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First Female Banker, Sarah Morocco-Clarke dies at 80

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The Nigeria’s first female banker, Sarah Morocco-Clarke dies at 80. Born on the 13th of May 1938, the Morocco-Clarke matriarch passed away peacefully on Sunday, 16 September 2018, after a short illness.

Sarah Morocco-Clarke, an alumnus of Queen’s College Lagos, Nigeria, started her career with First Bank (then Bank of British West Africa, and subsequently Standard Bank) as a pioneer female employee, rose through the ranks at First Bank Nigeria and was made the Services Manager and Secretary to the South Administration, wherein she had a mandate that covered the services of all the First Bank branches in Southern Nigeria.

While she worked in the banking industry, Sarah Morocco-Clarke was the manager of numerous First Bank branches in Lagos and was subsequently made a Regional Manager in charge of Bendel, Ogun and Oyo states.

She was also an Area Manager in the Western part of Nigeria. Popularly known as the ‘Iron Lady’ , a moniker seemingly taken from references to the then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, Sarah Morocco-Clarke was given this nickname because of her stern mien and no-nonsense attitude professionally.

The Morocco-Clarke matriarch leaves behind six successful children, thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

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Ritualists abduct New born baby from sleeping mother in Ondo

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Less than two-week-old baby has been abducted by ritualists at Uro-Ajowa in the Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Thursday while the mother of the baby, Mrs Oluwaseun Olomodi, was still sleeping.

Two suspected ritualists reportedly sneaked into the room where the newborn baby and the mother were sleeping and took the baby away, for apparent money rituals.

The source said, “It happened around 1am on Thursday. The hoodlums gained entry into the house through the kitchen. After the hoodlums had abducted the baby, an elderly woman, who woke up at that time and attempted to rescue the baby, was cut with a machete by the hoodlums.

“The elderly woman’s scream woke up the neighbours and the victim’s mother, but the kidnappers had left.

Immediately, the community members started combing the bushes but their efforts have not yielded any fruit up until now. “

The Public Relations Officer for the Ondo State Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the police had begun investigation into the matter.

 

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Woman caught trying to kill her daughter for alleged money rituals

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A middle age woman was on Wednesday caught, while allegedly trying to behead her daughter in an uncompleted building in Delta state.

According to Facebook user, Isaac Omoyibo, the woman was caught trying to behead the girl in a building under construction.

Timely intervention of locals allegedly helped foil the attempted murder which people are attributing to money rituals.

 

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16-yr-old stabs friend to death while testing charms used against weapons in Ekiti

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Four tenants in court for allegedly exhuming landlord’s corpse, selling his property

 

A 16-year-old pupil, Kehinde Timilehin, who allegedly stabbed his schoolmate to death, has been remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, ordered that the accused be kept at the State Children Correctional Centre pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions.

Adegboye subsequently adjourned the case till January 18, 2019.

Timilehin, a pupil of Ado Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, is standing trial for allegedly stabbing his schoolmate, Favour Matthew, in the chest on Thursday, December 6, 2018, after school hours.

Timilehin and Mathew were said to be testing the efficacy of a charm believed to prevent the penetration of weapons like cutlass and knife.

But the charm failed Mathew as the weapon with which Timilehin allegedly attacked him penetrated his body and he reportedly died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.

The suspect was arrested and detained at the Ekiti State Criminal Investigation Department on the day of the incident.

 

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