Benue Covid-19 Index Case, Susan Idoko Threatens To Sue NCDC If Not Released Within 7 Days





Susan Idoko, the Benue state COVID-19 index case, has threatened to sue the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC if she is not released from the Abuja isolation center within the next seven days.

Idoko has been having a faceoff with the government since she was diagnosed with the virus. She has been in isolation for 53 days now without showing any symptoms of the disease. She insists she doesn't have the virus.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Wednesday, said Mrs. Idoko had refused to let the NCDC and other medical personnel  take her samples so they can do a final test on her before she is discharged

Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Friday May 15, her lawyer, Mr. Steven Eke said his client has lost confidence in the capabilities of the NCDC. He said Mrs. Idoko demands an independent test to be conducted by the World Health Organization under the supervision of the British High Commission and her personal physician.

The lawyer said the continued detention of Mrs. Idoko,  in the name of isolation is a clear violation of her fundamental human rights and that she will head to court if it persists.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health., Osagie Ehanire, at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja on Friday, May 14, said he has persuaded Mrs. Idoko to consent to being tested. He says her sample has been taken and the result will be out in a couple of days.

Maryam Sanda Appeals Her Death Sentence After She Was Found Guilty Of Killing Her Husband





Maryam Sanda has filed an appeal against the death sentence she was handed by a Federal High Court in Abuja which found her guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

The convict asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to set aside the verdict and acquit her, on grounds of Justice Yusuf Halilu who handed her the death sentence being "tainted by bias and prejudices.”

Maryam alleged she wasn't given a fair hearing and was convicted on circumstantial evidence by the trial judge who reportedly failed to rule on her preliminary objection, challenging the charge preferred against her.

She backed her claim by pointing out the evidence of witnesses, lack of confessional statement, absence of murder weapon, lack of corroboration of evidence by two or more witnesses and lack of autopsy report to determine the true cause of her husband’s death.

She said in her application;

“The honourable trial judge erred in law when having taken arguments on the appellant’s preliminary objection to the validity of the charge on the 19th of March, 2018 failed to rule on it at the conclusion of the trial or at any other time. 
“The trial judge exhibited bias against the defendant in not ruling one way or the other on the said motion challenging his jurisdiction to entertain the charge and therefore fundamentally breached the right to a fair hearing of the defendant.”' 
Maryam added that the trial judge erred and misdirected himself by usurping the role of the police when he assumed the duty of an Investigating Police Officer (IPO) as contained in Page 76 of his judgment.
She added;
“The circumstantial evidence which the trial court relied upon in its application of the last seen doctrine does not lead to the conclusion that the defendant is responsible for the death of the deceased.”

No date has been fixed for hearing in the matter.

Freeing Ex-Boko Haram Terrorists Is Suspicious And Troubling - CAN





The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised an alarm over the reintegration, rehabilitation and de-radicalisation of Boko Haram suspects by the Federal Government.

Nigerians Have A Wrong Perception Of Lawmakers Pocketing A Lot Of Money Despite Doing Little - President Buhari





President Buhari has stated that the notion of lawmakers being ''overly paid for doing a little job,'' is a wrong one. 

The President who was represented at the launch of the Green Chamber magazine, a publication of the house of representatives in Abuja on Wednesday February 19 by Minister of Information and culture Lai Mohammed, said the wrong perception about

Loved-Up Photos Of Madonna, 61, As She Passionately kisses Her toyboy Williams, 25





Pop Queen, Madonna, 61, and her toyboy beau Ahlamalik Williams, 25 took to Instagram to pack on the PDA.

After wrapping up UK leg of her Madame X tour earlier this week, Madonna took to her page to celebrate by sharing a series of new photos. In one of the images,

Kendell Jenner Poses Topless During Fashion Shoot For GARAGE Magazine In New S*xy Photos





Supermodel. Kendell Jenner went completely topless and covered her modesty with her hands during a fashion shoot for GARAGE magazine. 

The 24-year-old who collaborated with conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan and fashion photographer Campbell Addy will appear in the magazine's 18th issue.

I Repeat, Nobody That Is Not Fela Or My Family Can Ever Say They Paved Any Way For Me - Burna Boy Insists





In a series of tweets which he posted last night, Burna Boy insisted that nobody asides Fela or his family members can lay claim to paving the way for him.

Recall that two days ago, the singer trended on Twitter after he said he is the best since Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and that no one paved a way for him.

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