Hijab Wearing Muslim Woman To Appear On Playboy Magazine

A Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri will appear in Playboy magazine’s October issue wearing a hijab, a decision that has elicited praise in some quarters and provoked condemnation in others.

She’ll appear alongside a sex activist, a comedian and novelist as part of the magazine’s “Renegade” series, which highlights people who have “risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love.”
Earlier this year, Playboy changed directions, enacting a several changes, the biggest of which was to do away with fully nude photos.
Tagouri, a 22-year-old journalist who reports for Newsy, appears in the issue clad in black jeans, Converse sneakers, a leather jacket and of course, her head covered.
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2nd Ministerial List: Names Likely To Appear

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday forwarded to the Senate an additional list of 15 ministerial nominees, bringing the total to 36.

A report gathered last night provides that some of the new nominees include Adamu Adamu, Khadija Bukar Abba (wife of former Yobe State governor and current senator, Bukar Abba Ibrahim) and Hadiza Musa (who works at the Presidency).

Also, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions handling the petitions written against Rotimi Amaechi and Amina Mohammed by petitioners from Rivers and Kaduna states gave them subtle clearance for screening by the Senate along with 19 other nominees earlier forwarded to the Senate by President Buhari.

The additional list of ministerial nominees received by the Senate yesterday was confirmed to journalists yesterday by the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.

According to Ita Enang, the list, like the earlier one given to the Senate president, Bukoka Saraki, on September 30, was jointly delivered to Saraki by him, along with the chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, and the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Hon Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila, at about 4:24pm.

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Journalists Swarm London Police Station, Court 10 Where Diezani Is Expected To Appear

Following last Friday’s arrest and conditional bail of Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and four other suspects, the British National Crime Agency ordered them to report today (Monday) at the Charing Cross Police Station.

Journalists, early on Monday morning, stormed the Charing Cross Police Station, London, to await the arrival of the former minister who is being investigated over alleged money laundering case and bribery.

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Lamorde To Appear Before Senate Today As Planned Probe Commences

Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said on Tuesday that the upper chamber would go ahead with the planned probe of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, scheduled for today (Wednesday).

Anyanwu, a Peoples Democratic Party member representing Imo East Senatorial District, who stated this in Abuja while speaking with journalists, explained that he was not bound by the advice of his party’s caucus in the Senate because “I take directives only from the Senate leadership.”

He said, “ As the Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, I am answerable to the Senate in the first instance. This committee attends to every petition that comes from the public and the invitation to the EFCC boss is one of those petitions and the petitioner is going to appear before the committee.

“This is a standing committee of the Senate. It is not only the EFCC boss that has been invited, there are other petitions and we have invited the petitioners and those that are petitioned.”

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CBN N8bn: Accused Weeps As Children Appear In Court

One of the bankers standing trial for alleged fraudulent activities totalling N8 billion broke down in tears, yesterday, as her three children came into the courtroom of the Federal High Court to greet her.

The suspect, who had been in detention at Agodi Prisons, Ibadan, since the case instituted against them by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, began last week, cried repeatedly even after the children had left.

All the eight suspects in the first batch were led into the court in handcuffs, some minutes before 9a.m., except the woman among them. As soon as they sat down, the handcuffs were removed before the commencement of proceedings.

This came just as relatives of the suspects became hostile to journalists, especially photojournalists who tried to take photographs as they were about boarding a rickety prison bus back to the prisons.

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Patience Jonathan Won’t Appear Before ICC -PDP

The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation  has said wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, will not appear before the International Criminal Court. It said there was no basis for her to be reported to the internal court in the first place.
Director of Media and Publicity of the organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday. Fani-Kayode was reacting to the claim by the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, that it had reported the First Lady to the ICC.
Patience was reported to have told supporters of the PDP at its rally in Cross Rivers State to stone anyone canvassing for change in the state.
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