Celestine Nwabueke has become a local hero in Maiduguri, Borno State, after reportedly helping a pregnant woman deliver her baby. 

Celestine Nwabueke - Nigerian Soldier helped woman deliver bouncing baby boy in Maiduguri
The woman was said to have fled her village, following an attack by Boko Haram.
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The soldier was said to have been assisted by some other women. The woman, allegedly, wanted to name the child after Nwabueke, as a way of appreciation, but later changed her mind, due to his religion, and named him Abubakar.

As Naira came under fresh pressures in the parallel market Wednesday, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, issued more directives restricting usage of domiciliary accounts by bank customers, apparently to stem the pressures and improve the official supply of foreign exchange to the interbank market.

Naira hits new record low as CBN issues new directives on domiciliary accounts
As a result of the pressure, Naira crashed to between N460 and N465/ USD1, against the opening rate of N445/USD1 in the parallel market segment, though the interbank rate depreciated just marginally to N312.9/ USD1, against N310 earlier in the week.

Currency dealers at both segments of the market attributed the renewed pressure on rates to a worsening supply gap at all the segments, even as CBN’s intervention, according to them, has become too thin to assuage the huge demand.

One of the dealers in a commercial bank said:
 “CBN may have started finding it difficult to intervene with significant supply of foreign currency to the interbank market.“On the other hand we have been having increased demand from our customers but we are unable to source their requirements for some weeks now.”
Against the backdrop of the huge supply and demand gap, CBN appeared to have renewed its restriction measures on access and usage of independent foreign exchange resources.
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Yesterday, some bank customers said they had received messages from their banks warning them to desist from using foreign exchange inflows in their domiciliary accounts for trading purposes.
The directives, according to a source in a bank, came against the emergence of a thriving currency trade by some individuals with their domiciliary accounts.

An e-mail from one of the banks stated that CBN had mandated that all customers of financial institutions were expected to utilize their accounts within regulatory guidelines.
According to the e-mail, the guidelines stated:“All customers of financial institutions are expected to only use their accounts for their direct personal/company related transactions.“No customer of any financial institution is permitted to engage in any activity that could be perceived as international money remittance service (IMTO) or bureau de change (BDC) activities without the express approval of the CBN.“Any customer who fails to adhere to these guidelines runs the risk of being reported not only to the CBN but subsequently to the security agencies.’’
The bank, in the same e-mail, encouraged customers to be mindful of these directives when using their bank accounts, adding that it would continue to provide updates regarding the proper use of domiciliary bank accounts.

Funding for the Super Eagles has suffered to the point that it risks World Cup disqualification.
Super Eagles may not attend 2018 world cup qualifiers - The reason will shock you!
Although the team has had its bonuses suspended for six months, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) now says it is so broke that it cannot afford to fly the players to Zambia for next month’s qualifier.

A top official of NFF was quoted as saying: 
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We need about N85m to take care of the match against Zambia on October 9, but as we speak, we don’t have any kobo in our purse.We have appealed to Globacom to come to our aid by footing the bills. We are still waiting for response from the FG. The charges for the Airline alone is $200,000 for a 140-seater plane, and it will be on ground with the team for two days.
We need between $6,000 and $10,000 for flight ticket to bring in the players. Their bonuses alone are within the range of N30m. We don’t have any kobo in our purse right now, hence the need for us to approach Glo to come to our aid.”

Sad picture from burial of soldier that died fighting Boko Haram
A gallant soldier who died while fighting Boko Haram was buried by his colleagues.However,he did not mention the name of the soldier.Below is what user who shared the photo wrote;.
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‘Funeral of gallant Nigeria soldiers who died fighting Boko Haram…. They died defending us, they died to keep us safe, and they died so that we may live… May their souls rest in peace’.

Luck ran out on two thieves this morning as they were nabbed after stealing a motorcycle inside church compound during the 5:30 mass at Sacred Heart parish, Ukunu Eziora Ozubulu. Anambra State.

Thieves mobbed by Priests and worshipers inside church - You need to see these pictures
However, People were shocked that the mob action took place inside the church compound and infront of priests who did nothing to halt the carnage or involve the police. One of the priest was even caught on camera holding a whip.
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Thieves mobbed by Priests and worshipers inside church - You need to see these pictures

Thieves mobbed by Priests and worshipers inside church - You need to see these pictures

Thieves mobbed by Priests and worshipers inside church - You need to see these pictures

Thieves mobbed by Priests and worshipers inside church - You need to see these pictures

This was their first public outing in Nigeria since they had their private wedding in London on August 23, 2016.
Meet Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz as they steps out together - pictures
Dressed in a sequined dress, Funke and her beau dressed in a suit, were at the premiere of the movie, “A trip to Jamaica” produced by AY the comedian.

The venue was the Filmhouse, IMAX theatre, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. The movie featured Funke aka Jenifa.
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Married to rapper/actor JJC Skillz whose real name is Abdulrasheed Bello, Funke looked chubbier. Though no baby bumps yet, the couple didn’t get their hands off each other at the event.

See pics below:
Meet Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz as they steps out together - pictures

This Naija big boy was the center of attraction in a Benin nightclub in Edo state after he bought a bottle of Ace of Spade champagne for his girl who was celebrating her birthday. 

You need to see how this guy celebrated his girlfriend birthday in Benin night club - Pictures
Against expectation, the young man poured the expensive drink which is worth over N120,000 ($300) for the girl as she washed her hands with it (this is apart from the other expensive drinks which were ordered at the club). 

Being a rare happening, other girls at the club couldn’t help but take pictures.
You need to see how this guy celebrated his girlfriend birthday in Benin night club - Pictures

You need to see how this guy celebrated his girlfriend birthday in Benin night club - Pictures

You need to see how this guy celebrated his girlfriend birthday in Benin night club - Pictures

You need to see how this guy celebrated his girlfriend birthday in Benin night club - Pictures

Below are names of newly approved appointments in 13 Federal Government agencies by President Buhari. They are as follows:

President Buhari Approves New Federal Appointments-bnaija
1. Industrial Training Fund (ITF) – Director-General – Mr. Joseph Ari
2. National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) – Director-General – Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)
3. Nigerian Content Monitoring Board – Executive Secretary – Engineer Simbi Kesiye Wabote
4. Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) – Director-General – Aboloma Osita Anthony
5. Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) – Director-General – Mamman Amadu
6. Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) – Executive Secretary – Barrister Sharon Ikeazor
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7. New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) – National Coordinator/CEO – Princess Akodundo Gloria
8. Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF) – Executive Secretary – Alhaji Ahmed Bobboi
9. Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority – Managing Director – Umana Okon Umana
10. National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons – Federal Commissioner – Sa’adiya Faruq
11. Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) – Chairman – Engineer Usman Abubakar
12. Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) – Executive Secretary – Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau
13. Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) – Executive Secretary – Yewande Sadiku‎

Armed robbers have attacked Balogun Market on the Lagos Island, hacking three security men with machetes, in a failed attempt to burgle some shops in the market.

One killed,3 Injured during robbery operation in Balogun Market
During the attack on Friday at about 5am, one of the robbers, a Nigerien identified only as Saidu, was also hacked to death by a mob.

It was gathered that the robbers, whose number had yet to be ascertained, were armed with cutlasses and attempted to open some shops.

A distress call was put across to the Ebute Ero Police Division, after which policemen went to the scene. The robbers, except Saidu, reportedly fled.

When Punch Metro visited the market on Monday, most traders refused to comment on the incident, saying business activities had not started as of the time of the incident.
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A night guard, who did not want his name in print, however,said that the injured security men were rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital.

He said,
It was around 5.30am on Friday. We were the only ones on the market premises, except for some Muslims praying in nearby mosques. We observed that the robbers were armed with cutlasses. They wanted to break into some shops. We confronted them and they attacked us.
“They injured three security men with cutlasses. Some people called the police at the Ebute Ero division. Two policemen were also on patrol around the market. They assisted us in confronting the robbers.
“The injured security men were quickly rushed to a hospital on the Lagos Island. When the robbers sighted the police, they fled. But we made sure that all of them did not escape. One of them was caught, and he turned out to be a Nigerien. He was beaten up by a mob. I don’t know his fate.”
A police source at the Ebute Ero division told our correspondent that the injured robbery suspect was rushed to a hospital, but he did not survive.

“The robber was hacked with machetes. He was also beaten up. He was later rushed to a hospital where he died,” he added.

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Calabar, Cross River State, has validated the suspension of the former Dean of Law Faculty, University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, over an alleged sexual assault.

UNICAL Dean of law faculty suspended over sexual harassment
Ndifon was on August 29, 2015 accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old 400-level student (name withheld) in his faculty after ordering her to his office.

Following the development, authorities of UNICAL suspended the dean from office. The suspension was to last until he was completely exonerated from the allegations on sexual assault and acts of official misconduct.

Not satisfied with the suspension, the embattled professor of law had dragged the university authorities to court in suit no. NICN/CA/01/2016, claiming, amongst others, that the institution had no power to suspend him beyond the statutory three months under the University of Calabar Act, LFN, 2004.

But in a judgment delivered on September 21, 2016 and made available to Southern City News on Friday, the National Industrial Court, presided over by Justice Eunice Agbakoba, dismissed the suit.
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Agbakoba said,
The suspension of Ndifon beyond three months was not in any way invalidated under Section 16(2) of the University of Calabar Act.
She also dismissed the reliefs sought by Ndifon, adding that the professor could not restrain the university from investigating his conduct while in employment.

Those who were named as parties in the suit included the vice-chancellor, University of Calabar; Governing Council, University of Calabar and the University of Calabar as 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants/respondents respectively.

The counsel to Ndifon could not be reached for comments.

However, the counsel to University of Calabar, Mr. Fakuta Nachamada, described the judgment of the court as not only sound in law, but also the triumph of truth over evil.

Punch

Actress Dorothy Njemanze wrote thus on her Facebook wall. Read below:

I was busy with school runs in Gwagwalada when I got a frantic call reporting the attempted rape of a first-year University of Abuja(UniAbuja) student by another first-year student of Biological Sciences called Monday. By the time I got there, the Chief Security Officer was just beginning to interview both parties, starting with the boy, Monday.

 UNIABUJA guy attempts raping female student over 400 naira airtime - Pictures
He told of how he made his ‘intentions’ known to her, and she said she would ‘think about it’ but he according to him, he didn’t understand why shy couldn’t give a straight answer, so he began making moves at ‘romancing’ her and feigns ignorance of her claims that from the moment he started, she told him to stop. He claims he only noticed her seriousness ‘when he crossed the boundary.' He is upset that he had sent her 400 naira recharge card before and didn't get why she will reject him.
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The young lady insists she came by at all because he said he was not well. By the time she got in, he was playing loud music, so from the moment he began trying to have sex, she was shouting, but the loud music drowned her voice. She insists he pinned her to the mattress, and she tried strangling him with his necklace till it cut. After that, she reached for the laptop as a weapon and ripping it out turned off all the music then he released her because she could now be heard. She ran out and called for help. She got help and retrieved her phone and slippers and purse. Then she began reporting to their mutual friends and people she trusts. She insisted she injured him to. On demand, he took off his shirt and everyone saw injuries she gave him and more.

I got upset that the attitude towards gathering evidence is zero. There seemed to be a majority notion that as long as there was eventually no penetration, it is not so grievous a crime. All I insisted was to document all that could be seen as evidence before any statements are taken etc.
I applaud the lady for speaking up. We need to ensure the students and security men understand sexual harassment in its entirety and be sure whatever responses are in place take into cognizance victim needs.

I was very agitated when it seemed people were upset that ‘she was trying to make a lot out of something very small.

More people need to understand what sexual violence is and legal provisions for victims and offenders.

More details tomorrow. These pictures were finally taken at the crime scene. More shocking experiences tomorrow morning.

Many are trying to use victim blaming and shaming to force her to drop the case. Please, let us change the narrative and share this widely to punish the perpetrator, not the victim. …Ambassador Dorothy Njemanze

SARS officer who killed undergraduate in Lagos arrested
On Friday, there was a report about one Joseph Eidonojie-Ugbeni, a 20-year-old undergraduate of a polytechnic in Edo State, was shot in the head by some SARS officers, shooting sporadically, while chasing a suspected Internet fraudster at the Ogoja Market along LASU-Igando Road, Lagos 
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The police have now arrested the officer who fired the shot that killed him. It was also learnt that the suspected fraudster, Badoo, who the officers were allegedly chasing on the day of the incident, had also reported at the station and detained.

The Naira on Sunday, the 25th day of September, 2016depreciated further against the dollar on the parallel market.

Naira drops further against dollar
The currency exchanged for 440 Naira per dollar on Sunday.
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The latest declines in the naira value started on Wednesday, a day after the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee retained the benchmark lending rate at 14 percent.

The Nigeria Police has reopened investigations of Senate rules forgery against Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, senateIke Ekweremadu, and Senate leaders.
Nigerian Police resumes probe on Saraki and Ekweremadu
A letter has been written to the National Assembly Clerk (CNA), Mr. Mohammed Sani Omolori for additional information to assist the investigation.
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The case was reopened when the National Prosecution Coordination Committee(NPCC) on the 19th day of August 2016 wrote a letter to the Inspector-General, Mr. Idris Ibrahim, seeking answers to questions.

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