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Akintola To Gov Makinde: Name Opposition Leaders Sponsoring Violence In Oyo

Written by on 26 July 2021

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN) has challenged Governor Seyi Makinde to name opposition leaders he claimed are sponsoring violence in the State. Akintola gave the challenge while featuring on Southwest Political Circuit, an interview program on Ibadan-based Fresh 105.9 FM at the weekend. Makinde has consistently […]

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Amnesty Calls For Ban On Surveillance Technology

Written by on 26 July 2021

Allegations that governments used phone malware supplied by an Israeli firm to spy on journalists, activists, and heads of state have “exposed a global human rights crisis,” Amnesty International said, asking for a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance technology. In a Friday statement, the NGO warned of “the devastating impact of the […]

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Nigeria Records 216 New COVID-19 Cases

Written by on 26 July 2021

A total of 216 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in various parts of the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. In its latest update on the pandemic, the NCDC – the Federal Government agency responsible for the control of disease outbreaks – noted that the new infections were […]

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FG Again Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Deadline By 3 Months

Written by on 26 July 2021

The Federal Government’s extension of the National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) card verification exercise by another three months has been greeted with mixed feelings. Despite security concerns, this fresh extension comes just a day before the old deadline that was set to expire today. While some industry stakeholders applauded the extension, others queried […]

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Come after me if you can, Bakare dares top FG official

Written by on 26 July 2021

Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly called The Latter Rain Assembly Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has dared an unidentified official of the Federal Government to come after him based on his recent public pronouncements. Speaking on Sunday during a sermon in his church, Bakare said: “I dare you to come after me since […]

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Tunisian President Suspends Parliament, Sacks PM

Written by on 26 July 2021

Tunisian President Kais Saied announced Sunday the suspension of the country’s parliament and the dismissal of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi following a day of protests against the ruling party. Car horns sounded after Saied made the announcement following an emergency meeting at his palace. Earlier, thousands of Tunisians had marched in several cities protesting about […]

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SERAP Sues Buhari Over Gag Order On Reporting Of Terrorist Attacks

Written by on 26 July 2021

The Socio-Economic Rights and AccountabilityProject (SERAP) and the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, over the order stopping journalists and broadcast stations from reporting details of terrorist attacks and victims. They are asking the court to declare […]

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WTO Working To Boost Vaccine Production In Africa – Okonjo-Iweala

Written by on 26 July 2021

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said talks are in motion to persuade vaccine companies to invest more in Africa. She made the comment while speaking virtually at the annual National Diaspora Day celebration in Abuja on Sunday. According to the WTO chief, the manufacture of vaccines on the continent […]

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