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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.

#NotAtWar
#NDOM20
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
#NotAtWar
#NDOM20
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.
#NotAtWar
#NDOM20
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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!
1/20
#Clap4NCDC
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
3/20
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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 bit.ly/2XdjC7l
Yesterday, @NewsWireNGR website had this report: bit.ly/2Xh1JVp

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

1/
"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.

2/
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 ⤵️
cnda.fr/La-CNDA/Actual…
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.
monde-diplomatique.fr/2018/11/HAREL/…
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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 bit.ly/2WsoeaR
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 bit.ly/3borhoz
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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:

bit.ly/ml-smp-101

#machinelearning #learningmachinelearning #learningml #ml #ai

1/n
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

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

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

3/n
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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
efile.fara.gov/docs/6170-Info…
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 bit.ly/3flv0WX.
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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 thecable.ng/explainer-loan…

#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.ng/breaking-imf-a…
TheCable has provided these questions to help you understand the grounds on which Nigeria got the facility from the IMF. thecable.ng/explainer-loan… #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

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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. bit.ly/32xOIHu
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¿Aumentar la Oferta Monetaria aumenta la Inflación? Veamos los siguientes ejemplos. HILO 🔽🔽🔽
#USA🇺🇸
#EU🇪🇺
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Water pollution is destroying the remaining 0.007% of all water, which is left to support the population.

Join our guest @ayoade_adegbite on #WASHDriversHangout this Thursday. A conversation for people and planet

#ClimateAction #EarthDay2020 #WASH #SDG6 @NigeriaEarthday Image
#WASHDriversHangout starts in 20mins.

Our guest, @ayoade_adegbite is set to share with us on #WASH and Freshwater Conservation.

#EarthDay2020

Join the conversation. #Covid_19
Yass!!

It is a15 minute countdown to #WashDriversHangout.
Do join the conversation Image
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Many have wondered why Nigeria has failed to build health infrastructure comparable to the West despite our oil wealth. While the answers often point to poor governance & official kleptomania, I hereby present a usually ignored co-culprit, population explosion!
#COVID19
Below is a historical comparative of the economic/population growth of #Nigeria & our erstwhile conquerors, #UK, from 1860 to 2019 as publicly available on the internet:
Yr/GDPn/(Pop.)

1920
UK: N/A (42.08m)
NG: N/A (18.15m)

1960
UK: $73.23B (50.23m)
NG: $4.2B (48.26m)
#COVID19
1991
UK: $1.14T (56.36m)
NG: $49.12B (88.99m)

2011
UK: $2.66T (59.11m)
NG: $410.33B (162.47m)

2019
UK: $2.74T (63.18m)
NG: $446.54B (200.96m)

From 1960-2019, econ growth was NG-10,500% & UK-3,600%! We outperformed them. So why isn't this glaring in real life?
#COVID19
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Yesterday a man was buried.

Abba Kyari was, to many, the de facto president of #Nigeria.

Since his demise became public knowledge, there has been a deluge of praise for him, as well as criticism of course, which will always accompany the death of an influential figure.
But something happened yesterday.

There was a concerted effort to blackmail those criticising the late Mr Kyari, in some cases by implying that those criticising him would die soon.

Like WTF?
In a century's time, not one person who is my agemate will be alive.

Heck, in half a century, most of us will be dead, so those blackmail merchants miss the point.

So let's look briefly at Abba Kyari's role.
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A thread about the English Establishment, state psychopathy, #COVID19… and why it really matters how people in power think. 🧐✊🇪🇺🇻🇳#history #ToriesOut #resist 🦠
The popular idea of a colonial official during the British Empire days was of a paternal figure dispensing justice and spreading civilisation, as in the 1935 film “Sanders of the River” (see pic), a grossly patronising tale set in colonial #Nigeria... 😬🇳🇬 #BritishEmpire #Korda
The reality was, of course, very different. Consider the work of Charles Callwell, a British soldier with much colonial experience, pictured here on the WWI Caucasus Front as a Major-General in 1916. #Callwell #SmallWars #ColonialViolence 🇹🇷🇷🇺
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Thank you Mr President @MBuhari for the national address and clarity on the extension. I would like to point out that the palliative measures so far have been, at best none existent. These measures shouldn't be for rural communities only as there are "poor" people in the urban
..areas. The army of unemployed are mostly in the urban areas and not getting any palliatives. A greater # of people need support right now. This on its own is clear indication of the failure of policies, todays&yesteryears. I urge you to consider reaching out to more Nigerians
...through the BVN and not this cash at hand policy. This way, the intended support gets to people actually and not the mockery it looks like now. Why this even has to be a debate confounds me Sir. The employed&unemployed can be mostly identified with the BVN. So yes, support..
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Last week, I was very engaged with enhancing our efforts in the fight against #COVID19 in #Nigeria. @FMoHNigeria started with the daily situation room on Mon. 6th, and inaugurated the accreditation team to accredit additional #COVID19 isolation and treatment facilities
Tue. 7th was #WorldHealthDay and @NigeriaGov is fighting to secure national health and security. I visited @FollowLaSG, with #PTFCOVID19, to inspect response preparedness. @JideSanwoOlu is an exemplary incident commander and @LSMoH has met the #COVID19 response commendably
On Wed. 8th, on behalf of @NigeriaGov, I received generous donations from @OfficialMESL: medical equipment, PPE, generator and accommodation for #healthworkers in UATH and Minna Isolation Centre @NigerStateNG...
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