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Obama’s Wife To Visit Africa For Girls’ Education

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United States first lady, Michelle Obama, will travel to Africa on Sunday with daughters Sasha and Malia and her mother as part of an effort to promote girls’ education, her office said.

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The upcoming, six-day trip will include visits to Morocco and Liberia.

She will also visit Spain.

The trip will highlight the work of Let Girls Learn, a U.S government initiative launched by U.S President Barack Obama and the first lady in 2015, Reuters reported.

That project is part of “a U.S government’s effort to address the barriers that keep over 62 million girls around the world out of school, particularly adolescent girls,” Reuters quoted the first lady’s chief of staff, Tina Tchen, as saying to reporters on a conference call.

Michelle Obama will be joined by actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto in Morocco, where they will talk to adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting an education, her office said.

In Liberia, she will visit a U.S Peace Corps training facility and a school along with Liberian President, Ellen Johansson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female elected head of state and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

The U.S first lady’s interest in education for young girls was heightened after the Boko Haram sect seized 276 girls from their school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, in April 2014.

She highlighted their plight through a Twitter hashtag, #BringBackOurGirls.

“This is a unique trip in the sense that the first lady is going to three different regions that are important to the United States: Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Europe,” Ben Rhodes, assistant to the President, told reporters on the same call.

Source: TheNation

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Governor Seyi Makinde walks around the streets of Ibadan to pacify residents

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Governor Seyi Makinde walks around the streets of Ibadan to pacify residents

Nigerian Businessman, Politician and Philanthropist Seyi Makinde who is the governor of Oyo State is currently the talk of social media

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State was seen walking around the streets of Ibadan on Wednesday October 21, trying to reassure and pacify citizens due to the nationwide chaos prompted by the endsars protest.

In the footage recorded by an onlooker, Makinde could be seen surrounded by his security entourage as he walked up to the protesters who cheered as he waved at them.

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I am a soldier but I can’t support bad thing – Nigerian man claiming to be a soldier publicly condemns killing of protesters (video)

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I am a soldier but I can’t support bad thing – Nigerian man claiming to be a soldier publicly condemns killing of protesters (video)

A man currently trending online after claiming to be a Nigerian soldier has come out to condemn the shooting of protesters by military men.

In a video that has gone viral, the man who did not give his name and neither did he hide his face, said he cannot stand by and watch as people kill his brothers and sisters whom he left behind to fight Boko Haram.

”You can’t be killing my brothers and sisters. I left them behind to find Boko Haram. You can’t be killing them and you want me to have joy. I don’t have joy in this country. Whatever the youths are doing I am in support of them.

I am a soldier but I can’t support bad thing” he said

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Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob

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Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob

Following the on-going chaos in Lagos State after the Nigerian army opened fire on unarmed protesters at Lekki tollgate.

There are reports of the Aba Town Hall being set on fire by an angry mob in spite of the curfew imposed in the city by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu yesterday October 20.

Some of those at the scene were heard shouting “it is happening, enough is enough” as the Town Hall burnt.

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