The leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Asari Dokubo and his entourage were recorded walking to an event on Saturday.

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The federal government has gotten a two-week ultimatum from Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on implementation of agreement reached on the welfare of its members.

The ultimatum was issued at the end of NARD’s national executive council meeting in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, on Saturday July 30. 

In the communique signed by Dare Ishaya, NARD president; Suleiman Abiodun, the secretary-general, and Alfa Yusuf, publicity and social secretary, the group stated that failure to comply with its demands within the time frame may lead to “industrial disharmony”

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Saturday, ruled out the possibility of extending the ongoing continuous voter’s registration (CVR) exercise, scheduled to end on July 31, 2022.

INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Barr. Festus Okoye, disclosed this in Awka, Anambra State, while interacting with some journalists.

He noted that the CVR would be brought to an end in order to enable the commission carry on with their other constitutional responsibilities.

According to Okoye, the commission would at the end of the exercise scrutinise the voters registers to clean up possible incidents of double registration, print permanent voters cards (PVC), display of voters registers across polling units, among others.

He said those who registered or carried out voters transfers between January and June 2022 will get their PVC in October, while those who enrolled in July would receive theirs by November 2022.

He also disclosed that in Anambra State, a total of 276,767 registrants completed their registration processes as at 25th July, 2022.

Okoye commended stakeholders in Anambra State for supporting the commission throughout the period of the exercise.

“We deployed a total of 110 INEC development devices to Anambra. 10 malfunctioned. 6 were repaired by our in house engineers and redeployed back to fields. As you know, the exercise was slowed down at some places in the South East for security purposes. And we devices mitigating measure to fortify it” he said

“In Anambra State, we trained some of our staff to assist in carrying out the exercise. By training some of our staff, we isolated those for transfer, replacement, and others. We trained our staff to assist in rendering the various services. We extracted clear protocol on how to carry out voters transfer.

“Few weeks we isolated places to carry out intervention; we took machines to markets, churches, NUJ, NYSC orientation camp and other places due to large concentration. This helped to mitigate the surging crowd. For complaints over performance of our staff, we developed a compliant desk for people to voice out their complaints. Over 50 complaints were received and treated. We carried intervention at 82 locations,” he stated.

A Minna High Court No 3, has sentenced three Fulani herders to death by hanging over alleged armed robbery, culpable homicide, rape, among other heinous offences in the state.

The suspects included Mohammed Ibrahim Soja, Sani Idris Boka, and Babangida Gido.

They were arraigned and found guilty on ten-count charge of armed robbery, culpable homicide, rape, among other heinous offences in the state brought against them by men of the Niger State Police command.

In December 2015, the trio were said to have robbed one Josephine Monday, while armed with guns, cutlasses, knives and sticks of the sum of over N1 million cash, recharge cards value at about N20,000 and her husband’s N58,000 given to her for safe keeping at Waugu village in Shiroro Local Government area of Niger State.

The presiding Judge, Justice Mohammed Adishetu Mohammed, while delivering his judgement, stated that the evidences and prosecuting witnesses in the case have been “so consistent and explainative, even as the evidence of prosecuting witness is believable.”

He said, “Accordingly, I hold that all the ingredients of the offences of rape, attempt to commit culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt and armed robbery have been proved against the convicts beyond reasonable doubt.

“As such they have been sentenced to death by hanging, life imprisonment for the offence of rape and ten years imprisonment for causing grievous hurt and all the sentences to run consecutively”.

The senator representing the Ondo South, Nicholas Tofowomo, has expressed sadness over the alleged inability of the Senate to remove the President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), following the insecurity and other challenges facing the nation .

This is as he noted that the Senate should have impeached Buhari two years ago.

He stated this in a chat with our correspondent in Akure, the state capital, on Friday.

Tofowomo declared that there was a need for the country to be saved from imminent total collapse, saying that the Buhari-led had failed totally due to its inability to address any of the challenges of the nation.

The senator said, “Look at us in the National Assembly now. We are leaving in seven months and we are now demonstrating. Does it make sense?

“Because I am part of them, I have to join them. If you look at it genuinely, we should have done this two years ago. It is very sad.

“In Abuja now, everybody is hiding. If you go to malls now, they are just like ghost towns. Even the National Assembly, everywhere is dry. Everybody has run away. Even the APC senators are angry.

“The naira is falling every second. Internal security is gone. What is honourable is for Buhari to just resign. But the minister is telling us that what we are doing is babyish.

“It is very unfortunate because our future is not bright. In the law school Abuja now, they are hiding. Boko Haram has been to the school two times. The country has collapsed.

“You know we have a closed session on Thursday. Majority of those in the session are for Buhari to be impeached, including members of the APC.

“I suggested that Buhari should be summoned to the National Assembly to come and give an account of the Nigeria security and if he doesn’t come, we should impeach him.

This is what we should have done two years ago but Buhari has already pocketed the senate. If not, his minister would not be saying that against us.”

Tofowomo also suggested that one of the ways to improve the internal security system was by strengthening the police, adding that the Nigerian police are poor.

Two women have been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing a baby boy in Ogun State.

DAILY POST learnt the two women were nabbed by men of the Ogun state Police Command on July 25.

It was gathered that one of the suspects, 53-year-old Chinyere Nwozu, was seen with the crying one week old baby at about 9 am of the said date.

As she could not breastfeed the crying baby as a mother, members of the public became suspicious and they immediately alerted the police at Sango Ota divisional headquarters.

“Upon the information, the DPO of Sango Ota, SP Dahiru Saleh, detailed his detectives to the scene where the woman was promptly arrested,” Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemisaid on Saturday.

According to Oyeyemi, the arrested Nwozu had confessed during interrogation that “she is not the biological mother of the child; but that she bought the child somewhere in Agege area of Lagos state through one Ngozi Akaeme at the rate of 500,000 naira.”

Upon her confession, DAILY POST learnt that detectives went after the said Ngozi Akaeme and got her arrested.

Akaeme reportedly told the police that she was an accomplice to Chinyere Nwozu, adding that “she actually negotiated with the biological mother of the baby who agreed to sell the baby.”

Oyeyemi said efforts to make Akaeme accompany the cops to locate where the biological mother of the baby is, proved abortive.

He explained further that the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the two suspects should be transferred to the State CIID for further investigation and possible prosecution

Cocaine worth £40m has been discovered smuggled within a batch of bananas at a port on the Thames.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said officers seized more than half a tonne of the Class A drug on a boat travelling from Colombia, at London Gateway on the Essex coast, south-east England.

Investigators intercepted the shipment, which had been en route to the Netherlands, on Tuesday.

Hundreds of huge cocaine slabs were found wedged alongside bananas in cardboard boxes.

The NCA said the haul would have had a UK street value of more than £40m once cut and sold.

NCA branch operations manager, Adam Berry, described the discovery as a “huge blow” to the peddlers.

He said: “Taking out a consignment of this size will have been a huge blow to the criminal network involved in this shipment, preventing them from making millions of pounds that would have been invested in further criminality.

“Class A drugs are pedalled by gangs involved in violence and exploitation in our communities.

“The NCA works hard with partners to stop drugs getting that far, and making seizures like this demonstrate how we can break that link between international drug cartels and street-level dealers.”

In a later written to avaition from the the Emirate council states that they have reduced the flight from Nigeria to United Arab Emirates from 11 to 7.

22. July, 2022

Honourable Minister of Aviation 
Federal Ministry of Aviation 
Annex 3, Federal Secretarial Complex 
Shehu Shagari Way 
Maitama, Abuja 

Your Excellency, 
Greetings from Dubai. We trust this letter finds you well.

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of planned reductions in Emirates’ operations to Nigeria. With effect from 15 August 2022, Emirates will be forced to reduce flights frorn Dubai to Lagos from 11 per week to 7 per week. We have had no choice but to take this action, to mitigate the continued losses Emirates is experiencing as a result of funds being blocked in Nigeria.

As of July 2022, Emirates has US$ 85 million of funds awaiting repatriation from Nigeria. This figure has been rising by more than $US 10 million every month, as the ongoing operational costs of our 11 weekly flights to Lagos and 5 to Abuja continue to accumulate. 

These funds are urgently needed to meet our operational costs and maintain the commercial viability of our services to Nigeria. We simply cannot continue to operate at the current level in the face of mounting losses, especially in the challenging post COVID-19 climate. Emirates did try to stem the losses by proposing to pay for fuel in Nigeria in Nairas, which would have at least reduced one element of our ongoing costs, however this request was denied by the supplier. This means that not only are Emirates’ revenues accumulating, we also have to send hard currency into Nigeria to sustain our own operation. Meanwhile our revenues are out of reach and not even earning credit interest. 

Your Excellency, this is not a decision we have taken lightly. Indeed, we have made every effort to work with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to find a solution to this issue. Our Senior Vice-President met with the Deputy Governor of the CBN in May and followed spot the meeting by letter to the Governor himself the following month, however no positive response was received. Meetings were also held with Emirates’ own bank in Nigeria and in collaboration with IATA to discuss improving FX allocation, but with limited success. 

Despite our considerable efforts, the situation continues to deteriorate. We are now in the unfortunate position of having to cut flights, to mitigate against further losses going forward. 

While we appreciate that this issue is primarily a financial one, any support you could kindly provide would be warmly welcomed by Esthetes. We are confident that your valuable involvement would make a real difference in improving this very difficult situation. 

Should there be any positive development in the coming days, we will of course re-evaluate this decision. Meanwhile thank you for your understanding and please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss the matter further. 

Yours sincerely,
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla 
DSVP International Affairs

Three men have been jailed for their role in a romance fraud in which a woman in her sixties lost her life savings.

The three men were arrested by Gardaí attached to the National Economic Crime Bureau after the woman became suspicious concerning a man whom she had been messaging online.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that a woman, who does not wish to be named, met a man calling himself Neil Turner on the dating website Plenty of Fish in November 2019.

The two began to message each other romantically, and over 800 pages of messages were downloaded by gardaí. Gardai linked the fake profile of Neil Turner to three Nigerian nationals living in Ireland.

Omowale Owolabi (31) of Kentswood Court in Navan pleaded guilty to theft. Raak Sami Sadu (32) of Lohunda Downs, Clonsilla, Dublin 15, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, and Samson Ajayi pleaded guilty (33) of Park Wood, Grangerath in Co Meath pleaded guilty to three money laundering charges.

Judge Martin Nolan sentenced Owolabi to three years and three months in prison. He sentenced Ajayi to two and a half years in prison and Sadu to three years in prison.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has backed the impeachment threat issued against President Muhammadu Buhari over widespread insecurity across the country. 

Recall that some members of the national assembly issued a six-week ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to step up the fight against insecurity or risk being impeached.

Ortom who supported the lawmakers’ action, said it’s long overdue. His Chief Press Secretary Nath Ikyur disclosed that he gave the commendation on Friday July 29, when he received a delegation of some members of the National Assembly led by Aduda who came to brief him.

The Benue Governor described the threat of the Senate and the House of Representatives PDP caucuses to impeach the President as “patriotic” and particularly commended some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC who have opted to do the ‘right thing’.

Ortom stressed that Buhari has performed far below expectations of Nigerians in solving both the security and economic challenges of the nation

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old man identified as Joseph Fekali who allegedly murdered his ‘girlfriend,’ Kate Ogwoh, a graduate of Novena University, Delta State, NaijaCover Reports.

Fekala, Who Hails from Ikibiri Community, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State allegedly strangled 26-year-old Ogwoh, to death on Thursday night, July 28.

After Allegedly killing her for yet-to-be verified reasons, Joseph reportedly buried her remains in a shallow grave in his bedroom, NaijaCover Learnt.

However, neighbours of the suspected killer claimed that the scene of the killing suggested that his intention was to use the late Miss Kate for a money ritual. 

Another Version of the report claimed that the suspect is not a Yahoo boy but a youth pastor and that he killed her over N50,000 debt. 

Spokesperson of the command, Asinim Butwat, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, July 29, said the suspect has been arrested following a tip-off by neighbours.

“Joseph Fekala, 27 years of Ikibiri Community, but residing at Okaka, strangled one Kate Ogwoh, f, 26 years to death on 28th July 2022. He buried the deceased in a shallow grave in his bedroom,” Butwat Stated. 

“The Suspect was arrested following a tip-off by neighbours on 29 July 2022, at about 0800 hours. He is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department. The investigation is ongoing.” he added. 

A Lagos-based 28-year-old man, Damilola Areje, has allegedly absconded with a 2019 Mercedes Benz GLE 43, worth N52 million, and $700 worth of Bitcoin belonging to a 32-year-old businesswoman, Nneka Chiemelu, who is into real estate and construction.

According to Miss Chiemelu, Damilola, an acquaintance whose father, Inspector Adegbola Areje is a policeman, allegedly stole her car from her apartment in Lekki Phase 1 and absconded with $700 worth of Bitcoin which was paid into his wallet by one of her clients on Friday, July 22, 2022, at about 04:05 pm.

PUNCH Metro, however, gathered that all four of Damilola’s phone lines had been switched off and his active Instagram handle deleted since the theft.

Narrating her ordeal amid tears, Chiemelusaid, “Damilola requested that I help him with the sum of N20,000 that he needed some money to pay for flyers to promote his business, and I promised to give him the N20,000 on the condition that he takes up a site supervision job at my place of work upon completion of the work in order to assist him rather than just hand him the money.

“He was expected to resume at 9 am but he resumed at 2 pm and requested that I help pay for his Uber ride which I did through a bank transfer to the Uber driver’s account.

“An hour later, he asked if I could allow him to charge his phone in my car so I gave him my car keys to proceed, and he went into the car and pretended to be charging his phone.

“A few minutes later, a guest came into the service apartment that I manage, wanting to pay an outstanding fee and asked if I had a cryptocurrency account so that he could pay through that means, and I told him that I had none. So I asked Daniel whether he has the means to receive payment through Bitcoin, and he said he does and accepted to help receive the payment on my behalf. So my client made a payment of $700 into his Bitcoin wallet and he confirmed receipt right there in the presence of my client and myself.

A 23-year-old graduate of Business Administration from York University in Canada, Chinonso Anene, has allegedly committed suicide in Lagos.

It was gathered that Chinonso Anene reportedly locked himself inside his apartment last Wednesday at House 9, Emmanuel Court, Olusegun Aina Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi and thereafter used a pump action gun to shoot himself. 

His lifeless body was discovered inside the wardrobe when police officers broke the door to his apartment.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson, Lagos State police command, SP Benjamin Huydeyin, said the DPO Ikoyi Division received a distress call from the Chief Security Officer of Parkview Estate, Mr Daramola, that Chinonso Anene has committed suicide.

He said: “Based on the report, a team of detectives visited and photographed the scene, the door was forced open and one expended cartridge was recovered.

“The remains of the deceased have been deposited at Lagos Island morgue for autopsy while an investigation is ongoing.”

Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday night, said he has not been appointed director general of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The governor’s special adviser on media and communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, in a tweet stated that there is no truth in the reports. The governor in a live media chat on Wednesday night in Kaduna also denied being appointed as DG of the APC Presidential Campaign.

“Malam Nasir @elrufai has disclaimed reports of his appointment as DG of the APC Presidential Campaign. He also denied during his live media chat in Kaduna tonight that he is working with other governors and party leaders to help set up the national campaign structures,” Adekeye tweeted.

There were reports in a section of the media that the governor had been appointed DG by the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, while former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, was named the chairman of the council