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18 May, 2015
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15 May, 2015
PUNCH Metro learnt that the driver, identified as Rafiu Baale, was pushed into the path of the truck by a tricycle driver, Imeh Matthew, during an affray.
Our correspondent learnt that Imeh and his brother were in the tricycle when a car driver bashed it.
They were said to have stopped in front of the warehouse, where the incident happened, to challenge the car owner.
The action created gridlock, forcing the manager of the warehouse to intervene. He asked the warring parties to vacate the company’s gate area.
The deceased, who was a driver with the company, also came out and joined in the call for calm.
However, as the affray and the peace making continued, the tricycle driver was alleged to have pushed Baale to the road and he was crushed to death by a speeding truck.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2015 into law. The bill is to address the problem of delayed criminal trials.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati confirmed the signing of the bill today to journalists in Abuja.
“The president has signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2015. He signed it the same day he received it from the National Assembly. With that development, the bill is now an Act” Abati said.
It was learnt that the father, who was identified only as Azama, tortured the girl, who hawks Dokunu (local dish), for returning home late on Sunday, May 4.
She was said to have returned home earlier on the fateful day, but went back to collect payment from some customers who bought Dokunu on credit.
Senami’s explanation to her father fell on deaf ears. He reportedly tied her with a rope and used the hot knife on her left leg.
Senami had helped her stepmother, Rukayat, to hawk the goods, which she usually did in the evening every day.
07 May, 2015
A weird drama unfolded, yesterday in Imo state, at the ever-busy Control Post, close to Maria Assumpta Catholic Cathedral, Owerri, as a commercial vehicle driver and his conductor pelted policemen with faeces.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that a policeman flagged down the commercial driver for allegedly driving recklessly, after which a war of words ensued between them.
The man recounted:
“The policeman eventually gave the driver a slap and the driver retaliated immediately.”The eyewitness said the developing drama attracted the attention of other policemen on the beat, who
quickly pounced on the driver and his conductor.
Dear Mr Dangote, Buy Man U or Invest in Nigerian Football Instead of Arsenal' - Amaka Igwe's Daughter Writes Dangote
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, yesterday revealed he still harbours hopes of one day buying Arsenal. Well, late Amaka Igwe's daughter, Ruby Igwe, has a word for him:
Dear Mr Dangote, please buy Manchester United instead. If you don't want to, that's fine. Please do Nigeria a favour and invest in the infrastructure of our football.Read all she wrote on her Facebook page after the cut.
This is coming just a few weeks after a Lagos-based pastor was arrested for smuggling narcotics to South Africa at the Lagos Airport. Vanguard gathered that another suspect, Onwueg-busi Tochukwu Victor, 48, was also arrested with 51.5kg of ephedrine found inside his luggage.
NDLEA commander at the Enugu Airport, Mr. Nsikak-Abasi Udoh, disclosed that the 43-year-old
pastor wanted to abandon his luggage at the arrival hall for fear of arrest.
06 May, 2015
Using his Twitter handle to update the development, Nihi reported that the lady simply called Gloria, joined him at Abaji, a suburb of Abuja and vowed to go with him on the journey.
this morning Wednesday May 6th convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in her death.
The sentences were part of a trial of 49 suspects, including 19 police officers, over the March 19 killing of 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda who was beaten to death in a frenzied attack sparked by a bogus accusation that she had burned a copy of the Quran.
The trial, which began Saturday, only involved two full days of court proceedings — an unusual swiftness in the slow-moving Afghan judicial system. It was broadcast live on national television, reflecting huge public interest in the case.
The Foundation for Africa Cultural Heritage (FACH) president, Dr Nkechi Asogwa has warned that abortion can lead to breast cancer in women. According to her many cases of breast cancer have been linked to the aftermath of an abortion.
“When you terminate a pregnancy you end many ongoing processes in the body such as the preparation of breast for the secretion of milk. So the tissues that were cut off suddenly would become fragile and they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells in the breast.
‘’There are about five health implications attached to most of these drugs and that was why they were banned in the West. But here, no one is asking questions, ’’ she said.
And everything the group’s president said is a must read. The Government needs to start taking its citizens seriously.
A Group, United Nigerians In Diaspora, UNID, has called on the Federal Government to prevail on the Indonesian government to stay action on its plans to execute eight more Nigerian citizens for drug related offences.
Briefing newsmen in Lagos, the group’s president, Mr. Paschal Okolie, condemned what it described as the poor attitude of the government towards the recent execution of four Nigerians in Indonesia.
His words: ”Considering that the next batch of execution will take place in no distant time in Indonesia, we urge the good people of Nigeria and our government to rise up with the entire world to stop further executions of Nigerians. Enough of the killings.
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said he still wants to buy Arsenal despite failing in a 2010 bid to acquire a stake in the club.
The Nigerian billionaire is now worth nearly eight times as much as when he tried to buy into the Gunners, and he has not given up on his dream of getting involved with the popular London club.
In his words: “I still hope, one day at the right price, that I’ll buy the team. I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist. I know my strategy."
David Akande managed to hold out for a staggering 21 days after he was arrested by police who were convinced he had drugs stashed on him when they stopped him in October last year, Mirror UK reports.
Akande, 26, was taken into custody but refused to co-operate with a full body search so officers watched him day in, day out in the hope he would reveal his haul.
Despite showing remarkable perseverance, Kent Police used powers to extend custody well beyond the usual period allowed, and eventually their patience was rewarded when 24 wraps were recovered.
The drugs included cocaine, a cocaine cutting agent and traces of a heroin derivative.