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Husband of Woman Who Gave Birth To 10 Babies Asks Public to Stop Donating Cash

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The father of ten babies said to have been born to one mother in South Africa has asked the public to stop donating money to his partner, whom he still has not seen.

Teboga Tsotetsi’s wife, 37-year-old Gosiame Sithole, recently made headlines for giving birth to a record-breaking 10 children at once — but conflicting local media reports in South Africa and a lack of photographic evidence now have many, including the babies’ father, doubting the authenticity of the claim.

“I appreciate the financial support that we have been getting from members of the public, but I also would like to appeal to the public to stop making money deposits into our accounts until members of the community have seen the babies,” Tsotetsi told local newspaper Pretoria News, according to the Daily Mail.

Not only has Tsotetsi not yet seen his children, but he hasn’t seen his wife since she left home on June 7. While she has purportedly given birth to her hefty brood, the Sunday Times reported that local authorities have been unable to trace Sithole to any public or private hospitals.

Numerous family relatives have come forward to maintain that Sithole did indeed recently give birth to 10 children — thus overtaking former world record holder “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to six boys and two girls in 2009, and Halima Cisse, a Malian woman who gave birth to nine children at a Moroccan hospital in May. However, no doctors have been able to verify the fact, nor have any photos surfaced of the newborns.

Pretoria News purportedly has all the details of the delivery but is holding publication due to “cultural and religious reasons.”

Tsotetsi, meanwhile, said he is excited to eventually meet his children, whenever that may be. On Wednesday, he accepted over $70,000 in public donations for them in Cape Town.

“I can’t wait to have them in my arms,” he previously told local media.

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National Honour: President Bazoum Awards Zulum with Nigerien Equivalent of GCON

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President Mohammed Bazoum of the Republic of Niger on Tuesday decorated Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, with the country’s Second Order National Honour, “de Grand Officer dans I`Ordre”, which is the equivalent of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON, in Nigeria’s ranking of national honours.

Bazoum said he was honouring Zulum after monitoring the Governor’s courage, sincere fight against Boko Haram, deep concern on the plight of Borno’s citizens taking refuge in parts of Niger Republic, which Zulum has visited a number of times, offering support and steadily evacuating and resettling the refugees in new houses built in Borno.

The decoration was performed in Zindar as part of events lined up by the Federal Government of Niger to celebrate the country’s independence day.

Zulum’s national award, “de Grand Officer dans I`Ordre”, is only second to “Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger” which is the equivalent of GCFR, and only serving Presidents in Niger normally get the award in Niger Republic.

It was the first time a Nigerien President would honour a Nigerian Governor with the country’s second highest national award.

Zulum, accompanied by Senators Kashim Shettima, Mohammed Ali Ndume, Chief whip of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Tahir Monguno, Speaker Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Engr Bukar Talba, said the honour would not make him relent in his devotion towards Borno people.

President Bazoum later invited Zulum to accompany him to commission 138km Zindar road project and the 22 mega watts power project also in Zindar.

Niger Republic annually celebrates independence on August 3 with festivals which the French speaking country calls Fête de l’Arbre, with activities that include tree planting.

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Hushpuppi confesses to bribing DCP Abba Kyari, reveals why

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Embattled Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, otherwise known as Hushpuppi, has confessed to bribing Abba Kyari, following the conclusion of a $1.

1 million scam deal, SAHARAREPORTERS.

OBSERVERS TIMES reported earlier  that federal authorities in the United States, have been probing Hushpuppi since his arrest last year (2020).

Arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE), and subsequently extradited to the United States (U.S.), where most of the victims of his alleged fraudulent activities are based, Hushpuppi has spent the last one year in custody maintaining his innocence.

However, Hushpuppi is now exploring a plea bargain agreement with the U.S. government in the hope of getting a lighter punishment.

In published court filings, officials said Hushpuppi disclosed during interrogation that he paid bribes to Kyari, who’s one of the most decorated police officers in Nigeria.

Hushpuppi, as seen in the court filings, confessed to bribing Kyari to have one of his rivals, Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, arrested and jailed in Nigeria following a dispute over the $1.1 million fraud that victimised a Qatari businessman.

Hushpuppi asked Kyari to arrest and jail Vincent after both were locked in a dispute presumably over how to share the proceeds from the fraud. This was after Vincent contacted the victim and informed them that they were being scammed by a syndicate involving him and Hushpuppi.

Vincent’s act was said to have angered Hushpuppi, who then contacted Kyari to arrest and jail his rival over the dispute.

According to Hushpuppi, Kyari sent pictures of Vincent in jail and subsequently sent his bank account number to which a wire transfer should be made considering that he fulfilled the task shouldered on him.

“Court documents outline a dispute among members of the conspiracy, which allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas (Hushpuppi) and Juma were engaged in fraud. After this contact, Abbas allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46, of Nigeria.

“According to the affidavit, Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest. Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment,” U.S. Justice department said in a statement.

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Beninese President pledges bilateral cooperation with Nigeria, Received Brutai

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President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, has expressed readiness to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the French-speaking West African nation and Nigeria.

Talon also said Benin Republic was ready to revitalise its relationship with Germany, Ghana, Gabon and Norway.
Talon also said Benin Republic was ready to revitalise its relationship with Germany, Ghana, Gabon and Norway.

He made this known on Tuesday when he received the new ambassadors from the five countries.

The envoys also presented their letters of credence to the Beninese President. They are Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) from Nigeria, Christine Churcher (Ghana), Michael Derus (Germany), Sayid Abeloko (Gabon), and Knut Lein (Norway).

In a statement, the Beninese Government said Talon granted audience to each of the new ambassadors and discussed with them the revitalisation and strengthening of bilateral cooperation between these different countries and Benin.
Talon was also said to have received a brief update on the state of cooperation between Benin, Nigeria and the other countries, and expressed his availability to assist them in their respective missions.
“The President of the Republic also took the opportunity to invite the new Ambassadors to work more on consolidating and strengthening the warm relations that already exist between their countries and Benin,” the statement added.

Buratai’s meeting with the Beninese President occurred amid the planned extradition of wanted Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
It was, however, not clear whether or not Buratai discussed Igboho’s extradition with the Beninese President.

Igboho, an arrowhead of the secessionist agitation for Yoruba nation, has been in detention since July 19, 2021 when he was arrested by Interpol at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou around 8pm. He was arrested when he tried to catch a flight to Germany.

Igboho was arrested after the Nigerian Government notified its West African neighbours – including Benin Republic – that he should be hunted.

He was arrested with his wife, Ropo, but the Cour De’appal De Cotonou ordered the release of the Germany-based wife of the activist, saying there were no allegations against her.

The Beninese court, on Monday, however, ordered that Igboho be remanded in a prison facility in the country while further investigations were carried out on the case against the agitator. He was accused to have entered Benin Republic illegally as well as alleged planned intent to cause social unrest in Benin Republic.
Benin Republic attained its full independence on August 1, 1960, some months before Nigeria’s independence on October 1, 1960.

The two West African countries are strategic economic partners as traders from both countries transact businesses fluidly at the Seme-Badagry corridor, which has become one of the most popular borders for trans-regional economic exchanges.

Due to proximity, the two countries also share certain similarities like culture, religion and tribe. Some cross-marriages have also occurred between citizens of both countries.

 

 

 

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