South Africa lockdown relaxed but trust in government still hard hit by corruption
In tonight's edition: South Africa's response to the coronavirus has been praised, but trust in the government is still hard hit by corruption. In Cameroon, police fire tear gas and water cannon to break up opposition protests. Dozens of people are reportedly arrested. And finally, Mali celebrates 60 years of independence from France.
Lagos denounce wastebasket order
A video emerged online capturing officers who say they are from the Lagos State Vehicle Waste Basket agency (LAVMAB) accosting a man for using a wastebasket he bought from Ekiti in a Lagos State registered vehicle. However, the Commissioner for environment Lagos, Tunji Bello, claimed that the persons seen in the video were not authorized by the state to harass and extort motorist and that the agency does not exist.
Bulgaria anti-government protesters block crossroads
Bulgarian protesters have occupied two major crossroads in the capital, Sofia, promising to block the traffic until the government resigns. They accuse the administration of corruption and suppressing freedom of speech.
Rape allegation: Police clear music artiste D’banj as accuser withdraws petition, Dogara returns to APC and more
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Thousands of protesters in Israel call on Netanyahu to resign
Critics say Benjamin Netanyahu is unfit to lead at a time when he is on trial for corruption. Israelis are also voicing their anger at worsening unemployment and the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Why Governor Nyesom Wike comes to the rescue of former NDDC boss Joi Nunieh
In Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, unidentified security personnel stormed the home of former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joi Nunieh. Their bid to pick up the former NDDC boss without an arrest warrant was however thwarted by the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike who came to her rescue before whisking her away to the safety of Government House, Port Harcourt.
Nigerians mourn Fatai Yusuf 'Oko Oloyun, Former Grammy chief accused of rape and many more
Yung6is sue American jeweler for assault, Nigerians mourn Fatai Oko Oloyun and former Grammy chief accused of rape and many more on The Week in 5 minutes with Violet Johnson.
That enemy called MEDIOCRITY!
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, talks about a social danger that is creeping into every aspect of Nigeria’s public life and secretly competing with CORRUPTION. It is called MEDIOCRITY.