Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Kidnappers gave us 10 strokes of the cane daily —Victims

THE General Manager of Jofad Global Services, a construction firm in Warri, Delta State, Mr. Okelezo Wilfred, has said he and his colleagues, Mr. Roland Ukojevo and Israel Isawoele, were given 10 strokes of the cane every day by their captors for 12 days.

Wilfred said they fell into a trap because they were anxious to get a contract, describing their experience in captivity as terrible.

Wilfred disclosed that though they were fed with plantain and beans every day, the daily flogging affected their health.

He said he sustained injuries on his buttocks as a result of the flogging by the kidnappers, who later demanded N150m from his boss through a phone call.

“I felt an excruciating pain when they (kidnappers) flogged me. Every day, they flogged us 10 times. They did not flog Mr. Roland because of his age. Now, I have wounds in my buttocks.

“We got a little relief when they asked Mr. Ukojevo to do the flogging because his (strokes of cane) was not as painful as when the kidnappers flogged us by themselves,” he said.

Narrating his ordeal, Ukojevo said that one of the kidnappers, who disguised as a spokesman for the company that was to give his company a contract, took them somewhere in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area.

Ukojevo, who had swollen legs, added that their captors slapped him several times on the day they realised that they had become victims of kidnappers.

“Somebody told us there was a job and that we should come and look at it. We came in from Delta to Ahoada and when we met the man, he said he would take us to his boss somewhere in Ahoada. He later took us to somewhere in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, where we were hijacked.

“We were taken to three different locations in the bush. They took us to a hut where we were blindfolded. We were there for six hours. They later took us away from that hut to another place where we spent another six hours and later, they took us across a river and we trekked for about two hours.”

He told Southern City News that they had learnt their lesson and would never go in search of contract based on a mere phone call, even as he thanked men of the NSCDC for coming to their rescue.

Speaking with Southern City News, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mrs. Helen Amakiri, said the victims were rescued by NSCDC operatives around Idu location, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA of Rivers State, while on their usual patrol.

“They are contractors from Warri, in Delta State. Someone called them from Rivers State that they had a contract for them in Rivers and so, the manager, site engineer and two others were mandated by their company to come down to Rivers State to see and negotiate how the job would be done.

“Unfortunately, they did not know that it was a set-up by the kidnappers. There was no contract; it was just a scam to get them out of Delta State and get them kidnapped.”

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Governor Ambode Rolls Out N500m For Disables In Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday inaugurated the Governing Board of the Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs, LASODA, to manage the N500 million Disability Trust Fund, DTF, expressing optimism that it would aid people living with disabilities in the state to realize their dreams and live more comfortable lives.

Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House, Alausa, in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria while inaugurating the Board, said it was in fulfillment of his administration’s promise to ensure that the affairs of people living with disabilities was managed by people passionate enough to show that there is ability in disability.
“The Board will also manage the Disability Trust Fund. In fulfillment of the promise I made on May 29th, 2016, this Fund has in its kitty today, N500m with a marching order to solicit from the public and other charitable organisations, additional support for its objectives, he said.

“We could not have done otherwise, given the array of people with disabilities who possess requisite qualification, experience and character. In addition, we believe in their ability to manage the Disability Trust Fund more judiciously because they have a more personal understanding of the needs and situation of our less privileged people. This fund will give our brothers and sisters a needed boost to make a livelihood for themselves and a chance to fulfill their potentials,” he added.

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My husband turned me, his children to slave – Wife tells court

With tears rolling down her cheek, a housewife, Mrs Grace Olorunfemi, on Wednesday prayed an Akure Customary Court to dissolve her 11-year-old marriage, which, she claimed, turned her to a slave.

Grace submitted that continued marriage to Abiodun would be tantamount to endless servitude.

She alleged that her husband had no care for her and their two children, compelling her to engage in manual labour to fend for the family.

“I prefer to be single than continue to live with Abiodun. He thought I am in his house as a slave,’’ Grace told the court.

She submitted that in spite of her complaints, Abiodun failed to repent.

However, Abiodun told the court that he was not ready for divorce.

He promised to change his attitude and be a responsible husband.

The President of the court, Mr Rotimi Olusanya, advised the respondent to turn a new leaf to save his marriage.

Olusanya also urged Grace to be patient and see if her husband would change his attitude.

He adjourned the case till Nov.17 for further hearing.

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Timaya Declares Ycee “Rising King” At 3 Thrones Concert (Video)

Popular dancehall-reggae singer Timaya crowned Tinny Entertainment signee; Ycee as the “Rising King” during the monarchical-themed concert ‘3 Thrones’ held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at EKO Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos.

Ycee had delivered an outstanding performance which included a live band; sending the crowd into an instant frenzy. Shortly after his performance while still on stage, Egberi Papa 1 joined Ycee and commended him for his unequivocal effort and contribution to the music industry – before proceeding to present a seemingly royal artifact to the rapper.

Ycee expressed his gratitude to the organizers of ‘3 Thrones’; describing the moment as honourable to him.



A slew of other talented artistes delivered stellar performances, including Naomi Mac, Pepenazi, Illbliss, Yung6ix, Dice Ailes and a host of others.


Watch the excerpt from the full video below:-

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Pa Kasumu To Visit India For Medical Checkup

Nollywood actor Kayode Odumosu, known as Pa Kasumu has denied that he has lost his sight due to his protracted ailment. He said that his sight is still good but still needs to visit India again for thorough medical checks and comprehensive treatment.

He also denied abandoning his house in Abeokuta “No, I have not abandoned it. Why will I abandon it? I still live there. I am only in Ibafo here for a while, I will soon go back to my house in Abeokuta, Ogun state.”  He said that he has not been able to go back for comprehensive medical checks and further treatment.

The reason for this is “I have lost my travelling document, and I have been trying to procure another one. If at all I get that now, I don’t have the money to travel. But any time God blesses me, I will surely do that.”

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60-year-old farmer hacked to death

A 60-year-old farmer, Mr. Monday Mordi, has been allegedly hacked to death on his way to farm at a community in Ute-Okpu Kingdom, Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State by suspected assassins.

The incident which occurred on Monday October 17, 2016, has left residents of the agrarian community in fear.

The suspected assassins stabbed him on the chest before cutting off one of his hands and legs, leaving him to bleed to death.

A motorcycle belonging to the late victim was also taken away by the suspected assassins.

The National President of Ute-Okpu Youth Association, Mr. Michael Ikeogwu; and a brother to the late Monday, Chief Sylvanus Mordi, confirmed the killing to our correspondent when contacted on Wednesday.

Ikeogwu told our correspondent that since the incident, members of the community have become apprehensive, while many farmers don’t go to their farms again for fear of being attacked, decrying the rising cases of cultism and other violent crimes in the area.

A senior brother to the slain farmer, Chief Mordi, who was also a former Head of Civil Service in the state, has demanded a thorough investigation into his brother’s murder.

Mordi said, “The death of my younger brother has dealt a heavy blow on the entire family. We are in serious pain. It is our desire for security agencies, the Police, SSS and others to go after his killers and make them to face the full wrath of the law.

“We don’t know who was involved, but wherever they are and whoever they may be, let the security agencies smoke them out. Our community is now living in fear and if they are not apprehended and jailed, no one knows who may be their next victim.

“We have reported to the Police and other security agencies and we demand justice for my late brother.”

A senior Police officer at Owa-Oyibu Divisional Police Headquarters confirmed the arrest of the suspects, but disclosed that they have been transferred to the state Police headquarters in Asaba for further interrogation.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, could not be reached for confirmation, as calls and text messages to his telephone number were not answered at the time of filing the report.

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HIV increasing among married northerners – lawmaker

Bauchi lawmaker, Mrs Maryam Begel, said on Wednesday that investigations conducted revealed that the HIV virus is spreading faster in matrimonial homes in most Northern states of the country than outside the home.

Begel, representing Dass constituency in the Bauchi House of Assembly, said that it appeared precautionary measures were taken by partners only when meeting outside matrimonial homes than when at home.

She said, “We did an investigation and discovered that HIV virus is spreading faster in matrimonial homes than outside.

“This is because most males take precautionary measures when they sleep with outsiders but hardly take such measures when they meet with their wives.

“This is especially the case in settings where polygamy is allowed and you find a husband infecting some or all of his wives with the deadly virus.”

Begel, who is also the chairperson, Committee on Women Affairs, Bauchi House of Assembly, described the development as worrisome.

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Meanwhile, the lawmaker said she would work towards reviving the bill on “Compulsory HIV Test before Marriage”, initiated by a former member of the 7th Bauchi House of Assembly, but was scuttled due to outside pressure.

Begel who once served as the ‘Child Protection Officer’ with an international non-governmental organization, ‘Save The Children’ (UK), said passing the bill into law was long over-due to safeguard the health of people, especially women and children.

The Bill, sponsored in 2012 by Hon. Ilyasu Zwall, had sought to make the screening of HIV by partners, compulsory, before marriage.

It recommended that any person that contravened the provision of the law be liable, upon conviction, to a fine of N160, 000, or punishment for not less than five years, or both.

In case of corporate organisations, it recommended a fine of N500, 000 or the sealing of the hospital or diagnostic centre for a specified period, or both.

When the bill was referred to the then House Committee on Health, nothing was heard about it again.

The sponsor of the Bill, Hon. Zwall, then Chairman, House Committee on Security, said that pressure from people scared of the law that would make it compulsory to go for the test before marriage, made the committee to frustrate the bill.

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Tunde, Wunmi Obe Advice Tiwa Savage On Marriage (Photo)

During Tiwa Savage’s performance at the monarchical-themed concert; ‘3 Thrones’ held on Sunday, 23rd of October, 2016 at EKO Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos; the singer brought out celebrity couple Tunde and Wunmi Obe to ask a number of questions regarding their laudable marital bliss.


Tiwa halted her performance to comment on the scourge of failed marriages among young couples before she went on to ask the couple the secret to their successful married life. A question to which Wunmi quickly replied; “I married the man I love – he’s my friend and everything.”


The venerated couple further remarked; “Mutual respect is also very important to a marriage. Communication, patience, tolerance are also imperative”.

“Most importantly; the only third party allowed in your life should be God and no one else” the couple concluded in unison.


Tiwa Savage performed a number of her smash hits including ‘Kele Kele’, ‘Without my Heart’, ‘Bad’, ‘Wanted’, ‘Standing Ovation’ and more. Fellow label mate Dr. Sid also joined her on stage to perform another smash hit of hers; ‘If I Start to Talk” before wrapping up her exhilarating performance for the night.

‘3 Thrones’ also witnessed performances from some of the industry’s finest, including Timaya, Phyno, Davido, Ycee, Pepenazi, ill Bliss, Naomi Mac, Tjan, Yungsix and a host of others.

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Woman abandons month-old-baby in Warri hospital over outrageous bill [PHOTOS]

A 25-year old woman simply identified as Tony Okiemute has abandoned a month-old-baby in St. George’s Specialist Clinic and Maternity over her inability to pay for her medical bills in Warri, Delta State.

Administrative Manager of St. George’s Specialist Clinic & Maternity, Mr. Sunny Ebone made this known to DAILY POST while rushing the baby girl in company of some Social Welfare Officers to the police “B” Division in Warri to get police extract today.


Mr. Ebone told correspondent that the woman delivered a set of twin, a boy and a girl on October 5 through cesarean operation when he was rushed on emergency to the hospital.

Mr. Ebone claimed that the woman abandoned the baby while pretending that she was going to purchase pap(Akamu). He said she absconded since October 15 when she visited the hospital for further treatments.

He noted that all efforts to trace and track the woman who
claimed to be resident of Ekakoto Street in Orhunwhorhun Community in Udu Local Government were unsuccessful as before he decided to take the child to the police station.

Correspondent gathered that the lady was given a bill of N125,000 which should could not afford.

Pained by the development, the Divisional Police Officer, “B” Division
CSP Anieteh Eyoh who declined comments on the matter ordered his men to track the parents of the abandoned baby in order to save the child.

Source: Dailypost.ng


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NYSC to receive N19,792,018,400 for corps members’ mobilization

President Muhammadu Buhari, has written to the Senate, seeking approval for the virement of N180 billion from N500 billion appropriated for the Special Intervention Programme, to finance key projects including the mobilization of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members.

According to the letter read at the commencement of Tuesday’s plenary by the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, the amnesty initiative and the Public Service Wage Adjustment, PSWA, numbered among projects to be financed, as amnesty will get a sum of N35 billion.

“The total recurrent expenditure requirement to be transferred is N166,630,886,954, while the capital expenditure requirement to be transferred is N14,208,367,476,” Buhari said.

A breakdown of the areas the money would be transferred showed PSWA taking the lion share of N71,800,215,270; amnesty, N35billion; mobilisation of corps members, N19,792,018,400.

Others are: foreign missions, N14,667,230,014; Operation Lafiya Dole, N13,933,093,000; Nigerian Air Force, N12,708,367,476; internal operations of the Armed Forces, N5,205,930,270; margin for increase in cost, N2 billion; Presidential Initiative for the North East, N1.5billion.

Also, contingency, salary shortfall for the Public Complaints Commission gets N1.2 billion each, even as feeding of cadets at the Police Academy, Kano, and augmentation of meal subsidy for Unity Colleges receive N932,400,000 and N900,000,000.
The President, while explaining need for more funds, said: “Only N20,000,000,000 (already fully released) was provided in the 2016 budget for the Niger Delta amnesty programme. Consequently, allowances to ex-militants have only been paid up to May 2016. This is creating a lot of restiveness and compounding the security challenge in the region.”

As regards NYSC, he said: “The provision for NYSC in the 2016 budget is inadequate to cater for the number of corps members to be mobilised this year. In fact, an additional N8.5 billion is required to cover the backlog of 129, 469 members, who are currently due for call-up but would otherwise be left out till next year, due to funding constraints.”

The NYSC had announced the date for the Orientation Course for prospective 2016 Batch B corps members, disclosing that the programme would run from 24th of November to 13th December .

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Happy birthday to Hillary Clinton 

US presidential elections candidate Hillary Clinton is 69 years old today. She seemed to be aging well. 

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See how Nigerians butcher the deadbody of a whole that got washed ashore a beach 

Lagos state police officer shoots teenager and attack brother with cutlas

An 18-year-old admission seeker, Samuel Omojuwa, is in a critical condition at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, after he was allegedly shot by one of the policemen attached to the Ketu Police Division, Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Samuel’s elder brother, David, a businessman, was also attacked with a cutlass by another member of the three-man police team on Omojuwa Street on Sunday.

One of the policemen was identified simply as Inspector Gboyega.

However, the police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, denied that the policemen shot Samuel and attacked David with a cutlass, saying the police were not farmers.

Our correspondent gathered that the policemen had attempted to arrest a commercial motorcycle rider for allegedly breaking a traffic rule.

The rider, whose motorcycle was reportedly confiscated, was said to have struggled with the officers.

The policemen allegedly hit the motorcyclist with a cutlass, which drew the ire of his colleagues at the junction, who later intervened.


The incident was said to have created confusion in the area.

It was learnt that David, the son of a community leader, reportedly approached the policemen.

A resident of the area, Abayomi Salaudeen, said, “The policemen are well known to us. So, David thought he could mediate. But one of them, who didn’t know David, attacked him with a cutlass.

“His younger brother, Samuel, who witnessed the incident, abused the officers from the front of their house, which was a bit far from the scene. One of the policemen fired a shot, which hit him in the leg.”

Our correspondent was told that efforts by residents to rescue Samuel and take him to a hospital were resisted by the policemen who insisted on taking him to the station.

He was allegedly dragged from the spot to a waiting police van and thrown into the back of the vehicle.

A member of the victim’s family, Emmanuel, said the family and some other residents went to the station to demand an explanation for the action.

“But the policemen at Ketu division said it was not their division that carried out the operation. When we continued our protest because we saw the operational vehicle they brought in the station, they later brought him out of the cell.

“He was then taken to the Accident and Emergency Centre at the tollgate area in Ojota, where he was given first aid,” he added.

It was learnt that the victim was transferred to the NOHI on Monday where he was placed on admission.

The police were alleged to have abandoned him despite promising to foot the hospital bill.

“They didn’t release the police report on time. They also didn’t pay the hospital bill. The Ketu Divisional Police Officer told us all kinds of lies, saying it was a minor injury and within six days he would walk; whereas the bullet broke the boy’s bones,” Emmanuel added.

The victim, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone from the hospital bed, said he was in pain, adding that the bullet had been removed from his leg.

“I am in serious pain. I have injuries all over my body. Doctors have removed the bullet today,” he said.

Bayo Omojuwa, a family member, called for justice.

He said, “I want the law to take its course. I have seen the Area Commander, who acted promptly and promised to do something about the matter. The case is nothing but an abuse of power and I want the culprits brought to book.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Badmos, said, “The report from the division was that some hoodlums went on the rampage around Ilele Street, Kosofe, after which two of them, Yusuf Aliu and Yusuf Mojeed, were arrested for being in possession of items suspected to be hemp by operatives of the division. The policemen were attacked. It is not true that the policemen use a cutlass. How can they use a cutlass when they are not farmers?”



Source – PunchNG

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‘I am sorry for calling Davido an arrogant murtherfucker’ – Kaffi apologizes

The Nigerian and internationally recognised dancer Kaffi who called out Davido and other Nigerian celebrities in the way dancers have been treated has come again on her social media page to apologise and shed more light on her frustration, see what she wrote below…

“I want to start by apologizing profusely for my profanity. It’s not how I roll .i am one person who promote discipline and respect among dancers towards their clients and one another.

However this isssue is REAL. We MATTER and deserve respect as we have become part of the building block of the entertainment world.

We communicate with our bodies what words and sound can’t express. We paint a picture that defies laws of nature ND produce masterpieces beyond mere imaginations.

It requires a lot of brain power to begin to be a dancer not to talk of the ability to command muscles people can’t imagine using and that is still underrating the Power of the Art of Dance.

From youth empowerment to mind empowerment it is the least looked into form of psychological, physical and spiritual reformation.

And I can categorically tell u alot of lives have been changed for the better because we danced.

So WE MATTER. beyond the dance floor we matter against all odds of societal definition of success we matter,thrive and we rule.

So it is time we take control and have a voice. Create structure that will protect us from further disrespect and I will do all in my power to continue to protect dancers.I know great minds out there in our world that will rise up too. It’s been years and I have been quiet for too long.

And this is not just in Africa it’s everywhere.

Davido was just the last straw.it didn’t start with him but we can put a stop.

Thank you to all who support this fight. God bless #Dancers #Dancetrepenuers #Danceteachers #Dancelovers #Dancemoms #Dancedads


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Man tries to kill himself and his two boys but the children miraculously survives after jumping off bridge

A 37 year old family loving man, John Spincken, who owned an auto detailing company, died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms who miraculously survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area. Fortunately the boys are expected to make a full recovery. The boys ages 1 and 3, survived after their father leaped from the Wanaque Bridge, New Jersey on Monday night, state police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene; the boys were found nearby, near the Wanaque River, police said.

“When the officers found the children conscious and alert it was nothing short of a miracle, that’s for sure,” Pequannock Township police Capt. Christopher DePuyt said on Tuesday.


Spincken’s actions shocked a lot of people who said he smiled a lot and loved being a father.

He called fatherhood, on his social media, as the “best feeling in the world” and described the panic and then relief that washed over him moments after a health scare threated his younger son’s life.
“You see, we all have good days and bad days but at the end of the day we are BREATHING! Do not take life for granted, you never know when you will take your last breathe,” he wrote.

The whole brouhaha started on Monday night when a friend of Spincken’s wife called the Police to say that Spincken had taken the toddlers and threatened to harm them.

Police said that at 6:55 p.m., they were called to a home on Greenview Drive in Pequannock, New Jersey.

The mother of the two boys said that she and Spincken were arguing and he told her that he was going to harm the children. He then took the boys and drove off with them, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Around 8 p.m., state troopers said they were notified that a suicidal man may have jumped from the Wanaque Bridge with his two sons.

DePuyt said after they got the call, Spincken was tracked through his cellphone to the bridge but didn’t find anyone in the car.

Spincken apparently climbed on top of his car and then scaled a 12-foot-high fence meant to prevent people from jumping off the bridge, DePuyt said.
Police believe tree branches helped break the boys’ fall.
“I was expecting the worst outcome when I arrived at the scene, and I was amazed last night and even this morning on the condition of the children,” DePuyt said.


Spincken was declared dead at 9pm the same day.

Spincken who was from Pequannock listed family, health and cars among his interests on his Instagram account and shared pictures of his young family on Facebook.
“Not a day goes by that I don’t feel grateful and appreciative,” Spincken wrote in comments on a collage he posted in August of his boys.
Police were trying to gather more information and better understand what may have triggered Spincken, DePuyt said. because he had no record in the state but said Spincken pleaded guilty in 2003 to violating a domestic violence restraining order in the previous state they lived in.


Neighbors were shocked at the news and said that they looked like a loving family.
“Something really had to go wrong. They looked loving. They really did,” neighbor Abe Balasis told reporters.
A community group from Kean University came to the family’s home to leave teddy bears for the children.

“A lot of people know about mental health issues, and they wanted to reach out to do something right away for the family,” said Kean’s Dr. Norma Bowe.
The boys, whose injuries weren’t disclosed, were hospitalized in fair condition on Tuesday.
Source: AP

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Bobrisky flaunts millions of Naira on his social media page and taunts his haters

Clear road oh, he’s now trying to prove he was truly given 10 million naira cash by his ‘bea’, who is this Bobrisky’s boo though?

The Bleaching cream entrepreneur and Male barbie / cross dresser Olanrewaju Okuneye popularly called Bobrisky has a message for his haters. He says he’s getting his money from his bae, while they are busy criticizing his lifestyle. See his posts on snapchat below…






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Christian Association of Nigeria wants the federal government to involve clergymen in the counseling of the released 21 Chibok girls

  • The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Niger has advised the Federal Government to involve seasoned, experienced and informed clergymen to assist in counselling the released 21 Chibok girls.

The CAN Chairman in the state, Dr Mathias Echioda, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday.
Echioda said that the call became necessary to help rebuild their morals and lives of the affected girls.
“I appeal to the Federal Government to involve clergymen that will use their professional based knowledge and faith to counsel the girls.

“Government should involve seasoned, experienced and informed clergymen to assist in counselling the girls to rebuild their morals and lives,” he said.
He added that the effort would help the girls to overcome the physiological trauma they went through in the hands of their abductors.
The CAN chairman described the release of the girls as a welcome development to Nigerians in particular and the world at large.
“It is a welcome development because it is a miracle that Nigerians and the world have been expecting to happen, long ago. It came at a time when there was no clear knowledge of it coming.

“Our continuous prayer is that the remaining girls be released and reunited with their loved ones.”
Echioda expressed delight on the dialogue for the release of the remaining missing girls.
“We all know that some parents of these girls died of depression and shock and the 21 girls released will only refresh the wounds on the mind of the parents whose children are still missing.
“Negotiation does not mean yes immediately or no, it is a diplomacy and a civilised world should negotiate or dialogue, considering certain terms of reference and agreement.
“Nigeria should not be looked at in the eyes of the world as not developing. I suggest that government should weigh the pros and cons of whatever decision to take in the process of dialogue.”

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Benue LG boss in prison for alleged murder of Mkar University lecturer, Wilfred Tondo

The Sole Administrator of Buruku Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State, Mr. David Yiman, has been remanded in prison custody by a Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged involvement in the murder of one Dr. Wilfred Tondo, a lecturer at the University of Mkar, Gboko.

His remand is coming barely two weeks after he was sworn into office.

Recall that the Police in the state had on September questioned Iortyom in relation to the alleged murder of the lecturer who was killed at his official residence within the University.

The LG boss was reportedly a prime suspect following his strained relationship with the lecturer before the incident.

Following the probe, the suspect was arraigned on Tuesday alongside one Kosuvenyi Kungwa and Emmanuel Nyajo, for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide punishable under Sections 97 and 222 of the Penal Code.

In the First Information Report, filed before the court, “The Divisional Police Officer, ‘B’ Division, Gboko Local Government Area, received information that on August 11, at about 5a.m., that some gunmen numbering about three broke into the official residence of Mr. Aondosoo Tondo, aged 50, a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Mkar.

“They shot him on the abdomen and he later died at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, while receiving treatment as a result of the gun shot injury.”

The Prosecuting Police Officer, PPO, Inspector Hyacinth Gbakor, said during police investigation, the trio were arrested for conspiring with many others, now at large, to commit the said crime.

At the mention of the case, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.

The PPO told the court that investigation into the matter was still in progress and asked for another date.

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr. Isaac Ajim, adjourned the matter to January 2017 for trial, ordering that the accused be remanded at the Federal Medium Prison, Makurdi.

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