Afternoon Update: Okonjo-Iweala Emerges WTO DG, Army Lied Against Sanwo-Olu – Nnamdi Kanu, Benzema Calls Real Madrid Star ‘Trash’

Okonjo-Iweala Emerges WTO DG

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has emerged as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.

Iweala emerged winner of the highly competitive race after polling 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee.

With the development, Iweala has become the first female and first African to occupy the office…READ MORE>>>


Army Lied Against Sanwo-Olu – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday faulted claims by the Army that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State invited them to Lekki toll gate, amid the End SARS protest.

Kanu claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the soldiers to kill the protesters not Sanwo-Olu.

Recall that gunmen in military uniform had last week Tuesday stormed the Lekki toll gate and shot at peaceful protesters…READ MORE>>>


Journalists Asked To Boycott All Buhari Govt’s Events

Deji Adeyanju, popular Abuja-based activist, has urged the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, to boycott all federal government events.

Adeyanju made the appeal while condemning the imposition of fine worth millions of naira on AIT, Channels and Arise TV.

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, had fined the above listed media houses over their coverage of the End SARS protest…READ MORE>>>


Police Nabs 238 Suspects, Recovers 35 Tractors

The Nigeria Police in Adamawa State has arrested 238 people over the #EndSARS looting and resulting 24-hour curfew in the state.

The state Police Command has also retrieved 35 tractors, 12 tricycles, nine other vehicles, 742 bags of fertilizer, 18 bags of maize, 95 plastic chairs, and some other items which include eight pairs of Nigeria Customs Service uniform, all carted away while the looting spree lasted.

The looting occurred mostly in the state capital, Yola between Sunday morning and Monday afternoon, with Governor Ahmadu Fintiri declaring a 24- hour curfew effective from Sunday afternoon to date…READ MORE>>>


Ekweremadu Gets Another International Parliamentary Appointment

The International Parliamentary Congress, IPC, has appointed former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as its Chief Coordinator for Africa.

The appointment was conveyed to Ekweremadu in a letter by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif. The letter was dated October 26, 2020.

“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect…READ MORE>>>


Michael Owen Predicts Man Utd Vs RB Leipzig, Krasnodar Vs Chelsea

A former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Manchester United to play a draw against RB Leipzig in tonight’s Champions League fixture at Old Trafford.

Owen also predicted Chelsea to beat Krasnodar in Russia when both teams clash in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Chelsea opened their Champions League campaign with a goalless draw against last year’s Europa League winners Sevilla…READ MORE>>>


Benzema Calls Real Madrid Star ‘Trash’, Tells Team-mate Not To Pass To Him

Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, was very critical of Vinicius Junior’s first-half performance against Monchengladbach to Ferland Mendy, while the young attacker stood right by them.

Despite winning the Clasico against Barcelona last weekend, Madrid continued to struggled in the Champions League, as they drew 2-2 with the Bundesliga side.

Marcus Thuram netted twice either side of half time, to give Gladbach a two-goal lead…READ MORE>>>


Nigerian Air Force Arrests Soldiers Who ‘Maltreated’ Curfew Defaulters

The soldier caught on tape flogging Ilesha residents who defaulted the curfew imposed on Osun State, has been arrested by the Nigerian Air Force.

NAF made this known in a series of tweets on Wednesday titled, ‘Alleged flogging of curfew defaulters in Ilesha, Osun State’.

”The attention of Nigeria Air Force has been drawn to a video showing some personnel flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha…READ MORE>>>


Amnesty ‘Uncovers’ How Lekki Shooting Happened, Warn Nigerian Authorities To Stop ‘Cover Up’ Attempts

Amnesty International (AI) has released a timeline of the Lekki shootings which it said follow an “on-the-ground investigation” into the incident.

In the timeline published on Wednesday, the rights watchdog said it uncovered how soldiers from the Nigerian army’s Bonny camp opened fire on protesters.

Nationwide protests against the now-dissolved police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) had metamorphosed into agitation for improved governance in addition to justice for victims of police brutality…READ MORE>>>