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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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Voting begins as Liberians choose Johnson-Sirleaf’s successor in delayed run-off election

By Harrison Arubu Voting has begun in polling centres across Liberia as the West African country chooses its next President in a delayed presidential run-off election. The run-off is between former international football star, Sen. George Weah, and incumbent Vice President, Mr Joseph Boakai. Weah won the first round of …

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Gov. Dickson says forum’s approval of $1bn to fight insurgency will strengthen security

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Tuesday explained that the Governors’ Forum’s decision to grant Federal Government permission to utilize one billion dollars from the Excess Crude Account for security was taken in good fate. The governor was reacting to the controversy surrounding the approval given during the last National …

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2019: Ekweremadu charges PDP NWC on transparent primaries …Wants an open contest for presidential ticket

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has charged the newly elected National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure transparent and credible primaries ahead of the 2019 general election. He blamed the party’s defeat in the 2015 general election on lack of internal …

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