Vietnam threatens to shut down Facebook over censorship requests

Vietnam has threatened to shut down Facebook in the country if it does not bow to government pressure to censor more local political content on its platform, a senior official at the U.S. social media giant told Reuters. Facebook complied with a government request in April to significantly increase its censorship of “anti-state” posts for local users, but Vietnam asked …

Serbian Orthodox Church leader dies from COVID-19, aged 90

The leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church has died from COVID-19 aged 90. Patriarch Irinej was taken to hospital earlier in November after going to the funeral of the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, Bishop Amfilohije. Bishop Amfilohije died from complications linked to COVID-19. Thousands of mourners, most of them without masks, gathered at the funeral in …

FG launches grant for rural women in south east

The Federal Government’s cash grant for Rural Women has commenced in the South East. The programme was launched by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq  on Thursday at the Old Government House, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Speaking about the significance of the programme,  Farooq said the Buhari-led administration established the scheme with the purpose …

Gbajabiamila names aide who shot newspaper vendor

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has identified the security officer that killed one Ifeanyi Okereke, a newspaper vendor as Abdullahi Hassan. Gbajabiamila confirmed that Hassan, who until yesterday was a security officer attached to him,  is an agent of the Department of State Services . The Speaker disclosed this in his second statement on Friday. Hassan shot …

Corruption present everywhere at many levels of government, says Buhari

President Buhari has reiterated his administration’s determination to fight corruption in the country. Lamenting that corruption is present almost everywhere and at many levels of government, the president described the situation as the sad reality confronting the nation. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president spoke this morning, while receiving the …

Lekki Shooting: CNN is Nigeria’s newest face of foreign destabilisation, coalition says

  Following its controversial report on the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos on October 20, Cable News Network (CNN) has been branded as the newest face of foreign destabilisation in Nigeria  According to the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), the American-based news television channsl  has elevated the agenda of the divisive and destructive forces tirelessly working in conspiracy with foreign forces against …

Lekki Shooting: CNN is Nigeria’s newest face of foreign destabilisation, coalition says

Following its controversial report on the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos on October 20, Cable News Network (CNN) has been branded as the newest face of foreign destabilisation in Nigeria According to the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), the American-based news television channsl  has elevated the agenda of the divisive and destructive forces tirelessly working in conspiracy with foreign forces against the …

Lekki Shooting: CNN desperate to justify past errors with fallacious report — Nigerians in Diaspora

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has faulted Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos State, adding that the American television station is desperate to restore its already lost credibility.  According to the Nigerians in Diaspora, CNN is under pressure to salvage whatever is left of its diminishing image and perceives the EndSARS protest in …

Africa COVID-19 cases surpass 2m – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over two million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent. The UN health agency gave the update on WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard. WHO stated that there were more than two million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 1.7 million …

Nigeria to resume fuel importation from Niger Republic

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said on Friday Nigeria would restart fuel importation from the neighbouring Niger Republic to meet local energy needs. Sylva, who disclosed this in a statement by the ministry, said the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on petroleum storage and transportation on Thursday. He said: “This is a major step …

Nigeria to resume fuel importation from Niger Republic

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said on Friday Nigeria would restart fuel importation from the neighbouring Niger Republic to meet local energy needs. Sylva, who disclosed this in a statement by the ministry, said the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on petroleum storage and transportation on Thursday. He said: “This is a major step …

Magu: Buhari receives Salami Probe Panel final report

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received the final report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged infractions by the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the report containing four boxes of exhibits were presented to the president at the Council Chamber of the …

Magu: Buhari receives Salami Probe Panel final report

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received the final report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged infractions by the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the report containing four boxes of exhibits were presented to the president at the Council Chamber of the …

Burkina Faso Heads to the Polls Despite Extremists Attacks

A change in Burkina Faso’s electoral code means results from this month’s election will be considered valid even if people can’t vote in parts of the West African country that are overrun by Islamic extremist violence. Candidates like Tegawende Ouedraogo, who ran and lost in 2015, fear the change could cost them the election. The 38-year-old is based in one …

#EndSARS: Inter-Faith clerics call for God’s wrath upon those plotting Nigeria’s fall

The National Inter-Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has declared “God’s wrath” upon the enemies of Nigeria plotting the nation’s fall. The inter-faith clerics said the principalities and powers that have ganged up against Nigeria through the EndSARS protests shall be put to shame. NIFROP’s Coordinator, Bishop Sunday Garuba, made the declarations on Friday at the ongoing 21 days Inter-Faith prayers for …

CNN And The Soul Of Nigeria

By David Onmeje The recent video released by the Cable News Network (CNN) got me thinking about what we are up against in Nigeria. As I patiently listened to the narrative in the video and the accompanying pictures I was speechless for two reasons; one is the fact that the videos used by the CNN were not any different from …

CNN and the Soul of Nigeria

By David Onmeje The recent video released by the Cable News Network (CNN) got me thinking about what we are up against in Nigeria. As I patiently listened to the narrative in the video and the accompanying pictures I was speechless for two reasons; one is the fact that the videos used by the CNN were not any different from …

#EndSARS: Inter-Faith clerics call for God’s wrath upon those plotting Nigeria’s fall

The National Inter-Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has declared “God’s wrath” upon the enemies of Nigeria plotting the nation’s fall. The inter-faith clerics said the principalities and powers that have ganged up against Nigeria through the EndSARS protests shall be put to shame. NIFROP’s Coordinator, Bishop Sunday Garuba, made the declarations on Friday at the ongoing 21 days Inter-Faith prayers for …

Zulum’s intervention clear example of states, FG’s sound relationship – Buhari

…Commissions Unimaid Teaching Hospital Projects Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s approval for construction and equipping of an auditorium at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, commissioned today, is a testimony to sound relationship that exist between government at the state and federal levels, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Buhari spoke from the state house in Abuja, where he virtually commissioned some …

Nigeria Troops crush several terrorist, rescue kidnapped victims

The Nigerian Army operation Lafiya Dole troops has neutralized several boko haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists in the North East. A statement signed by Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko Acting Director Defence Media Operations made available to journalists on Thursday in Abuja. He explained that troops of Operation FIRE BALL in continuation of their aggressive clearance operation to stamp out …