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Mercy Aigbe’s Sister Reportedly Sets Their Mother’s House On Fire, Accuses Her Of Witchcraft

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A 52-year-old lady simply known as Dr. Patience or Dr. Pat, the older sister to Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has taken her anger against her mother to the extreme by burning down the house she lives in.

It was gathered that the bone of contention stems from Dr. Patience accusing their mother of being a witch and using her witchcraft activity against her to the advantage of her other popular daughter, Mercy.

She also accused the old woman of refusing to help her pay up a N800,000 loan she had taken and needed to pay up.

Dr. Pat allegedly set the house located at Adebayo Mokuolu street, opposite Anthony Village Recreation Centre in Lagos, on fire, badly destroying it as nothing could be salvaged, according to Glam and Essence magazine.

According to those living around the neighborhood, the house belongs to their mother’s late husband, who the old woman had only one child for, a son.

She was living in the mini duplex given to her son, (Dr. Pat’s half-brother) by his father. The building is detached from the main building which is in front and where other flats are located. The other flats which belong to the other children of the late man from his previous marriage were luckily not affected by the fire.

After burning the building, Dr. Pat reported herself to the police.

At the time she embarked on burning the house, their mother was said to be with Mercy, who later came to the house with her mother in a black SUV to assess the damage done to the house.

Before setting the house ablaze, Dr. Pat was heard shouting that she is the one that will kill their mother, confirming people’s suspicion that she had planned to burn the old woman in the house if she was in the house that morning.

Those in the area said she had been manifesting mental instability for a while, insisting that her mother is the one deterring her progress.

The children of the late man to who the old woman was married are now worried that Dr. Pat might come back to do worse to their father’s property if they don’t take any action against her quickly.

As things stand, Mercy’s mother doesn’t have a house to go back to, as the house is totally destroyed.

Earlier on Friday 30th September, residents had woken up to the noise and screams of Dr. Pat who went on a rampage, destroying her mum’s car.

Her mum who is battling arthritis remained indoors while her angry daughter called her names as she destroyed her car.

The old woman later came out after her daughter left to assess the damage she did to her car’s windscreen, wipers, and front and back lights.

It was with shock that many watched the obviously angry lady abuse her mother and shout destiny stealer at her as she destroyed the car. This perhaps explains why she wasn’t in the house when Dr. Pat returned to set the house ablaze as she had left the house to Mercy’s fearing her life is in danger.

Those in the know said Dr. Patience and Mercy are actually half-sisters, who share the same mother but different fathers, as their mother had children for several men.

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JUST IN: 31-Yr-Old Belgium Star, Eden Hazard Quits International Football

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Belgium star Eden Hazard announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, days after the team crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage.

The Real Madrid forward, 31, made the announcement on social media, saying “a page turns today”.

“Thank you for your unparalleled support,” he posted on Instagram.

“Thank you for all this happiness shared since 2008. I have decided to put an end to my international career.

“The succession is ready. I will miss you.”

Hazard was the standard-bearer of Belgium’s much-vaunted “golden generation”, which reached the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The ageing team failed to make it past the first round in Qatar, finishing third in Group F behind Morocco and Croatia.

 

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Post-COVID Protest: China Loosens Strict Restrictions 2-Yrs After Pandemic

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China announced Wednesday a nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests against the hardline strategy that grew into calls for greater political freedoms.

Anger over China’s zero-Covid policy, which involved mass lockdowns, constant testing and quarantines even for people who are not infected, stoked unrest not seen since the 1989 pro-democracy protests.

Under the new guidelines announced by the National Health Commission, the frequency and scope of PCR testing — long a tedious mainstay of life in zero-Covid China — will be reduced.

Lockdowns will also be scaled down and people with non-severe Covid cases can isolate at home instead of centralised government facilities.

And people will no longer be required to show a green health code on their phone to enter public buildings and spaces, except for “nursing homes, medical institutions, kindergartens, middle and high schools.”

The new rules scrap the forced quarantines for people with no symptoms or with mild cases.

“Asymptomatic infected persons and mild cases who are eligible for home isolation are generally isolated at home, or they can voluntarily choose centralised isolation for treatment,” the new rules read.

“Mass PCR testing only carried out in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and high-risk work units; scope and frequency of PCR testing to be further reduced,” they added.

“People travelling across provinces do not need to provide a 48h test result and do not need to test upon arrival.”

China will also accelerate the vaccination of the elderly, the NHC said, long seen as a major obstacle to the relaxation of Beijing’s no-tolerance approach to Covid.

Rare demonstrations against the ruling Communist Party’s zero-Covid strategy broke out across China late last month.

They expanded into calls for more political freedoms, with some even calling for President Xi Jinping to resign.

Authorities cracked down on subsequent efforts to protest while easing a number of restrictions, with some Chinese cities tentatively rolling back mass testing and curbs on movement.

The capital Beijing, where many businesses have fully reopened, said this week that commuters were no longer required to show a negative virus test taken within 48 hours to use public transport.

Financial hub Shanghai, which underwent a brutal two-month lockdown this year, announced the same rules, with residents able to enter outdoor venues such as parks and tourist attractions without a recent test.

And once dominated by doom and gloom coverage of the dangers of the virus and scenes of pandemic chaos abroad, China’s tightly controlled media dramatically shifted tone to support a tentative moving away from zero-Covid.

The prevalent Omicron strain is “not at all like last year’s Delta variant,” Guangzhou-based medicine professor Chong Yutian said in an article published by the Communist Party-run China Youth Daily.

“After infection with the Omicron variant, the vast majority will have no or light symptoms, and very few will go on to have severe symptoms, this is already widely known,” he assured readers.

But analysts at Japanese firm Nomura on Monday calculated that 53 cities — home to nearly a third of China’s population — still had some restrictions in place.

Wednesday’s announcement came hours after the government released further data showing the crippling economic impacts of zero-Covid.

Imports and exports plunged in November to levels not seen since early 2020.

Imports in November fell 10.6 percent year-on-year, the biggest drop since May 2020, according to the General Administration of Customs. Exports fell 8.7 percent over the same period.

 

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19-Yr-Old Endurance Arrested After Defrauding A British Lady Of £450K And Using The Money To Buy Cars, Gold Chains, Others

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A 19-year-old  man, Iredia Endurance has been arrested by the operatives of Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged fraud.

According to a statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the anti-graft agencym says Endurance was recently arrested by the Commission following a petition by one Chrstine Brown, a British citizen, alleging that the suspect defrauded her of £450,000.00.

“Upon arrest, the suspect confessed he received £250,000.00 from the complainant in Bitcoin, FedEx and gift cards. On what he did with the money, the suspect averred that they were expanded on cars, gold chains, and landed properties, among others.

Some of the items recovered from the suspect include mobile  phones, laptops, sim cards and landed property.” He added that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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