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Nigeria Lawmaker: Dino Melaye declares himself “unshakeable”

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The senator representing Kogi West in Nigeria, Dino Melaye, has finally broken his silence after his bail application was granted by the court.

It would be recalled that the embattled lawmaker was on Wednesday granted bail by a Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja.

The Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajana admitted Dino to bail with the sum of N10m with one surety. The bail was granted on health grounds.

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Speaking for the first time after his bail, Dino took to his Instagram page, stating that arrest and harassment by the police started four years ago.

The Kogi lawmaker, however, reiterated that he is unshaken and cannot be destroyed.

“The Police illegal arrest and harassment did not start now. This was four years ago. Where Court awarded 10 million Naira damage to me that police is yet to pay.

“Fear not him that can destroy or damage the body, fear only Him that can destroy both the body and the Spirit. My Spirit and resolve is unshakeable,”Dino said.

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Zimbawe’s doctor goes missing after masterminding strike

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Fearless Zimbabwe’s minister of health has called on the government to address insecurity lapses that has lead to the disappearance Peter Magombeyi, the head of a doctor’s union, who disappeared on Saturday.

Fears are rising over the fate of Zimbabwe medical doctor Dr Peter Magombeyi after he sent a message to say he had been abducted in that country by unknown persons – apparently for demanding a “living wage”.

An AFP report earlier on Sunday quoted the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor’s Association (ZHDA) as saying Magombeyi had not been heard from since he sent a WhatsApp message on Saturday night saying he had been “kidnapped by three men”.

Zimbabwe doctors, who earn a miserly equivalent of about R3 000 are on strike to press for better wages, equipment and medicines in state hospitals.

The ZHDA has reportedly accused state security forces of abducting the doctor because of his role in organising work stoppages.

This week some doctors said the death of deposed Robert Mugabe, 95, in a Singapore hospital on 6 September was an indication of how bad health services in Zimbabwe

“Dr Magombeyi’s crime is only to ask for a living wage for his profession. This is a reflection of the troubles born out of refusal to implement Political Reforms.”

The Zimbabwe government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa has not publicly commented on the doctor’s disappearance

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Algeria sets date for presidential election

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Algeria’s Ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned after massive street protests demanding his 20years of rule terminated.

A source says,  Algeria would hold a presidential election on Dec. 12, interim President Abdelkader Bensalah said in a televised speech on Sunday.

Weekly mass demonstrations forced veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in April, leaving Algeria in constitutional limbo and facing a stand off between the protesters and the army-backed government.

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