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President Emmanuel Macron Visits Nigeria

Last week, French President Macron embarked on a two-day visit to Nigeria during which he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa in Abuja, had a meeting with 2000 entrepreneurs under the Tony Elumelu Foundation, partied at Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine, and attended the opening of the Alliance Franchise Headquarters in Ikoyi. This wasn’t the President’s first visit to Nigeria as he had interned at the French embassy 15 years ago. Here are some highlights of the events that took place during his two-day trip:  

Alarm Raised Over Nigerian PVC On Chinese Website and INEC Responds

Earlier last week, alarm was raised over the “sales” of Nigerian Permanenent Voters Cards (PVCs) on A man took to his Twitter page to call attention to the anomaly and urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Government to look into it. INEC, however, released a public statement assuring the public of the measures the Government is taking to ensure the production of authentic PVCs. See the tweet and INEC’s response below:

Man left confused after finding Nigeria’s PVC being marketed on a Chinese website

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INEC releases statement on the “sales” of PVC on Chinese website, Alibaba

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I know I’m putting my life in danger, but I prefer to die – Hon Maje Ahmed

In a bold move, speaking during a Plenary session, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Ahmed Maje, asserted that he had evidence to prove that politictians were behind the gruesome killings in Plateau State. The lawmaker, who represents Wuse Constituency in Plateau State, noted that he was aware that he was risking his life by making this claim but he was prepared to die to save others.

11 Year-Old Boy Creates Realistic Portrait Of Presidential Emmanual Macron:

An 11-year-old boy, Kareem Olamilekan, left guest at the New Afrikan Shrine asthonished, after he drew a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron in just two hours. The boy presented the portrait to the President at the Fela Kuti’s New Africa Shrine where a cultural showcase took place to announce the launch of the Season of Africa Cultural Season scheduled to hold in France in 2020. Touched by the boy’s gesture, President Macron took to Twitter to appreciate him.

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This article was first published on 9th July 2018


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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