Visa ban, Asset Seizure, Other Sanctions Await Govt Officials As UK Parliament Lambast FG Over #EndSARS

-Adewale Adetoyese Huge sanctions including visa ban, freezing of assets and stopping the funding and training for the Nigeria Police Force among others now await Nigerian government officials and security agents over their roles in the controversial #EndSARS protests. TellAfrica gathered that this is as members of the United Kingdom Parliament on Monday took turns to lambast the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government for the attack and intimidation of protesters who took part in the #EndSARS demonstrations. The debate was sequel to a petition started by Silas Ojo which…

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You Should Be Proud Of Fuel Imports From Niger Republic, FG Tells Nigerians

-Adewale Adetoyese The Federal Government on Monday said Nigerians should be proud that the it is set to resume the importation of petroleum products from neighbouring Niger Republic. TellAfrica gathered that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, made this known while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Sylva said contrary to comments by critics of the government, the plan by the Federal Government to resume fuel importation from its West African brother should not be seen as ‘an embarrassment’ but rather as a means of encouraging intra-regional…

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Nigeria Sinks Into Second Recession In Five Years

-Adewale Adetoyese Confirmed official figures published on Saturday by the National Bureau of Statistics indicates that Nigeria has entered its second recession in five years. The figures further reveal that the economy shrank again in the third quarter of this year. TellAfrica gathered that this year’s recession, occasioned by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, is worse than that of 2016. The NBS, in its Gross Domestic Product report for Q3, said the GDP, the broadest measure of economic prosperity, fell by 3.62 in the three months to September.…

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#EndSARS Youths: BOXED BUT NOT CAGED

Opinion Nigerian government’s porosity is when lies turned blue and yet remains inelastic contingencies for endless injurious stories. When the truth is inked as a watermark, it will be hard to extract it from the host. Nigeria’s leadership in 1960 is not the same as present people of values linkage and ooze leadership strength. I wonder why sincerity is an obsolete signalized feature of supposedly common sense of so-called leaders but flesh eaters and vision killers Can Nigerian youth surface with a highly sophisticated drive that’s beyond analog mindset and…

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2023: I’ll Become President Like Joe Biden – Pastor Tunde Bakare Expresses Hope

-Adewale Adetoyese The Serving Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has expressed hope of becoming Nigeria’s President. Bakare said just as Joe Biden emerged as the United States, US, President-Elect, he would also become president. TellAfrica gathered that the clergyman, who has never hidden his aspiration to become president, disclosed this in an interview with journalists, on Tuesday in Lagos State. Speaking with a group of journalists in Lagos, Bakare said in clear terms that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. According to Bakare: “There is…

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JUST IN: Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Emerge Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.

Ngozi Iweala emerged winner of the highly competitive race after polling 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee. With the development, Iweala becomes the first female and first African to occupy the office. Recall that she had received support from 79 countries, Speaking during a virtual press conference last Friday, she said the 55-man African Union (AU) officially endorsed her over her only opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea.

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New Speaker Emerge As Edo House Of Assembly Members Impeach Speaker

The Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Francis Okiye, has been removed from office. He was impeached by nine out of the 10 lawmakers on Monday. The new speaker, Marcus Onobun, representing Esan West constituency, was elected. Although Edo Assembly has 24 members, only 10 were controversially inaugurated by the governor last year. The inaugurated members include seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers and three All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators. The impeached speaker presided over his own impeachment. The latest development came just about a month to the swearing-in of…

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Breaking! Buhari Confirms SARS Ban, Says Extensive Police Reforms Underway

-Adewale Adetoyese President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday broke his long silence over the #EndSARS protest rocking the country, through which the youths and other stakeholders are calling for a permanent ban of the Nigeria Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). TellAfrica learnt through a statement by his Senior Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Femi Adesina, that the President in Abuja declared that disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration. Speaking at the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES),…

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The Polarity Of Restructuring Nigeria

Amb. Dr. Favour O. Ayodele Ordinarily, sincerity, transparency, and visionary leadership would have solved Nigeria’s problem without hammering on restructuring. I have always said, to every masquerade’s veil, there is a body that bears the garment. The conceptualization of Nigeria is simple I dont see complexity by a leader who knows or understand fundamental socio-economic and geopolitical interest with democratic polity. People’s policies give way to national development. What is the recipe for good governance? Government of the people by the people for the people. Simple! Since the present constitution…

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WTO: Meet The Finalists, Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala & South Korea’s Yoo Myung

The World Trade Organisation announced Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee as the top two candidates for the position of its Director-General on Thursday. These two finalist are to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body. From 24 September to 6 October, WTO members expressed preferences on five remaining candidates during consultations with Amb. Walker, Amb. Dacio Castillo of Honduras and Amb. Harald Aspelund of Iceland,” the trade body said in a statement Thursday. “Based on the depth and breadth of…

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