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United Nations urged to declare herdsmen attacks terrorist acts

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The United Nation Security Council has been urged to treat the atrocities by herdsmen as terrorist acts, in line with the UN Security Council resolution 2349 (2017), which addresses Boko Haram’s presence in the Lake Chad Basin and calls on all states to combat all forms and manifestations of terrorism.

The call was contained in an open letter sent to the Council by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

In the letter signed by its deputy director, Timothy Adewale, and made available to The Guardian yesterday, the group asked the UN Security Council and its members to urgently hold a special session on Nigeria and to visit the country to press the authorities to end continuing killings and destruction of property by suspected herdsmen across Nigeria, particularly in the North-Central of the country.

“Declaring attacks by herdsmen as terrorist acts, SERAP said, would help spur the authorities to seriously address the threats posed by herdsmen and combat the crimes against humanity being committed against Nigerians.”

The organisation expressed, “serious concern that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is failing to uphold its responsibility to protect the citizens from increasing atrocities by the herdsmen, which if not urgently addressed would pose serious threat to regional peace and security, and by extension, international peace and security.”

According to the group, The Security Council must act now to protect Nigerians, including women and children, if the Council isnot to be accused of failing the people of Nigeria.”

The organization said: “The attacks by herdsmen have uprooted families, destroyed communities’ socio-economic activities, and taken away their livelihoods and common heritage. These attacks undermine the very purposes and principles of the UN Charter. If not urgently combatted, such attacks may rise to the level of threat to international peace and security. SERAP notes that the first ‘purpose’ listed for the UN is to maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace.”

The letter read in part: “SERAP urges the Security Council and its members to publicly condemn these terrorist attacks, express concern about the protection of Nigerians and communities affected by the violations of international humanitarian and human rights law and press the authorities to put in place special mechanisms for bringing those suspected to be responsible to justice, and victims to receive redress, including adequate compensation and guarantee of non-repetition.”

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FG Sets Up Committee on Recovery of Illegally Refined Crude Oil

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FG Sets Up Committee on Recovery of Illegally Refined Crude Oil

In a bid to block revenue leakages, the federal government, on Thursday, inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to tackle illegal refinery of crude oil in the niger delta region of the country.

 

Members of the committee, who took their oath at the office of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, abubakar malami, san, were drawn from the ministry of defense, the Nigerian army, the navy, defense headquarters, the Nigerian security and civil defense corps, the Nigerian national petroleum corporation, NNPC.

 

As well as from the federal ministry of justice, the ministry of environment, the department of petroleum resources, and the national oil spill detection and response agency.

 

The solicitor-general of the federation and permanent secretary of the federal ministry of justice, umar mohammed, who represented the AGF at the event, said the major mandate of the committee, was the recovery of illegally refined petroleum products in the dug-up pits found around the creeks of the niger delta.

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According to him, in line with the policy of the current administration on security and economy, as well as the preservation of the environment from negative hazards. The office of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, in collaboration with all stakeholders, have put in place a mechanism for effective and efficient management of illegally refined products recovered from dug-up pits found around the creeks of the niger delta.

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FG Has Identified Terrorism Sponsors in Nigeria Says Malami

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FG Has Identified Terrorism Sponsors in Nigeria Says Malami

The federal government has successfully blocked terrorism financing in Nigeria, the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, has said.

 

Malami further stated that the federal government had also succeeded in identifying and detaining “high profile individuals” responsible for funding terrorists’ activities in the country.

 

The agf had announced in may that the Nigerian government was about to begin the prosecution of about 400 suspected boko haram financiers and was profiling some high-profile Nigerians strongly suspected to be financing terrorism for prosecution.

 

Although the delay in their prosecution and unveiling of the suspects have been criticised in certain quarters, but malami assured that the federal government is determined to take stringent measures to counter insurgency in the country.

 

The chief law officer of Nigeria, however, said the issue of terrorism financing was a work in progress and would not like to be pre-emptive in terms of investigation and the minister recalled that Nigeria had recovered 322 million dollars from Switzerland in 2017 and 311 million dollars from the u.s. In 2020.

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He said Nigeria was looking at the possibility of recovering a further 200 million pounds from the u.s. Aside from other associated assets being pursued in some other countries.

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Saga’s Sister Calls Out Organizers for Exploiting His Mental Health

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Saga's Sister Calls Out Organizers for Exploiting His Mental Health

Saga’s sister has called out the organizers of the Big Brother Naija show for exploiting the housemate’s mental health for entertainment.

Adejumo Okusaga recently took to her Instagram story to express her disappointment at the show organisers.

She wrote: “This actually made me really sad. Giving the Kayvee situation, I never expected Big Brother Naija to be this insensitive. People are legit worried. You are playing with people’s mental health for entertainment and sport.”

The housemate has been trending all day for being inconsolable following Nini’s top secret prank exit.

According to Saga’s friend, his aunt had reached out to him to help get Saga out of the house.

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Saga’s reaction has left fans of the show with mixed feelings. While some feel sympathy for him, others insist his emotional breakdown is unnecessary seeing as he is in a competition.

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