Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Cholera outbreak: 15 dead, 60 cases recorded in Niger State

Not less than 60 cases of cholera have been reported in an outbreak which occurred in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State, leaving at least 15 persons dead.

In a swift response, an official letter from the Bida LGA, signed by the Council Secretary, Suleiman Sheshi, for the chairman, dated June 18, 2018 and addressed to the State Commissioner for Health, the Council had it that it has no capacity to contain the outbreak and it has led to 10 deaths.
The letter expressed regrets that as at the time of the outbreak (Sunday) “only one Medical Doctor was on call at the hospital due to manpower shortage.“The General Hospital is lacking medical consumables and adequate facilities to cater for the present ‘emergent’ health challenge. Over ten (10) infected with the disease have been confirmed dead."
“The present situation at hand cannot be handled by the Bida LGA alone, part of the reason why this letter is written is to request for superior intervention from the state government. Prompt action from your part will, without any doubt, save a lot of lives presently at critical point of survival.”

Man arrested for impersonating Senator on Facebook to commit fraud

One Joel Asabor has been arrested for allegedly impersonating Senator Andy Ubah by posing as the senator on Facebook to fleece job seekers who applied to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Detectives attached to Area ‘D’ Command in Mushin, Lagos State, trailed the suspect to Oghara in Delta State on Monday, where he was apprehended.

According to reports, Asabor was said to have opened a Facebook account with Ubah’s picture, where he had private chats with job hunters and asked them to pay a certain amount of money to get their dream jobs.

His trailing, it was gathered, followed a petition by Charles Asugha on behalf of a victim, Chinelo Nnedimma, who lost N300,000 to the suspected fraudster. It was learnt that having paid N300,000 to the suspect’s bank account and the job was not forthcoming, the victim was directed to contact a supposed lawmaker, identified simply as Nkiruka, for further discussions, which was another ploy to swindle the victim the more.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that police operatives, led by the Area D Commander, travelled to Delta State to apprehend the suspect.

He explained that investigation showed that a lot of Nigerians had been defrauded by the suspect.

He said, “When the report got to the command, the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, directed the Mushin Area Commander to fish out the culprit. A police team travelled to Oghara, Delta State, where the leader of the syndicate, Joel Asabor, was arrested and brought to Lagos.”

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

PDP Deputy Leader Dumps Party, Decamps To APC

 A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, and Deputy Leader, Mr. Ebenezer Alagbada, has defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party, according to Punch.

He joined another member, Gboyega Aribisogan, who had earlier defected to the APC after he was suspended for 180 legislative days for alleged anti-party activities.

The lawmaker announced his defection on Tuesday at a press briefing in Ado Ekiti said that he took the decision after consulting his constituents.

The lawmaker who hails from Ise-Ekiti with a former spokesperson of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said he defected because Governor Ayodele Fayose allegedly reneged on his promise to give his constituency the governorship slot.

“We were therefore very hopeful when two of our illustrious sons, Prince Dayo Adeyeye and Barrister Owoseeni Ajayi came out to show interests to contest the PDP gubernatorial post.
“My constituency was therefore shocked and surprised when none of the two aspirants from my constituency was found worthy of support by the governor.

Not only did he disdain them but worked ruthlessly to ensure they are manipulated out as the candidate of the PDP in preference for the Deputy Governor, Prof Kokapo Olusola, who was nowhere when we risked everything to ensure the victory of the governor both at the primary and main election.”

Alagbada said he had no difficulty following in the steps of Adeyeye and Ajayi, who had earlier left the PDP.

“People of my constituency who elected me into the House of Assembly are also aggrieved and have directed me to follow suit with my leaders.
“Consequently, in accordance with the directive of the good people of Ise/Orun constituency of Ekiti State House of Assembly, I hereby resign as the Deputy Majority Leader of Ekiti State House of Assembly and my membership of the PDP due to irreconcilable breaking into factions of the PDP in Ekiti state following the rancorous governorship primary.

“I also use this opportunity to announce my defection to the All Progressives Congress forthwith.”

Nigerian Man Arrested In Cambodia For Scamming Vietnamese Woman Out Of $356,000

A 43-year-old Nigerian man, Remigius Duru Okonkwo was brought before Phnom Penh court, Cambodia on June 17, for defrauding a Vietnamese businesswoman of $356,000 USD.

According to the victim identified as Darg Mai Nga, on January 2018, she met the suspect via social media. On January 10, the suspect went to Hanoi to meet the victim, and convinced her to invest in a brick-making factory in Cambodia.

The suspect took the victim to visit Cambodia to see the the factory site, and told her that it belonged to his friend. The victim believed his story and she decided to invest in the business.

Nigerian man arrested in Cambodia for scamming Vietnamese businesswoman out of $356,000

The victim subsequently transferred money 5 times to a bank account, sending US$ 356,000 in total.

After receiving all the money, the suspect turned off his phone so the victim was unable to contact him for a while.

On June 15, the suspect called the victim, and told her that the factory was nearly completed, but he needed her to invest another US$150,000.

After that, the victim didn’t believe the suspect anymore, so she made an appointment to meet in Cambodia again, and called the police, who arrested the suspect when he came to meet her.

Missing OOU Student And Girlfriend Found Dead

A 300-Level Computer Science student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, has been found dead alongside his Diploma student girlfriend, many weeks after they were declared missing.

Adebisi Oriade aka Oh Dollar was said to have taken Juliana out on a date, last month, before they went missing. His car was later found with its door opened, but no traces of them was found.

However, after weeks of searching for the lovebirds, their decomposing bodies were found today in a bush at Oru, Ijebu, Ogun State.