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Atiku Explains Why He Backed Off Presidential Debate
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Atiku Explains Why He Backed Off Presidential Debate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has offered explanations as to why he left the venue of the presidential debate on not seeing President Muhammadu Buhari who never showed up for the event. Atiku who arrived, the Hilton Hotel, Abuja venue of the debate, barely […]

Atiku Says Alleged US Travel Ban Was Calculated Disinformation
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Atiku Says Alleged US Travel Ban Was Calculated Disinformation

In an interview with VOA Hausa Service in Washington DC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said stories that he was banned from the United States was ‘disinformation’. He spoke on Thursday, after his arrival to the US capital, where he lodged at Trump International  Hotel. Here is the transcript of the interview conducted by VOA’s  Aliyu Mustapha […]

Internet Blackout In Zimbabwe
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Internet Blackout In Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile operator, said on Wednesday its internet services had been cut off following an order from the government amid deadly protests in the country. “We are obliged to act when directed to do so and the matter is beyond our control,” Econet said in a text message to customers, […]

NDDC Chairman Commends Ekpeye People for Embracing Dialogue
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NDDC Chairman Commends Ekpeye People for Embracing Dialogue

The Chairman of the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has commended the Ekpeye communities in Rivers State for embracing dialogue in their quest for development. Senator Ndoma-Egba was speaking when a delegation of Ekpeye Elites, led by Dr Chigbo Sam-Eligwe, paid him a courtesy visit at the […]

2019: INEC Publishes Ogun PDP Candidate’s List
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2019: INEC Publishes Ogun PDP Candidate’s List

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday laid to rest the controversy over the list of candidates for the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the February 16 and March 2 elections. In the final list of Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates published by the Commission on its website,www.inecnigeria.org, […]

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NEM Insurance announces investment by AFIG Funds, a growth and expansion private equity fund manager

LAGOS, Nigeria, 18 January 2019, -/African Media Agency (AMA) /- NEM Insurance Plc (“NEM” or the “Company”), a leading insurance group in Nigeria announced that Advanced Finance and Investment Group (“AFIG Funds”), a leading African private equity fund manager has, through AFIG Fund II, completed an investment in the Company, by acquiring 29.9% of the […]

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UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents

DAKAR, Senegal, le 18 Janvier 2019-/African Media Agency/-At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. In 2017, […]

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Le Canada est consterné par la mort d’un canadien au Burkina Faso

Le Canada est consterné et profondément attristé que Kirk Woodman, qui avait été enlevé le 15 janvier 2019, ait été tué au Burkina Faso OTTAWA, Canada, 18 Jnavier 2019,/African Media Agency(AMA)/-,La ministre des Affaires étrangères, l’honorable Chrystia Freeland, a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à propos du meurtre du canadien Kirk Woodman, qui avait été […]

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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat concluded an official working visit to the United Arab Emirates

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 17 January 2019-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat concluded an official working visit to the United Arab Emirates from 15 – 16January 2019. During the visit, Chairperson Faki signed a memorandum of understanding for political, economic and social consultations with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan […]

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Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes. NEW-YORK, United States of America, 17 January 2019-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Human rights reports suggest that the apparent massacre took place between 16 and 18 December […]