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The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had frowned at the attempt to explore the fallout of the Lekki tollgate killings, which had led to the looting spree in Lagos, to divide the Yoruba and Igbo. The statement which was released on Saturday was titled, ‘Afenifere and Ohanaeze say no to willful destruction’, was signed by Afenifere Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti and Ohanaeze President General, Chief John Nwodo. The statement read, “The leaders of...

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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River, has charged security agencies in the state to take legitimate actions to halt the spate of arson and carnage witnessed in some parts of Calabar. The governor’s charge is contained in a release issued on Sunday in Calabar by, Mr. Christian Ita, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the governor The governor also wants the security agents to carry out a house- -to-house search, for looted property, and arrest...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has described as unfortunate the way and manner the initial genuine and well-intended protest of youths in parts of the country against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was hijacked and misdirected. A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said Buhari stated this in a virtual meeting with the former Nigerian leaders, in Abuja on Friday. The president reiterated that the government would not...

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The management of Arik Air has announced the resumption of flight operations in and out of Lagos from Oct. 24, following the easing of the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government. Mr Adebanji Ola, the Communications Manager of Arik Air, announced this in a statement in Lagos on Friday. Ola said that the flights across the country will operate as scheduled and passengers are advised to arrive at the airport early to have ample...

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The Coronavirus that was unleashed on the peoples of the world at the beginning of the year has, as at October 22, 2020, infected 41,104,946 people and killed 1,128,325 according to World Health Organization (WHO) data. In the ten months or so since its ferocious rampage, COVID-19 has undoubtedly re-configured the world’s social dynamics, demystified perceived invincibility of superpowers and humbled arrogant world leaders. The arsenals of the world’s mightiest militaries were rendered useless as...

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President Buhari is the very last human being once peaceful protesters, turned angry mob, want to listen to. ―Ebuka Onyekwelu The end SARS campaign has been on for about the third week now. Throughout the first and second weeks of the protest, it went on smoothly and extraordinarily peaceful to the utter chagrin of those who expect so little of Nigerian youth. Clearly, President Buhari who once referred to Nigerian youth as “lazy”, may as...

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The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio- cultural and Political body of Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a press statement issued by a Pan Yoruba Group, the Apapo O’Odua Koya ( AOKOYA) on the on-going youth uprising in Nigeria particularly in Lagos as it relates to Ndigbo youths. We find the statement disheartening not necessarily because of the untruth in its sentiment but that it’s obviously being engineered and targeted at the age...

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Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner and American astronaut Chris Cassidy have landed safely on Earth after spending half a year on the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said. “The trio landed in a Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft at around 0320GMT on Thursday, in a remote town in Kazakhstan,’’ NASA said in a tweet. The 402km journey back to earth took about three hours and 20 minutes. Their return marks the end of a 196-day...

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Germany has again surpassed its record of daily coronavirus infections, with the country’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control reporting 11,287 new cases on Thursday. The previous record for cases recorded in a 24-hour period since the pandemic began was 7,830 on Saturday. Germany is currently reporting more daily coronavirus cases than at the start of the pandemic in March, although testing has been ramped up significantly since then. There were likely many more...

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Ms. Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth Envoy, has urged African leaders to always protect the rights of young people to promote youth development in the continent. Chebbi gave the advice on Wednesday via her twitter handle (via https://twitter.com/auyouthenvoy_/) while reacting to the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. She tweeted: “An appeal to #African leaders to respect and protect Africa’s youth civil and political rights, not repress them and respond to youth movements in #Nigeria #EndSARS and elsewhere...

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