Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The rape and murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa is gradually becoming a national affair and men and women of timber and caliber are coming out in their droves to speak against violence against women of all sorts.

 

One of the great men who have come out to join in the campaign against all forms of gender based violence is none other than the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who came out to lend his voice for women.

 

He wrote: “For far too long women and young girls in our nation have suffered the pain, hurt and stigma of gender-based violence and abuse. Too many have been hurt, intimidated and bullied. Too many have died. Such violence is inexcusable. There is nothing that can defend this wrongdoing.

 

All of us are born of woman and nurtured of woman. Vera Uwaila Omozuwa is the most recent name on a list, far too long, of women who have lost their lives at the hands of these vile criminals. Today, I rise in solidarity with women in Nigeria to say #enoughisenough



Davido's lawyer, Bobo F. Ajudua has shared photos of the singer's broken leg, saying it happened yesterday.

Though he didn't disclose how the accident happened, but simply shared the photos and thanked God they were no shows at the moment.

Bobo wrote;

''How some people chose to enter June. Nawa. At some point yesterday we were literally thanking God there are no shows right now 😅. Get well soon bro @davidoofficial 



An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced a technician, Rasak Abiona, to death for beating his 62-year-old father to death with an iron rod during a dispute over his will in Lagos.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo delivered the judgment in a virtual hearing.

Justice Taiwo held that though the prosecution had presented circumstantial evidence against the middle-aged defendant during the trial, the state proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

She noted that the technician’s confessional statements to the police implicated him and that during the trial, the defendant did not present witnesses in court to back his claim that his father died after a fall.


Justice Taiwo sentenced Abiona after finding him guilty of a charge of murder contrary to Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011.

“This is a very unfortunate and sad case where a son killed his father. There is no doubt that by hitting the deceased with an iron rod on the head, the defendant intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

“The defendant could have easily overpowered his father, a 62-year-old man without hitting him on the head with an iron rod. This case is a clear indication of what anger and impatience can do in a man’s life.

“The court does not have a discretion to give a lesser punishment in a case of murder in view of Section 223 of the Criminal Law 2011.

“I hereby sentence the defendant to death for killing his father, Sunday Abiona. This is the sentence of the court,” the judge said.
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efore the sentence was delivered, the defence counsel, Mr Obinna Mbagho, in his plea for mercy, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, noting that Rasak was a first-time offender who had shown remorse.

“He has been in prison since 2013 and ever since his incarceration, his children have been scattered,” Mbagho said.

Opposing the plea for mercy, the prosecutor for the state, Mr Olakunle Ligali, requested for the maximum penalty for the crime.

“Under the Criminal Law of Lagos, when the crime has the ultimate penalty of death, the court has no discretion to mitigate the sentence.

“In fact, the court does not have a discretion to hear the plea for mercy,” Ligali said.

According to the prosecution, Rasak killed his father during a scuffle on February 28, 2012 at the deceased’s residence at No. 22, Taiwo St., Ejigbo, Lagos.

During the trial, five witnesses testified for the prosecution including the brother of the deceased, Mr Lanre Abiona and two half-sisters of the defendant, Ms Kafilat Abiona and Ms Shakirat Abiona.

Other prosecution witnesses were a pathologist, Dr Moses Akpeniyi and the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), ASP Festus Omoru.

The defendant did not call any witness to testify for him as testified solely in his defence.

Lanre in his evidence had told the court that the defendant had a long history of beating his father and that on one occasion, Rasak had beaten his father to the extent his teeth had fallen out.

Lanre noted that he had told his late brother on numerous occasions to disown his son, but he refused.

Shakirat, during the trial told the court that the physical altercation between her brother and father started because her brother had come to their father’s home wanting to view a copy of his will, but their father refused to oblige his request, leading to a fight between the men.

The pathologist, in his testimony, had told the court that the deceased had died from a brain haemorrhage caused by blunt force trauma caused by a heavy object hitting the skull.




Five Barcelona players tested positive for coronavirus but the news was not made public, according to reports.

Catalan radio station RAC1 made the claim this week as Barcelona prepare to return to action on June 13.

The quintet were not named but it is understood they tested positive for the disease back when the Covid-19 crisis first started.

Neither of the five players showed any symptoms and were only made aware to the fact they had the disease once they underwent tests.


Two members of staff are also believed to have tested positive for coronavirus but Barcelona felt it was the responsibility of La Liga to make that information public, reports AS.

The La Liga leaders are concerned that the five players who suffered from coronavirus will be more injury prone, however they are all believed to be back in training.




Scores of women from Mmahu Autonomous Community, Egbema in Ohaji Egbema council area of Imo state have shut an oil company belonging to an Indian firm, Sterling Global Oil Company for refusing to pay the burial rites for the death of three members of the community.

Two youths, Mike Imo and Abel Chioma were on Saturday March 8, 2020 crushed to death by the security van of the company driven by some military personnel escorting a tanker loaded with crude oil out of the village. A woman among them later died in the hospital.

But when Governor Hope Uzodinma visited the community on Sunday March 9th to commiserate with the community and families of the victims, the rear windshield of his official car was smashed by the youths of the community, who were protesting the death of their kinsmen.


The governor was said to have brokered agreement between the community and the company resulting to Sterling Global reportedly agreeing to pay the families of the deceased the sum of N20 million for burial rites.

But, about two months down the line, the company reneged on its promise, a development that caused the women of the community to besiege the company on Monday forcing it to stop operating in the community until the burial rites were fully paid.

According to the spokesperson of the women, Ezinne Abigail Chimaokwu, the women were not happy about the gruesome killing of three of their illustrious children by the security trucks belonging to the Sterling Global Oil Company.

She said, “These trucks with armed security men who killed our sons and daughter for sometime now, and also have refused to pay the death rites of N20M as agreed with the governor of the state who have appealed to us to accept the little token and bury the deceased.

“We can not bury the deceased persons because of the traditional demands which must be perfected to enable them commence their burial process else they won’t be lowered to the great beyond”.

Chimaokwu maintained that the women decided to shut the company and block the roads for the death rites to be paid, insisting that they would not leave the place until the right thing was done.

The women expressed disappointment over the manner the company was handling the situation, saying the entire community would fight to ensure may that the oil company no longer use the routes for trucking of crude oil.

Addressing the Women, the Army commander in charge of the area M.S. Akabi expressed surprise that the company had not paid the death rites.

Akabi, who expressed sympathy to the families of the deceased, assured the women of security if they conducted their protest without destruction of property.

A man, who posed as the Communities Liaison Officer of the Sterling Global Oil Company declined comment, saying he was not permitted to utter a word.




A pastor of Christian Reformed Church -Nigeria, CRC-N, in Donga local government area of Taraba state, Emmanuel Bileya have been killed alongside his wife, Juliana by militiamen.

The duo were said to have been working on their farms when they met their untimely death.

Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku who expressed shock over the recent killings in Southern Taraba communities, condemned the murder of the cleric and his wife.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, Ishaku described the latest killing as wicked and inhuman.




According to the statement, “killings of this nature have happened too often recently in Southern Taraba communities and it is unhelpful to the on-going efforts of government to achieve lasting peace among communities in the area.”

He further expressed sympathy with the surviving members of Pastor Bileya’s Immediate and extended families as well as pastors and members of CRC-N in Mararaba where he served until his death.



Jennifer Aniston has thrown her support behind photographer Mark Seliger after it was revealed he would be auctioning a s.e.x.y n.u..d.e photo of the actress.

The popular Friends star, 51, is said to be excited to have the stunning black and white naked portrait auctioned for a good cause.

In the iconic snap, taken in 1995, Jennifer gazed longingly at the camera completely in the buff.

Photographer Mark Seliger ensured that all her intimate regions are cleverly hidden for the steamy snap.


She also donned her signature cropped 90s hair style for the youthful image.

Sharing the exciting news on social media, Jen posted a clip of Mark at work in the studio as well as a second image of the famous picture.



"My dear friend @markseliger teamed up with @radvocacy and @christiesinc to auction 25 of his portraits - including mine ☺️- for COVID-19 relief... " she wrote.

"100% of sales proceeds of this portrait will go to @NAFClinics, an organization which provides free coronavirus testing and care nationwide to the medically underserved.

Jennifer added: "Link in my bio to learn more about the auction. Thank you again to Mark for allowing me to be part of this #radart4aid."




Kim Kardashian has taken to social media to express her horror after seeing 'heartbreaking' pictures of a young protester said to have been hit at point blank range with a rubber bullet.

After being moved by the story, the 39-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star offered to provide the injured protester with medical care if she needs it.

Kim re-shared an image of Shannyn Sharyse Nara, 23, with a gaping hole in her forehead where a rubber bullet is believed to have hit her.

Shannyn has blood rolling down her face in the image and appears to be dressed in a hospital gown.


She later alleged that the rubber bullet had been fired by a police officer.

Reaching out to her 65.3 million Twitter followers to try and get in contact with the protester, Kim said the images were 'heartbreaking'.

"This is heartbreaking and so disturbing," Kim began.

"Does anyone know how I can get in contact with her? I would love to help her with her medical care if she needs it."

The millionaire reality star has been applauded by some of her fans for her 'kind' gesture amid the ongoing national unrest.


Majek Fashek.
The death has been announced of popular Nigerian music legend, reggae icon, singer, songwriter and Instrumentalist Majekodunmi Fasheke.

According to https://goldmyne.tv/Majek Fashek, the star singer died in a hospital in New York on the 1st of June 2020, after a very long stay on sick bed.

He was age 57.

The cause of his death may not be unconnected with all the complications he had been carrying on with since he was moved to New York from Nigeria for medical attention.




A man has been shot dead by law enforcement officers in Louisville on the fourth night of unrest following the death of George Floyd.

It is not clear if the man was shot by National Guard – who were brought in on Saturday to quell the unrest in the city or by a police officer.

The man, understood to be the owner of a local restaurant, was killed shortly after midnight when a large crowd gathered one hour after the ‘dusk to dawn’ curfew began.

Reports suggest that a crowd in a parking lot open fired on the police who shot back, WLKY reported.

While it is not yet known if the man was part of the protests, the victim would be the first person killed by an officer during the nation-wide unrest.

Protests have erupted up and down the country after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on unarmed George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds last week, despite Floyd’s desperate repeated pleas for help crying, ‘I can’t breathe’. Floyd passed out and later died.

His death is seen as a symbol of systemic police brutality against African-Americans sparking outrage country-wide.




The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Professor Joshua Ogunwole, has said the institution has commenced second-semester examination for students through the school online platform.

Professor Ogunwole noted that the Second Semester examination of 2019/2020 will be phased saying that the first phase which is virtual is to start on Monday 1st of June 2020.

A statement by the school Head of Information, Protocol and Public Relations, Mr Toba Adaramola, said the VC tasked the students to take time to carefully read the guidelines for the Online Examination as published on the University website.


The VC advised that students should not allow distractions and interference during the online examination and Parents should limit their meddling during the period. He noted that students who have not paid tuition fee will not participate in the online exam but will do so at a later date when they do the needful.



The Federal Government has lifted ban on religious gatherings across the country.

This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at the daily media briefing in Abuja.

“The PTF submitted its recommendations and the PRESIDENT has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review-:

“Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;


“Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities; sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include: ban of gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace;

“Relaxation of restriction on places of Worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”




DR Congo reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in its northwest on Monday, the latest health emergency for a country already fighting an epidemic of the deadly fever in the east as well as a surging number of coronavirus infections.

The 11th Ebola outbreak in the vast central African country’s history comes just weeks before it had hoped to declare the end of the 10th in the east.

Health Minister Eteni Longondo said that “four people have already died” from Ebola in a district of the northwestern city of Mbandaka.

“The National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) has confirmed to me that samples from Mbandaka tested positive for Ebola,” Longondo told a press conference on Monday.

“We will send them the vaccine and medicine very quickly,” he said, adding that he planned to visit the site of the outbreak at the end of the week.

The capital of Equateur province, Mbandaka is a transport hub on the Congo River with a population of more than a million.

Equateur province was previously hit by an Ebola outbreak between May and July 2018, in which 33 people died and 21 recovered from the disease.

“This is a province that has already experienced the disease. They know how to respond. They started the response at the local level yesterday (Sunday),” Longondo said.



Nigerian ladies have taking to twitter to recount their scary experiences of s.e.x.u.a.l assaults allegedly at the hands of police and army personnel.

The ladies gave in details how they were allegedly harassed by these men, with one officer allegedly threatening one of them that he could molest her by pressing her breasts.

Some of the allegations as posted on their various twitter pages below



Yahaya Bello.
Governor of Kogi State.

Following the alleged and controversial  COVID-19 index case in Kogi State, the Governor, Yahaya Bello has, in a state broadcast on Monday, 1st of June, 2020, declared a 14 days Total Lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA of the State effective from 12 midnight June 2nd. 

During the Lockdown the Governor says, there shall be no house to house movement within the local government area, street movements will be prohibited within the period, as the government will take the palliatives and distribute same to residents of the LGA in their houses.

Furthermore, contact tracing the governor said, would be carried out house to house to identify those who may have made contact with the alleged Kogi COVID-19 index persons; the Chief Imam of Kabba and his Son within the local government area by the Kogi State incident management team with all the enforcements covered by mainstream media outfits for total disclosure of the activities of the Incident Management team.

The Governor further directed Health Workers who made contacts with the alleged index case to proceed on self-isolation immediately with all security agencies in the state to enforce total compliance with the lock down order by the Governor.

All citizens and residents of the state are advised continue to adhere to the NCDC guideline as the state still remain COVID-19 free. 

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