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Antonio Guterres

More than one billion school children worldwide affected by coronavirus – UN chief

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Gender budgeting, key to achieving gender equality

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Lagos State Chapter, has called for the implementation of gender budgeting, arguing that it is key to the achievement of gender equality and a part of the National Action Plan on Resource Allocation for Gender.
Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL)

LaLiga trains women’s football coaches in Nigeria, in collaboration with NWFL

In its continued commitment to women’s football, LaLiga provided two masterclass sessions for coaches of the Nigerian Women Football League. LaLiga has further strengthened relations between both institutions with these online classes, within the existing MoU with the highest competition in the African country, the NWFL.
The leader of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has said his ashram in Ibadan is a safe place for those who wish to self-isolate themselves, the cult figure stating that there is enough space for as many as 1,500 people.

Guru Maharaj Ji: Disobedience to God’s commandments by man, cause of coronavirus

Spiritual Head of One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, has attributed the ravaging coronavirus across the globe to wickedness, disobedience to God’s commandments by man, among others, declaring that there was an urgent need for a change of attitude to life, “if he (man) actually desires to be part of this creation.”
Protesters confront the Guinean army in the streets in Conakry on March 22, 2020, during a constitutional referendum in the country. AFP-File

‘Several dead’ in unrest in southern Guinea

Several people have been killed in southern Guinea, according to q, in an outbreak of violence after the country's contested constitutional referendum.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: No country has attained gender equality

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) says in spite of the ongoing efforts to promote same opportunities in all areas for the sexes, gender equality has not been attained by any country of the world. =
Antonio Guterres

Africa: Gender equality key to poverty eradication – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says promotion of gender equality and the “meaningful engagement of women and girls” was key to poverty eradication in Africa.
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).

Nigeria undergoing reforms for AfCFTA

Intra-Africa trade has been historically low due to numerous trading rules and tariffs of many countries, leading to untapped potential in the region.

Digitization: Ghana to host Africa’s public sector officials

Public sector officials from Nigeria and other African countries are set to converge on Ghana for the second edition of Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA) scheduled to hold at the plush Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana, October 23-24, 2019.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande takes over as UNGA president

Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year.
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.

STAND: Breastfeeding key to achieving SDGs

As the World marks the 2019 Breastfeeding Week, STAND Foundation, says breastfeeding is key to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila appoints 27 more aides

The appointees include: Special Adviser on Administration, Odofin David Seun; Special Adviser on Political Matters, Olanrewaju Smart; Special Adviser on Special Duties, Badmus Olufunmi; Special Assistant on Legal Matters, Osazee Melody Ogundijie; Special Assistant on Legislative Matters, Raphael Nnana Igbokwe; and Special Assistant on Gender Equality, Fatima Kakuri.

Stakeholders urges federal government to invest in family planning to curb population explosion

As Nigeria celebrates the 2019 World Population Day, critical stakeholders in the health sector have urged the federal government to invest in family planning programmes that can help stem the tide of the negative impact of unbridled population explosion on the country resources and stability.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-11

Aisha Buhari, Hadiza Usman call for gender equality in maritime sector

Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday joined participants at a seafarers conference to call for more women participation in the maritime sector.

Aisha Buhari wants more women in seafaring profession

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday asked maritime agencies to review subsisting policies to accommodate more Nigerian women in the seafaring profession.
Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi’s wife speaks about husband’s demise

Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi, the wife of late Pius Adesanmi, has released the statement below about her husband’s death and condolences that have poured in.
NIGERIA’S OLUWASEUN AYODEJI OSOWOBI (MIDDLE) EMERGES ‘COMMONWEALTH YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR 2019’. SHE IS FLANKED BY COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL PATRICIA SCOTLAND (2ND LEFT) AND OTHER REGIONAL WINNERS AT A CEREMONY AT THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT IN LONDON

Nigeria’s Oluwaseun Osowobi wins Commonwealth Youth Person of the Year 2019

Nigeria’s Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has scooped the overall prize of the 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, in recognition of her efforts to end sexual violence.

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Ondo government ‘uncovers’ plots to smear governor’s image

Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, the state government on Saturday said it has uncovered a grand plot to unleash a smear image on the governor of the state, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, by members of the opposition in the state.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale. REUTERS-Juan Medina-File Photo

Former Real Madrid chief expects club to send Gareth Bale out on loan

Real Madrid may consider sending Welsh forward Gareth Bale out on loan and pay part of his salary to end the agony for both the player and the club amid their rift, the Spanish team’s former president Ramon Calderon said.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Michael Dalder

Frank Lampard hopes to bolster Chelsea squad after Champions League exit

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard described the rebuild of his team as a work in progress after they crashed out of the Champions League last-16 following a 7-1 aggregate defeat by Germany’s Bayern Munich.

Angola maintains closed borders to fend off coronavirus

Angola says it will maintain closed borders to fight and prevent a spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
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Ogun threatens schools that fail to abide by coronavirus directives

The Ogun State Government says it will sanction the management of private or public school that fail to abide by directives on COVID-19 protocol.