Nigeria:Buhari Committed to Tackling ‘Concerns of N’ Delta Region, Says Osinbajo

[This Day] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has reiterated the commitment of the Buhari administration to addressing the prevailing challenges concerning development in the Niger Delta region, even as he expressed the desire of the Federal Government towards sustainable peace in the oil-rich region.

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Niger: Opposition Leader Sentenced to Jail in Absentia for Baby Smuggling

[VOA] An appeals court in Niger has found an exiled opposition leader guilty of baby smuggling and sentenced him to one year in prison. Hama Amadou, who was the main challenger to President Mahamadou Issoufou in last year’s presidential election, has been living in France and was tried in absentia.

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Nigeria: Shell Challenges London Trial, Wants Case Transferred to Nigeria

[Leadership] Embattled Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company, Shell, has challenged two class action suits brought against the company on Tuesday in London by two communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta accusing Shell of contaminating their water bodies.

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Nigeria: Oshiomhole Handled Edo Oil Communities Proactively – Uwadia

[Vanguard] Vincent Uwadia is the Chairman of Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC). In this interview, he says the administration of former Governor Adams Oshiomhole ensured that the Commission brought development to the oil and gas producing communities in the state. He also speaks on issues militating against peace in the Niger Delta.

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Africa: Population Growth Extremes – Doublers and Decliners

[IPS] New York -While the world’s population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year – about half the peak level of the late 1960s – enormous differences in demographic growth among countries are increasingly evident and of mounting concern to countries and the international community.

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