Canada welcomes over 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees

Canada welcomes over 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees

Canada has announced plans to welcome at least 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said on Wednesday.

 

“In 2017, the world was shocked to see the harrowing images of people being sold into slavery in Libya. Canada was one of the few countries to step up to work with the UNHCR to resettle these refugees directly from Libya and offer them a new home in Canada,” the minister said in a statement.

 

Hussen, himself a former refugee from Somalia added that, ‘Canada is also taking action to resettle 100 refugees from Niger, rescued from Libyan migrant detention centers, including victims of human smuggling”.

 

According to the United Nations, the number of migrants traveling through Libya to reach Europe has increased tenfold since the fall of Moamer Kadhafi in 2011 and their fate was highlighted dramatically in 2017 – by multiple shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and the broadcast of a CNN report shong a Libyan slave market.

“I live for my Instagram comments and likes” Tonto Dikeh complains after Instagram made some changes that didn’t favour her

"I live for my Instagram comments and likes" Tonto Dikeh complains after Instagram made some changes that didn

Instagram recently made some changes which made Tonto Dikeh lose some of her followers and she took to the platform to address the issue.

 

The actress said the loss of her followers affects her and she needs her followers back. She also revealed that she has a reason for following certain people and she doesn’t approve of Instagram making her lose those people.

She wrote:

 

Plus I was 10person shy away from making 3.9following as at yesterday but today that has changed drastically!!

Gimme back my followers, if others wldnt say I will (WE LIVE FOR OUR FOLLOWING)

Instagram has become such a huge part of My life(And yours too but I know you will prefer to argue with your elders), I live for My comments and my Likes and Everything that comes with it..

Sometimes when times fall apart in my life,All I do is pray and come to instagram to stay happy with different varieties of Talents and stupidity!!

I learn a lot here!!

Instagram has become a culture and we live for the culture!!

BUT WE MOST NEVER BE SLAVES TO THE CULTURE!!

So in this digital culture I belong to, Our/MY Followings,likes & comment is all I live for and it kills me to have that messed with..???????

#DIGITALLIFE #REALLIFE #STAYREALTOYOURSELF

 

"I live for my Instagram comments and likes" Tonto Dikeh complains after Instagram made some changes that didn

"I live for my Instagram comments and likes" Tonto Dikeh complains after Instagram made some changes that didn

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

Rite Foods Limited is surmounting its different business challenges as it grows further and stronger in Nigeria.

This was discovered during the British Broadcasting Corporation interview recently, with Mr. Seleem Adegunwa, Managing Director of Rite Foods Limited who explained that; “Everything is a challenge. You have to produce the power to run the plant yourself because you’re not on the grid, gaining access to market is another, amongst other things”.

 

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

 

Despite the fact that Nigeria is the ‘business hub’ of Africa, Nigeria is home to the continent’s biggest population and biggest economy, but the challenge lies in convincing Nigerians to buy locally made products over imported goods.

It was clear that Rite Foods Limited is a company that is striving to build its brand beyond those challenges in Nigeria.

The Food and Beverage Company has put the horse before the cart by producing high quality products.

 

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

 

Mr. Seleem Adegunwa told BBC interviewer that , “If anything, being a Nigerian owned brand initially would almost become negative because people think that what is produced locally can not just be as good as foreign made goods, but what we have been able to do in the last 28 months is to show that actually, you can be a proud Nigerian brand even with a host of challenges”.

It is worth to note that the company has invested over N30billion and has tripled production capacity.

However, BBC had earlier gathered from Bismarck Rewane, a finance expert that,  Nigeria just came out of a recession and after the recession, there were some adjustment policies that took place and that the currency has lost about 60% of its value.

 

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

 

Establishing the fact that “all of these has made homemade goods much more competitive than imported goods, so people will have taken advantage of the current value, the size of the market, the changing demographic and the fact that there is growth taking place after six quarters of negative growth”.

“Nigeria is home to 200 million people, and its consumer market is estimated to be worth $150bn, which means there’s a lot of potential for growth, although there is stiff competition from international brands both in the continent and abroad” -BBC.

 

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

 

It would be recalled that Rite Foods Limited , producer of Bigi soft drinks, Bigi premium drinking water, Fearless Energy drinks, Bigi and Rite sausages acquired ISO 9001: 2015 Certificate, issued by the Standard Organization of Nigeria- SON at the Rite Foods Factory in Ososa, Ogun State in conformity to the requirement of ISO: 9001: 2015 Quality Management System Standard.

“ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System approach provides globally recognised and acceptable solutions to address the challenges associated with consistently meeting requirements and addressing future needs and expectations of customers in an increasing dynamic food and beverage production environment”. -Mrs. Mojisola Kehinde, Director Laboratory Services of SON.

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

BBC focus on Rite Foods: The Challenge of Creating Successful Nigerian Products

Newlywed couple divorce 3 minutes after getting married

Newlywed couple divorce 3 minutes after getting married

A newlywed couple have become the couple with the most short-lived marriage after they divorced just 3 minutes after getting married.

Only seconds after they signed their marriage contract in a courthouse, the wife tripped and the groom called his new wife ‘stupid’ for tripping over. In tears, the bride demanded an annulment.

Local media reports that the judge officiating the ceremony dissolved their marriage on the spot. They had only been married for three minutes and this leaves them with the shortest partnership in Kuwaiti legal history .

Reacting to the divorce following what is now being referred to as the shortest marriage, social media users defended the woman and said it was no use wasting her time with a man who has no respect for her.

One wrote:

 

If this is how he acts right at the beginning, it’s better to leave him.

 

Another wrote:

 

A marriage with no respect, is a failed one right from the beginning.

Woman pours boiling water mixed with pepper on her husband (graphic photos)

Woman pours boiling water mixed with pepper on her husband (graphic photos)

A man suffered severe burns after his wife allegedly poured boiling water mixed with pepper on him.

The couple had a misundertanding and the woman allegedly bathed him with the hot water in Amukpe axis, Sapele, Delta state.

After the hot water attack, the woman allegedly fled and abandoned their 3-months old baby with him.

The man has been rushed to a local hospital where he is battling for his life following the domestic violence incident.

 

Woman pours boiling water mixed with pepper on her husband (graphic photos)

Woman pours boiling water mixed with pepper on her husband (graphic photos)

Video: Father chases train after leaving his baby alone in carriage so he could smoke cigarette

Video: Father chases train after leaving his baby alone in carriage so he could smoke cigarette

A CCTV footage which first surfaced on monday, shows the moment a father sprints after a moving train after he left his baby alone in a carriage so he could smoke a cigarette.

The father had tucked the baby in his car seat before stepping out onto the platform to smoke,  separating himelf from his child.

Few seconds later, another passenger onboard knocks on the window to warn the dad that the train is about to leave but the doors closed before he could make it inside and the train had started to move. The dad could be seen banging on the doors of the Rapid Transit train as it left Windermere Station in Cleveland, Ohio, last month.

 

Video: Father chases train after leaving his baby alone in carriage so he could smoke cigarette

 

RTA officials stated that a passenger alerted the train operator about the baby before it reached the next station.

The driver then reversed the train and returned to Wildermere station to reunite the baby with its father.

Fortunately, the baby was never in any danger, according to an RTA spokesman.

 

Video: Father chases train after leaving his baby alone in carriage so he could smoke cigarette

 

The dad was reportedly accused of “menacing” the female train operator, according to her police statement.

But the allegation was not backed up by a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) investigation, Cleveland 19 News reported.

Watch the video below.

 

Gifty Powers shares photo of herself kissing a mystery man but hides his identity with an emoji

Gifty Powers shares photo of herself kissing a mystery man but hides his identity with an emoji

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Gifty Powers who is currently in the US took to Instagram to share this photo of herself kissing a mystery man and strategically placed an emoji on his face to hide his identity.

The mother of one was previously linked to singer Mr.2kay.

 

 

‘Confidence is walking into a room and not having to compare yourself with anyone else’ – Yvonne Jegede writes as she shares sexy photo

Nollywood actress and mother of one, Yvonne Jegede shared this sexy photo of herself and wrote: ‘Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself with anyone else in the first place. Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character. If u have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.’

NBA star Stephen Curry and his cute family cover Parents magazine (Photos)

NBA star Stephen Curry and his cute family cover Parents magazine?(Photos)

NBA star, Stephen Curry and his cute family are the cover stars for Parents magazine’s March issue.

The 30-year-old basketballer who plays for Golden State Warriors shares three children son Canon W. Jack, 7 months, and daughters Ryan Carson, 3½, and Riley, 6½ with wife Ayesha Curry.

 

NBA star Stephen Curry and his cute family cover Parents magazine?(Photos)

 

In a cover-story interview for Parents magazine’s March issue, Ayesha, 29, reveals her secrets to running her household.

Talking about the rules she has established for her family, Curry explains to the outlet, “The toughest one for us to follow is no phones at the table.”

 

NBA star Stephen Curry and his cute family cover Parents magazine?(Photos)

 

“Of course, there are those moments when the kids do something super cute and you just have to record it,” she continues. “But we really try to implement the no-phones rule. Our kids love being at the table together, talking about their day, singing songs and telling jokes. It’s a special time.”

 

NBA star Stephen Curry and his cute family cover Parents magazine?(Photos)NBA star Stephen Curry and his cute family cover Parents magazine?(Photos)

 

Police arrest man who orchestrated the torture of lady accused of stealing a phone in Benin

Police arrest man who orchestrated the torture of lady accused of stealing a phone in Benin

The prime suspect of the case concerning a lady who was stripped naked by a group of people and had pepper inserted into her private parts for allegedly stealing a mobile phone in Benin City, has reportedly been arrested.

According to a report by Barrister Jefferson Uwoghiren, who has been on the case since the video of the lady being tortured went viral, the man was arrested on Wednesday evening, along with the manager of a hotel he lodged briefly in Benin City, Edo state.

In his report, Uwoghiren stated that the prime suspect who had been with the said lady, had complained about a missing phone. He then forced the victim to a native doctor around Ugbiyokho area of Ekehuan Road, Benin City, to determine if she was guilty or not.

The victim was instantaneously pronounced guilty and asked to produce the missing phone, before being tortured.

Read the report below.

The middle aged man that mobilized thugs and street animals to rape and sexually molest a young girl in a trending video has been arrested. He was arrested this evening, along with the manager of a hotel he lodged briefly.

His arrest this evening, opened the lid on the motive and participants involved in the sordid attack. The suspect was temporarily and amorously linked with the victim and subsequently complained of a missing phone. He collared the victim to a native “doctor”, around Ugbiyokho area of Ekehuan Road, Benin City, to determine the culpability of the victim.

As customary with these fake and useless native “ doctors “, the victim was instantaneously pronounced guilty and asked to produce the missing phone. Victim’s denial and protest fell on deaf ears. The suspect, native “ doctor” and apprentice native “ doctors” pounced on the victim , beat her up, striped her naked, and procured granulated chilly pepper, popularly called “ Akpoko” in local language and inserted it into the victim’s private, all dramatically caught on video.

A massive manhunt is on for the fake and useless native “ doctor” and his apprentices .

Police arrest man who orchestrated the torture of lady accused of stealing a phone in Benin

 

See photos of other suspects below.

 

Police arrest man who orchestrated the torture of lady accused of stealing a phone in Benin

Police arrest man who orchestrated the torture of lady accused of stealing a phone in Benin

Chris Brown drags the heck out of Offset for calling him ‘Lame’ on Instagram (Screenshot)

Chris Brown drags the heck out of Offset for calling him ?Lame? on Instagram?(Screenshot)

Chris Brown and his longtime enemy Offsethave reignited their beef.

It all started after Brown uploaded a video meme to his Instagram page mocking 21 Savage following his arrest by ICE agents on Sunday for overstaying his immigration visa.

Offset who didn’t find the video funny went on to comment under the post, writing “Memes ain’t funny lame.”

Without wasting much time, the Chris Brown replied: F*CK YOU LIL BOY. BETTER WORRY ABOUT WHAT U GOT GOING AND FOCUS ON “YOU”. All this cap on IG IS WHATS LAME.. YO ENERGY [WASN’T] LIKE THAT WHEN I CAME TO THE DRAKE SHOW IN LA…. IF U DONT GET YO A HIP A HOP A HIBBET A HIBBET TO THE HIP HIP HOP AND YA DONT STOP THE ROCKIN FACE ASS OUT MY COMMENTS. SENSITIVE ASS NI–A.. CALL ME PERSONALLY. U WANT SOME CLOUT WHEN ALL U GOTTA DO IS PULL UP No camera no flexing and all at!!!!!”

“IF YOU A REAL MAN FIGHT ME. Oh and another thing, SUCK MY D-CK!!!!”Chris Brown drags the heck out of Offset for calling him ?Lame? on Instagram?(Screenshot)

Saraki reacts as Tinubu Ex-CSO, Kayode Egbetokun is deployed to Kwara State as Police Commissioner

Saraki reacts as Tinubu Ex-CSO, Kayode Egbetokun is deployed to Kwara State as Police Commissioner?

On Wednesday night, Senate President, Bukola Saraki mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) over their “incessant replacement” of police commissioner in Kwara state.
He spoke in reaction to deployment of Kayode Egbetokun, former Chief Security Officer to APC national leader, Bola Tinubu.

Saraki while addressing his supporters during the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) rally at Balogun Fulani ward in Ilorin south local government area of the state said “they (the opposition) are scared to come and meet our people that is why they are busy changing police commissioner every day but that won’t change our peoples resolve to continue to support us.

“The support we received shows that we are on ground with the people and they are still fully supporting us. Let other party come and meet our people and see if people will receive them the way they received us.

We are always with the people unlike them who are usually home during elections to deceive our people. “If the APC is popular as they claim let them come home and show their strength just like we did. They cannot intimidate our people with police.”

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment and deployment of 37 Command Commissioners of Police for the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), Abuja Yesterday. Kayode Egbetokun who was also recently appointed as a Commissioner in Lagos, has been redeployed to Kwara State.

Body bag comment: Presidency backs El-Rufai, says ‘he spoke in defense of national interest’

Body bag comment: Presidency backs El-Rufai, says ?he spoke in defense of national interest?

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says the body bag comment made by Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rifai, was made in defense of our national interest and not in anyway borne out of the desire to attack or kill foreign representatives.

Governor El-Rufai had threatened that foreign powers planning to interfere in Nigeria’s elections will “leave Nigeria in body bags.”

“Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back in body bags.” the governor said

Reacting to the controversial comment, Garba Shehu said there is nothing to fret about over the comment as it was made in Nigeria’s interest.

“We have taken note of the clarification to a reported earlier statement by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’i concerning opposition call for foreign interference in our domestic affairs and to say that latest statement by him should rest the issue for good. There is nothing more to sneeze at.

” The Governor spoke strongly in defense of national interest. It is clear that El-Rufa’i, our party the APC and all its candidates have reposed their faith in democracy through general elections. They are all of the view that there is no place for violence against local people or foreign citizens in our midst.

“Opposition PDP ought to own up to the mistakes of their own policies for 16 years which have led the country to a sorry pass that has cost lives, jobs and growth instead of dwelling on diversionary issues.” he said

 

2019 Elections: Nigerian Customs intercept truck load of police uniforms and tear gas in Lagos

2019 Elections: Nigerian?Customs intercept truck load of police uniforms and?tear gas in Lagos

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A,’ Nigeria Customs Service, said it intercepted bales of uniforms, tear gas canisters and other paraphernalia of the Nigeria Police Force.

 

The command revealed that the uniforms that were intercepted along Lagos road were concealed in a Toyota Sienna space bus heading out of Lagos. The Customs Area Controller, FOU, Muhammed Aliyu, said one person had been arrested in connection with the seizure.  He said the uniforms were a threat to national security as they were destined to get into the wrong hands.

 

In addition to the uniforms and tear gas, ranks, belts, berets and police badges with identity cards were also intercepted by the unit, Aliyu said. “The items seized are a threat to national security because the uniform can be used for kidnapping, Boko Haram activities or during the elections,” Aliyu said.

 

Giving details about the paraphernalia of the police seized, he said, “We have belts and badges for the ranks of sergeants and inspectors. The identity cards have no name on them. They are only printed and later they will be affixed with any names they want to put on it.

 

“One bundle of the material for the  uniform can be used to make uniforms for about 10 people, and Nigerians will complain about atrocities of  policemen not knowing some  are not real policemen  but impostors.”  Aliyu added, “Not only were identity cards and ranks intercepted, but there were also cutlasses. What is a policeman supposed to do with a cutlass?  Have you ever seen a genuine policeman with a  cutlass? These are part of the atrocities they will use the uniform to commit.”

 

He, however, warned those involved in the unwholesome practice to stop because the service would always be a step ahead of them. “I am telling those who are involved in this unwholesome practice to stop it. The one they have in stock they should destroy it because we are coming for them,” he stated.

Priyanka Chopra says she ‘freaked out’ and had a panic attack right before marrying Nick Jonas

Priyanka Chopra says she ?freaked out? and had a panic attack right before marrying Nick Jonas

Priyanka Chopra said that just before walking down to aisle to marry Nick Jonas, she freaked out and had a panic attack.

The former Miss World said that right at the point that her 75-feet veil was attached so she could walk down the aisle and get hitched, she suffered a panic attack. She said she only relaxed as soon as she saw her groom.

 

Priyanka Chopra says she ?freaked out? and had a panic attack right before marrying Nick Jonas

 

Speaking to Good Morning America on Wednesday, Priyanka said:

I kind of had a freak out moment right before I was supposed to walk down the aisle.

I remember them putting the veil on me and the veil was like 75 feet…, but I had a freak out moment when I was standing behind the curtains.

They were going to tell me when to walk out and the music was going to start playing… I just started having a panic attack.

Then the doors opened and I saw [Nick] and I cannot forget that moment.

 

Speaking on why she chose to add Nick’s surname to hers, the actress told Jimmy Fallon:

 

I always wanted to add his name to mine because I feel like, we’re becoming family. I’m a little traditional and old school like that. But I don’t take away my identity, it’s added to who I am.

Movement will be restricted on 18 roads ahead of President Buhari’s campaign in Lagos this weekend

Movement will be restricted on 18 roads ahead of President?Buhari

The Lagos State Government has restricted movement on 18 major roads across the state for President Buhari’s campaign on Saturday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.

 

Former Minister of State for Defence and Chairman, Transport Committee on President Buhari’s Campaign visit to Lagos State, Demola Seriki, told journalists at a press conference in Ikeja on Wednesday that the restriction was necessary as Buhari would lead other All Progressives Congress members to seek Lagosians’ votes in the general elections.

 

He said movement would be diverted on the roads so that motorists and commuters would not be left stranded.  He listed the affected areas as the Stadia (Teslim Balogun and National stadia) in and out; Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lawanson/Itire /Tejuosho Road, Apapa/ Costain Road, Abebe village, Eric Moore Road, Eko Bridge/Apongbon, Marina Road, Ikorodu Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Old Toll Gate/Third Mainland Bridge/Obalende, Airport Road, Oshodi-Oworonshoki Expressway, Agege Motor Road, Jibowu area, Yaba/Muritala Mohammed Way Iddo/Otto, Herbert Macaulay Way and Adekunle and Ijora Olopa.

 

He said the committee issued the traffic advisory to ease movement, but advised motorists to stay away from Surulere, venue of the rally, insisting that many routes would be closed.

Seriki said, “For instance, Alaka (by Lanre Shittu Motors) on the service lane, inwards Stadium will be closed to traffic while vehicles will be diverted to the Stadium Bridge on the main carriage way. Shitta, inwards Stadium and Stadium inwards Shitta will be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to Adeniran Ogunsanya Street or Akerele extension. T

raffic from Barracks to Stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue will be diverted to Stadium Bridge on the main carriage way to Alaka.” He called for the cooperation of Lagosians, urging residents to come to the venue to receive Buhari “to our dear state.”  Seriki said over 100,000 APC members were expected at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, adding that Lagos was ready to deliver over two million votes for the President.

The Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander for the state, Hyginus Omeje, said truck drivers would be restricted from entering the metropolis from Friday, February 8, in preparation for the presidential rally on Saturday. “Truck drivers are advised to plan their movements and cooperate with officers to ensure that trucks do not jeopardise the travel advisory issued for the safety and comfort of all while the event lasted,” he said.

”I blame the devil” – Security guard apprehended for attempting to rape a prophetess in Ondo says

A 39-year-old security guard, Longbab Bouguen, has been arrested by men of the Ondo state police command for assault and attempting to rape a prophetess (name withheld) at the Agbogbo area of Akure, the state capital.

Parading the suspect before newsmen, the spokesperson of the command, Femi Joseph, said Boughen with an alleged accomplice, Daniel John, had ambushed the victim while she was returning home on the day of the attack at about 8pm, stole her money and then raped her.

“One prophetess of the Celestial Church of Christ located in the Agbogbo area, along the Akure/Owo Expressway, reported that a security guard, Longbab Bouguen, suddenly dragged her to a secluded area and forcefully tore her pants in order to have sexual intercourse with her.

The suspect threatened the victim by brandishing a cutlass and knife, while putting on dark eye glasses and also dispossessed her of the sum of N700, which he consequently shared with a fellow security guard, Daniel John.”

Speaking to newsmen, the victim said

“I discovered that he was following me when I was going to the church and suddenly he grabbed me from the back and dragged me to one corner. I struggled with him but he overpowered me and showed me a knife, threatening to kill me if I shouted.  I didn’t want him to stab me because there was nobody around to rescue me. As he was struggling with me, he tore my clothes and my pants; I didn’t allow him to penetrate so he ejaculated on my body. Thereafter, he collected the money on me before allowing me to go”.

When interrogated, the suspect blamed the devil for influencing him to commit the crime

“Though I attacked her and tore her clothes and pants, I had not penetrated her before I ejaculated on her body. I allowed the woman to go after collecting the sum of N700 on her” he said

According to the police, the suspect and his accomplice will be charged to court soon.

 

 

10-year-old Cub Scout goes viral after he takes a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at a city council meeting (video)

10-year-old Cub Scout goes viral after he takes a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at a city council meeting (video)

A 10-year-old Cub Scout is going viral after he took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at a city council meeting in Durham, North Carolina.

During Monday’s Durham City Council meeting, Cub Scout Troop 451 was asked to lead the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But 10-year-old Liam Holmes chose to kneel, invoking the protest made popular by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Explaining the reason for his action, Liam Holmes told CNN affiliate WNCN:

 

What I did was took a knee against racial discrimination, which is basically when people are mean to other people of different colors.

 

The little boy’s action won over the mayor, but not everybody was happy about it and it’s led to a debate on social media.

 

10-year-old Cub Scout goes viral after he takes a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at a city council meeting (video)

 

Liam was asked what he’d say to people who didn’t approve of what he did and he replied:

 

Well, those people just don’t listen.

 

Liam added:

 

No one saw it except the people who were watching. And the mayor noticed and he thanked me.

 

Mayor Steve Schewel said:

 

Thank you, councilman, and thank you, scouts. To the scout that expressed his conscience by kneeling, we will say we endorse and appreciate all expressions of conscience in Durham City Council

 

Liam’s dad, Scott Holmes, who is a Civil Rights attorney, activist, and professor at NC Central University, said Liam spoke to him about it beforehand, but he wasn’t sure if he’d follow through.

Mr Holmes said his family members are Quakers and for religious reasons do not believe in taking oaths. He said he was shocked and proud of his son.

He said:

 

So we’ve talked about that sort of thing before. We never really talked much about, kind of, the racial inequality part of taking a knee beyond something religious. So we talked about it as we waited for the city council to gather.

 

Holmes said he did not want to pressure his son but wanted him to feel supported.

He said:

I told him that it (taking a knee) is just an idea and he should do whatever he feels comfortable with. Because I know how it can feel weird, awkward to do something different than other folks.

 

He added:

 

When he did it I was really surprised and also really proud of him.

 

Liam says he plans to take a knee again in the future, hoping that people will eventually listen and be a little nicer to one another.

Watch the video below.

 

 

Body bag: ”Just freaking shut up and stop explaining yourself” – Aisha Yesufu tells Gov El-Rufai

Body bag:

Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls BBOG, Aisha Yesufu, has slammed Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, over his explanation on the controversial ”body bag” comment he made on National TV.

Governor El-Rufai appeared on NTA on Tuesday February 5th and said that any foreign representative that comes into Nigeria to interfere in our politics will leave in body bags.Watch the video here.

The governor had in his explanation, said he made the comment in defence of Nigeria’s sovereinty. Read here.

Well, Aisha Yesufu, is not buying his explanation and has asked him to shut up. Read her tweets below.

Body bag: Body bag: Body bag: