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French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed that rich Western countries transfer 3-5 percent of their stock of Covid-19 vaccines to Africa, in an interview with the Financial Times published on Thursday.

France promises to lend Sudan $1.5 billion to pay off its debts

The French government has said it will lend Sudan $1.5 billion to help the heavily indebted country pay off its arrears to the International Monetary Fund.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told reporters a new allocation of the IMF’s own currency, Special Drawing Rights, would give countries more fiscal space to address the health crisis and accelerate moves to a digital and green economy.

IMF chief sees ‘high degree of uncertainty’ in global outlook

The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday the global economic outlook remained highly uncertain given the coronavirus pandemic, and a growing divergence between rich and poor countries required the IMF to find more resources.

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France's President Emmanuel Macron bumps elbows with Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi before the opening session of the Summit on the Financing of African Economies, in Paris, France, May 18, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

France, African leaders push to redirect $100 billion in IMF SDR reserves by October

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday a summit in Paris on Africa financing had agreed to work towards persuading rich nations by October to reallocate $100 billion in IMF special drawing rights monetary reserves to African states.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Katsina judge kidnapped inside court

Witnesses told Daily Trust that the attackers broke into the court around 3pm on Tuesday and abducted the judge identified as Alhaji Husaini Sama’ila.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

James Ibori loot: Delta asks federal government to return recovered fund to state

Delta State Government on Tuesday reacted to receipt by the Nigerian government of the £4.2 million first tranche of the Ibori loot from the goverment of the United Kingdom.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Kaduna strike: Northern governors call for calm

The Northern Governors Forum, has called for calm and dialogue between Kaduna State Government and organised labour, to resolve the ongoing warning strike by workers in the state.

Senator decries shortage of personnel in fighting security challenge

Sen. Kashim Shettima, Chairman, Senate Committee on Interior, has urged the Federal Government to recruit additional security personnel towards tackling current security challenges in Nigeria.

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National Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, has said the British government must properly define the type of help it would offer Nigeria to stem the worrisome security situation in the country.

PANDEF backs IGP’s directive on suspension of personnel escorting VIPs

The Apex socio-cultural organisation of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has backed the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ag Usman Akali Baba, on the suspension of police personnel from escorting VIPs, in the South-East, and some South-South states.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Rotimi Amaechi: Curfew in Rivers a result of Nyesom Wike’s failure

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, and the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, have disagreed over the security challenge in the state.
Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff

CDS tasks human rights community to prevail on terrorists to surrender

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has tasked the Human Rights community to deploy equal measure of pressure it mounts on government Forces dealing with terrorism and insurgency on Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ASWAP) fighters to compel them to drop their weapons and come to the negotiation table.
Robert Lewandowski has matched the record of Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller by hitting his 40th Bundesliga goal of the season in a meeting with Freiburg.

Robert Lewandowski matches Gerd Muller record with 40th Bundesliga goal of the season for...

Robert Lewandowski has matched the record of Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller by hitting his 40th Bundesliga goal of the season in a meeting with Freiburg.
According to AS, talks between Real Madrid and club legend Raúl González about potentially taking over from Zinedine Zidane in the managerial hot seat, began last week.

Real Madrid begin talks with Raúl González about managerial position

According to AS, talks between Real Madrid and club legend Raúl González about potentially taking over from Zinedine Zidane in the managerial hot seat, began last week.