Social media has been buzzing with arguments and counter arguments after actress Dorcas Shola Fapson accused a Taxify driver and told of how she defended herself with pepper spray. It all looks like the pepper spray business is about to boom in Nigeria.
A lot of Nigerian women are now considering the option of arming themselves with pepper spray and businessmen/women have taken advantage of the increased demand and started advertising their products, including those who are advertising the “not-so-original” Nigerian made pepper spray.
Following the R@pe allegation by Dorcas Fapson against the Taxify driver, a lot of celebrities have come out to support her and even went as far as condemning Nigerians that criticise her for her actions.
Media personality and actress, Eku Edewor came in her support. Eku Edewor, who shut down claims that actress Dorcas Fapson is trying to seek attention with the story, further said she believes her friend and can attest to her character.
I attest to @ms_dsf character. She would not willingly destroy another persons character for petty reasons. I think it’s wrong that anyone discredit her because she is not acting, sounding or accounting a matter in a way they think it should be. Is there a blueprint for how the storyline of assault should go? or should she be broken and ruined first beyond repair before you can listen. I believe you Dorcas, stay strong and God keep you. #ibelieveyoudorcas#istandwithdsf
Another celebrity, Adekunle Gold also reacted to the story, and in his words he claims Nigerians can be so callous when it comes to giving judgements on social media anytime an issue arises.
“When someone narrates their ordeal these days, they get bashed and judged and you wonder why people don’t speak up when they are in trouble? I am reading comments on a blog; people abusing Dorcas for making the story up, other animals saying she’s proly dressed indecently. SMH
Zabarmari Killing: Fani-Kayode Condemns Presidency Over Insensitive Statement
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the presidency over its statement that the 43 farmers killed by members of Boko Haram on Saturday in Borno did not have military clearance to be on the farm.
Recall that Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity disclosed on Monday that the farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday didn’t have military clearance to be on the farm.
Reacting to the development, the former Minister expressed that the statement was not a good defence for the murder.
Whether it was 43 or 110 farmers that were killed, it’s not a good defence to say they were murdered because they did not get permission to farm. Every Nigerian, whether Northern or Southern, has a right to life &deserves to be protected regardless of their occupation or trade.
Whether it was 43 or 110 farmers that were killed,it's not a good defence to say they were murdered because they did not get permission to farm. Every Nigerian,whether Northern or Southern, has a right to life &deserves to be protected regardless of their occupation or trade.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) November 30, 2020
Court Okays Suit Compelling Emefiele To Account For COVID-19 Donations
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, granted a suit, seeking to apply for judicial review and order of mandamus to compel the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to provide details of financial donations received by the country in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.
Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the ruling in a suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Heda Resource Centre as 1st and 2nd applicants respectively.
Mandamus is a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court or ordering a person to perform a public or statutory duty.
According to reports, the group, in an ex-parte motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1456/2020, listed the CBN governor as sole respondent.
Ekwo also granted their plea to seek an order declaring that the failure of the CBN to provide the plaintiff with information on the sources of the donations, how they are being applied, among others, amounted to a violation of the applicant’s rights under the Freedom of Information Act and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
He ordered the applicant to file, within seven days, a formal application for the orders sought, which must be served on the respondent within seven days.
The judge also ordered the respondent to, upon being served, file its response within 30 days.
Lawan Leads FG’s Delegation On Condolence Visit To Borno
Members of the delegation include the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami, and the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri.
Other members are the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), and Senior Special Assistant( Media and Publicity) to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The delegation was reportedly received on arrival at the Airport by the Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Umar Gadafu.
The delegation is in Borno, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government, to commiserate and identify with the family of the victims, the Government, and the people of Borno State over the incident.
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