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Dear @awscloud @AWSSupport @AWSSecurityInfo

As a leader in Financial Services in the U.K., I would like to clarify with you about an urgent issue at the #Nigerian election tribunal.

@inecnigeria claimed that there was an outage in your service on the 25th of February 2023……
I have written in good faith hoping that you will respond timely as this has huge implications on your reputation and corporate responsibility.

Therefore, you will be doing yourself a favour by responding emphatically to this request.

Thank you 🙏
Every well meaning #Nigerian must add their voice to this issue.

Considering over $600m of our meagre resources was spent on this election, we cannot accept this irresponsible behaviour by @inecnigeria and tacit support by @awscloud @AWSSupport


#Nigeria has a……
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🧵Latest: #Portugal's drone manufacturer Tekever has confirmed to me that it will provide some of its long-endurance systems to Kyiv to support land and maritime operations, a move bankrolled by the UK's International Fund for #Ukraine.…
2. This week British MoD shared video on social media showcasing military equipment being provided by the IFU to Ukrainians. Launched last summer, first IFU deliveries — funded by Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands & the UK— will begin to arrive in July.
3. OSINT analysts were quick to identify what seems to be Malloy T150s manufactured by British company Malloy Aeronautics, the DeltaQuad Pro VTOL drone produced by Dutch firm DeltaQuad, & Astero ISR UAV from Denmark’s Nordic Wing. UK MoD declined to comment on specific platforms
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Yesterday, the @njcNig rose from its 102nd statutory meeting without saying a word on the confessions #ChezBulkachuwa. Instead, the president of @NigBarAssoc, @YCMaikyauSAN, himself a member of the NJC issued this statement which had elements of the odd & bizarre. ImageImage
The @NigBarAssoc president describes Adamu Bulkachuwa as guilty of "disgusting & despicable conduct" & took liberty to announce that the @njcNig "condemned the actions of the senator in the strongest terms...." There are many problems with this statement. Let me point out a few:
1st, it's not clear what "conduct" the NJC purportedly condemned: the fact that Adamu Bulkachuwa confessed or the acts he confessed to. As to the former, he was a beneficiary of Parliamentary privilege; as to the latter, the NJC cannot condemn what it's chosen not to investigate
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L'affaire #Dorsey

There's been a minor kerfuffle in India for the last two days since the Twitter ex-CEO, Jack Dorsey, @jack, made some statements about freedom of speech in India under #Modi.

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#Liberals are gleefully sharing these comments as evidence of #India not being a democratic country, and defenders of the government are going into attack dog mode, as usual.

But many people on both sides are missing some key things here:

1. Dorsey didn't talk only about India. In fact, he also talked about how the #USA government tried to suppress things. As also #Turkey, #Nigeria.

2. This points to a deeper issue underlying the whole controversy: Is #FreedomOfSpeech absolute?

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registered in British Virgin Islands

Linked country: Luxembourg
Agent: Mossack Fonseca Image

NICOLE JUNKERMANN- Shareholder - 15-DEC-2007
SANDRINE ZERBIB - Shareholder - 15-DEC-2007

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#UAE #trafficking
As UAE police vehicles slowly navigate al Baraha district in Dubai, women come down every night, stand in front of their buildings to sell their bodies and pay their traffickers. Image
One of the young women lured into the #UAE and spent months locked up an apartment in Abu Dhabi said that when she sought help from police, she was told to go away. “To hell with Africa.” #Nigeria #trafficking
Nigerian women are required to take “juju oaths." They’re warned that breaking their vows of obedience could put a curse on them that could cause injury or death. #trafficking #UAE
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“They beat the hell out of me ... The suffering was too much.”

@mokhbersahafi with the story of Christy Gold, ringleader in a criminal network that lures women from #Africa + forces them into prostitution in brothels, backstreets + bars in #Dubai.…
Gold remains a fugitive from justice – part of what anti-trafficking activists + officials say is a thriving underground of suspected #Nigerian sex traffickers who have taken refuge in #UAE. via @Reuters @specialreports
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said any suggestion the UAE “tolerates human trafficking or that it has little regard to the victims of this heinous crime is utterly false.” Such allegations, the ministry said in response to questions, were “baseless and without foundation.”
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Can you believe the audacity of these illegal Chinese miners in Lagos & Osun communities?! It's a blatant disregard for our environment & the future of #Nigeria. This news of extensive pollution and alleged extortion is sickening. #STOPCHINESEILLEGALMINING…
Is there any country left on this planet that the #Chinese are not trying to exploit?
The residents had accused the quarry owners of blasting rocks indiscriminately, causing air pollution, noise disturbance, and damage to buildings. How will people live?#STOPCHINESEILLEGALMINING Image
Protesters have asked government agencies to check the activities of the miners at the China Civil Engineering Construction Company in Lagos and others in Osun communities. #STOPCHINESEILLEGALMINING Image
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Hello, Connections! Welcome back to my weekly column #ATHCOriginal #AskATHC. Today, I want to discuss a rather controversial topic—#Women.

#UnitedShowbiz #Gender #eqyality #Education #womenempowerment #TedTalk #Inspiration #Movies
Last week, I discussed #ContentWriting, but today's topic is different. Before going further, I want to declare outright that I am not a feminist or atheist. I am just a pragmatic, who sees a glass & water as two distinct things rather than seeing it half-empty or half full.
World has moved forward. Girls have gone to space! But culture, religion, ethics, & social evils continue to haunt girls worldwide. I don't want to talk about India, you've plenty of cases where women face atrocities almost every single day here. #RuralIndia #WomenLifeFreedom
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4.9 billion people use social media globally. 🤯

Lots of people and businesses are making money too. 🤑 But how much are they charging per post?

Here's the state of our industry with the most recent stats you should know by @Forbes👇 Image
@Forbes Youtube is hot on Facebook's tail, with 2.5M monthly active users compared to Facebook's 2.9M
@Forbes People in the U.S. have an average of 7.1 social media accounts?! 🤯
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The European Union (EU) is a supranational political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU has often been described as a sui generis political entity (without precedent or comparison) combining the characteristics…… ImageImageImageImage
Containing 5.8 per cent of the world population in 2020, the EU generated a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of around US$16.6 trillion in 2022, constituting approximately one sixth of global nominal GDP and the third-biggest global economy after the United States and China.…… ImageImageImageImage
Through the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the union has developed a role in external relations and defence. It maintains permanent diplomatic missions throughout the world and represents itself at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G7 and the G20. Due to…… ImageImageImageImage
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Hausa traditional architecture is a rich and vibrant form of architectural expression found in the Hausa-speaking regions of West Africa. Here are ten important things to know about Hausa traditional architecture: Image
1. Cultural Significance: Hausa traditional architecture reflects the cultural identity and values of the Hausa people. It embodies their history, traditions, social structure, and religious beliefs. Image
2. Mud and Earth Construction: Hausa architecture predominantly employs locally available materials such as mud, earth, and thatch. These materials are used to construct walls, roofs, and other structural elements. Image
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Exactly twenty years ago, I was hopeless. I had just failed JAMB after my third try. I was sitting on this tattered chair in the small bedroom I shared with my five younger siblings. Here, I decided I was going to go after my dreams of studying in America. #nigeria #usa Image
In the second picture, exactly 14 years ago today, my father who started this journey to ensure his child studied in one of the most renowned universities in the world saw it to the end.
I graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida, a top 5 public university, after four years of studying and interning four times at Fortune 100 companies.
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On Thursday evening, in #Lagos, #Nigeria, @Mathematical7 - Segun Odegbami, former @NGSuperEagles winger - and I drove, at his suggestion, to Oniru. He told me that a friend of his was putting up an a state-of-the-art photography exhibition centre there.

I didn’t realise that…… ImageImage
Dayo has been to all 774 local governments in #Nigeria, to get amazing photographs of the country. This is just one of them. Image
This is Dayo showing @Mathematical7 and I what the Photography Experience Centre is going to look like…
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Why is $XNO different, that other crypto.

It's not about "fast", "tps", "fee"... there are coins, that have some technical values better .

It's about the vision and utility.

Most of #crypto is a ponzi-like "last man holding".
All just moonboys, trying to exploit each other, and sell to another one.

$XNO goes for utility.

A good example is the last addition #bigeriaPay from @BigeriaExchange .

Someone in the world, wants to send money to their family in #Nigeria.

Buys $XNO, sends via #bigeriaPay, and in few minutes it's on the family bank account, without fees, and with better rates that central bank.

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Nova Scotia College of Nurses is the regulator for #Nursing profession in the Province of Nova Scotia, #Canada and in coming weeks will be rolling out another 'first-in-Canada' Nursing Registration and Licensure Process - #CanadaNurses
It is in public knowledge that registration and licensure for Internationally Educated Nurses IENs in Canada is a tedious and difficult process with several bottlenecks.
This has led some provinces to start rethinking the process and find a way to streamline it so that it becomes seamless for applicants. Also, to ensure that IENs in Canada can function to the full extent of their education and competencies.
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The @eu_echo & WHO are empowering health workers across 16 African countries.

🎯Goal: To increase #COVID19 vaccination coverage.

🧵on how health workers are reaching vulnerable populations and working with community leaders to ensure #HealthForAll.

🔗 A man is sitting on a plastic chair in the open under a tree
In times of crisis, leadership matters.

Bornalia Kuajo Peter, a community leader in #SouthSudan 🇸🇸, decided to take his #COVID19 vaccination in public.

To dispel fear and demonstrate that vaccines are safe.


🔗 Community workers are seen providing information about COVID
Nurse Rachida Ibrahim takes a motorbike 🏍️ and goes from village to village to ensure that every community is properly vaccinated. Her motto is no one should be left behind.


🔗 In Niger, a COVID-19 vaccination team heads out into the cou
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Comparación de Nigeria 🇳🇬 vs México🇲🇽

Una nación que mide un poco menos de la mitad del territorio mexicano pero que se espera que cuente con +400 millones de habitantes en 2050. 😱😱😱 Image
#Nigeria 🇳🇬 es el gigante africano en temas de población y PIB.
El hombre más rico del continente africano es nigeriano: Aliko Dangote. Su fortuna (US$14 mil millones) supera el PIB el naciones como Namibia, Moldavia, Chad o Guyana. ImageImage
Muchos crecimos con que la capital nigeriana 🇳🇬 era #Lagos (/leigos/ como lo pronuncian localmente).

Sin embargo, desde 1991, Abuya es la capital nacional.

Aún así, Lagos se mantiene como el centro financiero, productivo y administrativo del país. ImageImage
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This is a huge leap, but does anyone out there have the name of a company that manufactures the BiModal Voter Accreditation System #BVAS that #INEC uses for #IReV in #Nigeria elections? All I've found is "tech startups" helped modernize

#NigeriaDecides2023 #INECElectionResult
for those extremely confused, Nigeria used a new vote reporting system and had bad reporting delays. Not the main point of my piece but weird I can't find a manufacturer for the biometric system, governments rarely make such things in house. It should be a contractor.
for the record, I have no reason to think anything nefarious went on, it's just strange I can't find the name of the contractor, and will otherwise be publishing that I couldn't discover who made them [its only a minor component of my story]
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A reflection on Western African illiterate women diaspora in Italy.
I want to share a reflection I made a while ago.

I'm a so-called second generation migrant in Italy if Ghanaian descent, working with asylum seekers and migrants as mediator and teacher.
#Ghanaians make a distinction between #wisdom (literally "home intelligence") and #education ("school intelligence").
Working with Africans, especially Ghanaians and Nigerians, as a mediator I can see too often there is a lack of the latter.
I have met several illiterate or poorly educated young women (25-35 years).
Illiteracy comes with early death, exploitation, abusive relations, early parenting and – on what concerns my job – a high difficulty to understand and adapt to Italian/European system.

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💰 The majority leader of #Nigeria’s house of representatives @aadoguwa recently claimed the law required him N70 million – and in cash – for election expenses.

We checked this & three other eye-watering statements for accuracy.… #NigeriaDecides2023
@aadoguwa Claim: “A member of the house of representatives is expected to have not more than N70 million to conduct his election, logistics and other things, by law.”

Verdict: Incorrect…
@aadoguwa The country’s Electoral Act 2022 states that the maximum a candidate seeking a seat in the house of representatives can spend on election expenses is N70 million. For the senate, the maximum is N100 million (about $220,000).…
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I saw a Bloomberg correspondent tweeting that Nigeria has lost its leadership role in West Africa.

Not really surprised by that take (considering the source), but let me just explain—with 'receipts'—why it's BS.

Apart from the obvious fact that Nigeria remains by far the largest economy in West Africa, and that the economy of Lagos alone is bigger than that of any other West African country...
Nigeria's contributions to stabilising West Africa in recent years have been unparalleled: Whether by carrying the bulk of the burden of financing the MNJTF
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Letter to President Mohammed Buhari @MBuhari

Dear President Buhari,

I am writing to you to express my concern about the upcoming elections in our country. As a citizen, I strongly believe that every person has the right to participate in the electoral process and

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have their voice heard. However, it is only possible if the elections are conducted in a free and fair manner. I understand that as the leader of our nation, you have the responsibility to ensure that the upcoming elections are conducted in a transparent and fair manner. It is
essential to uphold the integrity of the election process, which is the cornerstone of any democratic society.

As you know, Nigeria has a long history of election-related violence and rigging. This has undermined the credibility of our democracy and eroded the trust of our
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🗳️ [ANALYSIS] #NigeriaDecides2023 takes place this weekend. But how much do we know about the candidates? @inecnigeria has shared a trove of data, including on their age, gender & qualifications.

Here are some interesting facts you should know.…
@inecnigeria The ages of the 14 other presidential candidates range from 38 to 68. There are 18 candidates in all. Their average age is 57.4 (and their median age, if you are interested, is 59). The average age of their running mates is 51.7.…
@inecnigeria Only 224 of the 1,101 senate candidates are aged 40 or younger. So there is a chance that around 20% of the upper chamber of Nigeria’s legislature will be made up of relatively young lawmakers.…
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