BounceExclusiveRound: Top Stories You May Have Missed This Week
Bounce News brings you a recap of the exclusive stories we published this week. Just in case you missed the action.
1) Tramadol Or JUJU? Suspected Kidnapper Sleeps For Over 48 Hours
Controversy continues to trail the unusual arrest of a suspected kidnapper who has been sleeping in police custody in Akure.
While the Ondo state police command maintained their ground that the suspect is under the influence of tramadol, many believe he was charmed by his victims.
The suspect, who allegedly took a dose of tramadol before attempting to kidnap a pharmacy owner in Owo, was said to have slept for over 48 hours in police custody.
Yele Akintoke, a medical practitioner, believes their victim must have used juju to invoke the spirit of sleep.
2) DSS Lay Siege To National Assembly
Nigerians woke to some political drama at it's Upper Legislative chamber in Abuja, the federal capital territory.
Members of the Senate were prevented by officials of the DSS (in masks and carrying live ammunition) from entering the premises of the Senate.
Opposition lawmakers, who made it into the premises, were also prevented from making it into the red chair chamber.
A few hours later, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo sacked the DG of the DSS, Lawal Daura for deploying operatives without getting clearance from the office of the Acting President.
3) Dark Lagos Street Turns Corpse Dumpsite
How will you feel when you wake up in the morning and find a corpse in front of your compound just across the road?
This was the experience of residents of Lanre Ibitoye Street in Oko Oba area of Lagos.
It is a story that highlights the need for the Lagos State government to spread its "Light Up The City" campaign to less commercial council areas like Ibitoye.
While the residents of the street were still in shock over a man who was allegedly dumped by his father in a canal, they saw yet another shocking scene.
Another corpse was abandoned down the road.
4) Father Allegedly Dumps 40-Year-Old Son In Lagos Canal
Strange things still happen even in our emerging mega city, Lagos.
Lanre Ibitoye Street is a popular for many persons that usually ply Abule Egba area, especially those that took that route when the bridge construction was on.
The street is very close to where the popular abattoir around Oko-Oba is located.
A canal runs through the street and the Lagos State government had constructed a bridge there to make it motorable for commuters.
That canal could have become a burial ground but for the intervention of concerned residents. They found a man in his early 40s that had been abandoned in the canal for days.
5) ‘DSS Boss, Daura Should Have Been Suspended Not Sacked’
It is no longer news that the Director General of the Department of State Service Lawal Duara, has been sacked, arrested and under investigation.
He was fired by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo following the invasion of the national assembly by operatives of the service on Tuesday.
Even though Osinbajo has been receiving accolades for ordering the sack, a lawyer in Gombe does not agree totally with his decision.
Sa’idu Mu’azu Kumo said Daura should have been suspended first.
6) How 6-Year-Old Habib Went Missing In Lagos
6-year-old Habib Mohammed went with his family to a public function at 5 Omotoye Estate on July 31.
The boy was full of life at the event until he suddenly disappeared with no trace.
The parents, who had no idea Habib was missing, thought he was with his elder brother at the other side of event.
7) Residents Turn Rauf Aregbesola Primary School To Dumpsite
It is hardly impossible to walk or drive to some areas in Lagos without being assaulted by heaps of refuse.
The stench oozing from these dumpsites across the city can wake the dead.
What has caught the attention of many residents of Shasha and environs is the manner in which some residents have turned the Rauf Aregebesola Primary School, Shasha to a massive dump site.
Rauf Aregbesola is the currently governor of Osun State and the school was built when he was the Commissioner For Works in Lagos State.
The site is an eyesore and it's baffling that residents whose children probably attend the school have decided to take this path of shame not minding the health implication on their children.
8) ASABA 2018: Nigeria Wins Three More Gold Medal On Final Day
Team Nigeria ended their campaign on a blistering note at the 21st Senior Athletics Championships; winning three gold medals on the final day of action at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State.
The last set of gold medals for Nigeria came in the Triple Jump Event, 400m Women’s Hurdles Event and the 4x400m Women’s Relay event.
Though Nigeria won a silver medal in the 200m event and two more bronze medals in the javelin men and 4x400m men’s event it was not enough to give Nigeria a better finish in the biennial athletics championships as the hosts finished third.
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