NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 JANUARY, 2018].

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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 21 January, 2018.

Sun, 21 Jan 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced N3.12billion to the bank account of a company allegedly owned by a Special Assistant to a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
The sum is suspected to have been diverted from about N36.4billion voted by the Goodluck Jonathan administration for the protection of dams, wells and sources of water in the North-East against being poisoned by Boko Haram.
Investigation by the EFCC shows that only N3.12billion of the N36.4billion was paid to a company allegedly owned by the suspect.
A review of the company’s account suggests that the cash may have been used for “political and personal patronage.
Detectives of EFCC are working on the theory that the N3.12billion was shared by politicians, friends of the government and relations of the former NSA.
It has already set up a team to interrogate suspected beneficiaries of the N3.12billion to explain the services rendered to deserve such a huge payment.
The balance of N33billion which is supposed to be in an account domiciled in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) is yet to be traced. It was operated by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
The Nation gathered that sometime in 2011, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan received a memo alleging threats by Boko Haram to poison all the dams, wells and sources of water in the North-East and other insurgency flashpoints in the country.
Although Jonathan initially ignored the memo, it was exhumed in March 2014 by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) when the insurgency got ferocious.
 
The memo recommended the need to protect the sources of water in the North-East.
Investigators of the alleged diversion said: “Following the delay in attending to the request, a fresh memo was raised in March 2014. At the end of the day, about N36.4billion was approved and released to ONSA through the Naira account maintained by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation but operated by the ex-NSA and the Permanent Secretary, Special Services.
“From the N36.4billion, about N3, 125,000,000 were released to a company already traced to a former Special Assistant to the ex-NSA. Detectives have discovered that the balance of over N33billion was diverted.
“Even the profiling of the N3, 125,000,000 account of the slush company indicated that the cash was used for political and personal patronage including transfer to some relations of the ex-NSA.”
A highly placed source in EFCC confirmed yesterday that operatives “are working round the clock to track the whereabouts of over N33billion because no contract was executed for the protection of the dams and other sources of water in the North-East.
“As for the beneficiaries of the N3.125billion, we are already on their trail through bank records, accounts and Bank Verification Number (BVN) which have proved useful to our operations. We will ensure the recovery of the diverted funds.”

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The latest bend of the investigation also showed curious spending of N20billion by ONSA between March and May 2015.
It was learnt that detectives claimed that “the purpose of the cash withdrawals from the government’s account was unknown.”
Sources said: “Immediately after the Presidential Election on March 28, 2015, ONSA requested for another N10billion to prepare for the Governorship Election on April 11. It was approved again by the ex-President.
“And in May 2015, another N10billion was approved and released to ONSA. All these funds were remitted to ONSA outside the budget allocated to security agencies for the 2015 General Elections.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018
A US court in Fort Bend County, Houston, Texas, has convicted a Nigerian, Osa Alohaneke, for the 2015 stabbing to death of his fiancée.
A jury found him guilty on Friday of the slaying of Evelyne Ebane Epiepang.
The jury is yet to determine his sentence.
Alohaneke, 59, looked down and showed no emotion when the verdict was read in court.
 
Prosecutors alleged that Alohaneke used a kitchen knife to attack Epiepang, 52, his fiancée and her friend, Veronica Taku.
Alohaneke, who was living at the time in a section of southwest Houston that lies in Fort Bend County, was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jurors acquitted Alohaneke of the assault charges.
Epiepang was stabbed more than 30 times and died as she called 911 operators for help.
Screams echoed in the courtroom for more than four minutes when prosecutors played the 911 call for jurors last week.
When police arrived, Alohaneke was on the phone with an attorney, his hands covered in blood.
Blood was splatted on his arms up to his elbows, Assistant District Attorney Amanda Bolin told jurors during her closing arguments.
 
“His mission was pain and devastation and he accomplished his mission,” Bolin said.

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Defense attorney Eric Ashford pointed to what he said were weaknesses in the case against Alohaneke, many of which he alleged were caused by a haphazard investigation by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
“Was this case taken seriously by investigators? They didn’t even do the forensic analysis needed to determine the murder weapon,” Ashford told jurors.
Ashford told jurors that detectives took several knives from the scene but that no testing was done to figure out which was used in the killing.
In addition, the attorney said, detectives took Alahoneke’s clothes when he was arrested but never tested them for blood or DNA.
Neither were fingernail scrapings were taken from the victim.
Also, he noted that detectives took Alahoneke’s phone but that jurors were never shown text messages as proof he was involved in the attack.
Ashford also attacked the credibility of Taku, the only witness to the killing. She had testified she saw Alohaneke “turn white like a ghost after the murder”.
“This could have been a hallucination,” Ashford told jurors.
“But did detectives investigate Taku’s mental status? No, during testimony they said they didn’t think it was important.”
Jurors now begin the penalty phase. Alohaneke faces a sentence of up to life in prison.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018
CHILDREN, they say, are blessings and bundles of joy; and when they come in twos (twins), the general consideration in the local (Nigerian) parlance is that the blessing and joy have come double-double (in doubles). Ever since the missionary lady, Mary Slessor convinced the people of Calabar in present day Cross River State to stop the primitive killing of twins in the early 19th century, it has become a thing of the past and literally unheard of that anyone would as much as consider twin children evil, let alone think of killing them.
It is against this backdrop that the news of the killing of twin children and other infants, as has recently emerged from some communities around Abuja, the very heart of the nation, can be considered rather shocking.
The stories, as The Nation’s investigations revealed, are as varied as they are stunning. Take for instance the case of Faith (not real name). When Faith became pregnant shortly after her marriage to her heartthrob, her joy knew no bounds. Soon, it was delivery time and she had twins. Great news, you would say? But to her chagrin, her husband told her they couldn’t keep the babies, as it was a taboo in their family to have twins.
 
For fear of a backlash from her husband, Faith decided to do her husband’s bidding, and one of the twins was killed, using local herbs. However, as fate would have it, the surviving twin died mysteriously, and without any warning.
In another case, Mama Habiba was said to have lost three sets of twins to this culture. She was married to a Bassa Kuomo man, with whom she had three sets of twins, and other children. The three sets of twins died as a result of this practice.

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According to a source who knows Mama Habiba personally, she left her husband twelve years ago for fear of having no child to look after her when she is old and grey, as her husband would have sacrificed them all to his bloodthirsty gods. The source said the first and second sets of twins they had were boys, but her husband sacrificed them all.
In the case of Amina, a young married woman, she was quick to learn that she was pregnant with twins; pronto, she and her husband relocated from their Gurara base in the Bwari Area Council of the FCT to Niger State, so her two babies, Jemila and Jemilu could live. “I left Gurara because of my pregnancy. I went to the hospital and they found out that my pregnancy is twins. So, my husband and I took a decision to leave the place because of their culture of killing twins.” She said.
But would husband and wife go back to their ancestral home now that the twins survived infancy or when they come of age?
“No,” she said, “because they may still kill them, probably by secretly poisoning them.”
 
While this practice is widespread among traditional worshipers around the FCT, The Nation’s investigations revealed that it is mostly practised among people of the Gbajingala clan of the Bassa Kuomo tribe. The Bassa people are originally from Kogi State, but are found in almost every part of the north, including Nasarawa, Benue and the FCT.
Communities still steeped in this culture, our investigations revealed, include the Gbajingala clan of Bassa Kuomo, Kulo, Gawu, Sabo, Guabe and Chibiri communities in Kuje Area Council. Others are Gomani, Tekpese, Gurugi, Fuka, Lapa and Dogonruwa communities in Kwali Area Council, as well as Kaida and Kutara in Buari Area Council.
Endangered infants
Aside twins, multiple birth infants such as triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets are also endangered. The same fate awaits infants whose mothers die during or shortly after their birth, as they are considered to be possessing dark powers that killed their mothers and must therefore die. Infants who are born with certain physical disabilities like Down syndrome, cleft lips, deformed hands and legs, are considered unacceptable – same for albinos.
In the same vein, a mother can only be assured that her child would live after he or she has passed the teething stage. This is because any child that grows an upper tooth first is considered unnecessary evil and should be done away with.
Speaking to The Nation about the infanticide, missionary and endangered infant-rescuer, Pastor Olusola Stevens, noted that “many people seem to be concentrating on the twins’ story,” whereas it goes beyond that.
“We have other children whose lives need to be saved simply because they lost their mother at birth. Some others are rejected because they are albinos; and some because they have some form of deformity.”
Mode of killing
The killings, this reporter learnt, are carried out in the most gruesome ways. Reports have it that poisoning with herbs is one very common way of eliminating the unwanted babies. Other methods include, using a calabash to cover the face of the infant until he suffocates. In other instances, they are left unattended and allowed to die from hunger. The latter method is used to exterminate babies whose mothers died during childbirth or right after they were born. Some sources even revealed that such babies are sometimes buried alive with their mothers.
Another method, which isn’t so popular anymore, since the killings are no longer done in the open (like in the past), is where a masquerade visits such baby’s home, whisks him away, cuts him with a machete and throws the remains into a flowing river.
In the case of multiple births, however, some communities don’t kill both babies. What they do is keep one of the babies and get rid of the other/others. Stevens revealed: “One Gbagi man confessed to me that his father was a twin but he could not tell what happened to his twin brother till date. The dad told him that something will happen to one, while the other will survive.”
He quoted the man as saying, “I never bothered to know until I read your story; and now I’m wondering if that was the practice in my place.”
Missionary interventions
What is comforting is that well-meaning people are rising up against the evil.  Osun State-born Olusola Stevens, who’s been quoted variously above is one of them. He runs a rescue home in Kiyi, a village in the Kuje Area Council of the FCT. Before venturing into child rescue missions some 22 years ago, Stevens and his wife, Dr Chinwe had served as missionaries with the Christian Missionary Foundation (CMF).
He said: “Before the home started, my wife and I had been volunteer missionaries to a body called, Christian Missionary Foundation. We served successfully as missionaries under that foundation for about 27 years. It was in the course of our work and preaching into the interiors of the FCT, especially wherever we found that there were no churches, where the people were still worshipping idols or where they were all still Muslims or traditionalists and got people to repent, that God opened our eyes to this other side.”
The first child the couple rescued was in Kiyi community located in Kuje Area Council. The child had been brought to them by her mother who feared that her husband, who had allegedly sacrificed three sets of twins, was going to sacrifice their baby girl for a bountiful harvest. “She wasn’t a twin. She was brought here based on another practice, which has completely stopped now. Back then, at the beginning of the planting season, a child is supposed to be sacrificed to their fertility god for bountiful harvest. They won’t kill the child; they just take him to the shrine and off goes the child. When they get to the shrine and the child gives up, then they know that the sacrifice has been accepted.” Stevens explained.

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Since rescuing that first child in 1996, the Stevens have rescued no less than 120 children from communities around the FCT. Stevens is of the opinion that the efforts of missionaries who leave their home states to come to the interiors of the FCT to preach the gospel, have contributed in no small way to reducing the killings. He noted that since the killings are rooted in their traditions, it is only the gospel of Jesus Christ that can change things. “One thing about belief is that if you don’t have something else to counter it, it will work against you. But if people have a change of belief, either from animism or traditionalism to Christianity or Islam, there is a tendency that taboos and beliefs which you hitherto believed would harm you would also change, because now you’re on another level.”
One Kuje-based preacher, Pastor Chijioke, who condemned the killings, which he said he had heard happened in parts of Kuje, Kwali and Abaji Area Council, told this reporter that, “The only thing that can stop the killings is what the man in Kiyi (Stevens) is doing, and the efforts of missionaries who keep bringing the gospel to the locals. The power of the gospel can change the situation.”
The rescue home
Sun, 21 Jan 2018
Sixteen of the 36 states have signified intention to be part of the cattle colonies initiative of the federal government, The Nation can now reveal.
More are expected to join, according to Dr. Olukayode Oyedele, Special Assistant to Agriculture Minister, Audu Ogbeh. Oyedele did not name the 16 states or those in line to join the initiative.
But Taraba, Benue and Abia states have categorically declared that they should be counted out.
 
Ogbeh, who has been holding series of meetings with stakeholders on the project, defined the ‘colony’ as “a place where many owners of cattle can co-exist, be fed well, because we can make their feeds; they can get good water to drink, cows drink a lot of water and we can give them green fodder.”
Government, according to him, will provide veterinary services for the animals and “protect the cows against rustlers.”
“By a special design, we have to make sure that rustlers can’t cross into the ranches and steal cows and walk away,” he said. Each colony will comprise between 20 and 40 co-located ranches.
The scheme is part of the strategy to check the incessant clashes between farmers and pastoralists whose animals often stray into cultivated farms and destroy crops.
Such clashes have claimed hundreds of lives across the country, setting communities and communities and endangering national security.
It was gathered that Kogi and Plateau states are among the enthusiastic supporters of the cattle colony initiative.

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Plateau already has a few ranches which may grow into colonies
However, the support of the governors for the project is not without opposition from some communities and opinion leaders in their states.
In Kogi State for example, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Capital Market and Institutions, Mr. Teejay Yusuf, asked Governor Yahaya Bello to tread cautiously on the matter “in the interest of coming generations.”
Yusuf said the governor should shun the temptation of taking unilateral decisions on the scheme.
Another member of the House of Representatives from the state, Mr.James Faleke, berated the governor for buying into the initiative without proper consultation with the people while a group called Igala Project from the Kogi East Senatorial District has commenced compiling signatures in support of a petition against the establishment of any such colony in the senatorial district.
The group is objecting to Bello’s alleged designation of part of the district as a cattle colony, saying its position follows “the multiple acts of war and mayhem being unleashed daily, on our innocent farmers and hapless law-abiding citizens, in their villages, homes and farm lands , by rampaging Fulani herdsmen.”
It adds: “between June 2015 and December 2017, Igala land has witnessed several incidences of killings as a result of herdsmen violence in several areas including Ebeje where eight people were killed and farms set ablaze, Agbada/Agojeju where 19 people were slaughtered, Edede – two persons were killed, six people killed in Oganenigu, three people killed in Ojapata, five people killed in Ojuwo Anawo. All these happened in Dekina Local Government Area.”
Audu is quoted as saying: “once the colonies begin, we are also going into large scale artificial insemination to improve the breed of cattle so that the yield of milk can increase.
“As at today, our cows deliver just about one beer bottle which is a litre of milk a day but in East Africa, cows do 15 litres of milk, and in Europe, they do averagely 50 litres of milk a day.
“Somebody said to me in a text, very angry at this policy, that the word colony means that we are trying to use the Fulani to colonize their state, and that it reminds them of colonialism.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018
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Sun, 21 Jan 2018
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Sun, 21 Jan 2018
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Sun, 21 Jan 2018
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