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Magistrate collapses during protest over unpaid salary in Calabar

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There was apprehension on Tuesday in Calabar, Cross River State, when one of the 30 magistrates protesting non-payment of their 24-month salary collapsed in front of the Governor’s Office.

The magistrate, Richard Edet, was later revived by his colleagues.

Cross River State Deputy Governor, Prof Ivara Esu, was said to have driven past the protesting magistrates when the magistrate collapsed.

Many of the magistrates employed by the Cross River State Government two years ago had come to the Governor’s Office in their full regalia for the protest.

The protest began on Monday by Safiya Iyeh Ashipu, Chief Magistrate Court in Odukpani as a lone protester with her two children.

The magistrates were demanding the payment of the two-year salaries owed them by the state government.

They claimed they had not been paid since their employment into the state civil service by the Governor Ben Ayade administration.

A total of 45 were said to have been employed by the state government, with 30 of them were absorbed from private practice and 15 others drawn from the Ministry of Justice.

Speaking on behalf of the magistrates, Solomon Abuo, said no government official had addressed them since they began the protest.

According to him, they have been tossed around for the past two years and nothing concrete has come from the government.

“As I speak, we are still working. We will continue to protest until we are paid. This is our last resort,” he said.

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Customs burst cross-border criminal syndicate, seize fake $6m, forged passports

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Four members of cross border criminal syndicate were on Thursday arrested at Seme border with fake $6 million and a number of other prohibited items.

Seme border Customs Area Comptroller, Dear Nnadi, mni, disclosed that the fake currency bears the same serial number, adding that the money was being moved out of the country before it was intercepted at Gbaji customs post along the Lagos – Seme highway.

He also said besides the confiscation of the currency, a total of six international passport of Malta Republic bearing the same photograph but with different names.

According to the Customs boss, the same lady whose name is on the passport also has six international driver’s license with her photograph but with six different names.

He said, ”Our officers at Gbaji check point intercepted a vehicle and upon searching them, we discover the currency you are seeing here. These are fake United States Dollar Bills.

“When we counted them, it amounted to $6 million United States Dollars Bills in fake currency but it will take the eagle eye of a trained officer to detect that they are fake. One of the land marks is that some of the Bills bear the same serial number besides that, it will be very difficult for anybody to detect that these Dollar Bills are fake.

“Two people were arrested in connection with this development.

“Similarly to this, we also arrested few hours after this, we also arrested two other passengers in another vehicle and upon searching them and their baggage, we discover some international passports

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Ghanaian pastor divorced by wife for impregnating sidechick vows to ban condoms if elected president

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Christian Kwabena Andrew

The founder of Life Assembly Worship Center, Christian Kwabena Andrew,  has disclosed that if he is elected as president, he will ban condoms.
The Ghanaian cleric who is running for presidency under Ghana Union Movement Party said this while speaking in an interview on Dawdne TV.

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In the video, he opined that the use of c#ndoms is useless since diseases contracted can be treated in hospitals. He added that wearing it would only defeat the purpose of intimacy.
Amused by this, the host asked if he would ban the importation of c#ndoms if elected president while also informing him that there’s no cure for HIV/AIDS.
The pastor had gone viral after he revealed, while preaching, that his wife had left him after he fathered a child with another woman.
Reports have also revealed that his wife who told her side of the story disclosed that he’s a hardcase lecher who beds every woman that comes his way, including his church members. Tori

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Gun threats: Tajudeen Olanrewaju, Ogboni Leader declared wanted

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Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare

The Lagos State Police Command has declared wanted the first President of the Supreme Body of Ogboni Association Worldwide, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare.

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