Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has disclosed that the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom has engaged the services of lawyers to defend the senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice. Lawan made this known on Wednesday while giving details about the outcome of a closed session held by the […]upper chamber before the start of plenary proceedings.
The closed-door session which started at about 10:57 a.m ended at 11:49 a.m.
The PUNCH reports Ekweremadu, alongside his wife, was arrested by the UK Metropolitan Police last Tuesday for conspiracy to harvest the organs of a minor.
Ekweremadu and his wife allegedly facilitated David’s entry into the UK to transplant his kidney into their daughter, Sonia, who is suffering from kidney failure.
The couple was arraigned at the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in London on charges of conspiracy and organ harvest on Thursday.
But speaking on Wednesday, Lawan said a delegation from its Committee on Foreign Affairs would depart Nigeria for London on July 1, 2022, to pay a visit to the embattled couple presently in detention over an allegation of organ harvesting.
This was contained in a statement by the Special Assistant (Press) to Lawan, Dr. Ezrel Tabiowo, titled, ‘Senate delegation to visit Ekweremadu, wife in London’.
According to Lawan, the decision to wade into Ekweremadu’s arrest and detention was against the backdrop of a briefing received by the Nigerian High Commissioner to London.
He further disclosed that the Senate would engage the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nigerian High Commission in London on the recent arrest of Senator Ike Ekweremadu by the London Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom.
He said, “I had a personal engagement with our Nigerian High Commissioner to Britain, Alhaji Isola Sarafa, who has done so well to establish contact with our colleague, who has been able to get his team to be in the court at Uxbridge where Ekweremadu was taken to.
“The high Commission has also been able to provide some consular services that include the engagement of some lawyers who will defend our colleague.
“We commend them for giving attention to the issue at stake. Equally, the Nigeria Foreign Affairs Minister has been engaged here, so that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes steps to provide diplomatic support for our colleague.
“Because this issue is already in court, we have limited opportunity to discuss beyond what we have done so far.
But I want to ensure the family of our colleague, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and Nigerians, that the Senate will continue to engage with our ministry of foreign affairs as well as our high commission in London.
“The High Commission has done so much but we still expect that it will continue to provide any other further consular services.
“We have also mandated our committee on foreign affairs to engage with the British high commission here in Nigeria, to find more details on this case, as as far as the high commission is involved.
“There will be a delegation to London to see Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife. A delegation from the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Senate will leave in the next two days to London for that purpose.
“I want to urge all federal government institutions that can do anything to ensure that justice prevails in this case, that they do so.”
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JUNE 12 FAST
There’s a common topic amongst Nigerians now, that we have prayed too much and we do not need to pray more, all we need to do is get our PVC and vote. How true is this?
While it is necessary to get our PVC and vote, it is also important that we unite the body of Christ to pray as there will be some cases where our PVC and our votes will not suffice. As we have seen recently where people who legally won at the primaries were denied their wins. So, our need now goes beyond getting our PVC and voting, we need to unite and pray. Every believer needs to take this stand, we must openly reject the idea that we have prayed enough as prayer can never be too much. Saying we have prayed enough is equal to saying we do not need God because prayer is the call for God’s intervention in a situation. If we need God’s intervention in Nigeria we must not stop praying. This is why we are carrying out the June 12 Fast.
The June 12 Fast was born out of a vision from the Lord to Prophet Isaiah Wealth, about the dawning of a new day for Nigeria, and the emergence of “a good leader” who would lead the country into this new dawn, which the Lord has purposed to begin after the 2023 elections. However, according to the Vision received by the Prophet, a 7 day fast must be assembled one year before the inauguration of the next president.
The June 12 Fast will be held from Monday 13th of June to Sunday 19th of June, 2022. Each day’s live broadcast is scheduled as follows:
Monday 13th to Saturday 18th June: 6.15am – 7.30am daily
Sunday 19th June: 5pm – 7pm.
All events will hold at OneSound Studios, No 11c Kudirat Abiola Way, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos and will be broadcast live on Facebook via the OnesoundRevivalTv Facebook.
Music Ministers include;
Joe Praise, Panam Percy Paul, Efe Nathan, Onyeka Onwenu and Onos.
In addition to this we will be signing a 1 million man petition that we will be presenting to the Court of Heaven to reinstate our faith in God for change in Nigeria. We implore you to please join us to sign this petition.
To sign this petition, kindly visit www.praynigeria.ng/petitions
For details on this event kindly click this link – https://praynigeria.ng/june12fast/
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Says, ‘I will change my lifestyle after I make billions of Dollars’
US-based Nigerian actress, singer and porn star, Judith Mazagwu popularly known Afro Candy has been in the country since last week. She is in the country to pay her last respect to her mother, Agatha Opara, whose remains were laid to rest on Saturday, April 30, in her country home, in Imo State. She was our guest on Vanguard Live Chat with celebrities on Instagram yesterday, where she revealed so many things about her life and career, including what inspired her to become a porn star among others.
You are truly enjoying your stay back home after being away for almost eight years?
There is no place like home. I think I love it here. I missed Nigeria for years and I’m glad to be here again.
You mean different things to different people. Some people see you as an actress and a singer, while many others describe you as a porn star. So, who’s Afro Candy?
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Afro Candy is everything just as you noted. Everything I mean to everybody to a specific group of people. I am everything you just mentioned. But you probably did mention that I am also a mother of two beautiful daughters. I am also an entrepreneur, I have my own company back in the United States called Invisible Twins Productions. I am everything you mentioned anyway.
What ‘s story about you that you haven’t been able to share with anyone?
I guess if there is any story I haven’t been able to share with anyone that means I don’t want to talk about it. There are certain things you will like to go to your grave with. So, I’d rather keep it where it is or tell it at the right time. But this is not the right time to share any secret things about me for now.
People say that you became controversial the moment you relocated to the United States. Is that true?
I will agree with you. When I was living in Nigeria, I was a regular Nollywood actress who couldn’t take off my shirt in a movie. I remember, on one or two occasions where the directors had to fight with me to play a scene, where I had to tie a towel and lay beside Kenneth Okonkwo. I was forced to do it. That’s to tell you the kind of actress I was then.
Another one was the movie I acted alongside Mike Ezuruonye, where I had to kiss him. It was difficult for me to kiss him in that movie, and when I did, trust me. I was so afraid of the scene that what if my husband gets to see the movie. It means that I am a dead person. Then I was trying to be a regular, married actress. But when I got to America and what happened happened. America is like Nigeria. You have to hustle in order to survive. That was why I became controversial.
I delved into music and released my first single, “Ikebe Na Money” between 2007/2008, where I was captured on camera laying on top of a guy almost naked and tongues started wagging. To cap it all, I produced my movie, “Destructive Instinct”, where I went naked. And the movie went viral on the internet because of the fact that I flaunted my boobs and was sexy. And from there, people started calling me a porn star. I said okay, since you are calling me a porn star, I am going to give you what you people want then. That was how I became a full time porn star.
Was it part of the reason marriage crashed?
My marriage had crashed before I became controversial. It’s a long story that I now consider as my past. I don’t like to address that issue in public because I have survived it with my two daughters. My ex husband later came back to beg me. He doesn’t care what I do now with my life. Even if I go naked it’s not his concern. I don’t like talking about my past.
Your sex tapes are all over the internet, do you sometimes feel guilty, or perhaps, express worry that this is not part of African culture?
No, don’t feel guilty because it’s a means of survival. This is something that brought me out of the darkest moment of my life. Being abandoned in America when I was just one year in the country. I had nothing to fall back on, I just started picking the broken pieces of my life together in order to survive in America. Something like that encouraged me to do what I am doing today, and I don’t care whatever it is. I am sorry that it’s not part of our culture. What is not our culture in the first place? Anywhere you turn, you see people having sex. Since I came back, I have been observing things and I can tell you that nobody is a saint. I have been seeing ladies flaunting their bodies. I’m just observing things before I will unveil the real Afro Candy. Afro Candy has not come out of the box.
I have seen ladies that dressed worse than me walking naked in the streets of Lagos. We have to stop this hypocrisy. Even most women are worse than myself. What dignity are we talking about? Every woman is currently doing what I am doing for a living, both the ones in the church, those in the banking hall and many others. I was listening to a discussion, while hanging out in my hotel in Nigeria, where a married woman was complaining to her pimp that her clients weren’t paying her well. And this woman is sleeping with six men, including her husband .
I don’t go down easily like that. I might stay for one year without having sex. I control my body. May be, when I post a sex tape that was shot last two years, tongues will start wagging that what this woman only knows is sex. It’s not like that. So everybody is doing what I am doing. There’s no dignity anymore in this life. You have to survive at all costs.
In 2015, you threatened to report some Nigerian men of God to wives for preaching repentance to you after visiting your porn site to feed their eyes. Do you have any problem with them showing concern over your life?
It wasn’t specifically about men of God, but those men who claim to be religious. I get so much preaching on my DM. When they ask for my phone number or beg me for a relationship and they don’t succeed, the next thing they will do is to start preaching to me to give my life to Christ. Some of them will send their nakedness to me and at the end of the day, they will start telling me to give my life to Christ.
Another set of people are those that will beg me for financial assistance after preaching to me. I’m like, which money will I give to you? The dirty money I made from my nakedness, from sin and from porn sites. I am a sinner but you like the money I made from sin. So, I was telling them to keep their preaching . Everybody is a sinner, nobody is holier than the other. I threatened them that if they come to my page again to preach to me, I will take all the screenshots and send them to their wives. And I meant it. I have my small Bible that I carry about anywhere I go. They don’t know God more than myself.
Is there anything that will make you change your lifestyle?
I have a goal, and once I strike my goal in future, I will definitely change my business. Subsequently, I will not be doing much of the porn, but I will have girls that will be doing it for me. Once I strike what I am working on, I will reduce my appearance in porn sites. Like, everything is hustling for survival. Maybe , when I make billions of Dollars that I am expecting, I will stop acting too much porn , But for now, the hustle continues.
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music producer, Samuel Oguachuba, better known as Samklef, has revealed that he is the solid rock upon which Wizkid’s music career stands.
This comes after Wizkid’s fans took to social media to drag him for requesting for his royalties from the songs he produced for the singer.
Samklef used to produce beats and songs for Wizkid when he was with Bank W’s EME Music.
NaijaLoaded recalls that Samklef took to social media days ago to call out Banky W and Wizkid.
Taking to Twitter to reveal he made Wizkid who he is today and threatened to expose a lot, Samklef wrote;
Dear Wizkid FC, insulting me is like insulting Wizkid o. Na on top my foundation he use stand. Do your research, I come in peace, no violence oh. 12 yeas of disrespecting the man that created the afrobeat template your favorite stands today. None of you dey there for inside studio when I dey lay the foundation. Please don’t be toxic oh, my mouth no good be waned.
I know most of you don’t have respect for producers back home, the game is changing this year. Don’t play with me. Una no even fit support una favorite artiste make him blow like Fireboy, OmahLay. Na to dey attack Davido and Burna Boy fans. Jobless toxic fans FC.
My work is the birth of your favorite, don’t disrespect me. You won’t like it, make a U-turn FC. I will dig sheet out, don’t play with me FC, respect me now let’s end this.