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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Kidnap gang notorious for selling children nabbed by police in Enugu

Operatives of the Enugu State police command have arrested a notorious kidnapping ring that specialized in abducting children from schools located in the six local government councils in Enugu east senatorial zone and whisking them to neighbouring states for sale.

According to reports, the ladies identified as Nkeiruka Odo from Imilike Agu village in Udenu council area of Enugu State and Precious Chukwuemeka Chineneye from Aguleri, Anambra State had been terrorizing residents with their nefarious attitude.

The ladies were said to have enticed children with dresses, Biscuits, Chin-Chin, and Candies among others.

Last month the kidnappers had abducted a little boy identified as Ugwu Levi Chiagozie from a Nursery school located in Imilike Ani, Udenu and whisked him away to Anambra State where they had sold him to a nurse.

They met their waterloo on Monday after they were arrested when they attempted to abduct a child at a certain Primary school located at Imilike Ani, Udenu area.

Ebere Amaraizu, Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State, confirmed the development and stated that the arrest followed intelligence received on the activities of the syndicate.“Following their arrest, suspects had revealed how they carried out abduction of a 4-year old school boy identified as one Ugwu Levi Chiagozie from another Nusery/Primary school also located at Imilike Ani in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State last month, which they handed over to a nurse in Anambra State for sale.

Recovered from the suspects are children’s dresses, Biscuits, Chin-Chin, Candies and other items that can be used to entice little children”, he stated. He said the police have commenced full-scale investigations into the incident. He therefore called on members of the public, especially parents and guardians to be vigilant and security conscious on their children and wards to avoid falling into the hands of the mischief-makers.

Amaraizu further advised members of the public to report promptly any suspicious movement around their environment to Enugu State police command through the following distress call numbers 08032003702,08075390883,08086671202 and 08098880172 or through the command social media platforms.

Grammy Awards 2019: Ariana Grande shockingly 'pulls out of performance' after being 'insulted' by the producers

Ariana Grande has reportedly pulled out of performing at the 2019 Grammy Awards ceremony after clashing with the show’s producers.

According to Variety, the 25-year-old American singer who is nominated in two major Grammy categories, including Best Pop Vocal Performance for “God is a Woman” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener won't be performing and may not even attend the event which takes place on Sunday, 10 February.

Sources said Grande may not even attend the ceremony after she felt “insulted” by producers, who initially refused to allow her to perform her new single “7 Rings” from the upcoming album Thank U, Next.

After coming to a compromise, allowing Grande to perform the single as part of a medley, the 25-year-old cancelled completely as producers wanted to choose the second song she would play, one of the insiders added.

One source also claimed that stipulations were not placed on other performers at the show.

Nigerian-born World Bank director, Haruna Mohammed has died

World Bank has announced the death of Haruna Mohammed, Executive Director for Nigeria, Angola, and South Africa.

Ousmane Diagana, World Bank Group’s Vice President, Human Resources, said in a statement that Mohammed passed away on Friday at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC.

“Before being appointed Executive Director in October 2018, Mohammed was serving as the Alternate Executive Director of his constituency. He was on the job from January 2017 till October 2018, when he rejoined the Board. He had previously represented his home country of Nigeria as both an Adviser and Senior Adviser between 2001 and 2006,” Diagana said.

Mohammed was born in Katsina. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in 1982 with a BSc in Economics and after some years at the Ministry of Finance in Sokoto, he joined the Federal Ministry of Finance. At the Federal Ministry of Finance, he rose to the positions of Chief Economist and Director of International Economic Relations.

In that capacity, he took part in the Washington DC Deputies meeting in Mexico City in 2008, and his participation was instrumental in the creation of a third African Chair at the World Bank Board. He was also the co-author of the current Board capacity building programme – the ‘Voice Secondment Program’, which brings officials of developing member countries to work in the World Bank in Washington for six months to acquire skills needed in their work with the Bank.

Mohammed also represented Nigeria as Alternate Governor of the OPEC Fund for International Development, served as the Director for Nigeria at the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development and Chair of its Audit Committee, and as the Alternate Director for Nigeria at the Africa Export-Import Bank. During his time at the Executive Board of the World Bank, he brought focus to issues he considered of utmost priority to his country, to his constituency and to Africa in general.

These are reduction of poverty, improvement of business environment, addressing fragility, and bolstering resilience of the most vulnerable, Diagana said He was a member of the Human Resources and Ethics Committees at the time of his passing, and he quickly positioned himself as an advocate for Bank staff, particularly those in country offices, whom he recognised as the face of the institution in the developing world.

“Mohammed’s colleagues and staff members warmly remember him as someone who possessed a humble, kind, generous, spiritual and deeply compassionate disposition. “This was beautifully balanced by his extensive knowledge of West African perspectives and history, and his thorough understanding of the issues most pressing to African countries. He is survived by his wife, Inno and their children. Our deepest sympathy is extended to them, as well as to Haruna’s extended family and friends,” he said.

The Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC, in a statement issued by Mohammed Suleiman, Head of Chancery, announced that late Mohammed was buried at Maryland on Monday. Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in a tribute, described Mohammed as “an effective Executive Director at the Board of the Wolrd Bank”.

Sad! White man in tears as he begs a Yahoo Yahoo boy who defrauded him of his life savings to send it back (Video)

This is a really sad time for a White man who got defrauded of his life savings by a fraudster.

In a viral video circulating online, the man can be seen shedding tears uncontrollably as he begs for his money to be sent back to him.

Watch the sad video below.

Zimbabwe's Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga airlifted to South Africa for emergency medical treatment

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has again been airlifted to a South African hospital for emergency medical treatment after his health had deteriorated over the weekend.

According to reports, Chiwenga fell ill after attending a brief politburo meeting and checked in at Avenues Clinic; an elite hospital in the capital Harare. Chiwenga was later airlifted to a hospital in Cape Town after his health deteriorated over the weekend.

Back in October 2018, the VP was treated for “exhaustion” and 1980s injuries from the war of liberation. Chiwenga and his wife, Mary, have been showing signs of illness, with visibly swollen hands and discoloured skin patches, something he said was due to poisoning.

Last year, Chiwenga suggested he was paying the price for removing former President Robert Mugabe, triggering speculation he might have been poisoned.

Marrying you is still by far the best decision I've ever made' - Ebuka's wife celebrates their 3rd wedding anniversary

A Christian school far back in 2014, rejected a Muslim corps member and asked for a replacement because according to them, they want him to freely express his views and he may not be able to do so in their organization.

A Muslim Twitter user shared a photo of the rejection letter on thee social media platform and wrote ''imagine this was written by a muslim school''

Another muslim stated that he sees nothing wrong with it because adherents of other faiths won't be allowed to teach in Islamic schools. While some argued that it is a case of discrimation.

Was the school wrong or right? Share your opinions..
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