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Governor Ambode warns directors against making counter-productive decisions

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday warned directors in the state public service against making counter-productive decision that will harm the system.

UN envoy to hold new round of talks on Western Sahara

The UN envoy for Western Sahara is planning a new round of talks in Morocco and Algeria beginning next week to push for a return to negotiations on ending the conflict, diplomats said on Tuesday.

PDP: President Buhari completely confused, incompetent

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as completely confused, incompetent.

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Saudi Arabia's crown prince lands in Egypt Sunday on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power.

Infant mortality: Nigeria 11th in global ranking – UNICEF

A new report by the United Nations Children Fund has placed Nigeria in the 11th position in global ranking where newborn babies die due to lack of assistance during delivery, poverty, conflict and weak institutions.

Paediatrician blames parents, govt for increase in rape cases

A Consultant Paediatrician with the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital says parents and the government are to blame for the alarming incidence in rape cases, sexual molestation and other forms of abuse.

700,000 people flee South Sudan in 2017 – UN

About 700,000 people were forced to flee South Sudan in 2017 as refugees to neighbouring countries due to conflict, hunger and disease, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday.

Sudan extends ceasefire with rebels by 3 months

Sudan has extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of March, state news agency SUNA reported on Thursday, citing a presidential decree.

World Bank, IMF, Oxfam urge Nigeria to invest in human capital

The World Bank has urged Nigeria to faithfully build and invest in critical infrastructure that would wholly support its growth aspirations.

75% water, sanitation facilities destroyed in Northeast – UNICEF

The Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast destroyed no less that 75 per cent of the water and sanitation infrastructure in the geo-political zone, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

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A mob lynched a woman in India after rumours circulated on WhatsApp about child kidnappers, police said Monday, days after the messaging firm said it was curbing the forwarding of messages.

NACCIMA urges President Buhari to sign AfCTFA

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has called on the Federal Government to immediately sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTFA) to make the economy more competitive.

2019: Ex-minister Edem Duke joins Cross River governorship race

A former Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edem Duke, has declared his intention to join the next governorship race in Cross River State come 2019.
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Spain prosecutors want probe into Eric Abidal liver transplant reopened

Spanish public prosecutors said Monday they have asked that a probe into allegations FC Barcelona football club illegally bought a transplant liver for their cancer-stricken ex player Eric Abidal be reopened.
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2019: Stop shopping for members – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to "stop shopping around for supporters" and channel its energy on the forthcoming 2019 general elections.