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#EndSARS: After Miscarriage In Cell, Nigerian Woman Regains Freedom After Nine Months’ Detention

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#EndSARS protester, Bukunmi Ayodele, yesterday regained her freedom from an Ondo State prison where she had been detained after police arrested her for protesting in October 2020. This was disclosed by her lawyer, Tope Temokun, who revealed that Ayodele’s bail conditions were perfected on Thursday and she had regained her freedom.

The woman was arrested alongside Kemisola Ogunniyi on October 22, 2020, and the case of the duo had become public interest with many lambasting the police for arresting the two young women as EndSARS protesters.

Recall that on June 22, an Ondo State High Court, sitting at the Olokuta Medium Prison in Akure, granted bail to 18-year-old Ogunniyi, detained over the #EndSARS protest after she birthed a baby at the Surulere Prison in Ondo town.

The police had claimed that they were EndSARS protesters who burnt the office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state last year alongside Ojo Samuel and Ani Obinna. The charges preferred against them were conspiracy to commit the following felonies, to wit: arson, riotous assembly, stealing, and malicious damage.

In a statement yesterday, the lawyer noted that Ayodele would still need the assistance of Nigerians to get back to her normal life despite her freedom. The lawyer noted that the lady suffered a miscarriage in prison and had no medical aid until her release.

The lawyer said: “Today, being August 5, Bukunmi Ayodele just regained her freedom. In this way, Bukunmi joined the league of Nigerian youths who have sacrificed their freedom in order that Nigeria may be free.

“The case of this #EndSARS detainee, who was arrested on October 22, 2020, alongside Kemisola Ogunniyi, was one of the cases we took up in public interest towards the end of the first quarter of this year after being abandoned in prison for many months.

“The bail was granted Bukunmi on July 8, but the perfection of her bail conditions of N10 million and one surety in the like sum could not come through so easily, for a child who has almost nobody except her poor mother.

“She regained her freedom this evening after we perfected her bail conditions. On behalf of Bukunmi Ayodele, I wish to express sincere gratitude to the Nigerian people for their outcry and moral support shown when the case came to the public domain. Special gratitude to Omoyele Sowore for his passionate intervention at all critical intersections in our collective fight for a just society, where the child of nobody could have a voice and a stand.

“Today, we bought new clothes to clothe Bukunmi Ayodele as she dropped her green prison uniform of 11 months. Bukunmi will need the assistance of those whom God is willing to use for her, to get back on her normal life. She was engaged before her ordeal. She suffered a miscarriage in prison and has carried through her condition of post-miscarriage complications without any medical aid till her release.”

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‘How Fake Zenith Bank Agent Stole N141,000 From My Account’, Hairstylist Narrates

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Mary Ajah, a hairstylist in Osun State, has narrated how a fraudster posing as a Zenith Bank representative defrauded her of N141,000.

The hairstylist said the scammer succeeded in his scheme because she was desperate to resolve a problem she had with her current bank account.

She said she chatted with the bank to find out what she could do to receive alerts via text messages and her email address but she was told to reach out to them via their social media handles or email addresses as they were not receiving calls at the time.

According to Ajah, this problem of not receiving notifications from her account had been going on since October, immediately after creating a current bank account.

“I sent an email to Zenith Bank, but they didn’t respond on time, so I chatted with them via Twitter. I got a number from the Twitter account and was asked to chat with them on WhatsApp,” Ajah said.

“I didn’t realise on time that the number I received was from an impostor. While we were chatting, the scammer said he wanted to help me link up my savings account to my current account so I could start getting notifications.

“Then I got a number from Twitter to chat with on WhatsApp, but I didn’t realise that it wasn’t their number.

“He requested my card details, which I gave him. But immediately after that, I noticed that they withdrew N141,000. It was then that I had to tell my account officer what had happened.”

Ajah stated that she reached out to the bank after the ugly incident occurred but nothing could be done to salvage the situation.

 

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BBTitans: HoH Blue Aiva And Partner Save Yemi’s Pair As Khosi, Miracle, 7 Others Face Possible Eviction

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Housemates in the Big Brother Titans reality show have nominated each other for possible eviction on Sunday.

Recall that Blue Aiva and Kanaga Jnr emerged Head of House on Monday night.

This followed the eviction of Sandra and Theo during the live show on Sunday.

At the end of the nomination process on Monday, BlaqLeng, KhosiCle, ThabaNa, YeLisa and JayKay.

However the HOH, KanAiva saved Yelisa and replaced with MaYa.

Here is how housemates nominated:

YeLisa- JayKay and BlaqLeng

JayKay- JenniLi and ThabaNa

Royals -KhosiCle and ThabaNa

KhosiCle -Royals and BlaqLeng

JuVonne – KhosiCle and BlaqLeng

JenniLi -YeLisa and KhosiCle

JuOvla -BlaqLeng and ThabaNa

BlaqLeng -KhosiCle and JuVonne

MaYa -ThabaNa and BlaqLeng

ThabaNa -JayKay and YeLisa

KanAiva -JayKay and KhosiCle

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2023: I Rescued You From Obasanjo’s Onslaught, Tinubu Fires Atiku

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….Your Continuous Gaffes, Miscues Are Effects Of Your Failing Health, Ex VP Replies Asiwaju

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has claimed he “rescued” the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Abubakar, who served as vice-president under Obasanjo, had a running battle with his former principal for years.

Both men reconciled ahead of the 2019 general election.

However, Obasanjo has since thrown his weight behind Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) for this year’s poll.

Speaking on Monday during a campaign rally in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom, Tinubu said: “I am the one that rescued him from Obasanjo who wanted to roast him like goat meat.

“He ran away to Dubai, and when the election came again, he (Atiku) came for stomach infrastructure. We rehabilitated him in Lagos and gave him a ticket but he wasted it and used it to collect money.

“He faced Obasanjo, faced Buhari and failed. He failed with Jonathan. He failed in all his subjects.”

Meanwhile, the camp of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar said the “constant gaffes” of All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate Bola Tinubu were embarrassing.

Tinubu has made over 20 gaffes publicly since he declared his intention to contest, Atiku’s special assistant on public communication Phrank Shaibu indicated on Monday.

A statement he signed said in Tinubu’s rally in Akwa Ibom, the APC flagbearer goofed about making Atiku a Senate President though his opponent never contested any legislative election.

Shaibu noted that the former Lagos governor’s gaffes and miscues are “effects of his failing health” which present danger to national security.

The aide recalled Tinubu’s comment on recruitment of 50 million youths into the Army to solve the unemployment problem, advice to Nigerians to renew their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before they expire, among others.

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