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1. Ongoing thread covering #IS’s response to and comms around recent developments in northern #Syria. Focus will be on camps, prisons and tactics.
2. 9 Oct: Something weird going on in #Raqqa, which was, per #SDF reports last night, subject to a “large-scale assault” by #IS. Meanwhile, total radio silence from #IS.
3. This is strange. When #IS has mounted flash urban assaults in years gone by, it has intensively reported on them, often as the attacks were ongoing. Think #Palmyra, Dec 16; Kirkuk, Oct 16, #Rutbah, May 16, #Kobane, Jun 15.
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Before we tell ourselves more lies…

"It does not matter if a cat is white or black, as long as it can catch mice." - Deng Xiaoping.

I have a morning meeting (it's Monday), so this will be very brief...
In 1958, the People's Republic of #China, led by Mao Zedong, began a programme called The Great Leap Forward which was meant to transform the country from an agrarian economy into an industrial and self-reliant society.
One of the instruments of The Great Leap Forward was a closing of the borders to foster that sense of self-dependence.

During the Great Leap Forward, agricultural targets were set, as well as steel production targets.
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Yesterday is was simply incredible!
The #FutureofHealthConference continues this morning with a Stakeholders Summit themed:

Advancing #Quality Maternal Healthcare in Nigeria: What are the Missing Links?

@MSDforMothers @MEtiebetMD @TemitayoE @Iyadunnio1 @EpiAFRIC @AfricareNigeria @PharmAccessNIG @AbimbolaOnaolu @ShopsPlus @abtassociates @Fmohnigeria @PharmAccessOrg @MallamPelliks @CAID_Nigeria @ekemma Events like this are important because they highlight the urgency to improve outcomes in maternal health, allow women voices to be heard and bring together all the stake holders - Dr. Osagie Enahire, Hon. Minister of Health at the Stakeholders Summit.
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500 more men and boys are freed from a THIRD Nigerian Islamic school where they were chained up, molested and beaten amid fears thousands of children are being held at other sites… via @MailOnline
The raid in #Katsina, northern #Nigeria on Wednesday was the third such operation in less than a month, bringing the total of people freed from #abusive conditions this month alone to about 1,000.
More than #300youngmen were freed from a second #NigerianIslamic boarding school on Monday, where they were #chained up and #raped.

Men and boys are pictured after being rescued by police in #SabonGarin, in #Daura local government area of #Katsina state on Monday
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My boss used to say that I'm a good learner and so I rarely make the same mistakes twice. #Thread
It's because my mind does this weird thing. I take a pictorial snapshot of important events and can recollect the feelings and sensations years later, as if they happened yesterday. I remember Ebenezers; life's memorials.
I vividly recall when I realised that certain values were becoming rare in Nigeria. Concepts like hard work, diligence, loyalty, love, honesty etc. It was 10 years ago.
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If there is one thing @MBuhari is right about, it is that we love foreign stuff more than our own.

That includes him. He could have got @innosonvehicles, not that Maybach. He could have patronised an Aba shoemaker rather than Gucci (or is it LV? I don't have a sense of fashion)
With that in mind, I recommend, very strongly, that you read this work by @FisayoSoyombo, it was syndicated across various Nigerian media outlets, so it will be hard for you to miss it.
@fisayosoyombo took great personal risk to do this, because from my own knowledge of @PoliceNG, he could very easily have gotten lost and never come out again.
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Lol, i just heard this evening that @paxful will start charging 1$ or 1% which ever is higher of the two options on every internal transfer of bitcoin and customers will only have 5 times to make free internal transfer in a month, like LMAO @raypaxful
#Paxful #Bitcoin #Crypto
It still baffles me and leave me in shock why @paxful and @raypaxful will decide to charge such an outrageous fee on a Bitcoin transaction, 1% which means 10$ on 1000$, 100$ on 10000$, 1000$ charges on 100000$ bitcoin internal transfer 😀.
Even BANKs does not charge such an outrageous amount on money transfer, what’s now the essence of Blockchain ? What’s essence of Bitcoin 🤷🏽‍♂️ ?
Do you guys really beleive you have the user base enough and have become so indispensable that made you think people will accept this ?
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Snr leaders of @NigBarAssoc rigged the leadership elections in 2018. As a result, @officialEFCC launched an investigation in which staff of the Association were arrested. In 1 case a young mother of 2 was detained for over 2 weeks while the ppl who rigged the election walk free.
Unknown to the Bar, the ppl who masterminded the rigging of that @NigBarAssoc election in 2018 kept an ofc in Bolton White Hotel in Garki, Abuja, financed by the Association. A lot happened that was beyond the law & beyond reason - all in order to capture the Bar
Since last yr, @NigBarAssoc got @PwC to second a staff to the Association at a reported monthly pay of N1.8m. This staff seconded to the Association passed out from the NYSC scheme last Tuesday. Meanwhile the best paid staff of the Association is paid less than N300k.
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Every month, @cfmemories (Ncheta Ndigbo) organises an event in Enugu called Nkata Umu Ibe, meant for Igbo people to talk intelligently about issues. You can catch all the videos here -
A year ago, a group of five girls from Regina Pacis Secondary School in Onicha did all Igbo people, and indeed all of #Nigeria proud by winning an award for an app they developed to detect fake drugs
Yesterday, their mentor, @uchesilver, was the speaker at #NkataUmuIbe. For bringing her, I must express my deep appreciation to @pokigbo and @nnannaude as it is important for Igbo youth to have proper role models.
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Let's talk briefly about the law of unintended consequences.

According to Friedrich Hayek, the law of unintended consequences is that actions of people, and especially of governments, always have effects that are unanticipated or "unintended."
This law of unintended consequences is one of the building blocks of economics.

A simpler analogy for my lazy generation is in #GameOfThrones Season 5 when Cersei gave the High Sparrow power hoping that he would use that power to get her perceived enemies off her back.
He did what she wanted, but quickly turned the tables on her and had her put away.

Eventually, the only way she could get out of his grip was to stroll from one end of town to the other in her birthday suit.
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“Exercise Damisa”

On the 15th of January 1966, the Nigerian army led by Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, carried out the first military coup in Nigeria. They attacked the cities of Lagos, Ibadan, and Kaduna as well as blockaded the Niger and Benue Rivers.
The military accused the politicians of corruption. In Nzeogwu’s words:"We wanted to get rid of rotten and corrupt ministers….We wanted to gun down the bigwigs our way."
In the weeks leading up to January 15th, Nzeogwu often took his troops on a night-time “training exercise” known as “Exercise Damisa”. Some of the men were unaware that the military exercise they were participating in, was actually a practice run for a military coup to
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Blame casting won't help. Nigeria has suffered from substandard leadership, which was often a mirror of the citizenry at each epoch.

The Post-Independence generation was feckless, post-Civil War fatalistic and post-Oil Boom reckless.
So, today's Nigeria is what you get when 'No Skin Pain' is joined by 'Siddon Look' who is followed by 'I Don't Care.'

Now things have come to a head. All the cans (of worms) kicked down the road by the 2 earlier generations are being fired back upstream by the last generation.
Now, no one is at ease. Each generation resents the ones before or after. Without institutions to diffuse the starkness of our national distress, our institutional memory is clogged with generational buck-passing and blame casting, like we currently do.
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If you want to learn what my book The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls is about in 5 minutes 👇🏽#7NecessarySins
If you have 17 minutes, I explain more about #7NecessarySins here…
And if you have 53 minutes, here’s a deeper dive into #7NecessarySins…
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Meanwhile in UN that Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres, his @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric has started a noon briefing for his friends. Inner City Press put in 8 new questions, none of them answered - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press has asked, "September 26-1: On Cameroon what is the SG's response to the letter Maurice Kampto sent to Inner City Press for publication, questioning Guterres' credibility vis a vis Biya?"…
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @NeverAgainGC Banned Inner City Press asked, "On Sri Lanka, why did your Office refused to answer weeks of questions from Inner City Press about #ShavendraSilva being made head of army then handed the answer to FP as teacher's pet? Is the belated decision even true?
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I just left the UN.
🇳🇬And into the #Nigeria embassy, some PhD's friends are in town. Indeed, Buhari must go
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#Nigeria needs a paradigm shift from the roles assigned to women - cultural and religious perceptions against women that hinders their maximum exploits in science, politics, economy, education and policy making spaces.
Women in rural suffer the most, they battle with chronic societal mindset, where they are seen as booties of suffering, abandoning their dreams to domestic chores, many forced into early marriages and some never had the opportunity to dream at all.
A woman's role should go beyond giving rise to offsprings, beyond her biological responsibilities. A woman deserves to be fulfilled. Whatever she desires to aspire, she should get. To be happy and have peace
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Now in UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 444th day by @AntonioGuterres & @MelissaFleming, @StephDujarric began by joking about Cape Verde, where Guterres' son Pedro uses his father's name to make money: no response to questions. Thread
@antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @simonateba @allimadi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press asked: immediately provide the "if asked" information about the case of sexual exploitation by a Civilian Contractor in UNMISS / South South cursorily e-announced on Sept 19. No answer: Guterres & Dujarric cover up UN rapes
@antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @simonateba @allimadi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @rebeccarat @karenmcveigh1 Banned Inner City Press asked: Given the SG's claims this week to have been tough on #China, what is his response to those who have accused #HongKong police of torture and other abuses in their handling of more than three months of pro-democracy protests?
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In UN Press Briefing Room from which Inner City Press has been banned 436 days without any appeal by @AntonioGuterres, it's @UN_PGA @mfespinosaEC's spox
@MonicaGrayley and not @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric to whom ICP submitted written Qs, UNanswered - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_PGA @mfespinosaEC @MonicaGrayley @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @silas_atefor @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info Banned Inner City Press has asked immediately explain ASG Bintou Keita's comments that all is peaceful in the country in contrast to the Commission of Inquiry on #Burundi describing abuse and rape. Why is UN Peacekeeping still using Burundi peacekeepers?
@antonioguterres @UN_PGA @mfespinosaEC @MonicaGrayley @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @silas_atefor @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @iburundi @MuneezMissy @BhirwaHirwa Banned Inner City Press asked On Egypt, what is the SG's comment and action if any on the arrest of Omar Magdy Shendi, the son of Magdy Shendi, a prominent journalist & editor of newspaper Al-Mashhad? Egyptian security forces stormed Shendi's house in a dawn raid
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Happening now at #NFELTPX19: Presentation on Outbreak of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in Nigeria 2018-2019 season: epidemiological features and lessons learnt by Rimandeyati Yashe
The major lesson we learn during our study was that the availability of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) guidelines and preparedness plans at the lower levels did not translate to usage- Rimandeyati Yashe at #NFELTPX19
States should institute measures to ensure prudent use of antimicrobial agent in poultry production- Abubakar Isyaku urges in his presentation on AMR Profile of Salmonella Isolates from Chickens in Sokoto, 2019, at #NFELTPX19
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Nigerians have gathered outside the Nigerian consulate. They are getting into the busses so that they can be transported to the airport. First flight out of SA is at 9am. We understand over 600 Nigerians have opted to leave SA due to the recent #XenophobicAttacks
Many mothers with their children are queuing to get a seat on the bus as quick as possible. Over 600 Nigerians have taken up the option to leave the country due to the recent #XenophobicAttacks
One bus has already taken the first load. There are two more busses stationed outside. No one is allowed to speak to the media. A clear instruction from the consulate they say. #XenophobicAttacks
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In UN briefing room he's banned Inner City Press from, @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric gives 1st Q to @AJEnglish @BaysOnTheRoad, who after alerting @AntonioGuterres to #Cameroon stakeout does NOT ask about UNCA smiling tour in China - thread
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @AJEnglish @baysontheroad @antonioguterres @FUNCA_info @MatthewLeeICP @Vy_mbanwie @AbdulghaniMD @BaliNyonga @AdamShawNY @kristina_wong @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press asked What are the SG's and USG @MelissaFleming's view of the ethics of UNCA officials' trip to China amid #Xinjiang, #HongKong and bribery by CEFC China Energy he's linked to? See,…
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @AJEnglish @baysontheroad @antonioguterres @FUNCA_info @MatthewLeeICP @Vy_mbanwie @AbdulghaniMD @BaliNyonga @AdamShawNY @kristina_wong @SaraCarterDC @MelissaFleming Banned Inner City Press has asked, what are comment and actions if any of SG @AntonioGuterres and his USG @MelissaFleming on that In Tanzania, all trade and business has been banned inside the country's main camp for #Burundi refugees?
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#NFELTPX19 is finally here!!!

Theme: Applied epidemiology: providing evidence for public health action
Stay with us for updates as we highlight the great strides in Health Security in Nigeria.
Watch live:
@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AFENETAfrica @AfenetNigeria @PHE_uk @Fmohnigeria @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @ResolveTSL @CEPIvaccines Looking through the #NFELTPX19 agenda, I can see a stellar list of speakers who will impart new knowledge and skills and advance public health science- @solaruna at the 4th Annual NCDC/NFELTP Conference
@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AFENETAfrica @AfenetNigeria @PHE_uk @Fmohnigeria @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @ResolveTSL @CEPIvaccines @solaruna @NigeriaFELTP @drasatrust @USCDCNIGERIA @InfectiousDz .@NAIISNG is a national representative HIV population-based survey conducted in Nigeria's 36 states and FCT. We targetted over 100,000 households and about 170,000 participants- Stacie Greby at #NFELTPX19
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As @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric starts taking questions from those he lets in, banned Inner City Press has asked what are the SG's comment and actions if any on that China’s military deployed fresh troops to Hong Kong on Thursday? thread
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @simonateba @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press has asked On #Nigeria, what are the comments and actions if any of the SG and separately DSG Amina J. Mohammed that a Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to review an appeal by Sowore, the man behind Nigeria's #RevolutionNow movement
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @simonateba @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press has asked, without answer so far, Please immediately state the status of Colin Stewart, staff's allegations of harassment Inner City Press has previously asked you about.
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