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Mrs Aisha Buhari urges government at all levels to enforce the law on rape, to protect women and children in the country

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The staff came to brief her on the plan to launch an action to end violence against children, slated for Sept. 15.

“We are aware of the national law on rape passed this year on May 25 (Prohibition Act 2015) which states imprisonment ranging from 12 to 20 years.

“I advocate for the enforcement of this law at all levels. Unfortunately, children are the most vulnerable, being exploited at different stages of their lives,’’ she stressed.

Aisha said it had become necessary for government and international organisations to pursue policies and laws to protect women and children against the act.

“A number of cases on violence against women and children are being reported on daily basis with the most alarming one of those happening in higher institutions of leaning.

“These include sexual harassment and assaults of female students by lecturers as a result of lack of laws and appropriate actions against the perpetrators,’’ Aisha lamented.
She said the issue of the violence against children was dear to her heart and would do every possible to salvage the disadvantage situation of children and other vulnerable groups in the society.

“It is my hope that with this renewed commitment by agencies, necessary steps will be taken to end violence against women and children particularly where this is rampant.’’
She wanted the domestication of the law to end the act in Nigeria and Africa in general.

Briefing the president’s wife on the plan, Oyemomi said Nigeria had conducted the survey in collaboration with UNICEF, National Population Commission and Centre for Development of Disease Control and Prevention through the National Planning Commission.

He said so far only eight countries had conducted survey on violence against women in the world, including five countries in Africa and Nigeria was first to have done survey in West Africa.

He said that 60 per cent of children was usually exposed to one form of violence or the other before the age of 18 years.
He said the violence included physical, sexual and emotional violence.

He said the survey conducted across the country had showed that the perpetrators were often family members, in the schools, environment and the communities.

He said one out of 10 children would have experienced violence before the age of five and only six per cent of the effected children revealed what happened to them.
He stressed the need to rehabilitate the victims had become necessary so that they would not become the perpetrators of the act.

He said that when they did not have this, they might think of committing suicide, having a lot of distress, going back to drug and smoking because of the trauma in them.
He said government was committed to protecting the children and women as well as punishing the perpetrators.

Oyemomi said the ministry had dedicated a year to end the violence and would review it after.
The representative of UNICEF, Mrs Rachael Harvey, said there was need to have powerful voices to end violence against children.

She said that NGOs, CBOs, faith-based organisations, community leaders, traditional leaders, among others, must be part of strong voices to end the act.

*Allah bless her. Amen

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Tekno debunks claim of receiving N1bn royalties for Kizz Daniel’s ‘Buga’

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Tekno, the Nigerian singer, has refuted claims that he received royalties worth almost N1 billion from Kizz Daniel for their hit song ‘Buga’.

In May 2022, the duo put out the hit song which enjoyed massive reception across different countries.

But on Sunday, a blog alleged that they had an interview with Tekno, wherein he said he “got featured on the song with no legal agreement”.

The post also claimed the ‘Pana’ singer “said Kizz Daniel sends him 50 percent of the revenue generated from the song every month”.

It alleged that the 31-year-old “admitted to receiving almost N1 billion from Daniel after his ‘Buga’ tour”.

“Him money no reach. Anybody wey put out that fake interview, thunder fire your mama,” he wrote.

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Blackface accuses Shallipopi of copying his song

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Ahmedu Obiabo, the Nigerian dancehall singer better known as Blackface, has accused Shallipopi of “copying his song”.

In a post via his Instagram page, the 50-year-old shared a video where he played a snippet of his song ‘Enemy Plan Enemy Fail’ and ‘ASAP’, a track of ‘Shakespopi‘, Shallipopi’s new album.

Listen to both songs below:

‘Enemy Plan Enemy Fail’ by Blackface

‘ASAP’ by Shallipopi

He further questioned if other Nigerian artistes could not make their music without “copying my song or melody”.

“Una mean say if them no copy my sound or melody, them no go get song to sing? Okay I don make remix for una so make una better abandon this una project,” he wrote.

This is not the first time Blackface has accused another artiste of stealing his song.

In October, he accused Olamide of copyright infringements, adding that the YBNL boss stole several songs in his career. He also claimed that Asake sampled his song ‘Ikebe Super’ in ‘Joha’.

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Juliana Olayode reveals how Funke Akindele emptied her bank account to save her mother from Fibroid

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Nollywood actress, Juliana Olayode has recounted how her senior colleague and boss, Funke Akindele emptied her bank account to save her mother’s life.

In the wake of claims that Funke Akindele doesn’t treat her staff right, Juliana debunked it as she made it known that Funke is the reason her mother is still alive after battling Fibroid.

In a lengthy post on his Instagram page, Juliana showered encomium on Funke as she recalled how the movie star emptied her account to make sure her mother was taken to a private hospital and treated immediately. She noted how the movie star does a lot of good for people, yet doesn’t post it for publicity.

Juliana added that Funke has worked hard to be where she is today and God backed her up. Raining prayers for her and her children, she wrote,

“Mamaaaaaaaaaaaaa @funkejenifaakindele
Olufunke Omo Akindele, the one who the Lord delights in.
The apple of God’s eyes, the one who has found favor in the sight of God, the one whom God has clothed with so much grace and glory, the one whom God has enthroned!!!! The one whose path is like a shining light, the one whose light can not be dimmed!

Olufunke Omo Akindele, the one who has gone through fire and came out without smelling like smoke, is a strong woman, a resilient woman, an Amazon, a phenomenal woman, a pacesetter, a record breaker, and a good woman.

My mum would have died of fibroid years ago, had you not emptied your account to make sure that she was taken to a private hospital and treated immediately.

You do a lot of good but you don’t post about it, you don’t do it for publicity, a lot of people are on your payroll, and you have done so much that an Instagram caption would not be enough to talk about it.

You have worked so hard to be where you are and God backed you up. You will never fall and you will never fail, the mighty hand of God will continue to carry you for the rest of your life.
You, your children, and everything that concerns you is covered by God!!!!

I LOVE YOU MAMA”.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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