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Buhari To Attend Ghana’s Independence Anniversary Celebrations

Buhari To Attend Ghana’s Independence Anniversary Celebrations

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Abuja for Accra, Ghana to attend the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6. President Buhari is said to be the only foreign leader invited to the event as the Special Guest of Honour. This was revealed on Sunday, in a

4 pregnant women, 140 other Nigerians return from Libya

No fewer than 144 Nigerians, which included four pregnant women, were on Thursday repatriated from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10.30

FirstBank CEO, Adesola named African Banker of the Year

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, the Managing Director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited & Subsidiaries, has been named the African Banker of the Year in the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday, February 24, 2018. He was also inducted into the African Leadership CEOs Hall

South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

A South African court held that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba violated the constitution in statements he made about his decision to revoke his approval of a company’s bid to open a private airport immigration facility. The judgment is the latest legal blow to a senior South African government official and came with new President Cyril

Ex-President Zuma’s alleged collaborator flees South Africa

Ajay Gupta, one of the three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma, left the country for Dubai 10 days ago, a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman, said on Friday. The three Gupta brothers, accused by the public-anti-graft watchdog of using their friendship with Zuma to influence policy

BREAKING: South African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as President

South African lawmakers on Thursday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party. Ramaphosa was elected without a vote after being the only candidate nominated in the parliament in Cape Town, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told assembled lawmakers.

Breaking: South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday. The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has died aged 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least two years, but his condition deteriorated rapidly in recent days despite treatment in neighbouring South Africa. His death will be an enormous blow to the opposition in Zimbabwe, coming only months before the first elections were

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