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War: US Imposes Sanctions On Russian Oligarchs, Purported Putin’s Girlfriend

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The Joe Biden administration has imposed fresh economic sanctions on pro-Kremlin oligarchs and on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s purported girlfriend.

“As innocent people suffer from Russia’s illegal war of aggression, Putin’s allies have enriched themselves and funded opulent lifestyles,” Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, said on Tuesday.

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“The Treasury Department will use every tool at our disposal to make sure that Russian elites and the Kremlin’s enablers are held accountable for their complicity in a war that has cost countless lives.

“Together with our allies, the United States, we will also continue to choke off revenue and equipment underpinning Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine.”

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Putin’s confidant, Andrey Guryev and his son were also affected by the latest sanctions.

The luxury yacht Alfa Nero, which Guryev bought in 2014 for 120million dollars, was mentioned by name.

In April, the U.S. sanctioned Putin’s two adult daughters.

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Meanwhile, Russia and Ukraine have been fighting for more than five months since the February invasion.

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Ebonyi: NOA Decries Proliferation Of Arms Among Nigerian Youths

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The National Orientation Agency, NOA, has decried the worsening state of arms carrying among Nigerian youths, urging citizens on the need to shun all forms of violence and encourage peace in the country.

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The Agency’s Director in Ebonyi state, Dr Desmond Onwo, disclosed this during a visit to members of the Muslim community, and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state

The Agency embarked on a campaign titled, “War against child – soldiers”, on public enlightenment of citizens especially young ones on the need to embrace peace rather than violence.

The Director who was accompanied by officials of the Agency (NOA) in Ebonyi State, said problems are not solved by arms carrying/violence, rather citizens should embrace peace and harmony.

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“Nigeria is one and we should learn to live as one and live like a nation.

“This is because, the Federal government is deeply worried over the unusual development in the country, especially on the state of insecurity,” he said.

Onwo further explained that the much worrisome is the issue of gun usage especially among young persons, thus increase in danger/terror everywhere in the country.

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“We have been asked to meet with religious leaders in various states. We are very aware that child – soldiers have escalated in the country and there is need for a serious campaign to end such act of children carrying guns,” he added.

Reacting, Rev Scamb Nwokoro, Vice Chairman of CAN Ebonyi State, condemned the continuous killing of citizens across states of the federation and called for brotherly love for one another.

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On his part, Alhaji Danjuma Gambo, the Sarkin of Hausa community in the state appreciated the move by NOA on the campaign against child – soldiers in the country and promised to encourage members in support of the campaign.

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Police Corporal Dismissed Over Assault, Disobedience To Order

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has dismissed Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Division Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.

The dismissed officer with Force Number: 509745 who, enlisted into the Force on December 6, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to that effect.

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According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the dismissed officer also assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice.

His dismissal, Adejobi said, takes effect from Friday, August 12, 2022.

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“The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws.

“The Force equally calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution,” the statement reads.

 

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Peter Obi At Redemption City, Meets Pastor Adeboye, PFN President, Others

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, attends the 70th annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at the Redemption City for the first time.

Welcoming Obi to the convention, the announcer said, “We welcome to the Redemption Camp for the first time Mr. Peter Obi.”

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His introduction was greeted with loud cheers from participants of the event, which is tagged ‘Perfect Jubilee’.

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Others welcomed and introduced are: the Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries and President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Wale Oke; the National Superintendent of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria and National Treasurer of the PFN, Reverend Sam Aboyeji; the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel; and the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, who is represented by his wife.

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