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  •   Madagali Michika residents return home after B Haram scare By Yakubu Uba Yola Feb 5 2019 NNN Residents of Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas of Adamawa have started returning to their homes barely 24 hours after fleeing due to fear of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the jihadists have waged a decade long relentless war on Nigeria ruining the economy of the country s vast northeast and forcing hundreds out of their homes But the Federal Government has decapitated the insurgents forcing them to resort to isolated attacks and banditry On Feb 4 there was apprehension that the jihadists had made an incursion into communities in Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas of Adamawa forcing residents to flee into nearby bushes and hills Speaking to NNN on the development the Adamawa Commissioner of Information and Strategy Malam Ahmad Sajoh said that the night attack by the hoodlums was contained by security operatives The insurgents were contained around Kirchinga hills near Sambisa Forest Security operatives confronted them there and they were contained The development created fear and rumours that the insurgents were heading towards Shuwa and Michika towns making many people to flee Things have normalised now and people are back in their homes Sajoh said The commissioner said however that there was no report of civilian casually at present We are going to have an emergency security meeting now where we will get details of everything that happened He lauded security operatives and residents of the state for their resilience and commitment to fighting the insurgents saying that the attempt by Boko Haram to resume its deadly activities in the state would not succeed A resident of Michika community Abdulrahman Mutawalli who spoke to NNN on the uproar in the town said that activities were returning to normal in the area There was panic yesterday night but now everything is okay Mutawwali said NNN YMU SN Edited by Silas Nwoha
    Madagali, Michika residents return home after B/Haram scare
      Madagali Michika residents return home after B Haram scare By Yakubu Uba Yola Feb 5 2019 NNN Residents of Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas of Adamawa have started returning to their homes barely 24 hours after fleeing due to fear of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the jihadists have waged a decade long relentless war on Nigeria ruining the economy of the country s vast northeast and forcing hundreds out of their homes But the Federal Government has decapitated the insurgents forcing them to resort to isolated attacks and banditry On Feb 4 there was apprehension that the jihadists had made an incursion into communities in Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas of Adamawa forcing residents to flee into nearby bushes and hills Speaking to NNN on the development the Adamawa Commissioner of Information and Strategy Malam Ahmad Sajoh said that the night attack by the hoodlums was contained by security operatives The insurgents were contained around Kirchinga hills near Sambisa Forest Security operatives confronted them there and they were contained The development created fear and rumours that the insurgents were heading towards Shuwa and Michika towns making many people to flee Things have normalised now and people are back in their homes Sajoh said The commissioner said however that there was no report of civilian casually at present We are going to have an emergency security meeting now where we will get details of everything that happened He lauded security operatives and residents of the state for their resilience and commitment to fighting the insurgents saying that the attempt by Boko Haram to resume its deadly activities in the state would not succeed A resident of Michika community Abdulrahman Mutawalli who spoke to NNN on the uproar in the town said that activities were returning to normal in the area There was panic yesterday night but now everything is okay Mutawwali said NNN YMU SN Edited by Silas Nwoha
    Madagali, Michika residents return home after B/Haram scare
    General news4 years ago

    Madagali, Michika residents return home after B/Haram scare

    Madagali, Michika residents return home after B/Haram scare

    By Yakubu Uba

    Yola, Feb. 5, 2019 (NNN) Residents of Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas of Adamawa have started returning to their homes, barely 24 hours after fleeing, due to fear of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that the jihadists have waged a decade-long relentless war on Nigeria, ruining the economy of the country’s vast northeast and forcing hundreds out of their homes.

    But the Federal Government has decapitated the insurgents, forcing them to resort to isolated attacks and banditry.

    On Feb. 4, there was apprehension that the jihadists had made an incursion into communities in Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas of Adamawa, forcing residents to flee into nearby bushes and hills.

    Speaking to NNN on the development, the Adamawa Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, said that the night attack by the hoodlums was contained by security operatives.

    “The insurgents were contained around Kirchinga hills near Sambisa Forest. Security operatives confronted them there and they were contained.

    “The development created fear and rumours that the insurgents were heading towards Shuwa and Michika towns, making many people to flee.

    “Things have normalised now and people are back in their homes,” Sajoh said.

    The commissioner said, however, that there was no report of civilian casually at present.

    “We are going to have an emergency security meeting now where we will get details of everything that happened.”

    He lauded security operatives and residents of the state for their resilience and commitment to fighting the insurgents, saying that the attempt by Boko Haram to resume its deadly activities in the state would not succeed.

    A resident of Michika community, Abdulrahman Mutawalli, who spoke to NNN on the uproar in the town said that activities were returning to normal in the area.

    “There was panic yesterday night but now everything is okay,” Mutawwali said. (NNN)

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    Edited by Silas Nwoha

  •   UNESCO to journalists Do not propagate terrorism in your reportage Terrorism By Ijeoma Olorunfemi Yaounde Jan 31 2019 NNN The UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office for Central Africa has urged journalists within the region to ensure they do not propagate terrorism and violent extremism through their reportage Mr Salah Khaled the Resident representative of the organisation made the call during the opening ceremony of a two day training for journalists in Yaounde Cameroun The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the programme was supported by the Canadian government in collaboration with UNESCO and Union Internationale de la Presse Francophone UPF The training which had 30 journalists drawn from Chad Nigeria and Cameroun participating is under the theme Improving Media Coverage of Issues Related to Terrorism and Violent Extremism The role of the media is really important in this regard because they are the link to the society Journalists should be careful what they report who they report while ensuring that they don t incite issues that can degenerate into violence Khaled said He added that media professionals should play the role of sensitising the public share experiences to educate the people while reporting According to him UNESCO will sustain support to countries and institutions with effective approach to fighting terrorism as well as curbing violent extremism The President UPF Aim Bihina said the union intended to carry out fight against terrorism through building the capacities of media professionals in the region She said that terrorism had existed in diverse forms over the years in form of extreme cases of violence Bihina added that terrorism and violent extremism are the greatest fear for the future explaining that terrorist attack targets both victims and the society According to her there is need for the media not to inadvertently contribute to stigmatised groups exacerbate division irrational fear and hatred through reports NNN NIU KTO WOJ Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Wale Ojetimi
    UNESCO to journalists: Do not propagate terrorism in your reportage
      UNESCO to journalists Do not propagate terrorism in your reportage Terrorism By Ijeoma Olorunfemi Yaounde Jan 31 2019 NNN The UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office for Central Africa has urged journalists within the region to ensure they do not propagate terrorism and violent extremism through their reportage Mr Salah Khaled the Resident representative of the organisation made the call during the opening ceremony of a two day training for journalists in Yaounde Cameroun The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the programme was supported by the Canadian government in collaboration with UNESCO and Union Internationale de la Presse Francophone UPF The training which had 30 journalists drawn from Chad Nigeria and Cameroun participating is under the theme Improving Media Coverage of Issues Related to Terrorism and Violent Extremism The role of the media is really important in this regard because they are the link to the society Journalists should be careful what they report who they report while ensuring that they don t incite issues that can degenerate into violence Khaled said He added that media professionals should play the role of sensitising the public share experiences to educate the people while reporting According to him UNESCO will sustain support to countries and institutions with effective approach to fighting terrorism as well as curbing violent extremism The President UPF Aim Bihina said the union intended to carry out fight against terrorism through building the capacities of media professionals in the region She said that terrorism had existed in diverse forms over the years in form of extreme cases of violence Bihina added that terrorism and violent extremism are the greatest fear for the future explaining that terrorist attack targets both victims and the society According to her there is need for the media not to inadvertently contribute to stigmatised groups exacerbate division irrational fear and hatred through reports NNN NIU KTO WOJ Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Wale Ojetimi
    UNESCO to journalists: Do not propagate terrorism in your reportage
    Science & Technology4 years ago

    UNESCO to journalists: Do not propagate terrorism in your reportage

    UNESCO to journalists: Do not propagate terrorism in your reportage

    Terrorism

    By Ijeoma Olorunfemi
    Yaounde, Jan. 31, 2019 (NNN) The UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office for Central Africa has urged journalists within the region to ensure they do not propagate terrorism and violent extremism through their reportage.

    Mr Salah Khaled, the Resident representative of the organisation, made the call during the opening ceremony of a two-day training for journalists in Yaounde, Cameroun.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that the programme was supported by the Canadian government in collaboration with UNESCO and Union Internationale de la Presse Francophone (UPF).

    The training which had 30 journalists, drawn from Chad, Nigeria and Cameroun, participating, is under the theme: ‘Improving Media Coverage of Issues Related to Terrorism and Violent Extremism’.

    “The role of the media is really important in this regard, because they are the link to the society.

    “Journalists should be careful what they report, who they report while ensuring that they don’t incite issues that can degenerate into violence,” Khaled said.

    He added that media professionals should play the role of sensitising the public, share experiences to educate the people while reporting.

    According to him, UNESCO will sustain, support to countries and institutions with effective approach to fighting terrorism as well as curbing violent extremism.

    The President UPF, Aimè Bihina, said the union intended to carry out fight against terrorism through building the capacities of media professionals in the region.

    She said that terrorism had existed in diverse forms over the years, in form of extreme cases of violence.

    Bihina added that terrorism and violent extremism are the greatest fear for the future, explaining that terrorist attack targets both victims and the society.

    According to her, there is need for the media not to inadvertently contribute to stigmatised groups,exacerbate division, irrational fear and hatred through reports. (NNN)

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    Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo/Wale Ojetimi

  •   Landlady By Olawale Akinremi Ibadan Feb 7 2019 NNN Mrs Opeyemi Akinjobi on Thursday told a Grade C Customary Court at Bode Igbo in Ibadan that her landlady ejected her from her shop for allegedly discussing with the landlady s assumed enemy The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that Akinjobi is a hair dresser and rented a shop at Alexander Apata area of Ibadan from her landlady Akinjobi told the court that she was not aware of any misunderstanding between her landlady and the person she was found discussing with Akinjobi said Due to the nature of my work I interact with a lot of people This particular lady in question comes often to my shop and we discuss extensively I do not know she has an issue with my landlady I was discussing with this woman on one of the days when I saw my landlady passing before my shop to her house Some minutes after she passed the shop caretaker came to serve me a notice to quit the shop without a genuine reason The caretaker said that the landlady claimed that I was owing two years rent on my shop which is not true she said The hairdresser said that she had earlier paid her rent in cash to the landlady when she rented the shop to her Unfortunately I did not obtain a receipt because I made the payment at night She however promised to give me the receipt the following day but she did not I requested twice for the receipt on different days but she kept giving me one excuse or the other she said Akinjobi said her witnesses who are also tenants to the landlady would have been in court but for the fear of their landlady They are afraid of being sent out by our strict landlady she said The caretaker Mr Olusoji Ibikunle however told the court that he was not aware of Akinjobi making any payment to the landlady Ibikunle said the landlady had shown him a bank statement showing that the hairdresser was indeed owing rent up to two years The directive to quit the shop came at the instance of the landlady he said The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the said landlady was however not in court The president of the court Chief Muraina Agbomeji therefore ordered the landlady to appear in court on Feb 11 the adjourned date NNN OKE MAS PAD Edited by Moses Solanke Peter Dada
    My landlady sent me packing for greeting her `enemy’ – tenant tells court
      Landlady By Olawale Akinremi Ibadan Feb 7 2019 NNN Mrs Opeyemi Akinjobi on Thursday told a Grade C Customary Court at Bode Igbo in Ibadan that her landlady ejected her from her shop for allegedly discussing with the landlady s assumed enemy The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that Akinjobi is a hair dresser and rented a shop at Alexander Apata area of Ibadan from her landlady Akinjobi told the court that she was not aware of any misunderstanding between her landlady and the person she was found discussing with Akinjobi said Due to the nature of my work I interact with a lot of people This particular lady in question comes often to my shop and we discuss extensively I do not know she has an issue with my landlady I was discussing with this woman on one of the days when I saw my landlady passing before my shop to her house Some minutes after she passed the shop caretaker came to serve me a notice to quit the shop without a genuine reason The caretaker said that the landlady claimed that I was owing two years rent on my shop which is not true she said The hairdresser said that she had earlier paid her rent in cash to the landlady when she rented the shop to her Unfortunately I did not obtain a receipt because I made the payment at night She however promised to give me the receipt the following day but she did not I requested twice for the receipt on different days but she kept giving me one excuse or the other she said Akinjobi said her witnesses who are also tenants to the landlady would have been in court but for the fear of their landlady They are afraid of being sent out by our strict landlady she said The caretaker Mr Olusoji Ibikunle however told the court that he was not aware of Akinjobi making any payment to the landlady Ibikunle said the landlady had shown him a bank statement showing that the hairdresser was indeed owing rent up to two years The directive to quit the shop came at the instance of the landlady he said The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the said landlady was however not in court The president of the court Chief Muraina Agbomeji therefore ordered the landlady to appear in court on Feb 11 the adjourned date NNN OKE MAS PAD Edited by Moses Solanke Peter Dada
    My landlady sent me packing for greeting her `enemy’ – tenant tells court
    Agriculture4 years ago

    My landlady sent me packing for greeting her `enemy’ – tenant tells court

    Landlady

     

    By Olawale Akinremi

     

    Ibadan, Feb. 7, 2019 (NNN) Mrs Opeyemi Akinjobi on Thursday told a Grade C Customary Court at Bode Igbo in Ibadan that her landlady ejected her from her shop for allegedly discussing with the landlady’s  assumed `enemy’.

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that Akinjobi is a hair dresser and rented a shop at Alexander, Apata area of Ibadan from her landlady.

     

    Akinjobi told the court that  she was not aware of any misunderstanding between her landlady and the person she was found discussing with.

     

    Akinjobi said, “Due to the nature of my work, I interact with a lot of people.

     

    “This particular lady in question comes often to my shop and we discuss extensively. I do not know she has an issue with my landlady.

     

    “I was discussing with this woman on one of the days when I saw my landlady passing before my shop to her house.

     

    “Some minutes after she passed, the shop caretaker came to serve me  a notice to quit the shop without a genuine reason.

     

    “The caretaker said that the landlady claimed that I was owing two years’ rent on my shop, which is not true,’’ she said.

     

    The hairdresser said that she had earlier paid her rent in cash to the landlady when she rented the shop to her .

     

    “Unfortunately, I did not obtain a receipt because I made the payment at night.

     

    “She, however, promised to give me the receipt the following day, but she did not.

     

    “I requested twice for the receipt on different days, but she kept giving me one excuse or the other,” she said.

     

    Akinjobi said her witnesses, who are also tenants to the landlady, would have been in court but for the fear of their landlady.

     

    “They are afraid of being sent out by our strict landlady,” she said.

     

    The caretaker, Mr Olusoji Ibikunle, however, told the court that he was not aware of Akinjobi making any payment to the landlady.

     

    Ibikunle said the landlady had shown him a bank statement showing that the hairdresser was indeed owing rent up to two years.

     

    “The directive to quit the shop came at the instance of the landlady,” he said.

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that the said landlady was, however, not in court.

     

    The president of the court, Chief Muraina Agbomeji, therefore, ordered the landlady to appear in court on Feb. 11, the adjourned date. (NNN)

     

    OKE/MAS/PAD

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    Edited by Moses Solanke/Peter Dada

     

     

     

     

  •   Borders By Suleiman Shehu Ibadan Feb 7 2019 NNN The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS has assured Nigerians of adequate security in the country s borders before during and after the general elections The Oyo State Comptroller of NIS Saleh Abdullahi stated this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Ibadan According to him there is enough tight security at the nation s borders and that immigration officials are always on 24 hour surveillance The state comptroller said that no foreigner without valid entry document would be allowed to enter the country Even then foreigners with valid entry documents cannot vote and any foreigner that tries to vote will be arrested and prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC No fear about Nigeria s borders and Nigerians should be rest assured that the elections will be free and credible The immigration has good relationship with other security agencies and we are all working together for the success of the elections Abdullahi said He then urged Nigerians to believe in the security agencies in the country and not exercise any fear NNN SYS MAS MZA Edited by Moses Solanke Maharazu Ahmed
    2019 election: Exercise no fear about Nigeria’s borders – Immigration
      Borders By Suleiman Shehu Ibadan Feb 7 2019 NNN The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS has assured Nigerians of adequate security in the country s borders before during and after the general elections The Oyo State Comptroller of NIS Saleh Abdullahi stated this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Ibadan According to him there is enough tight security at the nation s borders and that immigration officials are always on 24 hour surveillance The state comptroller said that no foreigner without valid entry document would be allowed to enter the country Even then foreigners with valid entry documents cannot vote and any foreigner that tries to vote will be arrested and prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC No fear about Nigeria s borders and Nigerians should be rest assured that the elections will be free and credible The immigration has good relationship with other security agencies and we are all working together for the success of the elections Abdullahi said He then urged Nigerians to believe in the security agencies in the country and not exercise any fear NNN SYS MAS MZA Edited by Moses Solanke Maharazu Ahmed
    2019 election: Exercise no fear about Nigeria’s borders – Immigration
    General news4 years ago

    2019 election: Exercise no fear about Nigeria’s borders – Immigration

    Borders

    By Suleiman Shehu

    Ibadan, Feb. 7, 2019 (NNN) The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has assured Nigerians of adequate security in the country’s borders  before, during and after the general elections.

    The Oyo State Comptroller of NIS, Saleh Abdullahi, stated this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Ibadan.

    According to him, there is enough tight security at the nation’s borders and that immigration officials are always on 24-hour surveillance.

    The state comptroller said that no foreigner without valid entry document would be allowed to enter the country.

    “Even then, foreigners with valid entry documents cannot vote and any foreigner that tries to vote will be arrested and prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    “No fear about Nigeria’s borders and Nigerians should be rest assured that the elections will be free and credible.

    “The immigration has good relationship with other security agencies and we are all working together for the success of the elections,’’ Abdullahi said.

    He then urged Nigerians to believe in the security agencies in the country and not exercise any fear. (NNN)

    SYS/MAS/MZA

    Edited by Moses Solanke/Maharazu Ahmed

  •   Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run Parliament Abidjan Feb 8 2019 Reuters NNN Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro on Friday resigned as parliament speaker in a split with President Alassane Ouattara that could signal his intention to run for president in 2020 Report says the election already looks highly unpredictable Ouattara has not said whether he will run again his main coalition partner defected in 2018 His bitter rival former president Laurent Gbagbo could be set to return after being acquitted of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague Many Ivorians fear that another contested vote could lead to violence like the brief civil war that broke out in 2010 when the incumbent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat to Ouattara Over 3 000 people died in that conflict sealing a turbulent decade that saw Ivory Coast the world s biggest cocoa exporter squander its previous status as an island of relative prosperity and stability in West Africa Ouattara has said he intends to hand power to a younger generation but has also argued that a constitution change in 2016 cancels out previous term limits and allows him to stand again His opponents dispute this Soro 46 whose forces swept Ouattara to power during the 2010 11 civil war has long had an uneasy relationship with the president Ouattara is widely seen as favouring his prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly as his successor should he decide not to run Soro told a session of parliament on Friday that his resignation had been prompted by his opposition to Ouattara s creation of a new ruling party to contest the presidential election I have decided to sacrifice my post for the peace of Ivory Coast I will remain with you to continue to build a rich and prosperous Ivory Coast he said Soro did not say whether he planned to run in 2020 something his supporters have been publicly urging him to do A Soro candidacy would challenge nearly three decades of dominance of Ivorian politics by Ouattara Gbagbo and another former president Henri Konan Bedie whose supporters backed out of joining Ouattara s new party in September over a dispute about who would choose its presidential candidate Analysts say Soro s youth charisma and popularity in the north would make him a strong contender particularly if he can win the backing of one of the main parties Ouattara s camp has said he would consider running in 2020 if Gbagbo and Bedie president from 1993 to 1999 were candidates or if Ivory Coast s stability was in jeopardy Gbagbo who has been conditionally released by the International Criminal Court to Belgium and Bedie now 84 have yet to say whether they will stand Reuters NNN ACO SA Edited by Abiodun Oluleye Salif Atojoko
    Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run
      Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run Parliament Abidjan Feb 8 2019 Reuters NNN Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro on Friday resigned as parliament speaker in a split with President Alassane Ouattara that could signal his intention to run for president in 2020 Report says the election already looks highly unpredictable Ouattara has not said whether he will run again his main coalition partner defected in 2018 His bitter rival former president Laurent Gbagbo could be set to return after being acquitted of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague Many Ivorians fear that another contested vote could lead to violence like the brief civil war that broke out in 2010 when the incumbent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat to Ouattara Over 3 000 people died in that conflict sealing a turbulent decade that saw Ivory Coast the world s biggest cocoa exporter squander its previous status as an island of relative prosperity and stability in West Africa Ouattara has said he intends to hand power to a younger generation but has also argued that a constitution change in 2016 cancels out previous term limits and allows him to stand again His opponents dispute this Soro 46 whose forces swept Ouattara to power during the 2010 11 civil war has long had an uneasy relationship with the president Ouattara is widely seen as favouring his prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly as his successor should he decide not to run Soro told a session of parliament on Friday that his resignation had been prompted by his opposition to Ouattara s creation of a new ruling party to contest the presidential election I have decided to sacrifice my post for the peace of Ivory Coast I will remain with you to continue to build a rich and prosperous Ivory Coast he said Soro did not say whether he planned to run in 2020 something his supporters have been publicly urging him to do A Soro candidacy would challenge nearly three decades of dominance of Ivorian politics by Ouattara Gbagbo and another former president Henri Konan Bedie whose supporters backed out of joining Ouattara s new party in September over a dispute about who would choose its presidential candidate Analysts say Soro s youth charisma and popularity in the north would make him a strong contender particularly if he can win the backing of one of the main parties Ouattara s camp has said he would consider running in 2020 if Gbagbo and Bedie president from 1993 to 1999 were candidates or if Ivory Coast s stability was in jeopardy Gbagbo who has been conditionally released by the International Criminal Court to Belgium and Bedie now 84 have yet to say whether they will stand Reuters NNN ACO SA Edited by Abiodun Oluleye Salif Atojoko
    Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run

    Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run

    Parliament

    Abidjan, Feb. 8, 2019 (Reuters/NNN) Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro on Friday resigned as parliament speaker in a split with President Alassane Ouattara that could signal his intention to run for president in 2020.

    Report says the election already looks highly unpredictable.

    Ouattara has not said whether he will run again, his main coalition partner defected in 2018.

    His bitter rival, former president Laurent Gbagbo, could be set to return after being acquitted of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

    Many Ivorians fear that another contested vote could lead to violence like the brief civil war that broke out in 2010 when the incumbent, Gbagbo, refused to accept defeat to Ouattara.

    Over 3,000 people died in that conflict, sealing a turbulent decade that saw Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa exporter, squander its previous status as an island of relative prosperity and stability in West Africa.

    Ouattara has said he intends to hand power to a younger generation, but has also argued that a constitution change in 2016 cancels out previous term limits and allows him to stand again.

    His opponents dispute this.

    Soro, 46, whose forces swept Ouattara to power during the 2010-11 civil war, has long had an uneasy relationship with the president.

    Ouattara is widely seen as favouring his prime minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, as his successor should he decide not to run.

    Soro told a session of parliament on Friday that his resignation had been prompted by his opposition to Ouattara’s creation of a new ruling party to contest the presidential election.

    “I have decided to sacrifice my post for the peace of Ivory Coast.

    “I will remain with you to continue to build a rich and prosperous Ivory Coast,” he said

    Soro did not say whether he planned to run in 2020, something his supporters have been publicly urging him to do.

    A Soro candidacy would challenge nearly three decades of dominance of Ivorian politics by Ouattara, Gbagbo and another former president, Henri Konan Bedie, whose supporters backed out of joining Ouattara’s new party in September over a dispute about who would choose its presidential candidate.

    Analysts say Soro’s youth, charisma and popularity in the north would make him a strong contender, particularly if he can win the backing of one of the main parties.

    Ouattara’s camp has said he would consider running in 2020 if Gbagbo and Bedie, president from 1993 to 1999, were candidates, or if Ivory Coast’s stability was in jeopardy.

    Gbagbo, who has been conditionally released by the International Criminal Court to Belgium, and Bedie, now 84, have yet to say whether they will stand. (Reuters/NNN)

    ACO/SA

    Edited by Abiodun Oluleye/Salif Atojoko

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  •   700 people evacuated in Brazil amid fear of new dam disaster Evacuation Bogota Feb 8 2019 dpa NNN About 700 people living near two mining dams in Brazil have been evacuated as a precaution after another dam burst and left at least 157 people dead two weeks ago the companies operating them said on Friday The dam operated by the Brazilian mining giant Vale ruptured in Minas Gerais state and unleashed a sea of toxic sludge over the surrounding areas The confirmed death toll stands at 157 while more than 180 are missing The national mining agency has now ordered the evacuation of about 500 people from a downstream area of the Gongo Soco mine dam near the city of Barao de Cocais Vale said The decision was made as a preventive measure after the consulting company Walm denied the Stability Condition Report of the structure the statement added About 200 people living near Itatiaiucu downstream of the Serra Azul dam were also evacuated its operator Arcelor Mittal said The purely precautionary measure was taken following stress tests commissioned by Arcelor Mittal while further testing is undertaken and any mitigation measures can be implemented according to the statement Both tailings dams are located in Minas Gerais It was not known when the people who were evacuated would be able to return home dpa NNN FAT AFA Edited by Fatima Sule Felix Ajide
    700 people evacuated in Brazil amid fear of new dam disaster
      700 people evacuated in Brazil amid fear of new dam disaster Evacuation Bogota Feb 8 2019 dpa NNN About 700 people living near two mining dams in Brazil have been evacuated as a precaution after another dam burst and left at least 157 people dead two weeks ago the companies operating them said on Friday The dam operated by the Brazilian mining giant Vale ruptured in Minas Gerais state and unleashed a sea of toxic sludge over the surrounding areas The confirmed death toll stands at 157 while more than 180 are missing The national mining agency has now ordered the evacuation of about 500 people from a downstream area of the Gongo Soco mine dam near the city of Barao de Cocais Vale said The decision was made as a preventive measure after the consulting company Walm denied the Stability Condition Report of the structure the statement added About 200 people living near Itatiaiucu downstream of the Serra Azul dam were also evacuated its operator Arcelor Mittal said The purely precautionary measure was taken following stress tests commissioned by Arcelor Mittal while further testing is undertaken and any mitigation measures can be implemented according to the statement Both tailings dams are located in Minas Gerais It was not known when the people who were evacuated would be able to return home dpa NNN FAT AFA Edited by Fatima Sule Felix Ajide
    700 people evacuated in Brazil amid fear of new dam disaster
    Agriculture4 years ago

    700 people evacuated in Brazil amid fear of new dam disaster

    700 people evacuated in Brazil amid fear of new dam disaster

    Evacuation
    Bogota, Feb. 8, 2019 (dpa/NNN) About 700 people living near two mining dams in Brazil have been evacuated as a precaution after another dam burst and left at least 157 people dead two weeks ago, the companies operating them said on Friday.

    The dam operated by the Brazilian mining giant Vale ruptured in Minas Gerais state and unleashed a sea of toxic sludge over the surrounding areas.

    The confirmed death toll stands at 157, while more than 180 are missing.

    The national mining agency has now ordered the evacuation of about 500 people from a downstream area of the Gongo Soco mine dam near the city of Barao de Cocais, Vale said.

    “The decision was made as a preventive measure after the consulting company Walm denied the Stability Condition Report of the structure,” the statement added.

    About 200 people living near Itatiaiucu, downstream of the Serra Azul dam, were also evacuated, its operator, Arcelor Mittal, said.

    The “purely precautionary measure’’ was taken following stress tests commissioned by Arcelor Mittal, “while further testing is undertaken and any mitigation measures can be implemented,” according to the statement.

    Both tailings dams are located in Minas Gerais.

    It was not known when the people, who were evacuated would be able to return home.(dpa/NNN)
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  •   Indonesia police apologise for using snake during interrogation Apologise Jakarta Feb 11 2019 dpa NNN Police in Indonesia s Papua province have apologised after interrogators used a snake during an attempt to extract a confession from a suspected mobile phone thief a spokesman said on Monday A video circulating online showed police in Jayawijaya district wrapping a snake around the neck of the suspect as they questioned him A policeman could be heard asking the suspect How many times have you stolen a cellphone The man cowered and screamed in fear Many people saw his action but he didn t confess and that made the officer angry Papuan Police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said The method is wrong and we have apologised he said adding that one officer had been disciplined Diaz said the snake was tame and had been kept as a pet at the Jayawijaya police station for some time to scare drunkards who often caused trouble in the neighbourhood They usually fled after they saw the snake he said A lawyer who advocates for human rights in Papua Veronica Koman said police often used snakes while interrogating Papuans including those arrested for suspected separatist activities Inhumane treatment against Papuans is regularly reported Koman said When this snake video surfaced many Papuans particularly activists who have been in and out of jail for political reasons said that they have long known that snakes are being used by police and military she said A low level separatist conflict has been taking place in Papua a predominantly Melanesian region since the 1960s Security forces have been accused of human rights abuses while conducting counter insurgency operations dpa NNN FAT MZA Edited by Fatima Sule Maharazu Ahmed
    Indonesia police apologise for using snake during interrogation
      Indonesia police apologise for using snake during interrogation Apologise Jakarta Feb 11 2019 dpa NNN Police in Indonesia s Papua province have apologised after interrogators used a snake during an attempt to extract a confession from a suspected mobile phone thief a spokesman said on Monday A video circulating online showed police in Jayawijaya district wrapping a snake around the neck of the suspect as they questioned him A policeman could be heard asking the suspect How many times have you stolen a cellphone The man cowered and screamed in fear Many people saw his action but he didn t confess and that made the officer angry Papuan Police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said The method is wrong and we have apologised he said adding that one officer had been disciplined Diaz said the snake was tame and had been kept as a pet at the Jayawijaya police station for some time to scare drunkards who often caused trouble in the neighbourhood They usually fled after they saw the snake he said A lawyer who advocates for human rights in Papua Veronica Koman said police often used snakes while interrogating Papuans including those arrested for suspected separatist activities Inhumane treatment against Papuans is regularly reported Koman said When this snake video surfaced many Papuans particularly activists who have been in and out of jail for political reasons said that they have long known that snakes are being used by police and military she said A low level separatist conflict has been taking place in Papua a predominantly Melanesian region since the 1960s Security forces have been accused of human rights abuses while conducting counter insurgency operations dpa NNN FAT MZA Edited by Fatima Sule Maharazu Ahmed
    Indonesia police apologise for using snake during interrogation
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    Indonesia police apologise for using snake during interrogation

    Indonesia police apologise for using snake during interrogation
    Apologise
    Jakarta, Feb. 11, 2019 (dpa/NNN) Police in Indonesia’s Papua province have apologised after interrogators used a snake during an attempt to extract a confession from a suspected mobile phone thief, a spokesman said on Monday.
    A video circulating online showed police in Jayawijaya district wrapping a snake around the neck of the suspect as they questioned him.
    A policeman could be heard asking the suspect: “How many times have you stolen a cellphone?”.
    The man cowered and screamed in fear.
    “Many people saw his action but he didn’t confess, and that made the officer angry,” Papuan Police spokesman, Suryadi Diaz, said.
    “The method is wrong and we have apologised,” he said, adding that one officer had been disciplined.
    Diaz said the snake was tame and had been kept as a pet at the Jayawijaya police station for some time to scare drunkards, who often caused trouble in the neighbourhood.
    “They usually fled after they saw the snake,” he said.
    A lawyer, who advocates for human rights in Papua, Veronica Koman, said police often used snakes while interrogating Papuans, including those arrested for suspected separatist activities.
    “Inhumane treatment against Papuans is regularly reported,” Koman said.
    “When this snake video surfaced, many Papuans, particularly activists, who have been in and out of jail for political reasons, said that they have long known that snakes are being used by police and military,” she said.
    A low-level separatist conflict has been taking place in Papua, a predominantly-Melanesian region, since the 1960s.
    Security forces have been accused of human rights abuses while conducting counter-insurgency operations. (dpa/NNN)
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  •   Measles Manila Feb 11 2019 Xinhua NNN The Philippine Government has recorded at least 70 measles related deaths in several regions in the country since January the Health Department said on Monday Validated data from different regions culled by the Epidemiology Bureau of the Philippine Department of Health DOH showed that from Jan 1 to Feb 9 a total of 4 302 measles cases were reported with 70 deaths Sixty six per cent of them had no history of vaccination against measles according to the data Of the total deaths the DOH said their ages ranged from one month to 31 years old Notably 79 per cent of those who died had no history of vaccination the DOH said The DOH said regions with high reported cases are Metro Manila with 1 296 cases and 18 deaths Calabarzon region with 1 086 cases and 25 deaths Central Luzon with 481 cases with three deaths Western Visayas with 212 cases four deaths and Northern Mindanao with 189 cases and two deaths Earlier the DOH declared a measles outbreak in Metro Manila Central Luzon Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas The DOH blamed the measles outbreak on the reluctance of Philippine parents to get the vaccine in the wake of the Dengvaxia dengue controversy The vaccine was blamed for the deaths of some children in the country It cited a study conducted in October 2018 by the World Health Organisation WHO in selected areas in Metro Manila to identify reasons for not bringing children for immunisation The results showed the top reasons are fear due to Dengvaxia and the lack of time among households DOH said it has been conducting vaccination activities against measles such as outbreak immunisation responses in several regions Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus It is transferred from person to person by sneezing coughing and close personal contact Xinhua NNN AIJ AIB Edited by Abigael Joshua Abdulfatah Babatunde
    Resurgence of measles in Philippines kills 70
      Measles Manila Feb 11 2019 Xinhua NNN The Philippine Government has recorded at least 70 measles related deaths in several regions in the country since January the Health Department said on Monday Validated data from different regions culled by the Epidemiology Bureau of the Philippine Department of Health DOH showed that from Jan 1 to Feb 9 a total of 4 302 measles cases were reported with 70 deaths Sixty six per cent of them had no history of vaccination against measles according to the data Of the total deaths the DOH said their ages ranged from one month to 31 years old Notably 79 per cent of those who died had no history of vaccination the DOH said The DOH said regions with high reported cases are Metro Manila with 1 296 cases and 18 deaths Calabarzon region with 1 086 cases and 25 deaths Central Luzon with 481 cases with three deaths Western Visayas with 212 cases four deaths and Northern Mindanao with 189 cases and two deaths Earlier the DOH declared a measles outbreak in Metro Manila Central Luzon Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas The DOH blamed the measles outbreak on the reluctance of Philippine parents to get the vaccine in the wake of the Dengvaxia dengue controversy The vaccine was blamed for the deaths of some children in the country It cited a study conducted in October 2018 by the World Health Organisation WHO in selected areas in Metro Manila to identify reasons for not bringing children for immunisation The results showed the top reasons are fear due to Dengvaxia and the lack of time among households DOH said it has been conducting vaccination activities against measles such as outbreak immunisation responses in several regions Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus It is transferred from person to person by sneezing coughing and close personal contact Xinhua NNN AIJ AIB Edited by Abigael Joshua Abdulfatah Babatunde
    Resurgence of measles in Philippines kills 70
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Resurgence of measles in Philippines kills 70

    Measles

    Manila, Feb. 11, 2019 (Xinhua/NNN) The Philippine Government has recorded at least 70 measles-related deaths in several regions in the country since January, the Health Department said on Monday.

    Validated data from different regions culled by the Epidemiology Bureau of the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) showed that from Jan. 1 to Feb. 9, a total of 4,302 measles cases were reported, with 70 deaths.

    Sixty-six per cent of them had no history of vaccination against measles, according to the data.

    Of the total deaths, the DOH said their ages ranged from one month to 31 years old.

    “Notably, 79 per cent of those who died had no history of vaccination,’’ the DOH said.

    The DOH said regions with high reported cases are Metro Manila with 1,296 cases and 18 deaths, Calabarzon region with 1,086 cases and 25 deaths.

    Central Luzon with 481 cases with three deaths, Western Visayas with 212 cases, four deaths and Northern Mindanao with 189 cases and two deaths.

    Earlier, the DOH declared a measles outbreak in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas.

    The DOH blamed the measles outbreak on the reluctance of Philippine parents to get the vaccine in the wake of the Dengvaxia dengue controversy.

    The vaccine was blamed for the deaths of some children in the country.

    It cited a study conducted in October 2018 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in selected areas in Metro Manila to identify reasons for not bringing children for immunisation.

    The results showed the top reasons are fear due to Dengvaxia and the lack of time among households.

    DOH said it has been conducting vaccination activities against measles such as outbreak immunisation responses in several regions.

    Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus.

    It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing and close personal contact. (Xinhua/NNN)

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  •   Gov Umahi vows to work with fear of God if re elected By Uchenna Ugwu Ohaozara Ebonyi Feb 9 2019 NNN Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday vowed to discharge his duties with the fear of God if elected for a second tenure Umahi made the vow during the grand finale of the Peoples Democratic Party s PDP campaign rally held at Uburu Secondary School in Ohaozara Local Government Area The governor commended the clergymen and members of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria for their commitment and prayers for peaceful campaign rallies in the state He said In your presence we pledge that we will always work with the fear of the Lord who has given us victory for a second chance And on behalf of the PDP candidates in the state we pledge that we will always put God first in all we do Umahi also applauded the South East Vice chairman of the party Mr Austin Umahi for his hard work in making the rallies in the zone a huge success He further paid tribute to the traditional rulers for giving their support and blessings to the party during the campaigns in the state He also thanked the state party Chairman Mr Oyekachi Nwaebonyi the Director General Divine Mandate Campaign Organization Mr Fidelis Nwankwo for their relentless effort in ensuring peaceful rallies across the 13 local government areas of the state In their separate speeches Sen Sam Egwu representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District and the zonal vice chairman of the party expressed delight over the large turnout of people at the event They encouraged the people to replicate similar support at the polls in order to sustain good governance in the state I commend all of yoy who made the rallies a success We started with God and ended successfully Egwu said News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that various speakers at the rally took turns to educate the people on how to cast their votes and the election procedure NNN UVU USO Edited by Sam Oditah
    Gov. Umahi vows to work with fear of God, if re-elected
      Gov Umahi vows to work with fear of God if re elected By Uchenna Ugwu Ohaozara Ebonyi Feb 9 2019 NNN Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday vowed to discharge his duties with the fear of God if elected for a second tenure Umahi made the vow during the grand finale of the Peoples Democratic Party s PDP campaign rally held at Uburu Secondary School in Ohaozara Local Government Area The governor commended the clergymen and members of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria for their commitment and prayers for peaceful campaign rallies in the state He said In your presence we pledge that we will always work with the fear of the Lord who has given us victory for a second chance And on behalf of the PDP candidates in the state we pledge that we will always put God first in all we do Umahi also applauded the South East Vice chairman of the party Mr Austin Umahi for his hard work in making the rallies in the zone a huge success He further paid tribute to the traditional rulers for giving their support and blessings to the party during the campaigns in the state He also thanked the state party Chairman Mr Oyekachi Nwaebonyi the Director General Divine Mandate Campaign Organization Mr Fidelis Nwankwo for their relentless effort in ensuring peaceful rallies across the 13 local government areas of the state In their separate speeches Sen Sam Egwu representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District and the zonal vice chairman of the party expressed delight over the large turnout of people at the event They encouraged the people to replicate similar support at the polls in order to sustain good governance in the state I commend all of yoy who made the rallies a success We started with God and ended successfully Egwu said News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that various speakers at the rally took turns to educate the people on how to cast their votes and the election procedure NNN UVU USO Edited by Sam Oditah
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    Gov. Umahi vows to work with fear of God, if re-elected

    Gov. Umahi vows to work with fear of God, if re-elected
    By Uchenna Ugwu
    Ohaozara (Ebonyi), Feb. 9, 2019 (NNN) Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday vowed to discharge his duties with the fear of God, if elected for a second tenure.
    Umahi made the vow during the grand-finale of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) campaign rally, held at Uburu Secondary School in Ohaozara Local Government Area.
    The governor commended the clergymen and members of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, for their commitment and prayers for peaceful campaign rallies in the state.
    He said: “In your presence, we pledge that we will always work with the fear of the Lord, who has given us victory for a second chance.
    “And, on behalf of the PDP candidates in the state, we pledge that we will always put God first in all we do.
    Umahi also applauded the South-East Vice-chairman of the party, Mr Austin Umahi, for his hard work in making the rallies in the zone a huge success.
    He further paid tribute to the traditional rulers for giving their support and blessings to the party during the campaigns in the state.
    He also thanked the state party Chairman, Mr Oyekachi Nwaebonyi, the Director-General, Divine Mandate Campaign Organization, Mr Fidelis Nwankwo, for their relentless effort in ensuring peaceful rallies across the 13 local government areas of the state.
    In their separate speeches, Sen. Sam Egwu, representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District, and the zonal vice chairman of the party, expressed delight over the large turnout of people at the event.
    They encouraged the people to replicate similar support at the polls in order “to sustain good governance in the state.”
    “I commend all of yoy, who made the rallies a success. We started with God and ended successfully,” Egwu said.
    News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that various speakers at the rally took turns to educate the people on how to cast their votes and the election procedure. (NNN)
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  •   Deployment By Deborah Coker Benin Feb 11 2019 NNN The Police Command in Edo says it has concluded arrangement to deploy more than 7 000 police personnel across the state to provide security during the general elections The Acting Police Commissioner in the state Mr Olusegun Odumosu made the disclosure on Monday in Benin during a news briefing in his office Odumosu however said that aside the figure additional personnel from the Force Headquarters as well as Lagos would be sent to the state to complement the existing personnel He disclosed that already a Deputy Inspector General DIG as well as three Assistant Inspector Generals AIGs have been deployed to the State The police commissioner explained that the AIGs would take charge of each of the three Senatorial Districts Odumosu said that personnel deployed have been specially trained and equipped for the election coverage He advised the residents not to entertain any fear of molestation but to come out and vote freely in an orderly manner The commissioner however warned the youths not to allow themselves to be used agents of violence during the elections as elections should not be seen as war Odumosu gave the assurance that the police would play by the rule NNN DCO OSA MZA Edited by Shittu Obassa Maharazu Ahmed
    Election: 7,000 police personnel to provide security in Edo
      Deployment By Deborah Coker Benin Feb 11 2019 NNN The Police Command in Edo says it has concluded arrangement to deploy more than 7 000 police personnel across the state to provide security during the general elections The Acting Police Commissioner in the state Mr Olusegun Odumosu made the disclosure on Monday in Benin during a news briefing in his office Odumosu however said that aside the figure additional personnel from the Force Headquarters as well as Lagos would be sent to the state to complement the existing personnel He disclosed that already a Deputy Inspector General DIG as well as three Assistant Inspector Generals AIGs have been deployed to the State The police commissioner explained that the AIGs would take charge of each of the three Senatorial Districts Odumosu said that personnel deployed have been specially trained and equipped for the election coverage He advised the residents not to entertain any fear of molestation but to come out and vote freely in an orderly manner The commissioner however warned the youths not to allow themselves to be used agents of violence during the elections as elections should not be seen as war Odumosu gave the assurance that the police would play by the rule NNN DCO OSA MZA Edited by Shittu Obassa Maharazu Ahmed
    Election: 7,000 police personnel to provide security in Edo
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    Election: 7,000 police personnel to provide security in Edo

     

    Deployment
    By Deborah Coker
    Benin, Feb 11, 2019 (NNN) The Police Command in Edo says it has concluded arrangement to deploy more than 7,000 police personnel across the state to provide security during the general elections.

    The Acting Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Olusegun Odumosu made  the disclosure on Monday, in Benin during a news briefing in his office.

    Odumosu, however, said that aside the figure, additional personnel from the Force Headquarters as well as Lagos would be sent to the state to complement the existing personnel.

    He disclosed that already, a Deputy Inspector-General (DIG), as well as three Assistant Inspector-Generals (AIGs) have been deployed to the State.

    The police commissioner explained that the AIGs would take charge of each of the three Senatorial Districts.

    Odumosu said that personnel deployed have been specially trained and equipped for the election coverage.

    He advised the residents not to entertain any fear of molestation, but to come out and vote freely in an orderly manner.

    The commissioner, however, warned the youths not to allow themselves to be used agents of violence during the elections, “as elections should not be seen as war.”

    Odumosu gave the assurance that the police would play by the rule. (NNN)
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