Rebecca Ejifoma

The Policemen at the Onipanu Station of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Felix Irobuta Idehen, 54, for allegedly defiling 11 years old girl (names withheld) from 2016 to August 24 in Shomolu area of the state.

Idehen, who resides at 8, Imagbon street Fadeyi, has been arrested by policemen of Onipanu division for defiling the primary school pupil. He was a transporter known as ‘Alaye.’

According to Child Protection Network (CPN) Coordinator of Shomolu, Toyin Okanlawon, the survivor told us that the suspect forcefully removed her under wears then had carnal knowledge of her, adding: “Human Development Initiative (HDI) at Iwaya, Yaba informed me of the case.”

Okanlawon told THISDAY that the defilement started two years ago. “The suspect has been serially having sex with the minor. He even turned her to a sex toy. When we asked the little girl, she said the last time Idehen had sex with her was on August 19 and 23 multiple times,” he further said.

The CPN coordinator stated that the survivor told the rescuer that the serial rapist told her not to inform her mother about what they always did. “The minor claimed that the suspect always fondle her breasts and abused her when no one was around,” he added.

The rescuer continued: “The survivor was given a medical paper for further investigation at Mirabel Centre at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

“Initially, upon interrogated, the suspect denied the allegations upon his arrest on August 24. But the IPO in charge of the case told us that the suspect has confessed to committing the evil act.”

Anambra Senator Sponsors 50 Anambra Youths to China for Skills Acquisition
David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

50 youths from Anambra State will leave Nigeria for China to learn various skills that will aid their craft, and turn them to professionals, Chairman and CEO of Capital Oil and Gas, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, has announced.

Ubah made the announcement when he appeared as a guest and mentor at a mentorship programme for youths of the state in Awka yesterday.
The programme, code named Digiprenuer, was organised by the Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Youth Empowerment and Digital Entrepreneurship, Chief Ifeanyi Aniagoh for the mentorship of young people.

Aniagoh said the programme was meant to awaken the minds of Nigerian youths and help them aspire greatness in today’s digitalised world.

Ubah, who commended 10 of the youths who emerged winners for the first batch of the empowerment programme in China, said he was at the event to teach young people how to catch fish, rather than following politicians for fish. He said the youths would go in batches of 10 until completed.

He advised against negative use of the social media and waste of precious time that could be used for meaningful ventures.

Ubah noted that Nigeria was losing so much from a situation where large number of youths spent most of the productive part of the day on the social media either discussing people or spreading falsehood.

The business mogul said there were a lot of ways to make money online, and charged youths to explore them by making the best use of opportunity provided by the ‘Digiprenueur’ empowerment scheme.

He said today’s youths pursue formal education for the fun of it, leaving the entrepreneurship component of their training lacking, hence their inability to be innovative.

“Education is necessary but not sufficient to be successful, unfortunately most people go to school these days for the fun of it, just to express themselves, but the application component is lacking.

“In China there are programmes that make youths to be compulsorily productive, but here, phone is causing problem for our youths;they spend their time chatting away because that is what the society permits now.

“I think the narrative should change, the orientation of time management should change, there should be time for eating, time to work, time to rest and time to play with your phones,” he said.

The organiser of the programme,

Aniagoh, said for the youths to rule the political space in Nigeria, they have to be rooted in the business sector, agriculture sectors, information sector among others, and that the programme was meant to empower them to rule in the political sector.

CUPPs’ Candidate ‘II Defeat Buhari , Boasts PPN ChieftainVictor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The National Chairman of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Hon. Rasaq Eyiwuawi, has promised that the Coalition for United Political Parties(CUPPs) will present a presidential candidate with unblemished
records that will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.

The PPN leader said Nigerians were witnessing their worst of experiences in terms of high level of poverty under Buhari, saying the coalition, comprising 46 political parties will give Nigerians a presidential candidate that can pass integrity test in the election

Eyiwuawi urged Nigerians to resist the cankerworm of vote-buying that just crept into the country’s electoral system, saying the scenarios that played out in Ekiti, Ondo , Anambra and Edo States had ridiculed the country’s elections.

The PPN leader spoke in Ado Ekiti yesterday after inaugurating the 30-man State Executive Council of the party that was elected to take charge of the party in the State.

In the election, Mr. Dare Adekolu polled a total of 99 votes to emerge the state chairman of the party among other officials elected by delegates.

He said the party decided to join the coalition having become disenchanted with the lack-lustre performance under the Buhari-led regime.

“We will be happy if President Buhari is presented by APC as presidential candidate, because he will be easy to defeat.

“The candidate that will be presented by CUPPs will be someone with unblemished records. In fact, Nigerians will be surprised by the time the candidate will emerge.

“He will be a man that will be difficult to fault. A person that will make it an easy ride for us if President Buhari is presented, that is our focus and that we shall realise”, he said.

Eyiwuawi described the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State as a sham, saying they only bought the victory with alleged intention to impose unpopular candidate on the people .
“They decided to bring vote-buying into our electoral process owing to high poverty and with intention to perpetually enslave our people.

“But in 2019, we are going to sensitise the people on the need to collect their ill-gotten wealth and still go ahead to elect the right candidate, because it was the money they stole from our treasury. The CUPPs is determined to move round the country and talk to the
electorate .

“How can one sell his future for mere N4,000 or N5,000? The road from Abuja to Ekiti should be between four and five hours, but today it will take like eight hours owing to bad governance. So, we are going to work against vote- buying in 2019 and it is a task we must achieve”,
he stated.