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‘We won’t plead for the 12 soldiers sentenced to death’ – Senate

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Thompson Sekibo has said that members of the Senate will not be intervening on the death verdict handed to 12 soldiers for mutiny by a military court on September 16th.Senator Sekibo who spoke with journalists after a closed-door meeting between the senate committee on Defence and the Service Chiefs at the National Assembly in Abuja yesterday September 23rd, said the verdict of the military court is meant to instill discipline into the military.

“No we are not, because the Armed Forces are established by an Act of the National Assembly. The Act spelt out categorically the conduct of the soldiers and the way they are to behave wherever they are. If you join the military, that Act is to guide you and your conduct. If you go contrary to any of the prescribed sections of the Act the punishment prescribed for the Act you violated will come on you. So the military did not just wake up one day and say that they are going to kill Mr. A or Mr. B.”

They went through the necessary processes and they found them guilty. But I think that those found guilty also have a way out. They can go on appeal and if the appeal finds them not guilty that will be it. But for what the military has done, they have done the best thing; because you must instill discipline in the Armed Forces. If you don’t do so, one day all of us here will be sacked and you will not hear of this place,” he said.

Meanwhile the Nigerian Labor Congress has condemned the death sentence. Speaking through the Acting President of the Union, Promise Adewusi, the NLC described the verdict as unacceptable and advised that the verdict be converted to a more tolerable and acceptable one

“We expect that the Military Council or the appropriate authority, whose responsibility it is to review sentences of this nature, should commute this sentence to a more tolerable or acceptable one.”.

He said the sentence to death verdict handed to the soldiers if carried out could sow the seed of a major security problem in the armed forces.

 

Source: LIB

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Man plays video game in the hospital while his wife is in labour

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A man not willing to be stressed while his wife is in the process of giving birth, decided to cool his nerves by playing a video game.

The wife had taken to social media on November 25, to share a photo taken at the exact moment he started playing Warzone in the hospital while she was mid-labour.

It is not clear if she is the one that took it neither is it confirmed whether the photo was snapped before she went into the labour room.

However, the wife simply known as Sarahi on Twitter, condemned his behavior.

She wrote; ”I hate this dude, mid labor and he playing warzone’‘

On November 27, Sarahi also shared photos of herself and the newborn baby after putting to bed.

“Introducing our rainbow baby, born 11/25/2020, so very thankful for you son , you will get better in no time Jair Eduardo”, she tweeted.

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Davido shares lovely photo of his son, Ifeanyi

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Nigerian singer Davido has again unveiled his beloved son Ifeanyi in a beautiful photo on his official Instagram page.

The father of three shared a photo on his son, Ifeanyi, on his Instagram page this morning and wrote;

”JR !!!!!!!!!!”

Davido and his partner, Chioma Rowland, welcomed their son in October 2019.

Fans and followers were excited to catch another glimpse of what the beloved Ifeanyi Adeleke looks like a year after he was born.

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My album is the best that dropped in 2020 – L.A.X boasts

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Nigerian Afropop singer, Damilola Afolabi, known professionally as L.A.X has taken to Twitter to crown his new album ”Zaza Vibez” as the best to drop in 2020.

The artiste who is signed to Starboy Entertainment, released Zaza Vibes which is a 12-track project, on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

The new album boasts of collaborations with Nigerian music stars; Tiwa Savage, Simi, Mr Eazi, Peruzzi, Tekno, amongst others.

Speaking on the weight of his new baby project, L.A.X downplayed other albums dropped by his colleagues this year, by stating that his own is the best.

He said; ”My album is easily the best album that dropped in 2020 . NO CAP”

Some of the producers who worked on the album include; Clemzy, Blaise Beatz, Quebeatz, Spotless, Legendury Beatz.

Recall that Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Olamide, Adekunle Gold, DJ Cuppy and Fireboy, all dropped albums this year and they received massive positive reviews.

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