Nigeria: Probe Campaign Spending By Saraki, Others, Serap Asks INEC

[Vanguard] Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

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Nigeria: Nigeria, Third Preferred Destination for Green Economy Projects – Report

[This Day] Nigeria is the third most preferred destination for member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) seeking to fund projects that would promote green economy in Africa, a research done by the Governing Inclusive Green Growth in Africa (GIGGA) Network has disclosed.

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Africa’s growing cities are inspiring protest and opposition parties

“FREE BOBI WINE!” say the graffiti outside his recording studio in Kamwokya, a poor district of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. On August 13th the pop star-turned-politician (pictured above) was arrested and, he says, beaten and tortured by soldiers

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Zimbabwe:Masiyiwa’s Sanctions Call Excites Govt

[263Chat] Business mogul and Econet Wireless founder, Strive Masiyiwa’s call for the removal of economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the west has excited government with the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services taking to Twitter to celebrate the ‘timely’ gesture.

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