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International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday trained journalists from ten states on reporting humanitarian related issues.

ICRC train journalists on humanitarian reporting

International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday trained journalists from ten states on reporting humanitarian related issues.
Residents displaced by the Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruption wait to register to receive some aid distributed by a local politician and businessman in Goma.

Searching for the lost children after DR Congo volcanic eruption

DR Congo's Mount Nyiragongo has ceased to rumble and Goma, the city that lives in its shadow, is in recovery mode.
Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

Child kidnapping being used as warfare tactic in Mozambique – aid groups

Armed groups in Mozambique are increasingly kidnapping children as a warfare tactic, putting victims at risk of sexual violence, early marriage and being used as fighters in the country's worsening conflict, aid groups said on Wednesday.

Minister says duration of airport concession to last 20–30 years

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said that the planned concession of four airports will last for a duration of 20 to 30 years.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Nigerian government opens bids for concession of 12 highways, pledges transparency

The federal government Tuesday officially opened the bids for 12 major roads in line with the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI), under a concession agreement, pledging to be fair and transparent during the exercise.

Nigerian government opens bid for highway development, management initiative

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing will officially open the bid for Value Added Concession under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI) on Tuesday, 1 June, 2021.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor: Ibom Deep Sea Project will ease burden on Lagos ports

Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the Ibom Deep Sea Project (IDSP) will enhance Nigeria’s maritime industry by easing the frustrations experienced by importers and exporters at Lagos ports.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Infrastructure: Nigerian government looks beyond budgetary allocations – minister

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has said that the federal government looks beyond budgetary allocations and exploring alternative means of providing the requisite funding for the development and maintenance of infrastructure.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Stakeholders praise Adamawa governor over positive healthcare initiatives

As the world marks International Nurses Week, the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has been praised for initiatives to recruit nurses, build hospitals across the geo-political zones in the state and for policies that has changed the general atmosphere of healthcare delivery in the state.
The Red Cross voiced alarm Thursday over "horrific" accounts of sexual violence in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, amid fears that rape was being used as a weapon of war.

Red Cross condemns ‘horrific’ sexual violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The Red Cross voiced alarm Thursday over "horrific" accounts of sexual violence in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, amid fears that rape was being used as a weapon of war.
2. The execution of the nation’s $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK gas pipeline project was boosted, weekend, through the delivery of 96 pipes from Warri to Itakpe in Kogi state.

NNPC delivers 96 AKK project pipes by rail to Itakpe

The execution of the nation’s $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK gas pipeline project was boosted, weekend, through the delivery of 96 pipes from Warri to Itakpe in Kogi state.
Nigerian Red Cross

Red Cross partners NEMA to tackle emergency cases in Niger

Niger State branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society is set to partner with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for effective disaster management in Niger State.
Chidi Izuwah

President Buhari mourns deceased ICRC chief Chidi Izuwah

President Muhammad Buhari has sent condolences to the family and friends of Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), who died recently.
Director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Engr Chidi Izuwah, has died.

ICRC chief Chidi Izuwah passes on

Director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Engr Chidi Izuwah, has died.
Mr Sunday Baba, the immediate past Acting General Manager of the National Arts Theatre, Lagos, says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) did not take over the national monument.

Nigerian government urged to halt handover of National Theatre to central bank

A concessionaire, Topwide Consortium, has urged the Federal Government to discontinue the handover of National Theatre to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) pending the determination of the matter in court.
The people of Iviebua, Iyiakhua and five other communities in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo are to benefit from a 13.5 km rural roads in the area which would bring down the cost of transportation by 30 percent.

Nigerian government plans tolling on 12 highways

In its bid to ensure the regular maintenance of its road network across Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing plans to concession no fewer than 12 federal highways to private entities to manage.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Nigerian government to commence procurement process for highway concessions

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has said that with the receipt of the Certificate of Compliance, the Federal Government is to officially commence the procurement process for the highway concessions under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI).

ICRC, IFRC celebrate as nuclear weapons treaty comes into force

The International Committee on Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IFRC), on Friday, welcomed the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), a joint statement they issued from Geneva and New York has said.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

96 firms bid for NNPC infrastructure rehab

No fewer than 96 companies from Nigeria and overseas have indicated interest in undertaking the rehabilitation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) downstream infrastructure.
Several explosions hit Yemen's Aden airport as the newly formed power-sharing government arrived from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia launches air raids in Sanaa after deadly Aden blasts

The Saudi-UAE coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has reportedly carried out air raids in parts of the capital, Sanaa, hours after explosions struck the main airport in the southern city of Aden killing at least 26 people.

First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray

The first international aid convoy arrived Saturday in the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region since fighting broke out more than a month ago, triggering a refugee crisis and humanitarian disaster.

Four dead as explosion rocks Borno

The International Committee of the Red Cross, Nigeria delegation, says it is treating five persons wounded in a car explosion in Maiduguri, Borno State on Friday.

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Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.
The New York district court determined that Stephanie Sinclair offered a “valid sublicense” to use the photograph when she posted it publicly on Instagram.

Instagram tests putting suggested posts ahead of friends’

Instagram says reception to its “suggested posts” feature has been so positive that it’s launching a new test: this time, suggested posts will be mixed throughout your primary feed, sometimes ahead of photos and videos from people you follow.

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Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio: Final forensic audit report of NDDC ready by July

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, says the final report of forensic audit of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be ready by the end of July.
Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri- Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.

One dead, five freed as troops battle kidnappers of Kebbi students, teachers

Nigerian Army said that one of the students abducted from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State died during gun battle between bandits who abducted them and the troops early Friday morning.
Holland captain Wijnaldum was on the scoresheet on their opening Euro 2020 game against Ukraine. Pool via REUTERS-Olaf Kraak

Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent reveals how PSG beat Barcelona to his signature

Georginio Wijnaldum spent a while being one of Barcelona's main priorities. However, PSG eventually overtook the Catalan side in the race for his signature. His agent Humphry Nijman revealed in his podcast 'Here we go' how the French side managed to secure his signing in the final moments.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

UN: Nigeria’s foreign direct investment inflows increased to $2.4 billion in 2020

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Nigeria increased to $2.4 billion in 2020 from $2.3 in the previous year despite the COVID-19 pandemic that plagued global economies.
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Lagos council poll: APC electoral appeal committee hears 125 petitions, submits reports

Local Government Election Appeal Committee of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State has on Saturday submitted the reports of the committee to the State Chairman, Hon Tunde Balogun.