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Nigeria's ruling party wins key state gubernatorial

A candidate from Nigeria's ruling party won a key state gubernatorial on Sunday, the electoral body said, marking an early victory for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of general elections next year.

Challenger Kayode Fayemi, former solid minerals minister of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the fiercely-contested election in Ekiti state,…

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Key positions unchanged in new Ivory Coast government

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new government on Tuesday, but the key positions of finance, defence and agriculture were unchanged, a presidential spokesman said. 

Ouattara dissolved the administration last week because of a row between his RDR party and its ruling coalition partner, the PDCI of Henri Konan Bedie, whose support…

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Nigerian opposition says to pick joint candidate for 2019 election

Nigeria’s main opposition parties have agreed to form an alliance to field a joint candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s presidential election, they said in a memorandum on Monday. 

Buhari’s ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) split last week when one faction declared it no longer supported his government, threatening…

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Nigeria military hands 180 child soldiers to UN, government

Nigeria's military command says it has handed to the government and the United Nations more than 180 former child soldiers who had been arrested or rescued in various military operations in Nigeria's northeast.

Commander Nicholas Rogers said on Monday during the handover ceremony in Maiduguri that the children were former Boko Haram fighters being…

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