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Bamise: Reps mandate police, NSI to bring killers to justice



THE House of Representatives, yesterday, urged the Nigeria Police and National Security Intelligence, NSI, to fast track Force investigations into the murder of Miss Oluwabamise Ayanwola and ensure that her killers were brought to justice.

The call came on the heels of a motion under matter of urgent public importance, titled ‘Rampant Cases of Violence, Incessant Rape and Ritual Killing of Our Women Folks: A Call for Urgent Intervention’, presented at yesterday’s plenary by the minority leader, Mr. Ndudi Elumelu.

In his motion, Elumelu described the rising cases of violence, incessant rape and ritual killing of female Nigerians by criminally-minded persons in various parts of the country as alarming, worrisome and, therefore, the need for urgent reaction.

Elumelu said: “In the last six weeks, so many incidents have occurred that have made headlines and the recent being that of 22yr old Miss Oluwabamise Ayanmola whose corpse was found on Carter Bridge at Ogogoro Community in Lagos Island, nine days after being declared missing by her family with some vital parts missing.

“Oluawabamise was last seen on February 26, 2022, after boarding a BRT bus with number 240257 at about 7 pm around the chevron bus stop.

“There are allegations that the BRT driver earlier confessed of having canal knowledge of late Miss Bamise before killing her and harvesting some vital organs only for the story to change after some influential Nigerians intervened on his behalf.

“Many of these cases are under-reported because of the stigma attached to such incidences and the molestation attached to it by the security agents when such reports are made.”

Expressing worry over gender-based violence, the lawmaker said: “If serious sensitization on the preventive and elimination of gender-based violence is not embarked on to curb this menace, young girls and women across Nigeria will keep falling victims to sexual assault, rape and continuous ritual killings.

“As Nigerians, we must realise that this is a fight that demands action from everyone of us, hence the need to sing with a loud voice that there is no place in our country for those who commit this sort of violence and this can be achieved by adopting a multi-facet approach that requires an increase in advocacy and partnerships between government, the private sectors and grassroots.”

Besides, he said: “The continuous reviews of the existing policies and laws on gender-based violence that accommodates the best practices and strategies will nip this scourge in the bud and reduce future occurrences.”

Adopting the motion, the House mandated its committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence to ensure compliance to the resolution just as it later observed a minute silence in honour of deceased Ayanwola.



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How to report POS agents selling new naira notes – CBN




The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released emergency telephone numbers to the public to officially report erring Point of Sales (POS) agents selling new naira notes and those selling charging exorbitantly for withdrawal.

The Director, CBN Governor’s Department, Mr Joseph Omayuku, made this known during a briefing with journalists in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital on Tuesday.
While warning syndicates engaging in illegal practices to desist forthwith, Omayuku advised members of the public to report erring PoS agents by reaching out to the CBN contact centre on 07002255226; Telephone Ext: 711025 – 7; and its social media handles.

The scarcity of the new naira notes has been biting Nigerians so hard, with many rejecting the old notes as legal tender, while some state governors have resolved to sue the Federal Government for the challenges experienced in their respective states.

Despite the hardship with the redesign policy, there are still complaints of hitches in online payment platforms of banks leading to failed transactions.
Observers said the hitches occur because digital platforms are not strong enough to accommodate the surge of electronic transactions in recent times as people resort to online payments in response to the scarcity of cash.

Those who reject online payments cite challenges associated with it as reasons.

The CBN official, however, countered the analogy, saying it is “not as bad as to warrant rejection of transfer payments.”

Meanwhile, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday told the Diplomatic Corps that an extension of the February 10 deadline for the circulation of the redesigned N200, N500 and N1, 000 notes was unnecessary.

He blamed the scarcity of the new notes on the activities of some unscrupulous bankers and members of the society, who were trying to sabotage the policy, warning that such people would be sanctioned along with Point of Sales, POS, operators imposing heavy charges on customers.

The CBN governor said: “PoS agents who are supposed to help are getting involved in these activities.

‘’We have EFCC, ICPC working with our monitoring team to arrest any PoS agent that charges any fee because we have made it clear that whatever is their fee, which is not meant to be more than N200 for any amount you exchange that we, CBN, will pay as part of our effort to lessen the burden of this problem.”

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PHOTOS: Soldiers Raid IPOB Hideout In Search Of Abducted Colleague




The Nigerian Army has revealed that it raided the hideouts of Indigenous People Of Biafra/Eastern Security Network in Amangu Community, Abia State, in attempts to rescue an abducted soldier, Staff Sergeant Bassey Ikunugwan.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Army said that Ikunugwan, who was on leave was abducted along the Road Okwu-Ebem Ohafia, on November 2.

Weapons, mobile phones, motorcycle, INEC equipment and other items were recovered during the multi-day raids.

Credit: Facebook | HQ Nigerian Army

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Police find missing seven-year-old boy in Osun



Osun State Police Police Command, on Wednesday, announced that it found one Abiodun Olokede, a seven-year-old missing boy and is still in their custody.

This was made known to the public through a series of tweets on the Twitter handle of the state command.

The tweet partly read, “Good morning beautiful people. There’s a child who got lost and was found in the Oke Ila Police division, Osun State.

“The said child is still with the police.

“In an effort to locate his parents/guardians, the child took police officers to a few places, surprisingly, he was denied everywhere.

“With the support of good people of this state, we can help circulate this information everywhere for possible contact with his parents please,” it added.



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