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Four men allegedly found in possession of five human heads, have been arrested by men of the Ondo State police command.

Gravediggers Arrested With Five Human Heads

Tee Leo Ikoro – The spokesman for the command , told Daily Trust that investigation is going on and that the police are after the suspects’ accomplices.

They were identified as Oluwadare Idowu, 67; Adewale Abiodun, 40; Akinola Sunday, 69; Seun Olomofe, 45. The incident occurred at the cemetery belonging to Akure South Local government in Ondo State where the suspects work.

Family members of the corpse were said to have gone back to the cemetery to carry out concrete work at the grave when they discovered that the gravediggers had removed the head.

They were said to have called the police in and the suspects were arrested. During their arrest, the policemen were said to have found four other fresh heads which were also dug from the graves in the cemetery with the suspects.

In Cross River , three chiefs and some women were set ablaze over allegations of witchcraft

Three Chiefs and others have been burnt in Oku community, Boki Local Government Area, Cross River State over allegations of witchcraft.

It was recorded that among those that were burnt was Chief Benard Kekong who was former manager in Boki Oil Palm Estate in Borum. He died an hour after he was set ablaze.

Others include Edward Kekong and John Otu who were said to be gasping for breath while several others, mostly women, were allegedly inflicted with severe burns.

The victims were accused of being witches and wizards in the Oku community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.

A source in the community said the attack on the victims was allegedly spearheaded by an aide to Governor Ben Ayade.s political appointee.

“The elderly victims accused of being witches and wizards, were brought out from their homes and burned. Some have died, while others still alive are writhing in pains.

“Those in pains could not get medical treatment anywhere, not even in Okundi, as the dreaded political appointee warned whoever that treated those suffering from burns would suffer the same fate” a source stated.

The source added, “The police in Okundi also could not do anything about the situation because the troublesome political appointee warned them to stay away from Oku.

“Villagers have fled to neighbouring communities on self-exile to avoid being attacked by the man and his boys. Even the clan head, Bernard Nku is also on the run” the source further said.

When contacted, the Permanent Secretary, office of the State Security Adviser, Sir Alfred Mboto, said, “I have been able to reach my SSA (State Security Adviser, Central) and my SSA has been able to make contact there.

“He will give me a full briefing. But what they said was that some youths of the village decided to take on elders claiming that those elders are witches and wizards and one of the youths was using a mirror to show them who to attack.

“But it is true that some properties have been destroyed. I want to get the raw facts because some people are even telling me that some people have been killed. We have to send our security informants to get the right information.

“However, if that happened, I have set in motion plans to arrest those who carried out the act, alongside the person who carried the mirror.”

The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo did not respond to calls and a text message sent to her mobile line after several attempts to reach her.

If You Still Have A Job In This Pandemic , Be Grateful To God – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri – Nigerian author has taken to social media to advise people who still have a job amidst the pandemic.

According to Omokri, anyone who still has a job or functioning business should thank God for it maybe because many don’t even have food to eat and because they are one of the most blessed on Earth at this trying time

Reno Omokri✔@renoomokri

If you still have a job or a business during and after this #coronavirus pandemic, you should focus your prayers on thanking God. Anything less, and you are an ingrate. You are on of the most blessed people on Earth at this material time

There Are Conditions For Churches To Hold Services -CAN Lists Conditions

The Kano State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said the use of face masks is now compulsory, for anyone to worship in any church in the state.

This directive was contained in a statement on Friday, signed by the chairman of the association, Rev. Samuel Adeyemo.

Adeyemo said the decision follows the approval by the state government, for churches to reopen from Sunday, May 24.

The conditions are as follows:

1. Wearing of face mask : It is compulsory before anyone is allowed into the church for worship.

2. Bucket/drum of water and soap : It should be made available for members to wash their hands before entering the church

3. Availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizers : Alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be made available for worshippers to use before, during and/or after worship

“Beloved servants of God, we sincerely request that all our pastors and congregants observe these important regulations as both CAN’s monitoring and enforcement team shall be visiting every church alongside the state monitoring and enforcement team.

“We do believe we shall cooperate with the CAN leadership to sustain the honour God has given to his church in the land/state.” he concluded.

COVID-19: Can we overcome this health matter soon?

What is an act of God? The Students Companion defines an act of God as a happening, usually sudden and unexpected, for whom no human can be held responsible. So, as earthquakes, deluge, and volcanic eruption are acts of God, so are pestilences, epidemics, and pandemics. Pandemics, as natural phenomena, have been occurring on earth from times indefinite. However, a pandemic has no forerunner.

In the distant past, Bubonic fever and Spanish flu caused the deaths of millions of people of the world at different times. Between the time the last pandemic occurred and now, diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis had claimed millions of human lives, globally. These diseases still have high mortality rate despite the fact that humans have pushed back the frontiers of epidemiology and medical science.

But, sadly, late last year, China was caught unawares by the outbreak of the corona virus disease in the Wuhan province of China. It killed thousands of peoples there. But the Chinese political leadership rose up to the occasion and executed measures aimed at stemming the tide of the spread of the deadly disease.
While China witnessed the abatement of the disease, it spread to countries like Iran, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Great Britain where it caused deaths of thousands of people. Even America, the superpower country of the world, has not been spared the morbid and deathly bite of COVID-19. It struck in the densely populated area of New York and mowed down thousands of people. America with its technological know-how was caught napping.

President Trump of American has alleged that China’s covert handling of the COVID-19 matter and its dilly-dallying in making disclosures about it caused the spread of the disease, globally. And there is the conspiracy theory making the rounds that China manufactured the virus in its laboratory. But, is China truly complicit in the creation or outbreak of the viral disease?

But, had it acted promptly and alerted the rest of the world in no time about the existence of the disease in Wuhan, China, the colossal damage it caused to the world in terms of loss of human lives would have been averted.

In the wake of the global spread of the disease, not a few countries executed measures such as lockdown of their countries, physical distancing, and maintenance of personal hygiene to thwart and impede the onslaught of the disease. Here, in Nigeria, our political leaders delayed in shutting our airspace and locking down the country. Consequently, we are suffering the effects of our leaders’ missteps now.

We waited until the dreaded disease entered the shores of Nigeria before our leaders banned incoming flight into Nigeria and locked down parts of the country. Our leaders’ mishandling of the COVID-19 matter is symptomatic of bad political leadership, which has been the bane of Nigeria since we became a sovereign country.

But, then, the lock-down of Nigeria hasn’t stopped the spread of the disease. Our people’s non-adherence to WHO’S guidelines on how to avoid contracting the disease is one of the reasons behind the rapid spread of the disease in Nigeria. And the myths woven around it have strengthened some people’s belief that the COVID-19 is non-existent. But the stark fact is that the lockdown of the country, then, inflicted immense economic hardship on many people as millions of Nigerians whose businesses were stopped depend on their daily earnings to survive.

Again, the desultory sharing of palliatives to people caught in the maelstrom of the lockdown failed to address holistically and comprehensively the fallout of the lock-down, which is starvation. So, angry and hungry people would defy the lockdown order to engage in their private endeavours. This had resulted in people’s clashes with security operatives, which caused the deaths of people.

So, some states eased the lockdown order while the ban on interstate travels still persists and exists. However, the suspension of the lockdown order, as argued by people, is very premature and portends ill omen to the country. To make matters worse, social distancing and maintenance of personal hygiene, which are ways by which people can avoid contracting the disease, are observed more in the breach in the country.

Consequently, there is spike in the number of people who have contracted the disease in Nigeria, instead of us witnessing an abatement of it, as we expected. Unlike in other countries whose scientists are working assiduously and conscientiously to produce vaccines and drugs for the treatment of the disease, here we are pussyfooting and waiting for white people to produce COVID-19 drugs for us.

It’s surprising that Madagascar has produced vaccines and drugs which are said to be efficacious for the treatment of the corona virus disease. Here, we are dismissive of people who come up with claims that their drugs can cure people with Corona virus disease. But it is disheartening that our leaders do not deem it necessary and appropriate to subject their drugs to clinical and laboratory tests to ascertain the truth of the matter.

The COVID-19 health issue has brought to the fore the issue of our neglected health-care delivery system, which needs urgent revamping and rehabilitation. So, if we continue to neglect our health-care delivery system, it will be at our own peril.

Our leaders should up their ante in this fight to exterminate COVID-19 in the country as it has the potential and capability to decimate our huge population. We are not unconscious of the fact that Nigeria’s huge population is an incentive and fillip to her developmental initiatives. Human labour, especially skilled labour, is critical to the development of a country.

Nigeria should key into global efforts to stamp out the COVID-19 monster in our country.

Twilight actor, Gregory Boyce, Nigerian girlfriend found dead

Twilight actor, Gregory Tyree Boyce, 30, and his Nigerian girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju, 27, have been found mysteriously dead in their condo in Las Vegas.

According to the Las Vegas Medical Examiner’s office, the couple were found dead on Wednesday but the news of their death was announced on Monday.

The Medical examiner’s office also stated that the cause of their deaths was yet to be revealed pending toxicology results.

A source who spoke to TMZ said a white powdery substance was found at the scene, but authorities are yet to confirm.

Boyce and his girlfriend were found after his cousin noticed his car was still at the house when he was supposed to be out for some errands.

“He was a person who loved life, was super positive and the life of the party.

“He was one of my funniest friends in LA and made my experience there really memorable.

“I will definitely miss him,” the source added.

However, Natalie’s family while confirming her death in a statement described her as a loving daughter who would be dearly missed.

The statement reads” Natalie was a loving daughter, niece, sister, cousin, and friend.

“She had so much life to live, and we are saddened that her life was cut short.

“Natalie leaves behind her one and only baby boy, Egypt, her father, two brothers and one sister, and a host of family and friends who love her dearly.

“She will be dearly missed.”

Boyce was best known for his role as Tyler Crowley in the popular Twilight movie.

The actor is survived by his 10-year-old daughter, Alaya.

Gov Wike reacts to death of media aide – Simeon Nwakaudu

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has reacted to the death his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu.

Nwakaudu hailed from Abia State.

The Governor expressed shock over the passing of Nwakaudu.

It was earlier reported that Nwakaudu suddenly took ill and was rushed to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) where he was confirmed dead by medical doctors at about 2pm on Saturday

The  cause of his death has not been made official but it could be related to cardiac arrest.

Wike, in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, described late Nwakaudu, as a “loyal and dedicated professional who contributed immensely to the implementation of The New Rivers Vision.”

The governor in the statement, condoled with Nwakaudu’s family and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss

Police recover decomposing body of 12-year-old girl, arrest two suspects in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has recovered the decomposing corpse of a 12-year-old girl, Ogagaoghene Onosigho, in Otor-Owhe Community in Isoko North Local Government Area of the state.

The Police also arrested two suspects allegedly in connection with the death of the girl.

The deceased in the company of her two siblings including a cleric were on their way to the farm when she said she wasn’t feeling fine and was asked to go back home.

After the two others finished the farm work and arrived home, they were surprised that the deceased was nowhere to be found.

They searched everywhere for her until the Police were able to recover the decomposing corpse in a bush four days after.

When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the report in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent on Sunday

CP Inuwa, who gave the names of the deceased girl as Ogagaoghene Onosigho, said the matter is under investigation.

He said,, “We are investigating a case of one pastor and two of his siblings, who were going to farm.

“One of them said that she was not feeling fine that she wanted to go back home. So, they asked her to go back. The remaining two left without her. When they finished what they were doing, going back home, they could not see their sister. She is about 12. Four days later, her corpse was recovered in the bush in Otor-Owhe.”

While noting that the Police were yet to conduct an autopsy to ascertain the real cause of death of the deceased, CP Inuwa said there were suspicions that the girl was allegedly killed and her remains dumped in the bush.

CP Inuwa also stated that two suspects have also been arrested in connection with the death of the twelve-year-old girl.

Body of missing 7-year-old girl found in co-tenants vehicle

A seven-year-old girl, Morire Olagoke, declared missing in Ado Ekiti has been found dead.

Her body was found inside a co-tenants vehicle.

The mother, Kehinde Ajayi, recalled that Morire went missing at about 1:15pm on Thursday.

Ajayi said the deceased’s twin brother, as well as neighbours, raised the alarm and a search was launched.

“I received a distress call from one of my neighbours that Morire was missing and that they had searched everywhere but could not find her. I rushed home, we searched everywhere but didn’t find her.

“We then reported to the Ologede Police Division and were told to wait for 24 hours before they could take any action. It was around 8pm, same Thursday, that someone discovered her corpse inside a vehicle parked in our compound with her body peeled off,” she said.

Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti, ASP Abutu Sunday, described the incident as unfortunate.

“All efforts to recover the little girl turned out unsuccessful until 8pm. She was found lifeless in one of the cars parked within their compound,” Sunday said.

The spokesman added that the corpse had been deposited at the morgue of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti.

Abutu disclosed that an autopsy would be conducted to unravel the actual cause of death.

This Nigerian Picture Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes (Photo)

Nigeria hostesses in 1973, Nigeria leaders are among the best in the world.

They have turned Nigeria airways to a super intercontinental carrier with 1500 destinations across the globe, generating 150 billion naira yearly and providing jobs to 10,000 Nigerians, Kenya and Ethiopia, South Africa

Lesbian Lady Reveals What Her Abusive Girlfriend Did To Her (Photos)

A lesbian lady shared pictures of the injuries she sustained from her abusive relationship with her girlfriend.

The lesbian lady, Sunny KDog took to her social media page to advise other lesbians in abusive relationships to ensure they seek help as she shares marks and injuries she sustained from hers.

Some injuries include a swollen eye which she claims she can not see clearly with, marks on her neck and other parts of her body.

She shared the pictures with caption:-

To all my lesbians out there in an abusive relationship, GET HELP.

Don’t put up with anyone putting they’re hands on you. Stud, Stem, Fem , GET HELP.

Today I finally realized that even me being masculine can’t protect me from someone who wants to cause harm Hundred points symbol🕊

Can’t see out my eye obviously but their*

So Sad!! 29-Year-Old Fruit Seller Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Delta

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu confirmed the new case in his verified Whatsapp page.

A 29-year-old lady has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State, Vanguard reports.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu confirmed the new case in his verified Whatsapp page.

He, however, did not confirm that the new case is a fruit seller, but a dependable source told Vanguard that the new case was trading on fruits in Agbor.

Aniagwu, however, confirmed that the new case was recorded in Ika South, adding that the new case has brought the number of cases in the State to 23.

He explained that the number of active cases in the State was now 13, discharged six, and deaths four.

Recall that the State had on Thursday morning recorded one death, which took the number of deaths in the state to four.

SO SAD!! Woman Hangs Self After Poisoning Her Children, Leaves Sad Suicide Note

A 33-year-old woman has poisoned her children before hanging herself leaving many people in shock.

A 33-year-old woman, Jane Mwende from Kenya on Wednesday night in Komarock, Nairobi County shocked many after she committed suicide by hanging herself.

The woman who hanged herself with an iron box cable, also gave a poisonous substance to her children.

Her two children said to be a boy aged seven and a girl aged 3, were rescued by neighbours who rushed them to Komarock Modern Hospital.

The remaining poisonous solution was found in the kitchen by Kayole police officers who visited the crime scene. In a suicide note found in the woman’s bedroom, she disclosed that she took her life because she was tired of being maltreated by her husband.

K2TV reported that prior to Jane’s death, she had a quarrel with her husband Edimond Maubi and they did not speak for a day.

Commenting on his wife’s death, Maubi said it did not occur to him that she would resort to such extreme measures.

Ex-convict, ‘Aso Rock’ arrested for allegedly raping woman in Anambra.

A 28-year-old ex-convict, Mr. Emeka Okeke, has reportedly arrested a 36-year-old woman (name withheld), with a fake gun, forcing her into two rounds of sex with him.

The state police spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, who revealed this on Saturday, said the incident happened on Thursday around Okpuno area in Awka South Local Government Area at about 9pm.

He said the victim reported the incident to the police, and officers commenced an investigation and tracked down the suspect, retrieving also the handle of a hand-held saw, which the suspect used as a gun to hoodwink the victim into submission.

Haruna, who told the story in a press release said, “On the 7/5/2020 a 36-year-old woman resident at UNIZIK temp-site Awka, reported at B Division Awka that at about 9:pm of 6/5/2020, while departing with her friend at Okochi Okpuno, a man later identified as Emeka Okeke ‘m’ aged 28 years alias “Aso Rock” followed her closely, raised his shirt to show her a ‘gun’ tucked in his waist and threatened to shoot her dead if she did not submit herself to his sexual demand for Carnal knowledge.

“Consequently, the frightened victim, believing it was a real gun, and under the fear of being shot dead, followed him to a building in Okochi where he forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. Again, while being led out of the scene, the suspect forcefully led her to the premises of Community Primary School, Okpuno, where he had another round of sex with the victim.

“Following the report, the suspect was trailed and arrested by police detectives in conjunction with vigilante group attached to Okpuno Community. Search was conducted on the suspect instantly and the handle of a cutting hand saw, a semblance of a shotgun, which he concealed underneath his shirt, was recovered as exhibit. Upon interrogation, the suspect voluntarily confessed to the alleged crime.”

Haruna said the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination and presently receiving treatment.

He added that the suspect is also a notorious offender who recently returned from the Correctional Centre, Awka over alleged case of manslaughter.

Senator Abbo accuses Adamawa Governor of ‘false claims’ over NEDC projects

Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial district, Elisha Ishaku Abbo has accused governor Ahmadu Fintiri of making false claims over the donation of transformers to some communities in the State.

The lawmaker said the transformers were donated by the newly established Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) through the intervention of his Committee.

He frowned at the publication by the governor’s camp that governor Ahmadu Fintiri’s government made it possible.

In a statement by Senator Elisha Abbo’s media aide, Mr. Michael Bolgent, he forewarned the governor to use resources to put infrastructure in place rather than deceptive posture, noting that a day of accountability will soon come on him.

It read: “Our attention has been drawn to publication peddled around by the Ahmadu Fintiri camp that the transformers donated by Development Commission (NEDC) to Garkida Community were as a result of the lobbies of Ahmadu Fintiri.

“Contrary to their claim, it was Senator Ishaku Abbo who is the only Adamawa Senator in the Committee of Special Duties under which North-East Development Commission (NEDC) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are domiciled.

“On 1st April 2020, young people from Garkida drew the attention of SIA to their plight which made Distinguished Senator Ishaku Abbo put a call and had a lengthy discussion with the Chairman of NEDC who is also a son of Garkida. He also had a meeting with the MD of North-East Development Commission (NEDC), and they assured him that it would be taken into immediate consideration.

“After consistent lobby, and when the transformers were released, the MD, NEDC called Ishaku Abbo to inform him that the transformers have been purchased.

“In gratitude, Senator Ishaku Abbo on the 4th of May, 2020 took to his official social media handle to appreciate the management of NEDC for approving the purchase and release of the transformers and also appreciating the good citizens who called his attention and asked him for help.

“Fintiri should, therefore, concentrate on working for the People of Adamawa with the huge monies he is receiving from the Government and he should let Senators work in their own committees for the people.

“Recall, that NEDC gave the approval of over four hundred and thirty million Naira (N430, 000, 000) to reconnect electricity from Mararaba Mubi to Limankara in Madagali Local Government Area, covering forty-six (46) communities.

“When Fintiri got tipped of the information, He went and brought the Engineer working on Toungo Electricity to climb poles deceiving the poor masses that he is the one doing the project, stopping NEDC from coming to work.”

According to him, “Today, when the NEDC was delivering the transformers to Garkida Community, Fintiri sent the Commissioner for rural Rehabilitation who joined the convoy on the road, falsely claiming to be the one that got the transformers for them. Fintiri should stop the scam.

OMG!!! Pregnant Woman Loses Baby After She Was Detained By Rivers State Police On Her Way To Hospital (Watch Video)

Renowned journalist, Kofi Bartels, has accused the police in Rivers State of being responsible for the loss of his friend’s unborn baby.

Bartels, host of The MorningCrossfire on Nigeria Info FM, Port Harcourt, in a string of tweets on Thursday alleged that officers enforcing the lockdown in the state temporarily detained the pregnant woman.

According to the journalist, the officers said the governor instructed only those with a government permit to be allowed passage – resulting in her losing the baby after eventually reaching the hospital.

Bartels is appealing to Governor Nyesom Wike to have a second look at the criteria governing the passage of people.

COVID-19: Lagos govt reveals drug to be used in treating COVID-19 patients, predicts 120,000 cases in July.

The Lagos State Government has hinted on the possibility of the state recording 90,000 to120,000 COVID-19 cases between July to August.
Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health in the state, made the disclosure during a press briefing on Friday.

Abayomi said the “current trend the COVID-19 cases in Lagos is expected to reach its peak of between 90,000 to120,000 in July or August.”

He disclosed that the state has expanded its testing capacity with the aim of reaching its peak and flattening the curve.

The Commissioner explained that the rise in cases was due to the decentralisation of sample collection across the 20 Local Governments Areas of the state.
Abayomi also added that plans have been concluded to “commence hydroxychloroquine clinical trial next week” for treatment of patients infected with the virus.

One Reportedly Killed As Fire Razes Moniya Motor Park

Tragedy struck on Friday evening at the popular Moniya motor park, in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, as one person was reportedly killed, while several vehicles, shops and property worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire.

The inferno which its cause could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report was said to have also burnt an excavator, a truck belonging to Kopek construction company.

Details later.

4 Heavily Armed Robbers With AK47 Storm Village To Steal Just One Chicken

Just as some wealthy people would board a plane to another country just to buy Ice-cream, so did some four robbers arm themselves with AK47 riffles and invaded a community only to steal one chicken.

The men allegedly attacked a home in Qumbu, a village in O.R.Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa with AK-47s and shotguns in the early morning hours on Sunday.

The Sowetan reported that the four men showed up heavily armed to steal a single chicken.

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