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55-Year-Old Man Abducts, Rapes Teenage Girl In Lagos

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A 55-year-old man, Yekini Ogunjobi, who allegedly abducted a teenage girl for several days and assaulted her sexually, was on Wednesday in Lagos released on a N100,000 bail.

Police have pressed abduction and sexual assault charges at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court against the security man, who lives at 12, Esuola St., Oko-Oba, Agege, a suburb of Lagos.

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Prosecutor Rafael Donny told the court that the offences were committed between July 25 and July 28 at the residence of the accused.

Donny said the accused lured the 14-year-old girl, who was sent on an errand, into his house and shut the door before assaulting her sexually.

“The accused abducted the girl for four days and assaulted her sexually.

“It was one of her relations who sighted her in front of the accused’s house that reported to the police,” Sgt. Donny said.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 141(a) and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The accused, who entered a ‘not-guilty’ plea, risks 18 years or life imprisonment on conviction.

Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias admitted the accused to a bail of N100, 000 in addition to two sureties in like sum.

The case has been adjourned to October 6 for mention.

Source: NAN

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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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I’m scared of women — Reality Star, Leo DaSilva

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Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Leo Dasilva, has revealed one of his biggest farts which he claims is simply ‘women’.

The Big Brother Naija star turned relationship coach had made this known while reacting to post on twitter that asked about the fears of people.

Leo had simply stated women. When asked by a follower what his issue with women was and why he was seemingly always against them, he stated that he wasn’t, rather he was just afraid of them.

The follower tried to make him understand that not all women inspired fear but Leo maintained his stance that it was women in general.

Recall, Leo had once said that women actually cheated more than men but were rarely caught hence the general idea that they barely cheated.

Exchange below;

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