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The United Nations, yesterday, said it would not relent on its effort to persuade Nigeria to repeal the law that criminalised same sex marriage in the country, even as it adduced reasons why it would not in the meantime, impose any sanction on the nation.


Addressing a press conference at the end of her four days working visit to Nigeria, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, while advocating for adequate protection of the rights of lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals and transgender, LGBT, yesterday, described the same sex marriage law as “draconian and illegal”, saying “the law already appears to be having other dangerous side effects.”

Pillay, who was in the country to appraise human right situations, said the UN would  forthwith hold the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, accountable to his assurances that the same sex marriage law was not in any way intended to criminalise individual sexual orientations.


According to the South African born UN Chief, “In the twenty years since the office of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights was created, this is the first time any High Commissioner has visited Nigeria. I am grateful to the government for inviting me.”

”This is a very important country, with easily the largest population in Africa, big ambitions and huge potential. On the international level, Nigeria has been playing an increasingly significant role in the Human Rights Council in Geneva and is currently a member of the Security Council. It can, and I believe should, play an even more significant role on the international stage in the years to come, and its embrace of human rights will be a major element in deciding its future course both internally and internationally.


”One of the groups living in fear is Nigeria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The new law known as the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition Act) goes far beyond prohibiting same sex marriage- which was illegal anyway.

”The law violates international law in that it is discriminatory and seriously impinges on freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, and could lead to human rights defenders advocating for the rights of LGBT people receiving draconian prison sentences.


”There is also concern among medical specialists that it will have serious negative consequences for public health in Nigeria, by driving LGBT persons underground and deterring them from signing up for HIV educational programmes, prevention, treatment and care services. Given that Nigeria currently has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world, this would be a heavy blow to the efforts to combat HIV.


”The law already appears to be having other dangerous side effects, even before it comes into force, with my office  receiving reports of widespread arrests of LGBT people in some states, some physical attacks, including by mobs, and other forms  of harassment such as a rise in blackmail and extortion. It is for these reasons, among others, that this law has aroused such controversy on the international level.


”As someone who grew up in South Africa under apartheid, and was discriminated against both because of my colour and my gender, I am acutely aware of the terrible effects of discrimination and intolerance.

”The UN Secretary General had roundly condemned the same sex marriage Act because we believe that it contravenes international laws  and the African Union Charter which Nigeria signed to.

Another Messy Record Label Fight Between Kennis Music And Jaywon!


 
Kennis Music and one of its star artistes, Jaywon have been on issues. The fight started when Jaywon indicated interest to eave the label before the expiration of his contract. The label refused to grant his wish, insisting that his contract has not expired. Right now, Jaywon has not only written Kennis requesting for his contract to be terminated, but also offered to buy out the remainder of his contract. Kennis Music on the other hand has written to all broadcasters to stop playing any material from Jaywon, pending the resolution of the contract buy-out request.

See Kennis statement after the cut:

“Jaywon has written a letter via his lawyer requesting for his contract with Kennis Music to be terminated. Jaywon wrote, in the same letter, his readiness and willingness to pay off all costs therein accordingly.


“Meanwhile, Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria IBAN MEMBERS and all broadcasters on all platforms are hereby advised to Un-list the works (Either single performances or and collaborations) of Iledare Oluwajuwonlo James aka Jaywon from their respective rotational play lists until his (Jaywon) request to buy over his contract is fully completed, to avoid litigation.”

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Breaking News! Med View Airlines Plane

A Medview Airlines plane heading for Abuja this morning was made to have an emergency landing few minutes after it took off at the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MM2) today, Saturday, March 15, 2014. According to reports part of the engine of the aircraft caught fire and it had to quickly land to avert another air mishap. Among the passengers on board was former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel.

Click below to see how the airline reacted.


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Boot -Y Flashing Life Style

After tweeting excitably about her new motor, Melanie Sykes was seen taking it out for it's first trip on Friday, and she certainly chose a racy outfit to do it in.
The TV presenter stepped out in a pair of figure-hugging black trousers when she was spotted packing up the shiny red Fiat in north London.
Showing off her endless pins, the 43-year-old appeared to be struggling as she carried a number of bags to the motor before jumping in for a spin.
Boot-y flashing: Melanie Sykes was spotted getting into her sporty red motor on Friday in a pair of racy skinny jeans
Boot-y flashing: Melanie Sykes was spotted getting into her sporty red motor on Friday in a pair of racy skinny jeans


The mother-of-two's skinny trousers featured a sexy gold zip at the back, and matching details at the bottom of the legs.
She teamed them with a pair of skyscraper stiletto heels before adding a casual feel to her ensemble with a simple grey vest.
Melanie kept her dark sunglasses firmly on while her long brunette locks were worn down over her shoulders.

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She recently opened up about her tough marriage split, but Susanna Reid swept her worries, and her hair, to one side on Friday when she stepped out for a spot of retail therapy in central London.
The 43-year-old presenter had some familiar company in the form of Strictly Come Dancing pal Vanessa Feltz during the low-key outing as she prepares for a new role on forthcoming ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain.
Sporting a smart cropped blazer jacket and skinny jeans, Susanna looked typically stylish on another warm day in the capital – but despite the clement conditions her auburn hair looked damp, and considerably darker.
Strictly come shopping: Susanna Reid enjoys a day out with Strictly Come Dancing pal Vanessa Feltz in London on Friday
Strictly come shopping: Susanna Reid enjoys a day out with Strictly Come Dancing pal Vanessa Feltz in London on Friday


Swept back across her head, Susanna’s locks appeared to be matted and unkempt as she withdrew money from a local cashpoint. 
The damp will no doubt do little for the cold she shared with  Twitter followers later that day, writing: 'If I'm still coughing like a demon after 4 days of antibiotics, can I assume this isn't a chest infection? #twitterdoc.'
That morning the presenter kept her eyes hidden behind a pair of large shades, while the distinctive suede handbag that casually hung from her left arm rounded things off.
In contrast, Vanessa looked overdressed in a fur lined jacket, black dress and matching boots as she walked alongside her pal, but sported a very similar looking pair of sunglasses.

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Sam Faiers Looks Stunning In Slim

She may have just been heading out for some food, however Sam Faiers appeared to pull out all the stops on Thursday evening.
The Only Way is Essex beauty wowed in a bright white number and an on-trend 'do when she arrived at Smith's in Ongar with her costar Gemma Collins.
Posing up a storm outside the restaurant, the 23-year-old undoubtedly turned heads with her slicked back hair and slim-fitting dress.
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Shine bright: Sam Faiers wowed in a white figure-hugging number as she headed out for dinner at Smiths restaurant in Ongar, Essex on Thursday evening
Shine bright: Sam Faiers wowed in a white figure-hugging number as she headed out for dinner at Smiths restaurant in Ongar, Essex on Thursday evening


The boutique owner showed off her enviable figure in the ensemble, which featured a stunning yet unusual strap detail at the front.
Boosting her petite frame with a pair of snakeskin-print heels, the star kept out the chill thanks to a beige jacket which she casually draped over her shoulders.
While the top part of her blonde locks were kept back off her face, the ends were curled into loose glamorous waves over her shoulder.

Kelly Brook Poses Seductively in Cleavag

She is not adverse to flashing her enviable curves, however in an advert for her new perfume Kelly Brook undoubtedly ramps things up a notch.
The brunette beauty is seen in a number of cleavage-baring as she launches her third fragrance, Audition, on Monday.
Spritzing the new scent seductively on her décolletage, the 34-year-old can be seen looking into a  mirror surrounded by lights while dressed in a racy white bodice and matching robe.
Audition: Kelly Brook smoulders in an advert for her new perfume, which sees her flash her curves in a number of racy looks
Audition: Kelly Brook smoulders in an advert for her new perfume, which sees her flash her curves in a number of racy looks

Life in the spotlight: The brunette beauty is seen getting ready in her dressing room ahead of her audition, before sporting a stunning white figure-hugging dress
Life in the spotlight: The brunette beauty is seen getting ready in her dressing room ahead of her audition, before sporting a stunning white figure-hugging dress


It is hard to believe anyone would be looking at the fragrance bottle resting on the dressing table while Kelly poses seductively in her glamorous old school underwear.
With her hair styled into voluminous waves over one shoulder, the former Celebrity Juice star is seen preparing for an audition before finishing off with her perfume.
While her make-up is kept natural looking, in true Hollywood style Kelly adds a necessary slick of deep red lipstick.

Police Stop Movement On Highway To Search For Man’s Chopped Off Penis

Oh dear, a 40-year old lover man and a dad of seven, Kelvin Hewitt (pictured left above) has had his penis chopped off after he was caught having sex with another man’s wife who is a member of a gipsy gang.  The gang apprehended Kelvin on a high way, attacked him and chopped off his penis. He was left there bleeding before police came to his rescue and was rushed to a hospital. Some of the officers who waited behind had to bring traffic to a halt on the busy highway to search for the severed penis.
Kelvin is said to be getting better at the hospital, while Police are currently investigating the matter.

Kendall Jenner New Calvin Klein Bra and Briefs

Kendall Jenner modelled some fine clothes during Paris Fashion Week, but what she wears underneath is important too.
The 18-year-old was luxuriating in the feel of her new Calvin Klein bra and briefs - a gift from the designer - hanging out at home in Calabasas, California.
Kendall posted an Instagram that shows the slender socialite posing in her short cropped, cottony top with her jeans pulled down to reveal the label's matching bottoms.
Let's be brief: Kendall Jenner displayed her appreciation for her comfy underwear by tweeting a picture and the message, 'just going to hang out in my Calvins all day' and thanked the designer for 'my little gifts'
Let's be brief: Kendall Jenner displayed her appreciation for her comfy underwear by tweeting a picture and the message, 'just going to hang out in my Calvins all day' and thanked the designer for 'my little gifts'


'Morning! just going to hang out in #MyCalvins alllll day! ... thank you calvinklein for my little gifts,' Kendall happily wrote in the caption.
But it's the designer who should be saying thankyou, as Kendall shared the image with her legion of suggestible fans.
Kendall seemed to be enjoying her day all right, as the picture shows her in the backyard and sitting crosslegged on a lounging chair amidst some cosy pillows.  
Her long dark hair falls down her back and partially conceals a side of her face, but not her big toothy smile.

Courtney Stodden Tips Dress

Courtney Stodden clearly picked up some tips from her trip to Style Fashion Week on Friday evening, as she was spotted out and about on Saturday in a stylish wide-brimmed hat.
The 19-year-old paired the over-sized accessory with her usual attire of a skin-tight, super short dress showing off both her cleavage and her toned pins, in Beverly Hills.
Posing for the cameras on the pavement, the star was out having lunch with a friend in the unusual attire.
Working it: Courtney Stodden tipped her hat as she posed for pictures in Los Angeles on Friday
Working it: Courtney Stodden tipped her hat as she posed for pictures in Los Angeles on Friday

Tipping the hat down at the edge, Courtney posed with her mobile phone and a Louis Vuitton handbag balanced in one hand.

Pairing the outfit with impressively tall, nude stilettos the star showed off her slender, tanned legs.
The estranged wife of Doug Hutchison, 53, wore heavy make-up for her lunch date with a friend, including baby pink lipstick, black eyeliner and a dusting of white eyeshadow.

Filing For Full Custody!!!

What does it say about Kate Major's condition that Michael Lohan thinks she is so bad off ... he needs to file for full custody of their baby? That's right ... Papa Lohan tells TMZ he fears so much for his young son's safety ... he wants a judge to make him the primary parent ... this following Major's arrest Thursday night for DUI and battery. According to our sources, Lohan will go to court first thing Monday morning to file legal docs. We're told he wants the court to give Major monitored supervision ... that is, once she gets out of jail.Lohan tells TMZ he thinks Major's doctors are to blame. He says she's only gone off the deep end recently -- since they put her back on meds -- and he wants the docs investigated. When it comes to the Lohan family, it's always someone else's fault.

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