Pandemonium In APC Secretariat Over Collapse Scare
Party members, staff and visitors to National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday evening scampered for safety when alarm of the building sounded, indicating an emergency situation.
Pandemonium took over the entire four-storey edifice as people took to their heels.
Workers and occupiers of the building were called out of the offices, leading to massive rush.
Eyewitnesses said a senior party official had raised the alarm around 5:10 pm, asking everybody in the building to vacate when it was noticed to be shaking.
Source – The Nation
Prophet Bags Life Imprisonment For Sexual Assault In Ekiti
Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday sentenced a self-acclaimed prophet, Olakanye Oni to life imprisonment for manslaughter.
According to the prosecution team led by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice Ekiti State, Mr. Julius Ajibare, the convict sometimes in March, 2017 invited one Gbadamosi Omowale from Lagos to Ado Ekiti on the pretence that he has solution to her barrenness.
On getting to his Church at Palace of Mercy, Mathew Street, Odo Ado Area, Ado Ekiti, the convict hypnotized the victim and lured her into his room. He thereafter spread a white cloth on her and raped her.
The convict used white handkerchief to clean the victim’s private part and inserted a substance believed to be potash into her vagina.
He also collected a sum of Fifty Two Thousand Naira from the victim.
The victim’s vagina got decayed as a result of the substance inserted into it by the convict and this resulted into the victim’s eventual death.
The prosecution called six witnesses to prove the case while the defence counsel, Chris Omokhafe Esq, called the convict and one other person as witnesses.
In his judgement, Hon. Justice A . A. Adesodun held that the prosecution proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.
Source – Vanguard
Yoruba Nation: No Rally Allowed In Lagos, Say Police
The Lagos State Police Command has on Thursday announced that the planned Yoruba Nation rally slated to hold in the state on Saturday will not be allowed.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, at a media briefing held in Alausa, Ikeja.
He said, “On no account will any actual or rumoured activity, including the planned mega rally, be allowed to lock down the state or hinder the normal daily activities of the good people of Lagos State.
“Report available to the police command indicates that some disgruntled elements have perfected plans to infiltrate the ranks of protesters, cause mayhem and seize the opportunity to attack and loot properties of the law-abiding citizens of this state.
“Similarly, it has gotten to the knowledge of the command that the organisers’ foot soldiers and mobilisers have concluded plans to embark on procession on the streets of Lagos as part of the programme for the mega rally.
Source – Punch
Man Docked For Allegedly Abducting Teenage Girl In Ogun
A 33-year-old man, Destiny Amadi, on Thursday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun State for allegedly abducting a 16-year-old girl.
The police charged Amadi, who lives at No.5 Iginla Street, gas-line, Ijoko area, Ota, with abduction.
The prosecution Counsel, Inspector E.O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 4 at about 4.00 pm at his residence.
Adaraloye said that the defendant abducted a 16-year-old girl, an offence that contravened Section 361 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate A.O. Adeyemi granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
Adeyemi ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and must present tax payment to the Ogun government.
The magistrate adjourned the matter until July 7 for a definite hearing.
Source – Wuzup Naija
Eagles Arrive In US For Mexico Clash
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Los Angeles, the United States of America for the international friendly match against Mexico on Saturday(Sunday in Nigeria).
The match will be played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a 77,5000- capacity arena expected to be filled up to make it the most attended game globally since the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is according to a statement issued by the Communications Department of the Nigeria Football Federation
The statement said the delegates include 22 players and a number of officials, including the NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi.
They will be joined by the President of the NFF and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who honoured
an invite by the Government of the State of Maryland in Baltimore on Wednesday.
Source – Punch
How We Trailed Nnamdi Kanu For Two Years — Nigerian Govt
The federal government has yet again ignored questions raised by many Nigerians on how it arrested and got the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, returned to the country.
The government said it was on Mr Kanu’s trail for over two years, and assured he will be treated fairly.
Mr Kanu, who fled Nigeria in 2017, was re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday to continue facing his treasonable felony trial.
Since his return, there have been questions about the legitimacy of the procedure adopted in bringing the IPOB leader back to Nigeria. The government has not given details of its operation.
Addressing journalists Thursday in Abuja on the matter, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, simply said it was made possible through the collaboration of Nigerian security and intelligence agencies.
The minister, however, spoke about Mr Kanu’s luxurious lifestyle and the designer wears he was arrested in.
Source – Premium Times