Comedian Julius Agwu and his wife Ibiere celebrated their daughter, Zahra’s 6th birthday yesterday at Monkey Joes, in Houston, Texas. The event was graced by their close family and friends in the state.
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced 30 women to six weeks imprisonment for prostitution.
Those sentenced are Funmi Olayemi, Damilola Ibrahim, Blessing Emmanuel, Grace Nwaokoro, Anu Titus, Princess Osu, Cynthian Ozumba, Chindima Eke. Others include Blessing Winwah, Rebecca James, Gift James, Bukola Taiwo, Patience Amos, Oyinda Adesewa, Funmilayo Ajayi, Modinat Bello, Damilola Abiodun, Saki Godwin.
Others are Glory Edet, Blessing Okafor, Tope Obatula, Shade Afolabi, Foluke Kolawole, Tosin Ajayi, Bisi Onanuga, Princess Isaac, Esther Akpan, Cythia Osas, Joy Osas and Patricia whose surname is unknown, among others.
The accused were being tried for prostitution and breach of peace.
The Magistrate, Mrs O. Odusanya sentenced the accused to six weeks each with an option of N10, 000.
‘You are hereby sentenced to six week imprisonment with an option of N10, 000 fine each,’’ she said.
The accused, during their arraignment on Monday pleaded guilty to the offence, attributing it to the handiwork of the devil.
The accused, whose ages and residential addresses were not given, were arrested at Obalenda area of Lagos at 2 a.m.
The prosecutor, Insp. Femi Alabi told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 5, at Obalende area of Lagos.
He said that the accused paraded themselves on the street as public nuisance.
“The accused were caught soliciting for clients, which is against the law of the state.’’ he said.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Sections 142 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The nudist famous for sharing racy photos returned to Instagram to share a photo of her latest achievement: an Inburgerings diploma in Dutch language which is a qualification that allows her to be a full citizen of Netherlands.
Maheeda captioned the picture saying, “Another big Achievement in a foreign land. I collected my diploma today,” the unapologetic ‘Naija Bad Girl’ singer wrote on Instagram. “So proud of myself that I did this. Next, let’s go get them.”
A 12-year-old girl has tested HIV positive after she was tested following a rape case. Apparently, the little girl confessed that her 25-year-old half brother, Abdullahi Mohammed and his friends havebeen repeatedly raping her for the past four years.
She revealed that her mother was divorced when she was just born and she has been living with her father in a two-bedroom public apartment (face-me-I-face-you) in Jahi district.
She said her half brother started raping her when she was 8 years old, and each time he raped her, he would threaten to kill her if she told their father.
“My father married my step mother who has a son. We were living peacefully until one night when I was lying on the floor and Brother Abdullahi came and started fondling my breasts. When he didn’t see breasts, he said he would suck them until they came out.
When I objected, he raped me. He used a handkerchief to wipe off the blood that was coming out from my private part. He threatened to slash my throat if I told anybody.
“I didn’t tell anybody and it continued. He raped me every night; and sometimes he brought his friends, especially Ahmed along with him to rape me,” she recounted.
Although she had sworn to secrecy, her ailment was only discovered when she began falling ill continuously and her father was advised to take her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with HIV.
But then there came a funny twist to the story.
When the two rapists were apprehended by the police following their confession to the crime, they were forced to undergo tests as well and they both somehow came out negative.
Speculations therefore emerged that her mother was apparently HIV positive when she had her, the reason why she was sent away by her husband.
“She was not tested when she was an infant, and maybe she was HIV positive from birth. Her half brother confessed that he was the first man to have had sex with the victim and how she got that HIV still remains a mystery,” a police source said.
Pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has requested an unconditional apology from human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo.
While defending President Muhammadu Buhari on the composition of his appointments, which excluded the South-East region, Keyamo had insisted that the Ndigbo had the region had the biggest of Buhari’s appointments so far.
A statement was issued in reaction to this, by the National President of the Ohanaeze Youth Congress, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, in which Keyamo was described as “a desperate political sycophant who sees insulting the Ndigbo as the fastest way to get the attention of Buhari for consideration for a political appointment.”
“The likes of Keyamo will shamelessly deny obvious truths for selfish interest and political patronage.”
“Ordinarily, we would not like to take issues with the likes of Keyamo as doing so will dignify him but we only want to warn him against the dangers of fighting a whole tribe.
“It is a pity that a lawyer like Keyamo, who should know better, has decided to see nothing wrong with the deliberate exclusion of a whole geopolitical zone from the over 30 key political appointments so far made by Buhari since he came on board.”
Another woman has tested positive for Ebola in a village in northern Sierra Leone already under quarantine after the death of a 67-year-old woman a week ago, President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Sunday.
Koroma said the new case, confirmed on Saturday, had been in contact with the woman who died on August 28 in the village of Sellu Kafta in Kambia district.
“The incident is a reminder that Ebola is still here so we must continue to adhere to the precautionary measures made by the health authorities,” he urged.
“As a government we have (recently) extended the state of public health emergency to deal with such occurrences.
“The fact that we still have new cases (emerging) means that we need the regulation and we will continue to use it” to halt the transmission chain, the president stressed.
The Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Power, headed by Senator Abubakar Kyari is set to begin probe of the sector on Tuesday (today).
The probe will cover huge resources, which was channelled into the sector since 1999, when former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo held sway.
In an invitation for public hearing, which was signed by the Committee’s Clerk, Mr. Cletus Ojabo, the meeting is slated to take place at Senate Committee hearing Room 231 at the white house of National Assembly by 11am.
The paper disclosed that the Committee would investigate funds appropriated for Power Sector since 1999 as well as the processes leading to the unbundling of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
“At the session, the Ad-hoc Committee on Power will investigate funds appropriated for the Power sector since 1999 and the unbundling of the sector”, the statement noted.
It will be recalled that the Ad-hoc Committee on Power was inaugurated on August 28, 2015 by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, with Senator Abubakar Kyari as Chairman.