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Presidential elections in Ghana, others top agenda at ECOWAS meeting

The 44th Ordinary Meeting of the Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States has called attention to the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, Gambia and Guinea Bissau as well as the political crisis in Mali.

Nigerian traders cry out as Ghanaian authorities demand $1 million business regularisation fee

Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana has decried the closure of shops owned by Nigerians doing business in the country by the Ghanaian’s authorities.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said there would be restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks.

Ghana announces lockdown in two key regions

President Nana Akufo-Ado said there would be "restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks."

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BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

BBNaija: Kaisha and Lucy get physical at reunion

BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.
Staff members of Apple Daily and its publisher Next Digital pose with the final edition of Apple Daily at its headquarters in Hong Kong, China June 24, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by U.S. President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.
A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.

Commercial motorcyclist abandons wife at Lagos hospital after giving birth to twins

A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.
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Lagos council poll: Residents protest ‘imposition’ of chairmanship candidate

Some residents of Somolu Local Government Area of Lagos State on Thursday, marched peacefully to the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest against alleged imposition of a chairmanship candidate.
Stella Moris, the partner of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, stands for a portrait during an interview with Reuters in London, Britain, June 24, 2021. Picture taken June 24, 2021. REUTERS-Dylan Martinez

Julian Assange’s fiancée urges Joe Biden to free WikiLeaks founder to show U.S. has...

President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again and put the legacy of Donald Trump behind it, the fiancée of the WikiLeaks founder told Reuters.

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Jamiu Abiola: MKO, Kudirat died in vain if Nigeria’s democracy collapses

Son of Chief MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential election, Alhaji Jamiu Abiola has floated a foundation named after his mother, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola to work for peace and unity of Nigeria in the face of agitations for secession.
Bruno Giordano has expressed his displeasure with the transfer fee Napoli paid to Lille for Victor Osimhen last summer, questioning why was more expensive than Erling Haaland.

French government probes Victor Osimhen’s transfer to Napoli

The French judiciary is investigating the record-breaking transfer of striker Victor Osimhen from Lille to Napoli last summer, according to media reports.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA nabs 2,180 suspects, seizes 2,000 tonnes of drugs in five months

He explained that within the same period 2,180 arrests have been made by the agency, including five drug barons while 2,100 drug cases have been filed in court, out of which over 500 convictions have been recorded and 1,549 cases are still pending.
Richarlison admitted Neymar will be missed by Brazil but the forward is confident he can help fill the void left by the star captain.

Brazil ask Everton to release Richarlison for Olympics

According to The Liverpool Echo, Everton remain reluctant to agree to the 24-year-old playing in Tokyo and so it looks unlikely he will get his wish to play in the tournament.
A farmer prepares to collect a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast says chocolate traders failing to pay farmers living wage premium

Major chocolate traders in Ivory Coast are failing to pay a $400-per-tonne premium on beans aimed at curbing farmer poverty, the country's cocoa regulator said in a draft letter seen by Reuters on Friday.