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Nigeria:Four U.S., Canadian Captives Freed in Nigeria
[Deutsche Welle] Two American and two Canadian citizens have been released after being kidnapped earlier this week in an ambush in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna. Police say they have a suspect in custody.
01/21/2018 07:23 PM
Nigeria:Sexual Satisfaction Not Possible With Sex Dolls - Seyi Hunter
[Vanguard] With the troll of sex dolls which has become the order of the day in the country and on social media, many are quizzed as to whether or not the sex robots can deliver as they have been hyped. One person who has lent her voice on this is Nollywood actress, producer and self acclaimed sex goddess, Seyi Hunter.
01/21/2018 07:50 AM
Nigeria:Yobe Govt Reunites 216 Deportees From Libya With Families
[Premium Times] The Yobe State Government on Saturday reunited additional 216 persons deported from Libya with their families in the state.
01/21/2018 08:35 AM
Nigeria:Minister, Governor's Feud - Kalu Seeks Buhari's Intervention
[Premium Times] A former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, on Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to intervene in the feud between Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu.
01/21/2018 07:32 AM
Congo-Kinshasa/Burkina Faso:Congo Confirm Last Eight Spot
[CAF] Second half goals from defender Carof Bakoua and substitute Kader Bidimbou inspired Congo to a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Saturday in Agadir and confirm their place at the knockout stage.
01/21/2018 07:21 AM
Liberia/Cameroon:Remembering George Weah's Early Football Days
[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon was Weah's stepping stone on his way to becoming a top football player in Europe. Many of his former team mates have fond memories of Liberia's president-elect. DW's Moki Kindzeka spoke with some of them.
01/20/2018 05:50 PM
Togo:Nation Needs International Support to Overcome Stalemate
[ISS] While Togo's political and civil society actors agree that political dialogue is vital in order to bring stability to the country, political actors disagree on the dialogue's nature, format, objectives and prerequisites. African Union (AU) president Alpha Condé proposed 23 and 26 January for the opening of the talks following his 15 and 16 January meeting with the coalition of 14 opposition parties. The dialogue was initially announced by Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé in November 2017.
01/20/2018 08:48 AM
Sierra Leone:Court Orders Arrest of Presidential Candidate
[East African] A Sierra Leone court has ordered the arrest of an opposition presidential candidate on charges of contempt.
01/20/2018 08:14 AM
Liberia:Eight Heads of State, Others to Attend Weah's Inauguration
[Observer] African heads of state to grace Weah's inauguration (clockwise from left): Jacob Zuma, South Africa; Ernest Bai Koroma, Sierra Leone; Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria; Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana; Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon; Faure Gnassingbe, Togo; Alpha Conde, Guinea; and Jose Mario Vaz, Guinea Bissau
01/19/2018 03:43 PM
Liberia:Police Roll Out Inauguration Security Plan
[New Republic] The Liberia National Police has officially rolled out plans for security guidance ahead of the January 22, 2018 inauguration program expected to be held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sport Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
01/19/2018 08:25 AM
Nigeria:Malabu Oil Deal - Nigeria Sues JP Morgan for U.S.$875 Million
[Leadership] Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country's former oil minister, Reuters report yesterday.
01/19/2018 06:36 AM
Nigeria:Biafra Group Was Legally Declared a Terror Organisation - Court
[Premium Times] An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has refused an application by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra seeking the nullification of the proscription order made against the group on September 20.
01/19/2018 05:19 AM
Liberia:'Thugs' Besiege Headquarters of Outgoing Ruling Party
[Observer] The headquarters of the outgoing ruling Unity Party was on Thursday afternoon a tension packed scene when some individuals described as thugs converged on the UP headquarters to stage a protest against the expulsion of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and few other party members. The protesting group had come to read a statement debunking the expulsions but met stiff resistance from security officers and other partisans on ground.
01/19/2018 03:45 PM
Liberia:Defense Minister Admits to 'Wastefully' Spending AFL Soldiers Pension Benefits
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Minister of National Defense, Brownie J. Samukai has admitted to wastefully spending of "welfare and supplementary pension benefit" belonging to members of the Armed forces of Liberia (AFL), citing "Procedural Lapses" for the misapplication.
01/19/2018 03:26 PM
Nigeria:The Economist Disowns Publication On Buhari - Presidency
[Leadership] The Economist, a London-based magazine, has disclaimed a publication which claims that Nigerians have shown unprecedented level of patience with President Muhammadu Buhari.
01/19/2018 06:36 AM
Nigeria:Economic Recession - AfDB Disburses U.S.$600M Budget Support to Govt
[Vanguard] The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said that African Development Bank (AfDB) disbursed a budget support of 600 million dollars to Nigerian government when the country faced economic recession.
01/19/2018 05:19 AM
Nigeria:Enugu Govt to Introduce 'Pay As You Work' for Science Schools
[Vanguard] The Enugu State Science, Technical and Vocational Schools Management Board says it will soon introduce "Pay As You Work" model in payment of salaries to teachers in its employ.
01/19/2018 05:16 AM
Nigeria:We're Making Steady, Remarkable Progress in Agriculture, Says President Buhari
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said the agricultural sector has witnessed steady and remarkable progress in the last two years, significantly reducing the food import bill of the country.
01/19/2018 05:14 AM
Nigeria:Nigeria Has Balance of U.S.$2.32 Billion in ECA As At Jan 15 - Minister
[Vanguard] Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said that Nigeria has a balance of $2.32b in the Excess Crude Account, ECA, as at January.
01/19/2018 05:11 AM
Nigeria:Nigerians Express Divergent Views On 'Sex Dolls' Debate
[Premium Times] An unusual phenomenon has been trending in the Nigerian Cyberspace. It is the introduction and sale of sex robots fused with Human Artificial Intelligence.
01/19/2018 05:10 AM
Nigeria:Herdsmen, Farmers Violence - VP Leads Nine Governors to Find Solutions
[Premium Times] The National Economic Council, NEC, has set up a ten-member committee to address the widespread farmers/herders clashes across the country.
01/19/2018 05:06 AM
Cote d'Ivoire/Zambia:Mulenga's Goals Down Cote d'Ivoire at CHAN
[CAF] Augustine Kabaso Mulenga scored in either half to power Zambia to a 2-0 win over Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday in Marrakkech, their second at the tournament.
01/19/2018 04:52 AM
Liberia:Ellen Rallies Support for Weah
[NEWS] With less than four days to the historic democratic transition in Liberia, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is rallying Liberians to support the incoming government headed by Ambassador George M. Weah.
01/19/2018 04:47 PM
Liberia:Pres. Sirleaf Meets Wives of Aggrieved Soldiers
[New Republic] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has met wives of aggrieved soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in an effort to resolve outstanding problems surrounding the compulsory savings they claimed the Ministry of Defense owes them. She assured the aggrieved wives of AFL soldiers of government's commitment in resolving their concerns. She said government will pay the money into the soldiers' accounts over a period of time, noting: "I, as well as the President-elect have been briefed by the Chief of Staff o
01/19/2018 04:43 PM
Liberia:'Don't Take Ambassador Weah for Granted'
[Observer] Liberians and others who may not be seeing their way clear as the CDC led government of George Manneh Weah prepares to take the reins of power have been cautioned not to take him for granted on his campaign promises.
01/19/2018 04:35 PM
Liberia:Fist-Fight At UP Headquarters
[New Dawn] Partisans of Liberia's ruling Unity Party (UP) are reported to have entered into a fist fight at the party headquarters in Congo Town during a protest that results from division within the party following the expulsion of standard bearer emeritus, outgoing President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf and some officials.
01/19/2018 03:32 PM
Africa:Liberia Signs Agreement With Sustainable Development Center for Africa
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government of Liberia and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) have signed a "Host Country Agreement" that will facilitate the establishment of the first West African SDGC/A sub-regional center in Monrovia.
01/19/2018 03:25 PM
West Africa:Police Assault Journalist Covering Court Proceedings
[MFWA] A journalist who was covering court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal has been physically assaulted by the police.
01/19/2018 02:19 PM
Gambia:Senegalese Wrestler Siteu to Grace Gambia's Combat of the Season
[Foroyaa] Senegalese wrestling star Siteu is set to touch down in Gambia to grace the must-watch fight between Leket Bu Barra and Manduwar this Sunday.
01/19/2018 02:02 PM
Gambia:The Barrow Administration After One Year
[Foroyaa] Lessons are beginning to be drawn. The Barrow administration should take stock. What did it promise the nation? What has it achieved? Journalists are conducting their interviews. Different stakeholders are beginning to make their assessments. Foroyaa will start the countdown to the 19th of January 2018.
01/19/2018 02:02 PM