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21-year-old returnee narrates how they were kidnapped, raped while travelling to Libya

21-year-old lady simply identified as Omoniyi has narrated how she and her co-travellers were abused during their sojourn in Libya.

Omoniyi was part of the 330 stranded Nigerians repatriated to the country in two batches on Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State aboard Al Buraq Airline Boeing 737-400.

The returnee said she collected the sum of N800,000 from her father under the pretext of starting a business and left Nigeria in 2018 when a friend introduced her to a trafficker.

She said, “I lost my mum at a tender age and was being cared for by my maternal family. I thought I was being maltreated and ran away from the house to meet my dad.

“From my father’s custody, a friend convinced me to meet her in Ibadan in 2018, where I was introduced to the idea of travelling to Libya where I was told that I could work and receive a monthly salary of N120,000. I deceived my dad that I wanted to establish a business and he gave me N800,000. But I used it for the Libya trip through the desert.

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“I went from Ojo in Ibadan to Kano and Niger and from there to the desert. When we got to the desert, about 50 of us were kidnapped, raped and beaten and we were told to call our traffickers to come and bail us; she bailed me with N1.2m. When I came out, I stayed in Sabha for one week and later went to Tripoli to treat myself and later came back to Sabha. I paid my trafficker almost N2m to free myself.

“I started working for myself this year April to August where I was collecting N120,000. But the Arab person I was working for didn’t pay me for six months and I left there. I went to a motor park to stay with an uncle, who promised that I would go to Nigeria soon. But the police came to bust our house and collected all our property, including our money and we were thrown into prison.”

The victim said she will try locate her father, as she had lost contact with him when the police arrested her in Libya.

“I have to wait for the time that my transport allowance would be paid before I can buy a phone and try to gamble with several numbers to know if I can get dad’s contact. I will never advise anyone, even my enemy, to think of going to Libya,” she added.

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Sylvester Oromoni’s Death: Reps direct IGP to take over investigation

The House of Representatives has called on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, to take over the case of alleged torture and eventual death of a Junior Secondary School 2 pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, in Lagos State, Sylvester Oromoni.

The House also called for stricter regulation of schools and their boarding facilities by the Federal Government.

While the father of the 12-year-old pupil who shares the same name with his son had alleged that the junior Oromoni died from the injuries sustained during an assault by five of his colleagues who wanted to initiate him into cultism, the school had claimed he died after sustaining an injury during a football match.

At the plenary on Tuesday, a member of the House, Unyime Idem, moved a motion of urgent public importance, titled ‘A Call to Condemn the Trend of Inhumane Treatment in Nigerian Boarding Schools Across the Country and Comprehensive Investigation into the Activities of Nigerian Boarding School System.’

Adopting the motion, the lawmakers “condemn in strong terms, the recent incidences of inhuman treatment and abuses happening in the boarding schools across the country,” urging the Federal Ministry of Education to set out guidelines for the operations of boarding schools across the country.

The House also mandated the “Inspector-General of Police to immediately commission and take over the investigation, prosecution and punishment of the perpetrators of the identified heinous crimes.”

Furthermore, the House mandated its Committees on Education, Youth Development, and Women Affairs and Social Development to follow up with the investigation, set up a committee to brainstorm and come up with modalities and report to the House within two weeks.

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Leading the debate on the motion, Idem said, “These recent developments call for the attention of the lawmakers. These children that are being molested; these children that are being wasted, they are our constituents. We cannot watch this kind of situation happening in our constituency.

“If proper measures had been put in place, we would not be having this. There would have been a proper way of monitoring the activities of these children.”

Another member, Obinna Chidoka said, “It is very important to send a strong signal that our children cannot be treated this way. There was one case in Kwara that trended, where they were giving corporal punishment to students.

“On the criminal aspects (of the Dowen College case), the IGP should investigate thoroughly and give feedback.”

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Also, Babajide Obanikoro, who noted that the incident occurred within Eti Osa Federal Constituency in Lagos where he represents, said, “In this particular matter, there are five students that are involved. They are a flight risk; their names should be placed on ‘no flight’ list. And the school, as shut down by Lagos State, should remain shut until the school is cleared of all the allegations.”

In his submission, Victor Akinjo said, “There is nothing wrong with private schools because we operate an almost private economy, but there is something wrong with the regulators. You cannot leave the boarding schools without proper regulations.

“It is the responsibility of the regulators to do proper oversight; to do what is right and save Nigeria from this embarrassment. It is a huge embarrassment for those schools to be turned into a cultists’ medium (sic).”

In the motion, Idem recalled the incident leading to the death of 14-year-old Karen-Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher of Premier Academy, Lugbe, Abuja on June 22, 2021, which he described as “one that left many heartbroken.”

“Her parents narrated how their daughter was sexually assaulted and later died of complications as a result of a condom left in her private part. Six months later, there is still no news of a suspect being arrested,” the lawmaker further recalled.

Idem partly said, “The House is cognisant that following the two recent cases, some Nigerians on the social space have been voicing out their bitter experiences with the boarding school system of operation.

“The House is cognisant that the Federal Government should, without delay, launch a national campaign; the campaign should include advocacy, public sensitisation and social mobilisation, as it will take the joint effort of government, school managements and parents to curb ugly happenings in our boarding schools. All hands must be on deck to curb the spread of this new trend.”

Meanwhile, the House adopted a separate motion moved by another member, Mark Gbillah, which was titled, ‘Suspected Rape and Murder of 14–Years Old Miss Keren–Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher.’

Adopting the motion, the House urged the Nigeria Police Force to “thoroughly investigate mysteries surrounding the death of Keren, allegations of harassment and threat to the life of Keren’s family and the leader of a coalition of gender-based violence and his family.”

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The House also asked the police to “carry out a DNA test, recover spermatozoa and test Premiere Academy staff to identify anyone liable and bring him to justice.”

Furthermore, the House mandated its Committees on Woman Affairs; Human Rights; and Police Affairs to invite stakeholders to investigate the “circumstances surrounding the death of Keren–Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher.

The joint committee is to also probe the “allegations of the unwillingness of the Nigeria Police Force to initiate an investigation into the death of Keren; allegations of harassment and threat to the life of Keren’s family and the leader of an NGO and his family; previous cases of sexual harassment at Premiere Academy Abuja and other incidents of violence against women in Nigeria; probable lapses by other relevant agencies handling the incident.”

The panel is to report back within six weeks for further legislative action.

Moving the motion, Gbillah recalled how Akpagher, a 14-year-old SS1 boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, was allegedly raped and eventually died on June 22, 2021, from medical complications as a result of rape.

The lawmaker also recalled how Keren was reported to have taken ill on June 16, 2021, without adequate medical care by Premiere Academy, until the mother took her to a hospital in Wuse Zone 6 in Abuja on June 19, 2021, where she eventually died three days later.

He said, “The House is worried that the medical examination before her death revealed a condom lodged in her private part, which had a milky effusion with the presence of dead spermatozoa within the fluid, which had caused an infection that developed into sepsis.

“The House is alarmed by the unwillingness of Premiere Academy to uncover the truth behind Keren’s death and the management’s media denial of previous cases of sexual harassment of students in the institution contrary to documentary evidence.

“The House is also alarmed by the lack of proactive and thorough investigation by the Nigeria Police Force, even after formal correspondence to the police by the deceased family’s lawyers and the allegations by Amnesty International of harassment and threat to the lives of Keren’s mother, Vivien Akpagher, her family and the leader of the coalition of gender-based violence responders and his family over their public campaigns and advocacy demanding justice for Keren.”

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Man sentenced to prison for stealing rice, spaghetti, cigarettes, noodles, others worth N4,560

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Monday sentenced a middle-aged man, ThankGod Paul, to six months jail term for stealing food items worth N4,560.

The convict said to have stolen one rubber of dried rice worth N1,000; two Bigi Cola valued at N300; two 7up drinks valued at N400; one Spaghetti valued at N400 and five Magic soaps valued at N500.

The convict also stole two packs of noodles, N200; one pack of Rothmans Cigarettes, N500; one pack of Benson & Hedges, N500 and one Agbara & Halogin Hot Drinks, N400.

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Other stolen items, according to the police prosecutor, Inspector Onah Glory, are one chinchin cup, worth N60 and one pack of Tiger Razorblade, valued at N300, the total of which were valued at N4,560.

The prosecutor informed the court that Paul broke and entered into the shop of one Sola Adeyanju on December 5, 2021 at Alaro Area, Modakeke-Ife with intent to commit a felony.

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He was charged on three counts bordering on breaking, entering, and stealing and pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against him and pleaded for leniency.

In his ruling, Magistrate A.O Adediwura sentenced the accused to six months in prison with an option of one calendar year of community service.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records three additional cases of Omicron variant

Nigeria has recorded three more cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its update for Tuesday, December 7.

According to a statement by Ifedayo Adetifa, NCDC director-general, the new cases were detected in individuals with recent travel history to South Africa.

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Nigeria’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Isola has described the travel restrictions imposed on the country as ‘apartheid’.

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A number of countries in Europe banned travel from countries in Africa following the discovery of the Omicron COVID-19 variant by South Africa.

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Zulum gifts N5m to soldiers injured in Kala-Balge battle with ISWAP

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum paid a visit to soldiers injured in a fierce battle with Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Rann on Monday night.

Rann is a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon, located in the Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State’s central region.

Zulum, on the other hand, interacted with and consoled all of the injured soldiers at Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri.

Brig Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo, the Army’s General Officer Commanding 7 Division, welcomed him.

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The Governor ordered the release of N5 million, which was immediately distributed to all soldiers admitted, including those who had nothing to do with the Kala-Balge battle.

Governor Zulum thanked the soldiers and commended them for their gallantry and patriotism.

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The insurgents mounted gun trucks and motorcycles and attacked troops deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) in Rann.

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The troops gallantly killed 26 terrorists during the attack and captured their combat vehicles, 18 AK 47 rifles and one M-21 rifle with a large quantity of ammunition.

The troops then forced the insurgents to abandon their mission and withdraw in disarray.

Meanwhile, two officers and five soldiers paid the supreme price, while three personnel sustained gunshot wounds and were moved to the hospital.

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Nigeria’s tax-to-GDP ratio undercalculated, says Nami

Executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami has criticised the computation of Nigeria’s tax-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio, currently at six percent.

He said the figure captures only the federal government’s taxes and excludes the contributions of states and local governments in the country.

This was made known on Monday by Nami at a symposium themed ‘Taxation and challenges of external shocks: Lessons and policy options for Nigeria,’ organised by the FIRS in collaboration with the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) in Abuja.

The FIRS boss emphasised the need for the aggregation of all revenues generated at national and sub-national levels.

This, he said, would enable proper determination and accurate computation of Nigeria’s tax-to-GDP ratio.

“One of the recurring issues in national discourse has been Nigeria’s low tax-to-GDP ratio,” Nami said.

“In as much as the country needs to continually and conscientiously put measures in place to improve such a concern, there is also the need to comprehensively bring all the national and sub-national revenue sources into consideration to properly and appropriately determine the correct and meaningful tax-to-GDP ratio for the country.”

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He said the current basis for computation, which focused on federal tax administration leaving out the revenue generated by states, local governments, ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) did not truly reflect the correct tax-to-GDP ratio.

Nami said that FIRS, through the ministry of finance, must include all government revenues in accounting for taxes generated to give the correct state of governments revenue.

He identified taxes generated to include amounts invested by taxpayers in the country’s road infrastructure as a result of Executive Order 007 and tax waivers granted to pioneer companies.

Others, he said, include import and excise duties waived through the operations of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and all other revenues generated by MDAs on behalf of the federal, state, and local governments in Nigeria.

The FIRS boss said if the measures he suggested were fully implemented, they would align Nigeria with global best practices in reporting public finance and ensure a more transparent and accurate picture of the country’s tax-to-GDP ratio.

Speaking further, Nami said that the symposium was timely, especially with challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, where new strains of the virus had been discovered and threatening businesses and commercial activities worldwide.

“Therefore, the theme of this symposium is very timely and relevant as it considers policy options for addressing current and future challenges,” he said.

“It will also review the challenges of the informal sector which constitutes about 70 percent of businesses in Nigeria and the reform options available to bring them into the tax net.”

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21 escaped Jos Prison inmates rearrested

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Plateau Command, has apprehended 21 inmates who escaped from the Jos detention facility after gunmen attacked it.

ASC Geofrey Longdiem, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), made the announcement on Tuesday in Jos.

On November 28, gunmen stormed the custodial facility, killing a Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) officer and nine inmates, while 252 inmates escaped.

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Mr Mohammed Tukur, NCoS’s Deputy Controller General in charge of Operations, blamed the attack on a lack of modern equipment and other gadgets.

Longdiem stated that the Service was working tirelessly with other security agencies to apprehend the remaining inmates.

“As at today, we have recaptured 21 of the inmates who escaped during the last attack at our custodial centre in Jos,” he said

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He said some of the inmates voluntarily returned.

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Two of the inmates were brought back to the custodial centre by their mothers.

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Students disrupt Anambra Poly’s convocation over issuance of invalid certificates

Ex-students of Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu, disrupted the institution’s convocation ceremony on Friday, closing the gate and denying visitors and some management staff entry into the convocation arena.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the protest, which was led by past students of the institution was because of the issuance of certificates, which have been rejected by other institutions, including employers of labour.

In a video circulating on social media, Frank Onyekachi Imo, a former student of the institution, who spoke to journalists said: “Some of our students who graduated here and attempted to further their education, their certificates were rejected and described as invalid.

“How can the school be talking of graduating students, when the students they graduated many years ago have not been mobilized for service?”

Another student leader who also spoke to journalists said: “I graduated here in 2015, and up till now, I’m yet to be mobilized for service, nor have I gotten my certificate. Some of our former students who have gotten their certificates were rejected in other institutions where they went to further their education, and their certificates were described as invalid.

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“How can the school be talking of graduating students, when the ones who you graduated have not been properly taken care of.”

According to reports, the protesting students also barred the Commissioner for Education, Prof Kate Omenugha, from entering the institution on the day of the convocation.

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The students demanded the sacking of the institution’s head, claiming that she had been the Rector since 2007, and that under her watch, the number of students as well as the quality of output had decreased.

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“We are appealing to Governor Willie Obiano to look into the polytechnic. This is a state-owned institution, and there are other institutions that were founded by other states recently, but their certificates are recognized and their students mobilized for service.”

When newsmen spoke to the Dean of Student Affairs, Mr Chinedu Ejikeme, he stated that the convocation has been held, and only a few students decided to disrupt the convocation, but that it has been held.

He said: “It was just printer’s error that some of the students’ names did not appear for convocation, but from this week, they will be able to take their results.”

Attempt to reach the spokesperson of the polytechnic, Mr Albert Chukwuanu was not fruitful.

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JUST IN: Buhari sacks AEDC management over workers’ strike

The sack of the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari over the strike by the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE).

The strike action engaged by the NUEE left areas serviced by the AEDC without power for hours on Monday.

Some of the areas serviced by the company are the federal capital territory (FCT), Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states.

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The workers were protesting unpaid allowances, salaries and unremitted pension deductions.

In other news, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that some Abuja residents have accused the electricity service provider for the territory, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, of deliberately exploiting them by giving meters with existing liabilities (debt) to new customers.

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According to a DAILY POST investigation, the recent rollout of mass metering by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has failed to provide the needed relief from estimated bills, and has rather compounded huge problems for customers, has revealed.

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VIDEO: RCCG Members in US Protest During Worship Service Over Killings in Nigeria

Some members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) staged a surprise protest during a service at one of the church’s branches in New Jersey, the United States.

One of them, Dr. Seyi Adesanya, was displeased with the way Nigeria was being handled and cried frequently, “Say no to Fulani governance!”

According to a report by SaharaReporters, a woman could be heard in footage that surfaced online, talking over the public address system, persuading the protesters to take things easy.

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The RCCG members accused their own church of colluding with the Nigerian government to wipe out Yoruba and Igbo from the country.

“You are co-conspirators. RCCG are conspirators. We are Yoruba and Igbo here. They’re killing our people. We won’t take this no more. Nonsense,” one of them said.

However, two other protesters, who were armed with placards containing pictures of the killings going on in Nigeria, displayed them before some church attendants, believed to be government officials.

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“This is exactly what is happening; you’re sitting down here in the US. This is what is happening. We won’t take this anymore,” one of them said.

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Meanwhile, another protester yelled “Call them!” when someone threatened to get the police involved.

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Breaking: Police confirm arrest of 3 Dowen College students over Sylvester Oromoni’s death

Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has confirmed the arrest of three students out of the five who allegedly assaulted late Dowen College Student, Sylvester Oromoni.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the 3 students, suspected to have been involved in the alleged torture and beating of the 12-year-old Sylvester for refusing to join a cult group, have been invited by the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba in Lagos for questioning.

Oromoni, Jnr died of complications last week as a result of injuries sustained from an attack by a group of five senior students for allegedly refusing to join a cult group in the school.

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This publication recalls that the deceased’s cousin, Perry Oromoni, has taken to social media to alleged that some senior pupils of the college beat him up in his hostel room for refusing to join a cult.

While confirming the students arrest on Tuesday, CP Odumosu said the students in custody are assisting the police in their investigation.

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Former prison boss sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for stealing from inmate in Rwanda

Former Director of Kigali’s Main Prison, Innocent Kayumba has been handed a 5-year jail sentence for stealing money from a British inmate in Rwanda.

Kayumba and his former deputy, Eric Ntakirutimana, have appealed against the Rwandan court judgement, a court document shows.

Prior to being handed the jail sentence, the court acquitted an IT specialist inmate who used his skills to hack the victim’s Visa card.

The IT specialist told the court that he was forced by the Prison Director to do so. He further revealed that he was asked to “decode” the card kept by the prison authorities after they realised that the bank account linked to it had a large sum of money.

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The British-Egyptian inmate had told the court that more than £7,000 ($9,300) was taken away from his account using his card last year without his knowledge.

The court ruled that Mr Kayumba and his deputy conspired to carry out the theft, while the IT specialist was coerced to work for them, hence why he was found not guilty.

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Mr Kayumba, a senior military officer, was transferred to the prison services in 2014. He headed a prison in western Rwanda before moving to the capital’s main prison. He was arrested early this year.

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IPOB: Orji Uzor Kalu denies instructing DSS not to feed Nnamdi Kanu

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu has denied reports that he is working with the Department of State Services (DSS) against Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Nnamdi Kanu’s brother on Monday, December 6, alleged that DSS operatives have denied the separatist leader food and also not allowed him to see his test results.

Reports also circulated on Monday that former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu told DSS operatives not to feed Nnamdi Kanu after his visit to Kanu in the DSS facility in Abuja on Monday, November 29.

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The senator has now come out to debunk the reports saying the news is spurred by his detractors and nothing but “a big, fat lie”

He urged Nigerians to ignore the story.

Posting on Facebook, the chief whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, said; “A friend said the statement below is been circulated on social media and I urge you to please ignore as it’s a big fat lie and cheap propaganda.

“The circulating lie says, “When Senator Orji Uzor Kalu visited DSS and Mazi Nnamdi, he told the DSS to stop giving Nnamdi Kanu food and Nnamdi Kanu has been living without food since then .”

“My brief take is that there is nothing one would do that people won’t talk about. If you don’t visit, they will blame you for not visiting.

“If you visit, they will still blame you. But more sympathetic to me is those that believe and propagate any cok and bull story. If the agenda is to create hatred between me and my brothers, it’s a waste of time because my people love me and I love them too. I will always respond to hate with love.”

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Nightlife in Lagos

Over the past decade, the Western World has been hearing exponentially more about Lagos City, the six-largest metropolitan area on Earth. It is now not only one of the most important cities in Nigeria, but it holds the same status regarding the entire continent of Africa. Moreover, it is a top cultural and economic hub, known for its excellent trade routes and exponential growth. That said, recently, it has become an increasingly alluring tourist destination, even though it did not get initially designed to be one. Today, this mega-city melds tradition, modern architecture, a lively character, and loads of diverse content. Government projections are that by 2026, its hospitality sector will employ over 134,000 people and that this sphere will contribute to the country’s GDP with $3.4 billion.

The main appeal of Lagos City to foreigners is to experience its hectic lifestyle, beach resorts, and bustling nightlife. The latter is of particular note, as this city is home to hundreds of exciting lounges, hangouts, and clubs that come to life once night falls. Below, we look at a few terrific activities anyone visiting Africa’s most populous city should consider when out and about on its streets past sunset.

Gamble at the Federal Palace

Nigeria has only a few land-based casinos, predominantly located in Lagos state. The Federal Palace Hotel and Casino in Victoria Island, Lagos City’s commercial district, is without a doubt the country’s top gaming establishment. It is a five-star resort that features a 146-room hotel and a casino floor that boasts over one hundred high-end slot machines and several live table games. The latter category includes American roulette, Casino Hold ‘Em Poker, and blackjack. Naturally, twenty-one action offers the best odds of players’ profiting, that is, if they adhere to blackjack easy to follow winning tips, meaning memorize a chart that lowers the game’s house edge, so it provides almost 50/50 odds. The Federal Palace also has some of the best dining options on Victoria Island. These include on-premises spots like the Ancestors Spirits & Wine Bar and the Explorers Restaurant.

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Visit Escape Nightclub

Found at 234B Adeola Odeku Street in Victoria Island, the Escape Nightclub is what many believe is the most buzzing place in Lagos City, the best option to grab a drink, hang out with friends, or bust some moves on a dance floor. It is a spot where top Nigerian celebrities gather, boasting beautiful décor and outstanding live entertainment. Guests are often critical about the staff letting too many people in, overcrowding the joint, and making movement difficult. However, virtually everyone praises its reasonable prices, delicious cocktails, and quality DJ sets.

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While the Escape Nightclub caters to pretty much everyone, Club Quilox, also on Victoria Island, is a bit more luxurious venue, targeting a bit higher-end clientele. It opened its doors in 2013 and is a passion project for Lagos entrepreneur and socialite Shina Peller. What sets Club Quilox apart from the competition, aside from its neon interior design, is how it treats VIPs. The club has soundproof rooms with private bottle service for those that can afford it. Quilox runs a free-entry policy, so there is no charge at the door. However, not anyone can get inside, as those with a bit of notoriety usually get preferred treatment. The prices here are generally higher when compared to what Lagos nightclub patrons are accustomed to paying at the city’s other party joints. Nightcrawlers love to close their nocturnal outing at this spot, as it usually fills up from 3 AM on, which ranks as its peak operating hour.

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Stroll through Freedom Park

Designed by the Architect Theo Lawson and formerly known as Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prison, Freedom Park is a leisure area and memorial in the middle of Lagos Island. It is a cultural heritage site that doubles as a location for various social events and recreational entertainment. Practically every day, something is happening here, as park activities range from musical concerts to comedy and theater performances. The Lagos Parks and Gardens Agency, the park operator, claims that its goal is to present spectacular programs each month for its visitors. Even if there is nothing on the docket, Freedom Park should be swarming with people and street performers who add to this space’s nighttime joyful and pleasant atmosphere.

Dance on the Beach

Multiple tourist guides list Lagos City as a destination known for its aquatic splendor. Its coastline stretches 853 km, featuring many boastful lagoons, lakes, islands, and beaches. Oniru, Elegushi, and Eleko Beach are likely the most visited private beaches in the city, but also, there are several decent public ones to choose from, offering similar natural beauty. During the summer, virtually all of these are spots of unforgettable parties.

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Shelly Schiff has been working in the gambling industry since 2009, mainly on the digital side of things, employed by OUSC. However, over her eleven-year career, Shelly has provided content for many other top interactive gaming websites. She knows all there is to know about slots and has in-depth knowledge of the most popular table games. Her golden retriever Garry occupies most of her leisure time. Though, when she can, she loves reading Jim Thompson-like crime novels.

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Police officer goes on shooting spree, kills wife, four others in Kenya

A police officer, Constable Benson Imbasi went on a shooing spree, killed five people and two others in critical condition in Kabete, Nairobi county, Kenya.

Imbasi, who later committed suicide by turning the gun on himself, had first killed his wife by shooting her on her neck, before he walked out of his house and started shooting at innocent members of the public frenziedly.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at 3am, on Tuesday, December 7.

According to a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, DCI, the cop gone rogue who was wielding an AK-47 assault riffle, also killed three young men and a boda boda rider at N market within Kabete.

The three men whose identities are yet to be established, were mourners who had just attended a funeral preparations meeting for one of their beloved at mountain view, before they were accosted by the rogue officer.

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After killing the three, the cop then turned his riffle at two boda boda riders, one of whom lost his life while undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital. The boda boda rider had woken up early to first deliver loaves of bread at different shops which was his side hustle, before embarking on his daily routine of ferrying passengers.

Speaking to DCI, the security manager of Makini Security Services, Purity Cheruiyot, recounted how she received a call from one of her security guards at J heights apartments, informing her of the incident.

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“I was called by one of my juniors deployed at the apartments, who told me that there was a loud bang coming from one of the houses followed by a huge fire,” said Purity.

The security manager who immediately alerted police officers based at Kabete police station, also rushed to the scene where the lifeless body of a woman only identified as Carol was found.

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Together with her colleagues, Cheruiyot rushed the two injured boda boda riders to Eagle hospital in Kangemi, where they received first aid, before they were later transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialized treatment.

Police have recovered an AK-47 rifle with four rounds of ammunition and four empty cartridges.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the officer’s actions, however, Standard Digital said that it was a case of love triangle gone wrong.

Meanwhile, demonstrations are currently ongoing in the Kabete area as express their anger over the fatal shootings.

The residents including Boda Boda riders barricaded the Kangemi area as some lit bonfires on the roads.

Police hurled tear gas canisters to disperse the rowdy residents whose demonstration had caused a huge traffic snarl-up.

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Nigeria records 167 new cases of COVID-19 in six states, Abuja

Nigeria has recorded 167 new cases of deadly disease, COVID-19 in six states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Monday, December 6.

According to the breakdown, Lagos recorded the highest number of infections on Monday with 113 cases followed by the FCT with 22 infections while Plateau logged 16 cases.

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Kano reported four infections, while Abia, Kaduna and Rivers recorded three cases each. Bauchi reported two cases and Delta logged one infection.

The agency said Monday’s infections include a backlog of cases from Kaduna, Abia and Delta.

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The NCDC data showed that 28 persons recovered from the infection, and no fatality was recorded.

Nigeria’s now has 214,789 confirmed cases, 207,478 recoveries and 2,980 deaths.

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