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What do the people of Southern Cameroons want?

By Julius AyukTabe I was going to title this article “What do Anglophone Cameroonians want?” To avoid any confusion of identity with those who simplify being Anglophone in Cameroon as being able to speak English, I want to be clear that the revendications in Cameroon centre on a people who originate from a specific geographical region. This region was known ...

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Nigeria: a chance for re-awakening the economy

By Austin Okere Nigerians are gradually coming to terms that the cheese has indeed moved this time. The days of lucre and easy money, fuelled by petrodollars are far behind us; no thanks to shale oil and other sources of energy. The aimless swagger has been replaced by a renewed sense of purpose and the need to produce in order ...

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My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation. I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts ...

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Full Text of President Buhari’s Address to Heads of States/Governments at ECOWAS 50th Session, Abuja on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

It is indeed a great pleasure for me to welcome you to Nigeria and to the 50th Ordinary Session of the Authority and Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS. Allow me to start by congratulating us all for the peaceful elections held recently in the region.  This is an indication of the growing commitment of the leadership and the ...

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Full Speech of 2017 Budget Presentation at NASS by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, December 14, 2016


1.It is my pleasure to present the 2017 Budget Proposals to this distinguished Joint Assembly: the Budget of Recovery and Growth. 2.We propose that the implementation of the Budget will be based on our Economic Recovery and Growth Strategy. The Plan, which builds on our 2016 Budget, provides a clear road map of policy actions and steps designed to bring ...

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Profile of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President-elect of Ghana

Akufo Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was born and raised in Ga-Maami (Accra Central) and in the Nima area of Accra. His father’s residence, Betty House at Korle Wokon in Accra, was effectively the headquarters of the country’s first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), after it was formed at Saltpond on 4 August 1947. Three of the ‘Big Six’ ...

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The concession speech of Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama

I think we lost because our time was simply up, and no amount of deceptive campaign promises could keep us in power. No amount of monopolization of the media space could save us. No amount of money could stop our defeat. No amount of local and international celebrity endorsements could help us. And no amount of vote buying could stand ...

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IGR: Lagos seals 6 hotels over tax evasion, Rivers warns advertisers

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No doubt, many states across the federation are now becoming very serious with generating Internally generated revenues (IGR). Only last week, the Anambra State government clamped down on owners of billboards for not remitting their taxes just as Rivers State government followed suit. This is coming at a time the Rivers State Signage and Advertisement Agency (RISAA) has advised outdoor ...

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Hot chase on BDCs gives naira fresh ease as it gains against dollar

The Naira on Friday strengthened against the dollar in all segments of the foreign exchange market. Some experts who spoke to our correspondents yesterday said the appreciation of naira cannot be unconnected with the ongoing raids and arrests of Bureau De Change (BDC) dealers in Lagos and Abuja which also reached Port Harcourt and Kano as at yesterday’s evening. It ...

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Full Speech of President Muhammadu Buhari during the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative on October 26, 2016

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Today marks an important milestone in our desire and determination to restore normalcy and stability to the North Eastern part of our country. The devastation to human lives and livelihoods by the insurgency in the North East is severe, with more than an estimated 20,000 persons killed, an estimated 2.4 million persons displaced and billions of naira worth of personal ...

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