Suspended SGF Meets Osinbajo

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal shortly after his suspension held a closed-door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. It was gathered that Lawal arrived Osinbajo’s office minutes after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended him over his alleged complicity in the mismanagement of funds meant for the Presidential Initiative on North…

NANS Partners Anambra State On Education Development

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has pledge to partner with the administration of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State for the development of education in the state. NANS resolution to partner with the state government was taken at a stakeholders meeting in Awka, the state capital convened at the instance of NANS zone B….

Suspended NIA Boss, Ayo Oke Weeps

Minutes after the announcement of the suspension of the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, betrayed emotions, weeping profusely at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. He was however denied access to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. He had attempted to head for Buhari and Osinbajo’s office before…

Meet The 19-Year-Old Girl Who Uses African Fabric To Create Beautiful Paintings. Photos

A 19-year-old Kenyan student, Katanu Kay, has gained recognition after posting her beautiful paintings for sale on Instagram and in just less than 24 hours, she went from being an obscure painter to one of Africa’s best new artists.

In her intricately designed paintings, with a wonderfully unique touch, she incorporates traditional East African print, Kitenge or Chitenge showing off her unmistakable talent.

Her depth and perspective is such that one to looks at the painting again and again, reports Kenya’s Standard Digital.

She has been granted entry into various art exhibitions in her country’s capital, Nairobi including the Dusit D2 Art exhibitions in 2016 where her paintings were featured for 3 months. She has also exhibited her work at the Nairobi Art Buyers Weekend, where her works have drawn admiration.

Her father is also a painter and is helping her nurture her gift.

Culled from CCTV Africa

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Meet The 19-Year-Old Girl Who Uses African Fabric To Create Beautiful Paintings. Photos

A 19-year-old Kenyan student, Katanu Kay, has gained recognition after posting her beautiful paintings for sale on Instagram and in just less than 24 hours, she went from being an obscure painter to one of Africa’s best new artists.

In her intricately designed paintings, with a wonderfully unique touch, she incorporates traditional East African print, Kitenge or Chitenge showing off her unmistakable talent.

Her depth and perspective is such that one to looks at the painting again and again, reports Kenya’s Standard Digital.

She has been granted entry into various art exhibitions in her country’s capital, Nairobi including the Dusit D2 Art exhibitions in 2016 where her paintings were featured for 3 months. She has also exhibited her work at the Nairobi Art Buyers Weekend, where her works have drawn admiration.

Her father is also a painter and is helping her nurture her gift.

Culled from CCTV Africa

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Police Arraign 53, Arrested At Gay Wedding In Zaria….

The Police on Wednesday arraigned 53 persons before a Magistrates’ Court in Chediya-Zaria, Kaduna State who were allegedly arrested during a gay marriage. The prosecutor, Sgt. Mannir Nasir said the accused were arrested on April 15 at Zaria Motel and were being charged for conspiracy, unlawful assembly and belonging to a gang of unlawful society.

He said the offences contravened Sections 97, 100 and 197(a) of Criminal Procedure Code [CPC].

“On April 15, 2017 at about 2100 hours a team of policemen led by DSP Muhammad Lawal-Mashi arrested and brought to police station 53 persons.

“The arrested persons included; Jibril Abdullahi, Sagir Abubakar, Anas Mohammed, Mustapha Ababukar, Musa Ibrahim and Suleiman Usman among others, all of various addresses.

“Information reached the police that these group of persons conspired to celebrate a gay marriage at Zaria Motel between one Faruk and Sanusi both at large,” the prosecutor said.

The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and their counsel, Yunusa Umar asked the court to release them on bail in line with sections 35 (4) and 36 (5) of the Constitution.

Umar lamented that the accused persons were detained in police custody for more than 24 hours contrary to the provisions of section 341 of CPC.

He told the court that most of the accused persons were students in their tender age.

The Chief Magistrate, Auwal Musa-Aliyu, granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N500,000 each, with one surety each in the like sum, who must be a blood relation to the accused.

He ordered that each surety must present two passport size photographs, valid identity card, bank account number, letter of credence from a traditional ruler, a 2015 utility bill and a valid GSM number.

The Chief Magistrate adjoined the case till May 8, for further hearing.

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Police Arraign 53, Arrested At Gay Wedding In Zaria….

The Police on Wednesday arraigned 53 persons before a Magistrates’ Court in Chediya-Zaria, Kaduna State who were allegedly arrested during a gay marriage. The prosecutor, Sgt. Mannir Nasir said the accused were arrested on April 15 at Zaria Motel and were being charged for conspiracy, unlawful assembly and belonging to a gang of unlawful society.

He said the offences contravened Sections 97, 100 and 197(a) of Criminal Procedure Code [CPC].

“On April 15, 2017 at about 2100 hours a team of policemen led by DSP Muhammad Lawal-Mashi arrested and brought to police station 53 persons.

“The arrested persons included; Jibril Abdullahi, Sagir Abubakar, Anas Mohammed, Mustapha Ababukar, Musa Ibrahim and Suleiman Usman among others, all of various addresses.

“Information reached the police that these group of persons conspired to celebrate a gay marriage at Zaria Motel between one Faruk and Sanusi both at large,” the prosecutor said.

The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and their counsel, Yunusa Umar asked the court to release them on bail in line with sections 35 (4) and 36 (5) of the Constitution.

Umar lamented that the accused persons were detained in police custody for more than 24 hours contrary to the provisions of section 341 of CPC.

He told the court that most of the accused persons were students in their tender age.

The Chief Magistrate, Auwal Musa-Aliyu, granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N500,000 each, with one surety each in the like sum, who must be a blood relation to the accused.

He ordered that each surety must present two passport size photographs, valid identity card, bank account number, letter of credence from a traditional ruler, a 2015 utility bill and a valid GSM number.

The Chief Magistrate adjoined the case till May 8, for further hearing.

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Don Backs Dogara On Postponement Of National Census

A don, Dr Austine Nwaeze, on Wednesday said he supported the suggestion by the Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, that a national census should be after the 2019 general elections. Nwaeze, who lectures Political Economics at Pan Atlantic University, Lekki, Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the…