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UN gives ‘African free trade agreement’ kudos

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the signing of a Continental Free Trade Area agreement in Africa that has created one of the world’s largest trading blocs with over 50 countries.

Federal government, WorldFish to scale up fish production through research

The Federal Government in partnership with the WorldFish, an international organisation, is to scale up tilapia and catfish production through research in the country.

UN: Green revolution makes safe water accessible

Nature-based solutions can play an important role in improving the supply and quality of water and reducing the impact of natural disasters, according to the newly launched 2018 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report.

Experts task Africa on prevention of common diseases

African governments have been urged to develop an inclusive approach, including recruitment and training of local citizens on how to curb prevalence of common diseases.

UN deputy chief Amina Mohammed expected in Nigeria for consultations

Ms Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, would next week travel to Nigeria where she is expected to hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government functionaries.

Akwa Ibom governor’s wife wins award at UN for pet project

The wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mrs Martha Udom-Emmanuel, has won an award at the UN for empowering and uplifting the women and the girl-child in the state.

Corps members move against drug abuse in Ogun

Corps members under the aegis of Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, National Youths Service Corps have called on youths and secondary school students in Odeda local government area of Ogun State to shun drug abuse and abstain from immortal acts considered harmful by societal norms.

Dapchi abduction: NGOs call on federal govt to ensure safe release of girls

Civil Coalition Action on Education for All and other NGOs have called on the Federal Government to ensure the safe release of Dapchi School girls abducted on Feb. 19.

Governor Shettima: We accord priority to agriculture transformation to end insurgency

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno says his administration accords priority to agriculture transformation to fight poverty and end insurgency.

Senate summons Army, police chiefs, demands rescue plan for missing schoolgirls

The Senate has summoned the ‎Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to explain the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram on February 19.

Women’s Day: EU canvasses equality of men, women

As the world marks the International Women’s Day, the European Union (EU) has canvassed the equality of men and women around the world.

SDGs: Presidency demands improved women empowerment

As the global community settles down for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, the Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has listed improved women empowerment as a major key to the attainment of sustainable development.

Babatunde Fashola: What Africa must do to effectively utilise renewable energy

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday said Africa must intensify efforts at improving transmission grid for renewable energy to be effectively developed on the continent.

Runcie Chidebe: Social media tool for achieving SDGs

Mr Runcie Chidebe, Founder, Project Pinkblue Foundation, has called for effective deployment of social media to facilitate achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Wildlife Day: UN warns over extinction of wild cats

The UN has called for the protection of big cats species such as lions, tigers and leopards, warning that they are fast going into extinction.

Rivers, UNICEF to partner for SDGs attainment

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that the state government would partner with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to ensure the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals in the state.

IFC commends central bank over banking reforms

The International Finance Corporation, IFC, has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for implementing sustainable banking principles in the country.g

Lake Chad project: UNESCO to train 300 experts in techniques of water resources management

UNESCO says it will train 300 scientists, decision makers and community leaders in techniques of water resources management for the implementation of the Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT) project.


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