Why we chose Ghana over Nigeria for Africa office, by twitter

Microblogging and social networking service provider, Twitter, has explained why it chose to locate its Africa office in Ghana and not Nigeria. Twitter has recently announced its Africa office will be located in Accra, capital of Ghana. It however clarified Nigeria remains its target market though the office will be in Accra. The company in a post by Kayvon Beykpour and Uche Adegbite, Twitter’s Product …

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Judiciary should not be allowed to select political leaders, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday that the judiciary should not be allowed to select those who should occupy political offices in the country. He insisted that the ballot papers should be the sole determinant of who should occupy a political office and who should not. He said if a candidate who wins an election is found wanting, that election should be annulled and …

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How Army Used Helicopter Strikes On Benue Villages – Senator Suswam Petitions Defence Headquarters

Gabriel Suswam, the Senator representing Benue North-East District and former Governor, has condemned the Nigerian Army for using helicopter strikes on unarmed Tiv communities in the Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State, SaharaReporters reports. Suswam, who has raised a petition to the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, to investigate the invasion, noted on Friday that the army, under the guise of some miscreants who ambushed their …

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Insecurity: No Govt Loves To See Its Citizens Maimed– Presidency

The presidency on Friday has reacted to the high rise of insecurity in the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in this week’s edition of Fridays with Adesina, titled NIGERIA AND WAR OF TONGUES, said no government would be happy seeing its citizens being slaughtered. Speaking on the alleged war of tongue, Adesina faulted some religious leaders particularly …

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Attacks on northerners must stop, governor warns

Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle yesterday warned that the North might retaliate attacks on northerners in the south. He urged Southern leaders to stop the attacks to prevent the extreme situation of North’s reprisal. Matawalle spoke through a statement he personally signed on a day the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) warned leaders against utterances that inflame political, religious and ethnic passion in the country. …

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Aisha Buhari: ‘If this is being different, so be it’

I thank the organizers for selecting me to be the Chairman for the launch of this excellent book about a truly remarkable woman, First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari. Join me in congratulating the book’s author, Dr. Hajo Sani, for making this important contribution to our collective knowledge by highlighting the role the First Lady has played in our society. The author treated this task …

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Goodluck Jonathan Talks About How Was Deserted By Close Allies After He Left Power

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, a former President of Nigeria on Tuesday said some of his aides and allies abandoned him after leaving office even as he described Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, as a trusted “son” whose loyalty is unparalleled, The PUNCH reports. Jonathan spoke while inaugurating the 6.25Km Sabon Kaura-Jos bypass road constructed by the Bauchi State government at the cost of N2.2 billion. He …

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‘I Never Asked Eze Igbo To Leave Calabar’ – Obong of Calabar Warns Mischief Makers

The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Abasi Otu V, has warned mischief makers after denying claims that he ordered the Eze Igbo Cross River, Chief Emmanuel Ezenwenyi out of the state. Recall that a report had stated that the Obong gave Eze igbo seven days to leave Calabar. In a press statement by the Etuboms Traditional Rulers Council of the Palace of Obong of Calabar …

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Imo Prison Attack: Criminals Are Using IPOB’s Name to Terrorize Nigerians – Deji Adeyanju

The federal government has been given a warning by Deji Adeyanju over new tactics by criminals who use the name of the Indigenous People of Biafra to commit crimes. The popular Abuja-based activist made the remark following attacks at government facilities in Owerri, Imo state. Some unknown gunmen had attacked the police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri and freed hundreds of inmates. The …

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Governors seek collective efforts to end insecurity

As Christians across the world celebrated Easter Sunday on Sunday, governors in Nigeria called for collective efforts among the citizens to end insecurity. Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong urged Christians to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of the nation. In a message yesterday in Jos, the state capital, by his spokesman, Dr. Simon Makut …

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There’s No Joy At Easter For My Family – Chibok Farmer Whose Son Is Held By Boko Haram Cries Out

According to a report by SaharaReporters, a Nigerian farmer and commercial driver in Pemi community in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, has cried out over his abducted son. The farmer who is identified only as Adamu, has lamented that there will be no joy for him and his family members this Easter as the Boko Haram insurgents continue to keep his four-year-old …

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Police Invitation: Why I Rejected IGP Adamu’s Invitation – Sunday Igboho

A leading Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has spoken after rejecting an invitation from the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. The letter was sent to the activist on Thursday via DHL and another with about 15 police officers – but both were rejected due to security reasons according to Igboho’s media aide Olayomi Koiki. Olayomi explained that both were not received by Igboho’s …

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UFC Champion, Israel Adesanya Buys His Father A Bentley After Seeing Him Admiring The Car

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya, the UFC middleweight champion bought his father a brand new Bentley after he saw him admiring the car. Taking to his social media page, the UFC star revealed that he got his dad the new whip after he saw him admiring the car. He also accompanied his social media post with a video of his dad admiring a Bentley online. See his …

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“Avoid Anyone Who Tells You to Have Kids Without a Job” – Reno Omokri

A former Presidential adviser, Reno Omokri has warned people against giving birth to children when they do not have a steady source of income. Taking to Twitter, Reno Omokri stated God’s only impact is providing the child with parents, it is left to the parent to provide for the needs of the baby. “Don’t listen to anyone telling you to have kids, even if you …

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Can Angya Change The Benue Narrative?

By Moses Akawe The New Deal, a domestic programme of the administration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1939, took action to bring about immediate economic relief as well as reforms in industry, agriculture, finance, water, power, labour, and housing, thereby vastly increasing the scope of the federal government’s activities. The term was taken from Roosevelt’s speech while accepting the Democratic nomination for …

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