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Nigeria:U.S. & UK Major Recipients of Looted Funds - U.S. Expert Matthew Page

[Vanguard] Mr Mathew Page, former United States intelligence community's top expert on Nigeria has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria. The driver and some of his loot. (AllAfrica)

Africa:As Africa's Need for Food Grows, Mali's Rice Turnaround Shows a Way Forward

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -"Africa has the resources, skills, and human and land capacity to move from importer to exporter by eating food made in Africa" (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Oil Spills Lead to Increased Newborn Mortality in the Niger Delta

[Deutsche Welle] Researchers from the University of Sankt Gallen have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:I Will Dedicate My Life to Feeding the World, Adesina Vows

[Vanguard] ... to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Adesina's Prize Will Stimulate Interest in Agriculture - Obasanjo

[Vanguard] Iowa (United State) - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the World Food Prize (WFP) award to Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will stimulate people's interest in agriculture. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:The Future of Health and Promise of Primary Health Care in Nigeria

[allAfrica] Ondo City -Third Distinguished Lecture At The Ondo State University Of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:1,272 Fail Nigerian Law School Exam

[Leadership] The Nigerian Law School yesterday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:I Don't Need Pornography to Spice Up My Sex Life - Uche Iwuanyanwu

[Vanguard] Beautiful mother of two, Uche Iwuanyanwu Nnannah is set for a great comeback to Nollywood after taking two years off to raise a family. Uche, who has taken up some raunchy roles in the past, is now a mother and a wife. In this interview she talks about her plans for Nollywood and what has changed or not changed about her. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Tobacco Firms Evolving New Strategies to Attract Younger Generation - Report

[Premium Times] Tobacco companies in Nigeria have evolved a new strategy of deliberately targeting the younger generation by situating their products near primary and secondary schools, a new report by the Nigerian Tobacco Control Research Group has shown. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Footballer Joins Atletico Madrid

[Premium Times] Francisca Ordega, Super Falcons player, on Friday joined Atletico Madrid Women on loan from the Washington Spirit. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Unlawful Dismissal: Nigerian Army Makes Ridiculous Appearance Before Senate

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Tuesday failed to state the specific offence that warranted the dismissal of an officer, Abdulfatai Mohammed when its representatives appeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:Another Deadly Crackdown in Togo - Four More People Dead

[MFWA] There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:How Yaounde is Stifling Freedom

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The regime in Yaounde has a simple way of making sure citizens toe the line. Rights provided for in the constitution is simply for reading pleasure. It is meant to please the international community and other human rights organisations. It makes it impossible for those rights to be used. This is once more evident in the banning of the march called by the main opposition party, the Social Democratic Front, together with other smaller political parties to show solidarity with the plight of the Anglophones wh (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How I Will Spend My U.S.$250,000 World Food Prize Money - Adesina

[Premium Times] Nigeria's image received a boost on Thursday before the international community as former Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina formally received the 2017 World Food Prize (WFP) Laureate award in the U. S. (AllAfrica)

Senegal:Presidency Targets 'Fake News'

[VOA] Senegal's presidency is getting into the fact-checking business. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Unions React to Govt's Move to Implement 'No Work, No Pay' ‎During Strikes

[Premium Times] Labour officials have faulted the plan by the federal government to implement the 'No work No pay" rule over workers' strikes in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:The Votes That Got Away

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Cecelia Dahn, 33, a Plantain Chips seller from West Point registered to vote in March but when it came to casting her vote last Tuesday, October 10, she stayed home. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Where Are They Headed?

[New Dawn] At long last the race for the Presidency which saw 20 candidates competing in the 10 October first round of polling has narrowed down to two contenders: Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC and incumbent Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai of the ruling Unity Party or UP. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Its Official

[New Dawn] The National Elections Commission (NEC) has announced that ruling Unity Party (UP) presidential candidate Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate Sen. George Manneh Weah will contest the November 7, 2017 presidential run-off election, due to failure by either of 20 candidates to win a 50 percent plus one vote needed to be declared president. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:PYJ Will Support 'Majority Side'

[NEWS] ... MDR Chief Scribe (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Tarpeh Optimistic of CDC Victory

[NEWS] The Campaign Manager for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Professor Wilson Tarpeh has expressed optimism for victory in the November 7, 2017 presidential run-off election. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Senator Denies Influencing Voters

[NEWS] Gbarpolu County Senator Daniel Nathan has reacted to a story recently aired on Truth FM, linking him to using cash to influence voters in the county against the Liberty Party (LP) candidate, Prince Tormetie. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ghana, Others for Lagos Taekwondo Classics

[Guardian] Ghana has indicated her willingness to attend the 2017 Lagos International Taekwondo Classics scheduled to hold from November 23 to 25 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. It is the fourth in the series. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:National Assembly Proposes 10-Year Jail Term for Examination Fraudsters

[Guardian] The National Assembly yesterday proposed a 10-year jail term to replace the law on examination malpractices, which stipulates a four-year jail term with an option of N100, 000 fine. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:National Assembly Will Accommodate Restructuring, Devolution of Powers in Constitutional Amendment - Dogara

[Premium Times] The National Assembly is taking note of the debate on restructuring and devolution of power with a view to reflecting the consensus on the issues in the Nigerian Constitution. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Has Third Highest Infant Mortality Rate in the World - WHO

[Premium Times] Nearly ten per cent of new-born deaths in the world last year occurred in Nigeria, a new report by the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Sudden Loss of Advocacy & Midwifery Head Felicity Ukoko Mourned by Wellbeing Founder Toyin Saraki

[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -With a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) regrets to announce the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Mrs. Felicity Aliana? Ukoko (nee Mapuvire). Who passed away on Sunday the 15th of October 2017. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Boakai or Weah - NEC Declares Nov. 7 Runoff Campaign Open

[Observer] It is a complex question that will be determined by Liberian voters across the country as they head to the polls in a runoff of the Presidential Electoral scheduled for November 7, as officially announced yesterday by the National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday in Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Prince Johnson to Support the Opposition

[Observer] A source close to Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ), standard bearer of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), has now confirmed that the controversial senator will not abandon the Ganta Declaration, whose intent is to support a united opposition bid to unseat the ruling Unity Party (UP). (AllAfrica)

Zambia/Nigeria: Super Eagles Qualify for 2018 World Cup

[Zambia Reports] Substitute Alexander Iwobi score a second half goal to book Nigeria a place at the Russia World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Zambia in Uyo. (AllAfrica)