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Nigerian Billionaire Mike Adenuga Receives Highest National Honor In Ghana

Mike Adenuga

Nigerian billionaire Mike Adenuga has been conferred with the Ghanaian national award of ‘Companion Of The Star of Ghana’, the highest national honors in Ghana.

At a televised ceremony in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, Ghanaian President John Mahama bestowed the honor on the Nigerian tycoon in recognition of the immense contributions he has made to Ghana’s economic growth. Adenuga, who is referred to as ‘The Bull’ in Nigerian business circles, has assets worth more than $8 billion in Ghana alone, according to a citation read during the ceremony by President John Mahama.


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Nigeria's president says wife 'belongs to my kitchen'

The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari attends a news conference with German Chancellor Angela after talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's first lady has openly questioned her husband's work and said she may not support him if he runs again — comments that President Muhammadu Buhari laughed off, saying, "I don't know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room."

His comments to reporters in Germany prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel, standing at his side, to give him a short glare and then laugh.


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Nigeria First Lady Aisha Buhari Says She May Not Vote for Husband

President Muhammadu Buhari takes his oath of office with his wife Aisha Buhari during his inauguration ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria, in May 2015. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Whether it's Melania, Bill or Michelle, the other halves of America's bruising presidential campaign have regularly been called upon to defend their embattled partners.

Nigeria's president is probably wishing his wife had kept quiet.

In a candid interview with the BBC, Aisha Buhari revealed Friday that she may not back her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, if he stands for reelection in 2019.


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Ghana starts fuel exports to West African countries

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah,

Ghana has begun supplying gasoline and gas oil to the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali from the Bolgatanga Petroleum Depot.
The state-owned Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) Limited is also supplying petroleum products from the depot to Benin and Nigeria.

The Minister of Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, who made this known at the meet-the-press series in Accra yesterday, said there were plans to extend the exports to Liberia in the coming months.


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Nigeria puts two presidential jets up for sale in cost-cutting drive

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

Oct 4 Two of Nigeria's 10 presidential jets have been put up for sale as part of a drive to cut costs, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday.

Buhari, a 73-year-old former military ruler who took office last year, has vowed to crack down on corruption and mismanagement of public funds that has seen a rich elite benefit from the OPEC member's oil wealth while most Nigerians live on less than $2 per day.


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IMF warns of full-blown financial, economic crises in Ghana if...

Ghana's National Capital, Accra

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning of a full-blown financial crisis for Ghana if aggressive measures are not taken to check government’s rising debts.

The Fund gave the warning in its staff report sent to its Executive Board requesting it pass Ghana’s performance under the third review of the program.

According to the IMF staff, their fears are based on some tight financing conditions facing government as a result of challenges with revenue mobilization, a development that could result in some overruns in the coming weeks, as the election season approaches.


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Ghana finds potential HIV cure

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The Centre of Awareness has disclosed that it has found a potential cure for HIV/AIDS following ten years of research into plant medicines in Ghana.

According to the founder of the centre, Dr Samuel Ato Duncan, the drug named COA has been scientifically tested and seen to be efficacious and safe for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Dr Duncan disclosed this at a presentation on the drug at the Physicians and Surgeons auditorium in Accra on Wednesday, 5 October 2016.


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CAF elects Guinea and Ghana officials to FIFA Council

CAF has elected new officials to fill FIFA Council seats.

CAIRO -- African football leaders have elected officials from Guinea and Ghana to fill two new seats on the FIFA Council.

The Confederation of African Football says Almamy Kabele Camara and Kwesi Nyantakyi earned enough votes in a four-candidate contest on Thursday.

They will complete a seven-member African delegation at an Oct. 13-14 meeting of the expanded FIFA Council, chaired by president Gianni Infantino.

The meeting in Zurich should begin talks to expand the 2026 World Cup to 40 teams and start the bidding process.


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What is the 9/11 bill and why is it so controversial?

The families of 9/11 victims brought the bill to allow them to pursue Saudi Arabia's possible links to the attacks through the courts

A new bill passed through the US Congress is creating a storm - with President Barack Obama and the CIA warning of its dire consequences.

In passing the law that allows legal action against Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 attacks, Congress over-ruled a veto by Mr Obama for the first time in his presidency.

So why is it so controversial, and what are its wider implications?

What is the bill?


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Malaysian flight MH17 downed by Russian-made missile: prosecutors

Investigators: Malaysian plane downed by Russian-made missile

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and located in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, international prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The findings counter Moscow's suggestion that the passenger plane, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in July 2014, was brought down by Ukraine's military rather than the separatists. All 298 people on board, most of them Dutch, were killed.


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