Obnoxious Boko Haram Rehabilitation Bill: Who is The Senate Representing?

By Ogbeni Olawale Dawodu Photo Credit: DAVID ROTIMI A controversial bill sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe East Senatorial District passed first reading on the floor of the Senate Thursday. The main thrust of the bill is to seek the establishment of an agency that would cater for the rehabilitation, de-radicalization and integration of repentant Boko Haram members in the country; the bill also states further that concession should be given to Boko Haram militants who choose to drop arms and surrender. The introduction of this bill which enjoyed first deliberation…

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COMEDIAN RAISES £100,000 TO SEND BULLIED CHILD WITH DWARFISM TO DISNEYLAND

Comedian Brad Williams has raised $194,986 Australian dollars (£100,000) to send a bullied child to Disneyland with his mother. Williams, who has his own Netflix show, started a crowdfunder after seeing a video of nine-year-old Quaden Bayles crying about being bullied at school. Bayles, like Williams, has achondroplasia (a type of dwarfism), and was filmed by his mother, Yarraka, saying that he wanted to be given a knife to kill himself because of how he was treated at school.  Since the video was posted on Facebook, Bayles story has gone viral and led to pledges of support from numerous celebrities,…

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