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COVID-19: Africa’s cases pass 3.96m as continent faces pandemic fatigue

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa on Monday reached 3,963,706. The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) who confirmed the development said that African countries were facing several challenges, as they were in bad need of vaccines. Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, said, “our population has begun to face what is called pandemic fatigue. We have been doing this for one year and people are getting tired,” NAN quoted him as saying. He also emphasised the need to strictly adhere to public health precautionary…

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Aftermath of Supreme Court Judgement, Amaechi revalidates APC membership

The Minister of Transportation and Leader of the All Progressives Congress in the South-South, Rotimi Amaechi has revalidated his membership of the APC. Amaechi revalidated his membership of the party alongside his wife, Judith, at Ubima Community, Unit 14, Ward 8 in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State. The Minister’s revalidation exercise comes days after the Supreme Court removed all the legal impediments that almost destroyed the APC in Rivers State. The party which was sharply fictionalised in Rivers State had two leaderships; the one led by the Minister of Transportation,…

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Wakili’s men killed 4 in Igangan after arrest by OPC – Gani Adams

  Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has raised the alarm over the killing of four men by those believed to be Iskilu Wakili’s men.   Adams said the locals were hacked to death at Idiyan village, Igangan, Oyo State, on Monday, one day after Wakili was arrested by the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC).   The Yoruba leader, in a statement by his spokesman, Kehinde Aderemi, said the perpetrators have been terrorising the village and its environs.   Adams said they have collected over N800 million as ransom from…

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Obasanjo is Nigeria’s best president since 1999, says Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has described Olusegun Obasanjo as Nigeria’s best president since 1999. He said Obasanjo, despite having his flaws, was successful as a president because he was detribalised and focused on nation-building.   Moghalu said the former president did not think like a “provincial politician” but as a leader of the entire country.   In a series of tweets on Monday, Moghalu said the presidency needs “transcendence of mind and action” in order to be able to provide effective leadership.  …

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Declare Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders a terrorist organization – Group tasks FG

The Federal Government has been tasked to declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria a terrorist group. A group, the Igbo National Council (INC), made the demand during a summit held in Owerri, the Imo State capital. INC President, Chilos Godsent also asked Nigerians to stop buying and eating cow meats grown by the Fulani herdsmen. The activist said the call for Nigerians to stop buying and eating cow meats is a ” minimum measure of economic sanctions against the killer Herdsmen.’ He frowned at the present Nigeria…

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Send girls back to school, African First Ladies tell northern parents

The African First Ladies Peace Mission has admonished parents in the North to send their daughters back to school despite the series of abductions of students in that part of the country. The mission promised to employ advocacy towards encouraging parents to send their female wards and children to school. Mairo Al-Makura, the Special Assistant to the AFLPM President, Aisha Buhari, stated this while speaking with journalists on Monday, during the commemoration of the International Women’s Day celebration with the theme. ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a…

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‘You are a doomsday prophet’- Sen Uba fires back at Primate Ayodele over prophecy

  Former presidential aide and senator representing Anambra South senatorial zone, Senator Andy Uba has reacted to a recent prophecy by the Leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, over his governorship ambition in Anambra State.   Uba described Ayodele as a prophet of doom, saying that he has no business with him.   Ayodele had over the weekend released names of some governorship aspirants in Anambra, who he claimed will not win the November 6 election in the state, advising them not to spend their money unnecessarily.…

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I need my wife back – Man begs court to order divorced wife to return

A 40-year-old man, Abubakar Sani, on Monday prayed a Shari’a court I sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna to order his former wife, Hadiza Isiyaku, to return to his house after divorce. Sani told the court he divorced Isiyaku because he discovered that she aborted his two babies. ”I was angry when she did that, so I divorced her. ”She left for her parents and later came back to move her belongings. She apologised for what she did and I forgave her. ”I want her back. I have been secretly meeting…

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Prince Harry’s interview a shame to royal family – Piers Morgan blasts Meghan

  Former CNN broadcaster and television personality, Piers Morgan has described the recent interview by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle with Oprah Winfrey as a disgraceful betrayal of the royal family.   Meghan in the interview revealed that she contemplated committing suicide after joining the royal family.   She accused the royal family of being racist, claiming that their official concern was about the skin color of her unborn son.   Meghan was supported by Prince Harry who did not deny the allegations.   Reacting, Piers Morgan who…

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UK approves work permit for Nigerians, other grad students

  The United Kingdom Government has announced that international students who want to work in England following the successful completion of a UK degree at bachelor’s degree-level or above, or an eligible professional qualification, can now do so.   Nigeria is one of the main countries sending students to the UK, and the numbers have increased in recent years. According to statistics, in 2020 over 13,000 Nigerian students were granted a UK study visa, an increase of 56 per cent on the year before.   The British government said the…

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