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CATTLE COLONY: Niger Delta youth demand oil and gas colony

The Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF) has asked the federal government to establish an oil and gas colony in the region. Speaking at the inauguration of the Bayelsa state chapter of PANDLEAF in Yenagoa on Saturday, Richard Akinaka, president of the forum, said if the government wants colony for cattle, …

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Gambians enjoy freedom post-Jammeh, but criticise economy

A year ago, Gambians wept for joy as Yahya Jammeh went into exile, bringing the curtain down on a brutal 22-year rule. Today, many say freedom of speech in this small west African state is a right they cherish under President Adama Barrow’s administration. “There is a democracy, everybody feels …

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Why Buhari, Atiku, others should be retired from politics – Adamu Garba

A presidential aspirant in the forthcoming 2019 elections, Adamu Garba, has stated that it was high time Nigerians sent some politicians into retirement. Adamu opined that the likes of incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and other political leaders needed to be retired from active politics, noting …

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Access Bank Introduces Paternity Leave For Male Employees

Access Bank Plc has urged male employees of the bank to take advantage of its parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers. The bank made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in Lagos. It said the policy, which started in January, would …

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Zimbabwe on a road to recovery, Mnangagwa tells investors

Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwga has broken many of the old “rules” of former president Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power and is speaking to the media, all the media.    While Mugabe would hardly ever speak with the privately-owned or foreign media in Zimbabwe over many years, the new man …

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NO MORE FIGHT: Fresh PDP Reunites With PDP

Members of the ‘Fresh PDP’ on Saturday willingly dissolved the recalcitrant group after a marathon meeting with some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Led by one Chief Olukayode Akindele, the group agreed to drop its decision to create a breakaway faction of the opposition party and pledged loyalty …

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“I am not in a hurry to do anything” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that his experience as a military dictator is one of the major reasons he is not “in a hurry to do anything.” The president said he prefers to seriously reflect on issues placed before him and ensure that his conscience had been satisfied prior …

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GAMBIA: Inter-Party Committee to lower political tensions

Nine registered political parties that form The Gambia`s Inter-Party Committee yesterday announced the setting up of regional committees in a move designed to tackle political intolerance in the country. Speaking on behalf of the committee at the IEC building, PDOIS secretary general and co-chairperson of the committee, Halifa Sallah, said …

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Egypt’s Sisi to run for second term election

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. Sisi’s rule has brought some stability to the country, but critics say his popularity has been eroded by …

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What Liberian President-elect George Weah must do

When footballer-turned-politician George Weah is inaugurated on January 22 as Liberia’s 25th president, he will face the challenging task of reviving a resilient yet deeply divided, poorly managed, post-war country.    Weah was the frontrunner among 19 candidates who ran in the first round of elections last October 10. After an electoral litigation battle that dragged on for …

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Pope Francis defends accused Chilean bishop Bishop Juan Barros

Pope Francis’ South America trip, billed as a pilgrimage of peace and unity, has struck a controversial chord after he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. In the port city of Iquique, Chile, his last stop before heading to Peru, Francis defended Bishop Juan Barros, telling …

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Extreme drought grips parts of South Africa

South Africa’s Cape Town, one of the world’s iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city’s worst drought in a century risks forces residents to join queues for emergency rations. After three years of unprecedented drought, parts of the city have less than 90 days’ supply of …

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Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return. A new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism and prejudice in the United States. From Senegal and Ghana to The Gambia, communities are emerging in defiance of conventional wisdom …

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The Barrow Administration After One Year

Lessons are beginning to be drawn. The Barrow administration should take stock. What did it promise the nation? What has it achieved? Journalists are conducting their interviews. Different stakeholders are beginning to make their assessments. Foroyaa will start the countdown to the 19thof January 2018. The Barrow administration will be …

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GAMBIA: Government tasked to provide economic opportunities to Youth

As more Gambian young people continue to participate in irregular migration through the high seas in unworthy sea boats in attempt to reach Europe and elsewhere in the world in search for greener pastures, members of Youth Against Irregular Migration (YAIM) has tasked Gambia government to provide economic opportunities to …

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