PDP alleges APC is funding Ekiti election with Abacha loots, Says; “77-man committee a gathering of looters, show of hatred for Nigerians”

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government of plotting to fund the July 14 governorship election in the State with part of the Abacha loots and ...Powered by WPeMatico

Vimto soft drinks now in 35 African countries – Nichols

British soft drinks maker Nichols plc announced it has launched its Vimto soft drinks in Benin Republic, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania and Uganda, expanding its presence in Africa to 35 countries. The company which had $43.6m in overseas sales in its latest results said it has made two new appointments to support its international business as year-on-year growth hit 20.3%. Nichols said it has been particularly buoyed by sales in Africa which grew 21.2% in 2016. The Vimto brand which was first exported to Africa in the 1920s and ’30s has grown popular in some African markets and is now been bottled locally under licenses in 29 countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroun, Egypt, Mali and Senegal. In 2016, Vimto was launched in Angola, Chad, DRC, Gabon, and Sudan. The com

America’s strategy against Islamic State is storing up trouble

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AS THE territory held by Islamic State (IS) shrivelled in Syria, American generals spoke of “stabilisation” and “consolidation”. But seven months after an American-led coalition drove the jihadists from Raqqa, their putative capital, “stable” is not how residents describe the city. Mines, booby-traps and bombs continue to kill and maim. Bodies are still being pulled from the rubble. The lights are off and there is no running water. “The Americans have given us nothing,” said Omar Alloush, a member of the city council, weeks before he was shot and killed in his apartment by unidentified gunmen. The goodwill that first greeted the coalition is fading as popular anger mounts, especially in the Arab heartlands south of Raqqa, along the Euphrates river. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a