Sallah: FG declares Friday, Monday as public holidays and other Major Headlines you Missed Today

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The Federal Government has declared Friday, 1st and Monday 4th September, 2017 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

This was confirmed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the FG in a statement on Monday.

He congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians, urging them to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of Nigeria.

Dambazau also urged citizens to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, in its avowed determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country, “where the rights of every citizen are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The Minister assured Nigerians of security and safety in all parts of the country, emphasizing that security agencies have been directed to maintain peace and protect lives and property.

40-Year-Old Lures Pupil With Bread, Defiles Her

A 40-year-old man, Kehinde Gabriel, has been arraigned before a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Ikeja for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl in Onaosa, in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.

Gabriel is a native of Ogun State and neighbour of the girl’s parents. Punch Metro learnt that the girl was going to a mosque with her sisters on August 16, 2017, and was left behind when the accused laid in ambush for her.

Gabriel reportedly lured her into his apartment with a loaf of bread and drink and defiled her.

The mother of the girl told the police that the kid returned home crying, adding that blood was found in her private parts.

She said, “She went to the mosque with her other sisters on that day. After some minutes, she returned home with a bottle of drink and bread, crying.

“I asked her what was wrong and she said it was Uncle Kehinde (Gabriel) that gave the items to her. She was running temperature. While her father and I were checking her body, we saw blood in her private parts.”

But the suspect denied committing the crime, saying he gave the girl food because she complained of hunger.

He said, “I saw the girl crying beside my house and I asked what happened to her. She said she was hungry and I gave her bread and beans. I did not defile her.”

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Imhonwa, who brought the suspect to court, said the offence was punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The charge read, “That, you Kehinde Gabriel, on August 16, 2017, on Ogunse Street, Onaosa, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully defile a three-year-old, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”

 The presiding magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with “two reputable sureties” each in like sum.

Osunsanmi added that the sureties must provide evidence of two years tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case till October 17, 2017 and directed that the duplicate case file be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

To Eliminate Corruption Nigeria Immigration Bans Cash Payments At Passport Offices‎

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of its efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎

NIS spokesperson, Sunday James, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today in Abuja.

He‎ said the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, directed that all payments for passport processing must be done online and through designated banks‎. henceforth.

Police Declare Senator Misau Wanted After Slamming IGP Hard On Divertion Of Funds

The Nigerian Police Force have said that Senator Isah Hamma Misau is wanted for being a deserter from the organisation and that he will be arrested for the crime and possible forgery of a retirement letter.

It was the twist in the financial allegation slammed against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris by the Senator, who claimed that Idris diverted N10billion income made by the police.

The police responded by not only debunking the allegation, but also claiming that Senator Isah Mamman Misau deserted his post in Niger state seven years ago as a Deputy Superintendent.

According to the police, Misau still exists on the Nigeria Police Force Officers Staff List as AP. No 57300 DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman. His last posting was to Niger State Police Command on the 24 September, 2010.

 The police said the retirement letter which the Senator showed journalists may have been forged.


Anyone Attempting To Arrest Me Will DIE- Kanu

Leader of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has rebuffed insinuations of his re-arrest, saying that anyone attempting to do so will die.

 Kanu has also insisted that the governorship election scheduled to hold in Anambra State this November will not hold and that elections will not hold in the Southeast in 2019 under the prevailing federal structure.

Kanu spoke yesterday at the Boys Technical College (BTC) in Aba, Abia State, in response to submissions by federal authorities that he had violated the terms of his bail condition.

Affirming that he was on an unstoppable mission, the IPOB leader said: “Where we are, is Biafra Land. Aba is the spiritual capital of Biafra land.

We started in Aba in 2015 at CKC (Christ the King Catholic Cathedral.) “That day, heaven authenticated our move that IPOB will restore Biafra and that’s what we’ve come to do.

We died in Aba; at National High School. “They shot and killed us in other places in Biafra land when they were protesting for my release.

As our people rest in the grave, we’ll never rest until Biafra is restored. I don’t care what they say in Abuja.

I don’t give a damn what they say in Lagos. “I’m a Biafran and we are going to crumble the zoo. Some idiots who are not educated said that they’ll arrest me, and I ask them to come. I’m in Biafra land.

 If any of them leaves Biafra land alive know that this is not IPOB. Tell them that’s what I said.

 “Tell Buhari that I’m in Aba and any person who comes to arrest Nnamdi Kanu in Biafra land will die here. I’ll never go on exile I assure you.

Nigeria’s Senior National Women’s Basketball Team Win Afrobasket 2017

Nigeria’s senior national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, have emerged champions of the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket.

D’Tigress won the title on Sunday evening after defeating strong rivals Senegal 65-48 in the final.

Trailing by six points from the first quarter, the Nigerians fought back to win the second quarter 21-10 points.

D’Tigress never looked back as they extended their lead by winning the third quarter 15-7 points and the fourth quarter 17-13 points.

Point guard, Osaretin Ekhator, emerged top performer for Nigeria with 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

Following their victory, Nigeria also qualified for the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain next year. UP D'TIGRESS!

Over 7Million People Are Suffering From Depression In Nigeria 
 Dr Olabode Shabi, Chairman of the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria, (SFPN) Ekiti Zone, has said that about seven million Nigerians currently suffer stress and depression.

Shabi made this known during a ceremony organised by the Information Chapel of the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ado Ekiti. In a paper titled “’Stress and Depression in Workplace: Strategic approach to management’’ he described stress as an exaggeration of normal physical response to events and life challenges that makes a person feel threatened or upset in some ways.

He added that depression was a common mental health problem that affect 29 million persons in Africa, out of an estimated 322 million people currently affected worldwide.

Dr. Shabi continued identifying major causes of stress in workplace saying there could be ambiguity in the job schedule of workers, career development pressure, poor working environment lack of job security, fear of redundancy and early retirement.

He listed other causes as the struggle to meet unrealistic targets, poor interpersonal relationship with colleagues and superiors in various offices as well as low trust level and lack of problem shared.

He stressed that no human being had absolute immunity from depression under certain circumstances.

Shabi also revealed some of the symptoms of the condition saying it includes persistent sad moods, loss of pleasure in usual activities, feeling of helplessness and guilt.

Others are worthlessness, fatigue or decreased energy, loss of memory and concentration, loss of decision-making capability, poor abstract reasoning, restlessness, irritability, sleep disturbance and loss in appetite or weight.

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