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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

AfCFTA: Nigeria harps on fairness

For the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to achieve its goals and boost intra-African trade, deliberate efforts ensuring fair trade must endure, says Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Niyi Adebayo.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

Stakeholder advocate more jobs to curb irregular migration

Some stakeholders in the immigration sector, have stressed the need for governments at all levels to create more job opportunities for citizens in order to curtail the rising incidences of irregular migration among youths.

Boko Haram: UN kicks as terrorists kill another aid worker

The United Nations has condemned the killing of one of the six workers held in captivity by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
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UN: Over 1,400 Nigerians killed in six months

The United Nations, on Tuesday, said that over 1,400 Nigerians have been killed as a result of kidnapping and banditry within a period of six months in the country.
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

I will collaborate more with UN agencies – Sokoto governor

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Monday pledged to increase governmental collaborations with United Nations (UN) agencies on enhancing peoples’ lives and environmental development in the state.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor to secure bond for outstanding gratuities

Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated his government’s readiness to secure bond offerings to offset the outstanding gratuities of state pensioners.
Kayode Fayemi

We need to address unemployment, increasing inequality, poverty – Ekiti governor

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has expressed the need for the nation to address the issues of employment among the youth; increasing inequality and poverty and insecurity.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

UN, Ekiti sign pact on sustainable development goals

The United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its resolve to support the Ekiti State Government in its drive to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the state.

Boko Haram: 27,000 civilians killed in 10 years – UN

An estimated 27,000 Nigerians died between 2009 and 2019 in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, the United Nations has said.

UN pledges full support to Cross River industrialization drive

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) members on Thursday were in Calabar, the state capital of Cross River State holding a retreat on Management Accountability Framework, a foundation piece of the UN reforms process to engage with government and help facilitate the achievement the State’s giant industrialization drive.

UN official tasks President Buhari on appointment of women into cabinet

The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider appointment of competent women into his next cabinet.

UN: Humanitarian services in Northeast not meeting international best standards

The United Nations has criticised humanitarian services in the northeast, saying that services rendered by stakeholders is not meeting international best practices.
Boko Haram

Renewed Boko Haram attacks fuel new displacement in Borno

Renewed attacks on some communities by Boko Haram insurgents have fuelled new displacement of persons in Borno, the state emergency management agency (SEMA) has said.

UN official condemns Konduga bombings

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, strongly condemns the multiple suicide bombings that claimed the lives of no fewer than 30 civilians and injured more than 40 others on Sunday evening in Mandarari community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

UN condoles families of aid workers killed in Kaduna

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has extended his heartfelt condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of two aid workers who lost their lives in Friday’s attack on Kajuru Castle, a holiday resort 220 kilometers north of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.
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NEMA begins resettlement of returnees in Borno

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday said it has began preparations for the resettlement of returnees to Jakana community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

UN calls for protection for women, men, children forced to relocate to Maiduguri

Mr Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, has called on Federal Government to protect up to 10,000 women, men and children who were forced to relocate to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, from a town 40km.

UN sympathizes with victims of fire outbreak in Borno IDP camp

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has expressed his sympathy to those affected by a fire outbreak in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Monguno town, Borno State.

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PDP urges Bode George to work with Lagos exco

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Chief Bode George and other disgruntled chieftains of the party in Lagos state to put aside their personal and parochial differences and work with the executive committee in the state chapter.
An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

Air traffic engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.
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Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

Air Peace to commence flight operation to Ibadan

Onyeama explained that the recent Corporate Award of Excellence to the airline by University of Ibadan was in recognition of its unparalleled excellence in the delivery of safe and comfortable flights.