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Motorcyclist Bathes Lover With Acid Over Alleged Infidelity

A trader in Akala, Mushin, Lagos State, Toyin Busari, is battling with burns after her lover allegedly poured substance suspected to be acid on her body, Punch reports. Her boyfriend, Lukman Madoti, of infidelity, reportedly accused the 27-year-old, who is on admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Annex, Gbagada. The police from the Alakara division arrested Madoti, who is said to be the chairman of okada riders in the area. Our correspondent learnt that there had been a series of fight between the lovers since they met about a year ago over allegations of unfaithfulness. Another disagreement reportedly ...
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Man Impregnates 13-Year-Old Beninoise Maid

A 29-year-old man, Friday Oyedele, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping and impregnating a Beninoise, Funmi, in the Ilupeju area of the state, Punch reports. Journalists learnt that Oyedele was sleeping with the victim in the house of her mistress, one Alhaja, on Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju. Aside the rape, he allegedly penetrated the victim with a ring which he said would kill her if she told anyone about the sexual assault. The secret was concealed until the victim became three months’ pregnant and the matter was reported at the Ilupeju Police Station by a ...
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20-Year-Old Welder Killed At Politician’s Residence In Maiduguri

The Police Command in Borno on Tuesday confirmed that one person was killed in Maiduguri during a gathering at the resident of a politician, Mr Grema Terab, Nigerian Tribune reports. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the command had arrested 24 persons in connection with the killing, which occurred on April 15. Chukwu disclosed that men of the command had recovered the corpse of a 20-year-old welder, Maina Mustapha, at the residence of the politician. He said the command had earlier declined request by Terab to hold a political meeting at his residence in ...
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53-Year-Old Visa Applicant Bags 2yrs In Jail For Lying To UK Embassy

Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos Tuesday sentenced a 53 aged man, Kolawole Whesu Viyon to two years in prison for submitting a fake Jama-at-ul-Islamiyya of Nigeria Marriage Certificate to facilitate his travel visa to the United Kingdom, Nigerian Tribune reports. Viyon was convicted on a three-count charge of making false statement and presentation of a false document brought against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The ICPC prosecuting officer, Gogodaye West said that the convict commitment the offence on December 13, 2016, at the ICPC Lagos Zonal Office. West ...
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Poor Supply: Electricity Consumers Demand Reversal Of Privatisation Programme, Slam NERC

Electricity consumers in the Southwest geo-political zone yesterday in Lagos indicted the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) over its failure to effectively monitor the power sector, Daily Sun reports. The consumers representing households and different communities expressed their frustrations to members of the House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee on Electricity Customers Complaints with a call for the reversal of the power sector privatisation. The consumers said the failure of NERC to address the mounting complaints of electricity consumers across the country has given most of the electricity distribution companies (Discos) the soft landing to treat customers with disdain. They equally warned ...
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UN elects Nigeria’s Emuze into Rights panel

Nigeria’s candidate Amb. Peters Emuze has been elected to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) in a keenly-contested election held at the UN Headquarters, New York, Daily Sun reports. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Emuze was elected for a four-year tenure. He would be representing the African continent on the panel from 2019 to 2022. His victory, in clinching one of the two Africa’s seats on the board of the committee for at least four years, is seen as a ‘feather’ for Nigeria. Apart from signaling “prestige”, a member of ...
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Daura LG Immunizes 82,876 Children Against Polio

The Daura Local Council in Katsina State said on Tuesday that it immunized 82,876 children against polio in the just concluded immunization plus days, conducted in the area, Daily Sun reports. Malam Ahmed Murtala, the council’s Director of Health, gave the figure in an interview, in Daura. Murtala, who said that the council received 90,650 vaccines meant for the 83, 405 children targeted for immunization, said that 88,720 vaccines were effectively used. He said that 73 house-to-house, 29 special teams, 24 fixed posts, and six health camps, were effectively engaged during the three-day exercise. The official said that the council did ...
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Man To Get 80 Strokes Of Cane For Calling Sister-In-Law Prostitute

A Sharia Court sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Monday ordered that one Shuaibu Umar is given 80 strokes of the cane for calling his sister-in-law, Suwaiba Abdulkadir, a prostitute, Nigerian Tribune reports. Abdulkadir, who had filled a case of defamation against her brother-in-law, told the court that Umar called her a prostitute after a misunderstanding they had. ”Shuaibu is my husband’s younger brother and we had a misunderstanding; we exchanged words and he called me a prostitute. ”I want this honourable court to grant me justice as what my brother-in-law said about me has tarnished my image,’’ she said ...
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Man Commits Suicide Over Loss In European League Bet

A young man in his mid-20s has reportedly committed suicide by hanging in the Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State after losing out in a European Champions League match bet, Nigerian Tribune reports. The Journalists gathered that the incident occurred at Oko-Erin area of the town after the return leg match between FC Barcelona of Spain and AS Roma of Italy played in Italy. The deceased said to be an Igbo man, reportedly engaged in a betting with a friend using a motorcycle in his possession. He was said to have bet that Barcelona FC, who were leading by 4-1 in the ...
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Cross River Community Invokes Deity To Stop $1bn Virgin City Project

Indigenes of Etab Ayip in Kasuk II Qua clan, Calabar Municipality, have invoked their ancestral god, Mbiam, to stop work on the proposed $1 billion Calabar Virgin City Project over an alleged encroachment on the community by the Cross River State Government. Niger-Delta Voice learned that the Calabar Virgin City Project sited near the Rice City and Ayade Industrial Boulevard when completed, would have a building material market, auto parts market, wood market, water world fair ground and artificial lake as well as hospital. Other facilities include a golf course, clothing market, hotel, supermarket, residential area auxiliary, Dance Square, kindergarten, ...
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