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Man Dies Barely A Week After Buying Customized Coffin

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Reports says that notable Zimbabwean socialite and millionaire, Genius Kadungure affectionately called Ginimbi who died recently in a gory car accident made specific arrangements for his personal casket before passing on.

Sources close to the family explain that the wealthy socialite bought and paid for a customized Versace coffin barely prior to his ghastly accident that claimed his life and that of three others.

The millionaire died after his Rolls-Royce Wraith crashed into three other cars on his way from a birthday party of his good friend.

He was riding with three other persons, who were burnt beyond recognition after the Rolls Royce Wraith caught fire following the impact of the crash.

Zimbabwean socialite and millionaire, Genius Kadungure affectionately called Ginimbi

Some bystanders who witnessed the accident attempted helping the occupants of the car but were only able to pull out Ginimbi before the car blew up into flames.

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Maltreatment of Nigerians Abroad: Minister of Foreign Affairs to Appear Before House of Rep

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L-R: The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Rep. Tolulope Akande Sadipe and House of Assembly member, Seyi Adisa
Maltreatment of Nigerians Abroad: Minister of Foreign Affairs to Appear Before House of Rep
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has been invited by the House of Representatives for questioning, on issues bothering on the continued maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially United Arab Emirates.

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The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Rep. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, told newsmen over the weekend, during the commissioning of a Sports and Educational Facility, in Awe town, adding that the welfare of Nigerians living abroad matters to the Lawmakers.

While expressing concerns about the maltreatment of Nigerians outside the country, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe said the Minister owes the Nation an explanation on what is happening to citizens of the country in the diaspora.

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She expressed concerns that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was not doing enough yet to get Nigerians respected in their various places of abode abroad.

According to her, “The key issue right now is the UAE. We have invited the Minister of Foreign affairs to come and tell us what is happening to Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially in the UAE. When we get this update, we will know the way forward from there.”

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The Oluyole Federal Constituency representative, promised Nigerians that the House will not sweep the matter under the carpet, but pursue it to a meaningful end.

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“In spite of what is happening, I assure you that this matter will not end on the table of hearings alone. We will ensure something is done. You recall the matter of Temitope Ariwolo and other Nigerian girls, returned to the country. We played a huge part in that, success”, Akande-Sadipe said.

L-R: The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Rep. Tolulope Akande Sadipe and House of Assembly member, Seyi Adisa

L-R: The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Rep. Tolulope Akande Sadipe and House of Assembly member, Seyi Adisa

Speaking on the facility initiated by House of Assembly member, Seyi Adisa, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe noted that it was evidence that Nigerians could do a lot to support the Government.

 

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SDGs: UN Dep. Sec-Gen Commends Orelope-Adefulire For Purposeful Leadership Style

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SDG Boss, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and The United Nation Deputy Secretary General, Hajiya Amina J. Mohammed
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The United Nation Deputy Secretary General, Hajiya Amina J. Mohammed has commended Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire for her ‘Unusual Leadership’ On SDGs Implementation.

A press statement issue and signed by Rotimi Ajayi Head, Communications (OSSAP-SDGs) says the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed described the SDG boss as exceptional leader over the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.

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The United Nation Deputy Secretary General scribe, who gave the accolades on Friday during a High-Level visit to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs also noted that the Presidential Adviser on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has demonstrated unusual leadership in steering the implementation of the SDGs in Nigeria.

According to the DSG, “What the SSAP-SDGs has been able to do, is to build on foundations that have been laid – that’s unusual leadership. It recognises that there was history and that there are things which have been done which Nigerians are benefitting from. What the SSAP has done is to take it to a different level.”

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The UN Deputy Secretary General was particularly impressed with the efforts of the OSSAP-SDGs to ensure that required data are provided for effective planning, tracking, monitoring and evaluation describing the baseline study, the re-alignment of the National Statistical System and the signing of Data Bond with Ministries Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and the Government at the Sub-National level carried out by the OSSAP-SDGs, as remarkable achievements.

The Data Bond is designed to help provide accurate statistics for more effective implementation of projects and policy formulation.

The UN DSG, who is also the Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group further showered encomiums on Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and her team for their innovative approach to the 2030 Agenda, particularly the provision of pro-poor and pro-development programmes and initiatives as well as establishment of a robust institutional arrangement for the implementation of the goals across the country.

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Speaking during at the occasion, Princess Orelope-Adefulire described the visit as a ‘rare privilege and full circle moment’ due to the fact that Ms. Mohammed was the first occupant of the Office – in her capacity then as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals.

“You were instrumental in setting a standard institutional framework, leaving a lasting legacy which aided the transition to the SDGs in Nigeria. I commend you for your incredible leadership as SSAP-MDGs; and at the global level, for your coordination efforts on the transition, as the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning,” Orelope-Adefulire said in her welcome address.

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In what turned out to be double-fold celebrations, the UN Deputy Chief marked her Diamond Jubilee as she turned 60 on the 27th of June, 2021. Earlier in the same month, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres had also nominated her for a second term.

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During the visit, the DSG was presented a congratulatory letter and a plaque in recognition of her outstanding leadership and commitment to the transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda.

SDG Boss, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and The United Nation Deputy Secretary  General, Hajiya Amina J. Mohammed

SDG Boss, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and The United Nation Deputy Secretary General, Hajiya Amina J. Mohammed

The UN DSG’s delegation to OSSAP-SDGs comprised of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, represented by Mr. Fred Eno; Executive Assistant to the UN DSG, Ms. Hadiza Elayo and UN National Information Officer, Dr. Oluseyi Soremekun. Also in attendance were the Senior Management of OSSAP-SDGs and media personnel.

 

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Water Minister: Egypt Is Not Against Development In The Nile Basin Countries

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Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atti during the 1st round of Baghdad International Water Conference- press photo
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14 March 2021: During the 1st round of Baghdad International Water Conference, Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atti reviewed Egypt’s water situation and the state’s 2050 strategy for realizing sustainability in water resources and securing needed water for the future.

“97 percent of Egypt’s renewed water resources come from abroad,” the minister said adding that the country’s water sector is facing challenges of water shortage and growing  population.

The 2050 national strategy aims to achieve sustainable management of water resources and a balance between limited water resources and the current and future water needs, he said, adding that the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has also developed a plan for managing water resources until 2037 in cooperation with all relevant ministries, with investments at a cost of more than LE 900 billion.

Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atti during the 1st round of Baghdad International Water Conference- press photo

Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atti during the 1st round of Baghdad International Water Conference- press photo

Regarding the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Abdel-Atti said that Egypt is not against development in the Nile Basin countries, it is, however, against unilateral measures that do not take into consideration downstream the interests of countries.

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Egypt and Sudan have voiced their concern about the possible harms and threats of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and how the dam will negatively after their water share of the Nile in case Ethiopia abstained from signing a binding and legal agreement on the dam operation and filling its reservoir.

Early March, 2021, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi made a one-day visit to Sudan, during which he and the Sudanese leaders have affirmed rejection to Ethiopia’s unilateral plans to implement the second phase of the GERD filling whether or not an agreement among the three countries is reached.

Ethiopia has frequently affirmed it would implement the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam next July under any circumstances.

Abdel-Atti has said previously hat Sudan worried because of what happened last year when Ethiopia began filling the dam reservoir without notifying Sudan, adding that Sudan was negatively affected.

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In mid-July 2020, Ethiopian authorities unilaterally carried out the first phase of the filling process with 4.9 billion cubic meters; and it is expected that the second phase of the filling would reach 13 billion cubic meters in July.

The dispute among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia dates back to May 2011 when Ethiopia started building the dam; Egypt voiced concern over its water share [55.5 billion cubic meters].

As Democratic Congo is chairing the AU for the year 2021, it is attempting to revive stalling negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. However, few hours before Sisi’s official visit to Sudan, Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy Seleshi Bekele said on Thursday that his country is looking forward to a “win-win solution” for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam through trilateral negotiation.

Bekele’s remarks came after he hosted a delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo to discuss the ongoing negotiations with Egypt and Sudan to reach a deal on GERD.

In 2015, the three countries signed the Declaration of Principles, per which the downstream countries should not be negatively affected by the construction of the dam.

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In October 2019, Egypt blamed Addis Ababa for hindering a final agreement concerning a technical problem, calling for activating Article No. 10 of the Declaration of Principles, which stipulates that if the three countries could not find a solution to these disputes, they have to ask for mediation.

Washington had brokered tripartite negotiations among the three countries, in the presence of the President of the World Bank (WB) starting from November 6, 2019 until February 27 and 28, 2020.

During these rounds of talks, tangible outcomes were agreed on among the three parties concerning the rules and mechanism of operating the dam and the filling process of the reservoir during drought and prolonged drought; however, an agreement was not sealed.

Constructions in the Grand Renaissance Dam started on April 2, 2011 at a cost of $4.8 billion. The dam is located on the Blue Nile with a capacity of 74 billion cubic meters and is expected to generate up to 6,000 megawatts of power.

 

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