77 children were reportedly abducted by a church in the town of Ondo; A man burns his wife to death in Ogun State

  • 77 people were reportedly abducted by a church in the town of Ondo
  • A man burns his wife to death in Ogun State
  • No place for sponsorship in Labor – Hembe
  • Nigeria pays $300m as revenue deteriorates
  • Reps plan separate pension plan for NASS

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, here are the top five Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss:

77 people were reportedly abducted by a church in the town of Ondo

Ondo police say they rescued 77 people from a church, including 26 children, 8 teenagers and 43 adults who were found locked in a church basement; Whole Bible Deliverance Church located in Valentino Ward of Ondo Town, Ondo State.

It was alleged that the victims were kidnapped and held in the church’s underground apartment for more than six months before being rescued.

In a viral video, the victims were seen in a patrol vehicle en route to the police station and a voice was heard saying: “There are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in the Valentino neighborhood of Ondo. The pastor and some church members were arrested and were also in the police patrol van.

In a statement given by Funmilayo Odunlami, the state police spokesperson earlier on Saturday, she revealed that police have arrested the pastors and other members involved and an investigation is ongoing.

A man burns his wife to death in Ogun State

Reports say a man identified as Ponle Adebanjo burned his ex-wife to death after she left him over domestic violence.

Lateefat, who has been identified as the victim, was reportedly burned to death in Otun-Akute area of ​​Ogun state on Saturday by her ex-husband.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident on Sunday.

Oyeyemi noted that the husband had been arrested since Saturday after the victim’s neighbors reported the incident.

In his statement, he said the ex-husband, Ponle, allegedly told many people in the area that the woman had no right to live alone and swore that no other man would be with her, after she left him due to physical problems. abuse.

The couple were married for three years and resided in Otun-Akute, until the wife, Lateefat, decided to leave when she could no longer cope with the abuse.

“Mr Ponle returned to the victim’s home on Saturday evening and found her praying. He poured gasoline on her in the room and set her on fire, but the woman managed to grab him to ensure they burned together until people intervened. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where the woman was confirmed dead,” the DSP said.

The PPRO further said the suspect had confessed and would be brought to justice.

No place for sponsorship in Labor – Hembe

Benue state gubernatorial candidate of the Labor Party, LP, Heman Hembe claimed during the week that sponsorship has no place in the party.

Hembe, who made the statement while commanding his campaign organization in Makurdi, called on party loyalists to rally around his aspiration.

In his statement, he added that there was no one who went to the National Assembly to say that he did better than he did. He also said that although people might call him all kinds of names, you’ll never hear them say he didn’t perform.

He then claimed that the Labor Party has no godfather and is the ordinary people’s party, the pensioners’ party, the civil servants’ party and the shopkeepers’ party.

“This is a party that has pity on ordinary people, the party that will get you out of the situation you are in today.” Hembe said

Nigeria pays $300m as revenue deteriorates

According to a statement released by Nigeria’s debt management office, DMO, Nigeria has repaid a $300 million diaspora bond, which matured on June 27, 2022.

In the statement, the DMO said the bond was issued on June 27, 2022 for a term of five years in the international capital market and added that the bond proceeds were partly used to finance the deficit. of the 2017 credit law.

He then assured bond investors of Nigeria’s commitment to service its debt, urging the Nigerian Diaspora to invest more in the country.

Reps plan separate pension plan for NASS

The House of Representatives last Thursday began the process of withdrawing the National Assembly from the contributory pension scheme under the administration of the National Pension Commission.

The House should create a separate body to administer matters relating to workers’ pensions in the federal Parliament.

During the plenary session, the House considered and adopted the report of its National Planning and Economic Development Committee on legislation entitled “A Bill to Amend the Pensions Reform Act 2014 to Exclude/Exempt the service of the National Assembly of the contributory scheme Retirement scheme and creation of the Pension Council for the service of the National Assembly.’

Jerry B. Hatch