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FAO boosts national capacity on bio-security, swine flu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has taken steps empower epidemiological officers with competencies for management and containment of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).

NCC begins implementation of framework for telecom industry

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has begun the implementation of the accounting separation framework in the telecoms industry, a statement has said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2019 Pigs are pictured at Poetterhof, a species-appropriate pig farm in Brueggen, western Germany. – The Philippines on Monday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

Expert urges farmers to immunise pigs against swine fever

Dr Olufunke Oluwole, a pig geneticist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has advised pig farmers to immunise the animals against the African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) currently ravaging pig farms.
China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.

China reshapes global meat markets as swine fever rages

China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.

Lagos government partners institute on swine fever prevention

Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State, is to undertake a participatory rural appraisal and collection of farmers’ perception on pig phenotype.
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is an airport serving Kano, the capital city of Kano State of Nigeria

Federal government to address the challenges of low freight activities at Kano airport

The Federal Government appears set to address the issues and proffer solutions to challenges identified to be causing low air freight activities at the Kano International Airport.

Federal government urged to reduce export cost

The Airfreight Stakeholders Forum (ASF) has appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the cost of doing businesses in Nigeria to encourage local exporters.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Northern group wants Senator Akpabio as Senate president

A Northern group under the auspices of Arewa Solidarity Front (ASF) has urged the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to ensure that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki is removed from office and replaced with former minority leader in the senate, Godswill Akpabio.
Hogs are raised on the farm of Ted Fox on July 25, 2018 near Osage, Iowa. According to the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa is the number one pork producing state in the U.S. and the top state for pork exports. The state sends about 50 million hogs to market each year and its pork exports totaled more than $1.1 billion in 2017. Pork producers in Iowa are bracing for the impact a trade war with China and Mexico may have on their bottom line going forward. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Latvia slaughters pigs after African swine fever outbreak

Latvia's government on Friday voted to fund the disposal of pig carcasses after a pork producer decided to exterminate all of its livestock when the animals contracted African swine fever.

AU, EU must team up to tacking slave trade, human trafficking in Libya – Geoffrey...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has called for a joint declaration by the African Union and European Union on the issue of slave trade and other crimes against humanity in Libya.

Minister Geoffrey Onyeama calls for African-European joint declaration on slave trade

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has called for a joint declaration by the African Union and the European Union (EU) on the issue of slave trade and other crimes against humanity in Libya.

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“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Police: Four officers killed in battle with bandits, one missing

Four (4) police officers were killed during an exchange of gunfire between the Police and bandits along the Birnin-Gwari- Funtua Highway on Friday, 15th January 2021, while an officer is still missing.
Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos commissioner to monitor school resumption

“In a bid to monitor schools resumption and the COVID-19 protocol guidelines compliance, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo will be visiting some schools around Agege Axis of the State as early as 7.30am tomorrow. Places like Surulere, Ikeja, Agege and Igando will be covered,” he said in a statement.
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Lagos university workers shelve strike over end-of-year bonus, minimum wage arrears

Teaching and non-teaching staff of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, who had earlier threatened to embark on industrial action over the payment of the end-of-the-year bonus, minimum wage arrears among others, have now shelved their plan.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Coronavirus: Edo government to arrest persons without facemasks in public

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government would deploy the over 800 Police constabulary personnel across the state to enforce strict compliance with the state’s regulations to check the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS-Abhishek N. Chinnappa-File Photo

Amazon faces backlash from Indian ruling party lawmakers over web series ‘Tandav’

A local official from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu gods and goddesses, and threatened to launch a protest at the company’s office in Mumbai.