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NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafraexit: The Hopelessness of Banking On Igbo Leaders

NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafraexit: The Hopelessness of Banking On Igbo Leaders

Unfortunately, though, what these members of Igbo elite tend to forget about the current agitation for Biafra is that neither Nnamdi Kanu nor the IPOB is yet advocating for war as a penance for resolving the perennial Igbo question in Nigeria.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Donates $1m to African Union

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Donates $1m to African Union

“Africa needs to finance its own programmes. Institutions like the AU cannot rely on donor funding as the model is not sustainable,” Mugabe said in comments broadcast on Zimbabwe’s state television.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Reno Omokri: When a Media Aide Becomes a Slave Boy

NIGERIA POLITICS: Reno Omokri: When a Media Aide Becomes a Slave Boy

It is most unfortunate that Omokri would take a statement by Nnamdi Kanu as a statement by the Igbo, and weave same to make it look like the Igbo met somewhere as a nation, concluded on what to say about Jonathan and detailed Kanu to speak on their behalf.

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AFRICA POLITICS: French, West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force

AFRICA POLITICS: French, West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says, “It’s also clear that France alone must not continue to bear the burden of this fight against terrorism.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Between El Rufai’s Lies and the ‘Restructuralists’ Realism

NIGERIA POLITICS: Between El Rufai’s Lies and the ‘Restructuralists’ Realism

In an interview granted Channels Television recently, El Rufai in his usual manner sounded rash, brash, saucy, arrogant, insolent and illogical while answering questions on the groundswell of agitations for a restructured Nigeria that has gained currency in our polity recently.

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AFRICA POLITICS: African Union to US: Rejoin Paris Climate Deal

AFRICA POLITICS: African Union to US: Rejoin Paris Climate Deal

African Union (AU) saying the recent U.S. exit decision negatively affects Africa’s vulnerable agriculture sector, said Josefa Sacko.

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TANZANIA POLITICS: Magufuli Backs Law to Tear Up Mining, Energy Deals

TANZANIA POLITICS: Magufuli Backs Law to Tear Up Mining, Energy Deals

Magufuli says the reforms will increase transparency and revenues and that the companies have not been paying their fair share of taxes, charges they strongly deny.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Leadership Battle Overshadows Policy Debate

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Leadership Battle Overshadows Policy Debate

Zuma has drawn unprecedented criticism from senior ANC members in recent weeks. A shock cabinet reshuffle prompted ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa to “junk” status, the economy slid into recession and unemployment hit a 14-year high.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Independence Day Parade Abandoned

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Independence Day Parade Abandoned

Congo’s independence day parades, held each of the last three years, are usually festive events that mark the end of Belgian colonial rule in 1960 and have been used to show off the Central African country’s latest arms acquisitions.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Investigator Okwor Shot and Wounded

NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Investigator Okwor Shot and Wounded

“Before the incident, the officer had been receiving threatening text messages,” said EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Of Arewa Youths, IPOB And Other Messengers From Hell

NIGERIA POLITICS: Of Arewa Youths, IPOB And Other Messengers From Hell

Most importantly, it is serving Igbo with the real dangers in encouraging such irresponsible acts as IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu levied since 2015.

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KENYA POLITICS: $12m Sigiri Bridge Collapses After Uhuru Kenyatta Inspection

KENYA POLITICS: $12m Sigiri Bridge Collapses After Uhuru Kenyatta Inspection

During President Kenyatta’s tour, area MP Ababu Namwamba said the bridge was a blessing to residents since it would significantly reduce deaths and make it easier for people to access markets, schools and hospitals on either side.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Dystopia More Reality Than Fiction: Nigeria Is Dissoluble!

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Dystopia More Reality Than Fiction: Nigeria Is Dissoluble!

Yes, Nigeria is detachable without addressing and finding lasting solutions to problems that fuel separatist agitations.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Time to Restructure Nigeria Has Come: IBB

NIGERIA POLITICS: Time to Restructure Nigeria Has Come: IBB

Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangid says: “Restructuring has become a national appeal as we speak, whose time has come.”

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UGANDA POLITICS: Passport Shortfall: Gen Odongo Faces MPs Wrath

UGANDA POLITICS: Passport Shortfall: Gen Odongo Faces MPs Wrath

Odongo said, “the ministry has put criteria to regulate the current stock levels to ensure that stocks last up to the delivery of the next consignment”.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Vote Buhari Out If You Don’t Like Him: Ooni Of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi

NIGERIA POLITICS: Vote Buhari Out If You Don’t Like Him: Ooni Of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Ooni Of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi says: “Why must it be government, government? Who is government? It is the people that are behind the government.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Budget: Fashola’s Allegation Stirs Up Executive, Legislature Spat

NIGERIA POLITICS: Budget: Fashola’s Allegation Stirs Up Executive, Legislature Spat

Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, the Senate said Fashola flouted extant laws and agreements on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway by voting funds for the project.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says, “The true solutions would be made in DRC, found by the people of DRC.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘2019 Biafra Land Will Not Vote for Any President’: Kanu, IPOB Leader

NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘2019 Biafra Land Will Not Vote for Any President’: Kanu, IPOB Leader

“Nigerian government should build as many prisons as possible to jail all Biafrans,” Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Meets With Igbo, Muslims Leaders on Ethnic Unrest

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Meets With Igbo, Muslims Leaders on Ethnic Unrest

“It will be wrong of us to approach our grievances by threatening to disobey the laws or by threatening the integrity of our nation,” Osinbajo told leaders.

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