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All Nigerians have roles to play in nation building – Future Minds initiator

He maintained that part of the initiative by this non-governmental organisation in ensuring that every Nigerians knows their roles in this regard was the donation of hundreds copies of the book, Accountable Nigeria to many Nigerians since it was launched in 2018.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Former finance minister highlights six economic opportunities for Nigeria, Africa

Former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Saturday, highlighted six economic opportunities for Nigeria and other African countries as they strive to recover from the negative shocks of the pandemic.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank-IMF annual meetings in Morocco postponed until 2022

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) scheduled to take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, in October 2021 has been postponed by 12 months until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Turkey fines social media giants for breaching new internet law

Turkey has fined global social media companies, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, 10 million lira ($1.18m) each for not complying with a new social media law.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

UN, UK condemn attack on media houses, task Nigerian government on free press

The United Nations and the British Government have described as disturbing, the increasing attacks on media houses and journalists in Nigeria.
“When you safeguard independent media, you are protecting the country’s democracy,” says Ronald Kayanja, Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nigeria.

UN: Protection of media essential for democracy to thrive

“When you safeguard independent media, you are protecting the country’s democracy,” says Ronald Kayanja, Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nigeria.

Governor Tambuwal: Difficulties, challenges facing Nigeria not insurmountable

Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has said that the difficulties and challenges facing the country are not insurmountable, as they can be addressed within the framework of “One Nigeria”.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: I’m in government to serve, not for fame, money

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has stated that he is in government to serve, not for fame or money.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: Security agencies urged to imbibe international best practices

Lecturers of Political Science in Nigeria universities have called on security agencies in the country to imbibe international best practices in the discharge of their duties.

Mark Zuckerberg tells US Congress to upend the internet

Facebook supports rewriting Section 230, and it’s starting to lay out the changes it wants. That’s the big takeaway from a nearly four-hour grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The point was quickly lost in a pre-election political scuffle — but in the coming months, it’ll be one of the most important things to watch.
Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC contributes N2.272 trillion to Nigeria’s GDP – chief

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Garba Dambatta, has said that the contribution of the Telecommunication sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen from 8.5 per cent in 2015 to 14.3 per cent as at September this year amounting to N2.272 trillion.
Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrats kick as US Senate confirms Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Those responsible for Lekki shooting will be punished

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says he will do everything within his powers to ensure that soldiers that attacked peaceful #EndSARS protesters last week are held to account.

SERAP asks ICPC to probe ‘alleged hoarding of virus palliatives in several states’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to “promptly, thoroughly, transparently and effectively investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses in several states, which ought to have been distributed to the poorest and most vulnerable people during the lockdown, and to publish the outcome of any such investigation.”
Governor David Nweze Umahi

#EndSARS: Ebonyi governor calls for new Confab to discuss protesters’ agitation, other issues

The Chairman Southeast Governors’ Forum and governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, yesterday called on the federal government to convoke new national conference to discuss the agitations of the #EndSARS protesters and other issues affecting the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Police commission pledges to deal with erring officers, calls for restraint

The Police Service Commis­sion (PSC) has called for re­straint in the ongoing #END­SARS protests following the hijack of the peaceful action by the youths, unleashing terror and havoc across the country.
Humphrey Olumakaiye

#EndSARS: Bishop Olumakaiye condemns military onslaught against youth

Bishop Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye, the Bishop and Diocesan Missioner and Lagos has condemned in very strong terms, the heartless shooting of defenceless, peaceful and unarmed protesters at Lekki, Lagos State on Tuesday 20th October 2020.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said United States Ambassador to China Terry Branstad would leave the post.

#EndSARS: US condemns ‘excessive’ use of force by military in Nigeria

Amnesty International says at least 38 people, including 12 in the capital Lagos, were killed by the Nigerian army and police in a brutal crackdown on protesters Tuesday that drew international condemnation.

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Enugu by-election commences hitch-free, peacefully

The Isi-Uzo State Constituency By-Election in Enugu State on Saturday begun without any hitches, even as voters conducted themselves in a peaceful manner.
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Leke James denies Esperance transfer reports

Nigerian striker Leke James has denied a report linking him with a mod to Tunisian giants Esperance.

Kenyan football fan kills referee after awarding controversial penalty

A Football Kenya Federation (FKF) referee was killed Friday evening after a fan hit him following a contested decision during a match at Gesabakwa, Kisii County.
Kuwaiti women gather at the entrance of a polling station during parliamentary elections in Jahra City.

Kuwaitis to elect new parliament amid pandemic

Kuwaitis head to the polls on Saturday to elect a new parliament in the oil-rich Gulf country, in a vote overshadowed by the global pandemic and a fall in crude prices.