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Africa will be polio-free — if Nigeria records no new cases by August

    Africa will be polio-free — if Nigeria records no new cases by August

Global immunization experts attending the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting urged African countries to strengthen their routine immunization. Over the past five years, immunization coverage in sub-Saharan Africa

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US describes Nigeria’s 2019 elections as a critical test for Africa

    US describes Nigeria’s 2019 elections as a critical test for Africa

The US has described Nigeria’s 2019 elections as “a critical test” for the country and the entire continent. Tibor Nagy Jr., US assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, said this

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A pan-African agenda for the girl-child

    A pan-African agenda for the girl-child

BY EMEKA UMEJEI The plight of the girl-child is well-documented across the world. The possibility that a girl-child would face sexual and gender-based violence or married off before the age

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Aliko: By 2020, Dangote Group revenue will hit $30bn

    Aliko: By 2020, Dangote Group revenue will hit $30bn

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate’s revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 — a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago. Speaking at

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Falana: Corruption would reduce if western countries don’t keep money for looters

  Falana: Corruption would reduce if western countries don’t keep money for looters

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says corruption would have reduced in Africa if western countries do not help in keeping

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Nigeria is the best performing economy in Africa, says Keyamo

  Nigeria is the best performing economy in Africa, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, director of media of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, says Nigeria is the best-performing economy in Africa. The senior

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ELC: Reshaping Africa leadership

  ELC: Reshaping Africa leadership

BY SUNDAY OSANYINTUYI Certainly, Africa continues to face serious developmental challenges. Such challenges as dependency, corruption, underdeveloped infrastructure, poor leadership and backward governance, etc are

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‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

  ‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

A coalition has urged António Guterres, United Nations secretary-general to strip ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of all his associations with the

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African countries ‘need support of international bodies’ to raise standards at ports

  African countries ‘need support of international bodies’ to raise standards at ports

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) says Nigeria and other African countries need to leverage on the support

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Buhari’s takeaways from Beijing summit

  Buhari’s takeaways from Beijing summit

Heads of State, Governments and delegations from 52 African countries, which includes Nigeria and the People’s, Republic of China met

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