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Nigeria: Gov’t Says no Cause for Alarm over Buhari’s Health

The Nigerian government on Wednesday dismissed rumors suggesting President Muhammadu Buhari is sick. President Buhari, who clocked 73 last December, left Abuja last week for the United Kingdom on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. News of the president’s medical leave sparked a flurry of talk in Nigeria over the week. […]

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Gambia: Nigerian Army Says no Intervention Planned, MPs Offer Asylum for Jammeh

The Nigerian Army on Thursday dispelled news that it had troops ready to forcefully remove the outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh when his tenure expires later this month. In a statement released on Thursday night, the Army said ‘‘there was no time or place Nigerian Army disclosed such information to the medium. If there is […]

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Nigeria: 50,000 Ghost Workers Cost over $600m Yearly

The Nigerian government has removed over 50,000 ghost workers from its payroll and saved over $600 million in the fight against corruption, the presidency said on Tuesday. Corruption and mismanagement have long been a challenge to Nigeria’s growth, and the government has promised to cut costs to face the economic slowdown. The audit of the […]

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Nigeria’s 2017 Budget Increases by 20.4% over 2016

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presented a record $24 billion budget for 2017 as oil prices soared to $57.83 on Monday, December 12 leaving the price of the commodity at $15/barrel over the $42.5/barrel that the president is proposing for 2017. The Senate had earlier complained that the president’s projection was unrealistic, but this […]

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Nigeria: Female Football Team Storms Parliament

The Nigerian female football national team, the Super-Falcons, on Tuesday, stormed the National Assembly, at capital Abuja, protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF.) Some of their placards read, “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.” The team won the 10th edition of […]

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Rabat, Abuja Concerned Over Security Threat in Sahel

Morocco and Nigeria have expressed “deep concern over the persisting security threat particularly in the Sahel region”, says a joint statement issued following the official visit King Mohammed VI paid to Nigeria Dec. 1-3. During the visit, part of a royal African tour, the Moroccan Sovereign and President Muhammadu Buhari held “in a friendly and […]

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Moroccan-Nigerian Cooperation Getting off to a Flying Start

Cooperation relations between Morocco and Nigeria which have been hibernating for many years are getting off to a flying start with the historic visit King Mohammed VI is paying to Nigeria. As is the case whenever the Moroccan monarch makes trips to African countries, the Royal visit highlighted by the signing of some 16 agreements, […]

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Marrakech to Host Africa Action Summit on November 16

Marrakech will be the venue of the Africa Action Summit on November 16, an event that will be held in parallel with the COP22 with the participation of several African heads of states. The meeting will be hosted in the Royal palace in Marrakech upon directives from King Mohammed VI, Maghreb Confidential news outlet reported. […]

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Girls

Twenty one Chibok girls have been released on Thursday by the insurgent group Boko Haram, the presidency said. According to president Buhari’s official spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, the release of the girls was the result of negotiations between the government and Boko Haram. The talks were facilitated by the International Red Cross and the Swiss […]

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Nigeria: Buhari Orders Sale of Two Presidential Jets

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sale of two aircraft in the presidential fleet, in an apparent move to cut down the size of the fleet. The two presidential aircraft, a Falcon 7x executive jet and Hawker 4000 have been advertised by the federal government on Tuesday. The advertorial detailed the specification of the […]

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