Author: Abimbola Ogunnaike

By Abimbola Ogunnaike A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Gwagwalada, presided over by Justice Aliyu Shafa, on Wednesday, 26 June, 2024 sentenced a 29-year-old internet fraudster, Eke Emmanuel, AKA Miller Fulton, to one year imprisonment for swindling his victim of $700. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned the convict before the court on a charge of cheating by impersonation. Emmanuel pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for mercy. Delivering judgment, Justice Shafa, held that the convict was guilty and sentenced to the term in the correctional centre. Shafa, however, granted the convict…

Read More

A judge on Wednesday, 26 June, 2024 found a woman Lauren Dickason, guilty of killing her three children and sentenced her to 18 years imprisonment. The convicted woman in New Zealand, Dickason, will begin her sentence at a mental health hospital for the triple killings, according to a Christchurch High Court official. In a statement to local media after her sentencing, remorseful Lauren Dickason said, “I take responsibility for taking our three beautiful girls from this world.” She said that with particular reference to her husband, identified simply as Graham “I would like to take this opportunity to convey the…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike Tragedy occurred in Ribang village, Kauru local government area of Kaduna State on Tuesday,25 June, 2024 as six school children drowned in a river while returning from a West African Junior School Examination (Junior WAEC), in the evening. The victims who were identified as Manasseh Monday (16 yrs), Musa John (16 yrs), Pius David (15 yrs), Monday Ayuba (16 yrs), David Danlami (19 yrs), and Yahuza Audu (16 yrs) were reported to have drowned in the Mbang River at Ribang Village. The victims were students of Government Secondary School, Fadan Chawai. The National Public Relations Officer of…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike A section of Dangote Refinery was engulfed by fire on Wednesday, 26 June. 2024. Explosions were heard on Wednesday , 26 June, 2024 after a major fire outbreak at the refinery located at the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State. As of the time of filing this report, the Dangote group has yet to react to the fire outbreak. Recall that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote had disclosed that he fought and overcame a strong group of local and foreign mafia before establishing the $19 billion refinery. Dangote said the mafia in the oil sector, who are stronger…

Read More

Three weeks after the revocation of Heritage Bank, customers of the defunct bank have raised alarm over the delayed payment of their trapped deposits by the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). The President of the Bank Customers’ Association of Nigeria, Uju Ogunbunka, made this disclosure during an interview with Daily Post on Wednesday, 26 June, 2024 Ogunbunka, who said NDIC should not procrastinate on the payment to depositors of the defunct bank, explained that NDIC may be facing challenges which are causing the delay in payments to customers of the defunct bank. “Yes, customers are complaining of delays in payment…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike Vice-President Kashim Shettima has denied that President Bola Tinubu is working against the interest of Northern Nigeria. Shettima stated this on Wednesday, 26 June, 2024 in Kano while receiving a Federal Government’s delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Bajabiamila, on a condolence visit over the death of his mother-in-law. Hajiya Maryam Abubakar. To support his claim, the vice-president cited the appointment of the two Ministers of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff, and the Chairman of Police Service Commission, among others, all from the North, as evidence of the president’s commitment to…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike Representatives of the Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Wednesday, 26 June, 2024 held a closed door meeting to discuss lingering issues towards averting a planned strike by the union. The meeting, it was gathered which commenced at about 4.30 pm., were held in the office of the Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman The Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu and other top officials in the Ministry are in the Federal Government team. ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, who led the union’s delegation told newsmen that the…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike Armed bandits in the early hours of Tuesday, 25 June, 2024 attacked a mosque in the Tazame community in the Bungudu Local Government Area of the state, Zamfara State, killing two worshippers. Narrating the incident to newsmen, a resident of the area said that the bandits stormed the mosque when they were preparing for early morning prayers. “The bandits entered the area, killed two people, Muazzin (the person that calls prayer) and his younger brother.” He added that “the bandits also shot the Imam who sustained a fracture injury in his leg and abducted about ten people”.…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike American superstar Christopher Maurice Brown popularly known as ‘Chris brown’ has appreciated Nigerian music sensation Ayra Star for being an opener on his 11:11 tour. Brown, who took to his Snapchat story appreciating Nigerian artist, posted a story on his Snapchat, on Monday,24 June, 2024, thanking Ayra and her team. “Was amazing to have you on tour, Ayra! Much love to you and your team”. he said. Ayra was scheduled to perform on the 11:11 tour from the 6th of June to 23 of June which marked the end of her touring experience with Chris. Chris brown,…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaiike The Nigerian Army has announced that it arrested thirteen suspects after a raid of illegal refineries and in Obuaku Community, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State. The latest development comes barely four days after six suspected oil bunkerers were arrested and 14 boats, some laden with crude oil, were recovered when the Army also raided the neighbouring Isimini Waterside. Leading both operations, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division Enugu, Major Gen. Hassan Dada, vowed never to allow oil bunkerers and economic saboteurs any breeding ground in any state within the Division. Speaking to newsmen…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike There is going to be a marginal decline in Nigeria’s inflation to 29.5 percent by the end of this year from 33.95 in May 2024, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC, a consulting firm, has projected. The firm, which made this disclosure in its latest economic outlook report on Nigeria, released on Monday, 24 June, 2024, said the decline would be achieved as a result of the ongoing reforms and policy actions of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government. “PwC projects a marginal decline in inflation to 29.5 percent by year-end, balancing the effects of reforms, policy actions, external pressures, and food…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike The village head of Garin Majidadi in Akko Local Government Area and a councillor representing Kumo East in the same local government in Gombe State are currently in the custody of the state police command over an alleged theft and sale of a community transformer. The village head, Muhammad Majidadi, along with the councillor, Abdullahi M. Panda and one Muhammad Sani of Sarkin Yaki Quartres, were arrested for allegedly stealing and selling the transformer that served their community. Parading the suspects before newsmen on Tuesday, 25 June, 2024, the State Police Public relations officer, ASP Buhari Abdullahi,…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike The World Bank has disclosed it disbursed a total sum of $45.5 million to Nigeria under the Identity for Development project by the country’s National Identity Management Commission (NIM). The World Bank, which made this disclosure in a recent implementation report, added that the project which kicked off in 2021 is aimed at increasing National Identification Number, NIN enrolment for Nigerians costs $430 million. The figure released so far is 10.5 percent of the total $430 million. Consequently, NIMC announced in April 2024 that NIN enrolment increased to 107.3 million far from the 148 million enrollees target…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike The village head of Garin Majidadi in Akko Local Government Area and a councillor representing Kumo East in the same local government in Gombe State are currently in the custody of the state police command over an alleged theft and sale of a community transformer. The village head, Muhammad Majidadi, along with the councillor, Abdullahi M. Panda and one Muhammad Sani of Sarkin Yaki Quartres, were arrested for allegedly stealing and selling the transformer that served their community. Parading the suspects before newsmen on Tuesday, 25 June, 2024, the State Police Public relations officer, ASP Buhari Abdullahi,…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike Gunmen on Sunday, 23 June, 2024 invaded Kakangi ward in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State and killed four vigilante members and a Mobile Police Force (MPF) officer. A lawmaker representing Kutemeshi constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, who confirmed the incident, added that apart from the victims, there were other villagers abducted from their farms around Sabon Layi. The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan also confirmed the killings. “When we received the information that bandits attacked people on their farms, the divisional police officer and the hunters posted…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike Gunmen on Sunday, 23 June, 2024 invaded Kakangi ward in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State and killed four vigilante members and a Mobile Police Force (MPF) officer. A lawmaker representing Kutemeshi constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, who confirmed the incident, added that apart from the victims, there were other villagers abducted from their farms around Sabon Layi. The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan also confirmed the killings. “When we received the information that bandits attacked people on their farms, the divisional police officer and the hunters posted…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike Following the directives by the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara that Heads of Local Government Administration, should take over the 23 local government areas in the state, reports from various councils indicated varying levels of tension, with some areas experiencing sporadic shooting while others remain peaceful. In Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, videos circulating on social media show security operatives attached to the former council chairman, Allwell Ihunda, firing sporadically after being chased by angry youths who claimed they were shot at directly by the police. Similarly, at the Obio-Akpor Council Secretariat, an official vehicle belonging…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike Controversial Nigerian music star, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly addressed as Portable, has tackled award-winning singer David Adeleke, aka Davido, while claiming that he ripped him and used him to trend on social media. Portable claimed that Davido was supposed to feature him when he hosted him at a dinner in Atlanta, United States. The street-hop singer made this known in a video he recorded on Tuesday,18 June, 2024 in which he expressed his displeasure with Davido’s actions. In a video via Instagram, Portable accused Davido of chasing clout with their recent dinner in the United States and not…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike The Chairman of the Okada Riders Association, Ekiti State, Mr Kunle Asaolu,  has disclosed that  one of its member was allegedly shot dead by unknown gunmen around Okesa Roundabout in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Asaolu, confirmed that the man was one of those working with the association. The man, who was one of those issuing tickets to commercial motorcyclists around Okesa Roundabout, was reportedly fired upon by unknown assailants who arrived on another motorcycle. The killers, according to witnesses, fled after perpetrating the dastardly act. The attack was also confirmed by the spokesperson for Ekiti State…

Read More

By Abimbola Ogunnaike The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCom), has confirmed the rescue of two Nigerian girls who were trafficked to Ghana for prostitution. NIDCom Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed the latest development in a statement issued by the commission’s Director of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Recall that the commission had rescued 11 Nigerian girls who were trafficked to Ghana for prostitution last week. Dabiri-Erewa said the two girls whose rescue operation was facilitated by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Ghana, under the leadership of the Chairman, BOT, Chief Calistus, are currently in safe custody. She…

Read More