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President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

President Buhari leaves for UN General Assembly in New York today

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians better together, division no option

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is very important and more beneficial for Nigeria as a nation to remain together, than to be apart.
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Climate change: NiMet signs MoU with IBB university

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has formally signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abuja with the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger, to promote activities relating to meteorology/climatology and climate change in Nigeria.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, introduces Huawei’s Mate 30 to Muncih audience

Huawei unveils Mate 30 series, world’s first 5G smartphone

China’s telecom giant Huawei has unveiled its Mate 30 Series, the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone, in Munich Germany.
Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding.

Andela sacks 400 employees in Nigeria, others

Andela, an Africa-focused company that builds talented software engineers, has announced the disengagement of about 400 junior engineers and workers in Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Federal government wants states to help returnees from South Africa

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Executive Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has urged state governments to ensure proper reintegration of returnees from South Africa into the society.
HTC and Bitcoin.com have teamed up to help HTC’s flagship Exodus 1 smartphone drive cryptocurrency trading and usage.

HTC partners with Bitcoin.com to support cryptocurrency smartphone Exodus 1

HTC and Bitcoin.com have teamed up to help HTC’s flagship Exodus 1 smartphone drive cryptocurrency trading and usage.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA: Nigerian ports filled up, running out of space

The Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has warned that Nigeria’s ports are currently running out of space due to increasing numbers of overtime cargoes in the various port terminals.
At the just concluded Forum organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), key speakers Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) proffered entrepreneurship as the most sustainable solution to accelerating Africa’s transformation. During a one-on-one conversation at the event, both speakers called for a new private-sector-led approach to humanitarian development in Africa.

ICRC: Why we are partnering Tony Elumelu Foundation

Mr. Maurer said: “On one side, it is important that we assist and protect people when they are disrupted by violence and war. But what brought me together with Tony is not the white shirt and the blue suit, it is his deep conviction that with longer and protracted conflict we need to bring people much earlier into independence.”
A new Chief Executive Officer, CEO, has been appointed for the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, in the person of Dr Monsurat Adeleke.

Monsurat Adeleke takes over at Lagos AIDS agency

A new Chief Executive Officer, CEO, has been appointed for the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, in the person of Dr Monsurat Adeleke.
The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, has joined his ancestors.

Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala’s father passes on at 91

The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, has joined his ancestors.
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British American Tobacco to cut 2,300 jobs globally

British American Tobacco on Thursday said it planned to cut 2,300 jobs globally by January as its new boss seeks to drive revenues in controversial e-cigarettes.

Expert urges NAICOM to convert non-recapitalised companies to micro-insurers

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has been advised not to totally dispose off insurance companies that fail to meet the new minimum capital requirement for underwriters but instead, convert them to micro-insurers.

Ondo town gets electricity after 20 years blackout

Twenty years after Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, was disconnected for non-payment of electricity bills, the community and others in the council have been reconnected to the national grid.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

World Bank: Agric sector neglect costs Nigeria $10 billion annually

Nigeria’s continued neglect of its agriculture sector is costing a loss of about $10 billion to its economy every year, the World Bank has said.

Nigeria inaugurates agCelerant to connect smallholder farmers

Nigeria is leading agriculture into the post-digital era with the inauguration of Africa’s first National agCelerant Technical Committee.
Samsung has finally announced a launch for its troubled foldable phone. The company confirmed today that the Samsung Galaxy Fold will go on sale in its native South Korea tomorrow, September 6, followed by the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Singapore, and other markets in the “coming weeks.”

Samsung to launch Galaxy Fold on September 6

Samsung has finally announced a launch for its troubled foldable phone. The company confirmed today that the Samsung Galaxy Fold will go on sale in its native South Korea tomorrow, September 6, followed by the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Singapore, and other markets in the “coming weeks.”

NAIC urges farmers to insure investments

The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), following the ‘Red Flood Alert’ issued by the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NHISA) with respect to some states of the federation been flooded, has urged farmers to insure their projects to avoid loss.

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[FILES] This aerial picture shows smouldering peatland after a fire blaize. (Photo by ADEK BERRY - AFP)

Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.