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Ireland to return €5.5m Abacha loot

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The Government of Ireland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nigeria that will see to the repatriation of stolen funds to the tune of €5.5 million.

This is according to a statement by the Department of Justice and Equality on Thursday.
The money is part of the $5billion stolen by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, between 1993 and 1998.

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Helen McEntee, said, “I am very pleased to sign this Memorandum of Understanding between Ireland and Nigeria. This represents the culmination of a long process which began with an internationally led investigation.

“The Criminal Assets Bureau took part in this international operation which led to the freezing of over $1bn in funds worldwide, of which approximately €5.5 million was identified in a Dublin based bank account.

“The assets misappropriated by the late Gen. Sani Abacha, former Head of State of Nigeria, were frozen in a bank account in Ireland by the Criminal Assets Bureau in October 2014. Following an application by the Nigerian authorities last year, the High Court has recently made an order providing for the return of these assets to Nigeria.”
According to the minister, the return of these assets will be the first time that Ireland has taken such action and will be a concrete demonstration of Ireland’s commitment to international cooperation in the fight against corruption and to assisting countries which have been adversely affected by corruption in the past.

McEntee said, “This very welcome outcome has been achieved by significant multi-agency collaboration in Ireland. In addition to the work of the CAB and my own department, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has worked closely with the authorities in Nigeria in relation to this matter.

“I want to congratulate all those who worked towards achieving the conclusion of this Memorandum. It demonstrates the intent of both states to uphold our shared values and our international obligations to eliminate corruption.”

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Obasanjo congratulates Biden on winning the election

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Olusegun Obasanjo congratulated the president elect Joe Biden on his election win .

The previous president said Biden’s triumph additionally had a great impact globally . Obasanjo asked Biden to reestablish the qualities America is known for all around the world Obasanjo in an assertion acquired by Legit.ng on Saturday, November 7 portrayed Biden’s success as a triumph of good over evil.

He said the triumph of the Democratic up-and-comer isn’t only a success for the individuals of America alone, yet in addition a triumph for the vast majority of the world.

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The previous president encouraged the duly elected president to reestablish trust in the part of America as an advertiser of world harmony, security, dependability, and progress.

He said:

I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the U.S. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the U.S., Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the U.S. will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today.”

Then, the US president-elect, Joe Biden has vowed to be the president for all Americans if they decided in favor of him.

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International Criminal Court (ICC) to Probe into #EndSARS Extra-judicial killings

The ICC set to conduct preliminary examination with regards to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

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The ICC set to conduct preliminary examination with regards to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

According to BBC, ICC confirmed that the office of prosecutor has received information on alleged crime. In a statement they made it known that the focus of the preliminary examination is to “assess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met”, and the findings of their will be made public.

The #EndSARS protests have seen no less than 50 deaths of the country’s citizens; at least 5 soldiers and 10 policemen have also been reported dead during massive 2-week protests which sadly came to a grand ending on the night of November 20th where peaceful #EndSARS protesters where gunned to death at the Lekki tollgate.

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Lagos Concession Company (LCC) Submits Footage of Lekki Shootings to Judicial Panel of Inquiry, Claims Cameras Were Not Tampered With

LCC claim the cameras tampered with were PTZ not CCTV cameras

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Administrators of the lekki tollgate in Lagos express, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), state the camera at the toll gate quit working at 8pm on Tuesday, October 20, the day troopers purportedly started shooting at #EndSARS dissidents.

Abayomi Omomuwa, Managing Director of LCC, made the case while showing up before the Lagos State Judicial Panel Of Inquiry set up to test the Lekki shootings, just as objections of denials of basic liberties against individuals from the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Omomuwa, who submitted film from the day, additionally affirmed the cameras that were taken out presently before the shooting, were plate number acknowledgment cameras.

As per him, the other camera, a pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera) likewise exists is as yet unblemished.

We never under any circumstance altered the reconnaissance camera until about 8pm, when it was messed with and quit recording, Omomuwa made known.

He added that the fire episode at Ikoyi Bridge affected the CCTV cameras and it quit recording.

When asked to clarify for what valid reason the lights at the toll gate were killed, he demanded that the organization conformed to the time limit and requested that staff leave in adherence with the mandate of the state government.

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