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Parents Of Nigerian Students In Ukraine Protest At Russian Embassy

Parents of Nigerian students in Ukraine have protested at the Russian Embassy in Abuja, calling for peace in the Slavic nations.”>

“Peace,” the parents, who carried placards, echoed as they sued for a resolution between Ukraine and Russia.

“We want peace in Ukraine,” one of the protesting parents said.  “We want our children to study well.”

Monday’s protest was triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Hundreds of people have fled the country since Vladimir Putin launched the attack on its neighbours.

The Nigerian government had in the wake of the invasion rolled out plans to evacuate its citizens from Ukraine, although many faulted their move for being belated. In a statement on Sunday evening, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs said 256 Nigerians have so far left Ukraine.

“We assure Nigerians that all hands are on deck and arrangements are being put in place to effectively evacuate our citizens, in safety and dignity,” the ministry said.

Earlier, the presidency had condemned reports of officials barring Nigerians from leaving the country to neighbouring nations. It described the development as “unfortunate”.

“We understand the pain and fear that is confronting all people who find themselves in this terrifying place,” a presidential aide, Garba Shehu, said in a statement issued on Sunday.

We also appreciate that those in official positions in security and border management will in most cases be experiencing impossible expectations in a situation they never expected. But, for that reason, it is paramount that everyone is treated with dignity and without favour.

“All who flee a conflict situation have the same right to safe passage under UN Convention and the colour of their passport or their skin should make no difference.”

‘Everybody Receives Equal Treatment’

But Poland’s ambassador to Nigeria Joanna Tarnawska dismissed claims of unfair treatment.

“Everybody receives equal treatment. I can assure you that I have reports that already some Nigerian nationals have crossed the border into Poland,” she told local media.

Nigerians could stay for 15 days. Even invalid documents were being accepted to cross the border and Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, she added.

Nigeria is not the only African with evacuation plans for its citizens stranded in the conflict.  A group of South Africans, mostly students, have been stuck at the Ukrainian-Polish border, the country’s foreign ministry spokesman, Clayson Monyela, said on Twitter.

The South African ambassador to Warsaw was at the site trying to get them through, according to Monyela who on Sunday had said Africans were being “treated badly” at the Polish-Ukraine border.

Ghana’s government said it would meet with parents of students stuck in Ukraine on Tuesday and sent embassy officials to border points to help.

Ivory Coast, which according to state media has 500 nationals in Ukraine, said it was also making arrangements for their evacuation.

Kenya’s foreign affairs ministry said 201 citizens were in the country, most of them students. It said last week all Kenyans were safe and accounted for but that some were stuck at the Polish border because of visa restrictions.

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“I am now a car owner” – Isreal DMW jubilates as Davido gifts him a brand new Toyota Venza (video)

“I am now a car owner” – Isreal DMW jubilates as Davido gifts him a brand new Toyota Venza (video)

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has splashed millions of naira on a brand new Toyota Venza for his personal logistics manager, Isreal DMW.

Sharing a video which captured the moment an overly excited Isreal received the car keys, the music executive commended him for his loyalty.

“Loyalty pays @isrealdmw love you”, Davido captioned the video.

In the video that was shared online, Israel, who couldn’t contain his joy, prostrated for his boss, laid on the car at some point, and even attempted to lift his boss off his feet in appreciation.

The latest car owner also took to his Instagram page to announce his latest achievement.

“I’m now a car owner. Thanks to my Oga”, He wrote.

Watch video below,


This comes after after Isreal was shamed on social media for allegedly not owning a car.

He was spotted jumping bikes in the Ekpoma area of Edo state. In the video making rounds online, he was captured walking on foot before he eventually hopped on a bike.

The viral video was greeted with mixed reactions after it hit the internet and Israel was dragged for not being able to afford a car, despite working for Davido.

Reacting to the backlash, Israel, however, took to his IG story to shun the trolls while noting that he won’t do anything illegal to impress social media users.

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Tension as Gunmen Shoot Popular Monarch in Southwest State

Ilejemeje LGA, Ekiti state – Abdulmumini Orishagbemi, the traditional ruler of Aiyede kingdom in Ekiti state, was on Sunday night, February 27, shot by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. The monarch was returning from Ijero Ekiti when he was accosted by the gunmen around Isan and Iludun, in Ilejemeje LGA of the state, TheCable reported, citing a statement from his media aide, Bashir Adefaka.

Gisthype.com gathers that the traditional ruler was hit on the leg by a bullet fired by the gunmen.

Monarch rushed to hospital According to Adefaka, the monarch was rushed to a specialist hospital in Oye Ekiti for treatment and he is responding to treatment.

The statement reads in part:

“The Attah and Paramount Ruler of Aiyede Kingdom, Ekiti State, South West Nigeria, His Royal Majesty Oba Alhaji Abdul Mumini Adebayo Orishagbemi, was Sunday night at about 9.30pm attacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.” Monarch shot after withdrawal of security aides Meanwhile, Adefaka noted that the shooting incident happened after the recent withdrawal of the monarch’s security guards provided by Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) “for no given reason”

He added”

“The gunmen opened fire on SUV car during which one of the bullets that penetrated from the owner’s side of the vehicle hit the Kabiyesi on his left leg. He was rushed to a specialist hospital in Oye, Oye Ekiti Local Government  and is now responding to treatment.

Good news, apart from his life being saved, is also that no other member of his entourage got hurt.”

Notorious bandits storm village, kill traditional ruler, 4 others Earlier,

Legit.ng reported that villagers in Yangayya, Jibia local government area of Katsina state were fast asleep when armed bandits struck in the early hours of Thursday, February 3, killing Jafaru Rabiu, their village head.

The bandits numbering about 200 from notorious bandit Dankarami’s camp also killed four others. The incident was confirmed by Gambo Isa, the state police spokesperson. According to Halilu Kabir, a resident of Jibia, the bandits came on motorcycles and stormed the village at midnight.

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“The world’s greatest chef” – Davido hails his estranged fiancée Chioma

Nigerian singer, Davido Adeleke and his babymama, Chioma Avril Rowland have been trending lately on social media.

This is coming shortly after the singer took to Instagram to shower praises on Chioma Rowland.

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According to the popular star singer, his babymama Chioma is the world’s greatest chef.

He disclosed this in his comment on a post shared via Chioma’s Instagram page on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

“The world’s greatest chef,” he wrote.

Over the last few months, Davido and Chioma have given hints about a possible reunion.

First, the former couple hosted friends and family during their son’s birthday in 2021. They were later spotted together at a family function organised by Davido’s family in Jan 2022.

Reacting to this, Odume wrote,
“These two never broke up. Na una dey carry them for head”

Ada_mbaise wrote,
“I love to see this. They look so good together”.

See post below:

 

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UK-based Nigerian man passes out after taking “Nigerian alcohol” (video)

A Nigerian TikTok user has shared a video of her UK-based cousin who passed out after taking “Nigerian alcohol.”

According to the Nigerian lady, her cousin who was being fanned in the video passed out because he’s not used to the said alcohol.

Watch the video below……………………….

 

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EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos State have arrested thirty-three (33) suspected internet fraudsters for alleged internet fraud.

The suspects are John Oshogbo Ekpo, Samuel Afolabi Micheal, Erezi Sydney, Oghenemaro Ayoola, Nathaniel Joseph, Seye Victor Abolaji, Abdulrasheed Mayowa, Ojo Abiola, Damilola Afolabi, Innocent Alidu Coker Taiwo, Ajiboye Odunayo, Olamilekan Agbaje, Wasiu Oluwasegun, Olonade Ridwan, and Lucky John.

Others are Olonade Wasiu, Babatunde Asibojo, Adekunle Nurudeen, Balogun seun, Igwe Ossi, Oruen Daniel, Abiodun Hammed, Tizhe Lucky, Oghenekome Louis, Sodiha Sanya, Damilare Owotutu, Oladipupo Muyideen, Akintunde Olufemi, Afolabi Oluwasanmi, Ibrahim Salisu, John Eze, and Asubiodo Jelili.

They were arrested on March 9, 2022, at Rotimi Williams Farm Estate, Ogba, Lagos, following credible intelligence received by the Commission on the illegal activities of some individuals allegedly involved in computer fraud.

Upon their arrest, fourteen (14) exotic vehicles, laptops, and mobile devices were recovered from them.

The EFCC in a statement on Friday said the suspects will be charged to court once investigations have been concluded.

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