” he stated.

According to the military spokesman, the Chief of Army Staff commends the soldiers for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute towards eradicating the criminals from the North East.]]>
Mon, 18 May 2020 08:51:33 +0000
LUTH STAFF CONSPIRES WITH LADY TO SIPHON N10M BELONGING TO A PATIENT http://nairaplace.com//648/luth-staff-conspires-with-lady-to-siphon-n10m-belonging-to-a-patient.html

Nairaplace reports that three top officials of LUTH in Idi Araba, Lagos, may have run into a serious mess after the family of the patient discovered the scam, sought for his release and they refused insisting that it was only Mariam Seidu who can effect his release him from captivity.
It was gathered that Mariam Seidu was nowhere to be found and Solomon was kept in captivity at LUTH without allowing him see any member of his family while his phones, through which they siphoned his money were seized despite the fact that his former employer was paying the bills.
Some top officials linked in the siphoning of Solomon’s money include a Professor of Medicine, Matron and social workers at LUTH. They were said to have forcefully taken Solomon to his bank and forced him to withdraw his money as medical bills for his treatment.
Following the alleged scam, the Police Intelligence team in Lagos has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the siphoning of the N10m from the bank account of the patient, Solomon, who was a former senior staff of Chevron and was retired due to the mental illness.
In the petition to the Police in Lagos dated 12th May, 2020, by Solomon’s sister, Mrs. Ngozi Adenuga, she stated that some strange elements namely Marian Seidu, Professor Adeyemi, doctor at LUTH, the Matron E1 Ward, Alhaja Lateef and social worker, Miss Fade, were conspirators to the illegal siphoning of Solomon’s bank deposits.She stated that Solomon suffered trauma from the second wife, one Celestina Nwamaka Igweonu, who he married which affected his mental state and she took him to a rehabilitation centre in Abuja where he met Marian Seidu. When his mental health worsened, Marian secretly took him to LUTH where she perfected plans to siphon all his money.
The petitioner, alleged that when Marian discovered that Solomon had money, she manipulated him back to Lagos from Abuja and violated family’s instruction that Solomon should not be taken to LUTH rather to Chevron hospital or psychiatric hospital in Yaba, Lagos.
“This Lady, Marian Seidu, did this together with Professor Adeyemi, the Matron, Alhaja Lateef and Miss Tade, with the aim of keeping my brother in strange hospital custody to siphon his resources.””The conspirators did not allow the family to see Solomon to know his condition until I got to LUTH and discovered that they were operating his phone.”
She stated that there was no doubt that there is conspiracy and the fear in the family is that Solomon might be killed in the process and his property will be confiscated because the lady in question, Marian Seidu, hails from Plateau State and was sent to rehabilitation centre over drug addition and the family sought for Police intervention in order to release the patient from LUTH.
When Nairaplace contacted Marian Seidu over the matter, she said that nothing concerned her again and the reporter should contact Solomon’s family.Then the LUTH Matron in question, Alhaja Lateef, was also contacted and she referred our correspondent to the Legal Department for comments.
However, when our reporter visited LUTH, the Legal Department told our reporter that they would respond at the appropriate time when they have seen the petition. They said what was paramount was the protection of the patient but did not state how they are protecting Solomon who is in captivity at LUTH and his money siphoned having taken advantage of his condition.]]>
Mon, 18 May 2020 08:47:08 +0000
HOW WOMAN SET FIRE ON HUSBAND OVER LOVER http://nairaplace.com//647/how-woman-set-fire-on-husband-over-lover.html
Nairaplace reports that the incident happened at Umueze Community, Aba town, Abia State, where they reside.
Both the suspect, Njideka and her lover, Silas, have been apprehended and handed over to the Police for prosecution over the dastardly act.
It was gathered that Njideka and her lover, Silas, were irked over a domestic squabble. With the help of her lover, she reportedly poured some petrol on the victim while he was sleeping around 3am on Thursday. The deceased was said to have been burnt beyond recognition and eventually died.
According to one of their neighbours, late Uchenna returned from work at about 7pm from his mechanic workshop and had dinner before watching TV till around 1am before he went to sleep.However, at about 3am in the morning, his wife, Njideka alongside her boyfriend, Silas Orji, 30, sneaked into Ikechukwu’s room where he was sleeping on bed. Njideka reportedly took a jug with petrol which she sprinkled on his mouth and around the bed before Silas lit a match stick and fled the spot.
The fire that erupted later spread across the house and Ikechukwu was burnt while still sleeping. The neighbours informed the Police about the incident after which a team of Police and officials of the forensic science laboratory reached the spot for inspection.
The suspects were said to have fled and went to hide in an old uncompleted building located 10 kilometres away from the village. But they were caught through the tracing of the footprints made in the sand dunes from the incident site.
The neighbours told the Police that Njideka got married to Uchenna Ikechukwu, a resident of Isiala Ngwa village, 20 years ago but the couple used to have frequent fights in the separate house which the deceased had built for the family to live.
Njideka’s boyfriend, Silas, who is an apprentice under her husband, was said to have been engaged in a fierce fight with the late Uchenna two days before the incident.
The Police source said that the suspects will be charged to Court for murder which attracts life imprisonment if they are tried and found guilty for the alleged offence.]]>
Mon, 18 May 2020 08:40:32 +0000
Nigeria Records 338 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Near 6,000 http://nairaplace.com//646/nigeria-records-338-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-near-6-000.html
In a tweet on its official handle late Sunday, the NCDC said Lagos had recorded 177 new cases, while Kano posted 64 cases.

Other regions with new cases include the FCT with 21, Rivers with 16, Plateau with 14, Oyo 11, Katsina nine, Jigawa and Kaduna with four each, and three cases from the trio of Abia, Bauchi, and Borno.

Gombe, Akwa Ibom, and Delta states also recorded two new cases each, while Kebbi and Sokoto shared two cases between them.
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Mon, 18 May 2020 08:33:26 +0000
Man Shot Dead In Front Of His Girlfriend In Rivers (Graphic Photos) http://nairaplace.com//645/man-shot-dead-in-front-of-his-girlfriend-in-rivers-graphic-photos-.html THE BLOOD OF Leonard Chika IS CRYING FOR JUSTICE. THIS IS ONE DEATH TOO MANY IN MILE3 DIOBU, PORT HARCOURT.

Another promising innocent life have been cut short this morning the 15th day of May 2020, in a mistaken identity hit that occurred this morning in the mile3 axis of Diobu in Port Harcourt.
What started about 5weeks ago as a minor battle for who takes matching ground rites from traders has gradually grown into a full blown cult war amongst two major cult groups in the heart of Mile3 Diobu, with both sides counting human loss.

The Rivers State police command especially the Mile3 divisional police station, cannot feign ignorance to the cult related killings numbering about 4 and the recent killing of this innocent young man named leonard Chika making it a total of 5 people murdered in cold blood in the streets of Mile3 Diobu.

The deliberate silence and inactions of the Rivers State police command have emboldened these daredevils that outside attacking their rivals, they also go in a looting spree and carry out destruction of people's properties when on any mission.

Leo was a friend and a very hardworking young man who doesn't mind doing anything to earn a living no matter how belittling as long as it is legal. Today in the presence of his girlfriend those who cannot give life shot and killed him in cold blood.

While i painfully mourn Leo, I call on the Rivers State Commissioner Of Police to unearth the killers of leo and also carryout investigation surrounding the cult related killings in Mile3 Diobu and bring the perpetrators to justice.]]>
Sun, 17 May 2020 07:38:26 +0000
See The West African Village Where Sex Is Allowed But No One Was Born There (pics) http://nairaplace.com//644/see-the-west-african-village-where-sex-is-allowed-but-no-one-was-born-there-pics-.html
No one who lives in the Ghanaian village of Manfi Dove was born there. That's because, according to elders, one of the rules is that women cannot give birth in the village.

According Hannah Kosinah who is 9 months pregnant call out on the villagers to abolish such believe, she said she is not allowed to give birth in her village.

No-one who lives in the village of Manfi Dove was born here she said, because giving birth here is considered a taboo and offence to the gods.

Kwame Tsidiste Gbenua (An Elder In the Village) said
When their forefathers came to this land there was a voice from heaven that said: 'If you want to stay in this land,it is holy ground and there are rule's.'

There rules of the land are that no-one should give birth here, no-one should rear animals here and no-one should be buried here.]]>
Sun, 17 May 2020 07:18:07 +0000
NCDC BOSS, IHEKWEAZU EXPLAINS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COVID-19 & MALARIA http://nairaplace.com//643/ncdc-boss-ihekweazu-explains-difference-between-covid-19-malaria.html
This comes after the founder of DAAR communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who was discharged from an Isolation center in Abuja on Thursday May 14, sought to know the differences because according to him, all the drugs given to him at the Isolation center were anti-malaria drugs.
Dokpesi while speaking to newsmen after his discharge, said”
”I still have doubts in my mind. I still want to be properly educated. What is the difference between COVID-19 which is a virus and Malaria which is caused by mosquitoes because every medication we were given was malartia medication. Some people, before they were told they were COVID-19 positive, they were tested in reputable laboratories and hospitals in Abuja and what they found was that they had a lot of malaria parasites in their bloodstream. So when did malaria become synonymous to COVID-19?”
A reporter at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Friday, threw this question to the NCDC boss and here is what he had to say:
”I think we all know COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a virus, Malaria is caused by a parasite. They are completely different diseases.
“However, many diseases present exactly the same way in the beginning, Yellow fever presents the same way with fever at the beginning, Lassa the same way, malaria the same way.
“So, the initial presentation of a febrille illness is similar across diseases. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 so what clinicians do is to manage your symtoms so that your body recovers as quickly as possible.
…with different pathogenesis.” he said.
In a similar news, the NCDC via its Twitter platform revealed that it does not sent test results to individuals but to states.
This comes after Raymond Dokpesi Jnr stated that NCDC declared him positive without showing him his test results.
*In reaction, NCDC wrote:* “It is important to emphasise that the NCDC does not provide results to individuals
“Our role as the national public health institute is to coordinate the communication of results between testing laboratories and States, who then communicate with individuals.”]]>
Sun, 17 May 2020 07:04:46 +0000
Chinese Embassy donates medical supplies to FCT schools http://nairaplace.com//642/chinese-embassy-donates-medical-supplies-to-fct-schools.html
The donation, meant to help schools and student in their studies, is worth about five Million Naira
According to the Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, the intervention is to strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and China at such critical moment.Mr Zhou, who was represented by Mr Li Xuda, Cultural Counselor of the embassy, said that the medical items would be distributed among the schools.

He said that the supplies would give the schools the capacity to carry out tests on students and to identify those who would need to be quarantined without any delay.

Attention is already shifting to how Nigeria and the world at large will live with the coronavirus global health crisis

The circumstances created by the outbreak has been very hard to cope with.

The closure of schools and businesses were strategies adopted to flatten the curve of infection

That has not stopped the virus and the World Health Organisation now believes it may be with the human race for a long time to come.

It is pertinent that plans be put in place in order to cope with this new reality

Items donated by the Chinese embassy includes gun thermometers, electro thermometers, disposable masks, goggles and medical gloves]]>
Sun, 17 May 2020 06:58:52 +0000
BREAKING: Nigeria Records 176 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 5,621 http://nairaplace.com//641/breaking-nigeria-records-176-new-covid-19-cases-total-infections-now-5-621.html
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this late Saturday.

Of the new cases, 95 are confirmed to be in Lagos, 31 in Oyo, while 11 are in the FCT, Abuja.

Also, eight each are in Niger and Borno states, six in Jigawa, four in Kaduna, three in Anambra, two each in Edo, Rivers, Nasarawa and Bauchi and one each in Benue and Zamfara.
The agency also noted that the number of recovered cases had jumped from 1,320 on Friday to 1,472, while the death toll increased by five, to 176.

Here’s a full break down of the total number of cases by state.]]>
Sun, 17 May 2020 06:52:45 +0000
Machina: Yobe Community Where Snakes Are Friends With Human Beings http://nairaplace.com//640/machina-yobe-community-where-snakes-are-friends-with-human-beings.html •Why we don’t allow people to kill them —Emir

Machina is one of the remotest towns in Yobe State. Located about 300 kilometres north of Damaturu, the state capital, it is an emirate that prides itself of a rich cultural and historical background.

One of the unique things about the historical town is that snakes and human beings are friends and do not harm each other.

It is not clear when the fraternity between Machina Kingdom and snakes began. But one thing that is very clear is that the people of the kingdom do not joke with the relationship or take it for granted.

The enmity between man and snake may date back to creation, but the people of Machina are not ones to ever harm a snake.

At his palace in Machina, the Emir, Alhaji (Dr) Bashir Albishir Bukar Machinama, OON, explained the origin of the fraternity and the consequences of violating it in an interview with our correspondent.

He said: “The fraternity between human beings and snakes is one of the many things people want to know about Machina. It is based on some historical facts.

Our parents used to tell us that snakes are not killed in Machina because in this palace, there was a time one of the Emir’s wives gave birth to a human being and a snake, and the snake stayed for about 3 days in the palace.

“Because it could not cope with human activities, it crawled into the rocks. You know the palace is just near the rocks. So as we human beings have generations up to my own age and maybe my children, grandchildren great grandchildren, we thought also that snakes too have their generations and we have a relationship with them.

“People should not misunderstand this. I am not the person who was born with the snake. Neither was it my father or my grandfather. But it was one of the rulers of Machina.

“If we are celebrating, no matter what type of celebration, whether it is naming ceremony or there is going to be a birth in this palace, sometimes we see snakes coming out and we would wonder what is happening and pray that it is a thing of joy not of sadness.

“So if we are going to experience something good or bad, snakes will come out. And there have been many occasions when snakes came out to celebrate with us.

“Normally, when you come, you might not see them. But sometimes if you are lucky, you will see them moving around the palace.

“There is a place I normally rest in the evening; sometimes snakes will just come under my chair, stay for some minutes and go. They will not do any harm. They will just move round and round and go. That is why we consider snakes as part of us, our blood relations. So, we don’t allow people to kill snakes in Machina.”

Asked if there are consequences for killing a snake in the town, the Emir said: “I can give three instances that I am a witness to. We had one gentle man who was at his tender age.

They were clearing farm with my father just behind the rocks. A snake came out and the gentleman took a stick and killed it.

Then all of a sudden, he started shivering and he was rushed to his house. At sunset, snakes started trooping into the gentleman’s house to the extent that he could not sleep in his house that night.

“His body became weak as if he had no bones in it, and he started crawling like a snake, moving his tongue like them.

“They came and reported the incident to my father. My father ordered that the young man should be brought to the palace. He was brought into the palace and they gave him some medicine, prayed and begged for forgiveness. He recovered and after some weeks went back to his house.

“But one thing is that whenever that particular period of the year comes, the gentleman would fall sick and would not get better unless they gave him the medicine.

“Since he was like a house boy to my mother, the medicine was put under the custody of my mother. Anytime he fell sick, they would just come to my mother, get the medicine and go administered it on him and he would be fine again for the year.

“Up until the period when my father died, he was suffering from that illness for over 40 years, and I continued with him. I appointed him as one of my village heads. He was posted to Karigide village.

“Even in Karigide village, once that season comes, he will fall sick and luckily, my mother is still alive. She would send the medicine to him, and once he took it, he would be okay again.

“About three years ago, he died and we appointed his son to the throne of the village head. So this is one typical example of killing snakes and its consequences.

“In the second instance, my father bought a tractor for farming and employed a driver from Jigawa State. That driver came with his family and settled in Machina. He married another woman from Machina, so he had two wives.

“The one he came with was at her tender age, so she was not out of giving birth. One afternoon, a snake came into their house and they were shouting, ‘Snake! Snake!’ Then the woman from Machina said they should forget about it, that it would not harm anyone.

“But the husband and the older wife said how can we be living in the house with snakes? Before they could do something, the snake had already entered a hole in the house.

He ordered his wife to boil water. With the help of his pregnant wife, the one he came with from Jigawa, they poured the hot water in the hole where the snake entered.

“When the wife gave birth to a baby girl, the baby she gave birth to was as if she had no bones in her body. She was just like a snake. She stayed up to 14 or 16 years before she died.

“When you heard her speaking behind the scene, you would think it was an able human being. She could speak with her mouth, she could hear and see, but she cannot use her hands and legs. If she must move, they must use a basin to carry her up until that age or she would just be crawling like a snake.

“That is another example of the implications of killing snake in Machina.

“In the third instance, there was a time, just about sunset, a snake came out from that gentleman’s house and they were shouting snake! Snake! The family said, ‘Leave it; it won’t harm anybody.’

“You know about snake charmers. The man thought he had charms and he could do anything with snakes. He started following the snake. As the snake ran up to the outskirts of the town, he matched on the snake’s tail to take it.

“But just as he was about to pick it, the snake retaliated and bit the snake charmer. The man rushed to his master for rescue, and he was given oral medicine and the one he would use to bathe. But before he could even remove his clothes in the bathroom, he gave up.

“After sometime, he did not come out of the bathroom. When the master went to check, he saw the dead body of the boy and the snake beside the dead body. Both the young man and the snake died.

“These are the three typical examples of the implications of killing a snake. So a snake does not harm anybody if you don’t touch it. And it is dangerous for someone to touch it or try to kill it. If you don’t touch it, it will go its own way and you will go yours.”

But what happens if you are a stranger and mistakenly harm a snake?

To this, he said: “Well, in most cases, the state of nature made certain animals in such a way that once you see them, you will have fear for them. Immediately you shout snake, snake, people would say leave it.

“So you will get that particular notice unless it is on the outskirts of the town. You know Machina has developed beyond its boundary. Where the snakes are is within the old city and near the palace.

“But there are some dangerous snakes outside Machina which people do kill; even we do kill them on our farms. Not all the snakes. But there are specific species that we don’t kill. Even if it is black cobra, we know them and we don’t kill them.

“The more they grow, the more they change their colours from this whitish silver colour to brownish to black and the rest, so we don’t kill them.

“And then there are certain species normally that are dangerous to be killed because they are not harmful, but we don’t have such cases.

“In most cases, anybody who comes to Machina, they know that snakes are not killed in Machina.

“So we don’t have that experience of killing snakes by accident. But doing so intentionally, it is very dangerous.”

How then would visitors to Machina know about the taboo of killing snakes if they are not sensitized?

“Well, we don’t tell them. But one thing is that many people are aware of it. If you asked we will tell you the story. But if you don’t aske, we don’t tell the story, and people who stay in the town they would hear people saying they don’t kill snakes in Machina.

“They may hear the story before even getting to Machina. Most people who come to Machina know the story.”

But how old is this tradition of fraternity between snakes and human beings in machine?

“Well, I don’t have the specific date of the Emir who was the twin brother to the snake. So it is very difficult to give the specific date. But what I can tell you is that I, the present Emir of Machina, I am the 77th traditional leader of Machina.

“Out of the 77 traditional leaders, only one is not from our blood linage. He was brought from Damangana Zingri in Niger Republic when the Sultan of Zingri came surprisingly and captured Machina Nguru and some part of Potiskum area; that is Mai Potiskum area.

“So the leader of Machina was taking to Zingri for six years. Then later he was freed and came back and took over his leadership. And that was my father’s grandfather, Maina Maila Idrissa. So that was the only person whose tenure had two breaks.

“The first one was as a result of Zingri Damangana engagement in Machina and the second one was as a result of the coming of the Europeans. He fled and he came back about two years or so later.

“He ruled Machina in three subsequent times and later died on the throne, and his son, Mai Ali Idrissa, inherited the throne and later my father Mai Bukkar Aliyu Idrissa, then myself. So out of the 77, only one is not from the linage of the founder of Machina.

“So, this year, Machina is over 1,400 years, because it started its reign when the Kanem Borno Empire was under the Sifawa Dynasty. You know we have two dynasties in Kanem Borno. We have the Shehu Dynasty, which is currently the ruling family from the Shehu Elkanami.

“So the present Shehu is the 20th Shehu of Borno while ours, I am the 77th Mai Machina. You can look at the historical variation. So it is very difficult to give you the exact date or era when the snake thing started.
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Sat, 16 May 2020 17:02:21 +0000
HOW ARMY GENERAL’S SON WAS GUNNED DOWN AT DRINKING JOINT http://nairaplace.com//639/how-army-general-s-son-was-gunned-down-at-drinking-joint.html
Nairaplace reports that the dare devil assassins on Thursday shot dead the son of a retired Army General and one time Military Administrator of Ondo State, Brigadier General Opaleye (Rtd).
The deceased, identified as Muyiwa Babafumilayo Okpaleye, was shot dead at a popular drinking joint on Adekunle Kuye Street, Surulere area of Lagos, while he went to the place with his friend.
It was learnt that the gunmen, about four in number, shot the deceased dead at close range before bolting away.
One of the friends of the deceased, identified as Kunle, who tried to rush him to the hospital, was arrested and taken to Soloki Police Station.
It was learnt that all efforts made at convincing the Police that the deceased was his friend fell on deaf ears.
It was gathered that Kunle was interrogated and made to write a statement while Muyiwa’s body was taken to a morgue.
“Unfortunately, Kunle, who made spirited efforts to save his friend, was clamped into detention while the case was transfered to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba for further investigation” one Fafai, who claimed to have witnessed the shooting said.
It was also gathered that Opa, as Muyiwa was popularly called, is the last born in the noble family of the one time Military Administrator of Ondo State, Brigadier General Opaleye (Rtd).
He was working with a sporting outfit called City Sports and lives at Ajose Adeogun Street in Victoria Island.
Muyiwa reportedly frequents Surulere where he has a lot of friends and admirers. His assassination sparked off a lot of sympathy and emotions from his Facebook friends who lamented his demise in words like, “unbelievable, So sad, a sad loss, etc”.
Police sources said that already crack homicide detectives at Panti, Yaba, have swung into action after receiving matching orders from both Lagos Police boss, Hakeem Odumosu and DCP Longe. It was gathered that they were given 48 hours to unravel the mystery surrounding the dastardly act and arrest the perpetrators.]]>
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