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FAO: Plant diseases rob global economy of $220 billion annually

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), an agency of the United Nations says plant diseases rob the global economy of more than 220 billion dollars annually.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N9.2billion as premium to insurance companies that will manage the group life insurance for federal civil servants in the country. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

Nigerian government approves N9.2 billion premium for civil servants’ life insurance

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N9.2billion as premium to insurance companies that will manage the group life insurance for federal civil servants in the country.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor: Why we’re closing IDP camps

Increasing prostitution and aid racketeering among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are some of the issues that have compelled the Borno State Government to commence the closing of camps for displaced victims of the northeastern insurgency, Governor Babagana Zulum has said.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have successfully tested a “Trojan Horse” drug that can kill cancer and bacterial cells without damaging nearby healthy tissue, offering hope for an end to chemotherapy.

‘Trojan Horse’ drug successfully tested as replacement for chemotherapy in cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have successfully tested a “Trojan Horse” drug that can kill cancer and bacterial cells without damaging nearby healthy tissue, offering hope for an end to chemotherapy.
Workers vaccinate chicks with the H9 bird flu vaccine at a farm in Changfeng county, Anhui province, April 14, 2013. REUTERS-Stringer-File Photo

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

A 41-year-old man in China's eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3, China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday.
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FAO: Africans not consuming enough milk

Fred Kafeero, the Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), says Africa’s milk consumption is lower than 40 litres per person yearly.
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UN: Over 90% in Ethiopia’s Tigray need emergency food aid

More than 90% of people in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region need emergency food aid, the United Nations said Tuesday, as it appealed for over $200 million to scale up its response.

Kingsley Moghalu: Why I will run for president in 2023

Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has highlighted reasons he will contest in the 2023 presidential election.
A demonstrator shows the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar military fails to quell protests four months after coup

Myanmar pro-democracy supporters took to the streets on Tuesday in several districts, as fighting between the army and anti-junta militias raged in border areas, four months after the military ousted an elected government in a coup.

ACF decries attacks, killings of northerners in South-east

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has decried the attacks and killings of northerners residing in or visiting the South, particularly the South-east
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo Central: It is our turn to produce governor in 2024

The victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Supreme Court has rekindled the hope of the people of central senatorial district of Edo State realising their dream of producing the next governor of the state in 2024, even as they congratulated Obaseki on his victory at the weekend.
Kemi, the baby mama of popular Nigerian singer, Lyta, has once more taken to her social media account to berate the singer for turning his back on their son just to sleep with another woman.

Lyta denied his own son just to have sex with new woman – baby...

Kemi, the baby mama of popular Nigerian singer, Lyta, has once more taken to her social media account to berate the singer for turning his back on their son just to sleep with another woman.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

2023: North East youth group endorse Kogi governor for president

A coalition of groups from Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe State called the North East Youth Coalition Group, has called on the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello to run for the 2023 presidential election.

IPOB sit-at-home: Sharp increase in food prices as people resort to panic buying in...

Prices of foodstuff in Awka, Anambra State capital, have gone up astronomically as residents engaged in panic buying ahead of the Monday, 31st May sit-at-home order the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) issued.
Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

Boat mishap: Zamfara condoles Kebbi, donates N30 million

Zamfara State Government on Saturday condoled with Kebbi State Government over the recent boat mishap at Warrah, Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo near Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo May 22, 2021. Picture taken May 22, 2021. REUTERS

DRC: Thousands return to Rwanda fearing Nyiragongo volcano may erupt

Thousands of people from the Democratic Republic of Congo are returning to neighbouring Rwanda, fearing that the Mount Nyiragongo volcano may erupt again.
Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has reacted after he became the target of racial attacks following their 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford opens up on ‘surreal’ meeting with Barack Obama

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has revealed that he spoke with former United States president Barack Obama in a video call, to discuss the place and influence of young people in society.

Myanmar military tribunal orders 20-year jail terms for torching Chinese-linked factories

A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced 28 people to 20 years in jail with hard labour for arson attacks on two factories, state media reported, after a string of mainly Chinese-financed factories were torched during unrest in Yangon in March.

PSN accuses NAFDAC of illegal tariffs, multiple taxes

Lagos branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has decried the multiple taxes and tariffs on players in the value chain of the pharmaceutical industry by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and asked the federal government to stop the obnoxious act.

Nestle, MTN, others win at NECA’s excellence award

Nestle Nigeria and MTN Nigeria are among 25 companies that emerged winners at the maiden edition of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) 2020 Employers’ Excellence Award ceremony on Wednesday night.

CBN governor, trade minister to lead delegation to US-Nigeria investment summit

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, the minister of trade and industry, Otunba Richard Adebayo are expected to be among top government officials that will be attending the 2021 United States – Nigeria Investment Summit in New York as part of efforts to woo investors to the country.
This general view taken on 22 May 2021 from Tchegera Island outside Goma on the lake Kivu in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo shows flame spewing from the Nyiragongo volcano.

U.N. to relocate half its aid workers from volcano-hit Congolese city

Saturday's eruption sent rivers of lava streaming down the hillside from Mount Nyiragongo, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, but stopped 300 metres short of Goma airport, the main hub for aid operations in the east of Congo.

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the United States and Britain should lift their block on the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

Italian premier calls for Euros final to be moved from Wembley

The prime minister of Italy has called for the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley due to coronavirus concerns. Mario Draghi says the level of infection in the United Kingdom means alternative venues must be considered.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce on Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return to the country.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Appeal court president inaugurates special court sitting 270 cases in Jos

The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has organised a special court sitting in Jos where about 270 Motions and Appeals would be addressed for quick dispensation of justice.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN to invest N640 billion to expand broadband access

MTN Nigeria plans to invest N640 billion (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s strategy, Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

Enugu: Victims of police shooting stable – physician

The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

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The Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia (DASH) has resumed its Residency Training Programme five months after it was suspended .

Nasarawa specialist hospital resumes residency training

The Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia (DASH) has resumed its Residency Training Programme five months after it was suspended .
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Gunmen attack Imo lawmaker’s home, behead security guard

Gunmen have attacked the country home of Ekene Nnodimele, the lawmaker representing Orsu State Constituency in the Imo House of Assembly.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Imama Amapakabo: Why Andre Onana should consider Arsenal move

Andre Onana leaving Ajax and joining Arsenal would be “a good move” for the Cameroon international, according to former Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo.
Wales have progressed into the round of 16 at this year’s Euros despite a 1-0 defeat to Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Euro 2020: Wales qualify for knockout stage despite defeat to Italy

Wales have progressed into the round of 16 at this year’s Euros despite a 1-0 defeat to Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

NSCDC gets new commandant in Anambra

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has appointed Mr Vincent Ogu as the new Commandant, Anambra State Command, according to the command’s Spokesman, DSC Edwin Okadigbo.