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Lagos doctors embark on three day strike

Doctors in Lagos on Sunday July 12, announced that they are embarking on a three day warning strike following the failure of the state government to meet their demands. Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman of Medical Guild (an association of Medical Doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government), said the strike which would run from July 13 to 16 will exempt members working in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres. The doctors disclosed that they are embarking on the strike over the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors working in isolation centre as well as unceremoniously disengagement of doctors in the isolation centres without recourse to their welfare.

Video shows Pennsylvania police officer with knee on black man’s neck during arrest

Another controversial arrest sparked Black Lives Matter protests in Pennsylvania after a police officer was caught on video putting his knee on a black man's neck during an arrest. The video of the arrest was recorded on Saturday afternoon, July 11, outside of St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown. The viral video shows three officers forcefully trying to get the man arrested with one them holding him down with his face against the pavement, while another knelt on the man’s neck, in the same position that led to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May. Allentown police have not released the man's identity or information as to what led up to the incident. But the police department recently banned the use of chokeholds and other neck restraints after the death of George Floyd. In response to the incident, about 100 protesters embarked on Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday night in Allentown, WFMZ reported. Both Allentown’s Mayor Ray O’Connell a

12-year-old boy arrested 'for sending sickening racist messages' to Crystal Palace star, Wilfried Zaha

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly sending sickening racist messages to Crystal Palace and Ivorian winger, Wilfried Zaha. The 27-year-old footballer posted screenshots of the racist abuse he had received to his social media accounts ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Aston Villa, alongside the caption: "Woke up to this today." One of the messages sent to Zaha read:  "You better not score tomorrow you black c***." The other read: "Or I'll come to your house dressed as a ghost." Two disgusting images of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group based in the US, and another displaying an edited version of a box of cornflakes, carrying the words ‘coonflakes’ and displaying a man with his face blacked up were also sent to the footballer. After the game - which Villa won 2-0, West Midlands Police confirmed that a boy, aged 12, from Solihull has been arrested in relation to the incident. A statement published on Twitter said:

Police arrest two traffic robbery suspects and recover stolen phones

Two robbery suspects who attack motorists held in Lagos traffic to steal their belongings were on Monday night, July 6, arrested by operatives of RRS on patrol along Oshodi – Oke, Lagos. The suspects, Tunde Olaiya, 24, and Tokunbo  Omotola, 26, were arrested in separate encounters in Oshodi – Oke. One stolen  iphone X was recovered from Olaiya. According to a statement released by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, "Olaiya, an ex – convict, had around 8:00 p.m. in Ojodu – Berger, Ikeja, in company of one Bolaji Nigga strangulated a motorist held in traffic light and stole his iphone X. "The duo while returning to Oshodi to hand – over the phone to their buyer were intercepted by Rapid Response Squad (RRS) bikers, who suspected them to be traffic robbers. "On search, one pass-worded  iphone X was recovered from his pocket. While his colleague escaped from the scene, Olaiya couldn’t explain where he got the phone. This prompted the of

American held captive in Lagos hotel for 16 months rescued

An American woman who was held in a hotel for 15 months against her wish by a Nigerian man she met on social media has been rescued by the police. Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired civil servant arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019. The lady who is from Washington DC, was visiting 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku (pictured above), a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo State who she met on Facebook. Obiaku was accused of forcefully collecting and taking control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts, including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months. The statement read; “She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Ogun State Annex following information received from a patriotic and civic minded Nigerian in the Meran area of Lagos State. “The rescue of the American lady is coming on the heel

Welder on the run after allegedly raping an SS2 girl while she was hawking

A welder is on the run after allegedly raping a 19-year-old in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Korede Adewumi fled his abode after he was accused of raping an SS2 student while she was hawking 'aadun' around Olubuse area of Ile-Ife. The girl began hawking to keep herself busy since schools are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While hawking on Friday, July 3, the welder allegedly pretended he wanted to buy her snacks and lured her to his house where he raped her. Korede Adewunmi was allegedly sitting in the verandah of his house when he saw her and called her. He went inside, pretending he was going to get her money, then, he came to his door and asked her to come get her money. As soon as she got to him, he allegedly pulled her hands and forcefully dragged her into his house where he allegedly raped her. The landlord reportedly heard the girl's screams but by the time he reached out to neighbours for help, Korede was allegedly done with the act. The victim was taken

Ghanaian man pours hot water on his breastfeeding wife's breast in Enugu (photos)

A Ghanaian man, Emmanuel Opoku, has been arrested by men of the Enugu state police command for allegedly pouring hot water on the breasts of his nursing wife. A women-based non-profit organization, WomenAids Collective WACOL who shared the sad story online, said the nursing mother with a three-month-old baby, was allegedly assaulted by Opoku after she asked him for money to purchase some food items. The group said Mr Opoku has been arrested and will be charged to court on Monday, July 14 while the battered wife has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving medical attention. On the 9th day of July 2020, a good Samaritan reported to WACOL that one Mr. Emmanuel Opoku, a Ghanaian who lives in Nigeria has been torturing and abusing his wife Mrs. K. WACOL quickly reached out to the victim who is a mother of two boys. The victim narrated to WACOL that Mr. Emmanuel Opoku was in the habit of physically and verbally abusing her, denying her and the children necessities and alwa

Joro Olumofin and Tunde Ednut drag each other again after Tunde threw the first punch (PHOTOS)

Joro Olumofin and Tunde Ednut are at each other's throats again, months after they fought over the same issue. It all began with Tunde Ednut sharing a post where he insinuated that Joro Olumofin fakes the messages he claims he receives from readers.  Tunde shared a photo of a man operating multiple phones, with the words, "Joro sending emails to himself and starting them with 'Uncle Joro please keep me anon". Tunde added: "Joro ooo! Joro to Joro, then Joro post!!!" Joro hit back hard by claiming Tunde Ednut is a thief and was deported from the UK because he stole an iPhone. He also alleged that Tunde can't move freely in the US because he is there illegally. He went further to claim Tunde steals his posts and he shared screenshots as proof. He added that Tunde tries to compete with him by referring to himself as "Uncle Tunde" because commenters refer to him as "Uncle Joro". Tunde responded saying that he will have a show

One-storey building partially collapses at Lagos (photos)

Another building has partially collapsed in the Ikotun area of Lagos State on Saturday, July 11. A statement released by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA says the one-storey building with nine shops and 15 rooms collapsed from the back of the building. Thankfully no life was lost or anyone injured in the incident. According to the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Response Agency (LASEMA), the building was found to be conspicuously distressed as many cracks were observed on the walls, pillars, and decking. He said all the occupants have been evacuated while the building has been cordoned off. This incident comes hours after a three-storey building collapsed in Lagos Island killing three persons and leaving many others injured. Photos: