A 40 Year Old Man Defiling His 9-Year-Old Daughter In Anambra

A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly defiling his 9-year-old daughter in Akama village, Igbo-ukwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The suspect, Kenneth Nwangwu, was apprehended by the Police following a tipoff by a whistle-blower.

The suspect, in police custody at State Criminal and Investigation Department (CID), Awka, however denied the allegations, insisting it was the handiwork of his enemies.

“It is my enemies at work because they are envious of me. I only feed my daughter and nothing more,” he said.

Meanwhile, a medical examination carried out on the victim revealed there was defilement.

During investigation into his life, it was discovered that the suspect has nothing tangible doing for a living and had been the only one raising the minor since his ex wife left them many years ago.

Reacting to the news, the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon Ify Obinabo, pledged her preparedness to see the case through and get justice for the minor.

She decried the high rate of defilement cases in the state, encouraging everyone to, “always say something when you see something.”

Obinabo assured that cases already transferred to the State High Court would receive speedy justice delivery as the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence High Court would soon commence sitting.


PHOTOS: Father Accused Of Beating Two-month-old Baby With Hanger For Disturbing Sleep

A father, Confidence Amatobi, 31, has been accused of beating his two-month-old baby, Miracle, with a plastic hanger for disturbing his sleep. The baby was injured in the process and one of his arms has been amputated as a result.

According to ABN TV, the Imo State chapters of the National Human Right Commission and the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists have called on the Imo State Government and police to immediately arrest and prosecute Amatobi for the assault.

The baby’s arm was amputated at the paediatrics ward of the Federal Medical Centre, FMC Owerri.


My visits to Abubakar Abdusalami have nothing to do with political issues- Former president Olusegun Obasanjo

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, paid a visit to the former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Sunday in Minna, Niger State.

Obasanjo stated that he traveled to Minna to see the former military ruler, who was ill.

“I came to see my brother who has been a little indisposed. I had plans to visit him when he was still in London, but the day I arrived London was the day he returned home,” Obasanjo said.


Sunday Igboho Aides: Armed robbers have stolen the case file — DSS

The Department of State Services, DSS, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that a gang of mobile armed robbers commonly known as ‘One Chance’, highjacked its case file on the fundamental rights enforcement suit that was filed by detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Consequently, the security agency, through its lawyer, Mr. I. Awo, prayed the court to adjourn further proceedings on the matter till a later date.

Awo told the court that the ‘One-Chance’ thieves snatched the case-file from his colleague who unknowingly boarded their vehicle.
He told Justice Obiora Egwuatu that aside from the case file, other items belonging to his colleague were also stolen.

Health, Politics

“I Did Not Collapse, The Doctor Advised Me To Get Some Rest” – Sacked Minister, Sale Mamman

A day after the sacking of two ministers by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, it was rumored that one of the sacked Ministers, Sale Mamman had collapsed after receiving his resignation letter.

According to reports, the ex-Minister of Power has been admitted to a hospital in the Nation’s Capital, Abuja.

Several online newspapers in Nigeria have cited the Minister’s close associates as reliable sources.

The former minister said he had been unwell since last weekend.

“Even before this step was announced I was very unwell, because I did not even go to the office earlier this week.”

The former Minister said he had not been well enough for a long time because he often went to see a doctor on a regular basis.

“So, yesterday (Wednesday) and today (Thursday) I also went back to the hospital for another round of check-up; and the doctor instructed that I needed some ‘rest’ so I remained at one place to rest,” he said.

The former Minister of Power says he is not in hospital as usual, but is not at home.

“I found a serene and quiet environment to rest and take medication as recommended by the doctor. I didn’t stay at home because sympathisers are trooping to console me; this would prevent me from resting and convalescing on time.

“But I was also not hospitalised, and I didn’t faint as reported.


Family Of 7 Die After Eating Suya In Abia Community

No fewer than seven persons have been confirmed dead after eating the popular barbecue known as suya with juice in Umueze Umuakanu Umuahia North LGA, Abia State, ABN TV reports.

Father of the house Mr. Jessey was said to have bought the suya from where all the family members, including extended family who came for holidays ate.

Source gathered that only the Wife Mrs Ogba Jessey, and his son survived.

She is currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre Umuahia.

Our correspondent gathered that she is not aware that other members of the family have passed on.

They were said to have started throwing up after eating the suya suspected to have been poisoned.

The deceased have been deposited in the morgue while the surviving victims are currently receiving treatment.


15 Cases Of Monkeypox Confirmed In Nigeria – NCDC

Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has announced that there are 59 suspected cases of Monkeypox with 15 confirmed in the country.

Ihekweazu who disclosed this while reacting to report of a United States resident testing positive for the disease after arriving the North-American country from Nigeria, said an outbreak would be declared when there are large cluster of monkeypox cases that constituted an emergency.

Revealing that the NCDC have been working with state health ministries to strengthen monkeypox disease surveillance and response in the country, Ihekweazu also disclosed that states with the highest number of cases are Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Lagos.

The NCDC DG urged Nigerians who feel ill or have a sudden rash, to visit a hospital for diagnosis and management.


Nigeria Needs N1.89trn To Tackle Malaria – Health Minister

Nigeria Needs N1.89trn To Tackle Malaria – Health Minister Osagie

The federal government says Nigeria needs nearly N2trillion to effectively combat malaria.

Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, said the country required more than N350billion to fight the disease in 2021 alone.

Ehanire spoke on Friday in Abuja at a press conference to commemorate the 2021 World Malarial marked every April 25.

“The implementation of the new strategic plan will cost N1.89 trillion; about N352 billion is required for the year 2021 programme implementation,” he said.


Nobody Can Force Me To Take COVID-19 Vaccine, Let Me See Who Will Inject Me —Bishop David Oyedepo

Nobody Can Force Me To Take COVID-19 Vaccine, Let Me See Who Will Inject Me —Bishop David Oyedepo

“I have never seen a generation where you force people to take vaccines. It is inhuman, it is immoral sir, I’m not a Lawyer but I don’t think it is legal. You can’t come to my house and want to give me injection.

“On what? Did I invite you? They are confused. But the Church has the answer. Did you see any outbreak of virus here? How will it enter the gate? Will it come through the air? How?” He asked.

“One woman just got down after that injection in Kaduna. What kind of life? Are human beings now turned to guinea pigs?

“The world is confused but the Church is lighted. So the triumph of the Church will humble the pride of the world. They don’t know what to do Sir. In the last days, the Church will be reigning in power and glory. That is God’s agenda.

“No apologies. There is a big big bird in our land, saying “don’t take it, they are deceivers.”
Somebody is now saying… see what?

“Let me see someone who will come and inject me. By who? Are you going to tie my hands. How? Did I invite you? I know you are quiet, you will hear more of it. My job is to expose the devil and tell his agents “get off, we are not guinea pigs.”

Oyedepo added: “All this agenda: don’t go to Church” – it is a demonic agenda Sir. But they saw it and folded their hands. Thank You Jesus. That is God’s agenda for the last days.

“There is nothing man can do to stop God’s agenda on the earth. Until you can stop the day and the night from exchanging position; alter the place of the moon and the sun, you can’t alter heaven’s agenda. You fight against God, you are crushed. Nobody survives it.”


You may still contract coronavirus after vaccination – Lagos Official

The Lagos State Government has warned its residents not to jettison observance of COVID-19 guidelines, saying they might still contract the deadly virus after vaccination.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this at a press briefing on the official rollout said the only advantage those vaccinated have when they contract coronavirus is that the severity will not be too much.

“Note that you might still contract COVID-19 after vaccination, but the level of severity might not be much after achieving this level of immunity,” Abayomi said.