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Okonjo-Iweala speaks out after U.S. opposed her WTO appointment

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has spoken out for the first time since the United States held up her appointment as new boss of the World Trade Organisation. On Wednesday Okonjo-Iweala secured majority of votes to become the first African to head the World Trade Organization. Member countries in the European Union and ECOWAS all endorsed her candidacy. Okonjo-Iweala who was the only African left in the race beat South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee for the top role. But the United States’ opposition to her candidacy forced the General Counsel to postponed…

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Africa Business World 

Azimo to halve the cost of sending money abroad from Australia

– Advertisement – October 29th, 2020, London UK: Faster, cheaper money transfers are coming to Australia thanks to a new service from Azimo, one of Europe’s leading fintech companies. Azimo, which has operated in Europe since 2012, will now help people in Australia send money to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, including China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand. The company registered with AUSTRAC as a money service business in July this year and will launch its service at the end of October 2020. The company intends to disrupt the…

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Africa World 

Revealed: Six Benefits of Vanilla Powder

– Advertisement – Vanilla has been used for centuries in its various forms as either beans, extract, or powder. Vanilla powder is made when vanilla beans are dried and ground into a powder form. Despite this reduced form, it does not take away from its distinctive flavour. Vanilla powder is readily available from a variety of sources and stores, it can also be bought online from popular retail outlets. Pure vanilla powder has a variety of applications from being used in baking, to being mixed with sugar and sprinkled on…

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Africa East Africa World 

Tanzanian opposition leader ‘won’t accept poll results’

– Advertisement – The leader of Tanzania’s main opposition party Chadema, Tundu Lissu has said that he will not accept the results of Wednesday’s general election. He has alleged that there were voting irregularities and fraud in Wednesday’s general election. The head of the National Elections Commission, Semistocles Kaijage has however rejected those claims, saying there was no evidence to that. The opposition also said there were irregularities in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, where unrest marred early voting on 27 October. “Whatever happened yesterday (Wednesday) was not an election,”…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Mark Zuckerberg, What Really Happened At Lekki? By Koye-Ladele Mofehintoluwa

The Lekki Toll Gate incidence has raised a lot of controversy. The certainty of what really happened has become caught in multiple narratives. While many stick to it that a massacre occurred, the government insists there was only a shooting of blank bullets and where there were few civilian casualties. On the night of the incident, the news was first that 49 Nigerians or more had been shot dead by the Nigerian Army at Lekki Toll Gate while trying to enforce a curfew that was first fixed for 4pm, then…

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Africa Senegal West Africa World 

Senegal’s government dissolved by the President

– Advertisement – Senegalese President Macky Sall has dissolved his government, the presidency has said in a statement. President Sall according to the statement signed four decrees to dissolve the government which had 32 ministers and three state secretaries. The statement did not give any reason for the dissolution but speculations are rife that a  new cabinet will be formed soon. “While awaiting the putting in place of a new government, outgoing ministers and secretaries of state are charged with carrying out their ongoing affairs,” the statement read. pic.twitter.com/mJG8kNMW3U —…

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Win Or Lose, Trump Is A Danger To Africa By Azu Ishiekwene

If Donald J. Trump were President of Wakanda on the eve of an election, that country would have received several warnings from the US State Department on the need for free and fair polls, and the necessity for all parties to play by the rules. But what is playing by the rules if parties will not accept an orderly transfer of power? During two recent off-cycle state elections in the South of Nigeria, for example, the US Embassy threatened to invoke visa restrictions on candidates, agents or security officials who…

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The Ahmadu Bello Syndrome: The Curse Of Nigeria By B.U Nwosu

The cat is out of the bag in Nigeria! The ongoing massacre, arrest, and incarceration of Nigerian youth across the Southern region by the hounds of the British Empire masquerading as Nigerian soldiers and police officers, shows who is actually calling the shots in Nigeria. The most powerful person in Nigeria is never the President or any of the motley figures parading the chambers of parliament in Nigeria. No, it has always been the British High Commissioner to Nigeria. He or she rules Nigeria through the Fulani elite for the…

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Bola Tinubu: Enemy Of Yoruba Nation And His Enemies By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi

The brouhaha over the article: “Bola Tinubu: The Fall Of An Emperor at Lekki toll gate”, will continue to generate different reactions from friends and foes, probably till 2023, when the manifestation or otherwise of this fall shall become evident before Lagosians, Nigerians and the world at large. There is nothing unethical or ethnical about unveiling the masquerade,  named Jagaban, who has in over two decades learnt and perfected  his dancing skills and performed eye popping somersaults to the admiration and envy of his admirer and foes respectively. The people…

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US holds up announcement of Okonjo-Iweala as WTO boss

– Advertisement – The United States is holding up the official announcement of Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new boss of the World Trade Organisation. On Wednesday Okonjo-Iweala secured majority of votes to become the first African to head the World Trade Organization. Member countries in the European Union and ECOWAS all endorsed her candidacy. Okonjo-Iweala who was the only African left in the race beat South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee for the top role. But the United States’ opposition to her candidacy forced the General Counsel to postponed its announcement of the…

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