Nigeria: Northern Govs Plan Stiffer Punishment for Bandits, Kidnappers, Others

[Leadership] Governors of the 19 northern states yesterday took bold steps to tackle the security and economic challenges confronting the region by appointing Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State and his Jigawa State counterpart, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, to head two committees on the twin problems.

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Nigeria: ‘Nigeria, Black Africa Present Best Cultural Tourism Destination’

[Leadership] Africa Region president of World Crafts Council and director general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has advised the Chinese and other nationals to disregard any negative narrative about Nigeria, noting that Nigeria and Black Africa present the best pictures of cultural tourism destination in the next few years.

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Nigeria: Stop Blaming Buhari Alone for Insecurity, Uzodinma Tells Opposition

[This Day] The Chairman of Southern Senators’ Forum, Senator Hope Uzodinma has expressed worry over what he described as “undue politicization of the security situation in the country,” and advocated a bi-partisan and collaborative approach among all stakeholders in Nigeria towards addressing the issue.

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South Africa: ANC Victorious, but Loses Seats in Parliament and Across Most Legislatures

[Daily Maverick] The 2019 elections officially came to a close on Saturday night. While the ANC maintained its majority in the National Assembly, the vote has taken its toll on both the governing party and the official opposition, the DA.

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