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Local ‘yahoo boy’ impersonates Senator Andy Uba to defraud job seekers on Facebook (Photo)

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The Police in Lagos have arrested one Asabor Joel, for impersonating Senator Andy Uba with the aim of defrauding unsuspecting victims on Facebook.

Police sources said the suspect had smartly opened a facebook account with the Senator’s photograph and entered into chats with unsuspecting job seekers where he allegedly asked them to pay certain amount of money to be able to secure employment in one of the oil companies.

It was gathered that the arrest which was effected on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Oghara, Delta State by crack detectives attached to ‘Area D’ Command Headquarters Mushin after one Charles Asugha on behalf of one Chinelo Nnedimma petitioned the police.

Joel successfully milked the complainant of the sum of N300,000.00. He directed her to contact another lawmaker named ‘Nkiruka’ for further discussion with a view to getting more money from her adding that it was based on a developing twists and turns in the whole deal that raised the suspicion of the victim.

‘The petitioner alleged that sometime in December 2017, one Andy Uba who presented himself as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, informed via facebook assured and promised her a Direct reference as the Sales Manager of NNPC so that she can obtain the requisition form of NNPC recruiting form.

He also sent a reference code via Facebook RB344/SV55700, promising the complainant that one Honorably Nkiru with telephone number 08118689670 will call her and assist her with the process of registration in securing the job. He also promised a recommendation letter to the office of the Honorable Nkiru so as to secure a job for the complainant by virtue of his recommendation as a Senator, instructing her to make sure she remitted every necessary details and information through Honorably Nkiru.

He advised the complainant to purchase the NNPC recruitment scheme form sold for N35,350 together with the processing and a three-month training the complainant needs to undergo, after which she would be paid at the end of the training and thereafter , start work at NNPC with a monthly pay of N850,000. The complainant in the petition stated that the supposed Honorable Nkiru , contacted her with the telephone number given by ‘Senator Andy Uba’ and allegedly collected N300,000 from her.

A breakdown of the amount collected according to her included : N38,850 paid for the form, N28,500 paid as acceptance fee, N45,850 for insurance and N220,000 for international passport. However , she stated that she became suspicious when she was told to pay additional N45,000 payment for visa” a police source said

Confirming his arrest, the Lagos State Police public relations officer, CSP Chike Oti, said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation have been concluded.

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Nse Ikpe-Etim Reacts To Desmond Elliot’s Call For Social Media Regulation

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Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has reacted to the call for social media regulation by popular actor cum Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot.

A fan had tweeted at the movie star and a few of her colleagues known to be friends with Elliot requesting their opinion on his speech.

@HenshawKate, @uchejombo, @IshaSesay, @NseIkpeEtim, @MichelleDede … Respectfully asking; don’t you guys still hangout with Desmond? I sincerely think if you guys do he would be better at representing the people“, the fan asked.

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Ikpe-Etim retweeted the tweet with a comment that reads:

“A basket can hold many seeds, not all would be worth planting. This reply is also respectfully.”

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‘If You Are Arrogant, Stay Away From Public Service’ – Film Director, Mildred Okwo Tells Lawmakers

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'If You Are Arrogant, Stay Away From Public Service' - Film Director, Mildred Okwo Tells Lawmakers
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Movie Producer, Mildred Okwo

Nollywood film director and producer, Mildred Okwo, has advised arrogant people to stay away from public service in Nigeria. The award-winning filmmaker took to her Twitter page to dish out the advice.

She also shared her take on the lawmakers who are blaming the recklessness of some Nigerian youths on social media.

In her words:

“If you are arrogant, stay away from public service.”

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“Dear Reps, one or two of the youth on social media you malign are supposed to be in your employ to help you read & understand ur constituent’s needs. You are also supposed to create avenues for the hoodlums who helped put you in power to become responsible citizens”

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Rapper Pepenazi Ties Knot With His Fianceè, Janine

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Rapper Pepenazi Ties Knot With His Fianceè, Janine
Pepenazi and his fiancée, Janine

Pepenazi and his fiancée, Janine

Nigeria rapper, Pepenazi,who is also media personality Dotun’s brother, finally tied the nuptial knot with his fiancée, Janine on Friday.

According to reports, the couple got married at the Ikoyi registry, Lagos in the presence of their close friends and family.

OAP Dotun broke the exciting news on social media and he also shared photos from the civil marriage ceremony.

In the photos, Pepenazi, who is now a married man, wore a dapper tuxedo while his bride donned a beautiful white gown.

Information Nigeria recalls the pair got engaged in February.

Read Also: Singer Pepenazi Proposes To His Girlfriend (Video)

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