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TCN tasks DISCOS on customer metering

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has challenged Distribution Companies (DISCOS) to provide electricity consumers with adequate meters in order address power supply challenges in the country.
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WHO: Road accidents biggest killer of young people worldwide

Road injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Macky Sall

Senegal unveils museum of black civilisations

President Macky Sall has inaugurated Senegal’s new Museum of Black Civilisations in the capital, Dakar.

IFC identifies over 100 start-ups that could speed up innovation in Africa

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation have selected more than 100 high-potential start-ups to participate in a new initiative designed to spur innovation and job creation across the African continent.

Nigeria contributes $710 million to ECOWAS in 12 years

Nigeria has contributed more money to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) than 13 other Members states put together in the last 12 years, statistics have shown.

UN: Nigeria ranks 11th highest in child marriage

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked 11 among the 20 countries in the world with highest prevalence of child marriage.
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Central African Republic formally joins Afreximbank

The number of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) member countries swelled to 50 on Wednesday, with the Central African Republic (CAR) formalising her membership by depositing the instrument of the country’s ratification of the Bank Establishment Agreement in Cairo, Egypt.
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JKF: Rice importation to end in Nigeria by 2020

The Policy Adviser of the John Kufuor Foundation, Hon. Abraham Dwuma, on Tuesday expressed the belief that rice importation into the country would end by 2020.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles need NFF, sports ministry solidarity to progress

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr hopes that a peaceful coexistence of the Nigeria Football Federation and the Sports Ministry hierarchies will be restored before the New Year in order to give the national team and Nigerian football a condusive atmosphere for further development.
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Niger customs official killed in state of emergency zone

A Niger customs official was killed in an attack by insurgents in a southwestern region bordering Burkina Faso and placed under a state of emergency last week, authorities said on Sunday.

ECOWAS settles $0.365 million cross-border claims in 2017

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, disbursed 200 million CFA ($0.365 million) to pay for cross-border claims in 2017.
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WHO, partners launch new malaria control efforts

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, the new World malaria report 2018 has said.
NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE UN, PROF. TIJJANI BANDE (R) REPLACES TOGO’S AMBASSADOR FRANCK KPAYEDO (M) WHILE AMB. KONE TANOU, ECOWAS PERMANENT OBSERVER TO THE UN (L) WITNESSES

Nigeria emerges Chair of ECOWAS Group at UN

Nigeria has emerged the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Group at the United Nations.

Burundi, Lesotho eye first AFCON appearances

Lowly ranked Burundi and Lesotho are among 23 countries chasing 11 places at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament during the final qualifying round in March.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference after a meeting to decide whether DR Congo's Ebola epidemic is a 'public health emergency of international concern' on October 17, 2018 in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

WHO says fight against malaria is off target, with infections increasing

Malaria infections rose for the second year in a row in 2017, following half a decade of decreases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Monday.

Hundreds of schools shut in Burkina Faso over jihadi attacks

In Burkina Faso, a country struggling to contain jihadist violence, education is one of the victims of the insurgency, with hundreds of schools closed, teachers in hiding and pupils kept indoors over the fear of attacks.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr accomplishes ‘second target’ after Afcon qualification

Gernot Rohr was able to stamp 'mission accomplished' on the second chapter of his managerial reign as Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013.

World Bank selects LASU as African Centre of Excellence

The Lagos State University (LASU) has been selected as a Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (CITSE) by the World Bank, among other 16 universities across Nigeria.

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Central bank grants AMAC microfinance bank operating licence

The bank, which was commissioned last week by FCT Minister, Muhammed Musa Bello, would afford small scale business owners opportunity to access loans without collateral and with little or no interest to boost their businesses.

TCN tasks DISCOS on customer metering

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has challenged Distribution Companies (DISCOS) to provide electricity consumers with adequate meters in order address power supply challenges in the country.
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PTDF, NNPC, NCDMB partner to boost productivity in petroleum sector

Gusau further stated that the plan for setting up the research facilities, beginning with about two or more, had been going on for some time now, among the PTDF, NNPC and NCDMB and had reached advanced stages.

CAF set to name new host for 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) will announce a new host for the 2019 African Cup of Nations after its executive committee‘s extraordinary meeting on 9 January 2019.

CBN vows to clamp down on businesses, banks that abuse Forex on 42 restricted...

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday vowed to clamp down on individuals and businesses engaging in clandestine activities to frustrate the restriction of foreign exchange on the importation of 41 items into the country.