Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has claimed that her husband Lanre Gentry has been physically assaulting her.
This revelation comes after a week of back and forth between the actress and her husband in the media.
She revealed this on her Instagram page today, Friday, May 5, 2017. You can read her post below; On April 28, 2017 it was widely reported that Mercy Aigbe had moved out of her matrimonial home after years of domestic violence.
Stockholm (AFP) – A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three young men to prison for gang raping a woman and livestreaming the attack on Facebook.
Reza Mohammed Ahmadi, 21, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison for rape and accessory to rape, while Maysam Afshar, 18, was sentenced to one year in prison for rape, a reduced sentence because of his age.
Both are Afghan citizens who have been granted residency in Sweden.
Emil Khodagholi, a 21-year-old Swedish citizen, was sentenced to six months in prison for aggravated defamation for posting the rape on Facebook, and for failing to report it.
The men were arrested in the town of Uppsala northwest of Stockholm on January 22 after members of a closed Facebook group, which has 60,000 members, saw the attack streamed live and alerted police.
The film has since been removed from Facebook but it has been circulated on the internet.
Swedish prosecutors argued that Khodagholi had encouraged his friends, and “laughed and in close proximity filmed the incident with his mobile phone, and posted it live or very shortly after the rape on Facebook.”
All three denied committing any crime. Ahmadi and Afshar admitted having sex with the woman but said it was consensual.
Khodagholi argued he was not the only one to film the events, and claimed he was unaware the victim did not want the images to be public.
But prosecutors said the woman was “heavily drunk” and “under the influence of drugs”, which the men must have also noticed, the Uppsala district court said in a statement.
“It’s not possible for a person in such a situation to consent (to sex),” judge Nils Palbrant said in a statement.
The men were also ordered to pay damages totalling 335,000 kronor ($38,000, 34,850 euros) to the victim.
Fleet Commander of Western Naval Command (WNC), Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli, was found dead at his Apapa, Lagos residence yesterday (Read here). Some allege that Admiral Ikoli shot himself dead triggering suspicion of another high profile suicide case, while others are convinced that he was assassinated.
Close aides say the deceased had been depressed for a while over his inability to pay the school fees of his children due to scarcity of foreign exchange. His remains have been deposited at a mortuary. He is survived by his wife who is said to be residing in Abuja and two children.
One person has been confirmed dead following a case of Cerebral Spinal Meningitis (CSM) outbreak in Cross River while 23 others are currently receiving treatment at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).
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Dr Inyang Asibong, the State Commissioner for Health, who visited the hospital on Wednesday, said that the disease had been on the increase in the state. Asibong said that the deceased, Master Paul Ogar, 12, was brought from Ogoja Local Government Area of the state with the disease which eventually led to his death. According to her, the ministry was doing its best to curb the outbreak, adding that Cross River was among the 16 states with the outbreak of CSM in Nigeria.
“Before now, we have actually been having sporadic cases of CSM, but it has been on the increase this year and this is not normal for Cross River. “We have set our state team in motion and the epidemiologists department is currently on top of the situation carrying out surveillance in all quarters. “Another notable thing is that these cases were mainly recorded in Ogoja and Yala Local Government areas of the stated. “We are working with the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure that we curb this outbreak and hoping that we get the vaccination for the symptoms,’’ the commissioner said. Asibong advised residents to increase their personal hygiene, especially washing of hands, avoiding overcrowded places and direct contact with people coughing or sneezing. “People living in overcrowded conditions, poorly ventilated houses and generally poor sanitary conditions are very vulnerable to respiratory infections and this encourages the growth and survival of the bacteria “Incubation periods for CSM vary from 2 to 10 days with symptoms such as but not limited to stiff neck, high fever, headache, vomiting, and confusion. “Early treatment can help prevent serious long-term consequences such as deafness, blindness, epileptic seizures and brain damage,’’ she said. She also urged residents to allow adequate ventilation into their houses, adding that anyone who noticed any of the symptoms should seek immediate medication from the hospital.
There have been fresh calls for restrictions on the sale of the painkiller ibuprofen after another study found it heightens the risk of cardiac arrest.
Taking the over-the-counter drug was associated with a 31 per cent increased risk, Danish researchers have found.
Other medicines from the same group of painkillers, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, presented an even higher risk, according to the findings published today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal.
Diclofenac, available over the counter in the UK until 2015 and still taken on prescription, raised the risk by 50 per cent.
Lead researcher, Prof. Gunnar Gislason of the University of Copenhagen, called for tighter controls on the sale of ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
He said: “Allowing these drugs to be purchased without a prescription, and without any advice or restrictions, sends a message to the public that they (drugs) must be safe.
“The findings are a stark reminder that NSAIDs are not harmless. Diclofenac and ibuprofen, both commonly used drugs, were associated with significantly increased risk of cardiac arrest.”
The findings are the latest to raise alarm about the use of NSAIDs.
Last September, a study in British Medical Journal found the drugs were linked to an increased risk of heart failure.
Previous studies have linked the drugs to abnormal heart rhythm – which can cause heart failure – and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke if taken regularly.
Gislason urged people with heart problems to avoid ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. “NSAIDs should be used with caution and for a valid indication. They should probably be avoided in patients with cardiovascular disease or many cardiovascular risk factors,” he said.
“I don’t think these drugs should be sold in supermarkets or petrol stations where there is no professional advice on how to use them.”
Gislason suggested they should only be taken after consulting a doctor. “Over-the-counter NSAIDs should only be available at pharmacies, in limited quantities and in low doses,” he said.
He added: “The current message being sent to the public about NSAIDs is wrong. If you can buy these drugs in a convenience store, then you probably think, ‘They must be safe for me.’
“Our study adds to the evidence about the adverse cardiovascular effects of NSAIDs and confirms that they should be taken seriously and used only after consulting a health care professional.”
The Danish investigators studied data on almost 29,000 patients who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest recorded in Denmark between 2001 and 2010. They found that use of any NSAID raised the likelihood of cardiac arrest by 31%.
The researchers speculated that the results could be explained by the effect of the drugs on the cardiovascular system, as they influence platelet aggregation and the formation of blood clots. They may also cause arteries to constrict, increase fluid retention and raise blood pressure.
Gislason said people should not take more than 1,200mg of ibuprofen in one day.
(Reuters) – Reverberations from the U.S. Supreme Court’s major ruling backing abortion rights were felt on Tuesday as the justices rejected bids by Mississippi and Wisconsin to revive restrictions on abortion doctors matching those struck down in Texas on Monday.
The laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin required doctors to have “admitting privileges,” a type of difficult-to-obtain formal affiliation, with a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the abortion clinic. Both were put on hold by lower courts.
The Mississippi law would have shut down the only clinic in the state if it had gone into effect.
“This is what we’ve been waiting on,” Shannon Brewer, director of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization clinic in Mississippi, said in a telephone interview. “We’ve been on pins and needles not knowing when this ruling would come down. This is a wonderful victory for us.”
In addition, Alabama’s attorney general said late on Monday that his state would abandon defense of its own “admitting privileges” requirement for abortion doctors, in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
The laws in Texas, Mississippi, Wisconsin and Alabama are among the numerous measures enacted in conservative U.S. states that impose a variety of restrictions on abortion. But the Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday in the Texas case, providing its most stout endorsement of abortion rights since 1992, could imperil a variety of these state laws.
Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the court’s four liberals in the 5-3 decision.