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    Attack on Ekweremadu: A Sacrilege, Very Reprehensible....Abaribe

    Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has described as reprehensible and utterly sacrilegious the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu by some persons claiming to be members of IPOB in Nuremberg, Germany.

    Abaribe not only condemned the despicable act but said it smacks of utter ignorance of the prevailing situation at home with regards to what the leaders are doing in the circumstance. " It is a brazen show of ingratitude to a man who has been at the forefront in the struggle for all that is good for the Igbo race".
    In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minority leader said he and the entire minority caucus in the Senate are appalled on the very nauseating attack on the revered Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu for no reason whatsoever. "We condemn it", Abaribe said.
    Senator Ekweremadu he said has given his all in standing for the Igbo race, particularly when "we stuck out our neck to arrange and stand for surety for the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
    "Obviously this is not how to repay a man, an outstanding leader of men, an unpretentious Igbo leader who has given his all even going as far as deploying his means to arrange for the bail of Nnamdi Kanu, not minding the repercussions to his illustrious political career.
    "It is unfortunate. The perpetrators of the attack should know that as Igbos, we respect elders and reverence our leaders. The unwarranted attack is not the character of the Igbo. This is un-Igbo. It is most worrisome and even inconceivable that the attackers will choose an auspicious occasion where our people are celebrating and showcasing our rich culture to exhibit such unbecoming and condemnable conduct in the name of agitation.
    "No, that was not agitation, no right-thinking human will identify with such behavior. Yes, Nigeria is going through a horrendous phase, which is a fault line that her leaders, particularly we the Igbo leaders are engaging others to find a lasting solution to.
    "Resorting to mob mentality and venting the spleen on our leaders rather creates a vacuum that will leave our people helpless and confused in the circumstance", he said.
    Senator Abaribe added that there are rules of engagement in the country when things go awry and that is the way we should go at all times until we reach an acceptable national consensus in which Senator Ekweremadu will always play a major role.
    Remember the popular Igbo saying...
    However, he appealed to Senator Ekweremadu not to be discouraged in any way, but rather be stoic and take it in its stride as the price often paid in leadership.

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    End Of The Road, As America Breaks Silence On El-Zakzaky, Releases Emergency Statement

    The United States of America, USA, has described as baseless, the allegation raised by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, that it colluded with the Federal Government to disrupt the treatment of their Leader, in India.

    Recall, that the IMN leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, travelled to India to receive medical care, as ordered by a Kaduna High Court.
    However, he has since returned to Nigeria without receiving any medical treatment, following what the Federal Government described as antics by the IMN Leader, to embarrass the nation.
    The group has quoted a source as saying that before Sheikh Zakzaky’s arrival at New Delhi’s Madental Hospital, Officials from the American Embassy in India, had “threatened” the hospital’s management not to admit the Clergyman.
    “Even as the Doctors were enthusiastically waiting to receive the Sheikh to save his life, the American Secret Agents have threatened the hospital Officials not to go ahead to treat the Sheikh at the hospital”, the group claimed.
    Meanwhile, the American Embassy has dismissed the claim, saying that, it has no comment on the baseless allegations.
    The Embassy in a response to the allegation raised by the group stated that the US holds highly human rights and fundamental freedoms of all citizens.
    “The Embassy of the United States to Nigeria has no comment on these baseless allegations. We will state that promoting, protecting, and advancing human rights and fundamental freedoms, continue to be a top priority for the United States. The right to exercise one’s freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, is a universal human right and bedrock American principle”, the Embassy stated.

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    Attack on Ekweremadu an insult to Igbos, Nigeria – Omo-Agege

    The Deputy President of the Senate Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the attack on his predecessor Sen. Ike Ekwerenmadu, describing it as an affront against the Igbos and Nigeria.

    In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, the DSP said the attack was not ‘only dastardly exportation of irrationality but an aggressive international affront against the image of Igbos and Nigeria’.

    NAN reports that the former Deputy President of the Senate, Ekweremadu was on Saturday attacked by members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany.

    Reacting further to the attack, Omo-Agege expressed shock over the undeserved assault and called on law enforcement agencies in Germany to investigate and bring to book all those involved in the vicious attack.

    “Senator Ekweremadu honored the invitation of patriotic Igbos in Germany who wanted him to deliver a keynote address at the event organized to commemorate the New Yam Festival.

    “But some aggressively discourteous elements hijacked the effort to perpetrate a disgraceful assault that seeks to deepen the portrayal of members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) as enemies of democratic norms and values.

    “What they did is not only a violent assault against the good image of the Igbo race across the world but an aggressive attack against the traditional norms of a people known to be hardworking and respectful of meaningful contributions by leaders such as Senator Ekweremadu.

    “Such disappointing physical abuse also grossly disregards Senator Ekweremadu’s democratic antecedents and his longstanding commitment to the cause of his people. But, as he has said out of the usual largeness of his forgiving heart, these people know not what they do.

    “Such criminal attack, along with other anti-social attempts to accuse, condemn and lynch anyone remains utterly condemnable and illegal, notwithstanding whether it takes place on Nigerian or foreign soil as it is the easiest invitation to anomie,” Senator Omo-Agege stated.

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    Amaechi gets highest Catholic Knights promotion

    Former Minister of Transportation and current ministerial nominee, Hon Rotimi Amaechi has been promoted to the highest rank in the Catholic church under the order of the Knights of St. John

    The Exemplification honour of the knights of St. John from Grand Master, Nigerian Temple Noble and Exalted Knights of the Holy Cross Knight of St. John International was conferred on the former Transportation Minister for his service to the Order and humanity for over twenty years at the Pope John Paul II catholic Centre in Abuja.
    While speaking, Monsignor Kenneth Enang in charge of the pope John II Catholic Centre explained that the promotion was premised on his support towards the growth of the Catholic church
    "We want to thank you Knights of St John's, all the other knights, college of knights for the work you are doing for the church, for the support we get from the Knights in many areas not only the financial support but the moral support.
    " The Knights of St Colombo's built the seminary we have now at kuje when cardinal Ecandem was alive and many of the Knights have built churches and handed over to the church.
    "We ask God to bless you and your good works and let your labours not be in vain."
    In his acceptance remarks, an elated Amaechi who is a committed catholic and a member of the Knights expressed joy for the promotion
    He said, "For our leaders, our grandmaster here present thinking that we are qualified, my friend Collyns and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, we are very grateful and happy for considering us worthy of this great position. Thank you and God bless you."
    CREDIT: Israel Ibeleme

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    Nnamdi Kanu offers N1m reward for overseas itinerary of Southeast Govs, Igbo leaders

    Leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has offered N1m reward for credible information on the overseas travel itinerary of Igbo leaders, especially Governors from the zone.

    Kanu announced this in a live broadcast on the rogue radio station, Radio Biafra on Sunday night.
    He was speaking on the recent attack by some of his members on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany and the spare of killings and kidnappings in the southeast.
    He said a member of the group has made the money available for credible information anytime Governors of the Southeast and other leaders from the zone are traveling.
    “So if you are working in any Government House in Southeast and you know which city in the world the governors is going to be, inform us so hat we will mobilize for him and you will be rewarded with N1m,” he declared.
    In the 87- minute broadcast, Kanu said the grudge of the group with the governors is that they proscribed the group.
    “They and not the Federal Government of Nigerian proacribed IPOB.
    “They said they proscribed IPOB to douse rising tension in the region. What caused the tension, because the Milliary raided my house in Umuahia,” Kanu said.
    He also accused them of secretly approving the RUGA settlement in the Southeast.
    On the attack on former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekeremadu, the IPOB leader said the the senator connived with the governors to proscribed his group.
    “They also brought the Army to raid my House in Umuahia. How many times has he spoken against the killings and kidnappings happening in his own state?
    “He went to celebrate New Yam Festival in Germany when his people are being killed and our women being raped. Where did they get the new Yam because there is none in Igboland since all the farmlands have been destroyed by herdmen”.
    The IPOB Leader also accused Ekweremadu of embezzling money budgeted for construction of Enugu-Port-Hacourt Expressway by former President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
    The Nation could not independently verify his accusations against Mr Ekweremadu.
    Apart from the Governors, Mr Kanu listed others on the group’s overseas watchlist to include Ohaneze Ndigbo President-General, Nnia Nwodo and Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.
    On Nwodo, Kanu accused him of accusing Igbo youths of carrying out the recent killings, kidnappings and other criminal activities in the Southeast especially in Enugu State.
    For Buratai, Kanu said the group will never forgive him for his role in various killings and atrocities allegedly committed by the Military in the southeast
    He warned them to steer clear of any foreign country for their own good.
    “We have nominated 5 persons each in every country or the world who are ready to be arrested and be jailed for this purpose. Many of us have been killed so what is there in going to jail”, he said.
    He praised the outspokenness of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and former Aviation Minister Femi Fani- Kayode.
    “We campaigned for Abaribe’s re-election because he always spoke the truth every time about what is happening in the country and today he is the highest political office holder in Igboland”
    “Fani Kayode is not an Igbo man but he always stands for the truth and so we have enormous respect for him”.
    Mr Kanu also claimed that the Milliary is beginning another Operation Python Dance in the Southeast tomorrow (Monday) in the SouthEast which is targeted at his group.

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    DSS, Police, Army Arrest Guests, Seal Off Venue Of #RevolutionNow Event

    Nigerian security agencies have sealed off Lagos Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, venue of a #ReveloutionNow event scheduled for Monday. 
    The event, expected to attract notable Nigerians such as Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana and labour unions.
    An eyewitness said police had arrested some people who had come for the event.

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    Full Details Of How Nigeria "Superstar Tech Entrepreneur" And Abuja Big Boy "Invictus Obi" Was Busted By FBI

    Crime doesn't pay!
    Yes, many a Nigerian billionaire got their validation from the American publication, FORBES, which started the rating trend that has now become the benchmark, from an African perspective, to know who a billionaire is or not.
    It is, for many Nigerian money-men, a bragging right to be rated by Forbes, but the case may no longer be the same with the arrest of Obinwanne Okeke fondly called InvictusObi, and the reality that Forbes may have become or been compromised all along.
    In a society bereft of role models, Obiwanne Okeke was, until as you read, the quintessential young, wealthy and celebrated businessman, with an expansive fandom of fawning youth and an enthusiastic media gleefully lapping up all stories about him.
    At 31, Obinwanne was the poster boy of grass to grace stories; the boy who rose from nothing to something. Many even likened him to the rose that grew out of concrete because he was the 17th child of a polygamous father who died when Obinwanne was 16. Things became difficult for the young man, necessitating his moving from one relative to another. He later moved to Australia to study where he said he "did all kinds of jobs just to survive." There is no context whatsoever to how he got the chance to travel to Australia if he ever did.
    Obinwanne later founded the Invictus Group of Companies, an investment conglomerate dealing in construction, agriculture, oil and gas, renewable energy, telecoms, and real estate. In 2017, Invictus Group was named as Africa's Most Innovative Investment Company of the Year by African Brand Congress. The same year, he has nominated in the Young African Business Leader (West Africa) category for the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA). In 2018, he was nominated amongst 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians by Avance Media.
    But he became a continental sensation of a sort in 2016 when he was named in Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 list and was featured in the magazine's June cover. In the prologue to the article, the magazine wrote, "FORBES AFRICA spent months looking for the best this continent has to offer. Research coupled with nominations from our readers brought the number to 250 potential Under 30s. We worked for weeks, verifying and investigating, to whittle it down. We favored entrepreneurs with fresh ideas and took into account their business size, location, potential, struggles, and determination.
    A panel of judges then debated the final 30." In the end, the influential American magazine said Okeke was primus inter pares among 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors that made the list. It went on to use his picture on the cover of that particular edition.
    Alas, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has revealed that Obinwanne is nothing more than a fraudster.
    In a painstaking investigation led by Special Agent Marshall Ward of the FBI, Obinwanne was fingered and subsequently arrested for wire fraud valued at over $12m. According to the investigation, "In June 2018, Unatrac Holding Limited, the export sales office for Caterpillar heavy industrial and farm equipment, headquartered in the United Kingdom, contacted the FBI. They reported that Unatrac had been victimized through an email compromise, which ultimately resulted in fraudulent wire transfers totaling nearly 11million US Dollars. After reviewing the documentation provided by the representatives, the FBI opened an investigation in July 2018." The FBI discovered that after capturing the legitimate credentials of Unatrac's Chief Financial Officer, the accused was able to log in and access the CFO's entire Office365 account, which included all of his emails and various digital files, the logs indicated that between April 6 and April 20, 2018, the intruder accessed the CFO's account 464 times, mostly from Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from Nigeria.
    "With full access to the account, the intruder sent fraudulent wire transfer requests from the CFO's email account to members of Unatrac's internal financial team. The intruder also attached fake invoices to the emails to enhance the credibility of the requests," the investigator stated. The investigation, painstaking and far-reaching, lasted more than a year during which Obinwanne emerged as the principal culprit and has since been arrested while on his regular visit to the United States.
    Listen to his BBC interview here too.

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    Senstor Ike Ekweremmadu Stoned By Angry Igbo Men in Nuremberg Germany today (Video)

    What are Nigeria politicians looking for in Europe with stolen Nigeria money?
    Just today Sen Ike Ekweremmadu'd head broken with stones by angry Nigerians in Germany.
    Maybe these Nigeria politicians do not understand that there are Nigerians living in Europe for over 20 years without papers.
    Most of us left because or mismanagement of Nigeria by Nigeria greedy politicians.
    Around the world, no one wants to leave his or her country for another country where he or she will be treated as 2nd class citizens.
    Most Nigerians abroad would do anything to return home.
    What happened today in Germany is a different dimension to all the nonsense happening in Nigeria.
    Looks like Nigerians abroad are sending a clear warning to corrupt Nigeria politicians to steal and eat their money in Nigeria.
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    Woman pours hot water on her husband for not picking her from church

    A Zimbabwean man has been left badly scalded after being poured hot water by his wife Alice Chigwida, for coming home late and failing to pick her from St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, August 11.

    Mr. Davies Chitagu reportedly returned home around 10 pm and they had an argument about him not picking her up from church. He was reportedly sleeping when his wife stormed the room he was in and emptied a bucket of hot water on him. A family member told Chronicle that the lady ignored her husband’s plea while pouring the hot water on him.
    It was learned that a police report had to be made before Mr. Chitagu could be treated. Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident and he said an investigation has already been launched.
    Mr. Chitagu has since been discharged from the hospital but still has bandages on almost all parts of his body.

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    Forbes-rated young Nigerian billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke arrested by FBI for $12 billion (N4.3bn) fraud

    A Forbes-rated young Nigerian billionaire and CEO of Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke has been arrested by America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over a $12 billion (N4.3bn) fraud.
    He was arrested last week on the last day of his trip to the United States for allegedly defrauding top American companies of huge sums. Notably, he allegedly scammed $12m from a steel company by hacking into an executive’s office365 account and sending an email with a fake invoice to the purchasing department. His arrest came after Special Agent Marshall Ward of the FBI and the team he heads opened up an investigation in July 2018, following a petition by Unatrac Holding Limited.
    Before his arrest, Obinwanne Okeke was a celebrated businessman who had a ‘grass to grace’ story on Forbes. The arrested suspect is said to be the 17th child of a polygamous father who died when he was 16, and he reportedly moved from one relative to another before moving Australia where he “did all kinds of jobs just to survive.” He became a viral sensation after he got featured in ‘Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30’ list in 2016.
    It is not clear how he made the list of Forbes’ 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018, it should, however, be noted that he founded the Invictus Group of Companies, an investment conglomerate dealing in construction, agriculture, oil and gas, renewable energy, telecoms, and real estate. Invictus Group operates in three African countries, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia. His company was named as Africa’s Most Innovative Investment Company of the Year by African Brand Congress in 2017.
    Obi recently got married, had a baby last month and got listed among 100 Most Influential Young Africans in 2018 alongside Davido, Falz, Ahmed Musa. He was also nominated for the All African Business Leaders Award for Young Business Leader (West Africa) in 2018. The AABLA Award is the most prestigious award for African businessmen/entrepreneurs.
    The young Nigerian who accepted an offer to be a Contributor for Forbes Magazine and published his first essay in May 2017, has however been arrested by the FBI for allegedly being a fraudster which is popularly known as ‘yahoo-yahoo’ in Nigeria.

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    Faces of alleged Fulani Herdsmen That Killed Rev. Fr. Paul Offu in Enugu.

    They have been arrested by the Police and include:
    1) Ibrahim Adamu, 25 years old. (Taraba)
    2) Idris Tobe 28 years (Foreigner). 
    3) three others who are still on the run.
    Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, was the parish priest of St James Catholic Church, Ugboawka, in Nkanu East LGA.


    Nollywood super star Uche Jumbo shares hot bikini photo

    Nollywood actress, Uche Jumbo has shared a jaw-losing swimsuit picture on her Instagram page, flaunting her curvy body.
    In her caption, she said;

    Some of her colleagues have gone to her page to speak about her figure and praising her for displaying off her in progress summer body.

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    Another lady strangled to death at a hotel in Port Harcourt

    Another girl was found strangled to death with a piece of cloth hanged around her neck at a hotel in Port Harcourt, two weeks a lady was also found in a similar crime scene.

    The incident occurred on August 13 as confirmed by River State police command's spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni. Tweeting about the murder incident, Cool FM's news correspondent Nnamdi Onwuka said the deceased has been identified as Jennifer. He also warned ladies to be careful of who they hang out with on weekends.
    He tweeted;
    Another girl was found strangled to death with a piece of cloth hanged around her neck at a hotel in Port Harcourt, two weeks a lady was also found in a similar crime scene.
    The incident occurred on August 13 as confirmed by River State police command's spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni. Tweeting about the murder incident, Cool FM's news correspondent Nnamdi Onwuka said the deceased has been identified as Jennifer. He also warned ladies to be careful of who they hang out with on weekends.
    He tweeted;


    Meet Maduka Okoye, The Nigerian Goalkeeper That Has Set Internet On Fire.

    Maduka Okoye was Born to a Nigerian father and German mother
    Maduka keeps for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the second division in Germany. He is just 19!
    Okoye is to make his international debut when the Super Eagles face Ukraine in a September friendly.


    FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life after finding him guilty of bribery allegations.

    Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has banned former Nigerian coach Samson Siasia for life on “all football-related activities” over allegations of match-fixing.

    Records Nigeria accumulated that the fifty one-year-old former Nigerian footballer may even pay a fine of CHF 50,000 ($51,051.66).
    FIFA said in a statement that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”
    He is the third African to be banned by FIFA for his links to Perumal after former Sierra Leone FA official Abu Bakarr Kabba and former Botswana FA official Mooketsi Kgotlele was suspended in July for five years and for life respectively.
    Siasia played 51 times as a striker for the Nigerian national team scoring 16 goals and later coached various national youth sides before he was appointed as the senior coach in 2016.
    He won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria.

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    Yahoo boy kills mum, sex the Corps for days

    SAMUEL AKPOBOME from Edo State killed his mother, had sex with her corpse for money ritual. The teenager, who was paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, stated that he later had sexual intercourse with his mother’s corpse.
    He said, “I wanted to use her (Christiana) for money rituals. I strangled her; she was sleeping when I strangled her at about 5am. I was advised by a native doctor in Oghara to kill her. After killing her, I slept with her. The native doctor told me to do so and keep her corpse for two days.
    An 18-year-old man, Samuel Akpobome, who was arrested by the police in Edo State for allegedly killing his mother for money rituals, has explained how he committed the act.
    Akpobome told PUNCH Metro on Wednesday that he strangled the victim, Christiana Ighoyivwi, while she was asleep in her residence on Market Road, Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state.
    “The native doctor told me to kill my mother and sleep with her corpse. But he did not tell me the number of days to sleep with her. My mother did not offend me. I killed her because of money.” - Punch Newspaper

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    Woman bites off her husband’s lip In Kenya

    A lady has bitten off the lower lip of her husband during a domestic disagreement in Kenya.
    According to the 34-year-old husband, Benson Onsongo, the quarrel began when his 27-year-old wife informed him that she wanted to go visit her parents in Kisii County.
    He said the wife asked him for money to travel to their home for an event but he had none. This angered her and she threatened to commit suicide.
    Mr. Onsongo added that, on Monday evening, while he was at work, he was informed that the woman was about to end her life by jumping into a nearby river.
    He stated that he rushed to the scene and talked her out of it, but on their way back home, she turned and bit off his lower lip before also biting his hand and stomach.
    Mr Onsongo claimed his wife of four years has been subjecting him and their four children to violence.
    “I picked up my lip from the ground and put it in a polythene bag, hoping that it would be reattached at the hospital but I have been told it is not possible. This is so inhumane... I cannot imagine that the woman I loved could do such a thing to me,” he added.

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    New Jersey siblings have won the right to marry after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States.

    According to local reporters, in a 5-to-4 ruling, five judges unanimously granted the appeal by James Banes, 41, and Victoria Banes, 38, to get married after a ten-year-long battle in court.

    The over-joyed pair said they did it for the millions of Americans who have consensual incestuous relationships and are living in fear, hence, blasted the Government for wasting taxpayers’ money fighting their challenge for ten years.
    “Incest has been practiced by humans since the dawn of time. If Adam and Eve hadn’t done it, the human race would not be here today.” James Banes told local reporters after his historic victory.

    The Banes family lawyer, Julianne Grey, argued that criminalizing incestuous marriage while first-cousin marriage was legal in the state of New Jersey, was a nonsensical and discriminatory measure.
    The couple that was facing up to 15 years in jail said that they were now planning to start a large family and enjoy their newly found freedom.
    Previously, New Jersey state, laws only allowed first-cousin marriages but since the landmark ruling, New Jersey is now the only state in the country or the world to allow incestuous marriages.
    #Layefa Walter

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    Nigerian Drug Dealer Precious Chineme, Puts Two Australian Women In Jail

    A Nigerian Precious Chineme Nwoko, who is a member of an international drug syndicate is currently spending 27 years in jail in Cambodia.

    Precious was sentenced as an attempt by him to get a reprieve failed. This is not the end of the story.
    It was learned that two Australian women he recruited online as mules via a romance scam are cursing the day they fell in love with him after they were arrested, tried and jailed for carrying drugs.
    They have related their stories in a documentary by ABC Australia.
    An Australian mother has issued a desperate warning to other women after traveling to Cambodia on the promise of love, before being used as a drug mule
    Yoshe Taylor, a 47-year-old single mother, and school teacher met South African businessman ‘Precious’ through the dating app called Tagged.

    According to her, he was caring and sweet, with a buff gym body and a broad smile.
    Battling depression and struggling to keep up with mortgage repayments, her internet boyfriend offered Ms. Taylor the opportunity to fly to Cambodia to meet him, which she saw as the perfect escape. Instead, she ended up spending six years in one of Cambodia’s worst prisons, having falling victim to her fraudster boyfriend, who had her laugage from Australia to Cambodia stuffed up with hard drugs being a member of a huge international drug syndicate.
    She said, ‘I had been all by myself for a long time, four years, just me and the kids,’ she said.
    ‘I was talking to him for a long time; I thought I got to know him and he seemed very nice.’
    Ms Taylor would often stay up late at night exchanging messages with Precious.
    He would tell her that when it came to love it was ‘her or nothing’, while also saying he worried about whether she was sleeping or eating well.
    ‘You have a busy day in the morning,’ Ms Taylor’s lover told her.
    But Precious was not a 43-year-old businessman from South Africa like he claimed.
    In reality, he was a 24-year-old Nigerian whose name was Precious Chineme Nwoko.
    Ms Taylor, when she was found guilty of drug smuggling, was sentenced to 23 years in prison. But Ms Taylor wasn’t the only Australian woman being targeted by Precious, as he also had a Melbourne woman in his sights.
    Another woman Kay Smith had also met the African scam artist over a dating app and immediately showed off his softer side, telling her about the orphanage where he volunteered.
    ‘The kids here are asking when I will bring my wife too. They are crying to see you. He told her.
    Eventually, having gained Ms. Smith’s trust, he also asked her to travel to Cambodia to visit him. This time, Precious paid for her flights, passport, and accommodation, but said the trip had to be limited to only four days as he had a business to attend to overseas.
    'I have petrified the whole journey,’ Ms. Smith said of her trip but the anxiety subsided when he turned up at the airport to collect her as promised.
    According to her, that night they went out for dinner and he asked her to marry him, which she said yes to.
    On the final night of her whirlwind trip, Precious asked Ms. Smith to take two laptop bags back to Australia with her.
    Having gone through the bags and checked the contents, the first moment Ms. Smith discovered what was in them was at customs unit at Melbourne Airport.
    Shocking CCTV footage shows Ms. Smith falling to the floor as customs officers told her that two kilograms of heroin were hidden in the lining of the bag.
    She said, ‘In the space of four days, this guy destroyed my entire life, my existence'.
    Much later, Ms. Smith spent six months in a maximum-security women’s prison in Melbourne and then 18 months on bail before police dropped the charges against her.

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    Lady nabbed after stealing a hotel’s plasma TV in Delta

    A lady has been apprehended and paraded after stealing the Plasma TV belonging to Kevleyn Hotel in Delta State.
    The lady identified as Laurenta, conspired with her boyfriend to commit the said act after lodging in the hotel for one week. The receptionist’s guard was let down after the lady claimed her boyfriend was retaining the hotel room after being spotted leaving with a “Ghana Must Go Bag” which had the TV inside. It was also learnt that her boyfriend who stole the hotel’s towel, umbrella and key left 3 hours later with claim of buying something.
    Upon being traced to her sister’s house, the hotel’s management were told that Laurenta was subjected to mob action earlier after stealing N800k from a guy who slept with with. The matter was taken to court and she was almost jailed with her boyfriend. Laurenta however confessed to the crime when dragged to the hotel and she reportedly said she used the TV to get a loan of N5k. The TV has been retrieved from the men who loaned her the money.

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