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Student Deborah Samuel was gruesomely murdered in #Nigeria’s northwest Sokoto state last week after she was accused of blasphemy (that is, exercising her right to free speech).

Efforts by authorities to identify & arrest those involved in her murder have been met with protests. Image
According to media reports, unidentified assailants hunted down and killed Samuel after she sent a WhatsApp voice note to her classmates that some of them deemed to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammed.
In videos that have gone viral, men with sticks can be seen beating the lifeless, bloodied body of a woman, reported to be Samuel.

The video also showed young men celebrating, with one man holding up a match box and saying that he used it to set her on fire and kill her.
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🧵 #Colonization And #Slavery

While European colonialism is condemned, the crimes committed by other civilizations have either fallen to the wayside to be forgotten or even glorified

Let’s explore some of the examples:
#Native Slavery:

When Alaska was ceded to America, the Tlingit sued the US, over anti-slavery act.

#Native chiefs rejected it, stating the buying, selling, and holding of slaves is one of the rules & customs of their people; the civil authorities have no jurisdiction over them.
#Arab Slavery

You likely have heard of the Transatlantic slave trade, but have you heard of the Islamic Arab Slave trade? A trade that enslaved millions of Africans and Europeans, and easily rivaled the Transatlantic slave trade? Probably not.
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From loan man to main man🔥

#Nigeria striker @TaiwoAwoniyi18 has certainly made his mark on the Bundesliga this season.

After 7 years on the move throughout Europe, he now feels at home in Berlin with @FCUnion..

🧵1/5 via @Bundesliga_EN
In this @Bundesliga_DE's interview, Awoniyi reflects on his unusual journey, his roots in #Nigeria, and the influence that head coach Urs Fischer has had on his development. 2/5
After winning the U17 World Cup @taiwoawoniyi18 left #Nigeria to join Liverpool.

Loans across Europe followed before finding a home in Berlin.

Talks about his role in the team, fitting in to the @FCUnion system, and the unique fans that are central to the club’s identity.

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1. #IS deployed 342 attacks globally during Ramadan, 219 of them since 17 April as part of its global revenge campaign.

This is ten attacks more than it reported during Ramadan last year.

Here’s what that surge looks like when charted out.
2. Most attacks (by far) were reported from #Iraq, followed by #Nigeria, #Syria and #Afghanistan.

These four states accounted for three quarters of all #IS’s attacks in Ramadan.
3. Besides the sole attack reported from #Uzbekistan at the beginning of the month, no major new fronts were opened anywhere outside of #Nigeria.
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One of the best pieces written about #Nigeria's Igbo problem by a non-Igbo person was recently republished by @DavidHundeyin in his @BusinessDayNg column.

There are two parts to it: and

I highly recommend it.
Reading both articles, no one should be surprised about the almost visceral reaction to my tweet from a few days ago in which I quoted something that Chinua Achebe wrote in 1983.
The interesting thing is that if all the people making noises about "victim mentality" and "bigotry" and "disunity" had bothered to look at the tweet just before that, they'd have realised that my tweet was actually addressed to my own people...
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Nigeria (@NNPCgroup) and Morocco (#ONHYM) are teaming together to build the longest offshore pipeline in the world and second longest pipeline in the world.

It will carry gas from Nigeria to Morocco (& Europe), running across 11 West African countries.

The Agreement for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) was originally signed by the two countries when President @MBuhari paid a State Visit to Morocco in June 2018.

Remember that Visit that birthed this famous photo? (See #PMBinMorocco for details).
“26 April 2022: We've been awarded a contract to provide main front-end engineering design (FEED Phase II) services for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project. The engineering study is progressing in accordance with the initial project planning.” — @Worley_ECR
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🔴🇷🇺🌍 | Deuxième sommet Russie-Afrique : CE QUE L’ON SAIT A CE JOUR

En mars 2021, Vladimir #Poutine a annoncé la préparation d'un deuxième sommet et forum économique #Russie#Afrique prévu pour 2022.

Malgré les informations selon lesquelles l'événement pourrait se tenir sur le sol africain, le vice-ministre russe des affaires étrangères, Mikhail Bogdanov, a confirmé en novembre 2021 que l'événement se tiendrait à Saint-Pétersbourg en novembre 2022.…
Bogdanov a ajouté, début 2022, que le sommet pourrait également se tenir sous forme de vidéo.…
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @GeoffreyOnyeama @Sarpong_KA, @UstaNcusta, Dammu Ravi, and Omneya Ghamry

Stay tuned for updates!

Join us using this link:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue
.@GeoffreyOnyeama: #Nigeria & #India share a special relationship in this age of #globalisation. #India has a comparative advantage in the #health sector. Its role during the #COVID19 outbreak attests to this point.

.@GeoffreyOnyeama: The #IndiaAfrica Forum Summit (#IAFS) process is aimed at developing a precise roadmap that responds to the priorities of #African countries. #India can share its technological know-how which will boost our substantial partnership.

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The Nigerian Exodus: An Idealized Vision Of Life Abroad

According to a report published in 2021 by the Africa Polling Institute: “Seven out of 10 Nigerians are willing to leave their country for #Europe if given the opportunity.” Image
Nigerians constitute one of the largest populations among #immigrants traveling from countries of the Global South to Europe.

An “imagined West” is often at the heart of the immigration plan. Respondents generally believed that those who had immigrated enjoyed a better life. Image
“Those who migrate to Europe live far better than we do in #Nigeria. They have constant power supply, better weather, eat a good diet, free doctors, and are relatively safe,” said a 29-year-old Nigerian woman.
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1. Here’s a new update on #IS’s global Ramadan campaign.

In the last week, #IS has deployed more attacks than at any other point since last Ramadan.
2. Since 17 April, #IS has carried out some 132 attacks as part of this campaign.

That's nearly three times more ops per day than usual.
3. #IS’s attacks have been spread far and wide, but with four clear front-runners: #Iraq, #Nigeria, #Syria, and #Afghanistan.

#Iraq: 43
#Nigeria: 34
#Syria: 19
#Afghanistan: 13
#Niger: 5
#DRC: 4
#Egypt: 5
#Somalia: 4
#Pakistan: 2
#India: 1
#Libya: 1
#Uzbekistan: 1
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One of my best friends offline is @ose_anenih, and for quite a few years he kept warning me about the error of my ways in my rather (at the time) stubborn stance in refusing to use my block button.

Thanks to Buhari's #TwitterBan, I saw how criminally naive I was in that stance.
Some people who come to one's mentions to chat shit do so with no measure of good faith. They aren't here to learn, they are here to worship their god, and derail your thoughts.

Flee from such demons of the twitterverse as they make your experience ugly.

I just blocked a few.
Considering the fact that I complained about our lack of tourism on this twitter before 2015 (the app has a search function), and complained about same theme back when I was active on @nairaland (pre 2010, again you can search), how the fuck was yesterday's thread about Buhari?
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I visited #Stonehenge today.

In researching before my visit, I learned that it attracts more than a million visitors a year.

Look at it this way: an adult ticket to Stonehenge is £22. You are encouraged to make a £5 donation as well, but let's stick with the lower figure... Image
By the time we finished the tour you can't leave the #Stonehenge ground without passing through the gift shop.

Unless you are an absolute Philistine, you are going to leave the gift shop probably £30 lighter.

So we're looking at £52.
As you're stepping out of the gift shop to head to the car park, the sweet smells of the kitchen assault your nose and remind you that you have been walking around for the last four hours.

Meal: £10.

So the whole excursion (minus travel and lodging) cost me £62.
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BREAKING: Google has announced that its #Equiano undersea cable, which successfully landed in Togo last month, has just landed in Lagos, Nigeria.
Google says it is partnering with multiple key telecom players, including its landing party, the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC), where #Equiano lands to ensure that the cable can reach more businesses and end users across Nigeria and the African continent.
According to a recent economic impact assessment conducted by Africa Practice and Genesis Analytics, #Equiano is expected to result in faster internet speeds, improved user experience, and lower internet prices.
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LIVE: Media briefing on #Ukraine, #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "The global increase in #COVID19 cases continues, driven by large outbreaks in Asia and a fresh wave in Europe. Several countries are now seeing their highest death rates since the beginning of the pandemic"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "This reflects the speed with which Omicron spreads, and the heightened risk of death for those who are not vaccinated, especially older people"-@DrTedros #COVID19

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1. This week’s issue of al-Naba’, which was published last night, took #IS's campaign to legitimise its new leader in a new, quite surprising direction.
2. It was very defensive in tone.

Directly comparing the legacy of #IS's 'caliphs' with that of the Rashidun caliphs, it pushed back on criticism—seemingly from within #IS's own circles—of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi and played down the strategic significance of his loss.
3. #IS also pushed back on criticism about how long it had taken it to confirm that Abu Ibrahim had been killed and replaced by Abul Hasan.

Per al-Naba’, everyone who needed to had pledged allegiance within less than 48 hours of the #Atmeh raid.
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Today we submitted an open letter calling on the criminals using ESN and IPOB to raise funds and bring destruction upon the Southeast
over a fake Biafra

It's time to hold these fraudsters to account. We will never let these own goal specialists off the hook this time around. Using a child soldier is a war crime and war criminals should be behind bars. It's that simple

How many of them can send their kids
or nephews and nieces to go die for an audio Biafra? I'll say zero. Yet they're proudly parading a little kid they should have sent back to school and find a way to help his family, they can't do that because from day one this has always been about stealing money from gullible
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#ISIS media campaign showing fighters pledging allegiance to new leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is growing

Per @siteintelgroup new photo sets show fighters from:

#Iraq (inclu. #Baghdad, #Saluhaddin)

Cont. - #ISIS media campaign posting new photos showing fighters pledges to Abu al-Hassan

#Sahel (#BurkinaFaso #Mali #Niger)

Earlier photo releases showed fighters giving bay'ah from:

#EastAsia (#Philippines, #Indonesia)
#Iraq (#Kirkuk, #Anbar)
Per @JihadoScope, #ISIS has issued 18 photo sets to date showing fighters pledging allegiance to Abu al-Hassan:

#Iraq (4)
#Nigeria (3)
#Indonesia or #Philippines (for East Asia)
#Sahel - #Cameroon / #BurkinaFaso / #Mali / #Niger
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1. Yesterday #IS confirmed that Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was killed in February. He has been succeeded by Abul Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.

It also revealed that Abu Hamza al-Qurashi, his spox, has been killed.

#IS has warned of revenge attacks in weeks to come. Image
2. ExTrac data suggests that this warning of revenge attacks is not likely to be ‘just’ rhetoric.

Just over two weeks after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abul Hasan al-Muhajir were killed in November 2019, #IS launched a global revenge campaign. Image
3. This saw it surging attacks globally.

L: #Syria operations more than doubled in the course of a single week.

R: #Nigeria operations also more than doubled. ImageImage
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The number of 👥 in need in Burkina Faso, Northern Cameroon,Chad,Mali,Niger, and North-Eastern Nigeria 📈 from 24M in 2018 to over 30M in 2022 due to the combined effect of:
🚨 increasingly violent conflicts
🚨 deep poverty
🚨 climate change
🚨 unprecedented food insecurity Image
@OMSNiger @WHONigeria @OMS_Burkina @whocmr @omsmali @OMS_Afrique @unis_sahel @UN_UNOWAS Only less than half of the 2021 humanitarian appeal for the Sahel was funded.

Despite this, WHO and partners continued to work in the Sahel region to prevent the humanitarian situation from getting worse.

#SahelNow Image
In 2021 despite security and funding challenges WHO helped over 300,000 people in #BurkinaFaso🇧🇫 with

✅ emergency supplies to treat cholera
#COVID19 trauma, and severe acute malnutrition treatment
✅ medicines to manage chronic conditions

#WHOImpact Image
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Putin hat #Ukraine angegriffen & einen Krieg angezettelt, dessen Ausmaß derzeit nicht abzuschätzen ist. Im Minutentakt überschlagen sich Nachrichten. Auch wir stehen fassungslos vor den Entwicklungen. Was können Antifaschist*innen jetzt tun? #Antifa #NoNazisHH Bild @antifa_linke
Wir können den Krieg nicht verhindern. Aber wir sind nicht hilflos. Wir können solidarisch mit den Menschen sein (nicht mit Staaten), direkte Hilfe leisten, Aufklärung leisten, Verbündete finden, Netzwerke ausbauen.
Zeigt Empathie!
Sprecht mit den Menschen in eurem Umfeld die direkt oder indirekt betroffen sind. Explizit meinen wir auch jene Menschen die von Krieg und Flucht traumatisiert sind und nicht aus der Ukraine sind. Die aktuelle Situation ist für Viele retraumatisierend.
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I just published What is our interest in #Ukraine?

I’d like to begin this by saying something important: the attack on Ukraine is immoral and wicked, and deserves all the uproar that has accompanied it from wherever.
Sadly, that is about where it will get.

The world of geopolitics is not a moral place, and to quote the Athenians when they sent an ultimatum to the Melians during the Siege of Melios, “the strong do what they can, and the weak suffer what they must.
Herein lies the meat of the matter from my POV: in the end, the world of international geopolitics is about might being right, not about anything else.

This is why @CondoleezzaRice could pontificate about what @KremlinRussia_E has done without irony despite her role in #Iraq.
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#AfricansinUkraine - I keep being contacted by people whose friends/loved ones are stuck on the Polish/Ukrainian border. Some have said they have been told by the border guard "Poland is not accepting African students", some say they were turned back by the Ukrainian military.
I'm just a Polish woman geting pleas for help. Since hearing about the 1st group of 20ish Nigerian students, I spent a long time yesterday trying to contact @MSWiA_GOV_PL @Straz_Graniczna @UdSC_gov_pl to clarify if what they were told abt "Poland not letting in Africans"-
is true. I only took to Twitter when none of my emails and attempts to call SG got any response. This is not fake news, or a disinformation tactic by Russia. The only doubt is that I cannot be certain if in all the cases I hear about it was the Polish side turning people away. -
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In signing the Electoral Bill into law earlier today, @MBuhari objected to s. 84(12) of the law & requires @nassnigeria effectively to amend the law in order to repeal rust provision. The #NationalAssembly must disregard & resist this request. Here is why (Thread)

#ElectoralAct Image
S. 84(12) says:

"No political appointee at any level shall be voting delegate or be voted for at the Convention or Congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election".
Now, @MBuhari claims that: The practical application of section 84(12) is to "by operation of law, subject serving political office holders to inhibitions & restrictions", disabling them from running for office or participating as party members under the constitution.
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From Abuja where PMB has just signed into law the historic Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2022, we move to Lagos, where the VP is commissioning @KCCorp’s new $80m manufacturing facility, in Ikorodu. Host Governor @jidesanwoolu is also here. #InvestNigeria
Speaking now: Governor @jidesanwoolu of Lagos State
Governor @jidesanwoolu says he looks forward to inviting PMB to Commission the new massive Rice Mill being completed in Imota, Ikorodu.

He’s now listing all the major road projects being undertaken by @followlasg and @NigeriaGov in Ikorodu.
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