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Ogun Police Command Investigate Commissioner For Environment Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

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….. It is a “pure political blackmail” Abudu Balogun Says.

Serious indication have emerged with the Ogun State Police command launching an investigation into sexual harassment preferred against the Commissioner for Environment in the State, Hon. Abiodun  Abudu Balogun.

Globaltimesnigeria.com report that the OPolice Command, through its Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while reacting to the viral video, said investigation has commenced in respect of it, adding that the Area Commander for Ogbere Police Area Command, is conducting the investigation.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), stressed that the outcome would be made known to the public at the appropriate time when it is concluded.

A teenage girl, who identified herself as Melojuekun Barakat Mayowa, had in a viral video alleged that Hon. Abiodun Abudu – Balogun sexually harassed her when she visited him looking for employment.

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In the viral video, the girl further claimed that the former Reps member fondled with her breasts.

But the commissioner, Abudu-Balogun, has refuted the allegations, saying it is a “pure political blackmail” concocted by his political “adversaries.”

Reacting to the allegation, in a statement yesterday, he said the matter is already being treated by the Police and his legal team, pleading with his supporters and associates to remain calm and not engage anyone on the said issue.

He said: “My attention has been drawn to a purported video circulating on social media of a girl alleging that I attempted to sexually harass her. Let it be noted that in my entire life and political career, I have assisted many youths to secure jobs; some are working with me in my different businesses.

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“On this said day, the girl was brought to my house by one of my loyalists who is her uncle, to assist her get a job as a Computer Operator at the ICT Centre I facilitated while I was serving as a member of the House of Representatives years back which has been moribund but I am about to rehabilitate in order to empower more youths in our local government.

“I met her at my sitting room for a few minutes where many of my loyalists are, people that came to visit me for the New Year. I chatted with the lady for a few minutes and as part of my usual gesture, I gave her some amount of money for her transportation.

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A day after, I was informed by some people that I have been alleged to have attempted to sexually harass the girl and I should invite the family for a meeting so as to settle the matter amicably. It was after my refusal to yield to their threats that they went ahead to make a tele-guided video leading the lady on what to say to implicate me.

This is purely a political blackmail by my adversaries.

“Let me state emphatically that I never attempted to sexually harass anyone,” he said.

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“Blessing Okoro CEO Claims She Surged Into Marriage Thinking Will Be The Shortcut To End Her Sufferings”.

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Nigerian relationship counselor, Blessing Okoro also known as CEO has says that she got married at the age of 19 to a man who was 10 years older than her
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Nigerian relationship counselor, Blessing Okoro Nkiruka also known as CEO has says that she got married at the age of 19 to a man who was 10 years older than her. This may have been possible, citing where she came from, that is, coming from a poor background who struggled to make ends meet.

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Therefore, she may have been married off to reduce the family’s cost and gain financial support from the groom’s family as practiced in many African and especially Nigerian middle-class homes.

Nigerian relationship counselor, Blessing Okoro Nkiruka

Nigerian relationship counselor, Blessing Okoro Nkiruka

She disclosed that her love life started at the age of 14, and the marriage didn’t work out as they separated in less than two years.

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Marriage is one of the Unions that has being instrumental in making some people showcase their best and applaudable versions, and to some people, it has only brought back some challenging memories.

There are diverse reasons why some people venture into marriage, some later reap their positive and reasonable intents, while some regret rushing into marriage, and that is the sad story of a Relationship therapist, Blessing CEO as she shared on her Instagram account.

The Relationship expert in her words gotten from Instagram said, “I remember when my mum used to struggle while I was a young girl, and at some point, all that she had got burnt and vanished away and I vowed as a young girl that I won’t struggle like my mom, which made me rush into marriage because I thought it was the only short cut I had to end the sufferings I have gone through.”

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Biography:

Blessing CEO (born on 23 May 1989) as Blessing Okoro Nkiruka is a 32 years old Nigerian relationship counsellor, social media personality and influencer.

She is prominently known for advising young Nigerians on relationships, dating, sex, and divorce.

Nigerian relationship counselor, Blessing Okoro Nkiruka

Nigerian relationship counselor, Blessing Okoro Nkiruka

She achieves this through various platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and her blog Break or make-up relationship.

 

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FCT Teachers Strike: Senator Aduda Meets FCT NUT Executives.

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Senator Philip Aduda representing the FCT, in a group photograph with executives of the FCT NUT, led by its chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi, during a meeting with the senator over teachers in Abuja on Saturday
FCT Teachers Strike: Senator Aduda Meets FCT NUT Executives.
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

Following ongoing strike by the primary school teachers if the Local Education Authority (LEA) over non payment of their promotion arrears and other entitlements, Senator Philip Aduda, on Saturday, met with the state executives of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Abuja.

Senator Philip Aduda representing FCT in a meeting with executives of the FCT NUT in Abuja on Saturday

Senator Philip Aduda representing FCT in a meeting with executives of the FCT NUT in Abuja on Saturday

Aduda, while addressing the NUT executives, described the warning strike as unfortunate, in which he assured the union that he will meet with the relevant stakeholders in order to find a common ground for the benefit of the parents and pupils.

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“And it was on this premise that I want to assure the union that I shall meet with the stakeholders across the area councils level in order to ensure that your demands are met so that our children can go back to school,”he said.

Responding, the chairman of the NUT in FCT, Comrade Stephen Knabayi, appreciated Senator Aduda for his intervention, saying the union will be eager to get positive response from the stakeholders so that primary school teachers can return to their classes.

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Our correspondent had reported that, the NUT FCT had embarked on a five days warning strike, which elapsed last Wednesday, but the union had asked the secondary school teachers to return to classes and directed the primary school teachers to continue with the strike until their promotion arrears are paid by the council chairmen.

Senator Philip Aduda representing the FCT, in a group photograph with executives of the FCT NUT, led by its chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi, during a meeting with the senator over teachers in Abuja on Saturday

Senator Philip Aduda representing the FCT, in a group photograph with executives of the FCT NUT, led by its chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi, during a meeting with the senator over teachers in Abuja on Saturday

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Alleged N19.3bn Bailout: Northern youths demand independent investigation, chide EFCC over media trial

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa
Alleged N19.3bn Bailout: Northern youths demand independent investigation, chide EFCC over media trial
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The Northern Youths Movement (NYM) has demanded for an independent probe of the controversies over the N19. 33 billion Kogi salary bailout funds the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, claimed  it recovered to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

Rising from its meeting in Abuja on Saturday, the NYM also chided the EFCC over what they called unending regime of media trial and unconstitutional actions.

It said it was imperative for a panel comprising representatives of the CBN, Sterling Bank, Federal Ministry of Finance, Accountant General of the Federation, Kogi State Government, EFCC, Police Special Fraud Unit, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and Civil Society Organizations to be set up to investigate the matter.

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EFCC had said that it returned the N19. 33 billion Kogi State Government kept N19.33 billion bailout fund meant to pay salaries in Sterling Bank meant to yield interest and that the money was recovered to the CBN.

However, the Kogi State Government, which insisted that it did not open or create the said account with Sterling Bank, demanded from the EFCC, an apology and retraction of  the commission’s statement.

In a release issued in Abuja on Saturday, which was signed by its Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, the NYM also carpeted the EFCC for placing Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State under watchlist, saying that the commission’s action constitutes a clear affront on the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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The youths said it was time the EFCC begins to act within the ambit of the laws of Nigeria and  stop jumping to the media space, acting like a political tool.

The NYM wondered why no one has been put on trial if truly the EFCC claim on the alleged N19.33 billion fund was true.

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They asked if in saner climes, a whooping sum of N19.33 billion bailout fund meant to pay workers salaries will be discovered to have been kept in a commercial bank account meant to yield interest and no one will be prosecuted.

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The youths said questions as to where is the mandate letter from the Kogi State Government to open account number 0073572696 with Sterling Bank and who operated the account need to be answered.

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