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Shocking !!! Woman exchanges her 6 months baby for half bag of rice

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A woman identified as Chioma Fidelis , has been arrested for selling her baby, Favour Fidelis, in exchange for half a bag of rice, chairs, provisions and some bags of cement for her to build a house.
The young mother who hails from Ehime Mbano local government area of Imo confessed to the crime when she was paraded along with other suspects by Mr Chris Ezike, the commissioner of police in Imo state.
The commissioner of police revealed that the arrest of the child traffickers was done on Monday, July 10, 2017 by some members of the surveillance team. Fidelis was arrested along with forty other suspects.
“I got pregnant by mistake. I did not know when the thing entered. When I born the baby I did not have money to take care of him.
“So I decided to sell the child. They told me that they sold the child for Seven hundred thousand naira. I did not collect any money from them. They gave me half bag of rice, chairs, provisions and bags of cement which I used to repair my house,” Fidelis said.
A 34-year-old woman identified as Mrs Chidinma Unakala Mgba from Mbomiri in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo was also dragged into the plot as she was assisted in the selling of the child. Mgba said the mother of the child had complained about her responsibilities.
“When the mother brought the baby to me and I took the baby to the hospital and the hospital confirmed that the baby was suffering from kwashoko. “From there, I started taking him to various churches to get healing and I succeeded. I spent one hundred and thirty seven thousand naira. I spent two hundred thousand naira on the mother.”
The buyers of the child were identified as Mr Jonas and Salomi Anyanwu from Umunakanu. The woman confessed to the crime too stating how she and her husband ended up with the baby.
“It is true that my husband brought the money that we use in buying the child. Let me tell you, because we need the child my husband had to borrow money, 700,000 and give it to Chidimma, and collect the child.
“I wanted to reject the child but because of God I collected the child and started training him,” she said.
Source: ( Naij.com )

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Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos

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Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

With the increasing cases of violence in the State, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

In the last few days, Lagos State has recorded an increasing number of violent activities in different parts of the state as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest.

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Reacting to this development, the Governor who had earlier ordered the closure of all schools in the state imposed a 24-hour curfew which is scheduled to take effect by 4 pm today.

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Akwa Ibom Governor Constitutes Judicial Panel To Probe Police Brutality

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Akwa Ibom Governor Constitutes Judicial Panel To Probe Police Brutality

Udom Emmanuel

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom has set up a judicial panel of inquiry to probe cases of police brutality in the state.

This was announced in a statement signed by the secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem.

He stated that the decision was part of resolutions reached at an emergency of the State Executive Council meeting on Monday.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

This is coming following days of #EndSARS protests across the country.

Members of the panel include; Justice Ifiok Ukana (Rtd) Chairman, Ms. Manti Umoh Representative of Civil Society Organizations, Mr. Harris Udoh, (a representative of the protesters, Barr. Bassey Essien CP(Rtd), Senior Retired Police Officer, Barr. Omen Bassey, youth representative, Comrade Aniedi Michael, National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students Worldwide President – Student Leader Tony Iji – National Human Rights Commission, and Mfon Edemekong Esq. Ministry of Justice ~ secretary.

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#EndSARS: Show You Understand Youths’ Plight, Obasanjo Tells Buhari

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#EndSARS: Show You Understand Youths’ Plight, Obasanjo Tells Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari should demonstrate his care for the protesting youths by attending to their demands.

Obasanjo made this remark when he visited Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Monday.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

He described the #EndSARS protest as the product of an extensive agitation by the Nigerian youth.

He said the youths are clamouring for a better life and there are several ways the government can show it understands their plights by making things easier for them.

“More than 65 percent of our population is under within the ages of 18 and 30; they are not only struggling to acquire education, they are also aspiring for the best that life can offer them,” Obasanjo said.

“Some of them didn’t even get educated, while those who are educated are getting frustrated because of lack of opportunities. We must realize that the lid on the boiling steam would have to be removed.

“But, I believe that there are windows of opportunity which the government can explore to show that it cares about the people’s welfare, especially the youth, as the father of the country and particularly, as the father of the youth.

“Fortunately, the president has children and he knows how youths behave. I believe that the opportunities can still be taken to let the youth know that he, as a father, understands their plight and that his government understands their plight and he is ready to make life better for them.”

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