REFILE-UPDATE 2-Qatar’s Commercial Bank in talks to sell United Arab Bank stake (By Reuters)

1. ABU DHABI/DUBAI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Qatari’s third-biggest lender, Commercial Bank, is in talks to sell its $217 million stake in Abu Dhabi-listed United Arab Bank, joining several Qatari companies exiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to a widening Gulf rift.

2. One of the sources said Commercial Bank (CBQ) had been considering selling its 40 percent stake in United Arab Bank even before June when Doha’s spat with some of its Arab neighbours began, but the Gulf crisis accelerated its plan.

3. Commercial Bank CEO Joseph Abraham told Reuters on Monday that board meetings at United Arab Bank were now held by video conference because of travel restrictions imposed by the UAE.

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United Nations News Centre (By UN News Centre)

1. A month on from counter-terror operations following attacks on police outposts in Myanmar’s Rakhine province, seven United Nations rights experts have called on the Government to stop all violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community as well as on the global community to “go beyond” statements and take action to save them

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Biafra: Produce Nnamdi Kanu’s corpse (By Daily Post Nigeria)

1. Emmanuel, younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has asked the Nigerian Army to produce his corpse if he has been killed.

2. Kanu’s younger brother added that the family had been searching for the IPOB leader and his parents for two weeks without making any headway.

3. Speaking on behalf of the family on Tuesday, Emmanuel said he strongly believes his brother fell into the hands of the troops.

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Operation Python Dance II aimed at fighting crime — GOC (By Vanguard)

1. Onitsha (Anambra State) – The Nigerian Army on Tuesday explained that the ongoing Operation Python Dance II was aimed at fighting crime and criminalities in the South East.

2. The personnel of the Army, Navy, Police, FRSC, NSCDC, Nigerian Prisons Service, Nigerian Immigration Service and DSS were all represented at the Operation Python Dance II camp in Oba.

3. Maj. -Gen. Adamu Abubakar, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division made the remark when he visited the training camp of the exercise in Oba, near Onitsha.

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Nigerian Army assures on continuous training of personnel (By Vanguard)

1. Udoh, who was represented by the Commander, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Uyo, Brigadier-General Abdul Hassan, said such trainings could not be taken lightly because training leads to development of skilled performance that impacts positively on professionalism.

2. General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Major-General Eno Udoh, spoke in Akwa Ibom at the closing ceremony of this year’s 6 Division Corporal and Below Competition held at 6 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Ibagwa.

3. The GOC, who was special guest of honour maintained that the Division would continue to implement its training schedules in line with the Army headquarters training directive for new skills to be acquired.

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IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer sues Nigerian Army, demands client’s whereabouts (By Premium Times)

1. The letter published by Punch newspapers also quoted Mr. Kanu’s brother, Emanuel Kanu, as saying that only his brother (Nnamdi Kanu) could disclose his whereabouts.

2. Before Mr. Ejiofor alleged that Mr. Kanu was abducted, a letter reportedly written by Mr. Kanu quoted the IPOB leader as saying that he could not attend a meeting scheduled to hold on September 19, with leaders from the South-east geopolitical zone.

3. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in an application filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, asked the court to compel the army to produce Mr. Kanu, leader of the pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB, in court.

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Ondo govt seeks Nigerian Army’s fair treatment of civilians (By Premium Times)

1. Mr. Olawoye commended the brigade’s efforts in providing adequate security in the state, saying that the ministry of justice would collaborate with the army towards checking acts of lawlessness including terrorism, ritual killings, kidnapping and the herdsmen attack in the state.

2. The Ondo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adekola Olawoye, has called on the Nigerian Army to be fair and civil in its treatment of civilians.

3. He said the Ministry of Justice had the responsibility to ensure the protection of lives within the ambits of the law, adding that some of the laws in the state were due for review.

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