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God is not Happy with Buhari, Political and Religious Leaders – Nigerian cleric, Jehovah Sharp Sharp Carries Coffin on his Head to Protest against Bad Governance
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God is not Happy with Buhari, Political and Religious Leaders – Nigerian cleric, Jehovah Sharp Sharp Carries Coffin on his Head to Protest against Bad Governance

A Nigerian cleric, Archbishop Samson Benjamin, has protested against bad governance, President Buhari's adminstration, political, traditional and religious leaders. The General Overseer of Resurrection Praise Ministry, Lagos, popularly known as Jehovah Sharp Sharp, carried a coffin as he marched through the streets of Festac, Navy Town, Alakija, Satellite Town, on Sunday, April 11. The cleric claimed God asked him to do so because he wasn’t happy with the government and the state of the nation, adding that he embarked on this protest after “a spiritual journey of more than one year” "From the 15th of September 2019 up until this moment, I have not eaten food cooked by fire or any pleasant food, I have been seeking the face of God over this great country," he said. "Last...
Muslims, Christians Throw Stones In Ilorin Over Kwara Hijab Controversy
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Muslims, Christians Throw Stones In Ilorin Over Kwara Hijab Controversy

According to reports, the Church members, this morning, protested with placards against the use of hijab in their schools. Muslims also came to stage their own protest. Things boiled over leading to the throwing of stones. Photos of Church members protesting. Photos of injured church members. https://youtu.be/nHKcCGxpI3g
China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers
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China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers

Authorities in China have reportedly made anal COVID-19 swabs compulsory for all foreign travelers arriving in the country. The government has claimed that such tests provide a higher degree of accuracy than other screening methods for the virus, the Times UK reported. As part of the new travel requirement, there will be testing hubs in Beijing and Shanghai airports, the outlet reported. Li Tongzeng, a respiratory disease medic, said that the anal swabs are better because virus traces stay longer in fecal samples than they do in the nose or throat, state media reported. "If we add anal swab testing, it can raise our rate of identifying infected patients," Li Tongzeng told the Washington Post in January. The move follows calls from the US and Japan to stop performing the ...
NWPL: We’ll no Longer Play Matches with Empty Stomach – Kogi Queens Threaten Boycott
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NWPL: We’ll no Longer Play Matches with Empty Stomach – Kogi Queens Threaten Boycott

  Players of Kogi State female team, Confluence Queen have threatened to boycott their Nigeria Women Premier League, (NWPL) game against FC Robo if their demands are not met by the Kogi State Government. This latest threat is coming a few days after their male counterparts, Kogi United protested for a backlog of entitlements and sign-on fees for two seasons. The game between Confluence Queen and FC Robo is scheduled to take place today, Wednesday, at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium by 4PM. The players had accused the government of failing to give priority to their welfare as they continue to play their league matches with empty stomachs. The State female team players are calling on the government to pay their match allowances, sign on fee, provide better accommodation...
George Floyd: EPL Reveals Decision on Banning players who Support Black Lives Matter Movement
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George Floyd: EPL Reveals Decision on Banning players who Support Black Lives Matter Movement

' The Premier League has said it will support players, who take a knee as a public show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, when the season restarts next week, according to Sky Sports. The Football Association assured players they would treat any display of anti-racist or political gestures with “common sense”. This follows global protests that have continued since the death of George Floyd in the USA last month. Liverpool and Chelsea are among the top-flight clubs to take a knee during training, to show solidarity for the movement last week. The German FA decided not to take action against England international Jadon Sancho and other Bundesliga players, who displayed anti-racism messages following the death of Floyd. Also, earlier this month, FIFA preside...
How God Saved me from Lecturer who Wanted to Sleep With me
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How God Saved me from Lecturer who Wanted to Sleep With me

A Nigerian lady has taken to Twitter to narrate her experience with a lecturer who wanted to sleep with her and threatened to fail her if she did not heed According to the lady identified as @_Faves on the platform, the randy lecturer told her he would make sure she had an extra year, but in a miraculous way she was saved from his evil plans. She tweeted; I’ll never forget the day a lecturer threatened to fail me if I did not meet him in a hotel in school. I was so afraid, so I planned with my twin to put my phone on recording. I took a backup phone just in case and started recording immediately I got to his door. The man was like; “I’m not saying I want to fuck o, but you will be my baby girl. I like your shape, your breast, your height. You need to be taken care of and ma...
Harvey Weinstein’s Accuser Claims he has has no ‘testicles and Appears to have a Vagina’
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Harvey Weinstein’s Accuser Claims he has has no ‘testicles and Appears to have a Vagina’

One of Harvey Weinstein's rape accusers made shocking claims about the disgraced movie producer during his sexual assault trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday. Jessica Mann, an aspiring actress described the first time she allegedly saw him naked and claims he may be intersex, the court heard. The 34-year-old detailed her allegations that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in March 2013 as she went into graphic detail about her alleged encounter with Weinstein, 61, in a New York City hotel suite. Speaking to the jury, the woman recalled of their breakfast meeting: ‘I didn’t want to go up there but I felt I was helping him. ‘He started to undress himself a little bit. I thought he was getting comfortable and he walked into the bedroom. I hesitated… he said let me g...
Hundreds protest in Lebanon over economic crisis
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Hundreds protest in Lebanon over economic crisis

Hundreds of people protested in Lebanon's capital Sunday over increasingly difficult living conditions, amid fears of a dollar shortage and possible price hikes. A skirmish broke out as protesters tried to break through security barriers in front of the cabinet office and anti-riot forces pushed them back with shields and batons, an AFP photographer said. Demonstrators briefly cut off several Beirut thoroughfares, some with burning tyres emitting billowing black smoke. Around 500 people, some carrying Lebanese flags, had gathered earlier in the capital's central Martyrs' Square to march to the seats of government and parliament, the photographer said. "Revolution, revolution," cried some of the protesters. Outside parliament, dozens of men and women streamed in from a side s...
Gov. Akeredolu Gives Order as Police allegedly Arrest, Brutalise Ondo Varsity Students
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Gov. Akeredolu Gives Order as Police allegedly Arrest, Brutalise Ondo Varsity Students

Men of the Ondo State Police Command have been accused of arresting and brutalising students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA at random. It was gathered that on Thursday, Policemen drafted to the school to enforce the closure of the institution by the management went on rampage, arresting students and brutalized some students in the process. Recall that on Wednesday, the students had protested against the university’s management over the new policy of ‘No School Fees, No Test/Examination‘ introduced during the continuous assessment exercise at the CBT center. Subsequently, to forestall breakdown of law and order in the institution, management announced the closure of the school and directed that all students to proceed on compulsory mid-seme...
Outrage As Court in Italy Finds Alleged Rape Victim too Ugly to Be Raped
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Outrage As Court in Italy Finds Alleged Rape Victim too Ugly to Be Raped

An alleged rape victim in Italy was denied justice after an appeal court ruled that she was too ugly to have been raped as she claims. The ruling sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob outside the Ancona court on Monday. The mob shouted ‘"Shame!’" as they protested the appeals sentence. The sentence was handed down in 2017 by an all-female panel but the reasons behind the sentence only emerged publicly when Italy’s high court annulled it on March 5 and ordered a retrial. The Court of Cassation said Wednesday its own reasons for ordering the retrial will be issued next month. Italy’s Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into the appeal court's ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a cre...
Two Men Are Cleared of Rape Charges Because Victim Was Too Masculine
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Two Men Are Cleared of Rape Charges Because Victim Was Too Masculine

Hundreds of people protested outside a court of appeal in the Italian city of Ancona on Monday, March 11, after it emerged that two men were cleared of rape charges after judges ruled the alleged victim was "too masculine" and the men were not attracted to her. Demonstrators gathered at the court of Ancona in central Italys shouted “for shame!” and accused the Italian justice system of misogyny and a "witch hunt", according to video footage from Italian media. The reasons behind the 2017 ruling were only discovered last Friday, when Italy’s highest appeal court ordered a retrial of the case, the Cronoche Ancona daily reports. Protestors outside the court on Monday. The men had initially been convicted in 2016 of raping the woman, then aged 22, in 2015, but the Ancona appeals cour...
President Buhari ‘Queries’ Reporter For Reducing His Age
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President Buhari ‘Queries’ Reporter For Reducing His Age

President Muhammadu Buhari, who marked his 76th birthday on Monday, jokingly `protested’ when a reporter mistakenly reduced his age by one year, PoliticsNGR has learned. “Why would you reduce my age by one?,’’ the President Buhari `queried’ the reporter when he fielded questions in both English and Hausa languages from State House correspondents after a brief ceremony at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. The president called on Nigerians to continue to pray for him and the country at large, charging them to continue to show more understanding of his administration’s policies aimed at transforming the nation. He stated that the government would continue to remind Nigerians of its achievements in the last three and half years. “We will keep reminding ...
A-Ibom Women Protest, Demand Removal of CP
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A-Ibom Women Protest, Demand Removal of CP

THOUSANDS of Akwa-Ibom women, yesterday, protested in Uyo over the invasion of the State House of Assembly by the five sacked lawmakers, demanding the immediate sack of the state Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo. This came as a High Court in Uyo granted an order of interim injunction restraining one of the sacked five lawmakers, Mr. Nse Ntuen from parading himself as the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly pending the determination of the motion on notice filed by Ekemini Udim, Counsel to Speaker Onofiok Luke. Ntuen, who was beaten during the invasion of the complex, Tuesday, was said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital. In a related development, the Senate mandated its committee on Police Affairs to investigate the incident and present its report within 48...
We Won’t Pay The New School Fees – LAUTECH Students
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We Won’t Pay The New School Fees – LAUTECH Students

Following the over 100% hike in school fees, students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology have said they won’t pay the new tuition. The University management in an email sent to the students on Monday, October 15, 2018, said the hike will take effect from the 2018/19 session. Having announced the new tuition, returning students who are indigenes of Oyo and Osun state will be paying N200,000 while non-indigenes are to pay N250,000. However, the students have protested against the hike saying they can’t pay the fees. Reacting to the fee hike, the institution’s Students Union President, Abiodun Oluwaseun while speaking with Sahara Reporters describe the school management and state government’s decision as wicked and insensitive. “Our students find it very diffic...
Osun Election: Why PDP Leaders Protested At INEC Headquarters – Keyamo
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Osun Election: Why PDP Leaders Protested At INEC Headquarters – Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, the official spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign, has opined why some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) protested at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The PDP protesters led by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, are demanding the cancellation of the recently concluded re-run governorship election in Osun State. The PDP members are also demanding the declaration of their party’s candidate, Ademola Adeleke, as winner of the election. Mr Adeleke lost to Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun election after a controversial rerun exercise in seven polling units. Mr Saraki until recently was a member of the APC. He was appointed head of the PDP National Camp...
Two Nigerian Housemaids killed by their Bosses in Saudi Arabia
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Two Nigerian Housemaids killed by their Bosses in Saudi Arabia

Two Nigerian women have reportedly been killed by their employers in Saudi Arabia. The women were trafficked to Saudi Arabia to work as maids in different households. They were both killed within a space of two weeks after being physically assaulted by their respective bosses. According to Satellite Times, the first Nigerian girl to be murdered was by name Omotayo who until her death in June 2018 worked as a migrant domestic worker in Riyadh. Before her death in June 2018, Omotayo sent photos of her battered self to a group she belonged to called Strong Nigerian Ladies – a solidarity group created by Nigerian migrant domestic workers in Saudi Arabia. She narrated to them the latest incident of battery in the hands of the Saudi family she worked for.  She opened up to the group ...
Passengers’ Protest Delay Kaduna-Abuja Train
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Passengers’ Protest Delay Kaduna-Abuja Train

Hundreds of stranded train passengers on Sunday protested over alleged underhand dealings in the sale of tickets for the Kaduna-Abuja train service. Although the train for the 4:00pm trip to Abuja had arrived on time, passengers had formed human shield preventing entry into the departure area at Rigasa station on Sunday in Kaduna. The passengers said tickets were sold for only 10 minutes before they were told it had been exhausted. A passenger, Usman Lamin, alleged that the train station officials had sold off the over 600 tickets to touts who openly sale at double the price. The passengers said the station manager must allow everyone to board the train and collect the fares along the way, otherwise no one will get in. Efforts to get official reaction was unsuccessful, but one of ...

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