Anger, Wailing as popular Nigerian Monarch hacked to death

  . Senator, others bemoan Plateau Monarch’s assasination Wailing and anger have rocked the Palace of popular traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Nigeria’s Plateau State, Bulus Janka, who was hacked to death by assailants. The wailers including a lawmaker at the Nigeria’s upper legislative arm, Senator Istifanus Gyang (PDP-Plateau), described the assassination of Janka as inhuman, barbaric and devilish. The popular traditional ruler was said to have been killed on Monday night at his residence. Until his death, he lived at Rasat, Foron District of Barkin…

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TUC, NLC vow to Shut Down Nigeria’s economy Sept 28 over fuel, electricity tariff hike

  The Nigeria’s Trade Union Congress (TUC) has aligned with its counterpart, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to ground economic activities in the country into a total halt on September 28. The planned total shutdown of economy, the congress said, would go on in colaboration with NLC if the Nigerian Government refuses to reverse the recent hike in petrol price and electricity tariff. This was coming as the National Executive Council of the NLC, ratified the decision the decision of its Central Working Committee to stage a nationwide protest on…

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Ghana President Akufo-Addo dashes in into Nigeria, holds Late Night Meeting with Buhari

  President Muhmmadu Buhari had a closed-door meeting with President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, late Sunday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. Akufo-Addo who dashed in into Abuja on Sunday is contesting the next Presidential election in Ghana. His nation is also engrossed in diplomatic row with Nigeria over shutdown of Nigerian traders shops in Ghana. The meeting was made public at about 11:36pm on Sunday by Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his Twitter handle. “President @MBuhari receives Ghanian President H.E. @NAkufoAddo…

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INEC Declares PDP’s Obaseki Winner Of Nigeria’s Edo Gov election

  The Nigeria’s elections’ umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. Obaseki defeated his rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, after winning in 13 LGAs of the state. Announcing the results, the Edo Election Returning Officer, Prof Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, said PDP polled 307,955 to secured majority votes in the election. Ize-Iyamu of the APC garnered 223,619 votes to come second.

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#EdoNoBeLagos: Twitter on Fire, Users Mock Tinubu, Ganduje, Oshiomhole

  The fall out from governorship elections in Nigeria’s Edo State is setting the social media, particularly Twitter on fire, with users mostly Nigerians, mocking National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The final results of the governorship election held on Saturday, September 19, are being awaited as at 11:40 am on Sunday, September 20, but the Twitter users did not wait to serve those they considered as leaders of opposition in the…

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How Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala Won WTO DG first contest, Moved To Next Phase

Nigeria’s candidate for the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has won the first run of elections and has along with four others advanced to the second phase. The other contestants, who are from Kenya, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the UK, on Friday advanced to the next round of voting after six days of confidential consultation with members. Ambassador David Walker, Chair of the WTO General Council in a briefing on the outcome of the election gave the Head of Delegation meeting, details of the process that…

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China ‘intentionally’ manufactured, released COVID-19 – Chinese Virologist, Whistleblower

The Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus that led to mass shutdowns and deaths across the world, a top virologist and whistleblower told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday. Carlson specifically asked Dr. Li-Meng Yan whether she believed the Chinese Communist Party released the virus “on purpose.” “Yes, of course, it’s intentionally,” she responded on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Yan said more evidence would be released but pointed to her own high-ranking position at a World Health Organisation reference lab as a reason to trust her allegation. “I work[ed] in the WHO reference…

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Nigeria spits Fire over prolonged Injustice Citizens suffer in Ghana, Assures Of Action

  Nigerian Vice President expressed surprise citizens’ closed shops are yet to be opened despite the assurances given to President Muhammadu Buhari by his Ghanaian counterpart, President Akufo Ado in different private conversations.   The Nigerian government has, in strong terms, criticised the prolonged injustice Nigerian traders currently suffer in Ghana as a result of stiff business regulation imposed on them by the host country. Vice-President gave this assurance during a meeting with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana. Osinbajo also expressed surprise that their closed shops had yet…

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Despite COVID-19, We avert Food Crisis, Nigeria’s Buhari rates self high on Food Security

  Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the level of preparedness of nations to shocks of food security, explaining that his Government’s wisdom in promoting self-sufficiency over the years helped significantly in averting a food crisis. Speaking at the National Food Security Council meeting held at the State House, President Buhari noted that there was need for more effort to increase food production and self-sufficiency, assuring that the Federal Government will continue to promote policies that favour investments in the agricultural sector. “The coronavirus pandemic…

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It’s Now Law! Rapists will be Castrated in Nigeria’s Kaduna State + Critical Questions Raised

  It has become law in the Nigeria’s Kaduna state, Rapists will henceforth be castrated. The State House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for those convicted of rape, raising crirical question on what happens if the convict is a female? This, according to checks by Platforms Africa, is a detour from the stand earlier taken by the country’s National Assembly, which threw away such a bill based on contradiction on commensurate punishment for a woman convicted of rape. The stand taken by Kaduna legislators follows the passage of…

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