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25 years man arraigned for assaulting his 80year grandmother.

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A 25-year-old unemployed man, Oromidayo Giwa, who allegedly assaulted his 80-year-old grandmother by throwing a punch at her, was on Monday arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 30, at about 4.20 p.m. along Abu Street in Bariga area of the state.



She said that the accused had unlawfully thrown a punch at his grandmother, Mrs Aina Giwa, during an argument.

On that fateful day, the complainant was warning the accused to desist from fighting with neighbours.

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“With annoyance, the accused threw a punch at her and it landed on her back.

“The accused caused serious bodily harm to the complainant, an 80-year-old woman, he would have done worse if the neighbours had not held him down.”

The offence contravened Section 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offence of assault attracts three years’ jail term.

Giwa, who resides at Bariga, however, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.J. Oghere granted bail to the accused in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety in like sum as part of the bail conditions.

Oghere said that the surety should be gainfully employed and show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned until July 18, for mention.

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Former communication minister arrested over corruption in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia’s former Communication Minister, Bereket Simon, has been arrested by the federal government at his residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, multiple news sources, state and private, have reported.



Simon is also a founding member of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. Multiple local mdia channels are reporting that his arrest is in connection with corruption.

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Another arrested official is Tadesse Kassa, a former top civil servant. Simon was a member of the Amhara regional bloc in the EPRDF.

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His party, now the Amhara Democratic Party ousted him from executive committee membership.

Bereket resigned his position in government in October 2017 at the time as an advisor in charge of Policy Studies and Research to ex Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Nigeria: Council of State reaches final pegs new minimum wage at 27,000

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The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage.



The national council approved the sum during an ongoing meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others.

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