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Koffi Annan: 3 Things You Never Knew About Him

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Koffi Annan and things to know about him

Koffi Annan has served mankind in his own excellent way and has gone to rest with other great heroes who gave all they had up for the sake of their own kind (humans) here on earth. Koffi Annan lived from 8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018. While Alive, there are certain things you may not know about him. Every man on earth has something he loves, hates or fears as well. Here, we will outline about three (3) things you may not have known about Koffi Annan.

1. Koffi Annan Can Quit A Task If No Progress Is Made:

While serving in the UN, Koffi was once delegated to serve in the on-going Syria crisis but after several attempts to make positive progress on the task, there was nothing more other than dead end, rock bottom jam. Guess what? He quit the role given to him back then in 2012 by the UN. As cited from his biography on Wikipedia,it reads thus:

“In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there. Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution”

This clearly shows that Koffi Annan can quit any task at all as long as he has given his best and it seems to be frustrated. But he always gave his best shots per time.

2. Koffi Annan Was Pretty Smart and Intelligent:

It takes being smart and intelligent per time to enjoy the kind of Privileges Koffi got in his early educational life and background. He proved beyond all reasonable doubt that he is not a waste of time on earth and hence, enjoyed certain privileges while going for the knowledge with which he changed the world around him. See what his Biography reads about his scholarship educations:

“In 1958, Koffi Annan began studying economics at the Kumasi College of Science and Technology, now the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology of Ghana. He received a Ford Foundation grant, enabling him to complete his undergraduate studies in economics at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, in 1961.Annan was fluent in English, French, Akan, some Kru languages and other African languages.” (Wikipedia)

It takes being smart and intelligent to get blessed as aforementioned. Koffi Annan was really a pretty smart young man while growing up.

3. Koffi Annan Failed And Allegedly Led to The Death Of 800,000 Tutsis:

During the Rwandan Genocide, retired Canadian General Roméo Dallaire, reported how that Koffi failed to work in line with demands on his end to help curtail the excess killings of the Tutsis. It was so heartbreaking as Koffi himself after some years affirmed that he actually should have done better to save some lives but failed.

“Dallaire claimed that Koffi Annan failed to provide responses to his repeated faxes asking for access to a weapons depository; such weapons could have helped Dallaire defend the endangered Tutsis. In 2004, ten years after the genocide in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed, Annan said, “I could and should have done more to sound the alarm and rally support.” (Wikipedia)

Koffi Annan also hated HIV and its invasion into Africa with Passion and fought it with all his might. This selfless service to humanity won the Annan Some Noble Peace Prize awards. Africa is sure proud of Koffi Annan. May his soul continue to rest in Peace. Amen

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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Why Twitter Is The Best Pro Freedom Fight Platform

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Twitter so far in the entire world has outranked all other social media platforms as regards the use of hashtags to propagate and create awareness for different movements in the world.

Twitter encouraged movements such the #MeToo years back. The platform encouraged so many victims of different forms of assaults to come out and speak. Justice was as well served to those found wanting in different parts of the world.

For over a week now in Nigeria, the youths have used twitter to motivate millions of Young Nigerians to step out and protest against police brutality. The Hashtag #EndSARSNow trended massively, gained the attention of the world. All mega news media houses such as CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and others picked interest to cover protests in different parts of Nigeria.

This movement has since mounted pressure on the Nigerian Police Force to disband the police unit tagged SARS(Special anti-robbery squad) which was found guilty of several killings of innocent youths in Nigeria for the past 10 years +.

After announcing the disband of the unit by the Nigerian police force, the inspector general of police (IGP) announced that a new unit tagged SWAT will be setup to replace the duties of the scrapped SARS unit.

This move by the Nigerian police force spurred more protests across the country by Nigerian youths. To prove that twitter is a pro freedom fight platform, it has allowed the #ENDSARS #ENDSWAT Hashtag movement to thrive without any algorithmic hitches.

The #ENDSARS movement was also made possible by Nigerian celebrities who spear headed the protest in different parts of the country. The likes of Falz, Runtown, Peter Psquare, Flavour, Tacha, Kiddwaya, Tiwa savage, Wizkid Ayo, Davido, Comedian marcaroni and the host of many others.

Foreign celebs were actively involved too. Below are some of their tweets:

Indeed, Twitter is a good platform to fight for freedom and seek quality attentions that can fast track the quest for justice.

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ONDO ELECTION: Governor Akeredolu Defeats Jegede, Ajayi In Ondo election (+RESULT DETAILS)

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Wins ONDO election 2020

The Governor of Ondo State Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has just emerged winner of the governorship election held on Saturday.

Governor Akeredolu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared winner after polling the highest number of votes.

The governorship result was announced by the election’s Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Abel Olayinka who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI.

The governor who will be spending another four year term in office won in 15 of the 18 local government areas of the state while his rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP won the remaining three within the Central Senatorial District.

Akeredolu’s deputy, Agboola Ajayi who is the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP could not secure any local government.

According to the votes as announced, Akeredolu polled a total of 292,830 votes, Jegede scored 195,791 with Ajayi coming a distant third with 69,127.

Below is the result as declared by INEC as regards Ondo election:

Ifedore LG:

APC 9,350,
PDP 11,852,
ZLP 1.860

Irele LG
APC 12,643
PDP 5,493
ZLP 5,904

Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo LG

APC 13,278
PDP 9,231
ZLP 1,971

Ondo East LG

APC 6,485
PDP 4,049
ZLP 3,221

Idanre LG

APC 11,286
PDP 7,499
ZLP 3,623

Owo LG

APC 35,957
PDP 5,311
ZLP 408

Akoko North East LG

APC 16,572
PDP 8,380
ZLP 3,532

Akoko South West LG

APC 21,232
PDP 15,055
ZLP 2,775

Akoko North West

APC 15,809
PDP 10,320
ZLP 3,477

Akure North LG

APC 9,546
PDP 12,263
ZLP 1,046

Akoko South East LG

APC 9,419
PDP 4,033
ZLP 2,055

Akure South LG

APC 17,277
PDP 47,627
ZLP 2,236

Ose LG

APC 15,122
PDP 8,421
ZLP 1,083

Okitipupa LG

APC 19,266
PDP 10,367
ZLP 10,120

Ondo West LG

APC 15,977
PDP 10,627
ZLP 10,159

Odigbo LG

APC 23,571
PDP 9,485
ZLP 6,540

Ilaje

APC 36,675
PDP 11,128
ZLP 4405

Ese Odo

APC 13,383
PDP 4,680
ZLP 4,760

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5 Nigerian Politicians That Tested Positive To COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked havock in many countries worldwide, shutting down businesses and more.

Many nations’ economy have suffered huge drops and alot have changed in terms of economic activities.

The pandemic has proven to have no favorites as every social strata can be affected by it. Nigeria is not left out on the list of countries affected.

As at the time of writing this article, Nigeria has about 5,100+ cases of COVID-19. While some Nigerians believe this, some others doubt and have tagged it a politicized virus on Nigeria’s shores.

Following mainstream media reports from March 2020, recall that both politicians and celebraties were affected by this outbreak.

Here in this article are the list of some Nigerian politicians that contracted the deadly coronavirus.

While some recovered fully, one died as numerous reports blamed his previous health challenges.

1. Abba Kyari (1952-2020)

Abba Kyari while alive was the chief of staff to the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Abba Kyari served the nation and while doing that contracted the virus.

He eventually died on the 17th of April 2020 due to the complications caused by the COVID-19 within his system according to reports.

2.Governor Nasir El-rufai

The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai announced that he tested positive to COVID-19 himself .

The governor tested positive to the virus on the 28th March 2020. He has been under going treatments since then.

3.Governor Bala Monhammed

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed tested positive to the dreaded Coronavirus last month. However, Governor Bala after receiving treatments tested negative after being tested on 9th April 2020.

He has since resumed work at the governemnt house and as well encouraged the use of malaria drugs in the fight against the COVID-19.

4.Raymond Dokpesi

Raymond Dokpesi the Founder of DAAR Communications earlier tested positive to the Virus alongside other members of his family but fortunately, he tested negative after receiving treatments.

He was declared neagtive on 14th May 2020. He however lamented over the poor Medical infrastructures in Nigeria.

He called upon the Federal Government to look into ways to improve the healthcare systems in the country.

5.Frank Okiye

The Edo State House of Assembly speaker Frank Okiye on 25th March 2020 tested positive to the Virus. His status then made the Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki go into self isolation .

However, on 24th April after receiving treatments, the Speaker tested Negative.

The Edo state government in a bid to curb the spread of the Virus decided to set up screening centres all around the state’s borders.

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