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Nigeria: Those Behind Lekki Shootings Will Account For Their Action – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said Federal Government of Nigeria and Lagos State Government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions. Speaking during an interview session on Becky Anderson’s Connect the World, a CNN programme on Monday, …

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Nigeria: Why I Don’t Want To Speak On Lekki Tollgate Incident – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has given reason for not debating on Lekki Tollgate incident. While addressing the nation last few days ago, Buhari spoke about the protests, its economic effects intandeem with his plans but did not speak on the alleged massacre of protesters at Lekki Tollgate. In a statement made available to newsmen by Garba …

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Nigeria: TV Stations fined for #EndSARS coverage

Channels Television, Arise Television and Africa Independent Television have been fined by the National Broadcasting Commission for what it termed “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. The NBC had last week warned all television …

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Nigerian President Sends Ministers And Aides Home To Appeal To Youth

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his Ministers and aides to their respective states to appeal to youth to eschew violence. According to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, the directive is based on the level of destruction of properties and violence associated with #EndSARS protest. Akpabio, disclosed this while addressing a …

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Guinea: Alpha Condé Wins Third Term Amid Violent Protests

Guinea’s President Alpha Condé has won a third term in office, preliminary results show, amid violent protests across the country. The electoral commission said the 82-year-old had taken 59.5% of the vote. The victory still requires confirmation by the Constitutional Court, BBC reports. His opponent, Cellou Dalein Diallo, said he would contest the result, alleging …

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Opposition Wins Seychelles Election For The First Time

The opposition has taken power in the Seychelles for the first time since 1977, following its victory in the presidential election. Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan defeated President Danny Faure by 54.9% to 43.5%, official results show. Supporters of Mr Ramkalawan have been celebrating his victory in the capital, Victoria. In his victory speech, Mr Ramkalawan …

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Lagos State Reviews Curfew Period, Shut Schools Till Further Notice

In line with making life easier for residents of Lagos Sate, the Governor Babajide  Sanwo-Olu has reviewed the curfew to 8pm to 6am and stated that public schools to remain shut till further notice.He made this known this evening after monitoring events in the last few days. The statement reads, The curfew in Lagos State has …

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#EndSARS: Nigerians Protest In Berlin, London Despite President Buhari’s Broadcast

Hundreds of Nigerians in Berlin, Germany, and London protested against police brutality, extrajudicial killing, and bad governance in their home country. The protest took place despite president Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), address to the nation over the #EndSARS protests, urging that demonstrations should be discontinued. During the protest on Saturday, the Nigerians displayed placards with …

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Egypt

Egypt Commences Voting To Elect New Parliament

Egypt has commenced voting to elect new parliament. The parliamentary elections will stretch over several weeks.  A first round of voting will end on Sunday, with a second round on Nov. 7-8. Run-offs will take place in late November and early December, Reuters reports. The polls are being held under a new electoral law under …

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