Monthly Archives: October 2020

Chile Abolishes Its Dictatorship-Era Constitution In Groundbreaking Vote For A More Inclusive Democracy

Chileans celebrate victory after the referendum, in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 25, 2020. Felipe Vargas Figueroa/NurPhoto via Getty Images Jennifer M. Piscopo, Occidental College and Peter Siavelis, Wake Forest University One year ago, Chileans took their anger over inequality and injustice to the streets, insisting that redressing the nation’s deep structural problems would require more than reform. They said Chile would ...

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Minutes Of The Last Nigerian Meeting

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu It is a nightmare time in Nigeria. All over the place it is gloom and doom, but a writer must perforce write. The great French novelist Balzac called himself “the secretary of French society’’. It is in that spirit that I render here the minutes of the last Nigerian meeting. Call me a fake secretary or ...

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Violence: Onitsha Youths March Round City

Thousands of youths in Onitsha under the aegis of the Onitsha Youth Council of Nigeria (OYCN) have marched round the city to condemn violence in all its ramifications. While those from the North took off from Ime Obi Eze Onitsha, those from the South took off from Central School, Odakpu to various points major areas of the metropolis. They marched ...

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Eid-El-Maulud: APC Urges Nigerians To Support Ongoing Reforms

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid-El-Maulud which commemorates the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). In a statement, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the, APC, Yekini Nabena, said, “As expoused in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, Islam is centred on belief in Allah, devotion and service to humanity. We ...

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Okonjo-Iweala Emerges WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s ex-finance minister and nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO,  has emerged winner of the highly competitive race. The former minister, according to The Cable, polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister  opponent, at the final stage of the race. She has broken many ...

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Hoodlums Harass Lagos, Abuja Residents As Police Ignore IGP’s Order To Return To Streets

• Soldiers battle FCT looters, miscreants clash in Lagos, attack BRT bus As federal and state governments intensified efforts to investigate human rights violations by security agents, the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, came under fire on Tuesday as looters continued attacks on government and private establishments with futile efforts by the police to stop them. Also contrary to the ...

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Hausa/Yoruba Clash: Sanwo-Olu Warns Miscreants In Lagos

…promises to compensate victims of Fagba ethnic violence Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has read a riot act to miscreants and hoodlums in Lagos, urging them to be law abiding and peaceful or face the full wrath of the law. Speaking during a visit to Fagba in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State to assess the level of ...

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Those Who Started EndSARS Protest Were Not Touts — Anambra Monarch

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The traditional ruler of Umueri community in Anambra-East local government area of Anambra state, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Sir Ben Izuchukwu Emeka, has offered his fatherly admonitions to all protesting youths across the country. Igwe Emeka admonished young Nigerians championing the ENDSARS agitations to sheathe their swords and allow the government of the federation to consider their ...

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FG Begins Payment Of N30,000 Grants To 333,000 Artisans In Lagos, Anambra, Kano, Others

As the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan progresses, the payment of N30,000 one-time grant to 330,000 artisans across the country is now in progress, the Federal The payments are being made to sets of verified beneficiaries of the Artisan Support Scheme, a track under the MSMEs Survival Fund.In the first stream of payments starting today, beneficiaries are being drawn ...

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