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UN reveals number of deaths recorded since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

UN reveals number of deaths recorded since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

At least 1,892 civilians have been killed and 2,558 injured since the war in Ukraine started in February, amid the Russian invasion. This was disclosed by the United Nations (UN) in a statement on Tuesday, according to CNN. “The number of recorded deaths include 478 men, 308 women, 30 girls, 52 boys, 71 children, as well as 953 adults whose sex is yet unknown. “Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and airstrikes,” the Office of…
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Insurity In Africa: Why ECOWAS, AU, UN, should investigate Mysterious Airbus in Guinea-Bissau

Insurity In Africa: Why ECOWAS, AU, UN, should investigate Mysterious Airbus in Guinea-Bissau

OHAFIA TV News Editorial BISSAU: Amidst growing tension and apprehension in rising incidences of terrible insecurity plaguing Africa perennially without respite in sight, it has become expedient that Africans began to look inwards to review, ponder and identify possible approaches to curbing the menace eating up her fabrics and hindering every possible hope of development in the 21st Century and beyond, INSECURITY. An omen that has threatened her peace, opportunities and progress. While reminiscing on the paths we had throd, it has become incumbent upon Africa leadership to ponder on the path ahead, placing in contrast, our errors, our gains,…
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Opinion: This is not extradition, but terrorism by the Nigerian Government

Opinion: This is not extradition, but terrorism by the Nigerian Government

In 2016, the Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, wrote a foreword to a work sponsored by the UN and European Union entitled “Cases and Materials on Extradition in Nigeria”. In closing his foreword, Malami commended the authors and thanked the UN and the EU for providing technical support for the well-researched work. EXTRADITION: The work defines ‘extradition’ as a process whereby a person accused or convicted of a crime is officially transferred to the State where s/he is either wanted for trial or, having already been convicted by a court of law, is required to serve his…
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Myanmar’s military seizes power, imposes state of emergency

Myanmar’s military seizes power, imposes state of emergency

Myanmar’s military has declared a state of emergency for a year and installed a former general as president, the military-owned Myawaddy television station announced on Monday. A former general named Myint Swe, who was previously serving as vice president, has been installed as acting president. However, under the state of emergency military commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing has effectively taken control. The military announcement came hours after the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and numerous other government officials, along with leaders of smaller parties, were detained in pre-dawn raids across the country. There were reports of internet and…
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Boko Haram: Terrorists in military uniform kidnap UN staff in Borno

Boko Haram: Terrorists in military uniform kidnap UN staff in Borno

Boko Haram fighters have abducted a staff of the United Nations (UN) along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno State. Held captive is Abubakar Garba Idris, aka Alooma, a Senior Protection Assistant with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The terrorists ambushed vehicles conveying commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana highway. One of them, Alooma was seized around 8.30 a.m. on Saturday. A source told PRNigeria that the terrorists, in military uniform, mounted a roadblock with three Hilux pickup truck and motorcycles. “Witnesses said while searching the passengers, Idris attempted to throw away his ID card but one of…
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