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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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  • Cameroon:Govt Imposes Curfew in Troubled English Regions
    on 21/09/2018 at 15:59

    [CAJ News] Yaounde -HUMAN rights groups have condemned the issuing of travel restrictions by government in the English-speaking volatile regions of Cameroon. […]

  • Nigeria:Major Lazer Coming to Nigeria
    on 21/09/2018 at 12:48

    [This Day] International DJ group, Major Lazer which is scheduled to tour the African continent will be stopping over in Nigeria to thrill its teeming fans. […]

  • Nigeria:Show Promoter Leaves Tiwa Savage Stranded With Unpaid Bills
    on 21/09/2018 at 12:42

    [This Day] Nigerian musical icon Tiwa Savage was on Monday morning reportedly 'stranded' in her hotel apartment in Nairobi, Kenya, over unpaid bills, after the show promoter became incommunicado. […]

  • Nigeria:Saraki - Nigeria Needs Youthful, Digital President
    on 21/09/2018 at 12:23

    [This Day] Yenagoa -The Senate President and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki, Thursday maintained that Nigeria was at a crossroads, insisting that only a youthful, courageous and digital president could take Nigeria out of the woods. […]

  • Nigeria:Stakeholders Divided Over Suspended National Carrier
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:19

    [Guardian] Lagos and Abuja -Stakeholders in the aviation sector are divided over the fate of the national carrier. […]

  • Liberia:Billions' Probe Widens
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:18

    [NEWS] Investigation into the L$16 Billion mystery has been widened by the Liberian government, a move which indicates that President George Manneh Weah is not taking the probe lightly as evidenced by the expansion of investigative team. […]

  • Nigeria:Agony, Tears As Potholes Flood Lagos Roads Again
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:17

    [Guardian] The recent downpour in Lagos has reopened the potholes barely a month after repairs. BENJAMIN ALADE and CHIBUZOR NWANERI write on how the poor quality of palliatives rendered by the state and its contractors, have become a nightmare for commuters and residents in the commercial nerve centre. […]

  • Liberia:It Is Now High Time President Weah Break His Silence
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:17

    [Observer] As the current imbroglio unravels amidst a plethora of denials and contradicting accounts of what actually happened to the disappeared billions, statements by Finance Minister Samuel Tweah and former Comptroller-General Hassan Kiazolu, now a legislator, have dismissed claims by Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe, that the money went missing after it was brought into the country in 2017. […]

  • Liberia:Govt Probing Money Flows, Not Missing Money - Officials
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:15

    [New Democrat] A review and analysis of Liberian Government officials' statements and interviews on what has now been duped in the press as "missing billions" indicates the cumulative position of Liberian authorities is that they have not reached a conclusion that billions of printed banknotes that arrived in the country in bags and containers via sea and air ports are missing or stolen. […]

  • Nigeria:Making of a Natural Disaster, Repeat of the 2012 Great Flood
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:15

    [Guardian] Asaba and Yenagoa -He who feels it, knows it. […]

  • Nigeria:Mojekwu, Awosika, Seek Adoption of 30% Female Representation On Board of Nigerian Firms'
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:06

    [Guardian] The Director, Capacity Building, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chizoba Mojekwu, has stressed the need for financial institutions to shun gender disparity and implement the minimum 30 per cent female representation on the board of companies operating in the country. […]

  • Nigeria:President, APC Lack Capacity, Vision to Develop Nation, Says Saraki
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:31

    [Guardian] Yenagoa -Senate President and presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the vision, capacity and the patience to develop and deliver the country from its current challenges. […]

  • Nigeria:2,7 Million Nigerian Women Have Abortions - Expert
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:02

    [Premium Times] A Public Health Scientist, Suzanne Bell on Thursday said the abortion rate by women of reproductive age in Nigeria has risen between 1.8 and 2.7 million. […]

  • Nigeria:Survey Underway on Number of Poor People in Nigeria
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:46

    [Premium Times] The Statistician General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, says the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) will commence the Nigeria Living Standard Survey (NLSS) from September 27. […]

  • Africa:Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:43

    [ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent. […]

  • Nigeria:Buhari Lacks Vision, Capacity to Develop Nigeria - Saraki
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:04

    [Premium Times] Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson (L), heartily welcomes the visiting Senate President and PDP Presidential Aspirant, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, during the latter's visit to Government House, Yenagoa, for consultation ahead of the PDP presidential primaries. Photo by Michael Owi. […]

  • Nigeria:FG Abolishes Fining of Nigerians With Dual Citizenship
    on 21/09/2018 at 06:06

    [Leadership] The federal government has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), to with immediate effect, put an end to the payment of fines by Nigerians holding dual citizenship at the nation's International Airports. The minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), who gave the directive in a statement signed by the ministry's permanent secretary, Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar , yesterday in Abuja, said that the directive is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari's resolve to make movement easy for N […]

  • Nigeria:Kogi Has Lost N100 Billion to Flooding - Govt
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:41

    [Leadership] Lokoja -The Kogi State Government says the state has lost of 100 billion Naira to the unfortunate flood ravaging some parts of the Confluence State. […]

  • Nigeria:Buhari Confirms Amaechi as Campaign Director General
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:26

    [Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as the secretary/director-general of the campaign organisation for his re-election bid in 2019. […]

  • Liberia:"Arrest Tweah," Methodist Church Human Rights Monitor Says
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:25

    [Observer] Minutes after Finance Minister Samuel Tweah denied the disappearance of any container of money [L$16 billion] imported into the country, the director of the Human Rights Monitor of the United Methodist Church (UMC) in Liberia has called on the government to immediately arrest him for "misleading the public when he sanctioned looting the country's resources." […]

  • Liberia:'Missing' Billions - Who is Telling the Truth?
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:22

    [Observer] Conflicting accounts by Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, Justice Minister Musa Dean and Information Minister Eugene Nagbe over the reported disappearance of 16 billion Liberian dollar banknotes have left the public wondering just who is telling the truth in this matter. […]

  • Nigeria:Govt, States' Domestic Debt Now U.S.$43 Billion
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:21

    [Leadership] Total debt obligation of Nigeria at both the state and federal level as at June 30, 2018 released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday showed that the country's foreign and domestic debts stood at $22.08 billion and N15.63 trillion respectively. The NBS in the Nigeria Domestic and Foreign Debt data released yesterday said total domestic borrowing by states represented N3.48 trillion, of which Lagos accounted for 14.88 per cent of the total domestic debt, while Anambra had the least debt in […]

  • Liberia:25 Liberians Depart for Israel
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:18

    [Observer] 25 Liberian Christians from various churches are expected to join 150 others from around the world to attend this year's Feast of Tabernacles in Israel. […]

  • Nigeria:I'm Not Interested in Vice President's Position - Wike
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:16

    [Leadership] Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that he will not be vying for the position of vice president of the country as being speculated in certain quarters ahead of the 2019 general election. […]

  • Nigeria:Buhari Asks Supporters to Ignore Saraki's 'Crude Speeches'
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:55

    [Premium Times] The Presidency has urged supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore attacks on him by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. […]

  • Nigeria:Another Buhari Minister Busted for Skipping National Youth Service
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:54

    [Premium Times] Another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet has been found to have skipped the mandatory national youth service scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and earn him jail term. […]

  • Nigeria:Two Jailed for Role in Malabu Oil Fraud
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:52

    [Premium Times] A Nigerian man and his accomplice in Italy were on Thursday sentenced to four years each for their roles in the controversial Malabu oil deal, marking the first victory for Italian prosecutors in the complex corruption case. […]

  • Nigeria:Anti-Trafficking Body Sacks Six for Demanding Sex, Bribes From Suspects
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:48

    [Premium Times] The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has sacked six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct. […]

  • Nigeria:Police Recover U.S.$470.5 Million in Stolen State Oil Funds
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:27

    [Deutsche Welle] A Nigerian police investigation has retrieved hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen state oil funds. It came as an Italian court sentenced two men to four years in jail in a case involving Eni and Shell in Nigeria. […]

  • Cameroon:Can Elections Be Held in Restive Anglophone Regions?
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:23

    [Deutsche Welle] As Cameroon's presidential candidates gear up for the October 7 election, it is uncertain if voting will take place at all in the restive English-speaking region of the French-majority central African country […]

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