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President Buhari participates in the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in Addis Ababa

President Muhammadu Buhari is participating in the four-day 30th African Union Summit which started Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), said that President Buhari is meeting with 14 other members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC), …

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Trump’s speech calls for introspection – Peter Obi in Yale University speech

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has advised Africans and African leaders to stop brooding over President Donald Trump’s speech describing African countries as Shitholes and focus on development to prove Trump and others sharing the same view wrong. He said such speeches questioning our fundamental being …

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‘Killings of Nigerians in South Africa must stop’ – Nigerians in Diaspora warn

By Prudence Arobani, New York The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) worldwide has warned against further killings of Nigerians in the Republic of South Africa saying “these killings must stop and with immediate effect”. NIDO, in a statement by all its continental affiliations – Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa – …

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Hugh Masekela, father of South African jazz, husband of Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba, dies at 78; ‘His contribution to the struggle for liberation will never be forgotten’ – President Zuma

Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday. He was 78. In a career spanning more than five decades, Masekela gained international recognition with his distinctive …

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Weah makes first appointments

Liberia’s President George Weah on Tuesday made his first appointments less than 24 hours after his swearing in on Monday. Seven names made the first batch of appointees, including former Senate Pro-Tempore Gbezohngar Findley, who has been named Minister of Foreign Affairs. Findley, according to local media, is a close …

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Indigenous shipowners may get NNPC, NIMASA nod to lift crude … As Dakuku champions new trade terms to boost indigenous shipping … Kachikwu, Baru weigh options

Shipowners and other stakeholders in the maritime sector are on the verge of getting the desired change in trade terms from Free On Board (FOB) to Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) which would enable them to begin to lift Nigeria crude and ultimately boost indigenous capacity. This new encouragement was …

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