13 People injured today in Lagos-Ibadan expressway multiple crash.

The Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun, Mrs Florence Okpe, confirmed an ugly incident to newsmen in Abeokuta that no fewer than 13 persons sustained injuries in a multiple accident today at Car Park C on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Okpe explained that the incident occurred at 4:55 am, adding that it was caused by speeding and involved five vehicles and 22 people, while adding that the injured victims were taken tofor medical attention.

She reported that the state Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, had advised motorists to always apply caution while driving and also drive defensively.

A Catholic Priest has been Detained in Anambra for allegedly raping and Impregnating Teenager

One Rev. Fr. Nwaigwe Stephen, a Catholic Priest in Anambra state, has been remanded for allegedly raping and impregnating a teenager.

An Awka Chief Magistrates’ Court on Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Court , Anambra State remanded the priest in prison till December 6, 2023. The prosecutor is charged to transmit the original case file to the office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Anambra State.

The priest was also accused of forcefully taking the pregnant minor to Benin City, Edo State, where she delivered her baby, but police investigation revealed that nobody seem to know where the baby is right now.

The offence of having sexual intercourse with a minor, is punishable under section 34(2) of the Child’s Rights Law of Anambra State, 2004 Constitution.

Heavy Security In Kano As APC and NNPP planned Rally and Protest.

There has been presence of heavy security across the metropolis of Kano State today owing to the planned rally and protest by the supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the State.

However, update reaching us is that the two political parties and their supporters had shelved their agenda as no one could be sighted on the streets for the protest.

Earlier before the heavy security was noticed, the Director-General of the Campaign Organisation, Rabiu Suleiman Bichi, who led other stakeholders consisting of members of the Kano State House of Assembly, former commissioners, ex-special advisers and others of the APC in the state said while the NNPP would be staging a mass protest in Kano today, the APC would organize a mass rally still today.

Tribunal Grants Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party, Access To Kogi Election Materials

The Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lokoja has granted counsels to the first applicant in the case of the governorship election petition, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the leave of the Court to allow access to materials and all documents used in the conduct of November 11 gubernatorial election.

Justice Yusuf Ado Birnin-Kudu gave the order today, compelling the first respondent in the petition, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to comply within 24hours.

The order followed an application filled by a counsel to the plaintiff, who expressed his inability to access the documents, mainly 42 items, to proceed with his case.

According to the complaint, all efforts to access the documents at INEC offices in Abuja and Lokoja had earlier proved abortive.

Nigeria Union of Journalists, laments alleged humiliation of commuters at military checkpoints in SouthEast .

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Abia State Council, has expressed worry over the continued humiliation of passengers at military checkpoints across South East geo-political zone.

NUJ in a communique after its monthly congress in Umuahia, strongly condemned the practice, and demanded its immediate stoppage, saying it is not a good public image for the military.

Some National Assembly members including Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, among others, had variously called for an end to the practice but it has continued.

NUJ in the 12-point communique jointly signed by the Chairman of the Council, the Secretary, and Chairman of Communique-Drafting Committee, queried the rationale behind forcing passengers to disembark at military check-points and trek across even without any search on their vehicles.

NUJ further called for the immediate removal of sandbags and other objects at roadblocks that is long

Iran hangs 17-year-old for commiting murder.

Today, Iran had been reported to have executed a 17-year-old convicted of murder. This follows other related acts showing that the Islamic Republic continues to hang people for crimes committed as minors.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) groups said in separate statements that Hamidreza Azari was executed in prison in the eastern town of Sabzevar in Razavi Khorasan province, the Norway-based Hengaw.

Further reports indicates that Azari was the only child in his family and despite his age had already a few years ago started working as a scrap worker.

The rights groups said the execution marked another violation by Iran of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which defines a child as any person under the age of 18.

Imo PDP chairman has been shot dead.

The Imo state Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ward chairman for Ife/Akpodim/Chokoneze Ward, Ezinihitte Mbaise council area, Smith Chiedoziem Anyanwu, has been murdered.

The incident was confirmed to newsmen in Owerri, today by the Party’s Director of New Media.
According to eyewitnesses, he was killed in the presence of his wife. They reported the killers rode on a motorbike. On arrival, they met his wife and asked her for her husband, on which when they sighted him, fired several shots at him and left only when they confirmed he’s gone.

By the time this report was gathered, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Henry Okoye, was yet to respond to an enquiry on the matter.

Rapper Odumodublvck has revealed that Tems charges $500k per verse.

Nigerian rapper, Tochukwu Ojogwu, popularly known as Odumodublvck, has revealed that Grammy-winning singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, charges $500,000 per verse.q

The rapper today, shared the purported figure during a question-and-answer session with fans via X (Twitter) when a user asked him whether Tems would be featured on the deluxe edition of his album, ‘Eziokwu’.

OAU student starts 50-hour hand wash-a-thon to break Guinness World Record

Today, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun state, Subair Enitan, commenced 50-hour hand wash-a-thon to set a Guinness World Record.

Enitan, who had notified the Guinness World Record of her intentions in June this year, was given November 24th, 2023 to embark on the quest.

200-level in the department of Linguistics and African Languages student has the support of school’s Students’ Union leadership which set the venue of the longest hand washing exercise at the school campus in Ile-Ife on Friday with students and staff of the institution cheering her on.

Prior to today’s cloth washing kickoff, she expressed optimism that she will finish strong as title holder of the longest hand-washing hours.

The Price of local rice increases by 68% in one year

The price of 1kg of local rice grew year-on-year (YoY) by 68% to N819.42 in October 2023 from N487.42 in October 2022.

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS disclosed this today in its Selected Food Price Watch for October which also included large YoY increases in the prices of white garri, beans, tomato and beef.

Accord to the statistics, Edo state recorded the highest average price of 1kg of local rice sold loose at N1,044.17, while the lowest was reported in Zamfara at N660.79.

On state profile analysis in October 2023, the highest average price of 1kg of Tomato was recorded in Bayelsa at N1,344.13, while the lowest was recorded in Kwara at N341.95.

Today, Israel and Hamas agrees truce and release of 50 hostages.

After weeks of all-out war, Israel and Hamas announced a deal today allowing at least 50 hostages and scores of Palestinian prisoners to be freed, while offering Gaza residents a four-day truce.

In the first major diplomatic breakthrough in the war, Palestinian militants will release 50 women and children kidnapped during their October 7 raids during a four-day truce.

Israeli Prime Minister approved the truce accord today after what is close to all-night meeting, in which he told ministers this was a difficult, but right decision.

Israel also stressed that the agreement did not spell the end of the war.

Adamawa police headquarters suffers a fresh attack by Gunmen.

Gunmen were said to have attacked the Adamawa State Police Headquarters, Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area, in the early hours of today, which threw the entire area into panic.

According to report, the state Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the attack, but said things were under control, though the identities of those behind it was unknown.

Further report has it that some personnel were said to have stormed the commission’s office in an attempt to release their colleagues arrested by EFCC operatives for allegedly attempting to forcibly release fraud suspects from custody.

The High Court has granted the former CBN governor N300m bail.

An Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama has granted release to the detained former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to N300million tune.

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Hamza Muazu, further ordered Mr. Emefiele to produce two sureties, who must be resident within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and have landed property within the Maitama District.

Earlier, the court ordered Emefiele to surrender all his travelling documents, while fixing November 28 to commence complete hearing on the six-count charge, which Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against the Defendant.

NBA: Lebron James makes history as he hits 39,000 points

LeBron James claimed another piece of NBA history which right now, he’s the first player to break the 39,000-point barrier as the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Utah Jazz to reach the knockout stage of the league’s new in-season tournament.

The 38-year-old, needing just five points to reach the milestone heading into the game, squeezed his name into the record books with a three-pointer in the first quarter of a 131-99 Lakers win.

James, who passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar last season to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, saluted the crowd as his achievement was announced.

In a highly anticipated friendly scheduled for February 2024, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr and Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami will square off in what is expected to be the final meeting between two of the greatest players of all time.

Messi, now 36, established the majority of his legacy at Barcelona, while Ronaldo, 38, achieved similar success at fierce rivals Real Madrid after leaving Manchester United in 2009.
The Inter Miami player was reportedly courted by the Saudi league and was expected to follow Ronaldo there this year before ultimately choosing to sign with David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team.

Ronaldo signed for Al Nassr in December 2022, coming off a bitter breakup with United in his second stint at the club.