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Liberia’s George Weah reduces import taxes on over 2,000 commodities

Liberian President George Weah on Wednesday decided to reduce import taxes on more than 2,000 commodities to combat rising inflation.

Liberia endorses North America’s joint 2026 World Cup bid

The Liberian Football Association (LFA) has announced that it is supporting the joint bid of USA, Mexico and Canada over Morocco’s bid to win the hosting rights of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

At least one person killed at inauguration of Sierra Leone’s Julius Bio

At least one person was killed and about twenty injured on Saturday while trying to force the entrance of a crowded stadium in Freetown where the inauguration ceremony of the new president of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio was taking place, announced the police and the Red Cross.

Sirleaf knocks Africa’s sit tight presidents, tells them to leave power

African leaders resisting “democratic transformation” must heed their citizens’ calls for change, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Saturday after receiving an award aimed at promoting good leadership on the continent.

Vice President Osinbajo: Liberia’s success is important to us

Nigeria will continue to extend a full range of diplomatic and other forms of assistance to Liberia as the country progresses with a new administration, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, while receiving his Liberian counterpart, Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, earlier today.

2019: Primate Ayodele urges Senator Saraki to run for presidency

The General overseer of Inri Evangelical Church worldwide, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, has called on the Nigeria’s Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, to contest the 2019 Presidential Election in order to bring the nation to the part of progress.

Liberian war criminal sentenced to 30 years in US prison

They had terrifying names like “General Cobra Red”, “Bad Blood DeJangle” and “Bullet Vest” and committed horrific crimes during the early days of Liberia’s civil war. In a milestone ruling Thursday, a judge in Philadelphia ordered their leader, Mohammed Jabbateh, AKA “Jungle Jabbah”, to spend 30 years in a US prison for those crimes.

Nwankwo Kanu: My presidential ambition is ‘April Fools’ joke

A former Arsenal star, Kanu Nwankwo, has denied reports that he was planning on running for Nigeria’s presidency in 2019.

2019: Nwankwo Kanu to run for president

Nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu has been inspired by Liberian icon George Weah’s feat.

Liberia UN Mission hands over radio station to ECOWAS

Reacting to the transfer, Liberian head of state George Weah said the medium of communication will enable the regional organisation have a greater impact on its citizens.

Liberia struggles with past as UN peacekeepers exit

As UN peacekeepers leave Liberia after 14 years, headway in reforming the security forces is being undermined by lack of progress in tackling the country's traumatic legacy of war crimes, officials say.

NUT urges federal government to address shortage of teachers in schools

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has called on the Federal Government to employ qualified teachers to address the shortage of teachers in schools in the country.

Liberia’s George Weah lends jersey number to new military hospital

Liberia's new leader, ex-football player George Weah, on Monday lent the number from his national team jersey to a military hospital as he unveiled the first major project of his presidency.

UN asks Liberia to consider ‘unfinished business’ of war

A top UN official said on Thursday the world body wanted Liberia to deal with the "unfinished business" of its long civil conflict, for which no one has ever been prosecuted for war crimes.

UN ends 15-year peacekeeping mission in Liberia

The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has successfully completed its mandate after almost 15 years of supporting the West African nation in the transition to peace and democracy.

108 Nigerian peace-keeping police withdraw from Liberia

The last batch of 108 Nigerian police officers has been withdrawn from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) after five years of service.

George Weah’s son earns first senior call-up as US names youthful squad

Paris Saint-Germain's Timothy Weah has received his first call-up to the United States national team, as caretaker manager Dave Sarachan continues his youth movement by naming a 22-player squad for the March 27 friendly against Paraguay.

Mauritius president resigns amid financial misconduct claims

The president of the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius, Africa's only female head of state, has resigned amid a financial scandal.

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Ex-militant leaders back amnesty boss over improved implementation of scheme

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Oghenekharo Etebo: Nigeria don’t lack goalscorers

Ahead of the Super Eagles big clash against Iceland Friday, Stock City midfielder Oghenekharo Peter Etebo has revealed in a recent interview that Nigeria don’t lack goalscorers.

DSS arrests Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

The Department of State Services has arrested the Senator representing Abia South in the Senate, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe.
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Expert: Electricity generators, major cause of hearing loss in Nigeria

An expert on hearing loss, Dr Bolajoko Olusanya, on Friday identified generators, some prescription drugs, and exposure to loud noise as major causes of hearing loss in the country.