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Sierra Leone Mudslide: Envoy Lauds PMB, Osibanjo, Onyema For Commiserating With Them

By Amara Okoroafor The high commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Haja Afsatu Olayinka Ebishola Kabba, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osibajo and the Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Godfrey Onyema for standing with the nation in its difficult time. The envoy said this during a candle light procession organised by Sierra Leoneans

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BBC to begin broadcast in Pidgin for West Africa audience

-ANIETIE UDOBIT   The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World service has launched a new language service for digital platforms in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa. Pidgin is one of the most widely-spoken languages across the region, even though it is not officially recognised. The launch is part of the World Service's biggest

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Morocco Moves to ‘influence’ West Africa economy, Nigeria risks

-ANIETIE UDOBIT   The North African country, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco seeks to expand its influence in West Africa by joining the economic union ECOWAS. But Nigeria is reluctant to see Morocco join as it stands to lose power. Morocco's King Mohammed VI is making his country's membership application

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Ag President Osinbajo leaves for Rwanda, to attend Kagame’s inauguration

ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has left the country for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the presidential inauguration of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. A statement by Mr. Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said the inauguration ceremony, which is expected to be witnessed by several African Heads of State and Government, follows

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Grace Mugabe ‘assaulted’ model who visited sons, on police ‘red alert’ in South Africa

Agency reports   Police have put a “red alert” on South Africa’s borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has meanwhile showed up in South Africa for a

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AFAC 2017: NCAC Set to Unveil Official Attire, Hairdo

By ORU LEONARD  All is now set for the unveiling of the official hair style and dress code for the 10th edition of the African Arts and Craft Expo (AFAC) holding from August 27th to September 17th this year. The Director-General of the council, Otunba Segun Runsewe made this declaration while receiving members of the

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