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Dangote exports Clinker abroad; boosts FG’s forex drive …MAN commends Dangote for spearheading Nigeria’s export drive

To reaffirm its status as the biggest cement producer in Africa, Dangote Cement has set the pace with the exportation of 27,800 metric tonnes of clinker to a neighbouring African country. With this historic maiden voyage from its Export Terminal located in Apapa Port, Lagos weekend, Dangote has gradually made …

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Is Nigeria Ready to Leave Lockdown? By Professor Benjamin Uzochukwu

As sub-Saharan Africa grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout, policymakers in Nigeria—Africa’s largest economy and home to about half of West Africa’s population—are increasingly recognizing a need for localised solutions driven by relevant evidence and local actors. But poor data infrastructures and significant under-testing severely hamper their …

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Gulf of Guinea no longer safe haven for pirates – Jamoh; As Nigeria hands over suspected vessel, crew to Ghana; Korean Envoy hails handling of case  

The Nigerian Government has handed over the fishing vessel Marine 707 suspected to be carrying out illegal activities in the Gulf of Guinea to the Ghanian authorities for further investigation and possible prosecution. Nigeria also handed over 51 crew members including 48 Ghanians and 3 south Korea nationals  to the Government …

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AfDB: Obasanjo, Jonathan, 13 other African leaders rally support for Adesina

Olawale Jokotoye Abeokuta, May 30, 2020 Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and other African leaders on Friday, threw their support behind the embattled President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Adewunmi Adesina. The African leaders rallied support for Adesina through a statement they jointly signed, a …

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UBA holds Africa Day Conversations 2020 today; Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal, George Weah of Liberia, others to speak

Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, GMD/CEO of UBA invites all   to join the Chairman of the frontline bank, Tony Elumelu, at the second edition of the UBA Africa Conversations in celebration of Africa Day, which will bring together senior political leaders and policymakers to define an African response to COVID. Uzoka says, with …

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Buhari orders military operations against bandits, kidnappers in Katsina; Receives Madagascars COVID drug; Task Force

  Abuja, May 17, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the commencement of a major military operation to sweep bandits and kidnappers out of Katsina State. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. He said: ”A …

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 COVID-19: Can Africa afford lockdowns?  By Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR

This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these …

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Covid-19: ECOWAS President says body is looking inwards, not waiting on Western Countries

  By Lizzy Okoji and Ifeanyi Nwoko Abuja, April 23, 2020 The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is looking inwards to find possible solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic rather than sit and wait on the Western Countries. Fielding questions from newsmen during an online Zoom meeting, ECOWAS President, …

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China must pay reparations to Africa for its coronavirus failures By Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili

Dr. Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili is the former vice president for the Africa region at the World Bank and the former minister of education for Nigeria. She is the co-convener of Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls Movement. The covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe injury to Africa’s development prospects and worsened the conditions of …

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Facebook launches Tools to keep faith-based communities connected during COVID-19

Facebook has launched key resources to help faith groups stay connected and engaged during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The resources include the “Faith on Facebook Resource Hub” and the Faith on Facebook toolkit, both providing guidance and step-by-step tips that faith-based groups can use to keep their communities engaged while observing social distancing. …

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