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Endgame approaching for Nigeria’s old guard?

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | In a grainy black-and-white photograph, two young Nigerian Army officers play draughts, their faces a study in concentration. Behind them, another man looks on. The old image is said to have been taken before Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha came to public prominence …

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After Mugabe: the oldest world leaders

Paris, France | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, 93, was until his resignation on Tuesday the oldest serving head of state in the world. He leaves behind around a dozen world leaders who are in power in their eighties and nineties. – Two rulers over 90 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth …

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Age cheats under scanner at U-17 World Cup

New Delhi, India | AFP | The Under-17 World Cup starting in India on Friday should feature only players born this century, but officials are taking no chances after defending champions Nigeria were caught in a major age-cheating scandal. All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of …

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Young Nigerians push for removal of political age limits

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Hundreds of young Nigerians marched on the country’s parliament on Tuesday, calling for lawmakers to remove age barriers on political posts, including the presidency. Nigeria’s 1999 constitution stipulates that the president has to be at least 40, while senators and state governors have to be …

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Abiriga scoffs at critics of age limit removal

Kampala, Uganda|Godfrey Ssali| Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Col. Ibrahim Abiriga has scoffed at members of the opposition and a section of members of the public that are criticizing him on social media over his stand on lifting the presidential age limit. Abiriga revealed that he is receiving threatening messages …

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