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A Labrador cross is believed to have attacked the girls after becoming jealous (Image: FocusOn News)
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*The father, who lives in Nigeria, apparently confessed to the heinous act by claiming that he behaves abnormally whenever he is 'possessed'

The father, who Mirror Online has not named, allegedly carried out the horrific attack as his wife was giving birth, police in Nigeria say.

He stands accused of defiling his daughter on 28th April, according to local newspaper reports from Imo state.

The girl, two months from her fourth birthday, told a TV news station that her father attacked her in her sleep and was woken up by the pain.

The alleged rapist told reporters that he had been pushed by an 'evil spirit' to commit the act.

The man is alleged to have attacked his daughter as she slept

In an apparent confession, he claimed whenever the spirit possesses him he starts behaving abnormally

He does, however, deny assaulting her while his wife was in the labour room.

The allegations emerged when the wife and mother asked why her daughter flinched during bathing.

A hospital check apparently confirmed that the girl had been raped.

The Commissioner For Women And Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue condemned the alleged actions as an abominable act.

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By Taiwo Okanlawon/ PM NEWS

Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI has commended Dubai Police for arresting and extraditing Nigerian Yahoo-Yahoo big boy, Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as ‘Hushpuppi’ and his close associate, Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as Woodberry, to the United States for allegedly defrauding almost two million people.

This was revealed in a statement by the Dubai Police on Thursday after sending Hushpuppi and Woodberry ‘Hushpuppi’ to the US state of Pennsylvania after week of their arrest.

Hushpuppi and associates were wanted for fraud in Europe, the US, and Nigeria.

In June, the Dubai Police had arrested Hushpuppi, Olalekan Jacob Ponle, known as ‘Woodberry’,along with ten African cybercriminals in a special operation dubbed “Fox Hunt 2”.

The operation took down the suspects for committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.

The suspects were caught in a series of synchronised raids by six SWAT teams from Dubai Police who foiled the gang’s bid to deceive many people from around the world and steal their money.

The director of Dubai CID, Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf said the raid resulted in confiscating incriminating documents of a planned fraud on a global scale worth AED 1.6 billion ($ 435 million).

Out of all the suspects arrested with Hushpuppi, Woodberry is perhaps another high profile person. He was known to be stupendously rich without a visible source of his wealth.

Woodberry is less open with his wealth. However, in March of 2019, he announced that he acquired a twin collection of 2019 edition of Lamborghini Urus at over $200,000 and the 2019 Rolls Royce black badge dawn.

Earlier, PM News had reported that Woodberry, has fallen ill after his incarceration at the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center.

According to controversial Nigerian investigative journalist, Dr, Kemi Olunloyo, Woodberry fell ill nine days after authorities moved him alongside Hushpuppi to the federal prison for men located in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, privately operated by the GEO Group under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

“Hushpuppi and Woodberry have spent 9 days in Moshannon federal prison. Sadly Woodberry has fallen ill and being treated. They did not expect this. Criminal Fraudsters $450M,” she tweeted.

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, and his wife, Dame Edith, have contracted COVID-19.

The governor made the announcement via his social media pages on Wednesday.

He said, “My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter.”

The governor had gone into isolation last week with his family after one of his daughters tested positive for the virus.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba had said, that “consequently, the Governor and his family members will immediately commence self-isolation for 14 days”.

“It is again pertinent to stress that COVID-19 is real, and citizens are advised to be disciplined and comply with the protocols of wearing Face Masks and maintaining physical-distancing while in public places as well as basic hygiene of hand-washing with soap in running water and use of alcohol-based sanitizers as NCDC regulation demands,” Ifeajika added

Also, two top officials of government had tested positive to the virus recently.

They include the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, and Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu.

However, this makes Okowa the sixth governor to have publicly announced COVID-19 status.

Others who have done so are Ondo’s Akeredolu, Bauchi’s Bala Mohammed, Kaduna’s Nasir El-Rufai, Oyo’s Seyi Makinde, and Abia’s Ikpeazu.

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Seventeen people died of COVID-19 in the various isolation centres of Nigeria in the last 24 hours, the NCDC announced on Tuesday.

The death toll was the highest single day record in recent weeks.

And it means that between 28 June and 30 June, 25 people died from the virus and its complications.

An additional 561 cases were announced for Tuesday, taking the country’s total to 25,694.

The number of people discharged increased from 9,402 to 9746.

Lagos remains the indisputable leader with another 200 cases.

Its cumulative total is now 10,516 cases.

Edo, which is fifth in the ranking of most affected states, registered 119 cases.

Its total tally is now 1,105.

Here is the breakdown of cases

Lagos-200
Edo-119
Kaduna-52
FCT-52
Niger-32
Ogun-19
Ondo-16
Imo-14
Plateau-11
Abia-8
Oyo-8
Bayelsa-7
Katsina-6
Kano-5
Bauchi-3
Osun-3
Kebbi-3
Borno-2
Jigawa-1

25,694 confirmed
9,746 discharged
590 deaths

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By Taiwo Okanlawon/ PM News

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari, SGF Mr Boss Mustapha, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Ikanade Agba, Minister of Employment and Labour, Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare were among the cabinet members physically present at the meeting.

The members of the EAC, which include Prof. Doyin Salami (Chairman), Vice-Chairman, Dr Mohammed Sagagi, and Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, among others were virtually in attendance.

The advisory council replaced the current Economic Management Team (EMT) and report directly to the President on economic policy matters, including fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global economic issues working with the relevant cabinet members and heads of monetary and fiscal agencies.

See photos below:

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 1A&B; President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN and SGF Mr Boss Mustapha during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 1A&B; President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN and SGF Mr Boss Mustapha during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 2A&B; SVice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN Confers with Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 3.; R-L; SGF Mr Boss Mustapha, Chief oif Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari and Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 4; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Ikanade Agba (M) Chats with Minister of Employment and Labour, Senator Chris Ngige and Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 5; Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Amadu and SSAP Mallam Garba Shehu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 2A&B; SVice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN Confers with Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 6. ; L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Educatioin Mallam Adamu Amadu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 7. ; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Ikanade Agba and SSAP Mallam Garba Shehu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020


PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 9.; SGF Mr Boss Mustapha during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 8. L-R; Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Ikanade Agba and SSAP Mallam Garba Shehu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

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