Kinsman kicked to death over bride price controversy in Imo
An electrician identified as Bright Ebenezer Odi, 33, has been confirmed dead after he was allegedly kicked on the scrotum by one Victor Chiekezi Iwu, at Umueje Obinze in Owerri West local government area of Imo State.
Iwu reportedly kicked Odi in his testicles during a quarrel that ensued between them over a sharing formula of the bride price of one of their sisters who got married on Sunday. It was gathered that the victim fell down and started writhing vigorously in pains following the kick, and was immediately rushed to the hospital where he died the following day.
Following the the death of the victim on Tuesday, angry youths of Umueje village besieged the suspect’s family house but when they could not find the suspect, they set the house ablaze. Confirming the incident, the interim management chairman of Owerri West council area, Okechukwu Enyioha, who is an indigene of the community, said he had called security agencies to take over the matter.
The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) for Imo State command, Orlando Ikeokwu, while confirming the incident also disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, has ordered the transfer of the matter to the State Criminal and Intelligence Department for an immediate investigation into the incident.
Source: The Nation
11 persons die in Sokoto auto crash
Eleven persons were feared dead with one survivor in a ghastly auto crash at Kwanar Kawadata, few kilometers outside Goronyo town in Sokoto state.
Reports say the accident which involved a brand new Sharon vehicle conveying mostly female passengers from Takakume town in Goronyo local government enroute Lafiya , Nasarawa state occurred when the driver could not negotiate a sharp bend and eventually lost control as he skidded off the road leading to his death and 10 other occupants of the vehicle. However, the only survivor who sustained injuries had been taken to the Goronyo local government General Hospital for treatment.
It was gathered that the deceased included seven women and three men from Takakume village while the driver from Lafiya in Nassarawa state. Contacted on the accident, Sole Administrator of Goronyo local government, Alhaji Zakari Shinaka confirmed that 11 persons were dead in the auto crash.
According to Shinaka who described the incident as unfortunate and sad added “The driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to negotiate a popular sharp corner near Goronyo town when the accident occurred and they died.
Source: The Nation
PDP withdraws from local government elections in Kano
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pulled out of the January 16th Local Government Elections in Kano State , saying the umpire and the government of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has no capacity or moral authority to superintend a credible and fair election exercise.
Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Danladi Abduhamid Kagari disclosed this on Tuesday during a press conference held at the party’s secretariat in the state.
” Our party , the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reminiscent of the conduct of the 2019 general elections have carefully studied the process and come to the conclusion that the APC led government has grossly undermined the independence of the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission ( (KANSIEC) and therefore lacks the moral.impetus to superintend any elections.” he stated.
He said the People Democratic Party ( PDP) cannot forget in a hurry how Govenor Ganduje and the APC , in connivance with electoral officials and political thigs as well as security agents intimidated voters and disenfranchised the people of.Kano State.
Source: SunNews Online
Buhari Appoints New Director-General For NAPTIP
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed Mrs Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.
She replaces Mrs Julie Okah-Donli.
The new appointment was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari appoints Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as Director-General, NAPTIP’.
It read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.
Source: Sahara Reporters
Borno massacre: Buhari should reset Nigeria’s security architecture – Peter Obi
Peter Obi, former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential running mate, on Tuesday, urged the federal government to reset Nigeria’s security architecture.
Obi made the appeal in response to the killing of rice farmers by Boko Haram terrorist group in Borno State.
The terrorist group had beheaded some rice farmers in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State over the weekend. Reacting to the massacre, the former Anambra State governor described the killing as primitive.
In a series of tweets, Obi wrote: “The horrendous killing of hard-working farmers in Borno is primitive and has no place in our society.
“It stands condemned. Very importantly, FG must now urgently reset the security architecture in the country, especially in the North East. “My sincere condolences to families of the deceased, Governor Zulum, and people and government of Borno. May their souls rest in peace.”
Baby factory operator returns to ‘business’ after bail in Ogun, pregnant women rescued
A baby factory operator, who was earlier arrested by the Ogun State Police Command, has returned to her usual business after she was granted bail by the court.
The Ogun State police image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi revealed this to newsmen on Tuesday.
Oyeyemi said the woman, after she was granted bail, returned to her baby factory in Ofada, Obafemi Owode Local Government area of Ogun to lure young women, whose babies she was alleged of selling at the rate of N200,000 or more.
According to Oyeyemi, the woman had lured a young pregnant lady from Imo State, with a promise to get her a job in Lagos.
On arrival at the baby factory, the lady said she realised that the woman was planning to sell her baby and this was why she reported the case at the police station.
DAILY POST learnt that operatives from Owode Egba police division went to the house and arrested about four pregnant women and five others with kids.
Nollywood actors stand by Gideon Okeke after he called out Nigerian movie executives for “impoverishing actors” by refusing to pay royalties
Gideon Okeke revealed today that he’s having an emotional breakdown and said that he’s tempted to quit acting because of the shabby way Nigerian actors are treated (read here).
He called Nigerian film executives names, including thieves, and said they do not remember the actors when it’s time to share the proceeds from the movies.
He added that he keeps fighting for the condition of actors to be better but his fellow actors do not show support and he asked them to grow some “balls”.
After he shared his post, a number of actors commented, indicating support. Iretiola Doyle, Hilda Dokubo, Sam Sunny, Walter Anga, Uche Elendu, and more left comments showing him support. One person blamed him for not joining the family of the Actors’ Guild, hence the reason why he’s not carried along. And Gideon responded.
Aston Villa v Newcastle: Premier League match off because of Covid-19 cases
Newcastle United’s Premier League game at Aston Villa on Friday has been postponed following a “significant increase” in Covid-19 cases at the Magpies’ training ground.
Five Newcastle players and two staff members have tested positive, reports BBC Newcastle’s Matthew Raisbeck. The club’s training ground at Darsley Park was closed on Monday and Tuesday. Newcastle lodged a request with the Premier League to postpone the fixture at Villa Park, which was approved.
Aston Villa say they “fully support” the Premier League’s decision to postpone the match. “Everybody at Aston Villa wishes a speedy recovery to all those affected by the virus,” added the club. A new date and time for the game will be confirmed in the future. This is the first Premier League fixture this season to be postponed because of Covid cases.
Source: BBC Sports