The abductors of Alhaji Abdulazeez Obajimoh, the Managing Director of AZECO pharmacy in Okene, Kogi State have rejected the N10 million ransom offered by his family, insisting on N30 million to secure his freedom.
Obajimoh was abducted by gunmen in Iruvucheba community in Okenne local government area of Kogi State, on Sunday afternoon, July 11.
According to a family source who spoke to Nigerian Tribune, the kidnappers called on Thursday to make demand for a ransom and rejected the initial N10 million ransom offered by the family, calling it “chicken change”
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Kogi State chapter, had earlier decried the incessant attacks and abduction of its members across the state.
The state chairman of PSN, Dr Lawal Muhammed, urged the perpetrators and the general public not to see pharmacists as being rich, adding that “most of the money invested in pharmaceuticals are loans from banks.”
Mohammed also called on the state government and security agencies to map out strategies to curb the menace.
“Being a second wife to the right person is better than being a first wife to the wrong person”
One Comr Sagbama -Owei Peremobo-ere from Bayelsa State has said that it is better to be a second wife to the right person than be a first wife to the wrong person.
The businesswoman, who shared this on her Facebook on Sunday, September 19, said that she has agreed to be a second wife as “peace of mind” is all she needs.
RuPaul makes history as most-awarded Black artist ever
Legendary television figure whose full name is RuPaul Charles, on Sunday night, September 19, made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color in the show’s history with 11 wins.
The host and producer broke the record for the most Emmy wins by a person of color, as “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was named outstanding competition program on Sunday night. The series is the most-awarded reality competition show at the Emmys.
His show knocked out popular shows like Nailed It!, Top Chef, The Voice, and The Amazing Race.
Delivering a moving speech at the event, he said;
‘Thanks to all of our lovely children on our show, from around the world.
‘They are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. This is for you.
‘For you kids out there watching, you have a tribe that is waiting for you. We are waiting for you, baby. Come home to Mama Ru!’
Six of RuPaul’s wins were for outstanding host for a reality or competition program, the latest of which was won at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys.
Hosted by comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer, the Emmy Awards saw stars come together in Los Angeles to celebrate the best of TV.
The awards ceremony had been held at The Microsoft Theatre since 2008 but the event was took place in a tent in downtown this year, while 2020’s ceremony was held virtually due to Coronavirus restrictions.
Qatar could ban unvaccinated players from next year’s World Cup
2022 World Cup host nation, Qatar is demanding that all fans and footballers attending the footballing ceremony are completely vaccinated.
The Gulf nation has already revealed that anyone attending the tournament next November will have to be doubled jabbed and has taken up the same position with players, according to a report by The Athletic.
Qatar, who have already administered more than 4.6 million vaccines so far, roughly 82 per cent of their population, are in discussions with FIFA and medical authorities in efforts to reach an amicable solution with footballers union who still have footballers who have refused to be vaccinated.
The Athletic claim a number of options are being considered, including unvaccinated players having to report negative tests every three days.
The report adds that Qatar aims to provide one million doses to spectators ahead of the tournament.
Just last month August,Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted ‘not all of the players have been double-jabbed’, adding ‘I have encouraged them to take the vaccination but you cannot force anyone to do that.’
Meanwhile, Qatar have also had to have painstaking talks about the logistics around Covid ahead of the Arab Cup, which starts on November 30 and will be used as test event for next year’s World Cup.
For that tournament, fans will need to be fully vaccinated to attend but players will not be required to follow suit.