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<strong>Tiktokers To Be Flogged In Kano For Defaming Ganduje</strong>
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Tiktokers To Be Flogged In Kano For Defaming Ganduje

The Kano State Magistrates’ Court in its ruling on Monday ordered the flogging of two comedians identified as Mubarak Muhammad, and Zazifi Bala, for abusing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on their Tiktok handles. According to Magistrate Aminu Gabari, in his ruling on Monday, the duo should be given 20 lashes for their offense and will sweep and wash toilets in the surroundings of the court for a period of 30 days. The Magistrate ordered that the individuals be publicly flogged. The convicts were also ordered to pay a fine of N10,00 each for defaming Ganduje and a further N10,00 for causing public disturbance. Magistrate Gabari directed non-custodial terms against the convicts and mandated them to post a video media tendering an apology to Ganduje. See Also: Go...
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State Orders Flogging of Civil Servants for Late Coming (video)
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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State Orders Flogging of Civil Servants for Late Coming (video)

Governor Dave Umahi, today ordered the flogging of civil servants who came late to work. This was seen in a video shared in Twitter by Prof. Chidi Odinkalu. In the tweet, the Prof said " So, today in Ebonyi, @GovDaveUmahi went for a project inspection & then instructs the soldiers to flog - yes flog! - civil servants who arrived late. Not done, Dave Umahi supervised the flogging. Tomorrow, he'll be rewarded with seat in @NGRSenate". https://twitter.com/ChidiOdinkalu/status/1577330124298518528?t=HPjPq2TaQcokYgiy365ktA&s=08 Tweet By Professor Chidi Odinkalu See Also: Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina https://youtu.be/pxlHYW6LaBA We are yet to get a reaction from the governor or any official of the state. We'll keep you updated once any offi...
Iyabo Ojo Reacts To Baba Ijesha’s Sentencing
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Iyabo Ojo Reacts To Baba Ijesha’s Sentencing

Iyabo Ojo, a Nigerian actress has reacted to the sentencing of a colleague, Baba Ijesha, by a Lagos court over sexual abuse of a minor. Iyabo Ojo, a Nigerian actress has reacted to the sentencing of a colleague, Baba Ijesha, by a Lagos court over sexual abuse of a minor. See Also: Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault Baba Ijesha (Olanrewaju James) Baba Ijesha whose real name is Olanrewaju James was found guilty of sexually molesting Comedian Prince’s foster daughter by an Ikeja Special Offences Court. The actor was sentenced to 16 years in jail by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo after a judgment that lasted two hours. Reacting to the judgment, Iyabo Ojo who has been an active campaigner for justice for the victim, took to her Instagram account to laud ...
Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
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Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences convicted the actor in a two-hour court judgement on Thursday. Baba Ijesha was convicted on the charges of attempted sexual assault, sexual assault by penetration, and molestation of the minor. see also: Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation But the defendant was only prosecuted for counts one and six, which were sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault as the trial failed to find him guilty of all the charges against him. Taiwo then convicted the actor to 16 years imprisonment after the offences of the actor...
Pastors in Ondo Deceive Members, Trap them in Underground Apartment
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Pastors in Ondo Deceive Members, Trap them in Underground Apartment

Police detectives have arrested two pastors in Ondo and rescued 54 worshipers with 23 children, who were been held in an underground apartment, sited under The Whole Believers Bible Church in Ondo state. According to multiple reports, the members were deceived and hypnotized by their pastors to remain in church under the guise of a prophecy that Jesus christ will arrive on September. The perpetrators, David Anifowose and Peter Josiah have been apprehended by the law enforcement agency. The arrest was made possible, when members that did not believe in the prophecy, and who knew about the situation contacted the police. The pastors instructed the members to stay in the church and partake in a 7 days programme in order to prepare themselves for the coming of Christ. The supposed me...
Organ Harvesting: Again, UK Court Refuses Ekweremadu’s Bail Application
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Organ Harvesting: Again, UK Court Refuses Ekweremadu’s Bail Application

Senate President_Ike_Ekweremadu Nigerian lawmaker and former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was yesterday, refused bail for the second time, by the UK Uxbridge Magistrate Court, despite his insistence that the alleged organ donor, David Nwamini, was not 15 years old. Ekweremadu was arraigned in court alongside his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka, for charges bothering on alleged kidney harvesting, however, his wife did not appear in court, yesterday. Recall that the London Metropolitan Police had last week arrested and charged Ekweremadu and his wife for allegedly going against a law on organ harvesting. The donor, identified by the UK police as Ukpo Nwamini David, claims to be 15 years old, despite his passport data page suggesting he was 21 years old having been born on Oc...
Ekweremadu Case: The Youngman is 22yrs, Not 15yrs, NIS
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Ekweremadu Case: The Youngman is 22yrs, Not 15yrs, NIS

Senator Ike Ekweremadu appears to be having some reprieve as the Nigerian Immigration Service has confirmed that the supposed minor in the case is actually 22 years and not 15years old as he claims. It will be recalled that Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested on charges of trafficking a minor for organ harvesting. While all details are still emerging, Isah Idris, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service has revealed that the young man in the center of the controversy, Mr Ukpo Nwamini David, is actually 22 years of age and so not a minor. See Also: Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Arrested in the Uk for Trafficking Child for Organ Harvesting With the emerging revelations, it is yet to be seen if the British government still has other things it is charging E...
Freedom of Religious Expression: Lawyer Appears at the Supreme Court Dressed as a Native Doctor
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Freedom of Religious Expression: Lawyer Appears at the Supreme Court Dressed as a Native Doctor

Following the Supreme Court's ruling, granting freedom of religious expression to secondary schools students, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo decided to appear at the Supreme Court as a Native Doctor. It will be recalled that the Supreme Court had recently ruled that secondary school students could go to school dressed in their Hijabs, the religious dressing allowed for Muslim females. See Also: We Won’t Tolerate Hijab in Kwara Mission Schools – CAN Citing this, the human rights Lawyer, noted that the Supreme Court had, by that ruling, granted persons of all religions the right to dress in line with their relious beliefs. He was therefore exercising his rights by appearing as a traditional worshipper. Aside from causing a stir in court, the Justices, who were visibly shocked, immediate...
Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Arrested in the Uk for Trafficking Child for Organ Harvesting
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Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Arrested in the Uk for Trafficking Child for Organ Harvesting

The Metro Police in the UK has announced the arrest of a Nigerian man named Ike Ekweremadu aged 60, and his wife Beatrice Ekweremadu, aged 55. The two were remanded in custody on suspicion of conspiring to bring a minor to the UK for the purpose of organ harvesting. See Also: Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in Germany While information reaching us is still sketchy, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife are awaiting appearance before a court at the Uxbridge Magistrates' Court later today. According to the Metro Police, they were alerted to this offence in May and have been carefully investigating the matter since then. This crime falls under the modern slavery legislation. Source: Sky News
Soldiers Charged With Killing Nine Civilians In Cameroon
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Soldiers Charged With Killing Nine Civilians In Cameroon

The army in Cameroon has confirmed that soldiers have killed nine civilians, including an 18-month-old girl. An army spokesman said a group of soldiers opened fire when they encountered hostile villagers in Missong, in the country's North-West region, earlier this month. The spokesman described the use of weapons as "inappropriate and manifestly disproportionate". Cameroon's ministry of defence says four soldiers have been arrested following the shooting. Read Also: Drunk Soldiers Kill 15 in DR Congo An investigation has been launched into the killings. In the same region two years ago, 21 civilians including 13 children and a pregnant woman were killed by Cameroonian soldiers in the village of Ngarbuh. Two soldiers and a gendarme were later charged with murder, a...