Agbaja Autonomous Community, Izzi Local Government Area, Ebonyi, has moved against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
The traditional rulers council of the Izzi clan established penalties against FGM.
A report by Plan International indicates that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone a form of female genital mutilation (FGM). If current trends continue, 15 million additional girls between ages 15 and 19 will be subjected to it by 2030.
Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, excision or genital cutting, comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the genital organs for non-medical reasons, mostly carried out between infancy and age 15.
The Chairman of the council, Chief Emmanuel Nwojiji, said the decision was to ensure total compliance, adding that FGM is a practice that ought to be outlawed completely from the society.
Nwojiji made this known on Wednesday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the functionality of the proscription earlier made by the custodians of culture in the area.
According to him, the penalty includes payment of N50,000 cash and other items.
He said steps had been made to enlighten people in churches, markets and community meetings on the sanctions and laws introduced against the act.
“At Amagu in Izzi, we have made people to know the harmful effects of the cutting and as well educate them that one can still fulfil the rite of womanhood without involving cutting.
“We have also constituted task force members who move from one house to another in ensuring that the act is eliminated in our community,” Nwojiji said.
He added that a seven-man committee was inaugurated to monitor adherence of the people over the prescription earlier made.
NAN also reports that the monitoring committee, which comprised traditional rulers, women leaders, youth leaders, school teachers and religious leaders, among others, will follow-up the proscription.
NAN also gathered that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Fistula Care Plus collaborated with Family Succor and Upliftment Foundation to push for FGM elimination in the community.
The foundation, a pet project of the wife of state governor, Mrs Rachael Umahi, organised the meeting to follow-up the public proscription.
The Country Project Manager of USAID, Mr Eyeme Efem, said that the partnering agencies came to ensure that the programmes were well inducted and to ascertain people’s adherence to the law. (NAN)
Girlfriend burns boyfriend alive at a Fuelling station in Texas.
Boyfriend, 25, dies after his skin ‘melted off’ when his ‘girlfriend, 24, sprayed him with 50 cents worth of gasoline and turned him into a human fireball’ during row at Texas gas station
A woman has been charged with murder after ‘melting the skin off’ her boyfriend at a Texas gas station and driving away ‘smiling’.Breana Johnson, 24, doused Ricky Doyle, 25, in petrol as he sat in the backseat of a Jeep and set fire to him after a row on July 18, according to the Arlington Police Department.
Doyle died on Tuesday in a Dallas-area hospital after a two weeks struggle for survival following the horrifying attack, prompting the Johnson’s aggravated assault charge to be upgraded to murder.
Doyle’s mother Lisa told NBCDFW how doctors said his foot ‘was the only part of his body I could touch. That’s all that was left.’
Johnson was heard to tell Doyle ‘I’m going to kill you’ at a Shell gas station during the argument, and went inside and paid for $0.50 worth of gas.
Witnesses saw her return and pour the gasoline over Doyle and walk around to the driver’s seat and set it on fire in what had seemed like a premeditated and thought-through attack.Doyle escaped from the car engulfed in flames and was seen screaming through the parking lot unable to stop his body from burning.
A customer rushed to his aide with a fire extinguisher and put the flames out. A witness said Doyle was ‘bleeding and had skin that appeared to have melted off his body,’ said the police charging document.
Johnson told witnesses that she was smoking while pumping gas which was the accidental cause of the fire.
However, witnesses who had seen Johnson allegedly deliberately set Doyle on fire confronted her, with one trying to detain her until the police arrived.But Johnson pushed the person to the ground and drove away while smiling, the police report said.Doyle’s family said he was first taken to Medical City Arlington before being transferred to a hospital in Plano, where he was being treated for burns covering more than 90% of his body.
They said the top of his head, groin and buttocks areas, along with the bottoms of his feet were spared.
Doyle’s little sister, Mikayla, said the argument between Johnson and Doyle initially started outside the family home in Arlington.
‘She [Johnson] just started beating on his chest. She took his phone. She threw his phone.
Then she came back and she picked his phone up, threw it at him, and then started beating his chest,’ Mikayla recalled. We knew she was abusive to him, but we didn’t know it would come to this.
This is really a traumatic experience for the deceased family. We live in a crazy world, so be careful who you date.
Elon Musk builds Hotel in Mars, Sets to launch soon at $5million per night – Photos
The richest men on Earth, Elon Musk is actually working towards making mars a planet to live in.
He already built a hotel in the Planet Mars!
First Hotel in Mars by Elon Musk is set to open soon at $5 Million per night.
Just wow. This shows how far he’s willing to go in making Mars another planet to live in.
Elon Musk who is a co-founder and leads Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company, is a very wealthy man.
And as the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, Elon leads all product design, engineering and global manufacturing of the company’s electric vehicles, battery products and solar energy products Which is no surprise as to what he intends creating in Mars.
A little biography of him shows that he was born to a South African father and a Canadian mother. He displayed an early talent for computers and entrepreneurship. At age 12 he created a video game and sold it to a computer magazine. In 1988, after obtaining a Canadian passport, Musk left South Africa because he was unwilling to support apartheid through compulsory military service and because he sought the greater economic opportunities available in the United States. And over the years, his achievements have been quite mind blowing which has made him the most wealthiest and richest man in planet earth at the moment.
Here are the pictures of his hotel in Mars.
But how very convinced is the world about the success of Mr. Elon’s project? Because this is quite a mind blowing achievement.
Apostle Johnson Suleman accused of rituals and sexual affairs with over 10 Nollywood actresses
The pastor of Omega fire ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleiman has again been dragged by the popular blogger known as gistlover.
Over the years, rumors about him sleeping around with women and paying them big has been coming to and fro. It got to a point that a lady name Stephanie came out to disclose her alledged affairs with him which was denied.
But just some days ago, a Nollywood actress named Halima Abubakar came out to also to disclose her affair and ordeals with the man of God. She also stated through gist lover whom she conversed with, that she also got severely sick during her time with him.
Gistlover named a lot of other actresses in Nollywood who have been involved with him. Some were said to have fallen terribly ill whilst with him, and some had jujus strong enough to make them not get sick.
Some of the actresses name mentioned came as a huge shock to their fans. Actresses like Mercy Johnson, Ruth Kadiri, Ebube Nwagbo, Ngozi Ezeonu and even Omotola.
This seems like some kind of set up, but Gistlover has insisted that it is true as there are evidences to back this narrative. Well, we will be waiting to see the evidences but here are some photos showing the Actress Halima’s claims and conversations with gistlover. And also photos of the names of the actresses released.
With all these allegations leveled on the man of God, he is yet to say anything about it. And we are sincerely hoping it’s not true owing to the numerous evidences being showed and to be shown by gistlover.