Saraki, Jesus Tomb, Man City – Your Tuesday briefing
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The Senate has commenced the probe of its President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, over the purchase of a Jeep worth N298 million.
The Senate had last week directed its committee on Ethic and Privileges to probe Saraki on the development.
The issue became public knowledge following what was described as the refusal of Saraki to pay the Customs duties on the vehicle.
A combination of Examination of Officers and Librarians at Ahmadu Bello University on Monday repudiated claims by the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba during his appearance before the Nigeria Senate Ethics Committee that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the University.
Shortly after the Senate committee ended the carefully choreographed hearing, more documents from the university, including the Joint Convocation Brochure, surfaced.
Saharareporters was first to release Mr. Melaye’s 400 level statement of results last week, where we revealed that unscrupulous professors at the Geography Department manipulated and forged school records to help Melaye “graduate.”
The shrine, known as the edicule and in danger of collapse, had been propped up by an unsightly iron cage since the 19th century. Constructed by the Roman emperor Constantine I in the fourth century, the shrine covers the cave in which, the faithful believe, Jesus was buried before his resurrection.
The edifice, contained in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, is one of the faith’s holiest sites. It was worn down by centuries of water damage, fire, candle smoke, humidity, bird droppings, human visitors and disputes among feuding denominations, which were previously unable to agree on plans to fix the shrine.
City last week pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on March 19.
City players protested after Liverpool were awarded a controversial penalty early in the second half.
They continued complaining after James Milner had struck from the spot to give the visitors the lead, delaying the restart of the game.
Last night, from my bed I could hear the bitter cry of a young girl, from the weight of her voice, she should be around 9-10 years, being flogged by her mother, she cried and pleaded for mercy from her mother who showed no interest in what ever the young girl is saying.
“Mummy please, mummy my body is paining me, mummy forgive me o, mummy don’t flog me again please, mummy I’m begging you Pls, daddy please beg mummy naw Pls, mummy I am bleeding pls, mummy my head o” – the little girl cries as the angry mother continued to flog her.
From the several sounds I heard, she was being beaten and kicked same time, it was a very bad experience for me.
This beating and flogging of this little girl child lasted for more than 20 minutes, and while all these were going on, I kept asking myself “are you sure she’s the one that gave birth to this child, how would she feel if another person is beating this child, her child like this, what had the little girl done to deserve this horrible beating, whatever it is, is it worth it?
Many people lately are shouting “Child Abuse”, parents, brothers, concerned neighbours, everyone is claiming to be concerned, but I asked myself “Do they really know what Child Abuse is?”
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