German Customs Seize, Destroy Snails, Rotting Meat From Nigeria

German customs officials say a trail of slime led them to a stash of almost 100 giant African land snails and other items hidden inside bags at Duesseldorf Airport this month. In a statement Friday, authorities said officials stumbled over one of the snails on a baggage truck and initially thought it was a toy until it started moving. By following the trail left by the 20-centimeter (8-inch) snail, they found a bag with a hole, with another snail already peeping out of it — possibly preparing a dash for…

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ASUU: UNIBEN Staff Hangs Self Due To Alleged Financial Constraints

A member staff of the University of Benin, Prince Carter Oshodin, committed suicide on Friday over his dire financial situation. Oshodin, who had not been paid his salary for months due to the strike action embarked by university unions, was a data entry personnel at the university. It was gathered that the Non-Academic Staff Union which the deceased belonged to has called off its strike recently, but the members had yet to be paid their salaries. Oshodin’s Facebook confirmed his job description at UNIBEN. A professor in the University, who…

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Two Homeless Fulanis Arrested With Pistol

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested two suspects of Fulani extraction, Isah Mohammed, 20, and Inuwa Ibrahim 20, both of no fixed addresses, who fled on sighting the Police around PAMO University of Medicine in Oyigbo LGA. According to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, “upon search, one locally made revolver pistol was recovered from them.  “Also recovered was a Toyota Corolla saloon car with registration No. Bayelsa, NEM 881 GK, where it was abandoned by hoodlums who fled on sighting the team. “Investigation is ongoing with…

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Court Freezes Another Sh400.6m Belonging To Flutterwave

The High Court of Kenya has allowed the freezing of a further Sh400.6 million belonging to Nigerian fintech startup Flutterwave after the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) linked the money to card fraud and money laundering. For the good part of this year, Flutterwave has been in constant contest with Kenyan authorities over money held in different banks alleged to have been obtained illegally. This is the second time the company in less than six months that the company’s accounts have been frozen on grounds of fraud and money laundering. In…

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Missing Lagos 17-Year-old girl Found in Bauchi Motor Park

Police in Bauchi State have found a 17-year-old girl, Mildred Ebuka, who got missing on Thursday while running an errand in Lagos. Ebuka reportedly left her residence in Victoria Island on Thursday to deliver a wig cap to her Aunty’s friend in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. The Bauchi Police Command on Friday alerted the public to locate the girl in its custody. In a statement via its Twitter platform, the police command said, “The bearer Mildred Joshua Ebuka female aged 17 years old of Block 19, Ubandale street, Victoria…

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Man Impregnates 14 Yr-Old Daughter In Ogun

Police in Ogun State say they have arrested a man, Amoda Bola, for allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old daughter (name withheld) in Ode, Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun State The police arrested Mr Bola, 49, at his residence in Idi Oro street, Ode Remo, following a complaint received from the victim. The daughter had told the police in Ode Remo Divisional Headquarters that “her father, with whom she has been living for some years now, has been having carnal knowledge of her.” A statement on by the police spokesperson…

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Kebbi Judge Killed By Wife

A 30-year-old woman, Farida Abubakar, has been arrested by the Kebbi State Police Command in connection with the murder of her husband, Attahiru Ibrahim Zagga. Spokesperson of the command, SP Nafiu Abubakar, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said Ibrahim, a Magistrate Court judge, with Kebbi State judiciary, was stabbed to death in his Birnin Kebbi house on Thursday night. He said: “On 25/8/2022 at about 2140hrs, Policemen attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Gwadangaji, received an information that, a suspected strange noise was heard from the house…

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Nigerian Govt Officials, Microsoft Managers In Alleged $200m Bribe

A 20-year-old employee with tech behemoth, Microsoft, has alleged that the firm is bribing clients in Nigeria as well as across the Middle East and other African countries on a massive scale. According to the whistleblower, Yasser Elabd, who published his testimony in March on the website, Lioness, the company spends more than $200 million annually on bribes and kickback schemes in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Zimbabwe, and Ghana, among other countries. The report posted in rt.com quoted the employee as saying that more than half the managers and salespeople…

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Investors say Flutterwave’s governance issues demand an intervention

Flutterwave’s rise to startup stardom has been fueled by over $400 million from venture capitalists. When Flutterwave wanted to raise $100 million in Jan. 2021, it pitched a compelling set of metrics to investors. Its revenue had grown from $5 million to $55 million between 2018 and 2020. Gross profit was $26 million with a 48% margin. Its services were used in 20 countries, thanks to the hard work of over 270 employees. Based on these numbers (as recorded in an investor presentation seen by Quartz), the licenses it had…

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‘I Slept With My Son To Give My Husband A Child’

It sounds abominable in every sense of the word that a woman would sleep with her own biological son just to test her fertility after failing to get pregnant for her husband in her second marriage. But that was exactly the case with Matina Agawua, a native of Yelwata, a remote settlement in Nasarawa State. She slept with the son she had from her first marriage to please her new husband who was threatening an end to their relationship if she would not conceive a baby. Matina, who lost her…

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