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EFCC’s, ICPC’s Asset Recovery Powers Remain, Says Malami

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Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubjar Malami has reassured the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of no plans to reduce the asset recovery powers of the agency.

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Malami made the clarifications in a statement through his special assistant on media and public relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu.

EFCC’s acting chairman Ibrahim Magu listed eight challenges the agency, one of them he says is sponsorship of plot to amend the EFCC act to reduce its powers.

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Magu says asset recovery is key in denying the corrupt the enjoyment of the proceeds of their crimes.

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UN Reacts To Rescue Of Nigerian Aid Workers, Reveal Terrorists’ New Strategy

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United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon

The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has expressed relief that the five aid workers who were abducted by terrorists in the north-east have been rescued by military and intelligence services.

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The aid workers were abducted by the Islamic state west Africa province, Iswap, seized the aid workers in late December along Monguno-Maiduguri road in borno state.

In a statement on Thursday, Kallon also called attention to others who are still in insurgents’ captivity. He said Boko Haram and ISWAP now set up checkpoints on main supply routes and kidnap civilians.

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The humanitarian coordinator said the aid workers were providing life-saving support to millions of Nigeria’s most vulnerable in north-eastern Borno State and should not have been targeted by terrorists.

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NYSC Issues Stern Warning To Service Evasion Offenders

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NYSC Issues Stern Warning To Service Evasion Offenders

The National Youth Service Corps is warning members against avoiding or stalling their service year.  The corps says those who fail to report for service as directed have contravened the law.  Punishment is a fine of up to two thousand naira or a 12 month imprisonment or both.  This information was contained in a statement released on twitter by NYSC on Wednesday.

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The statement further said NYSC management has recently commenced the process of prosecuting mobilized graduates who willfully failed to turn up for national service, especially during last year’s batch “c” service year.

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NYSC is advising the 2019 batch c mobilized graduates who did not report for service to revalidate their call up instruments as soon as the portal opens for 2020 batch “a” registration.

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Stay Back In Nigeria, No Gold Is Platted In Other Countries – NAPTIP DG

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Stay Back In Nigeria, No Gold Is Platted In Other Countries – NAPTIP DG

Director general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli has advised women to stay back in Nigeria and make the best of opportunities in the country.  She said this would help them to avoid being victims of human traffickers and would not endanger their lives in desperate moves to travel overseas.

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Okah-Donli says the streets of Europe or other destination countries are not platted with gold, and that there is no free lunch anywhere.

The DG was speaking on the occasion of the rescue of a Nigerian woman, Omolola Ajayi, on Monday.  She was deceived into travelling to Lebanon under the guise she was going there as an English tutor.

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