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Breaking: Nigeria Honourable Members Vote Against Castration For Rape Punishment

The House of Representatives has voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists .

The legislators, at the plenary on Thursday , considered and adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria .

A member , Mr James Faleke , had recommended that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated.

Just before the prayer was subjected to a voice vote , the Speaker , Femi Gbajabiamila , however , asked what would happen to an older female who rapes a younger male .

Going Out In Anambra State Without Facemask Now Attracts N10,000 Fine

Anambra State Governor , Willie Obiano , has said that anybody in the state who is caught outside without facemask will be fined N10 , 000.

The governor stated this in a statewide broadcast.

He said he had signed the COVID- 19 law , adding that it was now an offence to be seen in the public without a face mask and failure to do that attracts a fine of N10 , 000 or some hours of community service.

He also emphasized that his administration is determined to enforce this law.

Obiano also warned traders to keep to the COVID- 19 rules or he would shut down market again and concluded saying that the government shall continue to push back at the pandemic until its presence is reduced in the state.

Declare Rape A National Crises – Amnesty International Charges Buhari

A global human rights organisation , Amnesty International , has urged on the PresidentMuhammadu Buhari, to declare rape a national crisis in the country.

Amnesty International Nigeria said on Wednesday that it joined its voice to other civil societies demanding justice for Uwaila and Barakat .

The AI Nigeria , in a series of tweets , noted that a “ toxic culture that encourages men to see women as passive sex objects” must be discouraged.

The organisation tweeted:

“The government ’ s response to rape continues to be woefully inadequate . Frequent reports of rape across Nigeria are a gruesome reminder of the violence women and girls face. Violence against women and girls is often not properly registered or investigated.

“ The rape and murder of 18 – year- old student , Barakat Bello , in Ibadan is shocking . Amnesty International is calling on the Nigerian authorities to declare a national crisis on rape.

Women and girls ’ safety must be paramount across Nigeria .

“ Dear President Buhari , declare rape a national crisis . Rape is a crime . If there is no consent , it is rape , even if the victim stays quiet and does not resist . The ‘ boys will be boys ’ mentality warps sex into something for men, done by men to women , without regard for the woman ’ s well – being. This toxic culture that encourages men to view women as passive sex objects needs to be addressed .

We are joining people in Nigeria to demand justice for Omozuwa ( Uwaila) , who was raped and murdered in a Nigerian church. Violence against women must stop. Authorities have to ensure justice for her and other women . ”

Covid-19 Update: Nigeria’s Total Cases Reach 11,000, Confirms 348 New Cases

Nigeria’s total cases of Covid-19 has reached 11,166 with 348 new coronavirus infections confirmed.

The update from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had it that Lagos continues to top states with the highest burden with 163 confirmed cases on. Wednesday.

Of the new infections confirmed on Wednesday, Lagos is followed by Abuja, Ebonyi and Rivers.

A total 315 people have died and another 3,329 discharged from hospital.

A breakdown of the new infections confirmed by state shows:
Lagos-163, FCT-76, Ebonyi-23, Rivers-21, Delta-8, Nasarawa-8, Niger-8, Enugu-6,
Bauchi-5, Edo-5, Ekiti-5, Ondo-5, Gombe-5, Benue-4, Ogun-2, Osun-1, Plateau-1, Kogi-1,
Anambra-1.

Ex BBNaija Lunches Reality Show To Pick Future Spouse

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Uriel Oputa would be using her recently lunchwed TV show to pick her future spouse.

The star, over the weekend took to her Instagram page to announced her desperate need for a hubby in her recent live show tagged ’Win UUs heart’.

According to the reality TV star, she is on the search for a better half and will select one from over 15 suitors, in her recent Instagram post she wrote ’13 more to go’.
Uriel said she has been single for over 5 years now and is desperate to get back into a relationship.

On the show, Uriel had a live date with different suitors asking them questions and getting to know more about their personal life.

The reality star is hosting the show in conjunction with the Chief executive officer, CMC cars, Chidi Mike, who promised to give her the sum of N5 million if she succeeds in hooking a man.

Uriel thanked Nigerian comedian and actor Chigul aka Chioma Omeruah for giving her the idea of starting the show.
Win UUs heart will hold Thursdays and Saturdays till she finds her suitor.

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