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9.7.20

Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Cesar Duarte arrested in United States of America

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Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Cesar Duarte arrested in United States
Cesar Duarte, a fugitive ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua was arrested in Miami on Wednesday July 8. 

 

The Governor who fled in 2017 after he was accused of embezzling public funds, now faces extradition to Mexico where he faces corruption charges for allegedly diverting about $52 million in public funds.

 

Asides being accused of stealing hundreds of cows imported by the state to help small-scale Mexican ranchers replace their herds after a devastating drought, he is also accused of living a lavish lifestyle and using an official helicopter to fly friends and family to his ranch on weekends.

 

His arrest came after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador paid an official visit to the US for talks with President Trump.

 

Duarte who is expected to appear at a federal court hearing in Miami in the next 72 hours to be informed of the charges against him in Mexico, faces at least eight state and federal charges.

40-year-old Nigerian Woman Gets Engaged To White Lover On Her Birthday

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40-year-old Nigerian Woman Gets Engaged To White Lover On Her Birthday
A Nigerian woman has been given double celebration after getting engaged to her white lover on her 40th birthday.
 
The woman identified as Debi Peters has shown that love knows no age.
 
The Nigerian woman, who lives in Texas got engaged yesterday and took to Facebook to share the good news. 
 
She also revealed that she is fortified with a ring.
 
“A living testimony of God’s Grace…Yaaaas and GOD did it!!! I got FORTIFIED with a RING” She wrote.

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40-year-old Nigerian Woman Gets Engaged To White Lover On Her Birthday

40-year-old Nigerian Woman Gets Engaged To White Lover On Her Birthday


40-year-old Nigerian Woman Gets Engaged To White Lover On Her Birthday


40-year-old Nigerian Woman Gets Engaged To White Lover On Her Birthday

LUTH petitions medical panel As Dr Anu's patient died upon being transferred to LUTH

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LUTH petitions medical panel As Dr Anu's patient died upon being transferred to LUTH
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has petitioned the Medical and Dental Practitioners' Investigation Panel to investigate Dr Anu Adepoju of Med Contour after a patient died in LUTH following a botched cosmetic surgery performed by Dr Anu.

 

The management of LUTH accused Dr Anu of professional misconduct following the death of one Miss Nneka Onwuzuligbo, who developed complications after cosmetic surgery at Dr Anu's facility before dying at LUTH, after which Dr Anu tried to extricate herself by blaming LUTH for her death.

 

In a petition dated June 11, 2020, and signed by LUTH's Director of Legal Services, O. O. Olajide, the hospital said Dr Anu Adepoju had continued to perform surgeries despite the fact that her facility was sealed off by the Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency.

 

LUTH said Nneka was brought to its hospital with severe respiratory distress and septicaemia with infected surgical wounds.

 

In an affidavit attached to the petition, LUTH alleged that Dr Anu Adepoju referred the late Nneka from her facility to LUTH on January 3, 2019, on the pretext that she was being referred from the General Hospital, Odan.

 

The affidavit read in part, "The patient was well until she developed a sudden onset of breathlessness within 24 hours after the said surgical procedure. The breathlessness was progressive and necessitated her being taken immediately to the General Hospital, Odan, from the theatre.

 

"There was no reference in the referral note from the General Hospital, Odan, about the details of the type of tumescent fluid that was administered, neither was the volume and the type of anaesthetic used provided. The breathlessness was said to be progressive. During the said two days, the patient received oxygen and intravenous fluids at Med Contour Hospital.

 

"The patient was referred to (LUTH) without an informative referral letter. The accompanying note from the General Hospital, Odan, stated that the patient developed orthopnoea 16 hours after the surgical procedure.

 

"The informative referral letter from Dr Adepoju, who performed the surgery, was provided on the fourth day of presentation at LUTH upon my insistence and persistent request. The said referral letter dated, January 7, 2019, is attached herewith and marked as ‘Exhibit A’.

 

"She was noted to have significant deterioration of the vital signs before referral to LUTH for intensive care management on account of progressively worsening symptoms.

 

"Details of the surgical intervention subsequently received from Dr Adepoju (Exhibit A) showed that she had liposuction of the anterior abdomen, back, flanks and arms with fat transfer to the buttocks and hips. The surgery was done under spinal anaesthesia. The tumescent technique was used where three litres of fluid were infused into the patient and five litres of fluid were aspirated. She had two pints of blood transfused before presentation on account of anaemia.

 

"The account given about the patient further had it that there was no previous history of similar presentation in past surgery of myomectomy done three years before the liposuction and fat grafting. It was revealed that on the second day after the surgery, she was noticed to have persistent foul-smelling discharge from all the surgical sites."

 

The hospital added that upon admission into LUTH, the first surgical debridement performed on the deceased on January 10, 2019, revealed extensive sloughing, with foul-smelling discharge from Nneka's debrided hips and purulent discharges from puncture wounds on the anterior abdominal wall.

 

It added that after the surgery, there was no improvement in the patient’s clinical state, hence the need to perform a second surgery on her, adding that after the second surgery, the clinical state of the victim improved till the 28th day of admission, when her vital signs deteriorated.

 

LUTH adds that the victim developed multiple organ failure of cardiac, respiratory (Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome) and renal failures and had a cardiac arrest on the 31st day of admission, adding that after cardio-pulmonary resuscitation was unsuccessful, the victim was certified dead around 9am on February 3, 2019.

 

LUTH added that after the death of Nneka, Dr Anu Adepoju blamed LUTH.

 

The affidavit further read: "Dr Adepoju has in a series of misleading and incorrect public statements in the social media absolved herself from liability in the management of this patient and put the blame on LUTH and its personnel, who availed the patient of their facilities and expertise. She directly impugned the competence of the hospital and her senior professional colleagues and teachers.

 

"Dr Adepoju further claimed in the video that the patient ‘walked to LUTH by herself’. This is false as the patient was brought to LUTH in an ambulance accompanied by her sister, Quincy Onwuzuligbo, in a state of severe respiratory distress.

 

"She (Adepoju) accused the medical team at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital of being responsible for the death of Miss Nneka Onwuzuligbo. She claimed this was due to wrongful positioning of the patient, stopping all antibiotics resulting in mortality. She stated in her video that liposuction and fat grafting is a new area of surgery and doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital are ignorant of post-operative management of the condition.

 

“Dr Adepoju instigated the relations of the patient and the public against the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and its doctors by saying that ‘the plastic surgeons and doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital should be asked about the death of Miss Onwuzuligbo Nneka’."

 

LUTH also alleged that Dr Anu Adepoju obtained full registration as a medical practitioner on April 4, 2019, but she was already performing surgery on patients before that. The hospital said Dr Adepoju performed the surgery on the later Nneka Onwuzuligbo in December 2018, four months before she was fully registered as a medical practitioner.

 

LUTH further stated that Dr Anu claimed to be a cosmetic surgeon without undergoing a residency training programme or being registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

 

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, arraigned Dr Anu Adepoju before Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court, Lagos, over her services which allegedly resulted in the death of Nneka.

 

Dr Anu has continued to insist that she's a qualified cosmetic surgeon and has undergone the necessary training. She said she has performed over 300 successful surgeries and blamed patients' complications on their failure to follow post-surgery care guideline that she gives because they think they know better.

A Local Queen Dies Of Coronavirus in South Africa

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A Local Queen Dies Of Coronavirus in South Africa
A local queen in South Africa died due to COVID-19, her family confirmed Wednesday.
 
State broadcaster SABC reported that the AmaRharhabe royal family had confirmed the sudden passing of the regent queen, Noloyiso Sandile. She was 56.
 
The broadcaster said Sandile had been admitted at a hospital for COVID-19 related complications.
 
The deceased is a sister to the current Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini. She was married to the AmaRarhabe King Maxhoba Sandile for over two decades until his death in 2011.
 
She was then made the regent queen until her son, Prince Jonguxolo Sandile, took over when he came of age.

“Our condolences to the House of Rharhabe,’’ Bantu Holomisa leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) party wrote in a tweet. Several others have also expressed their shock and sadness at the queen’s demise.
 
South Africa has 10 officially recognized kingdoms representing various ethnic groups whose leaders play largely ceremonial roles and settle minor disagreements.
 
A number of high ranking South Africans including politicians have contracted the disease and some have died as a result.
 
On Monday, Gordon Kegakilwe, a provincial member of the Executive Council responsible for cooperative governance, human settlement, and traditional affairs in the North West government, died due to COVID-19.
 
On Wednesday, a spokesman of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Ricardo Mthembu died after contracting the disease.
 
The heads of government in the Western Cape Province and the North West also said this week they had contracted COVID-19.
 
South Africa has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in Africa with 215,855 cases. At least 3,502 people have died from the disease since the first death was reported in the country three months ago.
 
Officials are expecting an increase in infections, as the country is currently in the winter season. They have set up several field hospitals and isolation centers to deal with the anticipated surge.
 
-Anadolu

Rumour debunked as #RIPJeffBezos trends as world richest man is reportedly drowned in Amazon river

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Rumour debunked as #RIPJeffBezos trends as world richest man is reportedly drowned in Amazon river
#RIPJeffBezos is currently trending on Twitter at the number 1 position after the Amazon CEO was rumoured to have drowned in a river.

 

Rumour debunked as #RIPJeffBezos trends as world richest man is reportedly drowned in Amazon river

Twitter users were initially shocked and took to the platform to mourn him with the hashtag. However, after the rumour was debunked, the trend took a new path as users shared memes to mock Jeff Bezos. Some even claimed that he died due to drowning in the Amazon river.

It is not clear how the rumour of his death began but it is believed the death hoax was created in order to defame him and probably to topple down the Amazon stocks.

 

On July 6, Amazon had hit an all-time high at the stocks market while all the other business were suffering due to the ongoing global pandemic. The richest man sold $4 Billion worth of stocks in only one week of February 2020, which added a few billion dollars to his net worth.

 

Below are a few tweets.

Rumour debunked as #RIPJeffBezos trends as world richest man is reportedly drowned in Amazon river


Rumour debunked as #RIPJeffBezos trends as world richest man is reportedly drowned in Amazon river

Hushpuppi Is Into Real Estate And Not A Fraudster – Lawyer

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Hushpuppi Is Into Real Estate And Not A Fraudster – Lawyer
The Legal representative to Ramon Abbass, popularly known as Hushpuppi, Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky and Berliner has said the popular Instagram celebrity is not guilty of any of the charges levelled against him.

Speaking during an interview with Forbes, Pissetzky said “Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi is absolutely not guilty of all the charges they are accusing him of.

"Abass was running a very legitimate business and had a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud. He is an entrepreneur, he has real estate business and was promoting brands, that’s how he was very legitimately making his money.”


Hushpuppi is currently being tried for fraud and several internet scams.

He was recently extradited to the US from the UAE for multiple charges of fraud.

Magu harassed Abdulsalami, Danjuma - Chairman of THISDAY editorial board

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Magu went rogue and harassed Abdulsalami, Danjuma - Chairman of THISDAY editorial board
Olusegun Adeniyi, chairman of THISDAY editorial board has narrated how the harassment of two allies of President Muhammadu Buhari without his knowledge, led to the suspension and detention of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. 

 

The former spokesman to late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua said Buhari learnt about Magu’s actions, only after they had been carried out. Adeniyi also disclosed that Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) recent visit to the villa was borne out of rage as Magu had blocked his purchase of an aircraft. 

 

Adeniyi says he also gathered that the suspended acting chairman of the anti-graft agency also ordered the raid of the residence of Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state.

 

He wrote in his weekly THISDAY column on Thursday July 9; 

 

Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) was recently at the villa to see President Muhammadu Buhari. It was a visit borne out of rage. A billionaire oil tycoon, Danjuma had paid for the purchase of an aircraft. His cheque bounced! The order to withhold payment, he was told by his banker, came from Magu! From what I gathered, it took some time before the president could convince Danjuma that he knew nothing about what was clearly power mongering by a reckless public official. A few weeks before that incident, the Minna residence of former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar was raided by EFCC operatives who “turned the house upside down”. The president also got to know only after the deed had been done.

While neither Danjuma nor Abdulsalami is above the law, power should never be used to harass and ridicule people, whether high or low. And even where there are justifications, for citizens at that level, these actions should certainly not occur without the president’s knowledge. Besides, a man who would take on the high and mighty in a society like ours, including members of the president’s immediate family, must also live above suspicion."

 

Magu was also accused of relooting some items recovered from looters. Adeniyi added;

 

In the past five years, Magu has at different times made claims about the hundreds of billions of Naira recovered from ‘treasury looters’. But subsequent auctions for recovered assets did not follow due process, resulting in choice properties being handed out to suspected cronies. Since Abuja is a city where residents know the dirty secrets of people in power (including who is sleeping with whose spouse), the president was being inundated with petitions that Magu is not above board in his dealings.

Apparently determined to get to the root of these allegations, the president on 22 November 2017 inaugurated a three-member committee to audit all assets recovered by agencies of the federal government from 29th May 2015. Headed by Mr Olufemi Lijadu, who later became the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman, the two other members are Mr. Mohammed Nami, the current Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) chairman and Mrs. Gloria Bibigha, a respected accountant in the office of the Auditor General of the Federation who is regarded as a specialist in forensic auditing. “It has become obvious that fundamental gaps still exist in ensuring that the recovered assets are accounted for, and managed in an accurate, transparent and logical manner,” the President told the committee.

It is noteworthy that exactly six days after the committee began its session, the then Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki publicly accused anti-graft agencies of looting the recovered proceeds. Saraki spoke at the opening session of a “Strategic Retreat on Tracking the Progress of Anti-Corruption Bills”, on why the National Assembly had become “strident about the opacity shrouding the management of recovered funds, which in many cases get re-looted by the agencies that investigated and recovered them”. An ad hoc committee of the Senate, according to Saraki, had “discovered that many properties recovered from a fugitive from the law have not been accounted for by the investigating agency”.

Meanwhile, the Lijadu committee was working quietly in the background, obtaining information from government agencies and seeking clarification for inconsistencies. Although they had been given four months to complete their assignment, the trio of Lijadu, Nami and Bibigha ended up spending ten months, rummaging through thousands of pages of documents in dozens of files from the various agencies. But even before they submitted their report, the then Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, had already noticed discrepancies from the figures that were emerging from their work.

She sent Magu a memo seeking clarification on the recoveries “based on the information available to the Office of Accountant-General of the Federation.” According to Adeosun, the attention of her ministry had been drawn to “recovery figures in media reports by the EFCC that do not reconcile with the records of the ministry”, asking Magu to “clarify where these cash recoveries have been deposited and provide accompanying evidence.”

There is no record to show that Magu responded to Adeosun’s memo. But on 11th September 2018, the president formally received the report of the Lijadu committee that raised several unanswered questions about the recovered fixed and movable assets. The Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, SAN, later addressed the media on salient issues in the report. Although he gave no breakdown, Malami said: “In summary, the recovered funds by the three-man committee is N769 billion cash within the period under review”. What Malami did not disclose that day was that there were discrepancies in the EFCC figures and the disposal of some properties were done without transparency.

From that moment, Magu’s fate was sealed. To compound his problem, the president had also received reports from a number of foreign agencies on the “lack of professionalism” by Magu who was said to be in the habit of leaking to the media information that compromises investigations. At home, critical agencies including the Directorate of State Security (DSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) view Magu as a danger to the system because, as a top presidency official told me, “he doesn’t mind bringing down institutions to get at individuals, sometimes just for media adulation”. But in the mutual game of alliances and counter-alliances (often laced with mutual blackmail) used by members of this administration to checkmate one another, Magu remained in office. But despite concerted efforts by members of his own camp to have his name sent to the Senate for confirmation, the president refused to budge.

Meanwhile, the AGF to whose office Magu should ordinarily report (but doesn’t, out of sheer arrogance of power) bided his time before writing a damning memo to the president regarding the report on recovered assets. At the same time, Magu was basking in a false sense of security because he had just recently received approval from the president to auction more than 400 expensive cars forfeited by internet fraudsters. So secure in the fantasy that his name would soon be sent to the Senate for confirmation was Magu that he had begun planning how to dispose through public auction exotic vehicles including Ferraris, Range Rovers and Mercedes. That was before he was upended on Monday afternoon.

I am not a fan of Magu and I stated the reason why in the past, especially given what my late principal, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua told me about him.  I also do not like the cult of personality he has created in EFCC. The ‘Magu Boys’ who throw themselves around within the commission act as though above the law, despite allegations of unwholesome practices against them. And I have in the past five years rebuffed all entreaties from his media minders to meet with him. But the current tragedy raises higher questions about the integrity of institutions and how the cold calculations of factions of the ruling elite can cause rupture within the polity. Besides, I detest the idea of humiliating people out of office, especially by those who themselves are no paragon of virtue. Whatever might have been the excesses of Magu, his current ordeal appears more the culmination of a sinister plot to exact vengeance than any attempt to promote the public good.

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