- Nigerian National Charged With Murder in Malaysia
A Nigerian national, Alowonle Oluwajuwon, has been charged to court in Malaysia for the murder of Siti Kharina Mohd Kamaruddin, a chief nurse.
Siti Kharina, 40, was a nurse at Serdang Hospital before she was murdered at Third Avenue Condominium in Cyberjaya, Selangor between 9 and 15 of May, when she reportedly disappeared and eventually declared missing.
Oluwajuwon, 36, entered Malaysia with a tourist visa in January 2018, according to the Malaysian police.
“He entered the country using a tourist pass last January… and he has overstayed in this country,” Malaysian police stated.
Two other suspects arrested with Oluwajuwon, a 35-year old Nigerian woman and a 38-year old Pakistani man were released on bail.
However, they were asked to surrender their passports until the case is concluded.
While Malaysian government has declared all-out war against Nigerians in the country and have been conducting raids to arrest and prosecute illegal Nigerians, Nigerians in Malaysia that spoke with our correspondence expressed shocked at the news and the numerous attacked on Africans, especially Nigerians.
Ahmed, who resides in Malaysia, said it is a unique story as Nigerians are generally wary of Malaysians. They may fight or harm each other but to hurt a Malaysian to the point of death is highly unusual.
Few others said Oluwajuwon was dating the nurse, the separated mother of three. According to them, she paid for his rented apartment and basically responsible for his upkeep. Therefore, it is unusual he will kill his benefactor.
Other Nigerian groups, even suggested maybe the husband the victim separated from had her followed to the suspect apartment in Cyberjaya.
At this point, nobody seems to really have a concrete knowledge of the situation as Oluwajuwon is currently without a lawyer and the Nigerian embassy seems not to be involved or doing much.
Oluwajuwon merely nodded his head when the interpreter hired by the court read the charges levied against him in English on Monday.
The case was adjourned until July 31, 2019.
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Nigeria to Implement Biometric Clearance Gates at International Airports by March 2024
Nigeria is gearing up to introduce a significant upgrade to its airport security measures with the implementation of biometric clearance gates at international airports by March 2024.
This move aims to streamline passenger processing and bolster national security efforts.
Under the plan, five major international airports across Nigeria, including the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Port Harcourt International Airport, and Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, will be equipped with biometric clearance gates.
These gates will utilize advanced technology to provide seamless clearance services for passengers entering the country.
Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, emphasized that the installation of biometric gates reflects Nigeria’s commitment to enhancing border control management and adhering to global best practices.
The gates are expected to significantly reduce clearance times, with a passenger clearing in just 30 seconds.
Tunji-Ojo highlighted the gates’ dual purpose: expediting passenger processing while also enhancing national security by allowing for quick identification of persons of interest.
The initiative aligns with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, aiming to provide quality services to Nigerians while ensuring national security.
This modernization effort is poised to address long-standing issues of delays and improve the overall travel experience for passengers at Nigeria’s international airports.
President Bola Tinubu to Inaugurate Red Line Mass Transit Train on February 29
President Bola Tinubu is slated to inaugurate the long-awaited Red Line Mass Transit Train on February 29, according to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The disclosure came during the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) Stakeholders’ Forum 2024, held in Lagos.
The Red Line, a pivotal component of the state’s integrated mass transit system, stretches from Agbado in Ogun State to Oyingbo in Lagos Mainland.
The project aims to alleviate the perennial traffic congestion in Lagos, offering commuters a faster and more efficient mode of transportation.
Governor Sanwo-Olu highlighted the state’s commitment to addressing traffic challenges and emphasized the importance of the Lagos State Parking Policy in regulating parking across the metropolis.
The policy established the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA), tasked with implementing innovative parking solutions.
He underscored the collaboration between the state government and local authorities, recognizing the strategic partnership with the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in parking regulation efforts.
The forthcoming inauguration marks a significant milestone in Lagos’ transportation infrastructure, promising improved mobility and reduced commute times for millions of residents.
With President Tinubu set to officiate the event, anticipation is high as the city prepares for this transformative development in its public transportation landscape.
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