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NYCC-19 Sets up Structures in States for Better Results



NYCC-19 Sets up Structures in States for Better Results

NYCC-19 sets up structures in states for better results

The Nigerian Youth Compact on COVID-19 NYCC-19, a humanitarian outfit, says it has commenced putting in place structures at the state level to enhance its activities to accomplish the desired results.

This is also in furtherance of the mandate of engaging about 10 million youths to serve as information agents to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The Vice Chairman and Head of State Affairs National Steering Committee, NYCC-19, Prince Chibuike Echem, said this at the south east zonal inauguration of COVID-19 Committee and the Youth Personality in Umuahia, Abia State

He said that Nigeria was the first African country to domesticate the United Nations’ global compact for youth in humanitarian action on COVID-19.

He stated that NYCC-19 is not a political or religion platform, but a platform put in place to compliment Federal Government efforts in the fight against corona virus at all levels.

He urged all the State Executives to be committed in the discharge of their duties, as NYCC-19 is result oriented.

On his part, the Chairman, Advisory Board, NYCC-19 and Nigeria focal person, Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Workers, CAYWA, Uzor Ifeanyi, said the essence of setting up the state structures was specifically to sensitize people on the coronavirus pandemic.

According to him, it is in line on athe need for people to adhere to Federal Government protocols of staying safe.

He added that the committee was also charged with the responsibility to reach out to young people in the zone,displaced of their means of livelihood as a result of COVID-19 and gather data of unemployed young people toward empowering them nationwide.

Delivering a keynote address at the inauguration, on Covid-19 and the Youth Personality, Dr. Queen Obioma, said the initiative was apt “as this is a period when the inexplicable tragedy, called COVID-19 is ravaging physical, social and economic fabrics of the society, locally and globally.”

Obioma noted that, the pandemic was a transformative experience that had resolutely drifted people to frequent intensive and unpleasant emotions..

She said such experience was usually expressed through anxiety, stress, anger, depression and frustration.

This development,Obioma further noted prompted immediate short-term and more long-term consequences in terms of psychology, society, health and morality.

She expressed concern that the global economic and social meltdown had amplified the effects of personal differences and characteristic pattern of “how we feel, think, do things and our value both in good and bad dimensions.”

According to her “although most of us are not infected, but are affected and the impact is not departing soon.”

Obioma further stated that prior to now, youths had been pressured with hydra-headed challenges majority of who had been direct victims of dilapidated economy, unemployment, inadequate education system, among others.

Obioma said that young minds were being brainwashed by fortune seekers who accessed the basement of the young susceptible minds to further enrich their pockets.

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“Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic tripled the ugly situation as it prompts the youths to abject redundancy through lockdowns in view of the fact that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop

She said youths were the greatest and invaluable investments of the nation, hence they should not allow themselves to be used to perpetuate crimes.

She urged youths to be resolute change agents as they deploy all arsenals and doggedness toward ensuring that advocacy and sensitizations trickles down to the grassroots levels.

Abia State Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Emenike Innocent applauds, the NYCCC-19 for the successes attained so far in empowering the Nigerian youths, stating that the state coordinators and the executives should ensure that the essence of their emergence, as state executives, is carried out diligently.

This he said became necessary to ensure that the message gets to the national and rural areas.

The Abia State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) Dr. Ngozi okechukwu, represented by the Assistant Director Victor, Orji noted that one of the challenges the country faced, this period, is lack of awareness in many quarters about the pandemic.

He added that most Nigerians “do not believe that there is corona virus, hence the NOA is ready to partner with the NYCC-19 to sensitize the people, most especially in the rural areas, to keep them abreast about the pandemic.

He urged youths to observe the Federal Government rules on ways to ease the spread of the virus, adding that COVID-19 is a virus that washing of hands with soap and water could easily cure, therefore, people should not joke with their health.

High point of the event is the inauguration of the 7-man committee each from the 5 states that make up the south east zone of Nigeria. They are; Abia, Enugu, Imo, Anambra and Ebonyi.

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man arrested for allegedly killing his side chick



Kenyan man and side chick

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Kenya, have arrested a 38-year-old married man over the brutal murder of his girlfriend.


The suspect, Evans Karani is accused of murdering 25-year-old Catherine Nyokabi in Witeithie area, Juja in Kiambu County.


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Juja Sub-County Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO), Richard Mwaura, who confirmed the incident on Friday, April 16, said the suspect attempted to discard Nyokabi’s body on Wednesday but his efforts were thwarted by mud.

While transporting Nyokabi’s body in his car, Karani’s vehicle got stuck in mud on Bob Harris road in Juja, forcing him to flee, leaving the body and car behind, the DCI said.


Married Kenyan man arrested for allegedly killing his side chick


Police, who arrived at the scene following a report by locals, verified the car ownership from the National Transport and Safety Authority’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles.


A hunt for Karani was, consequently, launched by a multi-agency team comprising police, DCI officers and the agency’s Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) officer


On Friday morning, April 16, detectives, via phone signal, tracked down Karani to his rented house in Githurai Kimbo area, where they arrested the suspect.


The authorities said Nyokabi’s body had been burnt using a corrosive chemical.


“She was badly disfigured. Besides the burn injuries, she had bruises on the face and head. It appears she was tortured before being killed,” a detective told The Standard.


Authorities said the suspect confessed to killing Nyokabi, a hotel worker in Kahawa Wendani, following a bitter conflict, which they had been embroiled in for the past two weeks.


Karani, who is married, reportedly told police Nyokabi was his secret lover.


The deceased’s father, Gitonga Njogu, told The Standard that initial reports suggested his daughter, the first born in a family of four children, died in a road accident.


“On Facebook, certain people were claiming my child was killed in a car crash in Juja. However, when we got to see her body at the City Mortuary, we were shocked. The visible injuries clearly indicated Nyokabi’s cause of death was not a road accident as had been alleged,” said Njogu.


“My girl (Nyokabi) was hard-working, cheerful and very loving. Her future was promising,” said Njogu while attempting to balance a tear in his eyes.


The old man said Nyokabi had, in the past, introduced Karani to him as her suitor.


“I knew them to be lovers. Just like in any other relationship, they had differences, which I would help them iron out. Two weeks ago, my daughter said she and Karani had broken up. I told her, it was okay; she shouldn’t cling onto a relationship in which she was unhappy. That was the last time I heard of the suspect.”


Karani will be arraigned on Monday, April 19, when detectives would seek to detain him longer to allow for investigations to be completed.


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Arms Procurement Investigation: “Issues of arms procurement were done by specific individuals, call these individuals to explain to you ” – COAS Ibrahim Attahiru tells House of Reps members



A dramatic scene was recorded today April 13 after the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru appeared before House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on arms and ammunition as part of the investigation into arms purchase by the military.

Attahiru refused to speak on arms procurement after presenting a document to the committee.

According to the COAS, he just resumed office and the issues surrounding the procurement of arms should be answered by the “specific individuals” who initiated the purchase.

He said;

“The submission before you speaks to the report before you. It is an executive summary. It is very self-explanatory to the extent that it has been pluralised. When you demanded this report, you stated a specific period for which you wanted it.

“You may wish to recall that the Chief of Army Staff took over the mantle of leadership barely two months ago.

“The period for which you want this report having been summarised in the executive summary explained whatever details you require.

“Issues of arms procurement that you so demand to know were done by specific individuals, I will rather you call these individuals to explain to you very specific issues the general explanation is contained in this report.”

A member of the committee, Ejiro Ogene had also faulted the COAS explanation for not appearing before the committee earlier.

Ogene said;

“When we ask you to come, the people are the ones speaking, sovereignty lies in the people; if we see it like this, things will be different.

“I expect that the COAS tenders an apology, not an explanation; you are serving the people and they are as your employer.”

Firing back at him, Attahiru insisted that his explanation serves as an apology. He said;

“When you say I offered an explanation, it is as good as an apology. It only tells you the reasons why I wasn’t here and the reasons are pungent enough.”

Following the rising tension at the proceeding, Chairman of the Committee Olaide Akinremi ruled that the hearing goes into a closed-door meeting and the media were asked to leave the hearing.

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25-year-old Nigerian man arrested for Scamming woman of N16million in India




A 25-year-old Nigerian has been arrested in India for allegedly scamming a 62-year-old woman from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, of Rs 31.64 lakh (N16,048,923.81)

“The accused, Wisdom Obinna, from Imo State, was part of a gang that befriended women on social media and then scam them with lottery and gift frauds,” said Indore Cyber Cell Superintendent of Police, Jitendra Singh, on Friday, April 9.

“Obinna was arrest25-year-old Nigerian man arrested in India for duping woman of N16m ed from Delhi, where he was staying even after his business visa expired. Efforts are on to nab other members of the gang,” he added.


During the interrogation, the accused said that he came to India on Business Visa in 2014 and 2017. After the visa expired, he became active in cheating and used to operate from Delhi.

The gang members befriend Indian girls and women on Facebook by creating accounts with different foreign fake IDs.

After Wisdom has made friends with the women, he lured his victims by claiming he sent them some expensive gifts.

Later, other members of the gang pose as custom officers and demand money in the name of Tax and Penalty to get the parcel, send a message through bank account WhatsApp and get the money transfer. They would also threaten the victim with legal action.

Police recovered eight passbooks of various banks, three ATM cards, two laptops, three pen drives, 9 mobile phones, eight SIM cards, two dongles, passports and Rs 11000 in cash from the accused.


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