Category: Society

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan: Five reasons why he lost

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Nigerians are so used to the idea that an incumbent should win presidential elections that President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to beat Gen Muhammadu Buhari needs some explaining. Here are five reasons why the opposition won: 1: Harder to rig Past

Nigeria’s Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

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ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box. In an unprecedented step,

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins presidency


Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria. Gen Buhari beat incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by more than 2.5 million votes, final results showed. Mr Jonathan telephoned his rival to concede

At least 15 kidnapped by unknown gunmen in eastern Cameroon

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YAOUNDE (Reuters) – At least 15 people, including a mayor and local government officials, were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in eastern Cameroon near the restive border region with Central African Republic, authorities said on Friday. The delegation, which included local

Announced 350,000 Jobs: Teams Begin Data Collection


Members of the National Observatory of Employment and Vocational Training of the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training together with staff of the devolved services of the National Employment Fund and the Integrated Support Programme for Actors of the Informal

Boko Haram ‘slaughter wives’ in NE Nigeria: witnesses


Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) – Dozens of Nigerian women who were forced to marry Boko Haram fighters were reportedly slaughtered by their “husbands” before a battle with troops in the northeast town of Bama, multiple witnesses said Thursday. Five witnesses who

Official Program for the coffining ceremony of Late Francoise Foning


The following is the funeral program for renowned female politician and business woman Foning Francoise, who died on 23rd January 2015 at the Yaoundé Central Hospital following a car accident on 18th January, 2015. Photo for: Official Program for the

1,677 Elite BIR Commandos To Reinforce Security

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They received their end-of-course diplomas at the Man O’ War Bay Training Base in Limbe, last Friday, March 13, 2015. Cameroon’s determination to wage a merciless war against Boko Haram and insecurity in general, has been boosted with the training

Nigeria drafts in foreign mercenaries to take on Boko Haram


JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR (Reuters) – Nigeria has brought in hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet Union to give its offensive against Boko Haram a shot in the arm before a March 28 election, according to regional security, defense

Cameroon: South Africa-based Kazang to launch à la carte electricity consumption service


(Business in Cameroon) – Within the framework of the enhancement projects for electricity transportation/ distribution and rural electrification being carried out by the Electricity Development Corporation and the Rural Electrification Agency, Cameroon could be hiring the services of Kazang to