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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Thursday, 25th November, 2021

Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Thursday, 25th November 2021

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has been reportedly placed on a watchlist by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Naija News reports that the anti-graft agency decided to place the governor under the watchful eyes of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) ahead of the expiration of his tenure.

In a letter to the Comptroller General of the service dated November 15, 2021, the EFCC says it decided to place Obiano on the watchlist in order to prevent him from travelling out of the country.

The anti-graft agency asked the Service to inform it anytime Obiano is travelling out of the country from any of the international airports, as well as other points of entry and exit.

Although the EFCC has not formally preferred any charge against Obiano since he is still enjoying immunity from prosecution as a sitting governor.

The federal government on Wednesday announced that the much-publicized National airliner, Air Nigeria will begin operations in April 2022.

The update was given by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

As earlier reported by Naija News, today’s FEC meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking on the National carrier, Sirika explained that the government will only own a 5% stake in its operations, Nigerian business people will hold 46% while the remaining 49% will be reserved for some strategic equity partners, including foreign investors which the Minister noted are yet to be determined.

According to Sirika, it is projected that the coming on board of the new National Carrier will create about 70,000 jobs for Nigerians.

Popular Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, has alleged that the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, is afraid to support the restructuring of the country due to his 2023 ambition.

At a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Clark stated that restructuring of the country will douse the tensions and agitations which is almost tearing the country apart.

He stated that the APC national leader is scared to support restructuring in order not to jeopardize his chances of becoming the candidate of the ruling party in the 2023 presidential election.

Clark stated that Nigerians are ready to accept the implementation of the 2014 National Conference or the Nasir el-Rufai Committee on restructuring.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been ordered to return the seized international passport of a former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili within five days.

Naija News reports that Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the order in the hearing of an application filed by the service against an October 18 judgement ordering the release of Odili’s passport.

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The NIS lawyer, Ibrahim Etsu, had told the court on Tuesday that his clients have filed an application seeking an order staying the execution of the judgment pending the determination of their appeal.

After listening to Etsu, Justice Ekwo said he would hear the application on the condition that the applicants first release Odili’s passport and deposit it with the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court within five days.

The judge then adjourned till January 13 for the hearing of the application.

The umbrella body of the Yoruba nation movement, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, has berated the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for planning the extradition of the embattled Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, to the country.

Naija News reports that the DSS had disclosed in a series of affidavits presented before an Oyo State High Court on Monday that it has filed extradition charges against Sunday Igboho.

Recall that Igboho has been in detention following his arrest in Cotonou in the Benin Republic while attempting to fly to Germany.

The Yoruba Nation agitator was nabbed by the operatives of the Brigade Criminelle on July 19, 2021, in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Speaking with journalists in Ibadan on Wednesday, the spokesman of the group, Maxwell Adeleye stated that the Nigerian government has not filed any extradition charges to bring Sunday Igboho back to the country.

He submitted that the claim by DSS was an attempt not to pay the fine awarded by the court against DSS for unlawful invasion of Igboho’s residence in Ibadan.

An oil facility in Rivers State which reportedly belongs to the Nigeria Agip Oil Company has been attacked by militants.

Naija News understands that the fresh attack is coming a few hours following the expiration of the 24-hour ultimatum the militants issued to the company to address their demands.

The militant group identified as ‘Bayan-Men’ are said to have issued a directive that Agip should deal directly with the 27 communities in the Obosi area of Omoku, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of the state, according to the Federal Government resolution.

However, upon the expiration of its ultimatum, the militants reportedly attacked the facility on Wednesday.

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has warned the people of the state against casting their votes for some group of politicians in 2023.

This is as the Governor blamed the challenges facing the state on former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, and ex-Kaduna North counterpart, Suleiman Hunkuyi.

He said if not for these two people, Kaduna would have made more appreciable progress.

El-Rufai also warned the people of Kaduna against casting their votes for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) so that the achievements and progress already recorded in the state won’t be eroded.

While appreciating the current crop of lawmakers in the state for their support in ensuring the completion of the ultra-modern Kawo bridge, the Governor said Kaduna people should trust him to produce a competent successor in 2023.

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The World Bank has urged the Nigerian Government to end its fuel subsidy regime within the next six months (April 2022).

Naija News reports the federal government has spent at least $2.1 billion (about N864 billion at N410 per $) on fuel subsidies in the first nine months of 2021.

It is understood that the World Bank’s appeal is coming days after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had asked Nigeria to cut off oil and electricity subsidies by early 2022.

After its official visit to Nigeria, the IMF said the removal of oil and electricity subsidies should be a top priority for the country as part of the financial system.

A report released by the World Bank on Tuesday said that the removal of the fuel subsidy would benefit the poorest Nigeria, saying that the rich benefitted more from the practice.

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to work more on policies to bring more dividends of democracy to the people of the State.

Naija News reports that Obasa gave the advice when the governor visited the Assembly on Wednesday to present the ‘2022 Budget Of Consolidation’ put at ₦1,388,285,459,990.51.

Speaking after the presentation by the Governor, Obasa who passed a vote of confidence on Sanwo-Olu for the achievements of the current administration, said the dividends still need to get to the grassroots.

The Speaker also called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the economy of Nigeria to reduce unemployment, insecurity and poverty.

He praised the House of Assembly for its pro-people orientation and for constantly supporting the Governor to meet the yearnings of the people of the State.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has denied earmarking the sum of N4.5 billion for the construction of “police barracks” in its 2022 budget.

Naija News reports that the Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics had uncovered the sum of N4.5 billion in NDLEA’s budget while scrutinising the document.

According to the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Hezekiah Dimka, the anomaly was discovered and reported to the Appropriation Committee.

Reacting to the development in a statement on Wednesday, NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, says the money budgeted was actually meant for the construction of the agency’s barracks.

Babafemi stated that the budget document presented by the Budget Officer has a “typographical error” which has been corrected by the agency.

The NDLEA spokesman added that the budget has since been cleared on Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics.

Those are the top Nigerian newspapers headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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I Want Peace To Return To South East Before I Die – Amechi

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, has revealed that stakeholders in the South East are doing everything possible to find a solution to the insecurity in the region.

Amechi stated that one of the ways of addressing the killings and violence in the South-East was the recent visit of Igbo leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

The elder statesman stated that all he wants is for peace to return to the South-East before he dies, calling on criminals in the region to give peace a chance.

He made the disclosure to newsmen on Thursday in Abakalili after meeting with Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Chairman of South-East Governors.

Amechi disclosed that he was in Ebonyi state to brief the governor about the outcome of the meeting between some Igbo leaders and the President.

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The former parliamentarian added that he was in the state to seek the governors’ support in an effort to find peace and true reconciliation.

He said: “A few days ago I led a small delegation of selected Igbo leaders to see the President of Nigeria on the growing tempo of violence in Nigeria, especially in the South East.

“The President was happy to receive our delegation and our discussion was frank, sincere and all targeted at finding peace and true reconciliation. We are expecting a positive result.

“I have come to Ebonyi State to brief the Governor who is the Chairman of South-East Governors, and seek their support in our effort to find peace.”

The Igbo leader condemned the gruesome killing of two policemen in Anambra State, calling those involved to stop the heinous crime and allow peace to reign in the South East.

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He said: “I am deeply worried and pained by the spate of violence to which some Policemen and Civilians were killed. I am appealing to all who may be involved in these crimes to please ceasefire and give peace a chance.

“Whether they are of IPOB or MASSOB or known or unknown or agents of any organ or personality to stop it now.

“You can never achieve peace s or reconciliation through violence. As the only surviving member of the Government of the First Republic, I appeal to all to respect my age and let me help to make peace before returning to my Maker.”

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Dino Melaye Declares Intention To Contest In 2023

The former lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, on Friday declared intention to contest in the 2023 election.

Melaye took to his Facebook account to share his campaign poster, adding that he has plans to come back in the forthcoming election

Recall that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Smart Adeyemi, sent Senator Dino out of the Nigerian Senate after winning the Kogi west rerun election.

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According to the INEC returning officer, Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Dino Melaye of the PDP who got 62,133 votes.

Melaye who has been away from the public scene for a while on Friday disclosed that he would be back in 2023.

The former lawmaker shared another poster on Thursday, December 2, and stated that he is coming back.

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Meanwhile, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has described the reports about him making contacts with some people to return to the Peoples Democratic Party as fake.

The Special Assistant to the Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Nwaze stated this in a statement released on Friday.

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APC Has Failed Massively, Nigerians Won’t Make The Mistake Again In 2023 – Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed to deliver any of its electoral promises to the people of Nigeria since assuming power in 2015.

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike made the allegation on Friday during the presentation of the 2022 appropriation bill of the state to the Rivers House of Assembly.

He said the last time Nigeria experienced such terrible situations before what currently obtains under the APC government led by President Muhammadu Buhari was during the 1967 civil war.

Wike accused the APC of failing to fight insurgency, corruption or fix the economy which are electoral promises it made to the people of Nigeria.

The Rivers State Governor while acknowledging however that the global COVID-19 pandemic might have slowed things down, said it was not enough to justify the colossal failure of the APC government and the attendant problems it has plunged Nigeria into.

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He expressed confidence that Nigerians will vote out the APC in the 2023 general elections.

In his words, “under their watch, we have witnessed two economic recessions in quick successions with devastating economic consequences on the states and living standards of the people especially ordinary Nigerians and the teeming unemployed population”.

Wike added that “our situation was made worse by the failure of the federal government to deal with security challenges that have now escalated multi-dimensionally to virtually all regions of the country “.

“They promised to tackle the insurgency, pervasive corruption and fix the economy, they have failed woefully in all three promises to the indignation of Nigerians”.

“I’m sure this mistake will not be repeated by Nigerians in 2023”.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has described the reports about him making contacts with some people to return to the Peoples Democratic Party as fake.

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The Special Assistant to the Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Nwaze stated this in a statement released on Friday.

According to Nwaze, the report that his principal plans to return to the PDP is a fabricated false report and should be disregarded.

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Two Killed, 50 Kidnapped As Bandit Terrorists Attack Kaduna Village

Residents of Unguwan Gimbiya village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have suffered a major attack at the hands of bandit terrorists.

Naija News reports that the bandits, who have been tagged as terrorists, stormed the village in Sabo, the outskirts of the state on bikes in the early hours of Friday.

During the invasion, the criminals killed two residents and kidnapped over fifty others.

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According to a resident of the area, the terrorists invaded thirteen homes and robbed them of their valuable belongings.

He, however, revealed that the attack lasted for about 2 hours with heavy gunshots renting the air.

The bandits struck in the early hours of today ( Friday), invaded Ungwan Gimbiya Community of Sabo in Chikun local govt area of Kaduna state and abducted over 50 people and killed two.”

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“A total number of 13 families were visited by the bandits. The attack lasted for about 2 hours with heavy gunshots,” the source told Vanguard.

Following the deadly attack, it was learned that residents of the village have started leaving for a safer place and security agents were seen patrolling in neighbouring forests.

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Man Drags Son To Court, Demands 20 Percent Of His Salary

A 73-year-old Kenyan man has taken his son to court over a demand for monthly maintenance money.

The aged father identified as Gideon Kisira Cherowo demanded that his 48-year-old son, Washington Chepkombe Cherowo give him 20 percent of his monthly income.

Gideon told the Kitale high court that his son has abandoned him and refused to send him any money despite the fact that he is working. He went ahead to reveal that things were presently difficult for him and his wife while also explaining that Washington is the only one employed out of his four children.

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He stated that he sold his land to send his son from primary to secondary school and also paid his dowry.

He said: “I used all the resources I had to enable the defendant to be in a good position so that he can help us. Right now, my wife and I are in a horrible state yet we have a son who is working,” the plaintiff said in a civil suit at the high court.

“I sold my land in Cheptais, Bungoma, to educate him from primary to university. I also gave him a quarter of an acre. I even went ahead to pay dowry for the defendant’s wife, which cost me four cows and some amount of money, whose sum I cannot recall.”

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“I pray that since he has a good salary, I request 20 per cent of his salary to be given to me as the father.”

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Nnamdi Kanu: Malami Is The Most Confused AGF Nigeria Has Ever Had, Buhari Should Sack Him – Former Senate President

A former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara has demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari should sack the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

According to Wabara, Malami is an embarrassment to the administration of President Buhari and doesn’t deserve to hold the position.

Wabara spoke against the backdrop of a recent submission by Malami that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, cannot be pardoned when he hasn’t been convicted by a competent court of law.

Malami stated on Wednesday that it is too early to talk about pardoning Kanu because the pro-Biafra activist is still in court standing trial for treasonable felony and acts of terrorism charges.

Naija News reports that Kanu is facing an amended 7-count charge bordering on treasonable felony and acts of terrorism which were brought against him by the Federal Government after his re-arrest and repatriation to Nigeria in June this year.

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However, the former Senate President in his reaction said Malami is speaking with arrogant ignorance and arrogating powers that don’t belong to him to himself.

He argued that left to him, Malami would have been shown the exit door and therefore called on President Buhari to sack the AGF from his cabinet.

He said on Thursday: “Malami is the most confused, if not the most unlearned Attorney General of the Federation that Nigeria has ever had.

“He has embarrassed this government enough that if Mr. President were not distracted, the likes of Malami won’t be in his cabinet.

“Mr. President is focused on so many things but time has come for him to address the issue of Malami. What has he not done to embarrass this government? The other time, he was proposing a state of emergency in Anambra outside the knowledge of Mr. President!

“In civilized climes, Malami would have been asked to take the back seat. If I were the President, I won’t have the likes of Malami in my cabinet.”

Senator Wabara accused the AGF/Minister of attempting to twist the words of Mr. President who had promised a delegation of Igbo leaders who visited him in Aso-Rock that he would consider their difficult request for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to be set free.

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#Justiceforsylvester: Lagos State Govt Reacts To Controversial Death Of 12-Year-Old Dowen Student, Takes Action

The Lagos State government has described the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni as a shocking and sad incident.

While sympathizing with the family of the late student, the government in a statement on Friday by the spokesman of the Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal on behalf of the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said the matter will be investigated.

It will be recalled that Sylvester Junior Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College was reportedly beaten to death for allegedly refusing to succumb to pressure by fellow students to join a cult.

Naija News reports an uncle to the deceased, Perry Oromoni, took to Twitter to claim that his cousin was killed after he rejected attempts by some students in the school to initiate him into a cult group.

Sylvester Oromoni

Sylvester Oromoni

He stated his cousin mentioned five names responsible for his injuries before his death, confessing that they tried blending him into a cult.

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The school, Dowen college denied the allegations, claiming that the deceased sustained injuries while playing football and was given immediate medical attention by the school’s resident nurse.

Cousin of Sylvester Junior, Perrie, then released the video on his conditions before he passed on.

12-year-old Slyvester was visibly wincing in excruciating pain in the video that was shared.

Reacting to the episode, the Lagos State government on Friday has assured that the matter will be looked into and officials are already in touch with the parents of the boy.

The government statement reads in part: “The Lagos State Government sends its condolences to the parents of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr., a student of Dowen College, Lekki.

“The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, notes that this incident is shocking and the State is indeed sad about this great loss.

“A delegation comprising top level management of relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and the Police, has visited the school on a fact-finding mission.

“The State Government is in touch with the parents in this difficult time.

“We reassure the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni Junior and Lagosians at large that efforts are being made to unravel the circumstances leading to his demise, even as we reiterate the Government’s commitment to Child Protection.”

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Court Remands Two Suspects For Beheading 9 Year Old Boy For Ritual

Two suspects have been taken into custody in Port Harcourt for allegedly beheading a 9-year-old boy for ritual purposes.

Naija News recalls that the dismembered body of Destiny Peter was recovered in the bush on November 12 a day after he was declared missing.

The crime took place in Agbandele community, Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Investigations by the police have led to the arrest of three men namely Kenneth Sylvanus, Chibuzor Amadi, and Chijioke Ogbonnah.

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A magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt is holding the men on a three-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Chief Magistrate, Justice  I.F. Iyabo adjourned the case to Monday, December 6, 2021.

In other news, a Kenyan woman has been apprehended by the police for allegedly pouring petrol on her husband’s mistress.

The 34-year-old woman identified as Sheila Andayi Okwomi pleaded not guilty to the allegation laid before her in a Milimani Court.

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You are charged that on April 8, 2021 at about 12:00 pm at GK Kamiti Maximum Security prison in Kasarani sub county within Nairobi City County in the republic of Kenya attempted unlawfully to cause the death of Nancy Wanjiru Njeri by pouring petroleum substance on her at a close range.”  Read more

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Davido Signs Endorsement Deal With Wema Bank (Photos)

Awarding-winning Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido on Friday signed an endorsement deal with Wema Bank.

The DWM boss revealed the development in a post on his Instagram story on Friday.

This is coming weeks after officials of the bank flew to Dubai to meet Davido following the millions of Naira that was donated into his account in the bank.

Recall that Davido had appealed to his friends and fans to donate one million Naira each for him to clear his Rolls Royce from the port.

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The development saw the talented singer make more than 200 million Naira in the account, but he, however, added fifty million Naira to the cash and donated it to orphanages across the country.

Davido had earlier disclosed that the bank wanted to meet with him but a meeting couldn’t be set because he was out of the country.

The singer on Friday shared a video of the moment he signed the endorsement deal with the bank and captioned it, ”Officially with @wemabank @alat_ng”

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In a related development, Davido on Friday took a ride in his newly acquired 240m Naira 2021 Rolls Royce Cullinan.

The singer took to his Instastories to share videos of him having a nice time inside the ride with his pals and entourage.

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Certificate Forgery: Kaduna Govt Releases Names Of Sacked Teachers (Full List)

Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led government of Kaduna State has released the names of the 233 primary school teachers sacked over certificate forgery.

Naija News reported that the Kaduna government had announced the dismissal of the teachers for presenting fake certificates.

Speaking with reporters in Kaduna on Thursday, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Tijjani Abdullahi, had said that the sacked teachers would be made to face the full weight of the law.

Abdullahi maintained that there was no going back in the conduct of competency tests for public school teachers in the state.

He added that as part of the board’s transparency, the names of the 233 teachers with fake certificates would be uploaded on the state government’s website.

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Backing up his words with actions, Abdullahi on Friday released the names and some other details of the sacked teachers on the government’s website.

A quick check by our correspondent reveals that the board released the names of the culprits, local governments, certificate status, claimed institution, alleged qualification and year of graduation.


Recall that the Kaduna government sacked the teachers after a verification exercise was carried out on 451 certificates to ascertain their authenticity and to ensure the teachers meet certain requirements.

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According to the Chairman of SUBEB in the state, the board had commenced verification exercises in April and discovered that 233 certificates were fake.

Abdullahi said some of the forged certificates were those of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Federal College of Education Zaria, Nuhu Bammali Polytechnic Zaria, Ameer Shehu Idris College and College Of Education, Gidan Waya.

He stated that the board had so far verified 451 certificates from 13 institutions, saying that nine of them had responded.

The SUBEB chairman revealed that one institution disowned 212 of the 233 certificates.

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‘Shut Down The School’ – Ayra Starr Reacts To Death Of 12-Year-Old Student Of Dowen School

Nigerian singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe known professionally as Ayra Starr has reacted to the death of Sylvester Junior, a 12-year-old who was allegedly beaten to death for refusing to succumb to pressure by fellow students to join a cult.

Naija News reports that Sylvester Junior, a 12-years-old boy was allegedly beaten to death at a Lagos school for refusing to join a cult.

According to Perrie, an uncle to the 12-year-old boy, via the microblogging platform, Twitter, his cousin until his death was a student of Dowen college in Lagos State.

The school, Dowen college denied the allegations, claiming that the deceased sustained injuries while playing football and was given immediate medical attention by the school’s resident nurse.

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However, the cousin of Sylvester Junior, Perrie, released a video on his conditions before he passed on.

In the video, 12-year-old Slyvester was visibly wincing in excruciating pain days before his death,

Reacting, to the video, Ayra Starr via her Twitter handle asked the school to be shut down until proper investigations are carried out.

According to Ayra Starr, we can’t continue to let issues like this be swept under the carpet.  

”Shut Down the whole school until this has been investigated thoroughly, we can’t keep allowing issues like this to be swept under the rug, please let’s do this for Sylvester.”She wrote.

Meanwhile, Dowen college has announced the temporary closure of the school in the wake of the controversies surrounding the death of one of its students, Sylvester.

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the school has sent a circular to parents and guardians that the school will be closed for two days.

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I Know What Happened To Sylvester Oromoni – Kemi Olunloyo

Controversial Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has reacted to the alleged assault of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College by some students in the school.

Olunloyo in a post on his Twitter account on Friday said Nigerians will think she has been paid by parents of the students responsible for bullying and assaulting the student if she reveals her findings.

According to Olunloyo in her post, she stated that she knows what truly happened to Oromoni but she will allow the police to handle the case.

Olunloyo wrote, “To everyone that messaged me since the week started, read Journalist Chris Nwandu CEO of CKN news Facebook post yesterday I will not be joining the team of investigative journalists and police investigators asked to do independent findings on #Justiceforsylvester.

“I know what happened here. The minute I post my findings Nigerians will say the other boy’s families have paid me. I no longer practise Investigative journalism in Nigeria after December as I announced in July. I have no opinion. May he Rest In Peace. The police will handle it.”

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Naija News had earlier reported that Sylvester Junior, a 12-years-old boy was allegedly beaten to death at a Lagos school for refusing to join a cult.

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According to Perrie, an uncle to the 12-year-old boy in a post on his Twitter account, his cousin until his death was a student of Dowen college in Lagos State.

Dowen College in its reaction denied the allegations, claiming that the deceased sustained injuries while playing football and was given immediate medical attention by the school’s resident nurse.

However, the cousin of Sylvester Junior, Perrie, released a video on his conditions before he passed on.

In the video, 12-year-old Slyvester was visibly wincing in excruciating pain days before his death,

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Woman Arrested For Pouring Petrol On Her Husband’s Mistress

A Kenyan woman has been apprehended by the police for allegedly pouring petrol on her husband’s mistress.

The 34-year-old woman identified as Sheila Andayi Okwomi pleaded not guilty to the allegation laid before her in a Milimani Court.

You are charged that on April 8, 2021 at about 12:00 pm at GK Kamiti Maximum Security prison in Kasarani sub county within Nairobi City County in the republic of Kenya attempted unlawfully to cause the death of Nancy Wanjiru Njeri by pouring petroleum substance on her at a close range.”

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The alleged mistress, Nancy Wanjiru Njeri in a report seen by K4 digital stated that the suspect planned on killing her and explained that she also received defamatory and abusive messages.

She went on to state that the suspect approached her with her sister while she was carrying out an official vaccination exercise.

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Njeri said Okwomi went ahead to pour petrol on her.

Investigations carried out revealed that the suspect planned on harming the complainant bearing in mind her husband was having an affair with her.

After denying the allegations, Okwomi was set free with a cash bail of Ksh600,000.

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Trouble As Police Arrest ‘Soldier’ In Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a fake soldier who goes by the name Mfon Essien.

A statement made available to newsmen on Friday, December 3 by the command, revealed that the native of Ikot Andem Itam village in Itu Local Government Area of the state has been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public claiming to be a uniformed man which he is not.

Naija News understands that the suspect was apprehended by operatives of Anti-Robbery Squad on November 16, 2021, at about 1:00 am while on a Stop and Search operation along Nwaniba.

Having admitted to being an impersonator, Essien reportedly led the operatives to his house where two pairs of Army uniforms, Army shorts, two Army sweaters, Army belt, two Army caps, three pairs of Army boot, two Army jack-knives, two walkie talkie, one live Jacket, one stethoscope and a blue colour Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. LSR 735 AC were recovered.

Mfon Essien - Fake Soldier Arrested in Akwa Ibom

Mfon Essien – Fake Soldier Arrested in Akwa Ibom

The statement signed and issued to newsmen by the command Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, also revealed that another suspect who had been parading himself as a medical doctor has been arrested.

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The duo according to Macdon were arrested on intelligence.

Speaking on the arrest of the fake medical personnel, the police mouthpiece said; “relying on a report on 30/11/2021 at about 11:00 am, Quick Intervention Unit Operatives of the Command proceeded to Tranquility Hotel, Nung Oku village, in Ibesikpo Asutan L.G.A and arrested one Samuel Isaac Jumbo ‘m’, aged 29yrs old of No. 26 Asokoro Road, Area II, Abuja who claimed to be a Medical Doctor attached to the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH).

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and stated that he is not a Medical Doctor as claimed. In his confessional statement, he stated that in 2015, he told his mother that he had gotten admission into the University of Lagos to study Medicine.”

Jumbo who was paraded before the police command on Friday (today), confessed that he has collected various sums of money from his mother.

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He told the police that on 3/11/2021, he told his mother that he was going for National Youth Service ( NYSC ) at Rivers State and collected the sum of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000.00) for accommodation from her after she had bought a lot of household items for him.

“He took the money and items, came down to Uyo, squandered it and continue to deceive unsuspecting members of the Public and the hotel management that he was a Medical Doctor,” the police spokesman narrated.

He added: “To convince the public, he will dress up or carry his lab coat, use a bolt cab to UUTH Abak Road, after loitering around for a while, he goes back to his hotel and look for unsuspecting members of the public to defraud.”

All the arrested suspects according to Macdon, would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

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Lagos State Police Allegedly Shoots Woman Over N100, Beats Up Her Husband For Complaining

A fashion designer has been shot in the stomach by a Lagos State policeman over a N100 bribe.

The victim, identified as Rukayat Salami was shot at a checkpoint at Lucky Fibre, at Ikorodu.

Her husband was also assaulted when he complained about his wife being shot.

The issue began when a Keke Napep driver had refused to pay the N100 demanded by the policemen at a checkpoint Punch Metro gathered.

The police had consequently opened fire on the Keke Napep and Salami got hit in the process.

The victim told the publication that she has been bedridden since the incident occurred last week.

She said: “I started shouting and alerted my husband. Immediately, he placed his hand around my stomach and observed that I was bleeding. He parked the vehicle, went to start arguing with the policemen. By the time he returned, he was bleeding in the head.”

Rukayat’s husband also revealed that when he called the police attention to his wife’s condition he was beaten up.

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He said: “The incident happened around 8.30pm on Sunday when we were on our way back from my in-law’s house at Agunfoye, in Adamo, Ikorodu. We approached a police checkpoint and saw policemen collecting money from commercial drivers plying the axis.

“The tricycle operator at my front was reluctant to pay the N100 or N200 to the policemen, so what the policemen did was to pass me while they argued with the operator. The policemen were four; two monitored vehicles going toward Itokin, the other two monitored vehicles going to Ikorodu.

“As I drove past the checkpoint, we suddenly heard gunshots and my wife started screaming that she had been shot. She started shouting that she needed water, but as I stretched my hand to examine the side of her stomach, I observed that she was bleeding.

“I quickly parked my vehicle, got down and went to meet the policemen to tell them that they had shot my wife. While writhing in pain, my wife was telling me to be careful so the policemen won’t shoot me. The policemen and I engaged in a shouting match until one of them used a heavy object to hit my head and I started bleeding.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu when contacted on the situation said he would speak on the matter later.

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