NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT CALLS ON NIGERIAN COUNTERPART

WINDHOEK-- Namibian President Hage Geingob made a strop in Nigeria emroute home from Mauritania to pay Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari a courtesy visit after attending the 31st AU Summit in Nouakchott last week.

Speaking to the media at Windhoek's Eros Airport after he arrived back in the country Saturday, he said: "President Buhari and I had good talks. We exchanged views again on the same problems -- corruption, inequalities... all of them are talking the same language on inequality. And you cannot have societies that are unequal and have peace forever."

Geingob also attended the funeral of the late Professor Adebayo Adedeji, the Nigerian economist who served as Executive Secretary of the United nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) from 1975 to 1991, in Nigeria's Ogun State.

"They appreciated our being there. I was asked to address the church," he said, before noting that a symposium was also held on Adedeji's legacy on economic development in Africa.

Adedeji died on 25 April in Lagos after a protracted illness, aged 87.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK