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CSOs march to MKO Abiola’s Lagos home on June 12

Image Credits: NAN. A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Saturday marched to late Chief MKO Abiola’s Lagos home, in commemoration of the 2021 Democracy Day. Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military government. The walk, which involved about 10 CSOs, commenced from Read More…

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U.S. calls on Nigeria to end Twitter suspension

Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. The United States on Thursday condemned the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter and targeting individuals who use the social media site, including Nigerian broadcasters, and called for the African nation to reverse its decision. “Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place Read More…

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Nigerian police fire teargas to break up protests over rising insecurity

Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. Police fired teargas and detained several demonstrators in the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja on Saturday during protests over the country’s worsening security situation. Anger over mass kidnappings-for-ransom, a decade-long Islamist insurgency and a crackdown on protesters in Lagos last October has fuelled demands for the government of President Muhammadu Read More…

Abroad COVID19 Top Story

In boost for Africa, Senegal aims to make COVID shots next year

Image Credits: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra. Senegal could begin producing COVID-19 vaccines next year under an agreement with Belgian biotech group Univercells aimed at boosting Africa’s drug-manufacturing ambitions, a source involved in funding the project told Reuters. As wealthy countries begin to reopen after securing vaccine supplies early, African nations are still struggling to acquire shots. On Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Dangote Doesn’t Need This Kite

Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. WHEN THE HEADLINES caught fire with news that four oil firms including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) were planning to acquire a stake in Dangote refinery which goes into operation soon, many tongues started wagging. The interest of international companies is understandable, after all Dangote himself has interests in other Read More…