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In this file photo taken on September 8, 2008, an Argentinian peacekeeper stands as a helicopter takes off from the flooded city of Gonaives some 200 kilometres north of Port-au-Prince. The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti on October 15, 2019, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes. PHOTO: YURI CORTEZ / AFP

UN ends 15-year peacekeeping operations in Haiti

The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Tuesday, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes.

Unizik launches postgraduate programmes on migration

The Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik), Awka, on Tuesday inaugurated Master’s Degree Programmes on Migration to address issues on migration management and governance in the country.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

Climate change: Nuclear power game changer – IAEA

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be difficult to achieve without a significant increase in the use of nuclear power, IAEA Acting Director General Cornel Feruta said today.

Professor Erhagbe: Hold government responsible for nation’s high level of insecurity

Professor Eddy Erhagbe of the University of Benin has blamed the current high level of criminality and the resultant insecurity in the country on the failure of government at all levels to deliver on their contractual responsibilities to Nigerians.
Tunisians will go to polls on Sunday to vote in legislative elections amid political and economic challenges.

Tunisians go to polls for legislative elections

Tunisians will go to polls on Sunday to vote in legislative elections amid political and economic challenges.

US nominates Poland for visa waiver programme

Poland has been officially nominated to the US Visa Waiver Programme by the Department of State, the White House said in a statement on Friday.
Recall that President Buhari left Nigeria for South Africa on Wednesday after presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting to meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and to have bilateral discussion with him.

Xenophobia: I was shocked over attacks on Nigerians – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that he was shocked over the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. He described the attacks of foreign nationals in the country as embarrassment to the African continent.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.

Federal government to conduct fresh oil blocks bid rounds in 2020 – minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during the visit of President Buhari to Pretoria

Nigeria, South Africa sign 10-year visa agreement to businessmen, academics

Nigeria and South Africa have reached an agreement on issuing 10 years visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari urges Nigerians to cooperate more, pray for leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari says the fact that Nigeria has remained a united country despite its challenges is a success which should be celebrated by Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during the visit of President Buhari to Pretoria

President Buhari advocates strong Nigeria, South Africa relationship for African development

President Muhammadu Buhari says a strong strategic relationship between Nigeria and South Africa can become the engine for the rapid economic, political, social, cultural development of Africa, thereby delivering ‘the Africa we want’.
Shubham Chaudhuri

World Bank appoints new country director for Nigeria

The World Bank has appointed Mr Shubham Chaudhuri as the new Country Director for Nigeria, succeeding Mr Rachid Benmessaoud who completed his term recently.
President Muhammadu Buhari held bilateral meetings with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa 1

Cyril Ramaphosa to host President Buhari in South Africa

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will this week travel to South Africa for a State visit, which will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Bi-National Commission (BNC).
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and

Expert charges Nigerian professionals on innovation

The Co-Founder and Executive Partner at Loft Inc Capital Allied Partners, Mr. Michael Oluwagbemi, has called on professionals in Nigeria to innovate to enable the nation’s economy witness the much-needed turn-around.

Minister reiterated federal government’s commitment to human, capital, infrastructure development

Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said the Federal Government is committed to human capital, economic and infrastructure developments to boost Nigeria’s global competitiveness.

UN: World’s migrant population now at 272 million

Europe and North America have absorbed the largest share of the world’s 272 million migrants, a population that has grown by 23 per cent over the past decade, according to a UN report published Tuesday.

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Bayern Munich are among the favourites to win the Champions League this season following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson believes.

Barça ready to negotiate with Bayern over lower Philippe Coutinho fee

There is no confirmation as to what Bayern actually want to pay for Coutinho, but the fee is rumoured to be in the region of €90m – which would still be a club record for the Bundesliga champions.
Arsenal will be favouring “functional” players over “star names” in the next transfer window, claims Kevin Campbell, with Unai Emery approaching “a crucial summer”.

David Ornstein: Arsenal don’t have an Unai Emery break clause

Unai Emery is under pressure to get Arsenal back into the Champions League. Raul Sanllehi has been as clear as he can be in informing fans, and the head coach, of what they expect.

Davido deposits N36 million to purchase customised jewelry for Zlatan

Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer, David Adedeji Adeleke aka Davido, has deposited the sum of $100K (N36million) to purchase customised jewelry for Zlatan Ibile, Skibii and seven other members of his 30BG (30billion gang).

APC is notorious for lies – Cross River governor

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State had described the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a group of persons notorious for lies.
As Kogi State governorship election draws near, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged political gladiators in the major political parties to guard against their utterances for a violent free election.

Minister wants NEMA to extend relief assistance to Kogi flood victims

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to extend relief assistance to the people affected by flood in over 150 communities in Kogi State.