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El-Rufai Lauds Fulani , Ham For De – Escalating Tension

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El-Rufai praises Fulani, Ham leaders for not allowing herdsman’s murder degenerate into crisis
Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has commended Fulani and Ham leaders for de-escalating tension and keeping the peace after a herder was killed in Jaba local government area of the state.
On Sunday, Usman Shehu Abdullahi, a herder, was murdered by unknown assailants at Sabzuro-Tunga near Nok.
There has been concern about the state of insecurity in communities in southern Kaduna, which has led to the deployment of troops to the state.
Speaking at a meeting in Ungwan Tunga on Saturday, the governor who was represented by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, said the security agencies are investigating the development.
“We are here on behalf of the governor to commiserate with you over the unfortunate incident and to commend you for recourse to the law,” he said
“The security agencies are still carrying out investigation and we are grateful for your cooperation and understanding. Your cooperation helped immensely in de-escalating tension.”
The governor urged the community leaders to continue sharing vital information with security agencies.
On his part, Abdullahi Wakili, father of the deceased, said they would continue to cooperate with law enforcement agencies.
Benjamin Jock, chairman of the local government, said the council has been working with security agencies to get to the root of the killing.
Jock said he has since summoned an emergency meeting with critical stakeholders towards strengthening intelligence gathering and sharing of useful information.

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Court Refuses To Order Diezani’s Arrest , Demands AGF’s Extradition Evidence

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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to issue a warrant of arrest against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be residing in the United Kingdom.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu rejected the EFCC’s request for an arrest warrant citing the commission’s failure to enforce the earlier criminal summons which the court issued on the former minister as far back as July 24, 2020.
The commission had in requesting for the criminal summons in July claimed that it was required to facilitate the ex-minister’s extradition to Nigeria.
Faced with the failure of the ex-minister to honour the summons on Wednesday, the EFCC, through its lawyer, Mr Farouk Abdullah, urged Justice Ojukwu to issue a warrant of arrest against her
Ruling on the request by EFCC, Justice Ojukwu rejected it as she noted that the criminal summons which the court issued on Diezani in the ruling of July 24, 2019, ought to be sufficient for the commission to process her extradition to Nigeria to face her trial.
The judge who expressed willingness to give the extradition bid a chance to survive, however, demanded an affidavit with evidence from the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (the office with exclusive power to facilitate extradition), to prove that there was a need for the arrest warrant to have Diezani extradited.
She ruled, “It is my view that the summons should have assisted in the extradition of the defendant by the Office of the AGF.
“Today, the defendant is not in court and no reason was given.
“I am being informed that the defendant is believed to be in the United Kingdom.
“The learned counsel also informed the court that the extradition process has failed as a result of the absence of the warrant of arrest
But if that is the case, learned counsel shall file an affidavit to that effect supported by evidence from the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
“I hereby give you time to put your house in order.”
The judge adjourned till December 3 for report and possible arraignment of the defendant.
The EFCC had alleged that Diezani escaped from the country shortly after her tenure as the Minister of Petroleum Resources end and got wind of the plan to charge her with various offences.
The commission on November 11, 2018, filed the 13 counts of money laundering to justify the bid to have her extradited to Nigeria.
Diezani was accused of among others in the charges that she unlawfully took into her possession, the sums of $39.7m and N3.32bn when she reasonably ought to have known that the money formed part of the proceeds of unlawful activities.
She was said to have purchased choice landed assets with the money using different fronts as the owners.d Street, Yaba, Lagos, with N937m.

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CACOVID Yet To Flag- Off Its Palliatives In Osun – Relief Committee Secretary

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CACOVID yet to flag-off its Palliatives in Osun – Relief C’ttee Secretary
The Osun Food and Relief Committee on CIVID-19 has siad that the Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) has not flagged off the distribution of palliatives in the State.
The Committee disclosed this in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Committee, Alhaji Bayo Jimoh, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Osogbo, the State capital.
The statement reads in part: “I wish to place on record that CACOVID has yet to do any flag-off in Osun. CACOVID sent a programme of events to us in August in preparation for the flag off but it was later called off.
“The last letter we wrote to them on behalf of the State was dated September 28, reminding them that the State had yet to receive the rice component of the donated items and that they should give the Committee further directives on the available ones since some of the items were perishable.
“We are sure that when they elect to clear the air on the status of their palliatives in the States, we shall be vindicated.They should come out with a list of the States where flag off had been done”.
The Secretary also clarified that the State does not have any Federal Government’s palliatives in any of its wear houses as they have all been distributed.
“For the umpteenth time, I wish to reiterate that no Federal Government palliatives were delayed and none was kept in Ede Warehouse. The consignments we got from the FG have since been distributed.
“Only CACOVID palliatives were housed in Ede Warehouse and we were asked to wait for the flag-off, hence, our inability to distribute before they were looted”, Jimoh said.

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FG Approves Fund For Training Of 500,000 Youths On Digital Skills

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The federal government has approved funding for the training of 500,000 youth on digital skill acquisition.
Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, disclosed this while speaking at the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) youth summit.
Speaking on the topic ‘Strategic Roadmap for Youth Development post-COVID-19’, Dare said the programme was part of the ministry’s DEEL initiative – Digital skills acquisition, Entrepreneurship, Employability and Leadership — introduced in November 2019.
Dare said the programme, which will run for the next 12 months, has been captured under the economic sustainability plan of the federal government.
“The Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) has taken into cognizance the DEEL initiative, and I am glad to announce that we have gotten approval for the funding of a 12-month programme under the initiative that will see 500,000 of our youths upskilled in different digital skills,” he said.
At the summit which was held virtually, the minister also launched the Nigeria Business League for Youth, introduced by the NBC and endorsed by several corporate bodies.
The Nigeria Business League for Youth is a private sector initiative aimed at addressing challenges impeding opportunities for youth in the country to succeed in their chosen career paths.
Among chief executive officers (CEOs) of various companies who endorsed the initiative include Matthieu Seguin of the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd; Jordi Borrut Bel of Nigerian Breweries; Oyeyimika Adeboye of Cadbury Nigeria Plc; Dipo Faulkner of IBM, and Danladi Verhijer of VEROD Capital Management.
In his remarks, Dare expressed optimism that the newly launched initiative would provide Nigerian youth with the needed insight and enabling environment to thrive in the post-COVID-19 era.

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