A 52-year-old woman, identified as Yemi Ajayi, has been stabbed to death by unknown assailants at her residence in Akure, Ondo State.
It was gathered that the deceased was the mother of 20-year-old Oluwaseun Ajila who was brutally murdered some three years ago in Ondo state.
In 2018, Oluwaseun was stabbed to death and her boyfriend, Ebenezer Adejimola, was arrested in connection with her murder and subsequently arraigned in court.
According to Vanguard, Mrs Ajayi was stabbed to death in her sleep on Tuesday, November 9, at her home in Abusoro area of Akure.
The deceased was reportedly found in the pool of her own blood in the early hours of Tuesday with about five stab wounds in her stomach.
She was said to be found by a relative living with her after she didn’t wake up for their usual morning devotion, who then alerted the neighbors.
A source who spoke with the publication said,
“The young girl narrated to people that when she woke up, she was looking for her mother so that they can pray together, unfortunately, she didn’t see her. She went on searching for her until she found her mother lying lifeless, as the assailants packed some clothes in the wardrobe and used it to cover her body. When I got there today, I started crying, then I called some of our colleagues.”
The incident has been confirmed by the Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, who stated that details of the incident is still sketchy.
She added that investigation has commenced and the killers would be brought to justice soon.
A 10-year-old girl, Isabella Faith Tichenor, has committed suicide after being bulled in school over her race and being autistic.
According to her mum, Brittany, she was picked on by her school mates because she had autism and dyslexia, while her granddad, Gregory, said she was also bullied for being black.
Brittany said the abuse was reported to the school in North Salt Lake, Utah, U.S, but no action was taken to protect her daughter.
“As any parent would, we reported this abuse to her teachers, the school administration, and the district administration, she told a press conference.
“Nothing, nothing was done to protect Izzy. Children did not have their behaviour corrected so the torment of this child continued day after day.
“You really wouldn’t have known she was going through that.
“So that was the hardest part. She must have really internalised this.”
The little girl’s grandmother, Paula Harris, said they will now be Izzy’s “voice” to fight against the problem of bullying.
“We are going to be Izzy’s voice, we are going to ring the bell as loud as we can because we are going to stop this bullying. That little girl had spark, that little girl had hopes and dreams.”
A press conference was organized to address the issue and the Tichenor family alongside the PTA representatives of Foxboro Elementary School were present.
Speaking with 2News, a parent, Breanna Larson said, “Everyone has a role here in this failure, and everyone has a role in the solution. It is on the parents, it’s on the students, it’s on the teachers, it’s on the administration.”
Izzy’s grandfather, Gregory Tichenor told the Sun: “My daughter went to the teacher and she went to the principal and nothing was done. This has been going on for months and nothing was done. It was both verbal and physical.”
He maintained that he thinks Isabella was racially abused and was called the “N word” by other kids.
“We think this was racially motivated. This is what they do. This is their make up but it needs to change,” he maintained.
Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has reacted to his victory in the Anambra State governorship election.
Soludo, who was governor of the central bank of Nigeria between 2004 and 2009, was declared the winner by INEC after he won 19 of the 21 local governments areas including Ihiala LGA.
While giving his acceptance speech on Wednesday morning, Soludo credited the results to the will of God.
In his words ;
“Let me say that with utmost humility and gratitude to God, I accept the result of the 2021 Anambra governorship election, as declared by INEC. And this reflects the supreme will of the Almighty God and the overwhelming sacred mandate of the people.”
”At this moment we must remember and must continue to remember all those who died during the course of this moment, especially the three policemen who were killed by unknown gunmen during our town hall meeting with youths in my ward. May God continue to grant their souls eternal rest”
Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has been declared winner of the Anambra Governorship Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Returning Officer of the Anambra Governorship Election, Prof Florence Obi, announced the result on Wednesday morning at the INEC office in Awka, Anambra State.
The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, polled a total of112,229 votes to defeat his closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 53, 807 to emerge second.
Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate got a total of 43,285 votes to emerge the third position.
“That Charles Chukwuma Soludo of APGA, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar announced in the early hours of Wednesday
Pastor Nomthi Rosemary Odukoya, wife of the founder of the Fountain of Life Bible Church, Taiwo Odukoya, is dead.
Nomthi reportedly died of cancer.
According to a statement on the Church official Twitter page, she battled the deadly disease for two years.
“With deep regret and gratitude to God, we have to announce the passing of our Senior Pastor’s wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya.
“She battled cancer for the better part of 2 years, she stood on the Word of God, and she fought.
“We loved her with all our heart, but who are we to fight with the will of God.
“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye Pastor Nomthi,” the statement added.
Pastor Taiwo lost his first wife, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya on December 10, 2005, as result of the Sosoliso plane crash.
In 2010, Pastor Odukoya married Rosemary Nomthi, a South African.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Anambra Governorship Election inconclusive.
Professor Florence Obi, Returning Officer of the election, made the declaration at INEC head office in Awka, Anambra capital, in the early hours of Monday.
Professor Florence Obi, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar in Cross River State, said: “We have collated results from 20 out of 21 local government areas.”
Rather than declaring the winner of the election after announcing the total votes scored by the participating parties, she said a declaration would only be made after a supplementary election was conducted in Ihiala local government, which is the only local government in Anambra where elections did not hold.
In her words ;
“The outstanding results are for Ihiala Local Government Area where for various reasons, the commission could not deploy materials yesterday (Saturday).
“Consequently, based on Constitutional considerations and provisions of the Electoral Act, as well as revised regulations and guidelines for the conduct of election issued by the commission, a supplementary election is indicated for Ihiala Local Government Area.”
She said a supplementary election will be conducted in the 326 polling units across Ihiala on Tuesday, November 9.
Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stated that it would be quite hard at this time, to find any more survivors from the rubble at the scene of the collapsed 21-storey Ikoyi building.
The governor paid a visit to the site on Friday night and he was asked by newsmen what the chances are to find survivors since the last time a survivor was brought out was more than 48 hours ago. Responding, he said
It would be a tough one. It would be really really tough. It would be extremely extremely tough to imagine that we could probably still have survivors at this time.”
Watch a video of him speaking,
A young man identified as Usman Salakani, has lost his life after he was crushed by a heavy-duty truck in Ilorin, Kwara state.
It was alleged that the deceased was attempting to collect money from the truck driver, when his foot accidentally slipped off from the truck tyres causing him to fall and crushed to death.
Spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara Command, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident, revealed that the unfortunate incident happened on Thursday morning at the popular Post Office roundabout in the state.
“The incident occurred at around 1015 hours on Thursday when the victim was trying to collect money from the truck’s driver when his foot slipped off and was subsequently fell down by the truck tyres and crushed to death by the rear tyre of the truck”. He said.
A newspaper vendor at the Post Office junction, Mr Yusuf Idris, who was present at the accident scene said, the victim had been discussing politics with him prior to the accident.
“The deceased ran after a moving trailer but, unfortunately, his hands slipped and fell under the truck tyres,” the vendor said.
Uduak Akpan, the suspected killer of 20-year-old undergraduate, Iniubong Umoren, has made a u-turn on his earlier confession as he pleads not guilty to the two-count charge of murder and rape levied against him.
It can be recalled that in May of 2021, Akpan while speaking to newsmen, confessed to luring, killing and burying the deceased in a shallow grave in Akwa Ibom state. He was subsequently arrested and reportedly taken into police custody.
The suspect appeared in court on Thursday, November 4, and changed his plea to “not guilty” after the prosecuting witnesses, Chairman of Uruan Local Government of the state, Surveyor Iniobong Ekpeyong and his cousin, Kufre Effiong, gave evidence in court.
Uduak’s father and second accused person, Frank Akpan, and his sister and third accused, Bassey Anwan Akpan, have also pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of sheltering Uduak despite knowing he murdered Iniubong Umoren.
Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to Monday, November 15, 2021, and the presiding judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, promised to accelerate the court hearing with a view to pass judgement before Easter, 2022.
A police officer has allegedly stabbed his colleague, Sergeant Yerin Sapele, to death over a minor misunderstanding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.
According to reports, the officers who were good friends were at a wedding reception on Thursday, November 4, when an argument ensued between them over an undisclosed issue.
“We tried to separate them during the argument, to prevent them from fighting, but they refused. I and my friends took the deceased in our car to his house just to stop them from fighting. We were called less than 30 minutes after dropping him off that he has been stabbed to death,” a source said.
It was gathered that the deceased was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead on arrival. His corpse was thereafter deposited in a morgue in the state.
Confirming the incident, a media aide to Bayelsa state Governor, Bodmas Kemepadei, said they clashed over a minor misunderstanding.
“Two friends, they are both police officers, they eat, play and work together, they are Ijaws, from the same area,”
“But yesterday, owing to a minor misunderstanding they had at a wedding, one (the accused in the photo) reportedly stabbed the other (victim in the photo) to death.
“Very sad story. Who now caters for the kids of the deceased, his young wife is now a widow Let’s stop killing breadwinner’s, let’s stop killing ourselves” , he wrote.
See his post below,
The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid a visit to the survivors of the 21-storey building collapse in Ikoyi.
Recall that on Monday, November 1st a 21-storey building which is under construction, located at off Alexander way, Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State collapsed.
The governor who was at the hospital to pay a courtesy visit to the victims on Thursday, promised that the victims will get the best of medical attention.
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In other news, a man identified as Innocent Amos has told of how he escaped the Gerrard Terraces building as it collapsed.
Amos, a graduate who works as a bricklayer, said he was working on the 12th floor and had just stepped out to get more plaster to continue working.
In his words;
“I was working on floor number 12. I just stepped out to order for more plaster sand so we can continue our work cos we have exhausted the one give us in the morning. I was standing not far from the pillar that gave the cracking sound. I ran immediately away while the building came down. Still nursing my right ankle. Didn’t know what happened to me there. It’s affecting my right thigh as well. But I’m fine.”
Femi Osibona, owner of Fourscore Homes, the developing company in charge of the building that collapsed in Lagos, is confirmed dead.
His friend Dele Momodu shared the sad news days after it was revealed he was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building.
“Good night my very dear friend and brother. FEMI FOURSCORE OSIBONA… RIP.”
Dele also changed his Instagram profile photo to a burning candle to mourn the dead.
A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), identified as Zainab Sanni Oyindamola, has been confirmed dead in the 21-storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos state, on Monday, November 1.
The lifeless body of the 26-year-old corp member who was serving with the construction company in charge of the project, Fourscore Homes Limited, was recovered from the rubbles on Wednesday, November 3, shattering the hopes of her mother and siblings who had been waiting at the scene for good news.
Reports have it that the young lady redeployed from Borno State to Lagos State due to the rising insecurity in the Northern part of the country.
It was gathered that she was one of the six corps members deployed to the construction company. However, the others managed to escape on that fateful day, while the deceased was trapped in the debris, Daily Trust reports.
A source who spoke with Daily Trust from NYSC confirmed that Oyindamola was the only corp member who died in the sad incident.
“Oyin as she was fondly called was a 2021 batch B corps member who was originally deployed to Maiduguri but got a redeployment to Lagos after the three-week orientation,” the source said.
A family member, who spoke with newsmen at the scene of the collapse, said the deceased resumed work at the construction company about three weeks ago.
“She has been coming here since then. We don’t even know why they sent her here. She was originally posted to Borno but her mother redeployed her. If we had known, we would have allowed her to continue her youth service in that state.
“We asked her not to go to Borno because of the insurgency but she went there for the three-week orientation and came back alive only to come and die. She was a very humble and respectful girl, she would greet everybody when she arrived from work every day. She is the first daughter of her mother and they are just two.”
Friends and colleagues of the deceased have now taken to social media to mourn her untimely demise.
University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has said it set up a panel to investigate the recent viral video involving its student twerking half-clad, insisting that it will only offer its degrees and certificates to students “found worthy.”
The university reiterated that it would not condone indecency and other morally reprehensible behaviours from its students.
“UNN degrees and certificates are awarded only to those who have been found worthy, both in character and in learning,” added the statement.
UNN’s spokesman Okwun Omeaku disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The university explained that the panel would investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, noting that the panel’s report would guide further action to be taken by UNN on the issue.
“The management of UNN, as a result of a recent viral video in social media, involving un-clad female student twerking in front of Akapbio hostel, has set up a panel to investigate circumstances surrounding the video,” the statement explained. “Further action to be taken by the university on the issue will be guided by the findings and reports of the panel.”
According to the UNN statement, preliminary findings revealed that Mirabel Obi, a first-year female student is from the Department of Medical Laboratory Science.
“We urge the general public to disregard reports that the affected student had been suspended or expelled. The public should also ignore any comment suggesting a pre-determined punishment for the student, as she will be given fair hearing by the panel,” it added.
Ms Obi had accused the institution of harassing her and destroying her belongings.
“I wasn’t expelled. I repeat. I was only harassed without being heard from. The authorities badged into my hostel and ransacked my properties,” the embattled UNN student lamented. “A lot of my properties have been damaged, and some are nowhere to be found. How do you invade someone’s privacy?”
The embattled student also insisted that she had the right to twerk.
“Twerking has nothing to do with my academics as you can’t make become a medical student in UNN without passing 300 and above in your JAMB,” she argued. “I am still very serious, and I know how to balance my social and academic life.”
A viral video showed her twerking in a bodysuit during a dance competition for N30,000 last week.
The video enraged the Dean of Student Affairs, Edwin Ogechukwu Emeje, who vowed to expel her for soiling the university’s image.
However, Ms Obi has dismissed Mr Omeje’s remarks, insisting in an Instagram post that the school lacks the power to expel her for twerking.
She added that it was in no way a violation of the school’s rules and regulations.
Culled from NAN
Nigeria is set to experience a major leap in internet connectivity following the recent deal signed between telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom and Eutelsat of France. According to the parties, the signed deal will offer unlimited benefits to communities that do not yet have access to internet connectivity.
In shedding more light Globacom has said that the deal signifies the initiation of a project that would enable it to offer VSAT/Satellite-based internet service and Satellite-based community wifi internet service in rural and remote areas of the country where internet access to internet services are currently a challenge.
“This is also in line with the Federal Government’s desire to extend broadband coverage beyond urban and densely populated areas. Millions of Nigerians will, therefore, have access to communicate and transact business with the communal provision of internet access by Globacom in these rural areas”, the company said in a statement.
Specific areas of the country that will benefit from the Glo-powered Eutelsat Konnect deal are Remote Northern/Middle-Belt communities, southern offshore locations, farm ranches, and factories/businesses far from townships where access to internet/terrestrial networks are a challenge
Highlighting the key cost-saving benefit of the deal, the telecommunications giant concluded its statement noting “The service will be offered at very attractive and competitive rates which will be cheaper than the current expensive options of going into bigger towns for internet access or internet access over a very expensive terrestrial network in such communities”.
A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ola Ogunfuwa, and 22 of his workers are reportedly trapped under the rubbles of the 21-storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi on Monday.
According to a report by Punch, the clergyman who is in charge of the Living Water Parish in Ibafo, Ogun State, was said to be working as a contractor on the project and has not been heard from or been identified among those rescued or brought out dead.
Ogunfuwa’s friend, Omotosho Shola Emmanuel, who confirmed this, said the church is praying and hoping he’s rescued alive.
“I am here this morning because one of my pastor friends is working here, he is an engineer. He came with about 22 people all the way from Ibafo (Ogun State) to work here; labourers, bricklayers, welders, about 22 different guys that came together with him to work on the project.
Till now, out of those that have been rescued, we’ve not seen any of those 22 and he himself is still there because we learnt that yesterday (Monday), at break time, he came out to eat but as he was about washing his hands to eat, he was summoned by one of his bosses and he went back inside but about five to 10 minutes later, the building collapsed and he was trapped. He is still there now and we pray that God will have his way upon those still there.
As a church, we prayed all through yesterday night and we’re still believing that there is nothing God cannot do because we know that people are still many there, they said they are over 50.
The ones they’ve rescued are not up to 10, definitely we are still expecting more people to be rescued,” Omotosho added, praying God will bring more survivors out.” He said
A massive gas leakage has occurred around Computer Village, Awolowo Rd, Oba Akran, Ikeja area of Lagos state on Wednesday morning, November 3rd.
The spokesperson for NEMA (South West), Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed this in a statement advised residents to avoid the affected area, or use of anything inflammable.
“Residents around Computer Village, Underbridge Awolowo Way, Oba Akran axis, Anifowose Street, Medical Road, must not open shops or use open naked fire for safety reasons”, he said.
The affected areas include Computer Village, Ikeja Under bridge end of Awolowo Way, Oba Akran axis, Anifowose Street, and Medical Road.
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This is coming few months after several people were injured after a gas tanker exploded in the late hours of Thursday, June 17, at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way in Ikeja, Lagos.
According to an eyewitness, the explosion was caused by a leaking gas tanker that broke down close to a filling station in Ikeja. He said the gas leak caused commotion at the filling station making staffs and customers to fled the scene.