Hello Bellanaijarians! It’s the second day of another beautiful month and we are so glad to see you here at the Straight From The Headlines slot where we recap major stories that made headlines across the country this week.
This week’s headlines, as usual, has been filled with several interesting topics.
We hope you have an interesting time reading through the news summary we’ve prepared specially for you and wish you the very best in all your endeavours.
The government of Akwa Ibom State has confirmed that Godswill Akpabio like his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, also owns a brand new jet. Akpabio took possession of the $45 million jet in July 2012. SaharaReporters, this week, reported that the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Information, Aniekan Ummanah, confirmed that Mr. Akpabio bought the Gulfstream jet manufactured in 2011, but insisted that that it is Akwa Ibom State property. Governor Akpabio’s state of the art jet, which carries FAA registration number N224BH, was interestingly purchased by the same Bank of Utah Trust account used by the Rivers state government.
A former councillor of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, Onimole Babatunde, is currently being detained at the Area E Police Command, Festac, Lagos for allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old girl in the neck after she refused his advances at a night club. The incident happened on October 26 when Mariam Abubakar went to Pearl Habour Night Club in Rochester Garden Hotel, Festac to “catch weekend fun.” Babatunde, who was obviously drunk, started to make advances to Abubakar and when she refused and insisted he should leave her alone, he went to a corner, took a bottle, broke it and stabbed Mariam in the neck.
How do you feel about the news that made headlines in the country this week? What other stuff happened that you would like to share?
Have a great weekend!