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Inmates of Jamaican prisons have been given a reason to smile despite their predicament as the Minister of National Security in Jamaica, Robert Montague, has announced that prisoners in the country are to be allowed conjugal visits.
According to The Observer newspaper, the Minister, who caused quite a stir on social media after his announcement, made this known while addressing participants at a Diaspora Conference in Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica.
The Minister said he believes that allowing inmates to have sexual relations with their partners is the right thing to do.
He said: “I am determined and insistent that we are going to start conjugal visits and some persons ask me why, but we must treat (incarcerated persons) in a humane way.
“A lot of us (say) that we are Christians; but true Christianity is when you do for the least amongst us, so we are working on that.”
John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said President Buhari is regaining his energy in the UK.
Addressing journalists after the visit to the President in UK, at the APC national secretariat on Thursday, Oyegun expressed heartily the “worse is certainly over”, noting that only Buhari could tell when he would return to the country.
He said, “I can confirm that Mr President is convalescing very strongly. Right now, all he is doing is having as much rest as he can to build up his energy, to build up his stamina. But the worst is certainly over” .
“Mr President is going to come back and he is going to face the responsibilities for which the people of this country have elected him. I am glad to say he is recovering beautifully.
“But I am glad he is having a lot of rest. And I wish it was possible to say take a longer time getting truly...
The Sokoto State government has spoken out in defense of his eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, following an alleged probe by the Economic and Financial, Crime Commission (EFCC) over the N700 million purportedly transferred into the monarch’s account.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Reporting Unit, NFIU, a unit of the EFCC had allegedly flagged the account of the Chief of Staff to the Sultan of Sokoto, Kabiru Tafida, following transfer of N700 million in two tranches from the state government.
However, Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Media and Public Affairs, Imam Imam, said in a statement, yesterday, that the approval of the said sum was given by the State Executive Council, SEC, on December 28, 2016 in accordance with proper legal and administrative procedures.
The statement read in part: “Sokoto State govern-ment, concerned about the lack...
Mercy Johnson Okojie, has criticised nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu post on Instagram about her marriage.
Uche used Mercy’s marriage as to ridicule his colleagues in the entertainment industry, whose marriages crashed.
WaterAid Nigeria on Thursday called on all stakeholders to make pragmatic efforts break the stigma and taboos relating to menstruation in the Nigerian society.
Ms. Blessing Sani, WaterAid Communication and Advocacy Assistant, said this at a meeting of the Task Group on Sanitation in Abuja.
According to her, menstrual hygiene management in the country concerns issues pertaining to human rights infringement, social inclusion, education, health and livelihoods.
Sani, quoting a Joint Monitoring Programme Report, said that no fewer than 40 school days were often lost by girls due to absenteeism because of the lack of appropriate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools.
She said that menstrual hygiene management was a human rights issue, underscoring the need to provide water, soap and other WASH facilities for women and girls.
She said that...
The Founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, briefly overtook Microsoft bill gate to become the world’s richest person. This was occasioned by a 40% jump in his share price.
Bezos leapfrogged Gates, who has been the richest man on the planet since 2013, after a rise in the share price of Amazon ahead of its latest results due later on Thursday.
According to the Forbes’ index, the rise pushed the value of Bezos’s fortune to $91bn, compared with Gates’ wealth of $90bn.
On the homefront, The president of Dangote group, Alhaji aliko Dangote saw his net worth increase by $162m to $16.2bn on Thursday, as the net worth of the Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga, also rose by $7m to $6.2bn.
The net worth of the Founder and Executive Chairman, Famfa Oil Limited, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, was unchanged at $1.6bn.
Latest reports however indicate the Amazon share price has fallen back leaving Gates on top,...
The video of an Electronic Baby Strap which can rock babies to sleep has been gaining attention of many.
An Indian musician played his guitar as doctors at a hospital in the southern city of Bengaluru carried out a brain surgery on him to cure his crippled fingers of a rare movement disorder.
The operation, recently conducted by surgeons at the Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Hospital on 37-year-old Abishek Prasad was a success.
The guitarist who had been suffering from “guitarist dystonia” for quite some time, has now been certified cured of the neurological disorder by his doctors.
According to Britain’s Dystonia Society , musician’s dystonia is caused by the brain sending wrong information to the muscles, characterized by involuntary, prolonged muscle contractions, resulting in the affected parts of the body twisting into abnormal postures,.
Prasa developed musician’s dystonia in 2015, while pursuing his music passion, which affected three fingers of his left hand....
The Plateau chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Wednesday organised a one-day free medical outreach for inmates of Jos Prison, treating 800 inmates of various illnesses.
News Agency of Nigeria reported that Dr Daniel Meshak, NMA chairman in Plateau said the purpose of the outreach was to support government’s efforts in ensuring that inmates have access to full health care services.
Dr Meshak added that the action will assist in identifying the health needs of the prisoners to ensure proper involvement from government and other relevant authorities.
According to the medical practitioner, “This outreach is geared towards complementing the effort of the Federal Government in ensuring that inmates get good access to comprehensive health services.
“We believe that inmates need to stay...
Funmi Iyanda was the presenter of one of Nigeria’s famous talk shows, “New Dawn with Funmi”, which run on NTA for eight years.
Olufunmilola Aduke Iyanda popularly known as Funmi Iyanda is 45 years old today. She is an award-winning broadcaster, presenter, journalist, and also a blogger.
Some of her other programmes are “Talk With Funmi”, and “My Country:Nigeria”.
Funmi is also the CEO of Ignite Media, a content-driven media organisation.
She was named one of Forbes 20 Youngest Powerful Women in the continent and was honoured as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum.
Today is also Francis Duru’s. Francis Duru is an actor, MC and a director.
The actor who started his career in Nollywood in the early 90’s graduated from...
Acting president Yemi Osibanjo has arrived in Port Harcourt, Rivers state for the inauguration of the $1.5 billion world-class Indorama Fertilizer plant in Eleme.
Mr. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, made this disclosure this afternoon, today.
Eleme Petrochemicals Company Ltd, now Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited, was privatised in 2006 after the sale of Federal Government’s 75 per cent shares to a core investor through competitive bidding process.
Akande, had disclosed earlier that the fertilizer plant was built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited.
He said: “The plant with production capacity for 1.5 million Metric Tons of Urea fertilizer is considered the world’s largest single-train Urea plant.
“The plant has a production capacity of 4000 metric tons (MT) of nitrogenous fertilizer per day or 1.5 MT per...
The very interesting and unique pre-wedding shoot of Faith Odianosen and man was released by their photographer on IG and many are hailing it as very creative. What do you think?
FFK reacted to the new photos of President Buhari via his twitter handle. He wrote
"The President/Presidency is not meant to be a tourist attraction, a museum of old fossils or a mausoleum of decaying bodies to be viewed by curious dignitaries in a distant foreign land.It is an act of cruelty to expect this poor man to lead a nation of 180 million.Let him resign, go home and rest!".
Nigerian Army Rescue All Nnpc Staff Kidnapped By Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno, Recover Corpses Too
The Nigerian Army has rescued all the staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists during an ambush in Borno yesterday.
Recall that the insurgents ambushed the military escort and oil workers, who were traveling in a convoy of about 10 vehicles at a village along Gubio and Magumeri local government area. The team were returning from an oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said that the bodies of an officer, eight soldiers and a civilian, who died in the attack had been recovered and evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.
“Suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the escort and team of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) staff returning from oil exploration at Barno Yasu, Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno on Tuesday....
Actress Halima Abubakar took to her IG page to thank Chika Ike for the help she has provided to her throughout her time of need. She wrote:
"Chika called several times to pray for me and she did today too(bless her)she gave me money and insisted it was a token(I was touched)chika you totally surprised me and am grateful ,darlings pls thank @chikaike for me??????you rock??love you all and thank you for the support.
Yesterday, Tonto Dikeh's ex-hubby, Olakunle Churchill's Big Church Foundation donated brand new Mercedes Benz Ambulances, 1,000 fire extinguishers and 1,000 fire blankets to the Federal Fire Service
(FFS) in Abuja.
The presentation of these materials was done by president of the foundation, Olakunle Churchill Oladunni to the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service, Joseph Garba at the FFS centre, Area 10, Abuja.
The event which was first of its kind since the inception of the FFS in 1901 drew attendance from fire fighters, top celebrities from Nollywood and the music industry includin Ayo Makun (AY), Waje, Mike Ezunronye, TBoss, Victoria Kimani, Emma Nyra, Mamuze Twins, Charles Awurum, Praiz, Dennis Dooshima and others.
According to Churchill, 'we’re making this contribution to make the country safer than it is...
Paul Shanley, a former US Roman Catholic priest is set to be released from prison 12 years after his conviction on child rape charges.
He was among the first clergymen to stand trial after the Boston Globe's Spotlight team found allegations against priests of serial child sexual abuse and coverups by the Boston Archdiocese.
The scandal rocked through the church, exposing similar allegations worldwide that compromised its moral authority and led to years of multimillion-dollar settlements.
Shanley was 74 years old when a Middlesex County jury convicted him in 2005 of repeatedly raping a boy from his parish in the 1980s. His victim, who was 27 years old during the trial, testified that Shanley regularly pulled him out of Sunday catechism class for what he called "special duties" and molested him in various rooms of St. John the Evangelist, a defunct parish in the Boston...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, July 18, in Benin, released a list of 19 political parties that would participate in the Sept. 10 governorship election in Edo.
The list signed by INEC’s Head of Legal Services, Mr Mathew Ugwuocha, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also contained the names of candidates being fielded by the parties.
The list contains 19 male governorship candidates, 15 male running mates and four female running mates.
The governorship candidates with female running mates are MrThompson Osadolor, KOWA; Adviser Nowamagbe, UPP;Ishaka Ofemile, AA and Ukonga Frank, NNPP.
The running mates are Nancy Ewemade, AA; Florence Okundaye, KOWA; Okosun Davis, UPP and Emodogo Eweha, NNPP.
Others governorship candidates include Osagie Ize-Iyamu, PDP, with John Yakubu as running mate and Godwin Obaseki, APC, with Philip...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised the alarm about the activities of identity thieves and automated teller machine fraudsters in the country.
It has also urged Nigerians to be more careful when carrying out transactions via ATMs and to avoid disclosing their Personal Identification Numbers to others.
In a post on its Facebook page, the anti-graft agency drew attention to the activity of one suspected ATM fraudster, who goes by the name Akinade Tofunmi.
The EFCC, which has released images of the suspect, is seeking the cooperation and support of Nigerians to capture her and prevent her from defrauding more people.
The suspected scammer, who is being trailed by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC, is into identity theft and lurks around the ATMs and Point of Sale machines.
According to the EFFC, Tofunmi, operates late in the night when all bank transactions had closed and preferably over the weekend when her prospective victims...
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