ECOWAS postpones launch of single currency ECO to 2027

Member states of the Economic Committee of West African states, (ECOWAS) have revised the implementation date for the regional single currency, ECO. The currency which was earlier scheduled to be launched in the year 2020-2021 has been postponed to 2027. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, president of the ECOWAS Commission claimed the decision became necessary due to […]

He represents the decay of France; Man who slapped Macron told court

Damien Tarel, the 28-year-old young man who slapped the French President, Emmanuel Macron in a rather dramatic scene has told the Valence court based in southern France what informed his decision. In an earlier video which went viral on social media, Damien landed a surprise slap on the face of the President when he (Macron) […]

Nigerian government instructs all social media platforms to register and pay tax

Following the suspension of Twitter, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that all social media platforms should formally register and pay tax. According to the government, all these platforms, both social, streaming and others must register legally as a corporate entity and pay tax as any other company in order to continue operating in […]

Twitter ban: Trump praises Nigeria, urges other countries to follow suit.

Former US President, Donald Trump has praised Nigerian government for suspending Twitter and also urged other countries to follow suit by banning not only Twitter but Facebook as well. The former President believed that these platforms suppress freedom of speech. “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. […]

Twitter ban: Ruling party advises Nigerian youth to develop their own social media apps

Nigeria’s ruling party, The All Progressive Party (APC) has advised the youth to develop their own social media platforms as an alternative to twitter which was banned days after the President’s tweet was deleted. This call on the youth was made by Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe who is the APC’s caretaker national secretary. According to […]

Germany set to pay Namibia $1.3bn for Colonial-era Genocide

Germany has officially recognized colonial-era genocide which saw the death of thousands of Namibians and is set to make amends. According to a release by the German authorities, €1.1 billion has been set aside to support descendants of the victims with some used for developmental projects. The German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a […]

Africans should teach their children in native language – Malian woman responded to Macron’s statement.

President Macron recently made a statement highlighting the importance of the French language as a national treasure that must be preserved both at home and in their overseas territories. Many believe that Macron’s ‘overseas territories’ comment is a reference to Franco-phone African countries. French nationals applauded Macron’s post; however, some Africans flooded the comment section […]

Nigeria’s Army Chief, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, Died In a Plane Crash

According to the Presidency, the Chief of Defense of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru died in a plane crash on Friday in the state of Kaduna. He reportedly died while on an official visit to the state-based in the Northern Region of Nigeria. The security status in the northern state of Kaduna, […]

Germany is set to make amends for colonial atrocities in Namibia

German authorities have revealed that the country is almost close to making amends with Namibia over the mass killing of thousands of people during its colonial rule in the Southern African country. This was announced by the spokeswoman of the German Foreign Ministry, Andrea Sasse who had an encounter with reporters in Berlin. Initial bilateral […]