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AfDB Presidency: President Buhari nominates Akinwumi Adesina for re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), newsmen reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during the visit of President Buhari to Pretoria

Nigeria, South Africa sign 10-year visa agreement to businessmen, academics

Nigeria and South Africa have reached an agreement on issuing 10 years visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

IPOB kicks against attacks of supporters in South Africa

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has kicked against alleged attacks on its members by the South African Police while protesting President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to South Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 3

Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to set up committee on compensation — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday arrived in Pretoria, South Africa for a state visit and 9th meeting of Bi-National Commission, which will for the first time witness participation of the two Heads of State after an elevation. 5

President Buhari arrives South Africa for state visit, bi-national meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday arrived in Pretoria, South Africa for a state visit and 9th meeting of Bi-National Commission, which will for the first time witness participation of the two Heads of State after an elevation.
President Muhammadu Buhari held bilateral meetings with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa 1

Cyril Ramaphosa to host President Buhari in South Africa

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will this week travel to South Africa for a State visit, which will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Bi-National Commission (BNC).
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after his trip to New York where he participated in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. 1

BMO hails President Buhari move to streamline budget

The Buhari Media Organisation has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that budgets of government-owned enterprises be captured in the nation’s annual budget as novel and a most welcome idea.
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the failed Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) deal as a cheat to rub Nigeria of money running into billions of dollars. 5

President Buhari: Nigeria lost $157.5 billion to illicit financial flows in 9 years

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that Nigeria lost an estimated US$157.5 billion to illicit financial flows between 2003 and 2012.
An attendee at the memorial service held by South African political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in honour of the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe takes pictures with a wax model of the former president in Soweto, Johannesburg on September 12, 2019. GULSHAN KHAN | AFP

Robert Mugabe’s family agree to burial in ‘heroes’ monument

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman said on Friday though the date for the ceremony was still unclear.
The Acting High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, Bobby J. Moroe, issued a statement assuring of foreigners safety in the Rainbow Nation.

We’re committed to strengthening ties with Nigeria – South African envoy

The South African Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Bobby Moroe, has said that his country remained committed to strengthening bilateral ties with Nigeria.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

SERAP backs EFCC’s probe of ex-President Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed “the reported probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the government of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project as an opportunity for the anti-graft agency to show that former heads of state and other high-ranking public officials are not immune from investigation and prosecution for allegations of grand corruption in Nigeria.”

Paul Unongo warns against dropping zoning

A former Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Paul Unongo, has said Nigeria should be wary of jettisoning zoning of elective offices, especially the presidency, in 2023 as suggested by the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai.
Former Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has called for global collaboration in peace-building, stressing that world leaders need to work together to be able to surmount the huge security and economic challenges faced by various nations.

Ex-President Jonathan calls for global collaboration in peace-building at Korean summit

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has called for global collaboration in peace-building, stressing that world leaders need to work together to be able to surmount the huge security and economic challenges faced by various nations.

Xenophobia: NANS wants Nigeria, South Africa leaders to intervene

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has implored the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, to intervene toward ending xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Code of Conduct Bureau

SERAP sues Code of Conduct Bureau, wants asset declaration of public officials made public

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court, Lagos, against the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over the CCB’s claim that it could not disclose details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state governors since 1999 because doing so “would offend the right to privacy of presidents and state governors.”

Governor Masari swears in SSG, seven permanent secretaries

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State Wednesday swore in the re-appointed Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa and seven Permanent Secretaries in the State’s Civil Service, with a warning to Civil Servants to shun partisanship in the discharge of their service to the people.
Code of Conduct Bureau

CCB: Why we can’t disclose asset declarations by presidents, governors

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has denied a Freedom of Information request demanding specific details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state governors since 1999, arguing that: “producing such information would amount to an invasion of privacy of presidents and state governors. Asset declaration form is private information.”
AfDB President Akinwunmi Adesina

African leaders urged to bring down the walls to integrate Africa

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has urged African governments to work towards the elimination of non-tariff barriers in the region.

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