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Subsidy:Don’t go on strike – Lagos state Governor begs Nigerian Labour congress(NLC)

Monday, June 5th, 2023

The First citizen of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has begged members of the Nigerian Labour Congress to disengage from embarking on a strike over the removal of fuel subsidy.

It was recalled that President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced the removal of the fuel subsidy during his inaugural speech.

The Nigerian Labour Congress however on Friday, June 2, issued a five-day ultimatum to the Federal government to revert to the initial petrol price or face a nationwide protest.

Lagos state governor, Sanwo-Olu addressed the press on Sunday, June 4, after a post-inauguration church thanksgiving service, appealed to the labour leaders to join hands to help turn the country’s economy around .

The governor said while addressing the press;

“We are thankful that Mr President is a product of Lagos. We will pray for him and everything that he stands for. We believe he will replicate all the good things he has done in Lagos in our country, Nigeria.

“I want to wish and plead with our citizens even as NLC has said to us that they want to go on strike. It is not the time for a strike. During the campaign trail, everyone of our presidential candidates did say that the first thing they are going to do is to remove the subsidy.

“So, what has changed? What has the current president said or what has he done that is different from what any of the other aspirants said they would do?

“We need to be very patient. He (President Tinubu) has not even done a week. So let us talk to ourselves and say that we shouldn’t turn it political. Let us wait and support this man. He has not done a week on the job. Let him go and reflect and at the sub-national level, we are willing to support him.

“The point is no industrial strike will solve anything at this point, it will certainly not bring an end to the issue. The point will be how are we going to ensure that there is a turnaround in our economy.

“He has mentioned something about a better wage. We have started that in Lagos. We started it in January; so other parts of the country can also do the same. We don’t need to wait for the national government. We just need to reflect on what the challenges are in our country and let us solve the problem.

“I want to plead with the Nigeria Labour Congress. It shouldn’t turn into a political thing because we have begun to see that. The leadership should know that they are leading a pack of people and they need to restrain themselves. Let us be patient. Let us work around it. NNPC has said that there is more than enough petrol.”



Married Mother-Of-Two Reveals How Her Husband Supported Her Entanglement with Another Woman

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Leah Hamilton a mother of two who fell in love with another mother has revealed how her husband supported her throughout her new affair.

Leah who is also identifies as Queer narrated how she met her husband and how supportive he has been.

According to her, she met her husband at a university in New Zealand. The couple enjoyed a non-monogamous relationship and even made out with other people on their wedding night.

Leah said she had her husband’s full support after she later fell in love with another woman at the kindergarten school gate, but the affair didn’t last long.

In an interview with Insider, Leah said she was first drawn to her spouse due to his ‘quiet and sensitive’ nature and progressed with their relationship ‘without many of the usual frameworks.’

She had been having an affair with another woman at the same time, whom she had met at a party, but soon decided to grow a family with her then-boyfriend.

The mother of two said that having an open relationship was largely put on hold in other to focus and raise their kids.

The couple discovered a very open culture and lifestyle after migrating to Berlin in which having children was no barrier to having a desirable lifestyle.

But, despite initially finding it hard to meet new potential partners, Leah revealed: ‘I began to go out in the evenings with one of the other married mothers I had met at my children’s kindergarten.

Fast forward to their affair, The two women were in a relationship which has the full backing of Leah’s husband.

She told the publication:’My girlfriend and I were both very emotional, and we clashed in ways that slowly tore away at us.’

The mother of two revealed how devastated she was after she broke up with her girlfriend, adding how her husband supported her and showed her more love.

She praised her husband for his immense support, she said

“He listened to my sorrow and hugged me. He took care of our children and household more than usual.”

“He is happy to move with me in whichever direction I was going. I felt empowered to be myself and to experience life in all its fullness.”

Suspected ‘thieves’ caught and paraded in Rivers community

Thursday, May 25th, 2023

Two suspected thieves were caught by gallant youth and paraded in Agbonchia community, Eleme Local Government Area, Rivers state.

According to source, the suspects were intercepted by youths of Agbonchia championed by Comr.Abel Oluka (Kofi) on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

The suspect who drove in a red Camry attempted to rob a POS shop along Agbonchia Road but the operator raised an alarm attracting the attention of members of the public in the community.

An eyewitness claims the suspects were paraded around the community and later handed to the police for further investigations.

Pregnant boss stabs domestic worker over disobeying her directive in Lagos

Sunday, May 21st, 2023

A Lagos boss has allegedly stabbed her domestic worker, Chinasa Anamem, for not following the directive given to her to wash a bag.

The incident occurred at her residence around Simeon Oniyimofe Street, in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos state.

It was gathered after the pregnant boss after perpetrating the crime, she abandoned Anemem who was bleeding profusely after the attack.

According to a neighbor under anonymity, He said he saw Anemem groaning in pain, while he engaged her.

The source upon interrogation said the domestic worker hailed from Anambra state.

With his displeasure by the development, he recorded the circumstances surrounding Anamen’s attack that made her bleed profusely at her back.

In the viral video clip shared on social media, the neighbor revealed the threat he received from the woman’s husband for exposing his wife’s actions.

He said, “This is terribly sad, this occurred on May 19, 2023. It is very appalling that some of us as parents may not be able to take care of ourselves, and we will now give the children God has given us out into slavery.

“You can imagine this girl, this is not the first time, I am a concerned neighbor. It has been happening often. This girl is subjected to inhuman treatment and gross child abuse.

“She doesn’t go to school at times because she’s not able to carry out some house chores. This is what is happening here on Adaloko, no 18 Simeon Oniyimofe Street, Ojo

“The husband of the woman who stabbed this girl gave her a deep cut, instead of being thankful to me, threatened to deal with me. And that is why I decided to take this evidence.”


Reacting to the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said concerned woman has been arrested and transferred to appropriate command for further investigation.

He said , “The suspect has been arrested. She’s heavily pregnant and has been released to go home. She’ll be coming to the station from home.

“The case has been transferred to the rejuvenated gender unit of the command, where, in collaboration with the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, she’ll get adequate medical care while the investigation continues” he added.

31-year old man kill his mother in Rivers state over money

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Owate Bode, a 31-year-old man had allegedly killed his mother for refusing to give him N20,000 in Rivers State.

The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in the Alato community Eleme Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, he said he approached his mother requesting for N20,000 to enable him attend a function, but instead, he could not get the desired amount from the woman.

Bode claimed his mother after withdrawing N20,000 from his bank account, only gave him N10,000, which he insisted wasn’t enough.

The suspect explained further that things went out of control which prompt him to pick up a hoe and hit his mother on the head. while she died on the spot.


He was thereafter apprehended by the community youths and handed over to the security operatives, while the corpse has been deposited at a morgue in the area.

During interrogation, the suspect claimed to be mentally derailed. He said he said decided to put an end to his mother’s life for refusing to give him his money and insulting him. He stated further that he is tired of living and wants to die.

The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident said the has been apprehended and is in police custody.

“Marrying him is like fulfilling a life ambition” Nigerian lady married to a blind man narrate their love story

Saturday, May 13th, 2023

Maimunatu  Sa’idu, a Nigerian lady has decided to get married to a blind teacher Dahuru Aldulhamid Idris.

Sa’idu expressed her affection while she said she love him most among her other suitors.

The two couples got married in Zakirai town of Gezawa Local Government Area, in Kano state on Friday, May 12.

According to the bride, she said she fell in love with her husband at first sight of engaging him.

She said, her husband gained popularity in 2021 after he was interviewed on his struggles for education.

He was then serving as a volunteer teacher in a public school.

Idris enjoyed goodwill from many Nigerians including a person under anonymity who rented a three-bedroom apartment for him and also provided him a job with the Kano state government as a teacher.

The bride made it known her affection for him is natural despite his physical challenge.

“I have loved him from the first day I met him and I will continue till eternity. I believe that God destined us to be together and I accept it with my heart. He is the kind of person I want to be with in my life. He is gentle, decent, and loves everything about religion. Marrying him is like fulfilling a life ambition, I promised myself I will marry the best person I love among my suitors. I will try my best to discharge my responsibilities. I will take good care of him and his entire family.” she added.

The groom on his part said he met his soul mate through her elder brother.

Idris stated further, it is their friendship proximity that migrated to the union.

“I met her through my elder brother, we became friends. From there I realized I got a wife because of the way she accepted me despite my blindness”.

The school teacher when asked how he is going to take care of his wife despite his physical challenge.

He said,” Marriage is exchanging ideas, needs and responsibilities. So, she has her own responsibilities and  I have mine too. I will try my best to deliver and I pray Almighty Allah to guide me right.”




Kwara medical director arrested for sedating and raping nurse

Saturday, May 13th, 2023

Chief Medical Director of Ayodele Hospital, Ilorin paraded by the police for allegedly sedating and raping a nurse.

Ayodele Joseph was paraded by Kwara state commissioner of police, Mr. Paul Odama, on Friday.

The suspect was reportedly performing an operation in his hospital in Ilorin, Kwara state when the incident occurred.

According to the victim, sharing her experience how the incident happened, she said,

“Before the sedation, fearing any mishap, the patient activated her telephone and placed it in a vantage position to record the surgery unknown to the doctor before the expected surgery.

“she woke up from sleep after the surgery to find herself fully naked, and when viewing the recorded video, she discovered that the said Dr. Ayodele Joseph had unlawful sexual intercourse with her while under sedation.

The commissioner of police, Mr Paul Odama confirmed the incident.

Obama said,” On May 5, 2023, a female victim (name withheld), a nurse by profession, reported to the police at 290, Sawmill area, Lagos Road, Ilorin, for surgery.

“The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Ayodele Joseph, during the treatment sedated the patient, which led her become unconscious.

“Investigation led to the recovery of the video recording of the sexual action of the said doctor on the victim, which was also corroborated by the medical examination conducted on the victim. ”


The police commissioner also stated the suspect had earlier been arraigned for causing the death of one Nneka Akanike in his hospital.

The police boss noted that the leadership Kwara state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association had been contacted regarding the recent case,

Also adding that his hospital premises had been condoned off.

The CP said the medical doctor would be charged with rape after the ongoing investigation.

However, the suspect gave account of the incident.

Joseph denied the allegation saying the nurse was his girlfriend.

The director, who said the nurse was his employee and had been his secret lover for eight years, describe the allegation of rape as a set-up.

He said, “She is my girlfriend and we have dated for eight years. I trained her as a nurse; I sponsored her to a school of nursing in Lagos and I employed her. How can I rape a lady that I have had intercourse with several times? What else do I want to see in her body? She only wanted to set me up to rip me of some money. Already, she has collected a substantial amount of mone, which is with her. She has already collected about N500,000 from me on this issue and she is still demanding more money.”

Police rescue seven kidnapped victims in Edo

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

Operatives of the Edo state police command have rescued seven kidnapped passengers in the Owan East LGA, Edo state.

The report had it that the passengers of a Toyota Sienna bus were kidnapped by gunmen along Afuze Iheivbe Auchi road on Tuesday, May 2.

Two of the passenger were, however, rescued last week by the police with joint force with the local vigilante after four days of bush combing, while seven others are rescued on Saturday, May 6, bringing the total to nine.


The spokesperson of the state police command, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident and made the development of the incident known on Monday, May 8.

The PPRO said the victims were rescued on Saturday by the combined security team.


“Seven victims, four males and three females were rescued by the police on Saturday during bush combing by the security team. All the kidnapped victims have been rescued,” he said.

Nwabuzor said only nine(9) victims were abducted by the kidnappers as against the twelve(12) passengers reports in the media.

Below are the names of six rescued victims.

  1. Driver Kenneth Ushenna ‘m’
  2. Omokhude Favour ‘f’ from Sabogida Ora
  3. Odiawa Faith ‘f’ from Ariosi Owan west
  4. Omokhoje Peter ‘m’ from Uzeba
  5. Tina Evbuomwan from Sapele road Benin city
  6. Bar. Dayo Amofumeh from opella.



Delta Police take down one kidnapper,arrest five others

Friday, May 5th, 2023

Operatives at Delta State Police Command fired at one kidnapper along Warri-Sapele road and arrested five other suspects.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, made it known in a statement on Thursday, May 4, 2023, said the arrested suspects are among kidnappers and robbers terrorizing Warri.

“On 3/5/2023, the Deputy Commissioner of police operations DCP Johnson Ademola had a brainstorming meeting with key officers in the command where strategies were mapped out to nip the activities of kidnappers in the bud. Tactical commanders were directed to proceed to Ughelli and Warri alongside their men to reinforce the divisions”, The statement read.

“This effort paid off when the DPO ‘B’ Division Warri, SP Bolarinwa Alabi on 4/5/2023 at about 0013hours, received a distressed call that some armed robbers snatched a black Lexus car along warri-Sapele road and have been robbing innocent citizens using the said car. The DPO swiftly mobilized and led a striking force team of the Division, trailed the hoodlums, and caught up with them

“The hoodlums upon sighting the police exchanged fire with them. The hoodlums, numbering about four, escaped into the bush while firing at the police but one of them was hit and fatally wounded


” The injured suspect gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. One locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun with two live cartridges, one suspected stolen vehicle with PYN 595 PW were recovered.

“In another development, on 1/5/2023, at about 2200 hours, as a proactive measure, the DPO Ughelli division led police operatives to patrol along Ughelli/Asaba road, during which, they intercepted one Odogun Ifeanyi ‘m’ 36yrs and one other suspect and when search was conducted on the, one locally made single barrel gun with four live cartridges, one jack knife were recovered

“On the same date, the DPO and his men also arrested one Ediri Omote ‘m’ age 45 years, and two others, and one locally made single barrel gun with nine expended cartridges were recovered from them.

“The DCP operations assured Deltans that the command will leave no stone unturned in the fight against crime and criminality while appealing to Deltans to help the command in the area of information from the public, and it is expected that any suspicious persons or movement will be promptly reported to the police.


“The following dedicated phone lines are available to the public to reach the command, as a  quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation during the election exercise: CONTROL ROOM NUMBERS: 1. 08036684974, 2. 08125958005, 3. 09053872287.”





Three clegymen ,one other die in Ekiti crash

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

Three persons believed to be pastors and one other lost their lives in a crash along Otun Ekiti -Iro Ekiti road in the Moba LGA of Ekiti state.

According to sources, five clergymen who also sustained injuries in the crash had been moved to the hospital for medical treatment.

A source said, ” The clergymen were on Monday evening heading to Iro Ekiti before the unfortunate lone accident happened when the bus they were traveling in somersaulted.


“We learned they were going to Iro Ekiti for the welcome service if one of them who was newly posted to a church there when the accident happened.”


Another source said sympathisers at the scene where the incident occurred wept profusely over the death of the three clergymen the other person.

In a statement, it was said “It is a sad moment for Christians in the state, particularly in this part of Ekiti North Senatorial District where the deceased clergymen served.

“We prayed for a quick recovery for the other clergymen who were said to have sustained injuries in the accident.”


The state Police Public Relations officer, Sunday Abutu confirmed the incident that the accident claimed four lives.

He said, “We got the information and our men from the traffic section were deployed to the axis.

“The bodies of the deceased were recovered and moved to a hospital where they were confirmed dead.

“We are monitoring the situation. An investigation is still ongoing to ascertain the cause of the accident.”He added.