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WaterAid: Access to clean water lacking worldwide

The world is facing a water crisis, highlighting a big gap in access to clean water and sanitation between the wealthy and economically disadvantaged, according to a WaterAid study.

Okechukwu Enelamah: Right policies, incentives in place to attract investors

Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, on Monday said right policies and incentives had been put in place to make the economy conducive to investors.

Federal govt urged to ban sale of cigarettes in single sticks

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to immediately commence enforcement on the ban of sale of cigarettes in single sticks.

WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation

The World Health Organisation on Friday launched new guidance on the role tobacco product regulation can play to reduce tobacco demand, save lives and raise revenues for health services to treat tobacco-related disease, in the context of comprehensive tobacco control.

Tobacco: ERA/FoEN urges federal govt to enforce single stick ban

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to immediately commence enforcement of the ban on sale of cigarettes in single sticks.

Reports: Robert Mugabe ‘flies to SA’ amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe reportedly flew to South Africa on Wednesday - for the first time since his ouster from power in November - aboard an Air Zimbabwe flight.

EFF calls on Africa to ‘join in the wave of economic freedom of our...

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on Africa to "join in the wave of economic freedom", saying that the land and mineral resources on the African continent should be "redirected to benefit African people and their economies".

Steve Pienaar: Waking up at 7am pushed me to retire

Following his decision to retire from professional football, former Bafana Bafana midfielder Steven Pienaar has revealed his reasoning.

Court remands suspected kidnappers of British couple

A South African court on Thursday remanded in custody a man and a woman accused of abducting an elderly British couple in a case with suspected links to the so-called Islamic State.

Singapore-flagged tanker attacked off Somalia but escapes

An international anti-piracy force says a Singapore-flagged chemical tanker has exchanged fire with attackers off the coast of Somalia before escaping unharmed.

UK warns of Islamic State attacks on foreigners in South Africa

Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there.

South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

A South African court held that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba violated the constitution in statements he made about his decision to revoke his approval of a company’s bid to open a private airport immigration facility.

Gbolahan Salami set to debut for new Kazak club

Gbolahan Salami, could make his Irtysh Pavlodar of Kazakhstan debut when they welcome FK Aty in the opening fixture of the Kazakhstan Premier Liga which gets underway on March 11.

Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 -- a month later than last forecast.


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Governor Okorocha: Dapchi girls’ release shows President Buhari’s political will

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has ascribed the quick release of the 105 Dapchi girls abducted by the Book Haram sect to display of political will by President Muhammad Buhari.

Federal government rolls out free medical outreach for Niger Delta communities

The Federal Government said Wednesday, that it had put in place appropriate mechanisms to achieve set goals in education and health for the people of Niger Delta region.

Anger in South Africa over legal fees of ex-president Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s government was facing growing questions on Thursday over who should foot the legal bills of former president Jacob Zuma as he fights numerous allegations of corruption.

South Korea’s ex-president Lee Myung Bak arrested on graft charges

A grim-faced Lee Myung-Bak was driven away from his home in southern Seoul for a detention facility late Thursday, becoming the fourth former South Korean president to be arrested on corruption charges.

Federal government rakes in N142.81 billion from oversubscribed bond auctions

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Thursday disclosed that its March auction was oversubscribed, just like the January and February auctions. Total subscription at the March auction was N142.81 billion, representing 204% of the amount offered.

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INEC to release fresh timetable for Senator Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will release a fresh timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill four farmers in Delta

At least four farmers who were on fishing expedition have been reportedly shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Pastor Adeboye condemns herdsmen killings in Benue

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday expressed displeasure with the killing of children, women and others by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and some other parts of the country during a visit to the state.

18-year-old nursing mother drags lover to court for declining marriage

An 18-year-old nursing mother, Maryam Magaji, on Wednesday dragged one Badamasi Salihu, 20, whom she claimed was her lover, to a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, for refusing to marry her.

Ex-Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov to captain Serbia against Nigeria

Former Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov will captain the Serbian national team when they file out in an international friendly against Nigeria next Tuesday, according to the coach Mladen Krstajic.