Tinubu accuses ex-party members Saraki, Dogara of Budget padding
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  has accused the leadership of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, who were both former members of the APC, of budget padding.
Tinubu accused both men in a statement he released on Sunday April 21st while responding to claims of his intention to run for President in 2023. He alleged that Saraki and Dogara who defected from the party last year, worked with their likes to hijack the budget process for four years.
“Just look at the way Saraki, Dogara and their ilk hijacked the budget process these past four years. National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad budgets with pet projects that would profit them. Even worse, they cut funds intended to prosper projects that would have benefitted the average person. After four years of their antics halting the progress of government, we should do all we can to prevent a repeat of their malign control of the National Assembly.

“If we are truly committed to optimal governance, then we also must be equally committed to ensuring that the National Assembly leadership be competent and experienced as well as imbued with a progressive mindset and a desire to work in close cooperation with executive. This is all Asiwaju has hoped to achieve. There are no ulterior motives. Everything he has done is in concert with and in furtherance of the wishes of President Buhari and the party.”

On his rumours that he plans to contest for presidency in 2023, the former Lagos state governor said
“We have monitored, with rising incredulity, the rash of news stories claiming Asiwaju Tinubu is manipulating the APC nomination process for the National Assembly leadership. The stories claim this supposed manipulation is the first salvo in Asiwaju’s effort to position himself for a presidential run during the 2023 election cycle. Not only are these reports utterly false, based as they are in the febrile imaginations of those persons by whom they are being peddled, they are injurious to President Buhari’s historic quest to reform Nigeria. It is for this latter reason that we find cause to speak out where otherwise we would have continued to watch on in silent amusement.

“Nigeria has barely emerged from President Buhari and the APC’s resounding victory in the last election. The President, with the support of an APC majority in both chambers of our National Assembly, is now preparing to lead the nation forward for the next four years. Instead of covering the President’s exciting Next Level agenda and what it promises in terms of economic and social growth & development, these people want to skip ahead to the next election as if they can cast aside the next four years.

“However, the Nigerian people do not elect politicians to office simply to watch on as they maneuver and jostle for position at the next election. The people elect those who they believe will be the best public servants, committed to the national wellbeing. This is why they reelected in President Buhari while rejecting the horde of political jobbers that constitute the PDP. 

“The peddlers of these rumors have arrogated to themselves the preternatural ability to read Asiwaju’s mind more than he himself can know it. They also seem to have acquired the unique gift of bending time so that 2023 appears before we even reach the midway point of 2019. If these people would only enlist their uncanny talents in the service of the nation instead of in the service of political intrigue and gossip mongering our country would be much the better.

“This attempt to caricature Asiwaju as if his words and actions are all aimed at grabbing power will fail because this portrait distorts the plain truth. While the headlines are sensational they are also senseless because they are not grounded in fact. Asiwaju has not run for elected office since 2003. He last held office in 2007. He has never vied to become chairman of the APC nor has he tried to insinuate himself into any major government office.”
Nigeria needs to produce quality citizens and not just quantity citizens - Senator Ben Bruce
According to the 'common sense' lawmaker, 'we are popping out babies and we are not popping out wealth. That equation is dangerous to our national health. It is a potent recipe for war and insecurity. We need more producers, not more consumers'.
Bees living on Notre Dame
The bees that live on the roof of Notre Dame are alive and buzzing, having survived the devastating fire that ripped through the cathedral on Monday.

The beekeeper Nicolas Geant confirmed to CNN saying "I got a call from Andre Finot, the spokesman for Notre Dame, who said there were bees flying in and out of the hives which means they are still alive!."

Geant added that "right after the fire I looked at the drone pictures and saw the hives weren't burnt but there was no way of knowing if the bees had survived. Now I know there's activity it's a huge relief!".

Notre Dame has housed three beehives on the first floor on a roof over the sacristy, just beneath the rose window, since 2013. Each hive has about 60,000 bees. Geant said the hives were not touched by the blaze because they are located about 30 meters below the main roof where the fire spread.

While it is likely that the hives were filled with smoke, that doesn't impact them like it would with humans, Geant explained. "Bees don't have lungs like us. And secondly, for centuries to work with the bees we have used bee smokers."

A bee smoker is a box with bellows which creates a white, thick cold smoke in the hives, prompting the bees to calmly gorge on the honey while beekeepers do their work, Geant said.

Despite the debts, states must implement new minimum wage immediately?- Labour insists
Organised labour has said that state governments must be prepared to begin the payment of the new minimum wage of N30,000 immediately adding that debtor states would not be given any relief.

This comes after President Buhari recently signed into law the new minimum wage after several months of negotiations between the government and labour union leaders.

The Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Bobboi Kaigama, made the position of labour known in an interview with Punch in Abuja on Saturday where he said the inability of the state governments to pay salaries was because of mismanagement of resources at their disposal.
Kaigama said, “The minimum wage is effective from the day that President Muhammadu Buhari signed it into law. The law must be respected whether you are in the public or private sector. That a state governor owes salaries is not an excuse not to pay the new minimum wage. They have not paid salaries to their workers because they cannot manage the resources in their possession well.
“They play politics with the resources. Before elections, some of them approached banks and borrowed billions of naira. After elections, they borrowed again to settle part of the outstanding salaries to workers in their states. There will be no relief in any form for any state government; they must all pay the new minimum wage.
“We will pursue it one after the other. We commend states that have come out to say that they are going to pay the new wage. We expect other states to come out and say the same. If they don’t, we will go after them.”

Couple arrested after?selling their
The Imo State Police Command have apprehended five members of a child trafficking syndicate who allegedly sold a six-hour-old baby for N850,000 shortly after he was born.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, who paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Owerri on Saturday, described the crime as “absurd and irritating.”

Ladodo said the suspects would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation. The CP noted that it was unbelievable that the mother of the newborn, Chinonye Oparaocha, 23, conspired with the other suspects to trade the child after delivery.

The other suspects are Confidence Anyanwu, 28; Duru Christian, 38; George Iyowuna, 38, and William Cynthia, 44. Ladodo said the mother of the baby conspired with a nurse at the hospital where she was delivered of the baby to take the child to Rivers State, where he was trafficked for N850,000.

According to him, it took coordinated intelligence from his men for the baby to be recovered and the suspects arrested.

The CP said, “On February 8, 2019, at an undisclosed clinic on Nekede Road in the Owerri West LGA, one Chinonye Oparaocha was delivered of a baby boy. The woman immediately conspired with one Confidence Anyanwu, a nurse and native of Umuhu Okwuato in the Aboh Mbaise LGA, in company with her husband, Amanze Anyanwu (at large), and carried the six hours old baby to Port Harcourt in Rivers State, where one Duru Christian, was standing by.”
The CP explained that at Port Harcourt, Christian in company with Iyowuna, met them and took custody of the baby. George Iyowuna met them at their hideout, took the baby boy and handed him over to a prospective buyer, William Cynthia and her husband, who eventually paid the sum of N850,000.
On April 13, operatives of the Scorpion Squad of the command, after diligent investigation, arrested these five suspects, including the mother of the baby and the nurse, who delivered her of the baby.”
The CP said the suspects had given useful information to the police, adding that efforts were ongoing to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.
Our leaders are intellectually bankrupt - Bishop David Oyedepo
Davido Oyedepo, founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle and Living Faith Church Worldwide has called out African leaders over their lack of character, capacity and courage to move the continent forward.

While speaking during Covenant University’s 20th inaugural lecture, on Thursday, he noted that unlike their western counterparts, African leaders do not build institutions that would outlive them. He was reacting to a lecture delivered by Jonathan Aremu, a professor of International Economics Relations at CU, themed: ‘Sequencing and negotiating Nigeria’s regional and international trade agreements.’

Aremu had bemoaned Nigeria’s indifference and lack of will power in drafting effective trade policies and negotiations with bodies such as ECOWAS, AfCFTA, EFA and AGOA. The cleric, however, blamed the situation on Nigerian government’s lack of foresight and its inability to identify opportunities that would benefit the people.
According to him: “It is unfortunate that many of our leaders are intellectually bankrupt. When confronted with some of these beautiful initiatives, it is very shameful that they often don’t know the meaning. And if they don’t know the meaning, how will they go about implementation? I have often said it that our leaders lack three Cs-capacity, courage and character.
Where is the capacity when you are bereft of intellect required of a leader? Where is the courage when you don’t have the political will to follow through with policies that will improve governance? And where is the character when all they are thinking is how to win election as many times as possible while ignoring developmental initiatives?”


Gunmen storm tourist attraction in Kaduna, kill one expatriate and abducts three others
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers today killed two persons and abducted three others in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
Gunmen storm tourist attraction in Kaduna, kill one expatriate and abducts three others
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen who were armed with dangerous weapons, invaded the Kajuru Castle Resort at about 2 pm on Saturday, shooting sporadically and in the process, shot two persons including a female expatriate to death, and whisked three others away.

According to Sabo, the victims along with 12 others, came from Lagos on a tourism tour, and they organised a party at the Castle located at the Hill Top during which the incident happened.

The police spokesperson added that the organisers of the party failed to inform the police to provide security coverage for them as has been the tradition due to the insecurity in the area.
Herdsmen kill 15 people including aged couple during raid on three comunities in Adamawa State
Suspected herdsmen have launched fresh attacks on three communities in Adamawa State, killing 15 people and injuring three others. Among the dead are an elderly couple and their two granddaughters.

Survivors said their village of Bolon in Drmsa Local Government Area and neighbouring Bolki and Bujum villages within Numan Local Government Area were overrun on Wednesday night by heavily-armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

The assailants were said to have pounced on Bolon at about 10pm, shooting sporadically and torching more than 10 thatched houses, forcing surviving residents to flee for their lives.  Robinson Filgona, Village Head of Bolon said:
"At about 10 pm, some Fulani militants descended on our community, heavily armed and started shooting indiscriminately. Over 100 households in my community are now homeless because their houses have been burnt down. Our foodstuffs have also been burnt to ashes just like that; if you go round the village, you will see several of our houses are still on fire. My people need help, their food have been burnt and there is nothing to fall back to."
Kwamoti Laori, lawmaker-elect for Numan/Demsa/Lamurde Federal Constituency, has lamented the frequent attacks and called on the authorities to restore security to the area.  In the same vein, Kate Mamuno, lawmaker-Elect for Demsa Sate Constituency, visited the community and faulted the lack of prompt response from security
The US rapper reacted to the troubles faced by immigrants in America and according to him, 'we would cripple America if we moved back to Africa'.

He however didn't specify what category the "we" refers to.


Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first Serie A title with Juventus, as the Italian club is crowned champions for eighth consecutive time (Photos)
Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has won his first Serie A title since joining Juventus.
The Italian club thrashed their opponent Fiorentina 2-1 to secure an eighth consecutive Serie A title on Saturday night.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side fell behind to Nikola Milenkovic’s early opener but equalised shortly before half-time through Alex Sandro. The home side sealed victory after the break when Fiorentina’s German Pezzella flicked Ronaldo’s cross into the back of his own net.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first Serie A title with Juventus, as the Italian club is crowned champions for eighth consecutive time (Photos)
The Juventus’ league title means Ronaldo, who signed from Real Madrid last summer, has become the first player to win domestic titles in England, Spain and Italy.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first Serie A title with Juventus, as the Italian club is crowned champions for eighth consecutive time (Photos)
Speaking after the title-sealing victory, Ronaldo said: ‘I’m really happy that I have won the Italian title in my first season. ‘Of course, it did not go well in the Champions League, but there is always next year.’
Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first Serie A title with Juventus, as the Italian club is crowned champions for eighth consecutive time (Photos)
On his Instagram page, the Portugal forward added: ‘Champions of Italy!
‘Proud to contribute to this exceptional club, which strongly supported me and for who I am honored to play for.
‘I’m happy. We dominated a difficult championship, we fought, all together.
‘We are a strong and extraordinary group! And this is only the beginning!’
Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first Serie A title with Juventus, as the Italian club is crowned champions for eighth consecutive time (Photos)

Two gorillas pose for selfies with anti-poaching officers
While some humans still find it hard to strike the perfect pose for selfies, these gorillas already know what to do and their selfies are already going viral.

Two gorillas who live in Virunga National Park – a UNESCO world heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo were seen posing with anti-poaching officers for a number of photos.

Two gorillas pose for selfies with anti-poaching officers

In one particularly hilarious photo, the gorillas, named Ndakasi and Matabishi, stood upright and looked straight into the camera. In another, they were seen cuddling up to one of the rangers named Patrick Sadiki.

Two gorillas pose for selfies with anti-poaching officers

The pictures have garnered thousands of likes and shares on Facebook.

Two gorillas pose for selfies with anti-poaching officers

MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
A heated debate has ensued on Twitter regarding who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce.
No doubt, Michael Jackson and Beyonce are two musicians who have made great impact with their talent, but Twitter users believe they are not on the same level and have resorted to comparing MJ vs Beyonce.

This comparison comes after the release of Beyonce's Homecoming documentary which showed the efforts Bey put into making her Coachella performance exceptional. She had just given birth to twins via an emergency C-Section after suffering pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. Yet, she refused to stay home to recuperate and immediately went into beast mode, exercising and dieting just to get back into shape.

Following the release of the documentary, Some Twitter users began to refer to her as the greatest of all time and no one, not even Michael Jackson, can compare. But some tweeps felt there was no basis for the comparison as both artists were from different eras. Some said Michael was able to make so much impact globally, even without the internet, whereas the internet helped give Beyonce reach.

Some compared them based on their stage performances and the impact they had on the crowd during concerts. They pointed out that people fainted when MJ performed but Bey hasn't been able to achieve that.
So far, web users have been unable to come to an agreement as diehard Beyonce fans insist she's the best of all time, whereas, others say she's good but can't compare with the late MJ.
See some tweets below.

MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)
MJ VS Beyonce trends as Nigerians argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce (screenshots)

Prime minister of Mali and entire cabinet resign following series of violence in the country
Amidst tribal violence and protests in Mali, Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga alongside his entire cabinet have resigned.

The public was enraged by a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by members of a rival community.

Four weeks after a brutal attack on a village in central Mali, the government led by Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga offered their resignations to the country's president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

"The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government," the president's office said in a statement on Thursday.

Maiga's successor "will be named very soon" following consultations between "all political forces," it added. Keita's office did not specify reasons for the Cabinet's resignation. However, the move comes a day after lawmakers discussed a possible motion of no confidence in the government, with Maiga's opponents criticizing the government for failing to disarm Islamist militias and to stem the violence in the Saharan nation.

 Eleven Nigerians arrested for trafficking Nigerian women to Italy and forcing them into prostitution
Eleven Nigerians, eight women and three men, were arrested in Turin, Italy on Friday for allegedly luring Nigerian women to Italy with the promise of a better life and then forcing them into prostitution to pay back the 25,000 euro a head debt they had contracted.
The young women were subjected to voodoo rites before crossing the desert to Libya and the sea to the island of Lampedusa and being moved to migrant reception centres where the gang picked them up, police said.
Nigerian teenagers and young women selling sex is a common sight for motorists in Italy, Ansa English reports.
Working along roadsides and secondary highways in cities big and small, they are a reminder that while Italy has been successful in curbing immigration from Libya, it has largely failed to help a fraction of the migrants trafficked as sex slaves.

The Game recounts how Nipsey Hussle encouraged him to end his beef with Meek Mill
Rapper The Game said he woke up thinking of slain rapper Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom and he recounted how Nipsey urged him to squash his beef with fellow rapper Meek Mill.
Sharing a photo of Nipsey in front of his clothing store - The Marathon Clothing - The Game wrote:

Good morning bro, I love you. You are the 1st thought in my head when I wake. It’s not forced, you’re just there. My dreams are different & my sleep overall has been rough. It’s an unsettled feeling that is sort of unexplainable. I lost my pops, you were there. You sent flowers to the crib & checked on me every other day until I told you things were getting a lil’ easier. You were always “A better human” than me. I used ask you like “Nip, why you just a better human than me” & you would say “Naw Chuck, you do the same shit as me it’s just harder to notice from the inside.. but I see it”. But really, you were. I mean, I love, I care, I give, I help, I motivate, I...... do the best I can for as many people as possible but your love for people was different. I got mad at you when you called me about the @meekmill beef trying to squash it & I told you “stop ridin for these niggas, this the West” !!! & you told me “you gone do what you wanna do Chuck & I’m always with you but that’s the bro I’m telling you, I talked to Meek & he ready to let it go”. I didn’t listen, so the beef lingered & then Meek got locked up & I remember feeling really bad about that. Then he got outta jail & in the midst of everything he was going through that day, he called me & said he’d been thinking about me in jail & one of the 1st things he wanted to do when he got out was put our differences aside. So we did. I called you, told you & I could hear the smile thru the phone before you saying “Told You Chuck.... we can do so much more if we are unified in this shit”. Your heart bro, your heart. Always pure, always solid. Always my brother.... “THE GREAT @NIPSEYHUSSLE” !!!! Feel his energy, I know you do. Look around, the person you see next to you does too ! #TheMarathonContinues ??? #OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway
 The Game recounts how Nipsey Hussle encouraged him to end his beef with Meek Mill

The Game recounts how Nipsey Hussle encouraged him to end his beef with Meek Mill


Easter is the most important feast in the Christian calendar - President Buhari sends Easter message to Nigerians
Presdent Buhari in his 2019 Easter message says he rejoices with all Nigerians, especially the Christian brethren on the glorious occasion of the celebration of Easter 2019.

He went on to say, 'easter is the most important feast in the Christian calendar and represents God’s redemptive mission over humanity, the triumph of light over darkness, hope over despair and good over evil'.

The Christian festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ is also a time to emulate the virtues of love, sacrifice, forgiveness, humility, courage and endurance, which Christ embodied and remarkably demonstrated during His earthly ministry.
Let us use this auspicious season to show love to our neighbours, and cater to the needs of the less-privileged in our midst.
Our nation is currently gripped with gloom over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence, as seen in the recent tragic incidents in some states of the federation.
This should not be. We must reinforce the bond of brotherhood and good neighbourliness that citizens of a cohesive country must share. We must not allow the few bad elements in our communities to put asunder our communal tendencies and chords of unity.
I know from my regular interactions with security chiefs, state governors, victims and members of communities caught up in the unfortunate cycle of violence, that Nigerians are united against the evil minority.
This administration will do all it takes to adequately equip and motivate our armed forces and other law enforcement agencies to enable them successfully confront these security challenges. We will not allow merchants of evil and death to overwhelm the nation. Under my watch, the nation will triumph over them – terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and the like.
On this holy occasion, I enjoin all Nigerians to intensify prayers for peace and security to return to all parts of the country. I also urge you not to lose hope of a brighter and greater future for the country when we do the right things in love. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
I do not take the import of my re-election for granted, especially the expectations of majority of Nigerians towards providing adequate security, fixing the economy and fighting corruption.
The obligation of this administration as we prepare to take governance to the Next Level, is to continue to provide dedicated and honest leadership, where every citizen irrespective of religion or ethnic origin, feels secure to live, invest and prosper; where public office holders are accountable; and law breakers are brought to justice.
Once more, I wish all our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a Happy Easter.


Lovely new photo of 2face and Faze together
Veteran singers, 2face and Faze, who are formerly members of the defunct musical group, Plantashun Boiz, were pictured posing together during 2face's event where he flagged off the ceremony to celebrate his 20th year on stage.


Photos: 19-year-old student burnt to death two weeks after she filed sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster
Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Less than two weeks earlier, she had filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster.
19-year-old Nusrat was from Feni, a small town 100 miles (160km) south of Dhaka and was studying at a madrassa, ( Islamic school)
On 27 March, she said the headmaster called her into his office and repeatedly touched her in an inappropriate manner. Before things could go any further she ran out.
According to BBC, Nusrat went to the police with the help of her family on the day the alleged abuse happened. At the local police station she gave a statement. She should have been provided with a safe environment to recall her traumatic experiences. Instead she was filmed by the officer in charge on his phone as she described the ordeal.
In the video Nusrat is visibly distressed and tries to hide her face with her hands. The policeman is heard calling the complaint "no big deal" and telling her to move her hands from her face. The video was later leaked to local media.

Photos: 19-year-old student burnt to death two weeks after she filed sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was from a small town, came from a conservative family, and went to a religious school. For a girl in her position, reporting sexual harassment can come with consequences. Victims often face judgement from their communities, harassment, in person and online, and in some cases violent attacks. Nusrat went on to experience all of these.
On 27 March, after she went to the police, they arrested the headmaster. Things then got worse for Nusrat. A group of people gathered in the streets demanding his release. The protest had been arranged by two male students and local politicians were allegedly in attendance. People began to blame Nusrat. Her family say they started to worry about her safety.
On 6 April, 11 days after the alleged sexual assault, Nusrat went to her school to sit her final exams.
"I tried to take my sister to school and tried to enter the premises, but I was stopped and wasn't allowed to enter," said Nusrat's brother, Mahmudul Hasan Noman.
"If I hadn't been stopped, something like this wouldn't have happened to my sister," he said.
According to a statement given by Nusrat, a fellow female student took her to the roof of the school, saying one of her friends was being beaten up. When Nusrat reached the rooftop four or five people, wearing burqas, surrounded her and allegedly pressured her to withdraw the case against the headmaster. When she refused, they set her on fire.

Photos: 19-year-old student burnt to death two weeks after she filed sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster

Police Bureau of Investigation chief Banaj Kumar Majumder said the killers wanted "to make it look like a suicide". Their plan failed when Nusrat was rescued after they fled the scene. She was able to give a statement before she died.
"One of the killers was holding her head down with his hands, so kerosene wasn't poured there and that's why her head wasn't burned," Mr Majumder told BBC Bengali.
But when Nusrat was taken to a local hospital, doctors found burns covering 80% of her body. Unable to treat the burns, they sent her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
In the ambulance, fearing she might not survive, she recorded a statement on her brother's mobile phone.
"The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime till my last breath," you can hear her say.

Photos: 19-year-old student burnt to death two weeks after she filed sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster

She also identified some of her attackers as students at the madrassa.
News of Nusrat's health dominated Bangladeshi media. On 10 April, she died. Thousands of people turned out for her funeral in Feni.
Police have since arrested 15 people, seven of them allegedly involved in the murder. Among those arrested are the two male students who organised the protest in support of the headmaster. The headmaster himself remains in custody. The policeman who filmed Nusrat's sexual harassment complaint has been removed from his post and transferred to another department.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met Nusrat's family in Dhaka and promised that every person involved in the killing would be bought to justice. "None of the culprits will be spared from legal action," she said.

Photos: 19-year-old student burnt to death two weeks after she filed sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster

Nusrat's death has sparked protests and thousands have used social media to express their anger about both her case and the treatment of sexual assault victims in Bangladesh.
"Many girls don't protest out of fear after such incidents. Burqas, even dresses made of iron cannot stop rapists," said Anowar Sheikh on BBC Bengali's Facebook page.
"I wanted a daughter my whole life, but now I am afraid. Giving birth to a daughter in this country means a life of fear and worry," wrote Lopa Hossain in her Facebook post.
According to women's rights group Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, there were 940 incidents of rape in Bangladesh in 2018. But researchers say the real number is likely to be much higher.
"When a woman tries to get justice for sexual harassment, she has to face a lot of harassment again. The case lingers for years, there is shaming in society, a lack of willingness from police to properly investigate the allegations," said Salma Ali, a human rights lawyer and former director of the Women Lawyers' Association.
"It leads the victim to give up on seeking justice. Ultimately the criminals don't get punished and they do the same crime again. Others don't fear to do the same because of such examples."
Activists are now demanding the order be implemented and enshrined in law to protect students.
"This incident has shaken us, but as we have seen in the past, such incidents get forgotten in time. I don't think there will be a big change after this. We have to see if justice gets done," said Professor Kaberi Gayen of the University of Dhaka.
"Change has to come in, both psychologically and in implementing the rule of law. Awareness about sexual harassment should be raised from childhood in schools," she said.
"They have to learn what is right and wrong when it comes to sexual harassment."

Denrele Edun shares touching story behind his first ever professional modeling shoot and the humiliating rejection he suffered in the process
Denrele Edun has bravely recounted a story from the time he was struggling to make it as a model. His story is one of resilience and shows most good things don't come easy.
The media personality told of how he went after designers, begging to model for them. Most of them made fun of him, told him he doesn't have what it takes. Other models laughed at him, and he was completely ignored.
He had to hop from one bus to another to get to different venues, yet he always met rejection.
According to Denrele, one particular designer looked him up and down and told him, "You can never walk on my runway. U look like a malnourished Somalian refugee."
When the designer eventually gave him a chance after he waited for 12 hours in his office, he wasn't paid for the job and a stranded Denrele had to trek "from V/I to Yaba where vigilantes made me frog jump on the express."
The now sought after model and media personality, who has made it multiple times to the cover of several magazines, wrote:

1999.
Shola Creative Studios, SuruLere.
An (Androgynous) Male Model has to be psychologically strong; there's a lot of rejection!
In the spirit of FashionWeek, allow me dig out my dusty portfolios and throwback my first ever professional modeling shot!
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Despite d disgusted looks from passers by, I walked with my defiant confidence to d local bus-stop to board a Molue that'll take me to another Designer's showroom.
I had developed a knack for appearing at Fashion Designer showrooms and their houses to present my pictures & my overwhelming personality. All in a bid to convince them to walk in their shows.
Mind you; I was the shortest, skinniest Male Model at that time, but that didn't deter me. The Hustle was real!
I got to a designer's house and saw a cluster of top models. They all burst into laughter when I walked past but then, who cared? Sighting a familiar face, I ran up to her and was told fittings had begun. In my usual bravado, i saw the designer & walked up to him.
Moment i introduced myself & my intentions, he stared me down and asked,
"Are you a Refugee?".
"No Sir, but I'm the model with a unique look who'll love to walk for u," I threw back confidently.
He looked me up and down and said, "U can never walk on my runway. U look like a malnourished Somalian refugee", and with that he faced his tailors & continued giving directives. "I'll wait in d Showroom Sir, till u'r ready to fit me", I answered bk & walked in to the reception.
This designer actually hissed & went in. Came out, dismissed all d other models without me noticing and left the building.
Wit all d bravado I could muster, I waited for an agonizing 12 hours. I was scared to go get something to eat cos i didn't want to miss his entrance.
At bout 11pm, he strolled in wit some other models. They obviously had finished a shoot & he seemed to be in a light mood.
Seein my chance, I walked up to him.
This time, he lost his cool.
But that didnt stop me from walking his show weeks after.
He refused to pay me & not only was I stranded but had to walk from V/I to Yaba wher Vigilantes made me frog jump on the express!
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The Designer? We're friends till date!
Why? Denrele get clean mind!

Denrele Edun shares touching story behind his first ever professional modeling shoot and the humiliating rejection he suffered in the process

Breaking: Walter Onnoghen rejects CCT?s judgement, files notice of appeal
Embattled Justice Walter Onnoghen has rejected the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which convicted him of six counts of false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Federal Government.

Shortly after the judgement delivered on Thursday, the judge filed a notice of appeal at the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge the ruling of the Tribunal. In the notice, the “Federal Government of Nigeria” was listed as the only respondent.
Part of it read, “Take notice that the appellant herein, Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel being dissatisfied with the rulings/judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Coram Danladi Umar (Chairman), William Atedze (Member I) and Julie A Anakor (Member II) delivered on the 18th of April, 2019, wherein it ruled on the application challenging its jurisdiction and to recuse itself from the proceedings as well the judgement on the substantive matter against the appellant, do hereby appeal upon the grounds set out in paragraph 3 hereof and will at the hearing of the appeal, seek the reliefs and orders set out in paragraph 4.”
In one of the 16 grounds, Justice Onnoghen said the CCT erred in law when it dismissed his application challenging its jurisdiction and thus, occasioned a grave miscarriage of justice. He added that the Tribunal erred in law when it dismissed his application seeking the chairman to recuse himself from further proceedings on the ground of “bias”.

Justice Onnoghen, however, sought an order of the appeal court allowing his appeal and that the CCT lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case. He also asked the court to set aside his conviction as well as discharge and acquit him, among other prayers. The Tribunal had convicted Justice Onnoghen and removed him from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

It also banned him from holding public office for the next 10 years and ordered the judge to forfeit all five accounts said not to have been declared by him between 2009 and 2015. The Tribunal held that the government proved beyond reasonable doubt that Justice Onnoghen breached the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.


Court orders DSS to produce ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki in court on May 24th
Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of an FCT High Court, Maitama has issued a production warrant to the Director General, Department of State Service (DSS) to produce former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), in court to face his trial on May 24th.
Dasuki, who was the NSA to ex -president Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) since 2015.
On trial with him are Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former NNPC Executive Director, and two firms-Acacia Holdings and Reliance Referral Hospital. They are arraigned on 32 counts of criminal breach of trust, misappropriation and dishonest release and receiving of various sums of money to the tune of N33.3 billion.
Justice Baba-Yusuf ordered for a production warrant to be issued on the Director General of DSS to produce Dasuki in court for his trial at the next adjourned date.
Production warrant is issued when a defendant is in the custody of the state as is in Dasuki ‘s case. The judge also ordered the prosecution to liaise with the DSS to produce the defendant whenever his matter comes up.
‘Hence I will issue a production warrant to the DG, DSS to produce the defendant for his trial on the next adjourned date'' he said
He then adjourned the case till May 24th for trial.
Earlier, the prosecuting counsel Mr Oluwaleke Atolegbe had expressed surprises when he found out that Dasuki was not in court. Atolegbe told the court that it was the duty of the DSS to produce the dependant who was in their custody.
Dasuki ‘s counsel, Victor Okwudiri told the court that it was the duty of the prosecution to produce the defendant in court and it is their duty also to explain why his absence.