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Nigeria’s Most Wanted Robbery Kingpin, Shina Rambo, Resurfaces In Ekiti

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One time Nigeria’s most wanted criminal, Shina Rambo, has resurfaced in the Ekiti capital professing that he is now a changed man working for God as a preacher of the gospel of Christ.

He spoke on Sunday night on a weekend Yoruba programme monitored on Fresh FM Radio, Ado Ekiti, and anchored personally by prominent ace gospel musician and owner of the radio station, Yinka Ayefele.

Rambo, who gave his real name as Oluwasina Oluwagbemiga, confessed to be the same person whose gang terrorised some parts of the country for years and tormented innocent citizens with attacks, killings and maiming.

He said so many people, especially the police, would be surprised to hear that the same man they claimed to have killed on a number of occasions is still alive.

Claiming that he is now a complete child of God preaching the gospel in prisons and other reform centres, Rambo, who gave 1958 as his year of birth, said he was born as a native of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, but was raised in Benin city.

“My father was a prominent soldier moving from one part of the country to the other. In my attempt to acquire Voodoo power then, I went to a total of 21 places, prominent among which were Minna, Niger state, and later Oro, in present day Kwara”.

“I was in one of those places for 91 days in Idanre, Ondo state, where we were mandated to be sucking the milk of a possessed woman’s breast, as our only food and water, so occult powers can transmit to our body”.

“At the end of the whole exercise, I possessed a total of 901 power images that can be used to cajole or disappear at a scene of crime and project the image of another person. So, if I was killed at a particular point, I had the powers to resurface in another place in another form”, he said”.

The new Rambo expressed regret over his “past” roles in a series of deadly crimes that held the country spellbound for years, claiming that he was misguided by evil spirits.

He said the moment he accepted Christ, he realized he had no more occult powers as the spirit of God suddenly descended on him directing him to drop all his bad habits and start preaching about God.

Quoting the Holy Bible copiously throughout the radio interview, Rambo said he had won many souls through his preaching, while a number of churches had also been established.

Rambo stated that the death of his wife and three children in a single day at the hands of those who came to arrest him, but did not meet him, was his worst regret of his former life in crime.

He urged people who are crime inclined to turn a new leaf in record time and have a change of heart so as to receive divine salvation as well as avoid incurring God’s wrath.

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Eskom Faces R5-Million Fine Over Kendal Power Station Pollution

On Friday, South Africa’s Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy notified Eskom of the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to pursue criminal prosecution.

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Eskom could face fines of up to R5-million under South Africa’s air quality legislation for supplying blatantly false and misleading information about its toxic pollution at the Kendal coal-fired power station to authorities.

On 28th January 2021, the state-owned energy utility will appear in the Emalahleni regional court on four counts of environmental transgressions.

On Friday 27th November, South Africa’s Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy notified Eskom of the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to pursue criminal prosecution.

The four counts, according to the department, are related to the emission of air pollutants at concentrations exceeding emission limits set in Kendal’s atmospheric emission licence (AEL); failure to comply with the conditions and/or the requirements of the AEL; committing an act likely to cause significant pollution of the environment, and supplying false and/or misleading information to an air quality officer.

Albi Modise, the Chief Director of Communications at the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, says the “criminal investigation as well as the compliance notice, read with the minister’s objection decision, is based on the findings of previous site inspections” undertaken at Kendal, which is one of the country’s biggest power stations.

Read also: Electricity blackout to linger till Thursday in SA – Eskom

This is the first criminal investigation where the National Prosecuting Authority has decided to pursue a prosecution for a breach of air quality legislation by Eskom.

Business management consultancy EE Business Intelligence reported this week on the findings of an internal investigation compiled by Eskom’s audit and forensic team into Kendal’s air quality compliance and reporting.

This was instituted by the power utility’s chief executive officer, Andre de Ruyter in May.

The internal investigation found that exceedances of particulate matter atmospheric emissions of up to 10 times the allowable limit of 100mg/Nm3 occurred consistently for extended periods over the past two years at Kendal and that this was having a significant impact on people and the environment.

Between April last year and 31 March this year, EE Business Intelligence reported that the investigation found continuous and almost daily particulate matter emission exceedances by all six generation units at Kendal power station of up to 13 times the statutory particulate matter emission limit.

Related: Eskom’s bid for bigger tariffs rejected by South African court

Modise says that Eskom’s internal report notwithstanding, the department had already instituted both criminal and administrative enforcement action based on evidence that the company was in noncompliance with environmental law.

“Furthermore, and on the face of it, the contents of this report seemingly support the charges, which Eskom is currently facing,” says Modise.

Energy analyst Chris Yelland, the managing director of EE Business Intelligence, believes Eskom itself will have to face the music.

“It’s interesting as to whether people will face these consequences in their personal capacity or in their capacity as employees of Eskom. I will imagine that Eskom may be subject to sanctions. Obviously, that’s a matter for the court to decide. Frankly, there are people who bear responsibility both at the power station and at Eskom Megawatt Park,” Yelland said.

“Eskom uses load-shedding as a threat: ‘If you shut us down because we’re in non-compliance, we could have load-shedding’. But [Minister] Creecy has avoided this through phased-in shutdowns of units at Kendal,” Yelland said.

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One Missing in Militant’s Attack on Kenyan Police Patrol

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Jihadist fundamentalist group, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as al-Shabaab, on Wednesday, attacked a police patrol base in Fafi, Garissa County of Kenya and injured a police officer.

Another police officer was also said to have gone missing.

The North-eastern Regional Commander, Rono Bunei, said the security officers were at the Amuma base when the heavily armed gunmen fired at them for about ten minutes before escaping.

Bunei said the station armoury was badly damaged in the attack, noting that the search for their missing colleague was ongoing while the injured one was stable at a local hospital.

According to him, an assessment done at the scene showed the attackers were armed with rocket-propelled grenades and they escaped as reinforcements approached there.

“We are determined to deal with this menace but we need support from locals. Such an attack cannot happen without their knowledge,’’ he said.

The regional police commander said no arrests have been made so far. More patrols have been sent to the area to search for the attackers, which are believed to have either crossed the border into Somalia or were still holed up along the border.

There have been several attacks staged by the militants in counties neighbouring Somalia in a series, amid efforts to contain the situation.

Five police officers were seriously wounded on Sunday when their vehicle ran over a set improvised explosive device in Rhamu, Mandera County, in the latest such incident.

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Temi Otedola Opens Up On How She Met Her Boyfriend, Mr Eazi

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Fashion blogger and billionaire daughter, Temi Otedola has revealed that her boyfriend, Mr. Eazi was rude to her the first time they met.


The 24-year-old actress revealed this on the first episode of their podcast ‘How Far’.


Sensational Nigerian singer, Eazi and Otedola had met when, Temi’s sister, DJ Cuppy, who is also the singer’s friend, invited him for one of her numerous events in London, United Kingdom.


“I met Temi in London. Her sister was playing at an event, somewhere in Knightbridge and she said, ‘oh come out come out, follow me to this event’. So I followed her to the event and there she was deejaying and all of a sudden it was just me and Temi sitting down and just watching her.”

He went on to add “she didn’t like say meet my sister, you know, she invited her sister, she invited me. And by the time her sister came, she was already playing, so her sister came to the table and it was me and her. So, obviously, you have to socialise, so I said, ‘Hi what’s up, my name is Mr Eazi'”.

Talking about their first date, Temi said she was only being nice to Mr Eazi.
“I did not know he was going to be there that night; me being someone who likes to be friendly to strangers, I was like ‘hey do you live in London? Can I get you a drink? what have you been up to?’ I was just on my usual cute let’s be nice, let’s meet people vibes and I was like this guy is an asshole; like why is he being so rude?”


Mr Eazi replied her saying, “I was trying to let you know that, hey I’m not interested; I’m just here to watch this person and not interested in moving to you.”


He also revealed that he texted her and she took her time to reply.


“I started texting Temi and she was replying to be honest but she was taking her time to reply. So I text her like 10am she will reply me at 12,” he said.

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