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Nigeria: Buhari asks lawmakers to approve $2.79 bln Eurobond

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked lawmakers to approve the issuance of a $2.79 billion Eurobond. According to Buhari, the Eurobond will help Africa’s most populous nation implement its new external borrowing that had already been approved in the 2018 budget to help cope with the budget deficit and fund infrastructure projects. In its […]

Nigeria: Chibok girls’ activist Ezekwesili announces presidential bid

Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaigner and prominent Chibok girls’ activist Oby Ezekwesili will challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 elections. The move comes a week after members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, have unanimously rallied behind President Buhari as the party’s unique candidate in next year’s presidential elections. The Nigerian President will be seeking […]

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Nigeria celebrates Independence Day amid stagnant wages

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria reiterated Monday on Independence Day his administration’s commitment to completely diversify the economy and strengthen other sectors to boost the GDP of Africa’s most populous nation. The Nigerian economy slipped into recession in 2016, a development triggered by dwindling government revenue, following the fall in oil prices in the international […]

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Nigeria’s 2019 polls: Buhari submits nomination form

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted his nomination form to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections. Buhari submitted the form at the ruling APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, local media reported. The party now has strong and patriotic individuals who are ready, willing and able to […]

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Nigeria: $8.2m relief approved as massive floods continue

Nigeria has approved about $8.2 million to cater for medical and relief support for communities affected by flooding in parts of Africa’s most populous nation. The National Emergency Management Agency has received the money to respond to the looming flood disasters following a red alert issued last week by the National Hydrological Services Agency (NHISA). […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari praises President Barrow for stability in post-Jammeh Gambia

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday lauded his Gambian counterpart, Adama Barrow, for bringing stability to Gambia since the downfall of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh. Buhari who held talks with his guest Barrow in Abuja on Wednesday underscored the importance of stability saying it had a ripple effect on the wider national agenda of every […]

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Togo, Guinea Bissau top agenda of ECOWAS leaders’ meeting in Lomé

Togo and Guinea Bissau have topped the agenda of the 53rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government held in Lomé, Togo on Tuesday. The summit, which was attended by all of the Heads of State of the regional bloc, was dominated by the political and security situations in Guinea […]

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Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki quits Buhari’s ruling APC party

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced his resignation from the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) for the opposition People’s Democratic Party. Saraki’s decision comes barely a week after a mass resignation of APC Senators that enabled the main opposition PDP to take the majority in the Senate. In a statement posted on his […]

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Nigeria’s former Vice-President eyes presidency

Nigeria’s Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president and key ally of President Muhammadu Buhari has declared his bid to become president of Nigeria when elections are held in 2019. Atiku is seeking to run on the ticket of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a party he rejoined earlier this year. He made the […]

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The world needs the ICC; it’s a vital global institution – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, reiterated the importance of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stressing that Nigeria will continue to cooperate with the institution. In a speech he delivered on the 20th anniversary celebration of the court, Buhari said, “I am honored to be with you here today to celebrate the anniversary of this […]

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