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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: Nigeria’s challenges are huge investment opportunities

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in New York said the huge development challenges facing Nigeria and the rest of Africa were “excellent opportunities for groundbreaking investments and innovation”.
Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Governor Zullum: We will spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Borno State Governor Babagana Zullum on Monday assured that the state government would spend its last kobo to support the military and strengthen Civilian JTF and hunters, to eliminate terrorism.
Nnimmo Bassey

Group seeks African delegates’ support at Bonn climate talks

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has expressed concerns that the U.S. and other global north countries may be bullying African countries in order to obstruct discussions on fossil fuel industry interference at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

UN: What triggered more bloody conflicts in Nigeria than Boko Haram

A United Nations official said on Monday that land degradation and competition over access to land and water had triggered more bloody conflicts in Nigeria than Boko Haram.

UNHCR: 70 million people displaced globally by war, violence

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has said that over 70 million people have globally been displaced by war, violence, sometimes combined with poverty or climate change.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

CSOs: Nigeria leading Africa in climate change mitigation efforts

Some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, including Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria, CSDevNet and Pan African Climate Justice, PACJA, say Nigeria is placed in the forefront of leading efforts in Africa to mitigate the effect of climate change.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).1

Presdiency: Why President Buhari attended OIC meeting and what he got for Nigeria

A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, has reacted to criticisms over President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest trip to Saudi Arabia for a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

World Bank: Nigeria’s fuel subsidy not helping the poor

The Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank, Laura Tuck, has warned Nigeria and other countries paying subsidies on fossil fuels to desist from it as such practice was not in favour of the poor.
President Donald Trump arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday for an official three-day state visit. The highlight of the trip will be a state banquet with members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace on Monday night.

UK state visit: Donald Trump meets queen after insulting London mayor

US President Donald Trump met Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Monday after kicking off his UK state visit by branding the London mayor a “loser” and weighing in on the Brexit debate.
The Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a long-running row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ties amid threats from firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines sends trash back to Canada

The Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a long-running row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ties amid threats from firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte.
The giant ‘Trump Baby’ blimp is set to fly in London again during the president’s state visit – but this time it has a specific mission, its organiser said today.

Donald Trump baby blimp set to fly during UK visit

The giant ‘Trump Baby’ blimp is set to fly in London again during the president’s state visit – but this time it has a specific mission, its organiser said today.

IITA wants reduction of green house gas to mitigate climate change

Dr Saethre May-Guri, the Deputy Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)’s Research for Development, Ibadan, has emphasised the need to eliminate Green House gas to mitigate the effect of Climate Change on the African continent.
Tijjani Muhammad Bande

74th UNGA Presidency: Tijani Bande spells out his vision

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is set to be the President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) beginning in September.
Bill de Blasio

New York Mayor joins 2020 presidential race

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite a panning by US media and polls which suggest he faces a tough fight.
Tijjani Muhammad Bande

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande: What I’ll do as President of 74th UN General Assembly

Nigeria’s Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on Monday in New York promised to strengthen global partnership against humanity’s problems if elected President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Youths urged to take leadership in climate change

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Monday encouraged New Zealand’s younger generation to take bigger responsibility of global issues on climate change and technology.
Voreqe Bainimarama

Fiji premier says $100 billion needed annually to tackle climate change

Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, on Monday said at least 100 billion dollars would be needed yearly worldwide by 2020 to tackle global warming.

World ‘not on track’ with climate change – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises.

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An oil storage tank of Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft is pictured at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga, Russia February 26, 2018. (NAN)

Dirty oil crisis over in Russia, but…

Russian officials have opinion that the oil contamination crisis that disrupted flows from the world’s second-largest exporter of crude since the spring is long over for the country.
Yannick Folly, AFP - Benin's former President Boni Yayi (2nd from right) stands at the entrance of the house of Benin's former President Nicephore Soglo on April 19, 2019, in Cadjehoun district in Cotonou.

Benin’s former president Boni Yayi leaves amid political crisis

Benin’s former president Thomas Boni Yayi was in Togo Sunday having left effective house arrest in his homeland for health reasons, his representatives said, as political crisis grips the nation following controversial April polls.

Police arrest foreman of Lagos collapsed building

Following the collapsed building on 36, Adesanya Street in Mafoluku, Oshodi axis, Sunday, Lagos State Government has arrested the foreman, Dada Olaniyi, who was handling the project.
Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell have been charged with first-degree murder following the death of Sydney Loofe in 2017.

Murder suspect slashes own throat during trial

A man accused of killing and dismembering a 24-year-old woman slashed his neck and fell from his wheelchair during his murder trial.

Central bank: Nigeria external reserves stand at $45 billion as at June

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says the country’s external reserves now stand at 45 billion dollars as at June 2019.