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West Africa

Four bodies recovered in Burkina Faso mine

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Bodies of four miners have been found in a zinc mine in Burkina Faso after 39 days of search, a government spokesman has said. Eight miners got trapped hundreds of metres underground by flood waters last month in the Canadian-owned...

Ghana vows to solve debt crisis without recourse to IMF

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Ghana has expressed its commitment to managing its debt without assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, who made this known, said he was confidence that government measures were moving the country in the...

President Buhari attends COP-15 Conference in Abidjan

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday left for Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, to attend a United Nations organized conference on the future of land, regarding desertification, drought, degradation, rights, restoration and implications for national and world economies. President Buhari, who will participate...

ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff to hold Extraordinary Meeting in Accra, May...

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By Tom Chiahemen (ABUJA) - An extraordinary meeting of the ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff is holding in Accra, the capital of Ghana, from 5 to 6 May 2022. As part of the agenda for the meeting, top military brass...

We can make the Commonwealth a real global power – President Buhari

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Why should our 54 countries not lend weight to each other in international bodies, compounding our influence as the EU does? Still, it is right to debate the Commonwealth’s future. Though perfectly sustainable in its current form, it would be...

Nollywood produces 541 movies in Q1, 2022 – NFVCB

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National Film and Video Censors Board of Nigeria (NFVCB), says the board received and censored 541 movies produced by the Nigerian film industry in the first quarter of 2022. This was made known in a statement issued by Alhaji Adedayo...

Remove subsidy, deregulate economy for Nigeria’s prosperity- CIBN tasks FG

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The President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Dr Bayo Olugbemi, has urged the Federal Government to totally remove subsidies and fully deregulate the economy in the long run to ensure Nigeria’s prosperity.  Olugbemi, who is also Chairman of Council,...

Buhari salutes Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi at 75

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated scholar, administrator, and journalist, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, on his 75th birthday. In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina on Friday in Abuja, Buhari joined family, friends and associates to rejoice with Ogunbiyi...

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari dish out 2022 Easter Message

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S 2022 EASTER MESSAGE I join our Christian brothers and sisters to celebrate this year’s Easter, which is the most significant event/festival in the Christian calendar. This year’s celebration is very unique for adherents of the two great faiths in...

Ivory Coast President Ouattara to name slimmed-down govt next week

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By Jacob Kubeka - Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi tabled his resignation and that of his government on Wednesday as President Alassane Ouattara plans to slim down the size of the cabinet, Ouattara said on Wednesday. Ouattara said he would...

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Death toll from Tunisian migrant boat accident rises to 112

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The number of illegal immigrants killed after their boat sank off the southeastern coast of Tunisia on Sunday has risen to 112, according to...

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