Monthly Archives: October 2018

Atiku Mourns Ex-SGF, Allison Ayida

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubarkar, has described the news of the death of Allison Akene Ayida, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), as a big national loss. Atiku said in a press statement in Abuja, that the late SGF was a special breed of Nigerian, a ...

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Just Being Born In America No Longer Qualifies You For Citizenship –Trump

Donald Trump has announced he is going to terminate the right to citizenship for babies born on US soil to non-citizens. The US president, who is taking an increasingly hard-line stance on immigration, said the “process” to end birthright citizenship by executive order is underway, and denied such a fundamental change would need the input of Congress, reports UK’s Independent. “It was always told ...

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Labour Protests In Lagos, Demands New Minimum Wage

Labour on Tuesday took to the Ikorodu Road to protest the failure of the Federal Government to accept the new minimum wage of N30,000. The Punch reports that the peaceful protest caused traffic gridlock from the Onipanu Bus Stop to Obanikoro Bus Stop as of the time of filing this report. The protesters were seen holding flags of the Nigeria ...

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Bolsonaro wins Brazil election, promises to purge leftists from country

Bolsonaro supporters celebrate outside his home in Rio de Janeiro after exit polls on Oct. 28 declared him the preliminary winner of Brazil’s 2018 presidential election. AP Photo/Leo Correa Helder Ferreira do Vale, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies After the most polarized and divisive campaign in its modern history, Brazil has elected as its next president a right-wing politician who ...

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Girls in West Africa offered into sexual slavery as ‘wives of gods’

In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing. Linda De Volder/Flickr Wisdom Mensah, University of West Florida There are global efforts fighting modern slavery, but one traditional system is still holding strong in West Africa: Trokosi. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Wisdom Mensah about the system and ...

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European American University Honours Winco Foam Chairman

The European American University has conferred an honorary doctorate degree of Science in Business Management and Corporate Governance on the Chairman and Group Managing Director of Winco Group of Companies, Chief Godwin Ifeanyichukwu Okafor. The award was presented to Chief Okafor at the convocation ceremony held in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday. In a citation read at the conferment ceremony, Okafor ...

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Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan Did Nothing On Infrastructure, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari again on Monday tackled his predecessors in office for allegedly failing to invest in infrastructure despite the huge resources that accrued to the country under their watch. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, at ...

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How I Was Smuggled Out Of Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed how he escaped during the military clamp down on the group. In an interview with Israeli TV Channel 1, Kanu said he was “smuggled out” of the country with the help of relatives. IPOB was the target of a Nigerian Army operation code-named Operation Python Dance, launched in ...

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Madrid Sack Lopetegui

Real Madrid have given their coach Julen Lopetegui the boot, less than five months after he was hired to replace Zinedine Zidane. He will be replaced by Santiago Solaris, who coaches Madrid’s junior team. The firing of the former Spanish coach was speculated ahead of the meeting today of Madrid C.F. board of directors, in the wake of the 5-1 ...

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Minimum Wage: Governors Hold Emergency Meeting

Nigerian Governors have called an emergency meeting where decisions on minimum wage will be discussed. The meeting will hold in Abuja on Tuesday, and it will be compulsory for all the 36 governors. A statement issued by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum secretariat in Abuja on Monday said that all the governors must be present and that they should not send ...

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