Tag: African Union

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Bernard DayoJune 8, 2019

Fresh Abacha loot uncovered in Channel Island, AIT/Raypower shut down by NBC, #BBNaija premieres June 30 – Here’s everything that went down this week

This week was a rollercoaster of buzzy stories, from politics to pop culture and while we routinely reported each of ...

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Bernard DayoJune 6, 2019

African Union suspends Sudan over violence against protesters

According to Al Jazeera, the African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan’s membership days after the military launched a brutal crackdown on protesters that ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJanuary 18, 2019

Tutu Leadership Fellows calls for peace amidst unrest in Zimbabwe

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellows of the African Leadership Institute, a diverse group of civic, political and business leaders from 40 ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 30, 2018

The Late 5: Saraki, Tambuwal calls for sack of security chiefs, Don says higher degrees has had no impact on national growth and other stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki says drastic action has to be taken ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 24, 2018

AFRIMA 2018 calendar unveiled as Ghanaian President comes on board

The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) unveiled its calendar of events for the 5th edition in Ghana on Monday, May 21, 2018. ...

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Alexander OnukwueJanuary 30, 2018

Big Brother China: Spying means China’s candy could be bad for Africa’s teeth

  “Do not trust a person who claims to be honest, and never trust exaggerated friendliness.” When China built, furnished ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 16, 2017

Head of African Union says body will not accept Zimbabwe coup

The Head of the African Union (AU) Alpha Conde has, on Thursday, gone against a supposed military coup d’etat in Zimbabwe. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 19, 2017

UN Deputy Sec Gen, Amina Mohammed gives details of visit to Osinbajo (VIDEO)

United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretarty General, Amina Mohammed led three officials on a visit to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. She ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 13, 2017

Opinion: Osinbajo’s noble advice to African leaders

by Jide Ojo “The tragic consequences of wars and conflicts in Africa are self-evident. The millions killed and maimed, the ...

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AzeezMarch 2, 2017

BREAKING: Buhari holds phone conversation with King Mohammed VI of Morocco

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a phone conversation with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, a statement by the Royal ...

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AzeezFebruary 20, 2017

Xenophobia: FG asks AU, South African govt to protect Nigerians

The Federal Government on Monday called on the African Union and the South African government to protect Nigerian citizens in ...

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EditorFebruary 2, 2017

Analysis: On the AU Commission elections, Nigeria messed up

by Mark Amaza The recent elections of the African Union Commission have come and gone, and a new chairperson of ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 19, 2017

Timeline: Yahya Jammeh, the disaster waiting to happen

Since losing his re-election bid on December 1, 2016, President of Gambia, Yayha Jammeh has been in the news daily. Jammeh ...

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AzeezJuly 18, 2016

AU presidential election ends in stalemate

The African Union has been unable to elect a new head after a meeting by African leaders in Kigali, on ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 11, 2016

‘Nigeria will fulfill its financial obligation’ – Buhari tells AU

President Buhari has promised to fulfill the country’s financial obligation to the African Union. He made the disclosure while receiving ...

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YWriterMay 20, 2016

The US says it has spent almost $500 million in fighting Boko Haram

by Chi Ibe The United States government says it has spent almost $500 million on fighting the Boko Haram insurgency ...

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Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 8, 2015

African nations pledge 8,700 troops to fight Boko Haram

by Ranti Joseph African nations pulling together a regional force to fight Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants on Saturday pledged 8 ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 30, 2015

At 90, Robert Mugabe becomes the new Chairman of the African Union

by Kolapo Olapoju President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has replaced Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, as the Chairman of ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 24, 2015

We don’t need UN, AU help to fight Boko Haram – Dasuki tells BBC

by James Sambo During an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Friday, January 23, National Security Adviser, Sambo ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 14, 2015

“Goodluck is quick to speak on Paris but says nothing about his own” – This South African politician is upset with GEJ

by Kolapo Olapoju Julius Sello Malema, leader of South African political party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), is displeased with President Goodluck ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoSeptember 2, 2014

I can’t do it on my own: GEJ wants African leaders to do more about terrorism

by Laila Ibrahim President Goodluck Jonathan has called on African leaders to take “action- oriented approach” against the activities of ...

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December 8, 2013

Jonathan supports ‘Africa Stand-By force’ for peace keeping

by Oke Efagene On Saturday, President Goodluck Jonathan disclosed in Paris that the federal government would throw its weight behind ...

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October 9, 2013

Opinion: African Union Summit – Justice, not only for the plaintiff

by Adeola Austin Oyinlade The administration of criminal justice at local and international law provides for the doctrine of natural ...

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August 16, 2013

Tony O. Elumelu hosts African Young Person of the Year honourees today to exclusive Reception and Mentorship Session today

One of Africa’s most influential entrepreneurs, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, will be hosting the 10 honourees for the African Young ...

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August 14, 2013

WATCH: The Future Awards Africa 2013 documentary feat. Onyeka Onwenu, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Tony O. Elumelu & more

In seven years, The Future Awards Africa has produced over 120 winners and 1,200 nominees across the world. With its ...

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August 8, 2013

Abimbola Adelakun: Between Mugabe, Obasanjo and Orwellian pigs

by Abimbola Adelakun  But then, given Obasanjo’s antecedents and his role in engendering the culture of do-or-die elections in Nigeria, ...

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July 29, 2013

“It is almost impossible to find any young leader presently who hasn’t been influenced by The Future Awards” – Aziza Uko speaks on ‘Conversations with Mercy Abang’

by Mercy Abang For the Conversations with Abang Mercy for the week, Aziza Uko, the Chief Operating Officer of the ...

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July 11, 2013

Celebrating the Class of 2013: US Consulate hosts nominees of The Future Awards Africa 2013 at Invitation-Only Dinner today

by Daniel Essien The United States Consulate is hosting the nominees of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2013 to an ...

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July 10, 2013

Meet the Class of 2013! The Future Awards Africa releases list of 75 inspiring young nominees for Season 8 [FULL LIST]

 by Daniel Essien Finally, it’s here – the promised list the continent has been waiting for! After a full year ...

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June 6, 2013

Africa’s first Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka to lead announcement of The Future Awards 2013 winners… Meet the Judges | See the Categories

by Isi Esene The Central Working Committee for The Future Awards, which is going Africa-wide this season, has formally announced ...

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