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UN highlight challenges faced by Nigerian women, others

A new report launched by the UN Women at the UN Headquarters in New York has uncovered significant inequalities and challenges militating against women’s empowerment in Nigeria and globally.

Former US ambassadors write Donald Trump over ‘shithole’ slur

The ripples generated by President Donald Trump’s alleged disparaging comments continued on Tuesday with 78 former United States Ambassadors who served in Africa writing the president to remind him about the continent’s great exploits and potentials.

Africa risks pneumonic plague, spread through coughing, sneezing, spitting – WHO

Health chiefs are desperately trying to contain a deadly outbreak of airborne plague in Africa that has prompted warnings in nine countries.

Nigeria ranks among world’s least powerful passport as Singapore tops most powerful

Nigeria has one of the least powerful passports in the world, a new ranking showed on Wednesday.

Coca Cola buys Anheuser-Busch InBev’s stake in Coca Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sold its equity stake in Coca Cola Beverages Africa to Coca Cola at a price of $3.15 billion, Equities Focus reports.

World Bank projects $22bn diaspora remittance to Nigeria in 2017

The World Bank has projected that up to $22 billion will flow into Nigeria in 2017 through Diaspora remittances, noting that global remittance flow is set to recover this year after two consecutive years of decline.

King Salman meets Saraki, other world leaders in Jeddah

Senate President Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah.


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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.