1. US President, Joe Biden Finally Supports Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala To Lead World Trade Organization.
Nigeria’s former Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the last woman standing in the race to become the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation after South Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew on 5 February.
Okonjo-Iweala had faced oppositions from former President Donald Trump’s administration. It was also revealed that United States on Friday threw its support behind Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to head the World Trade Organizationfollowing SouthKorean rival withdrawal.
2. General Buratai's Army has Been Dragged To Court For Allegedly Executing 6 Igo Soldiers.
A coalition of civil societies in the South-East had in a release on Monday, alleged that six soldiers, attached to the Armoury Department of Abacha Barracks in Abuja, were secretly tried and executed under Buratai’s watch.
Emeka Umeagbalasi, the Board Chair, International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law and Prof Anthony Ejiofor-Chairman of the World Igbo Congress in the United States, among others, had signed the report saying that the soldiers, of South-East extraction, were not given fair hearing before their alleged execution.
The activists had given the names of those allegedly executed as; Prince Ukwuoma, Ebube Isaiah, Amos Azubuike, Ekene Ebere, Moses Anyim and Godwin Uchendu.
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3. Local vigilantes have rescued 5 persons abducted by bandits from Ungwan Makada in Dutsen Abba Ward, Zaria local government area of Kaduna state.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said the armed bandits stormed the village and attacked the residence of Abdulazeez Sani, a Local Government Council member, and abducted his wife Samira Abdulazeez, two children Aliyu and Lawal Abdulazeez, and another woman, Halima M. Sani and her son.
He said the bandits also stole four motorcycles from the village.
“As the bandits made away with the hostages, they were intercepted by local vigilante members at Ungwan Mai Turmi village in Igabi local government area.”
“The ensuing shootout forced the bandits to abandon their captives and beat a hasty retreat, enabling their rescue by the vigilantes.”
“As they retreated, the bandits tore through Ungwan Hazo village in Zaria local government area, and there shot two persons dead" Musa Isah and Yusufa Suleiman.”
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