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Parents accuse Atlantic Hall School of demanding a monthly fee of N195,000 for online classes and threatening parents who refuse to comply

Parents have accused Atlantic Hall School of “bullying” after the institution allegedly imposed a monthly fee of N195,000 per child for online classes and threatened parents who refused to comply.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have remained closed and a number of schools are teaching kids online at a subsidized fee. 

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Atlantic Hall School, Poka, in Epe, Lagos, through its Educational Trust Council, reportedly introduced a monthly fee of N195,000 per student for online classes. However, some parents objected to the fee and questioned how the school arrived at that amount.

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The parents signed a petition and sent to the Council, asking for answers but they were allegedly told that “the amount was decided after engagement with a consultant who advises that that was the best amount.”

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Parents requested to have other consultants compare both figures but the council members reportedly objected and insisted on the fee of 195,000 Naira per month for each child. 

Subsequently, the Principal of Atlantic Hall wrote a letter to the parents who signed the petition to inform them that they will have to withdraw their children from the school if they are not willing to pay the monthly fee. 

In the letter obtained by MB, Andrew Jedras, the Principal and CEO of the school, told the parents: “We would therefore suggest that you find a school perhaps better suited to your requirements and specifications. This the Board feels is both the appropriate solution and in the interest of your child’s continuing education which should be conducted in a school where you have greater confidence in their organization, policies, and procedures.”

The principal continued in the letter, “We sincerely hope that your child(ren) will be happy at their new school and that you will also find an educational environment more conducive to your requirements?”

Parents who received the letter said this action is tantamount to bullying.

A concerned parent said: “This seems like bullying as the implication is all parents would have to always agree with the decisions of the Council or risk having their children removed from the school. 

“In the real sense, Atlantic Hall is taking steps to expel the children of parents who complained about an unjustified imposition of fees. Parents and their children should not be punished for demanding explanation.”

Parents also alleged that a “very high ranking member of the Council was removed simply because he disagreed with the Council’s fees decision.”

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Man allegedly beats wife to coma then threatens to do it again once she regains consciousness

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A man has allegedly beaten his wife to a coma and boasted that he will continue the beating when she regains consciousness.

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The man, identified as Egwu Francis Emmanuel, allegedly beat Mrs Ezinne in Amachara Village, Ebonyi State, till she became unconscious.

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An eye witness claims the man is in the habit of beating his wife but no one is willing to report him to the police because he is feared in the village.

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The eye witness said: “This incidence is a repeated occurrence in the neighborhood. Even the wife is afraid to run away from the marriage as she is afraid of what may be her fate. As I’m talking to you now, she is lying in coma in Medical Center Afikpo. 

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Man allegedly beats wife to coma then threatens to do it again once she regains consciousness

“And the husband is still bragging outside of the hospital to pounce on her immediately she regains consciousness. If I see who can have the courage to report this young man to the police, then I would be most grateful. 

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“He does all these because his immediate elder brother is a Barrister and he brags that nothing can happen to him. So, I am appealing to well meaning Nigerians, especially organizations who fight domestic violence, to come to her rescue.”

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The couple got married on December 24, 2015, and they have two children.

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75-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping 15-year-old hawker in Osun

Men of the Osun state police command have arrested a 75-year-old man, Jacob Ayinla, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old local juice seller popularly known as ‘Pito’ in his apartment in Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday, June 10.

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According to reports, the accused man lured the teenager into his apartment in the Olowo area in Osogbo under the pretense he wanted to buy the local juice. Immediately she entered his house, the man forcefully defiled her.

“The girl always hawks the Pito around in our area but it is unfortunate that the girl was deceived by the old man and raped. The girl is living at No 10 Aresa area, Osogbo with her relative who produces the local juice for her to hawk every day.

After the incident she reported the issue to the police station, informing them of what Ayinla has done to her.” a source said

Commenting on the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Yemisi Opalola, said 

“Our men swung into action and arrested him in his house and we have taken the victim to Police Hospital for a medical test.”Opalola

She added that the matter will be charged to court once the investigation has been completed.

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Anyone who justifies rape will henceforth be arrested – NAPTIP DG, Julie Okah-Donli

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The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli has announced that anyone who justifies rape will  henceforth be arrested and treated as a suspect. 

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The agency’s DG made the announcement during a press conference to address the increased cases of rape across the country today, June 10.

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Julie Okah-Donli who insisted that there is no reason for rape, sarcastically asked those who blame the inhumane act on indescent dressing why they describe a naked man as a “mad man” and fail to do so and also run away when they see a naked woman. 

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Watch the video below; 

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Two men arrested with 36 ATM cards suspected to have been stolen in Niger(photo)

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Men of the Niger state police command have arrested two men, Victor Okebugwu, 32, and James Amaonye, 33, for being in possession of 36 ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from members of the public.

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A statement from the police command spokesperson, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, says on June 5, police Intelligence Operatives on Bank surveillance in Minna, picked up both men when they found loitering within the premises of a Commercial Bank in a suspicious manner.

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According to the statement, an investigation revealed that the suspects specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public in the pretense of opening Bank account for people, or to assist them in operating ATM.

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The following items were recovered;

33 pieces of GT Bank ATM cards
2 Access Bank ATM card
1 Zenith Bank ATM card
7 pieces of MTN Sim cards
9 pieces of 9mobile Sim cards
8 pieces of Airtel Sim cards
4 pieces of GT bank account opening forms
19 pieces of Airtel and 9 mobile customer registration forms
1 Tecno black phone
1 Infinix S5 phone
1 Motorcycle key

The statement adds that the suspects claimed the cards were collected from their game betting customers for purpose of crediting their account of proceeds from the games, and later unlawfully withdraw their money.

The police say investigations is still ongoing and that the suspects will be charged to court soon.

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Woman’s face allegedly bitten by Lagos Island trader because she ignored his attempts to get her attention (photo)

A lady was left with an injured face on Wednesday morning, after a male trader at a market in Lagos Island allegedly bit her face after she ignored his attempts to get her attention.

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Twitter user @Rene_noire who shared the photo of the injured lady’s face online wrote

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”I am livid!!! This just happened in front of me in lagos island. As usual they pull you and when you don’t reciprocate they’ll either curse you out, make you uncomfortable or do this. This guy went as far as biting her face. Can you see how they disrespect women everyday???”

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Armed robber arrested after stealing household items and security dog guarding the house he robbed

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A man who stole household items alongside a security dog has been arrested by the Lagos state police. 

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Twitter user @peter_ameh who shared a photo of the suspect, said the robbery incident took place in Magodo. 

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He tweeted; 

Just to cut a long story short, The guy broke into a House in Magodo, Lagos & stole two Television sets, a decoder & other items. As if dat was not enough, he stole the Security Dog too

Security dog wey suppose dey guard the owner, dem thief am join The matter crack me up

Armed robber arrested after stealing household items and security dog guarding the house he robbed
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Popular Nigerian Snapchat Slay Queen, Teju Pretty disgraced at home for slaying with N45k clothes she bought on credit

Popular Nigerian Snapchat Slay Queen, Teju Pretty disgraced at home for slaying with N45k clothes she bought on credit  (video)

Popular Nigerian Snapchat Slay Queen, Teju Pretty has been disgraced by an Instagram vendor whose item she wore without paying for. 

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She reportedly gave excuses at first before insulting the vendor who asked why she was yet to transfer the money for the items she bought. Teju went on to announce that she is doing a N45k giveaway and also tagged other vendors on the items she was yet to pay for. 

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Popular Nigerian Snapchat Slay Queen, Teju Pretty disgraced at home for slaying with N45k clothes she bought on credit  (video)
Popular Nigerian Snapchat Slay Queen, Teju Pretty disgraced at home for slaying with N45k clothes she bought on credit  (video)

The angry Instagram vendor stormed her house this morning with a soldier, and eventually got back her money. This is however not the first time Teju Pretty will be involved in a “cloth scandal”.

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Teenager left with spinal cord injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)

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A 17-year-old girl simply identified as Favour is currently lying paralyzed at the Igbobi hospital in Lagos where she is battling a spinal cord injury after she was allegedly beaten up, raped, and left inside a drainage to die by a 28-year-old man named Robinson GodDay, in the Agbarha Industrial area of Lagos state on April 23.

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Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)

In an interview with MB, the aunt of the victim, Mary Bassey, said Favour who lost her mother in 2007, had been raped by Robinson earlier this year. Recounting the first incident, she said Favour lived in the same house with Robinson’s sister who works in the same place with her. She said it was while in her friend’s house that Robinson raped her. The matter was reported at the police station in their area and he was arrested. She said he was made to sign an undertaking never to rape her again. 

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Bassey said unknown to Favour, Robinson planned to rape her again. She said on April 23 while Favour was returning from her place of work which is a factory situated along the Industrial part of Agbarha, Robinson allegedly accosted her and violently raped her.

”What happened is that on the 23rd of April, she went to work and while on her way back, she was attacked by the 28 year old boy who raped her and beat her up and then pushed her inside a gutter. We were looking for her all through that day but we couldn’t find her. It was the following day that some people rushed down and told us that they saw a fair lady inside the gutter. We ran down there and brought her home. All parts of her body was destroyed.” she said

The project coordinator of Demi Care Foundation, Bimbo Oke, who shared the story online, told MB that Robinson is currently being detained at the Eleweran police division in Ogun state. She said the Ogun state government is fully involved in the case as they have taken up Favour’s medical expenses.

Efforts to speak with the Ogun state police command spokesperson to get his comment on the case proved abortive as his phone rang out without any response.

Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)
Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)
Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)
Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)
Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)
Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)
Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)
Teenager left with spinal court injury after she was violently beaten up and raped by same man who allegedly raped her few months ago(photos)
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Pastor arrested and arraigned in court for allegedly drugging and raping 19-year-old girl inside his church in Delta

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The Founder and General Overseer of Victory Revival Fasting and Prayer Ministry in Warri, Delta state, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe, has been arrested and arraigned in court for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl, name withheld, within his church hall on Wednesday, May 20.

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While taking the suspect to court, the commandant of the Warri Area Command, ACP Mohammed Garba, said the evidence so far collected has proven a case of rape. He said the clergyman invited the victim and her mum to church for deliverance, claiming that he saw a vision of the spirit of death hovering around their family. It was during the deliverance session that he allegedly drugged the victim and then raped her.

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Garba said the clergyman went into hiding after he committed the crime but was arrested last Friday, June 5.

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“She said the pastor had a dream that death is hovering in their house and for peace to reign, she should bring her daughter for prayers. And the woman took the lady to the church. I think what really happened is that the pastor drugged that lady and raped her. I personally took the lady to the hospital because she was in coma for two days.

We looked for this pastor for the past two weeks. Later on, I used my detectives to trace where he hid. I got him arrested and I am charging him to Court now.

We have evidence to prove rape and we have established that this pastor has raped that girl. We have the pictures. We have examined her. I took her to the doctor. He has examined her private parts and we have everything to charge this man to Court” Garba told The Nation

He dismissed claims made by the clergyman that the police were asking him for bribe so they can drop the charges against him.

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The victim on her part, said the clergyman had told her mum, Mrs Taye Edema who attends his church, to bring her for deliverance as he saw a vision that she slept with an internet fraudster, who cleaned her up with a handkerchief, with the intention to use her for ritual.

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The victim said it was during the deliverance session that the accused pastor gave her olive oil to drink and some to apply on her private part before asking her to strip naked and lie down on a mat in the church.

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“He started making love to me from the back. That was all I could remember. There was sperm all over my body. I shouted. He even said I should come again. I want to be the last he will do this to,” she said

The accused however denied the allegation, insisting he did not rape her

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”She came to church on that fateful day, May 20. The mother brought her to the church for deliverance and I prayed for her in front of the altar in the presence of three persons. Immediately after the prayer, she left the church around 12. She came back 5 o’ clock with policemen and crowd saying ‘this is the man’. If not, I did not rape her.” he said

Commenting on the incident, the state Commissioner for Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa, said the law must be made to take its course on the matter.

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“ It’s a case of rape in which the bishop drugged the girl in the pretext of deliverance, when he thereafter, raped her. All efforts to make the Police compromise on the case hit a brick wall because the law of this country is not a respecter of anyone. We remain resolute to be just in our investigation.” he said