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Woman Arrested With 21 Stolen Children

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The gallant operatives of Nigeria Police Force in the Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, have apprehended a woman who buys stolen children with 21 kids.
A middle age woman has been arrested by the Police for allegedly stealing 21 children from Kafanchan, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State, Daily Sun reports.
The suspect, who was arrested by operatives of Nigeria Police Force in Gwagwalada area of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja alongside four other accomplices, is said to have been in the business of buying and selling of children for sometime before the long hand of the law caught up with her last weekend.
The children, who have been transferred to Kaduna are doing well at a hospital where they are currently undergoing medical examinations.
Confirming the development in Kaduna on Thursday, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Kaduna command, ASP Aliyu Mukhtar said, the woman do buy each unlucky child from an agent in Kafanchan between N150,000 and N200,000 depending on the sex or appearance of the child.
According to him, the Police began investigations when some parents in Kafanchan reported the case of missing children in Kafanchan last weekend.
The Police spokesman said, though the discovery and arrest was made by Federal police in Abuja, the case has been transferred to Kaduna command for further investigation.
“Yes I can confirm to you that we have a woman and four others who were arrested by federal police at a private house in Gwagwalada area for the offence called criminal conspiracy and child trafficking. 21 children which she could not give account of were found in her custody.
 
“The case is now within Kaduna command. Our investigations revealed that, the woman has an agent in Kafanchan who do source for the children and sell to her between N150,000 and N200,000.
 
“Some parents have registered cases of missing children at our office in Kafanchan last weekend and we have since commenced investigation which has led to this arrest. We urge our people to give us useful information that can help us reduce crime in our society.
 
“As I speak with you, some parents have come around and they have identified seven of the children. We have the remaining 14 with us here”, Mukhtar explained.
As at the time of filing this report, it was not clear what she does with the children after taken the ‘stock’ from her man in Kafanchan.

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‘Igbos enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria after independence’ – Orji Uzor Kalu

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'Igbos enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria after independence' – Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has revealed that Igbos in Nigeria only enjoyed little sunshine after Nigeria’s amalgamation and independence.

In excerpts from his newly released autobiography ‘My Life, traced the “plight of the Igbos” to the early 19th century when the British first explored the Lower Niger, Kalu added that Igbos did not have a say in the 1914 amalgamation.

Orji Uzor who stated that the Igbos did not have a say as to whether they desired to be a part of such contraption or not, affirmed that they enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria in the decade before and a few years after independence.

He said in the book;

“In January 1914, Lord Fredrick Lugard completed the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates into Colonial Nigeria and became its first Governor-General.

“The Igbos did not have a say as to whether they desired to be a part of such a contraption or not. However, the clouds lifted so briefly and the Igbo enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria in the decade before and a few years after independence.

“Having embraced Christianity and western education with enthusiasm, they quickly rose to hold sway in the federal civil service, military, academia, commerce and industry.

“The ‘Jews’ of West Africa were on the march, toiling, sweating and swinging upwards, to the envy and hatred of their compatriots.”

The Senate Chief Whip also alleged that he chose to honor the Igbos over money during the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo, who according to him placed “a great strain” on the country’s unity with an alleged lack of democratic character.

Orji Uzor added;

“I am not in politics because I want to make money from it. If that was the case, I would have remained with President (Olusegun) Obasanjo throughout our time in office because he controlled all the money.

“But I needed honour for my people. He refused to honour and respect my people; he failed to give them a sense of belonging. He carried on as if he was still at war with the Igbo nation, hence we disagreed.”

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Cyprus-bound student with 13.55kg of Cannabis nabbed by NDLEA

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An intending student attempting to smuggle 13.55 kilogrammes of cannabis to Cyprus has been nabbed by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The suspect, Sunday Odi, 23,  was nabbed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by the Special Area Command.

The suspected drug trafficker was intercepted at the departure hall of the airport, while attempting to board a Turkish airline to Northern Cyprus en-route Istanbul, Turkey.

During a search of his luggage, some dried weeds which tested positive for Cannabis sativa weighing 13.55 kilograms were found concealed in dried hibiscus flower and stuffed in empty bottle water. The drugs were wrapped in little quantities in the bottles which were cut apart for the wraps to enter and sealed back with a brand label Wonder Bitter Root. The bottles were submerged in the bags with food condiments and provisions

It was further learnt that the indigene of Ezza South Local Government Area, Ebonyi State was offered admission to read Tourism and Hotel Management at the Near East University, Cyprus.

NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema who confirmed the arrest of the suspect said;

“During a search of his luggage, some dried weeds which tested positive for Cannabis Sativa weighing 13.55 kg were found concealed in dried hibiscus flowers and stuffed in empty water bottles.

“The drugs were wrapped in little quantities in the bottles which were cut apart for the wraps to enter and sealed back with a brand label ‘Wonder Bitter Root’.

“The bottles were submerged in the bags with food condiments and provisions.”

 

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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue in Lagos (Photos)

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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue in Lagos (photos)

As looting of government and private properties continue in Lagos, some hoodlums on rampage have taken the looting to the next level.

In a report that has gone viral, hoodlums defaced the statue of late Obafemi Awolowo by removing his iconic glasses.

 

 

 

Information Nigeria recalls that the monument of Nnamdi Azikwe had also been attacked by hoodlums in Anambra state.

The Awolowo statue was erected during the administration of former Lagos governor Akinwumi Ambode, in recognition of the late former lawyer, nationalist’s contribution to the country’s democracy.

Here are photos of the defaced Awolowo statue;

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