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  • Lagos: Police arrest four for faking kidnap, demanding N5m ransom

The Lagos State Police Command’s detectives have arrested four individuals involved in orchestrating the fake kidnapping of Agnes Ogbeh.

Among those arrested are Margret Itodo (25), Agnes Ogbeh herself (23), Esther Anyanwu (24), and Anthony Chinakwe (24).

The incident unfolded on March 19, 2024, when Agnes Ogbeh, a resident of Akure, travelled to Lagos and allegedly fell victim to a staged kidnapping.

Tribune Online

  • Palliatives: Two Nasarawa Varsity Students Die In Stampede, 23 Hospitalized

Two students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi have died during the distribution of palliatives while 23 have been hospitalized.

The Head of Information of the school, Abraham Habu, disclosed this to Channels Television via a telephone conversation.

He said the school had received palliatives from the state government to distribute to the students to cushion the effect of the economic hardship.

According to him, the palliatives were billed for distribution on Friday at the convocation arena of the school before some students overpowered the security on the ground, causing a stampede that resulted in the death and injuries of the students while they carted away the food items.

Channels Television

 

  • Obasanjo commends Otti for abolishing ex-govs’ deputies’ pension

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has commended Gov. Alex Otti, and the Abia State House of Assembly, for their courage to abolish the law which had entitled former Governors and their Deputies to enjoy life pension.

The Executive Bill repealing the former pension’s law was assented to by Gov. Otti Thursday night after the House of Assembly passed it into law on Tuesday

Chief Obasanjo commended Governor Otti for his courage in repealing the law which empowered former Governors and Deputy Governors of the State to enjoy pension and the former President described the abolished Pension law as “rascality”.

Vanguard

  • Kwara: Igbo Traders Lock Shops  over Tax Remittances

The agreement reached between Igbo traders and the Kwara Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) over tax remittances appears to have suffered a setback.

On Tuesday, the traders shut their shops across the metropolis and converged on Taiwo Road, Ilọrin for a press conference which did no.

This development comes about a week after the affected traders shut their shops and businesses to protest the alleged increment in taxes by the revenue agency.Sources at the state revenue service office on Ahmadu Bello Way, Ilorin, said the agency had rejected ‘a central pool’ mode of tax payment advanced by the Igbo traders.

Daily Trust

  • List Of Persons, BDCs Named As Terrorism Financiers By FG

The Federal Government has listed some individuals and Bureau de Change (BDCs) designated as terrorism financiers.

A document obtained from the Nigeria Sanctions Committee (NSC) website showed that 21 individuals and six entities were tagged as financiers of terrorism.

Leading the list is a Kaduna-based publisher Tukur Mamu who is being tried by the Federal Government for allegedly aiding terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train two years ago.

The publication followed years of pressure by security experts, human rights groups, Nigerians, and other stakeholders for the Federal Government to name those financing terrorism in the country.

Channels

  • FG to receive 500 tractors to improve mechanised farming

The federal government has revealed it will receive 500 tractors assembled by the John Deere Group to improve mechanised farming.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja that the gesture would also increase food production and help the country achieve food and nutrition security.

Mr Kyari stated that John Deere would deliver the 500 tractors by the end of May and more in September.

People Gazette

  • Middle-aged man arrested for defiling 15-year-old girl in Onitsha

A middle-aged man, Onuora Innoma, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl at Ado Girls Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The man, who has been arrested by police, was also said to have confessed to the crime.

Commissioner for Education, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, who spoke to journalists, said she had ordered immediate remand of the suspect, after his detention at the Inland Town Police Division, Onitsha.

Daily Post

  • Drug addiction: I trekked from Awoyaya to Oriental Hotel – Solidstar

Ace Nigerian singer, Solidstar has recounted his struggles with the use of hard substances. The “Omotena” hitmaker disclosed in a sneak peek of an upcoming Honest Bunch podcast episode that he was first exposed to “ice” in 2021 by a group of young boys. As a stimulant substance, ice, commonly referred to as crystal methamphetamine, quickens the flow of information between the brain and body.

The artist claimed that after taking the hard drug, a voice would urge him, “Do not pay for things,” and he would begin to feel like a king. Solidstar recalled walking from Awoyaya in Ibeju Lekki,to the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, an estimated seven-hour journey.

Vanguard News

  • We’ll conduct separate autopsy on Mohbad – Family

The family of the late Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad, has revealed plans to conduct a separate autopsy and toxicology test as part of efforts to determine the cause of the deceased’s death.

The head of the family’s legal team, Monisola Odumosu, disclosed this in an exclusive chat with PUNCH Metro on Thursday.

Odumosu said the family was planning to file an application at the Lagos State High Court to commence the process.

Punch

  • Asake unfollows everyone, deletes Instagram posts

Afrobeat sensation Asake has deleted all posts on his Instagram page and unfollowed everyone. The ‘Lonely At The Top’ crooner,  also didn’t spare his YBNL boss, Olamide and his close friend, Yhemo Lee. 

The Nation Newspaper

 

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