Reputed MS-13 Gang Member Charged With Raping 11-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl

Julio C. Ayala, 18, was arraigned on Sunday on charges that he raped the girl in her bed after breaking into her second-floor bedroom window. Source: New York Times All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from 104.5 Love FM AbujaShare on: whatsapp

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15 years unpaid pension: Retiree gets first payment after PUNCH’s report

Samson Folarin A retiree, Mr. Gabriel Olofinlua, who suffered a stroke over unpaid 15-year pensions, has received his first payment. Gabriel’s wife, Mrs Ayotunde Olofinlua, told our correspondent that the 75-year-old got a credit alert for his July pension after a report by The PUNCH on his plight. She noted that representatives of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate said the 15 years arrears would be paid in due course. PUNCH Metro had reported in May 2018 that Gabriel, who retired from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in 2003,…

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Soldier stabs undergraduate over debt in Lagos

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The family of a 27-year-old undergraduate student of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Abraham Enebeli, has demanded justice after he was allegedly stabbed by a soldier. PUNCH Metro learnt that Abraham was allegedly stabbed in the Ijegun area of Lagos on Saturday by a soldier attached to the Ojo Military Cantonment. It was gathered that the military official, identified as Daniel Martins, allegedly broke a bottle and stabbed Abraham in the neck during an argument between the two. Abraham’s brother, Paul Enebeli, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, said Martins…

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Akure killings: Police accuse NSCDC of shielding officer

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Police Command on Sunday  alleged that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, was delaying investigation into the alleged killing of a woman in Akure, the Ondo State capital. A yet-to-be-identified NSCDC officer allegedly shot the woman, identified as Mama Delta, to death in Akure, on Wednesday. The death of the woman reportedly started a protest among residents of the town. It was gathered that the woman was among the people accompanying the corpse of a bricklayer, Yakubu Lasisi, who was also killed in…

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Man allegedly defrauds business partner of N18m

Oluwatobi Akindele A businessman, Chukwuma Osuji, has allegedly defrauded his business partner, Ahmed Aina, of the sum of N18m. PUNCH Metro gathered that Aina, who owns a company that deals in imported wine, had in 2017 made Osuji the sole distributor of the company in the South East. The complainant, in his statement to the police, said Osuji was faithful in the payment for goods until he became the sole distributor of the company. He said the suspect could not produce proceeds for goods supplied to him from March to…

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Police nab 30-year-old for defiling teenager

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old man, Adewale Olakusi, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl at Ota, in the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH Metro gathered that after the incident, the victim became depressed and refused to eat. Her father was said to have prodded her and she reportedly confessed that the suspect allegedly defiled her. The father was said to have reported the incident at the Onipanu Police Division in Ota on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The suspect was…

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I’ll use Aku, Suswam blueprints to develop Benue –Tondo

John Charles Makurdi A former Commissioner for Land and Survey and governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, John Tondo, on Sunday said, if elected, he would concentrate on providing infrastructural developments in every nook and cranny of the state, using the blueprints of former governors of the state. Tondo said he would use the blueprints of two ex- governors, the late Aper Aku; and Gabriel Suswam, to develop the state. He said Benue had suffered much in terms of infrastructural development and, if voted into office,…

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FIABCI Nigeria to develop members’ capacity in global consultancy

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The International Real Estate Federation, FIABCI-Nigeria Chapter, has said that in alignment with the parent body’s objective and as part of its contribution to the real estate professional practice in the country, it plans to build its member capacity in global real estate consultancy. The association stated that it had put together a two-day training programme to give its intending members and members of the chapter an opportunity to commence the process of earning the International Real Estate Consultant Designation. It said the FIREC foundation courses, Global I…

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Ecobank introduces initiatives to support smes

 Nike Popoola Ecobank Nigeria said it had developed initiatives to support trade business and lending to its target customers. The Managing Director designate, Patrick Akinwuntan, said this during the introduction of the Ecobank Nigeria Emerald Business Club in Lagos. He said,” This is an exclusive product for our key local corporate and the SME clients. This is founded on our long-term commitment to support indigenous businesses within the country and in line with Ecobank‘s vision to contribute to the economic development and financial integration of Africa.” He said the bank…

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Senator seeks ICT hubs in Lagos East

Olufowobi Olusesan The senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, on Friday inaugurated an ICT centre at the Oreyo Grammar School, Ikorodu, urging youths in the area to create ICT hubs in Lagos East Division. Ashafa added that information technology was the way the world was going, urging youths to make Ikorodu and other areas in the Lagos East ICT hubs. Ashafa said, “There is no longer any doubt about the fact that the way to go is information technology. “There is the need for young people in…

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