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Showing posts with label society. Show all posts

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Man Commits Suicide By Hanging Himself After Failing To Win A Girl’s Heart In Katsina

Man Commits Suicide By Hanging Himself After Failing To Win A Girl’s Heart In Katsina

A man has killed himself in a community in Katsina state after reportedly failing to win a girl’s heart. What a life???

Man Commits Suicide By Hanging Himself After Failing To Win A Girl’s Heart In Katsina

The lifeless body of a 35 years old man identified as Badamasi Musa was on Thursday morning found hanging on a Mango tree in Kabomo village of Bakori local government area in Katsina state, Daily Trust reports.

Musa had committed suicide by hanging himself following his inability to win the heart of a lady in the village, sources said.

The deceased, a farmer himself who also engages in other small businesses, got frustrated after he could not secure the hand of his lover whose name is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

It was gathered that the deceased was seen with the rope yesterday evening by his mother who confronted him and he told her that he was going out to get some firewood.

“This morning as villages were heading to farms, his body was found hanging by the tree which was cut loose and reported to police,” a source said.

Already, the state police command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, has confirmed the development, saying details shall be provided in due course.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Nigerian Who Died In UK Detention Centre Was Denied Medical Attention Says Brother

Nigerian Who Died In UK Detention Centre Was Denied Medical Attention Says Brother

Nigerian Who Died In UK Detention Centre Was Denied Medical Attention Says Brother

A Nigerian man, Oscar Okwurime, 34, who died in his cell at the Harmondsworth removal centre in London had told the authorities at the centre that he was feeling unwell but he was not provided with medical attention, says latest report.

According to The Independent UK, Okwurime told his siblings that he was feeling unwell during his first week in the removal centre.

His older brother, 44, who asked to be identified as Alex told The Independent, “I told him straight away: tell the authorities there and they will get you checked.

“That first week, they didn’t do anything. And the second week he said they were still saying nothing. The last time I saw him, he told me he was on a waiting list of about 400.
He said he was feeling pain in his side. He hadn’t had any health issues before.

“It was a pure case of negligence. If someone is in your custody and telling you they’re not feeling well, it’s your duty of care to get them checked.”

Alex said that before his brother’s death he had been detained around three weeks when he entered the country on a visitor’s visa and told the authorities he wished to seek asylum.

“I’m feeling so livid now. Any time I’m alone, I’m in tears. It’s terrible, It’s very painful. I don’t know what to do,” he said.

The cause of his death is unknown but the Home Office said it was investigating it, punch reports

JUST IN: Second Batch Of 319 Nigerians Depart South Africa

JUST IN: Second Batch Of 319 Nigerians Depart South Africa

JUST IN: Second Batch Of 319 Nigerians Depart South Africa

The second batch of Nigerians have departed the O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, for the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

About 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58p.m.

Ebenfa said, “We wish to inform you that the second batch of about 319 willing Nigerian returnees from South Africa has departed O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, today (Wednesday) at 14h:58 local time.

“The returnees, who were airlifted by Air Peace Airline, are expected to arrive Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, today at about 18h:58 local time.”

The first flight had brought back 187 Nigerians out of the 313 scheduled for the evacuation last Wednesday, following the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa.

The Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Godwin Adama, had disclosed that the number of registered Nigerians had risen to 1,004, adding that the technical issues faced during the first evacuation were being addressed.

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 Russians Protest Over Crackdown In Growing Solidarity Campaign

Russians Protest Over Crackdown In Growing Solidarity Campaign

 Russians Protest Over Crackdown In Growing Solidarity Campaign

A campaign in support of jailed Russian demonstrators gained momentum Wednesday, with celebrities, priests and teachers calling for their release and more than 200 people protesting outside the presidential administration.
This month, six people received jail terms ranging from two to four years following a wave of anti-government protests in Moscow.

The sentencing of young actor Pavel Ustinov caused particular outrage, sparking a rare solidarity drive among popular actors and other Kremlin-friendly celebrities.
Dozens of stars with millions of followers on social media who usually steer clear of politics took to Instagram, saying Ustinov, who was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for violence against police, was simply an innocent bystander.

On Wednesday, the campaign grew bigger as scores of people including popular actors staged one-man pickets outside the offices of President Vladimir Putin's administration in central Moscow.
It is the only kind of demonstration Russians are permitted to hold without giving prior notice to the authorities.
One by one, the protesters held a placard calling for Ustinov's freedom while others waited their turn in a long line.

- 'Something went wrong' -
Some said all the jailed protesters should walk free, brandishing a placard "I am/We are the entire country."

"There's a feeling that something went wrong," popular actress Alexandra Bortich said at the protest.

Musician Anton Sevidov of synthpop band Tesla Boy suggested Russian society was slowly waking up.

"It's cool that people come out in support of Ustinov," he told AFP.
"Unfortunately, politicians did not learn anything from the history of our country."

Opposition leader Lyubov Sobol also appeared at the protest, sporting a T-shirt in support of one of the jailed activists.

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin would take the solidarity campaign into account and stressed that the actor's defence planned to appeal the verdict.

"Perhaps we should wait for the results of this appeal," he said.

Ustinov's lawyer, Dmitry Cheshkov, said a court date had yet to be set.
The celebrities have compared Ustinov's case with that of journalist Ivan Golunov, detained in June on trumped-up drug charges.
He was freed after an unprecedented solidarity campaign, which saw three major newspapers publish the same front page with the headline "I am/we are Ivan Golunov".

- ' Perjury is sin' -
Over the summer, tens of thousands of people took part in protests demanding a fair vote after allies of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were barred from standing for the Moscow parliament in polls earlier this month.

More than a dozen people faced prison time on charges of mass unrest and attacking policemen after the protests.

Seven people were jailed, including a man who was sentenced to five years in prison over a controversial tweet.

This month, investigators dropped the mass unrest charges against five men.

A court on Wednesday returned the case of one protester, Aidar Gubaidulin, to the prosecutors and released him from custody.
In an unprecedented move, more than 70 Orthodox clerics have joined the campaign.

In an open letter published by the news site Pravmir which covers religious and other issues, the priests said the court rulings were apparently aimed at "intimidating" society.
The priests warned riot police and others against perjury, referencing the Bible.

"A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish," they said.

In another open letter, nearly 800 teachers slammed "egregious lawlessness" and called for punishment for those who violated the law and jailed the protesters.
In a new twist, the ruling United Russia party joined the chorus of support, with Andrei Turchak, secretary of its general council, defending Ustinov.
The actors and comedians to have joined the celebrities' campaign include Oleg Menshikov, who starred in French director Regis Wargnier's film East/West.
source: AFP

Friday, September 13, 2019

[Must Read] Bandits Displaced More Persons In Nigeria Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019 – Report Reveals

[Must Read] Bandits Displaced More Persons In Nigeria Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019 – Report Reveals

Nigeria Farmer-Herder Conflict Now Deadlier Than Boko Haram.

  Farmer-Herdmen Clash Has Displaced More Persons In Nigeria Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019
Farmer/herdmen Clash Has Displaced More Persons In Nigeria
Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019

In a report released on Thursday, September 12th The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre had it that criminal violence in North-West Nigeria as well as farmer-herder clashes in the Middle Belt region, displaced more persons than Boko Haram insurgency did in the first half of 2019.  

According to the report recieved, 140,000 persons were forced to leave their homes between January and June.
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The report explains that:

“criminal violence in North-West Nigeria and clashes between herders and farmers in the Middle Belt region forced more people to flee than the Boko Haram insurgency.”

Across the globe, 10.8million people were displaced by storms, flood and conflict while 3.8million of that figure was down to conflicts. 
Also Read: 19-Year-Old Girl To Receive 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana - Kaduna Sharia

It was furthermore understood that climate change-powered natural disasters drove 7million people out of their homes.

“These figures are alarmingly high, particularly as we are only half way through the year.

They show that the causes of conflict and inequality are not being addressed, and that displacement is creating cyclical patterns of crisis and vulnerability,” Alexandra Bilak, IDMC’s director said in a statement.

How can these issue be stopped or minimized?. Your contribution is required!!!
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Kaduna: 19-Year-Old Girl To Receive 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana - Sharia

Kaduna: 19-Year-Old Girl To Receive 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana - Sharia

HEADLINES
- 19-year-old girl caught smoking.
- Kaduna Sharia sentenced convict to 80 strokes of cane.
- Muslim council urged muslims to continue with good manners.


A 19-year-old girl who was identified as Zainab Abdullahi was caught smoking a forbidden substance, Marijuana and  has been sentenced by a Shari’a Court to recieve 80 strokes of cane for performing that act in the public.

 A 19-year-old girl who was identified as Zainab Abdullahi was caught smoking a forbidden substance, Marijuana and  has been sentenced by a Shari’a Court to recieve 80 strokes of cane for performing that act in the public.  The court which is located in Magajin Gari area of kaduna while delivering judgment on Thursday, September 12th, the Judge, Malam Muhammad Shehu-Adamu, sentenced Abdullahi after she pleaded guilty to the offence.  According to Shehu-Adamu held that the 80 strokes of cane is the punishment stipulated for people who engaged in taking intoxicants (Hadd) and cannot be reversed.  He encouraged the Muslim Council of Nigeria to continue with their good work and try to reform the convict in the possible way they can. Earlier, the prosecutor, Ibrahim Shuaibu, told the court that the police arrested Abdullahi on the road smoking marijuana.  Shuaibu told the court that the convict had been convicted was serving a jail term due to her inability to pay a fine of N7,000, until a religious organisation named Muslim Council of Nigeria paid the fine.     A member of the Muslim council, Abdulrahman Sadiq speaking commended the court for inculcating value and promoting peace in the society but at the same time still pleaded that the convict should lesser be punished.  what do you have to say about the act / judgement ?
19-Year-Old Girl To Receive 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana - Kaduna
The court which is located in Magajin Gari area of kaduna while delivering judgment on Thursday, September 12th, the Judge, Malam Muhammad Shehu-Adamu, sentenced Abdullahi after she pleaded guilty to the offence.
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According to Shehu-Adamu revealed that the 80 strokes of cane is the punishment stipulated for people who engaged in taking intoxicants (Hadd) and cannot be reversed.


He encouraged the Muslim Council of Nigeria to continue with their good work and try to reform the convict in the possible way they can. Earlier, the prosecutor, Ibrahim Shuaibu, told the court that the police arrested Abdullahi on the road smoking marijuana.
Also Read: 21-Year-Old Ekiti University student convicted for cyber crime
Shuaibu told the court that the convict had been convicted was serving a jail term due to her inability to pay a fine of N7,000, until a religious organisation named Muslim Council of Nigeria paid the fine
[Must Read]: Bandits Displaced More Persons In Nigeria Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019 – Report Reveals

A member of the Muslim council, Abdulrahman Sadiq speaking commended the court for inculcating value and promoting peace in the society but at the same time still pleaded that the convict should lesser be punished.

what do you have to say about the act / judgement ?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications

VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs an institution that will produce cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for education, business, medicine, security among others.
VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications
VP Osinbajo, Federal Republic Of Nigeria

Osinbajo expressed this view in his keynote address at the First Board Meeting/Fund Raising dinner in aid of the establishment of the Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) on Wednesday in Lagos.

He said that once in the life of a nation or community a vision emerged to do something truly extraordinary; something truly game-changing and  capable of decisively impacting the development of a nation.

“I think we are at such a moment here today; we gather to give life to an elite school of Science and Technology.

“Indeed, there must be an institution whose sole objective is to inspire innovation, inventions and research that address the most crucial problems of the nation and the world.

“How do we solve peculiar African health challenges such as Sickle cell Anaemia, fibroids and cancers?

“Clearly we need an institution able to provide the atmosphere to invent agricultural inputs that will guarantee the huge yields per acreage or volumes in dairy and livestock to meet the food security needs of a country headed for the third position in population size in a few short years.

“An institution that will produce cutting edge AI applications for education, business medicine, and security.

“ One that can design the educational innovation required to train millions of children in or out of classrooms all across the country and provide the techniques for delivering opportunities in technology on scale.’’

Osinbajo said that Nigeria must  produce world class economists, managers of commerce in a world increasingly disrupted by technology and innovation.

He said the nation must convert its best young minds to creative thinkers, innovators in science, technology, the economy, commerce and public finance.

According to him, Nigeria already has several tertiary institutions of science and technology and management sciences all over the country but NUTM comes with a difference.

“But what is proposed is an Institution intentionally created as a world class centre for the training of the best Nigerian minds and talents.

“The institution must also engage the best academics and scholars, locally and internationally.

“This is not an institution that we have seen the likes before locally; the comparators are the deliberate creation of thinkers in the public and private sectors like ourselves all around the world.
“The vision is clear but the key of course is funding.

“ As is the case with comparable institutions all over the world, the NUTM must have considerable resources to support high quality research.

“The implications of this are vast; to excite research NUTM ought to be able to attract to residence Nobel laureates and international leaders of thought and innovation; that will cost money,’’ he said.

He said a remarkable thing about the initiative was that the people behind it were all people who had been successful in creating high-quality institutions in other fields whether it be in the private or public sector.

The vice president  pledged Federal Government’s commitment to ensuring that  the initiative succeeded as it was not just a project  but a vital national resource.

On his part, NUTM board member, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, said the aspiration was to build a world-class university in Nigeria that would provide such academic excellence and rigour that would be globally competitive.

The immediate past Minister of Trade and Investment said that the proposed institution would play a central role in repositioning Nigeria and Africa for competitiveness in the 21st century.

“It will provide top-tier education for our children and unlock the many benefits that the ecosystem of a world-class school will produce.
“This university will specialise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and is positioned to be a landmark centre of excellence that will serve not only Nigeria, but also Africa and beyond,” he said.

In a presentation, NUTM board member, Dr Pramath Sinha, said that the institution would leverage learnings from young institutions in countries like India and would focus on research and innovation.

He said that NUTM would target to be among top 50 young universities in the world.

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