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Igbo Chieftains Beg Buhari to Seek Re-election

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who hail from the Southeast geopolitical zone of the country, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019. The APC leaders made their demand clear when they visited the president at the Villa on Monday, January 22. ChannelsTV reports that the …

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George Weah sworn in as Liberia president

It was not the first time George Weah had packed out a football stadium, but perhaps it was the most significant. Liberians queued for miles to see the inauguration of the former footballer as their new president, celebrating their country’s first peaceful, democratic transition of power in 47 years by …

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K. B. Asante Passes on at 93

Renowned Ghanaian diplomat, Kwaku Baprui Asante, has died at age 93. This was confirmed to Citi News by a family member on Monday morning, who said a further statement will be released. Born on March 1, 1924, K.B. Asante was the Secretary to Ghana’s First President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and …

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Bawumia is stable now after visiting the hospital

A report by indicates that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has returned to his Kanda residence after falling ill earlier today [Friday]. It is unclear what ailment he may have suffered from, but according to Citi News’ Presidential Correspondent, Sammi Wiafe, the Vice President is back home after leaving …

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Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation

Nigeria’s military says it has released 244 “repentant” Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation. The authorities say they have been de-radicalised and can re-enter society, but critics are sceptical about whether they have repented. The group, which includes women and children, has been handed over to the governor of …

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Boko Haram kill five in Adamawa attack

Five people, including two insurgents, were killed in an early Tuesday attack in Pallam village of Madagali in Adamawa, the chairman of the local government, Yusuf Mohammed, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. Mr. Mohammed said the insurgents attacked the village around midnight in an operation …

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