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At the ongoing #ASP2018, @FatuBensouda, Prosecutor of @IntlCrimCourt just released the rpt on Preliminary Examinations (PE), which addresses many countries, including #Nigeria.
file:///H:/Chidi/Documents/IJ/AFRICA-ICC/2018%20Preliminary%20Examination%20Report%20-%20English.pdf
In her Preliminary Examination rpt, @FatuBensouda reports that "from January to June 2018, over 1,300 ppl were killed" by farmer-herder violence in Adamawa, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau & Taraba States "& about 300,000 persons were displaced."
#ASP2018
During the past yr, according to @FatuBensuouda, @IntlCrimCourt received allegations of new crimes by the #BokoHaram Insurgency, violations by Nigerian Security Forces (NSF) & "with respect to communal violence in #Nigeria's North Central & NE geographical zones"
#ASP2018
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.@cenbank Governor Emefiele: "Based on our internal research conducted at the Central Bank of Nigeria, there's strong support that the recovery of our economy from the recession may have been much weaker or even negative without the implementation of the restriction on 41 items."
CBN Gov: "Activities in the manufacturing sector also witnessed significant improvement between August 2016 and August 2018, as the Primary Manufacturing Index rose from a low of 42 per cent in August 2016 to 57 per cent in August 2018."
CBN Gov: "The CBN and PEBEC worked together to improve access to credit for under-served Nigerians, through the set-up of a National Collateral Registry and the passage of the Credit Bureau Act."
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Somewhere in Enugu, SE #Nigeria, a Catholic Priest is prostituting the pulpit for cash in return for party political endorsements. His mission, he claims, is to build an Adoration Ministry for the Holy Spirit. Many of his patrons have cases to answer in grand corruption
In 1 week between the end of 2014 & the beginning of 2015, the same priest endorsed both @GEJonathan & @MBuhari, on both occasions from the pulpit & with sacramental authority. Church authorities said & did very little
The business of selling church endorsement to finance grand building in the name of faith is very storied in the Catholic Church. In 1505, Pope Julius II demolished the original Basilica of St Peter across the Tiber in order to replace it with a grander model.
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Is the cloned Buhari gossip founded on the propaganda by security officials that Abubakar Shekau too, gets cloned whenever he is killed? How can you deny dying when you are even alive? Exactly what is our priority or priorities as a nation?
This same president has not addressed a bunch of issues bothering on insecurity and governance, so, how will joining issues with jesters on a cock and bull story advance peace and security across #Nigeria, let alone, the vexed issues of poverty and unemployment?
I am asking again, what precisely is our priority or priorities as a nation?
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I have thus far refrained from talking about Jubril al-Sudani, because it is bunkum, and I was quite glad that @MBuhari had also ignored it, or, appeared to have.

Until yesterday.

Now he has spoken, and the cat has been set amongst the pigeons as it were.
Three threads to this story:

1 — Jubril al-Sudani is the creation of a delusional and likely insane Nnamdi Kanu. Unfortunately, the story was given strength by the information gap that @MBuhari’s long absences generated when he went for his meds.
If his media team had been honest with Nigerians about what is wrong with our president, we won’t have had to deal with this. Lesson — when there is an information gap, people will fill it with something. Natura abhorret vacuum.
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In 2016, when @AlderConsulting developed Nigeria's first #StateOfChurch report, certain things about the Nigerian Christian Church became obvious. #RCCGLoveInAction
At the time, Nigerian churches were abysmally bad at #socialmedia and youth related issues. They didn't quite know how to confront or address rapid adoption of technology and social challenges like porn addiction. #RCCGLoveInAction
I'm glad to say that in the 2 years since @AlderConsulting's #StateOfChurch report, Nigerian churches have risen to the occasion. Some churches have mastered media. Some employ professional therapists to help young people to tackle addictions. #RCCGLoveInAction
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Courts in Orlu (Imo West), will be shuttered for the remainder of this week as lawyers, magistrates & judges protest insecurity that is endangering administration of justice. The protest cld affect all legal & judicial business all over Imo State
megablizz.com/2018/11/28/nig…
In this year alone, the Secretariat of @NigBarAssoc in Orlu located inside the High Court premises has been burgled as have the Exhibit Rooms of 2 Magistrates Courts. Separately, the archives of both the Magistrates & High Courts in Orlu were both set ablaze by unknown persons
Then, sometime during the night of Friday 23 Nov-Saturday 24 Nov, the lifeless body of an adult male was discovered along the Nkume-Amucha road, near Orlu. It appeared to have some tyre marks on the torso & had been dumped by persons unknown (Viewer discretion pls)
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@BoleMataz is a brand set to revolutionise how bole is sold in Nigeria. Bolemataz is an environment-conscious brand.

As popular as bole is in Nigeria, it’s sold and served differently, in different parts of Nigeria. In the Eastern part of Nigeria, it’s mostly served with beans.
In the West, #bole is served or eaten alongside groundnut. In South-South, it’s served with some oil or peppery sauce alongside some “badass” (for lack of a better word to describe the taste of the) roasted fish. #VUNBlog #VictorUgooNjokuBlog #lifestyle #Nigeria #Trends #Thread
Roadside sellers of bole sell in takeaway packs or wrapped in some old newspaper. Not @BoleMataz Bolemataz has decided to give some prestige to the way they sell and package bole. #trendsofnigeria #lunch #food #Nigeriafood #Africa #ecofriendly #eatclean
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#JollofMusic101 Dear Upcoming Artiste: Basic Music Industry Terms you Should Know

3) Indie Labels:
These are self-funded labels that is NOT affiliated to any Big Three Record Label. Affiliation in this regard could be seen in the case of Mr Eazi’s Banku Music label liaising...
Universal Music Group Nigeria & South Africa. After his affiliation with Wizkid’s StarBoy Records in 2016.

Indie Labels often operate solo and an example of one would be #RicHassani’s label called Riverland Records.

#JollofMusic101 #DearUpcomingArtiste #AfroBeat #AfroBeats
#JollofMusic101 Dear Upcoming Artiste: Basic Music Industry Terms you Should Know .
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4) Manager:
A manager is an integral determinant in the making or marring of an artiste’s career. The manager guides and oversees the daily dealings of an artist.
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This election is increasingly shaping up to be between an Atiku, pro-business and small government, on one hand, and Buhari, hostile to business, pro-big-government on the other hand.

It is also a referendum on the incumbent, Buhari. No matter how his acolytes try to spin it.
For a brief moment, let's talk about Buhari's acolytes and how most are coming out as statist and hostile to business, of course taking their cue from their leader, and herein lies one of the things that bothers me.

In the past, many of these same people were pro-business.
When you look at the APC's manifesto from 2015, while there were a lot of socialist platitudes inside, the core of it, at least the segment done by the ACN wing of the APC, had a pro-business bent to it.

So how did people who were pro-business suddenly make a 180 degree turn?
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.@MBuhari says he wants to take #Nigeria to the #NextLevel but while as HoS in 85, he cancelled an Education Reform Policy of Prof Babatunde Fafunwa which could have turned our academic curricular into a modern tool to raise the next generation of IT gurus & other professionals!
Same @MBuhari canceled a light rail project of Gov Lateef Jakande of Lagos in '85! A $400M loan project that would have forever transformed the face of public transportation in Lagos & served as template for other states! Say No to #NextLevel
#LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain
Again, @MBuhari as military General, plotted a coup with fellow coupists & disrupted a democratically elected govt of Pres Shagari & VP Ekwueme for no just reason asides contempt for democratic ideals & a penchant for dictatorship! So NO to #NextLevel #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain
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For those looking to travel to SE #Nigeria this Xmas-New Year holiday season, here's a head up - there're 5 x-ray scanning machines at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport on Owerri. None of them works. Let me try & explain, so u'll get a fuller picture
Let's start with the x-ray scanner at the departure in Sam Mbakwe. Airport. It was delivered abt 5 yrs ago. It began to break down over 2 yes ago. AVSEC staff tried to extend it's Life. Some replacements were brought. When they broke down, it was returned to service. Now it's out
2 other scanners were brought into service late in 2017 for departures in Sam Mbakwe Int'l. By May 2018, they had broken down. Today, they are magnets for refuse in the check-in area. They have bn out of service for over 6 months
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In 2015, Olivia Onyemaobi raised a campaign against sexual abuse. She found out that some girls get abused by men who offer to help them get sanitary pads. To solve the problem, she started @PadupC
In Nigeria, some girls sometimes stay out of school during their menstrual cycle because they can’t afford sanitary pads. While some others use tissue, dry grasses, leaves and rags during their menstrual cycle. Just because they can not afford sanitary pads. #Thread
#VUNBlog
Some men cash in on this, by abusing young girls sexually just to provide them sanitary pads. @PadupC makes affordable, washable and reusable sanitary pads. Pad-Up menstrual kits are super thin with high absorption rate. #VUNBlog #VictorUgooNjokuBlog #womenshealth #lifestyle
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I always report and tweeted about #BokoHaram captives and was called an alarmist, a BH sympathizer. Today, it's about the #ZamfaraTwins, that I am silent. We MUST know that every captive needs our care, it doesn't matter who their captors are, insecurity affects us all.
There were and still are thousands of #BokoHaram captives and victims that we may never learn about. Across the country, insecurity bites; almost every part of #Nigeria is insecure, life is caught short by greed, hate and the breakdown of law and order. This must be stopped.
Every citizen has a responsibility to condemn and report crime, wherever it happens and whomever it affects, if you are indifferent because you are unaffected, you may be the next victim. What affects one, must concern us all, this is what humanity and citizenship is all about.
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In a week where the North East got yet another military commander, we got a better look at overburdened infrastructure.

Elsewhere, as MTN gears up to enter the banks’ turf, concern over Nigeria's food import practices conjures a picture of a recently painted but creaking house.
The @MTNGroup's announcement is a positive for #Nigeria's economy as it substantiates previous comments by MTN that it has no plans to exit Nigeria despite its spat with @cenbank over alleged illegal fund repatriation.
The announcement ties into @MTNGroup’s strategy to become the biggest provider of mobile financial services in #Africa.

The telecoms-led drive to provide mobile money services will introduce a new interesting chapter in #Nigeria’s financial services sector.
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I'm on the road most of today, starting with the one that will now be completed in 2021.

However, I think it's important, before I move, to set some things down for the records.
Like I said yesterday, I know that @sgyemikale and his @nigerianstat team are doing a great job, and it's a pity that my tweet from a few days ago took on an unintended colouration.
For me though, it's a duty to make an effort to guide the conversation in the direction I think it should be heading.

It is true that we have an unemployment crisis, and as Dr. Kale's response showed, many of our MDAs are not getting the money they need to work.
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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
punchng.com/30-of-nigerian…
#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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Politics aside, this is where I drew the line with a colleague, you can't be educated & support such a policy that aims to perpetuate poverty & we would be friends, these Guys aren't interested in developing #Nigeria, see what they are proud to sell?
That YOU (yes you) even have the ability to disagree with this (my) tweet shows why the trader moni's aim to perpetuate poverty shouldn't be encouraged, if YOU were "empowered" like this, you wouldnt today even have an opinion about it
What's @APCNigeria's policy, scorecard on education? Public Health? That the govt is even silent on the current ASUU strike goes to show what's important to this party & how keeping people perpetually poor seems like the goal of this administration
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#Nigeria does not make or like #toys smh.

Africa exported $183.4m worth of toys led by the ff:

1. Tunisia: $70.3m
2. SA: $65.2m
3. Kenya: $11.2m
4. Morocco: $11.1m
5. Mauritius: $7.4m
6. Uganda: $5.8m
7. Madagascar: $4m
8. Chad: $1.2m
9. C.Verde: $1.1m
10. Zim: $936,000
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#Nigeria doesn't even like #toys smh.

Africa imported $1 billion worth of toys led by the ff:
1. SA: $459.4m
2. Morocco: $86.5m
3. Algeria: $78.5m
4. Egypt: $61.9m
5. Tunisia: $53.3m
6. Angola: $31.9m
7. Mauritius: $25.2m
8. Namibia: $20m
9. Djibouti: $18.5m
10. Libya: $15.4m
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140m Nigerians couldn't be #1.

Africa imported $40.1b worth of electronics led by the ff:
1. South Africa: $8.5 b
2. Egypt: $4.8 b
3. Morocco: $4.6 b
4. Algeria: $4 b
5. Tunisia: $2.7 b
6. Nigeria: $1.7 b
7. Ethiopia: $1.3 b
8. Ghana: $1.2 b
9. Kenya: $1.1 b
10. Angola: $1 b
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BREAKING: Potential hijack underway. ThousandEyes detected intermittent availability issues to Google services from some locations. Traffic to certain Google destinations appears to be routed through an ISP in Russia & black-holed at a China Telecom gateway router.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for additional analysis. #google #hijack
ThousandEyes BGP Route Visualization shows the 216.58.192.0/19 prefix being leaked into the Internet, which would cause traffic to #Google to be routed via networks in #Russia, #China and #Nigeria
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Lt. Lirfa Dashe was to wed last month. He'd bn in MNJTF since 2015. In March 2018, he was given off. 2 months later, in May, he was ordered back to frontlines. In July, he was killed in Jilli. He's 1 of 1,307 #Nigerian soldiers, victims of #BokoHaram buried in Maimalari Barracks
Lt. Lirfa Dashe was with the 22 Task Force Bgde of the 81 Div in Lagos. All that his family received was "a token 1-time payment from the 22nd Brigade equivalent to $140 & a #Nigerian flag." As the world mark(s) their Rememberance(s), let's not forget ppl like Lt. Dashe. #RIP
In the Great Wars of the colonial era, black soldiers were very expendable, their sacrifices air brushed from history & forgetable. It's not much changed - In #Nigeria's fights with insurgency, soldiers on the frontlines are still treated as expendable
theguardian.com/world/2018/nov…
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This thread is important because it speaks to a certain truth - countries like #Nigeria and the like do not matter in real terms.

What the rest of the world is concerned about when it comes to us is simple - containment.
A look at the global sub-national HDI map tells you all that you need to know. We are in a very bad neighbourhood, and I fear that we may not be coming out of these woods in the near future.
Add to that this - Africa's share of global exports in 2016 as per @wto is 2.4%!

In real terms what this means is that we can disappear from the planet, and the remaining 97.6% of the global economy will simply keep moving along without missing us.
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In a week where Nigeria’s government outmanoeuvred trade unions but inevitably booted the ball up the pitch, questions still arose about its budget.

Meanwhile, security dominates the discussions next door, amid concerns that Nigeria may be inadvertently breeding a militia.
On the minimum wage palaver, the key point to note is that @AsoRock has been unable to fund salary payments at the ₦18,000/month level from its revenues, and most states need to be bailed out periodically at that amount.
An analysis by @BusinessDayNg projected that an acceptance of ₦30,000 minimum wage (a 66% rise) by @MBuhari will cost @AsoRock an additional ₦1.25 trillion annually, a move which renders the proposed #budget2019 obsolete, and plunges #Nigeria deeper into the debt conundrum.
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