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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Ethiopia Builds Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity

Ethiopia Builds Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity


We always see the environment littered with different wastes in Africa. Without any doubt waste management is one of the biggest challenges confronting many African countries.

Ethiopia Builds Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity

The issue of collection, management and disposal of solid waste still features highly in major towns and cities across the region.

Failure to correctly manage waste disposal has often led to flooding and the outbreak of diseases.

In Ethiopia, its largest rubbish dump Koshe was for almost 50 years, home to hundreds of people who collect and resell rubbish trucked in from around the capital Addis Ababa.

It, however, made headlines last year when it killed about 114 people, compelling the government to rethink an alternative use for the site which is said to be the size of 36 football pitches.

Ethiopia has since turned the site into a new waste-to-energy plant via the Reppie Waste-to-Energy Project which is the first of its kind.

FRESHREPORTERS.COM cannot at the moment verify whether the plant has commenced operation as the report states.

The plant is expected to incinerate 1,400 tons of waste every day; about 80% of the city’s waste generation.

It is also built to provide Ethiopians with 30% of their household electricity needs.

The project was made possible by the Ethiopian government in partnership with a consortium of international companies.
(Photos) Lagos Beggars Protests Against Harrassment, Block Offices

(Photos) Lagos Beggars Protests Against Harrassment, Block Offices

More than a thousand beggars on Tuesday blocked the entrance of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Governor’s Office to protest undue harassment and arrest by officials of the state government. 

The beggars, who came in over 10 buses and seven tricycles barricaded the entrance to the Assembly and demanded that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu addressed them, saying that they would sleep on the road if the governor did not come out. 

Despite plea by government officials telling them that the governor was not around, they refused to bend and vowed to remain there until they were seen by the governor. 

The protesters were armed with placards, some of which read: “Enough is enough, stop the persecution of people with disabilities,” 
“Save the waterfront, enforced conviction, we demand justice,
”If you don’t want to see us begging on the streets, give us skills and empowerment,” “Seeing beggars all over our streets and roads is the failure of the system” and 
“We are tired of running without legs or eyes, give us skills and empowerment.” 

The beggars were chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ intermittently and dared the police to harass them.

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Lagos Beggars Protests Against Harrassment, Block Offices

Lagos Beggars Protests Against Harrassment, Block Offices



Lagos Beggars Protests Against Harrassment, Block Offices


BREAKING!!! Olisa Metuh Finally Proclaimed Guilty Of N400m Fraud

BREAKING!!! Olisa Metuh Finally Proclaimed Guilty Of N400m Fraud

A Federal High Court located in Abuja, has declared the former PDP National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, guilty of some of the charges that was counted against him.

The Judge held that Metuh, who is standing trial for alleged N400m fraud should have known that the money he received was the proceeds of crime.

BREAKING!!! Olisa Metuh Finally Proclaimed Guilty Of N400m Fraud

Court Finds Olisa Metuh Guilty Of Money Laundering, Six Other Charges In N400m


 Fraud Case It will be recalled that the EFCC had arraigned Metuh on charges for allegedly laundering the sum of N400m during his tenure as PDP former spokesperson in the reign of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Justice Okon Abang found Metuh guilty of count 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the corruption charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The anti-graft agency had accused Metuh of receiving the money from the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA.

It was gathered that Metuh was arraigned alongside his company Destra Investment Ltd
Angry Mobs Roasts 4 Kidnappers After Kidnapping SS3 Student For Rituals

Angry Mobs Roasts 4 Kidnappers After Kidnapping SS3 Student For Rituals

It was a black yesterday when groups of angry men set fire on four kidnappers including a lady in Otuo, Owan East Local Government Area over allegation of kidnapping an SS3 female student and killing her for ritual purpose.
Angry Mobs Roasts 4 Kidnappers After Kidnapping SS3 Student For Rituals

Jungle justice: four suspected kidnappers burnt to death in Edo 

A student of Azama College in Ikhuera quarters of the rustic town, was reportedly sent to buy sachet water by her neighbour Sunday night.

On her way from back from the errand she was caught by these evil people and her head was seperated from her body apparently for ritual.

It was also gathered that when the young girl’s parents could not find her, they raised the alarm, but her whereabouts remained unknown.

FRESHREPORTERS NEWS learnt that the
culprits was caught in the early hours of yesterday while attempting to dump the victim’s body confessed to the crime and those involved, including the woman, who allegedly performed the rituals for them.

“The two boys were burnt this morning (yesterday) along with the woman while her house was razed. They were all dragged to the popular ‘Women Centre’ where the community police station is located. The third boy was traced to his farm and apprehended,” he said.

It was further gathered that the third man apprehended in connection with the ritual killing was later burnt by a mob late yesterday.

One of the suspects, the gang leader, identified as Lukeman, was alleged to be a serial killer while two of the boys, who accompanied Lukeman, are of same parents and from Ikhueran quarter, Otuo.

He also said the woman, who performed the rituals was from Kogi State while Lukman is said to be from Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesman for Edo Police Command, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, while confirming the incident, said it was only two of those arrested that were burnt.

“The command is aware that a young girl’s head was cut off and the youths of the community arrested two suspects they took to the station where they were set ablaze,” he said.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Repentant Boko Haram Bill Will Solve Insurgency Problems – Senator Gaidam

Repentant Boko Haram Bill Will Solve Insurgency Problems – Senator Gaidam

Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial District, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam has reiterated his stance on the controversial bill to establish a National Agency for the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents.

Repentant Boko Haram Bill Will Solve Insurgency Problems – Senator Gaidam

According to him, it was a strategic approach to solving insurgency problems.

The former governor in a statement in Abuja on Monday, explained that the proposed agency was a model that would absorb the repentant insurgents, adding that many of them were willing to surrender if opportunity was created for them to be absorbed.
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The senator maintain that, it was a global best practice that has worked all over the world, insisting that deradicalisation, reintegration and accommodating repentant militants was the way to go.

He said;

In view of the fact that the Boko Haram insurgency is becoming increasingly aggressive since its inception in 2009, marked by extreme brutality and explicit targeting of civilians, resulting in continued infliction of massive casualty on innocent citizens, particularly in northeastern Nigeria, it has become necessary for us to go back to the drawing board and adopt an alternative approach, in addition to the military option which has so far performed significantly well.

There is no doubt that many members of the insurgents’ group have defected and many more are willing to repent given a window of opportunity and this is confirmed by many organizations including NGO’s that have unalloyed access to the Boko Haram.

There is the need for a more strategic and comprehensive approach to entice those members of the group who, after realizing the futility of the course they are pursuing have eventually decided to voluntarily lay down their arms and chose the path of peace.

Hence, the need for the establishment of the National Agency for the Rehabilitation, Deradicalization and reintegration of repentant insurgents to accommodate the defectors.

The Agency when established, shall be charged with the responsibility of the planning, designing and organizing specialized programs aimed at deradicalizing, rehabilitating and reintegrating defectors and repentant insurgents.
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These specialized programs which will serve as mechanisms for disengagement from terrorist’s ideology and invalidate the recourse to violence will focus on ideological, religious, educational, vocational, social, creative arts therapy, sports and recreation and psychological issues that cause violent extremism.

It should be noted that the deradicalization and rehabilitation process for former members of Boko Haram will vary on a case-to-case basis.

Those who have become weary of the perpetual violence and have voluntarily laid down their arms and defected from the group will be accepted and rehabilitated using various tools of deradicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration

In contrast, those captured active in the battlefields will be required to, in addition to the psychological therapy, participate in the criminal justice process.

The concept of deradicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration are global practice. Lots of countries, including Britain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Somalia, Pakistan, Syria, and Iraq have formulated various models of deradicalization and rehabilitation programs to combat the menace of radicalization with significant measure of success.
Buhari Meets Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors

Buhari Meets Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors

The security chiefs and President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed door at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari Meets Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors

However, the meeting came barely 24 hours after the president vowed to launch aggressive campaigns against insurgents operating in the country.

The Monday security meeting with the president was attended by all the four service chiefs namely; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas  as well as the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

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Man Rapes Six Teenage Boys, Blames Demons

Man Rapes Six Teenage Boys, Blames Demons

Emmanuel Bassey, was arrested on Sunday  for  sexually assaulting six teenage boys.

Man Rapes Six Teenage Boys, Blames Demons

According to the police the man lured and forcefully defiled the underage children.

It was alleged that, the suspect molested his victims in different parts of the state.

Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer,  in a press release, said the suspect was arrested following a tip-off.
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He said;
Following a tip-off, police detectives attached to ‘B’ Division, Awka, arrested one Emmanuel Bassey (38) of Abi LGA of Cross River State, but resident at Ngozika Housing Estate, Awka.

The suspect allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge against the order of nature with over six small boys of between 10 and 14 years on different occasions.

The suspect has equally made a voluntary confessional statement to the police and blamed his act on demons.

The victims had been taken to hospital for medical examination.
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John Abang, the Commissioner of Police,  has ordered immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation after which the suspect will be prosecuted
Man Dies In Hotel After Taking Sex Enhancement Drugs To Satisfy A Lady

Man Dies In Hotel After Taking Sex Enhancement Drugs To Satisfy A Lady

A man identified as Paul Okwudili, was confirmed dead Monday morning, after having sex with a lady in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Man Dies In Hotel After Taking Sex Enhancement Drugs To Satisfy A Lady

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Anambra Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, said, Mr. Okwudili’s cause of death may not be unconnected to overdose of sex enhancement drugs taken to satisfy the lady.
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According to a statement by the Police spokesman;
On the 24/2/2020, at about 0:3am, the manager of Plus View hotel in Onitsha reported at Central Police Station, Onitsha that one Paul Okwudili ‘m’ aged about 40years of Ogboliolosi, off Awka Road, Inland town, Onitsha, allegedly took a lady to the hotel and lodged

Minutes later, the lady came out shouting for help and the hotel management who went to the room and discovered the man grasping for breath took him to St Charles Boromeo hospital Onitsha for medical attention where the victim was later confirmed dead by a medical Doctor on duty.

Meanwhile, scene was visited by Police detectives attached to CPS Onitsha and photograph of the victim obtained. No marks of violence on the deceased body but some drugs were discovered in the hotel room reasonably suspected to be enhancement drugs.

According to him, the corpse has been deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy, while the lady was arrested for further investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident
Sack Solskjaer Or I Leave – Pogba Warns Man Utd

Sack Solskjaer Or I Leave – Pogba Warns Man Utd

French professional footballer, Paul Pogba, has told his club, Manchester United, that he will only stay, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked as manager at the end of this season.

Sack Solskjaer Or I Leave – Pogba Warns Man Utd

The United midfielder, is currently injured and has not played for the Red Devils since December 2018.

The 26-year-old has been seriously linked with Real Madrid and a return to Juve.

However, Solskjaer has consistently insisted that Pogba remains a key part of his squad, despite recent injury problems adding to the speculation over his future.

Though the Frenchman has a big decision to make this summer, when he will have only one season remaining on his current deal.

If Solskjaer is sacked Pogba might decide to sign a contract extension.

Since Pogba failed to secure a move to Madrid last summer, both men have reportedly fallen out.

Cleric Rapes Girl During Prophecy Session In Ebonyi

Cleric Rapes Girl During Prophecy Session In Ebonyi

A 23-year-old, Ebonyi state cleric, Marvelous Agu, was on Friday remanded by an Ebonyi State Magistrates’ Court for alleged involvement in rape.

Cleric Rapes Girl During Prophecy Session In Ebonyi

The self-acclaimed cleric, had canal knowledge of a 21-year-old woman in an uncompleted building while pretending to be prophesying to her.

The suspect allegedly committed the offence on Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Abakaliki, in the Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state.

Mathias Eze, the police prosecutor, told the court that the offence was punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.

The charge read;

That you, Marvelous Agu, sometime in July, 2019, at No. 5 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Abakaliki, within the Abakaliki Magisterial District, did, while pretending to prophesy, unlawfully had canal knowledge of a 21-year-old girl, thereby committing an offence.

E.O. Ekuma, the defence counsel, applied for bail of the defendant, but was denied by the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Nnenna Onuoha, who said the matter was beyond the jurisdiction of the court.

However, Onuoha directed that the accused be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abakaliki, while the case file should be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
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