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UN Chief Calls For Hauwa Liman Killers To Be Brought To Justice

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UN Chief Calls For Hauwa Liman Killers To Be Brought To Justice

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for those responsible for the killing of Ms Hauwa Mohammed Liman, to be brought to justice.

Guterres, in a statement issued in New York, said he was appalled and strongly condemned the killing of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid worker in North-east.

Liman, who had been held hostage since she was abducted in March 2018, at Rann,in Borno, was killed by her captors on Monday.

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The aid worker was reported to have been killed by a faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group, the Islamic State West Africa Province.

The terror group had killed another aid worker, Saifura Ahmed, in September; both victims were among the three humanitarian workers abducted at the Rann Internally Displaced Persons camp.

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“Those responsible for this killing must be brought to justice,” the Secretary-General demanded.

The UN chief expressed his concern for the safety and well-being of the remaining hostages and called for their immediate release.

The Secretary-General emphasised that all parties to the conflict must protect aid workers who provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the millions of people in need in North-East Nigeria.

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He expressed deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Liman and solidarity with the president and staff of the ICRC.

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission is insisting it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who allegedly forced electoral officials to declare them winners.

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The Commission’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said INEC would wait on court judgements or decisions of an Election Petitions Tribunal to guide its actions in such cases of results declared under duress.

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Okoye said apart from the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, there were other candidates from Niger, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return because they were declared winners under duress.

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