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Court remands man for alleged trespass, attempted abduction



A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered 34-year-old man, Terlumun Anyooso be remanded in a correction centre for allegedly attempting to kidnap a 13-year-old pupil from school.


Anyooso, who lives in Ukaa Uvir Council Ward in Guma Local Government of Benue, was charged with criminal trespass and attempt to commit abduction.


However, the Magistrate, Mrs Roseline Iyorshe, did not take his plea for want in jurisdiction.
Iyorshe adjourned the matter until April 16 for further mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Godwin Ato said one Pastor Alfred Achin, who is the Head Teacher of Redeemers Academy Nursery/Primary School, Gbajimba in Guma reported the matter at the Gbajimba Police Station on Feb. 21.

Ato alleged that the defendant came to the window of one of the classrooms and called one Member Chiahemba, a pupil of the school.

The prosecutor told the court that the head teacher alerted the security guards in the school and they arrested the defendant and took him to the police station.

The prosecutor said during police investigation, the defendant allegedly confessed that he was trying to abduct the girl and take her to a location in the south western part of the country.

Ato said the offence contravened Sections 348 of the Penal Code, laws of Benue, 2004 and 11(2) of the Abduction, Hostage-taking, Kidnapping, Secret cult and similar activities Prohibition Law of Benue, 2017

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Breaking news: Minimum Wage: Labour rejects FG’s N54,000 offer



The organised labour has rejected the Federal Government N54,000 new minimum wage proposal.


According to reliable source, the meeting on the ongoing negotiations on new minimum wage has been adjourned till Wednesday after the organised labour.


Media report has it that the Federal Government upped its offer from its earlier proposed N48,000 to N54,000.

Tuesday’s meeting came as a result of the walkout staged by members of the organised labour following the proposal of N48,000 as minimum wage by the Federal Government during last week’s meeting.

During that meeting, the OPS had also proposed N54,000 while labour insisted on its N615,000 living wage demand.

Our correspondent who spoke to sources who attended the follow-up meeting on Tuesday learnt that the Federal Government upped its offer from N48,000 to N54,000.

“Well, during the meeting, the government increased its offer from N48,000 to N54,000. However, labour rejected that offer and the meeting has been adjourned till Wednesday,” a source who asked not to be named said.

When asked if the government’s side was showing any sign of seriousness, the labour leader said, “No seriousness at all. Even state governors did not show up. Those who represented them, like Bauchi and Niger states, did not have the mandates to speak on their behalf.

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Junior Pope betrayed me repeatedly – Yul Edochie



Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has claimed that his late colleague, Junior Pope, betrayed him repeatedly despite his being there for him in his times of need.


According to Edochie, it was the reason he shunned the late actor’s burial in Enugu State on Friday.


He said he wanted to wait till after Junior Pope’s burial before he reveal how the late actor betrayed him.

He promised the full story of how Junior Pope betrayed him soon.

On his Instagram story, Edochie wrote: “I didn’t want to say anything till after his burial. I know many asked why I wasn’t there. Why I haven’t said anything about it since.

“I took him like a brother & good friend. I was there for him when he needed me. But he stabbed me in the back repeatedly. That’s life!

“I’ll drop the full details soon so others can learn from it.

“Be careful what you wish people, it could come to you.”

Recall that Junior Pope died on April 10, 2024, alongside three others after their boat capsized on the Anam River in Anambra State while returning from a film location.

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