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Top Nigerian Traditional Ruler removed over insubordination

The government of the northern Nigerian state of Kano today announced that the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has been dethroned over what it described as disrespect to lawful instructions from Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and other lawful authorities.  The dethronement of the Emir followed the decision of the State Council …

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Marijuana now legal in Malawi

Malawi’s legislators have passed a bill to legalize cannabis, the plant that produces hemp and marijuana for medical use, as the country looks to reduce its reliance on tobacco. Parliament last week Thursday passed the Cannabis Regulation Bill which seeks to distinguish the criminalised Indian hemp (chamba) from medicinal cannabis through cultivation, production, possession and …

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Guinea Bissau interim president resigns after 2 days

The man appointed interim president of Guinea-Bissau by the side beaten in the December presidential election has stepped down because of death threats, less than two days after being nominated. “Given the death threats against me and my bodyguards, I have decided to give up the role of interim president for which I was nominated, …

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Nigerian lawmakers discuss Bill to confer immunity on their leaders

A Bill for an Act to alter section 308 of the 1999 Constitution to extend immunity to cover presiding officers of legislative institutions has passed second reading in the House of Representatives.  The which was sponsored by Rep. Odebumi Olusegun (APC-Oyo) was passed at the plenary on Tuesday. Leading the debate on the bill, Olusegun …

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President Gnassingbé wins re-election in Togo

Incumbent candidate Faure Gnassingbé has won his fourth presidential term.  Togo President Faure Gnassingbé was declared the winner in the country’s presidential elections early this week, clinching his fourth term as leader of the impoverished West African nation. Provisional results from the national electoral commission (Ceni) showed the incumbent had received 72% of votes. Going into …

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Just in : Former Nigerian Opposition Party Spokesman jailed for Corruption

The Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the opposition  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria, Mr Olisa Metuh, to seven years in prison. Justice Okon Abang handed down the sentence on today Tuesday in his judgement on seven counts of money laundering and criminal diversion of funds to the …

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