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West Africa:West African States Join Elephant Protection Project

[East African] Three Francophone countries have joined the Elephant Protection Initiative, an Africa-led conservation initiative to eradicate ivory trade and stop the slaughter of the continent's elephants by poachers. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Tillerson's Tour Is About China's Influence and War On Terrorism

[Nation] Of the Kenya-Ethiopia-Djibouti-Chad-Nigeria circuit United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is covering in his first official African outing, he is perhaps only familiar with Nigeria, where the company he headed before joining government - ExxonMobil - drills a lot of oil. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:OAU Students Will Continue to Pay N90 for Accommodation - VC

[Premium Times] The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said that the university charges students just N90 for accommodation annually and there is no plan to raise this fee. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:My Wife Denied Me Sex for Four Years - Pastor

[Leadership] A 46-year-old pastor, Joshua Aranse, on Thursday, told an Alagbado Customary Court in Lagos that he impregnated another woman and abandoned his matrimonial home for four years because of his wife starved him of sex for four years. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone:Jonathan-Led EISA Declares Sierra Leonean Elections Peaceful but ...

[Vanguard] *Appeals for calm as results collation continues (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:2019 - Will Buhari Surmount Challenges That Brought Jonathan Down?

[Vanguard] "AND 22 governors showed up to mark register when 110 daughters of citizens of your nation were captured by Boko Haram that you said you have already technically defeated? It just shows how insensitive our leaders are. We have gotten to a stage that our president has become a king and a monarch... (AllAfrica)

Africa:China to U.S. - Your Claims On Our Loans to Africa Ridiculous

[This Day] Abuja -Cites Lagos-Ibadan rail line, Mambila Dam among visible projects engaged with Chinese loan (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Quarantined! - 'Expired Food' Abi Jaoudi Supermarket Faces Shutdown

[New Democrat] Abi Jaoudi Supermarket's warehouses across Monrovia have been shut down after Commerce Ministry officials discovered the company had on sale large quantity of expired goods including food commodities. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Be Wary of Chinese Loans, U.S Warns Nigeria, Others

[Premium Times] The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Thursday told African countries to be wary of the Chinese government and its loan facilities. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Sex Is Not Important in a Serious Relationship - Aisha Ibrahim

[Vanguard] Following her passion for acting, budding actress, Aisha Ibrahim has featured in many movies including 'Ogbon Inu' and 'Kulusoni'. Also, leaving her comfort zone as an actress to take a shot at production, the Lagos State University graduate of Theatre Arts has produced a movie of her own entitled 'Emotions'. She revealed in this interview the reason she became a producer among other issues. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Argentina Coach to Spy On Victor Moses Against Barca

[Vanguard] Argentina national team coach Jorge Sampaoli will be among the spectators when Chelsea tackle Barcelona in a Champions League round of sixteen tie at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, according to reports. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria in the Eye of a Film Maker

[Vanguard] ... as 'Dr Mekam' goes to cinema (AllAfrica)

Ghana:To Improve Land Rights in Ghana, Start With Women

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Successful farming is a question of amassing and applying knowledge, adapting your approach to the ecological systems that confront you, and persevering in the face of new obstacles. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Despite Buhari's Presence, Gunmen Attack Plateau Community

[Premium Times] Less than 24 hours after the official launch of a five year road map for peace strategy in Plateau State by President Muhammadu Buhari, gunmen reportedly killed five persons in the state. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:'Diaspora Part of My Leadership', Weah Tells Liberians in Nigeria

[FrontPageAfrica] Abuja, Nigeria -President George Weah has told Diaspora Liberians that they are part of his administration. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone:Govt Launches U.S.$318 Million Chinese-Funded Airport

[East African] Sierra Leone has started the construction of its $318 million Chinese-funded second airport. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt Should Go, Bring Back Our Daughters - Dapchi Parents

[Vanguard] Abuja -Parents of the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on Thursday marched to the National Assembly to register their pains with the federal lawmakers in continuation of their clamour for the release of the pupils abducted by Boko Haram terrorists penultimate week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:6 in 10 Say Govt Should Not Pay Ransom to Insurgents

[Daily Trust] Nearly six in 10 respondents in a Daily Trust Survey feels that Federal Government should not pay ransom to insurgents to secure the release of abducted persons. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt Still Eyes Arik, Aero As Fulcrum for National Carrier

[This Day] Despite the process currently going on to create a national carrier, THISDAY has learnt that the federal government still hopes to establish the new airline on the foundation already laid by Arik Air with technical support from the maintenance section of Aero Contractors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Dana Air Reacts to Govt's Audit Order

[Premium Times] Dana Air on Thursday said it welcomes the resolve of the Nigerian government to carry out a complete audit of its operation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:UK Plans to Transfer Nigerian Prisoners to Kirikiri

[Premium Times] Britain will build a new wing in a Nigerian prison so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there, the government in London has announced. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone:Nation Awaits Outcome of Landmark Poll

[East African] Voting count continued Thursday in Sierra Leone with the ruling All People's Congress (APC) party and the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) presidential candidates taking an early lead. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Weathering the Uncertainties of Climate Change in the Gambia

[UNEP] When Bundauda Samasa was a boy, everyone knew to the day when the rains would start and stop sprinkling the fields in The Gambia's Upper River Region, and what harvest of groundnuts, vegetables, rice and pulses to expect. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Police IG Fumbles - 'I Am New On the Job'

[Observer] The Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Patrick Toe Sudue has apologized for unilaterally allowing motorcyclists on major roads in the city once regulated as "No Go Zones." Sudue admitted being new on the job with barely a month experience as IG. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Govt Bars Entry to Illegal Migrants From Sierra Leone

[Observer] The Government of Liberia on Wednesday barred hundreds of Sierra Leonean citizens from entering the country at the Bo Water Side border post because they did not have 'traveling documents' that could have allowed them to do so. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How I Will Defeat Buhari in 2019 - Omoyele Sowore

[Premium Times] The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has thrown his hat into Nigeria's political ring. He is now gearing up to run in the country's forthcoming presidential election in 2019. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Goodwill Message from Her Majesty the Queen to President Barrow

[Govt of the Gambia] President Adama Barrow acknowledged receipt of a message of best wishes from Her Majesty, the Queen expressing warm greetings and best wishes for good fortune and happiness for the people of The Gambia. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Two Jailed 42 Years for Robbery

[Ghanaian Times] Two armed robbers were jailed 21 years each in hard labour by an Accra circuit court yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:South West - Gendarmerie, Ex-Service Men Get New Bosses

[Cameroon Tribune] Defence Minister Delegate, Joseph Beti Assomo commissioned them Wednesday and announced new benefits for military personnel serving in the troubled Anglophone area. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:MTN Elite One - Tussle for Leadership Intensifies

[Cameroon Tribune] The ongoing national championship will enter the seventh playing day on Sunday March 11, 2018 in stadiums across the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Parents Weep As Dapchi Schoolgirls 'Rescue' Turns Out to be Untrue

[Vanguard] Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, broke into tears when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls. (AllAfrica)