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Liberia’s NEC presents certificate of return to Weah, others

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has presented certificate of return to the President-elect, George Weah; Vice President-elect, Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the newly elected members of the House of Representatives. Chairman of NEC, Mr Jerome Korkoya, performed the ceremony at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia on Thursday evening. According to local …

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Buhari congratulates President-Elect George Weah of Liberia; Opponent, Liberia’s Vice President, congratulates Weah

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr George Weah on his election as the next President of the Republic of Liberia. President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, also commended the Liberian people on …

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UN chief dispatches Obasanjo to Liberia, commends peaceful vote

By Prudence Arobani UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has announced that he is sending former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to support Liberia to peacefully transfer power to a democratically-elected president. Guterres, who announced this on Wednesday in New York through his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, also welcomed the peaceful conduct of the …

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Boxing Day duty for former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan; Polls close in Liberia’s elections, counting underway

Boxing Day duty for GEJ: Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ), as Co-lead of the United States National Democratic Institute’s Election Observer Team to Liberia’s Presidential election run-off was on duty, from early on Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, observing voting procedures at a polling centre in St. Peter’s …

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Buhari advocates regional mechanism for evacuation, resettlement of stranded citizens abroad

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated regional mechanism for evacuation, resettlement and empowerment of stranded ECOWAS citizens abroad. The President made the call at the opening of the 52nd ordinary session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Abuja on Saturday. He said the …

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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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