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Lake Chad Basin: Forum agree to foster development through dialogue

The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) Governors’ Forum for Regional Cooperation on Stabilisation, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development have agreed to remain committed to joint efforts towards fostering sustainable development across the regions through promoting dialogue and cross-border cooperation.

LCBC: Regional approach needed to defeat Boko Haram

The Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Mamman Nuhu, has said unless the four nations directly affected by the Boko Haram insurgency collaborate, the move to end insecurity in the region would be fruitless.

Abuja chamber advises President Buhari on AfCFTA challenges

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), has urged the Federal Government to formulate policies that will tackle challenges of regulations and competitiveness of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

ICPC chairman charges stakeholders to support government efforts in asset recovery

Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged stakeholders to support government effort in asset recovery for national development.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo: Anti-corruption efforts must be holistic, strategic

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged stakeholders, including government, parliamentarians and non-state actors, to be more effective and adopt holistic, strategic and coordinated approach in the fight against corruption.
Aya Chebbi

AU envoy wants greater involvement of youths terrorism war

African countries should harness the energy and creativity of the youths to revitalise action on violent extremism that has gained foothold amid poverty, conflicts and social exclusion.

AfCFTA: NANTS urges federal government to boost MSMEs funds

President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 7, at the 12th Extraordinary Summit of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Niamey, Niger Republic signed the agreement establishing the AfCFTA.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa lauds launch of African free trade agreement

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday lauded the launch of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), saying the agreement will catapult the economies of many African countries onto a higher growth trajectory.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Afreximbank backs AfCFTA with $1 billion

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

AfCFTA: Free trade must be fair – President Buhari

With the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement by President Muhammadu Buhari at the opening of the African Union (AU) Summit yesterday in Miami, Niger, Nigeria has joined the AfCFTA.

UN official tasks President Buhari on appointment of women into cabinet

The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider appointment of competent women into his next cabinet.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest

Troops were deployed on Sunday in Sudan's capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country's ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new crackdown on demonstrators.
Sudanese protesters arrive to join the sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum, April 27, 2019.

Sudan protest leaders receive new AU, Ethiopia transition plan

The Sudanese movement protesting for the military to hand over to civilian rule said on Thursday it received a new proposal for a transition drafted by Ethiopia and the African Union (AU).
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Nigerian president urged to sign African trade deal

A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a key meeting of African leaders.
Sudan's ruling Military Council spokesperson Shams El Din Kabbashi, gestures during a press conference at the Presidential Palace, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo-Hussein Malla)

Sudan’s military rejects Ethiopia’s transition proposal

Sudan's military has rejected Ethiopia's proposal to end the political deadlock over the composition of the country's transitional government.

Two killed in attack on police station near Niger capital

Two policemen were killed late Tuesday when gunmen attacked a police station on the northern edge of the Niger capital Niamey, a security official said.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara governor reiterates support for basic education

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Sunday said his administration would boost school enrollment and support good nutrition for the children in the state.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC wants global action against Sudan

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for a global action against the military junta in Sudan to stop the ongoing carnage against defenceless citizens of that country.

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NYSC donates relief materials to Katsina IDPs

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