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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere
Politics

This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said the ''failure'' of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country is fuelling agitations of secession by groups within the country. Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, 93, alleged Buhari's stubbornness to implement federalism will only make secession inevitable while also saying Buhari was hiding in the 'Fulanization' of Nigeria The Yoruba chieftain also said the 2023 election will not happen in Nigeria if the current state of insecurity is not handled while claiming the country's leadership has no clue on how to handle the security crisis in the country. "The people in charge have no clue to manage the country. And as long as you are not carrying every section of the country along with you, you can’t win any ...
Chelsea Issue 10-year Ban to Individual over Antisemitic Messages posted Online
Sport

Chelsea Issue 10-year Ban to Individual over Antisemitic Messages posted Online

Chelsea have banned an individual for 10 years for sending antisemitic and offensive messages on social media. Sam Mole, 20, from Kettering, was charged with sending racially or religiously aggravated malicious communications relating to a series of abusive tweets to freelance journalist Dan Levene in October 2019. He was handed a three-year restraining order prohibiting him from directly or indirectly contacting Levene, posting messages about him on social media, or encouraging others to do so. As reported in February by the Daily Mail, Judge Nick Watson told Mole: "The law prohibits me from punishing you." He described it as "unpalatable" that Mole had "escaped the consequences of his actions even though the impact of the offence was clearly felt". Judge Watson added: ...
US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected by the Travel Restrictions Imposed by Former President Donald Trump
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US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected by the Travel Restrictions Imposed by Former President Donald Trump

The United States mission in Nigeria has contacted all immigrant visa applicants whose applications were affected by the travel restrictions imposed by former President Donald Trump. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to the United States.’ Trump had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from various countries, including Nigeria in 2020 under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983. But the US mission in a statement on Tuesday March 16, said its Consulate-General in Lagos has already contacted all immigrant visa applicants whose applications were affected and is prioritizing the processing of these pending cases. It noted that me...
Rape Bill is Targeted at Lecturers – ASUU
Education

Rape Bill is Targeted at Lecturers – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the recently passed bill on sexual harassment and rape, alleging that it is targeted at lecturers. Speaking at a Town Hall meeting with critical stakeholders in Jos on Monday, July 13, the National President of ASUU  Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the bill which is yet to be signed into law is discriminatory and also targeted at the male lecturers. Ogunyemi stated that the bill is capable of making male lecturers reject female students. He said;   ”Our reaction to that Bill is that, it is discriminatory and is targeted at male lecturers. “We don’t want a situation, where male lecturers will begin to say they don’t want to teach female students, because they say we should not smile to female students. “So a t...
WWE’s Shocking Discriminatory Behaviour Towards Women Wrestlers Revealed By Nikki Bella
Sport

WWE’s Shocking Discriminatory Behaviour Towards Women Wrestlers Revealed By Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella has come forth detailing WWE’s shocking discriminatory behaviour towards women wrestlers, in her memoir which she has penned twin sister Brie Bella, titled Incomparable. In an interesting revelation, Bella revealed that she endured massive negligence from WWE during a horrific neck injury, which she developed during her now iconic WWE Divas Championship run. “I asked for an MRI, but they told me that it wouldn’t show anything. They had no answer when I explained that my legs were going numb and giving out on me in matches, that I could only lie down in bed for a few hours at a time. Finally, I had an MRI. I was in Austin, Texas, and I was backstage. A doctor came up to me to say: ‘Just so you know, we’re not going to find anything.’ I would have given anything for tha...
Lesbian Group Drags CAC to Court of Appeal
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Lesbian Group Drags CAC to Court of Appeal

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has been dragged to the Court of Appeal by the Lesbian Equality and Empowerment Initiative over its refusal to register the non-profit organisation. LGBT activist, Pamela Adie who served an update on the lawsuit, said she and her team decided to appeal the federal high court judgement which struck out their lawsuit against the CAC. Adie insisted that the refusal of the CAC to register her non-profit organization on grounds of being offensive, is an infringement of her constitutional right to freedom of association. She tweeted; NOTICE OF APPEAL FILED IN THE CASE OF PAMELA ADIE vs. CAC Background: As some of you may be aware, I applied to register a nonprofit called Lesbian Equality & Empowerment Initiative(LEEI) but was denied by t...
Suarez Abusing Evra & Eto’o Mocked… Meet 5 Worst Moments Of Racism In Football
Sport

Suarez Abusing Evra & Eto’o Mocked… Meet 5 Worst Moments Of Racism In Football

We stand in a globalised era where all nations have opened their doors to each other and are moving towards an integrated society. But all of this development seems for nought when one encounters discriminatory incidents that make it clear that people are yet to open their minds when it comes to accepting each other. Football has a massive and passionate fanbase all over the world. Here are five such incidents in the history of football that defy belief: 1. Suarez abusing Evra In a match between Liverpool and Man United in 2011, Suarez was accused of abusing Evra using racial slurs. Suarez had maintained (and still does) that though he had used the word “negro” it held a different meaning in Spanish and was used in that context. The disciplinary commission found Suar...
It Is Discriminatory To Expel Pregnant Schoolgirls And Leave The Boys  – First Lady Says
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It Is Discriminatory To Expel Pregnant Schoolgirls And Leave The Boys – First Lady Says

Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, the Ekiti State First Lady, has said it is discriminatory to expel pregnant schoolgirls from school while allowing the boys who impregnated them to continue their education. Mrs. Fayemi said this Thursday during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti with wives of Coordinating Directors and Community Development Officers of the 16 Local Government Councils in the state. She pointed out that all girls, regardless of their status, have a right to education. The Ekiti State First Lady acknowledged that pregnant girls face various forms of punishments, including discriminatory practices that deny them their right to education. She went on to reveal that the state government is ready to implement relevant laws, including the Child Rights Act, Gender Equality and other laws to protect...
Nigerian-Americans Rated Most Successful Group In U.S
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Nigerian-Americans Rated Most Successful Group In U.S

Nigerian-Americans are the most successful ethnic group in the United States, Candace Owens, a celebrity social commentator says. Owens is an American conservative commentator and political activist. She is known for her pro-Trump activism and her criticism of Black Lives Matter and of the Democratic Party. Owens tweeted @realcandanceo, “Nigerian-Americans are the most successful ethnic group in the U.S!   “If you want to know how it’s possible that blacks who come from under-developed Africa, keep outperforming blacks from overprivileged America— it’s bc they weren’t exposed to the Democrat parasite of victimhood!” News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Owens’ tweet inspired a thread of people, around the world, sharing good experiences with Nigerians and agreeing that they ...
This team is good at compartmentalizing’ – USWNT ignoring new developments in discrimination lawsuit
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This team is good at compartmentalizing’ – USWNT ignoring new developments in discrimination lawsuit

The team says that its focus is strictly on Monday's last-16 women's World Cup match against Spain as the suit moves towards a process of mediation The U.S. women's national team is looking to ignore new developments in its pay discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, saying its focus is entirely on winning a World Cup. On Friday, U.S. Soccer confirmed that it has tentatively agreed to pursue mediation with the 28 U.S. women’s national team players who have filed a pay discrimination lawsuit. The players filed the suit in March, seeking financial damages as well as an end to what they call "discriminatory practices".
Olympic champion Semenya loses appeal against testosterone rules
Sport

Olympic champion Semenya loses appeal against testosterone rules

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by Olympics 800 metres champion Caster Semenya against the introduction of regulations to restrict testosterone levels in female athletes. The court ruled that regulations were needed for athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) to ensure fair competition. The rules cover events ranging from 400m to a mile. The case is likely to have wide-reaching consequences, not just for the future of athletics, but all women’s sport, and has split opinion around the globe. But while dismissing the appeal, CAS also voiced concerns about the application of the new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations. The rules mean Semenya and others with DSD hoping to compete at the Doha World C...
2019 NNPC Recruitment ‘Discriminatory’ As Lawyer Threatens To Drag NNPC To Court
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2019 NNPC Recruitment ‘Discriminatory’ As Lawyer Threatens To Drag NNPC To Court

An Abuja-based lawyer, Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, has threatened to drag the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to court following what he described as “discriminatory” recruitment process. Olajengbesi, in a letter addressed to the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, on March 26, vowed to approach the court to ensure protection of the fundamental rights of Nigerians who were qualified to apply but were barred from participating because of age criteria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the criteria for Graduate Trainee among others require applicants to have graduated from an accredited University/Polytechnic/Monotechnic not earlier than 2014. The criteria also requires that applicants must not be more than 28 years of age as ...
Caster Semenya Kicks Against IAAF Ruling on Testosterone
Sport

Caster Semenya Kicks Against IAAF Ruling on Testosterone

South African athlete, Caster Semenya has challenged plans that would make some female runners lower their testosterone levels before they can compete on the track. She made this challenged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Sebastian Coe, the president of the world athletics governing body, the IAAF, said the proposed new rules is designed to make athletics fairer. The new rule will make women with hyper-androgynism, an elevated level of male hormones, take medication to lower it before they can participate in any competition. However, Semenya’s lawyers says the move would be discriminatory. According to him, the world and Olympic champion’s genetic condition should be celebrated instead.
Tracy Daniels Laments
Entertainment

Tracy Daniels Laments

Top filmmakers are ‘benching us’ for ‘British returnee-actors’ …Says: ‘Not all actresses sell their bodies for money’ By BENJAMIN NJOKU To know the sexy actress, Tracy Daniels is not to know controversy. But most times, her utterances tend to prove otherwise. Some months back, the outspoken actress made headlines after she expressed her desire to buy ‘a sex doll’, as a special Valentine Day gift to herself. Tracy The light-skinned diva is poised to make another headline. This time, she’s reacting to the perception of many that most actresses are wayward. In a recent chat with nollynow on WhatsApp, the actress said there are wayward people everywhere, not only in Nollywood. “Nollywood ladies are flashy and so, people have this perception that every flashy lady sells her body for money...

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