West Africa

Nigeria: El-Rufai – Give Presidency to South in 2023

Kaduna, Abuja — Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai, yesterday said that after President Muhammad Buhari’s tenure ends in 2023, the presidency should be zoned to the southern part of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, had recently said that there was no need for zoning the …

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Nigeria: Former Nigerian Senator, Buruji Kashamu, Is Dead

The former senator and businessman, Buruji Kashamu, is dead. Mr Kashamu died Saturday at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Lagos, his friend and former colleague at the Senate, Ben Murray-Bruce, confirmed. “I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and …

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Nigeria: How N29bn Import Ban May Change Maize Farmers’ Fortunes

Two maize farmers associations, Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) and Maize Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN), have received N29 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to produce over 20 million metric tonnes of maize for the wet season. Of this figure, …

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Africa: Breastmilk for Premature Babies Encourages Economic Revival

This week is World Breastfeeding Week, a flagship campaign of the International Confederation of Midwives. Ensuring that mothers can breastfeed – to nurture and nourish their newborns – requires scaling up commitments to reach the last mile for neonatal intensive care and nutrition. ‘Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet,’ is …

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Nigeria: Those Killings in Southern Kaduna

Kaduna — The Kaduna state government has recently imposed curfew in Zango Kataf and Kauru local governments due to the escalation of tension in the affected areas. However, there is uproar by the southern Kaduna people union (SOKAPU) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over what they alleged as ethnic …

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Nigeria: Messing Up Nigeria With Chinese Loans

In sane climes, when a government signs any loan agreement, the interest of the citizens is prioritised. That has not been the case with loan agreements signed with China by Nigerian governments – past and present. Some critical things are signed away by our governments in these deals. Between 2010 …

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Nigeria: Insecurity – Thinking Out of the Box

If there’s one country so deeply buried in the box of doing the routine and the mundane,that country is Nigeria. On everything, our leaders, policymakers and implementers never sit and think deeply. They never listen, and are mostly averse, to counsel, wise and otherwise. They either never consult experts who …

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Nigeria: CSOs Ask Govt to End #RevolutionNow Protests

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has asked the federal government to initiative well-calculated and stringent measures to put a permanent end to #RevolutionNow protests in the country. Members of the #RevolutionNow group led by the convener who is an opposition politician, Omoyele Sowore, had launched a protest in …

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