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Benin: MPs to amend new constitution this week

Members of Benin’s parliament will scrutinize a draft bill to amend the tiny West African nation’s 1990 constitution on Friday, local media reported. The new text, according to Justice Minister Joseph Djogbenou, will correct the shortcomings of the present constitution. “Changes to the constitution are calculated to inspire confidence in the country’s fundamental law, strengthen […]

Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after medical leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday after he spent about seven weeks on sick leave in UK. The 74-year president who was wearing a black kaftan, landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna and walked unaided, before boarding a presidential chopper, local media reported. The President’s long […]

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Nigeria will overcome recession in 2017 – Budget Minister

Nigeria’s Budget Minister, Udoma Udo Udoma, on Wednesday said the Government is determined to bring the country out of its first recession in a quarter of a century. Nigeria, the African most populous nation, has slipped into recession last year for the first time in over 20 years after rebels renewed attacks, hitting oil production […]

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Nigeria directs oil firms to relocate headquarters

Nigerian’s acting president, Yemi Osinbajo this weekend instructed the relocation of all International oil companies head offices in the West-African nation to the Niger Delta. Osinbajo told the Minister of state for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu to engage with the oil companies “on the way forward” over repeated calls for the companies head offices relocation to […]

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King Mohammed VI, President Buhari Discuss Gas Pipeline Project

King Mohammed VI and President Muhammadu Buhari discussed in a phone talk Wednesday the upcoming stages of the Morocco-Nigeria Atlantic gas pipeline which will bring gas from Nigeria to Morocco stretching through several West African countries over some 4,000 KM. The two heads of State brought up the conclusions of the meeting on the project […]

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Morocco to Become Member of ECOWAS, Another Major Regional Bloc

In a bid to boost further regional African integration and South-South cooperation, Morocco seeks the membership of the Economic Community of Western African Countries (ECOWAS), one of the major regional blocs in the continent. Morocco has informed President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, chairperson of ECOWAS, of its desire to join this regional grouping through […]

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Nigerian music legend donates $11,000 to IDPs

Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as “2Face”, has donated 3.5 million naira to the UN refugee office in the country – UNHCR. He has also disclosed that a charity concert will be held in June to help raise more funds. The Nigerian music artist said that he was donating the money to the […]

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South Africa: Zuma condemns xenophobic attacks

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has condemned acts of violence between south-Africans and non-nationals, his office said on Friday. At least 20 stores in Pretoria owned by foreigners were looted this week in the Rainbow nation. “Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law abiding and contribute to the economy of the […]

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U.N. needs $4 bln by March to ‘avert a catastrophe’ in 4 countries

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said the global body needs over $4 billion by the end of next-month to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. “Despite some generous pledges, just $90 million has actually been received so far,” said Guterres, about two […]

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Two Germans archaeologists abducted in Nigeria

Two German archaeologists were kidnapped in central Nigeria on Wednesday, a police official said. The archaeologists were abducted during excavation work at Jajela village, near the road linking Kaduna airport, which lies to the north of the state capital, Kaduna city, to the capital Abuja. “The case was reported by locals and we have swung […]

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