Some of the bronzes stolen by British soldiers from the Benin empire over 100 years will now be returned to Nigeria. Under certain conditions, CNN reports.
According to CNN, the Benin Dialogue Group (BDG), composed of representatives of various European museums, the Benin Royal Court, the Edo State Government and the National Commission of Museums and Monuments of Nigeria, reached an agreement in October to “The most famous pieces “return to Nigeria within three years for an exhibition at the new Benin Royal Museum in Edo State.
The return of the artifacts depends on the completion of the Royal Museum of Benin, whose designs are being completed, according to a spokesman for Governor Godwin Obaseki, Crusoe Osagie.
“We are grateful to be taking these steps, but we hope these are just the first steps. If you have stolen property, you must return it, “said Osagie.
Osagie also called for more pressure on European governments to return plundered colonial artefacts.
A spokesman for the British Museum said, according to CNN:
“The main agenda item (at the October meeting) was how partners can work together to set up a museum in Benin City with a rotation of Benin artworks from a consortium of European museums.
The museums present have all agreed to provide changing artefacts to the Royal Museum in Benin, to give advice on the design of buildings and exhibitions when needed, and to collaborate with the Nigerian partners in developing training, funding and legal frameworks new planned museum.
If My Brother, Family Break The Law, Don’t Spare Him – Sanwo-Olu To LASTMA
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of of Lagos state, says his administration will not condone any act of indiscipline.
Speaking when he visited the head office of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in Oshodi on Friday, Sanwo-Olu charged the agency to deal with traffic violators.
He said even if it is his brother who is on the wrong side of the law, he should not be spared.
“If anyone breaks the law and he says he is a brother to the governor, tell him to call the governor to pay for the offence,” he said.
He told the traffic officials not to listen to anyone from his cabinet who might want to use his position to get someone arrested off the hook.
Sanwo-Olu also warned LASTMA officials to shun corruption and also show respect while on duty.
Sex Scandal: Ekiti State University Lecturer Caught Attempting To Have Sex With His Female Student
A lecturer in the Accounting Department of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Dr O.O Aduwo, was yesterday disgraced after he was allegedly caught pants down while attempting to have sex with one of his female students simply identified as Nike who he had invited to his home.
According to reports by the students of the Institution who reached out to LIB, Dr Aduwo is allegedly well known for pestering his female students for sex. Yesterday, Nike alongside her boyfriend and some of her other friends, planned that she should go and see the randy lecturer as he demanded. While in his home, Nike’s boyfriend and her friends who were laying siege outside the house, barged into the room and caught him on tape stark naked.
In a video made available to LIB, the lecturer who was visibly shaken after he was apprehended, could be heard appealing for a private meeting with those who caught him.
According to students of the Institution, Nike allegedly shared the video on her Whatsapp stories.
How Man Who Went To Separate A Fight Was Killed In Lagos
An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the remand of a 27-year-old man, Ibrahim Abu, accused of stabbing a man to death with a broken bottle who played the role of ‘Good Samaritan’ by separating a street fight. The presiding Magistrate, Tolu Agbona ordered that Abu should be remanded in Ikoyi Prison pending legal advice from the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP). He, thereafter, adjourned the matter till July 15. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Cousin Adams, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 30, at Satellite Town.
He alleged that the defendant had used a broken bottles to stab Azuka Ogobi, 32, to death.
“The deceased did not like the fact that the defendant was separating two street fighters, he approached him and asked that he should not meddle and should leave them to fight.
“The duo consequently had gotten into a fight and stabbed each other, but Ogobi died two days later from the wound sustained,” the prosecutor said. The offence, Adams said, contravened the provisions of Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 223 stipulates death sentence for offenders.
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