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Nigeria’s President in need of further rest as his deputy launches action plan

By Felix Onuah | 02-22-2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs further rest in Britain following medical tests but there is no need to worry about him, his spokesman said on Tuesday, as his deputy launched a 60-day plan to improve the recession-mired economy. Buhari, 74, went to London a month ago for medical tests for an unspecified illness, putting Vice … Continue reading “Nigeria’s President in need of further rest as his deputy launches action plan”


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UN says 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines

By Tom Miles | 

Nearly 1.4 million children are at “imminent risk” of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. People are already starving to death in all four countries, and the World Food Programme says more than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six … Continue reading “UN says 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines”


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As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

By Leopold Obi | 

It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon. Joseph Mailu moves along rows of fruiting mango trees with a long pole in his hand, harvesting the mature fruits. The succulent green mangoes drop inside a net tied to the tip of the pole which prevents … Continue reading “As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up”


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