The Cross River State Police command has arrested one Mr. Paul Nchui who allegedly poisoned food in a restaurant that has left 2 people dead and over 46 hospitalized in Oboso community of Mbube in Ogoja local government area of the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo who confirmed the arrest said that the 35 year-old suspect from Oboso, the affected community in Ogoja Local Government area of the state has confessed to the crime.


No fewer than 46 people are currently hospitalized after eating the poisoned food. The food vendor and her husband, Mr. Edidi died immediately after eating food from their restaurant on Friday, March 24th.

The incident raised serious tension in the state as many suspected that it was an outbreak of Ebola, Lassa or some strange ailment. Confirming the incident, Health Commissioner, Dr. Inyang Asibong said all the affected cases are from a food vendor in Oboso and was actually food poisoning.
"She (the food vendor) and her husband died on Friday following onset of symptoms" Dr. Inyang said, adding that 40 people are currently admitted in General Hospital, Ogoja, while 4 in a private hospital. A statement issued by the police said: 

 "Mr. Paul Nchui, a suspect who poisoned a restaurant of a food vendor in Oboso community in Ogoja has been arrested. The suspect is in our custody and has confessed to the crime. He will soon be charged to court".

The reason for the suspect's action was not confirmed by the Police at news time but it is speculated in the state that the suspect has confessed that he poisoned the restaurant to punish the community for the treatment meted on him.

According to a source, "The suspect has confessed that he poisoned the restaurant to punish the entire community because of the ill treatment they meted on him.


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In celebration of today's Mother's day, we take you through Forbes' recently released list of the world's wealthiest women with Liliane Bettencourt of France claiming the No. 1 spot yet again. 

According to Forbes, Bettencourt has a net worth of $39.5 billion making her the richest woman in the world. Nearly all her wealth comes from owing a third of the cosmetic company L'Oreal, which her father founded in 1907.
 
The French heiress is followed by Alice Walton, the only daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. Walton, who boasts a whopping $33.8 billion, retains her No. 2 spot from 2016, though her wealth has grown by $1.5 billion this year.

Jacqueline Mars, the granddaughter of the famed candy maker Frank Mars, comes in at No. 3 at $27 billion the same ranking she held last year.

See the full list below....
1. Liliane Bettencourt
Net worth: $39.5 billion
2. Alice Walton
Net worth: $33.8 billion
3. Jacqueline Mars
Net worth: $27 billion
4. Maria Franca Fissolo
Net worth: $25.2 billion
5. Susanne Klatten
Net worth: $20.4 billion
6. Laurene Powell Jobs (Steve Jobs wife)
Net worth: $20 billion
7. Gina Rinehart
Net worth: $15 billion
8. Abigail Johnson
Net worth: $14.4 billion
9. Iris Fontbona
Net worth: $13.7 billion
10. Beate Hesiter
Net worth: $13.6 billion

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From the look of things, the unidentified man who was spotted at Akokwa in ideato North, Imo state could be one of those trickish magicians luring people into paying money. The photos were shared by a Facebook user, Ikedichukwu Ugwuezeah. 
 
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The Edo state based Apostle and his wife Lizzy, pictured playing in their garden as they celebrated his birthday yesterday March 24th. See more photos after the cut...
 
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According to this twitter user, Kenny Abel Adesanya, men of the 174 battalion in Ogun state, beat the man pictured above, to death in the Ogijo area of the state yesterday March 24th. According to reports, the deceased was owing his landlady two months house rent. The landlady invited the soldiers to intervene and they ended up beating him so badly he was admitted to hospital.

He was on admission for some days but died yesterday. His Family members in anger, carried his corpse and dumped it in front of the Landlady's house. The said Landlady has since been arrested.‎
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A bird has been born in Brazil with four legs. The strange bird, which was born in a farm, surprised spectators and left biologists confused, but the bird seems happy and unaffected by its extra limbs. The fluffy white bird walking with all four limbs has been shared online and the bird doesn't seem to have any difficulties using the extra appendages. 
The reason why the bird was born with two extra legs is still unknown and biologists are still trying to explain it away. In the meantime, It has been given the name "franken-chicken."‎
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President Donald Trump's frequent travel, large family and unusual living situation is apparently weighing heavily on the Secret Service's budget.  

According to a Washington Post report, the agency recently requested an additional $60 million in spending for fiscal year 2018. Nearly $27 million of that was to be earmarked for security at the president's private residence at Trump Tower in New York, where first lady Melania Trump lives with their 11-year-old son. 
 
The Secret Service also said it needed another $33 million to cover travel costs incurred by "the president, vice president and other visiting heads of state."  

The Office of Management and Budget rejected the request which could potentially force the Secret Service to scale back on other operations, like investigations into cyber hacking, counterfeit currency, financial crimes or missing and exploited minors.  

Providing Secret Service details for the first lady and the rest of Trump's family, including his four adult sons and daughters, has also led to mounting costs. Although this level of protection is standard for the first family, the specific needs of Trump's older children have attracted scrutiny.  

At a press conference this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said there was no hypocrisy here.  "Presidents always travel," said Spicer. "The president, wherever he goes, he carries the apparatus of the White House with us. That is just something that happens."‎
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On Saturday morning when Kenny walked into the house, I had decided enough was enough and I was not going to pay for my sins forever. He had no right whatsoever to keep sleeping outside the house under the guise of anger. I was already waiting for him and as soon as he stepped in, I just blew up,

''Where do you think you are coming from oga?'' I shouted.

He looked at me like I had suddenly grown two heads and to my surprise he replied, ''Sunrise hotel''.

''Is that where you have been staying?'' I asked unsure. Not expecting him to answer in the first place.

''Yes I got a room there'' he answered and looked at me, ''Is that all? he asked.

''No, that is not all Kenny and don't make me feel stupid. You have been sleeping outside for the past three weeks and now I am questioning you, you're acting ignorant'' I was truly bewildered.

''Madam, you asked me where I have been and I answered you. How am I acting ignorant?''

''Kenny, once again, I am sorry''.

''Okay I have heard. Just to be clear though, what exactly are you sorry for?''

''Well, I am sorry for depriving you of sex and fasting without your agreement. I am sorry for being inconsiderate of your feelings. Please can we just go back to how we were?''

''Okay, I have heard you'' he said with a straight face.

''Kenny, please now. What else do you want me to say or do?''

''Lola I said I have heard. Please don't stress me. I want to ride around the estate on my bicycle for a while. Is that okay?''

''Okay, that is fine. Do you promise to stay at home from today?'' I asked

''Yes, I will. So can I go change and head out now?''

I nodded and got out of his way and he immediately went to the room and changed into his riding outfit. He always looked so handsome in his tights and t-shirt whenever he wanted to exercise and watching him come out of the bedroom, I went to give him a hug half expecting him to turn me away but he gave me a very lingering hug and left soon afterwards. I was so giddy from the obvious reconciliation, I decided to cook something nice for his breakfast when he returned.

A little over thirty minutes later, I got the call that changed my life forever. With tears in my eyes not knowing what to expect, I grabbed my car keys and rushed out of the house to the hospital address I had been given. I still could not believe my ears that Kenny had been in an accident. He just left home barely 30 minutes earlier. The caller was unable to give details of the severity of the accident or what happened. As I drove out and met with traffic, I tried calling his number back to get more details but it was switched off. I contemplated calling family and friends but I decided to know the status of his health before calling anybody.

''Oh Lord, help me. You said we shall not die God, please keep my husband. I will not be a widow in my youth oh lord.''

Words of prayer failed me. I did not even know how to pray. Almost an hour later, I finally drove into the hospital compound and ran inside with deep fear, not knowing what to expect.

_Part 6 still to come
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