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COVID-19: Lawmaker donates cash, food items to widows, PLWDs in Plateau


Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, the member representing Pankshi, Kanke, and Kanam Federal Constituency of Plateau, has donated N5 million and 550 bags of 20 kg rice to widows, orphans and Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) in his constituency.

Gagdi presented the items to beneficiaries on Sunday in Pankshin, Kanke, and Kanam, the three local government areas that make up his constituency.

According to the lawmaker, the gesture is aimed at cushioning the hardship occasioned by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world.

Gagdi, who said the donation came from his personal savings, noted that the gesture was apolitical and devoid of religious and ethnic sentiments.

“What we have done today is to provide palliatives in cash alongside some food items to orphans, widows, and the physically challenged in my constituency.

“This is my way of supporting them to cushion the crunchy fangs of the coronavirus pandemic they are faced with.

“If the effect of the pandemic is hitting hard on those who are strong, then what will be of these ones who can’t make a living for themselves?. It has become incumbent on me to assist them.

“I have a covenant with my people to identify with them in times of need and supporting these categories of people with the little I have gladdens my heart.

“So, we have distributed N5 million to various persons; 550 bags of 20kg rice and some bags of millets to these persons without recourse to religious, ethnic or political affiliation,” he said

The beneficiaries appreciated the kind gesture and thanked the lawmaker for remembering them at this difficult time, and prayed to God to reward him handsomely.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lawmaker had a fortnight ago reached out to some of his constituents with some cash and food items.

Similarly, in the spirit of the Sallah, the lawmaker distributed 400 bags of 20kg rice to the Muslim Ummah and stakeholders in the constituency.

The lawmaker also donated N10, 000 each to all officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the three localities and ward chairmen of the party, numbering about 87

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Professor sacked for saying ‘slavery was not genocide’



Canterbury Christ Church University has bowed to pressure from students and labour unions to sack Historian David Starkey after the visiting professor claimed in an interview that ‘slavery was not genocide’ because ‘so many damn blacks live in Africa and Britain.’

The 75-year-old academic who is a visiting professor at the university made the comments during an online interview with Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes for YouTube channel Reasoned UK.

During the interview, Starkey said:

“Slavery was not genocide, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many damn blacks in Africa or in Britain, would there? An awful lot of them survived and again there’s no point in arguing against globalisation or Western civilisation. They are all products of it, we are all products of it.

“The honest teaching of the British Empire is to say, quite simply, it is the first key stage of our globalisation. It is probably the most important moment in human history and it is still with us.”

The interview sparked a backlash online, even British-Nigerian historian David Olusoga reacted, tweeting,

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‘This is truly disgusting. And by the same ridiculous, twisted logic the Holocaust would not be counted as a genocide.’

The university has now put out a statement announcing the professor’s sack while apologizing to students and staff of the school.

In a statement today Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam College said:

“The Master has accepted Dr David Starkey’s resignation of his honorary fellowship with immediate effect.

“Fitzwilliam prides itself in leading the way in Cambridge in opening access to higher education for under-represented groups. Our student and academic bodies are diverse and welcoming to all. We do not tolerate racism.

“Honorary fellows have the same responsibility as all members of our college to uphold our values.”

Vice-chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University Professor Rama has also apologised.

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He said:

“Widely reported comments by historian David Starkey during a recent online interview are, in our view, completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values of our university and community. We have therefore terminated, with immediate effect, Dr Starkey’s visiting professorship.

“I would like to say sorry to colleagues and students who will have been offended and upset by such comments of this appalling nature, and in particular in these challenging and difficult times for us all.”

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My husband throws condoms used on his girlfriend in my face, wife tells court



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A 60-year-old Zambian woman has told the court that she would reconcile with her 89-year-old husband if only he undergoes an HIV test.

According to the woman, her husband throws used condoms in her face whenever he came back from having sex with other women.

“My 89-yr-old husband throws the condoms that he uses on his girlfriend in my face and tells me that I am a worthless person,” she said.

According to the Zambia Observer, the woman identified as Astridah Bwale testified that her 89-yr-old  husband, Rodrick Mwale told her that she stinks and that there were beautiful women out there who were better than her.

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She told the court that she never saw her husband’s salary and he does not buy food for the family.

Astridah alleged that Rodrick only spent money on his girlfriends.

The plaintiff narrated that her husband got his retirement package without her knowledge and that she had no idea how he used the money.

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She also complained that Rodrick had in the last four years been sleeping at his girlfriend’s house and that it was the reason that they did not have sex.

The plaintiff also said that she and her family lived in a house without a roof due to the failure by the defendant to buy roofing sheets.

She told the court that she was willing to reconcile with her 89-yr-old husband as long as he agrees to go for an HIV test.

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Problems between the couple who had nine children started in 1988 after her husband found a job.

Testifying earlier,  Rodrick told the court that problems in their marriage started in 2015 after his wife stopped washing for him.

He told the court that his wife also started starving him sexually and that the two have never had sex since 2015.

Ganerton senior presiding magistrate Nsama Banda reconciled the couple and ordered them to go for an HIV test.


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Man battles NCDC staff who came to take him to their center for Quarantine (Video)



A video making rounds online, shows Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, officials battling with a suspected COVID-19 patient who was refusing to go with them to the isolation centre.

In the video, two officials of the NCDC dressed in their complete PPE can be seen dragging and carrying the man out of his gates while he cursed them out, shouting that he does not want to go with them.

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Turning deaf ears to his request, the officials continued to drag him.


Watch the video below;


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