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Buhari returns to Nigeria from UK

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical leave in the UK. Officials refused to disclose what he was being treated for. It was the president’s second spell of medical leave this year – leading many Nigerians to question whether he was well enough to run the country. President Buhari, 74, walked unaided from the plane ...

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Anti-corruption drive must not create hardship – Rawlings

Former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has called for change in the fight against corruption to ensure that it does not create undue hardship on people. Mr. Rawlings, who was speaking in Nigeria, said corruption had eaten so deep into the fabric of society that the quest to clean up seems to rather create hardship instead of reducing the cost of ...

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Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home after medical treatment in the UK, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission. The African leader has recently faced questions at home over whether he is well enough to run the country. Since the start of 2017 he has spent more time in the UK than in Nigeria. His ...

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Nigeria’s Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home after medical treatment in the UK, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission. The African leader has recently faced questions at home over whether he is well enough to run the country. Since the start of 2017 he has spent more time in the UK than in Nigeria. His ...

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‘It costs more calling Nigeria from Ghana than USA’

It has emerged that Ghanaians and other nationals in Ghana who call family, friends and business associates in Nigeria pay more compared to calls to the United States of America, China, and Canada. Whereas the telecommunication companies charge between GHp0.21 to GHc0.96 every minute for calls to Nigeria, they charge comparatively lower [between GHp0.12 to GHc0.21] for calls to the ...

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ECOWAS citizens trust made-in-Ghana goods – Osafo Maafo

It seems most countries within the ECOWAS sub-region have a high confidence in products especially pharmaceuticals produced in Ghana. Ghana’s Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo who made this revelation said his past encounters with some ECOWAS citizens prove this fact. [contextly_sidebar id=”BT4m55d36rXdwCTnCxJmN8shSZClQU88″]“I was talking to the pharmacists in Kumasi over the weekend and I told them a true story. At ...

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Eight dead in Nigeria church gun attack

At least eight people have been killed in a gun attack on a church in southern Nigeria, police say. Up to 18 other worshippers were wounded in the early morning incident at the church in Ozubulu near the city of Onitsha. There were conflicting reports over whether the attack was carried out by a lone gunman or a group of ...

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Akufo-Addo leaves for Nigeria on a day’s official visit

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Accra on Tuesday for Abuja, Nigeria on a day’s official visit. His visit is at the behest of the Acting Nigerian President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as a Guest of Honour at Nigeria’s National Defence College’s Silver Jubilee Anniversary and the graduation ceremony of participants of Course 25 of the Institution. President Akufo-Addo is billed ...

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Mass Nigerian arrests for gay sex in Lagos State

More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was carried out. Homosexual acts are punishable by up to ...

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Nigeria has over 50% of the world’s out-of-school children

More than half the world’s children who are not being educated are in Nigeria, the country’s government has said. Acknowledging the scale of the problem the education ministry’s permanent secretary Adamu Hussaini said it was “sad to note” that Nigeria had 10.5 million children out of school. This is the first time senior officials have admitted the size of the ...

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