Police arrest man, 50, for allegedly impregnating daughter

The Police have arrested a 50-year-old man, Taiwo Oyelabi, for allegedly impregnating his 21-year-old daughter.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, of Lagos State made the disclosure while parading Oyelabi and other suspects arrested for various crimes at the Police Headquarters in Ikeja on Monday.

Imohimi said the case was reported to the police by concerned members of the public on April 16, adding that the crime was allegedly committed at the suspect’s resident at No. 15, Community Road, Iyana-Iba in Igando.

“The incident started in November, 2017 when the daughter, who was staying with her paternal aunt relocated to the father’s house on his request.

“Since then, he has been having inappropriate sexual liaison with her, the result of the unholy act between father and daughter eventually led to pregnancy.

“Investigations into the case revealed that the suspect is a security man but whenever he was going to work, he goes with the daughter.

“The strange…

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Snatching of mace at Senate, worrisome, disturbing – Osun Assembly Speaker

Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Najeem Salaam, has described the snatching of the mace by suspected hoodlums at the Senate as a bad omen to democratic setting in the country.

The House Committee Chairman man on Information and Strategy, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, in a statement, in Osogbo, said Hon. Salaam made the remarks at the plenary, in the state capital.

Salaam said the incident was worrisome and disturbing.

The speaker said that in a country like Nigeria, where the rule of law prevailed such incident at the Senate was  not a good development.

” I want to appeal to all gladiators to jealously guard the democratic  setting in the country.

” All the stakeholders should come together to safe out democracy.

” We all want this democracy to strive and we want our political stakeholders to live within the tenet of democratic setting”.

Salaam,  however,  said that the security operatives at the Senate should be question for their laxity.

He said it was…

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Crazy estimated electricity bills: Protesters storm Lagos court

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesters had stormed the court’s premises about 7.32am following a suit instituted on their behalf by a Lagos human rights lawyer, Mr Segun Ogunsanya.

Ogunsanya had filed the suit on behalf of four communities in Lagos namely: Alaba-Oro, Mosafejo Amukoko, Abule Kere and Olaniyonu, challenging the alleged arbitrary estimated billing system of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company.

The claimants are also demanding distribution of prepaid meters to members of the communities.

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Also joined in the suit is the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

NAN reports that the protesters, who carried placards, chanted solidarity songs as they flagged  down vehicles in the corridors of the court.

They chorused resoundingly “we want…

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Eko Disco restores power to community after 9 months outage

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it has restored power supply to residents of Ijegun Imore New Estate in Satellite Town after nine months outage due to transformer fault. Owolabi Olubango, EKEDC Business Manager, Festac Unit told newsmen on Monday in Lagos that the company repaired the faulty transformer and installed another one to ensure …

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Xenophobia: Another Nigerian burnt alive in South Africa

The Nigerian Community in South Africa has announced that one Clement Nwaogu was burnt alive by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in that country.

The Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mr. Habib Miller, confirmed the killing from Pretoria in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Monday.

He said the victim, a native of Njikoka in Anambra State and an upholsterer in South Africa, was attacked and killed by a mob in Rustenburg, North West Province.

Miller said that the victim was murdered in cold blood over his accent and habit, which the mobsters supposedly found offensive.

Read also:Xenophobia: Five Nigerians attacked in S/Africa again

“The mob descended on him like a common criminal with all sorts of dangerous weapons in the presence of South African police officers.

“Eyewitnesses say the victim beckoned for help from the police to intervene and help him, but they turned a blind eye.

“When Nwaogu could no longer…

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BBNaija’s Nina becomes brand ambassador for beauty products

Mimi Orjiekwe, the popular Nollywood actress on Monday, gave Nina Onyenobi, one of the five finalist of the 2018 BBNaija housemates, her first endorsement deal with Flawless Beauty makeup as brand ambassador.

Orjiekwe said that Nina would be the brand ambassador of the Flawless Beauty by Mimi brand.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that Orjiekwe is an upcoming Nollywood actress.

She has been on the Nollywood movie scene for quite some time and she seems to be gaining prominence with each passing year.

She has featured in movies such as, School Hour, Mean Girls, Ghost in the Palace and Wrong Selfie, among others.

According to Stargist, barely 10 hours after Nina left the BBNaija house, Nina got her first endorsement deal from Nollywood actress, Mimi Orjiekwe and it is trending online.

Orjiekwe wrote: “Nina is our girl and still our winner of the#bbnaija Season 3 reality TV show.

“She’s well composed, beautiful and real. It will be a pleasure to make her our brand ambassador of…

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NIS Confirms Melaye’s Arrest

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday morning.

Spokesman of the Service, Mr Sunday James, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Melaye was arrested by Immigration officials “based on instruction”.

The confirmation came hours after the senator, who represents Kogi West, announced the arrest on his Twitter handle at 7:32 a.m.

“I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Government after checking in,” he tweeted.

The police recently declared Melaye wanted after he was accused of supplying arms to some murder suspects, who allegedly implicated him.

The senator denies the allegations, which he describes as politically motivated. (NAN)

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Bauchi state partner with Dangote Foundation, DFID on polio immunisation

Bauchi State Government says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dangote Foundation, DFID and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on routine immunisation. The Commissioner of Health, Dr Zuwaira Hassan, disclosed this in Kano on Monday at a One-Day stakeholders’ Consultative Meeting with the theme ‘’Ending Preventable Deaths of Children in Bauchi State.’’ …

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Buhari mourns ex-Nigeria’s envoy to Ethiopia, Adegoroye

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the passing of a former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the nation’s Representative to the African Union, Amb. Victor Adeyeye Adegoroye, who passed on at 93.

In his condolence to the family, President Buhari commiserated with the Ondo State Government, family and friends of the late ambassador, especially those he worked with for many years as a career diplomat.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said, President Buhari urged the family to take solace in the fact that the patriarch of the Adegoroye family lived faithfully and served his country dutifully, believing that his contributions to national development will always be remembered and acknowledged by posterity.

President Buhari prayed that God will comfort the family and grant his soul eternal rest.

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