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Police in Imo arrest nursing mom, two-month-old baby on suspicion husband is a fraudster [Video]


A lady has called out the police for allegedly harassing a nursing mother and her two-month-old baby at their home in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

The lady, identified as @thacutearies on Instagram, shared a video of the incident on Instagram.

She alleged that the policemen stormed the compound in Owerri without warrant or identification to arrest the woman’s husband over suspicion he was a fraudster. However, the man was not at home so the policemen decided to arrest the mother and child.

Sharing a video of the incident, the lady wrote:

“Nigeria Nigeria

They arrested and assaulted a lady with a 2months old baby without any proper investigation, no warrant no identification

Just because they suspect her husband to be an internet fraudster……………Owerri y’all should be on Guard please #mycountryhome #policeassult #nigeria”

WuzupNigeria reports that personnel of the Nigeria Police Force have been known for their brutality against the citizens. In August, Miss Sheba Ogbu, a female student of the Federal University of Technology Akure [FUTA], Ondo State was nearly blinded after she was allegedly assaulted by some policemen because she turned down their sexual advances.

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In April, a policeman brutalised a student a Delta State University for owning an “expensive” iPhone. His reasons? He had worked for over 13 years but cannot afford any expensive phone talk less of an iPhone.

In June, 47-year-old Ebi Egori, on her Twitter handle, @phcsocialmedia, accused officers of the IGP Monitoring Unit of assault and murder. She also claimed to have been sexually assaulted and her 21-year-old son killed by the officers.

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The post reads;

”47-year-old Mrs. Ebi Egori is calling on the Inspector General of Police to take action against officers of the IGP Monitoring Unit for sexually assaulting her and extra-judicially killing her 21yr old son I’m her presence during a raid at her home in Aluu, Ikwerre LGA.”



Three government ministers in Gambia test positive for Covid-19



Three ministers in Gambia’s government have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the West African nation’s president went into self-isolation.

President Adama Barrow said last week he would self-isolate for two weeks after Vice President Isatou Touray tested positive.

Finance Minister Mambureh Njie, Petroleum and Energy Minister Fafa Sanyang and Agriculture Minister Amie Fabureh “have tested positive” for the virus, the presidency said in a tweet on Sunday.

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According to AFP, Health authorities in the former British colony of some two million people have recorded 498 coronavirus cases to date, with nine fatalities since its first case was reported in March.

The Gambia closed air and land borders in March. It has also restricted public transport, shut schools and markets, and made face masks compulsory.

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But as with other poor countries in the region, there are fears that the tiny nation is ill-equipped for a large outbreak.


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Kaduna killings: CAN charges El-Rufai to take action



Nasir El-Rufai

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South East Chapter, has urged the authorities to ensure security of lives and property in Kaduna.

The South East CAN Chairman, Bishop Goddy Okafor, made the call in Aba on Sunday while addressing newsmen on the persistent bloodbath in Southern Kaduna.

Okafor, of the Glorious Gospel Centre, Aba, Abia, said that failure to stop the killings in the state was creating fears in the minds of citizens about their safety in their own country.

“The killings going on in Southern Kaduna are very disturbing.

“We are one people and we believe we are one nation, but for these persistent killings going on in Southern Kaduna to keep occurring without drastic measures to stop it is very disturbing.

“These people that are being killed in Kaduna are Nigerians.

“Governments and security agencies owe it as a duty to protect them.

The protection of lives and property is the responsibility of the government.

“Every time there are killings, some bandits are blamed.

“So, we keep asking, these bandits are they really human beings or spirits?”

He said that Nigeria is a great nation with a future if well-governed. He noted that if citizens should wallow in doubt of their citizenship rights, it would not benefit the country.

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Okafor urged governments to clear any doubt in the minds of Nigerians about the source of the killings by stopping them.

The cleric urged the Kaduna Gov. Nasir el Rufai to do all in his powers to curb the killings in the state.

Okafor also urged Police authorities to ensure their men did more intelligence gathering.

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He warned that incidences as killings, banditry, should not continue if Nigeria was to know peace and security.

The bishop further spoke about the health challenges in the country and pleaded with medical personnel planning to leave the country to jettison the idea.

He stressed that the development, if not halted, would endanger Nigeria’s healthcare system.

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He, therefore, urged the government to provide what the professionals needed to perform creditably and to enjoy their work in order to discourage their emigration.

“If we lose all our good hands when we are sick, who will take care of us?

“Government should listen to NMA and keep the best doctors we have with us here,” he said.

Okafor expressed dismay at the rate at which Nigerian youth engaged in cultism and other crimes.

He reiterated the need for Nigerian youth to be given a sense of direction in life through job creation.

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Shoprite exits Nigeria 



Africa’s biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, is exiting the continent’s most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years.

According to a report by News 24, the Cape Town-based retailer has started a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its supermarkets in Nigeria, it said in a trading statement for the 52 weeks to end June released on Monday.

South African retailers have struggled in the Nigeria market and most recently Mr Price has exited the market after Woolworths did the same six years ago.

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In the statement, Shoprite said the results for the year do not reflect any of their operations in Nigeria as it will be classified as discontinued operation.

International supermarkets (excluding Nigeria) contributed 11.6% to group sales and reported 1.4% decline in sales from 2018. South African operations contributed 78% of overall sales and saw 8.7% rise for the year.

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As a result of lockdown, customer visits declined 7.4% but the average basket spend increased by 18.4%.

This was contained in the company’s “Operational and Voluntary Trading Update (52 Weeks Ended 28 June 2020)” released on Monday.

The update partly read,

“Following approaches from various potential investors, and in line with our re-evaluation of the Group’s operating model in Nigeria, the Board has decided to initiate a formal process to consider the potential sale of all, or a majority stake, in Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Shoprite International Limited.

“As such, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be classified as a discontinued operation when Shoprite reports its results for the year. Any further updates will be provided to the market at the appropriate time.”

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