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CONVID-19 MADNESS : COMMUNITY VIIGIL WATCH AGAINST ROBBERS

The Convid-19 Viral Disease Palaver had been more than just a sickness. The extension of the Lockdown Measurement in Nigeria had brought more hunger and starvation to People. There had been more Robberies day in day out around the cities of Lagos and environs. On Sunday 12th of April, the President of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari extended the Lockdown extra two weeks to control the spreading of the Corona Virus. The Corona Virus spread had been on so much increase without a decline, the infestation number is invariably proportional to the rate of discharged cases.

Nigerians staying at home during this Lockdown haven’t been finding life easy.

Few days ago, there was rumoured news that Robbers wrote letter warning the streets of their arrivals, One Million Boys the gang are referred as.

There was pandomium in a street away from ours. As the news got to my street, everyone became so alert.

Hearing this, about 8:30PM, no sleeping tonight, everyone acclaimed. For the past one week. The Landlords in the area have been keeping watch all through the nights, Making noises and gnashing Iron objects and farming tools to scare off intruders. We were right there, both old, young, feeble, boys, girls and women, came out to keep watch. No sleeping tonight was the theme. While, some yelled, “who dem be?” “Dem no dey fear?”

All manner of weapons you can think of, from Guns, knives, cutlasses, farming and kitchen tools was present there like roll call. The Community Neighbours have vowed to keep watch to beefing up security this way.

Writing this, the street is yet see Police Van nor hear the sound of siren. A call was made to the Lagos state Police control room reporting this, after trying all the numbers, one manage to go through. The situation was reported, the voice, responded they would reach out the area.

These areas have been so vulnerable to security threats these days, Ojodu Berger axis, Yakoyo, Ajuwon, Akute, Giwa, Olambe and more. It is advised that Security Agencies should take measures to drastically address the security challenge posed in these areas.

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NEWS

CONVID-19 LOCKDOWN: WE HAD TO KEEP WATCH THROUGH OUT THE NIGHT AGAINST ARMED ROBBERS

It is no longer News how the Deadly Disease had been ravaging our cities, Nigeria and the entire World. It has been overwhelming to Countries and Governments right now. The spread of the Pandemic Corona Virus and of course death toll had also been on the increase.

To ameliorate this situation, the Federal Government initiated 2 weeks Shutdown to Economic activities of non essential Companies and general movements.

This hasn’t been funny in the Economic and spending pockets of average Nigerians. This had now led to house to house robberies in some areas of Lagos state and Ogun state.

The situation had been so difficult to manage. For the past one week now, the untold hardships had been so much that people have been unable to feed. The Criminals had taken advantage of the situation to survive by robbing house to house. People now sleep with their eyes opened in fear.

My area, Olambe, Ogun State, where I live has been threatened by the activities of robbers. Last night, we had to keep watch from 2am to 6:30am this morning.

Coming out last night for the first time for me to keep watch, I discovered the situation had gotten out of hand for the past one week, that all the Landlords and people in the area had to come out to keep watch against robbers. And it has been like this for a week now.

Some part of the area called Police and Security Agencies all to no avail.

It is a shame at this level we can’t still curtail and manage security situations of Nigerians.

Listening to News this morning a Police said most of the calls they received last night were false alarm calls. He defended by saying these and that people were just putting up lies to threaten security situations. It really absurd for the Nigeria Police to have such backward and complacent attitudes to doing their Jobs.

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NEWS

CONVID-19: LAGOS LOCKDOWN, MUSLIMS SHOUT “ALLAHU AKBAR” FIGHT TASK FORCE OFFICERS

As part of measures by the Lagos state Government and the Nigerian Government to curtail the spread of the Corona Virus, a Lockdown was demanded in Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja City by Government.

For almost two months now, Nigeria and the entire World had gone on a standstill due to the Corona Disease outbreak, which many had believed started in a place called Wuhan in China. The Spread of the Disease has now climbed an out of hand scale in most part of the World.

Alot of Nigerians had revoked this and disagreed on this due to their epileptic and unstable sources of their incomes. This had resulted in the sabotage, pelting and gang up by the street people against Enforcement Officers strategically positioned to ensure compliance of the Lockdown Law.

One of such ugly event occurred today at Agege, (Hausa Community), Lagos State, Nigeria.  Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, (LASEPA) and Lagos State Safety Commission, journalists and police officers went on check up visit to a Agege Central Mosque. The Mosque was filled to capacity, as worshippers were carrying out their last evening Prayers.

The Enforcement Officers asked for the Chief Imam of the Mosque, since there was no viable response, the next in Rank was seemed and in an ugly to this, the Worshippers went restive, shouting ”Alahu Akkbar” chased and mobbed some of the Officers carrying dangerous objects. The Enforcement Officers and Journalists had to scamper for safety.

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Talking Chimpanzee Discovered in A Jos Zoo

By Mbuyazi Emmanuel


The staff of a Zoo in Jos called me yesterday with that a strange news, one of the chimpanzees in their care suddenly developed the ability to speak and engaged a man in a heated debate.
According to the zoo keeper, an elderly man who happened to be passing by the Chimpanzee’s cage had blurted out his frustration on the bills aimed at regulating controlling speech and the social media, “This is what you get when you elect apes to make laws for you!”
“How dare you!” The Chimpanzee had confronted the man, “Do you mean apes are not intelligent or wise enough to make laws?” Many will doubt this claim, I would do the same if I had not witnessed the show at the Apes Assembly (which narrated here: http://opr.news/s502bd358191128en_ng ).
The zoo keeper happened to be close by and narrated to me as he had witnessed. According to him, the frustrated man had stopped on his track and stared at the ape with a mix of fear and surprise, but the chimpanzee returned a threatening and disapproving glare. But the man courageously addressed the ape: “You think these bills aim at silencing people is wise?”
“Oh! It is high wisdom” the chimpanzee responded, “I don’t expect humans to comprehend it anyway. Look around you, listen attentively: hate speeches and fake news everywhere, social media spread all this falsehood. I think what my kin at the Assembly are doing is very noble, they should be appreciated and not condemned.”
“Do you have a social media account, Chimp?”
“I don’t need one to be sociable master Tourist, ask my kin here, I relate fine with every ape and monkey – even humans in this zoo. But humans had succeeded in estranging themselves from one another and call it social media , what really happen on social media is harmful to human than the wish to admit. Social Media is Injurious to Life –“
“What makes you think social media injurious to life?”
The chimpanzee led out a brief snort before responding, “Hate speeches, fake news, trolling and cyber bullying and fraud are made possible and more intense on social media, I think it is wise to regulate it else, many people will die.”
The man shook his head and suppressed a laugh then proceeded to lecture the ape on how the social media had served the as a platform for the people to speak. There are over one hundred million citizens of the nation registered on social media, and over the years they have interacted across ethnic, religious, political and geographical divides and have through the social media had demanded accountability from the authorities. He concluded by saying he was convince the authorities wish to silence public opinion through the anti-social media law, which would be a disastrous coup d’etat on human right.
The Chimpanzee contemplated for a moment and countered: how about the fake news that had labeled some groups as murderous fiends; how about speeches that had incite people to fight one another with great loss in lives and properties. Many have committed suicide because of trolls and bullying on social media, how about those whose reputations were soiled by false accusations. Social media had done more harm than good and he must be regulated – I know regulated means to ban . Singapore regulated the social media to stop spread of fake news and today, it is a haven as people lives are much saver and everyone loves the government. If this nation desires to be great, we must become like Singapore!
“Amen and God forbid!” The man declared. While his “Amen” was mean for the desire to be economically develop and successful as Singapore, he forbid tight control on human freedom of expression. He explained to the ape that “Social media has been an effective tool for mobilization. On the streets of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc, people have mobilized under different hash-tags to demand accountability and justice. Social media has been used to sensitize people on issues and developments that concern their lives. Information had been fast-track and extended through the social media. The social media is now the most active watchdog against abuses in the nation.
“The law is for the good of the people, the lawmakers have nothing to fear from social media, it is the people that ought to fear the social media, it is killing them more than what Baby Boy did in Nagasaki…”
The man insisted that claim is false, the lawmakers and those in authorities are scared of the powers of the social media, because it is the voice of the people. Those in authority are intolerant of public opinion; the social media is the voice of over one hundred million citizens – over four times the total of those who voted in the last elections. To regulate the social media, is to deny these people their right to freedom of expression.
Those at the forefront of this anti-social media bill, according to the man, are those who had been subjected to intense demand for accountability: one of them owned a company that produced election materials, and he was called out on social media for malpractice; the other is a dandy young man who was caught beating a woman, social media came out for him and he had been furious – he wants to avenge. The social media had exposed those in power than economic crime fighters had, regulating it is an attempt at shielding those in power and positions of authority.
“You want hate speech and fake news be allow to ply our cyberspace?”
Persons who incite or spread fake news must be prosecuted and if found guilty sentenced according the law. There is an extant law that deals with that. But members of the assembly are bend on “regulating” social media, it means they have an agenda to stop freedom of speech, to deny people the privilege to read about, hear or watch what those in authority are doing. The bill most especially aims at denying people the opportunity to mobilize campaign and peacefully demand accountability from their leaders.
“I am not bias” the chimpanzee claimed, “but social media is dangerous. Look at we chimpanzees, we don’t do social media, but we live in peace.”
Very true, that is why you are in cage!
The zoo keeper did not capture or record the encounter, nor have I seen the chimpanzee. As such I made this disclaimer: This story is not real, any resemblance to any actual person or place is coincidence. Only the issues raised are real!
Share with me your unusual experience.
About the Author: Mbuyazi Emmanuel is a historian and a writer. He can be reached through his email: zikazigadaba@gmail.com, or followed on twitter @E_Mbuyazi.

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GOSSIPS

Shocking!! Human Flesh now being Served in a Restaurant

I found this article online. Its so weird fr human flesh to be served as meat.

On March 15, 2016, Empire News published an article positing that a restaurant in New York City had received a license to serve human flesh.

“As a species, we are at the top of the food chain, and the only meat left to tackle was other humans,” said SKIN owner Mario Dorcy, a 4-star Michelin Chef.
“We battled long and hard to be able to serve human meat in our restaurant, and the government finally conceded that we were in the right.”
Dorcy says that he has been fighting cannibal ordinance laws for over 10 years, and was finally given the green-light, after he promised that the meat that was used would only come from people who had donated their bodies specifically to his restaurant, knowing full well that they would be eaten.
“We have to keep meticulous records, and there is a lot of paperwork someone has to fill out before they die, and before they can be eaten,” said Dorcy.
“We do pay handsomely for body donations, though, and the money can be used for anything, since funeral expenses become zero when you donate your body to be eaten.”
Dorcy says that there are plenty of dishes on the menu that do not include human meat, but those leery of the process should not order at all.
Raw steaks on wooden table
“Just like on those packages of candies with allergy warnings that say ‘the machines also are used to make items with nuts,’ our utensils are also used to cook human meat,” said Dorcy. “So don’t come in if you’re not down with what we do.”

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Xenophobia: SERAP Asks African Com. To Take S.A To Court,seeks $10b For Victims

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently submit a case on the escalating xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and to seek an effective remedy and reparation for Nigerian victims.”

SERAP said: “these attacks constitute serious violations of the human rights of Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa.”

The organization also urged the commission to “seek in the case to the African Court, punitive damages and adequate compensation of $10 billion (USD) on behalf of hundreds of Nigerian victims and their families. This amount will sufficiently take into account individual harm suffered by victims.”

In the open letter dated 6 September 2019 and signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organization said: “This is a key moment for the commission to push to protect the human rights of the victims. The commission ought to make it clear to the South African authorities that the victims of the heinous crimes have a right to an effective remedy and reparation, which includes restitution, compensation, rehabilitation, satisfaction and guarantees of non-repetition.”
The organization also said: “For the sake of the victims, the commission should move swiftly on the matter to prevent further harm to Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country. Unlike for individuals and NGOs, the African Court Protocol does not require Nigeria to have made the declaration under Article 34(6) for the commission to submit a case on behalf of the Nigerian victims before the Court.”

The open letter read in part: “If the victims see that a process for ensuring adequate compensation for the crimes committed against them in South Africa is underway, it will also discourage revenge violence and killings and help break the cycle of violence that is now spiralling beyond control in the country.”

“If the commission does not pursue a case for compensation for victims, the Nigerian government may compel it to do so before the court. The call for an effective remedy and reparation for the victims of xenophobic attacks and violence is overwhelming, and comes from direct victims and their families, from the Nigerian government and the leadership of Nigeria’s National Assembly.”

“Pursuing the case before the African Court and seeking adequate compensation in the sum of $10 billion (USD) would help to ensure justice to the victims and deter South African authorities and high-ranking public officials who incite hatred, violence and discrimination.”

“Pushing for payment of $10 billion (USD) compensation for Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks and violence can demonstrate that the days of impunity for these crimes are gone.”

“This would also ensure the effective implementation of the commission’s Resolution ACHPR/Res.131 (XXXXIII) and Resolution ACHPR/Res.304 (LVI) as well as its press statements of 2017 and 4 April 2019, which expressed grave concern over xenophobic attacks that took place in 2008, 2015, 2017 and 2019 respectively.”

“Every African citizen in South Africa is guaranteed the rights to life and human dignity no matter their nationality or migration status. The commission should call on high-ranking political leaders in South Africa to immediately end public statements, which amount to advocacy of hatred or incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.”

“The commission should consider the xenophobic attacks as amounting to serious and widespread violations of human rights of Nigerians in South Africa. The lack of accountability and adequate compensation for the xenophobic attacks and violence committed against Nigerians in South Africa for many years has fostered a sense that there are no consequences for violence.”

“SERAP notes that the African Commission has condemned the xenophobic attacks and violence, noting that ‘the attacks not only constitute possible violations of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights but are also contrary to the principles and ideals of African solidarity cherished in the African Charter.’”

“It is now time for the commission to move beyond mere resolutions and statements. The commission should pursue legal action to seek an effective remedy and reparation for victims, as the South African authorities have failed and/or refused to implement the commission’s repeated resolutions and statements.”

“SERAP is seriously that the African Commission, which is the main body mandated with promoting human and peoples’ rights on the continent—has so far failed to hold South African authorities to account for these crimes and to deter repeated violations and attacks against Nigerians.”

“South African authorities cannot expect Nigerian victims to resume their lives as though nothing happened. Time is of the essence as the failure and/or refusal by the authorities to respect the right of Nigerian victims to an effective remedy and reparation for the xenophobic attacks have continued to fuel repeated violence with devastating consequences and an entrenched culture of impunity of perpetrators.”

“Prior to the outbreak of the current xenophobic violence and attacks against Nigerians, the government of South Africa was failing to protect the human rights of foreign nationals in the country. Particular human rights concerns include restriction of the right to freedom of movement, violation of the right to life, equality, dignity and the security of their person and property as enshrined under Articles 3, 4, 5, 12 and 14 of the African Charter.”

“Significant efforts are needed to foster a culture of respect for the human rights of foreign nationals in the country. The commission should play a decisive role by beginning to call for broad human rights reforms that will ensure full protection and safety of Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa.”

“The African Court has held that as long as the rights allegedly violated are protected by the African Charter or any other human rights instruments ratified by the State concerned, in this case South Africa, the Court will have jurisdiction over the matter if it is brought by the African Commission, pursuant to Articles, 2, 3(1) and 5(1) (a) of the Court’s protocol.”

“South African authorities have repeatedly failed and/or refused to take any meaningful action to end xenophobic violence and attacks against Nigerians, and address the root causes of these attacks. Also, the justice system has not satisfactorily dealt with the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators let alone ensure an effective remedy and reparation for victims.”

“The commission should also draw the attention of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union to the xenophobic attacks and violence since they reveal the existence of a series of serious or massive violations of human and peoples’ rights, as provided under Article 58 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.”

“It is important to invoke article 58 so that the AU can also consider taking punitive action against the South African authorities on their failure to implement their obligations under the Africa Charter and the AU Constitutive Act.”

“This request is entirely consistent with the African Commission’s rules of procedure and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Taking this step will show that African Commission and African Court can cooperate in taking action against massive human rights violation in South Africa.”

“Over 200 Nigerians have been reportedly killed since 2008, several more have been displaced from their homes while more than 300 Nigerians have registered for evacuation from South Africa. Shops and businesses by Nigerians have been looted or destroyed, and high-ranking political leaders have deliberately fuelled the attacks and violence.”

“The impact of the violence and attacks on Nigerian women and children has been devastating, as children have been unable to attend school due to fear of attacks. Many Nigerians are now relocating their wives and children to Nigeria while they stay back to work in South Africa.”

“In February 2017, parents reported that xenophobic prejudice was being extended to local schools. For example, the Eastleigh Primary School in Edenvale, Gauteng threatened to refuse the children of foreign nationals access to education. In May 2008, more than 60 people were killed, more than 600 injured and over 20,000 people were displaced in the Gauteng and Western Cape Provinces.”

The open letter was copied to the Secretary, African Commission; Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso, Rapporteur for South Africa; Commissioner Lucy Asuagbor, Special Rapporteur on Rights of Women; Commissioner Rémy Ngoy Lumbu, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, and Commissioner Maya Sahli Fadel, Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

Source: http://serap-nigeria.org/xenophobia-serap-asks-african-commission-to-take-south-africa-to-court-seeks-10bn-for-victims.ngo/

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Duncan Mighty Threatens To Shoot His South African Tenant after his Friend was Killed

Nigerian Sensational Musical Artist, Duncan Mighty has  Threatened To Shoot His South African Tenant after losing his friend to the recent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

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MUSIC NEWS

Amazing!! A Fulani Herdsman gives out Zanku

This Fulani Herdsman abandoned his Cattle Herd to give us his Zanku dance moves. He’s so so amazing. Checkout the incredible dance moves. Watch how everyone watched keenly and excitedly at his lovely steps.

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FAMILY NEWS

HOW I FELT SEEING THIS WOMAN ON A TRICYCLE

Nigerian women are very industrious and committed to whatever they do. You can hardly ever move around the Lagos and Abuja Metropolis without seeing these kind of women who have decided to earn a living from very energy sapping tasks majorly embarked on by the male folks. They’re always daring to engage in Jobs that require muscular flexings.

I really felt amazed when I saw this Woman who commuted her passengers via Tricycle, popularly known as keke around the axis of Mainland, Lagos. See the way she treated her passengers with courtesy and polite customer Services unlike the male folk transporters, who would insult you after boarding their buses and still not give you your full cash balances after payments. Very annoying set of people.

I was a Vehicle far off from where I took these shots. I would have encouraged this lady in cash as gift for her hard work.

Let us encourage Women in our World today. They deserve to be encouraged, I don’t mean oloshos please.

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Huge Whale Killed In Bayelsa, Butchered With Chain Saw Machine

Here is a video just reaching us, some Nigerians are seen rushing and butchering a dead whale at the Sea shore, in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

The killed whale was being butchered with Chain Saw Machine, Cutlasses and other sharp objects. It’s a very funny video clip of people rushing out in number to slaughter meat from the huge aquatic animal. See the video clip below.