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    Arewa group rejects proposed protests, urges support for Tinubu, CDS

    The Arewa Concerned Citizens Forum (ACCF), has kicked against plans for nationwide protests by some persons in some parts of the country. The Kaduna-based group, in a press conference in Kaduna on Sunday, alleged that the proposed protests were being sponsored by “some individuals working against the incumbent government”. The press conference was addressed by Dr. Victor Bobai, its National…

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    Protests erupt in Istanbul against Israeli bombing of civilians

    Widespread protests erupted overnight in Istanbul following Israel’s attack on a Palestinian camp in the Gaza Strip, local media reported on Monday. The report said, many demonstrators gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate General in the Levent neighborhood on the European side to denounce the attack. Protesters urged the international community to intervene and stop the Israeli attacks on…

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    APC cautions members against unnecessary protests

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned its members against unnecessary protests, contrary to its Constitution. Mr Nze Duru, the APC Deputy National Organisng Secretary, said this on Thursday in Abuja while reacting to a protest by some individuals who claimed to be the APC North Central stakeholders, demanding the resignation of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje as the party’s National Chairman.…

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  • Middle East

    Iran disperses protesters with tear gas

    Iranian security forces fired tear gas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators gathered in the south western city of Behbahan, witnesses told Reuters and there was a heavy presence of forces in other cities. Videos posted on social media from inside Iran showed protesters chanting, “Fear not, fear not, we are in this together”. Other videos showed a heavy presence of…

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  • Africa

    Pay protest: Congolese health workers tone down response

    Health workers responding to the coronavirus outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital have cut their services to a minimum in protest against unpaid bonuses, they said on Tuesday. In a letter to the prime minister, an association of health workers demanded four months of bonuses, increased pay and government support for family members of colleagues who died from COVID-19.…

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  • NEWS

    Thousands rally across Australia in Black Lives Matter protests

    Thousands of protesters gathered on Saturday in cities across Australia, shouting slogans in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and aiming to raise awareness of the mistreatment of indigenous people. Rallies in the cities of Brisbane, Darwin and Perth drew a smaller turnout than a month ago, however, amid calls for a halt from authorities concerned about the spread…

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  • NEWS

    Nigeria condemns attack on embassy in Indonesia

    The Federal Government has condemned Thursday’s attack on its embassy in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, by its citizens living in the country. The Nigerian nationals stormed the embassy and vandalised vehicles in the compound. They accused embassy officials of not offering help when they are allegedly harassed by Indonesian immigration officials. They said a Nigerian national reportedly fell from a storey…

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  • United States

    Floyd: Trump threatens to send in troops to end unrest

    President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and “defend their residents” he would deploy the army and “quickly solve the problem for them”. Protests over the death of…

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  • Africa

    As Protests Hit Abuja, Benin Offices, MTN Condemns Xenophobia

    MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has condemned the xenophobic attacks on foreign African immigrants in South Africa which has led to the death of seven people just as angry Nigerians yesterday delivered protest letters at MTN’s Abuja and Benin City offices. The corporate services executive, MTN Nigeria, Mr Wale Goodluck, speaking yesterday at a media parley in Lagos, attributed the violent…

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  • Africa

    Civil Society protest xenophobic attacks, shut MTN office in Benin: See Photos

    Members of Edo Civil Society Organisations(EDOSCO), under the aegis of The Flagship took protests to MTN office in Benin City, Edo State capital. The protests which lasted hours, forced the company, which is owned by South African investors to close down business for the day. The activists were protesting the unjustified killing of Nigerians and other Africans living in South…

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  • News

    Abia REC, Prof. Oko Escapes Attack Over Cancellation Of Guber Results

    Tragedy was averted at the Abia state office of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), as the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Prof. Selina Oko was attacked by the agents of the Peoples Democratic Party over the cancellation of some results of the governorship election. Trouble started for the REC when she announced that the results from the four local…

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