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President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president outlines 2020 priorities

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

Police commission approves promotion of 623 officers to next rank

The Police Service Commission (PSC), has announced the promotion of 623 officers comprising 40 Commissioners of Police, 98, Deputy Commissioners of Police, 150, Assistant Commissioners of Police and 335, Chief Superintendents of Police. PSC of...
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

House of Reps task federal government on water sector roadmap, infrastructure audit

House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to undertake holistic water infrastructure audit as it laments on the conflicting efforts by ministries, departments and agencies of both federal and state governments.
Oyo State Government is setting its eyes on the solid mineral sector to boost its Internally-Generated Revenue, IGR, the Special Adviser on Solid Minerals Development, Mr Abiodun Oni, has said.

Oyo targets solid minerals to boost revenue

Oyo State Government is setting its eyes on the solid mineral sector to boost its Internally-Generated Revenue, IGR, the Special Adviser on Solid Minerals Development, Mr Abiodun Oni, has said.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe’s leader begs for patience to fix ailing economy

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has acknowledged the economic hardships Zimbabweans are suffering and pleaded for patience to allow his government to fix the country's rapidly deteriorating economy.

Police spend N500 million for officers on NHIS

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) said it has spent over N500m to pay medical bills of its personnel through the Health Management Organisation (HMO) under the National Health Insurance Scheme,
Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie said coach Gernot Rohr lacks the talent to lead the Super Eagles and does not deserve an all-expenses paid refresher training programme in Europe.

Afcon: Morocco, three others chase Gernot Rohr

Morocco are interested in recruiting Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr into their fold if Nigeria goes ahead to terminate the tactician’s contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Broadband: NCC to ensure availability of spectrum infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country.

Motorists, commuters urge DPR to sanction stations hoarding petrol

Motorists and commuters in Damaturu, have urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to sanction petrol stations not selling the product and creating artificial scarcity.

NiMet predicts below normal rainfall in 18 states

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted dwindling availability of water for various socio-economic purposes over most parts of Nigeria in 2019.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari charges Nigerian youths to prepare to take over leadership

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja charged Nigerian youths to prepare to take over political leadership, saying his generation would soon quit the stage.
As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on leaves of tropical tree known as guasimo.

Venezuela HIV patients rely on herbal remedy due to antiretroviral shortage

As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on leaves of tropical tree known as guasimo.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: ‘Just say no’ to drug legalisation

With Canada on the verge of becoming the world's second nation to legalise recreational marijuana, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that countries should think twice before opening that door.

Power stakeholders jittery over 2019 terminal date for N701 billion PAG programme

Palpable fear may have gripped stakeholders in the power sector value chain over the fate of the electricity Generating Companies (Gencos) should the N701 billion Payment Assurance Guarantee (PAG) programme end next year.

NPopC: Family planning, birth spacing key to sustainable healthy population

The National Population Commission (NPopC) says Family Planning (FP) is a pathway to achieving Demographic Dividend (DD) in the country.

JOHESU: General Babangida caused rise of medical tourism among Nigerians

As President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back from his four-day medical trip to London on Saturday, the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has blamed the past administration of Gen Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), for promulgating Decree 10 of 1985, which it said, debased the nation’s health sector and reversed the fortunes of Nigeria as a top destination for medical tourism in Africa.

Ibadan University College Hospital records 1,680 mental health cases in 1 year

Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says more than 1,680 cases of mental illness were treated in the facility in the last one year.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem September 18, 2019. RONEN ZVULUN- REUTERS

Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges after immunity bid withdrawn

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted in three corruption cases after he withdrew his request for immunity hours before the Knesset was set to pick up the issue.

Bode George: Amotekun is value add to Nigeria internal security

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George and former Minister of Transport, Ebenezer Babatope, on Tuesday, expressed deep concern over series of argument generated by the newly instituted Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named “Operation Amotekun,” says the initiative suppose to be largely supported as it will add value to the Nigeria internal security.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: Public officers shouldn’t be scared of audits if they have nothing to...

Declaring open the second edition of the conference of Auditors-General in Nigeria, President Buhari challenged auditors to adhere to the professional code of conduct guiding their operations, while ensuring timely and quality review of financial performance of public officers.

Protest rocks Kwara sports festival over alleged N60 million misappropriation

Day Two of the ongoing Kwara State Sports Festival has hit a major snag after contingents from all 16 local governments in the state converging at the Ilorin, Kwara State government, Stadium.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration increased the budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2020 budget because of his commitment to universal health coverage in the state.

Governor Wike: Nigeria can’t afford to drift to one party state

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that being members of different political parties should not deny the country the much needed development.