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Buhari commends ECOWAS secretariat for engaging EFCC; Meets AU Chairperson, cautions against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday commended the leadership of the ECOWAS Commission for demanding accountability from its headquarters staff, which made it to invite Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to look into its books. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Femi Adesina, …

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249 more Nigerians back from Libya

By Adekunle Williams and Solomon Asowata The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday facilitated the return of 249 more Nigerians from Libya. The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9.47pm aboard an Afriqiyah Airbus A330-300 with Registration Number 5A-ONR. …

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Sierra Leone prepares for Presidential Elections; Dr. Kamara is ruling All Peoples Party candidate

The West African country of Sierra Leone is holding its presidential election march next year with the ruling All Peoples Party having as its candidate a technocratic politician and former foreign minister, Dr Samura Kamara. Kamara had emerged as the consensus candidate after the ruling party national convention presided over …

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Governor Wike accuses agents of APC Federal Government of de-marketing Rivers State

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that deliberate efforts by agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government to de-market Rivers State are counter-productive to the interest of the nation. Speaking at a state dinner organised for the contestants of Miss University Africa Beauty Pageant on Friday …

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Instability in Togo could have devastating regional consequences – Presidents Buhari, Quattara warn; Demand roadmap on resolution of political impasse with other leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday expressed concern that political instability in Togo, if not averted, could have regional consequences. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media & Publicity, both leaders expressed the view during a bilateral meeting …

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President Buhari to participate in counter-terrorism summit in Jordan; Meets Tony Blair; Returns to Abuja from Abidjan

By Ismaila Chafe  President Muhammadu Buhari will join other Heads of State in Aqaba, Jordan on December 2, to review strategies for fighting terrorism. The summit would also look at ways of reinforcing joint security structures that would be more proactive in preventing attacks. The President’s Special Adviser on Media …

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All Nigerians stranded in Tripoli will be brought home, President Buhari assures; Vows to reduce illegal migration to Europe

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night in Abidjan declared that all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and rehabilitated. The President while speaking when he addressed Nigerians in the Diaspora, vowed to reduce the number of Nigerians heading for Europe illegally …

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President Buhari in Abidjan for EU-AU Summit with Tinubu, Govs. Emmanuel, Abubakar, others

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit slated for Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. The President was received at the Houphet Airport by Ivoiren President Alassane Ouattara. Those on the President’s entourage include governors Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom …

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