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Sowore And Nigeria’s Growing List Of Political Prisoners

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Several persons have become political prisoners in Nigeria since Buhari assumed power. These are some of those people.
 
Since assuming office in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has arrested and detained journalists, religious leaders, activists and others that have spoken up against his government.

In May 2019, Amnesty International said that the human rights situation in Nigeria was currently characterised, by serious human rights violations such as extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other ill-treatment.

SaharaReporters compiles a list of some known political prisoners held arbitrarily by the Nigerian Government.

Omoyele Sowore
The human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner was arrested by the Department of State Services for planning nationwide protests tagged #RevolutionNowto express displeasure against bad governance in Nigeria. He has been detained arbitrarily for 40 days.

Abubakar Idris (Dadiyata)
Dadiyata, who is popular on Twitterfor his vocal criticism of the Kano State Government was seized from his home in Kaduna and has since been kept incommunicado.

Stephen Kefas
Kefas was arrested under the guise of questioning him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State but was soon transferred to Kaduna on the orders of Governor Nasir el-rufai for reposting a Facebook article by SaharaReportersexposing the detention of the “Kajuru 9” elders. He has been held for more than three months.

Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky
El-Zakzaky is the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He has been in custody of the Nigerian Government since July 2014 despite court orders for his release.

Agba Jalingo
The journalist was arrested by the Nigerian Police Force in August 2019 and has been charged for “treason and involvement with the #RevolutionNowprotests”.

Jalingo has said the real reason he is being held is exposing corruption by the governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade.

Olawale Adebayo (Mandate)
Popularly called Mandate, Olawale a young activist, who joined the #RevolutionNowprotest in Osogbo, Osun State, was arrested by the Department of State Services in August and has since been held incommunicado.

Jones Abiri
Abiri is a journalist, who was re-arrested after a two-year detention without charge by the DSS. He remains in detention.

George Uboh
A whistle-blower, who exposed financial impropriety in the Central Bank of Nigeria was arrested by the Nigerian Government and has been detained without charge since his arrest.

 
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Source: SaharaReporters

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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

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