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Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz calls for new strategy to spur Africa’s growth

A Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz,on Monday advised African countries to adopt coordinated strategy encompassing agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and service sectors to attain same success delivered by the old manufacturing export-led strategy.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for cryo-electron microscopy, a simpler and better method for imaging tiny, frozen molecules.

Dabiri-Erewa urges Africa, Diaspora to connect to uplift continent

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on Africa to connect with its diaspora in order to move the continent forward.

Why Irma wasn’t as catastrophic in Florida as feared

Hurricane Irma was supposed to be a monster storm, immense and record-breaking in size as it charged toward Florida packing a punch that could a state that is home to some 20 million people.

US poet John Ashbery passes on at 90

Pulitzer-prize winning poet John Ashbery, a post-modern American trailblazer, has died at age 90 in Hudson, New York, his family told US media Sunday.

Is Nigeria the next Haiti?

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Poverty pummels the Island country just as ferocious hurricanes visit it from time to time with the fury and anger of a violated person.

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N10.69bn Green Bond to be listed on NSE, FMDQ in January – DMO

Debt Management Office (DMO) on Friday said Federal Government’s maiden N10.69 billion Green Bond, when concluded, would be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

President Buhari cautions AU Chairperson against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.”

Donald Trump criticizes FBI, says no pardon for Michael Flynn ‘yet’

US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the FBI inquiry into possible collusion between Moscow and his campaign, and refused to rule out pardoning former aide Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with Russia.

Anambra Central: PDP, APGA differ on Senator Obiora Okonkwo’s court victory

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra has welcomed the Federal High Court judgment which declared Dr Obiora Okonkwo winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial District seat.

Five things to look out for in the Bundesliga

Bayern Munich travel to Stuttgart on Saturday for their final match before the Bundesliga’s winter break with a nine-point lead and on a run of 13 wins in 14 games in all competitions.

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US, Saudi, UAE pledge $190m to fight insurgency in Sahel region

The U.S, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have pledged 190 million dollars to five countries in Africa’s Sahel region to strengthen regional security forces in the fight against terrorism.

Kidnapped Senator Ayo Arise regains freedom

A former Senator from Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Arise, who was kidnapped last Sunday has regained freedom.

GAVI announces $85m funding to fight typhoid fever

Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval of an $85m support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs).

Taekwondo Open: Sadiq Abdulrahman wins men’s heavyweight gold

Sadiq Abdulrahman of Plateau on Sunday won the men’s heavyweight gold medal at the Nigeria Taekwondo Open Championship in Abuja, beating Nigerian Army’s Benjamin Okuoimose in the final.

2019: I can’t be President Buhari’s running mate – Senator Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Tinubu, has said there is no truth in the speculation that he may emerge as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate for the 2019 presidential election.