Epunchng - Most read newspaper in Nigeria 13th-September-2017 - Page 14

14 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 news Buhari to demand repatriation of looted funds at UN Assembly Adelani Adepegba, Abuja P RESiDENT Muhammadu Buhari will demand the repatriation of looted public funds to countries of origin, including Nigeria at the forthcoming 72nd United Nations General Assembly, holding in New York, the Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Tuesday in Abuja. He explained that the President would lead a large delegation to the assembly which would hold between September 12 and 25, 2017. Onyeama told journalists at a briefing that the fight against terrorism, human rights protection, repatriating illicit financial assets to countries of origin, among other global issues would top Nigeria’s agenda at the UN. He pointed out that the government was facing challenges of repatriating stolen funds stashed in foreign countries. The minister added, “The country would push to actualise the UN resolution on ‘Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit Financial Flows’ so that all the countries of the world would be fully engaged in repatriating stolen funds to countries of origin. “For Nigeria, it is a developmental issue; it impacts directly on the developmental trajectory of Nigeria and other developing countries, that resources that we need to promote development in the country are being siphoned out of the system and this has negative impact on the developmental challenges that we face.” He noted that Nigeria would renew calls for international support for the release of the remaining chibok girls. On human rights protection, the minister said Nigeria would share with the international community the challenges it faced in a number of conflict areas and the measures taken to enthrone the culture of respect and protection of human rights. The minister also disclosed that the issue of human rights abuse by UN peacekeepers would be on the front burner. “There are cases of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and one of the major issues that will be discussed will be questions of sexual abuse and exploitation and what needed to be done to address that and hold culprits and their countries to account,” the minister stated. Nigeria, Onyeama said, would make all the necessary changes needed with regards to Nigerian contingents taking part in peacekeeping operations. He added that the government would also call for the immediate reform of the UN Security council to reflect equitable and fair representation. Ransome-Kuti, other convicted soldiers beg Army for pardon Ade Adesomoju, Abuja S OME military officers convicted and under various categories of punishment by various courts-martial have appealed to the Presidential investigation Panel to Review compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement to hear their complaints against the Nigerian Army. Among the soldiers is a former commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, who was demoted from the rank of Brigadier General to colonel. Others include Lt. col. A. O. Ojo, w v2F6֗76VB'FRvW&&גf"VvV@VvƖvV6Rb֖ƗF'GWFW3BSB6FW'2v6V@FfR&VVVvǒG&VB@6f7FVB'FR6W'B'Ff"FVFrvV2f 6VFW"֖7W&vV7W&F0FR'FV7BvVƗF6RFR&W7B&R6R6'&0&RFvFVPvRB6gR2vV2&fFRFV&v&Vvv&R6V7FfVǒ6VVrFP&WfWrbFV"6f7F2FRW7F6R&&VPvV&vWvVB6WfVVBBG2VwW&6GFrFW&W76V@FV'G2G2W&6F7FFVFW'FFR6G2`FR6FW'2&&FW&rFV662b֖ƗF'G&'VvFVFrV2v7@FR6BFV662BFR6W'@bV'WBvFFR6FW'>( wW""fV֒f467FpFBFRVBW&6F7FFV"FR6G2FRVFF&V7FVB'FW2FFR6G2FfRw&GFVFG&W76W2FR77VR&wVr&Vbb26ƖVG0GVW6Ff66VFV@FB26ƖVG2BVFpV2&Vf&RFR6W'@bV6VvrFV 6f7F2BFR6VFV6W076VBFV'FR6W'G0'FआRFVBvWfW"FBFRVFrV2@B&&&VBFRVbFPW&6F7FFV"26ƖVG>( WFF2v6R6BvW&RǐW&vrFRVF&V6V@F&W6FVBVGP'V&Fw&BFV&FआR6B26ƖVG2vW&R@&WVW7FrFRVF6B2V6W'BFRFV66`FR6W'G2'F'WBv2ǐ6VVrFW&RFRFf&Ч&fFVB'FRVF6V7W&P&W6FVF&FआRFFVBFB6V7FbFR&VBf&6W22vV06V7FsRbFR67FGWFVvW"FR&W6FVBFw&@&FF6f7FVBW'6খvW&vFWB6FFB&Vv&FW72bvWFW" BFR6f7G2BVFpV2fFFVB( vR66VFPFRf7BFBFRWFFW'0fRVFrV06VvrFV"6f7F0B6VFV6R76VBFVЦ'6R6W'G2'FF@( "#6w&FW"4FV2"VV6VGV6VbWV7WFfRff6W"4FV2"7FWfR&&VwVW7@V7GW&W"f&W"F&V7F"vVW&F'&F67Fr6'&F"VV&FVVB'&G24ФFV22斶RGWFB6w&FW"4FV2"6֒GW&rFR4FV2'W6W727FW"6706W76v>( fFF7FWvFfFsvW"&WV&Ɩ2v&2vW&F76VBvfV疒V&Bv&VvFwV@RvW"&6WF&GvFVGV'FW'2WvW"&WV&Ɩ2GVW6Fv&VBb֖V@fFrvW&FR$2&Vv&GbRV&W"6VG&W2FRvW7BB6VG&g&6Vǒ&V'W&f66W&6FRN( f&RwVVƒvW"vW&B6BFRvV76B琧&w&W76fR7&V6RbvFW WfV26VBfR6vf6@7G2VRB&W'GfB&R&V2FP6VG'FR$6B7FFVV@FBBvVB6FVRFF"FR6GVF@&fFRf&F2@FWfVVBগB6B( FRvW"&6WF&G2fvrFP6GVFBv&fFPf&F2BFWfV267VFF6&RFPf"FRfrWbf@f&V67G2( ХFRF&V7F"vVW&vW&G&v66W'f6W0vV76W2&V6W@6BvW&6VBWV7@&RfG2bFRvGVFP6&&RFFBb#"आR6BFRfBW'BWfV77VVB'FR$v2&fP&v6vW&6V@&Rv'b&V6W6B( ƗB2&fP&FR66WVV6R`FB2FBFW&Rv&R&PfrFFRvW&&VF&VvFR&fW"vW"( 66RvW&2rBFRVffV7B2FB2FBvFW 6W2WV7BFRvFW"FfP'&fVBvW&g&F&VPF2gFW"FRW'B( FRV&&B榒F2v6vW&R67G'V7FVBf"F06RW'6RF6G&FPfrbvFW"g&W7G&VW7V6ǒvFW"6֖rg&ЦWG6FRfR&VV6&W&ǐvVB( ƒvBF&VƖWfRFBFWv&R&RF6FF@vFW"FWv&R&RF&VV6PF2vFW"FBBvB6W6PFWf7FFFv7G&V( ФVvRfWvW"F&W6FVG2fR&VVF76VBv7FFR2&W7VBbfFrgFW"&fW'0vW"B&VVRfW&fWrFV &27BvVVFR7FFRvfW&"Ɔ&Vvv2FR7B76W76VBbFPfFr&V2GVW6FFBW&Ɨ7G2F@FR7FFRv2F&RVVB`VF&FW'fVF2आR6VBfVFW&vV6W0F6RFFRBbFR7FFR&V7FFVB( FW6G2`W6W2&R7V&W&vVB'fG06RfB&R&V2B&( ФRFW67&&VBFR6GVF0( FW7W&FVǒFWF2( ФW&VFRVG2( w&F~( fW'GvW"FVFWFW"FFW&P`4R&W6FVBV֐6&2FV6&VBF@FR7W'&VBF֖7G&F`&W6FVBVGR'V&2FVWǒ6֗GFVBFFPFWfVVBbFRvW"FVF&VvbFR6VG''WBFRF7FFRvfW&""&F֒W&VFR6@FW&Rv2VVBf"FPfVFW&vfW&VBFF氦WrB7B&W76&ǐvFfWrFfFr7Fp6WF2FVf&VFBVF&7&6W2v6F&VFVVBFR6FVGbFPvW"FVF&VvW&FR&VƖWfVBW&vV@6WFBF&RfVBFvBRFW67&&VB2( w&FpfW'GB6b&60VFW>( FR&6&Vv6&6FVBF@FW&Rv2FW&FfRFFPFWfVVBbFR&6&Vv7G&W76rFRVVBf V6RF&VvFR&VvFRf6R&W6FVBv7RGVW6FBFR6V6@F6V6vW"FVFW&RFRF7FFR6F6BFRfVFW&vfW&V@vVB&R&VGF'FW"7FVFW'2FV7W&RFBFPvW"FVF&VvFWfV266&FrF'@bFRVff'G2bFRfVFW&vfW&VBFFWfVFP6VFW2FR&Vv2FPW&֗76f"FRW7F&Ɨ6V@bGV"&VfW&W2FR&VआR6BVrVPFR&VB&VVG&VBF'F6FRFRW&F2`FR&VfW&W26&7FFVB( f"W2FPFWfVVBbF RvW"FVF&Vv2BFFP&W6FVN( 2VwW&7VV6RV66VB26֗FV@FFWfVFRvW"FVFvPfRF6VBW"v&G2vF7FBWFVBFRG2`fVw6FFRvW"FVF&6VBFR6f7FF@FW&R6&RFWfVV@vW&RFW&R2V6R@6V7W&G( Ɩ#bvRVwW&FVBFPv6VWffRV'2gFW FRVFVBF( 2&W'BBfVFFv&WBR77W&PRFBFRv6VW2fW'V66W'6RB@V'2B2frB6vW 6RFF6FVCB0f"FR6R&V6FBvPfRV&Bg&W'&'2bFP7BvVFW&Rv2&'W7@&Vv&Bf"GVR&6W72( vRvBFFRW"FRFFFR&vBFrBvRv&RWV7FrW"6FVV@FV6RBVFW'7FFrWBR66FBB2Bf ǒv6VW'WBB0&WBFR6VWbFRVF&PvW"FVF&Vv( ФFRW7G&w&R6&F666VBFBFPF֖7G&FB6֗GFV@3V&FFR&w&RVv2'&VvBW'7VBF6V7F#CbFR67FGWF( vW&R2B7FFVBFPFW&2b&VfW&V6RbFRVFBB6BB66W26W'B( vBvRfR&Vf&RF0W&&RV2&W"F@F2V6VB&V6VBFFR&W6FVBFw&B&FFFRWFFW'2( ƖFR66W2VFr&Vf&PFR6W'BbVFV"&W 2f"FR6f7FF&R6W@6FR'WBW&RvR&R6pf"&F( ФRFVBFBFR&60f"26ƖVG>( &WVW7Bf"&Fv2B&VFVBFFRGFW &Vf&RFR6W'BbV'W@v2&6VBf7G2FB6RWgFW"FWFR6ƖVG2B&VVG&VBB6f7FVBआR6BFR&WVW7Bf"&FfvVBFRVW&vV6Rbf7G0&WBrgVG2V&&VBf W&66Rb&2F&6V7WFPFR6VFW"֖7W&vV7v"FR'FV7BvW&RFfW'FVB( gFW"FRG&f7G2VW&vV@FBVvRgVG2V&&VBf FRW&66RbvV2vW&PFfW'FVB( FRGFW"&Vf&RR0B&Vf&RFR6W'BbVF2GFW"vW2FFR&B`fFbV&vG2FP֖ƗF'( R7FFVB'WBFRvW&&מ( 0wW""&V&榒v6V&VBw6FR'&rvVBFF֖Vࢇ&WFBW&vVBFRVF&VgW6PFV"FR6FW'>( 6G2V&榒&wVVBFBFP( Ɩ֗FVN( 66RbFRV( 0FW&2b&VfW&V6RFBBvfP&f"VFW'Fr7V66G2आRFFVBFBFRVW7Bf &F'FR6G0v2gFW'FVvB27V6v0B&VBf"FR6FW'>( WFF27V&֗GFVBFFRVFR6V6V6B( FR&W FRV&FFW2BfPFr&FFG&r&F'fW&V6R2&VFV@GFVB'FRWFFW'2B0gFW'FVvB( FWFBVVBFR6WGFpWbF2VFWW&66RFV &vB( Ćfr66VFVBFBFWfRWFVBFW"V0FVFW'FFV"66RB0&V6RGWƖ6FW2F'W&FVF2VvFFR6PƖ6F( ХvV6g&FVBvF&W"RbFRWFF0&WVW7FrFRVF&V6VBFFR&W6FV@&WBFR6G>( &FV&榒w&VVBFBFR77VPv2BgFW'FVvBখ2&WǒG2brf6BFR6G0'26ƖVG2&Vf&RFRVv2f"( &Vf&6VVN( b06ƖVG>( V2FFR&W6FV@f"&FFRW7F6RvV&vWvЦVBVfVB'VƖrf vVFW6FFRV6BvFw&VVV@b'FW2FBFW"WFF0'f6VFrFRPFBBFFvFFRVvV@fFbV&vG2'FP֖ƗF'W7F6R77FVvV@&RV&BGVwW&&&7FFRvW&RFRV( 2'FФV7B6GFr2FFR6R