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Kenyatta urges Burundi president to save country from war

More than two months of anti-Nkurunziza protests, which have often been violently repressed, have left at least 100 dead since late April [AP]

(Reuters) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged Burundian leader Pierre Nkurunziza to revive peace talks and prevent the east African nation from plunging into full-blown war. 00 read more

MTN asks Nigeria to let it stagger payment of $5.2 bln fine -source

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ABUJA Nov 15 (Reuters) – South Africa’s mobile phone giant MTN has asked Nigeria for a plan to allow it to stagger the payment of a $5.2 billion fine just days before the Monday deadline, a source at the Nigerian … read more

BBC African Footballer of the Year: Voting open as shortlist named

BBC African Footballer of the Year shortlist

(BBC) – The five candidates for the 2015 BBC African Footballer of the Year have been revealed during a special live launch broadcast in Johannesburg, South Africa. 00 read more

El Nino threatens ’11 million in east and southern Africa’

South Africa's Mfolozi River

(BBC) – Some 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and water shortages in east and southern Africa because of the strengthening El Nino weather phenomenon, the UN children’s charity has said. 00 read more

Rivers State: Wike’s Propaganda Versus Amaechi’s Feats in Education

Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze With the abysmal failure by Chief Nyesom Wike the Tribunal sacked Governor of Rivers State  in his one single futile project: to run down his predecessor, mentor and benefactor, former governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi which he … read more

President Buhari Appoints Magu Acting Chair Of Nigeria’s Economic And Financial Crimes Commission


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a State House press statement said.   00 read more

Taraba Tribunal Judgment: Presidency did not manipulate the judiciary, says APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Presidency did not manipulate the judiciary in Saturday’s judgment of the Taraba Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. 00 read more

President Buhari Set To Inaugurate New Federal Executive Council

MONDAY (22/6/15).

Nigeria’s President,  Muhammadu Buhari, will officially inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, November 11. 00 read more

The Mystery of Buhari – Amaechi Union and the Jonathan Connection


By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze *Preamble * President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, was born on December 17, 1942. He was at various times Military Administrator of the defunct North Eastern State (now Borno and Yobe states) from July 1975 to February 1976; Federal Commissioner of … read more