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Man who Confessed to Killing his Mother a day Before Mother’s day, also Sexually Assaulted her – Prosecutors say
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Man who Confessed to Killing his Mother a day Before Mother’s day, also Sexually Assaulted her – Prosecutors say

A New York man who confessed to the gruesome slaying of his mother sexually assaulted her as he beat and strangled her, prosecutors revealed Sunday night, May 9. Pushkar Sharma, aged 28, from Queens, told police he woke up the morning before Mother’s Day “with an uncontrollable urge to hurt someone,” according to a criminal complaint. About 8 a.m. Saturday, he went down to the basement of the family home on Winchester Blvd. near Braddock Ave. in Bellerose Manor and attacked his mother, prosecutors said. Sharma allegedly approached his 65-year old mother from behind, wrapped his hands around her throat, and started choking and punching her in the face. She struggled for several minutes as the horrific attack continued. Sharma then allegedly sexually assaulted his mother and ...
Leaked video footage shows alleged ‘tumultuous’ side to AKA and Nelli Tembe’s relationship
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Leaked video footage shows alleged ‘tumultuous’ side to AKA and Nelli Tembe’s relationship

There is a video footage in which rapper AKA claims his late fiancée Nelli Tembe allegedly wanted “to jump off the balcony” in an incident that apparently took place on March 13 at his Bryanston apartment. The incident allegedly took place one month before Nelli’s death. The 22-year-old died on April 11 after apparently falling from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town. In the footage sent, the camera pans around the room showing vandalised items strewn everywhere while Nelli can be seen curled up on the floor and crying. “Look at all of this, look at all of this. We have somebody here under the influence. Tried to jump off the balcony. My eardrums are ringing. I think I burst my eardrums. I have a witness who witnessed that I did not fight back, so when we g...
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Retired Police Officer Arrested for allegedly Beating Wife to Death

A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife to death in Bauchi. Daniel Salka, who is also the head of Sabon Layi Kwara hamlet in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, has been suspended by his local government over the alleged violence that led to his wife's death, Hajara Daniel. A statement from the Chairman of Bogoro local government, Iliya Habila, signed by Director of Administration and General Services, Mr. Marcus Nehemaih, reads: "The suspension is with immediate effect pending the outcome of an investigation by the police. "Mr. Daniel Salka is alleged to have beaten his wife, the late Mrs Hajara, to death on April 19, 2021. He was arrested by the combined team of vigilantes and DSS officials on April 26, 2021 in ...
2023: You Cannot Get the Presidency of Nigeria by Threats or by Shouting Victim Hood- Gov El-Rufai tells Southeast
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2023: You Cannot Get the Presidency of Nigeria by Threats or by Shouting Victim Hood- Gov El-Rufai tells Southeast

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has advised the Southeast to actively engage people from other parts of Nigeria if it has a serious desire to produce the next president of the country. The governor said this when he spoke during a webinar organized by the Africa Leadership Group with the theme ‘Developing a Viable Nation 2’. According to El Rufai, the presidency would not come to the Southeast region through threats to pull out of Nigeria or playing the victim card. “I don’t think anyone has stopped the South-East from going for the Presidency. But you see, you cannot get the Presidency of Nigeria by threats or by shouting victim hood. This is a political process and you have to engage other parts of Nigeria to convince them to support you. That is what everyone does....
Lagos market fire was caused by explosives – LASEMA
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Lagos market fire was caused by explosives – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said that the fire incident which occurred at Kairo market in Oshodi, Lagos, on Thursday night was caused by explosives and accelerants.   LIB reported that at least 90 shops and offices were razed in the fire outbreak which also destroyed goods worth millions of naira.   Director-General of LASEMA, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said in a statement released on Friday May 7 that “initial investigations suggest that some form of explosives/ accelerants were used; indicating some foul play.”   He also said that firefighters from the agency were exposed to violence at the incident scene, and equipment of the agency were damaged.   The statement read;   “Members of the public sabotaged our effor...
Three Crossdressers Beaten and Forced to Strip by Men in Benin Republic
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Three Crossdressers Beaten and Forced to Strip by Men in Benin Republic

Three crossdressers who are suspected to be homosexuals, are lucky to be alive after they were attacked by some men. The men attacked the crossdresser with bottles then humiliated them by forcing them to strip naked. The incident occurred on Saturday, May 1, at Sunset Bar in Cotonou, Benin. The violence was captured on cell phone video and uploaded to social media. It caught the attention of an NGO and LGBT+ advocacy group Hirondelle Club Benin and they shared it on Twitter to spread awareness about violence against transgenders. The video caption reads: "We have just denounced an umpteenth aggression against people LGBTQi in Benin a few days before the celebration of May 17. We condemn these acts with the last rigor. We will come back for more details." In the video,...
Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko
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Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East local government area of Ondo state. The directive is enclosed a statement released by Donald Ojogo, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation. Earlier on Monday, violence rocked the Ikare Akoko community over the Olokoja chieftaincy title. Chief Ogunye Idowu and Chief Sunday Bada have also been barred by Governor Akeredolu from parading themselves as Olokoja of Okoja. According to the statement, the curfew takes effect from 6.00 pm on May 5, 2021. The statement read; “Government warns that Security Agencies have been deployed and mandated to enforce the curfew. Accordingly, anyone who violates or contravenes this order shall face the full wrath of the Law. Dire consequences...
Kenyan man slashes ex-girlfriend’s face with sword
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Kenyan man slashes ex-girlfriend’s face with sword

A Kenyan man identified as Stanley Owino, has been arrested for slashing the face of his ex-girlfriend with a sword.   Usikimye, a women-led community organization fighting to end gender-based violence, shared Jacqueline Karima's story on Wednesday, May 5.   It was gathered that Owini had repeatedly attacked and threatened Jacqueline since their eight years relationship ended in 2020 due to his numerous affairs.   According to the NGO, Jacqueline had gone to buy soda at a nearby shop when Owini allegedly broke into her fifth floor apartment and hid in her bedroom.   When she returned, he ambushed her with a Masai sword which he used to slash her face as well as other parts of her body.   Taking to Facebook to report the story, Usik...
Governor Akeredolu imposes curfew in Ikare Akoko
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Governor Akeredolu imposes curfew in Ikare Akoko

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko in Akoko North East local government area of Ondo state, over violence that rocked the community since Monday May 3 over the Olokoja chieftaincy title.   Chief Ogunye Idowu and Chief Sunday Bada have also been barred by Governor Akeredolu from parading themselves as Olokoja of Okoja.   Ondo Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo said the curfew takes effect from 6.00pm on May 5, 2021.   The statement read;    “Government warns that Security Agencies have been deployed and mandated to enforce the curfew. Accordingly, anyone who violates or contravenes this order shall face the full wrath of the Law. Dire consequences await such defaulters “In the meanti...
Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’
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Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’

An inmate at the jail where Derek Chauvin is being held has warned that the convicted former Minneapolis cop is not safe in prison. Hannabal Shaddai, who is serving a life sentence at Minnesota Correctional Facility, doesn’t believe George Floyd’s killer is safe among the prison population because of his former profession and the nature of the crime. Shaddai, 45, claims he doesn't seek revenge but believes Chauvin wouldn't be safe as violence occurs regularly at the maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. He told Paradox: “First of all, he’s a cop. Then he did what he did. So it’s not safe for him to be here. Best case scenario for him is he’s going to get beat up a lot. I don’t think he’s safe in any prison population." The prison...
Youths Attack Delta local Council Chairman, cart away rifles
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Youths Attack Delta local Council Chairman, cart away rifles

The Chairman of Ethiope West council area of Delta State, Oghenedoro Owoso was on Tuesday May 4 attacked by some youths in Mosogar. The Nation reported that the council chairman was trying to pacify the youths who were protesting an eight-year blackout in the community when things took a different turn. A policeman attached to Owoso was injured during the attack, as the youths took away his rifle and another one belonging to a second security aide. The chairman has reportedly called for dialogue, saying that violence is counter-productive. Owoso also said some suspects have been arrested over the missing rifles.
89 men reportedly battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence in Lagos
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89 men reportedly battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has said 89 men reported that they were battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence between 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Cecilia Bolaji Dada, stated this on Tuesday at a ministerial news conference to mark the second year of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office, held in Ikeja, Lagos. The commissioner said, in 2020, a total of 46 men reported at the ministry that their wives violated them. She added that in the first quarter of 2021, a total of 43 men reported battering by their wives, making it a total of 89 in less than two years.   She said the figure captured only cases reported to WAPA and that some cases had been reported directly to the Ministry of J...
Derek Chauvin Wants new Trial after he Was Convicted for the Murder of George Floyd
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Derek Chauvin Wants new Trial after he Was Convicted for the Murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin's attorney says the former Minneapolis police officer convicted for murdering George Floyd deserves a new trial. Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, filed legal documents on Tuesday, May 4, asking for the jury verdict in his murder trial to be thrown out, claiming there were numerous errors pertaining to the jury and prosecution. In the documents, obtained by TMZ, Chauvin's defense claims he didn't get a fair trial, alleging the court abused its discretion by disagreeing with defense requests to sequester the jury and change venue. Earlier, the judge presiding over Chauvin's murder trial said Rep. Maxine Waters may have given Chauvin additional arguments to make on appeal. Remember, the congresswoman from California had said protesters were banking on a guilty verdi...
Police Make one Arrest after Man Utd Protests
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Police Make one Arrest after Man Utd Protests

Greater Manchester Police has made one arrest following Sunday's protest by Manchester United fans at Old Trafford. A number of supporters forced their way into Old Trafford prior to Sunday's scheduled 4.30pm kick-off against Liverpool as a demonstration against the club's owners, the Glazer family, escalated into incidents of damage and violence. The fixture was postponed around an hour later amid the disruption with a decision yet to be made on a re-arranged date for the game to be played. Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that six officers were injured during the demonstration, with one needing hospital treatment who has now been discharged. "Six police officer injuries have been reported so far with one officer receiving a fractured eye socket, requiring medical t...
”The Mayhem in Imo State was Carried out by Hoodlums, bandits and a Small Percentage of IPOB members and  politicians”- Gov Uzodinma says
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”The Mayhem in Imo State was Carried out by Hoodlums, bandits and a Small Percentage of IPOB members and politicians”- Gov Uzodinma says

Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, has said that security agencies have identified those behind the recent disturbances in the state and that in a few days, their names will be revealed. The governor disclosed this while addressing the congregation at the end of the Church Service at Government House Chapel Owerri on Sunday, May 2. “I will never and not going to negotiate with criminals. Those out to bring the state down must be prepared to be brought down as well. The mayhem in Imo State was carried out by hoodlums, bandits and a small percentage of IPOB members and aggrieved politicians who decided to sponsor violence to derail the Government of the day.” he said.
Group condemns violence on Fulani communities in Kwara
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Group condemns violence on Fulani communities in Kwara

A group, Gan-Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria, GAFDAN, Kwara State chapter, has condemned the violence ignited in Fulani communities in Oke-Ero and Omu-Aran towns in Kwara state last week. In a phone chat with DAILY POST in Ilorin on Sunday, chairman of the association, Alhaji Ali Mohammed Jonwuro, described the unwarranted attacks on Fulanis as unacceptable. DAILY POST recalls that some angry youths attacked the Fulani communities and set some houses and vehicles ablaze following their alleged complicity in kidnapping cases in the Oke-Ero and Omu-Aran towns. Some suspects including the alleged kidnap kingpin, Ramoni, said to be a Fulani, and one Bunmi, an indigene of Odo Owa town, were arrested and handed over to the police at Omu-Aran area command office. Howev...
Ebubeagu not Formed to Fight IPOB, ESN – South East Governors
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Ebubeagu not Formed to Fight IPOB, ESN – South East Governors

Governors of the South East region have said the zone’s joint Security outfit known as Ebubeagu was not formed to confront the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) or it’s Security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN). The statement by the South Eastern governor's forum comes after the killing of ESN commander Ikonson in April by the Nigerian military which led to IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu alleging that Ebube Agu works with the DSS and their aim is to track and destroy the ESN. While distributing 40 Siena buses and 20 Hilux Vans to members of Ebubeagu on Friday, April 30,  Chairman of the South East Governors forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi said the outfit was not created to fight the IPOB and ESN" “Ebube Agu is not after the Eastern Security Network (ESN) ...
Benue Killings: Governor Ortom sees the problem of others and not his – Presidency
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Benue Killings: Governor Ortom sees the problem of others and not his – Presidency

The Presidency has fired back at Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State after he called out President Buhari over the killing of some people in an IDP camp in the state on April 27. Governor Ortom who angrily reacted to the killing, accused President Buhari of "just working for Fulanis to take over the whole country." The Governor also lamented that no fewer than 70 people have been killed in the last two weeks in three local governments in the Benue State. He said at that time; “What is happening now, to me, is very clear; Mr President is just working for these Fulanis to take over the whole country. “His body language is what is being played out. The body language, the action and inaction of Mr. President shows that he is only the President of Fulani people; I have known this...
Buhari Replies Ortom, Expresses Disappointment Over Governor’s Attack On Him
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Buhari Replies Ortom, Expresses Disappointment Over Governor’s Attack On Him

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari last night expressed disappointment over the attack on him by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. President Buhari also expressed his condolences to the families of Nigerians citizens who lost their loved ones in the recent spate of killings in the state. The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja stated that the rising levels of incidents, especially the killings and violence in various parts of the country calls for further collaboration with security agencies to curb its recurrence. According to the statement, “He (President Buhari) also states his disappointment and sadness to hear Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State make a litany of accusations against his per...
Ahmaud Arbery Murder Suspects Charged with Hate Crimes by Justice Department
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Ahmaud Arbery Murder Suspects Charged with Hate Crimes by Justice Department

The three white men charged with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through his own Georgia neighborhood in February 2020, have now been charged with federal hate crimes. George McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and William “Roddie” Bryan, 51, have all been charged with one count of interference with rights and one count of attempted kidnapping according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The two charges accuse the men of interfering with Arbery’s right to use a public street because he was Black. As it relates to the kidnapping claims, TMZ reported that federal agents alleged that the 3 men attempted to unlawfully seize and confine Ahmaud by chasing after him in their trucks. Prosecutors claim they did this in an attempt to restrain him, restrict hi...
UFC Champion, Kamaru Usman Shares Special Moment With his Daughter after Defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261
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UFC Champion, Kamaru Usman Shares Special Moment With his Daughter after Defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261

Nigerian-born martial arts champion, Kamaru Usman, 33, shared a special moment with his daughter, Samirah, after defeating Jorge Masvidal with a brutal right hand at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida. After the fight which saw 'The Nigerian nightmare' retained his UFC welterweight title to go on a 14-fight win streak, the proud father was seen celebrating with his daughter in the Arena before they left together. Usman dropped his American opponent at 1 minute, 2 seconds of the second round of their fight. It was the first time Masvidal has been finished by KO/TKO since 2008. After the fight, Usman said: 'Y'all said you wanted violence, you're welcome. First and foremost, no disrespect, thanks to Jorge. You elevated me and it's been a while since I've been nervous for a fight bu...
Nigerian UFC star, Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal Come Face to Face ahead of their Highly-anticipated Rematch on Saturday
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Nigerian UFC star, Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal Come Face to Face ahead of their Highly-anticipated Rematch on Saturday

Nigerian-born martial arts champion, Kamaru Usman and his next opponent Jorge Masvidal have come face to face ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch at UFC 261. Masvidal, 36, was unable to defeat reigning champion Usman, 33, when the pair first met on Fight Island last year and is now looking to have another shot in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday night, April 24. 'I do my math on everybody,' the American said on Thursday, April 22. 'Being in there for 25 minutes it makes me know that my math is a lot more sharper. 'One thing is thinking in your head and one thing is feeling the strength level, the endurance, his rhythm, how he moves, how he is thinking, how he reacts to certain situations. 'So I take that blueprint and bring it into my next fight, execute my maths...
Security Operatives Foil Jailbreak in Kano
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Security Operatives Foil Jailbreak in Kano

An attempted jailbreak by inmates of Kurmawa prison, located around the Emir’s palace in Kano state was on Thursday evening, April 22,  stopped by security operatives. Eyewitnesses disclosed that sporadic gunshots were heard within the area as residents prepared to break their Ramadan fast. Spokesman of the Nigerian correctional service in Kano, Musbahu Nasarawa who confirmed the incident said the rebellion was quelled through the concerted efforts of the prison officials. Nasarawa who denied claims that the crisis was the result of lack of food items or poor quality of food for the inmates, said violence at the correctional facility ensued after prison officials attempted to retrieve illicit items found with some of the prisoners. He said; “We have put down the rebellion ...
Lady expresses shock after seeing a groom slap his bride at their wedding reception
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Lady expresses shock after seeing a groom slap his bride at their wedding reception

A Twitter user has taken to the platform to narrate how shocked she was after seeing a groom slap his bride at their wedding reception. @MmantiUmoh who noted that one doesn't owe violent people love, said the incident was witnessed by the groom and bride's parents including other family members. She revealed that it left her not wanting to attend weddings for some time. The Twitter user wrote; At the reception today, the groom slapped the bride so hard for one second I thought a helium balloon had burst. While we were taking 10 Seconds to recover from the shock... “Angel”; Please let’s march in ****is tired and under a lot of pressure, let’s please just go in and start the reception, everyone is waiting. The only thing you owe violent people is to see and respect their humani...
Tom Schwarz, Best Known for Fighting Tyson Fury in 2019, Faces 10 Years in Jail after allegedly Breaking ex-fiancee’s Jaw in three Places
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Tom Schwarz, Best Known for Fighting Tyson Fury in 2019, Faces 10 Years in Jail after allegedly Breaking ex-fiancee’s Jaw in three Places

Tyson Fury's former opponent Tom Schwarz could be sent to jail for up to 10 years, with shock reports in Germany claiming the heavyweight boxer broke his ex-fiancee's jaw in three places. Schwarz, 26, who was beaten inside two rounds by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury back in June 2019, is now on trial for the alleged attack that happened in May 2020. Schwarz has been accused of punching his former partner Tessa Schimschar in a restaurant car park in Germany, with German reports claiming she filed a charge for grievous body harm after being taken to a local hospital with horrendous injuries. If he is found guilty in the trial, Schwarz faces up to 10 years behind bars. Public prosecutor Thomas Kramer is quoted as saying: "During the dispute, [Schwarz] gave the wo...
Update: White Minnesota Police Officer who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright, has Resigned
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Update: White Minnesota Police Officer who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright, has Resigned

Kim Potter, the white Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright on Sunday April 11, has resigned from the Police Department, her union said in a statement on Tuesday, April 13. The city’s police chief, Tim Gannon, also announced that he was also resigning. In a letter that Ms. Potter sent to city officials on Tuesday, she said she was resigning immediately, the union said. “I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately,” she wrote. Ms. Potter, 48, had been an officer with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years. She was first licensed as a police officer in Minnes...
Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter
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Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter

Authorities have identified the female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis, sparking protests and unrest. Kim Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said in an emailed statement. The BCA said she's on standard administrative leave, but would not disclose any further details, citing the active investigation into Wright's death. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. Sunday in Brooklyn Center, after officer Potter said she mistook her taser for a gun and fired at him. He died about 10 miles from where George Floyd, another black man was killed by a Minneapolis ...
President Biden Calls for Peace and Calm after a 20-year-old Black Man was Killed by Police in Minnesota
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President Biden Calls for Peace and Calm after a 20-year-old Black Man was Killed by Police in Minnesota

President Joe Biden has called for "peace and calm" in the wake of fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, saying his death does not justify violence or looting. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by female police on Sunday afternoon, pril 11, during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. An officer's body camera footage released on Monday indicated that Wright got out of his car, but then got back in. It's not clear why, but Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told reporters it appeared from the video that Wright was trying to leave the scene. Gannon also said that the video appeared to show an officer had shouted "Taser!" but fired her handgun accidentally, killing Daunte Wright. According to Wright's mother, who had ...
Kogi Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja Slams Media Personality Omoyele Sowore Over his Prayer’ for his Daughter
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Kogi Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja Slams Media Personality Omoyele Sowore Over his Prayer’ for his Daughter

Kogi Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja has slammed Media Personality Omoyele Sowore over his prayer for his daughter, Oma Onoja who matriculated on Friday April 9. Sowore had prayed for the Deputy Governor's daughter to excel and live in a Nigeria where the current challenges the country is facing are a thing of the past. He wrote;   #Freekogi2 I congratulate your daughter on this special occasion of her matriculation. May she never live in a world of impunity, may she never become unemployed upon graduation, may her future be bright and may she never have to work without getting paid. May her pension never be denied her when she retires, may she never be silenced for speaking up against tyranny and may she never die in election related violence! Once again, congratulatio...
Imo Attack: Osinbajo Preaches Peace, Urge People To Resist Any Violence
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Imo Attack: Osinbajo Preaches Peace, Urge People To Resist Any Violence

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Our dear city of Owerri had its peace and tranquillity shattered by heavily armed hoodlums who blasted open the doors of the correctional facility, facilitating the escape of well over 1,000 inmates; many of whom were dangerous criminals. They also attacked the police headquarters at “Shell Camp” burning several vehicles and even attempting to overtake the police armoury, if not for the effective resistance of the police. An attack on the critical institutions of law enforcement, police stations and prisons is an attack on the safety, security and well being of the citizens. It is not merely an attack on law and order. It is a mindless attack on the people and the way of life of the people. When you attack police stations and free dangerous...
US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility
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US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility. The day is now dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face every day. In his proclamation today, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people. “Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with...
Woman’s teeth allegedly knocked out by her husband
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Woman’s teeth allegedly knocked out by her husband

A woman's teeth was knocked out and her gum was bleeding after she was allegedly hit by her husband. Humanitarian, Yolanda George-David shared a photo of the woman's disfigured face but lamented that most times she tries to help domestic abuse victims by referring them to DSVRT (Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team), they end up running, thereby preventing justice. She added that it's important for abuse victims to follow through on the case so that the abuser will be prevented from harming someone else.
Angelina Jolie’s son Maddox Testifies Against Dad Brad Pitt in Divorce and Custody Battle
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Angelina Jolie’s son Maddox Testifies Against Dad Brad Pitt in Divorce and Custody Battle

Maddox Pitt, the eldest son of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has testified against his father in their lengthy divorce and custody battle. Us Weekly reported that the university student, 19, appeared to take Angelina's side as he spoke during their lengthy custody battle. Maddox's testimony was allegedly not "very flattering" toward his father, Brad Pitt. A source also revealed that Maddox wants to legally remove 'Pitt' from his name, something his mother 'doesn't support.' “He doesn’t use Pitt as his last name on documents that aren’t legal and instead uses Jolie. Maddox wants to legally change his last name to Jolie, which Angelina has said she doesn’t support.” In addition to Maddox, the famous exes share Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12...
Seven kidnappers arrested after tattooing pen!ses on the face of a Mentally challenged man,
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Seven kidnappers arrested after tattooing pen!ses on the face of a Mentally challenged man,

Spanish police have arrested seven people accused of torturing a mentally disabled man by gluing his lips together and forcing him to go to the supermarket dressed as a woman. The man who had learning disabilities offered strangers cash online to give him an extreme makeover. The four women and three men after kidnapping him allegedly made him walk round a Majorca supermarket dressed like a woman, tattooed penises on his face, superglued his lips together, sewed his toes together and shaved his eyebrows off. Police say he was also made to walk on top of drawing pins during a three-day ordeal. He escaped after being allowed to go to a cashpoint so he could pay his alleged kidnappers as had been agreed. The victim, who also suffered from  mobility problems, has rep...
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Jangebe Abductions: 24-Hour Curfew Imposed As Violence Mar Schoolgirls’ Reunion

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in a northwestern Nigerian town and its market shut after violence marred the reunion of nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls with their parents, local residents said Thursday. The girls were abducted on Friday from their hostels by gunmen known locally as bandits but were released early Tuesday after the latest mass kidnapping to target a school in Nigeria. Violence erupted on Wednesday when the girls from Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state were to be returned to their parents at a ceremony in the school’s hall. They had been in the government’s custody in Gusau, the state capital, receiving medical care. “After the unrest yesterday a dust-to-dawn curfew was imposed and everybody was ordered to stay indoors,” said Abubakar Za...
Samklef Drags his Followers who Criticized him for his Tweets About the State of Nigeria
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Samklef Drags his Followers who Criticized him for his Tweets About the State of Nigeria

Samklef and his followers dragged each other on Twitter after the music producer shared some tweets about the state of Nigeria. The musical artist shared tweets condemning the strike from the North that saw trucks of food being turned back so it doesn't supply to the South. This strike resulted from clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the South- West that culminated in the burning of shops in Shasha market where northerners trade in Oyo state. Samklef questioned why the government is silent about this ban on movement of food from the North to the South due to the herdsmen-farmers clash. He then added that meat is "not even healthy". Some followers dragged him as they argued that meat contains protein. Samklef responded with violence and it went downhill from t...
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Served Lawsuit that Accuses them of Inciting the January 6 MAGA riot
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Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Served Lawsuit that Accuses them of Inciting the January 6 MAGA riot

Former US President Donald Trump and his ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been served in a civil rights lawsuit accusing them and members of far-right extremist groups of inciting the January 6 MAGA riot to prevent Congress from certifying the election. The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday, March 3 that attorneys for Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and the NAACP delivered the lawsuit to the former president at Mar-a-Lago. While Giuliani's lawyer, Joseph D. Sibley, accepted the papers on behalf of the former mayor of New York. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, sued the former US President and his ex-lawyer and two right-...
Myanmar coup: Military Open Fire with Live Rounds on Unarmed Protesters Killing at least 18 and Injuring Over 30
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Myanmar coup: Military Open Fire with Live Rounds on Unarmed Protesters Killing at least 18 and Injuring Over 30

Myanmar's military fired on protesters on Sunday, February 28, killing at least 18, the deadliest day since the anti-coup protests started this month. According to the UN human rights office, deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei and Mandalay as law enforcement used live rounds and tear gas on unarmed protesters. Ever since the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other cabinet members were overthrown and detained by the military on February 1, there have been constant protests by the people, and LIB reported last week how hundreds of thousands including government workers gathered on on the streets last week to protest against the military. However, on Sunday, social media footage showed protesters running away as security forces carrying liv...
More Than 400 Inmates Flee From Haiti Prison Leaving 25 People Including Prison Director Dead
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More Than 400 Inmates Flee From Haiti Prison Leaving 25 People Including Prison Director Dead

More than 400 prisoners have escaped from the Croix-des-Bouquets prison in Haiti leaving 25 people including the prison director dead. The escape which happened from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince on Friday February 26, lead to the death of bystanders who were caught up in the violence. One of those who fled, a notorious gang leader named as Arnel Joseph, was killed hours after escaping. Joseph, still wearing prison ankle cuffs, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was flagged down at a checkpoint, According to police spokesman Gary Desrosiers, Joseph, was still wearing prison ankle cuffs when he boarded a motorcycle . The motorcycle was flagged down at a checkpoint but failed to stop. Joseph then pulled a gun on officers who then shot and killed him, Des...
Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts From its Platforms, Citing Coup
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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts From its Platforms, Citing Coup

Facebook has banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as weeks of mass demonstrations continue in the Southeast Asian country after the military seized power. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” Facebook said in a blog post on Thursday, February 25. “We believe the risks of allowing the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) on Facebook and Instagram are too great.” The army seized power earlier this month after alleging fraud in a Nov. 8 election swept by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), detaining her and other party officials. According to reports, at least three protesters and one policeman have been killed during violent protests in the cou...
Niger govt makes fertility, genotype, HIV/AIDS tests before marriage compulsory
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Niger govt makes fertility, genotype, HIV/AIDS tests before marriage compulsory

Niger Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, on Wednesday, signed into law, the bill against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and the bill for Premarital Medical Examination. The bills were sponsored by Binta Mamman and Malam Shuaibu Liman, representatives of Gurara and Suleja constituencies in the House of Assembly. Bello said the GBV law gives relevant agencies the legal backing to tackle the menace of violence, mostly suffered by women. The Governor, according to NAN, added that the premarital examination law mandates couples intending to get married to go for tests. “This is to ensure that necessary medical examinations such as genotype, HIV/AIDS and fertility tests are conducted on couples before marriage to avoid crisis after,” he said. Bello commended the legislature for initiatin...
Jigawa: Gov Badaru assents law prescribing death sentence for rapists, kidnappers
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Jigawa: Gov Badaru assents law prescribing death sentence for rapists, kidnappers

Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has signed into law Violence Against Person Prohibition bill. DAILY POST had reported that the Jigawa State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for the prohibition of violence against persons. The Governor said the law will help in reducing the rate of crime in the state. Badaru said the bill was assented after consulting with the council of Ulamas that the new laws are not in conflict with Islamic laws and culture of Jigawa people. “The new laws stipulated in the bill include; Death sentence for male or female rapist or life sentence without the option of fine. Anyone who aides or gives order to rape another person shall receive a death or life sentence.” “The use of political thugs attracts four years impr...
At Least 67 Dead in blood-soaked prison riots as gangs fight over power in Ecuador
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At Least 67 Dead in blood-soaked prison riots as gangs fight over power in Ecuador

At least 67 inmates have died in prison riots across Ecuador as inmates used blood and knives to attack each other. The violence was said to have broken out over a power dispute between criminal gangs, according to local media. In a tweet, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said gangs had carried out "simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons in the country". According to authorities, riots erupted in prisons in the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga. Police General Commander Patricio Carrillo said on Twitter on Tuesday that additional security forces had been dispatched to the prisons to regain control of them following the riots. He added that the riots had involved high-security prisoners. Images and videos circulating on social media show inma...
You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria
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You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria

The Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria over security not being predictable. The North American country in a travel advisory addressed to its citizens, also advised its citizens already in Nigeria to avoid travelling to Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Plateau states. According to Canadian authorities, there are risks of inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria. The travel advisory read;   “Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings. “Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidna...
Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa
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Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says divisive utterances by some Southwest governors were responsible for the killings in Sasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State and other violence against northerners in the region. A crisis had on February 18 erupted in Shaha following an argument that ensued between a pregnant Yoruba woman and a Hausa businessman. Following the development, many were killed while many houses were burnt, which rendered thousands of Hausa residents homeless. Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Lawan attributed the violence to the latest call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states. “Leadership failures in the region cause what happened in Oyo State and other things that kept happening in the Southwestern states,” he said. “Som...
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya Suspends Selection Process Of New Mai Tangle
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Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya Suspends Selection Process Of New Mai Tangle

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has suspended all proceedings leading to the selection of a new traditional ruler of Tangale Chiefdom until peace is fully restored to the troubled area which has seen days of violent protests. Governor Inuwa Yahaya announced the decision in a statewide broadcast shortly after returning from Billiri where he went to ascertain the extent of damage caused by the violence. The Governor, on behalf of the Gombe State Government extended his condolences and sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives or properties in the unfortunate incident. He assured the people of the State that in line with his oath of office, he will do everything within his powers to protect the lives and property of the citizenry. "We are a people k...
Buhari Attributes Violence In Nigeria To People With Resources, Influence
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Buhari Attributes Violence In Nigeria To People With Resources, Influence

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, attributed the upheavals being experienced in parts of the country to a few people with resources and influence. He assured stakeholders that the culprits will be identified and dealt with in due course. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a delegation of Borno/Yobe Elders Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The statement was titled “We need this country, we will continue to work for its stability, says President Buhari.” Adesina quoted the President as saying that “I am confident that we will eventually convince the small number of people with resource and influence that are a nuisance to this great country. “God wi...
Violence Continues In Shasha, Oyo As Mob Razes Down More Shops, Mosque
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Violence Continues In Shasha, Oyo As Mob Razes Down More Shops, Mosque

Violence continues in some parts of Shasha Market, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, with hoodlums defying curfew to set more shops belonging to Northerners on fire. Over 50 shops and a mosque are affected in the new wave of arson on Sunday morning. In an interview with DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday, the chairman of Shasha Market Traders, Usman Yako, said looting and arson still continued in the market on Sunday morning. “Over 50 tailoring shops have been razed down this morning. A mosque near the tailoring shop was also torched,” Mr Yako said. Another Hausa resident of Shasha , Danlami Abubakar, told DAILY NIGERIAN that the state government was not doing enough to protect them. He said they were also alerted on Sunday morning that the hoodlums might attack Norther...
We will Resist Vendors of Violence in South-West – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Warns
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We will Resist Vendors of Violence in South-West – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Warns

  A group known as the Yoruba Appraisal Forum, YAF, has warned those fighting for the freedom of the South-West to stop it or face the full wrath of millions of its members in the area. The National Coordinator, Yoruba Appraisal Forum, Adesina Animashaun, in a statement, warned against violent plots by any group in the guise of hunting criminals. Speaking against the recent violence in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo State, the group noted that it would no longer tolerate trouble fomented by persons, groups or their collaborators pretending to be protecting the interests of the people of the area. The group observed as uncalled for and unnecessary the quit notice issued by some individuals, who are neither state actors nor security agents, to some other Nigerians ...

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