The deceased, a widow, started dating the suspect four years after the demise of her husband. Speaking to The Guardian at SCIID, the suspect alleged that the deceased developed sickness while they were on their way out to Idimu. He claimed that the deceased who sat in the back seat of the car started coughing as if she was choking a few minutes after they drove past Igando General hospital. The traffic was heavy and I was managing to meander my way through the traffic, tagging behind commercial bus drivers. As we were approaching Igando, she started coughing again.
February 21, 2020 03:45 UTC
Although the development is regrettable, it suggests that Nigerian academia has excess research grants than the evidence will support. Tertiary institutions globally have the core mandate of research and advanced learning to solve diverse problems and better a lot of human society. A key component of the function is the disbursement of grants and monitoring of research and development programmes in the ivory towers. TETFund is right: misappropriated public fund and diversion of grants aimed at solution-oriented investigation are criminal and condemnable. Already fingered by ICPC in budget padding scandal are University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Centre, Bayelsa, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, University of Jos, University of Ibadan and its College Hospital (UCH).
February 21, 2020 03:33 UTC
“To improve the girl’s educational outcomes, the programme partners with the Lagos State Agency for mass education in the area of teacher capacity, strengthening and delivery of literacy and numeracy sessions. Girls received classes for six hours each week in learning centres within their communities where they are taught literacy, numeracy, financial education and life skills. Girls are currently learning refrigeration repairs, barbing, catering and makeup among other skills, which empowered them to make a living for themselves. “Eko EXCEL would also help the government, monitor the rate of school drop -outs, digitalise learning and monitor issues of the girl child. He said the board was open to collaboration with the ENGINE II programme to further strengthen basic education.
February 21, 2020 03:33 UTC
The West African nation of Togo, where President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking a controversial fourth term Saturday, has been ruled by the same family for more than half a century. – Small country, big port –One of Africa’s smallest countries, Togo has 56 kilometres (35 miles) of Atlantic coastline and is wedged between Ghana and Benin on the continent’s western bulge. Its first president, Sylvanus Olympio, was killed in 1963 in a coup hatched by soldier Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had served in the French army. There was an international outcry and Gnassingbe stepped down, only to win elections two months later amid more deadly violence. Togo was part of the so-called “Slave Coast” from where millions of Africans were shipped abroad by Europeans from the 17th century onwards.
February 21, 2020 03:22 UTC
Senate yesterday resolved to organise a roundtable for all relevant agencies led by its Committee on National Planning to conduct a thorough review of Nigeria’s budgeting practices as well as the national planning process. This was as they raised concern that the yearly national budgets were not reflective of the national development plans. This was sequel to a motion on the need to establish a visionary budget-driven national planning framework for Nigeria, sponsored by Oduah Stella Adaeze (Anambra North). The Senate, accordingly, mandated its Committee on National Planning, Finance and Appropriation to hold the roundtable meeting with agencies on budgeting process to conduct a thorough review of budgeting practices to match with the national planning process. Also, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North) said the non-implementation of development plans was responsible for the many abandoned projects nationwide.
The 27-year-old joined LASK in July 2018 and played 33 games for the club, scoring six goals while providing seven assists. “I had little chances in the league last season and I had been waiting for new opportunities,” Otubanjo said. “ Thank God, Ararat-Armenia showed up and I decide to join them because they are one of the best in Armenia,” he added. A few seasons ago, Otubanjo made scoring headlines with FC Blau-Weiß Linz in Austria where he remarkably scored 22 goals in 26 league appearances. After the tournament, he was snapped up by Atletico Madrid before spells at Red Bull Salzburg, FC Pasching, FC Blau-Weiß Linz, Zilina, SC Altach and LASK Linz.
This will ensure that rural women and girls are economically empowered and able to benefit increasingly from the economic initiatives, programmes and reforms in Nigeria while the seed funding is from Stanbic IBTC Bank. The flagship programme was in partnership with FAO, ILO and UNIDO and only two states in Nigeria (Niger and Ebonyi) were selected for the pilot scheme. Speaking at the event, Governor David Umahi, represented by his deputy, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, described the programme as a unique and flashy one because it is anchoring an already established government programme in women empowerment.
Boko Haram killed some 30 people, burnt down their vehicles and took many more away at Auno village February 10. Buhari actually put his foot in it when he was quoted as saying, “I am surprised that Boko Haram is still alive.” That was heavy. If Boko Haram had been dead or defeated, the nation would have celebrated it loud enough for even the deaf to hear. The travellers became sitting ducks for Boko Haram. It is safe to assume that the commander is not being tried because, in past incidents involving Boko Haram, mum was the word.
Pandemonium broke out yesterday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital after operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) shot two Hausa traders at the popular Olomore food market. For over four hours, angry protesters, mostly youths, blocked a section of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway where the incident occurred. Angered by the police action, hundreds of the traders gathered themselves and blocked the roads. The protesters pelted the officers, chasing them and chanting “barawo”, forcing the officers to run for their dear lives. The state police command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he didn’t know the cause of the fracas but “investigation is still going on”.
As a footballer, he scored 20 goals in 17 matches.”Former governor Rashidi Ladoja said Are never fought for himself. “There was a time I said I wanted to report Senator Rashidi Ladoja to him, I was the governor and he gave me an appointment. I went there late by 15 minutes and when I got there, he said I should wait somewhere for coming late. “He later called me in and I reported Senator Rashidi Ladoja to him and I said I would abuse him. “Losing Dr Lekan Are is an irrecoverable loss; not only to his family, but to me and others.
February 21, 2020 03:11 UTC
When it eventually becomes a law, it will ensure de-radicalisation of repentant Boko Haram militants and other insurgents. “Make them repent and recant their violent ideology and re-enter mainstream politics, religion and society.”Recall that the military established a rehabilitating centre in Gombe State for repentant Boko Haram terrorists. The Borno State Government had also revealed that about 1,400 repentant Boko Haram suspects had been released by the military and rehabilitated into society. Boko Haram had on April 14, 2014 attacked Chibok Secondary School, where they kidnapped 276 girls. The BBOG spokesman, Nifemi Onifade, described the number of individuals displaced by the Boko Haram insurgents as staggering, adding that the government had not taken good care of them.
February 21, 2020 02:48 UTC
The cousin of the deceased woman, Anthony Njoku, told our correspondent on Thursday that her corpse was found 17 days after she went missing. Njoku said the sexagenarian was found along a bush path at Mbara Alaenyi, adding that she was beheaded and her bowel emptied. Augustina Inebere’s headless body was discovered on February 19 after a two-week search.”The immediate elder brother of the deceased, Alexander Obiagu, told PUNCH Metro that four persons, including Pastor Onyeho, were arrested in connection with the murder. The septuagenarian told our correspondent that the pastor had prophesied that the corpse of his sister would be found at a particular point. On the arrest of the pastor, he said, “The pastor prophesied to the family that they would find the woman at a particular point, whether dead or alive.
February 21, 2020 02:26 UTC
Oluwatosin OmojuyigbeA former lecturer at the University of Lagos, Azeez Baruwa, has been sentenced to 21 years’ imprisonment by the Lagos State High Court for raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. Baruwa, who was charged with one count of rape, was sentenced by Justice Josephine Oyefeso. Baruwa, a former part-time lecturer in the Department of Accounting in UNILAG, reportedly agreed to help and took the victim to the school on July 23, 2015. “This is a crime that not only offends the survivor, it offends her family, it offends the society at large, it also offends God. The convict took advantage of a weak and disadvantaged person.
February 21, 2020 02:26 UTC
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 56-year-old estate agent, Lawal Taiwo, in the Kirikiri Custodial Centre for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 10-year-old daughter. “The defendant called the girl into his room when he discovered that her parents had gone out and had sexual intercourse with her. “He threatened to kill the girl if she told her parents,” he said. The prosecutor said the victim, however, told her friend’s mother, who in turn, informed her mother. “The parents of the victim reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of the defendant,” the prosecutor said.
February 21, 2020 02:15 UTC
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, UmuahiaPolicemen attached to the Ndiegoro Police Division in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, have arrested six suspected armed robbers. He said those arrested were Ikenna Hezie of Onyere Street, Aba; Okam Ude (18) of Iheorji Avenue, Aba; Johnson Kalu (21) of Railway Street, Aba; and Edet Kufre (27) of Ikemba Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The source added that Hezie and Ude were each arrested with one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges. PUNCH Metro gathered that on February 17 around 4.55pm, two more suspects were arrested based on information from the first set of suspects. They were identified as Chinonso Onyema (22) of Federal School Road, Aba; and Chinedu Ezerioha (31) aka Tata, of Emenike Street, Aba.
February 21, 2020 02:15 UTC