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Sudans former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup.

Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard.

He is reportedly being held in solitary confinement and is surrounded by tight security.

Months of protests in Sudan led to the ousting and arrest of the long-time ruler on Thursday.

Ugandas Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Oryem Okello told Reuters news agency the country would consider offering the deposed leader asylum if he applied, despite an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

As an ICC member, Uganda would have to hand over Mr Bashir if he arrived in the country. The ICC has not yet commented.

Until now, Mr Bashirs whereabouts since his removal were unknown. The coup leader at the time, Awad Ibn Auf, said Mr Bashir was being detained in a “safe place”. He himself stood down soon afterwards.

Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan was then named as head of the transitional military council, to become Sudans third leader in as many days.

Demonstrators have vowed to stay on the streets until there is an immediate move to civilian rule.

Who is Omar al-Bashir?

Mr Bashir led Sudan for close to 30 years.

He is accused of organising war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudans western Darfur region, for which the ICC issued an arrest warrant.

After months of protests – starting in response to a rise in living costs and morphing into calls for the government to resign – Sudans military toppled Mr Bashir in a coup on Thursday.

The transitional military council was set up in the wake of his removal, and has said it will stay in place for a maximum of two years until a civilian government can be put in place.

What are conditions like in the prison?

Kober prison, situated on the east bank of the Blue Nile, was built during Britains near 60-year colonial rule of Sudan.

The building, built with bricks and surrounded by towering concrete walls, has the capacity to hold hundreds of prisoners. Space in its tiny cells, however, is said to be scarce.


Many of the protesters and opposition leaders who took to the streets demanding Mr Bashirs resignation have been detained on its special wing for political prisoners.

Sudans feared National Intelligence and Security Service runs this wing, not the police.

Sudan analyst Alex de Waal, who has visited the prison, told the BBC its infrastructure has not been updated since it was built.

“The cells are very rudimentary, it is a very basic form of accommodation, there is no air conditioning or running water,” he said.

Nevertheless, the prison has a reputation for treating the inmates well and not subjecting them to random violence, he added.

A former detainee at the prison told AFP news agency that up to seven prisoners, most of whom are petty criminals, are typically housed in each cell.

“There is a bathroom in each cell but no beds – only mattresses and mosquitoes,” the former inmate, who was jailed there during protests against Mr Bashirs rule in January last year, said.

Whats the latest with the protesters?

Demonstrators remain camped out the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

Reports on Monday said there had been efforts to disperse a sit-in, but protesters joined hands and troops stepped back from a confrontation.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which has spearheaded the protests, urged supporters to stop efforts to disperse them, calling on demonstrators to “protect your revolution and your accomplishments”.

An SPA spokesman told the BBC that the group “completely rejected” the transitional military council leading the country, and said protesters seek the dismantling of state intelligence agencies and the “full dissolution of the deep state”.

What has the military said?

Military council spokesman Maj Gen Shams Ad-din Shanto announced a raft of new measures on Sunday, including the end of censorship and new heads of the security forces.

The council has arrested former government members, he said, and will put in place whatever civilian government and whichever prime minister opposition groups agree.

But while the council promised not to remove protesters from their sit-in, the major also called on them to stop unauthorised roadblocks and “let normal life resume”.

“Taking up arms will not be tolerated,” he added.

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Cardi B has tattooed her husbands stage name, ‘Offset’ on the back of her thigh.Cardi bRapper, Offset revealed this in a post via his Instagram handle: @offsetyrn on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

He posted a screenshot of Cardi showing him the tattoo during a facetime session.

However, this is not strange with the couple as Offset also has a tattoo of Cardi and his daughters name on his body.

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COZA!!! Femi Falana Now Busola Dakolo’s Lawyer



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COZA!!! Femi Falana Now Busola Dakolo’s Lawyer

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered that petitions from the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Abuja, Biodun Fatoyinbo, and the Dakolos, be merged and investigated at the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Lawyer to the Dakolos, Mr Femi Falana, made the revelation during a telephone conversation with The PUNCH on Monday.

Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, told our correspondent that the IG had assured that justice would be done in the matter.

While denying that the police authorities had refused to act on the Dakolos’ petition, the human rights lawyer said the case would be brought to Lagos because the family were the first to petition the police.

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So Sad: Kidnappers Kill 8-Year-Old Girl In Kano



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A young girl of eight years, Aisha Sani, who was abducted two weeks ago in Tudunwada quarters of Kano State by unidentified lady and later turned to be an ally to kidnappers has been found dead.

Aisha, who was abducted when they closed from an Islamiyya School with her siblings, was took away by another lady who covered her face with veil and three days after no formal communication was made with her parents.

A week later, a text message was said to have sent to her parents; telling them she was in good health and they should not bothered.

But two days ago, according to a family member, who don’t want his names printed, the kidnappers demanded N200 million be paid as ransom.

Still in the kidnappers demands they asked that the money be given to her mother who would now take the money to them.

But, on Monday two weeks after, Aisha’s corpse was found hacked to death by her kidnappers and already her parents have taken custody of her body for burial.

When contacted, the Police in the State said they were investigating the matter and that whoever was behind the notorious action would be soon arrested and dealt with.

The Police assured that Kano would soon be safe completely against any form of dastardly acts from criminals as already they have started fleeing the state.

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A new research has shown that babies begin to show empathy from as early as 6 months old.



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A new research has shown that babies begin to show empathy from as early as 6 months old.

Ben-Gurion University (BGU) on Monday said Israeli research proves that babies start to show empathy as early as six months old.

In a study conducted by BGU and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), the joint team looked at empathic preferences in babies of about six months old to understand which situations it is expressed in, and which not.

The researchers first showed the babies two videos in which a square-shaped figure with eyes goes up a mountain and meets a round figure halfway up.

In one of the videos, the character was friendly and pleasant, and the two characters together returned to the bottom of the mountain and express a positive-neutral feeling.

In the second video, however, the round figure behaves like a bully and hits the square figure until it descends to the bottom of the mountain.

Then the square figure expresses distress through crying and squatting.

Next, the team let the babies choose between the two square figures in different colours.

More than 80 per cent of the babies chose the figure in distress and expressed an empathic preference for it.

Then, the babies were shown videos with the same characters, and only this time the babies did not see what led to the emotional expression of the characters.

In this case, the babies showed no preference for either character.

The findings, according to the researchers, mean that during the first year of life babies are already sensitive to the distress of others, and even make complex judgments about the context in which the distress is expressed.

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El-Zakzaky: Shi’ites Speak On Clash With Police



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El-Zakzaky: Shi’ites Speak On Clash With Police


Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, have denied killing a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and burning the outpost of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja.

We had earlier reported that no fewer than six members of IMN, otherwise known as Shi’ites, and a journalist with Channels TV, were feared dead in a bloody clash involving the Muslim sect and the police in Abuja on Monday.

Speaking with us in Abuja, Abdullahi Musa, the Secretary of IMN’s Academic Forum, said the protest by the sect over government’s illegal detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, had been peaceful before armed policemen attempted to forcefully disperse them near the Federal Secretariat.

According to him, “Security forces led by the Nigerian police shot at our members and injured many others. I can confirm to you that, we have carried away six dead bodies belonging to our members.

“The security agents also lifted some corpses to unknown destinations. We are yet to account for some of our members who came out to protest today. We believe the number of casualties may increase before today ends.”

The IMN scribe also dismissed claims that members of the Islamic group provoked the police through undue confrontation before the shootings began.

“Our protest began from NITEL junction through Ahmadu Bello Way to the Federal Secretariat. On our arrival, we were still prepping to pray and disperse peacefully before live ammunitions were released at our members to forcefully send us home. We were unarmed.

We couldn’t have confronted armed policemen,” he added.

He accused security operatives of masterminding the vandalization of public properties and the killing of DCP Umar after the shootings to win public sympathy.

He said, “No member of our movement was involved in the setting ablaze of vehicles and the outpost of NEMA as alleged. But we know the authorities have been making frantic efforts to blackmail us and sway the public sympathy against IMN and Sheikh El-Zakzaky.

“We are aware the police have been sending paid agents in plain clothes to infiltrate our meetings and disturb public peace in the name of IMN. But the Nigerian people are already frustrated and oppressed by this administration. The government can’t get the public sympathy they desire, because its agents are committing crimes against humanity.”

Recall that the Muslim sect had last week clashed with the Police which resulted in several deaths, injuries and destruction of vehicles near the National Assembly.

In view of that, the Police restricted all street protests to the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

But the Shi’ites defied the police order, vowing o continue their protests on the streets of Abuja until the government implemented a 2016 Order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, directing the unconditional release of Sheikh El-Zakzaky.

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