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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Nigerians demand justice for 13-yr-old Ochanya Ogbaje allegedly raped to death by her father and Her Brother in Benue STATE

October 23, 2018 0 Comments

Nigerians, particularly human rights activists, have demanded for justice over the death of a 13-year-old Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje.


Ochanya had battled Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) and other health complications at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi after being allegedly severely abused by one Andrew Ogbuja, Head of Department, Catering and Hotel Management at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Benue State, and his son, Victor Inalegwu Ogbuja, a final year student of Animal Production at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

The duo consistently molested little Ochanya, a student of Federal Government Girls’ College, Gboko since she was 9 to age 13.


An Upper Area Court One in Makurdi, Benue, presided over by Justice S. D. Kwen had in August remanded Mr. Ogbuja in prison custody for criminal conspiracy and rape of the teenager.

The prosecution had told the court that on August 8, 2018, at about 12:00 noon, the body of women lawyers (FIDA) in Benue State had in company of one Mrs Rose Abah of Ogene Amadu Edumoga reported the matter to the police.

The First Information Report (FIR), indicated that the complainant, Mrs Abah told the police that sometimes in February 2018, when her daughter, Elizabeth, was sick and admitted at FMC Makurdi, she told her that, when she was staying with her cousin sister, Felicia Ogbuja, between 2013 and 2015, the son of the same cousin sister by name Victor Ogbuja, had canal knowledge of her.


The court further heard that the husband to the cousin sister, Andrew Ogbuja, also had canal knowledge of the teenager and that during police investigation, the said accused, Andrew was arrested for committing the offence while his son, Victor, is at large.

But, the accused, pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy and grant him bail to enable him go back home and resolve the matter amicably considering his status.

Justice S. D. Kwen, however, rejected the plea and consequently sent the lecturer to Makurdi Federal Prison pending the determination of the matter.

Sadly, molested and sodomized Ochanya, during the weekend, lost the battle and took her last breath.

This is also as the suspect was allegedly granted bail without the family’s knowledge and is said to be on the run.

Irked by the ugly and sad development, Nigerians are demanding for justice for the late infant.

Condemning the barbaric act, Federal Government Girls’ College Gboko Old Students’ Association has planned to stage a protest over the ugly incident.

The association in a statement issued on Monday, called on the federal government and the relevant authorities to bring the suspect and his son to book.

“This is an outrage to FGGC Gboko, all female children, all women, Benue State, Nigeria and indeed the World. The advent of social media has brought to the fore the raging menace of child abuse and rape within our homes, communities, and nations. It is time that social media is also used to stop this menace.

“As a body, we demand that the perpetrators, indeed murderers, be called to justice and severely punished. Mr. Andrew Ogbuja and Victor Inalegwu Ogbuja should be arrested for homicide and charged with first degree murder. They should be made to feel the full wrath of Lady Justice. They should bear the brunt of the Law in quantum measures. It was not enough for them to hurt young Ochanya from age 8; they had to repeat the barbaric sessions within a 6-year period. We can only describe such tendencies as animalistic, with special apologies to animals. As such, they deserve jungle justice. No mercy.” It stated.

Also, speaking on the development, the Councilor Representing Eke Ward in Benue, Hon Dan Atayi, called on all Benue sons and daughters as well as well-meaning Nigerians, particularly the women folks to join their voices so the culprits would be forced to face the law.

“The act is a devilish omen that has appeared and happened in our land of birth! We condemn it in totality, we detest it with fierce rejection and we call on our trado-cultural Custodians (Och’Idoma, The Ede of Edumoga, the Idoga of Ugbokolo, the Ad’Okpokwu) to perform a cleansing rite of these ugly menace before the fate of the spirits of vengeance visit our land.

“The struggle for justice for the late young Ochanya should encompass beyond politics and religious affiliations. What is right in our society should be pressured to be in equity regardless of how highly connected we are. We call on the government of Benue State, Okpokwu and all notable stakeholders across party lines to demonstrate and show concern against this alienation and barbaric act.

“We eschew bitterness and animosity; we eschew witch hunts and negative suspicions as we drive this quest for justice for the soul of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje to rest in peace,” he said.

Also adding her voice, human rights activist and blogger, Mimi Atedze, insisted that the perpetrators must be brought to book without delay.

She said, “The serial rapists must be punished for this act…the Child’s Right act 2003 states clearly that “Nobody should engage in any unlawful sexual intercourse with a child. #JusticeForOchanya.”

On her part, human rights activist and Executive director, Cee-Hope Nigeria, Betty Abah condemn the release of the suspect without the family’s consent.

According to her, “As at the last hearing on Sept. 24, the accused was not in court. He had been released from prison without the knowledge of the victim’s family, even when he wasn’t granted bail at the earlier sitting.

“His co-accused son, Victor Ogbuja, a student at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, remains on the run.
Rape by father and son, anal and vagina, started when she went to stay with the family at age 8 (wife is her aunt) in order to be able to go to school.

“She died October 18, 2018 at the General Hospital, Otukpo from the complications and was buried Oct. 21, 2018 in her village in Benue State, following an autopsy.

“Now, the question: who released the accused from prison custody in Makurdi without the court’s and girl’s family knowledge, and when he had not been granted bail?”

When contacted, the Benue State Police Command said the case was no longer in its custody.

“This case has been on for long, why are they trying to politicize it? We did out job by arresting the suspect and subsequently charged him to a law court. If the said suspect was granted bail, the question should be directed to the judge and not the police,” the state PRO, Moses Yamu told our reporter on Monday.

Pastor Chris Daughter, Sharon Oyakhilome Holds 2nd Wedding Reception in the UK to Honour her Mum

October 23, 2018 0 Comments


Sharon Oyakhilome, daughter of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, held two separate weddings in a month on a train that could be featured on the Guinness World Book of Records.

This may actually be related to the bride's parents Chris and Anita Oyakhilome being divorced.

While Pastor Chris was present at the traditional and white wedding ceremony of her daughter in Nigeria, his ex-wife Anita was noticeably absent. The action triggered reactions from Nigerians and even top gospel singers like Nathaniel Bassey online.

In honor of her mother, who reportedly could not be shown at the royal wedding in Nigeria, Sharon had a second wedding party in the UK, and this time Pastor Oyakhilome was absent.

The young couple Sharon and Phillip Frimpong, whose love story moved us to tears, shared their vows in their presence and had a reception with her and her privately invited guests over the weekend.

Sharon shared photos from the last wedding on her site while tactfully turning off comments to avoid trolls and questions.

Manchester United vs. Juventus: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

October 23, 2018 0 Comments

Manchester United wants to take on Juventus on Tuesday night at the Champions League fixture at the Old Trafford.


The Red Devils is a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend.

United manager Jose Mourinho wants to be without the likes of Jesse Lingard, Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot due to injuries.


Midfielders, Scott McTomay and Marouane Fellaini are both doubtful for the clash

Forward, Alexis Sanchez wants to start the last two games on the bench, while striker, Marcus Rashford is in the attack line.

Forward, Anthony Martial's brave at Stamford Bridge means United Striker, Romelu Lukaku has now gone seven games without a goal for Mourinho's side.


Midfielder, Juan Mata's performance against the Blues at the weekend, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in the midfield

Defender, Antonio Valencia has been absent without explanation from the past two squads, but could return for this one in place of Ashley Young.

Meanwhile, Juventus headlined for the game following a 1-1 draw with Genoa in the series A last weekend.

Juve manager, Massimiliano Allegri wants to be without the likes of Sami Khedira, Emre Can and Daniele Rugani due to injuries.

Apart from Emre Can, Allegri has no new injury worries in his squad ahead of the clash.

Forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is scheduled for release by Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic in the attack line.

Man United's potential starting XI: De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling Valencia; Pogba, Matic, Mata; Martial, Lukaku, Sanchez.

Juventus's potential starting XI: Szczesny; Sandro, Chiellini, Bonucci, Cancelo; Matuidi, Pjanic, Bentancur; Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Dybala.

The kick-off time for the match is 8:00 pm.

One dead, many injured as two communities clash in Delta

October 23, 2018 0 Comments

Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Udu and Warri Communities South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State.


Rexcharles blog is currently receiving treatment at undisclosed hospital.

The casualties were on the side of the Aladja people.


A plank house was raised in the Ogbe-ijoh community.

The Chairman of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC in Ogbe-Ijoh, Engr. Smart Okosun in a chat with our reporter, confirmed the renewed was with Aladja people.

Okosun claimed it was the Aladja people who came to launch an attack on their community.


According to Okosun, "You can hear the gun shots as I talk to you now." One house was burned down by Aladja people.

In a swift reaction, Assistant Secretary of the Aladja Community Council, Comrade Ighotegwolor Bezi, denied the allegations that Aladja people attacked their Ogbe-Ijoh brothers.

Bezi accused the Chairman of the Delta Waterways and Domestic Security, Mr. Boro Opudu of allegedly masterminding the renewed what between the two communities.

Bezi said, "He mobilized Ijaw youths from all over the state and beyond the excuse that some people from Aladja went to burn a plank house at Ogbe-ijoh".

"It's not true that the building was set to fire by youths from Aladja, because they were going through the plank house."

Contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Mustafa confirmed the report.

"It's confirmed the area commander wants to be there to hold a reconciliatory meeting with them tomorrow."

Two Hospitals In Anambra detain 7 sickle cell patients over inability to Clear Hospital Bill

October 23, 2018 0 Comments

Two hospitals in Anambra (named withheld) have detained seven sickle cell anemia patients over inability to pay high hospital bills.


National Coordinator of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (PLSD), Mrs Aisha Edward posted this on Thursday during a press briefing in Nanka, Orumba North local government area of ​​Anambra State.

The group condemned the detention, describing it as illegal, inhumane and very wicked of the hospital management.


She said, "People have taken a long time, and we do not tolerate this latest discovery.

"I visited a hospital here in Aguata area to check on one of our members who had incurred it.

Onitsha has been described as one of the best places to stay in Anambra. These are just the ones we know, and maybe many of our members are still being held in other hospitals. "


Mrs Edward said that she was more pained by the fact that the hospitals were mission hospitals.

I am now in charge of the patient, or we will publish your names and take a case against them ,

"The church has thus been infiltrated by corrupt minded people who now use people's health condition to defraud other people, and we will not let this happen because of the church, not judiciary is the last hope of the common man."

It has been charged with N1.2million for her treatment.

In December, a well-known philanthropist who goes from hospital to hospital would pay attention to the hospital,

In a wait for a philanthropist, "The patient would be the hero of the hospital forever , is it? "

It contends that the hospital environment is not the best place to stay.

They were also orphans.

For six months, during the longest serving of them, a girl has been kept in detention for one year and four months, and has been given strict warning to try escaping as the consequences would be dire.

Cristiano Ronaldo addresses R-Pe's allegations

October 23, 2018 0 Comments

A defiant Cristiano Ronaldo insisted that he was a role model on and off the pitch as the Juventus and Portugal striker was confident he was right about the rape allegations that assaulted him.

For the first time since she was accused of raping Kathryn Mayorga, an American model, in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009, Ronaldo decided for the first time to reunite with Manchester United to start a strong defense of his character Let the allegations affect him.

Ronaldo faces United for the second time after leaving the club in June 2009 to claim a £ 80m world record - he is said to have raped Mayorga in the same month - but the 33-year-old was preparing for the match Overshadowed questions to reject his alleged behavior.


He wore a diamond-studded watch, a ring and earrings, a navy-blue shirt buttoned to his collar under a navy blue blazer that flashed the whitest smile. Ronaldo cut off a defiant figure in Alt-Trafford's Europa Suite as he remained innocent on the field.

"I know that I'm an example, I know, 100 percent," he explained. "On the field and in front of the pitch, that's how I always smile, I'm a happy man, I'm blessed to play in a fantastic club, I have a fantastic family, I have four kids, I'm healthy, I have everything. So the rest, it does not bother me, I'm very, very good. "

The Las Vegas police have resumed their investigation at Mayorgas request from 2009. Mayorga reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo in 2010, with a payment of £ 288,000, because she had agreed never to go public with the allegations, but her lawyers said they were now trying to invalidate the confidentiality agreement.

Ronaldo said: "You did not listen to what I said, I'm a happy man, we made the statement two weeks ago, if I'm not mistaken.

"Of course I'm glad that I'm not lying in this situation, I'm very happy, my lawyers, they are confident and of course I. The most important thing is, I enjoy football, I enjoy my life, the rest, I have people Of course, the truth always comes first, so I'm fine. "

Biafrans Sacks Nnamdi Kanu as leader for Valuing his dog Over murdered IPOB members'

October 23, 2018 0 Comments

During a broadcast broadcast from his base in Israel on Sunday, Kanu mourned his dog and "a few other people" in his estate, who lost their lives when Operation Python Dance troops invaded his residence in September 2017 "callous and callous leader, who has no value for his own followers, but rather for his dog Jack, to whom he paid tribute after his long disappearance from battle".

, one of the leaders of the banned indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB), said Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group, was released.

According to Mbakwe, the dismissal from the Sunday show attributed to canoe was a clear indication that Kanu preferred his dog Jack to the one murdered in the fight for the realization of Biafra.

During a broadcast from his base in Israel on Sunday, Kanu mourned his dog and "a few other people" in his estate, who lost their lives when Operation Python Dance troops invaded his residence in September 2017.

"The zoo's army killed my dog ​​Jack and a few other people in my facility, I'm sorry about what happens to my collateral, but I want to assure them that they will have a special place in Biafra, I will not be in honor of the court, "the head of IPOB had said in his broadcast.

The group said, however, that Kanu is an "insensitive and unfeeling leader who has no value for his own followers, but rather for his dog Jack, to whom he paid tribute after his long disappearance from combat."

They also referred to him as a "traitor who does not deserve a leadership position anywhere in the world."

The forbidden group's international media arm had announced Kanu's release for 2017. He was "dismissed after extensive and intensive consultations and dismissed as director of Radio Biafra". The group said the reasons for Kanu's removal were "personalization of the Biafran struggle and derailment of the IPO's core objectives as a grassroots movement".

In a statement issued by the Sahara reporters on Monday by Olisa Mbakwe, Director of Strategy and Documentation for the IPOB, it said: "On Sunday, October 21, 2018, a person named Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, who claims the Being an indigenous population of Biafra (IPOB) and general director of Radio Biafra made a live broadcast that left us perplexed because it is unthinkable that anyone spends IPOB to the point of misusing the organization to gain the interest of Biafra hurt.

"The strength of the Republic of Biafra that we are trying to realize lies in its human resources, as embodied in our eclectic youths who are in the domain of human endeavor, so the country in which we have created our vision is not They should consist of gravestones, but of people who fulfill their mission of life, as determined by God.

"Nnamdi Kanu gave up his position as leader of the IPOB battle on the day he left our members to die after pleading for our belief in Biafra at his residence in Afaraukwu, several of our members were injured and some died in the encounter, and even after she came out of the hiding place more than a year later, Kanu could only desecrate her memories with his radio broadcast. "Nnamdi Kanu remembered his family dog ​​Jack by name while calling our members who were only Statistics died, rejected - he reminded them only as 28 IPOB members.

"Even if Kanu had not left, under the guidance of a man who valued his family dog ​​more than Biafrans, we would never have been able to continue.

"We are not at all aware of how Kanu hit the deal that gave him the bail, leaving our members Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawusi, Bright Chimezie Ishinwa, and Chidiebere Onwudiwe in jail instead of using his freedom To speed up the freedom of these authentic freedom fighters, he was more concerned that the Biafran country of Biafran would pay tribute like a monarch when our dear country is completely republican.The efforts of these brothers are not over yet and could be transmitted live by canoes to have gotten worse.

"In line with the decisions announced on Radio Biafra on 17 November 2017 that Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili is the new director of the radio, we reiterate that Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu will continue to be dismissed as director of Radio Biafra, as well was dismissed as the head of IPOB, as he has proven that he is not a worthy leader i

Ex-Super Eagles Player Cassidy Dies At 50

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Ex-Super Eagles player Clifford Cassidy, aged 50 is dead. The late Cassidy who died in Germany, was until he retired from active football, a one time Super Eagles player and a member of the BCC Lions Football Club of Gboko that won the African Cup Winners Cup with late Shaibu Amodu as the coach and with players like Edema Fuludu, Moses Kpakpo Benidict Agu etc.

According to the burial arrangements by the family, there will be a novelty match at the Ughelli general field on Thursday, October 25 which this will be followed by a Service of Songs on Friday October 26, 2018, at the Cassidy family compound, Isoko Road.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, there will be a procession to the general field for the lying-in state and later interment at Oteri, Ughelli. A thanksgiving service will hold on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Olivet Baptist Church, Otovwodo, Ughelli, Delta state.

People Who Feel They Have Another Country Are Free To Leave Nigeria –Buhari

October 23, 2018 0 Comments
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday Nigerians might felt they were outside Nigeria might choose to go.

He said he and others did not have another country would rather stay back and salvage it together.

Mr Femi Adesina quoted the President as saying this while receiving the All Progressive Congress governorship aspirants and members of the Senatorial Zones of Kwara State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


He enjoined Nigerians to remain faithful and loyal to the country in all their dealings.

Buhari said, "You do not have to be loyal.

"What I said long ago in 1984 is still valid today. We have no other country but Nigeria.

"Others who feel they have another country may choose to go." We want to stay here and salvage it together. "

So Buhari lauded his former deputy, the late Maj. Gen. Tunde Idiagbon (retd.), For what he describes as his rare example of loyalty to the country and to a superior.

He urged Nigerians to emulate him.

"The late Maj. Gen. Tunde Idiagbon was a very rare example of loyalty to the fatherland and to a superior should be.

The narrative about Nigeria, which the administration set out to do at that time, "Buhari said.

APC Post-Primary: Amosun Slams Tinubu, Osoba, As Ogun APC Boils With Protests

October 23, 2018 0 Comments
The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has attacked the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, and a former governor of the state, Aremo Segun Oshoba, over alleged complicity in electoral fraud in the state.

Amosun accused the two party leaders of “conniving with a cabal in Lagos” to write a fake result which produced Dapo Abiodun as the party’s candidate for the 2019 governorship election.

Amosun said this in an interview shortly after swearing-in the new Chief Judge of the state, Mosunmola Dipeolu, in the Governor’s Office chamber in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta yesterday.

He alleged that the silence of the two party leaders, who were aware of what transpired in the state with respect to the primary, smacked of complicity.


Amosun said, “The President already knows there was no election in Ogun State. He knows that they just went to Lagos; wrote all results, and that what they did was fraud.

 “If the National Working Committee or the national chairman said there was any election in Ogun State, it was all fraud. That is what I said.”

He insisted that the only primary which held in the state was the one which Adekunle Akinlade won to become the party’s governorship candidate.

The governor said, “Mr President already knows there was no election in Ogun State other than the one we held.

 “The issue of Chief Osoba and Asiwaju and co, what we said was that there was a definite silence from their end, and silence means consent. You can record me and publish it in your newspapers.

 “We have not heard one word from any of them. Was there any election in Ogun State? ‘Yes’ or ‘No?’ They should come out and those that are hiding behind one finger, they cannot come out?”

He added, “People at this level should be courageous enough to take position, to come out, to come and tell us whether there was election.

 “On governorship, the day they said they did it or not, the one that we had, there was live telecast, people even witnessed it. They all came that they are changing again.

“They removed Leke Adewolu, Mikail Kazeem. All of those ones are nothing but fraud.”

 Not long after the swearing-in, about 200 APC councillors in the state staged a protest demanding that the party’s NWC should recognise Adekunle Akinlade as the party’s governorship candidate.

 The councillors, who were armed with placards with various inscriptions, stormed the Arcade Ground within the state secretariat at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, around 10am.

Some of the inscriptions on the placards read, ‘We want justice in Ogun APC’, ‘Give us Triple A’, ‘Oshiomhole, Osinbajo, we want justice in Ogun State’ and a ‘Minority cannot take charge over majority’, among others.

They were said to be on solidarity visit to the seat of government to register their demand with Amosun. .

Ogun APC chairman, Chief Derin Adebiyi, later addressed the protesters. He said, “We have seen all the messages on the placards. I want you to remain steadfast in your demand, nothing negative will happen to the mandate you have given to Akinlade.

“The elders and party leaders are looking into the matter. I want to urge you to continue to be peaceful, don’t fight anybody.

Almost about the same time, some groups namely, Ogun Progressive Students, Ogun Youth Assembly, Coalition of Ogun Traders, among others, organised a counter-protest.

The protesters who converged on the Nigeria Union of Journalists secretariat, Oke Ilewo, urged Amosun, to accept the party’s decision and support Dapo Abiodun as the party’s the governorship candidate.

The groups on their part condemned what they termed the “determined mission of Amosun” to drag the hard-earned integrity of Ogun State through the mud.

They were led by the convener of Ogun Progressive Youths and students, Adeyemi Azeez; convener of Movement for Secure Nigeria, Abdul-Kabiru Ayoola; and the Secretary, Ogun Arewa Council, Idris Muhammad.

They also carried placards with different inscriptions, some of them read, ‘Adams Oshiomhole don’t compromise,’ ‘Protect our mandate,’ ‘Don’t compromise, Dapo Abiodun is our man,’ ‘Don’t kill democracy, the voice of the people must be heard, Amosun beware!’.

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Monday, 22 October 2018

19-Year Old Nigerian Girl Breaks The Internet After Buying Two Cars For Her Parents Same Day

October 22, 2018 0 Comments
A 19-year old Nigerian girl, Priscilla Emasoga has left alot of social media users talking after she announced on Facebook that she just bought her parents two cars from proceeds of Cryptocurrency.


It was Priscilla's 19th birthday and decided to make her parents happy for bringing her into the world 19 years ago. Disclosing this on Facebook, the Warri based girl says;

''19 years ago they brought me into this world. They worked day and night to put food on the table and made sure I never lacked the necessary things in life. Today am returning that Favour. Two new rides for my favorite people in this world. Thank you for taking care of me Mom and Dad   Thank God for Grace.''

PDP's Kwara Governoship Candidate In 'NYSC Mess'

October 22, 2018 0 Comments
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State in the forthcoming general elections, Razak Atunwa, did not participate in Nigeria’s compulsory national youth service scheme, Premium Times authoritatively reports today.

Instead, he procured a forged discharge certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which he submitted to the PDP to prove his eligibility for public office, the online medium says.

This is coming about four months after Premium Times exposed then finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, for engaging in similar conduct and exactly a month after the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, was also exposed.


The NYSC law requires every Nigerian who attended university or polytechnic to participate in the national youth scheme for one year after graduation, provided the person finished before age 30. Failure to serve would prohibit such individual from gainful employment in Nigeria, and making false claims about serving could attract up to 14 years in jail.

Only a person who obtained a degree after 30 or served in the military or won national honours medal would qualify for exemption certificate under the NYSC law.

Mr Atunwa, born on October 17, 1969, said he studied law at the University of East London, graduating in 1992 at age 23.

Having earned a bachelor’s degree at 23, Mr Atunwa, going by Section 2 of the NYSC Act, should have participated in the year-long national service, Premium Times claims.