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Nigeria: residents lynch undergraduate after crushing candidate in State.

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Irate residents of Ede in Osun State have beaten a level 2 Higher National Diploma student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede after he crushed an admission seeker to death.

The undergraduate is popularly known as Fish.

There have been various accounts of the number of lives lost in the accident which happened at Ita Oloki in Ede.



While residents claimed that four persons were crushed to death and the driver lynched, the police said the undergraduate crushed one person to death and he was killed by the angry mob.

Apart from the admission seeker, our correspondent gathered that the speeding driver also crushed a telephone repairer identified as Waliu and one other person to death.

Fish, who our correspondent gathered and was beaten by the irate youths of the town was said to be speeding to avoid being arrested by some security operatives after he had earlier crushed a woman in purdah to death at Olowo-Bida area.

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The undergraduate, who was said to be a student of Building Technology in the polytechnic was reportedly beaten to death by the irate residents at the scene who saw the mangled bodies of people they saw some moments earlier.

But the Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, told our correspondent that the accident claimed one life and the angry mob lynched the driver of the vehicle.

He said, ” One person died in the accident. The accident involved a car and a motorcycle and people took the law into their own hands and killed the poor boy. That is barbaric.

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Durban Court Convicts Nine for public violence in South Africa.

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Following the chaotic scenes that occurred after the Nedbank Cup semi-final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in April, South African Police Services (SAPS) have confirmed that nine people have been convicted of public violence.



Kaizer Chiefs were knocked out of the competition after losing 2-0 to eventual champions Free State Stars, which prompted scores of angry fans to storm the pitch, causing damage worth R2.6 million.

The SAPS issued out a statement on Thursday, revealing that nine of the 11 suspects who appeared in the Durban Regional Court in connection with the incident were successfully convicted.

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The incident left 18 people injured, with six admitted to hospital, and the match result prompted Steve Komphela – who coached Kaizer Chiefs at the time – to resign from his post after a tumultuous tenure where the club failed to secure silverware in three years.

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The club was fined by the PSL, and was forced to stage two home matches at the venue – against Polokwane City and Chippa United -behind closed doors.

Should a similar incident occur in the next 24 months, Amakhosi will have to play another home fixture without any crowd support, according to PSL sanction.

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Nigerian: Governor Ganduje wants $8.2m for damages over bribe videos.

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A Nigerian governor Abdullahi Ganduje has sued an online portal and its publisher over viral videos that shows him purportedly receiving dollar bribes from contractors in the state.

According to the portal in question, Governor of north-central Kano State, Ganduje through his lawyers filed the suit at a High Court.



The suit filed is among other, seeking the court to restrain the portal and its publisher, Jafar Jafar, from further publishing what he called “defamatory doctored video clips.”

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The governor also wants the court to order payment of 3 billion naira ($8.2m) as damages for defamation of character. He also wants the court to order reporters to publish a public apology and syndicate same through other online platforms with global accessibility.

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Ganduje, a former deputy governor of Kano was elected for the first of two-terms in 2015. He is currently contesting for a final term when elections are next held in early 2019.

He has appeared in several video clips circulated by the Daily Nigerian receiving bribe, allegedly amounting to about $5million from contractors in the state. The portal quotes contractors as saying Ganduje personally receives from 15 to 25 percent kickbacks for every project executed in the state.

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