Author: Papa Linc

The United States government has announced a visa ban on some unnamed Nigerians “for undermining the democratic process in a recent Nigerian election”.In a statement on Wednesday, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken described the action as a reflection of his government’s “commitment to supporting Nigeria’s aspiration to combat corruption and strengthen democracy and the rule of law”.The senior US diplomat explained that the individuals affected will not be granted visas to enter the US, “under a policy to restrict visas of those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Nigeria”.He also said that their family…

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A temporary ban on all outdoor activities has been placed on the Aowin Traditional area following chieftaincy disturbances there. The decision was arrived at after a Regional Security Council (REGSEC) meeting. The ban is indefinite and covers celebrations of festivals, performance of outdoor rituals and enstoolment or destoolment of Chiefs. “To forestall the escalation of the skirmishes arising out of the dispute, REGSEC has resolved to place a temporary ban on all outdoor celebrations”, a statement from the Council said. The relevant security agencies especially the Divisional and the Regional Police Command are to collaborate with the Aowin Municipal Security…

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Yakiboy, the bodybuilding influencer who boasts about his ‘Lamborghini body’, is behind bars and under lockdown, days after an elite police squad arrested him over a wild street brawl.Hossein Balapour’s bail was revoked on Monday following a dawn raid by elite NSW Police Raptor Squad officers who stormed his gym and hauled him away in handcuffs. The social media personality’s arrest came three days after video footage emerged of him allegedly fighting in broad daylight on a busy road with a high-profile personal trainer in Sydney’s east.Daily Mail Australia has learned that police successfully applied to have the Versace-loving gym junkie’s…

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New York CNN  —  Over the holidays, while most media executives were perhaps looking to get a reprieve from work, Jonah Peretti was online, fully immersed in experimenting with artificial intelligence. The BuzzFeed co-founder and chief executive, who has always raced to test out the latest technologies, was familiar with AI and predictions of how it could one day revolutionize the media industry. In fact, BuzzFeed had dabbled in using it over the years. A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. Sign up for the daily digest chronicling the evolving media landscape here. But Peretti,…

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The Vatican’s envoy to Kinshasa, Archbishop Ettore Balestrero, has told the BBC’s Newsday programme that Pope Francis’ visit to DR Congo is “a dream which is coming true” which has made everyone in the capital “very happy”.Pope Francis will next week visit the country, which is home to the largest Roman Catholic community in Africa. It is more than 37 years since the previous Pope, John Paul II, visited the country – when it was called Zaire.However, the pope arrives at a time when DR Congo is facing escalating conflict in the east of the country as government forces battle…

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Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembelle and incoming Deputy Minority Leader has stressed that the priority of the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament is to unite the party. In his first interview with the media after his nomination as Deputy Minority Leader, Mr. Armah-Kofi Buah said the number one priority of the party at the moment is to unite all and address all the grievances that emanated as a result of the reshuffle. Speaking after a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin at his residence, the Ellembelle legislator said “our priority right now is…

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After collaborating with Poco Lee on the popular track ‘Otilo (Izz Gone)’, talented singer and rapper, Hotkid steps out once again with an impressive number titled ‘Oga Mi Sir’.Oga Mi Sir is produced by X and it serves as Hotkid’s second output for the year. It comes shortly after the freestyle dubbed ‘Star Lomo’ which he dropped a few days ago.Listen to Oga Mi Sir here. Source link

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Parents’ worst nightmare as boy, 17, is ABDUCTED off the street by strangers as he walks home from a night out: ‘Do you want to come for a ride?’By Jade Hobman For Daily Mail Australia Published: 22:11 EST, 26 January 2023 | Updated: 22:40 EST, 26 January 2023 A 17-year-old boy has been forced into a car with four strangers as he walked home from a night out, South Australian police said.The teenager was walking on the esplanade at Somerton Park, Adelaide, about 10pm on Thursday evening when a driver stopped and asked: ‘Do you want to come for a…

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(CNN) — Havasu Falls, one of the most intriguing features of the Grand Canyon system, will be reopening to visitors after a three-year closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But it’s with a catch.The reopening is scheduled for February 1; however, access will be limited initially to a certain, small group.People whose previous reservations were suspended will get first crack at rescheduling a visit to the falls and the enchanting aquamarine pool at its base.Havasu Falls is on the lands of the Havasupai Indian Reservation and is controlled by the tribe. The reservation is adjacent to but not part of…

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An old tweet of 30-year-old Botswana woman, Lesedi Molapisi, who is facing the death penalty for drug-trafficking in Bangladesh, has surfaced. In January 24, 2022, the Bangladeshi New Age reported that Molapisi was apprehended at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka after disembarking from a Qatar Airways flight that had arrived via Doha from South Africa.After scanning her bag, Bangladeshi customs officials seized over 3kg of a heroin-like granular substance. She denied having any knowledge that the drugs were in her bags. In a tweet dated January 10, 2022, few days before her arrest, she had written; “Catch…

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