Court Remands Timber Operator Over Alleged N155,000 Fraud

By Dorcas ElusogbonIle-Ife (Osun), – An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, remanded a 30-year-old man, Olalekan Boyenle, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining 200 pieces of planks worth N155,000. The Prosecutor, Insp Irewole Jimoh, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 15, around 11:40 a.m. at Ayetoro area of Ipetumodu. Jimoh stated that the defendant fraudulently obtained the sum of N155, 000 from one Adeosun Jamiyu, under the pretext of supplying him with 200 pieces of 2×6 planks, but converted it to his own use. According to him, the offences contravene Sections 383 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002. The defendant, who was not legally represented, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of fraud. The Magistrate, A.O. Famuyide, refused the bail application of the defendant. He, however, asked him to come with a formal application for the consideration of his bail. Famuyide ordered for that the defendant be remanded in Ile-Ife Correctional Centre and, thereafter, adjourned the case till Jan. 2, 2023 for mention. (NAN)

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NHRC Records 499 Cases in 11 Months In Borno –Official

By: Hamza Suleiman Maiduguri, – The National Human Rights Commission in Borno said it recorded 499 cases of human rights abuses betwen January and November. The State Coordinator, Jummai Mshelia, disclosed this during a conference in Borno on Wednesday. Mshelia said about 200 cases sent to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution were processed while others were pending. According to her, most of the cases are related to issues on domestic violence, forceful marriage, marriage, rape, indecent assault, neglect and sexual exploitation. She said that some of the cases were being prosecuted by NAPTIP, noting that they were able to secure some convictions. She commended the Judiciary, Police, the network of  Civil Society Organisations(CSO), NAPTIP and other stakeholders for their support in the fight against human rights abuses. She urged victims to always keep enough evidence, to enable the commision to prosecute offenders in courts. She said “without evidence, we can’t do enough to help victims in court. “Victims and their families should use their phones to record evidence,” she said. She also urged Borno State Government to provide DNA …

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Attacks: INEC Chairman Counts Losses, Gives Way Out

By Adeyemi AdeleyeLagos, – ) The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says timely arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of attacks on its facilities and assets nationwide would end the trend.The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this at the opening of a two-day Induction Retreat for the commission’s Residents Electoral Commissioners in Lagos on Wednesday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat is organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).In his opening remarks, Yakubu said that in the last four months, five local government offices of the commission were attacked by unknown persons.According to him, critical facilities and assets are lost to those attacks, hence the need to curb the trend urgently.He said: “These facilities including a total of 1,992 ballot boxes, 399 voting cubicles and 22 electric power generators as well as thousands of uncollected PVCs (Permanent Voter Cards) among many other items.“These attacks must stop and the perpetrators apprehended and prosecuted. Our responsibility is to conduct elections. The best solution for us is the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators.“The ultimate solutions are the arrest and …

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Buckingham Palace staffer accused of racism during British-born Nigerian guest’s visit

A Buckingham Palace staffer has been accused of racism towards a British-born Nigerian guest during her visit.  The guest identified as Ngozi Fulani, was visiting the palace for an event on behalf of domestic abuse charity Sistah Space, to mark the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. She was reportedly quizzed over her nationality at a reception yesterday, November 29, by the royal household employee. While it was an honour to be there, she said she was horrified when a Palace staffer approached her, moved her hair to see her name badge and asked: “Where do your people come from?” The woman repeatedly questioned what part of Africa she was from and when she first came to the UK, Ngozi claimed.  She said the experience, just 10 minutes after arriving, left her with “mixed feelings” about the royal visit. Ngozi disclosed that she was traumatized over the alleged incident, and further described how she felt “insulted” by the ordeal. Following the response on Twitter, Ngozi thanked “all those who have sent such beautiful messages of support”. The Palace is now investigating the damaging claims which come 18 …

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Pack your bags, head to Kuje prison now – HURIWA tells IGP Usman Baba

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has applauded the court ruling that sentenced the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to three months imprisonment. The group hailed the justice system for its courageous decision, adding that it shows that nobody is above the law. HURIWA noted that the Judiciary had lawfully exercised the judicial authority conferred on it by Section (6) subsection (1) of the 1999 constitution. The Inspector General of Police was sentenced to three months imprisonment for contempt of court after his refusal to obey a court order made by the Federal High Court. HURIWA said that the order of the Federal High Court must be obeyed with immediate effect, “meaning that the IGP should surrender himself with his prison bag straight to the correctional center in Kuje. He should not treat this court order with ignominy or contempt,” it said in a statement to DAILY POST on Tuesday. “We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to personally supervise the surrender of the IGP to the Federal Correctional Center, Kuje, without wasting time. Anything outside of strict compliance …

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Buddhist temple left without monks after they all test positive for meth

A small Buddhist temple in Thailand has been left without monks after they all tested positive for methamphetamine. The four religious leaders were exposed after the local council made them do a surprise drug test during an inspection on Monday, Nov. 28. Another four monks – spread across three other temples in the Phetchabun province – also showed traces of the same drug. All eight of them were sent to Bueng Sam Phan Hospital, where they were enrolled in a rehabilitation programme. Locals who usually use the temple are reportedly worried about how they will continue any worship practices. Bueng Sam Phan district council chief Sompong Thongnoonui assured everyone that an acting abbot will be put place so people can continue with their routines. The police are focused on searching for the person who sold the drugs to the temples. They said they will continue to test monks. Buddhists are supposed to denounce intoxication, along with killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, and lying, as part of their path to enlightenment. Thailand is currently struggling with a methamphetamine problem.

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UN Agency Says Only 12% Women Are ICT Compliant In Africa

By Temitope Ponle Abuja, – The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says only 12 per cent of women currently operate in the information and communication technology (ICT), sector in Africa. Mr Mactar Seck, Economic Affairs Officer at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), said this at the ongoing Hybrid 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. It has as theme: “Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future”. Seck spoke on the need to promote the representation of women. “There is a substantial digital gap on the continent, with women representing 51 per cent of the population, yet only 20 per cent having access to the internet. “Several studies have shown that if we can solve gender inequality, we can contribute three million dollars to the global GDP.” The officer therefore identified two key programmes, established by the ECA, to build women’s capacity and skills to participate in the digital space. He said one of such was the African Connected Girls initiative, launched in 2020, and had trained around …

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“Femi Olaleye is a kirikiri boy” Comedienne Princess reacts as video shows the doctor being led to Ikoyi Correctional Centre (video)

A video of Dr. Femi Olaleye being led to the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending fulfilment of his bail conditions has surfaced. Justice Ramon Oshodi of an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Wednesday, Nov. 30, remanded  the Medical Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Dr Femi Olaleye, for alleged defilement of his16 year-old wife’s niece (name withheld). Oshodi ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending  the perfection of his bail. Olaleye was hit with a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration. Reacting, comedienne Princess, who has become a vocal advocate for abused children after her foster daughter was sexually abused by actor Baba Ijesha, took to Instagram to express her satisfaction with the judge’s order. She said Olaleye is a “kirikiri boy”, Baba Ijesha is a “kirikiri boy”. She also added that a certain Pastor will soon become a kirikiri boy too.

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World Cup: I’m afraid for Arsenal star – Mikael Silvestre laments

Former Arsenal defender, Mikael Silvestre, has said he is ‘afraid’ that centre-back, William Saliba will not play at all for France at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. France has already secured their spot in the World Cup Round of 16 ahead of their final game Group D tie against Tunisia on Wednesday evening. Saliba, meanwhile, is yet to feature in any single minute in Qatar, with France manager Didier Deschamps using the likes of Raphael Varane and Dayot Upamecano ahead of Saliba. “I would think that [Raphael] Varane would continue [against Tunisia] and I am afraid for Saliba that [Dayot] Upamecano will also continue,” Silvestre told Bettingexpert. “The pair did well against Denmark and they need to work more together to get used to one another. “Unless France starts playing with three at the back, which could be an option for the next round, but I doubt it. “So, in the central defence, I don’t expect any change. That is not where you run the most, so I think they [Varane and Upamecano] can play two-three games …

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“Beyonce is better” Linda Ikeji disagrees with report crowning Drake as the second greatest musician

Nigerian billionaire blogger and media entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji has refuted a report crowning American rapper, Drake as the second greatest musician of all times. A foreign publication had described the American rapper as the greatest artist after late Michael Jackson. The site wrote, “After Michael Jackson, Drake is the greatest musician to ever grace the mic”. Disputing it, Linda Ikeji stated that the rapper and father of one isn’t among her top 10. Making her own list, she crowned Beyonce as the second greatest artist after MJ. Linda went on to list her favorite singers, which includes, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Usher, R Kelly and Rihanna. For her, these aforementioned artists are better than Drake. “I don’t agree! Beyonce next. Then R Kelly. Then Whitney Houston. The. Lionel Richie. Then Usher. Drake is not even in my top 10. Rihanna is even a greater artist..”. Linda reacts to Will Smith and Chris Rock Oscars scandal Sometime in March, during the Will Smith and Chris Rock scandal, Linda Ikeji had slammed the actor. Kemi Filani news reported that Will Smith gave the …

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2022 World Cup: We want revenge for what Suarez did to Ghana in 2010 – Ayew

Former Ghanaian international, Ibrahim Ayew, has insisted that the Black Stars will be out for revenge against Uruguay and striker Luis Suarez when both teams clash in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group H final tie on Friday evening. Ayew said that Ghana and Africa hate Suarez for what he did against the Black Stars during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Recall that Suarez stopped Ghana from progressing to the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup with a handball on the goal-line at the last minute. The former Liverpool and Barcelona star was sent off, but the penalty was missed by Asamoah Gyan and the West African giants were eliminated in the penalty shootout. Ghana will be seeking revenge against Uruguay for their infamous defeat to La Celeste in the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Speaking to The Athletic, 12 years after the incident, Ayew, who currently plays for Bruno’s Magpies, said he wants Ghana to seek revenge against Uruguay and Suarez. “I thought we had won. I was a substitute, warming up behind that …

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LASTMA arrest suspected kidnappers, rescue woman

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) arrested two suspected abductors on Tuesday. The operatives also rescued a female victim inside their car around the Presbyterian Church in Yaba, Lagos. A statement on Wednesday by General Manager Bolaji Oreagba said the suspects were nabbed by a LASTMA team monitoring traffic. Oreagba disclosed that the personnel and a passerby chased the gang and later caught up with them. They had tried to escape in a Toyota Corolla car with registration number FST 60 RJ. “The suspects were apprehended following a call for help by a woman in the back seat. She shouted Kidnappers! Kidnappers!!” the GM said. The victim narrated how she entered the vehicle from Maryland to go to her destination, Apapa. While en route, another woman seized her phone and other valuables. LASTMA said during interrogation, the driver, Monday Amhe, confessed he was involved in ‘one-chance’ and operates along Ikorodu road. ”The driver’s accomplice, identified as ‘Joy’, confirmed that Amhe introduced her to the business”, Oreagba added. The duo have been handed over to the Sabo Police Division for …

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim. The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters. The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall. Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt. Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.” The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, …

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2023: Mammoth crowd as Ortom flags off Benue North West Senatorial campaigns in Gboko

A mammoth crowd of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP supporters Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 thronged the JS Tarka Stadium, Gboko to witness the flag-off of the Benue North-West Senatorial district campaigns for 2023 elections. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom who is the PDP Senatorial candidate for the Senatorial seat while addressing the teeming party faithful at the campaign rally said the party remains committed to winning all its elections in the state. He particularly appreciated the support of the people and charged them to continue to support the party. In his words: “I appreciate you for your commitment to the cause of Benue State. You have been good to me, you have never disappointed me and this time around, you have demonstrated that. Your outing today has really overwhelmed me and I am grateful. “I want to assure you that we remain committed. Benue State is PDP, and PDP is Benue State. By the grace of God, we are going to win our elections,” he stated. The Governor urged the people to vote for Titus Uba as his successor, emphasizing that …

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ASUU Protest Over Unpaid Salaries In UNICAL

By George Odok Calabar, – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Calabar branch, has staged a peaceful protest to demand the payment of their eight months’ salary arrears from the Federal Government. Chairman of the union in UNICAL, Dr John Edor, who led other members on the protest on Wednesday in Calabar, said members of the union were owed eight months’ salary arrears, from March to October. Edor said that in the month of October, members of the union were paid for 18 days, describing the payment as “daily payment” for workers. He said that ASUU was insisting on the revitalization of universities and the welfare of university staff should be improved. According to him, the non-payment of the withheld salary arrears has continued to cause untold hardship on the lecturers. “The work that they said we have not done, we have done it now and the examination of first semester of 2020/2021 has been concluded. “Right now, we are carrying two semesters hand-in-hand to make up for the lost period, yet we have not been paid. …

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As Christmas Approaches, Workers, Traders Lament High Prices Of Food Items

By Reporters Ibadan – ) Nigerians, including workers and traders, on Wednesday, expressed concern over the rising prices of foodstuffs, especially as the 2022 Christmas celebration approaches. The respondents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ado-Ekiti, Ilorin, Osogbo and Akure, said if the situation was not urgently addressed, the celebration would be robbed of its usual enthusiasm and fanfare. A survey by NAN on some major markets indicated that prices of almost all the major food items had soared, compared with what they used to be few months back. Staples like rice, beans, potatoes, yam, cassava and other foodstuffs, including onion, maize, millet, sorghum, tomato, pepper and palm oil, were not spared. At Kuto market in Abeokuta, NAN discovered that a bag of short-grain rice, which sold for N27,000 in August, is  now N35,000. The survey revealed that a 25-litre keg of groundnut oil sold for N33,000, against N27,000, while a 5-litre keg now goes for N7,000, as against N5,000 in September. The price of palm oil also witnessed an increase, as a 25-litre keg …

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