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Ghana: Voices rose worldwide to salute the memory of former president John Jerry Rawlings

“A monument has gone out, it is an immense loss for Ghana,” President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a statement Thursday, November 12. At the age of 73, former President Jerry John Rawlings died in a hospital in the capital Accra “after a short illness”. “I am announcing the suspension of our political campaign (…) following […]

Nigeria: opposition Governor Godwin Obaseki wins re-election without violence in the state of Edo

Previously the only southern oil state to be controlled by the APC, the party of President Muhammadu Buhari, Edo State is now in the hands of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the PDP. Dissension within the majority party had led the outgoing governor – who was re-elected on Sunday – to join the opposition. Earlier last […]

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Nigeria: Buhari convened National Security Council as criticism continues against army

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari convened his National Security Council on Tuesday 4 August in Abuja. The top military officers, police officials and heads of the various internal security agencies attended the meeting against the backdrop of a deteriorating security situation in the country and continued criticism of the military. A summit meeting as a wake-up […]

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Buhari: ECOWAS is under risk of dislocation as ECO currency will replaces CFA

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, spoke for the first time on Wednesday 24 June of a risk of dislocation of ECOWAS, in case of the arrival of the eco currency to replace the CFA franc by the WAEMU zone. Even if it is not a threat, Muhammadu Buhari’s statements show that the positions remain […]

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Buhari wants to test Covid-Organics before it’s used

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received several sachets of artemisia-based tea on Saturday 16 May, which the Malagasy authorities praise as a remedy against the new coronavirus. The Covid-Organics will be tested in Nigeria before being made available. It was the President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, visiting Abuja, who handed over the potion to his […]

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Nigeria: Buhari appoints cabinet amid dwindling revenues

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari swore members of his cabinet into office on Wednesday with Zainab Ahmed returning to the Finance Ministry and newcomer Timipre Sylva heading up the key Petroleum Ministry as junior minister. According to local media, Buhari will continue as petroleum minister, but Timipre Sylva, former governor of the oil-rich Bayelsa State, will […]

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Nigeria Decides: 84 million people registered to vote in 2019 polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria on Monday disclosed that over 84 million persons have registered to vote in upcoming polls. The commission’s boss Prof. Mahmood Yakubu presented copied of the voters’ roll to party representatives in the capital city, Abuja. The upcoming elections pits Buhari leading the All Progressives Congress, APC, against Atiku […]

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Elections, regional security, economy top agenda of ECOWAS summit

West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS last weekend urged Nigeria and Senegal to ensure peaceful, free and transparent elections next year. The call was contained in a final communiqué of the 54th ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government in Abuja. Nigeria and Senegal will hold general elections in February 2019. […]

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Nigeria: Buhari presents $28.8 bln 2019 budget to parliament

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presented a $28.80 billion budget for 2019 to parliament. Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer and most populous nation, has “recovered from recession” after a slump in 2016, Buhari told a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives in the capital, Abuja. The 2019 spending plan assumes crude […]

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Nigeria: Presidential candidates ink election “peace pact”, a main challenger snubs it

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed a deal for peaceful elections but his main challenger for the upcoming election, Atiku Abubakar, snubbed the peace pact. “We, the candidates pledge to uphold the highest standard of conduct and encourage our teeming supporters to do the same,” the 75-year-old former military ruler said after signing the […]

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