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Protesters take cover behind barricades during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar March 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar activists honk car horns in new protests; neighbours plan diplomacy drive

Motorists honked car horns in Myanmar biggest city on Monday and planted posters in an empty field in fresh protests against last month’s military coup that ended a decade of tentative democratic reform.
Myanmar authorities should immediately release Sean Turnell, an economist and adviser to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, following his weekend arrest, Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Monday.

Australia calls for immediate release of economist detained in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities should immediately release Sean Turnell, an economist and adviser to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, following his weekend arrest, Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Monday.

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Archbishop Kaigama: INEC’s shoddy conduct of polls raises doubts about credibility of election results

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday, said for Nigeria’s elections to be perceived as credible, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, must deploy technology to drive efficiency and transparency.
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NLC vows to proceed on warning strike in Kaduna

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna State Council has vowed to proceed on its proposed five-day warning strike starting from May 17.
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Northern group rejects ban on open grazing

Pan-Arewa socio-political organisation, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has outrightly rejected the ban on open grazing imposed by Northern governors, a decision intended to tame the impasse between cattle herders and farmers.

PDP: 82.9 million Nigerians starving under President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government to address what it called the worsening food insecurity now threatening millions of Nigerians under his watch.

ICC Africa regional arbitration to hold confab next month

The 5th ICC Africa Regional has concluded plans to hold a Conference on International Arbitration in June between 1 and 4, 2021.

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The communiqué, which was signed by NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo and Secretary, Suleiman Musa, further called for support from youths and other stakeholders in the region for Buhari and Akpabio.

Niger Delta: President Buhari has surpassed all past presidents – NYCN

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed all past Presidents of the country in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 49 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 49 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 165,468.
LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi on May 17, 2019.

Two transgender Cameroonians jailed for ‘homosexuality’

Two transgender Cameroonians were sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison in Cameroon, where gay sex is illegal, for "attempting homosexuality", their lawyer told AFP.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Official: Lagos food production centres to boost self-sufficiency

The Lagos State Government says its two upgraded Food Production Centres at Badagry and Araga, would help boost the state’s food self-sufficiency status while reducing its dependence on other states for food.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari: I’m delightful seeing Christians breaking fast, extending gifts to Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight that Eid festival will continue to bring with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood and love amongst Muslims and Christians as witnessed during the fasting period.