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Piers Morgan Criticised for Comparing Harry and Meghan to Kim Jong-un Ahead of Oprah Interview
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Piers Morgan Criticised for Comparing Harry and Meghan to Kim Jong-un Ahead of Oprah Interview

Piers Morgan has been criticized for comparing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un, ahead of their forthcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey. With the release of the preview from the royal couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey, Piers Morgan slammed the couple once again on Monday, March 1. The TV host said to his co-host on Good Morning Britain: "They only want positive media coverage. Who else wants that? Oh, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un. They want only positive media coverage, don’t they? That’s not how it works in a democracy." Speaking about Prince Harry’s interview with James Corden for The Late Late Show, during which the pair took part in an open-top bus tour across Los Angeles, Morgan said: "Does it get any more embarrassing than this...
Maltreatment: If It Was Abacha, Many Chinese Nationals Would Have Been Deported By Now – FFK
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Maltreatment: If It Was Abacha, Many Chinese Nationals Would Have Been Deported By Now – FFK

Femi Fani-Kayode says if former dictator, late Sani Abacha was the one in power at this time, many Chinese nationals in Nigeria would have been deported following the recent alleged maltreatment of some Nigerians in China. He said this in reaction to a video showing Chinese officials allegedly chasing Nigerians from their hotel and subjecting them to compulsory and involuntary quarantine. Reacting to the viral video, FFK wrote ”Foreign policy & diplomacy is based on reciprocity and mutual respect. Based on the way in which the Chinese Government is treating our people, I call on the FGN to arrest the same number of Chinese citizens that are here, seize their passports & quarantine them indefinitely! Say what you like about Gen.Sani Abacha but one thing I know is t...
Incredible Moment Iranian Students Refuse to Step on US and Israeli flags amid anti-government protests across the country
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Incredible Moment Iranian Students Refuse to Step on US and Israeli flags amid anti-government protests across the country

A video has emerged showing the incredible moment Iranian students refused to step on the flags of the US and Israel during anti-government protests calling for register change that started in Iran on Sunday night. In the video clip taken at Shaheed Beheshti University, hundreds of Iranian students refused to step on the American and Israeli flags amid anti-government marches in the country and a warning to its leaders from Donald Trump to 'not kill protesters'. Thousands of Iranians on Sunday took to the streets of Tehran to protest against the Islamic Republic's leaders, hours after the Iranian government admitted shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner killing over 100 people, with protesters chanting 'death to the dictator' and 'you are the real ISIS'. Iranians for over 3...
Final photos showing frail dictator, Robert Mugabe in wheelchair in hospital
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Final photos showing frail dictator, Robert Mugabe in wheelchair in hospital

Robert Mugabe looked frail and weak as he posed alongside his favourite son in photographs thought to be some of the last ever taken of him. The former President of Zimbabwe who has died aged 95 was always impeccably dressed during his 37 years in power as first Prime Minister then ruler. Son Robert Junior posted these three photographs of his dad on his own social media accounts in June. The former hardman, who ruled what used to be Rhodesia with a rod of iron from 1980 until he was toppled in 2017, was pictured in hospital care in Singapore. Robert Mugabe looked frail and weak as he posed alongside his favourite son in photographs thought to be some of the last ever taken of him. The former President of Zimbabwe who has died aged 95 was always impeccably dressed during his 37 ...
“we Defeated IBB And Abacha, We Won’t Allow Another Dictator” — Femi Falana
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“we Defeated IBB And Abacha, We Won’t Allow Another Dictator” — Femi Falana

Femi Falana (SAN), renowned human rights lawyer, has stated that many political leaders in Nigeria have called for revolution at one point or the other, and the call for revolution in the country is not new. Falana stated this on Monday, August 19 while speaking at a symposium organised by Coalition for Revolution (CORE) in Lagos. Igbere TV gathers that the senior advocate said during the colonial rule, Nigerians had called for revolution. However, he said unlike what is obtainable now, those who had called for revolution in those days were not charged with treason. He said: “Let the authorities in Abuja know that call for revolution is not new. Political leaders in this country have been calling for revolution and nobody charged them. “When Nigeria was at this stage in the...
‘Buhari’s Govt Behaving Like Abacha’s’ – Wole Soyinka Reacts To Sowore’s Arrest
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‘Buhari’s Govt Behaving Like Abacha’s’ – Wole Soyinka Reacts To Sowore’s Arrest

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has condemned the arrest of activist Omoyele Sowore. Mr Sowore, a presidential candidate in the last election, was arrested on Saturday for calling for a revolution against poor governance. “Beyond the word ‘revolution, another much mis-used and misunderstood word, nothing that Sowore has uttered, written, or advocated suggests that he is embarking on, or urging the public to engage in a forceful overthrow of government,” Mr Soyinka said. He compared the actions of the security agencies that arrested Mr Sowore to what happended during the tenure of the late dictator, Sani Abacha. “We underwent identical cynical contrivances under the late, unlamented Sani Abacha, when he sent storm-troopers to disrupt a planning session for a similar across...
Abacha Biggest Thief In World History’ – Omokri Replies El-rufai
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Abacha Biggest Thief In World History’ – Omokri Replies El-rufai

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has identified the late former military Head of State, Sani Abacha, as the biggest thief in world history, stating that 21-years after, more loots linked to the former dictator were still being uncovered. Omokri was responding to the claim by Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, that Northerners are rarely arrested for advance fee fraud, popularly known in local parlance as Yahoo Yahoo. Speaking at the Northern Youth summit organised by Northern Hibiscus Initiative in Kaduna on Saturday, El-Rufai said although the North was the most backward and uneducated region in Nigeria, it was a thing of pride that Northerners were rarely arrested for Yahoo Yahoo and other financial crimes. El-Rufai had said: “Nigeria consis...
Shittu Is A Serial Betrayal And Dictator Says Oyo APC
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Shittu Is A Serial Betrayal And Dictator Says Oyo APC

The All Progressive Congress, Oyo state chapter has described the Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu as a serial betrayal, dictator and failed politician. The party in reaction to the Ministers remarks that the aggrieved members of the party under the aegis of Unity Forum that joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) as a fallout of the APC state congress and primaries ahead of the recently concluded general elections, were still members of the APC. In a statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, the party noted that the Unity Forum led by Shittu and those it described as his co-travellers could not win a mere state parliamentary seat despite leaving the APC with two senators, six federal House of representative members and eight stat...
PMB, The principalities and powers By Femi Asdesina
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PMB, The principalities and powers By Femi Asdesina

Twice on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari displayed an uncommon generosity of spirit. We had set forth at dawn, shortly before 5 a.m, to visit the presidential campaign office in Central Area of Abuja. The purpose was for the President to read his victory speech, having been pronounced winner of the February 23 election by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This portion resonated loudly in the speech, and was widely applauded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts in attendance: “I will like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts.” Holy Moses! Was the President telling his supporters not to stick out their tongues in derisio...
Snatch Ballot Box: Aisha Buhari Mocks President Buhari?
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Snatch Ballot Box: Aisha Buhari Mocks President Buhari?

The First lady, Aisha Buhari has been accused by some Nigerians of mocking President Muhammadu Buhari over his ‘snatch ballot box and pay with your life comment’ during the APC’s National caucus meeting. The wife of the President had taken to twitter to re-post the video of the President while making the statement, and she had referred to him as GMB instead of PMB. The President had said: ”Anybody who decides to snatch boxes or lead thugs to disturb the election, maybe that would be the last unlawful action you would take. I have given the military and police the order to be ruthless. ”I am going to warn anybody who thinks he would lead a body of thugs in his locality to snatch boxes or to disturb the voting system; he would do it at the expense of his/her own life,” the presid...
Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud Demands Immediate Removal Of His Name From Records Of  Association
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Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud Demands Immediate Removal Of His Name From Records Of Association

Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud, took to Twitter to demand the immediate removal of his name from the records of association following the group’s leadership’s recent visit to President Buhari at the state house, Abuja. According to the Ex-NANS president Abdul Mahmud, only a generation without a sense of history will continue to walk the shamed path the association’s current leadership are walking on. Abdul Mahmud who was NANS president from 1990- 1992, further stated that it was not thoughtful for the association’s leadership to visit President Buhari when ASUU is on strike. His tweets reads; As the 8th President of NANS (1990-1992), I ask that my name be removed from all records and archives of the association. I shall issue a formal statement to this effect Recall that followin...
Tunisia Protests Planned Over Visit By Saudi Crown Prince
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Tunisia Protests Planned Over Visit By Saudi Crown Prince

Tunisian unions and civil society groups called for protests on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Tunisia’s presidency has said the de facto Saudi ruler will visit the North African nation for several hours on Tuesday as part of a regional tour, without providing details on the programme. A demonstration is planned for Monday at 5 pm (1600 GMT) in the centre of Tunis, organised by the National Union of Tunisian Journalists and several NGOs and civil society organisations. Other protests — organised by student bodies — are planned for Tuesday morning in Tunis and the city of Sfax. Saudi Arabia has faced intense global criticism over the killing of ins...
Sanwo-Olu Campaign DG Launches First Attack On Governor Ambode
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Sanwo-Olu Campaign DG Launches First Attack On Governor Ambode

Tayo Ayinde, the Director General, Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu Campaign Organisation (BOSCO), said on Thursday that there was a major uprising against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos State because he was a dictator who failed to merge governance with politics. Addressing journalists in Lagos, Ayinde said Sanwo-Olu would emerge victorious in Saturday’s governorship primaries, and insisted that Ambode was not popular among civil servants at Government Secretariat in Alausa because since assuming office, the governor had turned himself into an emperor who failed to take advice from people who could assist him in governance. “It is one thing to advise someone, it is another thing for the person to yield to that advice. This is a governor that is not listening to people’s advice. He is...
Donald Trump And Kim Jong-Un Speak Following Historic Meeting
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Donald Trump And Kim Jong-Un Speak Following Historic Meeting

Just six months after trading threats about their respective “nuclear buttons,” President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore on Tuesday morning. It will be the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea. After meeting with Kim privately for about half an hour, Trump declared that they have an “excellent relationship.” Trump predicted that he and Kim will have a “terrific relationship,” and said it’s his “honor” to sit down with the North Korean dictator. Kim told reporters, via a translator, “It was not an easy path here. There’s a history of holding onto our ankles,” meaning someone was acting as dead weight, “and it appeared there were times that there were unfortunate practices where they were trying to block our eyes and our ears, b...
Erdogan Insists Turkey Reforms Don’t Make Him A Dictator
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Erdogan Insists Turkey Reforms Don’t Make Him A Dictator

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has insisted that his plans to assume sweeping new powers do not make him a dictator. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Erdogan said that a constitutional reform package -- backed by a narrow majority of Turkey's voters in a referendum on Sunday -- was not about him. "I am a mortal really, I could die at any time," he told Becky Anderson inside Ankara's presidential palace Tuesday, in his first interview since the vote. Turkish voters on Sunday passed an 18-article constitutional reform package that will transform the country's parliamentary system into a powerful executive presidency. The plan, put forward by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), gives Erdogan sweeping and largely unchecked powers. Erdogan rejected accusations tha...

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