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Anniversary: NAFDAC engages in fitness walk, tree planting

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday commenced commemoration of its 25th anniversary with a fitness walk and tree planting in Abuja.
An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.
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Days after building collapses in India, survivors emerge from rubble

Rescue workers pulled three survivors from the wreckage of a building in southern India on Friday, three days after it collapsed, killing no fewer than 15 people.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.

Lagos among 10 cheapest cities in the world

Lagos is among the 10 cheapest cities in the world, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Ugandan Police IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura as country sets to begin probe into UN food relief after 3 deaths

Uganda probes UN relief food after 3 deaths – police

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said.
People ride on a boat past A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S branded shipping containers stacked at the Ladol free trade zone port in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Ladol, a logistics hub for the offshore oil industry in Lagos, Nigeria, is mulling a stock-market listing and corporate bonds to expand its facilities and get more business from major production companies. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

NPA: 17 ships with petrol, others expected

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says in its daily publications ‘Shipping Position’ that it is expecting 17 ships bringing petroleum products, food and other goods from March 17 to March 29, at Apapa/Tin Can Island Ports.

UN: $234 million urgently needed for food aid in Zimbabwe

The UN and Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday launched an urgent appeal for $234m (R.3.3bn) for more than five million people in urgent need of food due to a drought and a weak economy.

Terrorism: UN, others worry over ‘forced return’ of Nigerian refugees to Rann

Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees are being forced to return to a remote town repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, despite lacking security, food, water and shelter, aid agencies said Friday.

CBN: Nigeria records 57.1 PMI points as at February

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 57.1 index points as at February, indicating an expansion in the manufacturing sector for 23 consecutive months.
The United Nations has warned against using aid as a pawn in Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country's border, and accused President Nicolas Maduro of blocking its delivery with trucks and shipping containers.

Venezuela braces for dueling government, opposition concerts

Venezuela’s political tug-of-war morphs into a battle of the bands on Friday, with duelling government and opposition pop concerts ahead of a weekend showdown over the entry of badly needed food and medical aid.
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Federal government kicks off road for tax refund projects

The Federal Government has flagged-off its roads for tax-refund initiative with Dangote Construction handling a 16-kilometre Ofeme Community road network in Ohuhu in Umuahia North local Government, Abia State.

Boko Haram: 35,000 flee Nigeria for Cameroon

No fewer than 35,000 Nigerians have fled to Cameroon to become refugees in recent weeks following the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, Médecins Sans Frontières has claimed.
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Scarcity of anti-snake venom hits Nigeria at peak period of snakebite

As the peak period of snakebite approaches, the nation is hit with the paucity of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), according to Dr Nandul Durfa, Managing Director, Echitab Study Ltd Guarantee.

China lifts 13.86m rural dwellers out of poverty in 2018

China lifted 13.86 million people in rural areas out of poverty in 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday said.
NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

NAFDAC: No new registration for alcohol in sachets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will no longer approve new registration for alcohol packaged in sachets.

EFCC denies alleged poisoning of former Skye Bank chief

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied an allegation that its operatives poisoned the Chairman of the defunct Skye Bank, Mr Tunde Ayeni.

FAO: World food prices rise in January

World food prices rose in January, buoyed by a rebound in dairy prices and stronger showings for vegetable oils and sugar, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

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Expert: Why Kwara is ranked among 10 poorest states in Nigeria

A financial expert, Alhaji Abdulmumini Sanni-Jawondo, has blamed bad governance, poor rural development and lack of support for small and medium-scale businesses for Kwara’s poor economic situation.
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UNIPORT to graduate 9,452 students, 106 bag first class

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) will on Saturday graduate 9,452 students with 106 of them bagging First Class degrees.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

IGP Adamu: Human trafficking, migrant smuggling threat to security

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu, has decried the spate of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Nigeria.