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Kwara won’t tolerate human trafficking, modern slavery — AbdulRazaq

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has condemned the rising trend of human trafficking in the country, calling it inhuman and unacceptable and warning that anyone caught should face the full weight of the law.

“The Governor of Kwara State is horrified by the video footage of one Ms Ajayi Omolola, who is a victim of human trafficking. Omolola, whose parents live in the Kwara State capital Ilorin, was tricked into travelling to Lebanon in the guise of engaging her as an English tutor. It turned out to be a case of human trafficking and slavery,” Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesman to the Governor, said in a statement on Friday.

“The Governor condemns this development in the strongest terms possible, and has immediately linked up with the security agencies to get to the roots of the matter. We are glad to announce that three suspects, comprising two Nigerians and the Lebanese referred to in the footage, have been arrested in connection with the case and the suspects are being interrogated. Apart from Ms Ajayi, discreet investigations by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State have revealed that there are at least 28 other victims of this horrible trafficking gang.

“The three suspects so far arrested are a Lebanese named Wasit Muhammad; one Olatunji Sanusi, a lawyer; and one Tunde. The gang also included one Joseph who is presently at large. The case is soon to be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). His Excellency, meanwhile, is also linking up with relevant federal government and international agencies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), to ensure that Ms Ajayi and others are released from this human bondage. He also commends the NSCDC for the great work so far done on this matter.

“The Governor is concerned that fellow human beings are engaging in another round of slavery despite the horror and unquantifiable loss of the 20th century. Kwara will never tolerate such inhuman and unlawful trade. He requests citizens to expose any of such activity they may know of. He also calls for the highest penalty for anyone caught in the activity, no matter their class in the society, to deter others from engaging in it.”

 

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SkysportsNews Declares Support For EPL Teams Social Media Boycott

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Following the declaration of premier league clubs to boycott all social media platforms from Friday April 30th till Monday May 3rd, in protest of racial abuses received by sportsmen and women via the platforms, Skysports news has also declared to join the boycott.

A statement obtained by the FidelinfoNews on the broadcast giant’s Verified twitter handle @SkysportsNews read;

“Sky Sports is supporting the boycott of social media by football and the wider sporting community this weekend.

From 3pm on Friday 30 April to midnight on Monday 3 May, Sky Sports will not post any content to Twitter or any other social media channels”.

Other sports such as cricket and rugby leagues and clubs had earlier declared to support the boycott and stay off all social media platforms for the same duration of time.

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“I Chose Kano To Prove That We Are One” – Tinubu

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National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that he chose Kano as the host city of his annual colloquium to demonstrate the unity of Nigeria.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that the former Lagos state Governor said he chose the economic nerve center of northern Nigeria to show that Fulanis and Yorubas are one, thereby berating the the already raging secessionist agenda.

“It is to demonstrate to Nigerians at this critical time. It is because there is a Fulani man, a herder man who gave his daughter to a farmer, Yoruba man. And that Fulani, that Yoruba, and some people are agitating wrongly”, Tinubu Said, Making reference to the marriage of the daughter of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to the son of the late ex-Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, which took place in Kano in 2018

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NANCES Commends AbdulRazaq Over Appointment, Hijab Controversy

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The National President, National Association of Nigerian Colleges of Education Students (NANCES), Comr. Amb. Mahmud Abubakar has commended the Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over the appointment of Miss Adeyi Kaosara into his cabinet, and the way the governor has handled the Hijab saga in the state.

A statement from the NANCES presidency obtained by the FidelinfoNews also called for peaceful coexistence amongst religious and ethnic groups in the state.

“I join the league of Kwarans and Nigerians across the world who continue to sue for peaceful co-existance between all ethnic and religious groups in the State and across Nigeria reiterating that our diversity must always be positively exploited and used as an inspiration for our collective growth and development as a State and Nation. We do not need a reason to be divided now but every reason to stand united in the light of the multiple storms staring us in the face as Citizens” the statement read.

It added that “It is an exciting sight to behold that yet again our Children/Wards can learn together in the same classrooms and play fields devoid of prejudice of any kind or form; this is the foundation they need to build the future we all desire for Kwara and Nigeria”.

The statement also commended the ‘people driven leadership orientation’ of the governor, which has redefined the status of the state.

“Your sustained commitment to the involvement of Youths in governance which you re-affirmed with the nomination of Kaosarah Adeyi (A Kwara Youth of high repute and great substance) as Senior Special Assistant on Youth Engagements further defines your clear vision to get youths involved in the rebuilding and rebranding of the Kwara they will own tomorrow”, the statement added.

The NANCES President further stated “I wish to reiterate my Commitment to continue to use my experience and position as a youth leader and activist to support all pro-development campaigns to grow Kwara and Nigeria. I make the Clarion call to all Youths across Nigeria to do same, now more than ever before is the time to channel our energy to the cause of helping rediscover our country and making it all she can and should be”.

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