Amosun cries out over cultism in primary schools

JAMB Registrar tasks varsities on research Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday raised the alarm over cultism in the nation’s educational institutions, saying the menace has now become prevalent in primary schools. Amosun, who spoke at the state’s maiden Education Summit held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, stressed the need for parents and guardians to be alive to their responsibilities in eradicating cult activities. Tagged “Affordable qualitative education: Pursuit of excellence,” the event which attracted various stakeholders aimed at proffering solution to the challenges confronting the…

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Man, 25, in court for alleged rape

  A 25-year-old unemployed, Sunday Salami, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday for alleged rape. The accused is facing a charge of allegedly raping his neighbour’s daughter. The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 11 in his residence at Burahimo Street, Bariga in Lagos State. Ogu said that the accused invited a 14-year-old girl, daughter of his neighbour, into his room on the pretext that he was sending her on an errand. “The accused shut the…

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Police tear gas, arrest Biafran coordinators, agitators in Delta

Hundreds of Biafran agitators, under the aegis of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra and Biafra Independence Movement (MASSOB/BIM) were a few minutes ago dispersed with tear-gas by stern-looking policemen in Asaba, the Delta State capital. Their Coordinator in Delta Central, Berry Akujinwa, and over 20 others were also arrest. They had gathered at the popular Abraka end of the Asaba-Onitsha Expressway to celebrate what they tagged “the birth of Biafra”, as announced by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, before the policemen pounced on them. The exercise…

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Army arrests 17 cultists in Akwa Ibom

  The 2 Brigade Nigeria Army says it has arrested 17 cultists with assorted arms and ammunition in Oku Iboku, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. A statement signed by Capt. Shuaib Umar, spokesman of the brigade, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Uyo, said that the arrest followed a successful raid on hideouts of armed cultists at Oku and Itu bridges. The bridges are located at the boundary between Akwa Ibom and Cross River States. “During the raid, we arrested 17 cultists with assorted arms and…

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Kidnappers collect ransom, kill victim, dump body in river

Police in Ogun State have arrested six members of a kidnapping gang, who allegedly killed their victim after collecting. The suspects are Fadeni Henry, Lebile Olatunji, Ehuwa Oririe, Olotu Tosin, Oluwole Odunayo and Peter Omogbemi. They allegedly killed their victim, Femi Olatunji, at Igbokoda area of Ondo State, last Friday, and subsequently dumped his body in a river behind Holy Trinity African Primary School, Igbokoda. However, luck ran out on the suspects as they were nabbed by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Ogun State. Parading the…

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Diet pills supplement dangerous to teenage health

In the pressure to be thin and conform to societal pressures, teenagers are turning to diet pills that come with potentially dangerous side effects. Research findings shows that these supplements contain toxic chemicals that can wreak havoc on teenager’s hormones, growth and mental health, all while their body is still developing. The new study shows that diet pills are unsafe for people of all ages, especially teenagers because the pills interfere with their systems and result in nutritional deficiencies, particularly of iron and calcium. The study revealed that diet pills…

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Teenagers flee parents’ Abuja homes over poverty

Police in Lagos have found two teenagers, who ran away from their parents’ Abuja homes because of ‘poverty’. The two boys – Chidubem Amaechi and Chinedu Onyebuchi (both 13) – were rescued by officials of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Ikeja, Lagos, last Monday. Their parents, who have been looking for the boys in Abuja since May 14, were shocked when contacted that their children were in the custody of RRS in Lagos. The police ensured they were re-united with theirs parents on Friday. The RRS officials were said to have…

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