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Pat Utomi seeks new movement to rescue Nigeria from collapse

Nigeria’s leading political economist, Prof Pat Utomi, Saturday explained the need to build a new national political movement to rescue Nigeria and address burning issues that put its corporate existence under threat.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

ECOWAS endorses Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has thrown its weight behind the candidature of former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the top job of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oil prices slump as wary traders eye upcoming OPEC+ meeting

Oil prices edged down on Monday as traders took profits, with the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) considering meeting as soon as this week to discuss whether to extend record production cuts beyond end-June.
Israel Pasipanodya Mushore, 60, poses for a portrait besides his show piece herd of 70 cattle , in Nyabira, near Harare, on March 13, 2020. – He was allocated the farmhouse and a plot on Rasper farm in Nyabira during Zimbabwe’s land reform programme. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

Two decades on, Zimbabwe takes stock of Robert Mugabe land reform legacy

Eighty-year-old Isobel Simons calmly narrated how she and her late husband lost their 728-hectare Zimbabwe farm two decades ago to Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reforms.

Nigeria invites bid for monitoring of spending of Abacha loot

The Federal Ministry of Justice on Thursday opened technical bids for Consultancy Service to monitor the implementation of Abacha loot III.
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National Assembly committees begin consideration of revised 2020 budget

Some committees in the Senate and House of Representatives will on Thursday begin consideration of the revised 2020 budget proposal transmitted to the National Assembly by the Executive, it was learnt on Wednesday.

30 migrants killed in India lockdown crashes

At least 30 Indian migrant workers were killed Saturday in road accidents as they tried to return to their home villages during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, officials said.
Mikhail Mishustin is temporarily stepping down as prime minister of the Russian Federation while he recovers from coronavirus, he told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

Russia’s prime minister test positive for coronavirus

Mikhail Mishustin is temporarily stepping down as prime minister of the Russian Federation while he recovers from coronavirus, he told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

Former editor, two others die in Kano

A former columnist with Vanguard Newspaper, Professor Ibrahim Ayagi, and two others of renowned media guru, late Musa Tijjani, former Editor of Triumph newspaper and the former State Grand Khadi, Dahiru Rabiu have been reported dead in Kano.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Former Nigerian minister gets WHO’s appointment on coronavirus

Nigeria’s former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was named by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as its Special Envoy for the newly inaugurated Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.
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The time to act is now: A letter to African leaders about the coronavirus...

The threats hanging over the African continent with regard to the spread of Covid-19 demand our individual and collective attention. The situation is critical. Yet this is not about mitigating another African humanitarian crisis, but to diffuse the potentially damaging effects of a virus that has shaken the global order and put under question the bases of our living together.

Coronavirus: Renewed opportunity to rebuild Africa – African scholars

Some scholars have called on African governments to use the opportunity of the coronavirus crisis to develop models to improve the continent’s health sector, public policies and infrastructures in the service of its people.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank: Sub-Saharan Africa to fall into recession in 2020

The rapidly-spreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to push sub-Saharan Africa into recession in 2020 for the first time in 25 years, the World Bank said in a new forecast on Thursday.

Historiography and tale of two Awe towns

The recent deposition of Emir Lamido Sanusi II has thrown up many issues both locally within the Kano metropolis and nationally and surely will be a topic for discussion for some time to come.
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Experts urge Nigerians to buy basic needs amidst panic buying

For fear of possible lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, Ibadan residents, on Wednesday, trooped to markets in the metropolis to stock up foodstuffs.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on travel and movement that are, right now, the best hope for controlling the disease.

Relaxing isolation rules won’t help the economy – economists

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on travel and movement that are, right now, the best hope for controlling the disease.
The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) in Edo, has advised the general public to adhere to personal hygiene and other health guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus hits 21 African countries

The deadly coronavirus, which originated from China, has hit more 21 African nations.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.

Sudan economy in crisis almost year after Omar al-Bashir ouster

Sudan's economy has sunk into a deep crisis since the overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir almost a year ago, risking collapse and social unrest in a country in transition.

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Labour hails Nigerian government for remitting N7.45 billion workers’ retirement benefits

The Nigeria Labour Congress has commended the Federal Government for remitting N7.45 billion accrued rights and benefits into the retirement savings accounts of federal retirees covering April and May 2019.
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Chris Okotie: Online church service unbiblical

Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries in the Oregun area of Lagos State, Reverend Chris Okotie, says online church service, which has become the order of the day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is unscriptural.

Nigerian Breweries donates palliatives to journalists in Imo

The Nigerian Breweries Plc on Tuesday donated food items, sanitiser and drinks to members of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Imo.

Education counsellor calls for consensus on 2020 WASSCE

Mr Benjamin Bamidele, an Education Counsellor, on Tuesday called on the Federal and State Governments to urgently resolve the impasse over the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.

Oyo judiciary releases names of vacation judges

As the Oyo State judiciary commences its annual vacation, on Wednesday, based on the provisions of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2010 and other enabling laws, the placement of area of operations for vacation judges has been released for judges that have shown an intention to work during the vacation so that there won’t be a vacuum for time-bound cases.