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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…

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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…

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Micro Mike and Monicazation remember Majek Fashek

Image Credits: Getty Images. Mike Appoh, popularly known as Micro Mike, was prominent on the alto saxophone playing vibrant riffs during Majek Fashek’s pulsating performances on stage. Mike is a multi-instrumentalist plying his trade in the UK as a jazz player. Then, there was Monica Omorodion Swaida, who always went went with the stage name, Read More…

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NBA threatens to sue FG over Twitter ban

Image Credits: Twitter. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has threatened to challenge the Nigerian Federal Government suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria. According to its National President, Mr. Olumide Akpata, in statement released on Friday evening, the NBA had “noted with great concern the extraordinary decision of the Federal Govt to suspend the operations of Read More…

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Nigerian govt indefinitely suspends Twitter operations

Image Credits: REUTERS. Nigeria’s government has indefinitely suspended the operations of U.S. social media giant Twitter, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Friday. In a statement he cited “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. He did not elaborate on that reference, nor was it immediately Read More…

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Presidency says magazine article on Nigeria unfair

Image Credits: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool/Reuters/File Photo, Twitter. The Presidency has described as unfair and distorted, the latest article on Nigeria published by the Foreign Affairs (Magazine) titled, ‘The Giant of Africa is Failing’. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made the condemnation in a statement in Abuja on Read More…

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From Nigeria to Brazil ‘halo’ crops reap pandemic profits

Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. In picture above: Freshly washed ginger plant bulbs are seen at a market in Kaduna, Nigeria. April 30, 2021. Picture taken April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde In a flowing cream hijab, Karima M. Imam walks through her fields in scrubland in northern Nigeria as workers harvest a gnarled brown root that Read More…