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Shasha Crisis: Segelu Sues For Peace

A Germany-based Nigerian politician and Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Oyo State, Hon. Olayinka Oladimeji Segelu has called on the warring parties in the crisis that erupted recently in the Shasha area of Ibadan, Oyo State, to embrace peace and dialogue. The crisis broke out at the popular Shasha market, Ibadan, after an unresolved brawl between a Hausa ...

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Okonjo-Iweala Named WTO Boss

After several months of delay, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named the director-general of World Trade Organisation. Okonjo-Iweala is the first African and first woman to lead the organisation. She could have been installed as the boss of WTO late 2020 but the then American president Donald Trump threw its weight behind South Korea Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee. Months after ...

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There Would Be War If Yorubas’ Replicate Fulani Herders Activities In The South-West – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday called on the international community to come to the aid of Nigeria before security issues in the country denigrate into a civil war. The spokesperson of the group, Yinka Odumakin, made this call why speaking on Arise Tv on Tuesday. Odumakin noted that “events in the South-West in the past few months happened in the ...

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Turkish TV Preacher Bags Over 1,000 Years Imprisonment For Sex Crimes

A Turkish Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily-clad women on TV has been sentenced to jail for more than 1,000 years on Monday, 11 January, for sex crimes. Adnan Oktar preached conservative views while women he called his ‘kittens’ many of whom appeared to have had plastic surgery danced around him in the TV studio. The 64-year-old was detained in ...

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Ex-AGF Adoke Tests Positive For COVID-19, Stranded In UAE

A former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke has tested positive for coronavirus in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), where he had gone for a medical check-up. Adoke is currently stranded in the UAE and is unable to return to Nigeria. His lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN) disclosed this on Monday at the resumption of ...

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Nigeria, China Hold Talks On Access To Covid-19 Vaccines

The Nigerian government has opened talks with the People’s Republic of China on how to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the country. Speaking at a closed door meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, Nigeria’s minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, said China has been assisting the country since the advent of the pandemic, noting that the donation of protective ...

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Some Arrested Ibadan Hoodlums Linked To Makinde’s Aides —Amotekun Commander

The Commander of Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun, Col. Olayinka Olayanju, (retd), has said some of the aides of Governor Seyi Makinde are indirectly backing hoodlums terrorising the people of the state. The Amotekun commander disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking on a radio station, Fresh FM. Residents of Ibadan communities have recently been living in constant ...

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Crime Is Endemic In Nigeria – US Cautions Citizens

The United States Mission in Nigeria has issued a holiday security alert to its citizens and others planning to travel to Nigeria. The US Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General Lagos in the new security alert posted on its website warned US citizens that insecurity may increase during the holiday period. The alert stated that “Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria.” ...

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France’s President Macron Tests Positive For COVID-19

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the presidency said, adding that he would now self-isolate for the next week. “The president tested positive for COVID-19 today,” it said in a statement, adding that he had been tested after the “onset of the first symptoms”. Macron will now, in accordance with national regulations, “self isolate for ...

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Nigeria To Access COVID-19 Vaccine From Jan 2021, Says Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has assured that Nigeria and other African countries will have access to COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January 2021. A statement released by the ministry of foreign affairs quoted Okonjo-Iweala as making this statement during a meeting with Geoffrey Onyeama, the foreign affairs minister, on Wednesday. “As long ...

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