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Twitter office in Ghana sparks anger among Nigerians

– – Some Nigerians have not been happy with the decision to pick Ghana as host of the Africa headquarters of social media giant Twitter. Making the announcement on Monday, the US based social media company cited Ghana’s role as a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech and online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate as reasons for choosing Ghana. The company also said Ghana’s recent appointment to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with its overarching goal…

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Heavily pregnant Nigerian woman wins Taekwondo match

– – A heavily pregnant Nigerian Taekwondo athlete has received a lot of public attraction for winning a national gold medal at a sporting event. The eight months old pregnant woman, Aminat Idrees triumphed in the Mixed Poomsae category alongside her male partner Arowora Roqeeb. Idrees won the medal at the National Sports Festival held this year in Edo state, Nigeria. She and her partner Roqeeb were representing Lagos at the tournament. Here is a video of her in action shared on Twitter by the National Sports Festival. An inspiring…

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Sanction Okotie, Suleman, Oyakhilome for Spreading Misinformation About COVID-19 in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) urges the Nigerian government to sanction clerics who are spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. This call has become necessary following declarations by pastors discouraging the public from taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church International Ministries has described the vaccine as “satanic”. For him, to take the vaccination to enter into an agreement with the devil. Linking the vaccination to eating genetically modified food, Okotie further noted that the vaccine would turn the vaccinated into…

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Nigeria: Boko Haram claims its fighters shot down missing jet

– – The terrorists group, Boko Haram has said that its fighters shot down an aircraft believed to the missing jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force. On Friday the Nigerian Air Force command said its alpha jet that went missing on Wednesday may have crashed. The spokesperson of the Air Force, Edward Gabkwet in a statement revealed that the “Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) indicates that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar with 2 crew members on board on 31 March 2021…

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Nigerian banks block MTN from banking channels

– – Nigerian banks have blocked MTN from their banking channels following a feud over fees charged for the service. MTN had reduced the banks’ commission from an average of 3.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent using USSD for banking services. The feud has left millions of subscribers unable to recharge their phones using the USSD services on MTN lines on Friday. The decision by the banks to shut off the telecoms firm has led to a lot of frustration for customers. MTN had advised its subscribers to seek…

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24-year-old ex-Nigerian beauty queen shot dead in U.S

– – A former Nigerian beauty queen, studying for her doctorate degree in the United States, Najeebat Sule has been shot dead. Police say Sule was shot multiple times by an unknown gunman in Philadelphia, United States. The unknown assailant shot the 24-year-old model on March 12 while sitting in her car in the city’s Holmesburg neighborhood, Fox29 Philadelphia reported. She was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where she died, according to police who then identified her as Najeebat Sule. Sule’s father, Adewale Sule told journalists that, the suspect had just…

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Nigeria: Patients stranded as strike by doctors disrupts health services

– – Hundreds of patients have been stranded in Nigerian hospitals as a result of an indefinite strike by doctors. The strike follows an ultimatum issued by National Association of Resident Doctors to the federal government to improve wages and allowances of doctors. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, the head of the association has hinted that they will lay down their tools if their demands are not met. “The National Executive Council (NEC) has unanimously agreed that NARD should proceed on a total and indefinite strike on April 1, 2021,” he announced after a meeting…

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Nigerian Air Force says missing jet may ‘have crashed’

– – The Nigerian Air Force command on Friday said its alpha jet that went missing on Wednesday may have crashed. The spokesperson of the Air Force, Edward Gabkwet in a statement revealed that the “Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) indicates that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar with 2 crew members on board on 31 March 2021 might have crashed.” The Air Force has also named the pilots who were onboard the jet when it disappeared from its radar. “The cause…

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Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie blames feminism for domestic violence

– – Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has blamed feminism for the increasing cases of domestic violence women suffer in marriage. Speaking to BBC Igbo, the actor said women are at fault in most of the incidents of domestic violence. He lamented that today’s women do not know how to do basic things which women ought to know how to do to keep their husband. “Feminism isn’t something black people are known for. Once a woman leaves her parents to meet her husband and take his surname, she is to be submissive…

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Nigeria’s President Buhari travels to UK for ‘medical check-up’

– – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the UK on Tuesday for a “routine medical check-up”, according to his office. His spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement that Mr. Buhari “proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up.” “The president meets with security chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey,” Mr Adesina added. Mr. Buhari will return home in the second week of April, the statement further noted. Traveling to the UK for medical check-up…

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