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Southern Kaduna wants own state — SOKAPU

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has sought the creating a new state from the present Kaduna State so as to stop the bloody violence that seemed to defy solution in the state. This was part of the presentation and defence of the SOKAPU memo during the North-West public constitution review hearing in Kaduna on Wednesday. SOKAPU President, Hon. Jonathan Asake said, the Southern and Northern Kafuna, infamous for incessant inter-ethnic and religious clashes for decades, have agreed that creating a new state from the present Kaduna State will go a long way at solving the age-long problem. “The wish of Southern Kaduna is to have a brand new constitution, not an amended one, but in the absence of that, we are here to make our inputs as a people who have suffered suppression and oppression for a long time,” he said. According to him, “Southern Kaduna is made up of 67 ethnic nationalities spread in 13 of the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna state. It has a

Mali's coup leader Assimi Goïta declares himself president

Col Goïta (L) brought President Ndaw (C) to power last year but removed him on Monday Mali's former junta leader Col Assimi Goïta has declared himself the country's transitional president. He made the announcement after stripping interim President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane of their powers. The two ousted leaders were freed from military detention, where they had been held since Monday in what was seen as Mali's second coup in nine months. The seizure of power came after a cabinet reshuffle which Col Goïta complained he was not consulted about. Two army officers involved in the previous coup lost their jobs in the reshuffle. The situation in Mali today is said to be tense but calm. Col Goïta said earlier that President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane had failed in their duties and were seeking to sabotage the country's transition. They were arrested hours after the reshuffle and resigned their positions while in detention on Wednesday. Announcing their release on Thursda

Surge in hate crimes requires Justice Dept. coordinator, Attorney General Garland says

Hate crimes are on the rise against communities of color. In 2019, they reached their highest level in more than a decade. Here’s why. USA TODAY Attorney General Merrick Garland is calling for the appointment of a Justice Department coordinator to oversee hate crime enforcement strategy as part of the government's response to a surge in hate-related offenses across the country, according a Justice directive set for release later today. The coordinator, to be named by Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, will be charged with ensuring that federal and local law enforcement authorities have adequate training to respond to hate incidents in their jurisdictions. "The coordinator will serve as the central hub for Department attorneys, law enforcement partners, community organizations, and other stakeholders," according to the four-page memorandum. Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide As part of the strategy, Garland also is naming the criminal chief f

From copper wire to graphene: tomorrow's networks are several steps closer

For years now, scientists and manufacturing companies have evangelised graphene as a wonder material that will revolutionise all aspects of electronic communications and devices. Graphene is a 2-dimensional crystalline allotrope of carbon. Carbon is an element that exists in more than one crystalline form or 'allotrope' The most common and best known allotropes of carbon are graphite and diamond and there are others including graphene and the splendidly named Buckminsterfullerene. Graphene is touted as a stronger, lighter, more adaptable and more durable alternative to the silicon that still sits at the heart of computing and communications everywhere. It certainly has some remarkable qualities. It is easy to work with, more than 100 times stronger than the toughest steel and is very flexible. It is also lightweight and an excellent conductor and insulator of electricity and heat. What's more, it is comparatively inexpensive to fabricate. Claims are that graphene will be id