Buhari Meets with INEC Chairman, Commissioners
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
Professor Yakubu who stated on May 27, that its offices and facilities have been attacked 41 times within the last two years, and 11 offices have either been set ablaze or vandalized in the last four weeks, was joined by five Independent National Electoral Commission’s commissioners at the meeting held at the First Lady’s conference room at the State House in Abuja concerning the recent attacks on INEC facilities across the country.
On Monday, the election agency vowed to conduct the Anambra governorship election, which is scheduled to hold on November 6, despite increasing levels of insecurity across the country.
FUOYE Suspends Lecturer Over Alleged Sexual Harassment
The management of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State has launched a thorough investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment against two lecturers of the same department in the varsity.
Dr Desen Mbachaga and another lecturer both in the Theatre and Media Arts Department were accused of sexually harassing different female students of the institution.
The development which was disclosed on Tuesday, June 1st by the Chief Information Officer to the Vice-Chancellor, Foluso Ogunmodede, noted that Mbachaga, an associate professor, was suspended on the grounds of a clear evidence of sexual harassment established against him by a panel set up by the institution’s Faculty of Arts, which investigated the allegation.
According to Ogunmodede, the suspension, which was with immediate effect, would pave the way for the committee to further probe the allegation and added that the current management of the university will do its best to clean the system of all vices.
Amotekun arrests 40-year-old human part trafficker in Ibadan
Operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, popularly called Amotekun Corps, have arrested Mutiu Abdulrasheed, a 40-year-old herbalist for selling human parts.
Oyo Amotekun commandant, Col. Olayinka Olayanju who recovered exhibits from him such as a human skull, human bones, severed hand, locally-made guns, cutlasses, charms and amulets said that Abdulrasheed, belongs to a gang that specialized in obtaining human body parts by killing or exhuming fresh corpse as they cut these body into pieces and sell them.
The Amotekun chief disclosed that they had been on Abdulrasheed’s trail for months and engaged a young man as a mole before they were able to arrest him in the midnight of Saturday and was paraded by Amotekun operatives on Tuesday, as he further disclosed that the suspect would be transferred to the state police command for further investigation.
Abdulrasheed, said he had never killed anybody before but confessed to exhuming dead bodies, a craft he had learnt from his master under whom he trained as a herbalist in Apomu, Osun State.
Herdsmen butcher 60 in Benue community – Deputy Gov confirms
No fewer than 60 residents of Izzi, Ekile Ward of Ado Local Government Area of Benue State were killed by suspected Fulani Herdsmen during the weekend.
Governor Ortom’s Deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu confirmed this on Tuesday while addressing hundreds of residents who were displaced as a result of the attack.
Abonu called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Lamido of Adamawa and other opinion leaders in the North to caution Fulani herdsmen over the current genocide in the state.
According to him, their intervention could deter them from carrying out further attacks and killings in the country. #
Abductors of Niger Islamic Students Demand ₦110m Ransom, Threaten to Kill Victims
Abductors of the over 136 students and staff of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina, in the Rafi local government area of Niger State are demanding the sum of ₦110 million as a ransom for the safe release of the victims as they threaten to kill the victims should the school or their parents fail to meet their demands by midnight of Tuesday.
The Head Teacher of the school, Abubakar Alhassan disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday, adding that the bandits’ call came in about 4:00 pm on Monday.
According to reports, parents and relations of the abductees have begun to raise money to take to the bandits, as the management of the school contacted the state government on the latest development and the government insists on not paying ransom to the bandits.