• Soyinka carries out his threat, says he's destroyed his Green Card but no tangible evidence

    01/Dec/2016 // 160 Viewers

     

    Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has fulfilled his pledge to destroy his green card over the victory of Donald Trump in the American presidential election.

    Soyinka, a scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs, had vowed to give up his permanent US residency over Trump’s promise to get tough on immigration.

    “If in the unlikely event he does win, the first thing he’ll do is to say [that] all green-card holders must reapply to come back into the US. Well, I’m not waiting for that,” he had said.

    “The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up.”

    After Trump was declared president-elect, the comment started gaining traction, with many, particularly on social media, asking the scholar to match his words with action.

    But speaking at a conference in South Africa, the internationally-acclaimed playwright and poet said he had thrown away the green card and returned to where he had always been.

    “I have already done it; I have disengaged (from the United States). I have done what I said I would do,” he reportedly said.

    “I had a horror of what is to come with Trump… I threw away the (green) card, and I have relocated, and I’m back to where I have always been.”


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  • VIDEO: Biafra or death, Nigeria is British fraud, I'm not Nigerian - Kanu co-accused spits fire on Thursday

    01/Dec/2016 // 8154 Viewers

     

    PARIS, DECEMBER 1, 2016: (DGW) IT  was a mild drama on Thursday, December 1, 2016  as one of the coaccuseds dressed in white caftan  with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra , Nnamdi Kanu , defiantly revealed his true identity to the overzealous  security operatives that gave marching orders on to the Black Maria.

    It was not immediately revealed what led to the angry outburst as of the time of filing this report but eyewitnesses revealed it was not unconnected with the overzealousness and highhandedness of the Nigeria's security operatives as they were leaving the court premises.

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  • Video: Tension in US as Trump drops another bombshell

    01/Dec/2016 // 4230 Viewers

     

    PARIS, DECEMBER 1, 2016: (DGW) US President-elect, Donald Trump, has dropped another bombshell thus sending worries to all and sundry in the United States particularly  US companies owners planning to leave the country.

    He told them to perish the thought or face dire consequences of their actions, AFP has reported.

    Speaking,  he said 'companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences, it's not going to happen''

    Trump reminded them they have no reason to leave anymore promising a favourable business environment for them to operate.

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  • Finally, Buhari 'surrenders' woos Nnamdi Kanu, others on Biafra, urges him to rethink, reveals plans to develop S/East

    01/Dec/2016 // 8088 Viewers

     

    In what appeared to be a reaction to Kanu Nnamdi's coaccused's angry outburst on Thursday  President Muhammadu Buhari broke his silence  and  reiterated the essence of the unity of Nigeria, urging those contemplating its break-up to have a rethink.

    He made the call while speaking at a meeting with the Council of South-East Traditional Rulers at the State House, Abuja.

    Buhari, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, warned that the question of having another country out of Nigeria was misplaced.

    “The question of having another country out of Nigeria is going to be very difficult.  From 1914, we have more than 200 cultures living with one another. God had endowed this country with natural resources and talented people.  We should concentrate on these and be very productive,” the President said.

    Addressing specific issues raised in the address by the traditional rulers, the President gave the assurance that the South-East will also benefit from the new railway architecture being put in place by his administration.

    On their request for more representation for the South-East in his government, the President said that he was “very conscious of the sensitivities of the South East”, on account of which, he gave the region’s four out of five states senior ranking ministers in the Cabinet.

    He appealed to the traditional rulers to persuade their people to give his government a chance and to continue to serve as beacons of culture and traditions of their people.

    He assured the delegation that kidnapping and cattle rustling, which he described as “unfortunate” will be the government’s next target, now that “we have managed to calm down the North-East.”



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  • At least 65 people killed in attack in Nigeria's Maiduguri

    01/Feb/2016 // 263 Viewers

     

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporter said after counting bodies at a hospital morgue.
     
    The remains of a dozen victims were burnt beyond recognition in Saturday's attack when militants opened fire on residents, set fire to houses and targeted a crowd with suicide bombers, security and medical officials said.
     
    A Nigerian military spokesman, Colonel Mustapha Ankas, said that Boko Haram militants attacked the community of Dalori, about 5 km (3 miles) east of Maiduguri in Borno state.
     
    It was the third attack this week suspected to have been carried out by the insurgent group - and the most deadly. Since it started losing control of territory, Boko Haram has reverted to hit-and-run attacks on villages as well as suicide bombings on places of worship or markets.
     
    In neighbouring Adamawa state, a suicide bomber believed to be a Boko Haram militant killed about 10 people on Friday and at least 12 were killed on Wednesday in an attack on the Borno state village of Chibok, from where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in 2014.
     
    Ankas said insurgents entered Dalori in two cars and on motorcycles and opened fire on residents and burned down houses.
     
    "While people were running for their dear lives...three female suicide bombers attempted to make their way into the crowd...and subsequently got blown up," he said without providing a casualty figure.
     
    An official of the state emergency agency who was at the scene said there were 12 bodies burnt beyond recognition. "We can't even pick those ones, they were seriously burnt," the official who declined to be named said.
     
    Borno state capital Maiduguri was struck by several bombs at the end of December that killed at least 48 people.
     
    The state is the heartland of the seven-year insurgency that seeks to establish an Islamist state. Over 2 million people have been displaced and thousands killed. Maiduguri has swelled to double its size over the last few years to around 4 million as it has become the refuge for most of the displaced population.
     
    Separately, twin suicide attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least three people in two locations near Lake Chad, around 100 km (60 miles) north of the Chadian capital N’Djamena, security sources said. At least one other would-be bomber was reported to have taken flight, they added.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Nigeria looks for another source to fund its budget, seeks loan from World Bank

    01/Feb/2016 // 188 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2016: (DGW) - Nigeria hard hit and  groaning under dwindling oil revenues is looking for ways to finance its budget.

    Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun says Nigeria is looking forward to approaching the World Bank and  African Development Bank for a loan up to the tune of $3.5 billion.

    In a statement, the Finance Minster said although Nigeria has not formally applied for a loan and would not  for emergency loan but as a member of the World Bank group she is entitled to look for funds from the supra-national financial institution. Other means, she said, will be employed to look for funds including exploring its vast domestic market.

    Infrastructural development said the Minister is one area the present administration is spending on to boost the economy and to cushion the effect of the oil price shock in the international market.

     


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  • Oil spill in Bayelsa

    01/Feb/2016 // 169 Viewers

     
    PARIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2016: (DGW) - Bombings of oil pipelines by militants on Thursday and Friday last week  have resulted in oil spills in Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria.
    Waterways, farms streams and fishing grounds have all been drenched in oil which residents say flowed unchecked  for over two days.
     
    Sources revealed to DailyGlobeWatch that the spill was the worst in recent times. Pipelines belong to Agip and no fewer than 16,000 barrels were reportedly lost.
    Be that as it may the company is working on resuming production.
     
    Bombings of oil facilities and installations appear to have resumed after  the Nigerian government granted amnesty to the militants years ago. Militants, DailyGlobeWatch understands, are pressing for larger share of oil revenues from their region.
     
     

     


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  • I will fulfil my electoral promises - Buhari pledges in his New Year message

    01/Jan/2016 // 296 Viewers

     

     

    PARIS, JANUARY 1, 2016: (DGW) President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his pledge fulfil his electoral promises to Nigerians.  He made  this pledge in his New Year message adding that the comfort in the State House has not in any way estrange him from the people who voted him into power.

    Reassuring Nigerians the  President said he is not unaware of the pains Nigerians are have been passing through for the past seven months that he is been working to put things in place, a move that will profit all and sundry in the long run.

    The difficulties, he assured Nigerians, were only but temporary adding that 2016 will be much more different, His New Year message covered a wide range of issues and challenges  plaguing Nigeria.

    Said the President, “Welcome to the beginning of a New Year of the continuation of change in our beloved nation. I am aware that Nigerians have experienced a number of significant hardships over the past months. Living in the State House has not alienated me from your daily sufferings. I am aware of the lengthy queues at fuel stations and of the difficulties businesses have faced in acquiring foreign exchange. These challenges are only temporary; we are working to make things better.

    “When I presented myself to you as a presidential candidate and asked you to vote for me, I wanted to be a leader who keeps his promises.  I wanted to be a leader who restores the people’s hope in those elected to serve them. I wanted to be a leader who initiates positive and enduring change.

    “I am still totally committed to being that kind of leader. Unforeseen circumstances and other distractions notwithstanding, I shall still do my utmost best to keep every promise I made to Nigerians during my election campaign.

    “In the past seven months since our  inauguration on May 29, 2015, my administration has focused on laying the right foundation for the change you voted for during our historic presidential election.

    “Nigerians will in due course begin to enjoy the fruits of all our ongoing work. The effective and efficient implementation of our 2016 budget proposals will address many of the socio-economic issues that are of current concern to our people.

    War on terror

    “One area in which Nigerians, especially those in the northeast, have already begun to experience major change is in the war on terror.

    “I commend our Armed Forces for significantly  curtailing the insurgency which has ravaged the northeast of Nigeria over the past few years.

    “However, there is still a lot of work to be done in the area of security.  Our Armed Forces  will maintain, consolidate and build on their successes in the war against Boko Haram and violent extremism.

    “This government will not consider the matter concluded until the terrorists have been completely routed and normalcy restored to all parts of the country that have been adversely affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

    On corruption

    “Our crackdown on corruption will continue to be vigorously undertaken. I urge the courts to support our efforts and help in the recovery of stolen funds by speedily concluding trials and showing  that impunity no longer has a place in our country.

    “There is much work to do in other areas as well and I have charged all my ministers and other  appointees to ensure that Nigerians experience positive changes in their lives in 2016.

    “We must reduce our country’s reliance on oil. We must diversify our economy. And we must do all we can to promote job creation.

    “Our challenges are many but our determination to succeed is strong and unshaken.

    “So too is our confidence in God.”

     


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  • Human Rights Group cautions Buhari, EFCC on Tompolo

    01/Jan/2016 // 223 Viewers

     

    PARIS, JANUARY 1, 2016: (DGW) A Human Rights Group under the umbrella of Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade has cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to tread the path with caution regarding Tompolo's refusal to honour the invitation by the Nigeria's anti-graft body, the EFCC.

    Tompolo, the group by its national president Alaowei Cleric, said in a statement has not committed any offence and advised the EFCC against overstepping the bounds of its authority since  Tompolo was already in court with the commission. The president said everyone knows what is on the ground and advised the EFCC to desist  from actions that will further heat up the polity and cause another round of devastating chaos in the country.

    In a copy of the statement made available to our reporter the national president said “The subsequent arraignment of Tompolo over some trumped-up charges is a political witch-hunt by agents of the Federal Government. The action of the anti-graft agency can be best described as a ploy to use the government’s institutions to carry out political execution of their perceived enemies.

    “In critical assessment of the EFCC’s motives in carrying out this provocative act, we can infer that the commission has already convicted its assailant without trial, a practice not known in our jurisprudence. The EFCC, as a responsible anti-graft agency, should rather ensure that justice is done in any given case''.


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  • DailyGlobeWatch wishes our fans all over the world a very happy and prosperous New Year!

    01/Jan/2017 // 222 Viewers

     

    PARIS, DECEMBER 31, 2016: (DGW) There is no denying the fact that the outgoing year has been a thorny one that has been fraught with dangers, anxieties, and fears. Somehow we were all navigated through its stormy waters by His grace upon our lives.

    Again,  as we head with high hopes and aspirations towards a better, hopeful and resourceful 2017, it is our interest and desire to ask for His grace to enable us live a life that actually reflects His will in order to attract His divine blessings upon our lives.

    For many who have been with us in the course of our unbiased reportage of events from all over the world by pointing out the ills of the day for a better tomorrow, we thank you for 'Watching' with us as we 'watch' and report events 'daily' around the 'globe' with a view effecting lasting, social reforms - hence the apt appellation 'DAILY GLOBE WATCH'.


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    Once again, thank you for your support while wishing you all a happy and very prosperous New Year!

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    31/12/2016.


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