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Massive housing, e-tracking projects herald two years of Baruwa, NURTW boss (photos)



Members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) are celebrating their National President, Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, for his giant strides within two years of being in office.

Baruwa inaugurated on August 20, 2019 is credited to have introduced the union’s transport company; massive housing project for employees of the NURTW; electronic tracking of the union’s commercial vehicles while in transit, among other achievements.

Some state councils and members of staff of the union at the national headquarters, Abuja recently rolled out the drums to mark the remarkable achievements of the Baruwa-led executives in the last 24 months.

Although Baruwa by nature is considered a quiet man, some state councils and individuals were said to have decided that the two-year anniversary must not go uncelebrated, hence the festivity that was recently witnessed at the Abuja headquarters of the union.

For instance, men of the Kano State council of the union trooped to Abuja to felicitate with the NURTW president.

Also, staffers at the headquarters were not left out as they expressed appreciation to the Baruwa-led administration, especially for reaching out to them during the COVID-19 economic lockdown.

They enumerated some the achievements of Baruwa executives as diversification of the union sources of revenue by inaugurating a transport company and inauguration of filling station to augment the union finances.

The administration is said to have constantly ensured payment of salaries and other emoluments of staffers and members of the union as and when due.

Apart from payment of salaries, it has also reportedly ensured that employees who are due for promotion get elevated promptly.

To check case of insecurity among commercial drivers plying highways, the union under Baruwa has introduced electronic tracking of vehicles, which has helped to curb the menace of kidnapping of the union’s drivers and passengers of its vehicles in transit.

The union under the administration has embarked on massive housing scheme for members and staffers of the union at the headquarters.

Commenting on the impact of the e-tracking, Baruwa said, “The issue of insecurity is worrisome. Many of our members have been kidnapped across the country. We have lost many of them to the menace of insecurity and without compensation to their families from the government. The e-tracking policy will help the safety of passengers and our members.”

Even as the NURTW workers and leaders celebrated the union’s president with his team, hailing him for a job well done, like Oliver Twist, they also asked for more from the administration.


Clergyman arraigned for allegedly raping, impregnating a minor



A clergyman, Rev Dr Theophilus Tarveshima, 45 was on Wednesday arraigned before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for allegedly raping and impregnating a 13 year old girl.

When the case came up, Police Prosecutor, Inspector Veronica Shaagee told the court that the case was received at state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Makurdi from ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Gbajimba on October 6, this year.

She explained further that one Dooga Shuir of behind L.G.A Secretariat reported to Gbajimba Police Station that, he discovered that his.14 year old daughter, Doosuur Dooga was pregnant.

The Police Prosecutor said Dooga had told the police that when he enquired from his daughter Doosuur who was responsible for the pregnancy, she said that it is one Rev. Dr Theophilus Tarveshima of same address who got her pregnant.

She said Dooga explained further that his daughter disclosed that the man of God had sexual intercourse with her more than two times as a result of which she became pregnant.

The Prosecutor said during Police investigation, the said Rev. Dr. Theophilus Tarveshima was arrested for committing the offence.

Shaagee further said that the case was still ongoing and requested for time to complete it adding that the accused contrarvened Section 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State 2004.

However, the Magistrate, Mrs Rose Iyorshe granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 and one surety with a fixed address and adjourned the case to November 10th for further mention.

Iyorhse explained that the accused was granted bail because there was an accompanying affidavit with the First Information Report (FIR) that the informant (Mr. Dooga Shuir) was no longer interested in the case.


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Lover ‘pushes’ girlfriend to death after seeing her with another man



The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Enoch Yohanna, who allegedly pushed his girlfriend, Ruth Amos, to her death.

The Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, confirmed the development in a statement.

Wakil in the statement on Friday said a patrol by detectives sighted the 28-year-old lady laying in a pool of blood with wounds on her head and blood gushing from her mouth at the Sabon Kaura area of Bauchi metropolis.

The statement said: “On 07/10/2021 at about 0445hrs a Joint patrol team in collaboration with the Peace and security committee while on visibility patrol sighted a young lady laying in a pool of blood with wounds on her head and blood gushing from her mouth at Sabon Kaura, the team evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi, where medical doctor certified her dead. ”

“During the course of investigation, one Hajara Amos aged 56yrs of Bayara village was identified as the deceased mother and also identified the deceased as Ruth Amos aged 28yrs of the same address.”

The Command said the suspect will soon be profiled and charged to court.

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Kidnappers snatch woman’s car with her two kids in Akure



Police in Ondo State on Saturday said two little girls of nursery and kindergarten classes had been kidnapped in Akure, the state capital, and their mother’s car stolen by the suspected kidnappers.

Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo State, Funmilayo Odunlami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the abduction took place on Friday night.

She said the mother had parked the car in front of her house around 8pm when they returned from an outing, and went out to open the gates, leaving the two kids in the vehicle.

Odunlami said, “Another car with three occupants suddenly drove up to her; some of the occupants collected her car keys and drove her car away with the kids inside.

“The anti-kidnapping section of the police is already on the trail of the assailants to rescue the two kids and recover the car.”

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