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15-year-old Girl allegedly Gangraped by Seven Men in Delta
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15-year-old Girl allegedly Gangraped by Seven Men in Delta

A fifteen-year-old girl has allegedly been gang-raped by seven men in the Isele-Uku community in Delta state. Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, shared the sad story on his Facebook page. He wrote; 15 YEAR OLD VIRGIN GANG-RAPED BY SEVEN MEN IN ISSELE-UKU, DELTA STATE. Our attention was drawn to a case of a young girl aged 15 who was raped by seven able bodied men in Issele-Uku yesterday. The young girl had issues with a woman in the community, her son, one of the culprits whom she saw as a big uncle called her to hear her side of the story, she got there at about 7pm in the evening. As she was trying to explain what happened to the man, he dragged her inside the room where 6 of his friends were waiting, turned on the music, increased the volume so that nobody would hear their hein...
Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka Win Laureus World Sports Man/Woman of the year (Full Awards list + photos)
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Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka Win Laureus World Sports Man/Woman of the year (Full Awards list + photos)

Tennis icon, Rafael Nadal and reigning Tennis womens world number one, Naomi Osaka, have been named sportsman and sportswoman of the year at the Laureus World Sports awards held digitally on Thursday evening, May 6. Nadal was given the award for equalling Roger Federer's haul of 20 Slams while Japanese tennis player and activist, Naomi Osaka clinched the top spot in women's tennis. It caps a fine year for Naomi Osaka, 23, who was also named on Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2019 and 2020. Lewis Hamilton was also recognised for his activism over the past year as he was named athlete advocate of the year for his work in highlighting racial injustice against blacks. 'We need to learn from this experience, support one another, and do...
Thickleeyonce takes aim at beauty industry for selling ‘unattainable perfection’
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Thickleeyonce takes aim at beauty industry for selling ‘unattainable perfection’

South African model and body positivity activist Lesego “Thickleeyonce” Legobane recently had her followers shouting “yes” and “amen” on her Instagram when she took aim at the beauty industry and its “impossible” beauty standards. The star took to her social media to share the latest campaign she’s a part of with Dove to help create awareness around the effects of unattainable beauty standards. The model posted several "raw" and retouched pictures of herself to illustrate her points about what society has normalised as "Instagram worthy", or beautiful, versus the pictures people are most likely to hide. Thickleeyonce relayed her personal journey with self-love in the face of industry-fueled beauty standards. "I’ve been sharing my photographs on Instagram for 10 years and so...
Well-wishers Organize Birthday Celebration for Ada Jesus in Hospital
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Well-wishers Organize Birthday Celebration for Ada Jesus in Hospital

Nmesoma Mercy Obi, aka Ada Jesus, celebrated her birthday on Monday, April 19, and a small celebration was organised for her. Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, was one of those who organized the birthday celebration and he shared photos online. FFK's estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, was also at the hospital to celebrate with Ada Jesus. Ada Jesus was admitted to the hospital after she developed a kidney disease. When her health took a turn for the worse, she went to ask for forgiveness from those she had spoken against in the past, including Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanemere Odumejeje , Rita Edochie, and also the traditional worshipers she spoke against. Odumejeje's and Rita Edochie's initial refusal to forgive her got the attention of well meaning Nigerians who decide...
Sowore Applied For A Grant In My Name Without Informing Me – Tosin Adeniji
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Sowore Applied For A Grant In My Name Without Informing Me – Tosin Adeniji

Activist, Tosin Adeniji @callmerahila has called out Omoyele Sowore for allegedly applying a grant in her name without informing her. Read her tweets below: @YeleSowore It's sad that you of all people could take advantage of my predicament. I went to prison last year November over #EndSARS but you decided to apply for a grant in my name without informing me, before, during, and after the application was made. Not even my consent, yet we live under the same roof. Fast forward to January, I found out that a grant was applied for in my name but since you @YeleSowore was in detention I had to ask your lawyer @TopeAkinyod because I found out that he was the lawyer involved in the process. He admitted they you both applied for a grant in my name but you didn't tell me because he...
IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation
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IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is believed to be under serious political pressure to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, for calling for the secession of the Yoruba from Nigeria. It was learnt that the police may again attempt to carry out a covert operation to take Igboho into custody having failed to arrest him last month. Findings indicate that the police authorities are in a dilemma on how to contain the activist who has been demanding the secession of the Yoruba from the country, following the failure of the Federal Government to curb the insecurity in the South-West. Security sources said the police are being careful not to upset the delicate security situation in the South-West, which may become aggravated if Igboho is for...
Anambra Police Denies Trying to Cover up a Murder case, says Woman Arrested for allegedly Beating her Househelp to Death is Still in Custody
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Anambra Police Denies Trying to Cover up a Murder case, says Woman Arrested for allegedly Beating her Househelp to Death is Still in Custody

The Anambra police command has denied trying to cover up a murder case involving a woman who was arrested for allegedly beating her househelp to death. The police command in a statement released by its spokeperson Haruna Mohammed, described the allegation made by activist Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison as false. Haruna said the 25-year-old woman identified as Madam Nmesoma Okafor, is still in police custody and would be charged to court on Monday 15/3/2021 after an autopsy has been conducted. The statement read; The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a misleading report on Instagram credited to one Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison that Police have refused to charge to Court one Madam Nmesoma Okafor 'f' aged 25years of Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Ana...
US rapper and activist Obe Noir fatally shot and killed
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US rapper and activist Obe Noir fatally shot and killed

Texas rapper Obe Noir was shot and killed in the middle of a street after running for his life early Monday, authorities have now confirmed, Obe Noir whose real name is Xavier Roberson was fatally shot in Houston around 3:40 a.m. after witnesses reported hearing gunfire and seeing him being chased down a street, according to the Houston Police Department. Two men followed Roberson in a vehicle, stopped and then exited to blast the shots at Roberson, who collapsed on the ground, cops said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspects fled and remain at large, police said. Local rappers Cal Wayne and Trae Tha Truth mourned their friend Roberson, whose stage name was Obe Noir. “This can not be real. Not you, WTF! This can’t be happening, not to you lil brother,” Wayne ...
Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes
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Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes

After about six days, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern region. It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone over the roof with many southerners groaning and complaining about the incr...
Babalawo In Court: Omoyele Sowore Reveals Why He Stormed Court With ‘Herbalist’
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Babalawo In Court: Omoyele Sowore Reveals Why He Stormed Court With ‘Herbalist’

Nigerian activist and RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore has revealed why he was seen in court with a 'Juju man'. Sowore who spoke to BBC Pidgin said that the man who wore the traditional attire normally associated with 'Juju men' is not a herbalist or a 'Juju man' as many described. He said the man is an African man who accompanied him to court dressed in what represents his belief. The human rights activist stated that the reason for the man being there was to discourage people who always look down on African traditions, cultural beliefs, and fashion. Sowore and the man in traditional attire According to Sowore, another reason for the man's presence was to change the belief that European cultures are better than those of Africans. He dished that the statement he was t...
Native Doctor Follows Omoyele Sowore to Court in Abuja
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Native Doctor Follows Omoyele Sowore to Court in Abuja

There was a mild drama at the Wuse, Zone 2 Magistrate Court Abuja this morning March 2, as a traditional spiritual leader dressed in full regalia accompanied human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore in solidarity for the commencement of his trial. Sowore was arrested alongside four others on December 31m 2020, for organizing a candlelight procession and charged for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance. The commencement of his trial was scheduled for today. The native doctor was seen waving his horsewhip and gourd in the air while chanting some incantations ahead of the commencement of trial.
Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”
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Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams; and the Odua Peoples Congress under the leadership of Prince Segun Osinbote are set to launch a campaign against cows. This is according to an advertorial published in The PUNCH on March 1, 2021. The campaign which is tagged, ‘Anything But Cow Day’, will launch on Friday, March 5, 2021, and is being held in response to the boycott of the South by northern traders. The boycott has entered its 4th day. The campaign, which is themed, ‘A one-day symbolic beef boycott towards terminating the cow pandemic- End COWVID-21’ is expected to trend on Twitter with the #endcowpandemic.org’ and will be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel. Meanwhile...
DSS, Police, Soldiers Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho — FFK
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DSS, Police, Soldiers Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho — FFK

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says there was an attempt by security forces to arrest activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho on Friday. “I just spoke to my brother Sunday Igboho. He told me there was a violent attempt to arrest him this afternoon by a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives & policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos,” he tweeted. Mr Fani-Kayode condemned the alleged attempt to arrest the activist. “I condemn this attempt to ambush& abduct him. It is not only reckless but also very dangerous. If the security agencies want to see him all they need to do is to invite him to their office. I am not aware of any crime that he has committed & I urge restraint on all...
Lawyer Who Sued #EndSARS Protesters, Kenechukwu Okeke, Suspected Of Being Fake
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Lawyer Who Sued #EndSARS Protesters, Kenechukwu Okeke, Suspected Of Being Fake

A lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke, who filed a criminal complaint before an Abuja Magistrates' Court over the actions of 50 artists, celebrities and pastor during the October 2020 EndSARS struggles has been alleged to be fake, going by his conduct in court. SaharaReporters learnt that the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School and the Nigerian Bar Association had been contacted to authenticate Okeke’s legal status. Activist, Deji Adeyanju, on behalf of the 50 persons in Okeke’s suit, had filed a case at the High Court and when the case was called for hearing today, it was stalled as the court held that Okeke should be ascertained with evidence if he was a lawyer. At the hearing of the matter on Thursday, the case was called up and there were introductions by the applicant lead c...
Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, Survives Assassination Attempt in Delta
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Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, Survives Assassination Attempt in Delta

Delta state-based human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, survived an assassination attempt on Sunday night, February 21. He shared the news on social media on Monday morning, February 22. He shared photos of the bullet-riddled car he was riding in and wrote; ''Last night Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison escaped from the hands of bloody thirsty murderers who trailed to kill him in his community, Ubulu Uku, Delta State. It is still a mystery how he escaped but thankful to God Almighty for sparing his life. An official report has been made to the POLICE and we expect they fish out all those involved in attempting to kill him. No life was lost. WHAT GOD CAN NOT DO DOESN'T EXIST. DELTA STATE IS NOT SAFE FOR ANYONE''
Peter Okoye and a Human Rights Activist Clash on Twitter over the Reopening of the Lekki Tollgate
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Peter Okoye and a Human Rights Activist Clash on Twitter over the Reopening of the Lekki Tollgate

Singer Peter Okoye and human rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, clashed on Twitter today February 7, over the reopening of the Lekki toll gate. TheLagos state panel of Inquiry on Saturday, February 6, gave the Lekki Concession Company LCC the go-ahead to repossess the tollgates that have been shut down since the October 20 gunshot incident. Reacting via his Twitter handle, Peter who is against the move, wrote ''If una like make una go hand over lekki tollgate to Jesus! No justice NO LCC #EndSARS #NoMoreTollGate'' Activist, Kenechukwu who made news last year when he sued Davido, Pastor Adeyemi, Aisha Yesusfu, and others over their involvement in the EndSARS protest, kicked against Peter Okoye's position to the reopening of the tollgate. He wrote ''My attention has been brought ...
Your Ways May Lead To Tribal War, Set South West On Fire – NANS Cautions Igboho
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Your Ways May Lead To Tribal War, Set South West On Fire – NANS Cautions Igboho

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Ogun State chapter has said the strategy adopted by the Yoruba Rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, in tackling crime in the South West may lead to tribal and inter-ethnic war if not reviewed. The student body has however advised Igboho to change his approach at tackling insecurity in the region in order not to set Southwest on fire and cause anarchy. The body also called on Igboho to dialogue with SouthWest governors, Yoruba leaders, Afenifere members and other stakeholders in ensuring lasting peace in the region. The chairman of NANS, Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Kehinde Damilola Simeon gave the advice during a press conference in Abeokuta, the state capital. Simeon advised the Ogun state...
2023: Atiku, Tinubu Are Not Good Candidates For Presidency — Deji Adeyanju
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2023: Atiku, Tinubu Are Not Good Candidates For Presidency — Deji Adeyanju

Activist, Deji Adeyanju, has urged young Nigerians to mobilise themselves to take over positions of power in 2023. He said this during a live interview with PUNCH Online on Monday. According to the Co-covener of Concerned Nigerians, Nigeria will not develop without the active participation of youths in politics. He warned against the major political parties in the country, noting that the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, are not good presidential candidates. Adeyanju said, “There are no messiahs anywhere, Nigeria should stop looking for a messiah. At this stage, we should not be talking about the generations of Atiku, Buhari, Tinubu. “Atiku and Tinubu are not go...
”I Was Born To Die” – Aisha Yesufu Reacts After Receiving A Death Threat
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”I Was Born To Die” – Aisha Yesufu Reacts After Receiving A Death Threat

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, has taken to her Twitter handle to react after she was issued a death threat by an anonymous person. Reacting to the threat, the activist wrote; ''For real someone threatened me?! With death? Same death that is almost dozen for one kobo? Haven't the pandemic taught them anything? We are all going to die and it can be TODAY! Killing me means I have seriously dealt with you! I was born to die! Try something else!''
”I Was Born to Die. Try Something Else”- Aisha Yesufu reacts after Receiving a Death Threat
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”I Was Born to Die. Try Something Else”- Aisha Yesufu reacts after Receiving a Death Threat

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, has taken to her Twitter handle to react after she was issued a death threat by an anonymous person. Reacting, the fiery activist wrote ''For real someone threatened me?! With death? Same death that is almost dozen for one kobo? Haven't the pandemic taught them anything? We are all going to die and it can be TODAY! Killing me means I have seriously dealt with you! I was born to die! Try something else!''
Sunday Igboho: Falana Condemns Quit Notice Issued To Fulani Herdsmen In Ibarapa
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Sunday Igboho: Falana Condemns Quit Notice Issued To Fulani Herdsmen In Ibarapa

Nigerian activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the quit notice issued to Fulanis Herdsmen in the Southeast by Sunday Igboho. Falana described Igboho’s eviction order as unlawful and wrong. Igboho, a Yoruba activist had asked all Fulanis Herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, to leave the community following allegations of criminal activities. However, Falana said Fulani people have every right to live in Ibarapa land. Speaking with BBC, the Senior Advocate cautioned against the generalisation of criminal elements. Falana said those responsible for criminal acts should be made to face the wrath of law without an entire ethnic group being labelled criminals. He said: “With profound respect under our laws, even a squatter cannot be ejected and th...
Tinubu Gave Me N2 Million When I Visited Him At Bourdillon – Sunday Igboho
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Tinubu Gave Me N2 Million When I Visited Him At Bourdillon – Sunday Igboho

A popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has narrated his encounter with a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He spoke on Tuesday in an Instagram Live Chat with popular journalist, Dele Momodu. According to Igboho, he met Tinubu during the build-up to a governorship election in Ondo State involving a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko. He said a former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, told him that Tinubu requested to see him at his Bourdillon residence in Lagos. Igboho said he travelled to Lagos and met with Tinubu, who persuaded him not to support the Peoples Democratic Party in the election because the party impeached Ladoja as governor of Oyo State in 2006. The activist revealed that Tinubu ...
Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje
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Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said youths who gave ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate Yorubaland must have acted out frustration after the government repeatedly failed to listen to their cries and save them from incessant attacks from bandits while the perpetrators were also not prosecuted. Violence had erupted in Igangan, Ibarapa, on Friday when a popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, alongside his followers, stormed the Fulani settlement in the ancient town to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Agbaje...
Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare
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Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare says the herdsmen crisis in Oyo State is a “serious test” of the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde. In a statement on Monday following clashes between herders and residents of Ibarapa, Mr Dare urged the governor to be more proactive and decisive in handling the situation. Makinde had ordered the arrest of persons calling for herders to leave the town including an activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho whose profile has risen since the herdsmen crisis began. Dare urged the governor to seek help from states and non-state actors and stop “reacting out of fear that his political status is being damaged”. “For several months, citizens of Oyo state have watched with increasing concern as the security situation in our bel...
Quit Ultimatum: Femi Fani-Kayode Commends Sunday Igboho
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Quit Ultimatum: Femi Fani-Kayode Commends Sunday Igboho

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has hailed Oduduwa Republic activist, Sunday Igboho, describing him as champion and hero of the Yoruba nation. Igboho had last week issued a seven day ultimatum to Fulanis to leave Yorubaland after he stormed the Igangan residence of the Seriki Fulani noting that the Yorubas could no more bear being killed in their land by Fulanis. Speaking on Friday, Fani-Kayode said with young radical leaders like Igboho, the South West has got new leaders and champions "New leaders are rising up in the South West. They are strong, fearless, radical and young. Names like Sunday Igboho, Olayomi Koiki and others come to mind". "The South West has finally got a new set of champions and heroes. They believe in Oduduwa Republic. None can stand ag...
LGBT activist, Pamela Adie reacts after a lady was denied Australian visa over a ‘homophobic post’ she made in 2017
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LGBT activist, Pamela Adie reacts after a lady was denied Australian visa over a ‘homophobic post’ she made in 2017

LGBT activist, Pamela Adie has reacted to tweet in which a Twitter user narrated how his friend was denied an Australian visa over a 'homophobic post' she made in 2017. According to Twitter user @drpenking, the post was not homophobic but only outlined the dangers of homosexuality. Reacting to this, Pamela Adie shared a comic video in which she told social media users "to let homophobic people be". See her video below; Those of us who are not homophobic https://t.co/YzxQ4N0vHY pic.twitter.com/61vl4mCQUj — Pamela Adie (@pamelaadie) January 21, 2021
How Dare The Recalcitrant Pigeons? Opposition Parties Responsible — Segalink
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How Dare The Recalcitrant Pigeons? Opposition Parties Responsible — Segalink

Social activist Segun Awosanya alias Segalink has joked about the pigeons which refused to fly on Friday at the Armed Forces Remembrance after being released by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Segalink, in a tweet, blamed the opposition political parties, joking further that the white pigeons must be investigated. How dare the recalcitrant Pigeons?! Opposition parties must be held liable for this failure to launch in the spirit of peace. Apologies Mr President, don’t mind them. The pigeons must be investigated and their collaborators smoked out. Nonsense. Although, some of the birds took flight moments after the president retired to his seat, many social media users have begun making comments on the incident. Studies show that domesticated birds which are used to living i...
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I will be the first man to openly get married as a gay in Nigeria- chef Ayo declares

Openly-gay Nigerian man simply identified as Ayo has declared he will be the first Nigerian to get married openly as a gay man in Nigeria. Ayo stated this on his IG page in a post he made to demand a reversal of the law prohibiting gay marriages in Nigeria.   His post reads ''LGBT Marriage must be Approved and signed in Nigeria ?? I Have made research as An Activist,being GAY is not a curse It is a fascinating lifestyle that ranges from Glory to Glory Encompassing the earth surfaces....why would you be scared in Your Fathers land being GAY.....I think Nigeria should stop being Homophobic,we are in a modernized world, despites the hatred Nigeria is still Number 1 country that has the most populace and popular LGBT..... If crossdressing is Accepted without no hatred There ...
DSS Arrests Lawyer, Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo On One Man Protest At Abuja Villa Gate
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DSS Arrests Lawyer, Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo On One Man Protest At Abuja Villa Gate

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer and activist, Chief Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). The arrest was effected at the Presidential Villa gate in Abuja when Omirhobo was on a one-man demonstration to register his displeasure over the recent killing of 43 farmers in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram in­surgents. The lawyer arrived at the Villa gate in company of some journalists about 9:00a.m, clad in a customised T-Shirt with the inscription, ‘Stop the Genocide He was whisked away by operatives of the service while granting a press inter­view. Omirhobo said he was at the Villa gate to see the pres­ident, Muhammadu Buhari, with the intention to express his bitterness over the grue­some murder of the farmer...
Be careful of sleeping with these girls. Some of them are walking native doctors – Activist, Deji Adeyanju advises men
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Be careful of sleeping with these girls. Some of them are walking native doctors – Activist, Deji Adeyanju advises men

Activist, Deji Adeyanju, has advised his fellow men to be careful of the girls they sleep with. According to him, some of them are walking native doctors that can destroy a man's life.   He stated this via Twitter. It reads ''Dear men, be careful of sleeping with these girls. Some of them are walking native doctors they will destroy your live with juju & others with false allegations if their plans don’t work. Don’t think you can play a fast one & break their heart. Be careful.''
Aisha Yesufu Makes BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women In The World
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Aisha Yesufu Makes BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women In The World

Nigerian activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for the year 2020. The highly vocal activist was listed alongside Sanna Marin who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine, as well as Jane Fonda, a climate activist and actress. According to the BBC, this year’s 100 Women list “is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.” Who is Aisha Yesufu? Born on December 12 1974 in Kano State, northwest Nigeria, Aisha Yesufu is a socio-political activist, and ...
What Colour Of Aso Ebi Are We Sewing For Our Court Appearance? – Aisha Yesufu
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What Colour Of Aso Ebi Are We Sewing For Our Court Appearance? – Aisha Yesufu

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, has reacted to the suit filed against herself and 49 other Nigerians who identified with the #EndSARS protesters. Recall that on Tuesday, November 10, a Nigerian man identified as Kenechukwu Okeke, with the Twitter handle @HumanRightsNG, filed the criminal complaint against some Nigerians who publicly associated with the #EndSARS protests. He alleged that his properties were destroyed during the riots "instigated and incited" by the 50 "accused persons" and asked that promoters of the End SARS protests be brought to justice. Reacting via her Twitter handle this morning, Aisha wrote: "Hello #EndSarsList team mates. What colour of aso ebi are we sewing for our court appearance? #BlameGovernment #EndSars #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria #GenocideAtLekkiTollGate...
2Face Idibia Reacts After He Was Dragged To Court Together With 49 Nigerian Celebrities For Their Roles In The #EndSARS protest
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2Face Idibia Reacts After He Was Dragged To Court Together With 49 Nigerian Celebrities For Their Roles In The #EndSARS protest

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia seems unconcerned about the lawsuit slammed at his face. It could be recalled that we made a report about an activist dragging 50 Nigerian celebrities to court for the roles in the #EndSARS protests. 2Baba had his name in the list and reacting to it in a recent statement by his manager, he said; “There’s no comment yet. We have not been served any paper. We have not received any formal summon. We can’t respond to what is merely trending on social media until we receive a summon we can’t respond.”
People now lay curses on me in Mosques – activists, Aisha Yesufu
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People now lay curses on me in Mosques – activists, Aisha Yesufu

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, says it has come to her knowledge that people now finish their prayers in their mosques and then proceed to lay curses on her.   Aisha revealed this on her Twitter handle on Friday morning, October 30. ''Heard I am being cursed in mosques! People finish praying and take time out to curse me in their prayers I have asked they should please let me know how many of these curses they rained on me when I was making same demands during GEJ! We are all already cursed in Nigeria''she tweeted   Aisha gave momentum to the End SARS protest when it started on October 8.
Meet The Members Of The Lagos Judicial Panel On SARS
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Meet The Members Of The Lagos Judicial Panel On SARS

The Honourable Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd). (Chairman) Justice Okuwobi served as a judge in the Lagos State Judiciary from 1988 - January 2020. She serves as the chairman of the panel. DIG Taiwo Lakanu (rtd). (Member) DIG Lakanu is a former policeman and a lawyer. He studied philosophy and law at the University of Lagos and bagged a masters degree in law from the Leeds Metropolitan University. He retired from the police force in 2019 after attaining the rank of deputy inspector general of police. He had previously served as commissioner of police in Imo and Ekiti States. Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) (@adegboruwalaw). (Representing civil society) Mr Adegboruwa is a lawyer and human rights activist. He has been a very vocal critic of the Lagos State Government. He once ...
Kannywood Actress, Zainab Abdullahi, Asks Northerners To Kill Nigerian Activist, Aisha Yesufu
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Kannywood Actress, Zainab Abdullahi, Asks Northerners To Kill Nigerian Activist, Aisha Yesufu

Abdullahi, who is a member of the Buhari Support Group, and Buhari Media Centre, in an Instagram post described Yesufu as a Jew, who must be attacked by all means. A Kannywood star, Zainab Abdullahi, has called on Northerners to kill popular human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu. Abdullahi, who is a member of the Buhari Support Group, and Buhari Media Centre, in an Instagram post described Yesufu as a Jew, who must be attacked by all means. Since the start of #EndSARS protest, Kannywood stars have been taking to social media to discredit the movement, calling those, who joined the agitation as bad muslims that must be dealt with. A picture taken of Yesufu during the protest in Abuja where she raised a clenched fist, became a morale booster and symbol for Nigerians calling for t...
EndSARS: Daddy Freeze Slams Churches And General Overseers Over Silence
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EndSARS: Daddy Freeze Slams Churches And General Overseers Over Silence

Popular broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze has hit out at the Churches and their leaders who are yet to lend their voices in the ongoing #EndSARS campaign against police brutality in Nigeria. Taking to his Twitter page, The Lagos-based On Air Personality acknowledged others who have spoken out and pleaded with the rest to publicly come out and stand for the people like late American Christian minister and activist, Martin Luther King Jr, did for his own people. He wrote; ”The silence from the Churches/GOs regarding #EndSARS is so loud! Except for a few that spoke earlier, everyone else in church leadership is so conspicuously silent? Please, I plead with you, Stand with the people like Martin Luther King did! He was a reverend! ~FRZ #SARSMUSTEND”
We Rejected Governors Emefiele’s Moves To Stop EndSARS Protests – Aisha Yesufu
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We Rejected Governors Emefiele’s Moves To Stop EndSARS Protests – Aisha Yesufu

An attempt by state governors and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to stop the #EndSARS protests met a brick wall on Monday as protesters insisted that they would continue. Activist, Aisha Yesufu, said this in a series of tweets while responding to reports that she and other protesters met with the business community. While admitting that she had a Zoom meeting with the business leaders, Yesufu said she told them that they should speak with the President instead. Yesufu said she was lured into the meeting, adding that she would not have attended it in the first place if she knew the agenda. The activist added, “A brother called me and said would I join a meeting on the #EndSARS issue? I just said yes expecting to enter a meeting with the protest...
You don’t need a church wedding to be married, it isn’t in the scriptures – Reno Omokri says
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You don’t need a church wedding to be married, it isn’t in the scriptures – Reno Omokri says

Ex-presidential aide and activist, Reno Omokri has shared his thoughts as regards the concept of church wedding saying it isn’t biblical. In series of posts shared on his Facebook page, Reno said the concept of church weddings isn’t backed up by the scriptures. According to Reno, a former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Jesus in the bible attended a wedding held at home and not a church. Reno said all that is needed for a wedding ceremony to take place, is a man, his wife and their family members, not a church, pastor or priest. He added that God simplified marriage, but Africans in copying the whites have complicated it. He wrote : ”Someone said church wedding is necessary because pastors are God’s representatives on Earth. To that man, my question is this:...
The Man Who R*ped Me Was My Neighbour And Trusted Family Friend – Activist, Ijaiyekunle Opens Up
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The Man Who R*ped Me Was My Neighbour And Trusted Family Friend – Activist, Ijaiyekunle Opens Up

Funke Elizabeth Ijaiyekunle, an ex-banker, is one of activists striving hard to wipe out the stigma of rape. She herself was raped at age 16 when she could not defend herself in the hand of a well trusted neighbour who she has known all her life. Standing tall as a girl-child activist, a professionally growing coach and motivational speaker, Ijayekunle did not overcome her teenage experience, but became mentally equipped not to dwell on her past through determination, great zeal of focus as she gave herself into human developmental projects. She is a certified NLP, an emotional intelligence practitioner, who defends herself and hundreds of other young girls. In this interview, Ijayekunle bares it all on the evil called rape and its related cases. What is your Non-Governmental Orga...
Florida man Arrested for the Death of Black Lives Matter activist, Toyin Salau, Confesses and Reveals how he Killed her
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Florida man Arrested for the Death of Black Lives Matter activist, Toyin Salau, Confesses and Reveals how he Killed her

The Florida man accused of killing Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau has reportedly admitted to killing her and another woman. He made this admission to his mother during a phone call. He also revealed how he killed Toyin. 49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr. was arrested after the bodies of Toyin and another woman, identified as 75-year-old Victoria Sims, were found in a home he rented in Tallahassee. Aaron tried to flee after the murders, but police were able to capture him on a bus in Orlando by Sunday, June 14th. Aaron’s mother, Sandra Cutliff, revealed to the Daily Mail her son called her Sunday and confessed to the killings. She told the publication that her son said he met Toyin on a bus and invited her to his house so she could shower. He told his mother Toyin aske...
Abike Dabiri Calls For Thorough Investigation Into Killing Of Toyin Salau In US
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Abike Dabiri Calls For Thorough Investigation Into Killing Of Toyin Salau In US

PRESS STATEMENT ALLEGED KILLING OF TOYIN SALAU IN THE US, DABIRI-EREWA CALLS FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has described the alleged murder of 19-year- old Nigerian-American Activist, Toyin Salau in the US as highly depressing and cruel. She therefore urged the US government to conduct a thorough investigation on the circumstances leading to Miss Salau's death. The NIDCOM boss condoled with the immediate family of Ms Salau who died while advocating against oppression and injustice. Toyin Salau, a 19-year-old lady of Nigerian origin, was found dead days after she was declared missing in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, the United States. According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Toyin, who sp...
Police Release Mugshot of Oluwatoyin Salau’s Suspected Killer
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Police Release Mugshot of Oluwatoyin Salau’s Suspected Killer

The Tallahassee Police Department has released the mugshot of Oluwatoyin Salau’s suspected killer after he was arrested on Sunday in connection to the killing of the Black Lives Matter activist. According to arrest records in Orange County, Florida, 49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr., was arrested in Orlando on June 14 on an out-of-county warrant from Leon County on charges of homicide-felony murder. Police said at approximately 9:15 pm Saturday night, TPD investigators arrived in 2100 block of Monday Road to follow up investigation on a missing person case. During the course of the investigation, two deceased people were located in the area. The TPD identified 19-year-old Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau and  Victoria Sims, 75, a AARP volunteer as victims of a double-homicide. Both women...
Toyin Salau death: Missing Nigerian lady found dead after tweeting sexual assault
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Toyin Salau death: Missing Nigerian lady found dead after tweeting sexual assault

Missing Black Live Matters activist Oluwatoyin Salau is dead, this is according to a statement posted online that the 19-year-old died after tweeting about sexual assault. Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, had been declared as a missing person by Tallahassee Police department, Florida. On June 6, 2020, on her Twitter page, just hours before she disappeared, Salau wrote a series of disturbing tweets. According to her, “Silence is the best weapon for some but not for me I will not be silenced,” she had written on her Twitter page at that time. She had tweeted about how she was sexually assaulted, detailing her experience. She wrote; “Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to fin...
If your Relationship with him is Transactional, he’s Your Customer not Boyfriend – Omokri
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If your Relationship with him is Transactional, he’s Your Customer not Boyfriend – Omokri

Popular Nigerian author and activist, Reno Omokri, has charged ladies who engage in transactional relationship with their boyfriend, saying they only have a customer and not a boyfriend. The author shared his thought on the injustice ladies practice in their relationships. According to Reno, If your relationship with your partner is about exchanges of money, then he should be considered a customer. “Dear ladies, On your birthday, your boyfriend threw a party for you. On his birthday, you expect him to take you out for a romantic dinner. Yet, you blame Donald Trump for all the injustice on planet Earth. Are you yourself practicing justice in your relationships? In fact, if your relationship is based on you pestering him for money, and him pestering you for coitus, what you hav...
“It’s Time to Ban Pregnancy” – Feminist McGrath Says
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“It’s Time to Ban Pregnancy” – Feminist McGrath Says

Activist and feminist Titania McGrath, has taken to social media to call for a ban on pregnancy, stating that there is nothing natural about reproduction. Taking to her Twitter page, Titania McGrath claimed that centuries of patriarchal tyranny led to the believe that it is traditional for women to give birth. See what she wrote below; “Centuries of patriarchal tyranny have normalised the tradition of women giving birth. There is nothing natural about reproduction. It is a form of torture imposed on women by their male slave masters. It’s time to ban pregnancy.” https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath/status/1263064066026885127 See some reactions to her statement below; @BroodingHamlet: Women derive no joy whatsoever from motherhood – it’s not the most transcendent, ...
Black Excellence Is A Futile Effort To Combat Victimhood: Seun Kuti
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Black Excellence Is A Futile Effort To Combat Victimhood: Seun Kuti

Popular Afrobeat singer, cum activist, Seun Kuti has said that as much as black excellence is vibrant and beautiful, it is irresponsible. In an Instagram post, the son of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti stated that black excellence has made many blacks think they have to strive for excellence. The activist described black excellence as a noble but a futile effort to combat victimhood. According to Seun Kuti, must all Africans “strive for perfection and excellence before we are respected as humans?’. See his post below:
Naomi Campbell Goes All Out In Protection Against Coronavirus
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Naomi Campbell Goes All Out In Protection Against Coronavirus

English model, actress, and businesswoman, Cultural Innovator, Activist, Naomi Elaine Campbell has revealed she would take no chances against the coronavirus pandemic Taking to instagram, The model was wearing a white Laboratory suit and face shield and she is ready for the day on the plane Naomi had earlier expressed that she is germophobic and has always taken extra precaution to protect herself when travelling She captioned On the move…   View this post on Instagram   On the move... A post shared by Naomi Campbell (@naomi) on May 16, 2020 at 1:15pm PDT
Bisi Alimi Launches N1million Funds For LGBTQ Community In Nigeria
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Bisi Alimi Launches N1million Funds For LGBTQ Community In Nigeria

Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate, Bisi Alimi launched a N1million fund for queer people in Nigeria. He said ”The impact of COVID19 on the LGBT community in Nigeria has been devastating. Many are locked home with homophobic families and even many more became homeless. ”As many of them are self-employed, the lockdown in Nigeria means lack of access to funds. ”It is because of this that the Bisi Alimi Foundation is setting up a N1million (One Million Nigerian Naira) to support the community. ”This fund will go towards food, medications and other essential items they need to survive. If you know any LGBT person in Nigeria that can benefit from this, please kindly visit our Facebook and twitter page for more info. Thank you....

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