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Boko Haram Will Soon Recruit From Nigeria’s 14million Out-Of-School Children – Obasanjo

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Boko Haram Will Soon Recruit From Nigeria’s 14million Out-Of-School Children – Obasanjo.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that the about 14million out-of-school children in Nigeria could turn to Boko Haram recruits in the next 10 years.

Obasanjo, who lamented the increase in number of the out-of-school children in Nigeria, described them as potential Boko Haram terrorists.

This was contained in his statement while addressing participants at the presidential youth mentorship retreat held at Youth Development Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Obasanjo explained that with about 14million out-of-school children roaming Nigerian streets, no one needed an oracle to know the children would turn to criminals and terrorists in the coming years.

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The former President said, “A situation today where we have 14million children that should be in school that are not in school; does anybody need to be an oracle to tell that 10 years or 15 years from now, those will be where you will recruit pure Boko Haram.

“So, if you deal with Boko Haram by stick today; in few years’ time the situation will be worse because we are talking about security, it will be worse. So, if we are talking of insecurity, where should we begin? If we are talking of poverty where should we begin? It is education.

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Boko Haram Will Soon Recruit From Nigeria’s 14million Out-Of-School Children – Obasanjo

“Somebody said if everybody is educated, who will be a servant and I said if everybody is educated, then we will get a better servant than you should have got from those that are not educated.

“If I was a Yoruba leader, I would not have succeeded as I succeeded for Nigeria, I might have succeeded for the Yoruba. Your brother from South-East is right, I believe that every Nigerian is more respected in the committee of nations if Nigeria remains.

“Don’t let us deceive ourselves; will people still respect us because of our population, 200 million people, you cannot just waste them, even when I go out, people will say you Nigerians are not at the table. That is true, we are not at the table when we should be at the table.

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“I have no regret for fighting for the unity of Nigeria and if it comes up tomorrow that it should be done and I have ability to do it, I will do what I have to do. I believe that the last thing is not in our fighting for the unity of this country; it is in subsequent leadership that we have.”

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Video: Man set ablaze for kidnapping and turning children into yam in Ibadan

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A middle-aged man suspected to be a ritualist has been set ablaze in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspect, whose name could not be ascertained, was killed and set ablaze on Friday morning.

He was arrested by the angry residents of Ashi, Bodija, and Akobo for allegedly turning two students of Bashorun Ojoo High School into tubers of yam.

The incident occurred at the front of the school.

Sources said that the man was arrested when it was discovered that he turned the students into tubers of yam.

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All efforts made by the residents to prevail on him to turn them back proved to be abortive.

The man, according to sources who asked not to be named, was tied with ropes and interrogated.

His inability to provide concrete answers made the angry residents set him ablaze.

The remains of the suspect were later dumped at the front of the school fence.

Our correspondent, who visited the school a few minutes after the incident, observed that the remains of the suspect are still lying on the same spot.

In a video obtained by our correspondent, the man was tied with roped with two tubers of yam placed before him. It was however unclear if he actually turned the students into the tubers as teachers at the school refused to comment on the incident.

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None of the residents in the area was also ready to speak when our correspondent visited the area.

All efforts made Chrysora Media to get a reaction from the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Adewale Osifeso, also proved abortive as several calls put through his mobile phone were not answered.

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‘Offa Boy’, Arowosegbe Jailed 12months for Impersonating German National

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The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 2, 2021 secured the conviction of one Arowosegbe Feranmi, who claimed to be a native of Offa in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State for posing as a citizen of Germany to defraud unsuspecting victims.

Arowosegbe was prosecuted on two counts before Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin.

The defendant pleaded guilty when the charge was read to him.

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USAID State 2 State Trains Grant Awardees on Processes, Expectations in Implementation of Activities

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By Bashir Hassan Abubakar

The ongoing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded intervention under an activity titled “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness (State2State)” has commenced a Two Days Grants Inception Meeting aimed at building the capacity of 12 selected organizations from Bauchi and Gombe States.

In a welcome remark shortly before the commencement of the meeting held on Wednesday, at Hazibal Suites Conference Hall in Bauchi, the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) of USAID State 2 State, Mr. John Onyeukwu said that the objective of the meeting was to introduce the selected organizations to the processes and expectations in implementing the State2State activities in their designated areas.

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The DCoP also said that it is the first, in the series of workshops, the USAID intervention is having with the selected organizations that won grant award to support in the implementation of the USAID funded activity in line with laid down guidelines and to also ensure compliance.

He congratulated the awardees and urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them saying, “there were over 100 applications but only 36 organizations were selected across the implementing States, after careful evaluation process.

“Though, we have been carrying out our activities in our implementing States, this is the first time we are giving awards to organizations to implement our activities, with some of the awardees implementing in local government areas”.

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The DCoP, who described the awardees at partners, further expressed his hope saying, “we look forward to an impactful implementation”.

In a presentation titled ‘Citizen Engagement Strategies’ by the Citizen Engagement Director and Advisory Team Lead, Ahmed N. Mohammed, he implore the awardees to ensure that all persons are involved in either engagement or participation during implementation process of their activities.

The advisory team lead also highlighted some benefits of inclusive engagement to include: Help in supporting the development of quality policy advice, Contribute to creating a community sense of belonging and also afford decision makers to receive better advice.

Our correspondent reports that the USAID State 2 State Activity is an intervention targeted at six states comprising Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe and Sokoto.

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The Grants Inception Meeting attracted grant awardees from Gombe and Bauchi, with each State having six awardee organizations to carry out activities in thematic areas that focuses on Health, Education, Conflict management, Good Governance and WASH sectors, among others.

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