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Nigerian activists call for fair treatment of detained anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has expressed “concerns about reports that the apparently arbitrary arrest of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, may be ‘the outcome of...

Global experts call for radical health policy shift in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic

Global health experts have called for a radical policy shift in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI), the experts said there should be...

Burkina Faso resumes polio vaccination campaigns under strict COVID-19 prevention measures

Burkina Faso today concluded a four-day mass polio immunization campaign, vaccinating 174 304 children under five years of age in two districts of the country’s Centre-East region, while observing COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.

EFCC releases statement on Ibrahim Magu

Read the full statement by the EFCC below. Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC),  Mr.  Ibrahim Magu on Monday,  July 6,  2020, honoured an invitation by a Presidential Panel reviewing...

Buhari mourns former APC vice chairman Inuwa Abdulkadir

President Muhammadu Buhari joins the All Progressives Congress (APC) in grief over the passing of former member of the National Working Committee, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, who served as Vice Chairman, North West. President...

African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes resumption of Nile dam negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union, welcomed the resumption of Trilateral Negotiations between the Parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD).

WHO warns access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual...

Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she has straddled. This is why I paused for a moment of contemplation when a professional...

Nigerian activists baffled by the gargantuan corruption of former senior official Ngozi Olejeme

The Nigerian Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has hailed the Federal High Court Abuja for granting an order of interim forfeiture of 48 choice properties, allegedly belonging to a former chairman of the Nigerian Social Insurance...

South Africa mourns playwright legend Welcome Msomiu

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa’s creative community has lost a significant treasure with the passing of playwright and entrepreneur Mr Welcome Msomi. The President has expressed his condolences to the family, friends...

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SERAP asks court to compel 36 state governors in Nigeria to fund healthcare with security votes amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court,...
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African Development Bank forecasts economic turmoil for East Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic with growth shrinking from 5 percent to 0.2 percent in...

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Buhari urges African leaders to adopt common positions on assets recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged African leaders to ensure the immediate actualization of the Common African Position on Assets Recovery (CAPAR),...

Nigeria presidency releases statement on the suspension of anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu, says no one is above the law

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