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Dino Melaye Threatened To Rape Me, You Must Discipline Him – Remi Tinubu Writes Saraki, Oyegun

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Remi Tinubu

Oluremi Tinubu, the Senator representing Lagos Central, has petitioned the leaderships of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Senate over acts of “gross misconduct” by Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi west, which occurred last Tuesday.

The petition followed an earlier letter to the acting Inspector of Police, Ibrahim Idris, in which she asked for “adequate security” for fear that Melaye, who also belongs to the ruling APC, might kill her.

In the letters, dated July 18, Tinubu explained that she was complaining to the leadership of the APC and Senate about Melaye’s conduct at last Tuesday’s closed-door session, expressing worry that the Senate leadership had not taken action to address Melaye’s “threatening misconduct”.

“I was duly recognized to speak by the Senate President, after Senator Dino Melaye had spoken and berated some Senate colleagues over their perceived roles in the judicial case involving the Senate leadership,” she wrote in the letter to Mr. Oyegun.

“Although I remained silent and attempted no interjection during his statement, Senator Dino Melaye tried to abridge my right as a Senator by hectoring at me and interrupting my contribution.

“At one point, I cautioned him about the use of his language and the threats made, reminding him other Senators were there with equal right as he and represented their constituents.

“In a burst of apparent rage, Senator Melaye charged at me in what can only be seen as effort to attack me. The attack was only prevented by some respectful Senators who moved to impede his path or otherwise block him from approaching closer towards me. I thank those Senators for their personal courage and sense of decorum.”

“Senator Melaye hurled foul and vulgar language at me. What he said should never be heard in any public institution let alone the floor of the Senate.”

“Denigrating me as a woman, Senator Melaye threatened to beat me on the floor of the Senate just because I dared to express my opinion different from his.”

“I am both a ranking Senator and a woman. But Senator Melaye took neither into consideration as he issued threats of rape and assault, while boasting he would face no consequence even if he fulfilled these criminal threats.”

“As such, it was an affront to the senate, this government and our party. For a party member to so antagonise and hector another APC member in this fashion places the party in disrepute and undermines the unity needed to accomplish the sober task of reforming Nigeria for the better.”

“We must start by ensuring our own members know how to behave, according decorum, befitting their elected positions,” she said.

The senator said she hoped that the party would appropriately sanction Melaye for his “malignant” behaviour and affirm its policy of zero tolerance for gender discrimination and restore its reputation as the vehicle of change.

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FG Has Commercialized Christian Marriage —- PFN Cries Out Over New Law That Mandates Couples To Pay N51,000 Before Getting Married In Church

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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has expressed fury over the new law by the Rauf Aregbesola led Ministry of Interior that mandates the payment of N30,000 by Churches to conduct statutory marriages and N21,000 for each marriages certificate.

PFN has alleged that churches are being targeted by the Federal Government following the new marriage certificate law introduced by the Ministry of Interior.

PFN’s National President of the fellowship, Rev.(Dr.) Felix Omobude who lashed out at the Ministry of Interior over the imposition of a compulsory N30,000 charge license for Christian worship centers for the conduct of statutory marriages in churches and N21,000 for each marriage certificate alleged that it is an attempt to commercialize Christian marriages in the country.

Omobude called on the Federal Government to shelve the unpopular policy which he said is exploitative and targeted against Christian marriages in the country. He added that they will use every legal means to stop the new marriage certificate law.

He said;

“This is very unfair and to the best of our understanding, the new law is targeted against the Church because the Traditional and Islamic weddings are exempted from paying the new marriage certificate fees.

“PFN is at a loss as to why Church Marriages should be in the exclusive list of the nation’s constitution. The PFN, therefore calls on the Federal Government to immediately shelve the unpopular policy targeted against Christian marriages in the country.

“If the Ministry of Interior is in dire need of funds, it should look elsewhere and resist the temptation of placing an extra financial burden on the Christians and their churches.”

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Incest!!! Man Banished For Impregnating His Daughter A Second Time In Anambra

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A man in his late ’60s was, on Tuesday, banished with his daughter from Okofia community in Okofia, Otolo Nnewi, Anambra State, for impregnating his daughter for a second time.

According to a Facebook user Chinonso Okoro who announced the incident via a Facebook group, the community decided to banish the man because instead of repenting of his wrong deed, he decided to do it a second time.

A picture shared by Chinonso showed members of the community handing the man and his daughter fresh palm fronds, while some more palm fronds were tied round the man’s neck and his daughter’s legs as a sign that they were engaged in abominable acts.

The second picture showed a bus laden with their property and ready to drive out of the community while in another picture his daughter was seen carrying a less than a year old baby which allegedly was a result of the first pregnancy.

The unidentified man is said to hail from Okija, in Ihiala Local Government Area but has lived in Nnewi for a long time.

Chinonso in his post said: “Happening now at Okofia Otolo Nnewi the location of the Unizik college of health. This man from Okija impregnated his own daughter for the second time. Now they’re asked to leave Nnewi. Wonders shall never end.

A resident in the area, Mr. Ikechukwu Anaocha, who spoke to News Express expressed shock that the man did not repent after the first pregnancy.

He said: “I know the man personally. I think he is sick in the head. Whatever will make a sane man want to sleep with his daughter? That’s madness. They have defiled the land and deserve to be banished. Abomination should not be condoned in whatever guise.”

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BREAKING: Buhari Sacks Muiz Banire As AMCON Chairman, Appoints Adamu

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Muiz Banire as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, appointing Edward Lametek Adamu as the new chairman of the Corporation.

This was contained in a letter read on the floor of the Senate by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan.

The letter, dated December 9, 2019, reads: “In accordance with Section 10(1) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Act, 2010, I hereby present Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu for confirmation as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria by the Distinguished Senate.

“While hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Banire was appointed as AMCON Chairman in 2018 when during the leadership of Bukola Saraki as Senate President.

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