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Two poachers shot dead in Botswana

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has reported the death of two poachers, killed in an anti-poaching incident in the Okavango Delta.

This brings the number of poachers killed in the Southern Africa country to seven this year.

BDF spokesperson, Col. Tebo Dikole, on Thursday said the incident occurred on May 21 in Okavango Delta.

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The two poachers were killed during an exchange of fire with a patrol team.

Dikole said that poachers continue to target endangered species such as rhinos.

The incident comes after authorities in Botswana announced the puzzling death of 56 elephants in the Seronga and Eretsha villages in the North-West of the country, adjacent to the Okavango Delta.

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The Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation, and Tourism, Oduetse Koboto, had ruled out the possibility of poaching regarding the death of the elephants because all carcasses of the elephants were found intact.

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EFCC presents witnesses against Mompha’s alleged accomplices

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has presented witnesses against Mompha’s alleged accomplices, Kayode Phillips and Hamza Koudeih before Justice Muslim S. Hassan of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Philips and Koudeih are alleged to be high-valued targets in Organized Cyber Syndicate Network (OCSN). They were arraigned on November 28, 2019, on 25-count charges bordering on conspiracy and money laundering.

One of the charges read;

“That you, Kayode Phillips (a.k.a Voice of the King) and Hamza Koudeih (a.k.a. HK), sometime in May 2019 within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired among yourselves to commit an offence to wit conversion of the aggregate sum of $7, 069, 000 (Seven Million, Sixty-nine Thousand United States Dollars), £1, 000, 000 (One Million Pounds) and €80,000 (Eighty Thousand Euro) which sums you reasonably ought to have known form part of the proceeds of fraud and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 18 (a), 15 (2)(d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”

Buhari, a forensic expert with the EFCC, gave a detailed account of the findings he made on the computer hard disk and two mobile phones recovered from Philips, the first defendant.

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He disclosed that these included the lead document and transfer instructions to some people.

“My lord, I also found in the phones, chats between the first defendant and some other people, where he was discussing how to market each lead document to them,” he said.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges, thus setting off their trial.

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Justice Hassan subsequently adjourned the matter till July 20 and 21, 2020 for ruling and continuation of trial.

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Okowa, wife, daughter test negative for Covid-19

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Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has announced that he, along with his wife and daughter have now tested negative for COVID-19.

Recall that the governor and family were said to have tested positive in late June.

Meanwhile, they have tested negative to the virus, Okowa in a host thanksgiving tweet Tuesday morning charged Deltans to obey all instructions and do all they can to stay safe from contracting the virus.

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The governor posted a picture of himself and his wife wearing same shirt caption “Testify” said:

“My wife, my daughter and I have tested negative for COVID 19, along with other members of the family.

We give God all praise and wish to appreciate all who have interceded for us in prayers.

“I appeal to all residing in Delta to obey all instructions/ regulations in our collective fight to stop the transmission of the virus. God bless you all, Ifeanyi Okowa said.

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SHOCKING! After 18 years of marriage, Nigerian couple welcome set of twins three weeks apart (Video)

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A Nigerian man identified as Mr David Bankole has recounted the mysterious events that led to the birth of a set of twins delivered by his wife.

In a video making the rounds on social media, the new parents of twins testified of the miraculous birthing of their twins that even shocked medical professionals who delivered the twins.

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Mr Bankole revealed that his wife delivered her first ‘twin’ on the 19th of June 2020 and it was welcomed with joy as a naming ceremony was thrown to celebrate their newborn.

Few days after the event, Mrs Bankole began feeling movements in her belly and told her husband about it but he waved it off, saying she is not over the pregnancy experience yet.

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But the movement persisted till she started having feelings of triggered labour again. According to Mr Bankole, she was taken to the hospital for a scan and to the awe of everyone, including the medical examiner, a heartbeat was found and a second baby was delivered on the 10th of July 2020.

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Watch the video below;

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