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NIGERIA POLITICS: President Buhari, Femi Adeshina, Mischief Makers and the Rest of Us

NIGERIA POLITICS: President Buhari, Femi Adeshina, Mischief Makers and the Rest of Us

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adeshina, could not hide his joy as he announced with unrivalled glee the phone call of Mr President to him all the way from London.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Yemi Osinbajo Now in the Spotlight

NIGERIA POLITICS: Yemi Osinbajo Now in the Spotlight

Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is everywhere while his boss is away. He conducted a spot check on the public toilets at Lagos international airport.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Says Party Will Choose Successor

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Says Party Will Choose Successor

“Others saying ‘President, choose a successor before you retire’. Is that not imposition? Me imposing someone on the party? No, I don’t want that,” Mugabe said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Xenophobia: When South Africa Show Criminal Ingratitude

NIGERIA POLITICS: Xenophobia: When South Africa Show Criminal Ingratitude

If South Africa wants to be ungrateful to Nigeria for standing by her in her time of need, they should just say so rather than kill our citizens.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Condemns Violence Against Foreigners

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Condemns Violence Against Foreigners

“It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers,” South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Buhari Illness, Osinbajo and the Opposition

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Buhari Illness, Osinbajo and the Opposition

Buhari and Osinbajo are a team. The success of either is the success of the team and the success of the political alliance between the North and the Yoruba.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Profile And Timeline

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Profile And Timeline

circa 11th century onwards – Formation of city states, kingdoms and empires, including Hausa kingdoms and Borno dynasty in north, Oyo and Benin kingdoms in south.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Why is Buhari Still in London?

NIGERIA POLITICS: Why is Buhari Still in London?

And unlike Big Brother, there are no constant updates – in fact, President Buhari, 74, has not given a single interview since arriving in the UK.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 48 Hours South Africans Must Leave Nigeria: NANS Demand

NIGERIA POLITICS: 48 Hours South Africans Must Leave Nigeria: NANS Demand

Nigeria and South Africa, the continent’s two largest economies and pre-eminent diplomatic and military powers, have a volatile relationship.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Thinking With You… Nigeria Break Up Imminent Oduduwa Republic Inevitable

NIGERIA POLITICS: Thinking With You… Nigeria Break Up Imminent Oduduwa Republic Inevitable

Nigerians in general and Yorubas in particular, are slowly becoming aware that there is a better way to live and this is not it.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Government Imposed Curfew After 14 People Killed

NIGERIA POLITICS: Government Imposed Curfew After 14 People Killed

As a result of violence in Kaura and the Jema’a region, the state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on the two areas, Samuel Aruwan, a spokesman for the governor of Kaduna, said in a statement.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe At 93 Dismisses Corruption Allegations

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe At 93 Dismisses Corruption Allegations

“I think the big fish, more of it has been talk, talk and talk. People have not come out and actually said here is a case against a big fish,” Mugabe said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership

NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership

Governor Okorocha and other southeast governors would do well to borrow the example of their southwest counterparts.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Reflections on Muhammadu Buhari’s Protracted Absence

NIGERIA POLITICS: Reflections on Muhammadu Buhari’s Protracted Absence

By the time you read this, it must have been exactly one month and three days since president Muhammadu Buhari jetted out of the country ostensibly on a short leave which according to a statement credited to one his handlers, would also form part of his “annual vacation”.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

“The government will ensure that all the humanitarian and developmental organizations have unimpeded access to the needy population across the country,” Kiir said in a speech to parliament.

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LIBYA POLITICS: ‘Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Trial Unfair’: U.N.

LIBYA POLITICS: ‘Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Trial Unfair’: U.N.

U.N. report on the trial of 37 defendants including Saif cited serious violations of due process, such as prolonged incommunicado detention without access to families or lawyers.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari’s Illness Sparks Debate On Leadership in Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari’s Illness Sparks Debate On Leadership in Nigeria

Buhari, 74-year-old former army general left Abuja for London on January 19, leaving Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in charge while he took time off.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria to AU: Intervene Over ‘SAfrica Killings’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria to AU: Intervene Over ‘SAfrica Killings’

“This is unacceptable to the people and government of Nigeria,” a senior presidential aide on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Nigerians: ‘No Cause For Worries’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Nigerians: ‘No Cause For Worries’

President Muhammadu Buhari said there was no cause to worry about his health but he had to stay longer on medical leave in Britain than planned.

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ANGOLA POLITICS: Joao Lourenco Declares War Against Corruption

ANGOLA POLITICS: Joao Lourenco Declares War Against Corruption

“We cannot accept impunity in the face of corruption,” Joao Lourenco said Monday as he opened a student event in the country’s northeast.

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