The Police in Jigawa have arrested a 25-year-old-man for alleged sexual intercourse with a goat in Gwaram Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Jigawa Police Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Dutse on Friday.
ASP Shiisu said the suspect was arrested at about 1:00 am by the police, who were on patrol in Gwaram town.
He explained that the suspect, a resident of Kunnadi quarters, was arrested by the patrol team while having sex with the goat.
“At about 0100hrs, Police from Gwaram Divisional Headquarters, while on patrol in Gwaram and its environs, arrested one 25-year-old resident of Kunnadi quarters, while having intercourse with a goat,” ASP Shiisu said in the statement.
The spokesman added that investigation into the case was ongoing after which the suspect would be charged.
Source : NNA
Nigeria headteacher sentenced to death after pupil’s murder
A high court in the northern Nigerian city of Kano has sentenced a primary school owner and his friend to death by hanging for the kidnapping and subsequent killing of a five-year-old pupil.
Abdulmalik Tanko and his friend Hashimu Isiyaku were found guilty on Thursday.
A woman, said to be Mr Tanko’s ex-girlfriend, has been sentenced to two years in prison for complicity in the kidnapping.
The convicts had pleaded guilty and asked for leniency during the passing of the sentence.
Death penalties are rarely carried out in Nigeria and those convicted tend to stay in prison indefinitely.
The two men abducted the girl in December 2021 and her body was discovered in January this year.
The kidnapping of Hanifa Abubakar sparked outrage across Nigeria.
Tanko had demanded a ransom of $14,600 (£12,000) from the victim’s parents.
He was arrested by the police and he then led detectives to a location where they had buried the girl’s body.
In recent years, Nigeria has been grappling with a widespread kidnapping crisis.
But the kidnapping of students have usually been carried out by armed groups.
Nearly 1,500 students had been abducted by gangs since December 2020. Most of the victims have been released reportedly after ransom payments.
Zimbabwe launches gold coins to tackle inflation
Zimbabwe’s central bank has launched gold coins in an effort to help curb soaring inflation amid a slump in the country’s currency.
The central bank’s main interest rate was more than doubled this month to 200% after the annual rate of inflation rose above 190%.
Each coin will be priced at the international market rate for an ounce of gold plus 5% for production costs.
As of Friday, an ounce was worth about $1,724 (£1,435).
It will be possible use the coins in shops, if they have enough change, according to the governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, John Mangudya.
The coin is called “Mosi-oa-Tunya” which means “The Smoke Which Thunders” and refers to Victoria Falls, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Zimbabwe’s dollar slumped in value against major currencies this year.
The country still remembers the economic chaos under the late Robert Mugabe, who ruled for almost four decades.
Hyperinflation forced it to abandon the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009, and it opted instead to use foreign currencies, mainly the US dollar.
During the worst of the crisis the government stopped publishing official inflation figures but one estimate put the inflation rate at 89.7 sextillion percent year on year in mid-November 2008.
At the time, the one hundred billion Zimbabwe dollar bank note was seen as an emblem of the nation’s economic collapse.
The local currency was reintroduced a decade later but it has rapidly lost value again.
2023: Buhari assures Nigerians of credible polls
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Friday in Abuja said next year’s elections would give the All Progressives Congress the opportunity to consolidate its achievements of the past seven years.
This was as he declared that his personal desire and priority of his regime was to bequeath an irreversible political process that would continue to be both democratic and acceptable to Nigerians.
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said this when he received a delegation from Nasarawa State led by its governor, Abdullahi Sule.
The statement is titled, ‘President Buhari: Elections in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun, proof of my irreversible commitment to credible polls.’
The President noted that the off-season elections in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states had confirmed his regime’s irreversible commitment to credible and violence-free polls in the country.
He told the high-powered delegation that the Electoral Act, signed by him earlier this year, was an attestation of the fulfilment of the administration’s determination and commitment to the tenets of the rule of law.
“On the issues of credible, free and fair elections in the country, I have always reassured my listeners both at home and abroad that the priority of this administration is to bequeath to our nation an irreversible political process that continues to be both democratic and acceptable to the people.
“My desire for our nation is that the 2023 elections should clearly mark the commencement of the institutional strength of our electoral body in conducting acceptable, credible and violence-free elections.
“The forthcoming general elections will provide us with the opportunity to convince the electorate of the need for continuity to enable our party to consolidate our achievements in the last seven years.
“The Government and people of Nasarawa State, as usual, have a great role to play in returning our party to governance in the 2023 elections, in order to create a path for greater socio-economic growth and development. This is not only important for Nigeria alone but also for the West African Sub-Region,” he said.
Describing Nasarawa as “very dear to his heart”, President Buhari said the state remained the symbol of hope and determination in collective efforts to entrench democracy in Nigeria.
He said, “To demonstrate this admiration and appreciation to the people of Nasarawa State, I personally attended the inauguration of Governor Tanko Al- Makura on May 29, 2011. In 2015 and 2019, the state remained one of the strongholds of our great party, the APC.
‘‘I am optimistic that the people of the State, the APC Government and this broad representation of your delegation will not disappoint me, as we sustain concerted efforts in pushing forward the frontiers of good governance in our country.’
Source: The Punch Nigeria
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