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Nigeria is not giving visas to all Africans on arrival-Minister

ANIETIE UDOBIT   Nigeria's government says it has no plans to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans. The African Union's political affairs office had tweeted on Friday that Nigeria announced the plan at a retreat for permanent representatives to the continental body. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, told The Associated Press

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George Weah Officially ahead in Liberia Presidential Elections

The Football icon, George Weah, has taken an early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesday presidential elections in Liberia. The results were released by Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission, NEC, at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia. The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per cent of

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UNITY TIMES announces Atiku Abubakar as 2017 Annual Lecture Series Keynote Speaker for October 31

ANIETIE UDOBIT, ABUJA   The Board and Management of Benthel Multimedia Ltd, publishers of UNITY TIMES, has announced the former Nigeria Vice president Alhaji Atiku as Keynote Speaker for 2017 UNITY TIMES Annual Lecture Series holding on Tuesday October 31. The announcement was made in a statement by the Company Chief Executive Officer,

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President Zuma begins two-day visit to Imo today

  Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha yesterday disclosed that South African President, Jacob Zuma, will from today pay a two-day visit to the state.Briefing journalists at Government House, Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said Zuma, among other official engagements, would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Rochas Okorocha Foundation and

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Liberia Presidential Polls: Liberty Party calls for halt to election results

Agency Reports   One of Liberia’s leading political parties, the Liberty Party, called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday’s presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote. The Party, whose candidate Charles Brumskine was considered a front-runner to take over from Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said it would

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Sudan receives first foreign currency inflows after lifting of US sanctions

Agency Reports   Sudan has for the first time in 20 years begun receiving foreign currency inflows, the central bank said on Wednesday, days after the U.S. government lifted decades-old trade sanctions on the northern African country. A statement by the bank confirmed the receipt of international transfers in U.S. dollars to two

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Liberians march to poll, to choose Ellen Johnson Sirleaf successor

ANIETIE UDOBIT, Agency Reports   Liberians have lined up to choose a successor to Africa's first elected female president and Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are the main contenders in the race to succeed her. Liberia, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century,

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