US: A 10 years old kid shot when bullets fired toward North Carolina home, police says.

A sleeping child was shot when rounds were fired at a North Carolina home, officials said. The Burlington Police Department said the 10-year-old was hit in the leg and taken to a medical center on Sunday, Nov. 21. The child had injuries that weren’t considered life threatening, WGHP reported. Officers said the shooting happened on Shaw Street, roughly 25 miles east of Greensboro.

The 10-year-old was asleep when several gunshots struck the home, including a bullet that hit the child, police said in a news release. Officers were continuing to investigate as of Nov. 21.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact police at 336-229-3500 or Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers by calling 336-229-7100 or using the P3 Tips smartphone app.

Baltimore fire outbreak claim 4 lives and six injured.

Three people were killed and others were injured when a fire broke out during a sleepover in Baltimore, officials said. The Baltimore City Fire Department posted on Twitter just before 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, that firefighters were on the scene of a triple fatal fire” at a home in the 1500 block of North Patterson Park Avenue.

Six others, including five children, were taken to local hospitals, the fire department said. They were seriously injured but were in stable condition as of the morning of Nov. 22, fire officials told local outlet WBAL. Fire officials told McClatchy News that there was reportedly a sleepover being held at the home when the fire started.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated, fire officials said. No other information had been released Nov. 22.

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Fifth East Asia Summit (EAS) Conference on Maritime Security Cooperation

The fifth EAS Conference on Maritime Security Cooperation will be held in Kolkata on 23-24 November 2021. The event is being organized by India in partnership with Australia. Apart from the two governments, organizers include the ASEAN-India Centre (AIC) at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) in collaboration with National Maritime Foundation (NMF) of Australia and the Research Centre for East and North East Regional Studies, Kolkata (CENERS-K).

Government of India will be represented by Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

During the conference, experts from both government and academia from the EAS participating countries will deliberate upon various aspects of maritime security cooperation under four thematic sessions, namely Maritime Security; Resource and Information Sharing; Science and Technology Cooperation; and Pandemic and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. The event will conclude with a panel discussion on the Way Forward.

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US ‘deeply concerned’ over Bulgarian president’s Crime remarks.

The United States said it was “deeply concerned” on Monday by the recent remarks of newly re-elected Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in a recent televised presidential debate where he referred to Crimea as “Russian.

The United States, G7, European Union and NATO have all been clear and united in our position that, despite Russia’s annexation and ongoing occupation, Crimea is Ukraine,” the US embassy in the Bulgarian capital Sofia said in a statement.

The US embassy noted that EU-member Bulgaria was one of many allies that affirmed at the Crimea Platform Summit in August that Crimea is “an integral part of Ukraine and that we do not and will not recognize Russia’s efforts to legitimize its illegal seizure and occupation of the peninsula.

In a presidential debate last week, Radev referred to crime as currently Russian.

Radev also called on Brussels to restore lines of communication with the Kremlin and said he does not support Western sanctions against Moscow because he does not believe they are working.

Ukraine protested his Crimea comments and his domestic opponents pounced as well.

We have communicated our deep concern to the Bulgarian government in Washington and in Sofia,” the US embassy added in their statement.

On other occasions in the past, Radev has also said Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 was in breach of international law. His supporters argue Radev was trying to please voters who think favorably of Russia during the campaign.

Who is Rumen Radev?

Rumen Radev won a second term in a runoff election on Sunday. He is a former air force commander who once studied at the US Air War College in the state of Alabama.

The presidency in Bulgaria has wide-ranging responsibilities but no formal executive powers in the day-to-day affairs of the state.

The president leads the armed forces and can veto legislation as well as sign international treaties and name ambassadors as well as the chiefs of the intelligence and security services.

Radev has pledged Bulgaria will maintain its role in the NATO alliance.

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Samsung unvails Galaxy M52 5G. All you phone.

Instead of benchmark scores, have you considered a performance system that’s far simpler: If the phone that you are using can’t be gifted to the person you love most then it’s not worth it. Obviously you will buy a phone that’s fast and good enough within a budget. And that phone may well be Samsung Galaxy M52 5G, which we had been using for a long time… several weeks. And for you it can well be a couple of years because of its buttery-smooth performance and an absolutely stunner of a camera.

Working within a budget obviously comes with a couple of misses but overall, I can see myself using the phone for a long time to complete almost all my tasks. Winning the phone many brownie points are its display and camera, both of which offer rock-solid performance.

As far as displays go, there are few that can match the phone’s 6.7-inch super AMOLED Plus FHD screen with 120Hz refresh rate. It’s big, contrast-y, excellent viewing angles, colours pop… what you get is the works. It’s a streaming king or queen. Yes, the 3.5mm headphone jack has been given the chop-chop but it’s time to go wireless. Had it been promoted as a gaming phone, a headphone jack would have done a world of good. This is an all-round-use phone. Perhaps the only flaw here is the single speakerm; I would have liked it stereo.

Making the camera shine is the trio of 64MP main, 12MP ultra-wide and 5MP macro. What you get is a very fast camera that doesn’t oversaturate colours while night shots are full of details and little in way of noise, which is more than enough for everyday usage. Stablisation on the video front could have been better but I don’t see users of the device using it to make a documentary or something like it.

Samsung has even gone with the respectable Snapdragon 778G processor that definitely handles everyday tasks effortlessly while most games can be played at medium to high settings. Where improvement is possible is the amount of bloatware. The battery here packs 5000mAh, which, once again, is sufficient for day-long usage. Though the phone supports 25W charging, the power brick in the box is 15W, which is something I can live with because the phone can easily juice up at night.

On the software front, Galaxy M52 5G runs Android 11 out of the box with One UI 3.1 on top, comes with Samsung Pay and Knox. Now that talks about 5G is heating up, M52 supports 11 bands. Though we are still quite some time way from 5G in India, travel is picking up, so if you often travel to 5G-enabled destinations, this is the phone to have. In fact, Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is the all-you phone that has you covered for the long run. And if you want more features, check out Galaxy A52s, which is slightly expensive.

Device: Samsung Galaxy M52 5G

Price: Rs 29,999 (128GB+6GB)

High notes

Top-notch display

Fast camera system

The phone is light and offers good battery management

Muffled note

Bloatware.

Nigeria: Abuja to Kaduna road massacre national shame ACF.

The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has expressed worry over the worsening state of insecurity along the Kaduna -Abuja highway and urged the government to live up to its responsibility.

Emmanuel Yawe, National Publicity Secretary of Arewa Consultative Forum, in a statement on Monday, said the forum was agitated by the unrestrained acts of terrorism on the strategic highway between Abuja the Federal Capital, and Kaduna the former capital of defunct Northern Region.

ACF lamented that on a daily basis, Nigerians are being terrorized, kidnapped, and killed on the road.

This is a national shame and completely unacceptable to our forum.
The latest victim of this act of terror is Alhaji Hamidu Sagir, a retired Director of Protocol at the Federal Capital Development Authority FCDA and a governorship aspirant in Zamfara State who was shot and killed at Rijana.

Indeed Rijana has become a popular spot where these terrorist attacks are committed on a daily and routine basis. This is a challenge that security agencies must overcome.

We are worried that every day Nigerians are attacked at this same spot and our security men seem helpless in sorting out the security problems that make such attacks on the same spot easy.

The government  both the Kaduna and the Federal Government itself which owns the highway appears to be helpless in securing the lives of Nigerians on this road. We call on both governments to save us from this security nightmare by saving the lives of our innocent citizens.

We condole with the immediate family of the slain Hamida Sagir and the Zamfara State Government. We pray Almighty Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the tragedy, the forum said.

Nigeria: Presidency speaks on EndSars report.

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, has said that the Federal Government will only address areas within the White Paper report of the Lagos Judicial Panel on Police Brutality that concerns it, as the date for the official submission draws near.

Femi Adesina.

Adesina, who made this known on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said the Buhari government would only address part of the report that concerns it.

What would happen is that when the states come up with pronouncements on that panel report, that would then be of interest to the Federal Government.

Definitely, when the reports come out the ones that are federal in nature will be considered.

There are some things that would be Federal in nature, the Federal Government would tackle that but things that are state in nature, the state government will handle.

There is an Attorney General of the Federation who will advise and the needful would be done, Adesina said.

I am not quite sure of that, but I know that areas that would affect the Federal Government will be looked into by the Federal Government.”

Speaking on the idea behind the setting up of the probe panel, Mr Adesina said that the Federal Government did not give a directive for their set-up but it was just an idea suggested to the state government.

It couldn’t have been a directive because the Federal Government doesn’t have the power. It was just an idea, he said.

Nigeria: Secession under international law says IPOB.

While many in Nigeria are strongly of the understanding that ethnic nationalities have the ultimate legal right to break away from the country drawing on comparison from other countries, this is not entirely accurate. In fact, the Nigerian Constitution does not back secession. Article 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is clear on this which firmly states: Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state to be known by the name of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

International Law does not encourage separatist agitation either. It is a trite in international law that cases of self-determination are totally an internal matter of states and international legal instrument further recognises the creation of new states, only when it transpires through nonviolent means, most especially when the existing state approves of it. This presupposes that the internal constitution of a sovereign country is the guiding principle on the question of secession. 

At the height of economic and political crisis in the 90’s, Boris Yeltsin, the Soviet Union President, dissolved the union into 15 states after the Soviet Union itself recognises that these countries are illegally annexed in opposition to the desires of their people and immediately withdrew its occupation forces from the countries starting with the Baltic states after granting them independence. The point here is that these states gained their independence not through secession but by peaceful agitation and negotiation and the parent state (Soviet Union) recognizes it.

Argument of referendum in other countries leading to secession has also been a subject of debate in Nigeria, prompting separatist group like IPOB to demand for referendum to be conducted not minding that the Nigerian constitution has no referendum clause.

Referendum was organised in Sudan in 2011 simply because the country’s constitution has a referendum clause which permits South – Sudan to leave if they want to. Article 219 of Sudan’s constitution of 2005 states; the people of Southern Sudan shall have the right to have self-determination through a referendum to determine their future status. After referendum was conducted, over 98 per cent of South Sudanese voted in favour of independence, and they rightfully split from Sudan.

Canada operates a confederacy government and tolerates the right to separation in its constitution and after referendum, the French-speaking Quebec side of the country has been historically seeking for independence and referendum has been conducted twice for them in 1980 and 1995 to break away but which failed with majority opting to remain in the Union.

The rule is clear in the situation of secession, both in Nigerian law and international law including how separatist groups are successful in other countries. 

It is, therefore, advisable that IPOB and other pro-independence assemblages in the country toe the path of political solution and constitutional amendment, rather than resorting to violence and attacking government infrastructures.

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Nigeria Government rehabilitate 15,000 terrorist, reveals 366 troops were killed in two years by terrorist..

A breakdown of the figures released by SBM Intelligence states that 337 soldiers, 29 cops and civilian JTF members were killed, while 111 others were eliminated by the terrorists.

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The report added that 92 terrorists were eliminated, while in all, 569 persons were killed in several ambushes within the same period.

A breakdown of the statistics showed that the biggest single onslaught against the military was in the Goniri area of Yobe State on March 23, 2020, wherein about 70 soldiers were killed.

On July 7, 2020 in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, 30 soldiers and 12 policemen were killed along with three terrorists.

Between September 16 and 24, a space of eight days, about 49 soldiers and two policemen were killed in the Monguno and Marte local government areas of Borno State.

The report added that 18 soldiers and six policemen and members of the civilian JTF were killed in the Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State on September 2 and 3, 2020.

Despite the killing of soldiers, however, many of the terrorists are reported to have surrendered in recent times due to the attack on Boko Haram strongholds, while the sponsors of the terrorists remain unknown.

Meanwhile, at least 15,000 terrorists, who surrendered to government forces had begun undergoing de-radicalisation

The National Security Adviser, Maj, Gen. Babagana Moguno (retd.), had said last week, “In recent months, there has been an endless mass surrender of terrorists and their sympathisers in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. Currently, over 15,000 people have been received.

It is important to note that the combination of kinetic and non-kinetic measures largely contributed to this wave of surrender.

The Head, Strategic Communications in the Office of the NSA, Mr Zakari Usman, told The PUNCH that all 15,000 persons, who surrendered, would be rehabilitated, including some who might be prosecuted.

He said, “Yes, everybody will undergo rehabilitation. Even those who are going through the criminal justice process undergo rehabilitation.

“At the state level, together with the MDAs that are involved, there is already a process on the ground. For everybody who surrenders, there is some form of rehabilitation. “The rehabilitation, reintegration and de-radicalisation programme is for low-risk associates. That is women, children and conscripts.

Meanwhile, human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), says he will be suing the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation for refusing to arraign 400 Boko Haram sponsors over six months after he promised to do so.

Falana, who had written a Freedom of Information request to Malami in August to know the state of the case, said the request was based on Malami’s claim of May 4, 2021 that the Federal Government had concluded arrangements to prosecute about 400 alleged sponsors and financiers of terrorism in Nigeria.

“I have not received any response from the AGF since I wrote the FoI. So, we are now constrained to go to court. The AGF said publicly that 400 terror sponsors would be arraigned once the court workers called off their strike. That was over four months ago,” he said.

Attempts to get a response from the AGF’s office proved abortive as his spokesman, Dr Umar Gwandu, did not respond to inquiries.

The Federal Government has come under fire in recent months for failing to name terror sponsors despite the assistance given to Nigeria by the United Arab Emirates and other countries, which provided lists of alleged terror sponsors

However, in a statement in September, Malami defended the decision of the government not to name the terror sponsors, saying doing so could jeopardise investigations.

Malami had said the Federal Government had been vigorously and intensively working to leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of Boko Haram financiers and win the fight against terrorism in the country.

The AGF had stated, The time is not ripe for holistic disclosures so as not to pre-empt the investigation process. The prime objective remains the attainment of peace and security of our dear nation.

As far as terrorism funding and financing is concerned, we have succeeded in identifying those that are allegedly responsible for funding same and we are blocking the leakages associated with funding, while embarking on an aggressive investigation that is indeed impacting positively in terms of the fight against terrorism.

In October, the AGF had also linked the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, to a convicted Boko Haram financier.

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