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IFAD: Diaspora remittances to developing countries to exceed $6.5 trillion between 2015-2030

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has estimated that remittances sent to developing countries could cross $6.5 trillion between 2015 and 2030, involving over one billion senders and receivers.

Dangote emerges most admired African brand

Dangote Group from Nigeria has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers ahead of telecommunication giant, MTN according to the South African based Brand Leadership Movement in collaboration with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

EU provides €12 million quality infrastructure in Nigeria

European Union (EU) has provided 12 million euros for the implementation of National Quality Infrastructure in Nigeria.

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 from apparent suicide

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series “Parts Unknown.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

President Buhari: Nigeria is safe, secure for tourism

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria is safe and secure for tourism, citing improved security and country’s burgeoning economy.

Speaker Dogara pledges support, supply of food for IDPs

House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Saturday pledged to support the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja with adequate food supply.

Commissioner: Plateau to fully implement Child Rights Law

Worried by the number of child abuse cases, the Plateau Government has vowed to fully implement provisions of the Child Rights Law passed in 2005 as part of efforts to address the menace.

Elderly Amnesty volunteer on trial in France for helping migrants

A 73-year-old Amnesty International volunteer appeared in court in France on Wednesday charged with helping two underage Africans illegally enter the country, the latest case involving activists assisting migrants on the move through Europe.

UN lauds Cross River’s launch of health insurance scheme

The UN has felicitated with the government and people of Cross River on the launch of a Health insurance Scheme (Ayadecare) for the citizens.

35 ships with petrol, others expected to arrive Lagos ports

Thirty five ships conveying petroleum products, food and other goods are expected to arrive at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports, from Monday to June 16, says the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

President Buhari lauded for achievements in agric sector

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for its agricultural policy, saying that agriculture is gradually regaining its position as the mainstay of the nation’s economy.

UN: World one step away from nuclear destruction

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the world is “one mechanical, electronic or human error away from a catastrophe that could eradicate entire cities from the map.”

Bushmeat loses its appeal as Congo city fights Ebola

In the city of Mbandaka, “bushmeat” is a cheap, time-honoured form of food — monkeys, bats, antelopes, crocodiles and other species caught in the wild.

Dozens feared killed in Karachi heatwave

Dozens of people are feared to have died in a heatwave gripping Pakistan's largest city Karachi this week, a charity in the sprawling metropolis said Tuesday, as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit).

Governor Ajimobi: Culture is one of our legacy pillars

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday stated that the culture sector is one in which his administration would leave a legacy with tangible projects to ensure the revitalisation of the Cultural tourism sector in the state.

14 countries recall ambassadors from Venezuela in protest of election

More than a dozen countries have recalled their ambassadors from Venezuela for consultations after President Nicolas Maduro won re-election amid accusations of voter manipulation and fraud.

Nicolas Maduro targets victory as voting begins in Venezuela

Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Venezuela election: Nicolas Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans are heading to the polls on Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

President Buhari pledges to restore devastated communities in North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country that his administration will leave no stone unturned in restoring their devastated communities for their immediate and safe return.
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Ante Rebic: Argentina were so bad I didn’t want Lionel Messi’s jersey

Ante Rebic was so disappointed in Argentina's performance and conduct in Croatia's 3-0 win over them that he decided not to ask Lionel Messi to swap jerseys.
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UN: Rule of law ‘virtually absent’ in Venezuela

Security forces in Venezuela have carried out hundreds of unjustified killings without any apparent consequences, the United Nations has said in a new report, drawing a rejection from government officials in Caracas.
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Gernot Rohr: Shake up in Super Eagles paid dividends

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has claimed that tactical shake-up paid dividends as they beat Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd, Russia on Friday.

APC rules out crisis in national convention

The Sub-Committee on Monitoring, Coordination and Compliance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee, has allayed fears that the convention, scheduled holding on Saturday, would be marred by crisis.