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West African News Headlines aggregated from diverse sources, including Nigerian, Ghanian, Ivory Coast, Burkina Farso, Guinean, Liberian, Niger, Gambian, Senegalese, Benin, Togolese and other regional newspapers.

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[Govt of the Gambia] The General Public is hereby informed that His Excellency, President Adama Barrow declares Friday 25th May, 2018 as a Public Holiday throughout the country, in observance of the Africa Day, formerly known as African Liberation Day. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Govt of the Gambia] The International Conference for The Gambia, currently underway in Brussels, Belgium, has amassed ?1.45 billion of financial support for the implementation of the country's development blueprint - the National Development Plan 2018-2021 (NDP). [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[This Day] The full year 2017 audited results have shown that 13 commercial banks quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) raked in a total of N2.013 trillion through net interest income (NII) as they took advantage of the high yield environment for fixed income securities last year to boost [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
Source: AllAfrica News: West Africa
[This Day] Abuja -The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, declared on Tuesday that Nigeria is now the preferred investment destination in Africa with opportunities for investors following the successes of recent federal government initiatives, including the Presidential Enabling Business Council, (PEBEC) and the Focus Labs. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[CAF] Generation Foot were crowned champions of the Coupe du Senegal (Senegal FA Cup) for the second time after beating second-tier side, Renaissance de Dakar 2-0 in the final on Sunday (20 May 2018) in Dakar. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[This is Africa] Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart has been named in BBC's 100 stories that shaped the world, making it into the top 5. BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents - and changed society. Other great African literary [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Vanguard] A devastating oil spillage has occurred on the 24 inches Trans Ramos crude oil pipeline owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), in Odimodi Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[This Day] Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has again lamented Nigeria's poor attitude towards education, saying that even when compared to some African countries, Nigeria has not done well at all. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Africa Check] Does Nigeria have the highest incidence of tuberculosis in Africa, as its junior health minister has claimed? New World Health Organisation estimates show it's South Africa with the continent's biggest TB problem. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday lauded a former Nigerian military dictator, Sani Abacha. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Premium Times] It has just finished raining and it is cold this Tuesday morning in July 2017. This reporter is visiting the Annang Peoples Primary School, Ikot Iyire, Abak, in oil-rich Akwa Ibom State. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[This Day] Worried by the increasing spate of maternal deaths, Juhel Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has introduced its own brand of maternal medicines- Magnesium sulphate and Oxytocin injection, saying the drugs have the capacity to reduce [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Premium Times] The police are yet to arrest the man who grabbed and made away with the Senate mace when he and his accomplices attacked in April. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Premium Times] A Nigerian medical doctor, Michael Thompson Williams Ujowhzi, has reportedly confessed to hacking into the accounts of popular celebrities. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Premium Times] The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) is set to announce the Hajj fare package for 2018 pilgrimage. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Premium Times] Hundreds of members of the Igbo separatist group, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), celebrating 'Biafra Day' were arrested across the states in the South-east as well as Rivers State by security agencies on Tuesday. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[Premium Times] Hundreds of Christians on Tuesday gathered at the National Christian Center, Abuja, for a peaceful protest against killings across the country. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
Source: AllAfrica News: West Africa
[This Day] Abuja -A nine-man committee constituted by the Senate last week over an allegation by its president, Senator Bukola Saraki that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, wanted to frame him up in a cult case, met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House yesterday. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[This Day] The Emir of Kano and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on the federal government to prioritise its expenditure. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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[This Day] Abuja -The Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee investigating the invasion of the Senate and stealing of the mace yesterday scolded the police for an alleged slow pace of the investigation of the matter. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
Source: AllAfrica News: West Africa

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