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Senate Proposes 15 years Imprisonment for anyone who Pays Ransom to Kidnappers
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Senate Proposes 15 years Imprisonment for anyone who Pays Ransom to Kidnappers

A bill seeking to prohibit the payment and receipt of ransom for the release of any person kidnapped, imprisoned or wrongfully confined in the country was on Wednesday May 19 considered by the Nigerian senate. The bill titled Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which stipulates a 15-year jail sentence for anyone found guilty of such action is being sponsored by Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi and it scaled second reading during plenary. Onyewuchi who raised an alarm of kidnapping becoming a lucrative business in the country, said the bill essentially seeks to substitute for section 14 of the Principal Act a new section to read: “Anyone who transfers funds, makes payment or colludes with an abductor, kidnapper or terrorist to receive any ransom for the release of any pers...
Ghislaine Maxwell Pictured with Black Eye in First Photo From Prison
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Ghislaine Maxwell Pictured with Black Eye in First Photo From Prison

An image of imprisoned British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has emerged showing her with bruising under her left eye. The 59-year-old is currently detained in a New York jail as she awaits trial on allegations she helped deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein to groomed and traffic young girls for sexual abuse. This comes after a three-judge panel previously rejected several bail requests by Maxwell’s lawyers, who argued that she was being deprived of sleep while incarcerated due to wellness checks by corrections officers. The image was sent to a judge yesterday by her legal team, to support fresh complaints about her treatment behind bars. In a filing from Thursday afternoon, Maxwell’s attorney Bobbi Sternheim said the defendant noticed a black eye last night and was then c...
Cardi B Finally Reacts to Akuapem Poloo’s 90-day jail Sentence over Nude Photoshoot with her son
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Cardi B Finally Reacts to Akuapem Poloo’s 90-day jail Sentence over Nude Photoshoot with her son

American rapper, Cardi B has reacted to the 90-day jail sentence handed to Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo who she infamously described as her "twin sister" during her visit to Ghana in 2019, over a nude photoshoot she engaged in with her underage son. In a tweet she shared, Cardi B said she believes Akuapem Poloo should not have been imprisoned and that social media probation or community service would have been a better option. She also disclosed that she has seen similar photoshoots in the United States. The rapper tweeted; “I seen a lot of Americans do photoshoots like that. Even tho is not my style I don’t think she was going for sexual more going the natural idea. I think jail is a bit harsh. Maybe social media probation or community service.”
Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns
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Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns

Myanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces. According to the military, sentences and fines will also apply to those found to incite "hatred or contempt" towards the coup leaders. The new law was announced as armoured vehicles appeared on the streets of several cities. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in protests in recent days demanding the release from detention of their elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, after the military carried out a coup on February 1. Her party was elected in a resounding victory last November, but the military has alleged voter fraud without providing proof. In a statement...
Former Ecuador Vice President, Jorge Glas bags fresh eight-year jail term for misuse of public funds
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Former Ecuador Vice President, Jorge Glas bags fresh eight-year jail term for misuse of public funds

A court in Ecuador has sentenced a former vice president, already serving a jail term, to fresh eight years in prison for misuse of public funds related to the awarding of an oil contract.   The court said it had found Jorge Glas guilty of the crime of embezzlement, along with two former energy ministers among the co-perpetrators.   Glas is already serving a six-year term for having received millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a corruption scandal.   He was convicted of receiving $13.5 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, and has been imprisoned in Latacunga, south of Quito, since 2017.   The 51-year-old served as the vice president under leftist Rafael Correa between 2013 and 2017, and under president Lenin Mo...
Nelson Mandela’s Daughter, Zindzi Dies at 59
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Nelson Mandela’s Daughter, Zindzi Dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, the eldest daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is dead at the age of 59. She died in a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday, July 13. News of Zindzi's death has been confirmed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Zindzi Mandela's son, Bambatha also shared a photo of his mother with the caption "Rest in Peace".   The deceased who is survived by her husband and four children, served as South Africa's ambassador to Denmark.  She first took up her position as the ambassador to Denmark in 2015. She was 18 months old when her father was sent to prison. Her mother was also imprisoned often at that time, leaving her in the care of her elder sibling, Zenani. In 1977 her mother Winnie was banished to Brandfort, then in the Orange Free State, a...
“Not a Hero” – Candace Owens Slammed for Comments About George Floyd
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“Not a Hero” – Candace Owens Slammed for Comments About George Floyd

Conservative activist and Trump supporter, Candace Owens, is receiving some stick online after she said the late George Floyd is not a hero. Mr Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”. Floyd’s death has sparked mass protests across the US, with governors in several states calling in National Guard troops in an attempt to maintain order. In a now viral Facebook video, Candace Owens stated that she does not support him, and neither does she view him as a martyr. She titled the video; “Confession: I DO NOT support George Floyd and I refuse to see him as a martyr”. She said in the controversial video; “I do not support George Floyd and the media’s depiction...
Abubakar Shekau Should Be Killed, Not Imprisoned – Femi Fani-Kayode
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Abubakar Shekau Should Be Killed, Not Imprisoned – Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has urged Nigerian authorities not to allow Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, to surrender. Fani-Kayode said Shekau should be killed instead of allowing him to surrender. I am not interested in Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau's surrender. I am interested in them sending him to his maker & bringing his head to us on a plate. He deserves no less. You do not take blood-sucking & flesh-eating demons prisoner: you bind them & send them to hell.
Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and Other Nigerians React as Lai Mohammed Says he’s not Aware of Social Media Bill in International Interview
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Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and Other Nigerians React as Lai Mohammed Says he’s not Aware of Social Media Bill in International Interview

Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and other Nigerians have reacted to an interview in which Nigeria's Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said he's not aware of the 'Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill' which is now known as the "Social Media Bill". In the interview in London, DW's Tim Sebastian pointed out that the bill has some draconian provisions in which journalists can be imprisoned for publishing content. In his defence when asked if he is against the bill or not, Lai Mohammed asked Tim who the author of the bill is. He added that he is not aware of the bill Tim Sebastian who wondered why a Minister of Information will not know if such bill exists, fired back by stating that the bill is causing an outcry internationally. Lai Mohammed however vehemently s...
Three Men Wrongly Jailed For Life, Set Free After 36 Years In Prison
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Three Men Wrongly Jailed For Life, Set Free After 36 Years In Prison

Three Baltimore men who were wrongly imprisoned for 36 years in Maryland, United States have been set free after a review of the murder case they were prosecuted for.   The three men identified as Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart, were reportedly teenagers when they were sentenced to life in prison in 1984. They were accused of being responsible for the murder of 14-year-old DeWitt Duckett who was shot in the neck on his way to class at a Baltimore junior high school and also stealing his Georgetown University jacket.   They were released from custody on Monday November 25, hours after a judge cleared their convictions and prosecutors dropped the charges. "These three men were convicted, as children, because of police and prosecutorial misco...
Shi’ites will not suspend its protests- Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s daughter vows
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Shi’ites will not suspend its protests- Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s daughter vows

The daughter of the imprisoned leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shi'ites, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, Suhaila, has disowned the statement issued by the group’s spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, that they will suspend its daily street protest following the proscription of their activities by the Federal government.   Musa in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday, said the group would temporarily suspend the daily protest following the prosciption of their activities by the Federal government. Musa said the group would also be challenging its proscription in court.   Suhalia in a video posted online said the statement released by Musa is not the true position of the group as they would continue their daily protests until their leader El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeen...
77-Year-Old Man Released From Prison Deemed Too Old To Be Dangerous, Kills Again
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77-Year-Old Man Released From Prison Deemed Too Old To Be Dangerous, Kills Again

A 77 Years old man who was recently released after he was deemed too old to be dangerous, just committed a fresh murder. The man, Albert Flick who's from Maine, United States of America has been jailed again after he recently committed a murder which was identical to his first-ever. His first-ever murder was when he killed his wife in front of their young child. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime, he was released in 2004 but went back to prison in 2010 after assaulting a woman. He was imprisoned for four years before the judge released him stating he was "too old to be a threat". The name of his latest victim is Kimberly Dobbie who's 48 years old. Albert Flick developed affection for Kimberly Dobbie just after he got out of prison, but he couldn’t get her, so in...
Showboy’s Long Time Girlfriend Dumps Him for A Nigerian After He Was Jailed
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Showboy’s Long Time Girlfriend Dumps Him for A Nigerian After He Was Jailed

It has barely been three months since Ghanaian hypeman in the U.S, Showboy, was jailed and his girlfriend has already dumped his imprisoned ass. Showboy received a 6-year sentence for stabbing Junior U.S in a violent confrontation in 2017. A couple of months after he was jailed, Junior died in an armed robbery incident. However, Showboy, on top of being in prison now has to deal with being single as his longtime girlfriend has reportedly dumped him. Showboy took to social media to lament losing his girlfriend who he showered with gifts and goodies during their years together. However, at the first sign of trouble, she dumped him for a Nigerian, probably another scammer who can shower her with the same goodies she used to get from Showboy. Loyalty is a rare commodity these da...
Two Ex-convicts, One other Land in Police Net
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Two Ex-convicts, One other Land in Police Net

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested two ex – convicts and one other suspect for robbery in Lekki Phase 1, Lekki area of Lagos State. The robbers, one of whom was released from Oke – Kura Prison, Kwara State on Friday, April 26, 2019, was re – arrested on Monday in Lekki, Lagos, along with his colleagues after robbing a 25-year-old lady in Lekki Phase 1. According to the suspect, Emmanuel Michael, 20 years old, “I was released from Oke – Kura Prison, Kwara State on Friday. I was imprisoned for almost four years for man slaughter. With the assistance of my brother. I travelled down to Lagos and landed in Alaba Rago, Ojo. It was in that ghetto I met Mohammed Abubakar, who said I should accompany him to Lekki”, he explained. “He paid all the transport far...
56-Year-Old Man, Clinton Kalu Wrongfully Imprisoned For 27 Years Bitterly Speaks
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56-Year-Old Man, Clinton Kalu Wrongfully Imprisoned For 27 Years Bitterly Speaks

Last week, Clinton Kalu, a native of Ndinwafor in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, walked out from the Port Harcourt Maximum Prison where he had spent 27 years of his life for a crime he didn't commit. He was roped into a murder case in April 1992 by some undisclosed persons while trying to resolve a dispute involving his in-laws. That marked the beginning of his journey in ‘hell’. His trial at the tribunal and later at a High Court and his eventual detention happened so fast that when he found himself in prison over an offense he did not commit, he was livid with anger but later accepted his fate. Recalling how he was sentenced to death by hanging or firing squad, Kalu in an interview with Punch said, “Twenty-seven years ago, some people were accused of stealing generat...
Governor Ambode Pardons 14 Inmates After 20 years in Kirikiri Prison
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Governor Ambode Pardons 14 Inmates After 20 years in Kirikiri Prison

The Lagos State Government, through the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, has pardoned 14 inmates of the Maximum Security Prison in Kirikiri. Those pardoned had been imprisoned for more than 20 years for various offences, while 20 others on death row had their punishment converted to life imprisonment. The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, disclosed this on Friday while handing over the order for the release of the inmates signed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to the prison authorities. He said the development was pursuant to the constitutional provision which provided for the setting up of an advisory council and empowered the governor to grant clemency to convicted persons on the advice of the council. “Prerogative of Mercy is a rig...
Man Imprisoned for 10 Years For Defiling Disabled Girl
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Man Imprisoned for 10 Years For Defiling Disabled Girl

A man identified as Dickson Kamwendo, has been jailed for 10 years for defiling a 10-year-old disabled girl in Malawi. The 28-year-old convict was hired in 2017 to be transporting the girl to and from school Kanengo, and was caught defiling the standard two learner in one of the unfinished buildings. He was arrested on January 31 2019 and according to Police deputy spokesperson, Salomy Zgambo Chibwana, police prosecutor Madalitso Jere asked for stiff punishment. “The parents trusted him with their child but he took advantage of her disability and defiled her,” Chibwana said. The man who defiled the 10-year-old disabled girl, reportedly pleaded with the court for mercy as he is a bread winner for his family. However it was learnt that First Grade Magistrate Cecilia Onsewa, said the...
How FG Spends N3.5M Monthly On El-Zakzaky’s & Why He Can’t Be Released — El-Rufai
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How FG Spends N3.5M Monthly On El-Zakzaky’s & Why He Can’t Be Released — El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai has provided reasons why El-Zakzaky, cannot be set free, as well as clarified comments that FG spends N3.5m monthly on feeding the imprisoned Shia Muslim cleric. Speaking when he received management team of The Sun Publishing Limited, in Kaduna on Thursday, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, gave reasons why detained Shiite leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, cannot be set free. El-Rufai, disclosed that the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), El-Zakzaky, was not being held illegally as widely reported. He added that the IMN leader was detained on the orders of a competent court, being a suspect standing trial for multiple murders and other related criminal offences. The governor said the state government took time to investigate th...
‘Tupac Shakur Is Alive And In Malaysia’ – Suge Knight’s Son Claims
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‘Tupac Shakur Is Alive And In Malaysia’ – Suge Knight’s Son Claims

Tupac Shakur is still alive, according to the son of imprisoned Death Row Records owner Marion Suge Knight. Suge J. Knight took to Instagram Tuesday with a series of posts raising the idea that the fatal September 7, 1996 shooting in Las Vegas of the rap icon was a hoax, and that Shakur is alive and well in Malaysia. He posted a quote that read, ‘Tupac is alive,’ followed by an exchange of texts in which someone wrote to him, ‘You said [too] much. Time for you to go.’ He added shots that showed a man who looked like an older incarnation of the California Love rapper posed in a selfie, as well as with artists such as 50 Cent and Beyoncé, with both of the latter in current day forms. Suge J. Knight made numerous references to the involvement of the Illuminati with the alleged cover...
Tupac Shakur Is And He’s In Malaysia – Suge Knight’s Son Claims
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Tupac Shakur Is And He’s In Malaysia – Suge Knight’s Son Claims

Tupac Shakur is alive, according to the son of imprisoned Death Row Records owner Marion Suge Knight. Suge J. Knight took to Instagram Tuesday with a series of posts raising the idea that the fatal September 7, 1996 shooting in Las Vegas of the rap icon was a hoax, and that Shakur is alive and well in Malaysia. He posted a quote that read, ‘Tupac is alive,’ followed by an exchange of texts in which someone wrote to him, ‘You said [too] much. Time for you to go.’ He added shots that showed a man who looked like an older incarnation of the California Love rapper posed in a selfie, as well as with artists such as 50 Cent and Beyoncé, with both of the latter in current day forms. Suge J. Knight made numerous references to the involvement of the Illuminati with the alleged cover-up ...
No Threat’ll Stop My Campaign Against Buhari’s ”  Obasanjo
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No Threat’ll Stop My Campaign Against Buhari’s ” Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that no amount of intimidation and threat would force him to abandon his call for the sack of the Buhari-led administration. The former president said this when he received a 30-man delegation of Bafarawa Presidential Campaign Organisation (BCO) led by the former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) residence, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital today August 5th. Obasanjo said there’s nothing that can be as worst as his experience while in jail, saying he was imprisoned for doing nothing. He said the prison experience was a sacrifice for better Nigeria and that he would be ready to make more sacrifices for the country. According to the former president, no right-thinking Nigerian ...
Offa Robbery: One Of Four Suspects Declared Wanted Reportedly Arrested
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Offa Robbery: One Of Four Suspects Declared Wanted Reportedly Arrested

One of the four suspects wanted for the robbery of five banks in Offa, Kwara State, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police, Punch reports. The robbers had stormed the banks back in April, killing several people, including nine policemen. The suspect arrested, Michael Adikwu, is said to be an ex-policeman who was dismissed back in 2012. Adikwu is said to have been stationed with the Kwara State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, but was arraigned and imprisoned after helping some robbers escape jail. DCP Abba Kyari and his IGP Response Team had reportedly acted on a tipoff from members of the public who saw Adikwu’s photo after the police released it.
Kim Kardashian Gets Heartfelt Thank You Note from Imprisoned Grandma
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Kim Kardashian Gets Heartfelt Thank You Note from Imprisoned Grandma

Kim Kardashian has received a personal thank you note by imprisoned  62-year-old grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson  .According to a thank you note from Alice to Kim, obtained by TMZ ... Alice was floored when she found out Kardashian had enlisted high-powered lawyer Shawn Holley to help with her case. Johnson is currently serving a life sentence for her involvement in a cocaine ring ... her first offense.Alice wrote,  "Ms. Kardashian you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family. I was drowning and you have thrown me a life jacket and given me hope."
Nicole Scherzinger Opens Up On Being Bullimic
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Nicole Scherzinger Opens Up On Being Bullimic

Amidst the euphoric success that came with being the lead singer of girl group PussyCat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger was ravaged by a secret battle with bulimia. In a new interview with Cosmpoiltan, Nicole admitted her body-image issues took hold when she was just 14 and would run in the middle of the night to get 'thinner thighs'. The 39-year, revealed her eating disorder left her feeling 'imprisoned' and 'stole' her happiness. 'I'm more accepting of my body now. I was always very critical of myself from a young age, and when I was 14, I started running,' Nicole confessed. 'I would go outside in the middle of the night and run, because I thought I had to be thinner and that my thighs should look a certain way. 'When I got The Pussycat Dolls, it really amplified that because it had...
Matharoo Sisters Declared Wanted By The Police, Surety Imprisoned
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Matharoo Sisters Declared Wanted By The Police, Surety Imprisoned

According to Politics Nigeria, the Matharoo sisters are wanted in Nigeria as the case they have with Femi Otedola is still in court. Kiran and Taranjot Matharoo alongside their Nigerian accomplice, Babatunde Oyebode a.k.a Baudex are facing charges of extortion, blackmail and cyberbullying before a magistrate court in Yaba. Trouble started for the sisters and Oyebode after billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola wrote a petition to the Nigerian police on an attempt by the trio to blackmail and extort him. After their first appearance in court, the sisters absconded leaving only Oyebode who has been diligent in making court appearances. Politics Nigeria went digging and a visit to the prosecutor’s office in Yaba revealed that the sisters obtained a temporary travel document that aided th...

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