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The Sad Story of David Ntekim Rex, Young Nigerian IT prodigy killed by robbers in Lagos

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A young Nigerian IT prodigy, David Ntekim Rex was shot by robbers in Lagos on Friday .

David, 23, was attacked in Jibowu, Lagos State, around 8 p.m, as he was returning home.

According to gathered reports, David Ntekim Rex is the second son of his parents, after his attack the police were alerted but they allegedly watched as he bled to death while profiling him.

Even after he was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, doctors refused to take any action until they later pronounced him dead on arrival.

A Cousin to the deceased, Roy Mustang broke the news to Twitter on Sunday.

My ‘auntie’ has three sons. She’s always crazy about them. The middle child, David, is the most promising. He’s a tech guy; very young, very brilliant. David was on his was home on Friday night when he was robbed, shot and killed around Jibowu. Please say a prayer for my aunt.

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David got shot around 8 p.m. The police were called, David hadn’t died yet. The Nigerian police stood and watched as he gasped for air. They took pictures instead, and were more concerned with why he – a tech guy- was carrying a laptop. Nigeria failed you, David.

The police then took david and his family to Sabo, where they looked for the laptop that he had on him instead of giving them a police report. The police officers were drunk and kept being unreasonable. He was finally released to his family, and they got to LUTH around 12:30am.

David wasn’t attended to by the doctors at LUTH. He was there till the family was convinced he couldn’t be alive because he had no pulse. The doctors refused to administer any test to see if he was alive.

This is someone that was in the process of interning with Microsoft. He even had an interview with the south Africa office. I’m broken.

I just left Mrs. Ntekim-Rex. I don’t think it has fully hit her what just happened. She’s still in shock.

David in 2018 was a computer engineering student at the University of Lagos emerged second in the annual “Master the Mainframe” competition, organized by AngelHack, a global hackathon company and the IBM Z Academic Initiative, aged 19 then.

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The first position in the Middle East and African region went to 21 year old Salisu Ali of Bayero University in Kano.

The two Nigerians were also among the top 12 finalists globally.

Both students’ entries, according to the judges, showcased innovation and their clear understanding of software security and utility principles, two key attributes of mainframe systems.

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The other 10 finalists were from Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Nepal and the USA.

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‘Get A Father Like Mine’- MC Oluomo’s Son Tells Nigerians

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The son of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), replied Nigerians who refer to his Dad as a tout.

Junior, also known as King Westt on Instagram, took to his Instastories this afternoon to tackle Nigerians who refer to his father as a tout.

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In his post, King Westt shared the qualities of his father and asked those who call him a tout to try and get a father like his.

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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown

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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown

A lawyer has revealed that he discontinued a divorce case he was handling after the husband got the wife pregnant during lockdown last year.

Sharing the interesting story on Twitter this morning, @darknbold1 wrote

”We dey court dey try to divorce you and your wife, small Covid-19 lockdown you go give her belle Life no suppose be like that nah. Lawyer to the wife says the baby is CTC of reconciliation. We are discontinuing this matter this morning. But in all, this is one of my most successful case so far. Great plot twist to bring the couple back together. Case file closed. I just told the man to name the baby “omolaja”

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Man Arrested For Stabbing And Raping 18-Year-Old Girl In Bauchi

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Bauchi State Police Command arrested Godiya Ishaku for allegedly stabbing and raping an 18-year-old girl in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He said the suspect was arrested on February 3, following a report made by one Prince Yohanna.

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“On 03/02/2021 at about 0530hrs, one Prince Yohanna, a Staff of National Identity Card registration Tafawa Balewa L.G.A reported that on same date at about 0300hrs, one Godiya Ishaku of same address induced one Blessing (not real name) aged 18yrs of Dot in Dass L.G.A, took her to an uncompleted building with a knife inflicted injury on her hand and raped her,” the statement says.

On receipt of the report, a team of policemen were drafted to the scene and the victim rushed to General Hospital Tafawa Balewa for medical examination.

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Wakil said the suspect was arrested afterwards while investigation is still in progress. 

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Akinwumi Adesina: ‘Insecurity’ Now Africa’s Number One Challenge

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The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina has called ‘insecurity’ the number one challenge to Africa’s development.

He made this disclosure in a series of tweets he shared, the former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development stated that there is need to ensure security stability in Africa as terrorism is shrinking Africa’s investment space.

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Adesina also disclosed that Africa needs new financial instruments to protect and secure investments in countries and regions against rising insecurity.

He said; 

Insecurity is now the number one challenge to Africa’s development. Terrorism is shrinking Africa’s investment space. 

Insecurity is no longer a political issue. Insecurity is an economic issue. We must no longer decouple security and development.

We must ensure security stability in Africa. Africa needs new financial instruments to protect and secure investments in countries and regions against rising insecurity.

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Drama As Herbalist Follows Omoyele Sowore To Court In Abuja

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Drama As Herbalist Follows Omoyele Sowore To Court In Abuja

Many were susprised at the Wuse, Zone 2 Magistrate Court Abuja this morning, Tuesday March 2, as a Native Doctor ‘Herbalist” dressed in full regalia followed human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore in solidarity for the commencement of his trial.

Omoyele Sowore was arrested alongside four others on December 31st 2020, for organizing a candlelight procession and charged for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance. The commencement of his trial was scheduled for today.

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The native doctor was seen waving his horsewhip and gourd in the air while chanting some incantations ahead of the commencement of trial.

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