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In Western countries, there is a lot of talk about de-escalation of force, risk analysis and appropriate use of force. Many governments, even in some authoritarian countries like #China, see de-escalation of force as "less is more".

Let me tell a short story...
Back in 1989 when #China burst into the pro-democracy riots that culminated in the Tiananmen Square massacre, the protests were spread around the country.
Most people outside China don't know this.
In Beijing, Deng Xiaoping sent in the tanks to crush the protests, and of course no one challenged him. However, again unknown to many, in China most of the local prefectures have a significant amount of autonomy.
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#Businesses and #startups in #Nigeria continue to capitalise on the deal-making successes recorded in 2020.

FY 2020 had a total of 106 #Deals valued at $4.3 billion (N1.6 trillion).

In Q1 2021, @Nairametrics captured 28 deals valued at $2.93 billion (N1.2 Trillion). Image
Our @Nairamentrics Q1 #DealsBook summarises major corporate deals in the first quarter of 2021 as sourced from official press releases and media reports.

Here's a link to download the publication:
nairalytics.com/deal-book
These deals being executed in the first three months of the year, valued at $2.93 billion is already 69% of the entire $4.3bn recorded in 2020.

The deal-making pace is noteworthy and remarkable considering the impact of the challenging business climate in...
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The Islamic State is plundering parts of #Nigeria now.

They manage to impose the Islamic tax of Zakāt at least in some regions at this point 1/
But then again, they redistribute some of it in charity (it seems)
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#COVID_SSA Update #Ethiopia - 13 weeks into their 2nd wave. 7,107 new cases last week, one-third⬇️on week 60. So it could be peaking🙏but caution indicated THREAD 1/8 @EPHIEthiopia @abebawfekadu @EthiopianNomad Image
Caution 1 - cases are falling in Ethiopia, but so are the number of tests performed. The test +ve proportion (>20%) remains much too high overall 2/8 Image
Caution 2 - regional data issued by @EPHIEthiopia (latest to 18/4/21) indicates that while incidence *may* have peaked in #Addis it is rising in most other regions (having taken off later) 3/8 Image
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I reckon we lost about 15-20 years of progress thanks to @MBuhari and his cohort. It is extremely painful.
Canada became a massive issue under this govt and no serious attempt was made to manage the narrative. To the best of my knowledge, Nigerians are reluctantly emigrating in droves more than ever before. I am talking gainfully employed folks. Our companies are now talent farms!
Extremely successful folks are even tired of using mopols to chauffeur their kids around town. Things aren't adding up for many.
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The sad news that has littered the TL since yesterday and today, going through the #Nigeria is enough to push so many into "Anxiety".

There is going to be an increase in the cases of "Anxiety Disorder" in our hospitals in the coming days.

What Is ANXIETY DISORDER?

RETWEET!!!
Anxiety Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by feelings of fear or worry that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities.

There is an increased sense of fear now in the country.

The high rate of kidnappings are killings has put fear in us.
• Signs Of Anxiety Disorder:

1. Increased heartbeat
2. Rapid breathing
3. Restlessness
4. Trouble concentrating
5. Difficulty sleeping

If you have the following signs, you might be having an anxiety disorder, make out time to see your doctor, please.
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Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

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from AJUBA, #NIGERIA previously Mali and Algeria

Nothing good has ever come to Nigeria from it's enforced highly corrupt relationship with Britain

Inc. this very government

@pritipatel

@EAnikpe
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Brize Norton to Libya

what business does Britain have in Libya ?

NONE
Arms delivery to the Turks

Should have figured that one out quicker - bus route

how sick is this, at British taxpayer's expense

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@Simonhartmp @fmwales @bwallaceMP - how can ANYONE justify this?
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Singapore’s former Prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, the father of the country’s economic miracle of the last 50 years, was a frequent visitor to Africa in the 1960s.
On one such trip in 1964, he visited 17 African capitals to acquaint himself with what the newly independent African countries were doing to lift themselves from economic backwardness, itself a legacy of European colonialism of the previous century.
From what he saw, Lee Kuan Yew was not best impressed. “I was not optimistic about Africa,” he confessed later. So, what informed his thinking? He explains in his fat book, published in 2000, From Third World to First – The Singapore Story: 1965-2000, that certain things were...
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I appreciate @USAfricaCommand General Townsend's effort, but this is a very tired beltway argument about Africa's importance. (1/n)

defense.gov/Explore/News/A…
There's more to say about Africa's influence in global affairs. From its three non-permanent seats on the security council to leadership positions at the @WHO and @wto. (2/n)
African countries will play a critical role in the fight against climate change. #DRC president Tshisekedi, #Gabon president Bongo, #Kenya president Kenyatta, #Nigeria president Buhari, & #SouthAfrica president Ramaphosa will attend today's summit. (3/n)csis.org/analysis/what-…
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Pantami's identity has always been known to the elites. Young Nigerians - don't fall for it. This is not a religious war, the docs are likely being released by insiders. It took the most random google search when he was first appointed in 2016 to see the dirt.
The real question should be on how people placed in positions of authority in our country are vetted. We currently don't have leaders - all we have are thugs conspiring against our future. They drag us back 200 steps whenever we take 2 steps forward.
He's probably the single most powerful Minister (politically) in this govt. They know that a good percentage of young Nigerians will stand on this hence these releases. The thugs in power are collectively united in their mission to destroy whatever is left of the country.
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Upon gaining power in 1979, Margaret Thatcher made the defeat of inflation in the UK its number one priority.

The 1970s were a difficult time for #Britain inflation-wise, and Meg Thatcher was willing to do anything to stop it.
In my latest piece in @BusinessDayNg, I disagree with my editor.

He thinks we are headed towards stagflation, I'm certain we're already there.

The full text is here, bit.ly/3duFRz3, what follows is a summary.
With #Nigeria's food inflation at 23% and headline inflation at 18%, @cenbank doesn't appear to be giving rising consumer prices the attention it deserves.

Rising prices are compounded by low-output growth and high unemployment, the textbook definition of stagflation.
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#Nigeria: ISWA posted images from their large attack on #Dikwa, hitting the NA base. Claim to destroy 4 vehicles (2x BTRs seen here not sure precise variant- BTR-3?- cc @oryxspioenkop), plus plenty more

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Here is a Panhard AML-60 also abandoned by the NA and another view of the BTRs. Note the apparent local modifications carried out. Oh, and another OTO Melara Mod 56 Pack Howitzer captured.

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Police and NA pickups also captured- "only" 2 seen but ISIS claim 3. Lots of ammunition captured too along with FN MAG: Belted 40mm, possible Mortar Bombs, Mills(!) and Type 86P hand grenades, PG-7V/PG-7VM, 37mm launchers, 12.7mm ammo and more.

Likely small arms unseen.

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It's true @Jack knows #Ghana's (and #Nigeria's) Twitter has been active for over 10 years: To learn more read my and @misskstrong's book chapter #ReterritorializingTwitter' in this book edited by
@De_Kosnik and @kpfeldman fulcrum.org/concern/monogr…
'#IfAfricaWasaBar' another great chapter in this volume, using data analytics to read the playful politics of Africa's Twitter in the same volume, by @nehakumar
@avakaya_annam and Trevor Perrier
We discuss #dumsor #BringBackOurGirls and other key moments in a crucial 5year period of Twitter's growth in Africa, thru macrodata, ethnography, and media/social history, discussing concepts 'African mediascape' and the strategic redeployment of West's biased-gaze.
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Call for Applications
Energy Talent Company @etc_connect invites promising and talented young graduates for a 2-year paid program in #Nigeria. We will train promising graduates for the energy industry and provide job placements with reputable Solar companies.
@realREANigeria @BBC
Our talents will then go on to continue receiving #training and professional #development for a maximum of two years after job placement.

We are poised to transform the #African economy in the next three decades. We aim to do this by developing high-quality #Professional energy
talent that will lead the energy access transformation in #Africa.

We work passionately to ensure that all our talents build competency and expertise for the renewable #energy industry in Nigeria.

Requirements
- A graduate from any of these disciplines: Mechanical engineering
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#Nigeria: The irrational behaviour of the so-called opposition in Nigeria got me depressed over the past few days. How can you rejoice that your soldiers are dying from terrorist attacks and your fighter jets are downed?

Same people are happy Twitter HQ went to Ghana.
Many of these useless citizens are educated in the Humanities but there is no humanity in them. Many attend churches, mosques and shrines but their souls actually have no faith. These are just lower beasts who have pledged their hearts to Satan.
Opposition is not madness. Your country is still your country even if you don't like the present government.

You may relocate out of this country and continent but you cannot relocate out of the genes of your blackness...your heritage.
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What is #P2P Trading and how you can buy #Bitcoin in #Nigeria
Peer 2 Peer trading is the act of buying and selling #Crypto directly between users, without a third party or intermediary
When you buy or sell crypto using a #crypto exchange, you don't get to transact directly with the counterparty
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To everyone beating the drums of #War and #Separation in #Nigeria, i need you to take a moment to read this. I will also tag handles i know can share more thought and light on this thread. This is not scaremongering, not at all, it is predominantly lessons learnt

#Thread
The major reason Nigeria is not entirely up in flames right now is because everyone believes their enemy is in Abuja (or the enemy is Abuja). The moment people start thinking their enemy is their next door neighbour, feud leading to civil war starts.
And if we get to this, there are no sides anymore, everyone is on their own e.g. Ife/Modakeke in Yorubaland, Umuleri/Aguleri, Awori/Egba/Ijebu Ijaw/Itsekiri etc. Those we perceived as friends become foes overnight, everyone at each others throat baying for blood.
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#Primer on #Ethiopian Politics

#Unitarist Vs #Federlaist

- Has little to do with level of #decentralisation of power ordinarily associated with these notions

A critical mass of Ethiopians support #federalism-incl most, if not all, forces within ruling party - incl Abiy - 1
For #ethnonationalists, I believe, any politics based on individual #equality (citizenship or republican politics) is #Unitarist - so #Nigeria, #Kenya (which ban ethnic parties), #Germany and #UnitedStates are Unitary, regardless of their robust federal/devolved structures - 2
What ethnonatioanlists consider #federalist is actually politics based on #ethnicity - (which goes beyond ethnic federalism) - much like Arend Lijphart's prototypical #consociational system - so soemthing like #Belgium and #BosniaHerzegovina, but for 80+ ethnic groups – 3
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If U are looking for #opportunities in d USA & Canada, U will need to read this. I've posted many #Scholarships recently for #MSc & #PhD for youths. U are unable to apply cos of #GRE. I'll share why GRE & what U need to know @wakawaka_doctor @Oludeewon @olumuyiwaayo @AishaYesufu
What is GRE General Test?
This test was created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to evaluate academic readiness of the individual for grad. school. Majority of grad. schools in Canada and USA, require this test as a part of the prerequisites to gain admission.@MrParamode
You CAN’T just wake up & decide to write GRE the next day. It takes a lot of effort & hard work.U have to follow processes, ensure U invest time & resources to achieve ur goal. In simple terms, GRE is more than cramming vocabulary words or skimming through basic mathematics.
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The #SpecialIssue on '#Colonial #Legacies, #Postcolonial ‘Selfhood’ n the (Un)doing of #Africa' is going to be out in May, @thirdworldq. Some amazing contributions will be curated together. In this thread, I share all the articles that will be part of this collection. #mustread
'The cognitive empire, politics of knowledge n African intellectual productions: reflections on struggles for epistemic freedom n resurgence of decolonisation in 21st century'. #foodforthought by @sjndlovugatshen #ColonialLegacies #Africa @thirdworldq
tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…
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[THREAD] 1/ Two years ago today, the Islamic State lost control of its last stronghold, namely al-Baghûz Fawqâni in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border. This thread is an analysis of the group's military operations since then. Spoiler: the jihadist group is far from being dead.
2/ Detail about the methodology: I have collected and analysed the data of every single attack claimed in the 104 issues of the Islamic State’s weekly magazine al-Naba’ published between 28/03/2019 and 18/03/2021. Data include targets, weapons used, spoils of war, geolocation.
3/ Since the fall of Baghuz, the Islamic State has claimed 5795 military operations in 31 countries, for an average of eight attacks per day. Three peaks: during three of their military campaigns (Dec. 2019, April-May + August and October 2020), and Ramadân (April-May 2020). Image
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A History of #Racism

The Colonial Roots of Racism

"The history of #racism in the Western world is broadly associated with slavery as an early form of colonialism, and it is in that context, that something called race is created."

"Give us, us free!"

The History of Racialism: Why Europeans Invented Racial Slavery

Reaching back across the centuries, this program sheds light on historical attitudes toward human differences.

Anthony Bogues, Brown University: What is Racial Slavery?

What is racial slavery and how is it different from other forms of slavery?



#RacialSlavery
#WhiteSupremacy
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In the wake of #SarahEverad death and the rubbish that some men are spewing on this street, I want to talk about how we allow the violence of men in plain sight because they are famous. These violence targeting women by famous men is not new. Let’s use #PiersMorgan & #MeganMarkle
It is really funny and dishonest that we pretend to not know that the action of #PiersMorgan is not driven by #FreedomOfSpeech but by the fact that #megan “rejected him” according to Piers himself.
This obsession of #PiersMorgan on #MeganMarkle is seen here in this picture. Imagine for once many women like Megan but without the influence of Megan who have fallen victim to men like Piers with all the power and connections. Who speaks for them?
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MAITATSINE: The Story of a FOREIGNER who laid the foundation for modern day "BOKO HARAM" in Nigeria.
Thread.
This article is written in honour of innocent and defenceless Nigerians who lost their lives to senseless religious killings.
It is my hopeful prayer that their deaths won't be in vain and that supernatural justice find these religious extremists and let them all be buried in the same earth that drank the blood of the innocents and be consumed by the same worms that know no race or religion.
INTRODUCTION
Mohammed Marwa (1927-1980), nicknamed "Maitatsine", was a controversial Islamic preacher in Nigeria who died in 1980 at the age of 53.
His nickname "Maitatsine" in Hausa means "the one who curses" and refers to the curses he lays during his public speeches against...
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