West Africa Headlines

Nigeria:Anxiety Over Order of Elections - NASS Override Awaiting Presidential Veto?

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 51 min ago
[Vanguard] The stage is set for a possible presidential veto on the proposed amendments to the Electoral Act which, from all indications, would be met by an uncomplimentary override by members of the National Assembly.
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Nigeria:Oliseh Tips Ndidi, Iwobi to Shine At Russia 2018

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 51 min ago
[Vanguard] Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh said Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi are two Nigerian players to watch out for at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.
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Nigeria:9Mobile Prize for Literature Announces 2018 Shortlist

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 52 min ago
[Vanguard] The three shortlisted titles are: Stay with Me by Nigeria's Ayobami Adebayo; What it Means When a Man Falls Down From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah, also a Nigerian; and Asylum by Marcus Low, from South Africa.
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Nigeria:Police to Deploy Additional Mobile Units to Zamfara - IGP

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 56 min ago
[Premium Times] The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said that three additional mobile police units would be deployed to Zamfara to beef up security.
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Nigeria:Brazen Banditry At Lagos Airport and Regulatory Agency's Denial

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 56 min ago
[This Day] Although concerned authorities continue to deny the poaching that is going on at the runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the nefarious activities of daring thieves have drawn attention to the consequences of security breaches at the nation's busiest airport, Chinedu Eze writes
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Nigeria:Investors Upbeat As MTN Finalises Plans to Raise $500m Capital On NSE

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 56 min ago
[This Day] MTN, Nigeria's leading telco, has dropped a hint that it would soon offload 30 per cent of its shares to Nigerian investors, after 16 years of making handsome profit in the economy. Though proceeds from the listing will be spent on paying fines slammed on the firm by the federal government, investors, who said the planned action was overdue, await the dawn of a new era on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Bamidele Famoofo reports
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Nigeria:How My Husband Died - Playwright Ishola's Widow

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 57 min ago
[Premium Times] Adebola Ishola, wife of the late renowned playwright, Akinwunmi Ishola has said her husband gave no sign that he was going to die anytime soon.
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Nigeria:With Foreign Reserves Rising 86 Percent in 17 Months, Analysts Credit CBN's Fx Policy, Oil Prices

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 58 min ago
[This Day] In 17 months, Nigeria's foreign reserves have recorded $19.8billion increase from $23billion in October 2016 to $42.8billion on February 13, 2018, representing some 86 per cent growth.
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Nigeria:NNPC to Reward Marketers Selling At Official Pump Price

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 58 min ago
[Leadership] Group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has again declared that official pump price for petrol is N145 per liter and therefore urged marketers to stick to that price to make life easy for Nigerian. The GMD gave this charge yesterday in Abuja while presenting a commendation letter to the managing director of BOVAS & Company Ltd, an Ibadan-based petroleum marketing company, for consistently selling petrol at the approved price of N145 per litre.
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Nigeria:Interpreting African Operatic Drama As Western-Style Musical Theatre

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 58 min ago
[Guardian] A research scholar in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Miami, U.S., Dr. Olufemi Oke, has said that production companies and playhouses in Nigeria wrongly label performances as musical theatre instead of calling them African operatic drama. He said that once the drama goes for more than four to five minutes without a song, the essence of being a musical is lost.
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Nigeria:Nigeria, Global Agencies Agree to Fight Illicit Financial Flows in Africa

Allafrica.com - 18 hours 59 min ago
[Premium Times] With current estimated loss by Africa through illicit financial flows put at over $80 billion annually, Nigeria on Thursday agreed to collaborate with some global anti-graft groups to combat the menace in the continent.
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Nigeria:Majority States Pass 'Not Too Young to Run' Bill

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 6 min ago
[Premium Times] The bill seeking to amend sections of the 1999 Constitution to reduce the age limits for eligibility for elective offices in Nigeria, known as the Not Too Young To Run bill, has secured the endorsement of 24 states.
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Nigeria:Eight Nigerian Boxers Make Final Cut for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 6 min ago
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has picked eight boxers to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia following the final trials ahead of the Games.
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Nigeria:Tuface Idibia, Banky W to Join Rally On Voters' Awareness

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 6 min ago
[Premium Times] Multiple award-winning singer, Tuface Idibia, will participate in a mass voter mobilisation drive to encourage citizens to "protest at all tiers of government with their votes", an advocacy group, EnoughisEnough, EiE, Nigeria, has said.
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Nigeria:Nigerians Paid Less for Cooking Gas in January 2018 - NBS

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 6 min ago
[Premium Times] The average price of cooking gas in Nigeria decreased by at least 14 per cent between January 2017 and January 2018, a National Bureau of statistics, NBS, report has shown.
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Nigeria:Seven in Ten Deaths Caused By Non Communicable Diseases - WHO

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 7 min ago
[Premium Times] About seven in ten deaths annually are caused by Non Communicable Diseases, NCD, the World Health Organisation has said.
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Nigeria:Oil Blocks Are 'Ancestral Properties' of Niger Delta - Gov Dickson

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 11 min ago
[Premium Times] The governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, on Saturday demanded that more oil blocs be given to the oil-producing areas because they are "the ancestral properties of Niger Delta."
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Nigeria:Nigerian Army Not Aware of Shekau's Whereabouts - Spokesperson

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 12 min ago
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Friday dismissed as "misleading" reports indicating that the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped to Cameroon.
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Nigeria:Group Says It Will Compel Buhari to Re-Contest in 2019

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 14 min ago
[Premium Times] Danladi Pasali, National Coordinator, Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), says the organisation will compel President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in 2019.
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Nigeria:Nigerian Air Force Explains Controversy Over Drones Built Under Jonathan, Buhari Govts

Allafrica.com - 19 hours 14 min ago
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday weighed in on the debates about the first Nigerian-built unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
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