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Chad’s military leader leaves for talks in France

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The head of Chad’s military junta, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, left N’Djamena on Sunday for a “friendship and working visit” to France, his office said.

The 37-year-old four-star general has led the junta since the announcement in April that his father and veteran leader Idriss Deby Itno had been killed while leading troops against rebels.

Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Military Transition Council (MTC), “left N’Djamena this morning headed for Paris”,  his office said in a statement that gave no details of his itinerary while in the French capital.

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A member of the Chadian delegation told AFP he would have dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.

Chad, becomes the third country visited by Deby, and the first outside Africa, after trips to Niger and Nigeria.

The MTC has promised “free and transparent” elections after an 18-month transitional period, which could be extended.

The international community, including France and the African Union, have urged that this period should not exceed 18 months.

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The Chadian army, along with French troops, is one of the main pillars of the fight against jihadist groups in the Sahel region.

Macron was the only Western head of state to attend the funeral of Idriss Deby Itno and meet his son Mahamat.

Macron recently announced a gradual pullout of French troops from the Sahel region in favour of a smaller contingent focussed on anti-terrorism and helping African armies.

 

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Owo Church Attack: Afenifere Accuses FG Of Monopolising Security

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Owo Church Attack: Afenifere Accuses FG Of Monopolising Security

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has condemned the attack on a church in Ondo State, accusing the Federal Government of monopolising the nation’s security architecture.

Gunmen had stormed the St Francis Catholic Church in Owo Local Government Area of the state, killing many and injuring others, with many Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, condemning the act.

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Shortly after the incident, Afenifere’s Secretary-General, Sola Ebiseni, said the attack is a “deliberate show at testing the self-defence strength of the Yoruba people in resisting the importation of the horrible culture of violence into our land”.

“In all of these, the Federal Government of Nigeria, which against federal precepts, continues  to monopolise security and its architecture, have proven most helpless and irresponsible in securing life and property, an irrefutable sign of the failure of the Nigerian State.”

The association called on the world to “hold the Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for the ensuing consequences of this deliberate assault on the will of the Yoruba people for peace in our land in our unstoppable strives for development matching with the rest of the civilised world”.

Afenifere’s spokesman said the attack is coming a week after the Methodist Church Prelate, Samuel Kanu-Uche, was kidnapped by suspected herdsmen and freed after N100 million was paid as ransom.

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Owo Church Attack:

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE AFENIFERE

OWO CARNAGE: A WAR ON THE YORUBA NATION.

The horrendous incident at the St. Francis Catholic Church in the ancient Yoruba city of  Owo, Ondo State, where scores of worshippers were killed by herdsmen wielding most sophisticated weapons is not just an attack  on the Church and  the psyche of all decent people all over the  world but a deliberate show at testing  the self-defence strength of the Yoruba people in resisting the importation  of the horrible culture of violence into our land.

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St. Francis Catholic Church, the site of this inhuman carnage,  is not only at the heart of Owo, but in fact sandwiched between the Oba Market and the Palace of the Olowo of Owo, an ancient Yoruba monarchical heritage, long declared a national monument, and epicentre of human civilisation. It is an attack on our traditional economy typified by an Oja Oba and the enduring political culture rated even by colonialists as of immemorial global significance.

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We observe that this attack is coming less than a week after the Methodist Prelate was kidnapped by herdsmen and was only ransomed with the huge sum of One Hundred Million Naira with the respected clergy alluding to the complicity of the nation’s security forces in tandem with  the earlier allegation by General Theophilus Danjuma, a former Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army. In all of these, the Federal Government of Nigeria, which against federal precepts, continues to monopolise security and its architecture, has proven most helpless and irresponsible in securing life and property, an irrefutable sign of the failure of the Nigerian State.

The World be told to hold the Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for the ensuing consequences of this deliberate assault on the will of the Yoruba people for peace in our land in our unstoppable strives for development matching with the rest of the civilised world. We say in clear terms that the noiseless glides of the Amotekun is no sign of fear and that this stamp on the tail of the viper is one too many.

We commiserate with the scores of families who have lost their loved ones, the Church which even in innocence have been bruised, Kabiesi, the Olowo of Owo, whose sacred eyes must not behold the corpse of his subjects and the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, who, in spite of all constitutional odds, has held his head high on the issue of our people’s security.

Sola Ebiseni,

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Secretary General, Afenifere.

5th June, 2022.

 

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2022 Paystack Nigeria Recruitment – Job Vacancies in Paystack – APPLY NOW

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Paystack is a technology company solving payments problems for ambitious businesses. Paystack’s mission is to help merchants in Africa get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world.

Over 9,000 of some of the best businesses in Nigeria use Paystack’s modern payments gateway, including MTN, Taxify, Domino’s Pizza, Smile Communications, Opera, God is Good Motors, Axa Mansard Insurance, and many others.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for available job at Paystack Nigeria.

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Product Strategy & Operations Officer

Job Specifications:

Full Time

Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND

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Location: Lagos | Nigeria.

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Job Description:

The Product Strategy & Operations team supports Paystack’s CEO and product leadership to develop product strategy, deliver analysis to drive the business forward, and incubate new products.

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The team may dig into winning new market segments with our sales team, help plan, build and launch new products with a team of engineers and designers, or independently define new strategic opportunities for Paystack to pursue on its product roadmap.

This is a broad and dynamic role that leads mission critical, cross-functional efforts across Paystack to bring together the right experts from all parts of the business (e.g. legal, partnerships, finance) to develop a holistic perspective on product strategy and to manage execution.

Whatever it is we work on will move the needle most for Paystack and our users. We care about impact – not activity – and we have fun doing it. If you like to solve hard problems, are analytical, and are a great teammate, we want to hear from you!

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About the Role

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In this role you will work across Paystack’s product pillars (Payments, New Businesses, Merchant Experience and Settlement, Expansion) to:

Perform analyses and research to drive new product strategy and articulate product vision

Work with product, engineers, and designers on planning and launching new products

Explore and strike new partnership opportunities for Paystack to scale across Africa

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Design and implement cross-functional systems and processes that Paystack needs to grow at scale

Incubate and help run new product teams

Partner with other teams to help them execute on important strategic initiatives or drive operational scale and efficiency.

Qualifications and Requirements:

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You might be a fit if: 

You have 5 – 10 years of work experience. We care most about ability and potential, and this role will offer you a greater degree of responsibility and growth than you will find in other jobs.

You are excited about the opportunity for fintech and building financial infrastructure in Africa.

You have experience in a highly strategic, analytical, and operational role in fast-paced environments.

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You enjoy doing whatever it takes to execute on complex projects.

You’re able to scope, execute, and coordinate projects among different teams and different time zones.

You enjoy digging into the data, thinking from first principles, and delivering the best results.

You have a proven track record of working well with multiple teams and external partners.

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You thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts, and can turn incomplete, conflicting, or ambiguous inputs into solid action plans.

You are an exceptional communicator. You’re able to explain complex issues in clear, persuasive language with a strong emphasis on maintaining collaborative and productive relationships.

You have a process-oriented mindset and the ability to lead people to get things done.

You have experience in product or project management, taking initiatives from conception to launch.

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Nice to Haves (truly, these are nice to have!):

Experience working on the African continent (especially Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Egypt)

Experience working in a technical domain, or closely with a team of engineers

Experience with SQL or a willingness/aptitude to learn

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Experience in a high growth technology company

Experience in a consulting (or similar) role

Experience in payments

Benefits

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Competitive salary and Stripe equity compensation

Full medical coverage

MacBook Pro

Remote-first culture / flexible office working

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Work from home setup stipend

Monthly internet / data allowance

Smart, kind colleagues who’re invested in your growth.

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidate should Apply by Clicking the application portal Button Here.

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Burna Boy throws subtle shade as his latest track ‘Last Last’ overtakes Davido’s

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Grammy award-winning Afrobeat singer, Burna Boy, subtly shades his counterpart, Davido Adeleke, after his latest track ‘Last Last’ hit number one on Apple Music.

It would be recalled that both star singers coincidentally released a track each on the same day which literally became a competition on music charts.

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Hours after the release, Davido’s ‘Stand Strong’ featuring The Samples outshone songs on the Apple Music charts at number 1.

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Taking to the Instagram story, Davido showered accolades on himself with a reminder of being the first for a reason.

“And they call me 001,” he wrote while sharing a snapshot from Apple Music charts. BURNA BOY LAST LAST

Almost 14 hours had passed when Burna Boy’s song overtook O.B.O’s as it tops the Apple Music chart.

Odogwu, however, could not help it as he took to the microblogging platform to share the snapshot with laughing emojis. burna boy last last

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