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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is the need for states to explore ways of improving their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the next few years.
In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).
As academic activities returned to the nation’s universities, yesterday, after over three months industrial action, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, has pleaded with Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the government to end the incessant strikes in the nation’s university education.
Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to ensure sustainable jobs to reduce the rate of poverty in the country.
The magazine said it compiled the list by rating 161 countries on 15 factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, infrastructure, market size, political risk, quality of life, workforce, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape and investor protection.
President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Paris, France, called for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows, including crackdown on safe heavens.
New World Bank research released today (Thursday) gives policymakers, especially in Nigeria evidence that delivering better outcomes in children’s health and learning can significantly boost the incomes of people—and of the country—with returns far into the future.
A new report by the United Nations Development Programme has shown Nigeria’s Human Development Index rising by two points and life expectancy also rising by eight years.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned a total of 188 people linked to the "Hirak" protest movement on the occasion of Islam's Eid al-Adha religious feast, the National Council on Human Rights said on Tuesday.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI Sunday urged the government to take "urgent action" to address social issues, in particular health and education in the north African country which has been hit by protests over employment and corruption.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has bemoaned the inadequate representation of women in political offices, pointing out that in spite of the numerical strength of women, they are not adequately represented.
Senator representing Owerri zone at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, has said he is interested in the governorship of Imo state because the governance experiment in the hands of the incumbent has failed the expectation of the people, making the need to rescue the state imperative.
To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.
An official of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Dr Isiaka Olarewaju, has said that Nigeria would need harmonisation strategy on data gathering to achieve even development.
Sierra Leone’s president appealed Tuesday for urgent help for the flood-hit capital of Freetown where more than 300 people have died, as rescue workers resumed the grim search for bodies.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has opened up on the numerous transfers in his career that nearly went through, including moves to Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due in Paris on Thursday to meet President Emmanuel Macron as he campaigns for the European Union (EU) to drop its insistence on a guarantee that Brexit should not lead to a hard border in Ireland.
Two Local Government Areas of Gubio and Magumeri in Northern Borno Senatorial District are currently under the control of Boko Haram when the insurgents in their large number launched a coordinated attack on the communities beginning from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning without confrontation.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, in Ondo State, yesterday, directed the Ondo Police Command to arrest and prosecute any of its members found grazing around the Airport in Akure, Ondo State.g
Nine people have died and 35 are still missing after a series of mudslides in an autonomous region of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, local authorities said Thursday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the claims that the 2019 presidential election results were transmitted to a server is, “the greatest lie of the century.”
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says the state is now peaceful as the peace initiative of the state government with the efforts and cooperation of the Nigerian Army is yielding a positive result.
Defending Champions Nigeria’s D’Tigress have qualified for the semi-finals of ongoing Women’s Afrobasket tournament in Dakar, Senegal.
Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde has criticised the performance of signing Antoine Griezmann following their opening game of the La Liga against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.
Ngonda Muzinga has joined French Ligue 1 side Dijon on a two-year deal from AS Vita Club.