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Of George Floyd 'Judging The Fluidity' of America's Hypocrisy on Racism, And The Nigerian COVID19 Scam-demic.
The killer of George Floyd would not have done to a dog what he did to a fellow man. And the fact that he was a Police Officer underscores the hypocrisy of the American Dream in so far as her relationship with her coloured citizens is concerned particularly......
....... when juxtaposed with the many extra judicial killings of, and brutalizing of harmless Blacks by White Cops in America. Under Donald Trump America seems to have chosen the resurgence of Anti Black sentiments and tendencies, but are you surprised?
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1. To get a better idea of where #Covid19 might be the biggest problem in the short term, I organized this growth rate chart from countries with highest to lowest rate increases over the past 8 days.
2. Among countries with a recent #Covid19 growth rate of 18% or higher between May 17-20 are #Ethiopia, #Brazil, #Bangladesh, #India, #Kenya, #Mexico, #Egypt, #Pakistan, #Congo, #Nigeria, #SouthAfrica, #Columbia, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Argentina, & #Sudan.
3. Countries Between 6-18% #Covid19 Growth Rate between May 17-20 Include #Indonesia, #Russia, #Philippines, #USA, #Iran, #Myanmar, #Uganda, #Algeria, #Ukraine, #Canada, & #Poland.
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A thread on Bank Transactions
Nigerian Banks have finished this Nation.
They are silent killers and unarmed robbers.
If you're in doubt, below are series of charges always placed on innocent customers in a single banking transaction.

1 VAT.
2. Account maintenance charges
3. SMS alert charges
4. Transfer charges
5. Postal STAMP DUTY charges
6. Weekend charges.
Now, the Apex bank, the unarmed robbers' boss introduced a CASHLESS ECONOMY whereby everyone does not need to carry cash for any transaction.
The problem is this: I am Cement Trader. The landing cost of a bag of cement is #2,550 while we sell #2,600. That is a profit of just #50 per bag of cement.

Now on every 2 bags of cement, a customer transfers #5,200 into my account due to CASHLESS policy and my profit is #100.
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As long as there is no foundation of justice in #Nigeria, all kinds of agitation will continue. Essentially, we are all Biafrans...
53 years ago today, the military governor of the Eastern Region of #Nigeria, Colonel Emeka Ojukwu, declared the region as the independent Republic of #Biafra.

Most of the existing history will tell you that he took this action unilaterally, but that is incorrect.
4 days earlier, a consultative assembly made up of people in the 11 provinces of the Eastern region had by a majority voted to break away from #Nigeria following @NigeriaGov's reneging on the Aburi Accord of 5/1/1967, and the creation of 3 states out of the East on 5/5/1967.
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THREAD: For @politico I mapped out which countries are doing best when both their health and economic #coronavirus outcomes are considered - see here, with @beatricezjin.

#Vietnam is the clear best performer; the US ranks just 24th of 30.… #COVID
#1 Vietnam: The easy ranking leader as the biggest country with no COVID-19 deaths (95m), barely 300 cases, and economy still set to grow 2.7% in 2020.
#2 is #Taiwan: They avoided the need for a full lockdown by taking early action in January, proving that containment was possible despite proximity and other links with China. Still, with 70 percent of GDP linked to exports, Taiwan's economy is on track to shrink 4 percent.
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(1) #THREAD OKADA AIR: THAT WAS THE AIRLINE THAT WAS! #HistoryVille #Nigeria #Aviation #Travel #History #NaijaProud There can never be another Okada Air. That much is clear. The...…
(2)... circumstances which gave rise to its birth only happen once in a lifetime, and it's safe to say they can never happen again. Okada Air was set up by Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, a ranking chief of the Bini people, in late 1983. At that time, the...
(3)...boundary between #scheduled air services, the exclusive preserve of Nigeria Airways (WT), and charter flights, was distinct, but the pioneer outfit #Kabo Air was operating regular flights, and Igbinedion was determined to match him. The initial fleet...
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‘I Will Leave Nigeria If DJ Cuppy Does Not Marry Me’ – Nollywood Actor

Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu has declared that if popular Disc Jockey, DJ Cuppy does not marry him, he would leave the country.
He wrote:

@cuppymusic If you want to smell a sweet #marriage, forget going for bbnaija, that will only cripple your music career.
��Dear #Cuppy, whoever is advising you to go for #bbnaija is either wishing you badluck in #music, �
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Last week, Rev. Fr Nichodemus Benedict from the Catholic Mission in Idon village officiated in #MassBurial of 11 victims of the most recent #AdaraMassacres, in Makyali around 13 May. Departing from usual script, the #MakyaliMassacre was in daytime.

The victims in this #AdaraMassacre included 6 members of the local vigilante. Makyali is about 55km from Kaduna city. The killings in Makyali took place between 07:00-11:00 hrs in daytime & the killers reportedly overran soldiers on their approach to the village
At least 2 other members of the local vigilante in Makyali are still reported missing from this instalment of the #AdaraMassacres. On the same day, 2 other villages - Idanu Doka & Unguwan Rana Doka - not far from Makyali, were also attacked.
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Nigeria has made a lot of progress in preparing and responding to disease outbreaks and epidemics. I remember my early days of public health; some 15yrs ago it's @WHONigeria that prepared and shared the #weeklyepidemiological report for Nigeria... a thread!
For every outbreak or public health emergency in Nigeria, we heard more about @WHO who appeared to be at the forefront with @Fmohnigeria and its agencies; old #NPI which merged with @NphcdaNG fought #polio with the support of @WHO @UNICEF @Rotary etc.
#Clap4NCDC 2/20
With time the #Epidemiology unit of @Fmohnigeria grew in strength and capacity to lead the response. They also produced and sent out the weekly epidemiology reports for Nigeria, which hitherto was shared by @WHONigeria in collaboration with FMOH for sure. #Clap4NCDC
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Here is a briefing for all those "impressed" by the #tearsandswindle enacted by #LittleNapoleon in this clip in Calabar yesterday. It's not the 1st time: On 17 Jan 2017, @ben_ayade announced abolition of all forms of taxation for low-income earners in Cross River state.
According to his spokesman, Christian Ita, @ben_ayade made the order after signing the 2017 budget of the state into law, saying: “I am sounding the last warning that henceforth I don’t want to hear any1 who earns less than N50, 000 a month being taxed in any form in the state."
On that occasion, @ben_ayade also cried. But if he had occasion to "abolish" again in May 2020, the same taxes he had abolished with the same words & tears in 2017, it is because the 2017 abolition didn't work & the 2020 abolition won't work. Let's stick with the tears 1st....
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This is Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto East)

Yesterday, there was a motion on the floor of the Senate by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger North) on the need to expand the military onslaught against bandits.
Senator Gobir, contributing to Senator Abdullahi's motion dropped a bombshell.

“The situation is so bad that we only get help from Niger Republic,” he was quoted as saying by @daily_trust
Yesterday, @NewsWireNGR website had this report:

In part it reads, "In-country however, community theft has gone up, armed robbery cases have become rampant, and increased police brutality is being seen across the country."
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#ISIS West Africa published images of their fighters during Ramadam, seemingly on ribat, during attacks etc.

Unfortunately unsure what particular area they aare operating in. Rare to see in a qasi-urban area. Seems to be standard ISWA units, standard equipment. #Nigeria

"Daily life" scense, praying, reading, eating etc. Bulgarian MG-1M PK, captured from the NA, seen in the first iamges.

Their semi-Gorka clothing design is quite interesting.

Look to be the fighters near Lake Chad by their equipment- standardised chest rigs, AKM, PK/M etc. Shows the direct influence of IS-C in IS WA development.

Nigerian news is currently pushing the "total defeat on all fronts" narrative RE BH/IS, pics possibly designed to counter.
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Le 19 avril, la #CNDA publiait son "recueil jurisprudentiel 2019". Retour sur les évolutions de la #jurisprudence relative à la définition du groupe social des femmes nigérianes victimes de la #traite des êtres humains à des fins d'exploitation sexuelle ⤵️…
Les réseaux nigérians de #TEH attirent des jeunes femmes nigérianes en #Europe en leur faisant miroiter une vie meilleure. Avant le départ, ils s'assurent de leur docilité grâce au serment #juju. Celles-ci sont ensuite exploitées sur les trottoirs des villes européennes.
L'importance des réseaux de #prostitution nigérians n'est pas négligeable puisqu'elle dépasse désormais celle des filières chinoises et est-européennes.…
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The coronavirus is showing #Nigeria up in a big way.

Government revenues have entered the toilet and are unlikely to come out soon.

So much so that @NigeriaGov wants to seize #COVIDー19 donations and use them to fund #budget2020
The move to divert #COVIDー19 donations to #budget2020 is rather shortsighted if you think about it, but here we are, and it is all as a result of government laziness and it shows that all the talk of wanting to diversify the economy is nonsense.
The numbers bear this out, #Nigeria's economy is already diversified.

Oil is 7.32% of GDP.
Agric is 21.2%.
Industry outside oil is 18.5%.
Services are 52%.

I wrote in detail about it in today's @BusinessDayNg
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I take pride in being able to make complex things seem simple.

I've been learning machine learning actively, passively & actively again for the past 30 months.

And I'd like to share:

#machinelearning #learningmachinelearning #learningml #ml #ai

So I've decided to do something slightly uncomfortable. I'm going to put myself out there. A lot.

Blog posts, webinar series, talks (post-COVID-19) etc.

"Learning Machine Learning".

I love to debate (or argue)

#machinelearning #learningmachinelearning #learningml #ml #ai

In a recent very frustrating argument, I promised the audience that I would be back.

Yesterday, I posted the following on the WhatsApp group:
#machinelearning #learningmachinelearning #learningml #ml #ai

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Canadian Work Permit Scam in #Nigeria
For you to work in Canada, you must have authorization to do so as per R196 and restrictions as per R196.1(a) and (b).
My focus will be on types of work permit,how to obtain work permit,role of employer and employee in work permit processing,how to identify fake job offer,and jobs that are exempted from #LMIA and work permit.
There are 2 types of work permits in Canada:Open work permits and Employer-specific work permits. An open work permit allows you to work for ANY EMPLOYER in Canada,except for an employer who have failed to comply with conditions & those that offer striptease and erotic dances.
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Sultan's campaign to assist the #WuhanVirusMadeInChina supplies does not change the fact he sponsors terror in multiple countries. #Syria #Libya #Somalia #Nigeria @BenKTallmadge @ScheyChris

MERCURY has no shame…
Sultan brought pet terrorists from Idlib to fight for UN selected + expired government in Tripoli who also let terrorists out of jail in Libya fighting side by side for GNA
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It's important to build on this thread and talk about this new law that @HouseNGR is trying to ram through...
The Infectious Diseases Act is meant to replace the National Quarantine Act of 2004, and it was mainly sponsored by @femigbaja.

According to its sponsors, it seeks to provide a legal framework for relevant authorities to manage disease outbreaks.
The bill has been found to be problematic however, close scrutiny by @DavidHundeyin showed that it was plagiarised from #Singapore's Infectious Diseases Act of 1977
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1/ #Nigeria is facing significant external pressure. The IMF support of $3.4bn is helpful, but unlikely to be enough to fully close the external financing gap, even assuming other multilateral lenders come through (how likely is large WB support w/o IMF program) @BHilgenstockIIF
2/ Nigeria's current account is likely to be in deficit despite sharp import contraction. Production limits under the OPEC+ agreement plus lower oil prices will reduce goods exports by more than 40% in 2020.
3/ Nigeria is continuing to face portfolio outflows since 2H2019. While estimating with precision foreign investor participation in CB bills can be a challenge, we think that more outflows are to be expected. @BHilgenstockIIF
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The recent arrest of @MubarakBala has brought a lot of recrimination on social media, has put a lot of Muslims in #Nigeria on the defensive, and has, again, brought up the accusation of religious fanaticism.
FTR, I do not agree that anyone should die for blasphemy, and the Holy Quran seems to agree that the way to deal with blasphemy is to shun such people until they begin to talk of other things, and not to kill them.
About 20 years ago I used to live at 6/23 Nnobi Street, Kilo, Surulere.

At the time, it was a nice place, with the landlord in the upstairs flat facing the road, me at the back upstairs, Idowu downstairs in the flat below me, and Franca Fashions, downstairs, facing the road.
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EXPLAINER: Not a loan, no conditionalities… What to know about #IMF’s $3.4bn to #Nigeria | TheCable…

#IMFEmergencySupport #COVID19
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Tuesday, approved Nigeria’s request for financial assistance to the tune of $3.4 billion. The disbursement is the highest so far given to any African country during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
TheCable has provided these questions to help you understand the grounds on which Nigeria got the facility from the IMF.… #IMFEmergencySupport #COVID19
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So @nicholasibekwe and @TunjiAndrews, both products of a glorified secondary school, have decided to try to use this video to yab their betters.

Let me tell a story...
In 1961, Loyola College in Ibadan admitted a boy who had been born, and spent the first 12 years of his life in Ifon in Ondo State.

This boy had problems speaking English, but his mathematics scores were off the charts. However, his teachers lost patience with him, except one.
Rev. Fr. Markle, an Irish Jesuit, as well as being the principal of Loyola College at the time, had learned two Nigerian languages, Yoruba and Igbo. He was also a mathematician.

Fr Markle soon noticed that this young boy, his faulty English aside, was a mathematical genius.
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A trend on NCDC & why Nigeria cannot ramp up testing capacity and here is why.

In recent times, we’ve heard the DG say, we intend to scale-up testing capacity.

The @NCDCgov knows this so well & they’ve been stalling Nigerians. Why desperately in need now

@Nedunaija @segalink
@NCDCgov @Nedunaija @segalink First, I am a trained Molecular Neuroscientist - PhD.

We had the first COVID19 index case (Nigeria) on the 27th of Feb 2020.

Weeks after the NCDC has managed to test barely 9,000+. This is 36 tests in every 1million - Worldometer.

Our current set is designed to fail

What we have running in Nigeria is the conversion of a qPCR machine initially designed to test for tuberculosis.

The machine is called GeneXpter, I got to know this because Lai Mohammed mentioned in one of the Presidential Task Force briefing. The common model is GX-4.

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Last year I took my friend and partner, @TundeLeye to my homestead.

In going to that area, we did not cross the Niger River (Oshimmiri in my native dialect) the way most people cross it these days. Rather, we went the old way.
We took a boat from Cable Point (Ikpele Nmili) in Asaba, and 12 minutes later, we were sharing a beer with some of my acquaintances at Onicha Marine.

You see, for those who know the history, Asaba and Onitsha, prior to the building of the bridge, were quite closeknit.
The third point in the dictionary definition of a mongrel is "any cross between different things, especially if inharmonious or indiscriminate."

This is the classic definition of the Igbo people, something I wrote about six years ago.
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