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South Africa: Nigerians face fresh xenophobic attacks

Nigeria has called on the African Union (AU) to intervene urgently as Nigerians face fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The Nigerian Community in South Africa confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. According to a presidential adviser on Foreign Affairs and diaspora, with the current spate of attacks, it […]

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Three African countries listed among world’s most powerful economies by 2050

Price Waterhouse Coopers published rankings of 32 future power economies by 2050. In the report, titled “The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?” three African nations, Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa are forecast to be 14th, 15th, and 27th respectively. The report used by macroeconomists takes into account the various […]

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Angola Becomes Africa’s Top Oil Producer – OPEC

Nigeria has again lost its Africa’s top oil producer status to Angola, as the country’s crude oil production fell by 67,000 barrels per day last month, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said on Wednesday. OPEC, in its Monthly Oil Market Report for February 2017 put crude oil production from Nigeria at 1.604 million […]

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Nigeria recovers $25.4 million thanks to whistle-blower policy

The Nigerian government this weekend announced that its whistle-blower policy initiated last December enabled to recover $25.4 million looted funds so far. According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Culture, the biggest amount recovered was $136,676,600.51 from an account in a commercial bank, where the money was deposited under an apparently fake […]

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Internet Penetration: Seychelles, Morocco Top African Rankings

The Seychelles, Morocco and South Africa have the best internet connection in Africa with better access, according to statistics in real time published by Internet live status on Sunday. The statistics revealed that these three countries have more than half of their population connected to the internet. They are closely followed by Tunisia, Nigeria and […]

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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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Ghana’s Nuclear Energy Efforts Commended by IAEA

Experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) on Monday commended Ghana for its preparation so far for nuclear energy. “Ghana has established effective mechanisms to involve a wide and comprehensive range of national stakeholders in the relevant activities,” the experts indicated after an eight-day peer review […]

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Equatorial Guinea’s Opposition Says Jammeh Does not Qualify for Asylum

Equatorial Guinea’s opposition parties on Monday have expressed reservations over the government’s decision to welcome former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in the Central African nation. According to one of the opposition groups, the Convergence for Social Democracy, President Teodoro Obiang will be held responsible for whatever happens with the presence of Jammeh in the oil-rich […]

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ECOWAS, a Bullwark against Dictatorships in West Africa

The (ECOWAS) has grown steadily to acquire a political and military dimension besides its role in bolstering economic integration in the region. The recent intervention of the African sub-regional grouping to pressure the long-ruling Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to step down in recognition of his electoral defeat is but another shining example of the growing […]

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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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