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YABATECH Emerges As Nigeria’s Best Polytechnic

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YABATECH Emerges As Nigeria's Best Polytechnic

The Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has emerged as the best polytechnic in Nigeria for the second time in the Webometrics ranking released in July.

Mr. Felix Alade, Media Relations Officer of the institution, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.

The statement said the ranking was based on web contents impact, top-cited research, and papers published on research and publication platforms online.

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It added that the primary objective of the ranking web was to promote open access to the knowledge generated by institutions.

“YABATECH has been able to implement strategies to improve her ranking through the increase in the quantity and quality of the web content,” it said.

The statement said the ranking web which started in 2004 was currently in its 18th year of publication.

It added that the ranking was aimed at offering full coverage of higher institutions in whatever country or discipline involved.

The statement noted that 31 institutions from over 200 countries in the world were ranked in the Webometrics ranking released in July.

It said that editors of the ranking web were scientists working at one world-class public research institution, with long experience in metrics-guided evaluation.

Commenting on the ranking, the Deputy Registrar of the institution, Mr. Joe Ejiofor, in an interview with Newsmen, described the development as a wonderful achievement.

“The news came to us as a surprise and at the same time a welcome development, the Rector and management are very happy with this latest web ranking.

“It is a pointer to the growth and development recorded since the current management led by the visionary Rector, Mr. Femi Omokungbe, came into office in 2018,” Ejiofor said.

Ejiofor said YABATECH, known for its pace-setting role, would remain dedicated to its vision as a leading institution of higher learning in and outside Nigeria.

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How I Killed A 73-Year Old For N35,000 – Ritualist

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How I Killed A 73-Year Old For N35,000 - Ritualist

One of the three suspects alleged to have killed a 73-year-old man, Adeniyi Samuel, has confessed to receiving N35,000 to get his head for the money ritual.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspect made the revelations on Tuesday in Ibadan, after his arrest, along with two other suspects by the officers of Amotekun Corps.

The suspect (names withheld) said after he was contacted by another suspect for a human head, he contacted one Alfa, who took him to someone in Bode Market.

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According to the suspect, the man could not get a human head for them at the rate of N35,000.

“The next thing I saw the following day was that AIfa brought a man he has already hypnotized and took the man to his house where he was slaughtered,” he said.

Also, the second suspect confessed to being part of the ritual syndicate, saying he was the one that gave them N35,000 for a human head to be used for the money ritual.

“I was called when the guy brought the baba that we killed.

He asked me to hold the legs of the man and the man was slaughtered in alfa’s room.

“After, I was given the head, and I took it home and burnt it to ashes with the intention of using it for money-making rituals.

Here is the ash of the burnt head ( displaying it to newsmen); I wanted to use it for the ritual to better my life,” he confessed.

The third suspect, Alfa, also confessed to being part of those that killed the septuagenarian.

I picked the man from the roadside at Amuloko area of Ibadan.

“I called the two guys that sent me for a human head to come and assist in killing the man; we slaughtered the man in my room,” the alfa confessed.

The state Deputy Commandant, Amotekun Corps, Kazeem Babalola, said that the suspects would be handed over to the police for further investigation and arraignment. 

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EFCC Arrest 31 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Benin For Spraying Wads of Naira Notes

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Benin Zonal Command has apprehended alleged online fraudsters who rained stacks of naira notes in front of the Kada Cinema in Benin City, Edo State, in late August.

The suspects were apprehended on Sunday, September 12, after a similar mission at the same location, as seen in a viral video standing on top of their exotic cars and throwing Naira notes into the air.

The EFCC arrested 31 suspected internet fraudsters in total in two separate locations in Benin City sequel to actionable intelligence, according to the Commission.

Those arrested are Essien Sunday, Joseph Nwosu, Samuel Victor, Abdurahman Abudulahi, Uwaifo Destiny, Osaro Osarere, Favour Oleye, Smart Okunvobo, Oduwa Osahon, Osaretin Blessed, Frank Osas, Aisosa Kelly, Richard Ehigie, Destiny Omoru, Jacob Kelvin, Aker Kelly, Promise Godspower, Lucky Dickson and Osamode Efosa.

Others are Osamuyi Aigbe-Egharevba, Ohumumwen Osaremen, Christopher Momodu, Aigbe Destiny, Eti-osa Osamwonyi, Patrick Benson Osaguna, Victor Kenyei, Marvellous Atiti, Gift Ebuehi, Osayi Casmir, Osahenkhoe Godstime, and Paul Okoh.

Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include 13 exotic cars, including Lexus ES 350, Lexus 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus IS 350, Toyota Venza, Mercedes C300, Mercedes ML350, Range Rover Evoque, GLK 350 4Matic and Toyota Camry. Other items recovered include laptops, phones, documents, and identity cards.

According to the commission the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed

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Pandemonium In Lagos Community As Sex Worker Killed Trader

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Pandemonium In Lagos Community As Sex Worker Killed Trader

Pandemonium broke out at FESTAC Town in the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, as a sex worker Precious killed Sunday Emmanuel, a trader.

It was gathered that the sex worker slit Emmanuel’s stomach with a blade, after which he passed away.

Precious usually visited the spot at odd hours in search of customers.

A car marketer, who identified himself only as Buchi, said in the early hours of  Wednesday, September 1, 2021, an argument ensued between her and Emmanuel.

Buchi added that the argument degenerated into a fight, as Precious brought out a blade and slit the stomach of the 32-year-old.

He said, “After perpetrating the crime, she boarded a motorcycle to escape. The guy who was attacked ran after her, but the injuries made him fall and he died, because his intestines came out.

“People thought she had escaped. But the motorcyclist, who witnessed the attack on Emmanuel, rode her to the FESTAC Police Station and handed her over to a policeman. I don’t know what caused the fight between her and the man.”

The Manager of De Haven Hotel, Lucky, stated that the motorcyclist informed him about the incident.

His words: “After he told me, I stepped out and saw a lot of people at the scene, which is opposite our hotel. The motorcyclist informed me because he knew the police might want to hold the hotel responsible for the death. He also wanted me to ensure that the police treated the case properly.

“When I got to the station, I saw the girl; she is a sex worker, and was not remorseful about what she did. Even when she was handcuffed, she was still not remorseful, until when they were transferring the case and she was told that she might never come back.

“The incident did not happen in the hotel, but opposite the hotel and my only saving grace was the motorcyclist who took her to the station and informed me. I learnt that she was taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba.”

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