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The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been temporarily closed by officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA, following the breakdown of a Saudi Arabian Boeing 747 cargo plane on the runway of the airport last night.
A recent banning order on the publication of secret recordings revealing scandals in government and other sensitive information has come in for strong condemnation in Liberia.
Niger has deactivated a third of its mobile phone connections to curb anonymous phone calls used for criminal activity, the country's telecoms regulator has announced.
Abu Dhabi investment fund Mubadala and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) have signed a five-billion-dollar deal with Guinea that should secure resources for UAE aluminium makers, a statement said.
The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly been mulling over its options in the northern city of Kano, discussing if now is the time to call off a four-month strike.
While President Goodluck Jonathan was getting medical attention, having fallen sick while on an official visit in London, the head of state and the legislature were still some way from getting agreement on financial plans for 2014. The impasse has still to be broken.
Nigeria's lower house of parliament Thursday voted to probe giant state-run oil firm NNPC over its alleged failure to account for about $13 billion from crude sales this year.
There is a heated debate among politicians and other interested parties about the proposed 10 per cent pay cuts for President John Dramani Mahama and his ministerial colleagues
In another twist in its relations with the outside world, The Gambia has abandoned its longstanding ties with Taiwan, leaving the door open for a strengthened relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Arab and African leaders meeting in Kuwait on Wednesday wound up their first summit since the region's uprisings in 2011 by calling for closer economic and security cooperation.