Day: July 27, 2020

Inspector-General of Police Adamu Mohammed imposes curfew in Kaduna

The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has imposed a curfew in Kaduna state as part of efforts at restoring law and order in parts of Southern Kaduna affected by recent violence and other security challenges. The IGP who commiserated with the people of Kaduna State particularly those who have lost their loved ones and …

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Federal Govt extends phase two of eased lockdown by one week

The federal government on Monday July 27, extended the phase two of the ease of lock-down in the country by one week. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 who made the announcement said President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the extension of phase two of the eased lockdown which …

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Toke Makinwa speaks on being ejected from Ikoyi house by AMCON

Toke Makinwa has debunked online reports claiming her Ikoyi home been repossessed by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON. Earlier today July 27, Nigerian Twitter went wild after some users of the app claimed that her ”Banana Island property” had been taken over by AMCON. However, a statement released this evening by her publicist, …

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Actor Bob Manuel Udokwu’s wife speaks out after she and her kids were rumoured to have died

Cassandra Joseph Udokwu, the wife of popular actor Bob Manuel Udokwu, has spoken out after some news sites declared her and her kids dead and went on to narrate the fictitious gruesome story of how they allegedly died. Reacting to the story, Mrs Udokwu narrated how she watched her parents and two siblings cry in …

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Court remand housekeeper, accomplice for allegedly robbing employer of $14,000, cell phone

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that a house keeper be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly robbing his employer of 14,000 dollars (over N5 million) at gunpoint, pending legal advice. The police charged Richard Ankwe, 22 , a security guard and Frank Obi, 24, unemployed who live at 7, Elenla St., …

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Ooni of Ife donates two motorised modular fumigators to Bauchi state

The Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, on Monday commended the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye-Ogunwusi, for donating two motorised modular fumigator to the state in support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Bagudu, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Sama’ila Yombe, made the commendation while receiving the motorised modular fumigator by the Ooni of …

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No COVID-19 positive case in Kwara Leprosy settlement -Programme Manager

Dr Rasheed Muhammed, the Programme Manager, Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme in Kwara, on Monday says there is no COVID-19 case at the Leprosy Settlement in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area. In an interview with the FELLOWPRESS in Ilorin, Muhammed disclosed that though the settlement had no records of the pandemic, the inmates were however …

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Appeal Court Victory: AMAC Chairman appreciates residents

Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has expressed appreciation to residents of the area council for their support, following his election victory at the Court of Appeal Tribunal. FELLOWPRESS reports that the Court of Appeal, had on Thursday, July 23, upheld the victory of Candido, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), …

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Appeal Court upholds ex-Chrisland supervisor’s 60-year sentence for defilement

A Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Monday upheld the 60-year sentence for Adegboyega Adenekan, a former Supervisor of the Chrisland School convicted of defiling a two-year and 11-month old pupil of the school. Delivering judgment in the appeal, the three-member panel led by Justice Mohammad Garba unanimously affirmed the judgment of the lower …

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Court remands 30-year-old man for alleged act of terrorism

A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of 30-year-old Benjamin Aondoyima accused of act of terrorism. The Magistrate, Mrs Erdoo Ter did not take the plea of the accused person, but ordered that he be remanded in police custody as investigation is still ongoing and adjourned the case until Aug 7. The prosecutor, …

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Crashes: FG directs RCC to fix Ososa River Bridges on Sagamu-Benin Expressway

The Federal Government has directed Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) to immediately start fixing the bad portions of the Ososa River bridges on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway. This is contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday by Mr Ahmed Umar, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun. He explained that the measure …

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NCoS cooperative inaugurates new executive committee

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Edo Command Multi-purpose cooperative limited on Monday inaugurated a new executive committee to steer its affairs for the next two years. At the event in Benin, Mr Joseph Usendiah, Controller of Corrections who is also the patron of the cooperative society advised the committee members to foster togetherness. Usendiah also …

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Scientist urges Nigerians to embrace rabbit production, consumption

Dr Yemi Popoola, a livestock scientist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has urged Nigerians to embrace production and consumption of rabbit because of its numerous benefits. Popoola gave the advice in an interview with the FELLOWPRESS on Monday in Ibadan, Oyo State. He said other livestock species such as cow, …

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Court sentences man to two month imprisonment for stealing cell phone

A Wuse Zone six Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced a 22-year-old man, Ibrahim Abdulkareem, to two months in prison for stealing a mobile phone. Delivering judgment, the Magistrate, Linda Chimada, said that since the defendant had pleaded guilty to the charge, the court had no option than to sentence him accordingly. Chimada …

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Two construction coy workers in court for allegedly stealing air conditioning pipes from NAIA

The Police on Monday arraigned two CCECC construction company workers hana, and Igenuman Godson, before a Kuje Senior Magistrates Court, for allegedly stealing pipes for air conditioning units from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The police charged Gabriel Yohana, 25, who resides in Jina village in Abuja and Igenuman Godson, 22, who resides in Madala …

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Niger agency to prosecute parents of children discovered in torture house

The Niger state Child Rights Protection Agency says it will ensure that parents of the 15 children discovered from a torture house in Suleja are prosecuted in accordance with the law. Hajiya Mariam Kolo, Director-General of the agency, made this known during a visit to the COVID-19 Isolation Centre where the children are receiving medical …

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Court remands 16-year-old boy over alleged attempted robbery

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 16-year-old boy to Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly attempting to rob at gun point. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yetunde Aje-Afunwa, refused to listen to the defendant’s plea and ordered that he should be remanded at the centre. Aje-Afunwa adjourned the case until Aug.10 for …

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