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Abduction, rescue of Kankara boys’, an enormous rip-off at our expense —Afenifere

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By Dapo Akinrefon

In its response, the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, yesterday, urged Nigerians to rise above any premordial sentiments and rescue the nation from what it described as a illness.

In an announcement by its Nationwide publicity secretary, Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere acknowledged that the current abduction and rescue of the Kankara college boys in Katsina State by bandits was a joke.

The assertion reads: “those that harbour any phantasm that one thing is left on this joke of a rustic referred to as Nigeria should have their eyes cleared after the Kankara sensible joke of abduction of tons of of faculty boys by Boko Haram bandits. The tragedy was Chibok foreplay in 2014 which was a regime change platform however by which earlier lives have been concerned.

“However the Chibok sensible joke was re-enacted a number of days again as President Buhari arrived Katsina and tons of of Kankara schoolboys have been kidnapped by Boko Haram in broad daylight and alongside navy routes like in Chibok.

We in Afenifere are in critical ache that we’re referred to as fellow Nigerians with some folks at this unhappy interval when human lives have been made to be completely nugatory formally. We aren’t doubtful that the lives of those boys should have been used to swipe the cardboard as soon as once more and extra money shall be accessible to terrorise Nigerians.

We name on all Nigerians, particularly the enlightened north to rise and communicate up at this mad season as we will’t proceed to permit this sensible joke to roll over us. It’s time to rescue Nigeria from this illness and we should rise above any primordial sentiments.”

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Assault ought to by no means have occurred—UNICEF

Additionally reacting to the discharge of the kidnapped college students, the United Nations Youngsters’s Fund (UNICEF) stated in an announcement launched on Friday stated that the incident shocked the nation. The assertion signed by the UNICEF Nigeria Consultant Peter Hawkins stated, “I’m relieved to listen to that about 344 youngsters are reported to have been launched final evening and we sit up for their protected return to their households. If any are nonetheless being held, we name on the attackers to launch all youngsters instantly. Some other youngsters nonetheless being held captive in Nigeria also needs to be launched. For one week, mother and father have been awake at evening, crying and awaiting the return of their sons. My ideas and solidarity are with these youngsters, their households and the Kankara group – who’ve endured an unimaginable ordeal this previous week.

“Final Friday’s assault, straight focusing on youngsters in the midst of the evening, in a spot the place they need to really feel protected, was an outrage. Colleges must be protected. Youngsters ought to by no means be the goal of assault – and but, far too usually in Nigeria, they’re exactly that – victims of assaults on their faculties. Assaults on instructional amenities are a grave violation of youngsters’s rights. This incident is a disturbing reminder of the heavy toll that violence takes on civilians in north-west Nigeria, together with youngsters,” he stated.

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Russian court docket orders Putin critic Navalny held till mid-Feb ― Aides

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A Russian court docket on Monday ordered distinguished opposition chief Alexei Navalny to be stored in custody till February 15, at a unexpectedly organised listening to after his arrest, aides mentioned.

Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev tweeted from the makeshift courtroom at a police station that the court docket had dominated for Navalny to be held for 30 days from the day of his arrest on Sunday.

Navalny’s private account additionally introduced the ruling as did a number of of his key allies who denounced it as a farce.

“They detained him on the border, took him to locations unknown, his lawyer was not granted entry, the listening to was carried out urgently proper within the police station and he was detained for 30 days,” Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh mentioned.

“This can’t even be referred to as a parody of the rule of regulation.”

The courtroom was arrange in a police station in Khimki on the outskirts of Moscow the place Navalny was taken after a dramatic airport arrest that prompted condemnation from the West and requires his speedy launch.

Police seized Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most well-known opponent, at a border management submit at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport lower than an hour after he returned to Russia from Germany for the primary time since he was poisoned with a nerve agent in August.

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See the Photograph of Nigerian Man Who Killed His Spouse in Italy

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The person killed his spouse in Italy

 

Particulars have emerged how a Nigerian, Moses Osagie killed his spouse, Temitope in Italy.

 

Newest info in response to Sahara Reporters revealed that he has been arrested.

 

The brother of the deceased, Sunday Obalakun confirmed the arrest of the suspect by the Italian police, stated he spoke to his sister 20 minutes earlier than the incident occurred.

 

He stated, “Although that they had been having variations earlier than the incident, the husband had stated it a number of instances that he would kill her and nothing would occur, and that was precisely what he did on Sunday.

 

“We’re interesting to the Italian authorities to take the mandatory steps in order that my sister will not die in useless; she was a key member of the household.

 

“Likewise, I would like them to launch the physique of my sister to the Nigerian authorities in order that she might be buried in response to our tradition.

 

“She was a household girl; she was near all her members of the family and really caring. She was kind-hearted and emotional like each Nigerian girl. She had three kids with him.”

 

There have been a lot of related instances involving Nigerians overseas.

 

As an illustration, on December 18, 2020, Benjamin Okigbo, a US-based Nigerian physician, strangled Theresa Okigbo, his spouse, to dying earlier than killing himself at their residence in Greatwood, Texas.

 

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Navalny requires Russians to ‘take to the streets’ towards authorities

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Russian opposition chief, Alexei Navalny, has referred to as for Russians to ‘take to the streets’ towards authorities after a courtroom on Monday ordered his remand in custody till February 15.

Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev tweeted from the makeshift courtroom at a police station that the courtroom had dominated for Navalny to be held for 30 days from the day of his arrest on Sunday.

Navalny’s private account additionally introduced the ruling as did a number of of his key allies who denounced it as a farce.

“They detained him on the border, took him to locations unknown, his lawyer was not granted entry, the listening to was carried out urgently proper within the police station and he was detained for 30 days,” Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh mentioned.

“This can’t even be referred to as a parody of the rule of legislation.”

The courtroom was arrange in a police station in Khimki on the outskirts of Moscow the place Navalny was taken after a dramatic airport arrest that prompted condemnation from the West and requires his speedy launch.

Police seized Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most well-known opponent, at a border management submit at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport lower than an hour after he returned to Russia from Germany for the primary time since he was poisoned with a nerve agent in August.

[AFP]

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