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Polytechnic Ibadan Student, Two Others Jailed For Internet Fraud

Polytechnic Ibadan Student, Two Others Jailed For Internet Fraud



Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, convicted three persons, including an undergraduate in a Southwest-based Polytechnic, who were prosecuted by the EFCC.

The convicts bagged four months jail term for involving in cyber-related crimes. They are Segun Isaac (a Polytechnic student, who duped his victims under the name Tracie Morgan); Olamide O. Samuel and Afolabi Wasiu.

They were charged with obtaining under false pretence, an offence contrary to Section 22(3) (b) and punishable under Section 22(4) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act 2015. Isaac and Olamide were initially on two-count and five-count charges respectively, while Afolabi was originally arraigned on an eight-count charge.

The Commission agreed to replace the original charges with a one count charge after their lawyer, Beauty Ekah, led them to a plea bargain in order to persuade the court to temper justice with mercy.

Isaac’s charge, which reflects others’ tone, reads: “That you Segun Isaac (aka Tracie Morgan, Cara Coppedge) sometime in 2019, at Ibadan within the Ibadan jurisdiction of this Honorable court, fraudulently impersonated one Tracie Morgan a white female via your email traciemorgan997@gmail.com thorough a computer system and network to one Alan in order to obtain the sum of USD $600 (Six hundred United States of America Dollars) and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 22 (3)(b) and punishable under Section 22(4) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc)Act,2015.

The jail term take effect from their day of arrest.

Church of Satan Reacts After Daddy Freeze Said ‘Marital Vows Are Satanic

Church of Satan Reacts After Daddy Freeze Said ‘Marital Vows Are Satanic



Nigerian OAP Daddy Freeze in a lenghty Instagram post said, 'all vows are satanic, including marriage vows, Christ said so himself, when you see him, argue with him".

Now, the Church of Satan via its verified Twitter handle has reacted to his claim saying, 'marriage isn’t for everyone, but Satanists can admit and take responsibility for their own positions. Sounds like Daddy Freeze is just trying to make excuses to get out it'.


Uproar As Refuse Takes Over The Street Of Akure

Uproar As Refuse Takes Over The Street Of Akure



Refuse on an Akure road

Residents of Akure, the Ondo State capital, have called on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to look into the problem of refuse being dumped on the streets.

It was observed that streets such as Oja Oba, Oba Adesida Road, Oyemekun Road, Arakale and Ondo Road, among others, were littered with heaps of refuse as the collectors had refused to work for the past four days.

The residents, who expressing apprehension over the development, appealed to the government to act urgently on the matter, saying there could be an outbreak of epidemic in the town if the government failed to resolve the problem.

A resident, Mrs Ajoke Raheem, called on the state government to act as the unpacked refuse was defacing the state capital, while the putrid odour was making her and other residents uncomfortable.

She said, “We have to beg the government to do something about the refuse; this is an eyesore in the state capital. The odour from the refuse dumped in front of my house is offensive; we can’t breathe fresh air in our house since yesterday (Tuesday).

“God forbid an outbreak of cholera; we all know that the effect will be disastrous. That is why we are appealing to the government to act fast.”

Another resident, Mr Gbenga Adesope, said there was a need for the government and the refuse collection company to settle their differences for the sake of the residents of Akure.

He stated, “I think the government should respond to the demands of the contractor, because for the past four days, the refuse has not been evacuated. It is disgusting seeing huge heaps of refuse everywhere on the streets of Akure, the seat of the state government.

“They should consider the fact that if the refuse is not evacuated, there may be an outbreak of diseases in Akure and the masses will be affected the most. So, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu should do something about it urgently.”

Investigation revealed that the waste management company contracted by the government to evacuate waste had stopped work in protest against the inability of the government to pay it.

A top official of the Ondo State Ministry of Environment, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed to our correspondent on Wednesday that the contractor was being owed a huge amount of money, addng that that was why the company suspended its services.

“The government owes the company; that is why it stopped work since Monday. The government too is worried about the matter and it must be seeking on ways to pay the contractor so that it will resume work,” the source said.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, said the issue was being looked into and it would soon be resolved.

When contacted, the Group Managing Director, ZL Global Alliance, Mrs Abiola Bashorun, confirmed that the firm had suspended services for the past few days but said it would soon go back to work.

“We are already on the issue and my people will be back very soon. I will just appeal to our people to bear with us; the matter will be resolved in a couple of hours,” Bashorun stated.

- Punch
BBNaija Reunion: Why I Can Never Be Friends With Leo – Khloe Reveals

BBNaija Reunion: Why I Can Never Be Friends With Leo – Khloe Reveals



Former Housemate of Big Brother Naija ‘Double Wahala edition’, Khloe says she would never be friends with Leo.

Khloe said this on Tuesday night during ‘DoubleWahalaReloaded’ reunion show.

According to her, she cannot be friends with Leo because she does not like ‘snakes’

“I and Leo can never be friends, I don’t like snakes.

“But I would love to have a conversation with Leo for the last time on the show only if he is ready to accept his mistake and apologize,” Khloe said.

She, however, lamented the negative impact of the fame from BBNaija on her life.

“Coming out of BBNaija you have to work hard.

“The fame is not easy, the fact that my private life is always being criticised is annoying,” Khloe added.
U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Libya Beats Nigeria 2-0 [Read Details]

U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Libya Beats Nigeria 2-0 [Read Details]



Nigeria began the race towards the defence of their African Under-23 title on Wednesday on a sour note as they lost 0-2 defeat to their Libyan counterparts in Tunisia.

The match played on the artificial turf of the Ben Guerdane Stadium in Bergandan, near Tunis was a first round first leg encounter in the qualification series.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles team were aiming to replicate their achievements of 2016.

The Nigerian team featuring the likes of Villareal forward Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Nwakali, Azubuike Okechukwu and Dennis Bonaventure had an early setback by conceding a goal after five minutes.

They however settled into the game gradually to control possession with a dominant midfield play, but found it hard to crack their opponents defence.

But while the Eagles were trying to find an equaliser, goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar was sent off just before the half-time break.

Adamu was sent off after he handled the ball outside the penalty area.

Olawale Oremader later in the second half replaced Bonaventure as the Olympic Eagles began to battle with 10 players.

They would have gotten the much needed equaliser in the 53rd minute when Awoniyi was presented with a goalscoring opportunity, failing to finish off a cross from Chukwueze from the left.

The Nigerian side were made to rue their missed chances when the hosts doubled their lead in the 69th minute after a sweeping counter-attack move.

They now have their work cut out in the crucial return leg fixture at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Tuesday to keep their hopes of making the African tournament alive.

The tournament billed for Egypt in November is to produce Africa’s flagbearers at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

EPL: It’s My Dream To Play For Real Madrid Under Zidane – Pogba

EPL: It’s My Dream To Play For Real Madrid Under Zidane – Pogba



Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has said it would be a dream to play for Real Madrid one day, but insists he is happy at Old Trafford “for now”.

Since Zinedine Zidane returned to the Bernabeu, there has been speculation about the transfers Madrid are looking to make in the summer.

The Spanish giants are expected to spend heavily on revamping their squad and are likely to sign at least one “Galactico.”

Zidane himself is a long-time admirer of Pogba, who could inject new blood in a midfield that currently has the underperforming Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Asked on Wednesday about the return of Zidane at the Bernabeu and a possible move to the La Liga side, the Pogba didn’t hide his feelings.

“I have always said it. Real Madrid is a dream for everyone. It is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Zidane is the manager there. It is a dream for every child and every player.

“Now, I am happy in Manchester. I play, we have a new manager. For now, I am at Manchester. Later, we don’t know what the future holds,” Pogba told a news conference at the France training camp.

FG Intervenes Into ASUU Crisis

FG Intervenes Into ASUU Crisis




The Federal Ministry of Education has wades in the crisis rocking the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which has involved the management of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE).

Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university, Oladapo Fasina, who made the disclosure, yesterday, at Oye Ekiti, added that the supervising ministry, after receiving the petition from ASUU local chapter and a response from the Vice Chancellor, Kayode Soremekun, decided to intervene to nip the crisis in the bud.

Oladapo declined further comments regarding the decision of the ministry because of the sensitive nature of the matter.

A faction of the local ASUU at FUOYE had, in a petition to the Federal Ministry of Education, called for a visitation panel to probe some of the allegations contained in its petition against Soremekun.

Part of the allegations against the vice chancellor include failure to provide infrastructure in the institution, illegal recruitment, and misappropriation of funds, all of which were said to have been denied in his reply to the minister.

In his reply, the vice chancellor was said to have told the minister that the petitioners failed to consult the ASUU Congress before sending the petition through the national body, and alleged a deliberate attempt to mislead the minister about happenings at the university.

The vice chancellor pointed out that, “if the national president of ASUU had taken time to make consultations, he would have been able to get the facts about the real situation, rather than relying on the lies furnished him by the chairman of the local chapter of ASUU.

“Contrary to allegations of inadequate infrastructure at the institution, the current management has embarked on the construction of over 30 projects, some of which had been completed, which led to the accreditation of all courses in the university, preparatory to the current academic session.

“As a result of some of the feats and innovations at FUOYE, it ranked the best among those that were established at the same time and 14th among all the universities in Nigeria, in the last ranking exercise carried out by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

“Currently, the university has got approval for the commencement of law programme from the NUC, and only awaiting the nod of the law regulatory body while that of medicine is underway.

“FUOYE remains the only university among six others that were established in 2011, that is running two campuses, one at Oye, and the other one at Ikole; and the management has ensured necessary infrastructure for the convenience of the students are being put in place.”

The chairman of the local chapter of ASUU, Dr Akinyemi Omonijo, is equally not on the good side of some of his executive members and the entire congress, as he was accused of running the union like a personal property.
Breaking: Armed Robbers Invades Hostel, Brutalise AAUA Students [Photos]

Breaking: Armed Robbers Invades Hostel, Brutalise AAUA Students [Photos]


 

On Wednesday, March 20, there was a robbery attack at Package Villa/Peace villa, off Medoline Street, Akungba-Akoko in Ondo State at exactly 1:15am, Palito Media reports.

An eye witness who simply gave his name as Kay said:

"The Armed Robbers were 2; one with a gun, the other with axe. I put a call through to the CSO but he didn't pick up and he switched off his phone afterwards. So Comrade Bow Bow helped me put a call through to the police and they showed up after 30 minutes. Laptops and phones belonging to students were carted away.

"The police on arrival told the landlords to report at the station together with the victims that saw the culprits".