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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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UN Chief denounces attack on village in north-west Nigeria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack this weekend on a village in the Nigerian province of Kaduna and underscored the need to hold the perpetrators to account. “Those responsible” must be “swiftly brought to justice,” said the Secretary-General in a statement released by his Spokesperson’s office on Monday. Guterres also expressed […]

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China inks 15 bln yuan currency swap agreement with Nigeria

China’s central bank on Thursday signed a three-year bilateral currency swap agreement with Nigeria. The agreement will allow the two nations to swap a total of $2.35 billion over the next three years. The move is aimed at facilitating bilateral trade and investment of both sides, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said on its […]

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Nigeria bans production, importation of codeine syrups

Nigerian government has announced a ban on the production and import of cough syrup containing codeine. Codeine is a medicine that is used to relieve pain and to reduce coughing. According to officials, the move is to limit widespread abuse of the drug across the West African nation. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole […]

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Africa: Swedfund Commits $14.7 million to Evolution II Energy Fund

Swedfund, Sweden’s development finance institution that supports companies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, has invested SEK 126m in the Evolution II Fund, which is focused on clean energy supply and resource efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. Evolution II invests in affordable, least-cost, low-carbon clean energy infrastructure projects and promotes growth in resource efficiency […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari to meet US president in Washington

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on April 30, the White House announced on Sunday. According to Washington, the two leaders will discuss among other issues promoting economic growth, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security. Buhari, who has traveled to the United Kingdom last […]

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Nigeria: President Buhari will seek re-election in 2019 – Presidency

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term in office in February 2019, the Nigerian presidency said on Monday. Buhari will seek his All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s presidential ticket to contest the 2019 elections, the presidency said on its Twitter account. According to the president’s top aide, Buhari has disclosed his decision to […]

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Nigeria: Boko Haram coordinated attacks leave 18 killed

Boko Haram launched overnight coordinated attacks on a military camp and villages around the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores, Nigerian officials said Monday. The terror group fighters attacked a military base in the Cashew Plantation area at the entrance to the city with suicide bombers, mortars and guns, […]

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AfDB to launch 12 new projects to support SMEs in 6 African countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch twelve new projects to support agribusiness SMEs in 6 African countries, The Bank said in a statement. The projects will be funded by the AfDB’s Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. According to the Bank, the $28.8 million envelope will […]

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Nigeria cleans police payroll of 80,000 “ghost workers”

The Nigerian government on Monday said there are over 80,000 ghost police officers in the West African nation. The disclosure came after a staff count and full integration of payrolls across the country’s 42 police commands and formations into a federal information structure. According to the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS) instituted by […]

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