Mother dead, baby injured as police chase suspected ‘Yahoo Boy’ in Benin
A 29-year-old woman, Mrs Grace Obajay, lost her life in an auto crash that occurred along Airport Road, Benin City, Edo State, while doctors are still battling to save the life of her one-year and five months old baby, at a private hospital.
Two other persons: the Uber driver and yahoo suspect who also sustained severe injuries were said to be receiving treatment at the hospital. Information at Vanguard’s disposal revealed that the deceased who would have been celebrating her two years marriage anniversary in two months, worked with Floret Systems, as its Secretary. She had ordered for Uber last Friday, after the close of work and had occupied the back seat with her baby.
Barely had the Uber driver, Precious John, begun the journey, then a green Toyota Camry on high speed, hit the black Nissan Murano Uber car with plate number RRU 362 NE, from the driver’s side. The baby was said to have been flung out of the vehicle due to the impact of the hit. He wailed in excruciating pains waiting for the soothing hands of his mother. Unfortunately, his mother according to eyewitnesses, was unconscious and was bleeding from the mouth and nose.
Man allegedly rapes his proposed bride’s 10-year-old sister
A 28-year-old driver has been arrested for allegedly raping the sister to his proposed bride.
The suspect allegedly raped the 10-year-old girl in Tagina, Rafi Local Government Area of the Niger State. Mr. Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday that the suspect has been arrested.
The suspect allegedly lured the girl into his room and sexually abused her on Aug. 24. CP Usman disclosed that the suspect was proposing to marry the girl’s elder sister before the incident. The police commissioner added that the suspect would be charged to court immediately after investigation.
APC chieftain, Osayande, defects to PDP with 3000 members in Ovia North East
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has again suffered a major setback, as chieftain of the party in Ward 9, Okokhuo, Ovia North East Local Government Area, Mr. Frank Osayande, led over 3, 000 other members of the APC to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), declaring their support for the reelection bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Osayande and the other APC members were received by the Chairman, Edo State PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih, during the reelection campaign rally of the PDP candidate, Obaseki, in the ward.
Receiving the defectors, Chief Orbih thanked them for their decision and urged them to support the governor in the fight against the godfather to enable him work more for Edo people.
Chelsea sign Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell for £50m
Chelsea have signed England left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester for a fee in the region of £50m on a five-year deal.
Chelsea beat Leicester to a Champions League place on the final day of the 2019/20 Premier League season – pushing the Foxes into the Europa League – and have now convinced them to part with one of their prized assets.
“I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season,” Chilwell told the club’s website. “I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.”
source: The Nation
Buhari still campaigning – PDP mocks ‘list of priority areas’
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over what it called attempts to cover the failures of his administration by new promises to members of the international community.
On Tuesday while receiving new Ambassadors, Buhari listed “9 priority areas” his administration will focus on till 2023.
The party said Buhari can no longer face Nigerians due to his unfulfilled promises listed a fresh list of agenda to foreign envoys “already aware of the failures of his government.”
Nigerians To Pay More For Electricity As President Buhari Approves Implementation Of New Tariff
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the official implementation of cost-reflective tariffs for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.
The new tariff, which will now formally commence on September 1, 2020, was one of the preconditions given by the World Bank for a $1.5bn loan for Nigeria. Other preconditions include the removal of fuel subsidy and unification of exchange rate, which the Central Bank of Nigeria is implementing.
In January, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had announced that there would be an upward review of electricity tariffs across the country from April 1.
source: Sahara Reporters