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
ECOWAS Institutes New Sanctions Against Mali For Failure To Hold Elections
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has maintained the existing sanctions it imposed on Mali, for failure by the transitional authorities to oversee a smooth political transition.
At an Extraordinary Session in Accra on Sunday, the Authority of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States, expressed disappointment in the country’s failure to meet the proposed timelines for the conduct of fresh elections.
In a Communique issued after the meeting, ECOWAS agreed to uphold all existing sanctions against Mali and added new ones.
“In view of the above, the Authority upholds the sanctions already imposed on Mali and on the transition authorities. The Authority has also decided to impose additional economic and financial sanctions, in conformity with its deliberations at the Sixtieth Ordinary Session held on 12 December 2021 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
These additional sanctions include: Withdrawal of all ECOWAS Ambassadors in Mali; Closure of land and air borders between ECOWAS countries and Mali; Suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between ECOWAS Member States and Mali, with the exception of the following products: essential consumer goods; pharmaceutical products; medical supplies and equipment, including materials for the control of COVID-19; petroleum products and electricity; Freeze of assets of the Republic of Mali in ECOWAS Central Banks; Freeze of assets of the Malian State and the State Enterprises and Parastatals in Commercial Banks; Suspension of Mali from all financial assistance and transactions from all financial institutions”, the Communique said.
Present at the Summit were fifteen ECOWAS Heads of State, government representatives and other designated participants. They included the President of Ghana and the Chairperson of ECOWAS, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; former President of Nigeria and Mediator for Mali, Dr Goodluck Jonathan; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh Annadif; Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security representing the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Bankole Adeoye, amongst others.
The meeting by the regional leaders also discussed the current political situation in Guinea and agreed that, “regarding Guinea, the Authority remains concerned about the slow progress of the transition process 4 months after the coup. The Authority regrets the absence of chronogram for the election and the non-setting up of the National Council of Transition (CNT). It also directs a mission be fielded to Conakry to discuss the transition process with the transition authorities”.
It will be recalled that Guinea and Mali were thrown into political unrest in 2021, following two separate coups in the two West African nations. Following these developments, ECOWAS convened a series of meetings to address the impasses and restore political stability in the two nations. Sunday’s meeting in Accra was to review earlier measures which had been proposed by ECOWAS to restore peace and sanity in the two embattled countries.
Following the close of proceedings, the Heads of State and Government expressed their gratitude to the President of Ghana and the Chair of ECOWAS, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. They also charged him to take all necessary measures for the new statutory appointees to take office on 1st July 2022 at the end of the tenure of the current Management. This implies the finalization of the allocation of remaining statutory positions and the launch of the recruitment process”.
The call was in connection with the creation of institutional reforms within ECOWAS.
Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island cell key returning to South Africa – minister
The key to the prison cell on Robben Island once occupied by Nelson Mandela is going to be returned to South Africa rather than be auctioned in the US, a minister says.
The auction had been due to take place in New York on 28 January until South Africa’s Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa objected.
“This key belongs to the people of South Africa,” he said.
Mandela spent 27 years in prison for campaigning to end white minority rule.
Eighteen of those years were spent on Robben Island, an island off Cape Town.
In 1994, he became South Africa’s first black president after the country’s first democratic elections, and he remains a national icon.
Mr Mthethwa said Guernsey’s auction house had agreed to send the key back to South Africa and also to halt the sale of other items that belonged to Mandela.
These included Mandela’s original painting The Lighthouse, Robben Island, as well as the exercise bike he was allowed to use and a prison tennis racquet.
“The key symbolises South Africa’s painful history whilst also representing triumph of the human spirit over evil,” Mr Mthethwa said in a statement..
It had been put up for sale by Christo Brand, Mandela’s former prison guard in the notorious jail. The pair had become good friends.
The auction was to raise funds for a memorial garden and museum around Mandela’s burial site.
Mandela was released from prison in 1990 as South Africa began to move away from strict racial segregation (apartheid).
He served a single term as president, stepping down in 1999.
He died in 2013 aged 95.
Zambian pastor baths female Church members; says direction from Holy Spirit
New Year Cross Overnight: Pastor Bath Female Members in Church, says Holy Spirit Directed him to do so
A Video of some young ladies been bathed at a Cross over service by a pastor in Church, on 31st night here has surfaced online and taken over the Internet.
According to the Pastor, bathing Church members n@k3d will cleanse them and make them Pure & Holy.
They had to remove their underwear before getting into the bath…
Is this also Divine and acceptable?
Source: Zambian Observer
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