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Boko Haram: Winning the peace after the war

CWG boss

By Austin Okere I was recently in Yola at the invitation of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) to give the keynote address at the maiden business and entrepreneurship boot camp. I was very enthralled by the school and have written about my visit and the pleasant interaction with the young minds.I will deeply cherish the recognition bestowed on me ...

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Speech by Comptroller Umar Yusuf on this year’s International Customs Day (ICD) 26/01/2017

The WCO is noted for its work in areas covering the development of international conventions, instruments, and tools on topics such as commodity classification, valuation, rules of origin, collection of customs revenue, supply chain security, international trade facilitation, customs enforcement activities, combating counterfeiting in support of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), drugs enforcement, illegal weapons trading, integrity promotion, and delivering sustainable ...

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The chilling, hope-packed inaugural speech of Gambian President, Adama Barrow on 19/01/2017

Fellow Gambians and friends of The Gambia, I am humbled to stand before you to address the whole world on this historic occasion. This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in one’s life time. This is the first time since The Gambia became Independent in 1965 that Gambians have changed their government through the ballot box. I must ...

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Full text of Donald trump’s inaugural speech as 45th US President by noon, Friday January 20, 2017

Chief Justice Roberts,  President Carter,  President Clinton,  President Bush,  President Obama, Fellow Americans and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years ...

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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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