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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

To win the war on terror we need opportunities and jobs

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

AU organ passes resolution on annual commemorations to honour Kofi Annan

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), an advisory and consultative organ of the AU, said on Friday it had passed a resolution declaring annual commemorations to recognise the contribution made by Kofi Annan.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year it went jointly to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world.
President Buhari delivers his address at the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 25th Sep 2018

Muhammadu Buhari seeks global help to fight corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed corruption for the Federal Government’s inability to provide meaningful livelihoods to Nigeria’s population who are predominantly youths, thus giving rise to more irregular migration.
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ActionAid trains journalists on reporting corruption

Not fewer than forty journalists are currently undergoing three day training on corruption and investigative data reporting in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Clergymen pray over the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, draped with the Ghana flag, during a state funeral at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. After days of lying in state for mourners to pay their respects the body of Kofi Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, will be buried Thursday after a final funeral ceremony. (Sunday Alamba/Associated Press)

Ghanaians bid farewell to ex-UN chief Kofi Annan

Ghanaians bid farewell to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international statesmen who hailed his record as an advocate for humanity and world peace.
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UN: Kofi Annan was an exceptional global leader

The UN on Thursday paid final respects to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the late Ghanaian diplomat is laid to rest on Thursday in Ghana.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

UN pays last respects as Kofi Annan goes home

The UN on Thursday paid final respects to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the late Ghanaian diplomat is laid to rest on Thursday in Ghana.
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World leaders to attend Kofi Annan’s state funeral

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be buried in his native Ghana on Thursday after a state funeral attended by world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

Ghana’s public says farewell to Kofi Annan

A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.
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Envoy: UK working with Nigeria to fight corruption

The United Kingdom says it is working with Nigeria to fight corruption through the provision of technical assistance and equipment to key agencies fighting financial and economic crimes.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

Ex-UN scribe Kofi Annan for burial September 13

The burial of former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, has been fixed for September 13, 2018.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 29, 2008 Former UN Chief Kofi Annan (C) pauses as he and Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga (not pictured) participate in the first formal dialogue in Nairobi since the widely-contested December 27 election.Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died on August 18, 2018 after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced. "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness," the foundation said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / Simon MAINA

Envoy: Kofi Annan’s legacies can strengthen Ghana-Nigeria relationship

Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Rashid Bawa, has said that the relationship between the two countries can be further be strengthened by the legacies entrenched by the late UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

Kofi Annan to be buried in Ghana on September 13

Former United Nations Secretary-General and Noble prize laureate Kofi Annan will be buried in his home country Ghana on Sept 13, the West African nation’s president said on Friday.
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu pays tribute to ‘outstanding’ late UN chief Kofi Annan

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it "a major event for our country".
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Kofi Annan: Wole Soyinka commiserates with Ghana

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has condoled with the people of Ghana over the demise of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.
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Ghana flag at half-mast for Kofi Annan in Abuja

The flag of Ghana at the High Commission in Abuja on Monday was flown at half-mast in commiseration of the death of former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

World leaders send condolences to UN chief over Kofi Annan’s death

World leaders on Monday sent a message of condolence to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres over the passing of former UN chief Kofi Annan.

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