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UN leaders warn South Sudan Leaders Warned To End Civil War

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South Sudan’s leaders have been ordered by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to end the civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions.

Guterres, who made the remarks when he visited South Sudanese refugees in Uganda on the sidelines of the ‘Solidarity Summit’ to raise 2.2 billion dollars for the refugees emergency, urged world to show solidarity.

“It is time for the war to end. It is time for all the leaders of South Sudan to understand that they need to stop this war.

“Peace in South Sudan is a must for these people to be able to have a future,” the Secretary-General said.

The UN chief expressed gratitude for the efforts made by the Heads of State of the region, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union and by the UN to help create the conditions for peace to be re-established.

“At the same time, I cannot forget that twelve years ago I was here, in June, in this same place.

“I was marking World Refugee Day with South Sudanese refugees that were singing with joy because they were going back home soon,” Guterres, who was then UN High Commissioner for Refugees, regretted.

He said he had later accompanied many of the refugees across the border with the hope that the their new country would live in peace.

“Unfortunately, that had not been the case. South Sudan’s leaders ‘do not deserve the people of their country,” Guterres said, stressing that the South Sudanese people have been suffering enormously “in an endless war”.

He lauded Uganda’s hosting almost one million South Sudanese refugees “as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have.”

He urged the international community to show solidarity with those that had fled their homes, as well as with the Ugandan Government and people.

“In a world where so many people are selfishly closing their doors, closing their borders, not allowing refugees to come, this example deserves praise and admiration from the whole international community,” Guterres said.

The UN chief visited the Imvepi Refugee Reception Centre in the Arua district of northern Uganda, the first stop for many South Sudanese refugees once they crossed the border into Uganda.

The camp, which opened in February this year, is already filling up, hosting some 120,000 refugees, mostly women and children, fleeing violence and instability in the neighbouring country.

In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million, making the East African country host to the world’s fastest growing refugee emergency.

The UN chief pointed out that at the ‘Solidarity Summit’ on Friday, the international community would have the opportunity to express its solidarity, “responding to our appeal for massive financial support, both for humanitarian aid for the refugees”.

“But also for the investments necessary for the education system, the health system, the infrastructure, the [local] environment, to be able to cope with this enormous challenge”.

The ‘Solidarity Summit,’ which opened on Thursday in the Ugandan capital,let if Kampala, and is expected to wrap up on Friday.

It was co-hosted by Uganda and the UN to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes.

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has expressed that the nationwide #EndSARS protests across the country were politically motivated.

Bello made the statement when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.

Bello said the protest was sponsored by politicians who are benefitting from the disruptions caused by the demonstrations across the country.

The governor said Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell them that the protests had a political undertone even after the government agreed to the demands of the agitators.

Also Read: Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

“Dear Nigerians, let me tell you, what is happening today, this so-called #EndSARS is politically motivated,” he said.

“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it once again and you can quote me anywhere, anyday and I will prove it to you.

“Why will you demand five items and you and granted and you refuse to take it.. which struggle, agitation or uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership?.

“100 per cent, I agree (with the agitations of the protesters) but if you look at what is happening today, you will have no option than to classify it as politically motivated”.

According to him, it is a “ploy to set we the youths of this country against one another.”

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office
Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.

According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.

It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.

Also Read: Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.

Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.

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‘You Cannot Gag The Press’ -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

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‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari
'You Cannot Gag The Press' -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed the National Broadcasting Commission for punishing ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that on Monday, the regulatory body fined each station N3 million for alleged violation of broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.

Also Read: Nigerian Lawyer, Adegboruwa reacts to Fashola’s ‘discovery’ of camera at Lekki tollgate

Reacting to this development, Fani-Kayode stated that NBC’s move was an indicator that President Muhammadu Buhari is a “dictator and a fascist.”

He wrote:

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