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This Woman Was Planning To Sell Her Baby, Guess How Much?



A woman has been arrested for attempting to sell her baby for N40,000.

The lady believed to be a commercial s*x worker was arrested by the police in Ebonyi state.

The 32-year-old woman identified as Victoria Chukwube was arrested while trying to sell her four-month-old baby boy to raise money to start a business selling drinks.

Ebonyi state police spokesperson, Loveth Odah said Chukwube was arrested following a tip-off.

Odah said; 

“So her name is Chukwube Victoria, she told us she is a commercial s*x hawker and that she has this baby which she carrying.

“She said if she leaves here she would continue to look out for prospective buyers.

“But we tried to talk to her and to make her see the value of being a mother, but she refused.

“She even told us that if we allow her to go home with the baby she will throw the baby away and that she can’t tell who got her pregnant.”

Upon being interrogated, the lady refused to disclose her state of origin or local government but maintained that she does not have the financial ability to take care of the child.

“I am from Nigeria, 32 years old, a commercial s*x hawker and my baby is just four months old.

“I want to sell the baby at the rate of N40,000 to start up a business. I have a fridge and I reside at Ogbe Hausa in 

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BREAKING: Buhari signs N983bn 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into law



The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has on Monday signed the 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into law.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President of the National Assembly (House of Representatives), Umar El-yakub, revealed this while briefing State House Correspondents after the signing in Abuja.

The supplementary budget which totalled N982,729,695,343 will largely fund security and health concerns.

This comes one month after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Buhari approved a draft supplementary budget of N895,842,462,917 for the year 2021.

The budget was primarily for the procurement of equipment for the military and medical infrastructure as well as COVID-19 vaccines.

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Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed had in June revealed that the budget aggregates to N770.60 bn and will enhance the capacity of the defense and the security agencies to address current and emerging security challenges in our country.

The minister had explained that N83.56bn expenditure is set aside in the budget for COVID-19 vaccine programme, covering 30 million vaccines from Johnson and Johnson and the logistics costs related to the deployment of the vaccines.

The budget also provides N40bn to cater for the allowances to the health, education sectors and other wage related issues.

Ahmed had also said that the supplementary budget also had N1.69 billion for the Nigeria Comprehensive AIDS Programme.

Details later…

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Police arraign two for alleged breach of peace



Two accused persons, Seun Alade, 42, and Rafiu Aminu, 40, were on Friday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged breach of peace in a community.

The police charged the defendants with breach of peace to which they pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, had told the court that the duo committed the offence on June 3 at Jagundeyi St., Ayobo, Lagos.

“The defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by blocking the road leading to the community for no just reason,” Emuerhi said.

The accused were also alleged to have brought different people of questionable character to the community and disturbed the peace of the people.

Emuerhi said the offence contravened Section 168 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr J. A. Adegun, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 each with one surety each in like sum.

Adegun adjourned the case until August 8 for mention.


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My life is in danger, actress Evan Okoro cries out



My life is in danger actress Evan Okoro cries out

Nollywood Actress Evan Okoro has cried out to her colleagues and fellow Nigerians to save her from certain persons who are after her life.

The movie producer via her Instagram page posted a series of videos of herself calling for help.

In a video she posted on Wednesday, the actress filmed herself running in the dark saying, “Okay guys, right now, I’m inside the police station, I don’t think anything will happen to me right now, I don’t think they can have any access to me.”

An hour later, she posted another video explaining the reason for the previous video. The actress who appeared to have swollen lips with bruises on her face stated that some unnamed persons were after her life due to a movie BIGO MADNESS she premiered on her YouTube channel, EvanokoroTv, last week.

“Guys my life is in danger, I don’t think I’m safe anymore, they want to kill me because of the movie I produced titled (sic) BIGO MADNESS, they asked me to pull down the movie or they will end my life, that they don’t want the app to go viral… please I need help,” she wrote in the caption.

The movie BIGO MADNESS is based on a live streaming app BIGO, where users and creators can broadcast and get paid for their video content.

In the movie description on YouTube, Evans explained that a lot of people castigated the movie and called her names for shooting it. She also claimed she had been “…banned from bigo for life” because of the movie.

In another video posted on Thursday, Evans called on her Nollywod colleagues and fellow Nigerians to save her.

“I don’t know where to go, I don’t know who to run to. They want to kill me because of a movie I shot,” she said.

In response to comments asking her to take down the movie from her YouTube channel, the actress said she had to keep the movie on the channel as evidence against false accusations levelled against her.

The comedienne explained that she was accused of “…shooting a misleading content(sic).” She pointed fingers at certain persons who reported her to BIGO authority for shooting porn.

She said, “If I pull this movie down now, I will have no evidence to fight these people I was accused of shooting a porn(sic), my movie is not porn, I only shoot comedy.”

She further explained that her movie was targeted at unemployed Nigerian youths whom she wanted to inform about the platform where they can earn money.

While The PUNCH has reached out to her, no reply has been received from her end at the time of filing this report.

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