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Amaechi, Attah, demand constitution change

First Republic Minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi and the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah on Thursday faulted the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. They declared that the Constitution was imposed on the country by the military hence the mistrust among the different peoples of Nigeria. The elder statesman, who spoke separately at the 20thAnniversary of the Elliot Uko led Igbo Youth Movement held yesterday in Enugu with the theme “How to make Nigeria work,” called for a change of the current Constitution being used to run the country. Amechi, who just clocked 90 years said: “Today we are living in a country that is full of danger. We are living in a country where there is no peace;..........Read More

Dickson lauds Bayelsa residents for support

Governor Seriake Dickson has commended the people of Bayelsa for their support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate for the November 16,2019 gubernatorial election in the state, Senator Douye Diri.He said his administration was encouraged by the “goodwill and the people’s show of appreciation for our developmental exploits by massively attending all the rallies of the PDP.”

The governor, in a statement at the weekend by his Chief Press Secretary, Fidelis Soriwei, said he would personally lead the campaigns from this week.He stated that it was a “deliberate decision of the leadership of the PDP to create the campaign opportunities for the candidate and his running mate to have close and effective interactions with the electorate, and to feel their pulse.”

The governor greeted former aspirants and party leaders “who are working assiduously towards the victory of the party and the ......Read More

Russia Paid Off $20 Billion Debt Owed By African Nations

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has written off $20 billion of accumulated debt owed by African countries during the Soviet era.

Putin said this during the Russia-Africa forum in Sochi.

He added that the funds from those debts were being used to set up special programmes to support Africa’s economic development.

“Russia had recently written off $20 billion of debt owed by African countries,” Putin said, adding, “funds from those debts were being used to set up special programmes to support Africa’s economic development.”

“It was not only an act of generosity but also a manifestation of pragmatism because many of the African states were not able to pay interest on these loans,” he said.

The Russian president also said Africa was attractive to Russian businesses as many of the countries have become centres of economic growth.

President Putin also said that the Russian Federation would work with Africa to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, in pa…

why Facebook closed hundreds of accounts in Nigeria

If your Facebook account has just been shut down, this is why.
Vice President 'Yemi Osinbajo (L), President Muhammadu Buhari (M) and Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (R) taking a selfie when the CEO visited Nigeria in 2016 (Presidency)

Facebook has been removing hundreds of pages, groups and accounts in Nigeria, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

Reuters reports that the operation in Indonesia involved a network of over 100 fake accounts on Facebook and Instagram who had been posting content in English and Indonesian.

The closed accounts in Indonesia were either found to be in support of or criticizing the West Papua independence movement, which is active in the country’s restive easternmost region of Papua.

David Agranovich, Facebook’s Global Lead for Threat Disruption said the removed accounts formed “a network of pages designed to appear like local media organizations and advocacy organizations.”
Agranovich added that the operati…