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Today's Headlines: South Africa Warns Putin; Police Arrest Suspended REC Yunusa-Ari

Use Zoom or we’ll arrest you at BRICS summit, South Africa warns Putin

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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure to execute the arrest warrant placed on Putin for war crimes charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in March.

“We have no option not to arrest Putin. If he comes here, we will have to arrest him,” a South African government official said, according to the Heritage Times.

A South African government has said Russian President Vladimir Putin will be arrested if he attends the upcoming BRICS summit slated for August 2023.

Police Arrest Suspended REC Yunusa-Ari

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The suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner of Adamawa state, Hudu Yunusa-Ari, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, said Yunusa-Ari is currently being grilled in police custody. Yunusa-Ari was arrested over his conduct during the governorship election in Adamawa state.

It Is Not The Duty Of Govt To Create Jobs - Adesina

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The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has disclosed that it is not the responsibility of the government to create jobs for its citizens.

He said this Tuesday morning on Arise News Television programme ‘The Morning Show’ while speaking on the achievements of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in the last eight years.

Adesina noted that all that the government does is create an enabling environment for creating jobs while the private sector creates jobs.

Obi Denies Calling 2023 Presidential Election Religious war

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has denied referring to the just concluded presidential election as a “religious war.

DAILY POST recalls that Obi in a leaked audio clip, seemed to be urging the founder of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo to encourage Christians in South-West and Kwara state to vote for him, stressing that the presidential election was a “religious war.”

But in a recent interview with Arise TV, the former Anambra State governor denied calling the presidential election a “religious war.”

He maintained that the clip was the handiwork of “manipulators.”

He said he is not an ethnic/religious bigot, stressing that he sponsors many Muslim residents in Onitsha on pilgrimages to Mecca.

He said, “I did not say the election was a religious war because it is not. These are manipulators. I am not an ethnic/religious bigot. I celebrated Salah with Muslim residents in Onitsha as I have often done. I have sponsored many to Mecca. I am not the one with a same faith ticket.

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