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A Basildon Crown Court in England has jailed a Nigerian rapper, Olawale Hassan, known professionally as Goldie 1, for more than 10 years for repeatedly raping a woman he met in an Essex nightclub.

34-year-old Hassan made advances to the woman at a venue in Southend in February 2017.

The rapper promised he would get her home safely but instead drove her to a car park where he overpowered her and ignored her requests for him to stop.

Hassan was found guilty of three counts of rape and one of sexual assault, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said in a statement.

Hassan was jailed on Tuesday for 10 years and two months.

Helen Walsh, senior Crown prosecutor in the rape and serious sexual offences unit for CPS East of England, said: ‘We were able to present the case that Olawale was a controlling sexual predator who showed a complete disregard for the victim’s lack of consent.

‘He exploited his opportunity to sexually assault the woman before proceeding to rape her multiple times while she drifted in and out of consciousness in his car.

‘Consent can be withdrawn at any time and at the discretion of the individuals involved.

‘Just because you consent to dancing does not mean you consent to sex’.

‘The law is clear, sex without consent is rape and this case shows that where there is sufficient evidence we will not shy away from prosecuting the perpetrators of such heinous crimes.’

Investigating officer Detective Constable Victoria De’ath, of Essex Police, said: ‘I would like to thank the victim for her courage in reporting this incident.

‘When I first met her, she blamed herself for getting in Hassan’s car but has now recognised just how dangerous this man is and that none of this is her fault.’

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International Law Expert Liborous Oshoma on Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s Appointment as WTO Chief

November 9th, 2020 is when the final decision and the last stage before Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala resumes as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. But the United States still insist on backing South Korea’s Trade Minister instead. An Expert in International Law, Liborous Oshoma explains America’s stance.

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COVID-19: NCDC Announces 150 New Infections In Nigeria

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The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 150 new COVID-19 infections in the country.

The NCDC made this known via its verified wedsite on Thursday.

Nigeria continued in its fight against COVID-19, it has conducted about 620,758 tests since the first confirmed case was announced in the country.

The public health agency also recorded two COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours in the country.

It said that the 150 new cases were reported from nine states of the federation.

The NCDC added that the total umber of infected people in the country has jumped to 62,521.

It also announced that it has successfully treated and discharged 154 patients from isolation centers across the country after they tested negative to the virus.

“Our discharges today include 66 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with new case management guidelines.

“A breakdown of cases by state can be found via covid19.ncdc.gov.ng,” it said.

According to the agency, within the last 24 hours, Lagos, the country’s epicenter recorded 89 new cases, while Rivers, Ogun, Bayelsa and Kaduna reported 19, 11, 9 and 8 cases respectively.

Among other states with new infections were Plateau with 8 infections, Taraba three , Osun two and Delta one.

“Until date, 62,521 cases have been confirmed, 58,249 patients discharged and 1,141 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),” it stated.

The public health agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The NCDC said that disregarding the prevention measures for COVID-19 put individuals and people around them at risk of getting infected with the virus.

“When you take responsibility to limit the spread of the virus, you protect the vulnerable as well.

“The fight against COVID-19 requires our collective effort,” it advised.

It stated that cloth masks protect an individual if they were properly worn and cared for.

“Wear a mask properly, wash your cloth face mask after use and handle your mask with clean hands.

“Learn to make your own face mask via covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/DI…,” it said.

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