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Garba Shehu defends DSS over Mailafia’s invitation; says N500,000 was not enough to tackle hate speech

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Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu on Wednesday August 19, lashed out at Nigerians who criticized the invitation of Dr Obadiah Mailafia by the Department of State Services (DSS) over his recent comment of a Northern Governor being one of the commanders of Boko Haram. 

Speaking in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Shehu insisted that the DSS took the right decision. He added that Nigerians find it difficult to adhere to the laws of the country but become law-abiding in foreign nations.

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He said; 

“This is Nigeria; this is not Mali … Is this the first time the Department of State Service is inviting people for questioning?

“When somebody claiming to be a responsible citizen makes such a claim as Obadiah Mailafia did, saying that a governor is a commander for Boko Haram and he shouldn’t be asked questions, so what kind of society do we want?

“We are living in a country of people who will go to the UK and America and obey all the laws and in our country, when there is enforcement, they start crying… so, what is political about it?”

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On increment of the hate speech fine from N500,000 to N5m, Garba Shehu said the former amount was not enough in tackling hate speech across the country.

He said; 

“As for the increase in the charge against hate speech, perhaps it’s the assessment of the minister.

“The N500,000 that was emplaced was not being respected, it was not effective in curtailing these things because somebody picking rumour and is going to the radio to announce that … come on, what are we dealing with?

“There has to be law enforcement in this country as it is happening with our citizens when they go outside the country.”

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“Avenge my son’s death” – Father of upcoming singer killed by the police in PH begs for justice (video)

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The father of 20-year-old singer Daniel Chibuike Ikeaguchi, popularly known as Sleek, who was shot dead by the police in Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, River State, shed tears while calling for justice for his late son.

The bereaved father mentioned that he lived in the Northern part of Nigeria for years and didn’t lose a finger, only to lose his son when he returned to the South.

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He also called on God to avenge his son’s death.

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The father of 20-year-old singer Daniel Chibuike, popularly known as Sleek, who was shot dead by the police in Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, River State, shed tears while calling for justice for his late son.

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Sleek was shot dead on Saturday, September 19, 2020, allegedly by a mobile police officer attached to De Topic supermarket, while he was being chased by SARS operatives.

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Four policemen have been arrested in connection to the killing.

Below is a video of the father calling for justice

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Dog mauled newborn baby to death ‘while mum was in the toilet and dad was in garden’

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A family’s pet dog mauled a newborn baby to death while his mother was in the toilet and his father was in the garden with another child, a coroner heard.

 

Elon Jase Ellis-Joynes was 12 days old when his family’s Chow Chow-cross is believed to have bitten him on September 13, 2020.

 

The child, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was still alive when mum Abigail Ellis frantically called for an ambulance, but died at the hospital.

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Doncaster Coroner’s Court heard Elon was “bleeding from his leg or his stomach”.

 

Police are currently investigating his death and senior coroner Nicola Mundy adjourned the inquest until a later date.

 

Coroner’s officer David Copley said: “At 3.04pm on Sunday, September 13, a call was made to South Yorkshire Ambulance by Abigail Ellis.

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“She stated that her son, Elon, was breathing, but was really poorly.

 

“He was bleeding from his leg or his tummy, she thought that one of the dogs had bitten Elon.

 

“She had been on the toilet and her partner Stephen was outside with another child and came running in.

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“Officers attended and Stephen Joynes identified Elon to police officers.”

 

A police spokesperson said the baby had suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a dog.

 

They said the pet, called Teddy, was removed from the address and will remain in secure kennels until the force’s inquiries have been completed.

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Military lesbian couple who got married in Ghana allegedly detained and facing court-martial (video)

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A Ghanaian military lesbian couple who got married over the weekend, have reportedly been detained and facing court-martial.

 

In the videos shared online before their arrest, the ladies looked happy as they danced together while their guests cheered them on. The event led to divided opinions on social media as many asked why such “ungodly and abominable” event will be allowed in the West African country.

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Few days after the video went viral, some local news platforms reported that the taller lady in the video (the military woman) was detained by military authorities and is facing a court-martial.

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She is reportedly facing a military court-martial for giving out a military uniform to a civilian, her alleged lesbian partner(who is a civilian) to take pre-wedding photos.

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