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130 underage Nigerian girls trapped in Mali, B’Faso – Dabiri-Erewa

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At least 130 underage Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali and Burkina Faso are still trapped in the two countries, Saturday PUNCH has learnt.

According to the Federal Government, 90 of the girls are in Burkina Faso while the remaining 40 are in Mali.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who disclosed the situation to Saturday PUNCH, described it as requiring urgent attention.

She, however, said the Nigerian embassies in the two countries were currently working to see how to rescue the underage girls.

Dabiri-Erewa also reiterated her warning to Nigerians to avoid Libya following a death penalty awaiting illegal migrants in that country.

The presidential aide had recently said her office would be working with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons to sensitise Nigerians on the need to avoid some countries.

171 Nigerians were recently repatriated to the country from Libya. The returnees, who were received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, were brought back through a joint effort of the International Organisation of Migration and the National Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the officials of the NCRMID.

The returnees comprised 83 female adults, 10 female children and two female infants; 73 male adults, two male children and one male infant.

Source: Punch

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Nengi Reacts To A Tweet Wathoni Made About Her In 2017

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BBNaija star, Rebecca Hampson Nengi reacts to a tweet made by fellow ex-housemate, Wathoni Ayansi about her in 2017.

Taking to her Twitter handle, Nengi wrote;

“Just saw this tweet Wathoni made about me in 2017.. made me smile @wathonianyansi love you b”

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#ABetterTime: See Social Distance -Fans Shades Wizkid As Davido’s Album Surpasses 60 Million Streams

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Fans shades Wizkid as Davido’s new album #ABetterTime has surpassed 6o Million streams on Audiomack.

Taking to Twitter, they said;

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#LekkiMassacre: CNN Dares Nigeria Government, Updates Second Report (Video)

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The Cable News Network, CNN seems not done with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government with the television channel releasing another report on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate during the End SARS protests.

Recall that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, called out CNN over its report on the incident.

He added that CNN was biased in its report and needs to be sanctioned.

The Minister also addressed a letter to the management of CNN in Atlanta.

The network, however, on Tuesday released the second report with more damning footage showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020.

The second report also shows the Commander, 81 Division, Brig.Gen Ahmed Taiwo, admitting before the judicial panel in Lagos that military men had live ammunition in their weapons while at the tollgate.

CNN also noted that the statement of Brig.Gen Taiwo contradicts that of the Minister who had claimed last week that the army fired blank bullets.

It was also revealed in the new report, the moment when protesters were running as soldiers open fire at the tollgate.

Watch video below;

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