Ekiti state first lady, Bisi Fayemi, has asked the Federal government to declare a state of emergency on sexual violence in Nigeria. She made the appeal at the 20th anniversary of Project Alert on Violence Against Women in Lagos.
Mrs Fayemi said the declaration would bring about the political will to fight the scourge and would also enable the states that had passed the law on Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, to implement the law to the fullest.
We will not declare Orji Uzor Kalu’s seat until he exhausts all legal options – Nigerian Senate
The Nigerian Senate says it will not be declaring vacant the seat of one of its member, Orji Uzor Kalu, despite his conviction by the Federal High Court Lagos. The Federal High Court in a landmark judgement delivered on Thursday December 5th, sentenced Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment for N7.1 billion fraud perpetrated while he was governor of Abia state.
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You did not beat me in Spain – Rotimi Ameachi replies IPOB
Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transport, has denied claims by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that they beat him up in Madrid, Spain yesterday Friday, December 6th. Amaechi took to his Twitter handle on Friday to disclose that he was attacked by members of the secessionist group while attending a UN conference on climate change.
The group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement released, claimed they beat up Amaechi on the orders of their leader, Nnamdi Kani. However in a statement released on Saturday December 7th, Amaechi said the IPOB spokesman lied, explaining that he resisted and defeated his attackers.