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Revealed! Two Lekki Taking pictures Victims’ With Amputated Leg To Testify January 8



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Two victims of the Lekki capturing are set to testify, it has been revealed.

In accordance with The Nation, the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS associated abuses and different issues Friday fastened January Eight to listen to a petition by a person claiming to have suffered an amputated leg following capturing on the Lekki Toll Gate on the evening of October 20.

Aside from police brutality complaints, the panel can also be probing the alleged capturing of #EndSARS protesters by troopers on the toll gate on October 20.

The amputee’s lawyer, Mr. O.E. Bamgbola, recognized the amputee as Fortunate Philemon, including that the “peaceable protester’s’ plight was in relation to the Lekki capturing.

Bamgbola stated: “The petition pertains to a peaceable protester who suffered gunshot accidents because of the shootings on the 20th of October within the Lekki axis, in consequence of which he turned an amputee; his left leg was amputated.

“The petitioner is able to start his proof, topic to the comfort of the panel.”
However panel chairman, Decide emeritus Doris Okuwobi, didn’t grant the lawyer’s prayer.

She dominated that Philemon couldn’t start his proof as a result of his case was solely listed for point out on the panel’s trigger record.

Justice Okuwobi additionally famous that the panel wanted to challenge a summons on the Nigerian Military because the grievance was in opposition to them.

She, subsequently, adjourned Philemon’s testimony until January 8.

Philemon’s petition is the primary of a number of others in opposition to the Nigerian Military in relation to the October 2019 incident that has received a particular date.

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The Military has repeatedly denied capturing at or killing any #EndSARS protester, opposite to the claims of a number of protesters.

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Beans farmers in N-East relive horrors of ‘Wuta Wuta’




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…Scientist to the rescue

By Femi Bolaji, Jalingo

For many Nigerians, beans are a  main supply of protein. The egume which is consumed by each rural and concrete dwellers has in latest instances witnessed an upsurge in its price worth throughout the nation.

This phenomenon has made lovers of the delicacy discover it harder to purchase this supply of protein with the intention to fulfill their every day dietary wants.

Nonetheless, farmers of the cowpea who decide the costs of this meals merchandise attributed the inconsistent market worth of the legume to pre-harvest losses.

The horrors of giant losses on funding and the battle to interrupt even have discouraged many farmers from venturing into beans cultivation.

In Nigeria’s North-East the place beans are largely cultivated, farmers have recognized Cowpea Witchweed as a serious reason behind their pre-harvest losses.

The pest, which is known as ‘WutaWuta’ (Hearth-Hearth) within the native Hausa language, was drawn from the ravaging impact of the pest on its host (beans seedling).

Recurrent losses through the years have discouraged many farmers on this area from cultivating the legume. Others handle to farm and promote their harvest at exorbitant costs to recoup losses.


The parasite, Cowpea Witchweed, is scientifically generally known as Striga gesnerioides. In response to Wikipedia, the weed belongs to a gaggle of parasitic vegetation that connect to the roots of its host.

As a parasitic organism, Striga will depend on its hosts for survival and in flip causes extreme hurt, thus depriving the crop of water and vitamins.

Its devastating impact typically results in very low yield or whole lack of seedlings for the farmer.

The European and Mediterranean Plant Safety Group (EPPO) international database on the distribution of Striga detailed Africa, Asia, America, and Oceania as a number of the locations it’s most prevalent.

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Additional evaluation of the info signifies {that a} whole of 27 African nations together with Nigeria deal with this killer weed. Two nations in America, six in Asia, and one in Oceania even have a widespread prevalence of Striga gesnerioides.

Whereas Striga weeds have the capability to supply a number of thousand seeds in a planting season; the research of its behaviour by scientists has proven that it can not survive for greater than seven days after germination with out attaching to the roots of a number.

Regardless of this information of the numerous behaviour of the weed, farmers within the North East nonetheless discover it tough to chop again on pre-harvest losses.

The 2020 farming season for Odeh Ogaji, a farmer in Taraba State, was not one of the best of instances. The COVID-19 pandemic that took the world unexpectedly dashed his anticipated consequence on the finish of the farming season.

Additionally, the imposed lockdown and numerous restrictions of motion uncovered his funding in his rice farm to encroachment by nomadic herdsmen who grazed their cattle freely on the farm.


He was additionally a beans farmer, however recurrent losses put a cease to his funding in beans farms.

“I might hardly get a bag after the whole lot”, he lamented. I used herbicides on the land in a bid to stop the Striga from killing the bean seedlings nevertheless it didn’t work. That was why I made a decision to not enterprise into beans farming in 2020.”

The story in Adamawa State shouldn’t be totally different. Sunday Mbidomti, a resident of Girei Native Authorities Space of the state, on the first shot in beans cultivation final yr had a bitter expertise with Striga.

“I had excessive hopes once I secured a large expanse of land to farm beans final yr, however barely a month after cultivation, I began counting my losses. The destruction was a lot that just about the complete seedlings had been destroyed by the weed (wuta wuta).”

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A extra detailed expertise with Striga was nonetheless obtained from one other Adamawa-based farmer, Francis Raymond.

“In 2017, I planted maize and cowpea on my farm. Regardless of making use of fertilizer, about 50 p.c of my maize was destroyed.

“My beans too didn’t do effectively in any respect however the yield was higher than the maize. I made a decision to not domesticate the land in 2018.

“In 2019, I planted solely beans as a result of I didn’t wish to waste my cash to purchase fertilizers for the maize. Normally, beans don’t want fertilizer. Nonetheless, my beans didn’t do effectively.

“The yr 2020 was so unhealthy. It was a critical combat between me and the Wuta Wuta. As I attempted to take away them, increasingly more saved on rising. Like 80 p.c of my beans had been destroyed. I used to be solely in a position to get a little bit harvest from the land.

“This may be consumed by my household. No additional to promote and earn some cash. It was so unhappy. By the grace of God, in 2021, I must search for one other farmland to domesticate,” he mentioned.


Whereas there may be at the moment no identified single resolution to the menace of controlling the expansion of Striga weeds, plant scientists have nonetheless advised a mixture of varied approaches to farmers.

Whereas this suggestion to farmers is kind of tasking and costly, it seems to be the one stop-gap to make sure beans are available for buy available in the market.

Nonetheless, with the development in analysis on the behaviour of the Striga weeds, hope appears to be brewing someplace in Adamawa, North-East Nigeria.

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A scientist at Modibbo Adama College, Yola, Mr. Adebare Adeleke, is growing an answer to the menace of pre-harvest losses which beans farmers throughout the nation have contended with for years.

In response to him, “years of research about Striga weeds recommend that the seeds are available in infested soils even earlier than planting.

“Top-of-the-line options which have been proposed to get rid of this parasitic weed infestation is to eradicate or drastically cut back its viable seeds current within the soil by stimulating their development earlier than planting the meals crops on the soil.

“This Striga weed administration strategy is what I’m at the moment growing. It’s a consortium of microorganisms that may produce sure hormones which have the power to stimulate the germination of Striga seeds within the soil.

“I’m growing a microbial product in a powdery kind which might be used to pre-treat the sphere for the Striga weed to develop and die.

“After the germination and subsequent loss of life of the Striga seedlings as a result of absence of host vegetation to connect, the sphere can then be ready for the cultivation of the meals crop. “

Adeleke believes the microbiological product being developed with native supplies would contribute to meals safety and cut back pre-harvest losses suffered by bean farmers in Nigeria.

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Gunmen shoot useless two Afghan ladies judges in Kabul




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Gunmen shot useless two Afghan ladies judges working for the Supreme Courtroom throughout an early morning ambush within the nation’s capital Sunday, officers stated, as a wave of assassinations continues to rattle the nation.

The assault on the judges occurred as they have been travelling to their workplace in a courtroom car, Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a spokesman for the courtroom advised AFP.

“Sadly, we’ve misplaced two ladies judges in right now’s assault. Their driver is wounded,” Qaweem stated.

“The car was transporting the ladies judges to their workplace.”

There are greater than 200 feminine judges working for the nation’s prime courtroom, the spokesman added.

Kabul police confirmed the assault.

“They have been judges working for the Supreme Courtroom,” stated Jamshid Rasuli, spokesman for the legal professional common’s workplace.

Violence has surged throughout Afghanistan in latest months, particularly in Kabul the place a brand new development of focused killings of high-profile figures have sown worry and chaos within the restive metropolis.

The newest assault comes simply two days after the Pentagon introduced it had lower troop ranges in Afghanistan to 2,500, their lowest numbers in the course of the almost 20 years of struggle.


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We’re not at present recruiting, EFCC says, disclaims pretend recruitment letter, portal




We are not currently recruiting, EFCC says, disclaims fake recruitment letter, portal
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The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has alerted the general public to pay attention to a pretend recruitment kind, circulating on social media, warning that the fee was at present not recruiting.

“Scammers bent on defrauding hapless job seekers, have been lively within the social media, offering hyperlink for unsuspecting members of the general public searching for employment into the fee,” Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, mentioned in a press release issued on Saturday, in Ilorin.

A press launch he signed and made out there to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN), cited the purported recruitment kind as having the heading: “EFCC Recruitment Type 2021/2022 and Tips Type and apply for the continuing EFCC recruitment 2021”.

He mentioned that fraudsters have additionally been circulating cast provide of employment letters, purporting similar to be from the EFCC, and extorting members of the general public, stressing that the general public ought to observe there was at present no ongoing recruitment on the EFCC.

Uwujaren mentioned that the purported ‘EFCC Recruitment Type 2021’, in addition to the  ‘Official Recruitment Portal’ and ‘Provide of Employment Letters’, are non-existent.

“For the avoidance of doubt, recruitment into the EFCC is a structured, clear, and merit-driven course of which is at all times closely marketed by way of the media.

“Additionally, by way of the fee’s social media platforms. It’s extremely automated, with no place for the so-called employment kind,” he mentioned.

Uwujaren mentioned that the anti-graft physique was on the path of the scammers and no efforts could be spared to deliver them to justice.

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