Facebook employee reportedly commits suicide by jumping from office building

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Facebook employee has reportedly committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of Facebook’s headquarters in California.

According to TIME, the unnamed Facebook employee reportedly jumped from the fourth floor of one of the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. He was found unresponsive and declared deceased at the scene shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 19, according to the Menlo Park police department.

A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed the devastating incident, as the company plans to contact the victim’s family before releasing the identity to the public.

“We were saddened to learn that one of our employees passed away at our Menlo Park headquarters earlier today,” the company said. “We’re cooperating with police in their investigation and providing support to employees. While the family is being notified, we have no information to share.”

The City of Menlo Park confirmed that there was “no foul play involved in this apparent suicide.”

The employee is currently only identified as a full-time software engineer at Facebook.

5 insurgents killed in Borno By Boko Haram Troops

 

Troops of the twenty one Special Armoured Brigade deployed operative LAFIYA DOLE, during a joint trans-border operation with troops of the Cameroonian Defense Forces, killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists within the border villages of Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadobe of Bama authorities space Borno State.
The joint operations, tagged: “Operation RAINBOW fifteen” that was conducted from Saturday 15 – Sunday sixteen Sept 2018, came on the heels of the invention of makeshift bases, established by the terrorists in Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadode from wherever they launched attacks on villages in Cameroon and Nigeria.
A statement by Bigadier General Lone-Star State Chukwu, Director Army publicity same, throughout the joint trans- border operations, the gallant troops recovered some things from the terrorists.
“The things include: three American state forty seven rifles, 2 impermanent device ( IED) Shells, One fit impermanent device (IED) Belt, 2 motorcycles, Eight bicycles, impermanent device (IED) Vest, and One Boko Haram flag.
“The trans-border operations have with success cleared the insurgents from the overall space of Kote river.
“Members of the overall public area unit suggested to report any suspicious movements or activities to the enforcement agents for prompt action,” the statement additional.

Armed robbers rob GTBank in Cross River


Four suspected armed robbers have been arrested while robbing Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) at the Cattle Ranch in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The suspects, led by one James Udofia, a graduate of the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, were caught by some members of the Ranch Youths.

An eyewitness, who gave his name as Matthew, said Udofia, who is also known as Junior, is a native of Akwa Ibom State.
He said the suspects were later handed over to the police after they had been thoroughly beaten.

“The young man named Udofia James and his gang attacked GT Bank, Obudu Cattle Ranch on Sunday morning being September 2nd, 2018 but unfortunate for them, they were apprehended by the youths.
“And I say bravo to the Ranch Youths after which they handed them over to the police. They were four of them”, he said.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident and said, “The suspects are in our custody and the Ranch Youths did well.

“Instead of committing the Jungle Justice crime, the Ranch Youths handed them over to the Police which is the right thing to do.
“I am glad the people are beginning to know that it is unlawful to take the laws into their hands.”

82-Year-Old Native Doctor Arrested With Other Cultists Over Policeman’s Death


The police in Lagos have captured a 82-year-old botanist, Babatunde Rufai, said to be the head of Igunuko Disguise; Ariyo Elegbede and eight others for affirmed complicity in a week ago’s murder of Sergeant Collins Esiabor.

The policeman was lynched on August 29 by associated individuals with Aiye faction aggregate at Ifako-Ijaiye while challenging the demise of their partner.

Others captured regarding the murdering are: Adewunmi Suleiman, 28; Olorunda Michael, 21; Omoba Idowu, 27; Olarewaju Hammed, 20; Payoff Adewuye, 27; Ayo Adeyanju, 27; Anu Akinola, 24 and Ige Akanbi, 29.

Police Official Imohimi Edgal said the botanist professedly treated a self-incurred gunfire damage on one of the suspects, who misused an AK-47 rifle the horde seized from the killed Sergeant.

The police boss said Elegbede professedly participated in the lynching of the cop, including that the two men were authentic local specialists for the religion gathering and normally treated individuals’ shot injuries without educating the police, as stipulated by law.

In spite of the fact that Elegbede denied the assertion, Edgal said he shared in the treatment of the harmed part, said to have fled to Ondo State, and disguised the data from the police.

He stated: “On August 29 at Haruna Transport Stop in Ifako-Ijaiye, Ogba, a crowd, for reasons unknown and with no incitement at all, assaulted a police group and vandalized a watch van positioned to give security in the territory, prompting the passing of Sergeant Collins Esiabor.

“I guaranteed then that the order would unwind and arraign those behind the obnoxious demonstration. Examination propelled into the occurrence prompted the capture of 10 suspects.

“The suspects are cultists, as authenticated by one of them, Ayo Adeyanju, who passed on the bocy of their late part to the internment site. On their way, they chose to retaliate for the demise of the perished on the police watch group despite the fact that unmistakably the police had no physical contact at all with the expired.

“As per the suspects, the perished located policemen inside his region and endeavored to scale a fence, trusting they were after him. Tragically, he put the wrong foot forward and lethally harmed himself.

“In the mean time, Rufai and Elegbede, said as assistants to the gathering, were additionally captured. Recouped from them are a Dane firearm and grouped charms.”

The police boss said the suspects would be accused of murder, including that endeavors were to capture other escaping suspects.

Edgal stated: “Those folks defied the police and grabbed an AK-47 rifle from the policeman. They didn’t know how to work the firearm; in this way, one of them erroneously shot himself in the foot with the rifle.

“These (pointing at the presumed cultivators) are the babalawo who give them treatment. They are legitimate babalawofor the religion gathering. In this way, whenever they have gunfire wounds, they go to them for treatment and these men cover the data from the police.

“Furthermore, they live in that area and heard the end result for a policeman. However, they never enlightened us regarding a gunfire casualty they treated until the point that examination embroiled them.”

Buhari to submit 2019 budget on NASS resumption


 
The federal government has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2019 budget to the National Assembly when the legislature reconvenes in September.

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, explained that this was to restore the January to December budget cycle.
“Our aspirations is that we want to meet the requirements of the law to submit it by September but as you know the National assembly is itself away on recess and they resume by September”, she told Daily Trust.

The Minister disclosed that the N1.56 trillion spent by the federal government on capital projects was the highest amount ever spent on capital projects in the history of Nigeria.
According to her, the federal government released 60 per cent of the total N2.2 trillion budgeted for capital projects in 2017, the highest value ever.
The Minister said the 2017 budget did well as the country executed 100 per cent of the personnel component, ensuring that salaries and pensions were paid, including pension arrears.

Ahmed noted that despite the fact that production did not go up to the 2.3 million barrels per day projected for the year, oil and gas sector revenue hit 95 per cent largely due to increase in oil price in the international market.
“Non-oil revenue performance was not as high as we had expected.
“Because of the recession, a lot of businesses were struggling and couldn’t perform as they should and getting taxes will be as a result of the profit declared by companies.
“Taxes collected are also indicative of the performance of businesses in the economy,” the Minister said.

How governors spent N2trn on Nigeria police – NGF


The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Secretariat on Tuesday said governors of the 36 states have collectively spent more than N2 trillion in augmenting police operations nationwide in the last decade alone.
Mr Abdulrazaque Barkindo, Head, Media and Public Affairs, who made this known in Abuja, said the amount, was outside the contributions of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe states, hitherto referred to as the frontline states and critical flashpoints at the peak of the war against insurgency in the country.
He said that the revelation was part of a research conducted by the media department of the NGF monthly magazine “The Executive Summary” July edition.
He said that the purchases by the governors have covered such items as Hilux trucks, Armoured Personnel carriers, Helicopters, River Gun Boats, Horses, Communication equipment, uniforms and handcuffs among others.
“For example, the magazine which has as its cover story State Police: The Time is Now, related that in 2015 alone Lagos State, under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode spent over N4.765bn on helping to sustain the Federal Police.
“It also reported that in subsequent years going forward, the state also bought and donated to the police, 100 four-door Saloon cars, 55 Ford Ranger Pick-up trucks and 10 Toyota Landcruiser Pick-up trucks.
“These also include 15 BMW power-bikes, 100 Isuzu trucks, three helicopters, two gunboats, 15 Armoured Personnel Carriers, revolving lights, sirens, communication gadgets, helmets, handcuffs among many other police requirements,” he said.
Barkindo added that looking at the donations in retrospect, Ambode’s predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola also donated 50 patrol vehicles, 10 Armoured Personnel carriers, 100 walkie-talkies and 200 bullet-proof jackets.
He added that the state government also established an ICT Resource Centre for the police in Lagos State.
“It is not Lagos alone that has donated generously to the police. Kano, Kaduna, Kwara, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi and Abia States have all, at various times, donated generously to the police force towards ensuring the safety and security of their peoples and their property,” he added.
He recalled that in July 2017 the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris approached the NGF at their meeting in Aso Rock Villa seeking cap-in-hand, the sum of N3trilion as assistance from states.
He said that the magazine also quoted the lamentations of some of the state governors, who in spite of these donations had been unable to enjoy even the partial loyalty of the federal police at their most critical hour of need.
He said that Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, for example, was quoted in the magazine as saying “I am sitting here as governor, but I cannot control one police troop whenever crises break in my state.”
“His Zamfara State counterpart and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar had, at one time, even relinquished his position as the Chief Security Officer of his state, in frustration.
“The report added that even Benue State, which very recently had its state assembly sealed and overtaken by the Nigeria Police Force, had spent a substantial part of its security vote in ameliorating the problems of the same police force that was to later humiliate the state.
“Indeed, to give spice to the argument for the agitation of the states, the National Assembly only recently lent its voice to the agitation by state governors and also endorsed the formation of state police, saying it is about time.
“Most others who canvas the same position as the governors allude to the countries whose system Nigeria is emulating, saying community policing is a necessity if crime is to be prevented and insurgency is to be curtailed to the barest minimum,” he added.

President Buhari Pleads To Churches To Promote Unity In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged church leaders to use their positions to promote peace and unity in the country.
He made the call at the opening of the 23 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria on Saturday in Calabar.
Represented by Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Eyo-Ita, Buhari said the church, as the conscience of the nation, should promote ideals of unity and pray for the nation as we move towards election year.
He said that the gathering was historic in view of the significant role the church played in the existence of the country.
“The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria remains a pivotal agent of change in our nation and beyond.
“Your role in education, health and other social spheres of our society remains commendable and as a Government, we are committed to promoting the ideals and societal norms that unite us as a people.
“I commend the church for her investment in the hospitality industry and education through the proposed establishment of Presby Guest House and her efforts to complete Hope Waddell University aimed at producing new generation of leaders.
“We also commend the church for her contribution in the agricultural subsector, particularly the Presby Farm Ltd as well as the Yakurr Farms.
“The church is encouraged to take advantage of the various opportunities provided by the government to empower Nigerians to venture into agriculture to guarantee food security,” he said.
The president used the occasion to call on all Nigerians to support government programmes and project and join in the fight against corruption for a better Nigeria.
Similarly, Most Rev. Nzie Eke, Prelate/Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, said the agenda of the 23 General Assembly included a review of the church’s mission work in Nigeria and beyond.
Eke said that the church would also solicit for funds for the completion of the final phase of the N1 billion Hope Waddell University project and the construction of Presbyterian Guest House at an estimated cost of N950 million.
He reminded Christians to participate in politics and be the change they wanted to see by ensuring that they got their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
“We shall pray for our leaders, especially our President Muhammadu Buhari, for God to guide him to conduct peaceful elections in 2019.
“Let me quickly remind all those who do not have PVC to do so immediately after the assembly; the PVC is your power.
“If you do not have it, you are denying yourself a fundamental right to choose your leaders and, I encourage Presbyterians to get actively involved in politics so that we can influence the society.”
The Prelate warned Christians of the dangers of being too narrow-minded and intolerant, saying such split the body of Christ.
On his part, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Ita Enang, said that security challenges were not peculiar to Nigeria, but a continental problem spreading to the country.
Enang said that the church should not be made to think that it was a religious problem because similar crisis was happening in Zamfara that had a population predominantly Muslims.
He said that Nigeria as a nation, was reconsidering the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) free movement agreement which allowed for easy influx of foreigners into the

Why I refused N2bn offered me by Buhari – Akwa Ibom Speaker, Luke


Onofiok Luke, the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, has alleged that the Presidency offered him N2 billion and the deputy governorship slot to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Luke spoke during a solidarity rally for the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel and Senator from the state, Bassey Albert in Uyo, the state capital.
The Speaker noted that he would rather quit politics than defect to the APC.

According to Luke, “They said the President had sent words for me to become the deputy governor. They offered me N2bn, but I said no. If you like, offer me N10bn, mine is no.
Speaking on the defection of former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, Luke said the action was borne out of personal interest.
He insisted that the defection was aimed at grabbing and sharing power.

“They have no plan for us and no plans for the future of our state. It was all about them. It was only about power grabbing and power-sharing, but by God’s amazing grace, we will overcome them,” Luke said.

Hashidu, ex-Gombe governor, reportedly dead

Former Gomber state governor, Abubakar Habu Hashidu, has reportedly passed on.

According to Sahara Reporters, Hashidu’s death was confirmed via an announcement from his family.
A family member was quoted as saying, “With total submission to the will of Allah, we announce the death of former Governor of Gombe State Alhaji Abubakar Habu Hashidu. May Allah forgive his soul and grant him jahhan.”

Details later…

I kill for just ₦10,000 – 20-year old female cultist


While speaking when she was paraded by the Police in Lagos on Monday, a 20-year-old self-confessed sniper of the dreaded Eiye confraternity, Mariam Abiola, revealed how she killed four rival gang members in the Ilasamaja area of the state.

They use charms to make people sleep and operate freely.
The young girl who admitted dropping out of school in SS3, was arrested on Monay morning together with three male accomplices by a police team from the Ilasamaja division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent Titilayo Oriyomi.
While making her confessions to police interrogators, she said it was easier for her to operate unnoticed wearing a hijab, adding that a member of her gang she described as an herbalist always prepared charms for her before she embarked on any major operation.
She narrated, “I was arrested early last year in Mushin. I had run away from my parents’ home in Abeokuta, Ogun State, when I was 15 years. After I fled to Lagos in search of work, I was staying with one brother Wasiu, who is also a gang member. Another brother, Sadiq, said he would introduce me to a job that would be fetching me money.
“He said I needed to blend into the system by being a member of the Eiye confraternity. I agreed. Thereafter, Sadiq taught me how to use a gun. By the time I went through training three times, I knew how to fire accurately.

Anytime I was going to kill, Sadiq would give me the person’s picture and send the address to my phone. I usually wore a white male flowing gown and white hijab whenever we were going to kill any rival member.
“We always went in a group of four, including Wasiu and Segun. The gun was usually tucked inside my white flowing gown. On getting to the target’s house, which was usually at night, other members would jump through the fence and open the gate for me. I would enter and fire the person in the chest and forehead before leaving there.
I have killed four persons. None of our targets survived. I killed one guy at Fadeyi area of Lagos. Another one at Hassan area, one at Ajeh area. At the end of each killing, Sadiq would pay me N10,000 and five others N20,000.
“I had struck at Fabiyi, Hassan and Aje streets and another street, all in Ilasamaja. Before we leave for any killing, we would visit the herbalist who would give us charms to put residents to sleep until the operation is concluded. I never felt bad killing anybody.”
Meanwhile, Sadiq also admitted being a member of the Eiye confraternity but denied knowing Abiola.
Speaking on the arrest, Lagos State commissioner of police, CP Imohimi Edgal said, “It is shocking to see a young lady of Abiola’s age talk of killings. Parents should do more by monitoring their children.
“It is worrisome that her confession are startling, chronicling the number of killings. Apart from being an assassin, she was also an armourer for her gang.”