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Today's News: Nigeria now country with worst electricity in the world, 3 abducted students killed

Nigeria ranked country with the worst access to electricity in the world.

According to the latest report by World Bank Group, Nigeria has now overtaken the Democratic Republic of Congo, which initially ranked at No 1.

In it's report, the world's most populous black nation rated as the number one country in the world where citizens have the worst access to electricity.

Apart from ranking Nigeria as Number one, the World Bank also noted that the tend is worsening in the country.

This disclosure was made by the World Bank, during a virtual meeting with power reporters in Abuja on the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP), as it was also revealed that 25 percent of Nigerians do not have access to electricity.

Buhari has persisted in badly managing Nigeria - Ezekwesili.

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili said President Muhammadu Buhari has persisted in badly managing Nigeria's diversity.

She made this statement while reacting to the President's support for Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

Buhari had declared his support for the minister amidst calls for his resignation or sacking.

Nigerians called for Pantami's sack when sermons delivered by the minister years ago, allegedly showed he sympthized with terror groups - Al Qaeda and the Taliban. An act the Minister claims he repented of.

In response to calls for Pantami's sack, Buhari said, in a statement released through his aide, Garba Shehu, that those calling for the minister's sack did not care about what Pantami said 20 years ago, insisting that it was merely an instrument being used in an attempt to 'cancel him'.

Ezekwesili however, disagreed with the president on his stance.

According to the former minister, Buhari's position on the matter is evident of his view on terrorism.

She noted that Nigerians now know that Buhari's views align with that of his minister.

Ezekwesili described the President's response as an 'anti-climax', noting that he has persisted in badly managing the country's diversity.

Bandits kill 3 students abducted from Greenfield University.

According to reports, three of the students kidnapped from a private university in Kaduna, Greenfield university, have been found dead in a village, somewhere close to the school.

State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the deaths.

According to him, in an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who abducted students of the school, have shot three of the kidnapped students dead.

The remains of the students were found on Friday, in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university.

The remains of the victims have been evacuated to the morgue.

Meanwhile, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the killings, describing the actions of the bandits as 'evil'.

Biden approves flying of gay flags alongside American flags at embassies.

President of the United States, Joe Biden has given his approval for U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world to fly the 'Pride Flag', which is synonymous with the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay and Transgender and Queer), on the same flagpole as the American flag at their embassies or consulate.

The U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, in a press statment on Thursday, said the order was a blanket authorization to show support for LGBTQ rights.

This move is a direct contrast to how the Donald Trump administration handled the issue of gay rights while the State Department was under the leadership of former Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

According to reports, a confidential cable has been sent to all diplomatic posts around the globe, with Blinken giving authority to diplomats to fly the pride flag before May 17, which marks the International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, as well as in June, which in the U.S. and many other countries is celebrated as 'Pride Month'.

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