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Saturday, 7 December 2019

December 07, 2019

[News] Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz by unanimous decision in their rematch (photos, video)

British fighter Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his heavyweight titles six months after initially losing them to Andy Ruiz.
The 30-year-old Watford-born boxer emerges victorious at the end of the 12th round in the bout having amassed more points than his opponent.

Joshua won the fight Two cards have it 118-110, the other 119-109.

This time in Diriyah, in a purpose-built 15,000-seat arena, there had been a downpour in the desert but a disaster for Joshua was averted by his most disciplined and controlled performance to date.

Anthony Joshua reclaimed the world heavyweight championship in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night by outclassing Andy Ruiz Jr over 12 rounds.

Joshua gained revenge for his nightmare in New York earlier this year, when he fell four times in defeat to Ruiz Jr, by winning a unanimous decision in their rematch and clawing back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

He came into the rings as a challenger but returned as the champion having tasted defeat for the first time in his career earlier this year.

Joshua drew blood from Ruiz Jr in the earliest exchanges – he immediately seemed far more relaxed than during the ill-fated first fight and fired a swift right hook which did the damage.

But Joshua then suffered a similar cut in the second round, above his eye, although he remained poised and unhurt.

Joshua was able to keep the shorter and heavier Ruiz Jr at his preferred range by moving quickly on his back foot, and flicking out a jab whenever the champion tried to creep forwards.

Ruiz Jr finally had success at the end of the fourth round when an overhand right crashed home. Joshua felt it, and the bell came at a good time for him.

But still Joshua was still able to execute his game-plan, geed on by Rob McCracken, the long-serving trainer in his corner who he unequivocally backed after the first fight. At his lightest ever for a world title fight and 10lbs lighter than the first fight, the Brit had enough to gas to keep Ruiz Jr at bay.

Joshua landed a strong left hook in the sixth but Ruiz Jr would not be dissuaded from plodding forwards and threatening his own punches. The build-up to this fight had been respectful but, at the end of the sixth, Joshua shot a spiteful stare when Ruiz Jr threw two illegal punches.

Mexico’s first ever heavyweight champion, by the seventh, was getting frustrated and the referee admonished him for more illegal shots.

They went toe-to-toe for the first time moments later, in scenes reminiscent of the first fight when Joshua fell, but this time he remained firm.

Ruiz Jr’s eyes lit up in the eighth round when he landed hard punches to the side of Joshua’s head. There was a collective intake of breath at ringside but Joshua did not go down. Joshua then had to absorb even more in the ninth.

It was Joshua’s skill and finesse (although he crashed a right hand home in the final round) that ultimately made him a two-time heavyweight champion, joining esteemed company such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis in reigning again after suffering defeat.

Two scores of 118-110 and another of 119-109 meant the world titles returned to Joshua, who celebrated with his family and embraced Ruiz Jr after the decision.

More photos below:


Sunday, 10 November 2019

November 10, 2019

[News] Femi Otedola and Dangote donate N5billion / N100Million respectively to Dj Cuppy’s foundation for the less privileged children

Nigerian oil tycoons Femi Otedola and Aliko Dangote have donated N5billion and N100million respectively to Cuppy’s foundation, to help the less privileged children in Nigeria.

Femi Otedola is not just a successful and highly celebrated businessman, he has also proven to be a true father and humanitarian through his applaudable charity works for the less privileged.
Currently, he has promised to give out N5billion to help children who are in dire need of financial assistance, through his daughter’s foundation.

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has also donated N100m for the children. Congratulations to the tycoons for a job well done.

Renowed blogger, Linda Ikeji shared the news via her Instagram. She wrote;

“Mr Femi Otedola should be father and humanitarian of the year. OMG! He just donated N5billion to Save The Children Foundation through his daughter @cuppymusic foundation for children in need in Nigeria. Was so overwhelmed I had to post it here. Massive thank you to him on behalf of all the children that will benefit from this. Incredible! Dangote also donated N100million”

Monday, 21 October 2019

October 21, 2019

NEWS AFRITUNES GIST || 87TH Music Signs Josfin B

Fast Growing Record Label in Nigeria, 87TH MUSICowned by Mr Tosin Oshin ( Oshinpikin ) recently signed Nigerian gospel songstress JOSEPHINE BLESSING AKWUE known as JOSFIN B to his Label as a gospel musical performing artiste. According to the label, Josfin B is a gospel songstress embedded with energetic vocal ability & great performing feature. 


Josfin B who's real name is Josephine Blessing Akwue hails from Anambra state Nigeria, Josfin Bis the third child amongst her five siblings.
Josfin B is a multi-talented nigerian songstress, exquisite songwriter, vocalist, praise and worship leader. An energetic recording and performing artiste that carries so much grace in her ministration.She started pursuing her career in music in the year 2015.

In the same year, she released her Debute single titled: SPRITITUAL STRENGTH  among several other singles which are listed below:

She has equally shared the stage with Top music ministers and look forward to record with both national and international singers at large.
No doubt she is a value asset in the Music Industry & force to reckon with. 
She is currently signed under 87TH MUSIC imprint. 
Follow on social media platforms
Twitter/Instagram: @official_josfin_b
Twitter/Instagram: @Eighty7th

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

October 15, 2019


People with chained legs are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin. (photo credit:" STRINGER/ REUTERS)
The raid occurred on October 12 in Sabot Gar, in the Katsina state. Police issued a statement on Monday and said they were working to reunite the victims with their families.
MAIDUGUIRI, Nigeria - Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to "inhuman and degrading treatments."

The raid in Katsina, the northwestern home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, came less than a month after about 300 men and boys were freed from another supposed Islamic school in neighbouring Kaduna state where they were allegedly tortured and sexually abused.

"In the course of investigation, sixty-seven persons from the ages of 7 to 40 years were found shackled with chains," Katsina police spokesman Sanusi Buba said in a statement. "Victims were also found to have been subjected to various inhuman and degrading treatments."

The raid occurred on October 12 in Sabon Garin in the Daura local government area of Katsina state. Police issued a statement on Monday and said they were working to reunite the victims with their families.
Lawal Ahmad, a 33-year-old who was held captive, said he witnessed sexual assault, beatings and the death of other captives during his two years there.

"They were just beating, abusing and punishing us every day with the name of teaching us," he said through tears, adding "they are not teaching us for the sake of God."

Police arrested one man, 78-year-old Mallam Bello Abdullahi Umar, for running what they called an "illegal detention/remand home."
Lawai Musa, a trader who lived near the centre, told Reuters by phone that families sent unruly men and boys there believing it was an Islamic teaching facility that would straighten them out and teach them Islamic beliefs.

"The way he is treating the children is un-Islamic" he said. "We are not happy, they were treated illegally."

Islamic schools, known as Almajiris, are common across the mostly Muslim north of Nigeria. Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a local organisation, estimates about 10 million children attend them.

In June, President Buhari, himself a Muslim, said the government planned to ban the schools, but would not do so immediately. After the incident in Kaduna, the president issued a statement calling on traditional authorities to work with government to expose "unwanted cultural practices that amount to the abuse of children."

Buhari's office declined to immediately comment on the Katsina raid, saying it would issue a statement after a full briefing from police.

"The command enjoins parents to desist from taking their children/wards to illegal, unauthorized or unapproved remand/rehabilitation centres," the police statement said.


Saturday, 12 October 2019

October 12, 2019

[News] Man Caught With 26 Pants In Warri (Photos)

A suspected Yahoo Boy/ritualist Caught In Warri With Over 26 Female Pants

A young man was caught with over 26 female panties in Delta state by mob which includes guys, young ladies and women.

An eyewitness, Kingsley Angel revealed that the incident happened at effurun roundabout in warri, Delta state.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

October 09, 2019

Works of E.A.GRAHAMS


What are our scientists and researchers doing regarding the explosiveness of gas which is becoming rampant with days and gas consumption and displacement of kerosene in our kitchens increasing with alarming alacrity?.What are our Nigerian students in the fields of science and research doing to quell the tide? A university is a centre of research,specialization and development.A post-primary school is a step off the basics which is structured to ask questions why  absurdities,excesses and laxities happen,carry out hypothesis,tests and proffer solutions.Our science students in the secondary schools are not left out too.Most of the inventors and innovators we read about today achieved their feats at a very incredible age.If bombs can be detonated,water can be made to travel up-tank beating the gravitational pull and drags and hiccups,if ships can float on seas,if Orville and Wilbur Wright the two American brothers in the early 20th century can cause an aircraft have a walk in the air with all its density of structure and passengers,why are our researchers yet to think of or come up with what to make stay mild or detonate the explosive potency of gas.Everyday, explosions are happening next door ,lives are lost,properties worth millions go down the drain and plaaaa!the same time,thousands of Nigerians are sending their stoves into the refuse dumps and picking up a cylinder from the nearest shop, opening doors to more untimely deaths,maims and blames.If gas cannot behave well in our hands.If we cannot culture gas to be an animal of co-existential harmonics with man,why then do we go for what we cannot handle? Why do we go for what will pause our breaths into a corpse and leave the entire mundo of our dependencies in infinitessimal lagrima? Why then do we go for what will leave us homeless,wifeless,fatherless,husbandless,motherless,employerless,employeeless and childless? It makes me wanna cry when everyday I look out through my window and see underaged kids with gas cylinders on their heads,their hands even their backs  doing let's go dancing uhlalalaa..It worries me knowing that those children are sitting on a carbide tank explosive idiotic of a bombshell and I always ask "ndi muru umuaka a amakwa ife fa na eme"(are the parents of these kids in compos mentis of what they do) It frightens me to know that the parents of those kids on their own willingly gave their kids a lethal letter of legal suicide to go die on the mount and in the vale. Admittedly,life is a risk on its own covert or overt but it has always being an admissible age-long practice to throw a block of moderation,a block of precaution and a block of abstinence to a flood that can wash our feet off course.
If our generators still make noise causing environmental havoc in the neighbourhood.If it still sends out toxic carbon (ii)oxide same as we get from an exposed sewage tank  leading to the death of many.If our cars still queue on congested roads for hours without an option of flying-off the spot and landing elsewhere where the road is freer to continue on its acceleration,then science,technology,innovation and research is still lying cold and sleeping old like a scolded log.
E.A.GRAHAMS is the founder and national president of Foreign Language Speakers Society and Enugu state chairman APSON.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

October 06, 2019

Concert With Shark2six” In Akwa Ibom State – Shark2six

It was a great moment with some great Akwa Ibom State dignitaries to introduced my upcoming annual event of 12th January 2020, and I really appreciate their benevolence towards my visit with great responds.

BE Godwin Daniel (aka Dr. Great)

Xclusive Music Concert With Shark2six in 2020 is really gonna be greater than the previous event due to the massive supports I’ve received differ from my expectations.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

October 01, 2019

[News] List Of 2019 Headies Nominies (Burna Boy, Teni and Rema Dominates List

The organisers of the Headies Award have unveiled its list of nominees for the 13th edition of the awards show.

In all 23 categories were announced and all nominees in each category were also revealed. As expected some of the top names in the music industry like Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Wizkid made the list.
The organisers of the Headies Award have unveiled its list of nominees for the 13th edition of the awards show.

In all 23 categories were announced and all nominees in each category were also revealed. As expected some of the top names in the music industry like Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Wizkid made the list.
A category to watch out for would be the ‘Next Rated’ category with buzzing new talents like Rema, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, Lyta etc will go against each other to clinch the award.

Check out the full list of 2019 Headies Award nominees below:

Adekunle Gold – Ire
Heal D World – Patoranking
Olanrewaju – Brymo
Uyo Meyo – Teni
Ye – Burna Boy
‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Case’ – Teni
‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
‘Baby’ – Joeboy
Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy
Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema
Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni
Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid
Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan
‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga
‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp
‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)
‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel
‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun
‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold
‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters
‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters
‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films
‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy
‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor
‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE
‘Serenade’ – Funbi
‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni
‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld
‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown
‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee
‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Killin’ Dem – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan
‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi
‘Talk’ – Falz
‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce
‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide
‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini
‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’
Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’
Nonso Bassey – ‘411’
Funbi – ‘Serenade’
Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’
GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’
Waje – ‘Udue’
Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’
Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’
Falana – ‘Repeat’
Fireboy DML
Victor AD
YCEE – ‘Balance’
Boogey – ‘Implode’
Paybac – ‘Implode’
Ghost – ‘Crown’
Tec – ‘Crown’
AQ – ‘Crown’
Erigga – ‘Motivation’
Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’
Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’
Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’
Lyta – ‘Time’
‘Cash’ – Lady Donli
‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems
‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille
‘Heya’ – Brymo
‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold
‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold
‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel
Burna Boy
Tiwa Savage
‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
‘Dumebi’ – Rema
‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Case’ – Teni
‘Leg work’ – Zlatan
‘Baby’ – Joeboy
‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)
Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)
Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)
King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)
DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)
Mr Eazi
Burna Boy
Fireboy DML
Joe Boy
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Adekunle Gold
Barry Jhay

Sunday, 22 September 2019

September 22, 2019

[News] Man Commits Suicide In Bayelsa After He Lost His Bet9ja Ticket (Graphic Photos)

A middle aged man popularly known as Papa Ebube residing at Arita Lane Area of Yenagoa took his life by hanging in the early hours on Sunday.

According to residents in the area, Papa Ebube may have commited suicide because he lost his Bet9ja ticket that could have earned him thirty six million naira.

Documents found in his possession when the police arrived revealed that the deceased was a graduate,tricycle rider and great lover of sports whose son is expected to graduate from the Nigerian military school this year.

Papa Ebube was a jolly good fellow in the neighborhood, had two wives and two children living with him but left when they constantly suffered domestic violence under his watch.

Friday, 6 September 2019

September 06, 2019

[News] Angry youths beat up pastor for allegedly using people for rituals (photos)

People of Ukelle in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, unleashed their anger on a pastor after accusing him of using residents for rituals.

According to Facebook user, James Nicolas, the pastor used three boys for rituals last week. In anger, youths of the community stormed his church which they set ablaze along with his house before beating and parading him .

‘Yeah this is the fake prophet who has been using our people for rituals. Remember earlier this year, we reported a case where about 5 people got missing on their way to North ukelle from Edor, and last week again this same demon has sacrificed 3 boys again from Wanihem. From the pictures above, angry youths have set his house and church on fire’
See photos below;

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

September 04, 2019

[News] Xenophobia: Air Peace to evacuate stranded Nigerians from S/Africa

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that following the recent unfortunate xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians in South Africa,the Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines, Chief Allen Onyema, has volunteered to send an aircraft from Sept. 6 to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of charge.
“The general public is hereby advised to inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage of this laudable gesture.

“Interested Nigerians are, therefore, advised to liaise with the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria and the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg for further necessary arrangement,” Nwonye said.

Earlier, the Airline had offered to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa following the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners living in the country.

The airline made this known in a letter by its Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, addressed to Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Olajide said the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa was unfortunate, adding that the airline could not fold its hands and watch Nigerians being killed by the South Africans.

She said: “To this end, Air Peace is willing to support the Nigerian Government’s efforts in this matter by deploying our B777 aircraft to evacuate Nigerians back home.

“We humbly plead with the Federal Government to inform the Nigerian Embassy and the South African Government to rescue the stranded Nigerians by transporting them to the airport to allow Air Peace evacuate them to Nigeria.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government had recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Kabiru Bala, and pulled out of the World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town.

The government had also issued travel advice to Nigerians intending to visit South Africa due to the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.

This followed the recent Xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa on Sunday, which had left several Nigerians stranded and seeking refuge.

The intervention from Air Peace Airline is therefore a ray of hope for many Nigerians seeking to return home to safety.
September 04, 2019

[News] NANS Members Attack Each Other Over Free

However, trouble started when President of NANS, Danielson Akpan, and other executive members stormed the South African High Commission and claimed to be the authentic representatives of students in Nigeria.
The students Unions of the National Association of Nigerian Students on Wednesday in Abuja engaged each other in a brawl over plans by the South African High Commission to sponsor some of them to the country.

President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bello Shagari, who led the group, was in company with the President of Students Union Government of the University of Abuja.

Acting South African High Commissioner, Bobby Moroe, after a meeting with the students’ leaders said his country was planning to engage Nigerian youth on a cultural exchange visit.

He said the motive behind the visit was to further tighten the existing relationship between Nigeria and South Africa.

Moroe noted that the trip would enable the NANS members meet with their South African counterparts as part of measures to resolve attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

However, trouble started when President of NANS, Danielson Akpan, and other executive members stormed the South African High Commission and claimed to be the authentic representatives of students in Nigeria.

He said those invited for the meeting were impostors and not the executive members of NANS.

He berated the group for tarnishing the image of the student union and for accepting such offer while their compatriots were being killed in South Africa.

Akpan’s faction thereafter descended on members of the other group, who had been inside the high commission building early.

It took the timely intervention of the police to arrest the situation.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

August 27, 2019

[News] Many feared dead as cement truck crush BRT in Ikorodu (video)

Many are feared dead after a cement truck which veered off its lane and crushed a BRT in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Tuesday the 27th of August, 2019.

A video which is going viral on social media shows the front of the BRT terribly crush with the windscreen shattered.

The video also shows many laying on the ground and in critical condition. One of the victims of the accident was in severe pains due to his foot chopped off as a result of the crash.
See Video Below.

As at press time, no emergency unit had been drafted to the scene of the accident which had people gathered in panic

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

August 21, 2019

[Gist] ‘Chris Brown was superior than Davido in the song Blow My Mind’ – Oma Akatugba

Nigerian sports journalist, Oma Akatugba has stated that the new song by Davido titled “Blow My Mind” featuring Chris Brown really showed he is way below the US singer’s league.

The song which dropped free weeks ago has received mixed reactions from Nigerians who felt both singers do not match.

Adding his opinion to the criticism the song has received, Oma Akatugba stated that Chris Brown brought a clear difference the moment his verse on the song came on.
He tweeted:

“I just watched “blow my mind” video by Davido and Chris brown. The moment Chris brown entered, you just know the difference. Shoe really get size ooo”.

One of his followers attributed Chris Brown’s superiority on the song to Davido’s cracked voice. “Maybe na because David voice is cracked by nature while Chris own na direct opposite of that”. However, one follower commended Davido for being able to remain relevant despite coming from a rich home. “davido na child of grace no voice but effort and grace took him to the top. PS: we’ve seen several other artiste who’s parent are rich and they fail to hit the top or even last. #blowmymind”

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

August 20, 2019

[Gist] Young Girl Went To See Facebook Lover And She Goes Missing

Young girls engaging in online dating have been urged to always exercise due diligence due to the dangers involved.

This beautiful girl based in Jos, Plateau State has been missing for over 5 days after leaving her house to go on a date with a yet to be identified man she met on Facebook.

The girl named Sadiya has lost contact with family members and her mobile phone has been switched off.
Efforts are being made on social media to create awareness about her missing status and find her.

In recent times, Nigeria has recorded cases of murder of ladies who visited strangers after developing friendship with them online.

See the post crying for help.

Monday, 19 August 2019

August 19, 2019

[News] Yahoo boy allegedly runs mad after failing to use his mother for money ritual (video)

A video making rounds on social media captured moment a yahoo boy (internet fraudster) identified as Junior allegedly ran mad.

Eyewitnesses stated that the young man in the video ran mad after failing to use his mother for money rituals, a claim that is yet to be confirmed.

He was heard saying in the video that he opted to use his private part, but “they” refused. He also queried why they never asked him to use his father for the money ritual process.
Here is the viral video below;

August 19, 2019

[News] Sex Scandals Rocking ABU, Zaria. Student Raped By HIV-Positive Lecturer

Despite punitive measures being taken by the management of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, many students are battling to overcome the trauma of sexual harassment and abuse by their lecturers. Daily Trust Saturday takes a look.

Asabe (not real name) was excited to secure admission into the famous Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. She has however never envisaged that her life would be ruined while in the course of pursuing knowledge. To her chagrin, one of the people responsible for training her in character and learning, forcibly had carnal knowledge of her, in his office.

An inside source in the university confided in Daily Trust Saturday that the incident took place in the Faculty of Education: “The security unit of the university handled the case before it was taken over by the police. Every one of us was disturbed when it was discovered that the man was both HIV and hepatitis positive.”
It was learnt that the alleged victim is a 100-level student.
The source added: “When such incidents happen, we subject both the victim and the suspect to various tests. It was after the tests that this man was found to be both HIV and hepatitis positive. This aggravated the case, where the police completely took over the prosecution. We are all not happy, because this is cruel, for somebody who knows that he is carrying serious diseases, to rape an innocent girl.”
The case of Asabe is presently being handled by the police in Kaduna. Daily Trust Saturday gathered that the father of the girl is close to top government officials, which is why the case is receiving prompt attention.
Investigations by Daily Trust Saturday revealed that many lecturers – and even students – who were caught over sexual harassment were dismissed by the university, with some even prosecuted. However, the disturbing trend is yet to subside.
A recent case involved a lecturer in one of the departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The lecturer, according to findings, has been failing one of his female students in a 300-level course he teaches. A Security Unit source said: “He plainly told the girl she can’t pass the course without submitting herself to him. Left with no option, she came here to the Security Unit and reported. We set a trap for him by asking the girl to play along. He went and booked a hotel room, and we arrested him while he was attempting to have sex with the girl.
“We have learnt a lot of lessons, after one of the professors sacked over sexual harassment was reinstated by the Supreme Court. We now make sure that we get both audio and video evidence.
The university is doing its best in ensuring that all those arrested are punished appropriately in accordance to the statue of the institution and the laws of the country. This is why the cases are reducing drastically.”
However, findings showed that there are many cases of sexual harassment now under investigation in ABU. There is one in the Faculty of Agriculture where a lecturer is accused of raping his student. Two cases are now ongoing in the Faculty of Social Sciences, one involving a professor. Again, in the same faculty there is a case of sexual harassment where a lecturer is accused of sexually assaulting one of his male students.
Another case is that of a professor in the Faculty of Education, who was accused of sexually harassing a lady who was his student few years back. The professor in question was said to have had sexual advances on the student, who is married, and the lady alerted her husband where he was tricked and arrested at a hotel room in Kano. He was alleged to have invited the student for sex in the hotel room.
However, after receiving his sack letter from the management, the professor went to court to challenge the termination of his appointment.
“The Supreme Court ordered for his reinstatement. They argued in court that the lady was his supervisee therefore she was at his hotel room to submit the Chapter Three of her project for his vetting. Of course, the court confirmed that the lady was indeed his supervisee by the records available at the university. You know, the court would work on evidence, and he was acquitted. This is why, as I said earlier, the security unit of the university deploys other strategies. We use evidence that even in a court of law, these people would not escape justice.”
But Chief Security Officer of ABU, Colonel Tukur Jibril (rtd), declined to comment saying that “there is no need to publicise these issues since the university is effectively dealing with them.”
However, the head of ABU’s Public Affairs Unit, Dr. Sama’ila Shehu, said in a large environment like that of ABU’s, sexual harassment and other issues are bound to happen. But, according to him, the most important issue to consider are the proactive measures being put in place by the relevant authorities to curtail the trend and punish anyone caught.
He said: “What I want to say here is to call on parents to sensitise their wards to report any case of sexual advances. In this age of technology, there are many ways that a girl can generate her evidences. With those evidences, there are units responsible for handling such cases. 
The security and SERVICOM units are there to serve our students and the general university community.”
Shehu also said: “We, as parents, are taking solace in the fact that the university management is up-and-doing in taking decisive action on anyone involved in such acts. However, while the university is trying its best to ensure that our children get the best protection, parents are to also play their part, which is giving proper enlightenment to their children.”

Sunday, 18 August 2019

August 18, 2019



Mayormike Okafor has just a few hours ago signed up for the Longrich Business Opportunity with the Skyscrapers Team in Owerri, Imo State. Longrich platform is a business platform established to inform, educate, and empower millions of people all over the world to attain financial freedom and achieve their dreams. Longrich is building a trans-generational wealth by using a sustainable platform.
The Skyscrapers Team has adopted the fast-rising Imo Star as her Official Brand Ambassador to promote the brand in Imo State as well as engage and expose fans and friends to the business gains of Longrich. It is a Multinational that manufactures for other Multinationals like Avon, Marks and Spencer, GSK, Unilever and lots more.
Longrich has offices and branches in over 187 countries. It is about 33 years in business and barely 7 years in Nigeria. Currently, Longrich is building a world-class research and development center and a Longrich Bioscience Laboratory where quality products are researched, analyzed and certified for quality consumable products in Lekki Trade Free Zone Lagos, Nigeria. It has come to stay with great plans and incentives for her partners.
Mayor mike is, therefore, advising his fans and well-wishers to explore the opportunity of Longrich as a means of getting residual income.