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Jos Rotary Club gives award of excellence to Women Affairs Minister, others

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Jos Rotary Club gives award of excellence to Women Affairs Minister, others

The Rotary Club of Jos Central on Tuesday gave an Award of Excellence to the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, for her immense contributions toward improving the lives of indigents in Plateau.


Nigeria News Agency reports that Tallen was recognised along with 13 others at the Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence at a ceremony held in Jos.

Speaking at the event, the minister thanked the club for recognising her contributions, saying she was passionate in helping humanity while developing the state.

She also commended the club for its humanitarian contributions in improving lives especially its fight against polio in Nigeria.

Represented by Dr Jophia Gupar,member, ministerial technical committee, private sector, of the Ministry, Tallen said that she was committed to supporting the club in executing projects in Plateau, saying it would augment government’s efforts.

The President of the club, Mrs Yemisi Ekwu, said the event was meant to recognise those who had excelled in their chosen fields and careers.

“Today, we have singled out some individuals who have excelled in their chosen professions for recognition and we look forward for collaborations with the recipients.

“The rotary award was conceived to recognise Rotarians or non Rotarians who have a record of uniqueness and high attainment in their chosen fields or vocations which have been to the advancement of the society, “ Ekwu said.

Other recipients of the award included: Ms Gloria Thomas, a Journalist with the Voice of Nigeria (VON); Dr Samuel Komolafe, a Hospitality expert; Mrs Fadake Ayo-Ojajune an Educationist; and Mr Joseph Akande, a Chartered Accountant.

Mr Lucky Momoh an educationist; Mrs Victoria Sotonwa, a business woman; Cpl Solomon Johnson, a Nigerian Police Traffic Warden; and Dr Ugo Ihekuna, a medical consultant, were also among the recipients.

Edited by: Abdullahi Yusuf

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Court sentences driver to 2 years in prison for stealing car

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An Upper Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 30-year-old driver, Victor Jonah, to two years imprisonment for stealing a car.


The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Jonah after he pleaded guilty to stealing the car.

Suleiman, however, gave the convict option to pay N50, 000 or to spend two years in prison.

He said the judgment would serve as deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such criminal act of stealing.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Monday Dabit, told the court that the case was reported at the A Division Police station on July 14 by one Victor Kadu of Jenta Adamu, the complainant.

Dabit said that the convict stole the car from where the owner had parked it.

According to the prosecutor, during police investigation, the car was found in the accused possession, an offense the prosecutor said is contrary to sections 272 of the Penal Code of Plateau.

Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)

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Court sentences 2 labourers to 4 years imprisonment each for stealing

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An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Tuesday sentenced two labourers to four years each imprisonment for stealing a cell phone.


The police charged Usman Abdullahi,20, and Suleiman Yahaya,22, with conspiracy and theft.

The Judge, Lawal Suleiman sentenced Usman and Yahaya after they pleaded guilty to the offense.

Suleiman, however, gave the convicts  option to pay N40, 000 each or to spend two years in prison for theft, N10, 000 each or a year for conspiracy and N15, 000 each as compensation or another one year in prison.

He said the judgment would serve as deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such criminal act of stealing.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported at the Laranto Police station on July 5 by one Phoebe Zakka of Farin Gada Jos, who was the complainant.

Gokwat said that the convicts conspired and attacked the complainant on her way to the bank and collected her phones valued at N35, 500.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 57 and 272 of the Penal Code of Plateau.

Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

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Exercise OKUN ALAFIA II records success 11 days after flag off

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Eleven days after the inauguration of Exercise OKUN ALAFIA II, the Nigerian Navy (NN) says that it has recorded a laudable success by arresting some vessels involved in illegal bunkering and other criminal  acts.


 

The 30-day exercise was started on July 24.

 

Rear Adm. Danjuma Moses, the Fleet Commander of  Western Fleet, who represented Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) , Western Naval Comand (WNC) said  this on Monday.

 

He said that a vessel named MOTHER COMFORT was arrested by NNS OSE on July 24.

 

He added that NNS OSE also arrested another  vessel called SEA SUPPLY  for illegal bunkering and expired naval permit.

 

The Fleet Commander said that the successes were  based  on the collaboration between the Navy and the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) facilities which made vectore, intercept and interrogation easier.

 

He also said that four suspects were arrested along with 8x50litres  jerry cans filled with PMS in additiin to several other empty jerry cans.

 

“These are other accessories used for siphoning PMS at various locations along the Atlas Cove-Ijegun NNPC pipeline.

 

“These arrests were made between July 27 and  Aug. 3 at Idi-Mango in  Abule Glass Akaraba area,” he said.

 

He said that the Nigerian Navy would not relent in its efforts  until it had provided the necessary and  conducive environment for law abiding members of the public to carry out their legitimate maritime-related business.

 

“Based on operation posture of Western Naval Command underlined by foregoing successes against perpetrators of criminalities within the nation’s maritime environment,I hereby restate that the Nigerian Navy will not rest to its  oars until it has  provided  necessary conducive environment for law abiding members of the public to carry out legitimate  theurtheir maritime-re business.

 

“May I further request that as partners in progress, members of the public are free to divulge credible information to the units in your localities to enable it to get rid of all forms of criminalities,” he said.

 

He said eight ships, two helicopters and a detachment of NN Special Boat Service (SBS) participated in the exercise.

 

He listec them to  include: NNS PROSPERITY, NNS EKUN, NNS NGURU, NNS EKULU, NNS OSUN, NNS OSE, TUG RIMA and TUG CDR UGWU.

 

NAN reports that the Command had earlier engaged in a series of exercises and operations such as: OPERATION JUNCTION RAIN, EXERCISE SWIFT RESPONSE, EXERCISE ATEGUN ALAFIA, EXERCISE OKUN ALAFIA I, TREASURE GUARD II .

 

Edited By: Josephine Obute/Peter Dada (NAN)

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38-year-old man accused of raping a minor, tells court it was a frame up

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A 38-year-old man, Mark Amos, standing trial at the Plateau State High Court for allegedly raping an eight-year-old, has told the court that he was framed up.


On arraignment, he told the court that he was framed up by the minor for no justifiable reason.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mrs L.P Fombot of the state Ministry of Justice, had  told the court that Amos, a resident of Lamingo Estate in Jos East Local Government area, committed the act.

She said that Amos committed the crime by luring the minor into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 208 of the Plateau State Penal Code and punishable by life imprisonment if convicted.

The accused in his statement said: “I accommodated the said victim and her aunt, one Miss Patience, in one of the rooms in our compound when she had problems and needed accommodation.

“I noticed that aunt always beat the little girl.

“On that day she was beaten by her aunty again so I asked her to come into my room as I wanted to help her.

“I left her in the room and went to take my bath,  but when I returned I didn’t see her again. The next day her aunt reported to the police that I raped her niece.

“I did not do it, she framed me up, her aunty once told me the girl was used to framing people up,” he said.

The victim, in her statement to the police, however,  said that the accused had carnal knowledge of her four times and that she could no longer bear it and had to report him to her aunt.

She said the accused person always warned her not to disclose the act to anybody.

Justice S.P Gang ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody until Aug. 20 for hearing.

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Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Tajudeen Atitebi (NAN)

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