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Akwa Ibom Monarchs Risk Being Jailed Over Allege Contempt

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The Paramount Ruler of Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Ovong Edet Okon Isemin, the Village Head of Ibaka village also of Mbo, Chief Asukwo Ntefit Asukwo and 12 others risk being jailed for defying the judgment orders of the Federal High Court, Uyo. 

Already, the Court has fixed May 11, 2017 for them to appear before it over alleged contempt charge filed by the Counsel to the incorporated Trustees of Ibaka Youth Association, Mr. Ayei E. Okpa from the Kanu G. Agabi & Associates Chambers, Calabar.

 Justice Fatun O. Riman of the Federal High Court Uyo had restrained both the Paramount ruler and the village head from interfering with the right to association, property and peaceful assembly of youths of the community under the aegis of the incorporated trustees of Ibaka youths association.

 It was learnt that upon being served with a copy of the order in suit No.FHC/Uy/CS/1616/16: Incorporated Trustees of Ibaka Youths Association & 3 others versus the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State and 10 others, the paramount ruler became incensed at the judgment and immediately summoned a meeting with other chiefs and interested parties in his house at Ibaka. 

THISDAY gathered that contrary to the verdict of the court, at the meeting called by the paramount ruler, a decision was taken to mobilise and displace the youth’s association from the revenue points ceded by the Ibaka community to the youths of the community to manage. 

President of the youth group and chairman of the board of trustees of Ibaka Youths Association, comrade Uduak Effiong Isemin confirmed that youths at the revenue check point in the area were attacked but however repelled by men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) that patrolled the area.  

In the judgment, Justice Riman of the Federal Court had ordered the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Donald Awunah to arrest all those behind the killing of the late Christian Okon for prosecution. 

The Judge posited that the applicants were entitled to peaceful assembly and freedom of association; right to privacy and to freedom from arbitrary interference; and right to life and to the security of their person, among others; warning against further inference of activities of the youth’s association by the chiefs in the area. 

Commenting on the development, Counsel to the association, from the chamber of Kanu G. Agabi & Associates, Barrister Ayei E. Okpa, frowned at the flagrant disregard to orders of court by royal fathers who ought to lead by example as custodians of peace and order in their community. 

He said steps have already commenced at the federal High court Uyo to commit the Royal fathers to prison for the contempt, and that with the service on the two chiefs of forms 48 and 49, already executed, the coast is clear to take the next step of prosecuting the chiefs for contempt, and urged his client not to dispair as no one is above the law.

Source: Thisday

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

Popular Nollywood Actor, Charles Awuru, has expressed that Nigerian youths are the problems youths in the country have.

The comic actor and director made this known in a video that has since gone viral on social media.

Awuru stated that the end SARS protest made him realize that the youths are the problem of the youths.

The actor pointed out that one section of the youths are protesting for a better Nigeria while others are looting and attacking fellow Nigerians.

Here is the video below;

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba’s staff of office in Lagos (Video)

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba's staff of office in Lagos

Local priests in Lagos have invoked spell on hoodlums that attacked the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu.

Information Nigeria recalls that the monarch’s palace was on Wednesday invaded by hoodlums, carting away the king’s personal effects to include shoes, and his staff of office (Opa Ase).

But, in a video that has since gone viral, some ifa priests were seen laying a curse on the attackers of the monarch’s palace

 

The monarch on Friday October 23, gave the men 24-hour to return the staff of office.

Following the expiration of the ultimatum, traditional priests in the state gathered to rain curses on those involved in the looting.

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria's #EndSARS protest

British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has reacted to the recent end SARS protest against police brutality that rocked Nigeria.

Hamilton, who made the reaction on Twitter, stated that the recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis.

 

In his tweet, the British Formula 1 racer described the recent events in Nigeria as a human rights crisis, as he noted that it is the responsibility of everyone to educate and raise awareness about tragedies happening in the world.

Hamilton, who also shared a photo of himself rocking a black T-shirt with the inscription ‘#EndSARS’ and a map with the colour of the Nigerian flag on it, posted a link for people to sign up to demand an end to impunity for police brutality in Nigeria.

He wrote:

“We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and raise awareness of the tragedies happening in the world around us and take action where we can. The recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis. Hit the link to find out more #EndSARS.”

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