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#SexForGrade: Everyone Journalist Involved In Sex For Grades Documentary Got Credit

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The BBC says everyone who works on its Africa Eye investigation gets credit without exception to the explosive sex-for-grades documentary released in 2019.

BBC World Service’s publicist Marina Forsythe said the only exception is sequel to security considerations.

Her statement opposes claims by a BBC reporter Ogechi Obidiebube that the story was “hijacked” from her and given to a freelancer Kiki Mordi.

“Every Africa Eye investigation is a team effort and this has been key to the success and impact of our films. Everyone sufficiently involved in an investigation is given appropriate credit and the only exception is when there are security considerations,” Forsythe said.

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A source told the online newspaper that a freelancer who had no problem with revealing her identity was brought in because of the threats some BBC staff got after the ‘Sweet Codeine’ investigation revealing drug abuse problem in Nigeria.

BBC insiders also confirmed that Obidiebube was credited in the documentary using the pseudonym “Kemi Alabi”.

But the accolades and awards which have not stopped pouring on Mordi as the star of the story continues to open wounds.

A source said Obidiebube’s name was deliberately removed due to some internal politics in BBC, alleging that one of the top executives was particular about not giving Obidiebube credits for the job done even before the documentary was eventually released.

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The source also alleged that the move caused a furore in the BBC office to the point that the organisation specifically sent Obidiebube a letter of commendation to pacify her after the issue had escalated.

It has also been alleged that sex was exchanged for byline in the documentary which sought to expose sexual harassment in Nigerian and Ghanaian varsities.

Recall that on Sunday, Obidiebube tweeted, asking for people’s opinion on cyanide and ricin, two poisonous substances.

“cyanide or ricin?” she asked.

About 35 minutes later, she posted a video of herself crying and begging for forgiveness
“for what I’m about to do.”

“We are deeply concerned about the welfare of our colleague Ogechi Obidiebube. Ogechi is receiving treatment in hospital and we are providing as much support as we can to her and her family. We request that people respect their privacy at this difficult time,” BBC said.

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NSCDC Arrests Serial POS Fraudster In Kwara

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Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara state have arrested a suspected serial POS fraudster and fake alert scammer, Victor Adebayo, 24.

Parading the suspect in Ilorin on Friday January 14, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, said that the suspect had sometimes posed as a pastor to dupe his victims.

He said that the suspect was arrested by the intelligence unit of the corps after he had defrauded many unsuspected people of the amount of money worth more than N700,000.

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According to the Civil Defence boss, the suspect who claims to be a Lagos based resident usually send alerts to unsuspected POS operators and will now collect cash from them and disappear into thin air.

“On January 13, 2022, operatives of the NSCDC intelligence and investigations department picked up a suspected serial fraudster who has been going around defrauding people of their hard-earned money,” Ayinla stated.

NSCDC Arrests Serial POS Fraudster In Kwara

“The suspect was usually going around in his Toyota Corolla car and very neat appearance and would meet POS operators to give him cash and he will now make a fake transfer which he has programmed on his phone,”

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The suspect, who confessed that he had been doing it for more than two years, had previously posed as a pastor to convince the POS operators or tell them that his wife is in labour in the hospital and needed a certain amount of money.

Meanwhile, some POS operators in the Ilorin metropolis, especially some that might have fallen victim to fake alert fraudsters before, had thronged the Kwara State Command of the NSCDC, trying to identify the suspected serial fraudster.

The state commandant also appealed to the POS operators and the entire people in the state to be wary of fraudulent act of certain criminal elements who he said are going about with intention of defrauding them of their money.

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ISWAP Attacks Nigerian Army University, Biu. Kills Two Employees (Video)

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Iswap Fighters Attack The Nigerian Army University, Killing Two Employees

On monday evening, alleged militants of the Islamic State For West African Province, Iswap, assaulted the Nigerian Army University’s Security And Strategic Studies Campus In Buratai, Biu Local Government Area, Borno State.

The extremists killed two University Personnel, according to news reports.
The terrorists apparently overran the troops defending the University, who reportedly fled to their heels as their guns ran out.
Two employees were murdered in the incident, according to a staff member who spoke to the outlet on the condition of anonymity.

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After Attempts To Prevent The Attack Failed, Troops Guarding The Gate Absconded, He Said.

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Zamfara Housewife, A’isha Ibrahim Arrested Over Plot To Sell Co-Wife’s Son (Pix)

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The Police in Zamfara has arrested one A’isha Ibrahim with a 2-year-old baby boy whom she was planning to sell off at Gusau, the state capital.

Ibrahim was among suspects paraded by Zamfara Police Commissioner, CP Ayuba Elkana at a press in Gusau on Thursday.

She was paraded alongside the two year old boy

While confessing to the crime, Ibrahim said the child she wanted to sell is the son of her co-wife.

She added that she wanted to sell off the boy in retaliation for alleged theft and sale of her own son by the co-wife.

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Elkana said the suspect will be handed over to relevant authorities after investigation for further action.

The Police Commissioner also paraded weapons recovered after a gun duel between police operatives and suspected hoodlums while repelling attack at locations in Gummi, Bukkuyum, and Maru local governments said.

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