The Kaduna state government has filed a suit against Chidi Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). In the suit dated March 18, 2019, the government accused the human rights lawyer of inciting disturbance and furnishing false information which is punishable under the state’s penal codes.
Back in February, Odinkalu had accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, of lying about the number of casualties and the timing of the attacks on Kajuru local government area of the state where the governor had pegged casualties at 66.
The governor had described the killings as deliberate and designed to attract reprisals and destabilise the local government during the election. Odinkalu negated the claim saying he contacted many sources in the state including residents, traditional and religious rulers and he could confirm that casualties were about 11.
The government, in the suit filed at the chief magistrate’s court of Kaduna state, said Odinkalu committed an offence with his comments. The government further asked that a cause of criminal summons be issued against Odinkalu for “inciting disturbance, injurious falsehood, public nuisance, and furnishing false information punishable under section 77, 373, 104, and 150 respectively of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna state, 2017”.
Following another application filed by the government, the court, on March 22, gave an order for the Kaduna state command of the Nigeria Police Force to carry out an investigation on Odinkalu. In a letter dated March 28, the Kaduna state judiciary wrote the deputy commissioner of police in charge of criminal investigation and intelligence department to effect the investigation. When contacted, Yakubu Sabo, police spokesperson in Kaduna, said he would need time to check with the development on the matter as it is an investigative one. “I will find out,” he told TheCable in a telephone interview. “Since it’s something that has to do with the investigation, I will have to verify from the CID.”
Responding to a message seeking his reaction, Odinkalu said he had been invited previously by the police and he was treated politely. “The police have statutory powers to investigate allegations of crime,” he said. “It is a responsible organisation. When they do their work, we have a duty to cooperate with them. They have invited me previously. They treated me courteously. I have made a statement. In the end, truth, like pregnancy, can’t be hidden. Hopefully, the police will get to the truth in this matter.”
He added that he was yet to be served any summons. In 2017, Audu Maikori, Chocolate City boss, was arrested by the police on charges of incitement based on a petition by the Kaduna state government attributed to his tweet on killings in a town in southern Kaduna. Maikori later retracted and apologised saying the information was false.
Lady’s Landlord Increased Her Rent From N550,000 To N1million In Lagos
The letter sent to her by Chukwunonso Ikenna Chambers titled, “NOTICE OF UPWARD REVIEW OF YOUR RENT” states that her landlord to the apartment she lives on Bariga Lagos wishes to notify her that her annual rent has been reviewed upwards to N1,000,000 per annum.
“You are required to notify us in writing not later than 7 days from your receipt of this letter of your willingness to continue with the tenancy at the expiration of your current term of the rate at the new reviewed rent.
Note that we shall regard it as a termination of your tenancy if you do not express your affirmation of willingness to continue at the rate of the reviewed rent when your tenancy expires by first quarter of next year” it read in part.
She took to her social media page to share the notice letter she received.
“This came today
How can my Landlord increase my rent from N550,000 to N1,000,000? In BARIGA �”
See copy of the letter below:
Birth Certificates In Lagos Are Free; Stop Paying For Them – LASG
The Lagos State Government has asked residents to stop paying for birth certificates , saying any state official who demanded money should be reported for disciplinary actions .
The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Primary Health Board, Dr Tayo Lawal , spoke during the inauguration of the Surulere Primary Health Centre, Agbado- Oke -Odo , Alimosho Local Government Area.
The health centre was renovated and equipped by the Embassy of Japan in partnership with a non – governmental organisation, Street- to -School Initiative .
Lawal , who was represented on the occasion by the Director of Medical Services and Disease Control , Dr Eniola Erinosho , commended the embassy and the NGO for supporting government ’ s drive to improve access to quality health care.
He urged the people to protect the facility and equipment, assuring them that the government would deliver efficient medical services at the health centre .
“ There is , however , one thing I want you to monitor . If we have birth registration in this place and we are issuing birth certificates , you are not expected to pay a kobo for them. If anybody asked you for money, report such a person. We are assuring you that we will provide adequate personnel for this health centre, ” Lawal added.
The Baale of Oke Abiye Town , Nojeeb Ajolojuota, asked that doctors be deployed in the health centre and a house built for them so they could operate 24/ 7.
The Charge D’ Affairs of the Embassy of Japan, Mr Takayuki Shinozawa, said the project was aimed at “ bringing inclusive basic health care to everyone in the community by renovating the facility, providing a water purification system , a solar power system , office furniture , hospital equipment, among others.”
The founder of the Street -to – School Initiative , Oluwatosin Olowoyeye-Taiwo , said the death of a pupil and a parent over poor health care informed her decision to seek interventions .
She noted that the centre was her second project in the area.
Nigerian Men Used As Sex Machine By Rich South Korean Ladies – Twitter User Claims
According to him, two Nigerian returnees from South Korea, who were heavily paid for their services, revealed this to him.
Read what he wrote below:
Abroad hustle adirokwa easy oo, if you see most of our guys coming back from South Korea meelu faa ebele, those guys are being used as sex machine for most rich Korean ladies. This is no joke igaa aragide ?t? kwetee and they pay them handsomely 2 returnees gave me this gist.
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