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Nigeria, 10 ECOWAS countries in debt distress – Report

Nigeria, 10 ECOWAS countries in debt distress – Report

A new report by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa has disclosed that Nigeria and 10 other Economic Community of West African States countries are currently in debt distress based on debt sustainability analysis. The 10 other countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. The report, titled ‘Debt Management, restricting and Sustainability in ECOWAS’, was recently launched at the Debt Management Office in Abuja. A copy of the report was obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday. According to the report, a financial crisis…
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Nuno Visits Portuguese Prime Minister to strengthen Bilateral Relationship

Nuno Visits Portuguese Prime Minister to strengthen Bilateral Relationship

By Comr Amos Kalu The Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, His Excellency,  Nuno Gomes Nabiam has paid an official visit to his Portuguese counterpart and Prime Minister, His Excellency, António Costa, in a bid to strengthen the bilateral relationship that has existed between the two countries for many years. Since he emerged as the Prime Minister of the promising West African Nation, Guinea Bissau, Nuno Nabiam has made it sacrosanct to build bilateral relationships with many countries as it is the only bedrock to advancing the economic,  social and political development of his nation through viable engagement…
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Russia Vs Ukraine: Buhari reacts to maltreatment of Nigerians, Africans

Russia Vs Ukraine: Buhari reacts to maltreatment of Nigerians, Africans

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the maltreatment of Nigerians and Africans at the Ukraine-Poland border. Video making the rounds on social media showed Africans being relegated to the back of the queue and prevented from entering the train to Poland from Ukraine. Some Nigerian students, including a mother with her baby, were forced to give up their seats for Ukraine citizens. The President, in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), said everyone despite nationality, should be treated equally in the face of war. Condemning their actions, Buhari said Africans, including Nigerians,…
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AU summit: Buhari returns to Abuja

AU summit: Buhari returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, returned to Abuja, after participating in the 35th Ordinary Session of Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, and Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, were among those who welcomed the president at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. While in Addis Ababa, the Nigerian leader, apart from participating fully in the 35th Ordinary Session of…
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AFCON 2021: Kelechi Iheanacho makes honest confession over Nigeria’s elimination

AFCON 2021: Kelechi Iheanacho makes honest confession over Nigeria’s elimination

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has admitted that he was gutted over Nigeria’s elimination from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The 2021 AFCON will come to a conclusion on Sunday, with Egypt taking on Senegal in the final. Nigeria was eliminated from the AFCON in the round of 16 after losing 1-0 against Tunisia. But Iheanacho, who was the match-winner for Nigeria against Egypt, however, said he was happy to be back at Leicester City and has shifted his focus to Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Nottingham Forest. “I’m happy to be back,” Iheanacho told LCFC TV.…
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