APO: UNHCR evacuates vulnerable refugees out of Libya as fighting resumes

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Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger on Tuesday night (16 October).

Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition and poor health. They are currently being hosted in UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) until further solutions for them are found.

“These evacuations are a life-changing and life-saving escape for refugees trapped in detention in Libya,” said UNHCR Chief of Mission in Libya Roberto Mignone. “Refugees and migrants in detention centres often suffer squalid conditions and are at risk of being sold to traffickers and smugglers. This shows what a lifeline resettlement can be.”

UNHCR staff endured significant security challenges and restrictions on movement to complete the evacuation as tensions amongst rival militias increase, resulting in intermittent exchanges of fire and rockets falling on Tripoli airport.

The 135 individuals involved were the first to be evacuated from Libya since June, amidst concerns that arrivals to Niger were outpacing the speed at which people were being resettled to third countries.

The successful completion of the evacuation brings the total number of people evacuated from Libya by UNHCR to 1997 since they began in December 2017.

UNHCR is grateful to Libyan authorities for providing access to the evacuees, and welcomes the crucial support of the Government of Niger in hosting the Emergency Transit Mechanism.

On the same day, 85 refugees from Syria, Sudan and Eritrea departed on two flights from Tripoli to Timisoara, Romania, with the assistance of IOM, the UN Migration Agency. They will spend a few days at UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Facility before flying onwards to Norway.

UNHCR welcomes the efforts of resettlement countries in coming forward with offers of places for those trapped in Libya. However, with many refugees in Niger in need of further offers of resettlement, and many more in Libya requiring urgent evacuation, UNHCR implores resettlement countries to speed their procedures for further places to become available.

“People are being intercepted off the Libyan coast faster than we can evacuate them,” said Mignone. “We are deeply grateful for all those who have come forward with resettlement places but the simple truth is we need more evacuations, more often.”

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
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End insurgency to honour slain aid workers – INGO urges FG

Red Cross worker Hauwa Liman killed by Boko Haram

INGO’s Senior Information Management Officer, Mr Mashood Raimi, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the justice the forum needed for the victims was immediate end to the conflict ravaging the region.

The International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) Forum, on Wednesday called for immediate end to insurgency in the North-East, as honour and justice for slain aid workers, Saifura Khorsa and Hauwa Liman.

INGO’s Senior Information Management Officer, Mr Mashood Raimi, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the justice the forum needed for the victims was immediate end to the conflict ravaging the region.

Raimi condemned the murder of Liman by the Boko Haram insurgents, saying it was a sad incident that spotlighted the severe challenges facing the country.

He explained that the call was imperative as measure to ensure that justice prevailed for the slain aid workers and thousands of women and children killed or abducted by the insurgents.

Raimi added that the forum was in solidarity with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

We are deeply saddened and condemn the killing of Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a dedicated and passionate aid worker.

“Hauwa Mohammed Liman was based in Rann, Borno, providing health services to civilians who continue to suffer in the nine-year old conflict.

“On March 1, following a deadly attack by an armed group in which three aid workers were killed, Hauwa Liman was abducted alongside her colleagues, Saifura Khorsa and Alice Loksha.

“Both Hauwa and Saifura were killed by their abductors.

“We call on relevant authorities to ensure justice for Hauwa and Saifura as well as thousands of innocent civilians who lost their lives by bringing this conflict to an immediate end,” he said.

Raimi also called for unconditional release of Loksha; Leah Sharibu and hundreds of women and children in the insurgents’ captivity.

According to him, the NGO community will not be distracted by the incident and committed to providing live-saving assistance to persons displaced by the Boko Harm insurgency such as food, shelter, safe drinking water and healthcare services.

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APO: Opening of Elections Reporting Training

U.S. Embassy in Malawi

First, let me welcome all of you to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. We are thrilled to have you with us for the next three days, which I believe are very important for journalism in Malawi, but more so as Malawi prepares for the forthcoming elections in May 2019.

We can all agree that regular, transparent, credible, free and fair elections are an integral part of any successful democracy, but the equation is never complete without recognizing the vital role that journalists play in the process. Since journalists are charged with the indispensable responsibility of keeping citizens informed about electoral processes, the U.S. Embassy believes that they need to be well trained. We are confident that this training will help you to acquire skills that enable you to concentrate your elections reporting on pertinent issues that will educate the electorate. It is issue-based reporting that will help the electorate to make informed decisions about the candidates for whom they vote.
It is our hope that after this training you will help to change the discourse in the elections campaign by shifting focus from reporting on verbal battles between politicians, to highlighting what they promise to do for Malawians when voted into power.

Our partnership with the Media Institute of Southern Africa and the Voice of America to conduct this training is a demonstration of how much the United States Government values freedom of the press. The U.S. Government believes in promoting and strengthening freedom of journalists to do their job without fear of persecution or prosecution. However, we also believe that a free press must be a responsible press that is professional and respects people’s rights. The U.S. Embassy will continue to work with MISA, and others, to ensure that freedom of the press in Malawi is protected and continues to flourish.

At this point, I would like to introduce Joan Mower from Washington DC who graciously accepted our invitation to come and conduct this training. Joan is the head of development and training at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees U.S. nonmilitary broadcasting, including Voice of America. She has worked extensively in Africa on broadcasting projects in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Burundi, among other African countries. She is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, teaching Public Diplomacy. She is also a former Foreign Service Officer. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience that we encourage you to learn from and we look forward to the lively discussions and reporting that will take place after this week’s training is over.

Let me conclude by noting that this training adds to the list of other trainings that the embassy has supported in the recent past in our quest to help journalists in Malawi acquire skills in various reporting fields. In 2016, we trained over ten investigative journalists in financial crimes reporting. In 2017, we collaborated with the VOA to offer training in basic investigative journalism skills. In addition, in the same year we trained about thirty community radio reporters in basic news reporting and programming. We are proud to be a trusted partner to journalists in Malawi and our commitment to press freedom remains strong.

I wish you an enjoyable time in these coming three days.

Zikomo.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of U.S. Embassy in Malawi.


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Adekuoroye, Oborodudu to represent Nigeria at World Wrestling Championship in Budapest

Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria celebrates victory over Pooja Dhanda of India in the Women's Freestyle 57 kg Gold Medal match

Only four athletes have been selected to represent Nigeria at the upcoming 2018 World Wrestling Championship.

Odunayo Adekuoroye, Blessing Oborodudu, Aminat Adeniyi, and Blessing Onyebuchi have all been selected to represent team Nigeria at the 2018 World Wrestling Championship which will hold in Budapest, Hungary.

The four athletes who are women will be the ones to compete at this year's world event and are set to leave the shores on the country  on Wednesday, October 17.

 

In a report by the Guardian, Daniel Igali President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation confirmed the selected athletes to represent the country and also revealed that more would have if there were enough fundings after an impressive showing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

He said,  “Odunayo Adekuoroye, Blessing Oborodudu, Aminat Adeniyi, and Blessing Oyebuchi are the only four female wrestlers that will be traveling to Budapest, Hungary on October 20, to represent the country at the World Wrestling Championship.”

“We would have loved to go to Budapest with 15 athletes if we had the funds. They are the ones we are sure to have the best chance of picking medals because they are our best athletes.”

 

Igali however assured Nigerian that the selected wrestlers are in top condition for the tournament as they have been preparing for a very long time.

He said, “The wrestlers have been in the camp training rigorously in preparation for the championship for almost five weeks now in Bayelsa.

"It is one of the longest times they ever spent training for the world championship.”

 

The event is expected to hold from Saturday, October 20 till Sunday, October 28.

Of the four wrestlers that will be representing Nigeria at the games Adekuoroye is the only medal winner with experience with a silver and bronze but will be motivated with their medal haul at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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17 parties submit presidential, NASS list to INEC as deadline looms

INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu says ban on Zamfara APC stands

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu stated this while speaking at a dialogue with a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Abuja.

17 out of the 91 registered parties in Nigeria have submitted their list of Presidential and National Assembly candidates to the Independent National Election Commision (INEC).

The parties submitted their lists 24 hours to the deadline for submission which is Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this while speaking at a dialogue with a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Abuja.

According to the Chairman, eight parties submitted their list on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The number increased to 17 after more parties submitted their lists on Wednesday, October 17.

All 89 parties that have notified INEC of their intention to contest in the 2019 general elections are expected to submit their lists of presidential and National Assembly candidates on Thursday.

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Eniola Badmus breaks the Internet with semi-nude photos

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Eniola Badmus is showing off some skin and certainly not shy about it.

Before you all get agitated, calm down, because Eniola Badmus is set to break the Internet with the release of her semi-nude photos.

The busty actress took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, where she shared the sexy and raunchy photos. She went on to caption one of the photos with the quote;

"LIVING MY BEST LIFE…    MAKE EVERYDAY AN ADVENTURE." Oh yes! Enjoy every bit of your amazing life Eniola Badmus.

 

The reason behind this bold move is not clear but we love the fact that Eniola Badmus is making a statement with these photos. Just so you know, posing nude or semi-nude isn't meant for models or skinny celebrities and that's exactly the point Eniola Badmus is trying to raise here.

 

A few weeks ago, Eniola Badmus celebrated her birthday with some really amazing photos. She went on to reveal that, this last year has been the most eventful for her so far.

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Eniola Badmus says the last one year has been the most eventful for her

 

Eniola Badmus celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago, and she says the last one year has been the most eventful with a lot of turnarounds for her. The busty actress took to her Instagram page on Friday, September 7, 2018, where she shared with fans a number of photos and a really interesting experience over the last one year.

"MY 365 JOURNEY. I can’t even lie, the last 365 days has been a major turnaround and the most eventful part of my life/career. Within the last 365 days, I produced two amazing movies – “GHETTO BRED” and just recently “HOUSEHELP”, these project honestly took a toil but with the support of my ever loyal fans, both movies were warmly received and rated high across the globe. Not also denying the huge supports from my team, @Peak_milk LASAA, LIRS @9mobile among others who believed in me and always ready to support my brand.

 

In between this 365 days, I also got signed as a brand Ambassador of WESTERN LOTTO @westernlottobet, an offer I took with much honor and privileged to join the family. As I walk into the next 365 days, I pray for another amazing journey, to take on new challenges, win more battles, more opportunities, excite my loyal fans more and God’s blessing in all. Happy birthday to ME," she wrote.

 

Eniola Badmus was recently a guest at our studio where she got to talk about her new movie and her career so far. She revealed to us, the funniest thing she had ever heard about herself.

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EFCC secures remand order to keep Fayose in detention for 2 weeks

EFCC secures order to keep Fayose in detention for 2 weeks

The anti-graft agency has secured a two-week remand order that is subject to a renewal if requested.

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has empowered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to keep former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, in detention for two weeks.

The former governor gave himself up to the anti-graft agency on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, facing allegations of receiving N1.3 billion from the office of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in the run up to the Ekiti State governorship election in 2014.

Fayose made a show of turning himself in on Tuesday as he wore a shirt with "EFCC, I'm here" inscribed on it, and also carried two packed bags as he earlier said he was prepared to be detained.

According to a report by The Punch, a source disclosed that the anti-graft agency has secured a two-week remand order that is subject to a renewal if requested.

"We have obtained a court order to hold Fayose for at least two weeks pending investigation. He could be released earlier or later than two weeks depending on the outcome of investigation," the EFCC source said.

However, Fayose's lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said the anti-graft agency will be sued for breach of fundamental human rights if Fayose is not released on Thursday, October 18.

He said the former governor is not a flight risk and should not be indiscriminately detained for questioning especially since he willingly surrendered.

He said, "His lawyers will consider approaching the court for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights if he is not released on Thursday. Section 35 and 36 of the constitution are clear on this.

"He is not a flight risk. He willingly submitted himself to the EFCC even earlier than the time he was supposed to come. What the EFCC is doing is nothing but media trial.

"From the way they have been chasing Fayose in the last three years, one would have expected that the EFCC would have completed its investigations and would arrest him immediately his tenure expires and charge him the next day but that is not the case.

"They want him to write a statement by force and then use the statement against him instead of using their own evidence."

How Fayose allegedly received N1.3bn from Obanikoro

According to a fact-sheet obtained from the EFCC and published by The Nation in August 2018, Fayose received $5.377 million and another N1.3 billion (through a proxy) from then-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, to help his re-election campaign in 2014.

The sheet read, "On his part, Fayose was allocated N1.3 billion and $5.377 million (at the exchange rate of N168. The $5,377,000 was handed over in cash by Obanikoro to Fayose while the N1.3 billion was received by Fayose's associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, in the presence of the ex-Minister's Aide-de-Camp, who also accompanied them to the bank along with bank officials.

"From the $5 million, Fayose gave his Personal Assistant, Agbele about $1 million, which he exchanged to Naira and paid for properties on behalf of the governor. Detectives suspected that Fayose added more of the N1.3 billion cash to what he gave Agbele to buy the affected assets.

"The properties worth N1.8 billion purchased with the said proceeds of crime have been recovered from Fayose and his sister, Moji Ladeji. These assets include four in Lagos (N1.1 billion) and two in Abuja worth about N500 million to N700 million.

"But Fayose has been claiming that he used his company, Spotless to obtain a loan of N120 million from Zenith Bank as part of what he used to buy one of the properties in Abuja. We are already tracking how he disbursed the N1.3 billion.

"A prima facie case has been established against Fayose but he is enjoying immunity from prosecution as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution. He will, however, face trial as soon as he hands over power to his successor.

"But the associate of the governor, Abiodun Agbele, has been charged to court accordingly."

Fayose's other 'sins'

Fayose is also believed to be under probe for allegedly receiving bribes from various contractors as Ekiti State governor. He is alleged to have used fronts to acquire properties in Lagos, Abuja, and other places with bribes from said contractors.

The EFCC is also believed to be investigating the former governor over another alleged N1.3 billion fraud at the Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project Biological Concepts Limited.

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Order authentic drinks at wholesale prices on Myshayo.com

Order Authentic drinks at wholesale prices on Myshayo.comAre you planning a birthday party, wedding or do you run a club, bar our lounge? Order authentic drinks at whole sale price & have it delivered to your doorstep anywhere in Nigeria in 3 simple steps: Visit myshayo.com or call 09087188231 – 2Choose any drink of your choiceCheck out & you will get a confirmation email on delivery time.Note: Terms & conditions applyThe post Order authentic drinks at wholesale prices on Myshayo.com appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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G-Worldwide Ent is a very good place Kizz Daniel says as he covers Vibe.ng magazine

G-Worldwide Ent is a very good place Kizz Daniel says as he covers Vibe.ng magazineAs the cover star of Vibe.ng latest magazine issue, Kizz Daniel talks about his new brand Fly Boy Inc. he also reveals that G-Worldwide is a very good place. The singer talks about his relationship with his former label saying: "We thank God everybody’s happy. We’ve moved on. Kizz Daniel is doing fine, G-worldwide is doing fine and that’s what really matters."  He also goes further to express his excitement venturing out in the music business on his own, especially with the benefits of interacting with other talents in the music industry which he said he never had the opportunity to do while he was still signed with G-World Wide. He confesses that his new exposure has been very good for him and the industry.Kizz who just signed fast-rising acts Demmie Vee and Philkeyz to his record label – Fly Boy Inc. talks about his decision with Vibe.ng magazine. There are speculations from fans and some in the media that launching his own label was too sudden. Some feel that Kizz needs to regain his own balance before packing on the extra responsibility of being an artiste and also a record label CEO, but the singer reveals he doesn’t quite mind.  It is safe to say that the Flyboy is definitely on his 'Flight to Freedom’ Find the full story and interview, snazzy photos and other interesting stories and articles in our September/October feature, ‘Flight to freedom’  The post G-Worldwide Ent is a very good place Kizz Daniel says as he covers Vibe.ng magazine appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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Mother tries drowning 6-month-old daughter on livestream to punish the baby’s father (video)

A mother has gone viral after she filmed herself attempting to drown her 6-month-old daughter to get back at the baby's father.The Atlanta mother, who has been named as Quanda, was upset that her baby's father had not made timely child support payments, so she decided to make him suffer by making their innocent child suffer.Quanda, while chatting with the baby's father, filmed herself placing the baby in a bath filled with water while crying and screaming, "Is this what you want?". The baby can also be seen struggling to come up for air as her mother kept dunking her in water. Below is a screenshot of the text between Quanda and her baby daddy and the horrific video. Watch the video here.The post Mother tries drowning 6-month-old daughter on livestream to punish the baby’s father (video) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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Finance: China's stocks are plunging again — falling 3% to near 4-year lows as trade jitters return (SHCOMP)

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At the close of play in China, the Shanghai Composite — the country's benchmark index — fell by more than 2.9%, dropping to its lowest level since November 2014.

  • Chinese stocks fall to their lowest level since November 2014 as market turmoil returns.
  • At the close of play in China, the Shanghai Composite — the country's benchmark index — fell by more than 2.9%.
  • The sell-off doesn't appear to have a single driver, with trade war fears, slowing growth, and the impact of forced selling all being blamed.
  • You can see more of what happened in China on Thursday at Markets Insider.

Chinese stocks plunged once again on Thursday as fears about the trade with the US brought turmoil back to the country's markets following a few brief days of respite.

At the close of play in China, the Shanghai Composite — the country's benchmark index — fell by more than 2.9%, dropping to its lowest level since November 2014. Other indexes, including the Shenzhen Composite, and the FTSE China A50 also nursed losses in excess of 2%.

The sell-off was broad-based, with just about every sector trading in the red.

Elsewhere in Asia there were also losses, although significantly smaller. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.4%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 was 0.8% lower.

Thursday's drop means that the Shanghai Composite has now fallen more than 30% since January, placing it deep into bear market territory.

There doesn't appear to be a single catalyst for Thursday's fall, with analysts variously citing a knock-on effect from the falls seen on Wall Street on Wednesday, and resurfaced concerns about the US-China trade war, as reasons for the sharp sell-off.

One theory is that the steep declines could reflect the continued impact of forced selling given the large and growing slide in stocks this year.

According to Bloomberg, about 4.18 trillion yuan, or $603 billion worth of shares have been put up by company founders and other major investors as collateral for loans, accounting for about 11% of the country’s stock market capitalization, based on calculations using China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation data.

As stocks have fallen pledged shareholdings risk being liquidated to settle outstanding debts, creating a spiral effect of selling pressure.

Falling stocks may also reflect rising concerns about the future of Chinese growth after several warnings from across the board in recent days. On Tuesday, for instance, ratings agency S&P Global warned of a hidden debt pile in the country worth as much as $6 trillion.

The debt, concealed off-balance-sheet by the country's local governments, is an "iceberg with titanic credit risks," according to the authors of the report.

Away from China, European stocks are mixed in morning trade, with the Euro Stoxx 50 broad index lower by around 0.3%, but most other indexes trading marginally higher. Britain's FTSE 100 is 0.3% higher, while Germany's DAX has risen 0.5%.

David Scutt contributed reporting

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Gunmen kill Ekiti APC treasurer

2-year-old boy among 18 killed in Plateau attack

APC treasurer, Moses Adeoye was murdered in his residence at Otun in Moba Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday Evening.

Suspected gunmen have killed the treasurer of the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Moses Adeoye.

Adeoye was murdered in his residence at Otun in Moba Local Government area of the state on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

In a report by TheCable, the Nigerian Police Force public relations officer, Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incidence adding that investigation has already commenced.

“The state police headquarters is aware of it already and we have started our investigation to make sure we apprehend all the perpetrators of this act," he said.

According to a witness, the gunmen absconded without taking any valuable.

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APO: South Sudan: UN report urges release of hundreds of abducted civilians

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A UN report has documented the immense suffering of civilians in the Western Equatoria region of South Sudan where 900 people were abducted and 24,000 forced to flee their homes during a surge in violence between April and August.

In April 2018, after several months of relative calm, the pro-Riek Machar Sudan People’s Liberation Army in-Opposition (SPLA-IO (RM)) intensified attacks against villages and targeted civilians in Gbudue and Tambura. The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)’s offensives to dislodge SPLA-IO (RM) forces also resulted in harm to civilians, as these operations failed to distinguish between civilians and combatants, the report by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the UN Human Rights Office says.

Corroborated victim and witness accounts indicate that women and girls as young as 12, abducted by opposition forces, were paraded and lined up for commanders to choose as “wives”. Those who were not chosen were left for other fighters who subjected them to repeated rapes. Abducted young men and boys were forced to be fighters or used as porters.

“Most of the abducted civilians are, as far as we know, still being held captive. The SPLA-IO (RM) must immediately release them, first and foremost the children,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. “As part of the revitalised peace process, it is also essential that the Government of South Sudan acts to hold the perpetrators of the abuses and violations detailed in this report to account.”

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS, David Shearer, said it was disappointing that the spike in violence took place while warring parties were negotiating a new peace agreement and despite positive reconciliation efforts in the affected community at the time.

“A new peace agreement has been signed which puts the onus and responsibility on the warring parties to ensure that no atrocities are committed in future. UNMISS will be closely monitoring any potential violations and abuses,” said David Shearer.

The report documented SPLA-IO (RM) attacks on at least 28 villages, a settlement of internally displaced persons and a refugee camp, in Gbudue and Tambura. Serious abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law occurred during these attacks, including unlawful killings, abduction, rape, sexual slavery, forced recruitment, and destruction of property.

UNMISS Human Rights Division has identified three SPLA-IO (RM) commanders who allegedly had effective command and control of the forces committing these abuses, which may amount to war crimes.

SPLA forces also carried out military operations that were characterized by serious violations, including unlawful killings and destruction of civilian property, particularly around Nagero in May 2018.

Among its recommendations, the report calls for accountability and for the reinforcement of existing recovery and resilience programmes to re-establish access to basic services, particularly medical and psychosocial support for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, and for the provision of economic alternatives for young fighters.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
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Singer JP melts girl’s hearts with new love song “SIMIYA” prod by Northboi

James Peter aka JP has officially made his debut into the Music industry with a smash and highly anticipated single “SIMIYA” prod by award winning producer NorthBoi. As an Unlimited Benjamin Records protege, JP  has gained massive attention underground due to his prolific Freestyles is spearing nothing as he aims for sporadic break through into the music scene. Enjoy the beautiful visual to SIMIYA which was shot by Ace Director Clearance Peters:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ipCtdLN0QM&feature=youtu.be Follow JP on Instagram:@officialbadboyjpThe post Singer JP melts girls hearts with new love song SIMIYA prod by Northboi appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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Photo Of The Day: Toke Makinwa's hips don't lie!

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Toke Makinwa will be leaving the guys drooling with this photo.

You've got to believe this, guys, she has got something every guy would find really attractive anytime and any day.

So on our photo of the day, we've got Toke Makinwa showing off her hips. Well…rumour has it that these hips aren't natural but we don't really care as long as Toke is happy with her body.

In recent times, Toke Makinwa has become very confident when it comes to showing off her new body. It is not clear if this new body is as a result of hours spent in the gym working out or as a result of plastic surgery but we can for sure tell you that Toke Makinwa sure looks good!

The last few weeks has seen Toke Makinwa trend on social media for all the right reasons though. From shooting her shot at Don Jazzy to revealing what the value of her private part is in monetary terms, she sure has been consistent ion her quest to remain relevant on social media.

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"People that stay in Lekki are living things, people that stay in Ikorodu are non-living things" – Hilarious video of man on the street explaining science in simple terms

A shirtless man on the street has been filmed explaining science in the simplest terms and it just might be the most hilarious thing you'll see today.The video begins where the man was speaking about pie chart and bar chart. He then went on to explain ecology. Soon, he delved into living things and non-living things, then gave a hilarious real-life example using residents of Lekki and Ikorodu.  He had a can of beer in his hand all the while as he educated his amused audience.He said to the man filming:Do you study ecology?Ecology is the studies of plants and animal interracting with one another in their relation to their what? environment.Now, it now tell us that, types of ecology. It tell us that biotic and abiotic. Biotic is the sum total of living things and non living things. While abiotic tell us that it can be defined as non-living things and living things.The man filming then asks, "so who is a living thing?" to which the "science student" replies:Now, people that stay in Lekki is not ordinary person. Their name is called living things. People that stay in Ikorodu are non living things.Watch the hilarious video below.  "People that stay in Lekki are living things, people that stay in Ikorodu are non living thing" hilarious video of man on the street explaining science in simple termsA post shared by LIB – Linda Ikeji Blog (@lindaikejiblog) on Oct 18, 2018 at 12:46am PDTThe post “People that stay in Lekki are living things, people that stay in Ikorodu are non-living things” – Hilarious video of man on the street explaining science in simple terms appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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America has no preferred candidate for 2019 elections – Official

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Mr Phillip Franz, a political officer in the U.S. embassy in Nigeria, said this during a visit to Katsina State Government House on Wednesday in Katsina.

The United States of America (USA) has said that it has no preferred candidate in the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria in 2019.

Mr Phillip Franz, a political officer in the U.S. embassy in Nigeria, said this during a visit to Katsina State Government House on Wednesday in Katsina.

Franz said that the USA was, however, interested in the electoral processes that would ensure credible elections.

“We want to emphasise that the U.S. has no candidate in this election; our candidate is the process; we very much respect the sovereignty of the country,” he said.

He therefore assured the support of the USA to Nigeria in conducting free, fair and transparent elections in 2019.

“We will support peaceful electoral process and we stand to provide whatever assistance in order to see free fair, transparent and credible election in Nigeria in 2019,” he said.

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Entrepreneurs get in here: Have you nominated for the Entrepreneur Africa Awards, 2018?

Various awesome award categories have been unveiled for nominations in the 2018 edition of The Entrepreneur Africa Awards. Some of the categories come with cash prizes and material gifts. Visit www.theentrepreneurafrica.com to see which of the 27 categories of The Entrepreneur Africa Awards you or your business fits into. Then NOMINATE!You can nominate yourself/your business or someone else/their business. Nomination closes on 20th October, 2018, so rush to nominate now. The Award Dinner/Nominees’ Reception Cocktail holds on December 8, 2018, at VCP Hotel, V.I Lagos.Follow @the_entrepreneur_africa on Instagram for updates. For sponsorship/partnership, call 0803 930 6054. This is a reward for enterprise and Innovation.  The post Entrepreneurs get in here: Have you nominated for the Entrepreneur Africa Awards, 2018? appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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Ebonyi Government wades into border crisis with Benue

Ebonyi state Governor-Engr. Dave Umahi.

The state governor, Chief Dave Umahi made the call in Ngbo on Wednesday when he visited the communities attacked by Agila, a bordering community in Benue.

The Ebonyi Government has urged Ekwashi and Ukwuagba Ngbo Autonomous communities of Ohaukwu LGA in the state to stay calm as government was working to resolve the attack on them on Tuesday.

The state governor, Chief Dave Umahi made the call in Ngbo on Wednesday when he visited the communities attacked by Agila, a bordering community in Benue.

Umahi, represented by his deputy, Mr Eric Igwe, led a team of security agencies including the Police, military, the Department of State Services and stakeholders on Border Peace and Conflict Resolution and media.

He confirmed that five persons were killed while some farmlands were destroyed by the Benue community over a land dispute.

Umahi frowned at the level of destruction noting  that in spite of efforts by Ebonyi Government to resolve the crisis, the Agila people went on to attack its neighboring communities.

He said that more measures would be taken to strengthen the agreement between the two states while he called on Federal government for quick intervention on the warring communities.

He appreciated the Ngbo community on their adherence for not giving room for reprisal.

The governor said that local vigilance groups would be empowered to assist and accompany farmers whose farmlands are located at the dispute areas.

He charged traditional rulers, coordinators, chairmen and other stakeholders from the areas to devise means to also enable farmers visit their farms.

“I warn that no farmer should go to their farms alone without being accompanied by the local vigilance group.

“Enough is enough. We will meet to take more measures because two wrongs cannot make a right but we will ensure lives are saved,” he said.

The Chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Mr Clement Odah, who expressed dismay over the attack, said that the five persons killed include three females and two males whose bodies were recovered from the farm land.

Odah said some persons were hospitalised while means of livelihood and farm lands were destroyed.

He said that the frequency of the attack was becoming unbearable, in spite of all efforts made by the state government including a recent meeting held by the two states with a communique issued but the Agila reneged and attacked Ngbo people.

“We need an end to this interstate crisis. Those killed, injured were in their farms to harvest before the attack,” Odah said.

A regent of Ukwuagba Community, Mr Emmanuel Igboke, while narrating his ordeal, said that the circumstances were due to land issues.

Igboke disclosed that the land dispute had been in existence immediately after the Nigerian Civil War.

The Agila people attacked them during harvest period. This issue has consumed lots of souls.

“They cut off the women’s breast, arms, and legs of the men. You need to see the inhuman act,” the regent cried.

He pleaded that the land be demarcated to avoid further attacks adding that an access road be constructed for them.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Musa Kimo while condoling with the victims’ families and communities demanded their cooperation to the police.

We assure you that the crisis would be resolved but we appeal that your partnership will be needed,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that bodies of a female and a male victims were shown to the team. 

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“Like this” crooner Ajaeze rewards dancers as he Reveals New Photography for new record ‘Whatagwan’

Like this crooner Ajaeze rewards dancers as he Reveals New Photography for new record Whatagwan“#AjaezeFever has caught a huge wave with fans from all around the world yearning for the masked man. The singing genius who’s visuals for ‘Like This’ ft Flavour and Masterkraft is currently on heavy rotation on TV reveals new photography and artwork for his highly anticipated next release entitled ‘Whatagwan’.  The feel-good hit track is set to drop at the end of this week. Ajaeze the philanthropist is true to his words rewarded 3 dancers with the cash sum of 120,000 naira each for winning the ‘Like This’ Challenge.    According to reliable sources , ‘Whatagwan’ is a highly addictive tune that is set to cause a ripple in the music industry . Follow @ajaezeo on Instagram and anticipate this huge song and win lots of goodies on his page. It’s Ajaeze ooooooo #Ajaezefever #Ajaezeklan #Likethis #Whatagwan.  The post Like this crooner Ajaeze rewards dancers as he Reveals New Photography for new record Whatagwan appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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