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Group accuses ex NEMA DG, others of plan to frustrate Buhari, petitions DSS

Group accuses ex NEMA DG, others of plan to frustrate Buhari, petitions DSS

A group, the Empowerment for Unemployed Youths Initiative has petitioned the Department of State Services, DSS over plans by the former Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and one Hafsat Shaibu to frustrate the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group in the petition dated July 16, 2018 and signed by the

Botswana president steps down

President Ian Khama of Botswana this week wrapped up a national “farewell tour” before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress his statesmanship and the country’s stability. Khama has visited all of Botswana’s 57 constituencies since December, bidding a long goodbye to a population of just 2.2 million after serving

Protesters call for Zuma’s resignation as South Africa honours 1994 election

South Africa on Thursday marked 23 years since its first post-apartheid election with some protesters calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign after numerous corruption scandals. At his address to commemorate the April 27, 1994 election that brought Nelson Mandela to power, Zuma hailed the end of white-minority rule as “one of the greatest achievements

Finally, Mugabe announces retirement

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe , has finally announced his retirement. The Zimbabwean president has always maintained that he would die in office. Speaking to a group of war veterans at the weekend, Mugabe admitted that the country’s economy is crumbling and said he would retire. The Southern African country’s currency is in poor shape and

Crisis erupts in Gabon after Bongo narrowly wins re-election

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo was declared winner Thursday of contested weekend elections, extending half-a-century of rule by the Bongo family which sparked clashes in the Central African nation. Protesters shouting “Ali must go!” tried to storm the offices of the election commission shortly after authorities announced his re-election by a narrow majority. Security forces used

We will abide by ICJ’s decision on Nigeria/Cameroon border demarcation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that his administration will abide by the decision of the International Court of Justice on the Nigeria- Cameroon border. A statement issued by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja when he received a United Nations

Suicide attack kills five Libyan fighters

Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed government said five of its fighters were killed on Thursday in a suicide car bomb outside Sirte, the local stronghold of the Islamic State extremist militia. The bomb was targeted at the security gate of the town of Abugrein, located west of Sirte, a government media centre reported, without giving

Sub-Saharan African universities brainstorm on creating skilled work force

No fewer than 43 sub-Saharan African universities on Tuesday in Abuja began discussion on how to create skilled work force for the sub-region. The two-day workshop was organised by the World Bank Education Team for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the National Universities Commission (NUC). It is entitled

Buhari, Hollande, Biya, others to meet in Abuja over Boko Haram

President Mohammadu Buhari will be playing host to a security summit in Abuja on Saturday. A statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina revealed that the French President, Francois Hollande and President Paul Biya of Cameroon will arrive Friday for the regional summit. The statement also revealed that representatives of the United States, Britain, Equatorial Guinea,

Buhari assures Burundi of support to end crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday urged the people and Government of Burundi to explore dialogue in resolving the current political differences in the country. Buhari said this while receiving the former Burundian President, Mr. Pierre Buyoya, at the State House, Abuja. According to the President, Nigeria would continue to support peace processes in the continent through