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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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I like Nigeria a lot. It’s an appealing country – Emmanuel Macron to Buhari

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari to support the West African nation’s efforts to eliminate the terrorist Boko Haram group. Macron arrived in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, in the early hours of Tuesday, where he held a joint press conference with his counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. The […]

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Nigeria’s inflation drops to lowest in more than two years

Nigeria’s yearly inflation rate has dropped to 11.61 per cent in May, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday. According to the bureau, this figure is 0.87 per cent points less than the rate recorded in April. The report stated that increases were recorded in all the Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose […]

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The Rabat-Abuja axis, an enhanced partnership for a new Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is expected in Rabat Sunday for a two-day friendship and working visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The two leaders will hold official talks and will co-chair the signing ceremony of several agreements, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery said in a statement. […]

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Nigeria passes “Not Too Young to Run” law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new law dubbed “Not Too Young to Run” to reduce the age limit for political office, raising the prospect for younger candidates at next year’s general election in Africa’s most populous nation. The president signed the bill on Thursday, in the presence of selected youths from across the […]

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Nigeria: Armed bandits kidnap over 100 passengers in Kaduna

About 100 people have been kidnapped along a road in northern Nigeria in the past few days, Reuters reported on Tuesday. According to Surajo Usman, a member of Nigeria’s National Union of Road Transport Workers, over 120 people were kidnapped between Friday and Tuesday, along the Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road. Usman told Reuters he escaped an […]

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President Buhari to seek medical care in the UK (again)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking fresh treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. The president has left the West African nation on Tuesday for a four-day medical trip to the United Kingdom, his office said in a statement. Buhari, who arrived back from a visit to the United States last week, has spent 104 […]

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