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Women storm Federal High Court in protest against seizing Patience Jonathan’s account


Women numbering over 100 on Wednesday stormed the Federal High Court in Lagos, chanting solidarity songs on the freezing order placed on the bank accounts of ex-First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on September 22 …

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Mini-Budget: SA’s growth slows yet again


South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says SA’s economy is now only likely to grow at 0.5 percent this year, which is lower than previous estimates. The minister is delivering his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement today (October 26). To counter this, more belt-tightening measures will be put in place, …

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President Buhari seeks approval to borrow $29.96bn


In a letter read by the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, the president demanded $11.274‎ for different programmes, $10.686 billion for special national infrastructure projects and Euro Bonds of $4.5 billion. The letter reads in parts: “I wish to refer to the above subject and to submit the attached draft …

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Angolan President ‘Told To Explain Daughter’s Appointment’


The Angolan Supreme court has demanded that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos explain why he made his daughter the boss of state oil company Sonangol, reports the news site Rede Angola. A petition challenging whether the appointment of Isabel dos Santos was lawful was submitted to the court by a group …

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Nigeria EFCC arrests ex-president’s spokesman in corruption probe


Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has arrested Reuben Abati, who was the former spokesman for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. “We have arrested Reuben Abati and he is undergoing interrogation in connection with some issues bordering on graft,” Economic and Financial Crimes Commission spokesman Wilson Uwuajaren told the AFP news agency. Another EFCC official, …

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Five million quelea quelea birds ‘killed in Tanzania’


Five million quelea quelea birds, also known as red-billed weavers, have been killed in a special operation in Tanzania, the state-run Daily News paper says. The birds had invaded paddy farms in the north-eastern district of Moshi.  Moshi District Council Executive Director Butamo Ndalahwa is quoted as saying the rice …

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