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Cholera cases in Yemen rise to 1 million – Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit one million, ICRC said in a statement.

Ibom deep seaport project now 75% complete – commissioner

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Housing & Special Duties, Mr. Akan Okon, has said that work on the Ibom Deep Seaport project has attained 75 percent completion.

ICRC committed to PPP success in Nigeria – Chidi Izuwah

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has reiterated commitments to ensure the success of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the country.

Yemen’s chaos deepens after rebels killed ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh

The killing of Yemen's longtime strongman and ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the country's Shiite rebels as their alliance crumbled amid street clashes in the capital, Sanaa, has thrown the nearly three-year civil war into unpredictable new chaos.

Pope makes personal humanitarian donation to Congo

Pope Francis has made a donation to fund humanitarian relief efforts in the conflict-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo, the Vatican said on Friday.

Why national carrier is being delayed – federal govt

The Federal Government has explained that the perceived delay in launching the National Carrier of Nigeria was to avoid the mistake of the past and launching a carrier that would fail.

National carrier will be private sector driven – Senator Hadi Sirika

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the proposed national carrier will be private sector driven.

AU sets date to inaugurate single African air transport market

The African Union Commission says it will inaugurate the Single African Air Transport Market in January 2018 to increase connectivity within the continent.

Israel premier Benjamin Netanyahu offers quake aid to arch foe Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered aid to victims of the deadly earthquake in Iran, insisting enmity between the two governments does not prevent humanitarian sympathy.

Oando conceived Lagos midstream jetty to save Nigeria $50 million annually

Across Africa, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model has become increasingly critical as both a funding and operational mechanism for social and economic infrastructures

ICRC calls for proper care of cities to curb slum rise

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) on Tuesday called for proper planning of Nigerian cities to address the challenge of slum proliferation.

Fed govt terminates payment of OBC, FBC certification fees

The Federal Government has terminated payment of Outline Business Case (OBC) and Full Business Case (FBC) Compliance Certification fees with effect from Oct. 19.

Boko Haram victims return to rebuild ruined homes

More and more Nigerians are returning home to rebuild their lives after escaping violence between Boko Haram insurgents and government soldiers in a conflict that has driven at least 2 million people from their homes during an eight-year insurgency.

Fed govt ready to tackle infrastructure challenge – Osinbajo

The Federal Government is committed to making fundamental changes that would facilitate rapid provision of infrastructure development, which has remained a huge challenge to the country’s economic growth.

Fed govt begins Northeast humanitarian makeathon in October

The Federal Government will begin a North-East focused Makeathon in October, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande, said on Thursday.

Buddhist protesters block aid to Muslim Rohingya

Police in Myanmar have clashed with a mob blocking an aid shipment in Rakhine state while nine people have died in a road accident involving a Red Cross truck in Bangladesh.

No going back on airports’ concession – FG

The Federal Government says the planned concession of major airports across the country will go ahead as planned.

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as Cholera crisis deepens

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year’s end.

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