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Liberia: Minister sentenced to jail for rude behaviour.

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A deputy minister in Liberia was sentenced to two-days in jail for rude behavior.

Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon spent his first night in cells on Wednesday and is expected to be released on Friday.



He is serving his term at the Monrovia Central Prisons, after the lower house of parliament found him guilty of abusing two members of the House of Representatives, the reporters in Liberia said.

Minister Fahngon honored an invitation from the lawmakers to explain the scuffle that led to him insulting the lawmakers.

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But when he appeared before the house, he said he was not interested in explaining the viral contents but that the lawmakers could act on the matter as they wished.

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The speaker, Bhofal Chambers, subsequently announced the sentence after which he was handcuffed and sent to jail. He said the House was informing the executive that the erring minister was a “non-governmental material.”

Liberia has an upper house of parliament which is the Senate, Until his election earlier this year, Weah served as a Senator for the Montserrado County.

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‘Myca’ laid to rest after bloody Incident.

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Scores of people calls for justice after witnessing the burial ceremony of late Myca Ulpina,

The authorities has come under criticism over the death of the 3- year old child.

Ulpina was what police called “collateral damage”, an unintended death among some 6,600 people whom police say they have killed in shootouts during President Rodrigo Duterte three-year crackdown.

Filipino activists say tens of thousands are being killed as police terrorize poor communities, using cursory drug “watch lists” to identify suspected users or dealers, and executing many of them under the guise of sting operations.

Police and the government reject that as lies and say those killed were armed and resisted arrest, including the toddler’s father, Renato, whom they said used his daughter as a human shield in a June 29 incident in Rizal province, near Manila.

“I can’t count how many masses I’ve held for victims of the war on drugs, but one thing I’ve discovered is none of them fought back,” priest Noel Gatchailan said at the mass on Tuesday, his eyes welling with tears.

“Sorry Myca, for I wasn’t able to protect you … Sorry that you were born at a time when the poor are targeted and killings are rampant. Sorry if they’re saying you’re collateral damage.”

About 60 people crammed into the space, mostly standing, among them activists, family and friends wearing T-shirts that said “Justice for Myca”, and “stop the attacks against the poor”.

In a yard outside strewn with trash, old clothes and broken furniture, a group of police carrying assault rifles stood guard.

Ulpina’s killing comes as the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council prepares to vote this week on a resolution that calls for a U.N. investigation into the drugs war, heeding pleas from activists and lawyers for the international community to intervene to stop the bloodshed.

The Philippines has dismissed the resolution as interference and cited Duterte’s approval rating, which hit a record high last month, as evidence of resounding public backing for his anti-drugs campaign.

Foreign governments are being “misled by false news and untruthful narratives”, according to Duterte’s spokesman, while the Dangerous Drugs Board,

The country’s narcotics control body, on Tuesday said facts were being distorted “to present a morbid picture of the anti-drug campaign”.

Accounts of what happened vary. Police said operatives had tried to buy drugs from Ulpina’s father, who pulled a gun on them and killed one of their officers while using the child as shield.

Ulpina’s mother, who has asked not to be identified by name, said police burst into her home without a warrant as her family slept.

Her daughter was killed by a stray bullet and wasn’t used as a shield, she said.

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Diezani ‘s $40 million jewellery confisticated

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A Nigerian court has ordered the imminent seizure of Dieziani ‘s $40 million worth of jewellery.

The items included hundreds of bangles, rings, earrings, necklaces and watches and all the items were found at a property owned by Alison-Madueke.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in a statement that all of Diezani ‘s Jewellery would be seized.

Alison-Madueke, was charged by the EFCC in absentia for money laundering in 2017. Her whereabouts are unknown, and a London-based lawyer who has represented her did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In 2017, a court allowed the government to permanently seize a $37.5 million apartment block she owned in an upscale Lagos neighbourhood.

We guess Diezani ‘s Jewellery will be converted to cash and put back into the coffers of the country.

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