Month: Jun 2020

Nigeria: Schools to reopen soon as interstate travel ban lifted

Nigeria: Schools to reopen soon as interstate travel ban lifted

The Federal Government has extended the Phase Two of the eased lockdown by four weeks, but partially lifted the ban on interstate movement. Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha disclosed this at a briefing Monday in Abuja. He said within this … Continue reading Nigeria: Schools to reopen soon as interstate travel ban lifted

Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

Iran on Monday issued an arrest warrant for United States President, Donald Trump, and other involved in the killing of its top general, Qassem Soleimani. The state’s semi-official news agency, ISNA quoted Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr, to have accused Trump and more than 30 others to have been involved in the January 3 attack that … Continue reading Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

Igbo, Yoruba groups, PDP, others back Obasanjo on insecurity

Igbo, Yoruba groups, PDP, others back Obasanjo on insecurity

MAJOR socio-cultural and ethnic organizations, yesterday, took sides with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his call for urgent restructuring of Nigeria’s security architecture amid rising wave of insecurity in the country. Groups that endorsed his position include umbrella body of Igbo socio-cultural organisations, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere. Apart from security, the groups … Continue reading Igbo, Yoruba groups, PDP, others back Obasanjo on insecurity

A Nigerian among four officers in Floyd’s death

A Nigerian among four officers in Floyd’s death

Alex Kueng One of the black police officers at the scene of the killing of George Floyd by a white officer in Minneapolis in May has a Nigerian father. Alex Kueng who joined the police largely because he believed diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism, New York Times reported … Continue reading A Nigerian among four officers in Floyd’s death

Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part 3

Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part 3

          By Chris Odinaka Nwedo On the objectionable conflict situations in Africa, Kofi Annan remarked that “there have been only ‘modest and slow’ advances in alleviating the underlying economic and political conditions that foster tension and strife. Poverty reduction has been very slow in spite of efforts by African countries and their external partners to … Continue reading Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part 3

Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

The UK's Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked after she shared an article on Twitter that contained "an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory." The one-time leadership contender retweeted an interview by British newspaper, The Independent with British actress Maxine Peake in which she claimed the US police tactic of kneeling on someone’s neck was taught … Continue reading Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’