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Valentine With Zainab
I was on my way from campus to my place of residence in town on Tuesday evening, when I caught sight of some children begging for alms at the Campus gate. Right inside the bus I was seated at the first seat...
I could see how the kids who were most likely within the age bracket of 5-13 years old flocked around each passerby and bus that stopped at the bus stop just to get alms from them. Anyone who is familiar with Ife can testify to the high population of child beggars...
especially around that location, so seeing them that day did not bring any unusual thrill as I have become accustomed with such situation.
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I am honoured to know @Blaise_21 who I meet through the wonderful open and safe space for queer people that @akefestival provides. Here he speaks along with 2 other queer #Nigerians about their experiences. Incredible courage.… #LGBTQ
“I decided to be openly gay 2 years let people know that we are not just names or mere statistics, we are more than those, we are fully blooded people. We are in their churches, schools, workplaces and every other aspect of life,” @Blaise_21 #Nigeria #LGBTQ
At what point did you decide to be openly gay? “It was in late 2016 after I was attacked for the second time in school. I kinda just thought, “you know what? F**k it”. I would suffer violence anyway for advocating LGBT rights or writing LGBT themed fiction and poetry,” Kayode Ani
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After a hectic week, it’s Time for some light banter ..

I had read this interesting piece some months ago and received it again yesterday. I felt this could be something that all #Lagosians and #Nigerians will love to read and hence the share ...
A young, well qualified Officer left the job in Lagos and emigrated to Canada for better prospects and applied for a salesman's job at Vancouver's premier downtown department store. It was the biggest store in the world: you could get anything there.
The boss asked him, "Have you ever been a salesman before?"

"Yes sir, I was a salesman in Nigeria
The boss liked him and said, "You can start tomorrow. Learn fast and do well."

The first working day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it.
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It has been difficult for me to engage w/ largely dismissive criticisms of #Nigeria’s move to close its land borders with #Benin & #Niger to address rampant smuggling and #Benin’s systematic flouting of Ecowas trade protocols & other treaties signed w/ #Nigeria.
But I feel this issue is too important not to try to improve public understanding about what’s at stake and why the status quo was untenable. So, what follows is a #thread about border security & rules-based trade, which is what the border closure is about at its core.
I’m going to state upfront that I will not engage re this issue on this medium. Instead, I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on Monday w/ @EurasiaGroup colleague Willis Sparks @ 11am EST/5pm Lagos. Please send (constructive) questions w/ hashtag #NaijaBorder & we will address them.
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We are live now!

NCDC DG, @Chikwe_I discussing recent #yellowfever updates in #Nigeria. Tune in NOW to ChannelsTV by via:

“Unlike #lassafever, #yellowfever is not a disease we should be having because we have a very safe and effective vaccine to prevent it” ~@Chikwe_I
”Its the #yellowfever vaccine that protects, not the card. Many people get the #yellowfever card without the vaccine. Please ensure you are vaccinated to stay safe from yellow fever” ~@Chikwe_I
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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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Uju Ndubuisi Chukwu was Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of #Nigeria (CIIN). In South Africa to attend the conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO), she was found dead in her hotel room in Jburg on 13 June. Today we ask #WhoKilledUjuNdubuisi?
The night before her body was found, Uju, who was lodged at the Emperor's Palace Hotel & Convention Centre had attended the closing dinner of the AIO Conference. Her colleagues who were with her saw her healthy.
The Emperor's Palace Hotel where she stayed & died is less than 5 Km from the OR Tambo Int'l Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, which markets itself as a secure, safe destination for rest, relaxation & major events.
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St John's Anglican Church, Igbein, Abeokuta, was founded in 1947. Its 1st Vicar was Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Herbert Macaulay's grand-dad. It is a truly historical piece of architecture with unique character & dating from well b4 #Nigeria was thought of.
In any sensible country, St. John's Igbein will be a protected or listed building be an acknowledgement of the historical character of the building & will make it difficult to simply destroy the building at a whim
Rather than do this, some Philistines in Cassock have decided that the church needs to be uprooted & replaced with a new piece of garish architecture. The idea of knocking down St. John's Igbein or disposing of it wld be unimaginable in a civilized country
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Zamfara State has:
Worst insecurity problem in NW #Nigeria
Over 20% of children out of school
Only 46.3% primary school completion rate
Least Early Childcare Development (ECD) centres in #Nigeria
MMR at 1,100 deaths per 100,000
Yet, the priority project of its new Gov is airport?
Zamfara's 2017 population was 4.7 million across 14 LGAs. It has 345 medical Drs, with 270 or 78% of them in the State capital, Gusau. The remaining 13 LGAs with over 4m ppl are served by just 75 Drs, i.e 1 Dr per 53,333 or less than 6 Drs per LGA.…
With over 1,014,136 Women of Child Bearing Age (WCBA) in Zamfara, the state records 11, 000 Maternal Deaths annually. In other words, every day, at least 30 women will die during childbirth in Zamfara. For every 100,000 pregnant women, 1,100 will die…
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There is a thin line between contributing to knowledge through research and prioritising public health response during outbreaks. For us at @NCDCgov, our responsibility is to find the right balance, as they are interdependent.
Both research and response are critical. We can not do one without the other. It is important for countries especially like ours, to focus on building strong foundations. Supporting communities to improve health systems that will build trust and save lives
Over the last 3 years, there has been an increased interest of global institutions- public health, research and funding institutes, in the work we do especially in response to #meningitis #Lassafever #monkeypox. We need research to develop new tools to improve response
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Tomorrow, in Addis-Ababa, the Peace & Security Council (PSC) of @_AfricanUnion meets in emergency on the situation in Sudan under. Nigeria will chair it. It's the 1st meeting of any policy organ of the #AU on the epochal situation unfolding in Khartoum…
Sudan matters to the stability of Africa in a way that arguably no other country does. It is a complex, big, fragile country with borders to the most complex & fragile regions of the continent. The potential for regional stability contagion are huge if Sudan is distressed
Sudan is critical to stability in the #Sahel, North Africa, the #GulfOfAden, the #NileBasin, the #GreatLakes, East Africa; the Horn of Africa, Central Africa & #WestAfrica. There's no other #African country whose wellbeing can so ripple through the continent like Sudan.
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Analysis of @OfficialAPCNg Response To @atiku Petition At Presidential Tribunal Panel.

Not Only Atiku, You All Are Nigerians.

By: @kadetumi

Dear Nigerians from the former Northern Cameroon, we acknowledged the psychological torture you must have suffered as a result of current dehumanising and treasonable response of @OfficialAPCNg to the petition of one of you, Alhaji @atiku Abubakar, at the Presidential Tribunal
Please know this is not the position of we, the people of Federal Republic of #Nigeria, but that of the @OfficialAPCNg and its presidential candidate in the #NigeriaDecides2019
Mohammadu @MBuhari.
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Today is #WorldHealthDay. The NCDC is committed to ensuring that health is a human right by providing the information and service every Nigerian needs to protect their own health and the health of their families.

#HealthForAll #WorldHealthDay2019 #WHD2019 #WorldHealthDay
A strong health system is critical to the detection, prevention and response to public health emergencies in #Nigeria. NCDC continues to work closely with @Fmohnigeria and our sister agencies to ensure #HealthForAll.

#WorldHealthDay2019 #WHD2019 #WorldHealthDay
We are grateful for the support from @WHO/@WHONigeria in protecting the health of #Nigerians. We will continue to collaborate closely to ensure #HealthForAll of #Nigerians...everyone, everywhere.

#WorldHealthDay2019 #WHD2019 #WorldHealthDay
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Despite manifest incongruities in the official story-line concerning @MBuhari's decision to remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria in Jan 2019, I was willing to suspend my disbelief & wait for govt to present evidence to support its claims of asset malfeasance in the #OonoghenTrial
When it launched its fevered campaign against the Chief Justice before the #OnnoghenTrial in the month before #NigeriaDecides2019, the govt claimed thro its hired hands that he had money running into Billions in multiple bank accounts & over 55 houses…
Hired amplifiers were procured to skewer a man who could not defend himself. In the media, he was a thief, a rogue & much worse. Digital lynch mobs, many of them amplifier bots with transparent ends to serve created a mood music with a life of its own
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Today is #WorldKidneyDay, so here is a thread about living on #dialysis & #OrganDonation. My name is Belinda Otas. I’m #African. I’m #Nigerian. I'm #Benin. I’m #British & I’m #Black. Beyond the nationalities or passports with my name, I also believe in our shared humanity.
I was 16, when I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure (ESRF.) I had no idea what was happening to me because at the time, it made no sense. However, I remember the pain of that period like noonday. I lived on dialysis until i was 22. #dialysis #OrganDonation #renalhealth
It took over my teenage years. I don’t remember having much of a life as a teenager because dialysis was 3x a week & every session was 4hrs. Add the time it takes to recover from being exhausted by the process, my day was pretty much over. #dialysis #OrganDonation #renalhealth
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.@atiku: "I'm the most experienced out of every candidate, I am the candidate of the future and I try to bridge the current generation with the future generation. #NgTheCandidates
.@atiku speaking on judiciary: "There's too much delay in the judiciary, I will make sure it's shortened so justice can be served early." #NgTheCandidates
.@PeterObi: "I invested $30m state money in the international brewery business and today it's worth over $100m, no state has ever done that." #NgTheCandidates
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Through his latest entry into the #NigeriaDecides2019 conversation, President Obasanjo helps to clarify issues that shd control the decision making of voters in the ballot. For him the question is the issue of #Nigeria's continuing coexistence.…
In #NigeriaDecides2019, ppl will have to decide what issues matter most to them. Votes, outcomes & possibly the fate of a generation if not of a country will hang on these decisions. The defining issues are clear and all very important.
One issue clearly will be security or insecurity. It was a major issue in 2015. It remains so in 2019. For many #Nigerians, the question is: are you more secure today than you were 4 yrs ago & which of the candidates can make a better job of fighting insecurity
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#AmfestExpoLagos2018 - The report - Day 6:

#musicAMFEST 6th July 2018

 Topic for #musicAMFEST was
‘International Successes so far, What next? (Keynote)
#Culture Assets and Value Exchanges with Bigger Markets’(Panel Discussion)
 Mr Yemi Isaac Falusi of Goldrock Inc, #USA took the keynote speech, touched on the what it means to
really be INTERNATIONAL and the need for #Nigerians and #African professionals not to consider only
breaking into the USA as international,
but being able to break into new frontiers, away from familiar
geographical terrain. The need for African content in various continents was discussed, and even
how African sounds are nearer in style to South American and even #Asian that most people think.
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A THREAD: We astarted working on Nigeria in 1967 & issued our first report in 1968. All through these years; through dark days of military rule in 1990’s we remained resolute that; Nigerians must live with dignity. No one can violate rights of #Nigerians and go away with it.
Sometimes we get harsh responses; authorities often unleash blanket dismissal of our reports, without counter facts or figures. Like in other countries we are always have uneasy relationship with violators of human rights and their supporters.
During the days of Gen. Yakubu Gowon we raised our voice on atrocities committed during civil war. Betweern 1969-1970 we wrote Gen. Gowon concerning arbitrary arrests, ill-treatment and even killing of former Biafrans in former Biafran areas, particularly in the Port Harcourt.
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Addressing the annual conference of @NigBarAssoc in Aug, @MBuhari claimed #HumanRights were subject to his own notion of national security. As #Nigerians in different walks pay wth their lives for growing insecurity, it's impt to address #TheBuhariDoctrine…
Supporters of #TheBuhariDoctrine of national security easily cite the side comment (dictum) of a Justice of #Nigeria's Supreme Court in the case of Mujahid Asari Dokubo v. Federal Republic of #Nigeria decided when OBJ was President on 8 June 2006.…
In July 2009, during, under OBJ's successor, #UMYA, Yusuf Mohammed, the founder of #BokoHaram was executed extra-judicially by @PoliceNG. His killing became the proximate cause of an insurgency that has triggered multiple forms of lethal violence in #Nigeria
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So, @Fmohnigeria says nearly ⅓ of #Nigerians may have mental illness. To the average #Nigerian, this means we have epidemic of "madness". But this is a measure of both how stressful the country is & how little attention we pay to the things that matter…
#Nigeria's inhumane dysfunctions which contribute to its national epidemic of mental illness are some of the legacies of a ppl unable to recover from the dehumanizing regimentations of prolonged military rule. Worse happens though.... These dysfunctions also cost lives
#Nigeria's dysfunctions do kill- ystrday, 5 graduates of the Law School (4 male & 1 female) preparing to be called to the Bar end of Nov 2018 were killed in a needless & avoidable car crash in Bwari, Abuja. Instead of looking forward to a bright future, they're in the mortuary
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Dear President @MBuhari, I hope this meets you well. I don’t know if you remember me. My name is Simon. @simonkolawole. Never mind. We will come to that later. Let us briefly journey into history for proper context into why I have chosen to openly write you this morning.
In February 2001, I finally met you. I had been appointed the editor of TheWeek, I was looking for a great interview. You came to mind, I met you at your house in Jabi, Kaduna, and we had a very good interview. Remember me now? You said something that reinforced my belief in you.
You said what #Nigeria lacked was leadership. You promised to provide that leadership. I became a self-appointed volunteer and started fighting your cause in the media. You were not the darling of the so-called Lagos-Ibadan press, but I never make my decisions based on the crowd.
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