21 men caught with 122 condoms arrested for being in a ‘Gay Cult” in Ibadan

Twenty-one young men under the age of 25 have been arrested in Nigeria for being in a ‘gay cult’.The young men, who were caught with 122 condoms between them, were held in an Ibadan police station last week.

According to Gaystar news,when police flooded the house, the officers accused them of holding an ‘initiation’ ceremony into their ‘evil’ group.

They had no formal charge against them, but relied on the presence of the condoms with no female present. They also claimed they received a tip saying the occupants of the room were gay.

The organizer of the event told officials that it was actually just a birthday party and they had nothing to do with any ‘cult’.
All 21 were immediately taken into the police station.Human rights organization The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIER) received a call on 10 May and immediately started helping the young men.

A spokesperson said:

‘At the point of arrest, the young men were physically assaulted and treated in a manner unbecoming of any legal process: they were photographed in their underwear, made to write statements under duress and locked up in an overcrowded cell.’While the police wished to refuse bail and transfer the case to the state courts, a lawyer from the International Center for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights (INCRESE) managed to allow them to pay for their freedom.

The individuals were given varying bail notices, from 5,000 Nigerian naira ($25, €22) to 10,000 naira ($50, €44). The organizer of the party had to pay 21,000 Nigerian naira ($105, €92).

They did not want to appeal against their treatment in case it would lead them to being outed and branded as gay.

While 11 had family and friends to bail them out, 10 were left in detention.

When all 21 returned to the police station on Thursday (14 May), it was alleged the police further extorted more money from each of them before they were allowed to leave.

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URBAN AND RURAL SETTLEMENT

Urban and Rural Development and Patterns of Human Settlement: By the amended 1991 local government edict, all local government headquar ters are designated urban. This is not necessarily on the basis of population size, but the administrative function they are expected to perform. Such functions have led to the siting of relevant departments and offices by both federal, state and private companies.

Their newly acquired status has also led to some road construction, provision of basic amenities and services such as electricity, pipe borne water, health and postal services. Telephone services are available in Birnin Kebbi, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru only. Kebbi State has twentytwo urban areas including Koko, against the twentyone designated local government headquarters. Using population size, the eight major urban centres in the state are listed on Table 22.2.

These urban areas account for only about 12.5 percent of the population of the state. Thus more than eighty percent of population live in the rural areas in basically three forms of settlements; dispersed, nucleated and linear, with most residing in what could best be described as nucleated. People have concentrated along river valleys and close to sources of drinking water particularly in the drier parts of the state in Gwandu and Argungu emirates.

Whereas, in the more humid areas such as in Yauri and Zuru emirates, many nucleated settle ments have been relocated. Linear settlements, mainly as a response to the penetration of road network to transport farm produce and more recently to move people, have emerged.

These linear settlements always have an indigenous or early settlement where the village or district head resides. Incidentally, due to easy access, linear settlements have attracted more people at the expense of the older nucleated settle ments which at best could be said to be declining. Younger generations and a number of prospective businessmen have settled in the new (linear) settle ments leaving the aged at the older site.

One can, in many cases, see the distinction between the old and new (linear settlement) in the types of building and morphology. In the drier areas of Arewa Dandi and part of the humid south, where animal rearing is a major occupation, dispersed settlements are common amongst the Fulani, Arawa Dakarkari and Kambari. Many dispersed settlements are also common even amongst farming communities in these areas.

By their nature and design, therefore, they represent the least developed groups and areas as it has always been difficult for the state to provide them with any of the basic facilities and services. Development in the rural areas has been geared towards improving the life of the rural dwellers so as to discourage rural-urban drift.

Towards this end, the government has embarked upon a number of projects which include rural water supply schemes, rural electrification using diesel generating plants, construction of rural feeder roads and rural health centres, building of schools for both regular and nomadic children and the provision of basic farm inputs, credit and implements.

Problem of urban Primacy: Kebbi State has no problem of urban primacy. Prior to colonialism, Birnin Kebbi (the state capital) had to contend with the supremacy of Sokoto, the headquarters of the caliphate, and the emirates headquarters of Argungu, Zuru and Yauri.

Each of these, except Sokoto Emirate, consists of different cultural groups and at various times were at war with Kebbi before European colonisation in 1780 (Last, 1967). Furthermore, even after 1900, the emirates were allowed to develop independently, with a disposition towards Sokoto. Since independence in 1960, and following early state creation, the city of Sokoto had always been the state capital, (Northwest and Sokoto State) until 1991 when Kebbi State was created.

The creation of local government areas, the location of emirate headquarters away from major roads linking the north to the south, the decline in oil revenue and the fact that many of these emirate headquarters were basically agrarian with no commerce or industry, have militated against the emer gence of primate cities in Kebbi State.

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INI EDO AND RITA DOMINIC ARE SWORN ENEMIES

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For those who are very close to these top actresses and producers, Ini Edo-Ehiagwina and Rita Dominic, this story is actually hitting the news desk late. This is because the actresses have remained sworn enemies for almost three years now. According to the information, beautiful Ini Edo and pretty Rita are not only beefing each other but also have gradually turned irreconcilable enemies for many months.

It was revealed that enmity started between these actresses when Rita allegedly went to Ini to beg for Akwa-Ibom state governor’s contact, after explaining that she was in quest of sponsorship for her movie production. Having heard that the governor loves entertainment industry, especially Nollywood, she assumed that her movie job will be supported fully.

Mrs. Ehiagwina who was very close to Akwa-Ibom governor, God’swill Akpabio before her wedding to Mr. Philip Ehiagwina allegedly not only gave her close friend and colleague the contact she needed, but also directed her on how to get the goodwill from the governor.
However, the bubble burst when Ms. Dominic was claimed to have demanded more than movie support, and started going behind Ini to enjoy other largesse and the other things that have actually became history.
Happily married Mrs. Ehiagwina was said to have discovered this development many months ago during her few visits to her state’s government house, where she ran into Ms. Dominic. Since then, it has been a cold war to finish between the two actresses.

they have rejected all efforts made by their close friends to settle their misunderstanding, as they do not say ‘Hi’ to each other or even come a bit close to each other no matter who is watching.
Nevertheless, sincere friends are still begging Ini Edo to please forgive Rita and settle the long rift as fighting does not bring any credit.