Residents of workers village in Nassarawa State were thrown into mourning following the tragic death of a man and four members of his family on New Year Day.
According to reports, the party which includes father, his son and other family members were on their way to the wedding Fatiha of his eldest daughter when they had a head on collision with a tanker along Lafia – Agyaragu road.
A staff of Dalhatu Specialist Hospital, who confirmed the incident said two persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were admitted at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has introduced new rules and guidelines that may eliminate fraudulent practices in the examination system ahead of 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The new rules and guidelines, includes the adoption of CCTV cameras for all the CBT centres; adoption of a single hall containing 250 functional desktop or laptop computer systems with extra 25 as backups; that the computers must be minimum 15 inch screens and must be connected to robust computer server with capacity to carry a minimum of 250 systems concurrently; adoption of cabled Local Area Network (LAN) and not wireless connectivity.
Other guidelines are the adoption of cubicles with minimum length of 26 by 18 inches; adequate security with minimum of five technical personnel and a network engineer on site; availability of back-up power supply (power generating set of minimum of 40KVA for a centre with 250 systems) and UPS/inverters that can carry all systems for a minimum of two hours; centres to have minimum of 250-capacity reception facility such as canopy with chairs; centres’ premises must be enclosed and must have adequate and functional air-conditioners, lighting, up-to-date antivirus and minimum of Windows 7, among others.
Four armed robbers who specialize in robbing and r3ping Lagos residents have been caught by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RSS) in the state .
The four-man gang identified as Sunday John (27), Daniel Olayemi (18), Saviour Daniel (23), and Abdulwahab Yusuf (17) were arrested around Charity bus stop, in the Oshodi area of Lagos.
According to Punch, the police had spotted Olayemi fighting a member of a rival gang over a stolen phone and had apprehended him. A police source said, “Some of our detectives saw him fighting another man over a Samsung Tablet on Tuesday afternoon.
“When he was arrested, he confessed that he stole the phone from a woman that they gang-raped during one of their operations at Charity bus stop.
“That information prompted an early morning raid on the bus stop the next day. The gang leader, John, was arrested around 5.38am in company with two gang members.”
While making confessional statement to the police, Olayemi said: “We were always operating at Charity bus stop from 4am to 5.40am. Our last operation was on a woman of about 57-year-old. She was passing by the bus stop when I snatched her handbag and disappeared into the bush.
“I came out of the bush only to see three of my gang members having sex with her. I hid the best of the three phones I found on her. I later told other members of the gang that I saw two small phones and N8,000 in her bag.
“We had in a similar operation a few days before that, raped a woman in her 40s at the same spot when we didn’t see any valuable in her bag. We took turns to rape her and then allowed her to go.”
He explained that the gang leader, John, always dragged the victims into the bush before asking them to take turns to rape the women. Daniel, who is also among the gang members said they were always forced to rape their victims by John. He claimed to have raped only three of the victims.
“I didn’t participate in all the rapes. I was only involved on three occasions. John was the one who dragged them into the bush and undressed them. Whenever he was exhausted, he would order us to take our turns as well,” he said.
The gang leader, John, said they had raped nine women in the last two weeks, adding that their ages range from 27 to 57. The Akwa Ibom indigene said there were three other gangs in the area which operated at night.
He said, “While our primary aim is to steal valuables, we rape our victims most of the time after robbing them.
“After robbing the ladies, I drag them into a nearby bush where we rape them.
“About two weeks ago, we had robbed a 24-year-old lady that I carried into the bush. We all took turns on her before my gang members ran away. They took all she had on her.
“When they were gone, her dress was messed up. I took her to where she cleaned up, bought her a pair of slippers and gave her N500 for transport fare to Iyana Ipaja.
“Most of those we raped were between 24 years to late 50s. Like a woman we raped last Sunday; she was in her late 50s.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the suspects were cooperating with the police.
She said, “The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba. They will be charged to court at end of investigations. Meanwhile, efforts are on to apprehend other criminals in the area.
President Muhammadu Buhari has removed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal as chairman of the presidential committee on the reconstitution of federal government boards of parastatals, agencies and commissions.
Dailytrust quoted top sources as saying that the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo appointed to chair the presidential committee.
The chairman of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agencies (NDLEA) Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah was also appointed to head the secretariat of the committee at the instance of the vice president, a source told Dailytrust.
“The SGF is no longer in charge of that responsibility, for obvious reasons,” one of the sources said.
The Abdallah-led team now meets frequently at Wuse II, Abuja, it was learned. Another source said the committee “is working vigorously and will soon conclude its work after which it will submit its report to Mr President.”
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has recently queried the SGF over alleged fraud at the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE).
A wicked man has allegedly poisoned his US-based brother and wife who came back for Christmas after he could not account for the millions they sent to him to build a house in the village home.
This shocking incident happened in Liberia.
According to Aremo Oriola who shared the photo on Facebook, He said:
THE HEART OF MAN IS DESPERATELY WICKED. OVER WHAT……??
I just got this..someone who knows the wife personally just inbox me to confirm the story. According to him, they were Liberians based in Minnesota.
The couples went home for Christmas. They had been sending monies home for the husbands brother to build them houses. while at home this Christmas.. This brother cooked food and sent over to his brother and wife. They died after eating the food.