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In UN briefing Inner City Press is banned from, by
@StephDujarric (3 weeks in Greece) here's Assoc
@UN_Spokesperson Eri Kaneko- she's gotten its Qs by email, incl on #Nigeria Nnamdi Kano & #Igboho, Angola corruption #Cameroon #Burma #Haiti UN rapes. Thread below
Banned Inner City Press asked, YET *AGAIN* on N#igeria, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and DSG Amina J. Mohammed on that the DSS raided Igboho’s Ibadan home, just like security agents severally stormed Kanu’s country home in Umuahia?
Inner City Press asked, On Angola and corruption, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that an international court has ruled that Isabel Dos Santos must surrender oil and gas shares worth $500 million? And disclose Angola help to Guterres
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In UN briefing Inner City Press is banned from, by still (3 week) vacationing @StephDujarric, here's
@UN_Spokesperson Farhan Haq- he's gotten its Qs by email, incl on #Nigeria / Nnamdi Kano & Igboho, #Burundi #Burma #Haiti #Uighur #Cameroon, UN rapes. Thread below Image
Banned Inner City Press asked, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and DSG @AminaJMohammed on the proceedings against #Igboho & #NnamdiKanu? why does the UN have no content neutral rules for press access, and refuse Press Qs on these topics? ImageImageImageImage
Banned Inner City Press asked @UN_Spokesperson of @antonioguterres & @MelissaFleming "On Myanmar, what are Guterres' response to the critique and recommendations of, among others, CPJ? See,
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The economic impact of the pandemic has worsened the plight of families living in poverty in Lagos State, #Nigeria.

Many people are struggling to afford food & meet other basic needs.

New report from @hrw & @justempower:
hrw.org/news/2021/07/2…
Survey data shows #Nigerian federal & state government support, including cash transfers & food assistance, reached only a fraction of families going hungry. Image
The absence of a functioning social security system meant that government assistance, including cash transfers and food handouts, reached only a fraction of people going hungry. Image
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In UN briefing Inner City Press is banned from, by still (3 week) vacationing @StephDujarric, this is Deputy
@UN_Spokesperson Farhan Haq - he has received its Qs by email, incl on #Nigeria / Nnamdi Kanu, #Tunisia, UNOPS, #Haiti #Cameroon, UN rapes. Thread below
Banned Inner City Press asked what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and DSG @AminaJMohammed on that a high court judge in Nigeria has adjourned the treason trial of the detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, after he was not presented to the court.
Inner City Press asked, with no answer from @UN_Spokesperson & @MelissaFleming, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that #Tunisia's president has sacked the PM and suspended parliament, after violent mass protests nationwide on Sunday.
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#Nigéria au delà des images de combats habituelles, à part quelques aspects mineurs d’armements, deux aspects importants dans le dernière vidéo de l’#EI, 1. la célébration du Eid entre combattants+familles #LacTchad & #Sambisa rapl. vidéos en provenance de #Syrie #Irak ~2013
#Nigéria 2. Les célébrations du Eid avec les communautés locales dans différentes régions, surtout à #Sambisa ancien fief #JAS #Shekau. Ces deux aspects démontrent une aisance et une implantation de plus en plus importante du groupe
Sur 14:16 de vidéo, ces 1 minute 17 sec. sont les plus importantes à mon sens. Pour le detail de l’armement visible l’usage d’un lance roquettes multiples est à noter. Pour plus de détails armement thread @CalibreObscura
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NEW: Just released @UN report warns of "heightened threats emerging" from #ISIS #alQaida affiliated groups worldwide

"This is especially true in parts of West and East #Africa" per the report, based on member state intelligence
In West/East #Africa, affiliates of #ISIS #alQaida "can boast gains in supporters and territory under threat, as well as growing capabilities in fundraising & weapons, for example, in the use of drones" per the @UN report
#ISIS in #Syria "has evolved into an entrenched insurgency, exploiting weaknesses in local security to find safe havens & targeting forces engaged in counter-ISIL operations" per the @UN report
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Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, in the last few days significant number of pending verification applications have been cleared by Council.

While efforts are on to clear all the remaining pending applications, we have observed that a substantial number of applicants
particularly those who initiated online application for verification did not complete the application as expected.

Many failed to attach all the required document particularly other qualifications registered with Council or uploaded illegible document and licence.

In fact..
some have not even applied to NMC -UK yet they went ahead to apply for verification from NMCN while others applied with expired licences.

We noticed that most of the applicants that used smart phone to complete their applications have their document distorted/corrupted.
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At least 25 killed and 200,000 displaced by evacuations as torrential rain floods China's Henan province
Flooding in Turkey's Black Sea region
In Russia, a suspension bridge by the village of Uryum, east of Chita, collapsed when a truck tried to drive over it. The driver survived. Dozens of villages are flooded in this area of the Trans-Baikal region.
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🆕 recommendations for screening and treatment to prevent #CervicalCancer will help countries take the next step towards elimination. Cervical #cancer is the 4th most common cancer among women worldwide 🌎🌍🌏

👉 bit.ly/3jNfkki
#CervicalCancer is almost entirely preventable and treatable with the HPV vaccine, screening and treatment - but in 2020, more than half a million women 👩‍🦰👵🧕 contracted the disease, and over 340 000 women died as a result.
This must change.

👉 bit.ly/3jNfkki
The 🆕 recommendations have 🔑 updates for countries working to meet the life-saving targets set out in the WHO Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of #CervicalCancer by 2030:
🎯70% of women are regularly screened
🎯90% of women with the disease receive treatment
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My life definitely flashed before my eyes today, if someone told me this could happen to me I won't beleive them, for real. This afternoon.I went to sort out some minor challenges I had at EEDC, I was done by 2pm and I chartered a keke to take me to my destination
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So, I told him my destination and all, then the trip started. As we were going, he branched into another route, when I asked him what's up, he said that Holy Ghost is heavily jammed with traffic, so I was like okay, I didn't really think much to it. Then he kept going

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...into the road, it was starting to get lonely, I was now asking him, oga please where are you going, he didn't answer me, I asked him again, oga no answer me o
I was really scared at this point, usually your first instinct at this point will be to jump out but I was too

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#Nigeria IS West Africa released new video, covering JAS (Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād) fighters pledging allegience (bay'ah) to IS & the Caliph, joining ISWA, making statements to local+wider communities, & lastly fighting with ISWA against NA near Firgi, Bama.
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Whilst most of my followers aren't here for the intra-jihadi drama, this video is actually very significant because it shows JAS fighters, previously loyal to the infamous Abubakar Shekau (Split frm ISWA in 2016) who despite his crazy appearance was quite effective.

(Old pic)
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Full details of Shekau's demise & "death" are fairly unclear; 1 thing is clear; quantities of his fighters have joined ISWA & have started operations under WA banner (SE. Borno); given they never regarded themselves as leaving IS this gets interesting.
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#Nigeria: Another photoset from an ISWA attack against police and NGO in Gujba, S. of Damaturu, #Yobe.

I will note some aspects of value below 👇

(In this image we see AKM & RPG-7 with Bulgarian OG-7V/OGi-7MA captured from the Nigerian army; standard weapons)

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ISIS fighters burned construction equipment and facilities, a continuation of their campaign. They also killed at least 2 police officers, I won't show their bodies of course.

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They captured 4 AKs and their magazines; to be precise 3x Type 56-2 and 1x AKM pattern rifle with FAB Defense parts.

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At just 28, Fedorov was made minister in the newly created Ministry of Digital Transformation. Since then, he has tried to run his ministry more like a startup than a stuffy government agency... | Meanwhile, #Nigeria is banning Twitter.

restofworld.org/2021/inside-uk…
In May, the Ministry of Digital Transformation held Diia Summit 2.0, where the department launched digital services that included being able to register as an individual entrepreneur, register your place of residence, and file and pay your taxes online.
Ukrainians can already use Diia to apply for state payments to support newborn children, establish their tax status, and open a business. Officials say it has reduced the low-level corruption that used to be associated with applying for these services in person.
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#Nigeria: ISWA images from a rather large attack in Chobol, just NW of Maiduguri, against the NA.

Attackers can be seen with standard weapons (RPG-7 w/ OG-7V, AKM/S, Type 56 variants, Type 88 HMG, etc. Many are young.

However, it's the capture that's more notable...

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This includes the capture and burning of at least 1 DICON Ezugwu MRAP (After the HMG in the turret was stripped), looking rather new.

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We also see at least three (perhaps four) NA vehicles, which were also stripped of their mounted HMG. As you can see, once again one of the vehicles is so new it has it's emissions sheet still attached to the window.

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1. Last night, #IS published a new statement from its spokesman Abu Hamza al-Qurashi in which, among other things, he lauded the recent exploits of #ISWAP#IS’s West Africa Province—in #Nigeria, alluding to Abubakar #Shekau's group, #JAS, as "khawarij."
2. #Qurashi said #IS was “pleased to hear the news of the bay’a” of former #Shekau followers.

This wasn't rhetoric. In the last two weeks, #ISWAP has been claiming attacks in parts of Borno in which it was previously inactive, places in which #JAS had previously been dominant.
3. After its victory over #JAS in May, many #JAS fighters joined #ISWAP, which consolidated these gains and began launching attacks in former #JAS areas quicker than many had anticipated it would.

The first such attack took place on 13 June southeast of #Maiduguri, near #Bama.
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Another example of how we know that decisions made by unis are not exactly data driven particularly as this decision borders on discrimination (what does “quality students” even mean?!). Interestingly, this initial deposit was €1.5K before it was reduced due to the #Covid19. Image
#Nigeria & #Cameroon are the top two countries in Africa with students in N.Cyprus. However, look again, Cameroon is nowhere close to Nigeria. So what happened to all the other countries in-between? Are they all “quality” and how was the measured?
The real issue is intl students getting stuck/ stranded/ trafficked to N.Cyprus and being unable to pay fees but this policy doesn’t solve that problem. It merely discriminates against the two biggest markets in Africa- which is nonsense.
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This quick thread is dedicated to @maazi_ogbonnaya who on occasion does good work, but who like any young person, needs the guidance of those who have gone before him.

His heart is in the right place, but your heart being in the right place is often not enough.
A few months ago, I asked about Okonkwo, and unfortunately, most Igbo people think he was a hero.

Newsflash, he was not. Okonkwo was that person who didn't have the ability to think. Even Prof Achebe once said that he'd prefer if we were like Obierika.

So, the lesson: first, what is diplomacy?

Diplomacy is tact. It is a skill in managing negotiations, handling people, etc, so that there is little or no ill will.

There's an Igbo proverb for that: agbakoo aka nyuo mamiri, o gbaa ụfụfụ.
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Sergey Soygu, Russian defence minister, has subbed #America like eight times in his speech. FTT, he's right. America has lost the war in #Afghanistan.

"#Africa is of particular concern because our Western partners have not allowed them to stabilise economically."

Is he right? Image
He just reminded us that the Soviet Union supported many liberation movements with #Africa, and has offered a hand of friendship.

P.S I hate it when they (and they're all guilty of this) of talking of Africa as a country.
Another direct sub: "we will sign agreements with our African friends without imposing our ways on you like our Western partners do."
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Our current round of funding through the
@Cc_HUB Syndicate is now closing and I love love the mix of start-ups in this round. Meet them here:
#Kenya: Revolutionizing the retail fashion industry, #Zumi is building the Zilingo of Africa. The company is transforming a $31 billion market by providing credit and logistic infrastructure to women in the African apparel retail space with an immediate focus on East Africa.
#Morocco: With the power of Internet-of-Things, #Casky is making 2 - wheel mobility safer. Their safety devices connected with IoT, are improving visibility, reducing response time and making trips safer for commuters and motorcycle hobbyists across Europe and Africa.
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Investment Opportunities in Agriculture in Nigeria!!!

A Presentation by Edobong Akpabio at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Ikeja "Agro Food Processing & Packaging Seminar" on Friday 18th June, 2021.
#Agriculture
#Investment
#Opportunity
#Nigeria🇳🇬
What is #Agriculture?
There are various definitions of #agriculture but simply, it is "the science, art & occupation of farming for food, clothing, shelter, medicine, recreation, etc."

There are almost limitless opportunities for investment in the #agriculture sector in 🇳🇬.
You can find information on these opportunities in many platforms, most of them at the fingertips. They include:
1. Government policy
2. The media
3. Agriculture value chain
4. Agribusiness
5. Consumer needs, etc.

Anyone interested in investing needs good information.
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1/ A thread with links to reports and other media relating to a panel hosted today by @CrisisGroup and the @mailandguardian, where we will be discussing how to prevent a new jihadist front in #Mozambique.
When: today at 15.00 CEST/SAST
Register bit.ly/3gsVW8G
2/ Fears are mounting that Mozambique's northern province of #CaboDelgado could become the next frontier for prolonged jihadist rebellion on the continent. @CrisisGroup has just published a report on this, available here:

bit.ly/3xtX6ry
3/ Violence involving militants calling themselves "al-Shabab" (not #Somalia's Al-Shabaab) and government forces has spiked since a small group of attackers fired first shots in 2017. When they attacked the town of Palma in March 2021, militants came in their hundreds. See maps:
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Here at 12:13 pm is @UN_Spokesperson Spox Haq in the UN Press Briefing Room from which Inner City Press is banned by UNSG @AntonioGuterres. It has emailed him Qs on Tigray, #Uganda, #Nigeria, SG scam "election, #Chad #Belarus #Cameroon, #Honduras, thread below
Inner City Press asked Haq, "On Uganda, on which you have refused to answer Press' Qs about the digital ID system which excludes people from vaccination, what are UN's comments and actions if any on that Uganda has recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases
Inner City Press asked, "On Ethiopia and Tigray what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that Ethiopia's electoral board has postponed until September elections in Somali and Harari. The voting will also not take place in Tigray
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This @elrufai tweet clearly illustrates the dangerous perception folks like him have of "power" & "control" in a constitutional democracy governed as a republic. Though his opinion is not shared in the op-ed, the tweet shows exactly where @GovKaduna leans. Thread***@SERAP
@NebojsaMalic's op-ed praises "BASED" Nigeria for teaching the US how to respond to "tech tyranny" and compares Trump's "toothless" response to his #twitterban with Nigeria's 2 day-rapid response ban of @Twitter. @elrufai seems to agree with pride! rt.com/op-ed/525727-n…
@NebojsaMalic op-ed is problematic on many levels. First, the assumption that #TwitterBanNigeria could be a teachable moment for the #USA or is indicative of the responsiveness of the @MBuhari govt to ANY aspect of governance is at best ignorant! vanguardngr.com/2021/03/insecu…
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Amnesty International condemns the Nigerian government’s suspension of Twitter @Twitter in #Nigeria🇳🇬 — a social media widely used by Nigerians to exercise their human rights, including their rights to freedom of expression and access to information. #TwitterBan
We call on the #Nigerian authorities to immediately reverse the unlawful suspension and other plans to gag the media, repress the civic space, and undermine Nigerians' human rights. #TwitterBan
This action is clearly inconsistent and incompatible with Nigeria's international obligations including under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. #TwitterBan #Nigeria
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