A single mom revealed that she sold her baby girl for N600,000 and used the money to buy a phone, wrapper and slippers in Imo state. She also stated that she planned using the remaining money to start a business.
According to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command, a 27-year old single mom, Nneka Donatus allegedly sold her day old baby girl and used the money to buy a phone, wrapper and slippers for herself.
The woman, who spoke in her native dialect, said, “I sold my baby girl for N600,000 and used N15,000 from the money to buy a phone, wrapper and slippers and transported myself back home.
I asked Nneoma Onwusereaka and her husband, who had the balance to use it to start a business for me. I have five children already and I am separated from my former husband.”
A civil servant, who was arrested in connection with the crime, said she was rewarded with N10,000 for connecting the buyer with the seller.
Nneka was arrested alongside a level 12 civil servant at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Ujunwa Udechukwu, 40; and Nneoma Onwusereaka, 37; who allegedly conspired with the single mother to sell the baby to a couple.
The mother of the woman who sold her baby is said to have reported the case to SARS operatives after the lady; her daughter came home without the newborn baby.
Nigerian Afro Hip hop star, Olamide Adedeji (Olamide) has released a new single ‘Oil and Gas’ from the anticipated album, `Oil & Gas’
The 30-year-old Bariga-born rapper took to his Instagram handle @baddoneh to announce the release of the song.
“ #Oilandgas.’’ He added a sign of fuel pump facility at an oil station.
This new song is catchy because it contains the trending slang “Enu gbe” (mouth dry).
In the song, the YBNL boss in Yoruba dialect calls on the major Oil and Gas dealers, Philanthropies and Godfathers in the country to spend money where it is due.
The song was produced by Pheelz.
The release of Oil & Gas came barely three weeks after he released the song `Spirit’.
While his fans await the official release of the album `Oil & Gas’, they could enjoy the released singles from the album.
Olamide’s albums include Rapsodi (2011), Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL-2012), Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013) and Street OT (2014).
Others are 2 Kings, Eyan Mayweather (2015), The Glory (2016), Lagos Nawa (2017), and Madia Family (2018).
He has collaborated with talented artist like Phyno, Lil Kesh, D’banj, Davido, Wale, Reminisce and many more.
Oil and Gas would make it the 10th studio album of the multi award winning singer, song writer and label boss.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of 1,792,719 candidates who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on Saturday.
He said the board withheld the results of 34,120 for various infractions during the examination across the nation.
The Chairman and Founder, Sickle Cell Foundation, Nigeria, (SCFN), Prof. Olu Aki
Speaking at the closing/certificate award ceremony of the 18th Genetic Counselling Training course on Sickle Cell Disorder at the National Sickle Cell Centre in Lagos, Prof. Akinyanju said Mu
The two-week counselling course was aimed at raising awareness about and deepening understanding of the Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) as well as pointing out ways that SCD victims could lead normal lives.
The Chairman of the Foundation, while appealing to participants to use the knowledge they received from the course to support and manage the sickle cell disorder professionally, also appealed to corporate bodies to emulate the kind gesture of MultiChoice in supporting the fight against the disorder.
In his remarks, John Ugbe, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, who was represented by Caroline Oghuma, Executive Head; Corporate Affairs, MultiChoice Nigeria said MultiChoice Nigeria is an organization that promotes values and views its support for training courses as well as other contributions to the fight against SCD as part of its propagation of strong family values.
“As an organization that promotes family values we cannot but contribute to the fight against Sickle Cell Disorder in Nigeria. From time to time, we have been supporting the SCFN in many ways, including development of awareness materials, fundraising through donation boxes at our offices and donation of vehicles for its operations,” she said.
The genetic training course which had in attendance 31 participants from across the countryand from other countries in Africa, also had 27 resource people who shared new knowledge and methods in the management and treatment of SCD in Nigeria.
MultiChoice Nigeria has supported the SCFN in a variety of ways, notably in supporting increased awareness about the disorder via documentaries covering key facts on SCD, which was broadcast across its DStv platform and other free to air channels in the country. MultiChoice Nigeria equally assisted the SCFN to generate funds for its activities through the placement of donation boxes in all its branches across the country, with collated funds sent to the SCFN account.
By Adebayo Sanni, MD of Oracle Nigeria
The joint forces of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, represent an unprecedented opportunity for enterprises in the public as well as private sectors. Every institution has the capability to exploit these technologies, securing a competitive edge to radically streamline and enhance their existing processes. This would further enable the development of innovative products and services for an entirely new generation of consumers.
While each of these technologies individually present exciting opportunities for enterprises, we think that the transformative impact of IoT, AI, and blockchain together – will be unprecedented. This is the first time in modern history that three transformational technologies have emerged in the same generation, and their whole effect is yet to emerge.
There are three major issues that these emerging technologies can help address in Lagos; Traffic Management, Waste Management and Land Related issues.
IoT senses, AI thinks
IoT is the sensing part of the transformational technology and AI is the part that thinks. AI has the potential to enable fast, intelligent decision-making – either in support of human intelligence, or in place of it. Businesses can delegate mundane or complicated tasks to achieve a level of accuracy and efficiency beyond the capabilities of humans.
For example, in Nigeria, the potential to combine real-time data from IoT devices from intelligent trash bins with historical waste-level of each trash bin can help waste management become smarter; especially for a city like Lagos that generates about 13,000 metric tonnes on a daily basis. The entire waste management system can become smarter overtime, learning from the data collected. A solution like this will help an organisation like Lagos Waste Management Authority to make better data-driven decisions for a cleaner Lagos.
This application can be replicated to address traffic management. The current traffic lights can be IoT enabled to ensure an efficient flow of traffic. The roads can also have sensors and information about road conditions, combined with data coming from road users to provide drivers with real-time traffic information. With such a system, drivers can be alerted to take alternative roads in case of an accident.
Machine learning in action
The insights generated by machine learning will help businesses better understand their customer expectations, enabling automated and personalised engagements. It will help in the creation of new goods and services, designed to quickly and accurately meet the demands of modern consumers.
Machine learning powers customer service chatbots, provides marketing insights, identifies cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and enables personalised products and services, and much more. Undoubtedly, the impact of machine learning on the enterprise will be profound.
So why aren’t we seeing more ground-breaking machine learning–powered products, services, and business models in Nigeria today?
The answer, as with IoT, is that maximising the business benefits of machine learning can be more challenging than it seems. Implementation of these technologies is not a case of throwing a switch and watching it come to life. It is an incremental and long process.
Nigerian businesses and public sector need to understand how best to exploit the true value of machine learning in the real world. Businesses have no choice but to find a way to permeate their business models with machine learning, or else they will fall behind more-agile competitors. Machine learning is the present – not the future.
Businesses need to make automation a part of their business processes – taking advantage of self-driving, self-securing cloud platform services such as the Autonomous Database, Analytics, Management and the many other Cloud Platform Services from Oracle.
Transforming with blockchain
We question a lot of information entering our homes, and businesses; for instance, when it comes to land transactions – how sure are you that the document received is the legitimate document? A blockchain solution can bring transparency to all stakeholders (lawyers, buyers, sellers, government, surveyors etc.) in the property business. Government can use such a system to track and ensure the right taxes have been paid to the government for every transaction; buyers can also have peace of mind as all the documents for the transactions can be verified real-time.
These transformational technologies will bring change – in our professional lives, our personal lives and country as a whole.
With these very simple examples, the question is not when, the question is how do you bring the future forward and empower African governments and businesses to take advantage of the transformative impact of IoT, AI, and blockchain?
The answers are in the cloud.
Without cloud, implementing any new technology is extremely difficult. It effectively levels the playing field. With cloud, even small companies can access the same compute power and resources as large organisations, while traditional businesses can adopt the same flexibility as agile tech start-ups.
A technologically enabled future has arrived. It is time to carve your niche in it.
Dana Air has joined the search and call for donors of stem cell for a patient diagnosed with cancer of the blood.
Astrid, 41, a Nigerian- German mother, is in need of a stem cell transplant to survive a disease she was diagnosed with in September 2018, after visiting the doctor for sore throat.
Speaking on Dana Air’s call for donors, the Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa said ”Project PINK BLUE, a cancer fighting non-governmental organization that we have been supporting for years now in partnership with Bone Marrow Registry Nigeria (BMRN) and The SunFlower Fund is organizing donor drive events across Nigeria and we are calling on Nigerians to help save Astrid by registering and signing up as donors.’’
”To stay alive, Astrid needs a matching stem cell donor and anyone who is healthy and between the 18-45 years old can help by registering as a potential stem donor by attending the donor drive taking place at: GIZ Office, 592 Idejo Street, Beside Development Bank, Victoria Island, Lagos. 11am-5pm, or visit www.help-astrid.com The registration takes only a few minutes and doesn’t hurt or involve any cost implication.”
The search for her genetic twin is very difficult. The chance of finding this match is 1:100 000 and the best chance of a match is within your same ethnic background. There is only a 25% chance that a sibling will be a match. The remaining 75% chance depends on an unrelated matching donor being found
As part of its broad corporate social responsibility (CSR), Dana Air has been in the forefront of supporting sickle cell and cancer awareness programs across Nigeria. The airline has also been supporting one of the organizers of the events –Project PINK BLUE, in its drive to create awareness about cancer, and assist survivors across the country.
Scientists in Canada and Germany, have raised the alarm over the increasing rates of individual alcohol consumption globally, and urged policy makers all over the world to address it.
Their call is based on the findings of a new study, which shows that the rate of individual alcohol consumption has increased by 70 per cent.
Based on the result of the large new study published in the ‘The Lancet’ the authors warned that the trend was a dangerous pattern that policymakers must address.
The research team argues that countries and policymakers should up their games when it comes to prevention, calling for strategies such as increased taxation on alcoholic drinks and reducing the availability of alcohol as much as possible.
People around the world are drinking more alcohol than they were almost 30 years ago, reported the ‘Medical News Today’. Drinking can cause a number of health problems.
Previous studies have shown that one drink a day increases the risk of breast cancer in women. In Europe, alcohol consumption — among adults, per capita, per year — decreased by 12 per cent, from 11.2 liters to 9.8 liters between 2010 and 2017.
Over the same time period, alcohol consumption saw a small increase, from 9.3 liters to 9.8 liters, in the United States (US), and from 7.1 liters to 7.4 liters in China, though it decreased in the United Kingdom (UK), from 12.3 liters to 11.4 liters.
Similarly, research has also shown that people who drink excessively have a greater risk of liver disease, heart disease, depression, stroke, and stomach bleeding, as well as cancers of the oral cavity, esophagus, larynx, pharynx, liver, colon, and rectum. In addition, they may also have problems managing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, pain, and sleep disorders.
And they may increase their chances for contracting sexually transmitted infections from unsafe sex.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola.
The fast-rising singer is currently being questioned at the EFFC office in Lagos.
Although the reason behind his arrest is yet to be made public, it might be in connection with his statements on social media which glorifies internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo boys.
The EFCC spokesperson could not be reached early on Friday, but a top source at the agency confirmed the arrest to PREMIUM TIMES.
Perhaps coincidentally, Naira Marley released the official video of his hit track, ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ featuring Zlatan on Thursday
A SENIOR lecturer at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Olayinka Adegbehingbe, who was abducted on Sunday night has been released.
The professor and his wife, Bernice, were abducted on the Ibadan-Ife Road, Osun State.
They were returning from Lagos to Ile-Ife when they were stopped by unknown gunmen at Asejire, a community on the highway.
The Osun State Police Command confirmed the abduction, but said the don’s wife was released by the abductors.
The police also denied reports of bandits’ attacks on travellers on the Ife-Ilesa road on Sunday evening.
A senior officer at the state police command, who preferred anonymity, said the kidnap of the OAU lecturer was mistaken for the alleged bandits’ attacks.
The source said Mrs. Adegbehingbe was released before her husband was whisked away by the gunmen.
Mrs. Adegbehingbe is the Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences.
A story went viral on the social media on Sunday that some herdsmen alighted from a truck, shot into the air and dispossessed travellers of their valuables ran into the bush.
Mrs. Adegbehingbe was said to have slumped as her husband was being taken away.
She is said to be receiving treatment for shock at an undisclosed hospital. He younger brother, Kola Olabojede, pleaded with reporters and sympathisers to allow her to rest, saying she was yet to recover from the shock. The gunmen have not established contact with Adegbehingbe.
Academic activities at the victim’s department came to a halt as his colleagues suspended classes when the news of his abduction was broken.
Police spokesperson Mrs. Folasade Odoro said efforts to free Adegbehingbe had begun.
Mrs. Odoro, who said the Commissioner of Police Mrs. Abiodun Ige, visited the scene of the kidnap on Sunday night, assured all that the victim will soon regain freedom.
In a statement, the OAU spokesperson, Abiodun Olanrewaju, who praised the police for responding quickly to the incident, however, urged them to ensure the lecturer’s freedom.
Also yesterday in Jos, gunmen broke into Plateau State Polytechnic, abducting a girl.
The attackers raided the staff quarters at Heipang in Barki Ladi Local Government Area.
Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the State Police Command, confirmed the attack.
The abducted girl, 24, is said to be the younger sister of Ezekiel Rangs, an Assistant Deputy Registrar of the institution.
The attack was the second on the institution in two months.
In February, suspected gunmen abducted Kim, the 12-year-old son of Andrew Dido, the chaplain of the polytechnic.
“We had a report of the case of kidnap. We have recorded the case. A 24-year-old girl was kidnapped and our men have been mobilised to follow the trail of the kidnappers,” Terna said.
He, however, declined to confirm if the girl kidnapped is Rangs’ sister.
“The most important thing is that a child has been kidnapped. I think all human beings are equal,” the police spokesman said. (The Nation)
Ahead of the cinema release of the new movie which she stars in, ‘Heaven’s Hell’, on May 10, 2019, Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has condemned the alleged sexual harassment of women labelled a prostitutes by police officers after a raid on an Abuja night club.
She disclosed this on Saturday during an event she hosted with her fans at the event, tagged, ‘Conversation with Nse’ which took place in Lekki, Lagos.
While relating on the incident, the actress said that: “being a prostitute is not a crime. It is a job they chose.”
Speaking earlier during the session on the roe of money in relationships, she advised me to “be ready because women have decided that we will work. We will no longer rely on men. When I say work, it’s real work ooo. All work is work.”
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command said it will probe the allegations of sexual assault against its men and punish those found erring.
On April 27, policemen attached to the FCTA Joint Task Team arrested 34 female strippers at Caramelo night club in Abuja and labelled them as prostitutes. About 70 other women were arrested in other clubs. Arraigned before a mobile court, the women were granted bail on April 29.
The women alleged some policemen extorted them, beat them and sexually molested them after they arrested and detained at Utako Police Division between April 26 April 29, 2019. They also accused the policemen of releasing those who bribed them with money.
And as videos of the raid and interviews of some of the affected women trended on social media, more Nigerians, including Civil Society Organisations, have joined in condemning the police for the act.
On Friday, the Command spokesman, ASP Gajere Danjuma, said, “a high-powered team has been constituted to investigate the veracity of the allegation.”
He said that any erring officer would be dealt with. O
“In this regard, invitations have been sent out to relevant individuals that may assist in getting to the root of the matter.” (The Nation)