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Chuang Chuang enjoying his birthday cake during a 2007 birthday celebration in Chiang Mai Zoo

Panda death in Thailand stirs suspicion in China

Chinese experts arrived in Thailand to investigate the death of a beloved giant panda, zoo officials said Thursday, as millions of netizens in China questioned the cause of the male bear’s sudden demise.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

World Bank projects: Yobe governor presents cheques to beneficiaries

Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Foreign-owned businesses in South Africa attacked in new wave of Xenophobia

The Nigeria Union has advised Nigerians leaving in South Africa to avoid Pretoria Central Business District (CBD) until the Police Authority certifies the area safe for foreign nationals.

Central bank’s PMI report shows rise in employment

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report for July shows employment level index on the rise for the 27th consecutive month.

Court dissolves 13-year marriage after wife says husband impotent

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, dissolved a 13-year marriage between Mr Monday Adiri, and his wife, Dominica, on the grounds that she called him an impotent man.

Group calls for investigation into 11-years-old pupil’s death

The Resource Center For Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED), on Sunday called for full-scale investigation on the death of a pupil following the collapse of a school building in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo: What Nigeria’s future prosperity depends on

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that future national prosperity will be consummated by the handshake between the business environment, talents and creativity.
Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing did not have advance knowledge of North Korea's test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, adding that it firmly opposes Pyongyang's action. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China vows tit-for-tat tariffs against US products

The Chinese authorities have announced that they will take countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with the introduction of additional duties on Chinese goods.

Itse Sagay: Senators’ monthly pay is N15 million

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked Senate President Ahmed Lawan to stop misleading Nigerians, adding that senators earn N15m monthly and not N750,000 as claimed by the Senate President.
Oando Foundation (OF) on Tuesday commissioned various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – Bungha Gida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, as well as other completed school improvement projects across its five (5) other adopted schools within the state.

Oando Foundation commissions classroom blocks and sanitation facilities in Plateau

OF supports the Nigerian Government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Basic Education) through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI), aimed at holistic improvement of public primary schools. The condition, location and nature of school infrastructure has direct impact on access, quality of education, and also influences learning outcomes.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister: Out-of-School children’s figure drops

The Federal Government says the number of Out-of-School (OSC) Children in the country has reduced from 13.2 million to 10.2million, following various interventions of the government and development partners.

Customs seizes N442 million smuggled vehicles, rice

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’ have seized several contraband goods in the South-South and South-East geopolitical zone worth N449 billion.

Central bank: Economic activities expand faster in March

For the first time in 2019, economic activities grew faster as the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors continued to expand in the month of March.
The Adewumi family - Tani and his brother, Austin, and their parents, Kayode and Oluwatoyin. Christopher Lee for The New York Times

Homeless Nigerian Chess prodigy gets new apartment in New York

The eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and his family have moved into a new apartment, courtesy of goodwill donations after his success story went viral.

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.

CBN: PMI stands at 61.1 index points as at December 2019

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 61.1 index points as at December 2018, indicating an expansion in the manufacturing sector for 21 consecutive months.

Prison Comptroller wants Nigerians to accept re-integrated inmates

Mr Ndubuisi Ogbodo, Comptroller, Enugu Command, Nigeria Prison Service (NPS), has appealed to Nigerians to accept re-integrated inmates, who had gone through reformation and served their terms.

Central bank bans use of forex for fertiliser importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday, added fertiliser to the list of items classified as “Not Valid for Foreign Exchange.”

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NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government cooperating with ICC on Northeast insurgency

The Federal Government is cooperating with the International Criminal Court on the preliminary examination into issues related to insurgency in the North-East, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday.
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki fires all political appointees in local councils

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has sacked all local government political appointees – Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Secretary to Local Government and Supervisory Councillors – in the state.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

We will not reach 80% revenue performance for 2019 – minister

Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, says the nation will not be able to reach 80 per cent revenue performance for 2019.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Donald Trump orders US troops to leave northern Syria

The Pentagon has begun removing all its troops in northern Syria, a US official said on Monday, after President Donald Trump ordered them to leave in the face of Turkey’s attacks on Kurds in the area.