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Armed soldiers invade, shut Agip Oil wells in Bayelsa

Armed Soldiers on Saturday invaded the site of three Agip Oil wells shut down by angry Indigenes of Ikebiri community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area council of Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa community shuts down Agip Oil wells

Irate indigenes of Ikebiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Council of Bayelsa State, yesterday, shut down three oil production wells belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC).

Liberian economy struggles as election crisis drags on

Businesses in Liberia’s dual-currency economy are feeling the pinch as customers stay home and the exchange rate keeps climbing in the absence of a resolution to the country’s disputed presidential election.

International pressure ramps up over Liberia election delay

The European Union on Tuesday joined an international chorus urging Liberian political parties and its electoral commission to end "unnecessary delays" and elect a new president.

US resolute to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria – Ambassador Stuart Symington

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said on Monday that his country would remain committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in Nigeria.

Liberia election was designed to be rigged – Joseph Boakai

Liberia's Vice-President has quietly occupied the executive backseat for 12 years, but in light of electoral fraud he believes snatched away his chance at the presidency, Joseph Boakai, is unleashing himself.

Liberia holds breath as Supreme Court rules on presidential vote

Liberians nervously awaited a Supreme Court ruling on Monday on the timing of a runoff presidential vote after the process was thrown into uncertainty by fraud allegations.

Liberia’s election delay divides already tense nation

The extraordinary delay in electing Liberia's new leader amid claims of electoral fraud is entrenching existing divides between the candidates and outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as voters wait nervously for a resolution.

Rivers community urges govt to improve security on waterways

The Kula community, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, Rivers, has called on government and security agencies to improve security the St. Bartholomew and Akuku-Toru waterways and the adjoining creeks.

Liberia’s election delay divides already tense nation

The extraordinary delay in electing Liberia's new leader amid claims of electoral fraud is entrenching existing divides between the candidates and outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as voters wait nervously for a resolution.

Liberia’s Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed the Nov. 7 presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud.

Liberia’s ruling party accuses Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of interfering in polls, challenges results

Liberia’s ruling party, whose candidate finished runner-up in the first round of this month’s presidential election, said on Sunday it would back a legal challenge to the result, accusing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of interfering in the vote.

Rare Marburg virus disease kills at least one on Uganda-Kenya border as WHO helps...

The World Health Organization has said it is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya.

Campaigns open for Liberia’s run-off presidential election

The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia has declared political campaigns open for the November 7 run-off presidential election.

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Nigerians must retake looted public wealth – ASUU

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