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FIDA NIGERIA congratulates Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for winning the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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FIDA NIGERIA congratulates Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for winning the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

FIDA NIGERIA congratulates Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for winning the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria heartily congratulate the winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace prize. These two distinguished laureates are Dr. Denis Mukwege of Democraticc Republic of Congo and a Yazidi rape victim, Ms. Nadia Murad.

Both laureates have been recognized for their immense effort to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Dr Mukwege was recognised and awarded for having devoted most part of his adult life treating victims of sexual violence in his country. He has condemned the impunity of mass rape and criticised the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop sexual violence against women.

On the other hand, Ms. Nadia Murad Taha is a Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist. She was kidnapped and held by ISIS army for 3 months where she was raped and tortured. Upon her escape she chose to speak openly about what she suffered as a victim of Sexual Abuse and other abuses by the ISIS army. She later became the face and voice of the campaign to free the Yazidi people from sexual violence and war crimes.

FIDA Nigeria recognizes these prize winners as honourable and well deserved and salute the Committee for finding this effort worthy especially as it relates to our mandate of protecting and preserving the rights and well being of women and children ensuring that they live free from all forms of discrimination, violence and abuse in the society.

Both individuals are inspiration to many who are working towards bringing succour to victims of sexual violence in armed conflict.

At the centre of all efforts geared towards ending sexual violence against women in stigmatization . FIDA Nigeria is glad that Ms. Nadia Murad has broken the jinx as a witness, who shared the abuse perpetrated against herself and others to the world. This is a welcomed development that will help other victims speak out.

The contributions of the duo is highly commendable.

FIDA Nigeria commends the Norwegian Nobel Committee for recognizing the efforts of these two noble social crusaders.

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Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

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Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

The Nigeria Police has stated that having sex in a car in public places is not a crime.

The force through ACP Abayomi Shogunle who is in charge of Nigeria Police Public Complaint Response Unit (PPCRU) stated this on his official Twitter page.

According to Abayomi Shogunle, having sex in a car in a public place is not a crime.

Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

He, however, stated conditions where the parties can be arrested for having sex in public place.

He wrote: “NO. Sex in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria provided; 1. Location is not a place of worship.

  1. Parties are 18 yrs+
  2. The act is consensual (agreed to by parties)
  3. Parties are of the opposite sex if threatened with an arrest over above, please contact the police.”
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Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

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Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

Former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, has shared his reasons the Muhammadu Buhari Nigerians voted into power in 2015 is not the same President at Aso Rock today.

Abdullahi, who was part of the mass defection from the ruling party, called on Nigerians to jump out of Buhari’s train, adding that the man presiding over the affairs of the nation today was not the leader Nigerians trooped out enmasse to elect in 2015.

He said this Monday in a chat with Vanguard in reaction to the vote of no confidence passed on President Buhari on Sunday by leaders of the Northern Elders’ Forum.

The Director, Communications and Strategies of the PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation pointed out that he was not joining the cloning debate, but insisted however, that Buhari had dumped the principles for which he was widely adored.

Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

He said, “Some of us risked our political careers to rally round Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and today we have realised that we are in a one-chance vehicle. But I say that having realized where we are, it is time to get down from that one-chance vehicle.

“The Northern Elders Forum was one of the strongest supporters of Buhari in 2015 but they have now realised that the Buhari we have today is the not the Buhari they voted for in 2015.

“The Buhari most of us risked our political careers for was the Buhari whose memory we carried with us since 1983. That Buhari had zero tolerance for corruption and was a strong -willed leader.

Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

“But the Buhari of today has been receiving corrupt people into his party who are hoping he will give them cover. Today, the position of the Northern Elders Forum has vindicated some of us who saw the wisdom in leaving the party (APC) to join the crusade to rescue Nigeria.”

Source: Dailypost

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