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3 Unilag Students Arraigned Over Alleged N10,500 Theft, Phones Worth N506,000

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Three University of Lagos Students were on Thursday charged before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly robbing their fellow students of N10, 500 cash and phones valued at N506, 000. They were, however, admitted to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties each in like sum. The students — Micheal Onwuameze (27), Henry Ngene (22) and Adetayo Adekoya (25) – did not have their addresses stated.

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The accused are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. Roman Unuigbe , told the court that the offences were committed on Jan. 25 at about 8:40 p.m. at the Sport Centre Pavilion, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos. He alleged that the accused entered into the Pavilion and attacked the students using axes to rob them of their valuables.
“They forcefully collected N10, 500 cash and cell phones valued at N506, 000. “The accused were apprehended at the second gate of the campus and the items and cash were recovered from them,’’ Unuigbe said. The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 285, 295 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-charge preferred against them.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285 provides for a term of three -year imprisonment for convicted offenders.
The Magistrate, Mr P.A. Ojo, ordered that their sureties must reside in Lagos and should be gainfully employed.
He adjourned the case to March 14, for substantive trial.

Source:Vanguard

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COVID-19 vaccine: US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor Ogbuagu

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The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogbuagbu, who graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003, migrated to the US and rose to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at Yale University.

He was part of the team that helped pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook message on Monday, the US mission wrote, “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways. Our hats off to Dr Onyema Ogbuagu at Yale who helped develop a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Ogbuagu is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof Stella Ogbuagu. He also has a twin brother who is an engineer.

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Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

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After beating Mark Zuckerberg in world rich list ranking — the billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now leapfrogged Bill Gates to grab the world’s second-richest ranking.

Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla share price, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The current net worth of Elon Musk stands at $127.9 billion.

This comes as one of the biggest gains in the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people — Musk has added over $100.3 billion to his net worth this year.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

In January 2020, he ranked 35th, but the soaring Tesla share price has driven his ranking to surpass other billionaires in the world.

The jump in Musk’s fortune came as the shares of the electric car-maker Tesla soared as the electric car makers market cap neared $500 billion on Monday.

Gates would have been on the top, had it not been for his philanthropy.

~BusinessInsider~

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#EndSARS Protest: Those who have murdered Nigerians will not benefit from trade or travel to the UK – Lyn Brown

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British politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have “murdered” Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a “transparent investigation and effecting of justice.”

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

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