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First Ever Gay Muslim Wedding Takes Place In U.K

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The first ever gay Muslim wedding has taken place in the UK.

Happy grooms Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot wearing traditional golden Sherwanis in a civil ceremony at Walsall registry office.

The pair, who’ve been together for two years, first met when Choudhury was crying on a bench in Darlaston.

He told Express and Star: ‘I’d not long overdosed and I was crying on a bench and Sean came over and asked if I was okay.

Adding that Sean gave him hope at his lowest point and has stood by him ever since.

Choudhury said that being an openly-gay Muslim made him feel like something of a ‘black sheep’ and that he ‘stood out like a sore thumb’ and often felt trapped between his sexuality and faith.

He tried to deny his orientation and even tried taking medication and completed a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and another to Bangladesh, where his family originates.

Although his family weren’t present for the ceremony, Choudhury believes the wedding is significant progress for the Muslim and LGBT communities alike.

He added: ‘My family doesn’t want to come on the day, they just don’t want to see it, it’s too embarrassing for them.’

Choudhury says that some of his family dismiss his sexuality and happy relationship with Sean as a ‘disease’ or a phase.

He added: ‘I want to say to all people going through the same thing that’s it’s okay – we’re going to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim.’

Source: Metro UK

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#EndSARS: “People Make The Country” – Cardi B Reacts To Protest Against Police Brutality In Nigeria

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#EndSARS: “People Make The Country” - Cardi B Reacts To Protest Against Police Brutality In Nigeria
”What’s going on?” – Cardi B shows concern for Nigerians amid #ENDSARS protest

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International rapper, Cardi B addressed the critical situation in Nigeria during her latest Instagram live session.

It was learnt that security agents had opened fire at unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday, leaving many injured and others dead.

In a couple of videos sighted on social media, the American singer lent her voice to #EndSARS campaign as she stated that Nigerians are hardworking people and they are not lazy.

The mother of one also said that the people make up the country and she urged the government to put an end to police brutality in Nigeria since the citizens have been clamoring for it.

Cardi B said she had a nice time during her visit in 2019 and it makes her so sad to see the current state of the country.

Read Also: #EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” – Beyoncé

Watch the video clips below:

https://twitter.com/rouz_natty/status/1318830576896561152?s=21

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos (Video)

Popular Nigeria Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni just tweeted an ongoing shooting at Adekunle, Yaba in Lagos.

In the tweet, the twitter said the Nigeria Police are the ones shooting.

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More Than 120,000 People Signed Petition For The UK Government To Sanction Buhari’s Government Over Human Right Abuse

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More Than 120,000 People Signed Petition For The UK Government To Sanction Buhari’s Government Over Human Right Abuse

It has been reported that the petition asking the United Kingdom to sanction the federal government and public officials for human rights abuses over the #EndSARS protest has received over 120,000 signatures.

Over 120,000 people sign petition for the UK government to sanction the Nigerian Government over alleged human right abuses

As at 8:31 a.m on Wednesday October 21, 123, 222 people had signed the petition. The petition titled “Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials”.

It reads;

The Government should explore using the new sanctions regime that allows individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted, to impose sanctions on members of the Nigerian government and police force involved in any human rights abuses by the Nigerian police.

There have been deeply concerning reports of a Nigerian police force unit (SARS) engaging in illegal activities and human rights abuses, and there have also been reports of police firing at protestors calling for SARS to be disbanded.

Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights.

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