No fewer than 20 women were on Wednesday left stranded at the Haven
Event Centre, Ikeja GRA, Lagos after the inauguration of the programme
“Nigerian Women Against Corruption’’, a project of the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the office of
Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari.
One of the affected women, who spoke to NAN under condition of
anonymity, said that a certain woman who was given money meant for their
transportation ran away with it.
“Can you imagine, we are here to fight against corruption, but somebody
went away with our money? As soon as the woman collected the money, she
left without giving us our shares.’’
According to her, they are supposed to give each person N1,000, but with
the development, some of them not having money to go home.
“When someone called the woman, she refused to pick her calls,’’ the lady added. It was observed that the stranded women who were hungry, had to open the
food packs they had planned to take home and began to eat, while others
scrambled for the souvenirs.
The programme was rounded up at about 1.30p.m, but the women as at
3.30pm were still waiting whether someone would bring their share of the
The unfortunate story as shared online...
Rukayya, a 4
year old girl from Zaria fell sick and was taken to a Hospital in Zaria.
(I am withholding the name of the hospital for some reasons). After
running some preliminary laboratory tests, Rukayya's parents were told
their daughter was a sickler,that she has malaria.They treated her,and
they left for home.
When Rukayya's condition didn't improve, her
parents took her back to the hospital &was admitted immediately. She
was transfused with blood through a vein in her leg, because according
to them, they could not find any in her hands.
transfusion, she was discharged to go home. Later on, the leg became
swollen and Rukkaya had to be taken back to the hospital. Rukkaya's
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today February 23rd,
2017 arraigned one Gabriel Chimezie before Justice Tukur Muazu of the
Kaduna State High Court on a four count charge of Obtaining the sum of
N3,420,000 (Three Million, Four Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira Only)
by False Pretence.
The accused person allegedly induced the complainant through a phone
call to part with the sum of N3, 420,000 (Three Million, Four Hundred
and Twenty Thousand Naira Only) under the pretext that the money was for
the purchase of solar halogen indicator which would be supplied to an
electrical company in Bayelsa.
The accused person convinced the complainant to believe they were
classmate at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and that he wanted to
help the complainant secure a...
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Femi said, “When it comes to marriage, it is important to be with someone who understands you and accepts you totally.
My first wife was uncomfortable with my profession as an actor, but that
is what I love doing. Acting gives me joy and I will continue doing it
as long as I can.