Lovelyn Okelola

#FixTheCountry: Protest in Ghana over economic woes, killings

Ghana’s opposition supporters marched in Accra on Tuesday, rallying against President Nana Akufo-Addo’s handling of the economy and demanding justice after two protesters were shot dead last month. Chanting and waving banners with slogans “Everybody is Suffering, Fix the country” and “Ghanians are Dying, Akufo-Addo Wake Up!”, several thousand protesters …

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Why open grazing ban won’t work —Zulum

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, says the prohibition of herders from grazing openly in some states in the country won’t work until the insecurity situation as well as the socio-political and economic dimensions of the crisis is addressed. He spoke on Wednesday morning during ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast show on Channels …

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Why Zuma won’t be arrested now – South Africa Police

South Africa’s police say they will not make any move to arrest ex-president Jacob Zuma, who has been handed a 15-month jail term for contempt until he has fully exhausted his legal battle against the sentence, a document showed Tuesday. Zuma has mounted a two-pronged last-ditch attempt to avoid jail …

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Kwara APC crisis deepens as member attacks Rep over party funding

•Campaign committee chair absolves Abdulrazaq of blame over N1b campaign allegation Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee Treasurer and Financial Secretary Mohammed Tajudeen yesterday joined the fray over accusations and counter-accusations concerning 2019 campaign funds rocking the party. The treasurer and secretary said the Minister of Information and …

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Yoruba nation not the answer, says Soyinka

Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has faulted calls for the formation of a Yoruba nation. He said he preferred a united Nigeria, but under certain “rigorous conditions”. Describing the country as a “basket case”, he said the political arrangement was not working. In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Soyinka condemned …

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Reviewing police’s fight against criminality

When he assumed office on April 7, as acting Inspector General of Police (IG), Usman Alkali Baba, announced a new mission, vision and operational agenda aimed at guiding policing services, reclaiming public space from criminal elements, protecting citizens with courage and serving the country with compassion. As soothing as his …

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