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Nigeria is bleeding in many parts – Afenifere
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Nigeria is bleeding in many parts – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenfere, has declared that Nigeria is bleeding in many parts as a result of the many challenges facing it. In a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting at Ogbo-Ijebu, the home of its leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere said it was ready to meet with stakeholders to discuss restructuring, devolution of power and true federalism. The communiqué reads: “Afenifere observes that going by the rate at which terrorism and related vices are spreading, the Nigeria nation is bleeding in many parts. There is the need by the federal government to urgently put a halt to various acts of terrorism, kidnapping, the herders/farmers clashes and the like. "This, the Federal Government can do, by immediately allowing states to have their police. Security apparat...
Bride Marries Wedding Guest after Groom Goes Missing
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Bride Marries Wedding Guest after Groom Goes Missing

A bride had to marry a wedding guest after her groom suddenly disappeared from the ceremony in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. The Tribune reported that the incident took place on Monday, May 16,  in the town of Maharajpur, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. According to the news outlet, the couple had just completed their jaimala, or exchange of garlands, when the groom went missing. At the time, their families were getting ready for the main ceremony. After a search by the bride’s family, they concluded that the groom did not just disappear, but intentionally fled the scene. Following several deliberations, the bride then tied the knot with one of the baraatis, a member of the marriage party from the groom’s side whose family also agreed to marrying him off to the w...
‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing
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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday  April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into the country to wage its longest war. Biden delivered the historic statement from precisely the same spot in the White House Treaty Room that President George W. Bush announced the start of the war on October 7, 2001. Biden said after the statement he'll visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America's war dead from Afghanistan are buried. He also added that American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will continue in Afghanistan while the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and...
SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike
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SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike

A Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) have suspended its three-week-old strike. President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna, and the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi said the new directive became effective from midnight of Friday, February 26. The Unions which had asked its members to commence an indefinite strike over an alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance and non-payment minimum wage arrears,  inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), delay in renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members among others ca...
Bill Gates Foundation Denies Offering Lawmakers $10m Bribe to pass Controversial Infectious Disease Bill
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Bill Gates Foundation Denies Offering Lawmakers $10m Bribe to pass Controversial Infectious Disease Bill

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has denied allegations of offering $10 million bribe to members of the House of Representatives for the passage of the controversial ‘Infectious Diseases Control Bill 2020″. The spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties, (CUPP), Ikenga Ugochinyere, had on May 4, 2020, issued a press statement in which he alleged that the House and its leadership had received a financial inducement to the tune of $10 million to rush the passage of the controversial bill. Some Nigerians went ahead to ahead that second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, was behind the financial inducement. The House of Representatives last week set up an investigative panel headed by Henry Nwawuba to investigate the allegation and expose the people behind the ...
President Buhari Directs SGF, Head of Service to Scrap, Merge Some Agencies
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President Buhari Directs SGF, Head of Service to Scrap, Merge Some Agencies

President Buhari has directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Head of Service, Folashade Mejabi Yemi-Esan, to begin the restructuring and rationalization of federal government parastatals, commissions and agencies. This directive comes after he approved the adoption of the Steve Oransaye Committee report. The Oronsaye committee was constituted during the Goodluck Jonathan administration to seek ways of cutting cost of governance in the country. After several deliberations, the committee came up with an 800-paged report, recommending the abolishment and merging of 102 government agencies and parastatals. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, was on Channels TV where she disclosed that President Buhari has approved...
Stay at Home – FG Advises Senior Citizens as Coronavirus Spreads Worldwide; to Decide on travel Ban Today
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Stay at Home – FG Advises Senior Citizens as Coronavirus Spreads Worldwide; to Decide on travel Ban Today

As the world continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, the Federal government has asked Senior citizens and those with existing underlying medical conditions to stay at home Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, who made the appeal today at a press briefing, said studies have shown that elderly people are more vulnerable to the virus. Speaking at the press briefing, Ehanire said “It is important to note that many people who are infected with coronavirus will experience only mild symptoms and recover without incident. Of great concern are those with existing underlying medical conditions and senior citizens, who are known to be more vulnerable. We strongly advise these citizens to stay more at home. Al Nigerians are required to continue taking necessary precautions to protect...
Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Assault and Rape. Faces up to 25 Years in Prison
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Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Assault and Rape. Faces up to 25 Years in Prison

Disgraced top Hollywood TV Producer and filmmaker Harvey Weinstein whose sexual abuse of aspiring young female actors sparked the #MeToo movement, has been found guilty of third degree rape and a criminal sexual act and faces up to 25 years in prison after being convicted by a New York Supreme court Jury on Monday afternoon Feb. 24th. Weinstein was convicted for sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013 but acquitted of three serious charges of being a serial sexual predator which would have given him a life time imprisonment sentence. The jury of of seven men and five women found Weinstein guilty of a criminal sex act in the first degree for forcing oral sex on former Project Runway production ass...
Reps Challenge INEC On Inconclusive Elections, As Senators Reject Move To Debate Issue
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Reps Challenge INEC On Inconclusive Elections, As Senators Reject Move To Debate Issue

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have questioned the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare an election inconclusive. The lawmakers who frowned on the number of the elections declared inconclusive by INEC in the 2019 general elections, unanimously agreed to immediately constitute a special committee to take another look at the Electoral Act for amendment. The members of the House of Representatives had turned out in their numbers for the first proceedings since the elections. However, as they got set for the first business of the day, a lawmaker, Sunday Karimi from Kogi State, raised the inconclusive elections as a matter of urgent public importance. “Inconclusive election has become a demon haunting the Nigeria electoral system, erod...

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