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Court Sentences Two Men To 15 Years In Prison For Gay S£x

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In a bid to clamp down on homosexuality, a court in Zambia has handed a severe punishment to two gays who were caught banging each other back in 2017.

Online report says Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba who booked a lodge in Kapiri Mposhi community of central Zambia were arrested after a female worker alerted her colleagues after she peeped through the window and saw them having s£x.

They were reportedly convicted in 2018 by Kapiri Mposhi Magistrates’ Court but they took the case to the high court.

The High court judge, Charles Zulu however handed them a 15 year jail sentence after refusing to review the verdict of the lower court.

“The trial court cannot be faulted and there is no basis to review or substitute the conviction and I further find that there were no irregularities by the trial court,” Judge Zulu said, the state-owned Zambia Daily Mail newspaper quotes him as saying.

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  1. Kelvin Agbogidi

    December 2, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Thank you to the Zambian government for sentencing them. Nigerian government should follow suit

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We Have Issued Identity Numbers To 41 Million Nigerians — NIMC

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The National Identity Management Commission says it has enrolled and issued 41 million Nigerians with National Identity Number as of today.

The Director-General of the NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, in an interview with journalists, said enrolment was ongoing for Nigerians in the Diaspora in 15 other countries.

Aziz said the NIN has been approved by the Federal Government as the only valid means of identification for government services by law and is a requirement for the application for a new and renewal of an expired Nigerian passport, among others.

Speaking on the challenges retarding the rate of enrolment, he said inadequate electricity, Information Technology infrastructure, inadequate enrolment centres and devices and insufficient sensitisation and awareness of the public, among others, still persisted.

According to him, the challenges are being addressed in collaboration with all the relevant stakeholders, government and with the help of the media.

“As of today, we have reached record 41 million by sheer determination and hard work. I owe all of this to the great staff of the NIMC who pushed themselves beyond their limits to see this happen,” he said.

“Diaspora enrolment was greatly received by the Nigerians in other countries and it has been going well since the launch. Enrolment is happening in over 15 countries across the world, with more countries to come on board in the near future.”

He said the plans to implement the strategic road map for accelerating digital identity in the country in June 2020 had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to him, the project will either begin in September or December this year.

Aziz said the $433m it secured from the World Bank, Agence Francaise de Development and the European Union would be used for the expansion of enrolment centres to 4,000.

“The funding covers digital ID enrolment, issuance and usage; strengthening of the enabling law, security, privacy, data protection and cybersecurity mechanisms; as well as strengthening the IT and other backend infrastructure,” the NIMC boss stated.

He added, “There is still a need for funding on the card aspect of the programme as well as on the other regulatory functions of the commission. We are consulting with the Federal Government on these aspects.”

Aziz stressed that the commission was working on strategies to scale up card production and issuance in partnership with the private sector.

However, he said NIN was sufficient to prove or assert the identity of Nigerians anytime, anywhere.

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Ministry Of Communications Twitter Handler Goofs — Tweets On ‘Indaboski’

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The Federal Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy is under fire on Twitter after its handler sent out a tweet on personal issues – Indaboski!

One of the social media handlers of the agency, Bilyaminu Ibrahim Gusau was having a social media altercation with a user on the platform when he tweeted from the agency’s handle thinking it was his handle.

He had responded to a Tweet on London football club, Chelsea and in his forgetfulness, sent out an abusive tweet with the government’s Twitter page.

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Upon realising his mistake, Bilyaminu took down the post, but not after some users on the platform had saved the tweet.

See reactions:

~ Wow! Is that not the office twitter account of the Federal Ministry ofCommunication? Wow!

~ Tweeting this with the official handle of Federal Ministry of Communication. Guy even ended it with Indaboski Bahose. wetin person no go see with this government.

~ This is what they reduced the Federal Ministry ofCommunication and Digital Economy handle to? Whoever wrote this tweet must be an Indaboski die-hard fan. Everything APC touches degenerates.

~ I know the person forgot to switch accounts but I’m worried that this is the type of English the person behind the account of the Federal Ministry ofCommunication types. What does he mean by Lampards Twin?

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3 Brothers Allegedly Kill Their Sibling Over Proceeds They Gathered From Their Mother’s Funeral In Imo

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Men of the Imo State Police Command are currently on the trail of three brothers, Patrick Obieshieke, Chinonso Obieshieke and John Erieka for allegedly killing their blood brother, Remigius Obieshieke, over money realized from the burial of their 75-year-old mother.

A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu today May 25, said the incident happened last Friday May 22 at their father’s house in Umuolowoshe in Umuoshochie Autonomous Community in Obowo council area of Imo State.

“On the 22/05/2020 at about 0600 hrs, upon credible information, operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Obowo, moved to Umuolowoshe, Umuoshochie Autonomous community, Obowo and it was discovered that the above named persons killed one Remigius Obieshieke during a disagreement arising from money realised for the burial of their mother late Angelina Obieshieke, 75 years old.

“Meanwhile effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects, while investigation has commenced in ernest” the statement read.

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