Witchcraft Allegation: Father burns 13-yr-old son with iron

A father of five, Austin Segun, who tied his 13-year-old son to a burglar-proof for three days because a Church leader said the boy was a wizard, has been given an ultimatum to leave Eruemukohwarien community, Ughelli North LGA of Delta State. 
Mr. Segun was said to have been released on bail after he was arrested and detained at the Ughelli ‘A’ Division Police Station over the incident. The victim, Tobi Segun, who just finished his Primary 6 School Leaving Certificate exams, was rescued by a group of vigilante, who heard him whimpering at about 2a.m. 
One of the vigilante members, who rescued the victim, told Vanguard that during their routine night patrol, they heard the faint cry of the boy saying he wants to die and that he can no longer bear the torture. 
The boy was tied to the window protector while his hands were tied behind him. Confirming the incident, the victim’s step-mother, Mrs. Edijala Favour Segun, said: “They told us that he is a wizard at a Church we went to for prayers and he also admitted that he is a wizard.

At a point, my husband had to use a hot iron to burn his palm and feet owing to his misbehavior. Despite this, he opened the fridge in the house and ate everything. This led to my husband tying his hands and legs to the protector. He had just been tied for three days before we were arrested.

I was asked to take Tobi to the Ughelli Central Hospital for treatment. My husband was able to secure his release, but the IPO in charge of the case ordered that we should move out of the community.”

Recounting his ordeal to Vanguard, Tobi said: “I always run from the house because I am not comfortable. My mother is dead and the woman here is my step-mother.”

I plan to leave music for politics very soon – Rapper, Reminisce

Nigerian Rapper, Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, known as Reminisce, has revealed plans to join politics very soon.

The rapper disclosed this in a chat with Punch, while also regretting his decisions of not being a graduate.

Workers restless over coming of MAUSTECH and OGUN STATE POLY

In September, two new institutions will take off in Ogun State. The Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH) will take off in Abeokuta; the Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia. The birth of these institutions is giving workers of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, who have a stake in both the jitters report KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE and ERNEST NWOKOLO.

Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), Abeokuta, a product of the recent upgrade of Ogun State’s premier polytechnic, the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), is yet to commence operation, but a crisis appears to have started.

Senate approves $1.806b Chinese loan for railway projects

The Senate yesterday approved part of the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan pertaining to the Lagos, Kano railway modernization project (Lagos-Ibadan segment double track).

19-year-old who robbed and raped 45-year-old woman remanded in prison

A 19 year old teenager, who sexually assaulted a 45-year-old during a robbery attack was on Wednesday tried before a magistrate court in Ikeja.

The teenager, identified as ThankGod Christopher with other gang members were on a robbery operation at the woman’s house when the incident happened.
It was learnt that while other members of the gang were busy searching for valuables to steal, Christopher reportedly marched the woman to her matrimonial bed, pulled her clothes and forcefully had sex with her.

The other gang members watched the teenager perform the dastardly act as they left with valuables such as plasma television, microwave oven, phones and other valuables.

Christopher was tried on a two count charge of robbery and rape under the Criminal Code.

He, however, pleaded not guilty as other members of his gang are still at large.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs C.A. Layinka in her judgement granted him bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He was remanded in prison custody till bail conditions are met.

Seven Governors To Meet Buhari In London Today

Seven governors will meet with President Mohammadu Buhari in London on Wednesday, more than 80 days after he left the country for medical attention.

Media aides to the President, Femi Adesina and Shehu Garba, told State House correspondents that the governors would meet with President Buhari by 3pm and hold a series of discussions with him.

Acting President Osinbajo To Swear In New Ministers Today

Two ministers-designate, Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) would be inaugurated as Federal Executive Council (FEC) members on Wednesday, the Presidency has said.

60 Volunteers Enter N-Power Black Book Over Fraud

No fewer than 60 volunteers in the Federal Government’s job creation scheme for youths are on payment hold and may be prosecuted for fraud, the Presidential aide on Job Creation, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, said on Monday.

He gave the indication while addressing 5,559 N-Power volunteers in Kwara at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Ilorin.

3000MW of electricity to be generate within the next few years

Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos Sate Governor said his administration has already embarked on reform aimed at generating 3000 megawatts (MW) of electricity within the next few years.

The governor explained that the initiative would go a long way in improving the state’s economy and make life more comfortable for its residents (Lagosians).

NCC: Nigerians should expect new data price soon

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has said Nigerians should expect a new data price as soon as an on-going cost-based research is concluded.

This was disclosed in Abuja by the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Umar Garba Dambatta during a chat with DAILY POST.

Ogun State: Wife beats to death over upkeep money

The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 40yr old man, Femi Adebowale, for beating his 37yr old wife Kuburat to death.

The incident happened in their residence in Agbado area of the state on Monday.

Senate Vows To End LAUTECH Crisis

The senate has vowed to bring to an end the crisis bedeviling the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) that led to the closure of the institution for almost two years.

Speaking while receiving a delegation led by the president of LAUTECH Alumni Association, Professor Adewale Sunday, in Abuja, the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, described the continuous closure of the school as “pathetic and unacceptable.”

N249.6b hide in Seven different banks for unknown govt officials

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered seven banks to remit to the Federal Government $793,200,000 (about N249,659,700,000.00) allegedly hidden with them in breach of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

Police arrest man for stabbing his son and abandoned him inside bush

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 30-year-old Joshua Oyapidan, who allegedly stabbed his son, Favour, and left him inside the bush to die.

Oyapidan stabbed his 11-year-old son and abandoned him in the bush on Sunday, before escaping from the scene. The incident happened near the President Muhammadu Buhari Estate, along the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway.

Boosting Job Opportunities through Upgrading MAPOLY to MAUSTECH

With the uproar generated last week, for the upgrading of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), the technical committee set up to midwife the take-off, affirmed that rather than shrink the workforce of the institution, it will open new job opportunities. Funmi Ogundare and Sheriff Balogun in Abeokuta, report

Penultimate week, precisely on July 3, the National Universities Commission (NUC), granted the approval for the upgrading of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology(MAUSTECH) through a recognition letter to the Ogun State government.

214,952 May/June 2017 Waec results withhold

Precisely 59.22 per cent of 1,559,192 candidates, who wrote the May/June 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) made credits in five subjects, including english and mathematics, it was learnt yesterday.

Three men arrested for being in possession of two human skulls

The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested three men for being in possession of two human skulls.

A press statement by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the men were arrested when Policemen attached to Ayetoro Division were on routine patrol along Idagba Olodo road.

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic shutdown For Indefinite Strike

Workers at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics have embarked on an indefinite strike over alleged sack of their members to pave way for another set of workers who will work in the upgraded University.

HND And Degree Holders To Get Equal Salaries

The Federal Government has approved the regularisation of the dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma (HND) in all the Services.

This followed the meeting of the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB), on July 11, chaired by the Minister of Interior, retired Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau.

FG approves N1.6bn For States Damage by flood

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday in Abuja ordered the immediate release of N1.6 billion for disbursement to victims of flood in 16 states of the federation.

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which was presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

Amosun Lament Over Increasing Cost Of Security

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun yesterday regretted that providing security for the residents and their property was overstretching the state’s resources.

The governor, who spoke at a breakfast meeting with members of the organized private sector, noted that expenses on security were taking tolls on the state’s finances.

Nigeria’s Economy Will Bounce Back In 18 Months – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has promised a major turnaround for Nigeria in the next 12 to 18 months.

To achieve this, Professor Osinbajo has asked the private sector to partner with the Federal Government and help upscale the nation’s economy.

Police Candidate Caught For Forging JAMB Result

Police operatives invigilating the selection examination into the fifth regular degree programme of the Police Academy, Kano have arrested a prospective candidate for tendering a forged JAMB result at POWA International School, Abuja.

Four Police Officers Sack For Bribery

The Inspector General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris has approved the dismissal of four officers of the Ogun State Police Command.

The policemen were said to have been found guilty of extortion and bribery.

Pastor, wife And kids In Fatal Accident

A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), his wife, their two children and a church worker, were crushed to death by two containers yesterday in Lagos while on their way home from the monthly Holy Ghost vigil of the church.

Ogun Assembly Passes Resolution On Road Traffic Safety

The Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution authorizing traffic law enforcement agencies to enforce safety measures on motorists plying various roads across the state.

The passage of the resolution followed a motion sponsored and moved by the Minority Leader, Olawale Alausa and seconded by his Obafemi-Owode State Constituency counterpart, Honourable Tunde Sanusi at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Suraju Adekunbi.

Jonathan’s wife petitions Reps, alleges harassment by EFCC, NDLEA

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience, has petitioned the House of Representatives, seeking protection against alleged “relentless” harassment by agents of the Federal Government, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Mrs. Jonathan also listed the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency and the Federal Inland Revenue Service among agencies of the government that were allegedly harassing her.

Senate approves law school for NOUN graduates

The Senate yesterday amended the law establishing the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to enable graduates of the institution participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and the Law School.

Student in Nigeria University develops cure for breast cancer

A female student of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Sandra Musujusu, has developed an alternative treatment for breast cancer. The scientific breakthrough might lead to a lasting solution in the treatment of breast cancer prevalent among women world over.

Court Orders Senator Kashamu To Submit Himself For Investigation

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Buruji Kashamu to submit himself to the police for investigation in an alleged attempt to carry out a politically motivated assassination on a House of Representatives member, Mr. Oladipupo Adebutu.
The court refused to stop the police from investigating the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district on the alleged crime.

FG Agrees To Publish Names Of Looters

The Federal Government has announced plans to publish names of treasury looters as ordered by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

Ogun State: N250 million as compensation to 300 landowners

The Ogun State Government has paid over N250 million as compensation to 300 landowners whose lands, structures and crops paved way for development in Adunbu and Otun villages, in Itori, Ewekoro along the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway.

The Special Adviser and Director-General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Biyi Ismail said this at the presentation of cheques to beneficiaries in Abeokuta, the state capital.

FG To Unveil New Policy On Community Policing – Acting President Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government will soon unveil a new policy on community policing to check various forms of criminality in Nigeria.

The disclosure comes as the government’s war on crime and corruption struggles with various forms of institutional resistance.

FG Vows To Tackle Menace Of Drug Abuse

The Federal Government has vowed to tackle the menace of drug abuse and trafficking of illicit drugs in Nigeria, in order to secure the future of the nation’s youths.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole stated this on Tuesday at the grand finale for the commemoration of the 2017 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Abuja.

Attention To Residents In Ikorodu And Environ

The Lagos state police command would like to inform members of the public especially residents in ikorodu and environs,that from henceforth everybody moving around that part of the state, residents, students or workers should always have on them a valid form of identification.

NUC granted MAPOLY certificate of Operation As University Of Technology

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted a certificate of operations to the Ogun State government for the upgrade of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta into Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology.

Osinbajo And Jonathan Pay Tribute To Maitama Sule

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and former President Goodluck Jonathan have mourned the death of elder statesman, Maitama Sule.

Maitama Sule died Monday in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt’s capital while receiving treatment for an illness.

Professor Osinbajo, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Government and the entire people of Nigeria, extended his heartfelt condolences to family, friends, associates of the late Danmasinin Kano, as well as the government of Kano State.

According to him, the one-time Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN is best remembered on the global scene as one of the nation’s foremost envoys whose clarity of voice and vision contributed significantly to the high esteem and respect the country earned at the United Nations.

He also described Dr. Sule as an illustrious son of Nigeria, a great leader and a committed nationalist who positioned himself as an agent of unity, lamenting that his death was a loss to the nation.

In a statement by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, former President Jonathan, on his part, described the Danmasinin Kano as a committed patriot and celebrated African.

Dr. Jonathan said: “He (Maitama Sule) was an accomplished leader, diplomat and elder statesman who served Nigeria and Africa in different capacities to the best of his abilities. I remember him as a great leader who worked relentlessly for Nigeria’s development”.

“He functioned as a reliable navigator in difficult times both at home and abroad, especially with the commitment he showed towards dismantling the last vestiges of apartheid. 
The canon he preached and lived as a committed patriot was genuine love for our nation which manifested in his sincerity, hard work and deep embrace of people and politicians from all parts of the country,” the former president added.

Osinbajo Calls For Peace And Security At AU Summit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has asked African leaders to affirm their readiness to a comprehensive approach in addressing the root causes of violence in countries on the continent. 

In his address to the African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Prof Osinbajo said peace and security should be paramount in the individual countries.

Court orders Patience Jonathan to pay fine of N50,000 to EFCC

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday ordered Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, to pay N50, 000 to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after she withdrew her suit against the EFCC.

Patience had in February sued the EFCC for the alleged breach of her fundamental human rights.

I masturbate twice weekly, to get rid of the sperm stuck in me – Musician Wanlov

Wanlov, a Ghanaian musician, has said he cannot go a week without having sex. 

According to him, when he becomes horny and has no woman around, he resorts to masturbation in order to release the sperm out of his system so he can become ‘free’ to be able to sleep.

Ag. President Osinbajo Leaves Abuja For AU Summit In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday morning, left Nigeria for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate in the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU).

30-year-old Ghanaian man commits suicide for fear of losing girlfriend

Kweku Mensah, over the weekend, committed suicide at Axim, Western Region, over a misunderstanding with his girlfriend. 


The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, left for London on Sunday to visit her husband who is on medical vacation.

According to a statement by her media aide, Mrs. Buhari “will convey to the President the best wishes of Nigerians and their fervent prayers for his quick recovery.” 

FG plans 5-year jail term for celebrities who evade taxes

The FG has fine-tuned plans to punish and possibly jail entertainers who evade taxes after the nine-month grace period set out by the recently launched voluntary asset and income declaration scheme (VAIDS).

I Have No Hand In Suits Filed Against Police, Evans Says

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans has dissociated himself from the recent lawsuits filed on his behalf against the police.