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Suspected Eiye confraternity member faces trial in court.

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A 25-year-old man, Oyedele Akinmuleya, on Friday, appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly being a member of an unlawful society.

Akinmuleya, whose address was not provided, is facing a count charge bordering on membership of unlawful society.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Mary Ajiteru, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 7 at about 6am at Ajegunle, Irawo in Ikorodu.

She said that the defendant enrolled himself as a member of Eiye Confraternity, a cult group.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 42(a) of Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr O.M. Dawodu, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until August 29 for mention, NAN reports.
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Court rejects Atiku’s returning officer’s request to amend statement.

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The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has rejected the request by the National returning Officer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the last presidential election, Osita Chidoka to amend his written statement on oath.

Chidoka, who mounted the witness box a few minutes ago, as the petitioners’ fourth and star witness for the day, was asked by the petitioners’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN) to identify and adopt his written statement, as was the case with other earlier witnesses.

Unlike the case with other witnesses before him, Chidoka sought to amend some portions of his written deposition (statement on oath) before he will adopt as his statement in the case before the court.

While Chidoka went about identifying the part of his statement he wanted to amend, but which the court rejected on the grounds that, having signed as his, he could no longer amend.

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Suspected Cultists Kill 300-Level OOU student.

         
A 19-year-old 300 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University with matric number SMS/16/17/0983 was reportedly killed by suspected cultists in Ago-Iwoye area of Ogun State on Wednesday.

An eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, told SaharaReporters that the cultists came on a bike, and shot him at a close range before speeding off.

A statement by the OOU Students' Union President, Akinbo Afolabi, and the Public Relations Officer, Najimu Oladele, partly reads, “A student of this citadel of learning, Odeyale Sideeq Damilola, in the department of Business Administration, has been shot dead at his residence, No 3, Oke Ebute, Ago-Iwoye this evening by suspected cultists.

“According to an eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, the suspected cultists came on a bike, got very close to him and shot Sideeq in the eyes.

“Owing to this, the union hereby implore OOUITES to be careful of who they relate with, accept as friends and also the people they allow into their homes.If you notice any suspicious movement within your vicinity, kindly report the person to the nearest police station."

“A meeting was held with the university management and the king of Ago-Iwoye, and security operatives have swung into action," Afolabi told SaharaReporters on the phone.

The General Secretary of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun JCC, Adeyemi Samson told SaharaReporters that there had been a series of meetings among stakeholders of the university, the monarch, Oba Samuel Awoyinfa of Ago-Iwoye, and the security operatives in the bid to find the culprits and bring them to justice.

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EFCC Arrests FaceBook Hacker.

     
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, have arrested a suspected FaceBook accounts hacker, Okohwan Kelvin.

According to the anti graft agency, the suspect was arrested recently in Warri, Delta State.

”His arrest followed discreet monitoring of his online activities, based on complaints from members of the public alleging that he hacked and took over their FaceBook accounts, after they clicked on a phisting link he sent to them.

“Preliminary investigations showed that Kelvin had hacked about one hundred FaceBook accounts using phishing links generated from an online hacking website.

“It was also discovered that the suspect was selling hacked FaceBook accounts to other fraudsters who were using them for various nefarious online activities. In some cases, he used many of the accounts himself to defraud friends of his victims,” the EFCC said on its official Facebook page.
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Why My Father Rejected Me – BBNaija Ella Reveals.

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Ex-Big Brother Naija “Pepper dem’ Housemate, Ella has revealed that she was rejected by her biological father when she was a child.

Ella in an interview granted after being evicted from the Big Brother Naija Reality TV said she was rejected by her father because she was a female child.

She stated this even as she denied telling KimOprah that Tacha has mouth or body odour, as alleged by her fellow evicted housemate in a viral video.

According to her, “I didn’t counter the claims by KimOprah that Tacha has body odour because I don’t want to put out that energy yet on her Instagram page.

“I am not the type to put out another female for anything, because I was rejected by my father for being a girl child when I was born in 1989.”
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DPR seals 33 filling stations in Port Harcourt.

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Friday shut down businesses in 33 filling stations in Port Harcourt over alleged sharp practices.

Mr Bassey Nkanga, Operations Controller, DPR, Port Harcourt Zone, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a routine inspection of filling stations in the Rivers capital.

The department, he said, inspected 150 stations, and caught 33 under-dispensing and selling adulterated petroleum products to unsuspecting users.

NAN reports that the affected stations include Conoil Petroleum, Eterna, Forte Oil, Mobil and Oando, among others.

“The filling stations were sealed for cheating the public, in violation of stipulated rules guiding operations in the upstream and downstream petroleum industry.

“So far, of the 150 stations we visited in our ongoing surveillance in Port Harcourt, 33 stations have been sealed for selling adulterated products to the public.

“Other offences committed include operating without valid licence as well as selling products between N148 to N152 per litre, above the government’s approved pump price.

“Consequently, the 33 filling stations are presently under sanction of various fines.” he said.

Nkanga further said that the department shut filling stations which erroneously over-dispense their products, thereby incurring losses.

“For such filling stations, we found out that of every 10 litres dispensed, two litres are mistakenly given to customers free.

“So, we simply stopped them from dispensing products, pending when such pumps are re-calibrated.

“We took this measure because we want the marketers to remain in business,” he said.

According to the DPR boss, severe sanctions await marketers caught still dispensing products or tampering with evidence after their stations had been sealed by government.

The department, he said, was currently working with security agencies to end activities of illegal petroleum products refiners and peddlers of adulterated products in the old Port Harcourt town.

According to him, the synergy has led to many filling stations being sealed and operators put out of the illicit businesses.

“We will not relent in our efforts to ensure full compliance to rules as stipulated in the guidelines of the petroleum industry.

“Severe sanctions await any marketer caught flouting the rules by adjusting their meters; hoarding petroleum products and operating without valid licence,” he added.

Nkanga urged the public to report any erring filling station, to the department, promising that the department would always take prompt action.
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Motorists groan as tipper drivers block Enugu-Onitsha road.

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Tipper drivers in Anambra state on Friday blocked the ever-busy Enugu-Onitsha expressway in Awka in protest of alleged extortion by agents of state government.

The protesters, numbering over 200, barricaded both sides of the expressway for over four hours, subjecting motorists to untold hardship while the protest lasted.

While some of the drivers waited patiently till the end of the demonstration, others however diverted to other routes in continuation of their journey.

Addressing newsmen in front of the Government House, leader of the protesters, Emma Ezeokafor, in charge of Anambra and Imo, decried alleged extortion and harasement by its past chairman, one Ogechukwu Ndulue, in connivance with government agents.

He wondered why an association that contributed largely to the state Internal Generated Revenue could suffer untold extortion in the hands of those he referred to as enemies of government.

He said his association had since dissociated itself from the man, demanding the government should deal directly with them so they would stop remitting through a “contractor.”

He said: “How can we be paying N700 to N1,500 for a trip of about N1,000? We were initially paying N100 to N200 per trip until this extortion started.

“We know the contribution we make to the state IGR. That’s why you can’t talk about the IGR of the state without tipper drivers.

“We’ve been a law abiding association. But even as we are protesting, the man asked police to shoot us, describing us as touts.”

He said essence of the protest was to draw attention of the government to their plight, insisting they would not vacate the road until their demands were met.

Addressing the protesters, the Secretary to the State government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, commended them for their peaceful conduct but appealed to them to clear the highway for flee flow of traffic.

He said: “You know this is a federal road. We can’t have any meaningful and fruitful discussions on the highway.

“I request you select some persons among your leadership so we can discuss and find lasting solution to the problem.”
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Court Remands Apprentice For Allegedly Attempting To Steal A Car.

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A Kabusa Grade I Area Court, Abuja on Friday ordered that an apprentice, Olaniyan Joshua, charged with attempting to steal a vehicle, be remanded in prison, pending hearing on bail application.

The police charged Joshua, who resides at Dagba, Abuja, with the attempt to commit an offence.

The Judge, Aliyu Kagarko, ordered that the defendant be remanded in Keffi Prisons until July 22.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal, alleged that the defendant committed the offence on June 18.

Lawal informed the court that the manager of the car wash place, Kehinde Husseini who also lives at Dagba, Abuja, reported the matter at the Durumi police station.

The prosecutor told the court that Husseini reported that on June 18, Mr Olajide Olusola took his Toyota Camry to the car wash.

Lawal further alleged that after he finished washing the car, the defendant jumped into the car and tried to escape with it.

He further alleged that when the complainant raised an alarm, Joshua got out of the car and fled on foot.

He said that the defendant was captured by some people around.

Lawal said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 95 of the Penal Code law.

After the charge was read, the defendant pleaded not guilty.
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Passengers panic as man climbs Nigerian aircraft.

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Passengers on an Azman airline flight were thrown into confusion Friday as a yet to be identified man jumped on the aircraft on the runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

Our reporter learnt that the incident occurred while the aircraft was taxi-ing in preparation for take-off. Details of the incident remain sketchy but a passenger confirmed the development to GCFRNG in a telephone interview on Friday afternoon.

The passenger, who declined to have his name in print, said the man emerged from a nearby bush and ran towards the aircraft.

Upon seeing him, he said, the pilot turned off the engine and distress calls were made to the airport authorities. An amateur video posted online showed that the man eventually climbed the top of the plane and sent passengers into a panic.

This newspaper learnt that airport authorities have since brought the situation under control.

Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN spokesperson, confirmed the incident and told this newspaper that details would be made available in a press statement.

A statement later released by FAAN said the incident occurred Friday Morning adding that the aircraft was heading to Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

“At about 1009 hours, aviation security officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria arrested an intruder who was sighted trying to climb into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers,” the statement said.

“The pilot of the Azman aircraft with registration number 5N-HAI departing Lagos to Port Harcourt reported the incident and Avsec officials swiftly responded. The man has been apprehended and is now in Avsec’s custody.”

FAAN said the aircraft taxied back for a thorough check and departed for Port Harcourt afterwards.

It added that the agency is investigating the incident.



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Man, 37, arrested for raping girl, 4, who went to ease herself in the restroom.

 
A 37-year-old US man has been jailed for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl when the little girl went into a bathroom in a McDonald’s restaurant during a day care field trip in Oklahoma.

Midwest City police say a day care worker knocked on the locked bathroom door at 7025 SE 15th Street on Tuesday after the girl didn’t return promptly.

A police affidavit says a man eventually came out and said, ‘I was just washing my hands.’

The child told the workers the man, identified as Joshua David Kabatra, sexually assaulted her. However, Kabatra denied raping her and told police that he had felt sick and threw up in the bathroom sink while the girl was on the toilet.

Kabatra will remain in jail in Oklahoma City until he finds an attorney who can speak on his behalf.

McDonald’s released a statement saying that they were ‘disturbed by the incident.’

‘At McDonald’s, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers,’ the statement reads.

‘We are deeply disturbed by the incident that occurred at one of our Oklahoma restaurants earlier this week. We are fully cooperating with the police during their investigation. At this time, our thoughts are with the victim and others impacted by this incident.’
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