The All Progressives Congress National Leader, Bola Tinubu on Tuesday arrived in Kaduna to meet with Governor Nasir El-Rufai and commiserate with the state government and people of the state over the recent train attack by terrorists locally known as bandits, 9news Nigeria learnt.
Tinubu, who was accompanied by former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, announced the donation of ₦50 million to victims of the attack.
He was received by Governor El-Rufai and Senators Uba Sani and Suleiman Abdu-Kwri at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, the Kaduna State seat of power.
Others on Tinubu’s entourage include the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Senator Abu Ibrahim.
Tinubu described the train attack as a national disaster.
According to him, “everybody should be concerned about the attacks going on in Kaduna state which have claimed hundreds of lives and properties in recent times”.
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A bill seeking to ban cross-dressing in Nigeria has been introduced in the lower chamber of the national assembly.
9news Nigeria understands that cross-dressing has become more common in the country following the fame of popular Instagram entertainer, Bobrisky.
Bobrisky is born male and his birth name is Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju but has chosen to dress like the opposite gender.
He is popularly known for his presence on the social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.
However, a member of the House of Representatives, Umar Muda has presented before the chamber a bill seeking to stop the likes of Bobrisky and James Brown, his copycat.
9news Nigeria understands that the bill passed its first reading on the floor of the House on Tuesday.
With this proposed law, crossdressers now risk 6 months in prison if passed.
The bill seeks to amend the same-sex marriage (prohibition) act of 2013 by including cross-dressing as one of the offences under the act.
9news Nigeria understands that same-sex couples and gay persons in Nigeria are at risk of facing 14 years in jail if convicted by a court.
“A person engaging in cross-dressing is guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment of 6 months or to a fine of five hundred thousand naira,” a part of the bill has read.