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Alassane Ouattara: ECOWAS should rule on single currency by 2020

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has said West African nations who meet the criteria to join the single currency should do so by 2020.
L-R Toby Shapshak, Keynote Speaker; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; and Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer, Avanti Communications at Nerds Unite 2019, MainOne’s annual IT event at Oriental recently

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration in Nigeria

Under this arrangement, MainOne will leverage Avanti’s newest satellite, HYLAS 4, launched in April 2018 to enable highly flexible capacity services with 100% country coverage of Nigeria.

House of Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara tasks military on intelligence gathering to tackle terrorism

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged the military to use effective intelligence gathering to fight terrorism.

Group cautions ECOWAS against common currency

A nongovernmental organisation, the United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP), has urged the ECOWAS Commission and Parliament to hold off plans to implement ECO as the common currency for West African states.

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Residents of Ago Alaye town in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, where a clash broke out over land on Tuesday, have deserted the town as death toll rose to four on Thursday.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma pulls out of South African graft inquiry – lawyer

Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Friday withdrew from testifying to an inquiry into state corruption under his rule, citing biased treatment and harsh questioning.
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Three men lynched on suspicion of cattle theft

Indian police on Friday said three men were lynched by a mob in the Saran district of Bihar over suspicion of cattle theft.